Catasauqua Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 7

Police were on the scene of a possible burglary in progress in the 800 block of Willow Drive.

Officers investigated a hit and run at Third and Liberty streets.

The department responded to a report of harassment in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

Found property at American and Chapel streets was reported.

A traffic stop was conducted on Grove Street.

JUNE 8

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Driving classes are offered

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer noncredit classes in its young driver program for the public. All sessions take place at the college’s main campus in Schnecksville. Tuition is $190.

The program is a comprehensive training experience for students in the process of getting their driver’s license or for the recently licensed driver who is interested in additional education and training. The class includes time in LCCC’s driving simulator, TransSim VS5, to...

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s Catholic Church to host block party June 21-23

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Second and Union streets, will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 21-23.

There will be delicious homemade food, a bake sale and money and basket raffles as well as games for adults and kids. Bingo will be played in the air-conditioned church hall.

Music for all three nights will be provided by D.H. Productions.

In addition, you can enjoy the children’s lip sync contest Friday and hourly “Minute to Win It” games Saturday. Register...

School board prepares for new hires

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

The Catasauqua Area Board of Education celebrated the end of the school year with a gathering to honor the district’s retirees before the June 12 meeting.

After the festivities, the board got down to business and started preparing for the next year.

Amanda Meiley was approved as a biology teacher at Catasauqua High School for the 2018-19 school year. She previously worked in the Allentown School District and will be replacing Janet Schmidt, who retired at the end of the 2017-18...

Coplay: Library planning wilderness program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.

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The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.

The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North...

Catasauqua High School Class of 2018 awards

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in School

Continued awards presented at a May 30 program at Catasauqua High School are:

2018 Senior Debate Team Awards: (22 debates): Mitchell Phillips; (20 debates): Jack Manogue; (8 debates): Kiomy Rincon-Cintron; (4 debates): Alexis Eck; (4 debates): Sandra Torres

Scholastic Scrimmage Awards (2017-18 team members): Mitchell Phillips (captain), Chloe Andreas, Jacob Becker, Lucas Bloszinsky, Iasia Caraballo, Carter Weinhofer

Brown and White Awards (for editors): news — Jack...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 7

Suspicious activity on MacArthur Road and Highland and Fuller streets was reported.

Officers investigated a theft in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

The department responded to a report of a wanted person on Kay Drive.

Animal complaints on Mickley Road and Hillside Avenue were addressed.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road and Mickley Avenue were investigated.

A suspicious person...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

MONDAY 25

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 27

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

THURSDAY 28

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission...