Workers can be seen at Old Country Buffet, Whitehall Mall, where the all-you-can-eat restaurant closed on Monday for an extensive makeover. A restaurant spokesperson said the interior renovations will include everything from walls to flooring. New islands will feature the same menu with a few new items. Old Country Buffet, which seats 400 people, has been a fixture at the Whitehall Mall property for 18 years. It will reopen Oct. 5.
Women are now invited to join the Coplay Lions Club.
The borough organization, which is celebrating 40 years, has also recently launched its annual community fund drive.
The club is known for its annual Super Bowl Sunday breakfast at the Coplay Saengerbund, an event which serves as a fundraiser for its other projects. These include financial support for the Center for Vision Loss of the Lehigh Valley, Beacon Lodge Camp for the blind, and assisting those in need of eye examinations, eye glasses and hearing aides.
· Stations 37 and 38 responded to a transformer fire in front of Skateaway, 3761 Lehigh St., 3:06 a.m.
· Reported odor of something burning in the basement on Thomas Street, found to be a wire and a circulator motor, brought out Stations 35, 36, 37 and 38, 4:47 a.m.
· Stations 35, 36, 39 and 40 responded to a vehicle fire with exposures at Sheetz, 5001 MacArthur Road, 4:36 p.m.
· A motor vehicle accident with spill on Route 22 eastbound near Fifth Street brought out Station 35 and 36, 5 p.m.
Stephen P. Papay, 55, of Slatington, died Sept. 22, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was the husband of Vicky L. (Muffley), for 33 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Stephen and Nancy (Finley) Papay of Slatington.
He was a graduate of Slatington High School.
He was the saw operator for Penn Big Bed Slate Company, Slatedale, for the past 40 years.
Arlene Giannini, 69, of Northampton, died Sept. 10, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Gaetan T. Giannini Sr. They would have celebrated 49 years of marriage Oct. 3.
Born in Patterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Frances (Dunn) Baron.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.
Thursday, Sept. 26: Elem.–Chicken ring things, whole-grain dinner roll, or PB&J, carrots, banana, milk. M.S.–Barbecue chicken sandwich or PB&J, sweet potatoes, orange, banana, milk. H.S.–Spicy chicken sandwich, sweet potatoes, celery sticks, orange, banana, milk.
Friday, Sept. 27: Elem.–Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, apple wedges, milk. M.S.–Cheese pizza or PB&J, broccoli with cheese sauce, apple wedges, orange, milk. H.S.–Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots, apple wedges, orange, milk.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a theft brought officers to the 500 block of Grove Street.
· Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of Eugene Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Third Street.
· Police responded to a disturbance at Third and Arch streets.
· Officers conducted a vehicle stop at Chapel and Limestone streets.
· Police assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Second Street.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a reckless driver brought officers to the 800 block of Walnut Street.
· A request for a protection-from-abuse order brought police to the unit block of Second Street.
· Police responded to a report of two juveniles standing next to a car smoking cigarettes in the unit block of Second Street.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 700 block of Second Street.
· A report of a domestic assault brought police to the 800 block of Walnut Street.
Meet the Teacher Night at Gockley will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 26, at the school.
This is a great opportunity for parents to visit their child's school, become more familiar with the building and meet their child's teacher.
The middle school box tops competition will begin very soon.
Families are encouraged to begin collecting BoxTops for Education, found on General Mills products.
The middle school will hold a friendly competition between homerooms. Students will bring home more information soon.