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Voting issues: Murphy’s Law dominates election

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Provisions of the elections code are strictly followed in every Pennsylvania election. Unfortunately for Northampton County elections officials, another law raised its ugly head during the Nov. 5 municipal election. Murphy’s Law — the epigram that anything that can go wrong will go wrong — was in full force during the county’s roll-out of a brand-new voting system called the Express Vote XL.

In addition to hypersensitive screens, the touch screens improperly computed results in the...

Post 215 holds Veterans Day dinner, program

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, held its annual Veterans Day dinner Nov. 9. The dinner is put on by the Post to honor veterans and is open to the public.

The three days in November that are dear to every veteran all line up in a row. Nov. 9 is the fall of the Berlin Wall; Nov. 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

In addition to providing the meal, the Post honors veterans who died during the year. This year’s memorial list...

Catasauqua volunteers are recognized

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

With five council seats up for election the following night, the Nov. 4 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting was brief with intermingled friendly ribbing and banter.

Mayor Barbara Schlegel, with countenance from borough council President Vincent Smith, kicked off the meeting with a flurry of accolades.

Schlegel presented an award recognizing Cub Pack 94 for its assistance with the summer concerts, held outdoors Friday nights. The Scouts raised nearly $1,000 during the season....

Editor’s View

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Do you have a childhood idol? Someone you would like to meet?

My sister, Donna, has a childhood idol — Gene London, who was the host of the children’s show “Cartoon Corners” or “The Gene London Show.” It was based out of Philadelphia and was on WCAU-TV Channel 10 from 1959 to 1977.

During his show, London would tell stories and use a large drawing pad to illustrate key scenes and characters.

Then there was the theme song:

“Come right on in to the General Store,...

Northampton: Church plans bag bingo for Nov. 16

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 16, featuring Kate Spade, Fossil, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach items. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts 1 p.m.

A ticket includes 20 games of bingo. Specials will be sold separately.

A Chinese auction will also be held.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For tickets, call 610-262-2668.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.

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North Catasauqua: Prayer service is planned for Nov. 16

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church, 1023 Fifth St., invites the public to attend a special akathist prayer service to the Most Holy Theotokos before her Icon of Pochaev 6 p.m. Nov. 16. The prayer service will be heartfelt and meant for people of all faiths.

Light refreshments will be served following the service.

Call 610-997-5459 for information.

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Catty Seniors Plus will meet a week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting starts...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 19

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 14: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)

Friday, Nov. 15: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain Buffalo chicken subs, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain...