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Thursday, June 16, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic house and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 26. The self-guided tour highlights some of the beautiful homes and mansions in Catasauqua’s Historic Districts and beyond. There are also several re-purposed historic properties that have been restored and converted to new uses in conjunction with Catasauqua’s revitalization of the F. L. Smidth property, now called the Iron Works project on Front Street. There are a dozen homes all featuring original architecture, including Queen Anne, Victorian, Georgian and Federal styles.

Man charged with burglaries in Lehigh, Northampton counties

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A 24-year-old man has been charged with breaking into multiple homes, some of which were occupied, during a four-day period in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Andrew Patrick Miller, who has no current address, was charged May 19 after an investigation by a detective with Lehigh County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force.

Bethlehem man charged in 2014 fatal crash in Whitehall Twp.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A Bethlehem man has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Whitehall Township in 2014.

Jose Rivera, 44, of 555 Ontario St., Bethlehem, has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol, recklessly endangering other people, and summary offenses of reckless and careless driving resulting in a death, driving at an unsafe speed and a red light violation.

Eberhardt’s choreography presented at arts theatre

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Jenna Eberhardt, of Catasauqua and a senior dance major at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, will present her original choreography in the school’s 2016 Young Choreographers in Concert (YCC) 7 p.m. April 29 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 30.

This year’s show features 23 senior choreographers and 77 dancers.

This is the first year the concert will be held in-house, thanks to the new Charter Arts Theatre, located on the school’s campus, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

Camp Cadet accepting applications

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

State Police Troop M Camp Cadet is now accepting applications for the free June 12-17 overnight camp at Camp Fowler, Orefield.

This year, 100 cadets will be selected to have a firsthand opportunity to experience what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.

The camp is designed to bring a better understanding to youth about the law enforcement profession while living in an atmosphere of an actual state police training academy. This camp is funded solely by donations from area police, private citizens, and civic and business groups.

Daugherty kicks off campaign for 15th

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Rick Daugherty has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.

The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW Local 375 Union Hall in Allentown.

Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.

“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.

Golden Gate Bridge jumper to discuss suicide prevention

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Only 1 percent of people who have attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge have survived.

Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide when he was 19, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is one of the lucky ones.

He will share his incredible story and his inspirational message of “Living Mentally Well,” 7 p.m. April 12 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.