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Should fifth-graders attend CMS?

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Transition is difficult for young students, mom says

Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?

Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 8

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 9

Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th St., due to Monday's Columbus Day holiday.

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

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Charotin Hose Company of North Catasauqua responded to the following calls recently, according to information on the fire department's website.

Fire alarm

Aug. 8, 9:50 a.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to the North Catasauqua High Rise at 1400 Main St., North Catasauqua, for an automatic fire alarm. Catasauqua and Northampton fire department personnel responded as automatic mutual aid.

No adjustment for 'No Name' alley

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Orlando Cruz of 317 Second St. and Debra Bundra of 317 1/2 Second St. were the subject of a public hearing during the Sept. 10 Catasauqua Council meeting.

The public hearing asked the borough to vacate a portion of a gravel access road behind the Second Street properties. Residents access the alley off Peach Street, but the road dead ends at a pine tree before it can connect to Tunnel Street.

There are four properties with an interest in the alley, but only Cruz and Bundra appeared for the hearing.

Council passed a motion to establish the "No Parking" zone unanimously.

Happenings

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 4

· Moore Township Athletic Association basketball and wrestling sign-ups – 6-8 p.m., Borek Fieldhouse, Moore Township Recreation Center, located off English Road. Information: Frank Hudak (basketball) at 610-767-7678 or George Stilgenbauer (wrestling) at 610-657-3265.

· Boy Scouts sign-ups – 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt. Information: 610-465-8565.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.

Borough street created to allow access to FL Smidth property

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A macadam access roadway, located across from Hardcore Ink on Front Street, was the subject of a Catasauqua Borough Council public hearing held at the borough municipal complex Sept. 10.

The council considered whether to take over the roadway and place the 80-foot-long strip on the official borough map. The roadway was once used to access the main gate at the old Fuller Plant.

Attorney Daniel McCarthy represented FL Smidth at the hearing. No other property owners with an interest in the roadway appeared at the hearing and there were no objections.

LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

Red Cross receives appreciation for their service to the region

September is National Preparedness Month and the board of commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for their service to Lehigh County.

"Part of the Red Cross's mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Osborne said. "On average the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."

Catasauqua-based academy supports the home-schooled

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

In the old telephone building on Second Street in Catasauqua, next to the fire station, is the headquarters for Bridgeway Academy. But no school buses pull up to the curb there in the morning.

"We aren't a charter school, we don't get money from the state," said the academy's vice president of operations, Cara Rutledge. "We are a private academy for home-schooled students and their parents."

Parents pay tuition.

"We are a private school, but without the constraints of a classroom," she said.

The school was fully accredited in 2010.