Catasauqua Press

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Students win at SkillsUSA competition

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

On Jan. 29, more than 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. This showcase is a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

District gold-medal winners will advance to state and national competitions. This year, the SkillsUSA Council partnered with postsecondary educational institutions to award more than $200,000 in scholarships to the medalists of 12 competitions.

Greater Northern Lehigh Restaurant Week is Feb. 23-29

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, partner of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, presents Winter Restaurant Week Feb. 23-29.

The weeklong event is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse restaurants the northern part of Lehigh Valley has to offer.

Participating restaurants will offer set-price or prix fixe menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or dessert with both take-out and dine-in options. These diverse menu items are designed to satisfy a spectrum of palates, budgets and lifestyles.

Boscola announces grants for county emergency services

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services in Lehigh and Northampton counties were awarded $406,836.90 through the 2019-20 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

North Catasauqua houses named in annual contest

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

North Catasauqua WE SING Community Chorus ventured out onto the streets of North Catasauqua Dec. 24, 2019, to view holiday decorations of the residents of small Town USA.

The DECK Your HALLS Holiday Home Decorating Awards acknowledge and award the residents in North Catasauqua who have decorated their home with great Christmas spirit that celebrates the holiday in small Town USA.

Members of the chorus enjoyed viewing all of the homes in North Catasauqua that were decorated for Christmas and helped to make small Town USA sparkle and shine.

Youth invited to annual event

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, a nonprofit conservation and education organization based in Allentown, will host its fifth Christmas Bird Count for Kids 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 11. Youths aged 6 to 12 are invited to join LVAS for this fun introduction to birding and citizen science, which will teach them how to use binoculars, identify common birds and collect scientific data.

COLLEGE CORNER

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in

Whitehall native earns award

Using a retrofitted robot arm from the 1990s, three East Stroudsburg University computer science students, including Nicholas Khouri, of Whitehall, won the top award in math and computer science for their robotics project at a recent conference on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Making a change

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Dance studio spreads kindness to community

Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day, and the students and families at 3d Dance Studio spread kindness throughout the Lehigh Valley in more ways than one.

For the entire week, students, families and staff organized ways they could give back to the community. They collected 288 batteries to donate to the Colonial Intermediate Unit No. 21 adapted toy day, collected items to make 36 welcome baskets to Valley Youth House and completed more than 250 acts of kindness.

State officials announce $190,000 in grants for trail projects

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, and state Reps. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a total of $190,000 to Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Bethlehem City in recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), specifically for trail projects.