Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Drug collection event is Saturday

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

The 15th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.

County residents can dispose of capsules, pills and liquids, including pet medications.

Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

Catty family bonds with girl from Bronx

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Catasauqua residents Heather and Todd Walp and their 9-year-old daughter, Mailya, signed up to host a child from New York City for one week in the summer through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns program for the first time back in 2015. Treece, of the Bronx, now 11 years old, had such a fun week with the Walp family that summer that she’s been coming back ever since.

Break the Silence event is April 27

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For the ninth year in a row, teens and adults who have survived sexual abuse will be gathering together for Break the Silence, a sexual abuse poetry night April 27. They are joined there by this year’s speaker, local artist Amy Elise.

Elise is a survivor of child sexual abuse and lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition that used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder. She has several personalities who live inside of her, many of whom are artists. She will be telling her story and sharing all of their artwork.

Dent receives Benjamin Franklin Medal

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of higher education at its annual meeting in Hershey March 26.

The Benjamin Franklin Medal, named for one of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s earliest and most recognized leaders, is reserved for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the ongoing vitality and effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.

Mako to co-host Northampton shredding event April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As a free service to the community, Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event in Northampton to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon April 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Fullerton residents shelter in place during police standoff

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Whitehall Township police officers responded to a call March 28 to assist officers from Allentown Police Department with apprehending a suspect believed to be in a residence in the 500 block of Catasauqua Avenue, Fullerton.

According to the news release, the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT) responded at approximately 5:30 p.m., assisted by a crisis negotiation team, in an attempt to have the suspect surrender himself.

The suspect, identified as Ayoub J. Tawil, was wanted on felony charges, police said.

Phoebe Ministries to purchase real estate of Rodale

Friday, March 2, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior services organization plans first wellness-focused independent living project in the region

Upon the sale of its business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family was committed to ensuring that its property, nearly 40 acres in Emmaus, would be put to use in a way that would continue to enhance the community and support health and wellness in the region. With that in mind, Rodale and Phoebe Ministries have entered into an agreement of sale that will transform the Rodale corporate campus into a new wellness-focused residential destination for people ages 62 and older.

New citizen planners receive certificates

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Some were public officials looking to better understand their leadership role; some were professional planners bolstering their expertise; and a few were private residents who were curious about how their community is run.

A new class of eight citizen planners was recognized Jan. 25 for completing more than 30 hours of Lehigh Valley Government Academy courses offered at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) offices.

Colleges, universities invited to participate in RecycleMania

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is encouraging colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to participate in the RecycleMania competition. Sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste-reduction activities to their campus communities.

Spotted Lanternfly class planned

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Penn State Extension is offering a class for interested individuals to provide the latest information regarding control of the Spotted Lanternfly and what the public can do to help. The event will be held 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Berks County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 1238 County Welfare, Leesport.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an extremely invasive insect that affects gardens and landscape plants as well as important Pennsylvania commodities. This past fall, the quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly expanded to include 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.