Northampton Area Middle School kicked off the new school year with a team assembly.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a parking complaint in the area of Second Street.
· A juvenile complaint brought police to the 300 block of Howertown Road.
· Police responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of a theft brought officers to the 500 block of Kurtz Street.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 200 block of Second Street.
· A report of an unwanted person brought police to the 100 block of Front Street.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police were called to the 1000 block of Washington Avenue to investigate a report of a vehicle that struck a school bus.
· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.
· Police responded to a report of a bicycle rack stolen from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Line Alley.
· Officers were called to the 900 block of Main Street to investigate a report of four hubcaps stolen from a vehicle.
The Allen Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
The Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Bath Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.
The Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.
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.
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.
The Northampton Street Fair took place Saturday, Sept. 8.
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.
MCCANN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
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 www.curesearchwalk.org/lehighvalley/sarah?faf=1&e+600553403.
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: