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Fest-o'-Fall to bring family fun

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

If the closing of the Catasauqua swimming pool means the end of summer, then the borough's Fest-o'-Fall has to be on the calendar.

The scheduled date for the Catasauqua's annual fall kickoff is Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m.

Each year, Fest-o'-Fall gets better and bigger.

Fun and games are planned for the Biery House on Race Street.

There, children will get to test their skills on games from the 1880s, including jacks and a wet-ball launch.

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Fest-o'-Fall to bring family fun

Monday, October 1, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

If the closing of the Catasauqua swimming pool means the end of summer, then the borough's Fest-o'-Fall has to be on the calendar.

The scheduled date for the Catasauqua's annual fall kickoff is Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m.

Each year, Fest-o'-Fall gets better and bigger.

Fun and games are planned for the Biery House on Race Street.

There, children will get to test their skills on games from the 1880s, including jacks and a wet-ball launch.

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Pennsylvania Legislature supports our local heroes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JULIE HARHART, R-183rd in Opinion

When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.

As we prepare to recognize October as Fire Prevention Month in the United States, I thought this was a great time to recap some of the measures we have put in place in Pennsylvania to help ensure our firefighters have access to the...

Welcome home mural completed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Matt Halm put the finishing touches on Catasauqua's welcoming mural on the corner of Pine and Front streets recently.

"We have a few spots we want to touch up and then get an acrylic sealer on it," he said.

Halm and his assistant, Christopher Kosztyo, began the project in mid-August as part of the borough's revitalize through the arts program. Catasauqua's Main Street Initiative, a council of local business owners, proposed the mural as part of a Gateway project. The business...

$11.8 million bridge bid is opened

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Bids were opened by Lehigh County Sept. 13, for the construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge. The work is to include demolition of the steel grate bridge and two small connecting bridges. The lowest bid presented was for $11.8 million.

The low bidder was HRI Contracting Co., State College, the same company hired to do work on the Route 22 and MacArthur Road Bridge.

County engineering and administration officials are reviewing whether all specifications by HRI...

National Take Back Day

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The fifth annual National Take Back Day drug collection has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, inlcuding pet medications, will be accepted at 16 sites in Lehigh County. Among them are:

· Catasauqua Police Department, 118 Bridge St., Catasauqua

· Slatington Police Department, 125 S. Walnut St., Slatington;

· Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem station, 2930 Airport Road,...

Think First assembly is scheduled for Friday

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

On Sept. 28, Sheckler Elementary School will hold a Think First Anti-Bullying kickoff assembly for students.

Think First is an ongoing program for Sheckler students which reinforces the importance of maintaining a positive behavior at all times, encouraging students to "think first" and refrain from bullying others.

The program uses a running card system. Students are encouraged to stay on a green card with good behavior, which will help them earn the privilege of participating...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 16

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1200 block of Third Street.

SEPTEMBER 17

· A report of harassment brought police to the 1100 block of Front Street.

SEPTEMBER 18

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department with a DUI stop in the 600 block of American Street.

· A 911 hang-up brought police to the 700 block of Willow Drive.

SEPTEMBER 19

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Whiteout!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School cheerleaders covered their uniform tops with white shirts to support a "whiteout" at a recent Friday night football game against Palisades High School. From left are Ali Hammel, Hailee Avate, Jordan Dardas, Paige Kogelman, Alyssa Silva and Alli Gillette. A "brown-out" is planned for Friday's home game against Saucon Valley High School. Support the undefeated Rough Riders team by wearing brown shirts, available, if needed, for purchase at the CHS athletic office or at...