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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

For those students who either didn't have their pictures taken or who would like their photos taken again, picture retake day is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 5, from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.


If you'd like to Give a Pint and Save a Life, then sign up to become a blood donor for the National Honor Society's first blood drive of the school year on Nov. 8.


Penn State Lehigh Valley is hosting a fall application night on Thursday, Nov. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m....

Red Cross responds to Sandy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

The American Red Cross of the Lehigh Valley opened an evacuation shelter at UGI, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, for people needing to leave their homes during the weather events related to Hurricane Sandy.

Cots and blankets, meals and emotional care will be provided.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family, including prescriptions and emergency medications; foods that meet unusual dietary requirements; identification...

Whitehall Food Pantry

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The First Northern Bank and Trust Egypt office will hold a food drive to benefit the North Whitehall Food Pantry through Nov. 16.

Those who bring a donation will be entered to win one of two $25 gift certificates for a turkey.

Donations may be dropped off at 2228 Old Post Road, Coplay (at the Kornfeind shopping center).

For more information, contact Wendy M. Arrasmith at 610-261-0300.

PTF provides 'best possible learning environment'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

In the library of Catasauqua Middle School on a Thursday evening, a small yet dedicated group of parents assembles with CMS Principal Melissa Inselmann to discuss the school's focus on providing a fun and educational atmosphere for middle school students.

These parents comprise the Parent Teacher Forum.

The PTF is a nonprofit parent/teacher assemblage of parents, teachers and the principal.

The board, which consists of a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer...

Coplay column

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With the general election just days away, Tuesday, Nov.6, it has been awfully quiet in the borough when it comes to the noise and news candidates bring to the table.

It was a fever pitch atmosphere in the largely Democratic based borough when Barrack Oboma made his run for the presidency four years ago. This Presidential election there are fewer Obama signs in the yards in town. Mitt Romney signs seem to be keeping pace with the opposition.

With the huge disparity the Democrats...

Dent faces challenge from Daugherty

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to the Press in Local News

The U.S. representative from the 15th Congressional District, Charlie Dent, is facing challenger Rick Daugherty in the Nov. 6 election.

Dent was unopposed in his primary, while Daugherty defeated Jackson Eaton 59 percent to 41 percent.

Daugherty, who grew up in West Bethlehem, and attended school in the Catasauqua Area School District before receiving a bachelor's degree in social work from Moravian College, is a longtime party activist.

He was asked why he is running...

Amended version of county budget is passed

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of the county executive's budget at their meeting Oct. 24.

The amendment directed the county executive to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million, and turned a $6.5 million one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million.

The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.

The vote fell entirely down party lines with...


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In researching this series with Mr. Harold Smith, we discovered a prominent and world reknowned social reformer in her youth attended Sunday School at Zion Stone Church in Kreidersville. Many of my readers may not recognize her name, Jane Addams. Her contributions to society were one of my lessons when this writer taught United States history at Northampton High School.

Jane was born in Cedarville, Ill., in 1860. Her mother was the former Sarah Weber, daughter of George Weber. Mr....