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Two brothers attain Eagle Scout rank

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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.

Allentown fair honors Albert

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua exhibitors win ribbons

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.

A surprise for Al Regits

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Councilman is in Catty hall of fame

Longtime Catasauqua Borough Councilman Alfred Regits has been honored as a new member of the Catasauqua Hall of Fame. The official announcement was made at a free outdoor concert sponsored by the borough.

Several months ago, Catasauqua Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew informally decided to invigorate the borough's hall of fame.

The names of past honorees are engraved on pavers set in front of the Catasauqua Park & Playground's amphitheater.

Lehigh County Commissioners

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

New executive, new budget: William Hansell is sworn in

Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and a proposed 2013 county budget.

President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of government and management experience.

Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Hansell's remarks stressed bipartisan decision-making to encourage accomplishment.


Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Information: www., KE3AW@ or 610-432-8286.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

Take the baton Sept. 11: Relay for Life seeks participants, volunteers

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

The Relay for Life is not a one-day deal.

Although the 24-hour event which takes place each June at Whitehall High School is familiar to most people, the event does not represent the complete package, said Shari Noctor, chairperson of the 2012-13 Relay for Life of Whitehall. This year, the Whitehall relay celebrates its 10th anniversary and the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th.


Thursday, September 6, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Getting by during the Great Depression

In this continuing series, I am speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, well-known and highly respected president of the Northampton Historical Society and former employee of the landmark Miller's Department Store and Kotsch's Market in Fullerton.

Born in 1927 Harold, as most families in America, faced the Great Depression. I asked him to recall his youth.

Going, going, gone in Hanover TownshipNearly everything goes – to the highest bidders

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

If you wondered about the flurry of activity around Hanover's old municipal building Aug. 30, Hanover Township was holding a public auction billed as "selling to the walls." The sale was held following a move by municipal employees into the new township building, now nearly completed.

The township selected Houser Auctions to conduct the sell-off.

Houser is a family operation run by brothers Doug and Tim, who took over from their father. Their wives handle the administrative tasks and collect the money.