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Welcome home mural completed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Matt Halm put the finishing touches on Catasauqua's welcoming mural on the corner of Pine and Front streets recently.

"We have a few spots we want to touch up and then get an acrylic sealer on it," he said.

Halm and his assistant, Christopher Kosztyo, began the project in mid-August as part of the borough's revitalize through the arts program. Catasauqua's Main Street Initiative, a council of local business owners, proposed the mural as part of a Gateway project. The business...

$11.8 million bridge bid is opened

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Bids were opened by Lehigh County Sept. 13, for the construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge. The work is to include demolition of the steel grate bridge and two small connecting bridges. The lowest bid presented was for $11.8 million.

The low bidder was HRI Contracting Co., State College, the same company hired to do work on the Route 22 and MacArthur Road Bridge.

County engineering and administration officials are reviewing whether all specifications by HRI...

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...