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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Coplay: Saengerbund plans New Year’s Eve party

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will hold a Silver Feier New Year’s Eve celebration 3:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Emil Schanta Band will entertain.

For more information, call 610-262-9937

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For the 3,000-plus people who call the one square mile of Coplay home, 2017 was a pretty good year.

Phase three of the Community Plaza was completed; there are only three more phases to go. Family and businesses can still contribute to the clock and a other plaza projects....

Council makes appointments for 2018

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its Dec. 12 regular meeting, Coplay Borough Council made appointments to boards and commissions ahead of the Jan. 2, 2018, reorganization meeting.

Janet Eisenhauer and SueAnn Molitoris were reappointed to the Coplay Public Library board for the term ending December 2020.

Karl Korsak was reappointed to the Coplay Civil Service Commission for the term ending December 2023.

Paul Boyle was appointed to the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority for the term ending December 2022...

lunch menus

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 28-Monday Jan. 1, 2018: No school.

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018: Elem., M.S. — Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich (M.S.: on a croissant) or PB&J, potato bites, celery sticks, applesauce, banana, milk. H.S. — Bacon, egg and cheese on a croissant, potato bites, broccoli with dip, banana, applesauce, milk.

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018: Elem., M.S. — Chicken patty or PB&J, corn, orange, milk. H.S. — Chicken patty, carrots with dip and hummus, orange, apple wedges, milk....

Nourishing the family

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

If you want to know how many items come up when you enter “manure” in the search box on the Penn State Extension home page, the answer is 61. That is just between the various agricultural programs that provide education to farmers and growers. Really, there should be more. Manure is a “nice” word or technical term for something else we also call fertilizer. But let’s face it — even in family relationships, sometimes things can get pretty ... well, you know.

While this is a gross (...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 16

In the 500 block of Fourth Street, a report of suspicious activity brought police to the area.

A wiper blade was stolen from the 300 block of Church Street.

At Phoenix Forging Company Inc., 800 Front St., officers investigated a report of a vehicle on private property.

In the 100 block of Wood Street, a vehicle was stolen, the department said.

A vehicle was tagged in the 200 block...

Northampton: AARP group plans Jan. 10 meeting

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 10, 2018, at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided. Those planning to attend are reminded to bring a baked good.

If Northampton schools are closed Jan. 10, 2018, the meeting is canceled.

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Reminder: The Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Jan. 1, 2018.

Happy New Year!

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Coplay explores plan for flooding at 12th, Tapler streets

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough engineer Daniel Witczak addressed the Tapler Street flooding problems during Coplay council’s regular meeting Dec. 12.

“We evaluated the site and plugged data into our modeling software and got similar results to what residents report,” he said.

Witczak drafted his colleagues at Acela Engineering to do an extensive data collection effort. The detail included size of piping, drainage fields, the number of acres in the drainage field and size of inlets.

“Once we...

North Catasauqua Police

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 17

Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block of Second Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 1000 block of Front Street.

A DUI report at Fourth and Buttonwood streets brought police to the scene.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

DEC. 18

A motor vehicle accident...

Cementon/Egypt: Dinner planned at fire company

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Fire Company invites the public to enjoy its monthly spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. Jan. 5, 2018. On the menu is all-you-can-eat spaghetti with traditional sauce, meat sauce and/or meatballs, fresh Italian bread from Egypt Star bakery, tossed salad, desserts and beverages.

Take-out meals will also be available.

Children ages 7-12 eat at a reduced rate, and kids under the age of 7 eat for free.

The fire company is located at 4099 Kuhn Lane.

Proceeds help the fire...