Northampton Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Coplay police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

Police assisted a citizen with an eviction issue in the unit block of North Third Street.

Officers assisted a citizen with a parking issue in the unit block of North Second Street.

The department addressed parking complaints in the unit blocks of North Second and North Front streets.

NOV. 20

A reckless driver in the unit block of North Second Street was investigated.

Police investigated damage to property in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

Lehigh Township: Festival of Trees continues Saturdays

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Festival of Trees will be held 4-9 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 15 at the red barn above the north parking lot at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive.

Come out and see a live nativity, Christmas videos and Christmas trees and enjoy some refreshments.

All proceeds benefit Bethany Wesleyan Church’s missions.

For more information, visit bethanywes.org.

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Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 12

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., officers assisted a resident who fell.

Police assisted North Catasauqua officers in the 1200 block of Eighth Street for a report of an open door.

In the 100 block of Wood Street, police investigated a disturbance report. Members of the department gave advice regarding the domestic issue.

Simon Antipas, 35, of Catasauqua, was arrested for simple assault and physical harassment and contact in the 100 block of Wood Street.

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

When the snow is glistening in the lane, be prepared

You know it is bad when a tweet like this appears in your feed.

“Statewide PENNDOT update. Speed Restrictions. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph throughout PA.”

Twitter users received that message Nov. 15 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation when a powerful snowstorm blasted into the state.

Drivers experienced the pounding weather firsthand.

Area roadways went from snow dusted to covered to dangerously slippery in what seemed like a flash.

Roads and highways closed.

Allen/East Allen townships: Zion Stone plans Santa breakfast

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will host a breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. Dec. 8.

The event is open to the community.

To reserve a spot, call Joanne at 484-894-7155 by Nov. 30.

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Reminder: Governor Wolf Historical Society’s 38th annual Christmas house tour will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1.

This year’s theme is “Keep a Candle in the Window.”

Ten area historic homes and other structures will be decorated for the holidays.

Northampton: Borough council to meet Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 and canceled due to the weather has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 29, at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

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Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the movie is a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.

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Catasauqua: Holiday event set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will have an old-fashioned Christmas 4-7 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be crafts, carolers, house tours, cookies, hot chocolate, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and more.

There is a cost, but children age 3 and under eat for free.

There will also be crafts.

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McNeill welcomes $582,325 for local municipalities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Recycling grants

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.

“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”

Local grants include:

Whitehall Township — $299,827

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 29

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

DECEMBER

MONDAY 3

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

TUESDAY 4

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 5

Northampton police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 1

Officers assisted Emmaus Police Department in the 100 block of Bridge Alley. A male, who had two warrants, was located, taken into custody and released to an Emmaus officer.

In the 100 block of West 26th Street, a reportable accident involving three vehicles occurred.

NOV. 2

A reportable accident involving four vehicles took place in the 900 block of Main Street.

The department investigated a report of a male being threatened via phone in the 100 block of West 14th Street.