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Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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

Fire alarm

Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Charotin firefighters were dispatched with the Catasauqua Fire Department for an automatic fire alarm at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua. The alarm company reported the alarm was coming from the community room. A second call from the alarm company reported steam from cooking. Firefighters arrived on location and confirmed the steam from cooking. Staff had already reset the alarm system before arrival.

Gas leak investigation

LCCC honored by beekeepers

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently lauded Lehigh Carbon Community College for its support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley. LCCC President Donald W. Snyder, center, was on hand to accept the award from association President Steve Finke, second from left, of Kutztown, and to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus. From left are beekeepers Secretary Ann Wertman, Finke, Snyder, beekeepers association member Joe Zeller and association Vice President Bob Milot.

Tea party helps raise awareness of bone disorder

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

It was a tea party laced with knowledge.

The second annual Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) awareness event was held Nov. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.

The function was hosted by family and friends of Coplay resident Bradley Koch, who was born with OI, or "brittle bone disorder," which causes fragile bones and other connective tissue symptoms. He was diagnosed at 4 months old, and by that time he had already had 15 broken bones, many of them occurring at birth.


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

Volunteer opportunities

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

·Artsquest Center, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Christkindlmarkt to take tickets, assist vendors, do crafts with children and help out in the retail areas. Volunteers are required to do three shifts.

Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or

·Cancer Support Community, Bethlehem, needs help to get donation cans into stores, businesses and coffee shops throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Contact Becky Morgan at 610-861-7555 or

Hokendauqua Bridge to stay open through December

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

There is both good news and bad news for the hundreds of motorists who daily drive to their destination via Lehigh Street in Hokendauqua or who utilize the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge.

Motorists, most of whom live in the North Catasauqua and Hokendauqua area and beyond, are expected to receive at least a one-month reprieve by having the bridge remain open through December, rather than shut down for construction as initially expected.