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• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.


• Read Across America/Dr. Seuss celebration, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Creation Station, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of...

Reed named a Community Champion at annual meeting

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Lois Reed, Catasauqua Area School District business supervisor, was named a Penn State Extension 2019-20 Community Champion for her work in the district.

The Lehigh County Communities That Care, a joint effort of Whitehall-Coplay CTC and Catasauqua PAYS Committee, held its annual meeting Jan. 23 in the Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

During this meeting, two Community Champions were named — one from each area. Michelle Khouri, Whitehall-Coplay School...

Hanover names new manager

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township has appointed Melissa Wehr as its new township manager. She replaces Christopher Garges, who moved on to fill an opening in North Whitehall Township.

Wehr gained her experience in municipal government as a zoning and codes officer in Whitehall Township.

“I am excited to be in Hanover. I have an excellent staff to support me,” she said.

A major project Wehr will be involved in is the River Central Regional Comprehensive Plan. The regional plan coordinates...

Catasauqua woman seeks adaptive bike for grandson

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Many people have fond memories of riding bicycles as children and the feeling of freedom that goes with it. For some, this is not an option. Children with special needs are often denied this simple childhood pleasure due to their extra needs and the high cost of adaptive bikes.

Friendship Circle’s Great Bike Giveaway is seeking to change that for some, and a Catasauqua woman is aiming to help her grandson get a bike to ride around town.

Dena Reed is seeking to win an adaptive...

Houck takes DA oath of office

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

For the first time since 1991, Northampton County has a new district attorney. John Morganelli, who held the office for an unprecedented 28 years, has been succeeded by his first deputy, Terrence Houck, who was sworn into office Jan. 6.

Houck is a career prosecutor who has spent 32 years in the district attorney’s offices of Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties. His last 13 years have been spent as Northampton County’s first deputy DA.

Before he became a lawyer, Houck worked...

Coplay: Bicycles to be shared with needy

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough has more than 50 bicycles stored at borough hall.

Police Chief Vincent Genovese reported tracking down the owners is difficult since many of the bikes may have been stolen and then dumped at various sites in the borough, and the owners have not come forward and claimed them. Many of them have been there for several months.

Some of the bikes are in good condition and some need work. The bicycles are expected to be refurbished and given out to needy youths in the...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.


Hanover Township...

Morganelli sworn in as county judge

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Amid pomp and circumstance in historic Courtroom No. 1, John Morganelli was officially sworn into office Jan. 31 as a Northampton County Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

The county prison’s honor guard, in dress blues and accompanied by a bagpiper, presented the colors, and Easton Area High School’s Karissa Kresch sang the national anthem.

The entire bench of the county’s judges attended the ceremony, as did U.S. District Court Judges Ed Smith and Joseph Leeson Jr. and...