Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Coplay: Garden club to meet June 27

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 6 p.m. June 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church social hall, 18 S. Third St.

The public is invited to attend, green thumb or not.


St. John’s Lutheran Church is finalizing plans for its annual picnic, scheduled for July 28 at the Coplay Parkway pavilion, Second and Keefer streets.

The picnic committee said the event welcomes church members and friends to the picnic.

There will be fun programs, such as “Let’s Make a Deal” and bingo, as well as music by Freddie Frederick Jr. Entertainment and a cakewalk.



Monday, June 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 through sixth grade), 9 a.m.-noon, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville. VBS will continue until June 28. Information and registration: 610-262-9517 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

• Crafts and Laughs program (for those who have completed kindergarten up to age 12), 9:30-11:30 a.m., at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St. The event will continue until Aug. 2.

Catasauqua: Block party set for June 20-22

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 20-22.

For more information, call the parish office at 610-264-0332 or email


Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway will perform 7-10 p.m. June 21 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, blanket or snacks.


Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will be having a historic house and mansion tour 1-5 p.m. June 23.

Northampton: Queenship to hold festival June 23

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will hold its annual festival 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. June 23 on the church grounds, 1324 Newport Ave.

Food will include ethnic favorites like pierogies, longos (fried dough), cabbage and noodles and Vietnamese egg rolls. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues, “Aw Shucks” corn on the cob, funnel cake fries, french fries, Mario’s pizza, The Bayou macaroni and cheese, ice cream and assorted soft drinks, along with a beer and wine tent.

Bath: Basket social set

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Bath Fire Company will be hosting a basket social 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 22 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23.

The event will take place upstairs at the fire company social hall, 135 S. Walnut St.

The drawing will be 3:15 p.m. June 23.

For more information, call 610-837-1059.


During the month of June, Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will help the Bath Area Food Bank by collecting cold cereal and jelly.

The food bank is no longer accepting Jell-O or pudding.

Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd hosts VBS

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, is holding Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28 for children age 3 through sixth grade.

This year’s theme is “Moses,” and the lessons were written by the church’s Christian education committee. Attendees will learn about Moses’ life, from floating in a basket in the river through God giving Moses the Ten Commandments. Lessons will be taught through stories, songs, crafts, games and more.

Coplay: Municipal groups meet at borough hall

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Borough Planning Commission convenes 7 p.m. June 25 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The park and recreation board will meet 7 p.m. June 26 at borough hall.


As part of the summer entertainment series at Community Plaza, Social Call Lite will perform 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 26 at the gazebo.


Coplay Senior Citizens continues its 50th anniversary celebration with a patriotic program scheduled for July and a picnic in September.

Lehigh Township: Send in your community news

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 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, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.


Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will hold Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12. There will be a closing program 7 p.m. July 12.

The theme, “To Mars and Beyond,” will have children journeying through space and exploring where God’s power can take them.


Monday, June 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Summer day camp begins (for ages 5 to 14 and organized by Suburban North Family YMCA), 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Camp will continue Mondays through Thursdays until Aug. 9. Campers have the option of attending field trips and/or swimming at the pool at Catasauqua Park and Playground on Fridays. Information, registration and cost: or 610-264-5221

‘To whom is entrusted, much is expected’

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

This final column concludes our visit to the Bath Museum.

Bath is a community with over 200 years of history. We were happy when Japan surrendered in August 1945, V-J Day. World War II was officially over.

Men and women returned to their homes, and family celebrations were held worldwide. In Bath, it was a return to civilian life. There was a G.I. bill to help veterans adjust to civilian life.