The U.S. Census Bureau began its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.
National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.
Robert F. Toth Jr., census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center-Allentown Area, reported his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers, as of Jan. 17.
This is your last chance to donate to Catasauqua Middle School Student Forum’s annual food drive, the CMS Souper Bowl of Caring. The drive ends Jan. 31.
Students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable and nonexpired food items. No glass jars or bottles will be accepted.
Homerooms will compete to see which can bring in the most items. The winning homeroom will receive a pizza party.
There will be early dismissal Feb. 5. Students will be dismissed 12:20 p.m....
Despite the frigid temperatures, the bees were buzzing over at Catasauqua Middle School for the annual spelling competition Jan. 9.
The whole school gathered to watch 37 students of various grades compete in front of a panel of three judges. The participating students were seated on the court of the gymnasium, while the other students filled the bleachers with a special section provided for parents. The tension in the crowd touched the gym’s ceiling as the program’s organizer, David...
Thursday, Jan. 30: Elem. — Whole-grain macaroni and cheese, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)
Friday, Jan. 31: Elem. — Whole-grain Maxx stix with tomato sauce, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Cheesesteak on whole-grain roll, steamed peas (H.S.: potato wedges instead), assorted...
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
A traffic stop was conducted at Howertown Road and Walnut Street.
Officers investigated a report of vandalism in the 700 block of Willow Drive.
A DUI involving drugs at Third and Eugene streets brought police to the scene.
The department investigated a reported assault in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.
Police assisted a citizen in the 700 block...
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
In the 300 block of Howertown Road, police assisted UGI with a parking issue.
Officers assisted with a public service situation in the 500 block of Third Street.
A bicycle was stolen in the 600 block of Third Street.
On Second Street, a vehicle was ticketed.
A disturbance at Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., was reported.
Police assisted Lehigh County...
Northampton Area Food Bank is planning a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave. Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.
Prizes will be purses and gift cards from area stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.
The event includes a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.
The snow date will be Feb. 9....
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON AND SUSAN BRYANT ; SBRYANT@TNONLINE.COM in Police Log
A 2015 Whitehall High School graduate was killed in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 14 at the intersection of Mauch Chunk and Overlook roads, Allentown.
Yasmine Tyrea (Allen) Woodruff, 22, of Bethlehem, was pronounced dead 9 p.m. Jan. 14 by Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas. An autopsy was completed Jan. 15, according to Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich. He said the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Amanda Ritter, 29, of...
At 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Coplay Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.
Reminder: Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., will hold a storytime 11 a.m. Jan. 30 for children.
Swimming in the winter is available for borough residents at the Whitehall High School pool.
Swim nights are Mondays and Wednesdays. Families swim 7-8 p.m., and adults swim 8-9 p.m.
Borough police are reminding motorists the grace period...