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LCCC: ‘Military-Friendly’ designation given

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has received the designation, “Military- Friendly School,” from VIQTORY, publisher of GI Jobs magazine.

LCCC provides resources and support services to more than 350 active military and veteran students, including their spouses and dependents.

Resources include veterans’ lounges at the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses, preferred scheduling, scholarship opportunities and a Veterans Support Team to provide the resources needed to successfully transition to college.

Northampton: Roxy Theatre owner honored for 50 years

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Mayor Thomas Reenock has issued a proclamation honoring Richard Wolfe on 50 years as owner of the Roxy Theatre.

“I probably never thought there would be a time I would be here 50 years and that I would be celebrating this milestone with the theater actually closed due to the coronavirus,” Wolfe said.

The Roxy has been closed since March due to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandate that non-essential business remain closed until Northampton County reaches the green phase of reopening. The county is currently in the yellow phase.

Allen/East Allen townships: Summer camp set to begin June 29

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Registration is now open for summer camp at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

Camp is scheduled to run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from June 29 to Aug. 6 and is limited to 75 campers.

The camp will be open to 7- to 10-year-olds. However, if the 75-camper limit is not reached by June 22, the camp will be open to 11- and 12-year-olds.

Find the registration form on the recreation page on the township’s website, There is a drop box in the parking lot of the township building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. The form can also be mailed.

Coplay: Borough tot lot remains closed

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The tot lot behind the municipal building remains closed. It is not expected the facilities will open until the county enters the green phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan.

Social distancing and other restrictions will remain in place after opening.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has seen a modest uptick in food donations from the public since the borough hall has reopened. Although the use of the borough hall is restricted, donations are being left in the lobby for the borough’s food pantry.


Catasauqua: Holy Trinity plans Aug. 28 basket raffle

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be holding its big basket raffle Aug. 28.

Stay tuned for more information.


Reminder: Catasauqua Borough has partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

Cunningham & Associates is next in the lineup and will perform June 19.

All concerts are virtual and livestreamed on

College Corner

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in

Vargas, Daubert graduate

University of the Sciences

Melissa Vargas, of Coplay, and Jaden Daubert, of Northampton, were among the graduates recognized during University of the Sciences’ 199th commencement celebration, a virtual ceremony, held May 20.

Both graduated with Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 15

On Second Street, individuals on a porch were warned about a noise complaint.

In the 600 block of Front Street, a phone was reported stolen. Charges are pending, police said.

A custody issue took place in the 700 block of Second Street.

MAY 16

Police sought information regarding custody on Front Street.

A resident being loud in the 700 block of Front Street was reported. The individual agreed to quiet down.

MAY 17

Northampton Area Public Library: Library now has all items available for curbside service

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library began curbside pickup service June 15. All items available in the library, including books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, CDs and board games, may be picked up.

To participate, place a hold on items via You may also call the library at 610-262-7537 to place holds. You will be notified once your items are ready for pickup.

The library asks you to schedule a time to pick up your items. At your designated time, visit the library by the front doors. Your items will be bagged and labeled with your name.