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Moore column

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

The youth group at Little Moore United Church of Christ, 913 South Mink Road, Danielsville, will hold a yard sale this Saturday.

Vendors are sought. Doors will open Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for setup. The kitchen will be open.

Contact Connie VanBlargan at 610-837-3526 for more information or to reserve a space.

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Moore Elementary School PTA is sponsoring Trunk-or-Treat Saturday, Oct. 20, in the parking lot of the elementary school located on Route 946...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will host the band Flirtin' with the Mob Saturday, Oct. 20.

Flirtin' with the Mob is a 12-piece dance band that plays a selection of favorite dance tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Light fare will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.; beer and soda included.

Advance tickets are available and tickets will also be sold at the door.

The party runs from 8 to 11 p.m. Wear your favorite Halloween costume or come as you are.

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Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 30

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1500 block of Corinth Road.

· A dispute between a mother and son brought police to the 3000 block of North Third Street.

· Police responded to a report of a missing juvenile at the Lehigh Valley Mall.

· A request for vigilance brought officers to the 700 block of Sixth Street.

OCTOBER 1

· Police responded to a report of a disturbance...

Another View

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

This past Thursday, I turned on the car radio in time to catch a news broadcast about a house fire in Salisbury Township.

Volunteer firefighters from Eastern Salisbury, Western Salisbury, Fountain Hill, Se-Wy-Co and Emmaus fire departments were called out from the comfort of their homes to fight a 2 a.m. fire in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Over the years of their volunteer service, these men and women have missed many family meals and important events because they needed...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 30

· Officers were called to the 1000 block of Second Street to investigate a fight.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police responded to a disorderly group in the 800 block of Locust Street.

· Officers assisted the Coplay Police Department in the area of North Front Street.

OCTOBER 1

· Officers responded to...

NASD receives $100,000 windfall

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District is receiving a $100,000-plus windfall, thanks to the thriftiness of the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School.

NASD will be reimbursed $108,640 as part of a distribution of excess BAVTS funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, school board President David Gogel announced at the Oct. 8 meeting.

The BAVTS $400,000 disbursement, approved at its Oct. 2 meeting, also includes $254,840 for Bethlehem Area School District and $36,520 for...

Club to sponsor Christmas contest

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Exchange Club, which sponsors several community events throughout the year such as the Jack Frost Parade and Community Days at the park, is adding another program to its calendar.

The Exchange Club's board will sponsor a Christmas Home Decorating Contest in the borough this year.

Frank Marakovits will serve as chairman of the holiday decorating committee. Serving with Marakovits on the committee are Rodger Berg, John McKenzie, Linda McKenzie and Harold Schisler...

Police purchase three M-16 rifles

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton police officers are now more prepared to respond in the event someone threatens or attempts to shoot an officer.

At Thursday's council meeting, Vice President and Police Committee Chairman Robert McHale reported the police department, under Chief Ron Morey, purchased three M-16 rifles.

McHale said the funds for the weapons were available in the borough budget.

The officers regularly undergo weapons mandatory training where they fire revolvers.

"It...

Police collect unused medications

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County police departments collected 944.5 pounds of unused and expired medications during the fifth annual National Take Back Day drug collection Sept. 29.

Medications were collected at 16 sites in Lehigh County. The total collected in the county during the last five events is 3,268.5 pounds.

At the most recent event, the Catasauqua Police Department collected 10 pounds of medications and the Whitehall Township Police Department collected 28.5 pounds.

The event...