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Races to take place at Pocono this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Sports

After NASCAR’s recent schedule announcement, Pocono Raceway’s 2020 Doubleheader Weekend will feature five races in three days from Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.

These events, as previously announced and in accordance with Pennsylvania state officials’ guidance, will take place without fans in attendance.

Pocono Raceway has also partnered with Pocono Organics, a regenerative organic farm located on track property, for Saturday’s Race for Family Farms program.

LV-Pocono HOF sets banquet date of Nov. 1

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley-Pocono Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction dinner, postponed May 9 because of the coronavirus, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Northampton Memorial Banquet and Event Center in Northampton.

The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 is headed by retired North Carolina State football coach Chuck Amato (Easton, 1964) and 14-year Major League Baseball pitcher Gary Lavelle (Liberty, 1967).

Public Library of Catasauqua: Library plans summer events for youths

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Public Library of Catasauqua is planning programs to really embrace the summer fun for youths grades K-12.

The first event, “Imagine Your Garden,” is 2 p.m. July 7, with a rain date of July 14.

Participants can plant flowers in a pot to take home and care for during the summer.

The second event, “Imagine Your Story,” is 2 p.m. July 21, with a rain date of July 28.

Participants will take part in a choose-your-own-adventure story, led by Karen Maurer, the children’s librarian.

Coplay: Community Days fate to be decided

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

A decision on whether to hold Coplay Community Days in late August should be made in the next week or two, organizers said.

The three-day festival has been a fixture in the borough for more than three decades.

“It is up in the air,” co-chairman John Schreiner said.

The committee will convene in a special session over the next several days and make its ruling on whether to cancel the festival on account of the coronavirus.

Northampton: Nursery school registration is open

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.

Rushatz receives Eisenhower Award

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in School

West Point Society of the Lehigh Valley

Alexis Rushatz, from Catasauqua High School, was named a recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award for a student leader of character for 2020.

West Point Society of the Lehigh Valley awards the Eisenhower Leadership Award annually to a junior in each of the participating school districts. This student, in the opinion of each high school principal and faculty, has demonstrated outstanding attributes of character, service and leadership in the areas of academics, athletics, community service and good citizenship.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 24

A domestic offense against family in the 500 block of Orchard Drive brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a mental health call in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

Suspicious activity on Route 22 and Mickley Road was reported.

Police investigated a report of trespassing in the 4500 block of North Church Street.

Officers responded to a report of littering in the 3600 block of Lehigh Street.

N. Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 1

A drug investigation brought police to the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1000 block of Third Street.

A security check was conducted in the 1100 block of Howertown Road.

JUNE 2

Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Palomino Drive.

JUNE 3

A report of fraud in the 1100 block of Fifth Street was investigated.