Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

North Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 30

An alarm sounded in the 1600 block of Washington Street.

At 13th and Race streets, officers assisted Catasauqua police with the report of a motor vehicle accident.

In the 100 block of Front Street, police assisted Catasauqua officers.

JULY 31

An abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Howertown Road was reported to the department.

A report of harassment in the 1000...

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s taking orders for dinner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is currently selling advanced tickets for its drive- thru chicken dinner. The meal will include half of a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, cole slaw and roll — all prepared by Fairview Catering.

Pickup will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

All you have to do is drive up Union Street (from Front Street), stop at the parking lot and hand in your ticket — and a volunteer will hand you your dinner!

For cost and other information, call 610-...

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...

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...

Coplay: Sign up for IRT’s 10K event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.

Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.

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With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.

Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the...

Northampton police

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

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 28

A theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Washington Avenue was reported to police. Money was reported taken.

Officers responded to a neighbor complaint in the 500 block of East 11th Street.

In the 1700 block of Main Street, a cellphone was taken from a bench outside of a residence, police said.

JULY 29

A warrant was served in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue....

North Catasauqua Column Three concerts planned at park

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Upcoming band performances at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St., are:

• The Clap, 7 p.m. Aug. 11

• Caribbean Steel Rhythms, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 18

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The We Sing Community Chorus is planning a summer concert at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park. The evening performance will be Aug. 23. The time of the performance will be announced soon.

Refreshments will be served by the chorus and, weather permitting, the...