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Community service starts young

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Members of Brownie Troop 8635, which meets at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville, show off some of the items they collected for Operation Buddy Pack. They filled backpacks with supplies, such as crayons, socks, toothbrushes, hats and gloves, for students affected by Hurricane Sandy. In front from left are Logan Rhoades, Emily Roehler, Keira Ettinger, Lauren Straub and Alexandria Stepp. In back are Maggie Doyle, Emily McCutcheon, Skye Spadaccia, Kaitlyn Renson, Bethany Gable and Laci Shupp. Missing from the photo are Charlotte Vinson and Tirzah Umstead.

Editor's View

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Surgery offers new hope for diabetics

I started the new year without diabetes.

What makes that remarkable is the fact that I had diabetes in 2012.

I literally walked into St. Luke's Hospital's Allentown campus Dec. 31, 2012, with diabetes and walked out on New Year's Day without the disease.

The reason for the overnight turnaround is metabolic surgery. Specifically, I had gastric bypass, which is a form of bariatric or weight loss surgery. It's important to note, however, that not all weight loss surgeries are metabolic surgeries.

Northampton police

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JANUARY 7

· Officers assisted the Upper Macungie Township Police Department in a narcotics search of a tractor trailer that had been stopped for a violation.

JANUARY 9

· Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 200 block of East 20th Street.

· A report of change stolen from a vehicle brought officers to the 1200 block of Franklin Street.

JANUARY 10

· Officers were called to the 1800 block of Main Street for a noise complaint.

JANUARY 13

LLHF

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Public forum Jan. 24

The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Lehigh County Bureau of Parks & Recreation, is planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area.

Located in northwestern Lehigh County, Leaser Lake is a 117-acre lake surrounded by 530 acres of park land.

A public forum will be held 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, to develop ideas for the facility. It will take place in the Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, New Tripoli. For additional information, contact George White at gwhite@ leaserlakeheritage. org or call 610-756-3181.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 24

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 28

Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

The Moore Township Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 29

Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

4-H

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Annual seedling sale underway

The Northampton County 4-H program is once again sponsoring the annual tree seedling sale.

Trees must be ordered by March 1 to guarantee availability. All orders must be prepaid.

The pickup date is April 27 at the 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth; Ace Hardware in Capital Plaza on Route 512, Bangor; and Miller's Supply, on Route 329, Northampton.

Order forms are available at extension.psu. edu/northampton/programs/4-h/fundraisers (go to "tree sale").

For information, call the 4H Extensionweekdays 8 a.m-4 p.m. at 610-746-1970.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JANUARY 12

· A report of an intoxicated man brought officers to the Catty Corner, 301 Mulberry St.

· Officers assisted the North Catasauqua Police Department in the 1100 block of Seventh Street.

· A report of a mirror broken on a vehicle brought police to the 900 block of Bridge Street.

· Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of Wood Street.

JANUARY 13

· A report of a fight brought police to Walnut Street.