The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is making progress in the war against illegal drugs, a DEA agent told the members of the Whitehall Township Crime Watch.
DEA Agent and Public Information Officer John Hamrick spoke to the crime watch at its July 29 meeting.
Prior to the talk, Hamrick showed a short video tracing the history of the DEA back to 1973 when former President Richard Nixon created the organization. The DEA was intended to create a single source whereby individuals using and distributing illegal drugs are prosecuted and their illegal assets lawfully seized.
Valley Search and Rescue dogs Owen and Storm hang out with Jacob Raines of Danielsville at the Northern Valley EMS open house. In addition to North Whitehall, which hosted the event, Slatington and Walnutport fire departments also displayed equipment as well as search and rescue dogs and their handlers.
Next July, the St. Andrew Roman Catholic Parish in North Catasauqua will officially be dissolved.
In its place, members of the St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish, also in North Catasauqua, will join them as members of a new St. John Fisher Parish.
While the parish name will change, the exterior and interior of the St. Andrew building on Third Street, where the parish members will worship, will remain as beautiful and breathtaking as ever.
It's possible Allen Township could be home to a large distribution center employing more than 1,000 people.
The land in question is a 254-acre site that has been utilized for farming.
Allen Township Manager Ilene Eckhart confirmed Aug. 2 the township is in receipt of information regarding the proposed project from the Rockefeller Group. The developer has not identified the company considering a location on the property owned by the Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA).
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
· Duplicate bridge, invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
Lehigh Township Historical Society member Beverly Putt interviews Leonard and Glenn Anthony, brothers who lived in Cherryville, for many years, while their wives, Gladys and Shirley, listen. The information will go into the society's archives. Glenn was one of a pair of twin boys, along with Gary, who was going to meet with Putt later in the day. The family also had two girls, Doris Brandt and Margery Nicholas. The information from the interview will go into the society's archives.
Northampton Borough Council has granted permission to the Northampton Area School District to use the borough's recreation center on Lerchenmiller Drive as a temporary mass shelter.
NASD, in the past, used the football stadium as an emergency evacuation site in response to a bomb threat at the high school.
The borough will request a certificate of insurance from NASD.
Brianna Soltis, 12, left, and her sister, Brooke, 9, clutch stuffed animals they found at the yard sale hosted Aug. 3 by Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. The girls are joined by their parents, Michael and Brandi Soltis. The family is from Northampton.