Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

I’m Sorry

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

I’m sorry that I missed you, but the train

came at 12 o’clock, and you know, of late,

how I never trust the ethereal rain

to extinguish the fires in my crate.

It was hard at first, thinking of leaving,

but o’er time I found solace in the fear

of having to spend so much time grieving

for she who would never cease to appear.

The future holds no guarantees for me,

And so that is why, when the train does come,

I command the irregularities

of an hour to become a life’s sum.

After all, time goes on, with or without,

mother beauty

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

i want to go

where the roof is the ceiling

and the wind is the fan

i want to go

where the sun shines down

through the rustling green leaves

i want to go

where the cold envelopes me

in a shivery embrace

i want to go

where the water reflects

the scenery around the edge

i want to go

where the smell of wood and forest life

warms my soul with a potent taste

i want to go

where the worries of the world fall behind

and my mind clears up all the doubt

the nature beckons towards me,

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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