Press photo by Susan Bryant
Catasauqua resident Suad Sharif steps off a farm wagon at Gogle Peach Farm with a bag of freshly picked peaches Aug. 18. Looking on is Tim Gogle. Also on the wagon, seated, is Suaha Sarif, also of Catasauqua. The farm is located in rural Coplay, North Whitehall Township.
After seven years as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 79, Philip "Flip" Fisher is stepping down. He was honored at a Court of Honor Sept. 26, as he passed the troop flag to the new Scoutmaster, Phil Weinhofer.
Fisher has collected plenty of special memories during his tenure at the helm of the Catasauqua troop.
Bob Minnich, the owner of Minnich's Metals, Awards and More in Catasauqua, has a heart for the challenges, even everyday stresses, faced by others.
Individuals who wait at a LANTA bus stop in front of his new Pine Street store location captured his attention soon after he moved his trophy and plaque business there.
"I sit here at my desk and see people throughout the day waiting for the bus and carrying grocery bags, or women with their children," he told The Press last week. "I thought it would be good for them to have a place to sit."
Wargo serves in peer program
Christina Wargo of Catasauqua participated in Hofstra University's prestigious peer educator program during the Spring 2013 semester.
Wargo served as a peer educator in script analysis, lecturing, tutoring, leading class discussions and supervising student work.
Only Hofstra's top undergraduate students are eligible to participate in the peer educator program.
Ambrosino named to dean's list
· Senior expo – 10 a.m.-noon, Allen Township fire hall, 3530 Howertown Road. Sponsored by state Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd. Information: 610-502-2701, 610-760-9805 or www.JulieHarhart.com.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.
· 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.
·Episcopal House of the Lehigh Valley Inc., Allentown, seeks a computer instructor to help seniors learn how to do basic computer work, from turning the unit on to setting up a basic email account.
Contact Miki Weaver at 610-821-0311 or email@example.com.
·Executive Service Corps of the Lehigh Valley is looking for retired and career professional management consultants to volunteer their expertise to non-profits in the Lehigh Valley.
Contact Bill Cosgrove at 610-504-6199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Darin Rehrig was reared in Walnutport, graduating from Northampton High School in 1991. He started his cement career at the Lafarge Corp. in 1997. Both of Darin's uncles were employed in the industry.
"I started on the tire deck feeding tons of tires into to the kilns," he recalls. "They are a safe alternative fuel. Lately, I transferred to the packhouse and worked as both a packer and forklift operator under a fine supervisor, Mr. Bob Meckes."
The big game is back at 'Berg.
For the first time in more than 40 years, the Thanksgiving Day football rivalry between the Catasauqua High School Rough Riders and the Northampton Area High School Konkrete Kids will take place at Muhlenberg College's Scotty Wood Stadium.
The gridiron classic took place at the Muhlenberg stadium, 2400 Liberty St., Allentown, from 1930 to 1968.
The football game moved to the Al Erdosy Memorial Stadium in 1969 after the stadium was completed and the Northampton Area Middle School opened.