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Thursday, February 4, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Hands off sprouting bulbs

Horticultural expert Art Wolk, quoted on the You Bet Your Garden website, has this to say about daffodils and tulips area residents have been seeing pop up above the ground in January.

“Tell everyone who has greenery up already not to worry, and not to do anything to try and ‘help’ the bulbs,” he says. “They may bloom a month earlier than usual, or they may bloom pretty much on schedule if it takes the soil an especially long time to warm up in the spring, but they should bloom just fine.”

Classmates learn how to deal with death, one day at a time

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Encouraging and comforting students are a normal part of any fourth-grade teacher’s job, along with teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Since the death of one of her students, Joanne Santoroski is finding ways to build encouragement and comforting into each day’s lessons as she helps the classmates of Darious Condash deal with their loss.

“As a class, we are taking it day by day,” the Sheckler Elementary School teacher told The Press Monday, 10 days after Darious was killed by a hit-and-run driver. “I think it has helped us to be together, and share our emotions.”

Commissioners agree to set aside funds for study

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners may finally be taking steps to move forward with ensuring the future of Cedarbrook Nursing Homes.

At their Oct. 14 meeting, the commissioners voted to reserve $300,000 for an architectural and engineering study. The information will be used to compare the costs of rebuilding and renovating the facility.

During the meeting, County Executive Thomas Muller also recommended Bethlehem resident Edwin Keys for appointment to serve as temporary administrator of the nursing home.

Lehigh University bus flips in Hanover Township

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

A man was killed and 18 students and their bus driver were injured Tuesday when, according to the police report, a sedan ran into the rear of the bus, causing it to flip over onto its roof. The driver of the car was killed.

The accident occurred at 5:51 p.m. in the westbound lanes, near the Schoenersville exit. Pennsylvania State Police and Han-Le-Co Fire Department responded initially.

State police say all Lehigh University students on the bus are reported to have sustained “no injuries at this point.”

CMS classes to begin Monday

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in School

Welcome back Catasauqua Middle School, students, faculty and staff!

The first day of school begins this coming Monday, Aug. 31.

Doors open at 7:45 a.m., with classes beginning 7:52 a.m. Dismissal occurs at 2:20 p.m.

I wish everyone a prosperous, happy and healthy 2015-16 academic year.


Schools will be closed Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday.

Enjoy your vacation.


Also, a reminder that the CMS breakfast program will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8.


Summer program a success

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua summer program concluded Aug. 14. According to Catasaqua Borough Council and recreation committee member Cherie Gebhart, more than 100 children registered for the program this summer.

The eight-week arts and crafts program, held weekday mornings at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park pavilion, provided children the opportunity to play together and enjoy creating craft projects under the supervision of borough summertime employees.

Lasagna is on the menu Aug. 26

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

All are welcome to dine at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Lasagna Dinner, planned for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The meal will include garlic bread, salad, a beverage, and something special for dessert. Dinner will be served in the church parish hall, located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. This is in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, on the boarder with Allentown, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue from Catasauqua Road, then onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

Summer thrift sale

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, is having a half-price on all clothing and accessories from Monday, Aug. 17 through Saturday, Aug. 29.

The store is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of good used clean clothing are accepted during store hours.

The proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the community through contributions to youth and adult programs and services.


Family Night fun is planned for July 22

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

At the North Catasauqua William Albert Park, the refreshment stand is open, 6:30 to 9 p.m. on weeknights, courtesy of the borough recreation committee.

An eight-week weekday morning summer program at the park pavilion is also under way. Mondays through Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. arts and crafts activities and themed programs are planned for children.

Whiffle ball games are planned for weekday afternoons at the park, 1-4 p.m.