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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Congratulations to Tom Falzone, the Catasauqua High School varsity football head coach. He has been named the 2012-13 Colonial League Football Coach of the Year, an honor, very well deserved.


Students in the Catasauqua Area School District will enjoy an early dismissal on Friday, Dec. 21. High school students will be dismissed at 11 a.m.


All CHS students are encouraged to check out the links listed under the guidance section of the school's webpage....

IRT caboose still undergoing upgrades

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Ironton Rail-Trail Oversight Commission reported at its recent meeting IRT restored the caboose, now located in West Coplay, Whitehall Township, continues to undergo upgrades.

Arrangements are being made by the commission for the transport of boxcar wheels from the Whitehall Parkway to the Biery Yard, in the back of the historical sign compound fence. This will be the second set for placement near the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor sign at the Saylor Cement kilns...

Differences between Civil War soldiers topic of presentation

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Dressed in garments from the era, Neil and Kathleen Coddington, spoke about the civil war Nov. 28 at The Helfrich Spring Grist Mill, in Whitehall.

The Civil War reenactors and historians are members of the 153rd Pennsylvania's Volunteer Infantry. Their talk was hosted by the Whitehall Historic Preservation Society.

"The common foot soldier carried 70 pounds of equipment, including the riffle, pack and boots," said Neil Coddington. "Now the common soldier was about 5 foot 6 [...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Fourth-grade Shecker Elementary School students will perform on stage on Tuesday, Dec. 18 as they put on their Christmas program and band concert. Family members and friends will come out and enjoy the show at 7 p.m. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


Students have been busy in art classes with Mr. Kotran, making ornaments to place on the holiday trees placed throughout the halls of the school building. Each grade level is working on a different design, from pointsettas to...

Guest View

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

With nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffering from health issues that affect driving safety, finding a car that not only adapts to conditions such as lack of flexibility or muscle strength while maintaining safety and comfort can be difficult.

Data from a new AAA survey also reveals only one in 10 senior drivers with aging health issues are driving a vehicle with features such as keyless entry and larger dashboard controls that can assist with such conditions.


Coplay column

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Having a real evergreen tree is the centerpiece of Christmas for many families. The real tree has regained its prominence from a couple of decades ago when artificial trees grew in popularity in homes throughout Coplay.

A barometer in gauging whether real trees are indeed back can be found with borough crews who pick up the discarded trees after the holidays.

The crews have noted they have collected more Christmas trees the past several years. It will be interesting what they...

Model Railroad

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Carbon Model Railroad Society is having open houses 7-9 p.m., Thursdays through Jan. 3, 2013, at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, off Route 248 north of Palmerton.

The display will also be open 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday the weekend of Jan. 5, 2013.

The main "HO" scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool.

The club's portable "HO" and "N" displays will be in operation on the second floor.

There will be new and pre-owned...

ANOTHER VIEW Infrastructure improvement should be a top priority

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

The railroad bridge collapse in the West Deptford area of New Jersey Nov. 30 should be a wake up call to fix our area's crumbling infrastructure.

As we all know, procrastination can be a dangerous thing.

This spill of vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical, into a feeder creek of the Delaware River has the potential to kill wildlife and taint a delicate ecosystem still recovering from the consequences of our country's industrial revolution.

I have taken the time to view many...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Woman's Club holiday meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua.

· Suburban North Family YMCA fourth annual Tree of Lights – 7 p.m., 880 Walnut St., North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-5221.

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad...

NASA scientist tells of work behind Mars rover

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern, Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of the "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is exceeding all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet...