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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

'Super Saturday' teacher seminar

Lehigh Carbon Community College's (LCCC) Teacher Education department hosts the annual "Super Saturday" teacher education seminar, Literacy: Connecting Through All Curriculum Areas, 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Nov. 3, main campus, Route 309, Schnecksville. Proceeds benefit the Teacher Education Resource Scholarship Fund.

Training certificates will be awarded. Workshops meet Department of Public Welfare Act 48, Keystone Stars and Continuing Education Units requirements.

CCHS to continue Central City project

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in School

CCHS faculty and students have once again come together to continue the Central City Project.

An organization started two years ago by John Gribowhich, the Central City Project serves to aid Central Catholic students in developing a stronger connection to the surrounding community through multiple events and service. The project is now headed by Patrick Markham and Anthony Clifford, members of the theology and English departments at CCHS, respectively.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Entries accepted

Entries are being accepted for the 12th Annual Photography Contest & Show, sponsored by the South Bethlehem Historical Society and Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, Oct. 22 - Nov. 12, Sixth floor gallery, Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem..

The Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony is 6 p.m. Nov. 2 on First Friday in the gallery. Refreshments will be served. Parking is available at the Center.

Works will be accepted for jurying 3 - 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Victory Firehouse, 205 Webster St., Bethlehem.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Win a Fender at Smithereens

The Smithereens are giving one lucky contest winner a VIP experience when the band presents a signed Squier by Fender guitar prior to its show, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The winner will also receive two VIP passes to meet members of the band.

For more information, tune into "The Michaels & Layne Show," 99.9 The Hawk, through Oct. 12.

Tickets for The Smithereens' Musikfest Café show are available at 610-332-3378, artsquest. org.

Coplay police

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police respond

to break-in

Coplay Police began an active investigation into the break-in of the United States Post Office on Chestnut Street.

The break-in took place 6:04 a.m. Oct. 3. Police on Monday indicated nothing appears to be missing.

Police said those involved gained entry by smashing a side window.

Possible leak reported at Giant

A report of a possible gas leak Friday evening in the warehouse area of the Giant Food Store at Chestnut and Cherry streets brought borough police, the fire department and UGI to the scene.

Honored for their heroism

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Whitehall Fire Department Captain Erik Bammer, left, and Lt. Michael D. Hartranft were honored at Lehigh Valley Health Network's seventh annual Spirit of Courage Awards Oct. 2 on the LVHN Muhlenberg campus. Bammer and Hartranft arrived at a home on Thebes Turn Road Nov. 30, 2011, to find smoke and flames coming from the building. They entered the house in search of the owner, who had gone back inside for his pets. They found him unconscious on the floor alongside his dog. Thanks to their swift action, they were able to carry him outside quickly, where Cetronia ambulance EMTs revived him.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News



The Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


The Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


The Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a harassment brought officers to the 100 block of Front Street.

· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to the unit block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 200 block of Poplar Street.

· Police responded to a report of shots fired in the unit block of Front Street.


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

Aspirin is good for what ails you

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. I've been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aspirin. Is it some kind of cure-all or am I the victim of hype?

I wouldn't call it hype. There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments.

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, swelling and blood clots.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Author to talk about clothing

Kelsey Timmerman, author of "Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes," the shared read for first-year students this year at Cedar Crest College, 7 p.m., Oct. 11, Alumnae Hall auditorium. The event is free to the public.

Timmerman will discuss his journey to Honduras, Bangladesh, Cambodia and China to locate the people who created his jeans, T-shirt, flip-flops and boxer shorts, and humanize the issues of globalization.