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Friday, December 14, 2018

Sheckler News: Home and School organization is holding donation drive

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in School

In the spirit of the season, Sheckler Elementary School’s Home and School organization is hosting a donation drive that will benefit Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

It’s hard to have a child in the hospital, especially during the holidays. Items collected will help assist families during a hospital stay.

Donations will be collected at Sheckler Elementary until Dec. 14. A list of suggested donations, along with the guidelines, can be found on the Home and School Facebook page for anyone who would like to donate and show support.

Northampton: Borough council to meet Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 and canceled due to the weather has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 29, at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the movie is a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.


Catasauqua: Holiday event set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will have an old-fashioned Christmas 4-7 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be crafts, carolers, house tours, cookies, hot chocolate, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and more.

There is a cost, but children age 3 and under eat for free.

There will also be crafts.


McNeill welcomes $582,325 for local municipalities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Recycling grants

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.

“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”

Local grants include:

Whitehall Township — $299,827

Cookie sale is set for Dec. 15

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is hosting a Christmas cookie and baked goods sale 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15.

The sale will be held in the Harry Large common room and will feature a variety of homemade sweets.

Bring a friend and get some homemade treats just in time for the holidays.

The church is on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, just two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

CMS News: Field trip is Dec. 4

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Fifth-grade students will go on a field trip Dec. 4 to Civic Theater, Allentown, to see a production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.


Reminder: Catasauqua Middle School will be closed Dec. 3 for a teacher in-service day.


The CMS winter band concert is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. Dec. 12.


If you have any school news or updates for this column, email the information to, and I’ll be sure to include it in an upcoming column.

Have a great week.

North Catasauqua: Lions Club holiday meal will be held Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Seniors who reside in North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the 30th annual holiday meal 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

The meal, hosted by the Catasauqua Lions Club, is free, but reservations are encouraged.

Register at the Catasauqua or North Catasauqua borough halls, or call Joe at 610-264-4130 and leave a message if no one answers.


Northampton police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 1

Officers assisted Emmaus Police Department in the 100 block of Bridge Alley. A male, who had two warrants, was located, taken into custody and released to an Emmaus officer.

In the 100 block of West 26th Street, a reportable accident involving three vehicles occurred.

NOV. 2

A reportable accident involving four vehicles took place in the 900 block of Main Street.

The department investigated a report of a male being threatened via phone in the 100 block of West 14th Street.