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Coplay zoners: Homeowner not liable

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Hearing covers case of the missing driveway

Matthew and Stephany McCauley's new home in Coplay came with a surprise.

Apparently the home was supposed to have off-street parking. The driveway was never installed, however.

The McCauleys learned of the requirement Aug. 30 when they received a notice of violation from the borough for not having off-street parking at their home, located at 57 N. Fifth St.

"No one plans to install a driveway on a home they just purchased," said Matthew McCauley at a zoning hearing Oct. 25. "It would put us under serious financial hardship."

Contract awarded

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Work to begin on bridge

The demolition of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, followed by construction of the new bridge which runs across the Lehigh River, is only a few weeks away.

Motorists will soon reach their destination via the Coplay-Northampton Bridge, the Pine Street Bridge connecting West Catasauqua in Whitehall Township, and further south using bridges linking portions of Whitehall to Race Street in Catasauqua.

College Corner

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Krall participates in stadium band

Elizabeth Krall, of Whitehall, is participating in Susquehanna University's stadium band this fall.

The Susquehanna stadium band plays at all home football games, the homecoming parade and pep rally and at special events throughout the fall. Membership is open by audition to all university students.

Krall, a junior music education major, is a 2010 graduate of Whitehall High School. She is the daughter of Douglas and Deborah Krall.




Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard 610-428-9911.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264- 0740.

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

'Bodies Revealed' comes to the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center's new exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.

The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.

The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process that includes removing all of the water from an organ or system while replacing it with a polymer, and preserving it indefinitely.

Walmart Supercenter opens

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Walmart Supercenter in Whitehall Township was a festive occasion.

As new store manager Greg McDermott, Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. and Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Long counted down, employees used oversize scissors to cut the bright yellow ribbon, marking the opening of the 186,000-square foot supercenter official Oct. 17.

Civil Air Patrol teaches high school students leadership skills

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

"Boy Scouts with airplanes" is how Lt. Bob Sacco describes the cadets of the Lehigh Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.

The Cadets, aged 12-20 years old, are part of a U.S. Air Force auxiliary. They hosted an open house Oct. 16 at their headquarters at the Egypt Fire Company.

Molony, McNeill vie in the 133rd

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?

David Molony


Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.

Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.

Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform" without a substance, but the changes are swamped by adjustments and new increases.