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Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.

Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.

For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.


The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a one-half price sale...

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News



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


Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets at 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall Township Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Coplay Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S...

Lafarge named Biz of the Year

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce named Lafarge North America Inc. 2012 Business of the Year at the company's fourth annual Northampton chamber IronPigs night June 27.

Tony Pristash, Northampton chamber president, selected Lafarge for outstanding spirit and commitment in contributing to the success and growth of the chamber, the business community and the Northampton area.

Pristash presented the Lafarge staff with a plaque and other citations, as well as a media package...

Camp Cementon column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

This has been a very good year so far; time is flying by.

On Monday we started off the week with a game of human pinball, one of the favorites at camp. Everyone battles to see who can stay in the game the longest.

Zach Y. was the winner of this game and he was very good at dodging the balls that were rolled at him from all different angles.

Every week we need to make sure to explain the camp rules and pool rules and any other expectations because there are new campers....

Coplay police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Window damaged

A resident of the unit block of North Third Street reported to Coplay Police Aug. 3 that someone threw a landscaping rock through the window of her front storm door.

The resident told police she was watching a program on TV when she heard a crashing sound. Responding to the noise, Molchany said she got up and looked outside but did not see anyone. The rock that had been thrown had been in her front yard, police said.

Police are investigating.



Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown. For adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Information: 610-395-3781.

· Bingo – doors open 5:30 p.m....

Opinion: Guest View

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

As I read a report a couple weeks ago that detailed China's dismal record on food safety issues. I found myself wondering, "Is this the kind of country some politicians want for us?"

That feeling was reinforced the next day, when I read that freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is single-handedly holding up legislation that would tighten regulation and oversight of gas pipelines, because of his philosophical opposition to any government regulation.

That proposal has nearly...