Northampton Press

Friday, September 20, 2019

Northampton: Festival scheduled

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Community Days will be held July 10-13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Hours are 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday.

A fireworks display is set for 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

The festival is sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet July 10 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be music by the Little Brass Band of the Lehigh Valley.

Refreshments will be provided.

Northampton Area Public Library: Library hosts events for teens

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Join the library around the theme “A Universe of Stories” for a wide range of programs for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up at the library or on the website.

• July 8, 2 p.m. — cosmic bath bombs

• July 15, 2 p.m. — “Starry Night” paint and snack

• July 22, 2 p.m. — illuminate the night sky

• July 29, 2 p.m. — do-it-yourself galaxy jars

• Aug. 6, 2 p.m. — water rockets

• Aug. 9, 5-6 p.m. — “Doctor Who”-themed escape room


Lehigh Township: Family movie night is July 19

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will host a family movie night July 19. Doors open 6 p.m., and the movie begins 6:30 p.m.

The movie will be “Beethoven.” Hot dogs, pizza, candy, snacks and drinks will be provided.

This is a free event open to all neighbors and friends!

To make reservations, so that enough food can be prepared, call the church office at 610-767-7203.


Coplay: Pool lessons to start

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Parkway Pool lifeguards will provide swim lessons in two sessions. Each class is one hour.

The first session will be offered July 6, 7, 13 and 14.

The second session will be July 20, 21, 27 and 28.

For more information, call 717-809-6789.


The free movies continue 5-7 p.m. at Coplay Public Library.

The July 8 movie is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The July 15 movie is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

The July 22 movie is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

The July 29 movie is “Apollo 13.”


Monday, July 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Half-price sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until July 6 during regular business hours.

• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua

• Do-it-yourself paper lantern planets (for teens), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Movie: “Spaceballs,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

Northampton: Dip-N-Dance event planned for July 16

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-year-old play group class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.

Catasauqua: Salem sets community lunch

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be offering its next free community lunch 11 a.m. July 1.

All are invited.


Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on everything in the store until July 6.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of clean, used clothing are gratefully accepted during store operating hours.

Saylor starts business in Coplay

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

(Editor’s note: This series was written to honor the borough of Coplay on its 150th anniversary.)

Over the years, we have written numerous columns pertaining to the Lehigh Valley cement industry, but I am sure there are many stories that will never be told, as less people are employed in the industry. Modern technology has streamlined our cement plants; they operate more efficiently with a smaller labor force.

Allen/East Allen townships: NASD car show to be held July 27

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The fifth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 27 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane, East Allen Township.

Registration is 9 a.m.-noon. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 preregistered cars. Awards will be presented 3 p.m.

All makes, models and years of cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors are welcome. The event will also include door prizes, a tricky tray, food, a deejay, craft show and flea market. All proceeds benefit NASD Student Council.

Lehigh Township: Historical society open house is July 7

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Township Historical Society will have an open house 1-4 p.m. July 7 at the Historical Centre Museum, 3811 Lehigh Drive.

Come out to learn about the history of Lehigh Township, view the unique artifacts and take part in a museum scavenger hunt.


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.