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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 17

The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Correction

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In a Press article (Sept. 6, page 1)about the Aug. 27 Catasauqua council workshop session, it was stated incorrectly that bands are performing at Fossils Last Stand, a Race Street tavern. In fact, in compliance with a Liquor Control Board directive, Fossils discontinued hosting live band performances as of Jan. 1.

Fossils ownership was not represented at the meeting. According to Fossils owner Jackie Harford, the council's discussion of the noise problem was initiated because the tavern's attorney had petitioned the borough to consider taking over supervision of noise complaints.

PSSA: district in 'warning' status

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Three Catty schools implement action plans

All three Catasauqua Area School District schools have been placed on warning status by the state due to performance on the reading section of the 2011-12 PSSA exam.

Christina Lutz-Doemling, director of curriculum and assessment, shared the information with the board at Monday night's meeting.

While Sheckler Elementary School met 14 of the 17 required targets, the school did not meet its performance targets in reading in the all students, Latino/Hispanic and the economically disadvantaged student categories.

'Annie' coming to CAST stage in April

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Step one: fundraising begins now with pierogie sale

The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre will not be presenting it's next production for many months, but already its members and volunteers are setting the stage for the curtains to open on the popular Broadway musical "Annie" in April 2013.

At a kick-off membership meeting last Thursday, CAST President Brenda McGuire opened the evening with an introduction of board members and production staff. Attended by dozens of experienced and novice performers - and for the youngest, their parents as well - the meeting marked the official beginning of the organization's 2012-13 season.

Two pedestrians killed

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by PAUL CMIL and LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Police investigators seek witnesses to Monday's crash on Race Street

An accident on Race Street resulted in two fatalities and had Race Street closed from late afternoon to well past rush hour Monday. Among the responders at the scene was Han-Le-Co Fire Chief Robin Yoder.

"I can't tell you what happened because we really won't know anything until after the state police finish their investigation," he told The Press at the scene while the investigation was being conducted.

Pennsylvania State Police at Bethlehem are asking anyone who witnessed the crash, and who has not yet made a statement to police, to contact them at 610-861-2026.

Two brothers attain Eagle Scout rank

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A family tradition was continued as twins Michael and Matthew Calderon joined the 42 other Eagle Scouts of Troop 51. The brothers were elevated to Eagle Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua Aug. 25.

Michael and Matthew Calderon joined their older brothers, Aaron and Kris Silfies as Eagle Scouts.

Family and friends listened intently as the story of their journey to Eagle was described.

The twins began their Scouting career in March of 2007 and made it to Tenderfoot in August of the same year.

Allentown fair honors Albert

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua exhibitors win ribbons

Last week, awards and scholarships were presented at The Great Allentown Fair for excellence and contributions in agriculture.

Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador Award.

The award was presented at the fair's opening ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

In addition to annually being elected as the president of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the longtime fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit department.