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Stiles column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Local News

Everyone, mark your calendar so you remember the date of the St. John the Baptist Church picnic this year.

The picnic will be held on the church grounds, located at Ruch and Chestnut streets, Sunday, Sept. 2. This event is always a fun time to see neighbors and friends.

More details to follow.

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Musikfest continues through this weekend in Bethlehem.

You will find a huge number of free musical performances to attend. Be entertained by the talented...

Mann resigns

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Local News

Only six months after being appointed to Coplay Borough Council, Marvin Mann is resigning.

Mann was appointed to council Feb. 14 by a 5-1 vote with Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. dissenting. Mann was to serve until the end of 2013, running for election if he wished to retain the seat longer.

At Monday's workshop meeting, council acknowledged receipt of a letter from Mann stating his intention to resign for personal reasons.

Council plans to vote to accept his resignation at...

Fullerton column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

St. John's United Church of Christ will hold basket bingo on Friday, Sept. 14.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Food will be available.

Purchase your tickets in advance by calling the church office at 610-264-8421.

Also, the church will hold its annual craft fair in October. More information to follow in a future column, but crafters are needed.

If interested, call the church office.

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My e-mail address is lhahn775verizon.net if...

4-H

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Backtrackers 4-H Horse & Pony Club members recently made mop ponies to exhibit at the 2012 Northampton County 4-H Fair on Aug. 10-12.

For more information about Backtrackers 4-H Horse & Pony Club, call Janice Martin at 610-837-7294. For more information about 4-H in general or this year's fair, call the Northampton County 4-H offices at 610-746-1970.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 29

· Officers responded to a burglar alarm in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

· Police investigated a complaint about weeds in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 200 block of Mulberry Street.

JULY 30

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1400 block of Main Street.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in...

Smith family has deep roots in the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

In this new series, I will be speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, a well-known, highly respected local resident who is president of the Northampton Historical Society and historian of the Zion Stone Church. He is a former employee of Miller's Department Store in Northampton, Kotsch's Market in Fullerton and member of numerous community organizations.

Mr. Smith is extremely proud of his Pennsylvania "Dutch" German heritage. The Pennsylvania Dutch were some of the early immigrants to "Penn's...

Coplay column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Many of the streets in Coplay are now sporting a fresh, new look.

Borough public works personnel have recently tackled a myriad of road projects, along with painting curbs at intersections and areas where vehicles are prohibited.

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The borough parkway pool will host the final Dip-N-Dance Friday.

The special event, which includes a deejay and prizes, takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Along with children and teens, adults are welcome to attend the bash.

The...

Man charged in murder of Whitehall woman

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

An Allentown man has been charged with homicide in the July death of a 20-year-old Whitehall Township woman whose body was found in a wooded area in Salisbury Township

Jonathan Nunez, 20, of 253 E. Fairview St., Allentown, was charged Aug. 2 in the death of Kimberly Cardona, who was found the evening of July 5 near the road in the 2700 block of Lanze Lane, Salisbury Township.

Nunez was to be arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking.

An affidavit of probable cause filed...

Plans for substation surprise official

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A Whitehall Township commissioner said she was surprised Monday to learn of plans for a police substation at the new Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce offices.

Commissioners President Linda Snyder said Monday night she learned of the plans for a substation by reading newspapers.

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of its new digs on the Lehigh Valley Mall campus July 31. At that time, plans for a police substation to be located there were also...

Service News

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

U.S. AIR FORCE

Christman promoted to senior airman

Tyler S. Christman has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.

Christman is a medical laboratory specialist assigned to the 59th Medical Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He has served in the military for three years.

He is the son of Ann Kolodich and the grandson of Carol Christman, both of Catasauqua, and the son of Rodney Christman of Lehigh Township.

Christman is a 2008...