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Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

Legion to host King Henry & the Showmen

The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.

Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.

For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.

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Area residents come together

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Hundreds honor the life of Dale Edwards

It was a fitting tribute for a man who touched countless lives in and out of the Catasauqua area. On Saturday morning, the Catasauqua High School auditorium filled with family and friends to celebrate the life of Dale H. Edwards, who died peacefully June 22 at his home in North Catasauqua.

The memorial celebration began with a piano solo of "Amazing Grace." As the calming music reached every corner of the auditorium, tears slowly streamed down cheeks of many of the hundreds of people in attendance and heads bowed in reflection and prayer.

Opinion: another view

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Good advice from What's-his-name

It's hopeless.

At a summer carnival or on a stop at the grocery store, I see an acquaintance across the lawn or down the aisle. I offer a warm smile and a "Hey, how are you?"

A friendly conversation ensues and all the while I am frantically trying to remember the person's name and sometimes even how I met her.

If I am lucky, she will steer the conversation in the direction of recalling a shared event or a mutual friend, helping me to recall where we met, but still, the name is often mystifyingly gone. It comes back to me on the drive home.

Board discusses textbook selection policy

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Naegel suggests board members take on review work

School board Vice President Carol Cunningham defended the Catasauqua Area School District's policy on the selection of textbooks when two board members questioned the process being used.

Discussion of the textbook selection policy took place at last Wednesday's academics and education and policy committee meetings.

School board member Carol McCarthy expressed concern with the world history book recommended by the administration for advanced-placement Catasauqua High School students.

Catasauqua bakery creates a treat for area pageant winner

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

It's not every 7-year-old who has a cupcake created and sold in her honor, but Catasauqua bakery Blondies has done just that for Laela Moyer. The Whitehall girl is the reigning winner of a pageant in Piscataway, N.J., called Pieces of Me.

Rebecca Zukowski, owner of the Catasauqua cupcake shop, worked with Laela to create a new cupcake called Laela's Pageant Princess.

The new cupcake was unveiled at the Front Street cupcake bakery and restaurant July 20.

Hanover zoners grant variance

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Too-tall water tower gets approval

With two items on the agenda on July 26, the Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board settled in for a long session.

Joseph Roberts, representing Ice River Springs, a water bottling company located at 734 Roble Road, asked for a variance on a water tower the company constructed.

Hanover Township restricts the height of towers and ancillary structures to 20 feet.

The township's height restriction is intended to insure that a structure does not interfere with flight patterns at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Hanover Column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by in Local News

Aug. 23 dinner is served at St. Andrew's

Barbecue, cabbage and noodles will be served at a church dinner on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. The church's altar guild is hosting.

St. Andrew's is located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania, Ave., Allentown (between Allentown and Bethlehem in Hanover Township, just off Catasauqua Road).

Takeout food is available. Proceeds will help to support the church's ministries. For more information call 610-865-3603, email saecptd.net or visit the website: www.wtandrewsbethlehem.org.

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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

MONDAY 13

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.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.

TUESDAY 14

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

WEDNESDAY 15

Happenings

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 9

· 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.

· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown. For adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Information: 610-395-3781.

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

Northampton column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

Picnic time at Assumption BVM Church

Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided by the Emil Schanta Band beginning at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.

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Did you know that the Northampton Area Public Library presents an exclusive screening of unique movies free of charge? One more movie is scheduled for the summer on Aug. 21 at 1 p.m.