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PSSA: district in 'warning' status

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

All three Catasauqua Area School District schools have been placed on warning status by the state due to performance on the reading section of the 2011-12 PSSA exam.

Christina Lutz-Doemling, director of curriculum and assessment, shared the information with the board at Monday night's meeting.

While Sheckler Elementary School met 14 of the 17 required targets, the school did not meet its performance targets in reading in the all students, Latino/Hispanic and the economically...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

By all accounts summer is unofficially over in Coplay.

Community Days is in the past. The borough parkway pool is officially closed. St. Peter's large family picnic is a now a memory. Another National Night Out program ended and picnics by the dozens have been held.

Placing a further exclamation mark on summer's ending is the American Club of Coplay's annual family picnic, which was held Saturday. It was a smashing success.

A myriad of food stands were set up on the...

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 5

· Police were called to the 1000 block of Washington Avenue to investigate a report of a vehicle that struck a school bus.

· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.

· Police responded to a report of a bicycle rack stolen from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Line Alley.

SEPTEMBER 6

· Officers were called to the 900 block of Main...

Correction

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In a Press article (Sept. 6, page 1)about the Aug. 27 Catasauqua council workshop session, it was stated incorrectly that bands are performing at Fossils Last Stand, a Race Street tavern. In fact, in compliance with a Liquor Control Board directive, Fossils discontinued hosting live band performances as of Jan. 1.

Fossils ownership was not represented at the meeting. According to Fossils owner Jackie Harford, the council's discussion of the noise problem was initiated because the...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Mr. Sherwood Reber was born in Reading graduating from Muhlenberg High School in 1969. As a youth he developed a keen interest in electricity. This culminated when he earned an electrical engineering degree from Penn State University. He recalls, "I was very impressed by the knowledge of my professors, they were excellent."

He started his electrical journey with ADT, installing alarm systems in both commercial and residential units. In those days systems were wired and installation...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 17

The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough...

Northampton column

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Friday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Karaoke will follow at 9 p.m.

A breakfast will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-noon. There is a cost.

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The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on Sunday, Sept. 16, 1-4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street.

This year's special exhibits include Rotary International, the Laubach...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in School

Don't forget, tonight, Sept. 13, is Meet the Teacher Night at Sheckler Elementary School. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Be sure to take this opportunity to visit your child's classroom, visit the book fair in the cafeteria and check out the information tables in the gym.

You can also sign up for parent-teacher conferences to be held in November.

Phil's Fries will also be here, so bring your appetite. A percentage of these sales will be donated back to Sheckler.

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CMS News

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua Middle School students will enjoy a half day Wednesday, Sept. 19. Students will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m.

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How about starting off the new school year with some leisure reading? The Catasauqua Middle School Book Fair will be held Sept 17-21. A wide selection of books will be available for purchase. An evening book fair event is also scheduled during the Meet the Teacher Night Sept. 20.

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The PTF-sponsored Welcome Back Dance is Friday, Sept. 21, 7-...