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Sunday, January 26, 2020

District News: Northampton middle school students to take stage Jan. 17, 18

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Northampton Area Middle School Drama Club will perform “A Simpler Time” 7 p.m. Jan. 17 and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

To order tickets online, visit Tickets will also be sold at the door.


Reminder: Online kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year began Jan. 15. Visit and click on the 2020-21 Kindergarten Registration link on the...

Bath: Museums are open Jan. 18

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Jan. 18, with tours of the society’s campus offered.

For more information, visit


The Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., is open for tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 18.

Volunteers are always welcome.

To schedule tours, call 484-272-7314 and leave a message.


Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church, 1433 Main St., Chapman Borough,...

Lehigh Township: Pies, dumplings for sale

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is selling meat pies and apple dumplings from Zook’s Homemade Chicken Pies.

Choices are chicken, beef or sausage pies, either 9 inches or 6 inches. Apple dumplings come in single or twin packs.

Order by Jan. 19. You can order after any of the Jan. 19 services or call Leslie at 610-216-1340.

Pickup is Feb. 2.


Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will be hosting Night to Shine...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 27

An intoxicated male was transported from the 200 block of Mulberry Street.

On Front Street, a written traffic citation was issued.

At 343 Front St., police assisted a citizen with a vehicle parked on the lot.

A hit and run took place in the 100 block of Howertown Road.

The department referred a harassment case, which took place in the 700 block of Third Street, to investigations...

Coplay: Police address stop sign concerns

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Concerns about the new stop signs in the area of the recently reopened Coplay-Northampton Bridge were addressed Jan. 10 by Coplay Police Chief Vincent Genovese.

He reported the signs, installed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, are there to stay.

Genovese noted drivers stopped for running the new stop signs have been given a verbal courtesy notice. Violators will be issued tickets starting Feb. 1.

One of the new signs is on Chestnut Street, at Front Street,...

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., has scheduled its next breakfast for 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19.

This is an all-you-can-eat breakfast with made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-1771.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its first meeting of the new year 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

The group will be planning activities and service projects for the next six months.


Borough gains two new Eagle Scouts

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Northampton residents Clifton Bastow and Michael A. Jamicky, with Boy Scout Troop 383, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Dec. 1, 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Whitehall.

They are the sons of David and Theresa Bastow and Melissa and Mike Jamicky, respectively.

Both Scouts have served as senior patrol leader, quartermaster and patrol leader.

An integral part of becoming an Eagle Scout is to perform...


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.

Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.

Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.

I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

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


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

Lehigh Township...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 2

The department performed a security check in the 1400 block of Main Street.

Assistance was provided to Catasauqua police in the 400 block of Crane Street.

JAN. 3

A DUI involving drugs at Fourth and Grove streets brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a DUI involving alcohol at Howertown Road and Palomino Drive.

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the...