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Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Monday, August 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 14

• “FIT-tastic” summer camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The camp will continue until Aug. 18. Registration:

• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Drum-along with June Walker, 7 p.m., at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

AUG. 15

• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m.,...

K-9 provides comfort at county courthouse

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

There is a new top dog in the Lehigh County Courthouse, and her name is Ramona.

District Attorney Jim Martin announced the addition of the courthouse companion dog, Ramona, July 27 during a press conference in the county courthouse, Allentown.

“Ramona is the newest member of my staff,” Martin said. “Courthouse companion dogs provide emotional or comfort support to victims of crime when dealing with stressers of the judicial system.”

Ramona arrived at the courthouse July...

Bridge to link trail to N. Catasauqua

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The next leg toward completion of the Delaware & Lehigh Trail (D&L) in Northampton is the construction of the Dry Run Creek Pedestrian Bridge, which presently has gone out for bids from contractors. The bridge and extended trail is a major link to bring the trail into North Catasauqua. Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said recently he has no idea how much the Dry Run Creek Bridge will cost.

“It will be expensive though,” Brobst said.

D&L will pay for the...

Commissioner wants to review Cedarbrook report

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne expressed frustration at what he sees as slow progress on decisions concerning the 370-bed Cedarbrook Nursing Homes. According to Osborne, an operational analysis for Cedarbrook, two years in the making, was delivered to Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller July 21. However, Osborne said, Muller sent commissioners an email indicating that he does not plan to forward the report until the Aug. 23 board meeting. Osborne would like to see it sooner.


Another View

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I recently started reading the book “Run, Spot, Run” by Jessica Pierce, a bioethicist, after reading an interview where she discussed the ethics of keeping a pet.

In an Aug. 1 article, “Should We Stop Keeping Pets? Why More and More Ethicists Say Yes,” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, Pierce said she began questioning the idea of pet ownership after she saw a man bring a tub of live baby rats to her local pet store, as she was purchasing crickets for her daughter’s gecko...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a protection-from-abuse order in the 100 block of Limestone Street.

A domestic issue brought police to the 100 block of Limestone Street.

In the 200 block of Main Street, officers responded to a custody issue.

Police investigated the report of an unwanted person in the 800 block of Church Street.

In the 100 block of Front Street, police responded to a parking...

CHS Class of 2017 members list future plans

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in School

Members of the Catasauqua High School Class of 2017 list their post-graduation plans. We wish them well as they begin their employment, military service and college careers.

Brandon Tyler Adams, Moravian College - computer science

Sofia Alquirih, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley - civil engineering

Tarahji Steffan Armstrong, Lehigh Carbon Community College - graphic design

David A. Arocho, Commonwealth Tech. Institute - building maintenance

Samantha T....

Cooking with Emeril Lagasse

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

It was like watching one of his more than 2,000 television cooking shows on Food Network, but this time, Emeril Lagasse was up close and personal. The owner of three restaurants at the Sands Casino Resort in South Bethlehem, Lagasse was the star attraction at the start of the 2017 Food and Wine Festival, an annual fundraiser held at the Sands event center for Northampton Community College’s culinary arts program.

The much-honored and immensely popular New Orleans chef kicked things...

Northampton: Library creates teen escape room

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed teen escape room 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Participants will use elements of the room, solve the puzzles and escape Azkaban.

Registration is required.

Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gin Mill and Grille, 1750 Main St.

Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a roll.

The event also includes 50/50 and gift card raffles and a...

Advance tickets to be available

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs



The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be offering a 10-percent discount for the advance purchase of Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets.

The Bethlehem festival runs Sept. 22-24.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and South Main streets.

Tickets may be purchased until Aug. 25.

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