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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

EPC, Colonial League hold playoff games

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Basketball playoffs continued in the Colonial League and East Penn Conference Tuesday evening.

In the Colonial League were boys semifinals, while the EPC held girls semifinals.

Top-seeded Southern Lehigh beat No. 4 Notre Dame (Green Pond) 82-60. Friday night’s final will pit the Spartans against No. 6 Bangor, a 54-41 winner over No. 2 Moravian Academy Tuesday.

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 19

Officers were on the scene of a domestic dispute in the 200 block of Coplay Street.

Police investigated a report of coins taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of South Front Street.

The department assisted with child custody issues on North Seventh and North Third streets.

A disturbance in the 200 block of Coplay Street brought police to the scene.

Officers assisted Whitehall police with a report of a domestic dispute in the 3000 block of North Ruch Street.

Sheckler News: Happy Valentine’s Day to all

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in School

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Valentine’s Day. May your day be filled with many smiles and much love.

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Sheckler Elementary School will be closed Feb. 14 and 17 for Presidents Day.

Regular scheduled classes will resume Feb. 18.

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In honor of Read Across America/TV Turnoff Week, Sheckler Elementary will be celebrating with special activities planned for students throughout the week.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

WEDNESDAY 19

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 23

Traffic stops were performed at Eighth and Grove streets, Alder and Grove streets and Howertown Road and Wyandotte Street.

JAN. 24

Police responded to threats in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

A solicitor in the 600 block of Willow Street was reported.

The department responded to a parking complaint in the 1200 block of Howertown Road.

JAN. 25

Officers investigated a domestic call in the 200 block of Almond Street.

Apostle presentation is planned

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Zion United Church of Christ

There will be a special presentation of “I Am Paul,” where the apostle speaks from prison, 10:45 a.m. Feb. 23 at Zion United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

It is open to the public.

The production will be in honor of the many years of service by the church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Bob Stevens, who is retiring May 31.

The role of Paul will be enacted by Sunny Sweigart, of Act 1 Productions LLC. Local singer and actor Dan Rambo will voice the role of Jesus.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Examples of famous love stories to read for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Some of us were lucky enough to have read and studied in school some of the world’s greatest tales of love and intrigue.

At the top of just about anyone’s list would be William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Not as often taught, but close behind, might be Nathaniel Hawthorne’s treatment of forbidden love, “The Scarlet Letter.” It would be hard to find two more enduring tales of passion and its ultimate tragic consequences.

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 13: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed broccoli, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans (H.S.: refried beans instead), baby carrots, Tater Tots (H.S.: side salad instead), milk choice

Friday, Feb. 14: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Monday, Feb. 17: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 11

A hit and run to a parked vehicle occurred in the 700 block of Faith Drive.

In the 100 block of South 14th Street, a dispute took place.

Spam phone calls in the 300 block of Mulberry Street were reported to the department.

Officers conducted an investigation involving harassment via text messages in the 600 block of Howertown Road.

JAN. 12

On Union Street, a vehicle was tagged and the plate seized.