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On the Homefront: Fathers matter in the lives of their children

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

All research begins with someone asking the question, “I wonder ...?” That is what my research design instructor told us on the first day of class.

I have a number of things that make me go, “Huh ...!” but at the behest of my family, who had to endure me going through graduate school a few years ago, I decided to spare them and not to embark upon a Ph.D.

There are two things I have found about research in the meantime: 1.) One can easily find “research” to back up pretty much...

Railroad memories continue

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In our last column, we wrote about railroad memories when the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Northampton and Bath Railroads served Northampton, Coplay, Catasauqua and Cementon.

My first railroad trip took me to Allentown to shop in their popular stores, but a great thrill was a trip to visit my aunt in New York City. It was the first time I left Pennsylvania; she resided in the Bronx.

Our elementary years were spent at the Our Lady of Hungary School....

Hokendauqua: Churches set service times

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, starts its services for the summer June 17. There will be only one service on Sundays — 9 a.m.


First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua announces its services for the summer also begin June 17, starting 9:30 a.m.


Communities That Care members will meet at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church 8:30 a.m. June 22.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will be...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 27

An overdose in the 1200 block of Fifth Street brought police to the scene.

A suspicious vehicle at Second and Eugene streets was reported.

Officers performed traffic stops on Main Street and Howertown Road and at Second and Eugene streets.

MAY 28

Police were on the scene of a DUI call at Second and Arch streets.

A reckless driver at Fourth and Buttonwood streets was...

Whitehall High School senior scholastic awards 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Awards and scholarships were presented to the following students during an awards program held last month.

Rasha Abdouche: Chris Attieh Humanitarian Scholarship; WHS Spanish National Honor Society Award

Morgan Anderson: Elizabeth M. Kloiber Memorial Scholarship; Moravian College Academic Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship

Cadeysa Andujar Jimenez: Porter Lodge No. 284 Masonic Student Assistance Award

Benjamin Antonchak: Patrick Sinatore Memorial Scholarship; Ryan...


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road...

Northampton: Siegfried museum open June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station museum will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. June 17. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold a picnic noon-4 p.m. June 20 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Members planning to attend must have a ticket and are asked to bring a dessert to share.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main...

Catasauqua: Groovitude concert to be held June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Groovitude 7-10 p.m. June 15.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


There is still time to register your child for Bethany United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, titled “Polar Blast.”

It will be held 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

The event is for children 3 years old through fifth grade.