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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Players of the Stage to present ‘Quality Street’

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Christian theater group Players of the Stage has been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present the play “Quality Street” April 20-22.

This four-act comedy, based on a 1901 play written by J.M. Barrie and set in the early 1800s, tells the story of Phoebe Throssel, who falls in love with Dr. Valentine Brown.

She believes he will propose to her but instead learns he is going off to serve in the Napoleonic Wars.

For the next 10 years, Phoebe and her...


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of an animal complaint summoned police to MacArthur Road.

A sounding alarm summoned officers to Sumner Avenue.

Police were called to MacArthur Road for a report of retail theft.

A report of a motor vehicle accident brought police to MacArthur Road.

Officers responded to a sounding alarm on MacArthur Road.


Police were called to Belleview Drive for a...

Coplay: Trinity UCC will hold spaghetti, meatballs dinner

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Trinity United Church of Christ will hold a spaghetti and meatballs dinner 4-7 p.m. April 29 at Fellowship Hall, Third and Coplay streets.

The event is open to the public,

The kitchen will prepare the pasta dishes with all the sides, including salad, garlic bread and more.

There will also be flowers for sale at the event.


West Coplay Maenner- chor, 3326 N. Ruch St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon April 30.

The menu...

Cedarbrook plans reviewed by Lehigh County Commissioners

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners now have an idea of potential design plans and upgrades to the Cedarbrook Nursing Home.

The board, at its March 22 meeting, was presented drafts of six options by the architectural firm Roth Marz Partnership, PC.

According to Rick Molchany, county director of general services, the study covers construction and the costs for building a variety of choices for Cedarbrook.

Options presented include:

• $8.5 million in upgrades...


Monday, April 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.


• Block party, 10 a.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The program, also held April 19, is recommended for preschoolers ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult. Children can play and build with the library’s block collection, as well as strengthen...

Grandmother inspires Catasauqua boy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Nathan Scholl, 9, of Catasauqua, wanted to do something special to honor the memory of his grandmother, Janet Armao, who passed away from advanced-stage lung cancer April 26, 2015.

So, the Sheckler Elementary School student decided to grow his hair out and have his long, flowing blond tresses donated to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients.

Armao had lived in Catasauqua with Nathan, his mother, Renee, father, Robert, and sister, Gileon, during the last three...

N. Catasauqua resident sounds alarm

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Residents who live along the border of North Catasauqua or Catasauqua and neighboring Allen Township may be greeted this week with a knock on the door by Dan Snyder.

He will be asking residents to attend the 7 p.m. April 17 meeting of the Allen Township Planning Commission, where a proposal for a huge warehouse complex is expected to be presented.

Word of the warehouse plan came to light when Bob Dwyer of LandTrust Properties, representing the Fuller Foundation, presented a...

Borough council seeks funding for more parking

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Catasauqua Borough Council has approved borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder’s proposal to seek funding for the cost of adding parking spaces to the downtown area.

At the council’s April 3 meeting, Goldfeder received approval to move forward with a Community Development Block Grant application for 2017.

“We want to use the grant for various purposes,” Goldfeder said. “One is to assist in building a parking lot at Front Street where the buildings collapsed.”

As part of...