Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Roughies Report: Seniors: Check graduate requirements

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

All Catasauqua High School seniors are encouraged to periodically check their schedule and credits to make sure they have the necessary courses and the required 23.0 credits needed to graduate.

In addition, all graduation projects must be completed and PSSA test scores must be at a proficient or advanced level.

All graduation requirements must be completed by May 28 in order to participate in the graduation ceremony June 1.

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All seniors are reminded they need to see Mrs. Moser in the CHS main office to initial the spelling of their name for their diploma.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 30

Officers investigated a crash involving a DUI in the 2300 block of North First Avenue.

A burglary in the 4100 block of North Church Street brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a reported theft from a vehicle in the 1300 block of North 14th Street.

A disturbance at MacArthur Commons was reported.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Jordan Drive.

Third-grade students invited to enter dental health contest

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Pennsylvania Dental Association

Pennsylvania Dental Association invites third-graders across the state to show their creativity this February in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The theme for 2020 is “Fluoride in Water Prevents Cavities!” This year marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation.

CMS News: Food drive going on now until Jan. 31

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School Student Forum is conducting its annual food drive, the CMS Souper Bowl of Caring. The drive continues until Jan. 31.

Students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable and nonexpired food items. No glass jars or bottles will be accepted.

Homerooms will compete to see which can bring in the most items. The winning homeroom will receive a pizza party.

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The end of the second marking period will be Jan. 17.

It is the cycle three mid-marking period for eighth grade.

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Sheckler News: School closed Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School is closed Jan. 20 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There will be no classes for students Jan. 21 because of an Act 80 teacher in-service day.

Regularly scheduled classes resume Jan. 22.

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School physicals will be done Jan. 22 for those students who have signed up for this service.

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The lost-and-found bin is growing quickly at Sheckler Elementary.

If your child has misplaced an item, remind him or her to check this table at Sheckler and help that missing item get back to its owner.

Coplay: Police address stop sign concerns

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Concerns about the new stop signs in the area of the recently reopened Coplay-Northampton Bridge were addressed Jan. 10 by Coplay Police Chief Vincent Genovese.

He reported the signs, installed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, are there to stay.

Genovese noted drivers stopped for running the new stop signs have been given a verbal courtesy notice. Violators will be issued tickets starting Feb. 1.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 27

An intoxicated male was transported from the 200 block of Mulberry Street.

On Front Street, a written traffic citation was issued.

At 343 Front St., police assisted a citizen with a vehicle parked on the lot.

A hit and run took place in the 100 block of Howertown Road.

The department referred a harassment case, which took place in the 700 block of Third Street, to investigations.

DEC. 28

On Front Street, a written traffic warning was issued.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

MONDAY 20

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 21

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Northampton: AARP tax help to begin Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

AARP tax return assistance and preparation will again take place at Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Those interested are asked to visit the recreation center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 to set up a future appointment.

Volunteers will be at the rec center Mondays, Feb. 3-April 13, to assist with tax returns.

There is no guarantee that walk-ins can be assisted.

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Reminder: Northampton Area Food Bank will be holding a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.