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Allen election generates interest

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

In what is billed as the most watched and contested race, six candidates have waged, what many contend, is a respectful campaign.

The six candidates seek one of two supervisors seats in Allen Township.

Because the township has only one polling place – the municipal building on Indian Trail Road – voters can expect to wait in line.

All of the candidates, including two incumbents, are registered Democrats. No Republicans appear on the ballot.

Incumbent Michelle G....

Coplay column

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Street names mark the character of a community such as Coplay.

The Coplay grid was kept simple; Front, Second, Third and Fourth streets ran north to south and were numbered in sequence to 12th Street on the west end.

The town's main artery is Chestnut Street, which runs east to west the entire length of the town. It starts at Ruch Street on the west and continues to Front Street on the east at the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

A fondness for trees is also evident in street...

Allentown Fair

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Allentown Fair is seeking contestants for the 2013 Fair Queen Contest in August.

Contestants should be between ages the 16 and 20 and must reside in Lehigh, Berks or Northampton counties.

For information, go to

The Fair Queen will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She will participate in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest, where she will have the opportunity to win a $2,000 scholarship.

For information, contact...

Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

St. Nick's kitchen crew is planning a Sunday breakfast for 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2.

Choose either a scrambled eggs platter or a stack of pancakes. Both choices come with baked ham, home fries, homemade sweet bread and unlimited coffee or a glass of juice.

The children's menu for ages 12 and under will offer three pancakes and juice or, for ages 6 and under, frosted flakes and juice.

All are invited to enjoy a delicious alternative to a fast-food breakfast, with family...


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Closing meeting of the Catasauqua Woman's Club – 6 p.m., Jednota Club, North Catasauqua.

· A Night of the Arts presented by Good Shepherd Catholic School – 7 p.m., in the school gymnasium, 1300 Newport Ave, Northampton. Information: 610-262-9171.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start...

Cougar Comment

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in School

With only 28 days left in the school year, Lehigh Valley Christian High School is now wrapping up sports, school and extracurricular activities.

Over the past two weeks students have been participating in Advanced Placement tests in numerous subjects including language, literature, biology, chemistry, history and calculus.

Seniors will be taking all of their class finals within the next week and will graduate June 7.

The annual Spring Sling, a competition between our...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua, will hold a Community Day yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

Food, a moon bounce, face painting and child identification will also be available during the sale.

Proceeds from the event benefit Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands organization.

For more information, contact Chris Held at 484-357-6351.


The next Old Home Week 2014 committee meeting is tonight, May 16, at the American...

Candidates, voters, respect the opposition

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Have we gotten to the point where the opposition has to resort to stealing campaign signs in order to sway the vote?

I am an outsider; I came to visit Coplay from Florida in the midst of this campaign. I know what political mud-slinging is all about. I worked the democratic Presidential campaign as well as local campaigns so I know what can happen when it comes down to the wire!

During the Obama campaign I stood next to a man in a military uniform with my...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of loud music brought police to the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 200 block of Front Street.

· Police were called to the 300 block of High Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.


· A motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

· Officers responded to a report of a suspicious phone call in...


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers will meet 7 p.m. May 16 at Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Susan Tantsits of Edge of the Woods Nursery, Orefield, will present "Bee Friendly Plantings."

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 610-298-3254 or visit