Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Northampton Area Public Library: Stitching event set for Sept. 10

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a stitch and chat event 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Bring your crochet, knit, cross-stitch or embroidery projects to the library and enjoy the company of crafty friends.

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Fall children’s programs and family Halloween craft sign-ups begin Sept. 16.

General programs are for babies starting at 3 months up to fifth grade and begins the week of Oct. 22.

The family Halloween craft program is 6 p.m. Oct. 29 for children and their families to create something for...

Catasauqua: Concert set for Sept. 6

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Don Cunningham and Associates will perform 7-10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the amphitheater at the Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, remember to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a free community picnic 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 7.

All are welcome.

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Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be having a bag sale on everything in the store Sept. 9-14...

Allen/East Allen townships: Church dinner set for Sept. 14

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a barbecue dinner 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14. It will take place in the upper lot by the picnic stand.

The menu includes half of a barbecue chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and roll.

Tickets will only be sold in advance. Call Linda at 610-751-0997.

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Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 24 Lappawinzo Road, will have a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. There is a cost.

The event is open to the public....

Remembering: ‘A Cement Factory in Autumn’

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The painting “A Cement Factory in Autumn” was recently found in storage at Northampton Area High School. The watercolor was painted in 1948 by Garret Conovor, a local artist who at one time resided in Allen Township.

The painting shows the last Coplay Cement manufacturing plant and a view on the west side of the Lehigh River as well as a cluster of homes that were called North Coplay.

At one time, six cement plants operated on the banks of the Lehigh. North Coplay in 1948...

Council does not vote on redistricting resolution

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council has opted not to vote on adopting a resolution in support of a citizens’ commission for legislative and congressional redistricting.

Linda Smith, of Fair Districts PA, sought backing from the eight-member council by adopting a resolution or signing a letter of support regarding the issue of gerrymandering of legislative and congressional districts in the commonwealth.

Council had received a proposed resolution from Smith that stated citizens “deserve...

Addiction, recovery education forum to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Celebrate recovery, remember those lost to addiction and find help for those who still struggle at an addiction and recovery forum, to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Northampton Community College’s Bethlehem campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

The event includes special programs, guest speakers and community outreach tables.

The schedule is as follows:

Guest speakers — 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., College Center, Room 220...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school? What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the...

Police investigate child’s self-inflicted gunshot wound

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Township police are investigating a report of a 2-1/2-year-old injured in a self-inflicted shooting Sept. 2.

According to Police Chief Michael Marks, officers were called to an area hospital just after 11 a.m. for a report of a child who was the victim of an accidental shooting that occurred earlier inside a home in the 4100 block of Springmill Road. Marks said the child had been transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries before police were contacted....

Lehigh Township: Food bank plans penny party event

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a penny party Sept. 22 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Doors open 1 p.m., and the event starts 2 p.m.

There will be refreshments, a raffle and a bake sale.

Call Kelly at 484-644-0455 for directions and information.

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Reminder: Lehigh Township Historical Society will hold a fall mum sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Historical Centre, 3811 Lehigh Drive.

For more information, visit...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

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A dog at large on Race Street was reported to the department.

In the 200 block of Canal Street, officers investigated a civil dispute.

Damage to a vehicle occurred in the 200 block of High Street.

At Catty Mart, 547 Front St., a phone was stolen, the report said.

Police assisted a citizen in the 700 block of Third Street.

A driver was cited in the 200 block of Race Street...