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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lehigh Township: Historical society plans open house

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Don’t forget about the open house at St. Paul’s Schoolhouse, run by Lehigh Township Historical Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11.

The schoolhouse is located at 780 Almond Road, Walnutport.

There will be a special presentation in the church fellowship hall 11:30 a.m. by Tammy Schane (Talks by Tammy) about the progressive movement of the early 20th century and how it was affected by World War I and the flu pandemic in 1918.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Donations are...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Department members responded to a report of a possible water leak in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

A vehicle was tagged in the 400 block of Bath Avenue.

Intoxicated persons in the 700 block of Second Street were reported. Police gave them a courtesy transport.


No-parking signs were issued on South 15th Street.

On South 10th Street, no-parking signs were...

The Cementer

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Over the years, I have written a number of columns on the Penn-Dixie Cement Company. The company operated three plants in Bath and Nazareth and employed many area residents. One of my former students, Blaine Hoffmeister, of Bath, gave me a rare Penn-Dixie paper named Penn-Dixie Cementer, dated April/May 1941.

The company also had plants in Portland Point, Clinchfield, Kingsport and Richard City, Tenn., with another in West Des Moines, Iowa. The paper prepared the employees for a...


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 6

• Sound wave string art (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• New Bath Borough Hall celebration, 3-6 p.m. (open house) and 6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting ceremony), at the borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

• Movie: “Sing,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

AUG. 7

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township...

Tornado hits Heidel farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado (an Enhanced Fujita scale measuring tornadoes) ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.


Allen Township board discusses plans for salt shed

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the July 24 meeting, Allen Township Board of Supervisors approved a bid package for a proposed salt shed. The project has been lurking as a proposal for months. Some of the dirt for the pad is removed, but there is additional dirt that needs to be excavated.

The additional dirt will be part of the bid package, but anyone can come in and take it. The pad is marked off.

“They need to use their backhoe and equipment to haul it. We just want to get rid of it,” Vice Chairman Dale...

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey makes visit to Gracedale Nursing Home

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Nazareth’s Gracedale Nursing Home, often referred to as the jewel of Northampton County, is home to about 670 senior citizens. They had a special visitor July 20, when U.S. Sen. Bob Casey stopped by to meet with them and speak with workers. One of them gave him a box filled with tiny Moravian stars, and another provided a Nazareth baseball cap. Casey made sure he greeted every resident he could and then spoke to the staff from a pavilion on the campus.

He described a strong America in...

Whitehall man killed in Allentown accident

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County

A Whitehall Township man was killed July 23 in a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in Allentown.

According to reports, Philip J. Cyriax, 54, was crossing the roadway on foot in the area of 1033 Airport Road at approximately 8:57 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at approximately 9:20 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.

According to the coroner, the cause of death was multiple...