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Street projects to begin in 2013

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Whitehall Township has eight street reconstruction projects lined up for 2013.

Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. indicated the proposed road projects include the following:

· Fairview Street (Fifth to Second Street) in West Catasauqua, $109,206.

· Lincoln Avenue (Miller to Bridge) in West Catasauqua, $12,900.

· Calvert Street (Fifth to start of cul-de-sac) in Fullerton, $51,394.

· Ruch Street (Chestnut to Center) in Stiles, Whitehall portion, $39,720.


Whitehall, Northampton share projects, equipment

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Whitehall Township Public Works Department and the Northampton Borough Municipal Authority have a working relationship that pays dividends to both entities.

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners was recently informed by Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. the cooperation between the two entities involves road restoration and the sharing of equipment.

The NBMA water line replacement trench on Roosevelt Street was paved by township forces. The commissioners learned the NBMA...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 1300 block of Third Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1400 block of Main Street.


· Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.


· Officers were called to 14th and Race streets to investigate a motor vehicle crash.

· A report of an unwanted...

Knights of Columbus

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.

Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.

Proof of age (between ages of 10 and 14 as of Jan. 1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.

This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.

Winners of their respective...

Fullerton column

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will hold Christmas services as follows: Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. Family Style service, "A Razzle-Dazzle Christmas," cherub and joyful noise choirs, jubilation choir and soloists; 9 p.m. Sacred Worship, "How Has a Child Changes your Life," holy communion, chancel choir, handbell choir and soloists. Candle lighting will be included during both services.


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Ice rink

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem's Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is now open for public ice skating.

Public skating is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.

Season passes are available for residents and non-residents.

Group skating lessons began Nov. 26; and hockey clinics are from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 610-...

NASA scientist tells of work behind Mars rover

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern, Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of the "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is exceeding all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Woman's Club holiday meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua.

· Suburban North Family YMCA fourth annual Tree of Lights – 7 p.m., 880 Walnut St., North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-5221.

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church food pantry and homeless programs will hold a benefit baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22 and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 23.

The event will be held at the church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem.

There will be kiffles, Italian cookies, chocolate babka, chocolate covered cherries, Moravian Sugar Cake, pumpkin pie, and more.

Call 610-865-3603 or visit www.standrewsbethlehem.org for...

PPL meter swaps are ongoing, not new

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by NATHANIELJASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Recent rumor of PPL's replacing local residential electric meters by government edict are both completely false and somewhat true.

PPL Spokesman Joe Nixon said in a telephone interview replacement of old meters in favor of new, advanced meters has been ongoing since 2002. About 160,000 old dial meters have been replaced with digital meters, he said, and no longer require nearby radio monitoring because they send information directly back through the electrical system.