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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Join the North Catasauqua Fire Department for a hot roast beef dinner and 15 games of cash bingo at their bingo extravaganza Saturday. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the first game of bingo will start at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served around 6 p.m.

To obtain a ticket, contact the North Catasauqua Fire Department by calling 610-266-1969 or emailing charotin@ncfd18.com. You could also ask any fire department member or just buy tickets at the...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 5

· Officers responded to a report of unwanted phone calls and text messages received by someone in the 1200 block of Davies Drive.

· Police were called to Grape Street to investigate a motor vehicle crash.

· A theft of a vehicle brought officers to the 600 block of Grape Street.

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 900 block of Fourth Street.

· Officers were called to...

College corner

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY

Area student conducts research

Kara Eichelberger, of Whitehall, spent the summer studying vitellogenesis in fruit flies at Susquehanna University.

Eichelberger's research involves understanding the yolk deposition process in the genus Drosophila, more commonly known as fruit flies. She is working with Dave Richard, professor of biology.

Eichelberger, a senior biology major, is a 2009 graduate of Whitehall High School and is the daughter of...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 26

· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 400 block of Grove Street.

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of Grove Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Chapel Street.

· A report of an assault brought police to the 1000 block of Fifth Street.

· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 1100 block of Front Street...

Roughies Report

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in School

On Monday, Sept. 17, all Catasauqua High School sophomore students will participate in a class ring assembly at 8 a.m. in the school auditorium.

Parents may order class rings Monday, Sept. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the school rotunda area. Class ring orders will also be accepted during the school's lunch periods Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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All students will enjoy an early dismissal on Wednesday, Sept. 19. CHS students will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m. Afternoon and all-day Lehigh...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Water rescue

conducted

Dispatched to 12th Street and Tapler Drive on the evening of Sept. 4, borough police officers responded to a call for a water rescue.

Arriving at the scene, police found a silver Hyundai stranded in two feet of water. The driver, an unidentified woman, told police she was fine and not injured, police said.

Coplay Fire Department personnel responded and pushed the car to the side of the road when the water subsided, police said.

Police...

Two brothers attain Eagle Scout rank

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A family tradition was continued as twins Michael and Matthew Calderon joined the 42 other Eagle Scouts of Troop 51. The brothers were elevated to Eagle Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua Aug. 25.

Michael and Matthew Calderon joined their older brothers, Aaron and Kris Silfies as Eagle Scouts.

Family and friends listened intently as the story of their journey to Eagle was described.

The twins began their Scouting career in...

Opinion: On being prepared: If you can hear thunder...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When I read about massive earthquakes or devastating forest fires destroying communities, I often comment on how nice it is to live in Pennsylvania, where severe weather is not such a big concern.

The occasional small tornado or earth tremor make the news and cause a stir, but for the most part, we feel safe from Mother Nature's outbursts.

Last year's heavy snow on Halloween weekend set me straight, however, about how severe weather can come anywhere at any time.

In my...