The secular zealots who originally challenged Lehigh County’s official seal in 2015 will not be happy until all symbols of Christianity are removed from public view.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin, which supported four Lehigh Valley members’ efforts to have the Latin cross in the center of the county seal removed, must be smiling smugly after a federal judge’s decision Sept. 28.
U.S. District Court Judge Edward Smith upheld the group’s viewpoint — well, sort...
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
A suspicious vehicle in the 1400 block of Main Street was reported to the department.
A fire alarm sounded in the 1100 block of Fourth Street.
In the 400 block of Buttonwood Street, officers responded to a report of a disturbance.
An alarm sounded in the 700 block of Palomino Drive.
Harassment in the 1400 block of Main Street was reported.
At Fourth and Main streets...
Fun Fridays to begin Oct. 6
Fun Fridays returns to CrossPoint (aka Calvary Wesleyan Church) 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6.
The event continues every first Friday of the month from October through June at the church, located at 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem.
This is a free night for the children in kindergarten through sixth grade to come out and have some fun in a safe environment. It also gives parents some free time for themselves.
Each month holds a...
In this third column, Mr. Larry Oberly and this writer are over at the old Essroc Cement office, now Lehigh Hanson. Essroc was formerly Coplay Cement, so we were given permission to search for some old Coplay history.
There are records for the early Coplay Cement Company, which was founded in 1866. Many are handwritten. We found many interesting flashbacks to the company’s past. Among the photographs we found were many projects in New York City, Maryland, New Jersey and other East...
As we approach the Nov. 7 Municipal Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the Oct. 5 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own...
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 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...
• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua
• Mini and junior youth groups (K-5) meeting and dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. The event will continue the first Tuesday of each month until April 2018.
• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-1652
Whitehall Township police officers responded to a report of a fight Sept. 25.
According to a news release from Police Chief Michael Marks, officers were dispatched approximately 6 p.m. to the rear of 22 Alta Drive in response to a fight in progress.
Police said four individuals sustained slash and stab wounds. Officers provided emergency medical care to help control the bleeding.
Two individuals were transported to area hospitals. Their conditions are reported to not be...