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Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board...

McNeill announces monthly program

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Outreach for veterans

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, recently announced her office will host a monthly veterans outreach program, starting Dec. 17.

A representative from the American Legion will be present in McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. The representative also will be available to...

CMS News: Chorus concerts set for Dec. 19

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School is proud to announce the following holiday chorus concerts set for Dec. 19:

Fifth- and sixth-grade concert, 6:30 p.m.

Seventh- and eighth-grade concert, 7:30 p.m.

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The Catasauqua Community Cares Program is collecting items to provide food to students and their families who are struggling or going through a hardship.

The collection drive will run until Dec. 19.

Items needed include applesauce, breakfast bars, canned pasta...

Northampton: Head to Roxy for holiday fun

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer is 6-7 p.m., followed by the film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item, to be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.

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Northampton Fire Department will hold its Santa Run Dec. 15. Gifts may be dropped off 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

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Send in your...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 29

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the 1200 block of Zorba Drive.

Officers responded to a report of public drunkenness on Eberhart Road.

The department assisted with a report of a fire in the 5200 block of Second Street.

An unwanted person in the 500 block of Jefferson Street was reported.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road and at Lehigh Valley Mall were...

Coplay police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 3

Police investigated a report of fraud in the unit block of South Second Street.

The department responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of South Second Street.

DEC. 4

A suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Center Street was investigated.

A female’s wallet was found in the 600 block of North 19th Street and turned into police.

DEC. 5

Officers responded to a...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 26

In the 700 block of Second Street, a dispute over the placement of garbage occurred.

A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend took place in the 400 block of Race Street.

NOV. 27

At Force 1, 403 Wood St., a theft occurred. The case was referred to Northampton Borough police.

Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of Church Street. The dogs were reunited with...

Riding through the cement district

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, we are continuing our rail journey through our cement district. Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer, authors of “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District,” are our conductors.

The first stop is the Penn Dixie in Bath and Nazareth. The Penn Dixie was organized in 1926 with the merger of Pennsylvania and Penn Allen cement companies. The new plants were named Plant Nos. 4, 5 and 6. The company closed in 1979, with some buildings presently used by Lehigh Heidelberg Cement.

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County to receive DCNR grants

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County. These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.

“Lehigh County is committed to maintaining and improving our open and green spaces. We know that they are integral to continuing to attract new residents and families to the Lehigh Valley, and they provide...