Congratulations to the Northampton Area Public Library, which has received a $4,000 grant from the Best Buy Children's Foundation.
It comes from the Community Grants program in partnership with local Best Buy stores to support programs that help youth excel in school, engage in their communities and develop life and leadership skills.
The grant will be used to purchase laptop and tablet computers and equipment to be used in the library's Teen Cyber Space project. This is an...
Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?
Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.
Armed with research she...
In today's fifth column, I'm shopping at Miller's landmark department store. The year is 1943. Mr. Harold Smith, current president of the Northampton Historical Society, is recalling his work days at the store.
The store had departments for groceries, clothing, shoes, sporting goods, hardware, home delivery and even a coal yard. The four-storied building was located at 2010-2012 Main St., Northampton.
Harold started at the store in 1943, while he was a student at Northampton...
The Charotin Hose Company of North Catasauqua responded to the following calls recently, according to information on the fire department's website.
Aug. 8, 9:50 a.m.
Charotin firefighters responded to the North Catasauqua High Rise at 1400 Main St., North Catasauqua, for an automatic fire alarm. Catasauqua and Northampton fire department personnel responded as automatic mutual aid.
The alarm was sounding in the attic. A crew checked the attic and found...
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a request for vigilance in the until block of Packer Avenue.
· Police were called to the 900 block of Third Street to conduct a drug investigation.
· A report of a disturbance brought officers to Lehigh Avenue.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on MacArthur Road.
· A report of a noise complaint brought police to Alberta Drive.
In the old telephone building on Second Street in Catasauqua, next to the fire station, is the headquarters for Bridgeway Academy. But no school buses pull up to the curb there in the morning.
"We aren't a charter school, we don't get money from the state," said the academy's vice president of operations, Cara Rutledge. "We are a private academy for home-schooled students and their parents."
Parents pay tuition.
"We are a private school, but without the constraints of a...
With the arrival of autumn, trees are turning shades of yellow, brown and orange are falling to the ground.
Unlike some communities, where leaves can be swept off the curbs for pickup by mechanical devices, the borough of Coplay requires its residents to place leaves in large plastic bags for pick-up on Fridays. Public works personnel will undertake this task during next several weeks.
A reminder to all borough residents: burning of leaves is prohibited.
Grayson and Janet McNair, of Lower Macungie Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Danube River and visits to several ports-of-call in three countries. They also visited Vienna, Austria, for three days.
They are pictured at the statue of Johann Strauss in the Stadtpark (city park) along one edge of Vienna's Ringstrasse.
The couple were married Aug. 18, 1962, in Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg...
Clinton and Patricia (Heil) Flexer of Emmaus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 29 with a surprise dinner at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church given by their family in the same reception hall used by the couple 50 years earlier.
The couple were married Sept. 29, 1962, at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Salisbury Township.
They have four children, David, Diane and Todd Flexer and Wendy Breunig, and six...