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Coplay police

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Water rescue


Dispatched to 12th Street and Tapler Drive on the evening of Sept. 4, borough police officers responded to a call for a water rescue.

Arriving at the scene, police found a silver Hyundai stranded in two feet of water. The driver, an unidentified woman, told police she was fine and not injured, police said.

Coplay Fire Department personnel responded and pushed the car to the side of the road when the water subsided, police said.


investigating theft

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 400 block of Grove Street.

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of Grove Street.

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

· A report of an assault brought police to the 1000 block of Fifth Street.

· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 1100 block of Front Street.


College corner

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Area student conducts research

Kara Eichelberger, of Whitehall, spent the summer studying vitellogenesis in fruit flies at Susquehanna University.

Eichelberger's research involves understanding the yolk deposition process in the genus Drosophila, more commonly known as fruit flies. She is working with Dave Richard, professor of biology.

Eichelberger, a senior biology major, is a 2009 graduate of Whitehall High School and is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.



Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Cure walk to be held Oct. 14

The Lehigh Valley Cure Search for Children's Cancer Walk will be held on Oct. 14 at the municipal park, Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road.

Registration and check in begins at noon. The opening ceremony and walk begins at 1 p.m.

The event will honor childhood cancer victims and survivors.

The walk is a little over one mile, so children currently in treatment might have the ability to participate.

There will be entertainment, raffles and family fun.

For information, visit

Country life? Think twice

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. Isn't living in the country healthier than living in the city?

I don't think there's a definitive answer to that question. My first reaction to this inquiry was that life in the country is much healthier. It seemed obvious because of the crime, pollution, crowding and stress of the city.

However, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) provided me with some surprising information that made me rethink my answer.

Here are some of the statistics from the NRHA:

Blast Furnace Blues Festival schedule

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Sept. 14

Musikfest Café

James Supra, 5 p.m.

Lurrie Bell, 6:45 p.m.

Alexis P Suter, 8:30 p.m.

Jam, 10:30 p.m.

Banko Cinema, Red Theater

Mike Dugan, 5:30 p.m.

Watermelon Slim, 7:15 p.m.

Mike Dugan, 9 p.m.

Sept. 15

Musikfest Café

Lazy Lester, 12:30 p.m.

Catherine Russell, 2 p.m.

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, 3:30 p.m.

James Cotton, 5 p.m.

Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, 7 p.m.

CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, 8:45 p.m.

Banko Cinema, Red Theater

Donovan Roberts, 1:30, 3 p.m.

Sacred Heart taps Bariatric director

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Joni Young has been appointed Director of Bariatric Services, Sacred Heart Hospital.

Young's primary responsibilities include managing the development and execution of Bariatric program goals, completing financial analysis and formulating plans to accomplish objectives.

She previously was a Healthcare Consultant and Regional Manager for the Cardiac Service Line, St. Luke's University Health Network; a Manager of Operations, Pocono Medical Center, and Director of Patient Services, PPNEP.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Free breakfast at new Perkins

Traditions of Hanover at Home is holding a community for breakfast for seniors, 9 a.m. Sept. 20, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 205 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

The breakfast is compliments of Traditions of Hanover at Home. Seniors, adult children and caregivers are welcome to attend and learn about Traditions of Hanover at Home services.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

RSVP by calling Marisa or Lynne, 610-419-3295, to reserve your seat at the breakfast table.

St. Luke's, DaVinci partner for 'Year of Human Body'

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Da Vinci Science Center and St. Luke's University Health Network have announced a partnership in the "Year of the Human Body" project, featuring the "Bodies Revealed."

The exhibition, to open Oct. 6 and continue through Feb. 10, 2013, uses anatomical specimens to take visitors on a three-dimensional tour of the human body.