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Friday, June 22, 2018

Hokendauqua: Churches set service times

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, starts its services for the summer June 17. There will be only one service on Sundays — 9 a.m.


First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua announces its services for the summer also begin June 17, starting 9:30 a.m.


Communities That Care members will meet at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church 8:30 a.m. June 22.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will be holding a car wash 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23.

On the Homefront: Fathers matter in the lives of their children

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

All research begins with someone asking the question, “I wonder ...?” That is what my research design instructor told us on the first day of class.

I have a number of things that make me go, “Huh ...!” but at the behest of my family, who had to endure me going through graduate school a few years ago, I decided to spare them and not to embark upon a Ph.D.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 24

Officers addressed reports of disorderly conduct in the 1800 block of Schadt Avenue.

A theft from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Olympic Circle South was reported.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the 1300 block of Mickley Road.

The department addressed theft reports on Mechanicsville Road and North Second Street.

A wanted person in the 600 block of Front Street was reported.

Criminal mischief in the 3200 block of East Columbia Street was investigated.

Coplay Public Library: Library has special hours June 14

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Summer hasn’t officially started, but schools are out, the weather is warmer — and who could wait for that first water ice or ice cream?

Mark your calendars for upcoming library events.


The library will be open noon-5 p.m. June 14 due to SPARK training.

No fines will be charged for items due June 14. Don’t forget you can use the drop box located outside the library to return materials if the library is closed.

College corner

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in

Kokolus inducted into honor society

University of Scranton

Andrew Kokolus, of Northampton, was among the 54 University of Scranton students inducted into Upsilon Phi Delta, the national honor society for graduate and undergraduate students in health care administration programs. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for induction. The university’s chapter of the honor society was established in 2002. Kokolus is a senior pursuing a health administration degree at the Jesuit university.

York College of PA

Catasauqua: Groovitude concert to be held June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Groovitude 7-10 p.m. June 15.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


There is still time to register your child for Bethany United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, titled “Polar Blast.”

It will be held 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

The event is for children 3 years old through fifth grade.

To register your child, call the church office at 610-395-3613 or go to bethanyumchurch.com.


Northampton: Siegfried museum open June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station museum will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. June 17. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold a picnic noon-4 p.m. June 20 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Members planning to attend must have a ticket and are asked to bring a dessert to share.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.