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DEA agent speaks to Whitehall crime watch

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

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...

Lehigh Township Column

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

The next regular meeting of the Indianland Garden Club will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville.

Master gardener Becky Short will present a program entitled, "Colonial Herbs."

Tournament consists of annual specimens aster, gladiola, salvia, scabiosa, verbena, sunflower, marigold, zinnia, dahlia, petunia and coleus. Perennial specimens include chrysanthemum, brown-eyed Susan, foxglove, hollyhock and rose and houseplants include tropical plant, jade...

Jesse Reed memorial walk grows

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by RYAN GERMAN Special to The Press in Local News

A walk to remember Army Spc. Jesse Reed grew by leaps and bounds this year.

Reed, who enlisted in 2008, was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan July 14, 2010. His childhood best friend, Adam Keys, also of Whitehall, survived but lost several limbs.

"It was a miracle that Adam survived," said Dolores Reed, Jesse's mother.

In 2011, Whitehall Township honored Reed by renaming Seventh Street Jesse Reed Way.

In July 2012, Heather Reed and Dolores...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Come join Cub Scout Pack 94 for a short informational meeting given by pack leaders.

The meeting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the small pavilion at the Catasauqua Park, 501 American St.

If your son is attending first through fifth grade and would like to join the Scouts, try to attend this short meeting. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent at the Catasauqua Pool, so bring your lawn chairs,...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a malfunctioning alarm system brought officers to the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police were called to the 600 block of Third Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.

· Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the unit block of Second Street.

· A disturbance brought police to the 200 block of Bridge Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 500...

Injured war vet takes life of future mother-in-law, himself

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 44-year-old woman and her 27-year-old future son-in-law are dead following what police are calling a murder-suicide at a home in Moore Township.

Moore Township Deputy Police Chief James Cavallo told The Press July 31 officers entered 3001 Delps Road to find Michelle Snyder, formerly of New Tripoli, and Robert Kislow III in the same area of the home.

Around 11:40 p.m. July 29, Cavallo said, police received a 911 call from a man reporting a verbal disturbance in the home.


Interviews for the archives

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

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 column

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Avenue, is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through September.

Hours are 1-3 p.m.


The Northampton Area High School Cheerleading Booster Club will hold a cheer clinic Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-noon.

For cost and other information, call Lisa at 610-262-7891.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 10...

Just a few weeks left

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

During the most recent heat wave, Nortampton Municipal Pool lifeguard Meghann Fiorvanti checks the pool's water temperature. With the air temperature in the high 90s, the water in the pool was between 72 and 74 degrees. The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool is open noon-7 p.m., weather permitting, through Aug. 16. The Coplay pool is open noon-7 p.m. through Aug. 25. Whitehall's three pools close Aug. 18 though an attempt will be made to keep one pool open longer, if possible. The Catasauqua...