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Next of kin sought

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is searching for the next of kin for Raymond Rudd Sr.

Rudd, 52, of 122 N. 11th St., Allentown, died Dec. 8 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

Anyone having information about his relatives is asked to contact the Lehigh County Coroner's Office at 610-782-3426.

Lehigh Township

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

In the Dec. 11 police report to the Lehigh Township supervisors, Chief Scott Fogel said the department is holding a Shop with a Cop program. Several children will be taken to Kmart to shop. The school chose the children.

The program was the suggestion of Michael Meyers. It had been under consideration for next year until Meyers asked them to do it this year.

Fogel has some donations but can use more. Any extra money will be held until Christmas 2013. Donations can be left at...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will host a "Polar Express" movie night on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.

The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring your sleeping bag, pillows and wear your pajamas so you can feel right at home watching the movie.

Admission is free.

There will be lots of treats and homemade hot chocolate available for purchase and, of course, chocolate chip cookies as well.

For more information, call 610-...

Allen/East Allen column

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Allen Township Fire Company will host a kids' Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 22.

Children age 8 and under will have a chance to get their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The elves will hand out gifts and candy as well.

You must register your child. Call 610-837-6696 for party time and other information.


The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's...

Coplay column

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Having a real evergreen tree is the centerpiece of Christmas for many families. The real tree has regained its prominence from a couple of decades ago when artificial trees grew in popularity in homes throughout Coplay.

A barometer in gauging whether real trees are indeed back can be found with borough crews who pick up the discarded trees after the holidays.

The crews have noted they have collected more Christmas trees the past several years. It will be interesting what they...

District News

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

The Borough Elementary school is hosting an evening of holiday crafting 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

The event will include crafts, holiday music and refreshments for the students in the multipurpose room at the Siegfried building.

Concerts: The high school band and chorus holiday concert is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 7 p.m.

Moore Elementary School will host its chorus and band concert starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17. The chorus and orchestra concert at...

Ice rink

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem's Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is now open for public ice skating.

Public skating is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.

Season passes are available for residents and non-residents.

Group skating lessons began Nov. 26; and hockey clinics are from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 610-...

Stroke awareness

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Q: What is a stroke?

A: There are two types of strokes; the first type, called an ischemic stroke, occurs when blood stops flowing to a part of the brain due to a blocked blood vessel. The other type, from a ruptured blood vessel, is called hemorrhagic stroke.

Q: What are the symptoms?

A: Stroke symptoms begin suddenly. You may have one or more of these symptoms: weakness or loss of feeling on one side of your face, arm or leg; trouble seeing in one or both eyes;...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A verbal dispute between a man and woman brought officers to the 5100 block of Stone Terrace Drive.

· A report of a purse, credit cards and a handgun stolen from a vehicle brought officers to the Walmart, 2601 MacArthur Road.

· Police responded to a report of trespass in the 5100 block of Main Street.

· A request for information brought officers to the 300 block of Sixth Street...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church food pantry and homeless programs will hold a benefit baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22 and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 23.

The event will be held at the church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem.

There will be kiffles, Italian cookies, chocolate babka, chocolate covered cherries, Moravian Sugar Cake, pumpkin pie, and more.

Call 610-865-3603 or visit for...