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Catasauqua police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Front Street.

· A disagreement between a mother and daughter brought officers to the unit block of Second Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 600 block of South 14th Street.

· Police responded to a house fire on Mulberry Street.

· Officers were called to the 800 block of Race Street to investigate a disturbance.


· Police conducted a drug investigation in the 200 block of Lehigh Street.

Together again

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Two local people were among those who celebrated the reunion of the South Whitehall High School Class of 1941 June 7. A total of 10 graduates plus seven guests marked the occasion. In 1941, a total of 60 students graduated from South Whitehall High, a predecessor of Parkland High School. For the past decade or so, classmates have held a reunion annually. In front are Viola Takacs of Coplay; Faith Gensler, Lillian Trumbauer and Kathryn Helffrich, of Allentown; and Ruby Frankhauser of New Holland, Lancaster County.

Richard C. Brinker

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

store manager

Richard C. Brinker, 69, of North-ampton, died June 1, 2013. He was the husband of Carolyn (Krause) Brinker for 48 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William C. and Bertha M. (Gaumer) Brinker.

He worked for Royal Manufacturing and Jack Dankel Chevrolet, both in Allentown. He was a store manager for Two Guys from Harrison, Penn Jersey Auto, Gold Star Auto and A & A Auto Parts, from which he retired in 2007.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News



The Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.


Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

Whitehall-Coplay School board committee meetings – Education/Student Activities Committee 4 p.m.; Operations/Transportation Committee, 5:30 p.m.; Finance/Personnel Committee, 6:45 p.m. Meetings are held in the WCSD Administration Building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Exchangettes co-founder

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers, 74, of Bethlehem, died June 11, 2013, in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Ralph Zellers Jr. for 10 years and of the late William Leibold.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Wagner) Hetrick.

Before retiring in 2000, she was a crossing guard and worked as a dispatcher for the Northampton Police Department for five years.

She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moore Township, where she was an assistant Girl Scout leader of Troop 392, Emmanuels.

State police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Lawn decorations stolen

State police on June 8 responded to a report of lawn decorations stolen from the unit block of Oak Lane, Allen Township.

The 69-year-old resident told police unknown individuals removed the decorations from her lawn, police said.

DUI reported

A report of a DUI brought police May 27 to Airport Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to police, an argument ensued between William Torres and his wife. Upon arriving, police determined Torres was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.


Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· St. Mary's Church annual block party – 6-10 p.m., Second and Union streets, Catasauqua. Continues Friday and Saturday. Information: 610-264-0332 or email kim.bil@verizon. net.

· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans welcome. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m. at the Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

Whitehall police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Youth drowns

A 17-year-old Allentown resident drowned in a private Whitehall pool, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.

Abel De Luna, 17, of 803 Saul St., Allentown, was pronounced dead Saturday at 4:11 p.m. in the emergency department at Sacred Heart Hospital.

An autopsy undertaken Monday determined the cause of death to be drowning and manner of death an accident, says a news release from the coroner's office.

Moravian College to host LV Classical Guitar Festival

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Moravian College Department of Music hosts the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival, June 22, Peter Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

This year's guest artists are Julian Gray, Serap Bastepe-Gray, Pat Sise, Mark Edwards, Glenn Caluda and David Pace.

The festival, directed by Moravian College alumnus James Schultheis '10, is a full-day of recitals, workshops, master classes and concerts. The event is co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Society.