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Fossil’s event raises money for charities

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every year around the middle of July, Jackie Russ-Harford opens Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St., to a charity event sponsored by the Steel Valley Motorcycle Club. This year’s event was July 21.

“At this time of the year, we do our bikini bike wash,” Russ-Hartford said.

She reported all the proceeds go to No Kill Lehigh Valley and FURR (Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab).

Steve & Steve played their country tunes.

Bikers come from all the surrounding communities...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

When the Rockefeller Group proposed building warehouses on Weaversville Road in East Allen Township, the supervisors listened to the residents, weighed all the pros and cons and voted not to change the zoning to allow the warehouses to be built.

Now, the Rockefeller Group, who has all the money, is suing East Allen Township to allow these warehouses.

I guess they think they know what is best for our township — or is it the residents who have lived here for...

Catasauqua: Music group set to perform

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Sunshine Symphony will be performing 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Aug. 5. All are welcome.


The next meeting of Catasauqua Garden Club will be 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Bonnie Pancoast...

Public Library of Catasauqua: Library staff recommends legal-themed works, thrillers

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Here at the library, we are often asked to recommend a good book.

Suffice it to say, there are many definitions of a good book. Just Google the best books of 2018, and you will marvel at the variety of those mentioned.

Some books are considered good because they have won major awards. Some books we expect to be good because they are the latest by our favorite author. In this column, we will feature works by authors generally acknowledged for the quality of their work. Some will...

Championship set for Aug. 2, 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Drum and bugle corps

More than 3,000 of the finest musical athletes will once again take the field at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown for the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship Aug. 2-3, marking the event’s 43rd anniversary.

The DCI Eastern Classic will be the final major competition before the 2019 DCI World Championship, to be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., capping off the 100-event national tour for Drum Corps International.



Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It’s Sunday afternoon, and my phone has already rung a handful of times.

It could be Microsoft, alerting me that my software license has expired.

Or PECO, suggesting I stay on the line to talk to a representative about lowering my energy bill.

Or a credit card company, stressing that my credit is fine but I might be able to lower my interest rate.

Or the federal government, advising me that I owe income taxes and a warrant has been issued for my arrest.


Sewer line work is done

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

What was expected to wreak havoc across the borough turned out to be a quick weekend fix.

The old sewer line serving the area around the DND Market & Deli coursed its way under the Race Street bridge. The task was to replace the sewer line in one swift, dedicated effort.

Crews closed Race Street completely in the early morning of July 27 and started to work. The sewer line was rearranged and improved from the composite cement-lined sewer.

The project was quite...


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police are investigating a hit and run in the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers responded to a harassment by communication report in the unit block of North Sixth Street.

An unwanted person in the unit block of North Sixth Street was reported.

The department assisted Whitehall police in attempting to locate a male in the 1400 block of Main Street.


A road hazard...