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Saturday, December 15, 2018


Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 10

• Cupcake-decorating program for children (with Blondie’s Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie), 6 p.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information and registration (required): 610-264-4151

• Christmas craft (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Holiday chorus concert, 7 p.m., in the gymnasium of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Bath


Tocci named to Hanover seat

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

After due consideration, Hanover Township Council Chairman Bruce Paulus, with the concurrence of council, appointed Richard Tocci to fill the seat of Councilman Curtis Wegfahrt.

Wegfahrt vacated his seat because he was relocated out of the area. The township presented him with a plaque thanking him for his service to the community.

Tocci has been a member of the township planning commission, so he is fami- liar with some of the actions affecting the township.

Tocci is a...

A festive night

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Borough continued its long-standing tradition of lighting the borough Christmas tree on the first Sunday of December. The light rain did not deter too many revelers at this year’s event, held Dec. 2.

“We were happy so many residents came out to enjoy the evening,” Mayor Barbara Schlegel said.

Some of the events were canceled because of the rain, but a fun-filled night was still in store.

Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Serfass brought his Antebellum Marine Band to play...

Second St. property owner to pay outstanding bill

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

At the North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting Dec. 3, members discussed an update on Hyoungjoon Park’s property at 1020 and 1022 Second St.

Park’s attorney, Alexander Ward, sent a letter to council’s solicitor, Steven Goudsouzian, regarding an outstanding garbage invoice. Ward was inquiring about whether Park would be responsible to pay the outstanding invoice. The borough is taking the position that Park will be responsible for payment.

An extension for Dec. 17 has been set...

Buy small Town USA merchandise

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

Now is the time to purchase your North Catasauqua small Town USA merchandise.

Available items include T-shirts, sweatshirts, umbrellas, rain ponchos, drawstring bags, stadium blankets, duffel bags, back packs, car and refrigerator magnets and wooden replicas of North Catasauqua landmarks.

These items make great stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts.

All items may be shipped.

All items are available for sale at North Catasauqua Borough Hall...


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.

Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.

According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was...

Northampton: AARP plans holiday party

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold its annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m. Those planning to attend must have a ticket.

Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


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 will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “...

Catasauqua Police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

An unwanted person in the 300 block of Church Street was reported. The individual left voluntarily, police said.

On North 12th Street, officers investigated a harassment complaint via text messages.

In the 600 block of Bethlehem Road, police checked on a parked vehicle.

The department received a report of lug nuts loosened in the 100 block of Main Street.

Police and UGI were on...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 25

Police were on the scene of a DUI at Third and Eugene streets.

Property was found in the 700 block of Grove Street.

Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A traffic stop was conducted in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 26

The department responded to an alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 27

A traffic stop was...