Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 18, 2019

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 31

Officers responded to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 100 block of Railroad Street.

APRIL 1

A disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street was reported.

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Railroad Street.

Police responded to a disturbance in the area of Second and Eugene streets.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

Officers were on the scene of a domestic offense against family in the 1000 block of North Sixth Street.

Police investigated a theft in the 1500 block of Creekside Road.

Disturbances on MacArthur and Mechanicsville roads and Mickley Run were reported.

The department responded to a truancy report on Zephyr Boulevard.

Officers were on the scene of a fire in the 2100 block of Center Street.

Criminal mischief on Ruch Street, Rosewood Lane and Eberhart Lane was reported.

Catasauqua: Youth raise awareness to fight hunger

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Once again, the youth at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be taking part in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through World Vision. The famine starts noon April 19.

The youth group will also be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 for ages 2-6. The event will be held in the grassy area at the church but will be inside if there is inclement weather.

Seven- to 10-year-old children will be inside decorating Easter gingerbread houses and will receive a goody bag.

Fire calls

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL 1

Stations 37, 38 and 3501 responded to a carbon monoxide detector activation at 2115 Third Ave.

A motor vehicle accident at 1155 Schadt Ave. brought out Stations 35, 37 and 3501.

Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501 responded to a malfunctioning smoke detector activation at 3020 Fellowship Drive.

APRIL 2

An unintentional alarm activation at 1177 Sixth St. was handled by Stations 36, 39 and 3501.

APRIL 3

Stations 36, 39, 40 and 3501 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 5228 Lincoln Ave.

APRIL 5

Hokendauqua: St. John’s plans April 18 service

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickley’s, 2918 MacArthur Road, will have a Tenebrae service 7:30 p.m. April 18. The service will include a Disciples Communion.

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Do you have a child playing baseball or softball at Hokendauqua Park this season? Join Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association for its 2019 opening day ceremonies April 27. The teams will be meeting at Hokendauqua Fire Company, Second Street, and they will be escorted to the park by firetrucks starting 7:30 p.m.

This year, the ceremonies will be held under the lights at the park.

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Another View

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To celebrate Earth Day, what will you do to impact our world?

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the warmer weather that comes with spring and anticipating the really warm days of summer. One thing I don’t enjoy is the buzzing I hear swarming around me when I’m outside at an event or playing with my son in the backyard. Although I have a fear of bees — I’ll save the traumatic childhood experience for another time — I know how important they are to plants, our environment and even the economy.

Recital set for May 4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Music Club

Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs’ national music week, May 5-12.

A free public spring recital, titled “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp Award recipient.

The young musicians of the club will close their season with a program 10 a.m. May 11 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.