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Article By: Flexer

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by Flexer in Social News

Couple celebrates

50th anniversary

Clinton and Patricia (Heil) Flexer of Emmaus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 29 with a surprise dinner at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church given by their family in the same reception hall used by the couple 50 years earlier.

The couple were married Sept. 29, 1962, at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Salisbury Township.

They have four children, David, Diane and Todd Flexer and Wendy Breunig, and six...

St. Luke's 'Night of Heroes'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Social News

St. Luke's University Health Network held its 8th annual "Night of Heroes," Sept. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Honorees included patients Johanna Pizzolo and Greg Young as well as area caregivers and public safety personnel. Above, from left: Ashley Kiefer, sister of patient honoree Greg Young; patient honoree Greg Young; his mother, Lisa Young, and father, Greg Young.


Heart attack causes, treatments & more

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. What causes a heart attack?

A blood clot in a narrowed coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. The clogged artery prevents oxygenated blood from nourishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal arrythmias.

There is a variety of causes that lead to the narrowing of arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. This, in turn, increases the likelihood of a heart attack.

The following are some of the leading causes of...

With the 'Divas'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Social News


Lee A. Butz, center, Chairman of the Board, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., sponsor of the "Wicked Divas" concert, Sept. 13, Symphony Hall, Allentown, with the stars of the show, Allli Mauzey, left, and Dee Roscioli, right. Mauzey and Roscioli performed songs from Broadway's "Wicked," in which they starred, and other musicals, accompanied by the Allentown Symphony, conducted by Ronald Demkee.

Article By: McNair

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by McNair in Social News

Couple celebrates

50th anniversary

Grayson and Janet McNair, of Lower Macungie Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Danube River and visits to several ports-of-call in three countries. They also visited Vienna, Austria, for three days.

They are pictured at the statue of Johann Strauss in the Stadtpark (city park) along one edge of Vienna's Ringstrasse.

The couple were married Aug. 18, 1962, in Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg...

Fest-o'-Fall to bring family fun

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

If the closing of the Catasauqua swimming pool means the end of summer, then the borough's Fest-o'-Fall has to be on the calendar.

The scheduled date for the Catasauqua's annual fall kickoff is Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m.

Each year, Fest-o'-Fall gets better and bigger.

Fun and games are planned for the Biery House on Race Street.

There, children will get to test their skills on games from the 1880s, including jacks and a wet-ball launch.


$11.8 million bridge bid is opened

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Bids were opened by Lehigh County Sept. 13, for the construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge. The work is to include demolition of the steel grate bridge and two small connecting bridges. The lowest bid presented was for $11.8 million.

The low bidder was HRI Contracting Co., State College, the same company hired to do work on the Route 22 and MacArthur Road Bridge.

County engineering and administration officials are reviewing whether all specifications by HRI...

National Take Back Day

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

The fifth annual National Take Back Day drug collection has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, inlcuding pet medications, will be accepted at 16 sites in Lehigh County. Among them are:

· Catasauqua Police Department, 118 Bridge St., Catasauqua

· Slatington Police Department, 125 S. Walnut St., Slatington;

· Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem station, 2930 Airport Road,...

Think First assembly is scheduled for Friday

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

On Sept. 28, Sheckler Elementary School will hold a Think First Anti-Bullying kickoff assembly for students.

Think First is an ongoing program for Sheckler students which reinforces the importance of maintaining a positive behavior at all times, encouraging students to "think first" and refrain from bullying others.

The program uses a running card system. Students are encouraged to stay on a green card with good behavior, which will help them earn the privilege of participating...

North Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 1200 block of Third Street.


· A report of harassment brought police to the 1100 block of Front Street.


· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department with a DUI stop in the 600 block of American Street.

· A 911 hang-up brought police to the 700 block of Willow Drive.