Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Allen/East Allen townships: East Allen plans bus trip

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township Recreation Department is running a bus trip Dec. 7 to American Music Theatre, Lancaster.

The bus will depart 8 a.m. from Catasauqua High School.

Show time is 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Shady Maple will follow.

The cost includes transportation, show tickets and lunch.

A registration form can be found at

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz, department director, at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.


Moore Township: Moore Township schedules movie night in the park Aug. 9

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township is hosting a movie night 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at Borek Field on the Moore Township Recreation Center campus, 635 English Road. The film will be “Star Wars: Rogue One.”

No outside food or drink is permitted. The food stand will have hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, chicken fingers, pierogies, soft pretzels, popcorn, candy, slushies, ice cream, soda and water.

Proceeds will benefit the Moore Township Community Days event later in August.

Coplay: Final swim lessons set for Aug. 10, 11

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Parkway Pool will hold the final swim lessons Aug. 10 and 11. The pool-certified lifeguards are the instructors. More information is available by calling 717-809-6789.

The popular aqua Zumba lessons at the pool continue 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Instructor Tara Miller said if the weather results in a postponement, the lessons are rescheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.


The Coplay Democratic Club will hold its summer meeting 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.


Remembering: Tour of Coplay Cement building projects continues

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, this writer and Mr. Larry Oberly, camera in hand, are joined by railroad historian Mike Bednar at the Coplay Lehigh Valley Railroad station to continue our visit to Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company’s building projects.

Our first stop is at the Wilson & Baillie Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. They specialize in manufacturing concrete pipes.

We are also thrilled to see the Woolworth building, an early skyscraper.

Catasauqua: Concerts continue

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Cody Templeton Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, don’t forget those chairs, blankets and snacks.


Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will hold an open house for the school-age child care programs and the preschool classroom 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and take registrations.

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays for tours

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Aug. 14 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

The Irish Stars, from Parker School of Dance, will perform.

Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.



Monday, August 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 5

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 1-3 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

AUG. 6

• Gentle chair yoga class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Aug. 29. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Northampton Area Public Library: Northampton library to host magic comedy show Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Brian Richards will perform his magic comedy show 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Get ready for an interactive show that is sure to be out of this world!

This show will feature magic, comedy, juggling, storytelling and Cosmo the alien puppet.

Registration is not required.


The “Doctor Who” escape room is set for 5-6 p.m. Aug. 9. You don’t have to be a Whovian to participate.

Pizza will be provided.

Registration is required.


Lehigh Township: Historical society plans open houses

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Township Historical Society has two upcoming open houses planned at the Historical Centre Museum, 3811 Lehigh Drive.

The events are scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Aug. 4 and 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6 during the National Night Out event at Indian Trail Park.


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.