The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on North First Avenue.
· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 900 block of Hickory Lane.
· Officers were called to the 3400 block of Thomas Street to investigate a report of fraud.
· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to Sixth Street.
· Police responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Johnson Court...
In this second column, I'm down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mike Bednar on the roots of the hamlet. His grandfather immigrated to Darktown and was employed by the Thomas Iron Company in Hokendauqua in the year 1900.
A vital artery supplying the plant with limestone, coal and ore was the Ironton Railroad. Many of my readers enjoy walking the popular Ironton Rail-Trail in the township. The trail is the former bed of Ironton Railroad.
The Northampton County 4-H program is sponsoring the annual tree seedling sale.
Trees must be ordered by March 1 to guarantee availability. All orders must be prepaid.
The pickup date is April 27 at the 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth; Ace Hardware in Capital Plaza on Route 512, Bangor; and Miller's Supply, on Route 329, Northampton.
Order forms are available at extension.psu. edu/northampton/programs/4-h/fundraisers (go to "tree sale").
The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, Feb. 3, in the gym of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.
Doors open at noon. The games begin at 2 p.m.
A Chinese auction and a 50/50 cash drawing will also be held. Refreshments will be available.
Contact Barbara Budnik at 610-262-6156 for tickets or information.
The snow date is Feb. 10.
Assumption BVM Church, East 22nd Street, will host a breakfast Sunday, Jan....
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of an intoxicated man brought officers to the Catty Corner, 301 Mulberry St.
· Officers assisted the North Catasauqua Police Department in the 1100 block of Seventh Street.
· A report of a mirror broken on a vehicle brought police to the 900 block of Bridge Street.
· Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of Wood Street.
Taverns played a major role in the lives of Coplay residents going as far back as the late 1800s and early 1920s.
Hotels and bars thrived from the 1940s through 1970s. Some taverns have taken on a different use, while others have altered their businesses to cater to a dining experience for patrons.
Sechler's at Second and Chestnut streets was a watering hole for many Coplay Cement Company and Whitehall Cement workers. The men stopped in at the bar after a shift to quench their...
Catasauqua Middle School held its schoolwide spelling bee competition last Wednesday.
Congratulations to Jacob Becker, who came in first place and Mikaela Alleyne, who was runner-up. Both students were awarded a trophy with an engraved plaque and a dictionary.
Jacob was last year's spelling bee runner-up and Mikaela was the winner.
Jacob will advance to the preliminary written exam scheduled for Feb. 21 at Northampton Community College. The top ranking spellers from this...
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners delayed approval of the Green Future Fund for a third time at its Jan. 9 meeting in the Lehigh County Government Center in Allentown.
Several members of the board, led by Commissioner Michael Schware, said they would approve the bill only after an equal dollar amount of cuts or savings were made elsewhere to pay for the project.
Schware said he spent a lot of time over the holidays looking for ways to offset spending and has found $296,...
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to Third and Chapel streets.
· Officers responded to a report of a theft on Berk Street.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Second Street.
· A report of an open door brought police to the 1100 block of Front Street.
· Police were called to the 1100 block of Fifth Street...
Thursday, Jan. 24: Elem.–Turkey and cheese hoagie on whole grain roll, lettuce and tomato, fruit cocktail, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Corn dogs, cole slaw, assorted fresh fruit, French fries, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Jan. 25: Elem.–Pizza, red, whole grain; broccoli, sliced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Spicy chicken sub-whole grain, celery sticks, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk...