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Sacred Heart celebrates 20 years

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 4. The facility officially opened its doors Oct. 4, 1998.

A team of professionals, including nursing and auxiliary personnel, are headed by Gayle Yastrop, executive director; Diane Eck, director of nursing; and Kira Kichline, resident care director. The Sacred Heart team provides the facility’s residents with individual service and care to meet their needs while providing an at-home atmosphere...

Catasauqua: YMCA to host memorial race

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.

Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.

As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.

Sponsorship levels are available.

The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

A drug investigation brought officers to Sixth Street.

Police investigated a report of a runaway in the 500 block of Second Street.

Thefts from vehicles occurred on Eisenhower Circle, Columbia and North Second avenues and Broad, West Tyler and Columbia streets.

The department responded to disturbances on MacArthur Road, Grape Street and Schadt Avenue.

Officers investigated the...

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It’s October and that means, for me at least, it is time for a flu shot.

On the record, I don’t like getting flu shots, although the anticipation really is the worst part. The shot itself is over in moments. The paperwork takes longer than the physical needle stick.

However, the flu shot is better than being sick, homemade chicken noodle soup notwithstanding.

And this year, the shot may be more important than ever.

The 2017-18 flu season is on record as...

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.

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Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-...

Catty working on Pine St. traffic light

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The traffic signal at Pine and Front streets needs to be upgraded to account for the two-way traffic on Front Street and the signal’s proximity to the fire station.

Catasauqua Borough Council acted at its meeting Oct. 1 to get the process moving. Borough Manager Stephen Travers will submit the application to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which controls all traffic signals, even those placed on local roads.

Mayor Barbara Schlegel reiterated the borough’s Halloween...

Coplay: Library hosts book, bake sale Oct. 12, 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.

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Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.

According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.

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Hanover council not giving up on Troxell repairs

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

An ongoing discussion on the condition of road repairs on Troxell Avenue and surrounding streets continued at Hanover Township Council’s meeting Oct. 3.

The township experienced some major problems with leaking water lines that damaged sections of roadways. The area is served by the Bethlehem Water Authority, which repaired the leaking supply lines. They covered up the trenches and sealed the roadway. The repair was not up to code or to expected standards.

“They did a repair on...

Commissioners recognize Lehigh County residents

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners recently recognized and honored three of the county’s residents.

Joseph R. Zeller was honored with the Freedom Foundation Award. He was honored Sept. 12 and celebrated his 100th birthday Sept. 19.

In a special resolution, the commissioners thanked Zeller for “a lifetime of service to his community and his country.”

The resolution described him as one who brought “unbounded vision, impassioned drive and unmitigated commitment to...

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK, OCT. 7-13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

This is National Newspaper Week (Oct. 7-13), and it’s the perfect time to remind our readers about how important daily and weekly community journalism is to them.

This realization goes back to the very foundations of our nation. In drafting the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the founders wanted to ensure that Americans would enjoy the free flow of ideas; would be free to examine the quality of their institutions and those who serve them; to say...