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Happenings

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 4

· Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association 100th Anniversary Celebration of Old Home Week kick-off meeting – 7 p.m., St. Paul's Fellowship Hall, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. Information: www.cattyohw2014.com or www.hcpa.org, Deb Mellish at 610-231-0603 or Barbara Schlegel at 610-264-1466.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Information: 610-395-2810.

Catasauqua zoners grant variance request

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Vincent and Chris Smith appeared before Catasauqua's Zoning Hearing Board on March 19 to request a variance on parking requirements for their renovated building located at 301 Front St.

In explaining the required notices sent to surrounding property owners, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder, acting in his capacity as the borough zoning officer, noted an exception to the standard procedure.

CHS students exceed state average on Keystone exams

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua High School students who recently sat for Keystone exams have attained proficient status on two out of the three exams.

CHS Principal David Ascani told the Catasauqua School Board Tuesday evening 48.7 percent of those high school students who took the biology Keystone and 67.2 percent of students who took the literature Keystone exceeded the state average and achieved proficient status.

"We're pleased we were above the state average," he told board members.

Helping Mrs. Oakes

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Fundraiser to help with cost of cancer treatments, travel

Sheckler Elementary School Librarian Heather Oakes is not alone on her journey to regaining her health.

Oakes was diagnosed with Stage IV sarcoma November 2012. Since her diagnosis she has undergone extensive chemotherapy treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Due to the rigorous nature of the treatments and the physical impact they place on her body, she and her family stay in the city from Tuesdays until Friday mornings.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

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.

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

TUESDAY 9

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

Flying high over the river

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

A helicopter lifts cables in place at the construction site of the Hokendauqua Bridge last Tuesday. The cable is used to pull PPL power lines into place at a temporary location while the old bridge is being demolished and the new one is being constructed. According to North Catasauqua Council President Joseph Keglovits, TV cable company and Verizon lines must be placed in a similar manner before demolition work can continue. The bridge connects North Catasauqua and Hokendauqua, over the Lehigh River.

LEHIGH COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Grant money disbursed

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the disbursal of pre-disaster mitigation grant money at its March 27 meeting.

The grant will give $89,179 to the Whitehall Township Authority, $74,180 to Lower Macungie Township, $51,682 to the Borough of Macungie and $18,750 to Allentown for generator acquisition and installation projects.

The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company and the Borough of Fountain Hill will also receive money for generator acquisition and installation projects.