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Making the grade

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Parent continues to question CMS policy

North Catasauqua resident Kim Jarrah, whose daughter attends Catasauqua Middle School, remains unsatisfied with the middle school's grade policy.

She again appeared before the Catasauqua Area School Board Oct. 9 to express her concern with how the grading policy adversely affects children like hers.

She said while conducting her own personal research she found only one school district in the Lehigh Valley with a grading policy similar to the Catasauqua Area School District.

Gateway mural is dedicated

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A mural depicting Catasauqua and elements of its history has been taking shape on a wall of a Pine Street building in recent weeks, thanks to the efforts of artist Matt Halm and his assistant Christopher Kosztyo. Many area residents have stopped to view the work in progress as a brick was transoformed into a colorful welcome at the borough's Pine Street Bridge gateway.

On Oct. 13, the artists officially presented the finished product to the borough at a dedication ceremony.

The project was completed under a grant program designed to revitalize the gateways to Catasauqua.


Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade – 7 p.m., through Northampton. Sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club. Rain date Oct. 25. Information: Linda at 610-625-8886.

· 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.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.