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Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 45 21 .682

Star of Beth 42 24 .636

Light of Christ 36 30 .545

Bath Luth 36 30 .545

Salem UCC 34 32 .515

St. Stephen’s 32 34 .485

Emmanuel 29 34 .460

Christ UCC 30 36 .455

Ebenezer 25 38 .397

Farmersville 26 40 .394

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

Star of Beth at

Bath Luth 4-3, 2-6, 3-2 (10)

SB - Austin Hoffert GWHR, Bill Hoke Jr. 7-13, Bryan Frankenfield 6-14, Scott Hoffert 6-15, Tyler Frankenfield HR.

Coplay: IRT group seeks trail paving details

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission is meeting with Lehigh County officials to determine when the trail under the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will be paved.

The commission stated it had been promised such paving would take place in conjunction with the construction of the new bridge.

There are still some finishing touches to be performed by construction crews to finalize the bridge work.

There will also be a bronze plaque placed on the bridge commemorating the dates and names of those involved with the bridge project.


North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 23

Police investigated criminal mischief in the 1000 block of Sixth Street.

The department performed a security check in the 700 block of Grove Street.

A noise complaint in the 1000 block of Fourth Street was addressed.

Vehicle stops occurred at Washington and Wyandotte streets and at Green and Main streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police in the 300 block of Wood Street and the 700 block of Crane Street.

FEB. 24

Lehigh Township: Rails to Trails will lead walk March 22

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

At 1 p.m. March 22, Lehigh Township Rails to Trails will be leading a 2- to 4-mile walk around Covered Bridge Park, 2465 Wehr Mill Road, Allentown. Participants will meet in the parking lot on the right, just after the bridge.

In case of inclement weather, the walk is canceled.

For directions or other information, call or text Dean at 610-462-0617.


Another View

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

COVID-19 concerns impact St. Patrick’s Day in home country

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland and his fabled expulsion of the snakes from the country.

Once upon a time, the day was celebrated with church services and simple parties. When Irish immigrants came to America, they used the day to mark their heritage with big celebrations. Now, the holiday features parades, parties and all things green.

The large celebrations have even spread back to the holiday’s home country of Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Dublin, Ireland’s capital, are well known and well attended.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


Bath Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo to host breakfast March 15

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, Allen Township, is planning to hold breakfast 8 a.m.-noon March 15.

There is a cost.

The event is open to the public.


A designer purse bingo will be held March 29 at East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Bingo begins 1 p.m.

Featured brands include Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Dooney & Bourke, Calvin Klein, Vera Bradley and more.

There will be door prizes and raffles.

For advance tickets and other information, call 610-767-7140.


District News: Spring picture days continue, with Lehigh’s set for March 12

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in School

Spring picture days are set.

• Lehigh Elementary School — March 12

• George Wolf Elementary School — March 13

• Borough Elementary Schools — Franklin, March 18; Siegfried, March 19


The North East Pennsylvania Regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament will be held at Pocono Mountain West High School March 14. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 receive a problem at the beginning of the school year that they must solve in an eight-minute performance that includes original costumes, scenery and technical elements.

Northampton: Spring craft fair planned

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will host a spring craft and vendor fair March 15 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be more than 90 crafters and direct sales vendors, in addition to a large tricky tray raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Reminder: Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will be holding Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 13, 20 and 27.