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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Libertarian Dorney seeks to serve 133rd residents

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bethlehem resident Samantha X. Dorney, a Libertarian, is seeking the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Dec. 5 special election.

“Voters of the 133rd District have a unique opportunity to send a message to Harrisburg,” according to Dorney. “While Republicans and Democrats in the legislature continue to play games with the budget, choosing special interests on both sides of the aisle, district residents can choose an independent citizen who answers to them and them alone.”

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Happenings

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 28

• What Are You Reading Now? book club, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Intro to A to Z the World database demo, 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Drop-in studio arts, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley...

Players of the Stage present ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township.

This play, based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there would be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given...

Public Library of Catasauqua: Thanks to those who made a difference

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

— John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”

— Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner for “The Color Purple”

John F. Kennedy and Alice Walker remind us that saying thank you is good for the soul. If, right...

Hanover honors injured officer

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township Council took a moment Nov. 15 to honor state police Corporal Seth Kelly, who was seriously injured Nov. 7 in a roadside shooting. Council recommended sending cards and tributes to Kelly, care of Belfast Barracks, 654 Bangor Road, Nazareth, 18064.

Hanover does not have a police force and depends on state police to enforce its laws.

There is a bloodmobile at the state police barracks in Bethlehem to support Kelly. According to township Manager Sandra Pudliner,...

Coplay Police

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 13

Officers checked a building in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

NOV. 14

A retail theft at Coplay News Agency was reported.

A written warning was issued during a traffic stop in the unit block of North Fourth Street.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police with a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Howertown Road.

A security alarm at BB&T Bank brought...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 27

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 28

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

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.