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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 29

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the 1200 block of Zorba Drive.

Officers responded to a report of public drunkenness on Eberhart Road.

The department assisted with a report of a fire in the 5200 block of Second Street.

An unwanted person in the 500 block of Jefferson Street was reported.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road and at Lehigh Valley Mall were...

Free Christmas toy giveaway set for Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

Modern Gents Barber & Lounge and 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds is presenting the first annual Santa Is Coming to Town toy giveaway noon-5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Free toys will be given to boys and girls ages 2-12 while supplies last.

The event will be held at Modern Gents Barber & Lounge, 1492 Main St., North Catasauqua.

Owners want to share their abundance with those in the community who don’t have as much this Christmas.

Contact Danny Rodriguez...

Riding through the cement district

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, we are continuing our rail journey through our cement district. Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer, authors of “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District,” are our conductors.

The first stop is the Penn Dixie in Bath and Nazareth. The Penn Dixie was organized in 1926 with the merger of Pennsylvania and Penn Allen cement companies. The new plants were named Plant Nos. 4, 5 and 6. The company closed in 1979, with some buildings presently used by Lehigh Heidelberg Cement.


Catasauqua: Christmas burlesque show scheduled for Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mistletoe Nights: Who’s Naughty or Nice? burlesque show is set for 8-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There is a cost. Bring a food donation for Manna on Main and receive a free gift.

The troupe consists of Miss China Doll, the Guinness record holder for largest fan dance; host and performer Geo; Ms. Sassy Chassis; and Diamond D’Light. Joining the group from Crufeli Sideshow and Circus Arts is Kiki Crufeli and Scorpino. Lehigh Valley comedian Tyler...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 2

Police were on the scene of a reckless driver in the 200 block of Eugene Street.

Officers investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 1400 block of Washington Street.

The department assisted Coplay police with a welfare check in the area of South Front Street.

A traffic stop was conducted on Main Street.

Police investigated the report of a sounding panic alarm in the...

Fighting Hunger: This time of year, reflect on what you’ve done with your life

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

I read a book that a client gave me while I was on vacation recently. The book is titled “Imagine Heaven” by John Burke. The book’s main theme is to take a hard look at your life and see what you have actually done with it. This is an internal reflection of what really is important to you individually. Is it your family, faith, work, awards and accomplishments, social status, helping others including volunteering? The book asks repeatedly, “If you died today (death can come at any age), what...

Bath Borough Council holds line on 2019 taxes

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Members of Bath Borough Council voted unanimously to hold the line on 2019 taxes during their Dec. 3 meeting.

When council President Mark Saginario said, “All those in favor (of voting for no tax hike) say ‘aye,’” several residents in attendance joined in by saying “aye.”

“We have more than a unanimous vote,” Saginario quipped.

The millage rate will remain at 15 mills.

Saginario thanked council members, borough Manager Brad Flynn and Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-...

Police investigate suspicious package at Kohl’s

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall TOWNSHIP

Just before 5 p.m. Dec. 3, Whitehall police responded to a report of a suspicious package at Kohl’s, 2010 Whitehall Mall.

According to Whitehall Township Police Lt. Greg Bealer, shoppers reported an unattended luggage bag close to the front doors of the Kohl’s exterior doors.

Upon arrival, officers found the luggage and had Kohl’s personnel review the security footage. A vehicle was seen parking in the lot, well away from the store. A male was observed...


Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 10

• Cupcake-decorating program for children (with Blondie’s Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie), 6 p.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information and registration (required): 610-264-4151

• Christmas craft (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Holiday chorus concert, 7 p.m., in the gymnasium of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Bath