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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, March 11: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 12: Pasta fajioli soup, baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes,green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.

Friday, March 13: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad w/ hot bacon dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, pound cake w/ strawberry topping.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 2020 Freddy Awards ceremony, 7-10 p.m. May 21, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, is telecast live on WFMZ and wfmz.com.

For a list of the 29 participating high schools, musicals, performances and ticket information: TheLehighValleyPress.com; freddyawads.org

With school closings March 16-27, consult district websites for updates.

NORTHAMPTON: ‘Cinderella’

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The popular fairy tale with a social justice point-of-view waltzes onto the stage at Northampton Area High School with “Cinderella (2013 Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. March 19, 20, 21, and 2 p.m. March 22, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.

Director and choreographer Gianna Neal is assisted by music director Phil Diaz, costume designer Judy Pursell, set designer Damon Gelb and set builder Tony Beleno.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, the book is by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

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.

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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.

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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.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

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

MARCH

THURSDAY 12

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

MONDAY 16

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.

TUESDAY 17