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Coplay police

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police respond to disturbance

Borough police on Saturday responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of South Second Street on notice of an intoxicated woman.

On arrival, police located a 29-year-old Allentown woman, who said she was at a party in the area and the person who was to take her home backed out.

The woman was upset, police said, and was waiting for her mother to drive her back to Allentown. Police remained in the area until her ride arrived.


Going, going, gone in Hanover TownshipNearly everything goes – to the highest bidders

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

If you wondered about the flurry of activity around Hanover's old municipal building Aug. 30, Hanover Township was holding a public auction billed as "selling to the walls." The sale was held following a move by municipal employees into the new township building, now nearly completed.

The township selected Houser Auctions to conduct the sell-off.

Houser is a family operation run by brothers Doug and Tim, who took over from their father. Their wives handle the administrative...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.


North Catasauqua...


Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

In this continuing series, I am speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, well-known and highly respected president of the Northampton Historical Society and former employee of the landmark Miller's Department Store and Kotsch's Market in Fullerton.

Born in 1927 Harold, as most families in America, faced the Great Depression. I asked him to recall his youth.

"As a youngster I spent summers on my mother's uncle's farm in Allen Township," he said. "My mother, Helen Hoffman Smith, was born on...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police assisted a citizen in the 800 block of Race Street.

· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 200 block of Lehigh Street.

· A report of harassment brought officers to the Catasauqua Market, 135 Bridge St.

· Police were called to the 200 block of Second Street to investigate a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash.

· A report of a hazardous condition brought...

Types of bariatric surgery detailed

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. I'm 69 years old and I'm considering surgery for obesity. Am I too old for this?

There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65.

Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, limits your food intake. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. It is designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight.

Surgery is an extreme measure for...


Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Social News

An artist's reception for "Comings & Goings," an exhibition continuing through Sept. 23 that covers about 30 years in the work of Kevin Tuttle, will be held 4:30 - 6 p.m. Sept. 5, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

Tuttle's work is informed by literature, poetry, Greco-Roman painting and sculpture. Tuttle is a Muhlenberg College art department drawing and sculpture lecturer.

The reception and Martin Art Gallery...

Civic Theater's '8' benefits Network

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Social News

A one-night-only reading of "8," Dustin Lance Black's new play chronicling the challenge to California's Proposition 8, will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Civic Theatre of Allentown's 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.

Proceeds from "8," presented through a special agreement with American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, benefit the Pennsylvania Diversity Network.

The production of "8," directed by William Sanders, Civic Theatre's...

Six bands in We Rock benefit

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Social News

Rock music for a cause is the theme of We Rock's concert, 1 - 9 p.m. Sept. 8, MainGate nightclub, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

The concert benefits Lehigh Valley Health Network's Breast Health Services. We Rock has held biannual charity concerts for the past six years.

We Rock was organized by Matt Wolf, better known in the Lehigh Valley music scene as Matt Metal, host of a long-running radio show on Lehigh County Community College radio station WXLV.

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