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letters to the editor

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

In recent Whitehall-Coplay Press articles, attention was drawn to the unacceptable form of government practiced the past five years in Coplay. A clarification is needed.

Coplay council for decades had seven council committees. Each council member was a chair of a committee. Committees were unwisely increased to 15 committees during the past three years or so.

The 15 council committee format unwittingly stifled council debate and stifled public...

School board approves positions

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School Board approved a number of staff positions to its rolls during the Nov. 12 board meeting.

Megan Becker, Joseph J. Bigley, Robert Bogwist, Erin Charnick, Jill Creveling, Allison Flynn, Travis Hontz, Sariann Knerr, Amanda Ressler, Ryan Sharkazy, Erik Tracy and Benjamin Watson were unanimously approved by the board to serve as day-to-day substitute teachers.

Also approved were Michele Bean as a substitute cafeteria worker and substitute noncertified...

CMS News

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua Middle School will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, to Monday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving break.

The school will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 27.

I hope students and their families all have a happy Thanksgiving.

During the Thanksgiving break, be sure to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends.


The CMS-PTF Spirit Dance will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the school cafeteria.

The Press apologizes for incorrectly publishing the date of the...

Catasauqua column

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Children can make Christmas purchases at a little shoppers village. Lots of crafters and vendors will be there and the kitchen will be open. What a way to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.


The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to...

Attend next Catty council meeting

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The Borough of Catasauqua has been in need for some time.

It has been in need of fire, police, fire/police and emergency management stations along with a borough hall. These services are currently housed in divided, substandard and cramped quarters – some even in regular residential garages.

Economic development, downtown revitalization and responsible development of the former FLSmidth site on Front Street are other issues that need resolution as well....

Coplay column

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

A national campaign has taken shape advertising Saturday as the day for people to do Christmas shopping at smaller local stores rather at the big box chains.

The businesses in Coplay might make a good place to get some shopping done without the crowds, traffic or issues over parking.

Coplay features a hobby store, a country store gift shop and a sporting goods store, among others.

Don't know what to buy that someone special? For family or loved ones, restaurants in the...

Alzheimer's CARE training Nov. 29

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lehigh County is offering a free Alzheimer's CARE training workshop for area families 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Home Instead Senior Care Office, 3722, Lehigh St., Suite 408, Whitehall.

"The Home Instead Alzheimer's CARE program will provide free counsel, support and instruction to area family caregivers," said Kim D'Amico, owner of the Home...

Excellence is rewarded

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The exceptional work and efforts of the Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Inc. has not gone unnoticed.

On Nov. 10 the organization was awarded the Gold Standard of Excellence award from Everitt F. Binns, Ph.D., executive director of the Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council.

"There is no question, you guys are leaders," Binns told members of the Northampton EMS. "You have no idea how important this is. We really appreciate it."

Northampton Regional EMS is...

Drama club presents 'Charlie Brown'

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Charles Schulz's classic "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will come to life Nov. 23-25 in the Catasauqua High School auditorium.

CHS English teacher and drama coordinator Robert Fahringer said the musical, performed by CHS drama students, was selected based on the intimate, simplistic nature of the show.

"This production was selected because of high interest in doing a small musical by our core group of students," said Fahringer.

"I love this show, personally. The show...