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Friday, February 23, 2018

Application deadline April 20

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Bud Cole Scholarship

Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association (BHCWA) is accepting submissions for the Bud Cole Memorial Scholarship.

College-bound high school seniors residing within the watershed boundaries, including Catasauqua Area School District, are eligible.

The topic this year is: “How does our use of the land affect water quality and quantity?”

Some things to consider are the relative costs and benefits of riparian buffers, rain gardens...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 22

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

MONDAY 26

Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 28

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the...

Fundraiser to take place Feb. 24, 25

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Music event

Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) will hold its 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall. Lehigh Valley music students will perform at three locations within the mall.

Special guest will be Miss Pennsylvania 2018, Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and current member of Penn State’s Blue Band. She will be at the mall noon Sunday.

LVMTA, a nonprofit professional...

Hunger insecurity doesn’t take a holiday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Did you know: Food insecurity exists in every county in America? Fifty million Americans struggle to put food on the table? More than one in five children are at risk of hunger (for African-American and Latino children, the number is one in three)? And more than 52 percent of Whitehall-Coplay School District students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch?

These are sobering statistics, but, as a community, we can and are coming together to address this hunger epidemic. Many kids do...

Catasauqua High School honor roll

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the second quarter.

DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL

Grade 12: Chloe Johanna Andreas, Brittany Lee Applegate, Emma S. Bellesfield, Lucas A. Bloszinsky, Makenzie G. Bradley, Tyra A. Brown, Iasia O. Caraballo, Dede C. Creppy, Madison R. Emery, Britney A. Fandl, Hannah P. Greenberg, Kaitlyn B. Hoagland, Jack R. Manogue, Connor S. McCully, Megan L. Nyce, Mitchell F. Phillips, Gwenivere K. Polles, Alexia Reichl,...

Northampton police

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 1

A reportable accident involving two vehicles occurred at West 21st and Canal streets.

Police investigated a reportable accident involving three vehicles in the 1700 block of Main Street.

FEB. 2

Officers checked on the welfare of a male in the 300 block of East 11th Street.

Internet fraud in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue was reported.

FEB. 3

A domestic dispute...

High school: Students earn sports achievements

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Congratulations to senior Kenzie Bradley on being named honorable mention on the Colonial League girls basketball all-league team. Also, congratulations to senior Isaiah Graves on being named first team and sophomore Jaylen Green on being named honorable mention on the Colonial League boys basketball all-league team.

Nice job, Kenzie, Isaiah and Jaylen on your athletic accomplishments and contributions to Colonial League!

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All sophomores should make an effort to sell...

Scholarship applications are due March 1

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Allentown Music Club

The Allentown Music Club is sponsoring the 2018 Dr. Albert Hofammann Scholarship for Young Pianists.

Piano students who attend a school in Lehigh or Northampton counties and are enrolled in grades 9 through 12 are eligible.

Applications for the $1,000 prize competition must be received by March 1.

Auditions are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 3 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown.

The winner is required...

Elementary school: Sheckler to host literacy night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Literacy night, along with the book fair, will take place 6-7:30 p.m. tonight, Feb. 22, at Sheckler Elementary School. Be sure to come on out and enjoy some fun activities!

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TV Turn Off Week ends Feb. 24. Students who took part in this challenge should turn in their signed slips to their teacher by Feb. 26.

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Reminder: Signed calendars for those students who are participating in this year’s read-a-thon for the month of February are due back to their teacher...

North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus to mark 1st anniversary at Feb. 28 meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus, celebrating its first anniversary, will meet 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St., for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Doors will open noon.

The speaker will be MaryAnn Pickel from Care Patrol, a free service to help seniors and families in need.

After a brief meeting, there will be refreshments and bingo games.

Members, friends and area residents who want to visit are welcome. Attendees should bring an item to...