Northampton Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Catasauqua: Holiday event set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will have an old-fashioned Christmas 4-7 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be crafts, carolers, house tours, cookies, hot chocolate, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and more.

There is a cost, but children age 3...

Bridge beams delivered to both boroughs

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, said the ongoing construction of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge is on schedule.

The concrete span in progress over the Lehigh River replaces the 1930s-era bridge, which was deemed dangerous. Motorists now use either the Cementon-Northampton Bridge or the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge to traverse between communities on both sides of the river.

Molchany told The Press the opening of the new bridge is tentatively set...

Northampton: Borough council to meet Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 and canceled due to the weather has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 29, at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the movie is a nonperishable food item, which...


Monday, November 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 26

• Deadline to order nut rolls (apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and pumpkin cheese), to be picked up 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., Northampton. Information, cost and orders: Marty at 610-682-4458, Helen at 610-261-4575 or Linda at 610-262-0265

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Writing space provided for writers to work on...

East Allen board set to approve budget

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At East Allen Township’s regular meeting Nov. 14, all the legal necessities were set in motion to adopt the township’s 2019 budget. The drafts of the ordinances to set up tax millage and advertise to adopt the budget were all released at the meeting.

The proposed budget is scheduled to be adopted at the Dec. 13 meeting. The township has published the proposed budget on its website,

There was a discussion of meeting dates for 2019. The existing schedule will continue...

Bath: Advent craft event to be held Nov. 25

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be holding an Advent craft night 6 p.m. Nov. 25.


Sacred Heart School, 115 Washington St., will be holding its sixth annual Christmas boutique 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be handmade items from local vendors, gift cards to more than 200 stores, hot food and a homemade cookie bar.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive,...

Allen/East Allen townships: Christmas house tour set for Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society’s 38th annual Christmas house tour will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1.

This year’s theme is “Keep a Candle in the Window.”

Ten area historic homes and other structures will be decorated for the holidays.

The historical society’s annual Holiday History Family Day will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. that day at the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road.

Highlights of the day include a 1700s and 1800s antique lighting exhibit and Colonial...

Whitehall police

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 5

Officers were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 1000 block of North Sixth Street.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 2900 block of Zephyr Boulevard.

A child abuse report brought officers to Saylor Park Drive.

Domestic offenses against family on Dogwood Drive and Maryland Circle were investigated.

The department responded to a report of harassment in the...