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NASD Board of Education reviews Lehigh Elementary project

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Construction of the new Lehigh Elementary School continues apace.

Northampton Area School District Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik reported at the May 18 board of education teleconference meeting that 22 to 45 workers are on site daily at the Lehigh Elementary project along Blue Mountain Drive, Lehigh Township, and are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Education protocols.


Catasauqua: Garden club meeting canceled

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The June 3 meeting of the Catasauqua Garden Club is canceled.

The annual plant sale has also been canceled.

The safety and health of members and guests are very important, and the group hopes to gather again this summer for the usual fun and educational events.


The Catasauqua High School band and chorus have a performance tour scheduled next spring, March 30-April 3, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

To help fund the trip, the groups are selling hoagies and...


Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News


(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)


East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.



Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.


East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m....

Moore Township: June 14 bingo event at Klecknersville fire company is planned

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township has scheduled a designer purse bingo noon-4 p.m. June 14 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive. In addition to bingo, there will be raffles, door prizes and a Chinese auction.

The kitchen will be open.

Advance tickets are recommended.

To purchase tickets, call Rebecca at 610-759-8844 or Lois at 610-704-5629. Tickets are also available to purchase through the Eventbrite link on the Facebook event page:


Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I haven’t talked with one person who has not experienced some sort of stress or anxiety during this COVID-19 pandemic.

However, if you can find something to laugh about, it does help keep your spirits up.

Many of the funniest and most embarrassing situations have happened during virtual meetings using Zoom or another telephone or video conferencing platform. Zoom is a free app that can be downloaded on a smartphone, iPad or computer and allows the user to see the person, or...

Lehigh Township: Hope to continue drive-in worship

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Because of concerns for public health and the restrictions on gatherings, Hope Lutheran Church will not have services at its building. The church will continue to worship together at Becky’s Drive-In, as it has being doing for weeks.

Join the drive-in church services at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, 8 a.m. Sundays for audio services.

As this is an ever-changing situation, check with the church office at 610-767-7203 or the website at for...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a protection-from-abuse violation in the 400 block of Sixth Street.

Police responded to a report of identity theft in the 3300 block of South Fifth Avenue.

The department investigated a report of a suspicious person on Fifth Street.

A disturbance in the 100 block of Grape Street brought police to the scene.

Suspicious activity on Maryland Circle and...