Northampton Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Coplay: Model railroad group meets Oct. 31

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 is meeting 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 on the second floor of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The Post will also have a display at the annual First Frost Train Show hosted by the Allentown Train Meet Associates Nov. 9 and 10 at Allentown Fairgrounds Agricultural Hall.

Hours for the event are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10.


Due to the warmer weather, borough crews will continue picking up yard waste on...

Moore Township: Trick-or-treat night is moved to Nov. 1 in Moore Township

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Trick-or-treat night is now scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 1.

Watch your children and keep them safe.


Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, invites the community to a trunk-or-treat event Nov. 1. Setup will be 6-6:20 p.m., with the event beginning 6:30 p.m.

Following this event is a Halloween recital 7:15 p.m. in fellowship hall. Musicians of all levels and ages are invited to share their talent.

To participate, contact Beth...

Remembering: A company home

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I continue my 2001 visit with Mr. George Maureka on Penn Street in Bath.

At age 15, he started to work for a Bath plumber for $8 a week, allowing George to learn the plumbing trade. World War II interrupted his plumbing career. He would serve with honor in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army.

Returning home, his father wanted him to work at the Penn Dixie Cement Company like the rest of the family. Area cement plants needed employees, and dozens of men were hired daily at...

Koehler Brothers celebrates 50th year

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Paul and Kim Koehler hosted a celebration Oct. 16 for their collision center, Koehler Brothers Collision Repair Center, in Allen Township.

“Our regular customers know where we are, but new people have a tough time. You can find us on GPS, but spelling the name of the street is tough,” Paul Koehler said of the 172 Lappawinzo Road address.

Paul and Charles Koehler opened the center in 1969. Paul (Jr.) started working in the shop in 1984 and purchased the business in 1996.


District News: Special dance set for Nov. 8 at Moore

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Moore Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a daddy-daughter dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the school. Girls can bring their favorite guy, including dad, stepdad, grandpa, uncle, etc.

For more information, visit


Northampton Area High School Drama Club presents “And Then There Were None” — a classic and fun murder mystery — 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 in the auditorium of NAHS.

The performance is directed by Gianna Neal. The...

Catasauqua: Community lunch is Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Nov. 4.

All are welcome!


Lori Metz, a Pennsylvania Master Gardener, will share key steps of basic garden design at the Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, planned for 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Members with artistic and horticultural entries should have them in place before the meeting starts.

Remember to...

Allen/East Allen townships: Bingo event planned

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A variety bingo fundraiser is planned for Nov. 3 at East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd. Doors will open 11:30 a.m., and games will begin 1 p.m.

Prizes include items from Pampered Chef, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Scentsy, Coach, Kate Spade and Dooney & Bourke. There will be door prizes and raffles.

For advance tickets, call 610-767-7140. Tickets will also be available at the door.


East Allen Township is running a bus trip Dec...

Another View

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“Teal is the new orange.”

That’s what the cover photo says on Teal Pumpkin Project’s Facebook page.

It’s Halloweentime, and although many of The Press’ coverage areas had trick-or-treat night a few days ago, some boroughs and townships hold the annual Halloween event Oct. 31. If you haven’t yet purchased your goodies to give out to community children, you might want to add some nonfood items, too, if you don’t already have them.

Has your child or grandchild rang the...