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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's Young at Heart will be hosting a casino bus trip to Hollywood Casino near Hershey on Friday, Feb. 22. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. For availability and cost, call Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920.

The regular monthly Young at Heart meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the St. Andrews Catholic Church social hall at 1 p.m. From the parking lot in the rear of the church, enter through the side door. I hear they always have a fun time.

Dues are being collected at this time...

State police launch smartphone app

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism.

The new See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.

"This app provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool," said state police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "The See...

Northampton police

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEBRUARY 4

· Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.

· A disturbance brought officers to the 1300 block of Stewart Street.

FEBRUARY 5

· A report of a lost passport brought police to the 800 block of Main Street.

· Police responded to a report of a stolen cell- phone.

· Officers were called to the 1700 block of Main Street to...

Girl Scouts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania are seeking volunteers to be troop leaders.

While many activities keep girls and adults busy in the fall and through the holidays, people often have a little more free time in the winter.

New troop leaders will serve girls in kindergarten through fifth grade who have been waiting for a troop or who have some time between sports seasons.

Anyone interested should go online to www.gsep.org. Click on "...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Women's Club of Catasauqua will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets.

This is a change from the usual meeting site at the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church. The program will involve 100% Cotton presenting popular show tunes. It will be full of fun, friendship and food.

For more information, contact President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEBRUARY 4

· A report of a suspicious person checking vehicle doors brought officers to the 400 block of Race Street.

· Officers responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of Front Street.

· A disturbance between a man and two women brought police to the 400 block of Faith Drive.

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

FEBRUARY 5

· Police responded to an...

Help available for smokers trying to quit

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic wishes everyone a Happy New Year.

As we rang in 2013, many of us made New Year's resolutions to improve our health and well-being. People who resolve to quit smoking have the chance to increase the length and quality of their lives.

Quitting works its magic the minute an individual makes the choice.

In just 12 hours after an individual quits, the carbon monoxide level in their blood drops to normal. Fast forward to a year...

Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government...

CMS News

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

The Catasauqua Middle School Parent Teacher Forum will meet 7 p.m., Feb. 19 in the library.

The volunteer organization continues to seek new members. This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved in their child's education and take an active role in school events, fundraisers and activities. If interested, contact the school at 610-264-4341.

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The CMS Valentine's Dance has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the cafeteria.

The dance...

Coplay column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

The Chestnut Street Diner has shut down.

The sudden closing was a surprise to many of its patrons. The restaurant, located next to the post office, was a favorite for many because of its breakfasts.

Years ago, the structure served as a car wash, and then later was converted into an eatery. Some may recall Ralph Medina, who had experience in the region with running diners. He operated the restaurant, after which it became known as Chris's.

The closing of the Chestnut...