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Relay For Life gearing up for kickoff

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Local News

Everyone is invited to the 2013 Season Kick-Off for the Relay for Life of Whitehall.

The event takes place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the lower-level auditorium of Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

All residents and business owners from the areas within the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, and Catasauqua school districts are encouraged to get involved.

The relay is a big undertaking. It takes nine months to plan and is done 100 percent by volunteers. A big thank you goes...

Allen/East Allen column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Seemsville, will hold a bingo for Vera Bradley purses and accessories this Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m., at the church, 8142 Valley View Road.

For information, call Sheila at 610-837-1533 or the church at 610-837-7426.

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Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 13, 4-7 p.m. There is a cost.

Canned goods will be collected for the Northampton Area Food Bank....

Northampton column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will host a talk tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Douglas Peters will speak on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 610-262-4748.

The historical society will also hold a garage sale Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Siegfried Railroad Station, West 21st Street.

Those interested in...

Pristash appointed to council

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council is back at full strength, with eight members.

The rolls include two from each ward, and the position of vice president, vacated when Sherry Maikits resigned and moved to Coplay, is filled.

Anthony Pristash cast his first vote shortly after taking his seat for the first time Thursday.

He was appointed earlier in the month by council to fill one of two second-ward council seats.

Councilman Ed Pany made the motion for Councilman Robert...

Sewer fees dispute drawing to a close

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

An ongoing dispute between the Borough of Northampton Borough and Allen Township regarding sewage usage fees is nearing its end.

During Thursday's council meeting borough Manager Gene Zarayko presented a more positive outcome regarding the outstanding issues with Allen Township.

"On Thursday, Sept. 13, Ilene Eckhart, the manager of Allen Township, hand delivered a check in the amount of $98,311.89 for sewage use, representing the first two quarters of the year. ... [Solicitor...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 11

· Officers responded to a request for vigilance in the 1200 block of Delphi Drive.

· A report of a domestic dispute brought police to the 1000 block of Riverview Drive.

· Officers were called to the unit block of Jordan Lane to investigate a burglary.

· Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1800 block of Georgia Drive.

· A report of harassment brought...

Editor's View

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.

I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day." It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather that I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.

Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day."...

Roughing it

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Allen Dunham, 8, of Bethlehem, shows off a caterpillar he found at the Boy Scout camp out at Becky's Drive-In, located in Lehigh Township. Scouts from all over the Lehigh Valley camped out Sept. 22-23, participating in a variety of activities in the process. each scout who completed eight activities received a special merit badge

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 17

· Officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of Howertown Road.

· A parking complaint brought police to the 700 block of Bath Avenue.

· Officers were called to the 900 block of Church Street to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle.

· Police responded to a report of a theft in the 800 block of Mulberry Street.

· A report of a wanted person brought officers to...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee and Councilman Bill Leiner will sponsor the "Save The Coplay Public Library" 1/2 marathon, run walk or bike Oct. 6 at 9 a.m., starting at 41 N. Eighth St.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners; fastest biker and fastest walker.

For more information, contact Leiner at 610-751-2745 or billleinder@aol. com.

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The Coplay Recreation Association is accepting...