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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Coplay: Two more days for tree pickup

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The last days for borough tree collection will be Jan. 12 and 19.


A cash bingo will be held Jan. 14 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St. Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.

Food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will benefit Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative.

For more details and cost, call Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241.


On Jan. 17, Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 1

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive. A water pipe had burst and flooded a resident’s basement.

A carbon monoxide alarm in the 800 block of Catherine Drive brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a complaint of snow not being shoveled in the unit block of South Third Street.

JAN. 2

Threats between tenants in the unit block of South...

Beekeepers to hold classes

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will hold a four-session “Introduction to Beekeeping” class 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings, Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21. All classes will be held in room 107/108 of Rothrock Library/Alumni Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

There is a registration. The cost includes a reference book, course materials, refreshments and planned field trips to the club apiary for hands-on experience. Those with a...

Moore Township: Holy Cross to host Jan. 11 blood drive

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Nazareth, is holding a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11.

Holy Cross also has Bible study 11 a.m. every Tuesday in the fellowship hall.

For more information, call 610-759-7363.


Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is hosting a deejay and karaoke night 7-10 p.m. Jan. 12.

Point Phillips is planning an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. Jan. 14.

Point Phillips is also having a...

Lehigh Township: Pancake breakfast to be held Jan. 28

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive, Berlinsville, will be holding an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 28.


The wellness team of Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is hosting a Miller-Keystone community blood drive 7:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 28.


The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something meaningful this winter by making a...

NASD board appoints members to committees

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Committee appointments for 2018 have been made by Northampton Area School District Board of Education.

School directors voted 9-0 at the Dec. 4, 2017, reorganization meeting for the following committee appointments:

Act 93: Dr. Michael Baird, David Gogel

Contract negotiations: Chuck Frantz, Roy Maranki, Ross Makary

Employee benefit trust: Baird

Expulsion: John Becker, Frantz, Gogel, Robert Mentzell

Facilities: Becker, Frantz, Chuck Longacre, James...

Another view

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

On Jan. 10, 1878, the amendment granting women the right to vote was first proposed. This right wasn’t permitted for women until the passing of the 19th Amendment Aug. 18, 1920. I know there is a lengthy process for such changes, but 42 years seems excessive.

It’s worth noting Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year is “feminism.”

According to a Dec. 13, 2017, article on BBC News, the spike in interest for this particular word originated from the increase in women’s marches,...

Northampton: Fundraiser planned for Hanna Edelman

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, is holding a fundraiser for 13-year-old Hanna Edelman, a Northampton Area Middle School student who is battling leukemia.

The event is planned for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 14. All proceeds from the day’s sales will be given to the family for Hanna’s medical expenses.


Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Super Bowl gift card bingo Feb. 4 at Good Shepherd Catholic School gym, 1300 Newport Ave. Snow date is Feb. 11.