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CMS News Column: Middle school students return

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Welcome back students! After a restful and enjoyable summer, school is back in swing for Catasauqua Middle School students.

I am the new columnist for CMS News. I have been covering school board meetings and other district-related news the past two and a half years and have also photographed school district and community events.

Please send announcements about Catasauqua Middle School-related events to my email address for inclusion in this column.


The first...

Northampton column: Library to hold rubber-stamping class

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Public Library will hold a rubber-stamping and card-making class on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9:30-11 a.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

There is a fee for materials, and you will create cards with envelopes.

Seating is limited.

Call 610-262-7537.


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

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

Entertainment by the Emil...

In the beginning

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Artist Matt Halm, right, and his assistant Chris Kosztyo begin creating a mural on the exterior wall of a building at Pine and Front streets, Catasauqua, last Thursday. Residents have watched as the mural, a gateway enhancement for the borough, has progressed during the last week.

Senior bowling

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Playdrome Rose Bowl Golden Agers Senior Mixed Bowling League is seeking new members.

The 40-member league, which plays at 15th Street and Sumner Avenue in Allentown, would like to increase the membership in order to add more teams and players.

Most of the current members live in the Allentown and Whitehall areas but new members can come from anywhere.

All league members must be age 55 or older.

The 32-week winter bowling season starts at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 30....

Knerr: Academy not ready

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Solicitor David Knerr advised school board members during the board's Aug. 13 meeting that if the Medical Academy Charter School, located at 330 Howertown Road, and scheduled to open Sept. 4, does not fulfill certain stipulations, the school board may commence revocation proceedings against the school.

At the meeting, CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler presented the future principal of the charter school, Joanna Hughes, with a list of areas the school...

Catasauqua approves property changes

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Brian Zettlemoyer of 27 Front St., Catasauqua, received approval from Catasauqua Borough Council to make changes to lot lines on three properties he owns on Front Street.

"What we are doing is to make more parking spaces available for the 27 Front St. property," said Zettlemoyer at council's meeting Aug. 6.

He said the property was once used as a doctor's office and is zoned commercial.

"I had it on the market for three months and only one buyer showed up. He didn't like...

Opinion: Protect yourself from identity theft

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door to door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.

In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.

I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing...


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Coplay Community Days – 6-10 p.m., Coplay Community Park, Second and Keefer streets. Pay one price rides 6-9:30 p.m.

· Senior expo hosted by State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Allen Township Fire Hall, 3530 Howertown Road. Information: 610-502-2701.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1200 block of Main Street.


· Police were called to the 1200 block of Main Street to investigate a domestic call.


· A report of a disturbance brought officers to the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.


· Officers were called to the 100 block of Boro Vu Drive to investigate a report of vehicle...