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Catasaqua column: Jeopardy in the garden Sept. 5

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

Be ready in the garden as Sue Drabic, a Pennsylvania master gardener, leads a group in an exciting game of Jeopardy during the meeting of the Catasaqua Garden Club. They meet 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St.

There will also be a double jeopardy if you don't bring your club project to the meeting.

Gardeners bringing gems for judging must have them in place by 12:45 p.m. Garden friendly guests are welcome to attend.


Coplay column: Coplay Community Days a success

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Last year's Coplay Community Days got caught in the rain as Hurricane Irene moved through the region. The weather was perfect for this year's event, however.

This year's Community Days is believed to be one of the most successful events of the program's 31-year existence.

The principal goal of the event is to provide the community a place to enjoy the end of summer before fall sets in. The event also acts as a fundraiser for the community organizations participating.

Bowling league seeks members

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Ten targets, two attempts and a slick court put together the sport of bowling.

For more than 40 years, Hampton Rookies Bowling League has been a female bowling league, but it is now a coed group.

"Bowling is a sport that is still enjoyed by many, but quite frankly, it is also a dying sport," said Roxanne Wloczewski, president of the league.

According to Wloczew-ski, it is hard to keep the league running with a strong committed roster each year, although the league is sanctioned with the United States Bowling Conference.

College Corner

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Whiffen receives degree

Maura E. Whiffen of Catasauqua received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College during the college's commencement ceremonies held May 12 on the college campus in Annville.

Among more than 430 to receive degrees from Lebanon Valley College, she is a graduate of Catasauqua High School.


Local residents enroll

Meghan E. Shafer of Bath and Alexis J. Russo of Catasauqua are enrolled at Lebanon Valley College.

Whitehall park hosts soccer event

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in Local News

Area children and their families gathered in Whitehall Aug. 18 for the annual Kick for Kancer soccer camp.

Hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, the camp served as an advance kickoff for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in Sept.

The event, held at Schadt Avenue Park and Playground, focused on teamwork, friendship and quality-of-life activities for children who have cancer.

Whitehall library column: Take better photos by going to the library

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

If the settings on your camera confuse you, you just might find the solution at the Whitehall Township Public Library.

And no, the solution isn't in a book.

Well, maybe it is, but you don't have to find the book in order to find the solution.

The library is hosting a free photography seminar Thursday, Aug. 30, at 1 p. m.

"Take Better Pictures with Any Kind of Camera" will be presented by nationally award winning photographer Johanna S. Billings, who also happens to be editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press.

Northampton column: Borough office to close Labor Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.


Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.


The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 21st anniversary meeting Monday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Fire Calls

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

August 17

· An outside pull station at Gulf Oil Terminal, 2451 Main St. (found to be a malfunction) brought out Stations 36, 37 and 39, 4:41 a.m.

· Station 35 fire police assisted police with traffic control at the Race Street Bridge, 6:45 p. m.

August 18

· Station 36 provided mutual aid for a water rescue on the Lehigh River under the Coplay-Northampton Bridge for a woman and two young children, 6:10 p. m.

· A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road at Main Street brought out Station 39, 9:06 p. m.