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Coplay column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Open space is a hot button topic when it comes to farmland preservation and urban sprawl.

In Coplay, there is a wide spread belief the borough has little open space left and that the community is built up to the hilt. However, the town is greener than some might think.

A 4-acre plus tract on land previously owned by the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company is currently on the market. It is located on the northern fringe of the borough, off Chestnut Street between the Whitehall...

MEM execs out on bail

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Two executives of Municipal Energy Managers Inc. (MEM), of Moscow, Lackawanna County, surrendered to authorities Thursday, Feb. 14.

Robert J. Kearns, president of MEM, and Patrick McLaine, secretary and treasurer of MEM, were arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking by District Judge Robert C. Halal on charges stemming from the alleged theft of more than $160,000 from the Borough of Coplay.

Kearns and McLaine were released on $250,000 unsecured bail.

A Northampton...

Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Plan to attend the winter program this month sponsored by the Lehigh Township Historical Society. It takes place Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Church, in Cherryville.

Speaker Dave Schneck will present a program and talk about the years he played baseball with the New York Mets. You will learn what his life was like as a professional baseball player.

Following the program will be a time for questions, and light refreshments will be served.

The program with...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

· A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash brought police to the 1000 block of Second Street.

· Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Fourth Street.


· A report of a scam brought police to the 1400 block of...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will be holding its all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m.-noon.

Served will be cream chipped beef, scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.

Don't feel like cooking? Come on down! Call 610-266-7170 for more information.


Paying heed to Punxsutawny Phil, the Catasauqua Garden Club has scheduled its spring luncheon for...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Crime Watch meeting set

Whitehall Township will hold its next Crime Watch meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the public meeting room of the municipal building.

Whitehall Mayor Edward Hozza Jr. will deliver his state of the township address, which will detail the township's growth, construction progress, projected completion schedules, future plans, goals and township direction for 2013.

Also during the meeting, Denise Continenza will speak on Communities that Care and Scott Grim...

District News

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

The George Wolf PTA Founders Day Dance will take place 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

The dance is an annual event held in honor of the founders involved in PTA.

PTA meetings: Mark your calendars for the upcoming PTA meetings.

PTAs at Lehigh, Borough and Moore elementary schools will meet March 4.

The Lehigh meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. The Borough and Moore PTAs both meet at 7 p.m.

George Wolf Elementary will hold its PTA meeting 7 p.m. March 5.

All are...

Winter offers interesting exercise options

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes.

I first heard that saying while visiting Maine, but I think there's some truth to it here, too.

Friday was absolutely beautiful. I took in the sunshine and enjoyed a 75-minute walk through the neighborhoods of Coplay. It was so nice out I didn't wear a coat and, at one point, I even took off my cardigan sweater.

Saturday wasn't bad but it was definitely colder. By Sunday, the winds made it feel downright frigid.


Bath column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Blue Mountain Drive, Moore Township, will hold an indoor flea market Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The kitchen will be open and raw, homemade filling will be available.

For more information, call 484-860-0951.


Although the Bath 275th Anniversary celebration of the borough is complete, the memories live on.

The committee has purchased and installed a souvenir cabinet at the Bath Borough building. The...


Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Mike Bednar, railroad buff, on his family's life experiences in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township. His grandparents immigrated to Darktown in 1900 and worked for the Thomas Iron Company. The family of 10 assimilated into the history and culture of their new country.

The Bednars soon became an integral part of the blue-collar hamlet. Mike's grandfather, Jan, worked hard in a limestone quarry only to fall victim to the Influenza...