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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Columns

St. Andrews Young At Heart in North Catasauqua will be having a summer picnic on Wednesday, July 24.

All members are welcome.

After a short meeting, lunch will be served. All this begins at 1 p.m. in the social hall at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Third and Eugene streets. The social hall is in the basement of the church, through the side door, off the parking lot.

The Young at Heart bus trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino will be on Friday, July 26.

Also, there is...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a missing child brought officers to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 400 block of Walnut Street.


· A report of a found dog brought police to the 1000 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 200 block of Poplar Street.


· A report of...

Harhart to propose bill to protect gratuities from credit card fees

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

People who are employed in the service industry, especially waiters and waitresses, work hard for the small base pay and tips they rely on for income.

That is why I have authored legislation to ensure they are treated fairly when it comes to those hard-earned tips.

Currently, in Pennsylvania, when customers choose to pay their bill with a credit card, it is common practice for credit card companies to charge business owners a 3- to 4-percent fee per transaction.


Coplay column

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

A 10:30 a.m. polka Mass will kick off St. Peter's Catholic Church's 59th annual homecoming picnic Aug. 4.

The Schanta Band will perform the music at the event, to take place at the church, located between Coplay and Center streets and Fifth and Sixth streets.

The one-day festival is one of the major events held in the community each summer.


A Dip-N-Dance is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the parkway pool.

A Christmas in July event at the pool is scheduled...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, will host summer vespers 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the air-conditioned chapel.

Be prepared to enjoy an evening of inspiration. The RMS Titanic will be the theme of the program entitled "Annie Funk: A Life That Made a Difference."

Pastor Bob Gerhart of Bally, Berks County, will share an inspirational chalk art presentation taking those present back to Annie C. Funk's Pennsylvania homestead and then to her...

Whitehall Twp. man arrested on drug charges

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall Township Police Department assisted the Allentown Police Department with charging a Whitehall Township man with various drug offenses.

Carlos W. Cruz, 40, of 5108 Saylor Park Drive, Apt. 10, was charged July 12 with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin and marijuana and misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation resulted in authorities seizing heroin with a street value of more...

Volunteering for a good cause

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Toni Dreisbach of Walnutport, left, and Gary and Amy Meier of Catasauqua are happy to serve Bobby Berhel, 5, of Slatington, a cup of Rita's Water Ice after a day of shopping at the Bethany Wesleyan Church's Giant Family Yard Sale in Cherryville June 29. Proceeds from their booth benefit Cancer Connection, which offers support and care for those living with cancer.