Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 31

Police responded to a report of juveniles breaking bottles at the basketball courts in the 100 block of Cherry Street.

Officers were on the scene to assist with a landlord/tenant dispute in the 200 block of South Front Street.

In the unit block of North Fourth Street, police responded to a neighbor dispute.

Two juveniles harassing an individual in the 100 block of South Second Street were reported.

The department checked on the welfare of a juvenile in the 800 block of Chestnut Street.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 15

Department members responded to a report of a possible water leak in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

A vehicle was tagged in the 400 block of Bath Avenue.

Intoxicated persons in the 700 block of Second Street were reported. Police gave them a courtesy transport.

JULY 16

No-parking signs were issued on South 15th Street.

On South 10th Street, no-parking signs were requested.

A person committing a theft occurred in the 700 block of Second Street, police said.

Catasauqua: Toga Party Band comes to Catty park

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Toga Party Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 10 at Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!

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The Catasauqua High School Class of 1966 has completed its birthday party picnic plans. The picnic will take place 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

It’s a BYOB, and the class will provide soda and water. It will be catered by Cathy’s Creative Catering & Cafe, and a cake will be provided.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 9

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

MONDAY 13

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

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 14

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Is it really worth driving around those barricades?

As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.

Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.

All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks.

In the Lehigh Valley, 3-plus inches of rain had fallen from noon Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Coplay: Charity event is planned for Saturday

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Each year, Sunday Pool League hosts a charity pool tournament and fundraiser to benefit a local cause or organization. This year, the league is pleased to announce that proceeds will be donated to Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, Lehigh Valley.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has one goal — to bring permanence to the lives of waiting children and youths. Through foster care, foster-to-adopt (legal-risk placements), special needs and domestic adoption, Diakon focuses on uniting children and youths with forever families.

Lehigh Township: Historical society plans open house

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Don’t forget about the open house at St. Paul’s Schoolhouse, run by Lehigh Township Historical Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11.

The schoolhouse is located at 780 Almond Road, Walnutport.

There will be a special presentation in the church fellowship hall 11:30 a.m. by Tammy Schane (Talks by Tammy) about the progressive movement of the early 20th century and how it was affected by World War I and the flu pandemic in 1918.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Donations are welcome.

For more information, visit lehightownshiphistoricalsociety.org.

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