Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

District news: School ends June 11; have a great summer, NASD students!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in School

There are early dismissals June 6, 7, 8 and 11, which is the last day of school for Northampton Area School District students. Teachers’ last day is June 12.

On these half days, no lunches will be served.

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The eighth-grade moving-up ceremony will be held June 11, starting 8:15 a.m. and ending 10:30 a.m. It will be held at Northampton Area Middle School.

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Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is holding its ninth annual golf tournament...

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 18

Officers investigated a report of debit card fraud in the unit block of West 21st Street.

A reportable accident, involving three vehicles, occurred at Howertown Road and East Fourth Street.

MAY 20

Police responded to a report of a male causing a disturbance in the 2300 block of Dewey Avenue.

MAY 22

Members of the department checked on the welfare of a female in the 2000...

Dent joining CNN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.

In September 2017, Dent announced he would not seek an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the then-15th District after...

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church plans June 9 yard sale

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having a yard sale in the fellowship hall 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

There are still some spaces available to rent for a small fee.

Call the church office at 610-264-3221 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the week with any questions.

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Bethany United Methodist Church, 429 Walnut St., will be holding Vacation Bible School titled “Polar Blast.” It runs...

Lehigh Township: Register now for Hope’s VBS

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has announced that registration for Vacation Bible School is now open.

VBS runs July 9-13 and is offered to children age 3 and potty trained to children completing sixth grade in June. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon, with a closing program 7 p.m. July 13.

The theme this year is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”

Reservations can be made online at vbs.hopecherryville.org or by completing a registration form obtained...

Bath: Strawberry festival is June 9

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, will be holding its annual strawberry festival 3-9 p.m. June 9. There will be food, games, bingo, a prize raffle and a cake walk.

Music will be provided by Country Rhythm.

In case of rain, food will be served inside the church 3-7 p.m.

For more information, call 610-759-1652.

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The women’s group of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church will be having a strawberry and chocolate festival June 11, starting 7 p.m....

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 7

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

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

MONDAY 11

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

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community...

Northampton: Liederkranz plans June 8 clam night

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a clam night 5-8 p.m. June 8.

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Northampton Area Historical Society and Quota Club will join together for a community yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9.

The historical society will hold its sale at the Siegfried Station, West 21st Street.

Quota Club will hold its sale at Canal Street Park. Refreshments and baked goods will be sold.

To reserve a space at Quota’s sale, call Kelly at 610-262-7826. There is a...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 20

Officers were on the scene of an overdose in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road.

Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 3000 block of North Fourth Street.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

A report of fraud in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was addressed.

A reckless driver on MacArthur Road brought police...