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Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

TUESDAY 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 4

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

Another view

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There are currently a record number of fires burning in the Amazon rainforest.

Often referred to as “the lungs of the world,” the Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity. The rainforest is home to approximately 3 million species of plants and animals and 1 million people. This major source of oxygen for the planet covers much of northwestern Brazil and extends into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries.

In a 48-hour...

Penn State Extension to offer course at Catasauqua Municipal Complex

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Dining with Diabetes

Individuals who want to learn how to better manage diabetes are invited to participate in a course offered by Penn State Extension from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 12 and 19 and Oct. 10 and 24. There will be a follow-up class Dec. 5. The class will be held at Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St.

Dining with Diabetes is a nationally accredited diabetes education program that is geared toward anyone who has type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, has a...

Coplay: Take care driving; school is in session

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Now that schools are back in session, borough police are keeping a watchful eye on bus stops, particularly with younger children waiting to get on or off the school bus. Stops in the borough are mainly along Chestnut, Second, Fourth, Ruch and Oak streets. Motorists who fail to stop, despite the flashing lights and extended arm, face fines and possible prosecution.

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Storytime at the Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets, will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 29.

The...

College Corner

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

NCC

On Aug. 9, 10 Northampton Community College students were pinned at the Diagnostic Medical Sonography pinning ceremony in Lipkin Theatre at the Bethlehem campus.

Northampton: Ginger Beenders, Kristin Schnaufer

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for...

Catasauqua: Summer concerts at borough park are winding down

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 30, come out to the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., to hear the James Supra/Sarah Ayers Band.

As always, remember to bring those lawn chairs or blankets and snacks!

There are only two more concerts scheduled for the summer concerts program — Sept. 6 and 13.

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Catasauqua Fire Police will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 31 at the training grounds on Race Street.

You can rent a 10-foot-...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 5

An assault in the 3400 block of North Ruch Street brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated criminal mischief on Bridge Street.

The department responded to disturbances on North Church and Second streets and Mickley Road.

The unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the 1000 block of Mickley Run was reported.

Police were on the scene of an officer injury in the 2100 block of...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 12

In the 100 block of Delaware Avenue, a vehicle was discovered on private property.

A burglary at Allentown Steel Fabricating Company Inc., 260 Race St., was investigated. Tools were taken, police said.

Criminal mischief — a hole in siding — in the 500 block of Church Street was reported.

A dispute in the 300 block of Howertown Road occurred.

Police said rail crossing gates were...

There’s a new swing at North Catty park

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

On Aug. 5, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce presented North Catasauqua Borough a $500 check to go toward the cost of the new handicap-accessible swing, which was recently installed at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Established in Bethlehem in 1985, the Chamber has expanded to provide funding for beautification grants throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond, including Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties and Warren County, N.J.

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