A speed limit sign stands among orange and white construction markers called "bigfoots" that line the section of MacArthur Road near the Whitehall Township municipal building. Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. discussed the status of road construction projects in the township, including safety concerns regarding speeding and visibility, especially for traffic merging onto Route 22. See story, "Battling bigfoot" and related story, "Light gets hit again."
Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets at 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
The Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a stolen vehicle brought police to the 1100 block of Front Street.
· Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile in the 1100 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 1000 block of Limestone Street.
· Police responded to a report of found property in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.
· A report of a loose dog brought officers to the 1100 block of American Street.
Man refuses to leave apartment
A resident of the unit block of North Front Street summoned borough police late Saturday afternoon to her apartment to have her boyfriend removed from the premises.
The woman said her name is on the lease and she wanted her boyfriend to leave, but he refused to do so, police said.
Police said they spoke to the man, who agreed to leave, police said.
A resident of the unit block of South Front Street informed police Feb. 28 that her dog had been attacked.
· Story time – 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Free. Information: 610-262-7351.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. New members are welcome. Information: 610-395-2820.
· Explorer Post 101 – Coplay municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St. Information: Jake at 610-465-2598.
Police responded to a Feb. 4 report by a 54-year-old resident of the 3200 block of Cherryville Road that she received a phone call from an unknown person claiming he worked for Kenneth Miller and Associates.
The caller told the woman if she failed to pay amounts due on past debts a warrant would be issued for her arrest, police said.
The woman provided her credit card number and authorized a $2,000 payment, police said.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events for March and April.
Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. – business forum in the chamber conference room.
Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 a.m. – board of directors meeting in the chamber conference room.
Thursday, March 14 at 11:45 a.m. – membership luncheon at Fellowship Community: Health Insurance Partnership and Healthcare Reform Updates presented by Mario A. Stuart Jr., Stuart Benefits Consulting LLC and Coventry HealthAmerica.
I am not a moviegoer, but this weekend, while surfing the Web, I came across a documentary "A Place at the Table."
The documentary, which features actor Jeff Bridges, examines the issue of hunger in America through the eyes of three families in Philadelphia, Colorado and Mississippi.
My mother, Dorothy, 84, offered her comments after watching the movie.
"It's [hunger] bad here at home," she said. "You do not have to worry about going to another country to see it."
She is right.
With the Lenten season upon us, I have heard folks discussing what they might give up between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
One man joked that as he has aged, he's had to give up so much, he has nothing left to sacrifice.
That comment brought to mind a couple in their 70s, friends of ours, who no longer travel because they say packing all their medications and medical devices is too much trouble.
Audrey Ann (Horvath) Sutton, 51, of Northampton, died Feb. 18, 2013 in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of Robert W. Sutton for 27 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Michael J. and Leona E. (Wrobleski) Horvath.
She was a 1979 graduate of Northampton Area High School.
She worked for Lehigh Valley Hospital, H&R Block and Aetna.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Credit Union and served on its supervisory committee from 2000 until the time of her passing.