Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Catasauqua: Basket social planned

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be having a basket social, featuring many different baskets, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 7.

There will also be a bake sale, flea market tables and food. The food available for purchase Friday will be hot dogs, barbecue, potato salad, pierogies, potato chips, pickles and hot and cold beverages. Saturday morning breakfast will consist of eggs, pancakes, meat, home fries, doughnuts and hot and cold beverages.

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Shredding event will be held Saturday

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As a free service to the community, state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

“Unfortunately, identity theft is a common and fast-growing crime,” Mako...

Northampton: Grace United Church of Christ plans Oct. 14 halupki dinner

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 14.

There is a cost. The meal — which can be enjoyed in the social hall or taken home — includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, cupcake and beverages.

For details, call 610-262-7186.

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Reminder: Oktoberfest is planned for 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

Karaoke with Crazy K is...

Middle school: Students have day off for Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in School

CMS students have the day off Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day.

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Catasauqua Area School Board will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the district administration office board room, 201 N. 14th St.

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The CMS PTF group is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the school library.

For more information on this group, contact the school at 610-264-4341.

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Northampton police

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 22

Officers conducted a welfare check of a male in the 800 block of Washington Avenue.

The department received a report of fraud in the 1600 block of Newport Avenue.

SEPT. 23

In the 1200 block of Main Street, police responded to a report of an unwanted male.

Criminal mischief in the 1700 block of Main Street was reported. Police said a tire was slashed and the battery cables cut on...

Whitehall woman charged with sexual contact with prisoner

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Tuesday that a nurse who formerly was employed at Lehigh County Jail has been charged with alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a prisoner.

Danika Alexander, 27, of 1205 Overlook Road, Whitehall Township, was charged with one count of institutional sexual assault, a felony of the third degree, Martin said.

Alexander, a licensed practical nurse, was employed by Prime Care Medical at the time of the incident and working at...

Elementary school: L.V. Phantoms give anti-bullying talk

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in School

Lehigh Valley Phantoms visited Sheckler Elementary School to present the team’s Bully Busters Unite program as part of the anti-bullying assembly that was held for students.

Phantoms mascot “meLVin” provided tips for students on how to deal with situations of bullying and presented the students of Sheckler with a banner to hang as a reminder of the helpful tips they learned about.

Thanks to Dan’s Camera City, a presenting partner of Bully Busters Unite, whose support brought...

Flu shots available at drive-thru events

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for the 20th straight year for adults and children 6 months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-thru 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Dorney Park and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Coca-Cola Park.

Over the past 19 years, LVHN’s community influenza vaccination campaign has administered 150,000 free flu shots and collected 100,000 pounds of food for area food banks. Again this...

Bridge demo: Prepare for Oct. 11 dynamite blast

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The two outer arches of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will fall to two dynamite blasts the morning of Oct. 11.

The announcement was made Sept. 25 at a briefing for borough representatives from Coplay and Northampton. Attending the briefing were police, public works and elected officials from both boroughs.

The third center arch will fall sometime in early November.

Chuck Grabner, project manager for Joseph B. Fay Company, Pittsburgh — the company retained for the...