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Breakfast begins Tuesday

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in School

Breakfast is not being served during this first week at Sheckler Elementary School.

Students needing to purchase breakfast at school will be able to do that beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. It will be served from 8:30 to- 8:50 a.m.


School will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day.

Regular scheduled classes will resume on Sept. 4.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.


Sheckler's first monthly Home and School Association meeting will be...

Students react to early start of school year

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by MATTHEW TRUST Special to The Press in School

In the Catasauqua Area School District, students have grown accustomed to beginning the year during the week after Labor Day.

However, this school year, students hit the classrooms before the month of August concluded. The doors opened to students in all three district schools of the school district Aug. 27, rather than Sept. 4.

This change leaves students with mixed emotions on whether they like or dislike the early back-to-school date.

Future freshman Jason Hoch...

Coupon book sales will benefit middle school activity fund

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in School

I hope the first week of school is going smoothly for Catsauqua Middle School students, teachers and staff.

The CMS breakfast program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with breakfast served from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.

A reminder to students and families, school is closed Friday, Aug. 31, and Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. Doors open daily at 7:45 a.m. and dismissal time is at 2:20 p.m.


The school's S.T.A.R.S Goal for the month of September is 100 percent for...

Opinion: Research candidates before voting

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Opinion

The Aug. 15 arrest of state Rep. Joseph Brennan, D-133rd, on simple assault and DUI charges, and the subsequent press release announcing he would not seek re-election in November should lead residents of the Lehigh Valley to conduct deeper research into who their candidates and elected officials are.

We, the people, should place higher standards on our elected officials, and those public officials should abide by higher ethical and moral standards.

What drives someone to run...

Cement Worker of the Month: Michael Detzi, Buzzi Unicem, Stockertown

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Michael Detzi was reared in Wind Gap, graduating from Pius X High School in 1968 where he starred in football and basketball. He recalls, "Our school had a small-town atmosphere. My class consisted of 48 spirited graduates."

The young graduate continued his education at Steubenville College in Ohio. The draft called him to duty in 1971 with training at Fort Dix and Fort Jackson, S.C. He was assigned to the 193rd Infantry Brigade.

"We were sent to Vietnam landing at Da Nang...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Members of Catasauqua High School classes 1982 and 1983 are having a combined class reunion 6-10 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Blue Monkey Sports Bar and Restaurant, 1094 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. The per person fee includes dinner.

For information, mail questions to 8809 Grady Drive, Breinigsville, PA 18031.

The deadline to reply is Sept. 30.

Muslim Fun Day

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, in conjunction with Islamic Education Center of Pennsylvania, Al Ahad Islamic Center and Easton Phillipsburg Muslims Association, will host its fifth annual Lehigh Muslim Fun Day noon-6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Lone Lane Park, Upper Macungie Township.

This event will include tournaments in soccer, cricket, volleyball, basketball and Taekwondo.

The mix of family fun is open to all faiths.

Teams from the Lehigh Valley area and New Jersey...

Northampton column: Borough office to close Labor Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.


Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.


The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 21st...