The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Fire Department has received $10,920 from the Fireman's Fund Insurance Heritage Grant program to purchase turnout gear for personnel at Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Turnout gear is the protective clothing including helmets, pants, jackets, hoods, gloves and boots worn by firefighters to keep them safe in extreme heat. A complete set costs approximately $2,200 and can be worn eight to nine years, according to Charles Everett, Executive Director of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A noise complaint brought police to the 300 block of Mulberry Street.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 400 block of Bath Avenue.
· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to the area of Circle Drive.
· Police responded to a report of fraud in the 500 block of Walnut Street.
· A report of juveniles loitering in the area brought officers to the unit block of Front Street.
· "Take Better Pictures with Any Kind of Camera" presentation by nationally award winning photographer and editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press Johanna S. Billings – 1 p.m., Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339.
· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting – noon, St. Peters Luthern Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at: 610-231-0237.
Police respond to alarm
Coplay Police on Friday evening responded to an alarm at an apartment at 11 N. Front St.
Police said on arrival they determined the alarm was located on an exterior wall of the building. Unable to determine what type of alarm was sounding, police said everything inside the building was secure.
Lehigh Count Housing was notified and then dispatched personnel to the apartment building, police said.
Police responded to a report of a disturbance Aug. 25 on the 100 block of Coplay Street.
Eleven people were arrested Aug. 22 and 23 for alleged involvement in a coordinated prostitution ring.
Members of the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the Allentown Police Department and the Lehigh County Drug Task Force focused their efforts on the Hanover Township area of Lehigh County. Prostitutes were also arrested in the City of Allentown and elsewhere in Lehigh County.
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
Whiffen receives degree
Maura E. Whiffen of Catasauqua received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College during the college's commencement ceremonies held May 12 on the college campus in Annville.
Among more than 430 to receive degrees from Lebanon Valley College, she is a graduate of Catasauqua High School.
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
Local residents enroll
Meghan E. Shafer of Bath and Alexis J. Russo of Catasauqua are enrolled at Lebanon Valley College.
To the Editor,
As a point of clarification, the Coplay "Mayor's Achievement Award" was an award I developed in 2002 when I was the Coplay mayor.
The award is presented to former, retired Coplay elected officials having a long, distinguished volunteer service to Coplay. I felt it was and is important to recognize hard work.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1300 block of Laubach Avenue.
· Police responded to the theft of a tire and rim in the 1200 block of Franklin Street.
· A report of a burglary and damage to a vacant home brought officers to the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue.
· Police responded to the theft of a BMX bicycle in the area of Hampton Lanes.
· A domestic disturbance involving a man and three women brought officers to the 900 block of Main Street.
Breakfast is not being served during this first week at Sheckler Elementary School.
Students needing to purchase breakfast at school will be able to do that beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. It will be served from 8:30 to- 8:50 a.m.
School will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Regular scheduled classes will resume on Sept. 4.
Enjoy your holiday weekend.
Sheckler's first monthly Home and School Association meeting will be held in the school's library Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company has responded to the following calls recently.
Aug. 2, 2:34 a.m.
Charotin firefighters responded to St. Lawrence Church at 1001 Second St. for an automatic fire alarm in the early morning hours. Personnel on location found a malfunction in the alarm, most likely due to a low battery. Firefighters cleared the scene within 10 minutes.
Aug. 2, 10:50 a.m.