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Area residents are nuts about squirrels

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

Her T-shirt doesn't lie.

When Sue Sacks of Coplay opened a Christmas gift from her husband Mike, she laughed when she saw the two adorable squirrels above the words, "Squirrel Whisperer."

But in her heart she knew the shirt spoke the truth.

She attracts squirrels the way a big bowl of nuts would draw them.

"I am nutty," she jokes, adding that her home displays an unusual greeting to visitors: "Welcome to the nut house."

College Corner

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Ritter receives scholarship

Joshua M. Ritter of Catasauqua recently was awarded the Ralphine and Gary Gentzler Scholarship.

Ritter, a student at Shippensburg University majoring in mid-level science and math education, is the son of Michael and Stephanie Ritter of Catasauqua.

He is a 2012 graduate of Catasauqua High School.




Adam Travis Bierman of Catasauqua graduated Dec. 16 with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Millersville University.


Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News


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

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

Panelist warns about incomplete information

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

Second of two parts on a presentation on the events at Sandy Hook. The first part dealt with observations of a school guidance counselor and pastor. This part deals with the reactions of a psychologist.

To understand the events at Sandy Hook, it's important to remember Columbine.

Bradley R. Beckwith, MS, LPC, considers the massacre at Columbine High School to be "the best example in our national history: what happened and what we've learned from it."


Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Blood drive – 10 a.m.-6 p.m., ReMax Unlimited, 1080 Schadt Ave. Information: Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241.

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

· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m, Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. NASA Astronaut Terry Hart will attend. Open to the public. Information:, KE3AW@ARRL.NET, or 610.432.8286.

Charter school presents its case

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A Catasauqua School Board review of the Medical Academy Charter School's practices in the next few weeks will determine if the new school's charter is revoked.

"We want to make sure your charter was going to provide what it said it was going to provide," school board Vice President Carol Cunningham told charter school officials Tuesday.

Officials from the academy, located at 330 Howertown Road, shared with the Catasauqua board Tuesday what they are doing to meet the stipulations set forth by the school board when it approved the school's charter last year.

Police issues dominate council meeting

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

At the Jan. 22 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, Mike Seng gave an update to borough council members on the recent activity of the borough Civil Service Commission, which has been managing the process for hiring a new full-time borough police officer.

"We have good news," he said. "We have a list of three candidates."

He reviewed some of the issues that the commission has dealt with recently, including evaluation of points issued for candidates as a result of their military service, called veterans points.


Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

In an article about the Catasauqua Woman's Club in last week's edition of The Press, it was indicated that a fall soup fundraiser by the club is conducted for St. Paul's Evangelical Church. It is held at the church, but not for the church.

Also, the contact phone number for the club was incorrectly listed. It should be 610-262-4924.

The Press regrets the errors.