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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

ALLEN: ‘Bring It On’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

It’s a rivalry between cheerleading squads in “Bring It On: The Musical,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The musical, with music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and book by Jeff Whitty, is based on the 2000 movie by screenwriter Jessica Bendinger.

Director John T. Sechler is assisted by assistant director and choreographer Dawn Blanco, music director Brandon Remp and technical director Marc Hissam.

Missing my extended family

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Sports

I could make a case for my favorite sports season being fall, winter, spring, or summer, but I was in the middle of favoring winter when I watched what was left of that season crumble before my eyes on March 12.

What was left were Freedom’s girls’ basketball, Bethlehem Catholic girls’ basketball, Liberty swimming, Moravian Academy diving, and Bethlehem Catholic diving, all in the middle of PIAA state tournaments and meets.

Fire calls

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Stations 35 and 38 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 3213 MacArthur Road.

A gas leak brought Stations 36 and 37 to 535 Fullerton Ave.


Station 36 was on the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 331 Grape St.


A motor vehicle accident on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35 and 36.

Stations 35, 36 and 37 responded to a brush fire at 714 W. Union St.


A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road brought out Stations 35 and 39.


Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 18

Officers assisted Whitehall police during a search for a suspect on Fairview Street.

A hit-and-run accident in the 100 block of Walnut Street brought out police.

Police were called to the 100 block of Wood Street for a reported domestic offense.

FEB. 19

Haiven Roman, 20, of Catasauqua, was charged with an animal offense. The Front Street resident reportedly had 105 household pets running at large.

Another View

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

‘We’re all in this together’

My last Another View opinion piece was published Feb. 5 and 6 in The Press newspapers. The headline — “Coronavirus is not what you should be worried about in U.S.”

I was wrong.

I never thought our country would see the troubles it currently is having.

The actions being taken to combat COVID-19 is disrupting every part of American lives — work, education, places of worship, hospitals, businesses for leisurely activities, family and friend gatherings and more.