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Press receives national award

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Northampton Press placed first in the "publications regularly edited by entrant" category in the 2012 National Federation of Press Women communications contest.

"A publisher of mine once told me, 'I'd rather be a strong weekly than a weak daily,'" wrote one of the contest judges. "The Northampton Press is a strong weekly with solid editing, writing, photography and design content going on with a clear sense of purpose. It is a newspaper that seeks to keep pushing on its coverage and for its community. Nice! Keep up the good work."

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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

Smoke in a dwelling

Aug. 24, 5:13 p.m.

Charotin firefighters responded with the Catasauqua and Han-Le-Co fire departments for smoke in a dwelling in the unit block of Race Street. The caller had reported smoke filling the residence. Investigation revealed an electrical malfunction in a ceiling fan. Personnel isolated the ceiling fan to prevent further issues.

Structure fire report

Aug. 28, 10:34 a.m.

Hearing to address A. Duie Pyle request

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Residents are concerned about the noise level

Apart from the normal business handled by Hanover Township council on Oct. 17, the biggest impact might be the few words uttered by Solicitor Jackson Eaton.

"I have made changes to the zoning ordinance that would change automotive repair to vehicle repair for the area around Carmike," he said. "We will need to schedule a public hearing on the change."

The zoning change will allow the trucking firm A. Duie Pyle to construct a vehicle repair facility on vacant land next to its terminal.

Living a modified life

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PAULA BECK Special to The Press in Local News

Tattooed ladies working to make a difference in the Lehigh Valley

Aimee Bailey gave herself her first tattoo at the age of 16 and has been hooked on body art ever since.

The Catasauqua resident had her first professional tattoo at 18 and many more followed.

Now, those tattoos have brought her together with a group of other modified women for a greater purpose.

Bailey, now 37, joined the Tri-State chapter of The Modified Dolls a little over three months ago. The group holds fundraising events to benefit various charities with a local focus.

Time for revitalization

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

New 'town clock' is reminiscent of one on the Front Street many years ago

The Lehigh Valley Acupuncture Centre, on the corner of Front and Bridge streets in Catasauqua, is housed in a building that was originally a bank. In front of that bank, a hundred years ago, a pedestal clock displayed the time for residents walking by on sidewalks that bordered an unpaved street.

The old clock was taken down decades ago, but today, thanks to David and Ming Ming Molony, owners of the acupuncture business, a new clock, reminiscent of the original, has been installed at the same location.

The new "town clock" was dedicated in a brief ceremony Oct. 13.