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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Participants are needed

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Memorial Day parade

Organizers of Easton’s Memorial Day parade are calling for participants.

Participants will meet 10 a.m. May 28 at Sixth and Walnut streets, Easton, and step-off is set for 10:30 a.m.

The parade will end at Scott Park for closing ceremonies.

Before the parade, Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 will render honors at the Grand Army of the Republic plot in the Easton cemetery. This is set for 9 a.m., and the public is invited.

Any Boy...

Whitehall man dies in crash

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


A Whitehall Township man died Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 145 in Lehigh Township.

According to reports, Richard J. Pasko, 26, of Grape Street, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 3 Mile Lane and closed a section of the highway.

Pasko was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from multiple blunt force trauma, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, who said the death was ruled an accident....

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 12: Elem. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, chilled peaches, banana, milk. H.S. Premium — Baked chicken, whole-grain crackers, salad plate, steamed corn, garbanzo beans, chilled peaches, banana.

Friday, April 13: Elem. — Cheese pizza,...


Wednesday, April 11, 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...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police investigated reports of criminal mischief on Delphi Drive, Forest Road and Hill Road.

A road rage incident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road brought officers to the scene.

The department responded to a fire in the 3100 block of Hokendauqua Street.

A threat in the 200 block of Mickley Run was investigated.

Suspicious activity in the 500 block of Spruce Street was reported...

Golf outing is May 19

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Masonic lodge

Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F&AM will be hosting its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

The day’s activities include 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest and 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).

Immediately following the four-person scramble golf tournament, there will be a luncheon at the Allentown Municipal pavilion.

There is a cost per golfer....

Editor’s View

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The brave daffodils are long peeking through the frozen ground. Although bent over, as if weeping, they remain defiant, blooming bright yellow despite nighttime and early-morning below-freezing temperatures.

Patches of short, blue flowers cover the ground where the grass has dared not to grow.

Twigs and branches lay scattered across the back yard, ripped from the trees during damaging winds that marked this past winter.

Contrary to what the calendar says, spring did not...

Whitehall library: Artists are welcome to perform at open mic night April 16

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam night will be 6:30 p.m. April 16.

Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers, storytellers, etc., come show off your stuff! Or just come and be part of the audience. Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up just before 6:30 p.m.

Thank you to Rocking the Valley online radio.


The third Tuesday movie night will be 6:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

The April 17...

Fullerton: Preschool to host open house

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., announces preschool classes opening in August.

There will be an open house 6-8 p.m. April 16 with light snacks donated by Chick-fil-A.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call St. John’s UCC Christian Early Learning Center at 610-443-0254 or email staff@stjohnslearningcenter.com.


The Golden Agers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church...

Stiles: Celebrate the earth April 22

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Earth Day will be celebrated April 22.

Please be conscious of what you may be able to do to help the environment on this special day. Plant a tree, or help capture and dispose of litter in a local park.

We can also all be more conscious of energy use.


As we wait for warmer weather to arrive, there are plenty of fun things to do and see this spring in our community and nearby.

Catch a show at one of the local high schools, where wonderful productions are...