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Friday, June 23, 2017

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 19

A theft from a building in the 400 block of East 10th Street brought out police. The report said two brown hanging planters with red geraniums were taken from a front porch.

MAY 20

In the 700 block of Main Street, police responded to a report of two white hanging planters with geraniums taken from a front porch.

A male making terroristic threats in the 1700 block of Franklin Street was...

Concert, movies, fireworks planned

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The MacArthur Road 75th anniversary committee has announced the summer lineup of events.

Allentown Marine Band will perform 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Whitehall Parkway. A fireworks display is planned as well.

There is no cost to attend.

The movie “Up” will be shown 8:30 p.m. July 15 at Peter Grim Homestead, Mickley and Lehnert roads.

“Mars Attacks the World” will be shown 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Steckel Elementary School. The original space ship...

School district is keeping a watchful eye

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District has decided to take the necessary steps to ensure the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, is following proper protocol.

Charter school payments continue to result in financial pressure to the district and taxpayers, with payments in the 2017-18 budget increasing to over $1.6 million.

District Superintendent Robert Spengler recently reached out to The Press regarding the current status of the charter school.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Lehigh County Board of...

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s welcomes Debra Hessinger as new day care director

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to its new child care center director, Debra Hessinger, effective May 30.

Hessinger comes to St. Paul’s from The Goddard School, where she recently worked in marketing and has directed one of its centers in the past.

In addition to her work at The Goddard School, Hessinger, who has a degree in early childhood and elementary education from Kutztown University, brings...

feline finish line

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Want to feel as happy as a kid in a candy store? Then check out Licorice! If anyone can bring happiness, it’s this adorable girl.

Licorice is sweeter than candy and coaxes smiles effortlessly. But unlike the candy, the sugar rush she brings is calorie free.

Two-year-old Licorice is spayed. She is eagerly awaiting a forever home and seeking someone special to enjoy the sweetness of life with.

So, if you want guilt-free pleasure with nothing to lose and everything good to...

Bridge, Iron Works projects detailed at Chamber luncheon

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Get the Facts luncheon at Northampton Banquet & Events Center May 30.

Richard Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, and Elliot Nolter, project manager for Spillman Farmer Architects, were the featured speakers.

Molchany addressed the Coplay-Northampton Bridge project, giving a quick overview of the $2.5 billion in road improvements scheduled for the Lehigh Valley.



Monday, June 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Bath. Information: 610-759-1652


• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua

• Indianland Garden Club presentation of “Container Gardening Made Easy,” 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Registration: 610-262-7537


• Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., at...

Hanover close to passing ordinance for cell towers

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township met in a rare workshop session May 17 to gather details on a proposed ordinance that puts restrictions on where cell towers can be placed within the township.

The decision to address cell towers was made a few months ago when township Solicitor Jackson Eaton reported on rumblings that cell towers are now considered a utility and could be placed in any right of way as needed.

Last month, the Public Utilities Commission ruled that cell towers were not utilities...