Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Drug collection event is Saturday

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

The 15th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.

County residents can dispose of capsules, pills and liquids, including pet medications.

Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and...

Happenings

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 24

• Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative meeting, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• “Native Plants in the Home Garden” spring gardening program, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Cribbage...

Making progress

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

With May approaching, the construction of the new state-of-the-art Coplay-Northampton Bridge will enter its second year.

A bumpy start in 2017 had the project, anticipated to begin last April, delayed for several weeks. Rick Molchany, director of general services and Lehigh County’s point man for major projects such as the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, was optimistic that the project is back on track and moving forward.

“The time we lost earlier was made up by a winter...

Borough man runs in Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Caleb Oliver, of Northampton, has undergone quite a transformation — going from morbidly obese on Halloween in 2016 to running in the Boston Marathon April 16.

Oliver weighed in at 377 pounds that Halloween before undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery with Maher El Chaar, M.D., the co-medical director of bariatric surgery at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Heading into the 2018 Boston Marathon, Oliver, 38, is now carrying between 236 and 241 pounds on his 6-foot...

Foundation honors high school alumni

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On April 13, Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held a banquet to honor distinguished Northampton High School alumni at Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, Danielsville. Claudia Shulman, a member of the board of directors, was the emcee for the event.

“The [foundation] was founded in 2009 to raise funds to promote and enhance the education experience by providing extended learning opportunities,” she said.

It has provided the high school with audio/visual...

Coplay: Borough anniversary committee to meet April 19

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s 150th anniversary committee and celebration participants will be meeting 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers to begin putting final plans and events together.

We are less than one year away from the gala kickoff. Do not miss the deadline to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Contact Steve Burker at sjburker@rcn.com for more information.

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Brindle Buddies and Friends’ basket social will be held 11:30 a...

McNeill, Boscola to host senior fair

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at Whitehall Mall.

“We have over 70 vendors scheduled to attend. There will be free blood pressure screenings, vision checks, giveaways, refreshments and door prizes,” McNeill said. “Last year’s event drew more than 500 seniors, so you don’t want to miss out on this...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 1

A DUI arrest brought police to Third and Eugene streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a fight at 11th and Race streets.

An open car door in the 800 block of Willow Drive was investigated.

The department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

A sewer backup at Second and Eugene streets was reported.

A traffic stop was...

Rain barrel workshop is planned

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Save water by installing a rain barrel! Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.

By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher-quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.

On April 21, join master gardeners and master water stewards for a rain barrel...

Moore Township: Lions Club hosts meat shoot, raffle

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Lions Club is having a meat shoot and raffle 1-5 p.m. April 22 at Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road.

There is a 12-gauge, 30-inch barrel limit with shells furnished. There will also be door prizes and free refreshments with ticket.

For more information, call 610-837-0946.

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Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, invites the community to a lasagna dinner and oldies night April 28.

Dinner will be...