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Piano prodigy opens season with Allentown Symphony

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Focus

So many of us remember those days sitting at a piano, where our legs would swing freely in front of the bench because they were just too short to reach the floor.

Little, pudgy fingers would cautiously press on the piano keys, halting for seconds, and sometimes even minutes between chords. Looks of extreme concentration would adorn our faces as we struggled with figuring out the notes on the printed page of the music in front of us.

Roth makes qualifier

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

As golf's regular season winds down, the Zephs will be sending one golfer to the District 11 qualifier at Woodstone on Oct. 1.

An 81 average is needed to qualify.

Whitehall senior Mark Roth averaged a 78 this season, according to head coach Curt Beer.

"He will be going to the district qualifier so congratulations to him for making that happen," Beer said.

Fellow senior Jake Szakal averaged an 83, which is just off the mark. Patrick Glasgow averaged an 87, Beer said.

Fire Calls

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 10

· A motor vehicle accident with a spill on MacArthur Road in front of Rite-Aid, 2108 MacArthur Road, brought out Station 37, 8:09 a.m.

· Station 38 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road with injuries north of Municipal Drive, 12:18 p.m.

· A fire alarm sounding at 4208 North Church Street, brought out Stations 36, 39 and 40, 6:42 p.m.

· Stations 36, 39 and 40 responded to reported smoke coming from the back of a house (found to be a cooking fire), 8:22 p.m.

Sept. 12


Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Woman's Club of Catasauqua pot luck dinner – 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 4th Street. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-4924.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Flu shots given. New members welcome. · Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets, Coplay. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older.

Northampton adds new police officer

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton Police Chief Ron Morey congratulates Michael Bachman, 26, of Wind Gap, following borough council's appointment of Bachman as a full-time borough police officer. Bachman completed his police academy training and schooling and will next undergo physical and psychological testing. After the required evaluations, he will be placed on the roster and begin his duties as a Northampton police officer. Bachman previously worked as a part-time police officer in Plainfield and Bushkill townships.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

· A parking complaint brought police to Fifth and Liberty streets.

· A request for information brought officers to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Cypress Street.


· A report of suspicious activity brought police to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.