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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting – noon, St. Peters Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at 610-231-0237.

· Alzheimer's CARE Training – 6 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care Office, 3722 Lehigh St., Suite 408, Whitehall. Information: 610-770-7773 or julie.kish@

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior...

N. Catty considers moving accounts to a new bank

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua Borough Council is considering moving its accounts to a new bank after its current bank, Wells Fargo, began charging excessive service charges.

Borough treasurer Annette Englert reported to council members at their Nov. 14 meeting that since Wells Fargo took over Wachovia, service charges for borough accounts have added up to $6,771.

A proposal with a reduced fee schedule presented to her by National Penn KNBT offers the same banking service for what...

Another View

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Hanukkah and Christmas are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, laugh, sing, decorate and exchange presents.

For people living with Alzheimer's or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.

I have found with my mother, who was diagnosed several years ago with dementia, this is the time of year when she becomes more depressed.

My mother does not remember the songs she use to play on the piano at family holiday...

Governor announces two programs aimed at saving lives

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Governor Tom Corbett announced Nov. 9 PennDOT is launching two voluntary programs aimed at saving the lives of Pennsylvanians in emergency situations – the Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information programs.

"Both of these programs speak for people when they can't speak for themselves, so medical concerns can be addressed and contacts can be reached as quickly as possible," Corbett said. "When someone is in a crash or they find themselves in an emergency situation, it's critical...

Parents tell audience about son's drug addiction

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

If your child has a drug addiction, you can never be suspicious enough.

"Whenever you're not suspicious, I think you're deceiving yourself," Bruce Wlazelek told a group of parents recently. "You have to stay vigilant so that you can know when they need help in case they don't ask."

Wlazelek and his wife, Ann, of Upper Macungie Township, spoke at Queenship of Mary Church Nov. 13 as part of a parent support night sponsored by Valley Youth House, Project SUCCESS and Lehigh Valley...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Garden Club will celebrate the holidays and another successful year during its Wednesday, Dec. 5 meeting.

Note this meeting begins at noon at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. There will be no artistic or horticultural competition. Bring with you $4 to be used toward the cost of the meal, six cookies to share, your own silverware and a donation for Meals on Wheels.

This is a time to relax, enjoy a great meal, review a successful...

Legislation accomplishments abound in 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

The 2011-12 legislative session wrapped up in November, and before we begin the new session Jan. 1, 2013, I think it is wise to take a look back and see what we have accomplished.

Of course, some years are more productive than others but, this past year, we have been able to make significant progress on several fronts that will help improve the business climate in Pennsylvania, increase safety and protection, and honor our military men and women.

Certainly, the economy has...

Two local Girl Scouts honored

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Two Catasauqua girls were honored earlier this month for their accomplishments as Girl Scouts. Rachel Held and Jenna Eberhardt, 13, both received a Silver Award for projects they completed this year, at a ceremony held in Royersford.

Rachel is a member of Cadette Troop 6675 which meets at Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua, and Jenna is a member of Cadette Troop 657 which meets at St. John's Mickley's, Whitehall

Each Scout completed a project in order to qualify for the...

Coplay police

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Man cited for public drunkenness

Coplay Police cited Eric Kroboth, 43, of 376 N. Granger Road, Northampton, with public drunkenness following a call Nov. 14 at 8:32 p.m.

Police said Kroboth allegedly attempted to engage in a fight with another man who resides in the borough. The location of the incident was not mentioned in the report.

Police said on arrival Kroboth was located sitting in his vehicle.

Police respond to armed robbery

Coplay Police early...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, November 30, 2012 by For locations call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Turkey tetrazinni, Calif. blend vegetables, tossed greens with French dressing, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Nov. 29: Fried chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, apple cinnamon bread, pudding.

Friday, Nov. 30: Cream of chicken vegetable soup, pot roast sandwich, sun chips, sour cream cucumber salad, raspberry filled cookie.