To the Editor:
Catasauqua's FL-Smidth project concept was really simple.
We need a fire station. We need a police station. We need an emergency management station. We need a fire police station. We need a borough hall – and we need to put these services in the best location possible at an affordable price.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to Wynrock Court.
· Officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Fuller Street.
· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought police to MacArthur Road.
· Police were called to the 3110 block of South Sixth Street to investigate a report of identity theft.
· A report of a runaway brought officers to the 300 block of Oakwood Street.
Theft of pallet forks reported
Police reported on May 8 a set of yellow skid steer pallet forks owned by Greg Fink, of Coplay, was stolen from 7720 Seemsville Road, Allen Township.
Theft from vehicle
A report of the theft of an iPod Nano, a connecting cable for the iPod and loose change brought state police on May 15 to 823 Atlas Road, Allen Township.
An 18-year-old man told police someone gained entry into his vehicle and removed the items, then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
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Usually, when I watch the evening news on television, the broadcast about the day's events do not bother me.
However, news of a tragic event, either nationally or locally, upsets me.
Last week, when I watched a broadcast about a man bragging about brutally murdering British soldier Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, on the streets of London, England, I became angry.
The man, covered in blood, waved around a meat clever and knife and bragged about murdering a soldier in broad daylight on a public street.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown. For adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Information: 610-395-3781.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A motor vehicle crash brought police to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.
· Officers responded to a parking complaint at Sixth and Chapel streets.
· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 800 block of Walnut Street.
· A report of a domestic disturbance brought police to the 1000 block of Main Street.
· Officers responded to a report of a theft in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.
A purse was taken from a parked car Sunday night in the unit block of North Fifth Street.
The owner told police the purse was taken from her 1998 Buick, which had been parked with the window open, police said.
Refuse containers reported stolen
A resident of the unit block of North Sixth Street reported the theft of six Rubbermaid garbage containers May 19.
The items were stolen sometime between 3 and 8 p.m. from the rear of the residence, police said.
The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic will be held Saturday, June 1 at Limeport Stadium.
The game, which benefits the American Cancer Society, matches up the top senior high school players from the Lehigh Valley in one final game. There is also a hitting competition before the game.
This year's Frank Yelinko Hitting Competition begins at 11 a.m. with the game following at 12:30 p.m.
The Classic has raises over $100,000 since it's beginning.
The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.
This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.
Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game will begin at 5 p.m.
The Saucon Valley Conservancy hosts its 2nd Annual Barn Photo Workshop, 9 a.m. - noon June 1, Heller Homestead, 1890-92 Friedensville Road, Lower Saucon Township.
The event is held rain or shine.
Take photographs of barns, historical buildings and other subjects with a digital SLR, point-and-shoot camera, or cell phone. Learn photo tips and techniques you can use on the 2013 Barn Tour of Saucon Valley Barns Sept. 14.