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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Coplay Public Library: Calling all ‘Downton Abbey’ enthusiasts

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Join us 1 p.m. Sept. 21 for a special salute to “Downton Abbey.” We will be showing the first and last episodes of the popular show, followed by group discussion and a lovely tea party served by an enthusiastic staff.

RSVP to the library at 610-262-7351 or by email at coplaypubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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Need some laughs? Come to a comedy night benefiting the library at Wisecrackers Comedy Club at Ramada Inn, 1500...

District News: Register now for annual Color Splash Run Sept. 22

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Join the fun at Zephyr Elementary School’s second Color Splash Run, set for noon Sept. 22. It is being held in the Whitehall football field parking lot. Regular parking will be at the high school parking lot and the Schadt Avenue playground.

To register, visit https://secure.getactivefundraising.com/event/2019---Zephyr-Elementary--....

If you have any questions, contact Ashley...

Annual event honors the legacy of Ben Yorgey

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered at Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met. The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides...

Remembering: May 1, 1961 — a visit to the cement union

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am a guest of Local No. 14 United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union, Coplay. The union is voting to ratify an understanding with Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.

Our readers may remember some of the former dedicated cement workers. The union leaders were Ralph Talotta, Adolph Wechsler, Edward Klucsarits, Caffiro Bartoni, Joseph Ehrets and Jerry Neuman.

The agreement was for two years: May 1, 1961, to May 1, 1963. The vice presidents of Coplay...

Fire calls

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35 and 39.

Stations 35, 39 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Ruchsville Road.

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A trash fire at 3098 N. Birch St. brought Stations 35, 38 and 3501 to the scene.

Stations 35, 38 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2985 MacArthur Road.

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A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

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In the 100 block of Union Street, a driver was cited and the vehicle towed, police said.

Members of the department responded to a civil matter in the 200 block of Mulberry Street.

In the 200 block of North 14th Street, a rock was reportedly thrown at a vehicle.

An abandoned vehicle on Stonewood Place was tagged.

A report of a suspicious person on Willow Street was investigated....

Happenings

Monday, September 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 16

• Sign-ups begin for fall children’s programs (for 3 months to fifth grade), to be held the week of Oct. 22, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Sign-ups begin for family Halloween craft, to be held 6 p.m. Oct. 29, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state...