Northampton Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet Friday, Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m.

The dinner will include soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. All proceeds benefit the Fire Company.


All are invited to attend the 18th Annual Fall Walk-In Basket Social Oct. 12. The event will be held in Kuntz Hall at Hope Lutheran Church.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the drawing will begin at 7:30 p.m.


Coplay police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Alarms summon police

Residential fire alarms brought borough police and the fire department out on two separate calls Sept 23.

One alarm was at 10 N. Front St. where the alarm was sounding at apartment 11. The residents there had been cooking bacon that activated the alarm, police said.

The other alarm was at 11 N. Front St. where the fire alarm came from apartment A-2, police said.

A check found no fire taking place, police said.

Officers respond alarm...

NASD makes AYP

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The good news is that, as a whole, Northampton Area School District was one of only nine school districts in Northampton and Lehigh counties to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The bad news is that, individually, Northampton Area High School, Northampton Area Middle School and George Wolf Elementary School did not.

Siegfried Elementary School, Lehigh Elementary School and Moore Elementary School met the requirements for AYP.

The Adequate Yearly Progress report for...

Pennsylvania Legislature supports our local heroes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JULIE HARHART, R-183rd in Opinion

When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.

As we prepare to recognize October as Fire Prevention Month in the United States, I thought this was a great time to recap some of the measures we have put in place in Pennsylvania to help ensure our firefighters have access to the...

Catty column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Learn about the plant lore of Christmas from Rexine Krause at the next Catasauqua Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The Garden Club meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Items for judging should be in place by 12:45 p.m.

Santa won't be there but if you have been bad boys and girls, the Belsnickle just might be in attendance with a switch and a feather tree! All are welcome.


Looking for something fun to do this...

District News

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

The Northampton Area High School Big "N" Band will host the 2012 Festival of Bands 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Al Erdosy Stadium.

Eight area high school bands will take the field in competition. Spectators will see the debut performance of the Northampton Area Middle School Little "N" Band's 2012 field show "Dragons Journey."

The Big "N" Band will close out the night with its 2012 field show "Chronometry."

Tickets are available at the gate. Parking is free.


Letter to the editor

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor,

LVIA wants to spend $5 million to install a U.S. customs station. This will increase LVIA operational costs by more than $1 million a year.

LVIA just lost its flights to Canada because it had only three people per day.

Now the airport is proposing adding international flights to other places like Mexico which, due to ongoing drug violence, has a rapidly declining tourist market. American Express stated there has been a sharp decline in American visitors...

National Take Back Day

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The fifth annual National Take Back Day drug collection has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, inlcuding pet medications, will be accepted at 16 sites in Lehigh County. Among them are:

· Catasauqua Police Department, 118 Bridge St., Catasauqua

· Slatington Police Department, 125 S. Walnut St., Slatington;

· Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem station, 2930 Airport Road,...