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Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a protection-from-abuse order in the 100 block of Limestone Street.

A domestic issue brought police to the 100 block of Limestone Street.

In the 200 block of Main Street, officers responded to a custody issue.

Police investigated the report of an unwanted person in the 800 block of Church Street.

In the 100 block of Front Street, police responded to a parking complaint.

A civil issue in the 500 block of Race Street summoned police to the scene.

Coplay: Sign up for IRT’s 10K event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.

Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.


With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.

Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the youngsters leave for school in the morning and return in the afternoon.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s taking orders for dinner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is currently selling advanced tickets for its drive- thru chicken dinner. The meal will include half of a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, cole slaw and roll — all prepared by Fairview Catering.

Pickup will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

All you have to do is drive up Union Street (from Front Street), stop at the parking lot and hand in your ticket — and a volunteer will hand you your dinner!

Allen/East Allen townships: St. John’s UCC hosts ‘Shroud Encounter’

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 22 Atlas Road, Howertown, is hosting “Shroud Encounter,” a documentary of the Shroud of Turin, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

The 14-foot-long Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world yet remains a mystery, bearing the faint front and back image of a 5-foot, 10-inch bearded, crucified man with apparent wounds and bloodstains that match the crucifixion account as recorded in the Bible. Millions of people over the centuries have believed it to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus.

Lehigh Township: Salem church plans event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, will be holding a farmers market and craft event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 26. Local vendors will feature farm produce, crafts, homemade pierogies and baked goods.

For more information, call 610-767-8361.


Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

Beverly Ann Rodgers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Beverly Ann Rodgers, 74, of Northampton, died July 31, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harold S. and Evelyn A. (Kleppinger) Rodgers.

She was a receptionist at the former Haff Hospital, Northampton, and was a clerk for Manpower Temporary Services, Allentown, before she retired.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

She was a Sunday school teacher at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton, for 30 years.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News



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


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.


East Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m., as needed, in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton: Library creates teen escape room

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed teen escape room 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Participants will use elements of the room, solve the puzzles and escape Azkaban.

Registration is required.

Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gin Mill and Grille, 1750 Main St.

Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a roll.

The event also includes 50/50 and gift card raffles and a bake sale.

Tickets can be purchased at the library’s help desk.