Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Lasagna dinner planned for Oct. 24

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s Church

All are invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a homemade lasagna dinner in the handicapped-accessible parish hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24. In addition to lasagna, salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.

There is a cost. Children 3 and under eat for free.

Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.

All profits will benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.

Borough’s 150th anniversary to end Oct. 19 with Saengerbund event

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.

The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Addiction, recovery education forum to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Celebrate recovery, remember those lost to addiction and find help for those who still struggle at an addiction and recovery forum, to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Northampton Community College’s Bethlehem campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

The event includes special programs, guest speakers and community outreach tables.

The schedule is as follows:

Guest speakers — 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., College Center, Room 220

Current drug trends — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., College Center, Room 220

McNeill to host support program Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Veterans outreach

Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd.

A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in McNeill’s office at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits.

Summer blood donations needed

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for donors of all blood types. More than 450 donors are needed every day regionally. Donations decrease during the summer due to vacations and increased travel, accidents and seasonal illnesses.

Individual donors must be 16 years old (parental consent required) or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be feeling healthy and provide valid identification. They may not have donated in the past eight weeks.

Championship set for Aug. 2, 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Drum and bugle corps

More than 3,000 of the finest musical athletes will once again take the field at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown for the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship Aug. 2-3, marking the event’s 43rd anniversary.

The DCI Eastern Classic will be the final major competition before the 2019 DCI World Championship, to be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., capping off the 100-event national tour for Drum Corps International.

Meeting set for Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Several guild members will participate in a show-and-tell switchup, displaying a number of their quilts and discussing the patterns, tools and techniques used to create them.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit

Invasive plant class to be held July 24

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

The class will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management and a calibration demonstration.

Register at There is a fee.

Fireworks planned for July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes, will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.

Concession stands will open 3 p.m.

WTAP TV personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live 3 p.m.

There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along 8:15 p.m.