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Local girl to compete in state pageant

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Madison Riley Eisenhart, 11, of Northampton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant to be held the weekend of Aug. 9 in Harrisburg.

The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Madison will be participating in the pre-teen (10-12) age division, along with outstanding young ladies from across Pennsylvania.

Her community service project will be "Donate for Dance."

It's not over til it's over

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

After Monday's executive session, council plans to re-vote

In a Catasauqua Borough Council session Monday, where council again debated the FL Smidth land purchase, residents packed council chambers to express their support for purchasing property along Front Street, although a proposal to buy had been voted down 4-3 at the May 20 council meeting.

The proposal would have the borough buy the land without any guarantee that it could find a developer to make improvements to the land not used by the borough for municipal buildings.

Catasauqua homeschool academy graduates 125 students

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

As graduation ceremonies go, Bridgeway Academy had an unusual one Saturday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catasauqua. No one in the 2013 graduating class that marched down the center aisle on June 1 to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" had ever met a classmate face-to-face before Friday's class picnic.

Bridgeway supports home-schooled graduates around the world, providing their parents with curriculum and guidance along with the necessary accreditations to meet national and state graduation requirements.

Vote on Hamilton Crossings is delayed

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners deferred a vote on whether to approve a tax increment financing (TIF) plan for the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center at its May 22 meeting.

Director of Community and Economic Development Cindy Feinberg recommended the deferral because the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has not had a chance to look at the traffic impact of the proposed project, which was a concern to some commissioners.

School district to sell property on 14th Street

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler informed school board members May 13 that 15 acres of land located across from the district administration office is no longer needed by the district.

Spengler told members of the board the land located on North 14th Street was initially procured in 1990 in anticipation of a 1,700-unit residential complex being built and the construction of a new school to accommodate the student population increase.

Plans for the complex and school, however, never advanced past the discussion stage.