Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rain barrel workshop offered

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton

At 10 a.m. June 22, join Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards for a rain barrel workshop at Wayne A. Grube Memorial Park, Pavilion 3, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Northampton.

Save water by installing a rain barrel. Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof during each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.

By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.

Catasauqua: Block party set for June 20-22

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 20-22.

For more information, call the parish office at 610-264-0332 or email kim.stmarys122@gmail.com.

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Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway will perform 7-10 p.m. June 21 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, blanket or snacks.

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Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will be having a historic house and mansion tour 1-5 p.m. June 23.

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 3

A drug investigation in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a wanted person in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road.

The department responded to a report of truancy in the 2900 block of MacArthur Road.

Motor vehicle accidents occurred on Ring Road and Madison Lane.

Police responded to a mental health call in the 2700 block of MacArthur Road.

A disturbance in the 2900 block of MacArthur Road was reported.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

New Cedarbrook facilities could be built on Allentown State Hospital land

To the Editor:

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, has introduced a bill to demolish the buildings on the 195-acre property at the Allentown State Hospital in East Allentown.

Lehigh County commissioners over the years have built a $50 million jail, enlarged the county courthouse and built new administration offices. For the past four years, the commissioners have authorized various studies on the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facility, including a report co-authored by the retired CEO of Phoebe Home on Cedarbrook.

Northampton: Queenship to hold festival June 23

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will hold its annual festival 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. June 23 on the church grounds, 1324 Newport Ave.

Food will include ethnic favorites like pierogies, longos (fried dough), cabbage and noodles and Vietnamese egg rolls. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues, “Aw Shucks” corn on the cob, funnel cake fries, french fries, Mario’s pizza, The Bayou macaroni and cheese, ice cream and assorted soft drinks, along with a beer and wine tent.

Class of 2019 post graduate plans

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in School

Stephanie Adel Afif — No response

Mikaela Traci Alleyne — Northampton Community College, chemistry

Taylor Nicole Andres — DeSales University, supply chain management

Mekhi A. Andrews — Northampton Community College, pharmacy

Aaron G. Arancibia Arredondo — Employment

Gabriel R. Atiyeh — No response

Jericho James Attrill — Undecided

Hailey Marie Baez — Cedar Crest College, nursing

Cassie Laine Barna — Northampton Community College, healthcare coordinator

Shelby L. Beck — No response

Coplay: Municipal groups meet at borough hall

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Borough Planning Commission convenes 7 p.m. June 25 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The park and recreation board will meet 7 p.m. June 26 at borough hall.

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As part of the summer entertainment series at Community Plaza, Social Call Lite will perform 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 26 at the gazebo.

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Coplay Senior Citizens continues its 50th anniversary celebration with a patriotic program scheduled for July and a picnic in September.

CATASAUQUA POLICE

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 3

In the 300 block of Second Street, a written warning was issued.

Two males, ages 13 and 14, of Catasauqua, were cited at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., for disorderly conduct.

Two 14-year-old females, of Catasauqua, were cited at Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

Four traffic citations were issued on 10th Street, the 300 block of Race Street, the 300 block of Second Street and Howertown Road.