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Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

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

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.


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Opinion: another view

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

It's hopeless.

At a summer carnival or on a stop at the grocery store, I see an acquaintance across the lawn or down the aisle. I offer a warm smile and a "Hey, how are you?"

A friendly conversation ensues and all the while I am frantically trying to remember the person's name and sometimes even how I met her.

If I am lucky, she will steer the conversation in the direction of recalling a shared event or a mutual friend, helping me to recall where we met, but still, the...


Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Athletic Director Thomas Moll told school board members during Tuesday's workshop meeting the baseline and concussion tests performed with the assistance of ImPACT Applications Inc. software have been helpful in assessing sports-related head injuries.

The board is expected to approve a contract with ImPACT Applications Inc. at Monday's board meeting.

Students who participate in sports programs within the district are required to undergo a...

Hanover Column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by in Local News

Barbecue, cabbage and noodles will be served at a church dinner on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. The church's altar guild is hosting.

St. Andrew's is located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania, Ave., Allentown (between Allentown and Bethlehem in Hanover Township, just off Catasauqua Road).

Takeout food is available. Proceeds will help to support the church's ministries. For more information call 610-865-3603, email or visit the website...

Sheckler Elementary School has new computer lab

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

When Sheckler Elementary School students return to school later this month, they will have the use of a brand new, technologically advanced computer lab.

A partnership between the parent supported Home and School Association and the school district made the lab, which was completed in the spring, possible.

The new lab offers a total of 28 student stations. Processing power is provided by five Hewlett Packard MultiSeat ms6200 desktops serving 23 Hewlett Packard MultiSeat T100...

Opinion: Guest View

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

As I read a report a couple weeks ago that detailed China's dismal record on food safety issues. I found myself wondering, "Is this the kind of country some politicians want for us?"

That feeling was reinforced the next day, when I read that freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is single-handedly holding up legislation that would tighten regulation and oversight of gas pipelines, because of his philosophical opposition to any government regulation.

That proposal has nearly...

Area residents come together

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

It was a fitting tribute for a man who touched countless lives in and out of the Catasauqua area. On Saturday morning, the Catasauqua High School auditorium filled with family and friends to celebrate the life of Dale H. Edwards, who died peacefully June 22 at his home in North Catasauqua.

The memorial celebration began with a piano solo of "Amazing Grace." As the calming music reached every corner of the auditorium, tears slowly streamed down cheeks of many of the hundreds of people...


Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Among the environmental losses that rarely make the news, our world's firefly populations are dropping like – leaves?

Fireflies aren't actually "flies," but luminous beetles. About 2,000 species of them exist globally, in the "shining" family Lampyridae.

In the mid-Atlantic, this summer, wet weather brightened prospects for the region's firefly species, which prefer damp soils. Worldwide, however, scientists report a steady plummet of firefly numbers as their woodland habitats...

School term begins Aug. 26

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Area School District schools will open the 2012-13 school year on Monday, Aug. 27, for all grades, K to 12.

District schools will hold a student orientation for students in fifth and ninth grades and any new students to the district for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Kindergarten orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Catasauqua High School students must report to their homerooms by 7:40 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:40 p.m.

All morning...

Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.

Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.

For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.


The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a one-half price sale...