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Monday, April 22, 2019


Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Classical closer: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by ASO Music Director Diane Wittry, concludes the ASO’s 2018-2019 season with performances of Verdi’s “Requiem,” 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 3 p.m. April 14, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts feature the Allentown Symphony Orchestra Chorus, prepared by director Eduardo Azzati; Muhlenberg College Choir, prepared by director Dr. Christopher Jackson, and guest vocalists soprano Toni Marie Palmertree, mezzo-soprano Patricia Risley, bass Jeremy Galyon and tenor Kirk Dougherty.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 10: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, April 11: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, April 12: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, April 15: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 16: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

K-Kids track splits

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton track and field team split a meet with Pocono Mountain West.

The girls won 108.5-41.5 while the boys fell 79-70.

The girls were led by Amber Poniktera who took first in the 800 and the 1600. Raine Korpics won the 400 while Georgia Wiswesser captured the 3200. Sara Gantz was first in the 100 hurdles.

All three girl relay teams took first.

In the field events, Mikayla Davidson won the pole vault and Abigail Czarnecki won in the long jump. Reia Sanchez took first in the javelin.

Police conduct traffic stops

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh TWP.

April 2 marked Coordinated Traffic Enforcement Day in Pennsylvania.

In an effort to advance the Vision Zero 2019 Plan, adopted by Lehigh Township last month, Lehigh Township Police Department, in cooperation with Walnutport Police Department, conducted multiple simultaneous traffic enforcement details on Routes 145 and 248 in Lehigh Township.

During this five-hour traffic enforcement wave, 81 total citations were issued.

Seventy-seven citations were issued for speeding, with the fastest recorded vehicle traveling at 94 miles per hour on Route 145.

Bath: Social club plans ham raffle

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Bath Fire Company Social Club, 135 S. Walnut St., will be holding an Easter ham raffle April 13. Doors open 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

There will be 25 hams and 15 spins. Spins include five different selections. There will also be door prizes, and you must be present to win.

Hot meals and refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 610-837-1059.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, will be having a breakfast with the Easter Bunny 8 a.m.-noon April 14.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


Allen/East Allen townships: Tavern night planned

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The last tavern night for the season at Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be April 12. Doors open 6:30 p.m. with music 7-10 p.m. by Pawnshop Bound.

You must be at least 21 to attend the BYOB event.

For pricing or more information, visit


East Allen Township will hold an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 13 at Bicentennial Park East. Rain date is April 14.


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Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Phillip Retter

Mr. Phillip Retter was reared in Easton, graduating from Easton High School in 1988. At age 13, he started to work at his uncle’s garage, Fluerer’s Auto Body, in Nazareth.

He recalled, “I worked there after school and each summer. My father, Glenn, helped out and was on the pit crew of Al Loquasto, an Indy race car driver who drove the Frosty Root Beer car in the famous Indy 500.”

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers attempted to contact an individual in the 400 block of Race Street for Upper Saucon Township police.

A citation was issued on 14th Street.

In the 200 block of Race Street, a citation was issued for a construction zone traffic violation.

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., a dog bite occurred. The owner was cited.


A cable wire was pulled down in the 800 block of Race Street. Police responded.