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Foster children

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The public is invited to an 80-minute documentary about foster children and a panel discussion with youths who were in the foster care system at an Oct. 17 event at Cedar Crest College.

The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., is sponsored by the Lehigh County Children's Roundtable and Valley Youth House. The documentary, "From Place to Place," will be shown in Tompkins College Center, Samuels Theater, at the college. Parking is available.

The Lehigh County Children's Roundtable is chaired...

Medical Academy Charter School opens in Catty

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

The Medical Academy Charter School (MACS) opened its doors to Lehigh Valley students Sept. 4.

The school, located at 330 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, shares space with Lehigh Valley Christian High School and occupies nine classrooms in the building. To date, the school has 11 teachers on its staff.

MACS Principal Johanna Hughes said the charter school differs from other schools in the Lehigh Valley in that it offers students a medically centered academic program.


Catasauqua column

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, will hold a movie night Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., in the fellowship hall.

Admission is free and the movie shown will be "Hocus Pocus."

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees who donate a paper good product for the Catasauqua Food Bank will receive one free raffle ticket for a chance to win a film on DVD.


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch Sunday,...

Lehigh County Commissioners

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment, sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti, would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

The same commissioners...

Nature Center

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, is hosting Jim Rowland, a semi-retired structural engineering consultant, who has trekked major trails throughout the world.

He will discuss his experience on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail with special emphasis on the Pennsylvania section 3 p.m. Oct. 28.

On Nov. 29, Jerry McAward, an American Canoe Association instructor, trainer, educator and past chairman of ACA's River Kayak Committee will discuss "Laughing and Learning on the...

another view: Voters are a varied lot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in Opinion

Who are the voters across the Lehigh Valley the candidates will attempt to appeal to from now until Nov. 6?

Whether your political affiliation is associated with the color red or blue, we all share one common desire: we want the candidate we vote for to best represent our interests and the well-being of America.

Today, the political discourse among elected officials and those running for public office is contentious and rancorous.

Couple that with an unsteady and...

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Gas leak

Aug. 14, 2:57 p.m.

Charotin firefighters responded with the Northampton Fire Department for a gas leak and odor investigation in the area of East Fourth Street and Howertown Road in Northampton. Northampton Regional EMS was also on the assignment.

Firefighters checked the area and found a small leak at the curb. UGI was requested to come the scene and the gas leak was...


Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In this continuing historical series, I'll be visiting the village of Kreidersville and viewing one of the oldest churches in the county. Mr. Harold Smith, president of the Northampton Historical Society and historian of Zion Stone Church, will give all of us a local history lesson.

"As a youth, each Sunday my sister Dorothea and I attended Sunday School at Zion Stone Church," he recalls. The year is 1930.

"The road from Northampton to Kreidersville was quite different. We...


Wednesday, October 17, 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-...