Northampton Press

Monday, July 6, 2020

Bath: Church collects for Bath Area Food Bank

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

During the month of May, Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be collecting peanut butter, shampoo and soap for Bath Area Food Bank.

Monetary donations are always gratefully accepted. Please give generously if you can.

Donations can be dropped off 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the side red door leading into the downstairs parlor vestibule. There will be bins inside the door for any items you wish to donate.

The inside door will remain locked. If you need assistance, call the church office at 610-837-9250.

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Northampton: Farmers market opens May 12

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Farmers Market will open for the season May 12, and will continue Tuesdays through October, at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Hours are 3-6:30 p.m.

Masks are required, and hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the market.

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The monthly meeting of Northampton AARP Chapter 3915, which was scheduled for May 13, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, all future monthly meetings of the group, including the annual picnic normally held in June, have been canceled until further notice.

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Lehigh Township: Send in your Lehigh Township news

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at kristinaheschgrover@rcn.com, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

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Due to concerns for public health and the restrictions on gatherings, Hope Lutheran Church has canceled its indoor services but recommends parishioners join the drive-in church service at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Berlinsville.

You can choose from an 8 p.m. Saturday service on the screen or an 8 a.m. Sunday audio service.

Remembering: Weaversville after the Civil War

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The large brick structure, now the Weaversville Hotel, was built by Samuel Weaver and was occupied by the large Weaver family.

The family remained the most prominent family in the village. Their tannery processed hides into useful leather products. There was a grist mill, where farmers patiently waited until their wheat and corn were ground into flour and feed for their livestock.

Allen/East Allen townships: Yard sale planned

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

A community yard sale event is planned for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16 at Bicentennial Park East, East Allen Township.

Spaces are available.

For details, call Chuck Frantz, parks director, at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.

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Is your church, civic group or Scout troop taking special measures to continue with meetings and previously planned events? Email the information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in a future column.

Moore Township: Photos of Moore Elementary students needed for yearbook

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Moore Elementary School is looking for help in gathering pictures for the 2019-20 yearbook. If you have any photos of students attending school events, participating in activities or even during online learning, send them to moorememoriesyearbook@gmail.com.

To order a 2019-20 yearbook, visit Dan’s Camera City online at yearbooks.danscamera.com, then search for Moore in the field (2020) to order.

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Point Phillips Rod and Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, has canceled and postponed all scheduled spring events, including fishing contests, until further notice.

Catasauqua: Order hoagies now

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua High School band and chorus have a performance tour scheduled for next spring in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from March 30 to April 3, 2021.

The groups are selling hoagies and sandwiches from Island Expressions to help fund the trip. This is an ongoing fundraiser.

Orders go in on the first Tuesday of the month — the next date is May 5. They come in the following Tuesday.

Email catasauquamusicarts@gmail.com to request a menu of the hoagies or sandwiches you can order, or you can call Sherri at 610-264-1394 with any questions.

Northampton: AARP meeting canceled

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The monthly meeting of Northampton AARP Chapter 3915, which was scheduled for May 13, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, all future monthly meetings of the group, including the annual picnic normally held in June, have been canceled until further notice.

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Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.

Coplay: American Legion Baseball season canceled for 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

There is no American Legion Baseball to be played at Samuel Balliet Stadium for the 2020 season. The Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball committee has canceled all baseball for this season.

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Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has pushed back its monthly distribution of food by one week. Instead of having the food distributed on the second Tuesday of May, distribution will be held on the third Tuesday of May.

Lehigh Township: Drive-in church services continue

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Due to concerns for public health and the restrictions on gatherings, Hope Lutheran Church has canceled its indoor services but recommends parishioners join the drive-in church service at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Berlinsville.

You can choose from an 8 p.m. Saturday service on the screen or an 8 a.m. Sunday audio service.

The restrooms will be open if needed, but due to social distancing, it is recommended you take care of those needs before you arrive.

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