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Local talent to stage ‘Mary Poppins’

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

After many months of planning and two months of rehearsals, the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company is excited to see its April production of “Mary Poppins” coming together.

Director Bill Nothstein, Assistant Director and Choreographer Kathi Metzler, Musical Director Mike Fister and Vocal Director Kathy Butz say they had a hard time sorting through the talented children and adults who came out for the November 2015 auditions.

LCTI wins 16 gold medals at SkillsUSA

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Students also earn 19 silver and

Nearly 60 Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students notched top-three finishes Feb. 3 at the SkillsUSA District 11 Championships at the Agri-Plex in Allentown.

The annual competition pits LCTI students against their peers from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill, ranging from advertising design to welding.

‘Honey for Heroes’ benefits Gold Star Mothers programs

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging association members to donate pound containers of honey from own their hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy veterans in our area.

Jason Hoch is an Eagle Scout

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Boy Scout Jason M. Hoch, of Catasauqua, received the Eagle Scout Award during a court of honor ceremony at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Hoch, a senior at Catasauqua High School, started Scouting in 2003 with Cub Scout Pack 94, where he earned his Arrow of Light Award.

He then became a member of Troop 94, where he earned 22 merit badges.

Troop 94 is sponsored by St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. In the troop, Hoch served as a patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader.

Voting begins for student contest about manufacturing Polls open for video competition

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Public voting for the third annual “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest is open now, but only until Feb. 19 at 11:59 p.m. Anyone wishing to view the videos and vote may go to the Dream It. Do It. Pennsylvania website,

Students to write about Miranda rights

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

“You have the right to remain silent...”

What are Miranda rights, and why are they important?

That question is being posed to students in grades 3 through 12 this year as courts across the country promote the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) 2016 Civics Education Essay Contest.

In Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court’s Commission on Judicial Independence is supporting activities surrounding the third annual national contest.

Dinner dance to benefit Have a Heart for Children

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Project Child is hosting its tenth annual Have a Heart for Children dinner dance March 5 at the Hotel Bethlehem. Proceeds will benefit initiatives designed to reduce child abuse in the Lehigh Valley.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and is a lovely evening of mixing, mingling and dancing to the music of the Philadelphia Funk Authority.

Project Child is a program of Valley Youth House. It has been operating since 1991 with the mission of preventing child abuse and neglect in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding region.

Video contest sponsored by LWV

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) is inviting Pennsylvania’s high school students to enter the Second Annual LWVPA High School Video Contest, with the theme of “Your Voice - Your Vote - Be Heard!”

The contest is open to any team of students or individual students between 13 and 19 years of age and currently enrolled in high school in Pennsylvania.

Contestants will create 30-second video public service announcements that encourage participation in the democratic process.

Veteran prosecutor named supervisor of narcotics unit

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A veteran prosecutor in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has been named supervisor of the narcotics unit.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Joseph R. Stauffer, who has been in the office since 2004, supervises a unit that includes five other attorneys.

Stauffer approves most of the search warrants for the drug unit, manages forfeitures for the unit and approves most of the felony criminal complaints involving drug prosecutions.