Catasauqua Press

Monday, July 13, 2020

Whitehall police

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 28

The department responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1500 block of MacArthur Road.

Police investigated a report of fraud in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

Officers were on the scene of a reported disturbance in the 100 block of Orchard Drive.

MAY 29

Officers investigated reports of thefts from vehicles on Orchard Drive and Broad Street.

Suspicious activity on Fernhill Lane and South Second Street was reported.

Coplay: Annual church picnic is canceled

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church has canceled its annual homecoming picnic because of the coronavirus pandemic.

There may be follow-up opportunities to purchase picnic food in the future.

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The tot lot and Coplay Parkway have now been open to the public since the county moved to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s green phase.

Entry to the borough hall is also now open to the public; however, people must wear masks and will have access only to the borough office and police station.

Guest View

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Follow fireworks rules, restrictions

As the July Fourth holiday draws closer, so do the calls and complaints to my office about fireworks activity.

This year, it seems as though the annual tradition in communities here and across the commonwealth has reached a heightened level of activity. Perhaps one might say people are especially keen on releasing extra stress brought out by the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine that halted get-togethers.

Another View

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Staying on top of the summer slide

My son, Benjamin, and I recently finished reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. I am not sure who enjoyed the book more — he or I! Dahl provides children and adults great imagination through text.

Ben, who is only 3, and I love to create a picture in our minds from the chapters I read to him. He got such a kick out of the character Violet Beauregarde turning into a blueberry and the Oompa-Loompas rolling her around. We laughed for a few minutes!

Ben’s next choice to read is “James and the Giant Peach,” another popular book by Dahl.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 1

A neighbor dispute occurred in the 100 block of Front Street.

An abandoned vehicle on Faith Drive was tagged and moved.

A report of suspicious activity on Mulberry Street was investigated.

JUNE 2

An adult missing from the 300 block of Walnut Street was reported.

A juvenile issue took place in the 400 block of Howertown Road.

Music was turned down on Second Street when officers responded to a noise complaint.

Catasauqua: Garden club to assist with library event

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club is teaming up with Public Library of Catasauqua and will meet July 7 at 326 Bridge St.

Club members will then proceed to the library, 302 Bridge St., to assist with the 2 p.m. library program, Imagine Your Garden.

The Imagine program, for grades K-12, will provide plants, soil and pots for children and teens to prepare a plant of their choice to grow and care for over the summer.

To allow room for social distancing, the program will take place on Third Street, which will be closed to traffic.

Masks will be required for all participants.

Coplay police

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 3

A report of a domestic dispute in the unit block of South Front Street brought police to the scene.

Officers performed a welfare check in the 100 block of Coplay Street.

A beagle was reported missing from North Coplay Road.

A suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Oak Street was reported.

JUNE 4

Police assisted citizens on North Seventh and South Ninth streets.

JUNE 5

A neighbor dispute in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive brought police to the scene.

Happenings

Monday, June 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JUNE 29

• Deadline to register for drive-thru Vacation Bible School, to be held July 6-10, with time slots starting 9 a.m. and every 15 minutes, at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Information and to register: vbs.hopecherryville.org

• Northampton Area Public Library’s Bewitch a Book Cover event (for teens), 3-4 p.m., on YouTube and Facebook. Information and registration for supplies (required): northamptonapl.org

JUNE 30