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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Catasauqua: Concerts continue

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SteelCreek will perform 7-10 p.m. July 12 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. July 15.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.


Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association has set the summer hours for the Biery House Museum and Art Gallery...

Camp Cementon: Campers take swim lessons

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by LEA ROSSANESE CAMP COUNSELOR in School

Even in the midst of this major heat wave, Camp Cementon had a great time last week!

Everyone was thrilled to be able to play outside on the playground and at the pool everyday. This week was also the start of swim lessons for many of the campers. Every morning, a group of kids are brought to the pool, and the lifeguards work on skills such as floating, going underwater and jumping in.

On Monday, we greeted all the new and returning campers and played a couple camp favorite...

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays through September

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. July 14.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.


A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-year-old play group class...

Whitehall High School honor roll

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 academic year.


Grade 12: Aziz A. Atiyeh, Patricia A. Bartosh, Brittany Lynn Brown, Jaime R. Cardi, Joelle E. Chehade, Leah E. Coleman, Corinne M. Deichmeister, Nicholas J. Demjan, Autumn P. Dragovits, Alexander J. Eddinger, Audrey B. Fedor, Ian Kelly Frankenfield, Keyla Fuentes, Samantha J. Ganser, John Christopher Garcia, Emma M. Garneau, Dawson J....


Monday, July 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Cosmic bath bombs event (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Anniversary celebration (recognizing Pennsylvania State Police coverage for Bath Borough), 5-6:30 p.m., at Bath Borough Hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

• Movie: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Cheering camp (organized by Hokey...

Board talks first steps for new complex

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners discussed an ordinance July 1 to accept a proposal for asbestos abatement consulting, which is one of the preliminary steps for the construction of the new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

At the board’s workshop meeting, Deputy Mayor John D. Meyers said the basement of the municipal building has asbestos around the pipes and in other areas and needs remediation.

“It’s the...

CWSA’s solar power application begins to dim

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting June 20, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s board examined the solar power project for the Eberhart Road pump station.

The project was originally conceived as a way to reduce electrical power provided by power plants and replace it with solar power.

Solar power requires an investment in material that transfers sunlight into electricity. The solar panels needed to convert sunlight to electricity had an estimated cost of $135,000. Calculations estimated...

Camp Jefferson: Kids have fun-filled two weeks of camp


This was the first week of Camp Whitehall and the start to a great summer! The campers and counselors were extremely excited to be back at Jefferson Street Playground.

Throughout the week, we played a variety of games such as dodgeball, basketball, Spud, handball, Silent Ball and Jump the River. We also spent our afternoons swimming at the pool and jumping off the diving board. The campers also created superhero puppets for our weekly craft, which went along with our superhero-themed...

Youngiefest sets eyes on the future

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)

When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.

“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in...