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Cecilia Panny

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Stiles

Cecilia Panny, 86, formerly of Coplay and Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton, died May 4, 2013, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Leonard Panny.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Rose (Keppel) Sacks.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles and of its Altar and Rosary Society and its choir.

She is survived by a sister, Mary and her husband John Sommer of Whitehall; a brother, Alex and his wife Rose Sacks of Bergenfield, N.J.; nieces; nephews.


Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Help sought for cleanup

PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.

Interested individuals can find a listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup and other information at

During last year's Great American Cleanup, 6.7 million pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania's roads, trails and shorelines by more than 141,000 volunteers.

Coplay police

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police called about note on door

Coplay Police were called shortly before 1 a.m. May 2 to a residence in the unit block of South Second Street.

The caller told police a note had been glued to the back door of her apartment.

It was not known when the note was placed on the door, but the resident said she believes the note was put there by her ex-boyfriend, police said.

Police did not disclose the content of the note.

Alarm sounds

Police were dispatched Saturday morning to a warehouse at 114 Coplay St.


Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

VIN etching on May 11

Lehigh County's Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled free vehicle identification number etchings 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 11 at the Whitehall Township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

There is no limit on the number of vehicles motorists may bring to the event.

VIN etching is the process of chemically etching a vehicle's unique identification number on all windows and sunroofs.

The process does not harm the windows and does not detract from the vehicle's appearance.

Letter to the editor

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Reader disagrees with Editor's View

To the Editor:

Deb Palmieri's fatuous comments regarding the Boston bombings [Editorial, May 1 issue] reveal a dearth of historical insight. They're also racist.

For her, all Muslims are "them" – the ones who want to destroy "our" way of life. Her bizarre link between the construction of a mosque and a piece of 9-11 airplane wreckage indicates she feels all Muslims bear responsibility for the work of a couple dozen terrorists.

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Lodge to host ham dinner

The Porter-Chapman Lodge 637 will host a ham dinner Saturday, May 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The fundraising meal will include mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and applesauce, with cake or pie for dessert. Takeout meals are also being offered.

The temple is located at 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.

For additional information, contact Jeff Fink at 610-440-2443.


Don't forget, when school ends in June, free beginner tennis lessons will again be given at the Fuller Courts at the Catasauqua playground.

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company firefighters responded to the following calls recently.

Structure fire

April 18, 6:32 p.m.

Charotin personnel were dispatched to a reported structure fire, with the Catasauqua Fire Department and Northampton Regional EMS, at an auto repair shop at Lehigh and Poplar streets. Assistant Fire Chief Erik Hirner arrived on the scene and reported normal smoke from a chimney. He held the fire department engine in the station and to stand by.

Envision LV

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Virtual meeting on May 13

Envision Lehigh Valley will host a virtual public town hall 8-9 p.m. on May 13 to garner feedback from residents about what they want to see in the area in the next five, 10 or 20 years.

The virtual meeting will allow everyone to participate through a link and chat live with city planners from Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown and a planner from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

Viewers can tweet, write Facebook comments, email or join a live chat to share their thoughts on topics from economic development to housing, and also ask questions.