My son, Benjamin, and I recently finished reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. I am not sure who enjoyed the book more — he or I! Dahl provides children and adults great imagination through text.
Ben, who is only 3, and I love to create a picture in our minds from the chapters I read to him. He got such a kick out of the character Violet Beauregarde turning into a blueberry and the Oompa-Loompas rolling her around. We laughed for a few minutes!
Ben’s next choice to read is “James and the Giant Peach,” another popular book by Dahl.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church announced that since the annual parish picnic has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus, ticket packages for the $5,000 grand-prize raffle drawing have been mailed to parishioners.
If you have not received your tickets and/or you need additional tickets, contact the parish office at 610-837-7874.
The income from the grand-prize drawing will be the only picnic-related income the parish will receive. Please do all you can to promote the sale of these tickets.
(Please note that, although municipal buildings are beginning to reopen to the public, some meetings may still be held via teleconference.)
East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.
Services are “come as you are, stay in your car,” until further notice at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Services are 8 a.m. Sundays in the church parking lot.
Enter the parking lot from Route 248 and you will be greeted and directed to parking. Tune your radio to 106.5 FM for the service. You will exit onto Cherry Road following the service.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
A neighbor dispute occurred in the 100 block of Front Street.
An abandoned vehicle on Faith Drive was tagged and moved.
A report of suspicious activity on Mulberry Street was investigated.
An adult missing from the 300 block of Walnut Street was reported.
A juvenile issue took place in the 400 block of Howertown Road.
Music was turned down on Second Street when officers responded to a noise complaint.
Catasauqua Garden Club is teaming up with Public Library of Catasauqua and will meet July 7 at 326 Bridge St.
Club members will then proceed to the library, 302 Bridge St., to assist with the 2 p.m. library program, Imagine Your Garden.
The Imagine program, for grades K-12, will provide plants, soil and pots for children and teens to prepare a plant of their choice to grow and care for over the summer.
To allow room for social distancing, the program will take place on Third Street, which will be closed to traffic.
Masks will be required for all participants.
Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.
A report of a domestic dispute in the unit block of South Front Street brought police to the scene.
Officers performed a welfare check in the 100 block of Coplay Street.
A beagle was reported missing from North Coplay Road.
A suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Oak Street was reported.
Police assisted citizens on North Seventh and South Ninth streets.
A neighbor dispute in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive brought police to the scene.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety guidelines, the sixth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show, scheduled for July 25, has been canceled, according to Roy and Sue Maranki.
They will be contacting all preregistered entries and vendors.
“We would like all of our car show friends and family to be safe and healthy this summer,” they said. “We hope to see everyone at next year’s show, which is July 31, 2021. Take care and be safe.”