I am fortunate. My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.
I still call him “Daddy.”
I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden, and bathe and groom our dog.
We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
In the 600 block of Limestone Street, a dispute between a mother and daughter brought out police.
Police investigated a protection-from-abuse case in the 200 block of Front Street.
Four no parking signs were issued in the 400 block of Prospect Street, the department said.
Sixteen parking tickets were filed at the department, 118 Bridge St.
Officers assisted Whitehall police with a report of a hit and run in the 500 block of Front Street.
Don’t forget about our fundraiser at Samuel Owens Restaurant 4-9 p.m. June 20 for dine-in-only meals. Our friends at Samuel Owens will donate 10 percent of your check to the library.
You won’t have any dishes to do, and the library will get a donation — a win-win for everyone!
Stop by the library for a voucher to present to your waiter or waitress.
Reminder: Our regular storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. today, June 15. No preregistration is necessary, and all ages are welcome to attend.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
Officers responded to a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.
Police conducted a warrant service in the 2400 block of Main Street. The male was served with an outstanding warrant and transported to district court.
Criminal mischief — graffiti in the men’s room and on a pavilion — at 26th Street Playground was reported to the department.
Members of the department assisted a female in the 200 block of East 19th Street.
Registration is underway for the Northampton Area Public Library’s summer learning programs and summer reading challenge. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”
A “Design It, Build It” science session will be held 10 a.m. June 21. Children ages 4-10 and their caregivers are invited to attend. No registration is required.
A program titled “Eyes of the Wild” is planned for 6 p.m. June 22. Families can meet rescued animals and hear about the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. No registration is required.
On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying the agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.
So, what is the Paris Climate Agreement and what are its terms?
Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.
An ordinance violation of overgrown grass and weeds at a dwelling in the unit block of South Third Street was reported to police.
The department received a complaint of missing garbage cans in the unit block of North Fourth Street.
A theft in the 1200 block of Center Street was reported to police.
Police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Second Street.
The department received a complaint of juveniles walking across the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.