Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Catasauqua: Catasauqua historic association will host bunco night March 9

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will hold a bunco night 7 p.m. March 9 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

It’s a BYOB event. There will be prizes, snacks and lots of fun. You don’t need to know how to play — just come, meet new friends and have a good time.

Parking is in the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

For more information and pricing, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will hold a Lenten fish dinner 4:30-7 p.m. March 9 in the parish center.

Northampton: ‘Old Northampton’ photo program set for March 10

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Historical Society will hold a special program on “Old Northampton” 10 a.m. March 10 at borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

Larry Oberly will share photos of the early business community.

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Reminder: Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 2, 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

HAPPENINGS

Monday, February 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 26

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Voices Across Whitehall choral concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road

• Coplay Community Days meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

• Good Vibrations Chorus practice, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Coplay: ’80s dance sold out

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Sports ’80s-themed dance fundraiser Feb. 24 at American Club of Coplay is sold out.

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There will be a Coplay Community Days meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in council chambers.

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Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in council chambers.

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Coplay Borough Parks and Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in council chambers.

The parks and recreation board currently has three open seats.

For more information, call the borough office at 610-262-6088.

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Moore Township: Blood drive today

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown, is holding a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

For more information, call 610-759-7363 or visit giveapint.org to sign up.

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Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a block shoot and meat raffle 7-10 p.m. Feb. 23.

The club is also hosting live entertainment featuring Jesse Wade 8-11 p.m. March 3. There is a cost.

For more information, call 610-837-0310 or email pointphillips@gmail.com.

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Burgenland memories

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In this fourth column, I am speaking to the governor of Burgenland, Austria, Mr. Hans Niessl, at the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum about the Burgenland heritage in Northampton, Coplay and the Lehigh Valley.

In previous columns, I wrote about local residents who left Burgenland to work in local cement plants.

Today, I remember my father’s cousin and my godfather, Mr. Frank Wolfer, who came to America in 1922 from Burgenland. His father, also named Frank, came to America in 1907 because their farm of 35 acres could barely support the family.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cakes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-7186.

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Reminder: Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host karaoke with Crazy K 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 23.

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Allen/East Allen townships: St. Peter’s to host Feb. 24 meal

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will host an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar 4-7 p.m. Feb. 24.

There is a cost.

Desserts, coffee, tea and water, as well as take-out quarts of soup, will also be available for purchase.

For cost and tickets, call the church at 610-837-7426 or Sheila at 610-457-6368.

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Catasauqua: GTH meeting tonight, Feb. 22

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House volunteers meeting will be held 7-8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 22, in the meeting room of Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St.

The agenda will include GTH formation updates, plans for cleanup from the Dec. 3 event, docent training updates and the May opening day event planning.

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Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 25. Served will be eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Lehigh Township: BHCWA schedules April 13 presentation

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association will host a presentation by the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center 6:30 p.m. April 13. It will be held at Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, 4190 Wood Drive, Walnutport. Come and see the wild birds and animals.

Fish stocking will be 5:30 p.m.

The kitchen will be open.

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Autism ministry is held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, 10:45 a.m. every Sunday morning for people up to age 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.