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Northampton police

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to the theft of scrap aluminum window frames in the 2000 block of Laubach Avenue.


Police were called to the 100 block of West 17th Street to investigate a report of the rear door of the residence broken and entry made into the home.

· A domestic call brought officers to the 1600 block of Railroad Street.


· A report of a disturbance...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.


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


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


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a half-price sale Monday, April 1, to Saturday, April 13.

The sale includes everything in the store unless it is marked otherwise. The shop will close for housecleaning and changeover to spring and summer clothing the week of April 16.

Proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the Catasauqua community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services. Donations of good used clean clothing are...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Northampton Area High School Drama Club family storytime – 6 p.m., Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537.

· Coplay Garden Club meeting – 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, South Third Street. Information: 610-261-1243.

· Explorer Post 101 meeting – Coplay municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St. Information: Jake at 610-465-2598.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay...

Article By: The Press

Friday, March 29, 2013 by The Press in Social News



25th & Livingston Streets

Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712

8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer

9 a.m. Holy Communion

'28 Book of Common Prayer

9 a.m. Church School

Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service

Rev. Joseph S. Falzone




3449 Cherryville Road

Northampton - 610-262-5645


Will there be a veto?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A close council vote on a Catasauqua Borough zoning ordinance revision could prompt a move to veto the measure by Mayor Barbara Schlegel.

At its March 4 meeting, the council voted 4-3 to revise the borough zoning ordinance to allow apartment units to be built on vacant property along Front Street now owned by FL Smidth.

"I was baffled and surprised," said Catasauqua Borough Councilman Vincent Smith, commenting on opposing votes. The zoning revision is to the borough's...

L. C. authority charter extension is denied

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners voted 5-4 against extending the Lehigh County Authority's charter at its March 13 meeting.

The Lehigh County Authority was seeking an extension on its current charter so it could put in a bid for Allentown's proposed 50-year water and sewage system lease. The city is in need of $150 to 200 million to help pay for its underfunded employee pension program. LCA's current charter expires in 36 years.

Chairwoman Lisa Scheller called the vote...

Panto: Review coaching salaries

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

School board member Donald Panto wants the Catasauqua Area School Board to revisit the salaries of coaches and coaching staff.

"I don't think it's an understatement to say athletics is a major part of the school experience," Panto said during the board's March 11 meeting.

Athletic Director Tom Moll told school board members the district's pay for coaches and coaching staff is well below the area average.

"It is significantly less from schools of similar size," Moll said...

Hanover to read water meters

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

At its March 6 meeting of the Hanover Township Council, township Manager Sandra Pudliner presented the council with a proposal for the township to take over water meter readings.

Two water companies currently serve township residents. The Bethlehem Authority serves most of the township, reads the meters and sends the bill to the township. The Allendale area is managed by the township.

Under Pudliner's proposal, maintenance supervisor Jeffry Mouer will be in charge of the effort...

A model life: creating replicas is his hobby

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Local News

A local man's childhood interest in model trains developed into a talent for creating scale-model displays of buildings, including sites familiar to Catasauqua and North Catasauqua residents.

Phil Wavrek grew up in Fullerton, Whitehall Township. He received his first train set on his 10th Christmas. That Lionel freight train with a double engine (powered 'A' unit and dummy [no power] 'A') and cars jump-started a lifelong interest in model trains. The first set included the double Erie...