I was raised with the notion I could be anything I wanted to be.
There was never discussion on barriers placed on particular careers because I was a girl.
We recently lost a very important woman, Sally Ride, who helped pave the way for young girls.
Ride was the first American woman in space and the youngest American to ever circle Earth.
According to her biography on sallyridescience.com, she answered a NASA newspaper ad seeking astronaut candidates in 1977 while finishing her Ph.D. She already had degrees in physics and English.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.
· Police were called to the 300 block of East 18th Street to investigate the theft of a Garmin GPS unit.
· Officers responded to the theft of aluminum siding and a garage door in the 1400 block of Canal Street.
· Police were called to the 1700 block of Hokendauqua Street to investigate the theft of a digital camera and iPod.
Ernest "Ernie" J. Huber, of Whitehall, died Aug. 24, 2012. He was the husband of Janet P. (Bernini) Huber.
Born in Cementon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Emick) Huber.
He was in the U.S. Navy. On V-J Day, he was on a ship to the Philippines, where he was stationed until he returned to the U.S and was discharged.
He was a meat cutter for Acme Markets for 42 years until he retired.
He belonged to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Whitehall, where he was a member of the Golden Agers.
He was a member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367.
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Police respond to disturbance
Borough police on Saturday responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of South Second Street on notice of an intoxicated woman.
On arrival, police located a 29-year-old Allentown woman, who said she was at a party in the area and the person who was to take her home backed out.
The woman was upset, police said, and was waiting for her mother to drive her back to Allentown. Police remained in the area until her ride arrived.
A Colonial Ball will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown.
The event, which is open to the public, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.
Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. Guests will enjoy live period music, colonial artifacts and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular in the 1770s, the time of Allentown's founding. There will also be a colonial style meal.
The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, is presenting "Max Ginsburg: The Social Realist Master," Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.
Ginsburg, a native of New York City, is one of the most highly-respected and accomplished social realist American painters. He credits his father, Abraham Ginsburg, a portrait painter, for providing him with a strong, traditional artistic foundation.
"Safety Not Guaranteed" is a hybrid film. It's part indie film, part mumblecore and part science fiction.
The film, while it doesn't always work, is a charmer, mostly for its off-hand, casual and sometimes clunky screenplay, directing and acting.
A one-night-only reading of "8," Dustin Lance Black's new play chronicling the challenge to California's Proposition 8, will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Civic Theatre of Allentown's 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.
Proceeds from "8," presented through a special agreement with American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, benefit the Pennsylvania Diversity Network.
St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem has opened a new Wound Management Center, replacing the location at St. Luke's Union Station on SouthSide Bethlehem.
The new Wound Management Center is at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem, 801 Ostrum St., at the "A" Entrance at the Priscilla Payne Hurd Pavilion. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Wound centers treat patients with non-healing wounds often complicated by diabetes, vascular problems and other underlying diseases.