Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Clarence T. Hugo

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Clarence “Hank” T. Hugo, 90, of Northampton, died May 29, 2017, at Liza’s House. He was the husband of the late Kathleen C. (Bennett) Hugo.

Born in East Allen Township, he was a son of the late James and Rella (Kuhns) Hugo.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was retired from Whitehall Cement and previously worked at Universal Atlas Cement and Giant Portland Cement companies.

He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville.

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 19

A theft from a building in the 400 block of East 10th Street brought out police. The report said two brown hanging planters with red geraniums were taken from a front porch.

MAY 20

In the 700 block of Main Street, police responded to a report of two white hanging planters with geraniums taken from a front porch.

A male making terroristic threats in the 1700 block of Franklin Street was reported to the department.

MAY 22

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 13

Officers were called to Main Street for a report of a disturbance.

A sounding alarm summoned officers to English Lane.

Police responded to a report of a disturbance on MacArthur Road.

A report of criminal mischief summoned officers to Tremont Street.

Police were called to Broad Street for a domestic dispute.

MAY 14

Officers responded to a report of a sounding alarm on Columbia Avenue.

Police investigated a burglary on Dewey Street.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Get rid of “vulgar” programs

To the Editor:

Thank you and “ditto” from me to Mr. Bruce Frassinelli for his opinion article in the May 4 issue of The Press. I have been wanting the courage to lash out at someone for a long time but did not know how to address the vulgar, obscene, profane programming on TV and the radio lyrics played today.

I don’t call it music. It is noise pollution. It is everywhere — malls, grocery stores, restaurants and outdoor areas where someone like me would just like to sit quietly, read and enjoy scenery.

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 22

Police responded to a parking complaint in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

In the unit block of North Second Street, officers investigated a parking complaint.

MAY 23

The department received a parking complaint in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

A dog was reported running loose in the unit block of Tapler Drive.

A suspicious vehicle in the unit block of North Second Street brought out police.

A retail theft at Giant, 202 Chestnut St., was reported to police.

Northampton: Historical society, Quota plan spring sales

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will be having its annual spring garage sale in conjunction with the Quota Club of Northampton. Both sales will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10.

The society’s sale will be held at the station. Donations from the public for the sale can be dropped off 6-8 p.m. June 8 and 9.

There is no rain date for this event.

For information, call 610-851-0154 or 610-262-8198.

Quota Club’s sale will be held at Canal Park. The rain date is June 11.

Mary T. Sipics

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Mary T. Sipics, 90, of Northampton, died May 25, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Ignatius J. Sipics.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late August and Anna (Malits) Serensits.

She worked for various sewing factories in Northampton until she retired.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, formerly Our Lady of Hungary. She was a member of the altar and rosary society and of the women’s guild and baked for various church fundraisers.

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s welcomes Debra Hessinger as new day care director

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to its new child care center director, Debra Hessinger, effective May 30.

Hessinger comes to St. Paul’s from The Goddard School, where she recently worked in marketing and has directed one of its centers in the past.

Concert, movies, fireworks planned

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

MACARTHUR ROAD 75th

The MacArthur Road 75th anniversary committee has announced the summer lineup of events.

Allentown Marine Band will perform 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Whitehall Parkway. A fireworks display is planned as well.

There is no cost to attend.

The movie “Up” will be shown 8:30 p.m. July 15 at Peter Grim Homestead, Mickley and Lehnert roads.

“Mars Attacks the World” will be shown 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Steckel Elementary School. The original space ship from the movie will be on display.