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Lehigh Valley Press, Times News collecting materials to benefit Newspapers in Education program

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Book fair

Lehigh Valley Press, Times News and Vigilant Fire Company, of Slatington, are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers in Education program, which supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region, April 30 through May 3.

We are accepting books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blu-ray and DVDs in good condition at our offices through April 9.

Please, no dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines.

Drop off books at the following locations:...

HCPA honors helpers

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association held its annual appreciation dinner for its volunteers and fundraising associates Jan. 25 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

This year’s dinner added some unique flavors to the already extensive list of favorites. Shelly Nolter prepared a great rendition of a Scottish egg. For those who have never had the pleasure, it’s a hard-boiled egg wrapped in a special sausage blend, wrapped in a lightly breaded crust and deep-fried.

It was...

Catasauqua: Place orders for winter soup sale by Feb. 14

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be holding a winter soup sale.

The three flavors to choose from are chicken noodle, sausage and lentil, and winter garden — a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.

All soups are homemade and sold by the quart.

Payments and orders are due by Feb. 14, and pickup will be 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the parish center kitchen.

To place an order, for pricing or for other information, contact the parish office at...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 8

Police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Mickley Road.

The department responded to two reports of unwanted people at Lehigh Valley Mall.

A motor vehicle accident occurred on Mechanicsville Road.

Officers responded to mental health calls on Juniper Drive, Madison Lane and MacArthur Road.

Police assisted with civil matters on Garfield Avenue and North...

North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus to meet Feb. 19

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus meets 1 p.m. Feb. 19, one week earlier than normal due to Ash Wednesday, at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St.

Doors open noon.

The speaker this month is David Seng from Rummage Removers.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served, and bingo games will be played.

The meeting follows the Catasauqua Area School District weather cancellations. If there is no school because of snow, the meeting is canceled. However, if there is a two-hour delay...

Police investigate shooting outside of Popeyes restaurant

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Police Log


Whitehall Township police are investigating a shooting Jan. 29 outside of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, 1141 MacArthur Road.

According to police Lt. Gregory Bealer, officers responded to the scene 7:45 p.m. after a call that a person ran into the restaurant, told employees he or she was shot but not to call police and then left the area by vehicle.

Officers did find evidence of a shooting, Bealer said.

Just after 8 p.m., Allentown police reported a...

Another View

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

My husband, son and I are anxious for our Walt Disney World trip the end of this month. Our almost-3-year-old son is excited to go to “Mickey’s house,” as he calls it. This visit will be his first time at Disney, so that makes it extra magical.

What am I not looking forward to? The increased exposure of germs and illnesses that comes with huge crowds. I’m not going to let that worry ruin our trip, but I am certainly taking precautions. We take multivitamins and have recently added...

Northampton police

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 16

Neighbor disputes occurred in the 500 block of East 20th Street and in the 2900 block of Center Street.

A civil matter occurred in the 1400 block of Laubach Avenue.

Traffic stops were conducted at East 16th Street and Lincoln Avenue and at Main and East 21st streets.

JAN. 17

Police conducted a traffic stop at Clear Springs and Lerchenmiller drives.

Officers checked on the...