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Catasauqua column: Legion to host basket social

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A Christmas in August basket social will take place Saturday, Aug, 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St.

It will benefit Wreaths Across America for Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Airport Road, Allentown.

This event is intended to raise money to help pay for wreaths to be laid on all the approximately 2,600 veteran graves at Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Dec. 15. The organization of Wreaths Across America has placed 325,000 wreaths...

Opinion: Editor's View: Chickens make interesting companions

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked.

Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?

I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery. But chickens?

I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little...

Summer picnic

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Whitehall Manor Alzheimer's Unit resident Mary Nagy, center, is all smiles at a recent picnic as Alexis Stengel, activities director, treats Nagy to a hot dog with all the fixings. Rose Hessingee, a nursing supervisor, joins the party, adorned in a Hawaiian leis.

Egypt column: Laurel Fire Company to host block party

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

After months of planning by a committee of volunteers, the Laurel Fire Company block party will take place on Saturday.

The event will run from 2 to 10 p.m. and will offer children's games, refreshment stands, vendors, music and a basket raffle, along with crafters and an additional prize raffle.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Birds of Prey in the afternoon and The Large Flowerheads in the evening.

This year's raffle prizes include a patio set, a Kindle...

Coplay takes stand against crime

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

The "crime chicken" led the march against crime the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7, to kick off Coplay's National Night Out.

After the march, residents of Coplay gathered at the American Club Pavilion to take a collective stand against crime.

According to Coplay Town Watch Vice President Bill Leiner Jr., the event makes "sure neighborhoods are safe and fighting back."

Local law enforcement and government officials commented on the importance of National Night Out.


Game time: Sports group begins fundraising

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Coplay Sports Inc. has launched its 21st annual community fund drive to support its programs, equipment and upgrades.

Since the borough no longer mails out a monthly newsletter, which Coplay Sports and other groups used in fundraising efforts, the organization has mailed out its own flyer to all residences in the borough.

"We believe the children of our community represent the building blocks of our future," says the flyer. It notes the support of the community has allowed the...

Camp Jefferson column: Campers learn about animals

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Week eight of camp started off on Monday like most days during the summer – bright sunshine, lots of games and many more smiles.

The morning began with a competitive round of knock out at the basketball courts followed with more excitement indoors with a dodge ball tournament. The day also included free time, crafts and water games. The children were thankful for the break from the heat when it was time to go to the pool. Many of the campers put an end to the day with a game of water...

Help paying for college

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A group from Faith Lutheran Church remembers a former pastor during an Aug. 12 ceremony at the church in Whitehall during which 13 young congregational members were honored as recipients of the Rev. Robert L. George SCholarship. George, who was the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church from 1984 to 1993, died in december 1993. At the Sunday morning church service, scholarship committee member Sheldon Egret read and presented checks and recipients briefly spoke about their college plans. In front...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Front Street.

· Police responded to a theft in the 800 block of Race Street.

· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 700 block of Second Street.


· Officers were called to the 200 block of Bridge Street to investigate a report of suspicious activity.

· A parking complaint brought police to the 500 block...

Camp Cementon column: Campers enjoy movies during final week of camp

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

As summer comes to an end so does Camp Whitehall. This summer has truly been filled with lots of fun.

The theme for the final week was slumber party, a theme that all of the campers as well as the counselors love. On Monday, we started out with a few rounds of jump the river. Afterward, we continued the day with games like duck, duck goose and dodge ball before heading to the pool in the afternoon.

Tuesday was an extra special day because Camp Cementon got to go to the...