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A surprise for Al Regits

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Longtime Catasauqua Borough Councilman Alfred Regits has been honored as a new member of the Catasauqua Hall of Fame. The official announcement was made at a free outdoor concert sponsored by the borough.

Several months ago, Catasauqua Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew informally decided to invigorate the borough's hall of fame.

The names of past honorees are engraved on pavers set in front of the Catasauqua Park & Playground's amphitheater.

The borough...

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.

· Police were called to the 300 block of East 18th Street to investigate the theft of a Garmin GPS unit.

· Officers responded to the theft of aluminum siding and a garage door in the 1400 block of Canal Street.

· Police were called to the 1700 block of Hokendauqua Street to investigate the...


Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Information: www., KE3AW@ or 610-432-8286.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m.,...

Editor's View: A world of opportunity available for women today because of many

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

I was raised with the notion I could be anything I wanted to be.

There was never discussion on barriers placed on particular careers because I was a girl.

We recently lost a very important woman, Sally Ride, who helped pave the way for young girls.

Ride was the first American woman in space and the youngest American to ever circle Earth.

According to her biography on, she answered a NASA newspaper ad seeking astronaut candidates in 1977 while...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

As the Borough of Coplay joins with the nation next Tuesday in remembering the thousands of lives lost on Sept. 11, borough officials are asking residents to display U.S. flags.

Flags can be small or large and flown on porches or lawns. Fewer flags have been flown each passing year since the tragedy.

Although the borough no longer has luminaria packages available, the Sept. 11 project "Light Up Your Neighborhood" continues.

Residents need only a paper bag, candle and...

Types of bariatric surgery detailed

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. I'm 69 years old and I'm considering surgery for obesity. Am I too old for this?

There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65.

Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, limits your food intake. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. It is designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight.

Surgery is an extreme measure for...


Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Social News

An artist's reception for "Comings & Goings," an exhibition continuing through Sept. 23 that covers about 30 years in the work of Kevin Tuttle, will be held 4:30 - 6 p.m. Sept. 5, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

Tuttle's work is informed by literature, poetry, Greco-Roman painting and sculpture. Tuttle is a Muhlenberg College art department drawing and sculpture lecturer.

The reception and Martin Art Gallery...

Civic Theater's '8' benefits Network

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Social News

A one-night-only reading of "8," Dustin Lance Black's new play chronicling the challenge to California's Proposition 8, will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Civic Theatre of Allentown's 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.

Proceeds from "8," presented through a special agreement with American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, benefit the Pennsylvania Diversity Network.

The production of "8," directed by William Sanders, Civic Theatre's...

Six bands in We Rock benefit

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Social News

Rock music for a cause is the theme of We Rock's concert, 1 - 9 p.m. Sept. 8, MainGate nightclub, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

The concert benefits Lehigh Valley Health Network's Breast Health Services. We Rock has held biannual charity concerts for the past six years.

We Rock was organized by Matt Wolf, better known in the Lehigh Valley music scene as Matt Metal, host of a long-running radio show on Lehigh County Community College radio station WXLV.

"I don't do...

Article By: Scheck

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Scheck in Social News

Bethlehem couple

celebrate golden anniversary

Frank J. and Judith A. Scheck, of Bethlehem, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 18 with a buffet luncheon at the Hotel Bethlehem.

After the luncheon, there was a gathering at the home of their son, Jeff, and his wife, Julie, of Bethlehem.

The couple also has a daughter, Kerry, and her husband, Robinson Cooper, of Dublin, Ohio.

Judy is the daughter of the late Maude and Floyd Warnke. Her husband is...