Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

A Place To Rest

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Sometimes when my brother

Takes toys away from me

I hide behind the couch.

I build a pillow house

My pillow house is yellow

I use rest pillows as roof pads

And a chair inside, also doors.

I sleep in it for a while

When I wake up

I punch the doors open

I also sleep on the pillows

After getting something to eat

When I am hungry.

Robinson Mogambi

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

I’m Sorry

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

I’m sorry that I missed you, but the train

came at 12 o’clock, and you know, of late,

how I never trust the ethereal rain

to extinguish the fires in my crate.

It was hard at first, thinking of leaving,

but o’er time I found solace in the fear

of having to spend so much time grieving

for she who would never cease to appear.

The future holds no guarantees for me,

And so that is why, when the train does come,

I command the irregularities

of an hour to become a life’s sum.

After all, time goes on, with or without,

mother beauty

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

i want to go

where the roof is the ceiling

and the wind is the fan

i want to go

where the sun shines down

through the rustling green leaves

i want to go

where the cold envelopes me

in a shivery embrace

i want to go

where the water reflects

the scenery around the edge

i want to go

where the smell of wood and forest life

warms my soul with a potent taste

i want to go

where the worries of the world fall behind

and my mind clears up all the doubt

the nature beckons towards me,

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 31

Officers responded to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 100 block of Railroad Street.

APRIL 1

A disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street was reported.

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Railroad Street.

Police responded to a disturbance in the area of Second and Eugene streets.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

Officers were on the scene of a domestic offense against family in the 1000 block of North Sixth Street.

Police investigated a theft in the 1500 block of Creekside Road.

Disturbances on MacArthur and Mechanicsville roads and Mickley Run were reported.

The department responded to a truancy report on Zephyr Boulevard.

Officers were on the scene of a fire in the 2100 block of Center Street.

Criminal mischief on Ruch Street, Rosewood Lane and Eberhart Lane was reported.

Catasauqua: Youth raise awareness to fight hunger

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Once again, the youth at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be taking part in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through World Vision. The famine starts noon April 19.

The youth group will also be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 for ages 2-6. The event will be held in the grassy area at the church but will be inside if there is inclement weather.

Seven- to 10-year-old children will be inside decorating Easter gingerbread houses and will receive a goody bag.

Another View

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To celebrate Earth Day, what will you do to impact our world?

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the warmer weather that comes with spring and anticipating the really warm days of summer. One thing I don’t enjoy is the buzzing I hear swarming around me when I’m outside at an event or playing with my son in the backyard. Although I have a fear of bees — I’ll save the traumatic childhood experience for another time — I know how important they are to plants, our environment and even the economy.

Northampton police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 1

A warrant service for a wanted female was served in the 1000 block of Main Street. The female was transported to Northampton Borough Police Department and released to Lehigh County parole officers.

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Vito assisted Whitehall Township Police Department in the search of a male in the 2200 block of MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

APRIL 2

A domestic dispute occurred in the 1600 block of Railroad Street.