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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers were called to the 1000 block of Second Street to investigate a fight.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police responded to a disorderly group in the 800 block of Locust Street.

· Officers assisted the Coplay Police Department in the area of North Front Street.


· Officers responded to...


Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Forgotten Felines and Fidos will hold a shot clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.

There will be a cost for rabies and distemper vaccinations.

Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.

For more information, call 610-841-1736.

CMS column

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua Middle School students and family are invited to movie night tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.


The middle school Parent Teacher Forum will hold a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the school library.

Police collect unused medications

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County police departments collected 944.5 pounds of unused and expired medications during the fifth annual National Take Back Day drug collection Sept. 29.

Medications were collected at 16 sites in Lehigh County. The total collected in the county during the last five events is 3,268.5 pounds.

At the most recent event, the Catasauqua Police Department collected 10 pounds of medications and the Whitehall Township Police Department collected 28.5 pounds.

The event...

Sherwood Park residents protest repair shop plan

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Although meeting attendance is normally in single digits, Hanover Township's new municipal meeting room was filled to capacity at council's Oct. 3 meeting.

Residents were not there for a tour.

Trucking firm A. Duie Pyle wanted to change a word in a permitted use clause for land adjacent to the company's terminal and near the Carmike Theater, changing the permitted use designation from automotive repair to vehicle repair. That request brought out township residents from the...

Dogs strut their stuff at Doggie Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Full of energy and excitement, many dogs barked and sniffed throughout the grounds of Whitehall Parkway during the Whitehall Doggie Day and Pet Parade Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event, sponsored by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, allowed residents to bring their dogs to the park to participate in different events.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Health and Welfare Center, Peaceable Kingdom and Lehigh Valley CART.

Vendors' booths filled the park and dogs...

Aspirin is good for what ails you

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. I've been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aspirin. Is it some kind of cure-all or am I the victim of hype?

I wouldn't call it hype. There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments.

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, swelling and blood clots.

Aspirin is used to treat mild to moderate pain, fever or inflammation. It is sometimes used to treat or...

Borough street created to allow access to FL Smidth property

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A macadam access roadway, located across from Hardcore Ink on Front Street, was the subject of a Catasauqua Borough Council public hearing held at the borough municipal complex Sept. 10.

The council considered whether to take over the roadway and place the 80-foot-long strip on the official borough map. The roadway was once used to access the main gate at the old Fuller Plant.

Attorney Daniel McCarthy represented FL Smidth at the hearing. No other property owners with an...

Catasauqua-based academy supports the home-schooled

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

In the old telephone building on Second Street in Catasauqua, next to the fire station, is the headquarters for Bridgeway Academy. But no school buses pull up to the curb there in the morning.

"We aren't a charter school, we don't get money from the state," said the academy's vice president of operations, Cara Rutledge. "We are a private academy for home-schooled students and their parents."

Parents pay tuition.

"We are a private school, but without the constraints of a...