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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The next Young at Heart meeting is April 24 in the basement of St. Andrews Catholic Church, located at Third and Eugene streets in North Catasauqua. Parking is in the rear and you enter the side door of the church by the parking lot. This month there will be a lunch served for all members. Bingo is played after the meeting.

It's time to sign up for the April 26 bus trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino and the May 15 bus trip to Rainbow Dinner Theatre to see "Fun Between the Covers." Call...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A motor vehicle crash brought police to Lehigh Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 5100 block of Stone Terrace.

· Police were called to the 800 block of Third Street to investigate a report of harassment.

· A report of a burglary brought officers to the 1300 block of Mickley Road.


· Police responded to an alarm at Palace Pizza, 3600 Lehigh St.

· A...

Dog provides help, hope to local woman

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Bonnie Dodge credits her dog with providing her with a quality of life that simply did not exist before meeting Patience.

At first glance, Patience, a Shih Tzu, might appear to be a typical family pet, but the dog's worth and purpose extends far beyond what first impressions convey.

A member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Dodge has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

"Patience plays a very large and important role in my life," she told The Press recently...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Front Street.


· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the 500 block of Arch Street.

· Officers responded to a domestic call in the 1000 block of...

Players of the Stage

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Players of the Stage will be performing "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain at 7 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 27 at Living Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie.

The show was adapted for stage and is being directed by Sharon Barshinger Gerdes.

In its tenth year, Players of the Stage is a community youth theater group which donates proceeds from its annual production to a local charity.

Tickets are free but reservations...

Kindergarten: ready or not?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Every time I conduct a program for parents of soon-to-be kindergarteners, two questions inevitably come up.

One is, "My child is so smart that I am afraid she will be bored in kindergarten. Should I put her right in first grade?"

To this, I usually respond, that given the structure and higher demands of kindergarten compared to what it was years ago, this child is very ready for the pace of today's kindergarten.

The second question that a parent always poses is, "I think...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Flyers have gone home to place your order for Sheckler's 2012-13 yearbook.

The cost is $13 per yearbook. Payments can be made by cash or check. If paying by check, please make it payable to "Sheckler Elementary School."

The deadline for ordering the yearbook along with payment is May 6.

Please have your child return the order form to their homeroom teacher.


The Sheckler Skateaway Skating Party will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

Ticket order...

Breathe easy

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Township Police Department's K-9 unit now has oxygen breathing kits for its police dogs, Nitro and Onyx. Officers Jeff Coleman and Richard Garner, who serve as handlers, are occasionally dispatched to burning buildings or structures with hazardous materials and illegal substances. During a brief ceremony April 5, Lehigh Valley CART (County Animal Response Team) presented the special oxygen apparatus and kits to the township police department. From left are CART Rescue Captain...