Do you have a childhood idol? Someone you would like to meet?
My sister, Donna, has a childhood idol — Gene London, who was the host of the children’s show “Cartoon Corners” or “The Gene London Show.” It was based out of Philadelphia and was on WCAU-TV Channel 10 from 1959 to 1977.
During his show, London would tell stories and use a large drawing pad to illustrate key scenes and characters.
Then there was the theme song:
“Come right on in to the General Store,...
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
Criminal mischief — damage to a window of a front door — in the 1400 block of Railroad Street was reported.
A child custody issue was investigated in the 100 block of East Fourth Street.
A suspicious female in the 1200 block of Newport Avenue was reported.
In the 500 block of East Fifth Street and the 500 block of East Ninth Street, officers conducted traffic stops.
A civil issue...
Zachary Thomas Pammer, 24, of Northampton, was arrested on several charges after an incident Nov. 7 in Lehigh Township.
According to the report, at approximately 9:05 p.m., Lehigh Township Police Department was dispatched to the 1100 block of Quince Road for a woman screaming and a naked male, reportedly covered in blood, jumping on her car. Officers said they were also advised a nearby residence was on fire.
Police arrived to find the two-unit dwelling...
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
A road hazard and flooding in the area of Howertown Road and Liberty Street was addressed by police.
Officers responded to a report of damaged property in the 1400 block of Main Street.
Police performed a welfare check in the 1200 block of Second Street.
Officers investigated an assault report in the 1100 block of Front Street.
Traffic stops were conducted on...
Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17.
Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. Nov. 19 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
The organization is open to anyone who wants to join its ranks.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., is holding a blood drive Nov. 30 for Miller-Keystone Blood Center.
The drive starts 8 a.m. in the church social hall.
Donors must be...
Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is planning to hold a turkey dinner buffet 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16.
There is a cost.
For more information, call 610-837-0310.
Moore Township is having a children’s toy bingo 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive.
Seating is limited.
The kitchen will be open. No outside food or drinks are allowed.
Proceeds benefit Moore Township...
A few weeks ago, Bob Mentzell, a friend, former outstanding teacher at Northampton High School and current school board member, forwarded this writer a series of photographs showing my father, Anthony Pany, working on the Smith farm in East Allen Township during the Great Depression.
Anthony emigrated to the United States as a youth from Austria. His education in this new country was limited. In order to help his large family, he was hired as a farm hand on the Smith farm.
The Center for Humanistic Change will be presenting the HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education) program 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.
HOPE, developed in response to the growing concern around heroin and opioid abuse in the Lehigh Valley, builds awareness through the stories of local families coping with the effects of addiction.
By attending this program, participants will learn about heroin and opioids and how they are used; be...