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."
· 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: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRL.NET, or 610.432.8286.
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.
Scouts enjoy an evening of friends-and-family fun.
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.
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.
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.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
A new Super Bowl Champion was crowned on Feb. 3 when the Baltimore Ravens bested the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately, in most competitions there is always a loser that suffers the agony of defeat.
The results of a recent annual event sponsored by ArtsQuest, Bethlehem, however, produced only winners. It certainly appeared as though everyone went home happy. There were no noticeable tears shed by the losing chefs and restaurants. All the competitors were able to publicly advance their names and creations to their audience. It was a win-win situation for everyone involved.
The phone rings; another dramatic death has occurred. D.B. Russell, Julie "Finn" Finlay, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle rush into action. That's how it works in the fictional world of "CSI: Las Vegas." In Pennsylvania, coroners and their staffs investigate loss of life.
At a meeting on Jan. 15, Corrado Angione asked the Catasauqua Zoning Appeals Board to approve a variance that would allow him to convert an existing garage into two single-bedroom rental units. Angione's property, at 532 Fourth Street is in Catasauqua's historical district.
The outbuilding in back of his property fronts on Crane Street, near the intersection with Strawberry Street. Both streets are narrow.
It is located in an R-2 Medium Density Residential Zoning District where apartments are permitted by special exception under some circumstances.