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Sunny day sale

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets, Coplay, was busy recently for a brisk sunflower and bake sale. The fundraiser was a benefit held by 4-year-old Ella Grace Luchansky, Coplay, seated on the table, who was diagnosed in March 2011 with stage 4 cancer. Just one day after a release from her latest hospital stay, Ella was at the outdoor stand with her mother, Jen Kresge, right, and family friend Amie Marks. Proceeds from the sunflowers went to Angel 34. Bake sale income will go to cancer...

Motorist charged for striking 5-year-old child at bus stop

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

A Whitehall Township motorist has been charged with recklessly endangering another person for striking a 5-year-old boy at a school bus stop in Whitehall Township.

Beverly A. Bell, 62, of 1 Maryland Circle, Apt. 238, also was charged Sept. 27 with summary offenses of careless and reckless driving, meeting or overtaking a school bus and driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Bell was arraigned by District Judge Robert C. Halal Sept. 28 in Lehigh County Central Booking. She was...

Viking Voices

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

Central Catholic High School will hold two fall open houses 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21 and Nov. 11 in Mason Auditorium.

All prospective students and their families are welcome to learn more about the school by participating in panel discussions and student-led tours.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the school's website at acchs.info.


CCHS is looking for students to volunteer at Holy Family Manor this fall.

Students will have an...

Whitehall Township Public Library column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Before we move ahead into fall, we want to take a moment to congratulate the participants in our summer reading program at the Whitehall Township Public Library.

More than 200 children and parents participated in the program, which officially ended the summer program, entitled "Dream Big…Read @ Your Library."

About 300 children, ages 18 months through 12th grade read 6,700 books in 332,297 minutes (5,538.5 hours).

The library staff included audio books and online reading...

Benefit to support family of cancer patient

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Ralph Ferullo has a job.

However, because he has been home caring for his son, Alec, 18, he hasn't collected a paycheck in three months. And he doesn't expect to get one for three more months, either.

Alec, who has a terminal form of brain cancer, is expected to live only a few more weeks.

"If he's still here like this in seven weeks, I can't go back," said Ralph, a respiratory therapist with Kindred Hospital in Easton.

If he is unable to return to work before his...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to an alarm in the 500 block of Howertown Road.

· A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police were called to the 400 block of Walnut Street to investigate a threat.

· A report of a disorderly group of juveniles brought officers to the 400 block of Second Street.

· Officers responded to a dispute between a...

Seminar addresses topics of death and dying

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by KERRI JORDAN Special to The Press in Local News

Death is a fact of life.

Most people don't like to think about it, but they should take several steps to prepare for the inevitable.

Those steps were the topic of a seminar hosted by Rev. Dr. Becky J. Beckwith, senior pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton, Sept. 20.

Guest speakers Rev. Nancy Adams, coordinator of pastoral care at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, and Jay Gilbert, funeral director, addressed the legal procedures necessary to prepare for...

Whitehall Township Chamber of Commerce column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Columns

The pink lacrosse bag containing the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce's official ribbon cutting scissors and ribbon was stolen during an event at the Lehigh Valley Mall on Sept. 20.

The chamber is asking that the person in possession of these items return them to the chamber office and visitor's center at the Lehigh Valley Mall in front of Wendy's. No questions will be asked.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the bag and scissors is asked to call the office at...

District news

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

No classes will be held Monday, Oct. 8, because of a professional development day for teachers.

Meet the teacher: Parents of Gockley Elementary School students are invited to Meet the Teacher Night tonight, Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

A presentation by teachers will begin promptly at 6:40 p.m. After the presentation, parents may visit teachers and tour the building.

Be sure to stop in the cafeteria to join the PTO and visit the PTO's fundraiser display.