PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley area.
PA 2-1-1 East is a free, comprehensive, information and referral program and one of seven regional 2-1-1 call centers in Pennsylvania.
The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for a broad range of services including basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing and support groups.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a man shattering a side entry door brought officers to the PNC Bank, 2102 Main St.
· Police responded to a report of a GPS and cologne stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of East Seventh Street.
· Officers were called to the CVS Pharmacy, 29 W. 21st St., to investigate a report of a man who stole a Halloween mask and several bags of candy.
As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the 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 was Oct. 11.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
The moms of Catasauqua will be taking on the moms of Hokendauqua in a powder puff flag football game at the Hokey football field Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
This is the second year for the event and this year both teams have joined together to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer.
Donations can be made to the team at www.passionatelypink.org, donation team Catasauqua Rough Riders – Powder Puff 2012....
From left, Tyler Andrews, Delaney Troxell, Ezekiel Sobrado and Paige Shupp hold up a bucket they decorated for the Sheckler Elementary School Think First Assembly held recently in the school cafeteria. Each class decorated a bucket now being used by teachers to promote positive behavior in their classrooms. Each time a student does or says kind things to others, the individual teacher will fill the bucket with a star cut out. On each star cut out is written a kind thing or kind word someone...
The Northampton Press placed first in the "publications regularly edited by entrant" category in the 2012 National Federation of Press Women communications contest.
"A publisher of mine once told me, 'I'd rather be a strong weekly than a weak daily,'" wrote one of the contest judges. "The Northampton Press is a strong weekly with solid editing, writing, photography and design content going on with a clear sense of purpose. It is a newspaper that seeks to keep pushing on its coverage...
Catasauqua police department responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 400 block of Bath Avenue.
· Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Second Street.
· Officers responded to a request for a protection-from-abuse order in the 200 block of North 14th Street.
· A dispute between neighbors brought police to the 200 block of Wood Street.
· Officers were called to the D&D...
Mr. Jarrett Hahn was reared in Moore Township. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1991, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kid wrestling squad.
Jarrett joined the Army reserves and attended York College.
In 1993, he became employed by Lone Star Cement Co. in Nazareth, joining his father who was a welder at the plant.
"I was hired by Mr. Grammes and was welcomed by the veteran cement workers," he recalls. "I was happy for the opportunity and did not want...
From left, Catasauqua residents Becky Shull, Lauren Benkovic, Robert Shull and Candy Kratzer arrive in full force, dressed in their costumes, for the Eighth Annual Halloween Party held Oct. 19 at the Arch Street Hotel.
Apart from the normal business handled by Hanover Township council on Oct. 17, the biggest impact might be the few words uttered by Solicitor Jackson Eaton.
"I have made changes to the zoning ordinance that would change automotive repair to vehicle repair for the area around Carmike," he said. "We will need to schedule a public hearing on the change."
The zoning change will allow the trucking firm A. Duie Pyle to construct a vehicle repair facility on vacant land next to its...