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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stiles: Historic Bethlehem Blueberry Festival to be held July 20, 21

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Visit the Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem to attend the Historic Bethlehem Blueberry Festival July 20 and 21.

There are blueberry treats, like pies, strudels, ice cream and coffees to enjoy. Kids can partake in crafts, and there are culinary contests and pie-eating contests, too.

There is an admission fee.

Stop by and check out the festival.


Remember to visit the farmers markets in our area. This is the best time to enjoy some fantastic locally grown...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers assisted a citizen in the 400 block of Crane Street with protection-from-abuse information.

Police investigated a complaint of loitering/prowling in the 700 block of Bethlehem Road. The persons were located.

A neighbor dispute occurred in the 100 block of Prospect Street.

Police assisted an outside agency at Lehigh Valley International Airport, 3311 Airport Road, with a report of...

Another View

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

These are the famous words spoken by Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut who was the first person to walk on the moon. Armstrong was also an engineer, a pilot and a college professor.

After the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong said his microphone didn’t pick up the word “a,” so what he actually said was, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

During the mission, which occurred from July 16...

Fullerton: St. John’s plans July 19 bingo

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be having a gift card bingo 7 p.m. July 19.

The doors will open 6 p.m.

Tickets are now available for a discounted price, and they will also be available at the door for the regular price.

Call the church office at 610-264-8421 for tickets or more information.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., would like to remind its parishioners that food will be collected for the...

IRT officials seek state grant for study

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Ironton Rail Trail officials are discussing a major engineering study for the trailhead in Stiles and subsequent work that could begin next year.

One of the biggest concerns, officials agreed, is the parking lot. That area is heavily used as walkers, joggers and bikers begin their treks on the IRT loop.

Ray Bieak, longtime IRT commission officer and current secretary, noted July 12 that the parking lot is the last major area on the loop not paved, except for a 100-foot section...

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


Suspicious activity — a male attempting to purchase a gift card with a counterfeit $20 bill — at Dollar General, 2016 Main St., was reported.


A disturbance in the 1300 block of Stewart Street occurred. A male and a female were causing a disturbance.

Officers investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 1500 block of Dewey Avenue. The report said the front passenger-side tire...

Camp Cementon: Kids make ice cream treats

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by DANIELLE RIVAS CAMP COUNSELOR in School

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that saying definitely holds true while at Camp Cementon!

With week four completed, Camp Cementon has officially reached the halfway point. Although the weather was not cooperative at times during the week, that did not dampen our spirits. Throughout the week, campers enjoyed a variety of fun activities such as hat decorating, dodgeball and an easygoing game of musical chairs.

On Monday, it was raining most of the morning, so...

Camp Jefferson: Campers visit Camelbeach

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by CASSIDY LARKIN CAMP COUNSELOR in School

Camp Whitehall has sadly hit the halfway point for the summer, but we still have four more amazing weeks to go. The theme for week four at Camp Jefferson was Hawaiian, just in time for the Camelbeach trip.

With this week’s amazing weather, the campers were able to play Four Square outside, with one day of playing inside due to a storm.

The campers also enjoyed creating beautiful drawings with markers of different activities and wonderful name plates on the rainy day. As some...