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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.


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


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


· 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.




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...

Cougar Comment

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by BY ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in School

My name is Abby Parnell and I am a junior at Lehigh Valley Christian High School in Catasauqua. I participate in drama, choir and girls soccer. I will be contributing to this column to share with you about life at LVCHS.

LVCHS is off to a great start with new students, classes, teachers and electives as well as new renovations to the school building. Our mission remains the same – to "equip students to think biblically and to function purposefully in society."

We would like to...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Hokendauqua Fall Festival – 6-10 p.m., Hokey Athletic Association Field, Front and Lehigh streets. Pay one price ride special.

· Northampton Area Historical Society talk by Douglas Peters on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley – 7 p.m., Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive. Information: 610-262-4748.

· Boy Scout Scouts of America sign-ups – 7 p.m., St. Paul's Church, 418 Howertown Rd., Catasauqua. Information: 610-465-8565.

· Delaware,...

Relay For Life gearing up for kickoff

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Local News

Everyone is invited to the 2013 Season Kick-Off for the Relay for Life of Whitehall.

The event takes place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the lower-level auditorium of Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

All residents and business owners from the areas within the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, and Catasauqua school districts are encouraged to get involved.

The relay is a big undertaking. It takes nine months to plan and is done 100 percent by volunteers. A big thank you goes...

Plans drawn for borough hall renovations

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Preliminary steps toward making plans to remodel a portion of the second floor of the North Catasauqua Borough Hall building are moving forward, according to borough council President Joe Keglovits.

At the Sept. 11 council meeting, he held in his hands a drawing of what the floor plan could look like.

The council had given Keglovits approval last month to have the drawings made, in cooperation with a business that wants to lease the space.

Keglovits reported the next...

Northampton column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will host a talk tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Douglas Peters will speak on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 610-262-4748.

The historical society will also hold a garage sale Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Siegfried Railroad Station, West 21st Street.

Those interested in...

North Catasauqua Column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI lwojciechowski@tnonline in Columns

The 2012 Catasauqua and North Catasauqua Halloween Parade is on the calendar to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Volunteers are needed in order to continue this community tradition.

The parade is not sponsored by either one of the two boroughs, and is subject to cancellation if enough volunteer help is not received to form a committee.

Call 610-264-1504 for information about volunteering.

Registration forms for those wishing to march, walk or ride in the parade...