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Northampton column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will host a talk tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Douglas Peters will speak on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 610-262-4748.

The historical society will also hold a garage sale Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Siegfried Railroad Station, West 21st Street.

Those interested in...

North Catasauqua Column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI lwojciechowski@tnonline in Columns

The 2012 Catasauqua and North Catasauqua Halloween Parade is on the calendar to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Volunteers are needed in order to continue this community tradition.

The parade is not sponsored by either one of the two boroughs, and is subject to cancellation if enough volunteer help is not received to form a committee.

Call 610-264-1504 for information about volunteering.

Registration forms for those wishing to march, walk or ride in the parade...

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 500 block of Linden Court.

· A report of a wanted person brought officers to the 2000 block of Washington Avenue.


· Officers were called to The Wonder Kids Daycare, 6955 Weaversville Road, to investigate a report of a man banging repeatedly on a window.


· A report of unknown...

Board member questions movie course

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in Local News

The content of movies presented in a Catasauqua High School History of American Movies course was questioned during the Sept. 10 Catasauqua Area School Board meeting.

"We are picking things that would be inappropriate for children when there are options that offer quality," said school board member Christina Naegel.

She said her concerns lie with the explicit nature of a sampling of the movies. A few of the movies, she said, are R-rated.

School district Director of...

Class officers elected

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Congratulations to the Catasauqua High School freshman students who were elected to serve as class officers this year: President Mitchell Fehn, Vice President Noelle Nalbandian, Secretary Kory Mindler, Treasurer Kelly Sobrinski and Historian Hannah Edwards.


Come out and support the CHS Rough Rider varsity football team, who remains undefeated with a record of 4-0, as they play host to the Saucon Valley Spartans on Friday, Sept. 28, at Alumni Field. Kick off is 7 p.m.


Whitehall police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to a request for vigilance in the 1200 block of Delphi Drive.

· A report of a domestic dispute brought police to the 1000 block of Riverview Drive.

· Officers were called to the unit block of Jordan Lane to investigate a burglary.

· Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1800 block of Georgia Drive.

· A report of harassment brought...

Editor's View

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.

I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day." It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather that I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.

Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day."...

New civil service rules delayed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A delay in revising the borough's Civil Service regulations could hamper plans to hire a new Catasauqua police officer. At the Sept. 10 borough council meeting, Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich reported changes to the Civil Service regulations are not completed.

"It isn't an easy task. We need to balance the rules against changes in the borough code and then our changes need to be approved by the Civil Service Commission," he said.

According to Dimmich, most of the changes are...