· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night, Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
Woman cited for harassment
Coplay Police on Monday reported Debbie Huber of South Fourth St., Allentown, was cited for harassment following a disturbance on Oct. 17 in the 200 block of South Second Street in the borough.
Police said they observed four people standing outside, one who said a man had a gun. Police searched the individual but no weapon was found, police said.
Police were told the four people got into an argument. Huber is alleged to have struck another person with her cane, causing a bruise, police said.
Pedestrian struck by vehicle
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a request for vigilance in the 400 block of Keystone Avenue.
· A disturbance brought police to the unit block of Maryland Street.
· Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on MacArthur Road.
· A report of a theft brought officers to the 3000 block of Ringer Road.
· A report of suspicious activity brought police to the 1300 block of North 14th Street.
· Police responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Fairmount Avenue.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 700 block of Chapel Street.
· Officers assisted the Catasauqua police department in the 800 block of Race Street.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 1000 block of Washington Street.
· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the 1200 block of Eighth Street.
· Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 600 block of Willow Drive.
"...Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came ... You wanna be where everybody knows your name..." ("Cheers" theme song "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo)
There once was a time in this country when a man's word was his bond and children were told by their parents not to bring shame upon the family name.
Doors were left unlocked and youngsters played outside freely and unsupervised.
The Northampton Press placed first in the "publications regularly edited by entrant" category in the 2012 National Federation of Press Women communications contest.
"A publisher of mine once told me, 'I'd rather be a strong weekly than a weak daily,'" wrote one of the contest judges. "The Northampton Press is a strong weekly with solid editing, writing, photography and design content going on with a clear sense of purpose. It is a newspaper that seeks to keep pushing on its coverage and for its community. Nice! Keep up the good work."
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a man shattering a side entry door brought officers to the PNC Bank, 2102 Main St.
· Police responded to a report of a GPS and cologne stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of East Seventh Street.
· Officers were called to the CVS Pharmacy, 29 W. 21st St., to investigate a report of a man who stole a Halloween mask and several bags of candy.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently:
Smoke in a dwelling
Aug. 24, 5:13 p.m.
Charotin firefighters responded with the Catasauqua and Han-Le-Co fire departments for smoke in a dwelling in the unit block of Race Street. The caller had reported smoke filling the residence. Investigation revealed an electrical malfunction in a ceiling fan. Personnel isolated the ceiling fan to prevent further issues.
Structure fire report
Aug. 28, 10:34 a.m.
An Old Fashioned Hay Ride and Fall Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Weissport Park and Lehigh Canal Park at Weissport, 880 Allen St.
The event will include tractor-drawn hayrides along the historic canal, a tractor show, crafters, a pumpkin patch, homemade food and children's activities.
This event is also catering to seniors, elderly individuals and people with disabilities. Families of all ages are also invited to attend.
Hayrides will be held every 20 minutes, from 11 a.m. throughout the day.
Once again the Cherrydale fundraiser was a huge success with $31,000 in sales, bringing in a great profit to help fund activities and events held for Sheckler Elementary School students throughout the school year.
Students who sold 10 or more items will get to enjoy the Big Blast Party with DJ Hedi and giant inflatables. The party is planned for Nov. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m.