One of the pleasures of summer movie-going is discovering a less-trumpeted movie amidst the summer blockbusters.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one such film.
The film's intriguing title reveals little. Even after seeing the film, you may not be able to describe what you have seen. However, you will know you've had an extraordinary film-going experience.
"Beasts" tells the story of six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané "Nazie" Wallis), a motherless child. The parenting skills of her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), border on child abuse.
The American Red Cross has launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a burglar alarm in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.
· Police investigated a complaint about weeds in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.
· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 200 block of Mulberry Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1400 block of Main Street.
· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 200 block of Pine Street.
A trumpet vine blossom catches the sunlight recently in the North Catasauqua garden of Daniel and Maritza Huertas. A warm spring and several summer heat waves have kept summer flowers blooming early and often, with the help of lawn sprinklers and garden hoses.
Creative Designs owner Eugenia Emert, left, of Catasauqua, and Lohnny Noel, of Walnutport check out the "memory quilt" Emert made at the Upper Lehigh Lions crafts show and sale event held at the Neffs Union Church grove. The quilt was designed and crafted for Noel's 8-year-old grandson who is moving to Florida.
At a summer carnival or on a stop at the grocery store, I see an acquaintance across the lawn or down the aisle. I offer a warm smile and a "Hey, how are you?"
A friendly conversation ensues and all the while I am frantically trying to remember the person's name and sometimes even how I met her.
If I am lucky, she will steer the conversation in the direction of recalling a shared event or a mutual friend, helping me to recall where we met, but still, the name is often mystifyingly gone. It comes back to me on the drive home.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police were called to the 1000 block of Grape Street to investigate a disabled vehicle.
· Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 3200 block of Parkview Drive.
· A report of criminal mischief brought police to Presidential Drive.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1300 block of MacArthur Road.
· A report of a DUI brought police to the Wawa on MacArthur Road.
· A fire brought police to the 1200 block of Fourteenth Street.
An Allentown man has been charged with homicide in the July death of a 20-year-old Whitehall Township woman whose body was found in a wooded area in Salisbury Township
Jonathan Nunez, 20, of 253 E. Fairview St., Allentown, was charged Aug. 2 in the death of Kimberly Cardona, who was found the evening of July 5 near the road in the 2700 block of Lanze Lane, Salisbury Township.
Nunez was to be arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking.