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Take the baton Sept. 11: Relay for Life seeks participants, volunteers

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

The Relay for Life is not a one-day deal.

Although the 24-hour event which takes place each June at Whitehall High School is familiar to most people, the event does not represent the complete package, said Shari Noctor, chairperson of the 2012-13 Relay for Life of Whitehall. This year, the Whitehall relay celebrates its 10th anniversary and the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th.

Relay activities take place all year and, to make this year's event successful,...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 19

· A parking complaint brought officers to the 400 block of Chapel Street.

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of Grove Street.

· A request for information brought officers to the 1000 block of Front Street.

AUGUST 20

· Police were called to the 600 block of Green Street to investigate a theft.

· Officers responded to a report of harassment in the...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police respond to disturbance

Borough police on Saturday responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of South Second Street on notice of an intoxicated woman.

On arrival, police located a 29-year-old Allentown woman, who said she was at a party in the area and the person who was to take her home backed out.

The woman was upset, police said, and was waiting for her mother to drive her back to Allentown. Police remained in the area until her ride arrived.

Money...

Northampton column

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Public Library will hold its annual autumn basket social Friday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.

Donations of new or collectible items, gift certificates/cards and money to help defray expenses are being accepted.

Food will be available for purchase.

Call the library at 610-262-7537 for more information.

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Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9,...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

As the Borough of Coplay joins with the nation next Tuesday in remembering the thousands of lives lost on Sept. 11, borough officials are asking residents to display U.S. flags.

Flags can be small or large and flown on porches or lawns. Fewer flags have been flown each passing year since the tragedy.

Although the borough no longer has luminaria packages available, the Sept. 11 project "Light Up Your Neighborhood" continues.

Residents need only a paper bag, candle and...

Colonial Ball

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A Colonial Ball will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The event, which is open to the public, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.

Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. Guests will enjoy live period music, colonial artifacts and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances...

Apps sought for council seat

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council continues to accept applications for the vacant council seat.

Registered Democrats in the borough's second ward are eligible to serve in the seat vacated by Sherry Maikits, who moved from the borough to Coplay.

Council could vote as soon as next Thursday to name a person to the empty council slot. The appointment would run through 2013 and the position will be on the ballot next spring.

Several people may have already submitted their names for...

Northampton district news: Field hockey team to host car wash

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

Northampton field hockey will host a car wash and bake sale Sept. 15 and the team seeks your support.

The event will take place at Auto Zone on 3599 Macarthur Road in Whitehall from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PTA and PTSA meetings: Mark your calendars for upcoming meetings for the PTA and PTSA groups.

The Lehigh and Moore Elementary PTA will have their meetings Sept. 10. Lehigh's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and Moore's begins at 7 p.m.

The high school PTSA meets Tuesday...

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 20

· Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.

· Police were called to the 300 block of East 18th Street to investigate the theft of a Garmin GPS unit.

· Officers responded to the theft of aluminum siding and a garage door in the 1400 block of Canal Street.

· Police were called to the 1700 block of Hokendauqua Street to investigate the...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 6

Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The East Allen Township Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 10

Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

The Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491...