Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sheckler News: Valentine’s Day parties are set

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School students will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with classroom parties Feb. 14.

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Schools will be closed Feb. 15 and 18 in honor of Presidents Day.

Regular scheduled classes will resume Feb. 19.

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It is almost time for Read Across America/TV Turnoff Week at Sheckler Elementary. There are many events planned for students, as well as ones for families to take part in and enjoy together.

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Sheckler is participating...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 7: Elem. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, baked beans, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, Feb. 8: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S...

Catasauqua: Salem UCC will serve soup, salad, sweets Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets event 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.

There will be a variety of soups, salad and coleslaw, in addition to a variety of sweets. There will also be takeout available.

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St. Mary’s Church is holding a take-out winter soup sale. You can choose from winter garden (a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots), chicken noodle, beef barley, ham and navy bean or cabbage and...

Property tax/rent rebate applications are now available

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania

Application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018.

The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30.

Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

It is free to apply for a rebate, and free filing help is available at...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There was a brilliant mathematics teacher at the high school I attended. As the community was small, his children, who were also very smart, attended the same school.

Aside from what appeared to be their innate abilities in math and physics, I never suspected anything was different.

One day, a couple of friends and I, along with one of the teacher’s sons, went to his house.

I stepped inside the front door and could not believe what I saw.

Every inch of space —...

Retiring deputy controller recognized for service

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners commemorated the long service of Deputy Controller John A. Falk, who is retiring after almost 31 years.

“I will still stay busy,” Falk said following the board’s Jan. 23 meeting.

Commissioners expressed high regard and admiration for Falk and his service to the county.

Falk also teaches at DeSales University.

“I always found you willing to teach,” Commissioner Brad Osborne told him.

Commissioner Marc Grammes also gave...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 26

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 3800 block of Lehigh Street.

A theft from a vehicle in the 3300 block of North Second Street was investigated.

Officers responded to criminal mischief in the 4100 block of Chestnut Street.

The department investigated a wanted person in the 4100 block of North Church Street.

Disorderly conduct in the 5000 block of Foxdale Drive...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 11

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 12

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 13

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S....

Northampton Press’ features in 1999

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am reading a new publication of the Northampton Press — the year, 1999.

Some things change; some do not. The Coplay-Northampton Bridge was a feature story. After years of pleading by motorists and residents, the bridge was closed to traffic in order to have the bridge milled and the deck resurfaced with a fresh coat of blacktop. It was to be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for four to six weeks. The bridge has detour signs on both sides in Northampton and Coplay....

Lehigh County DA to run for re-election

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been Lehigh County District Attorney since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.

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