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Catasauqua: Watch for social isolation in community

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

During the month of February, Suburban North Family YMCA will be delivering care packages to adults in need in the community every Tuesday afternoon. The care packages will consist of miscellaneous items, such as toiletries, hats and gloves.

It is understood the long cold months make it difficult to get out and about, and social isolation can lead to many things.

Additionally, many of the area churches offer free monthly community lunches. Stay tuned for the dates of these...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 3

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

Catasauqua Borough Council 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.

WEDNESDAY 5

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

Holy Trinity dinner fundraiser helps PA Wounded Warriors

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, held a prime rib dinner Dec. 15, 2019, to support the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors program. The national program has high administrative costs, reducing the funds that are used to help veterans. Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church opted to assist the unaffiliated state organization that works to provide enhanced services to veterans in Pennsylvania.

A meat-provisioning company out of Souderton donated 150 pounds of...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I’m so thankful Coplay Borough decided to continue to display the nativity scene. I’m also grateful that St. Peter Roman Catholic Church provided the space for this beautiful display.

As Linus said to Charlie Brown, “That’s what Christmas is all about.”

God bless America, and God bless the little town of Coplay, the “1 square mile of God’s little masterpiece”!

Melody Faisetty

Whitehall

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Last month, my husband bought a new vehicle. We decided to sell the truck he had been driving on a daily basis as well as his beloved 1980 Jeep CJ5 Renegade, which he restored and has cared for more than 30 years.

We posted ads on both letgo and Craigs-list, listing the basic info — make, model, year and asking price.

That same day, we received a response of interest for the Jeep. This person wanted to purchase the vehicle — sight unseen — at full price. Since he lived on the...

Sheckler News: Readathon planned

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

In honor of Read Across America, Sheckler Elementary School will be participating in a readathon throughout February. Calendars are being sent home with students to record the number of minutes read per day. Students are encouraged to read or be read to at least 15 minutes each day — but you can always read more than 15 minutes!

All types of reading count, such as books, magazines, comics and e-books. At the end of the month, parents/guardians are asked to add up the minutes their...

Hanover loses staff member

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its reorganization meeting Jan. 13, Hanover Township Council swore in its leadership team.

Bruce Paulus was elected chairman, and Michael Woolley was elected vice chairman. Support positions for solicitor, insurance and auditing will remain in place.

In an unexpected announcement, Director of Public Works Jeffry Mouer announced he is leaving his post to serve as zoning officer for North Whitehall Township.

“I am happy to have served the borough over my term, but I...

Happenings

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 27

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 28

• What Are You Reading Now? book club meeting, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

JAN. 29

• Family board game night, 5:30-8 p.m., at the tables in the reference area of Whitehall...