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Coplay police

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

Water rescue


Dispatched to 12th Street and Tapler Drive on the evening of Sept. 4, borough police officers responded to a call for a water rescue.

Arriving at the scene, police found a silver Hyundai stranded in two feet of water. The driver, an unidentified woman, told police she was fine and not injured, police said.

Coplay Fire Department personnel responded and pushed the car to the side of the road when the water subsided, police said.


Two brothers attain Eagle Scout rank

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

A family tradition was continued as twins Michael and Matthew Calderon joined the 42 other Eagle Scouts of Troop 51. The brothers were elevated to Eagle Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua Aug. 25.

Michael and Matthew Calderon joined their older brothers, Aaron and Kris Silfies as Eagle Scouts.

Family and friends listened intently as the story of their journey to Eagle was described.

The twins began their Scouting career in...

Opinion: On being prepared: If you can hear thunder...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When I read about massive earthquakes or devastating forest fires destroying communities, I often comment on how nice it is to live in Pennsylvania, where severe weather is not such a big concern.

The occasional small tornado or earth tremor make the news and cause a stir, but for the most part, we feel safe from Mother Nature's outbursts.

Last year's heavy snow on Halloween weekend set me straight, however, about how severe weather can come anywhere at any time.

In my...

Lehigh County

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

The County of Lehigh is currently accepting names to the waiting list for the Countywide Housing Rehabilitation Program.

This program provides up to $20,000 of rehabilitation assistance to income-eligible, owner-occupants of properties in Lehigh County townships and boroughs.

In general, financial assistance is available for the renovation or replacement of substandard heating, electrical and plumbing systems; some structural repairs and modifications; insulation and other...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold Applefest 2012 on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be games, food, contests and bingo. Child ID kits will be available from the Catasauqua Police Department. And, of course, there will be apples!


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve brunch on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and is non-smoking.

It will be an all-you-can-eat buffet with...

Opinion: Sharing memories can benefit speaker and receiver

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Opinion

Once upon a time, older adults who spent hours reminiscing were told to "stop living in the past."

Today, reminiscing by the aging population is no longer considered a negative sign of old age. Seniors are encouraged by health care professionals and social workers to remember and review decades of life experiences.

Personally, I'm an addict for such history. Whenever an elderly person wants to look back and talk about his or her life, I'm all ears.

Recently I was asked...

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...