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Keenagers share Valentine's Day love

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Keenagers senior citizen group of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua spent Valentine's Day afternoon sharing family photos and discussing the importance of love with one another.

The photos ranged from pictures of grandchildren to wedding photographs.

Northampton resident and Keenagers group member Nancy Sherry brought a photograph of her granddaughter, Kayla, to share with group members.

"The reason why I like it so much is this one is the picture of innocence," she said of the photograph.


Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Women's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets, Catasauqua. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-262-4924.

· Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association meeting – 7 p.m., Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Meeting will include a roundtable discussion on procuring and prepping equipment and tools for keeping bees in 2013. Information: or call 610-298-3254.

Service News

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Schmidt retires

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Schmidt retired after 32 years in the U.S. Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadron.

Schmidt, the son of Walter K. Schmidt of Northampton and the late Joan Braun Schmidt, graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1981.

He has flown HC-130 and E3 AWACS aircraft including 91 combat and combat support missions.

In Alaska, he flew in 111 rescue missions resulting in 116 persons saved and 25 more brought to safety.

Schmidt received 37 awards and decorations during his military career.

Service News

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Hussett completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Jermaine M. Hussett graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Nervine announces retirement

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Director of Emergency Services Thomas H. Nervine today announced his retirement from County service.

Nervine has led Lehigh County's Emergency Management operation since 2005.

"It's been a pleasure to serve Lehigh County's residents as Director of Emergency Services," said Nervine. "I have been fortunate to serve in different capacities with the state and county over the past thirty years and now look forward to new challenges."

Nervine has been director of Lehigh County's Emergency Management Team for eight years.

Penny Hahn says 'no' to funding LCCC

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School Board President Penny Hahn does not believe the district should be funding Lehigh Carbon Community College.

The board Feb. 11 voted to approve the LCCC 2013-14 budget, with Hahn voting in opposition.

"I'm going to vote no because I still don't think we should be paying for the college, period," Hahn said. "I'm sorry but we need to concentrate on our K-12, not above.

The district's share of the LCCC $41,860,769 budget is $193,688, which amounts to an increase of $12,174, or 6.7 percent, from last year's budget.

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Police assist

Jan. 22, 12:11 p.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to the 1000 block of Third Street for a police assist with lifting. Upon a medical evaluation of the victim, an ambulance was requested and the patient was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Smoke in a dwelling

Jan. 23, 5:06 a.m.

Garbage pickup plans are trashed again

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua reverses decison, chooses J.P. Mascaro

Once again, the subject of refuse hauling dominated a North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting.

J.P. Mascaro & Sons Director of Sales Sam Augustine and the company's attorney, Albert DeGennaro, confronted the council about its recent decision to award the refuse collection and recycling contract to McAuliffe Hauling & Recycling at the Jan. 22 meeting.


Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

From left, Megan Hilbert of Northampton, Sarah Hilbert Goode of Southe Whitehall and Emilee Engler of Hanover Township have their eyes on one of the Chinese auction prizes at the Vera Bradley Bingo benefitting the Northampton Area Food Band. The fundraiser was held recently at Good Shepherd School Gym, Northampton.