Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Catasauqua: Community lunch to be held March 30

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold a free lunch for the community March 30.

Lunch begins 11 a.m. and closes 12:30 p.m.

All are welcome!

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Boy Scout Troop 94 will be holding a breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31 at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.

The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice.

For pricing or other information, call 610-703-2722....

Northampton: Festival of Bands is planned for April 28

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 67th annual Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 28 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave. The event, featuring the Allentown, Marine, Municipal and Pioneer bands, will present a pops concert with music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Enjoy selections from The Association, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Journey, Queen and The Beatles.

The NAHS jazz ensemble will be a special guest.

Admission is free. All freewill offerings collected will...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 8

On Union Street, a hit and run occurred. The driver was located and cited.

Police investigated a harassment complaint in the 100 block of Second Street.

A wanted person was taken to central booking from Catasauqua Police Department, 90 Bridge St.

Suspicious activity in the 100 block of Canal Street was reported. The individuals were located and identified.

MARCH 9

Officers...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 5

Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on MacArthur Road.

A report of identity theft in the 100 block of Shiloh Court was investigated.

A theft occurred in the 3600 block of Lehigh Street.

The department addressed a report of a reckless driver on MacArthur Road.

Officers investigated a report of harassment in the unit block of Madison Lane.

A disturbance in the 2300...

Lehigh Township: Basket social, bake sale are planned

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Road, Berlinsville, will hold its spring basket social and bake sale March 30 and 31. The hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 30 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31. The drawing will be 1:30 p.m. March 31. Winners do not need to be present to win.

This event will have baskets designed to appeal to all age groups, as well as a bake sale to satisfy a sweet tooth.

The kitchen will be open with homemade hot food for sale, both to eat in or take out.

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North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 10

Police were on the scene of a DUI at Sixth and Arch streets.

A suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Arch Street was reported.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

The department addressed a parking complaint in the 1200 block of Third Street.

MARCH 11

A disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street brought police to the scene.

Officers...

Allen/East Allen townships: Trap shooting will start April 2

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will begin its trap shooting starting April 2. The events will continue 4 p.m. till dark the first Tuesday of each month until fall.

The club will also hold a drawing and block shoot for hams starting 1 p.m. April 14.

For more information, call the club at 610-262-9904.

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Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11 a.m. April 6.

The menu...

Coplay: Garden club to meet March 28

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club will hold a meeting 6 p.m. March 28 in the social hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

The club will then head to North Catasauqua approximately 6:30 p.m. for a field trip at the Hickory Grove Greenhouses, 1096 Milton St.

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Commitment to Family & Community is closing out the month with bingo and more March 29 at the hall, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins 7 p.m.

There will be a Longaberger purse...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The reality of author George Orwell’s “1984” hit me one night when I coughed while sleeping.

A voice from my smartphone, which was on a nearby table, replied to the sound I had just made saying it was sorry, but it did not understand what I had just said.

The phone had been listening to me just like the telescreens of Orwell’s dystopian novel.

Egads! I wonder if I ever talked in my sleep.

Well aware smartphones, telephones and other electronic devices can be and...