Don't forget, tonight, Sept. 13, is Meet the Teacher Night at Sheckler Elementary School. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Be sure to take this opportunity to visit your child's classroom, visit the book fair in the cafeteria and check out the information tables in the gym.
You can also sign up for parent-teacher conferences to be held in November.
Phil's Fries will also be here, so bring your appetite. A percentage of these sales will be donated back to Sheckler.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police were called to the 1000 block of Washington Avenue to investigate a report of a vehicle that struck a school bus.
· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.
· Police responded to a report of a bicycle rack stolen from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Line Alley.
· Officers were called to the 900 block of Main Street to investigate a report of four hubcaps stolen from a vehicle.
Children performed in a talent show at the Catasauqua Park & Playground pavilion during the summer activity program in August.
A family tradition was continued as twins Michael and Matthew Calderon joined the 42 other Eagle Scouts of Troop 51. The brothers were elevated to Eagle Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua Aug. 25.
Michael and Matthew Calderon joined their older brothers, Aaron and Kris Silfies as Eagle Scouts.
Family and friends listened intently as the story of their journey to Eagle was described.
The twins began their Scouting career in March of 2007 and made it to Tenderfoot in August of the same year.
Dispatched to 12th Street and Tapler Drive on the evening of Sept. 4, borough police officers responded to a call for a water rescue.
Arriving at the scene, police found a silver Hyundai stranded in two feet of water. The driver, an unidentified woman, told police she was fine and not injured, police said.
Coplay Fire Department personnel responded and pushed the car to the side of the road when the water subsided, police said.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 400 block of Grove Street.
· Police responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of Grove Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Chapel Street.
· A report of an assault brought police to the 1000 block of Fifth Street.
· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 1100 block of Front Street.
Join the North Catasauqua Fire Department for a hot roast beef dinner and 15 games of cash bingo at their bingo extravaganza Saturday. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the first game of bingo will start at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served around 6 p.m.
To obtain a ticket, contact the North Catasauqua Fire Department by calling 610-266-1969 or emailing email@example.com. You could also ask any fire department member or just buy tickets at the door.
Last week, awards and scholarships were presented at The Great Allentown Fair for excellence and contributions in agriculture.
Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador Award.
The award was presented at the fair's opening ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
In addition to annually being elected as the president of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the longtime fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit department.
Lynn Primrose of North Catasauqua is decked out in ther 1960s best for the Large Flowerheads performance at the Laurel Fire Company Block Party. Primrose, a fan of the band, enjoyed the beautiful weather Aug. 18 in Cementon.
Q. Isn't living in the country healthier than living in the city?
I don't think there's a definitive answer to that question. My first reaction to this inquiry was that life in the country is much healthier. It seemed obvious because of the crime, pollution, crowding and stress of the city.
However, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) provided me with some surprising information that made me rethink my answer.
Here are some of the statistics from the NRHA: