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Northampton: AARP Chapter 3915 plans meeting for Feb. 12

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 12 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Lorrie Milheim will entertain.

Refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is holding a cheesecake and nut roll sale. Nut roll varieties include apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and, new...

Roughies Report: Sign up now for guest reader day

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

There is still time for any Catasauqua High School junior or senior winter sports athlete to sign up to participate in the guest reader day at Sheckler Elementary School Feb. 20.

Any athlete interested in reading to a classroom at Sheckler Elementary should sign up in the CHS athletic office.

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Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students are eligible for a host of college scholarships and grants varying in value from hundreds to thousands of dollars offered by a...

Sheckler News: 100th day of school is Feb. 6

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

Feb. 6 marks the 100th day of school for Sheckler Elementary School students.

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The Scholastic book fair will be held for students Feb. 11-20. They will have the opportunity to preview or make purchases.

The book fair will also be held in Sheckler Elementary’s cafe for families to come and shop together 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 during the Read Across America/TV Turnoff Week, which will be taking place the week of Feb. 16-22.

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Students will celebrate...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

TUESDAY 11

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

WEDNESDAY 12

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

Sheckler adds garden to teach students about nature, science

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Kristine Kostura, Brad Evans and Dan Kotran, faculty members at Sheckler Elementary School, noticed an opportunity to bring a new hands-on learning experience to students while also getting them outside and enjoying nature.

This is how the school’s pollinator garden came into existence.

The three teachers share a passion for the environment, according to Kostura. They realized an underutilized courtyard on the property could be turned into a “living classroom” space.

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Remembering: John Weaver’s trip to America

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, Larry Oberly and this writer have the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Susan Jenkins and her mother, Margie Jenkins, from Houston, Texas. Margie is a descendant of Samuel Weaver, whose father, Michael, was the founder of the village of Weaversville.

John Weaver (Weber, in German) came to America in 1749. He married Barbara Reichart, and they had five children. They left Germany, where religious wars and high taxation were major issues. The family arrived in Philadelphia and decided...

Violet’s Closet honors first year

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Mariama Crook gathered some friends Jan. 9 at her consignment shop at 517 Front St., Catasauqua, to celebrate the anniversary of Violet’s Closet.

“I looked at various places, but when I walked into this space, I knew this was the place,” Crook said of finding the location of her shop.

Her successful first year bodes well for her future success.

Jessica O’Donnell, executive vice president of affiliated chambers, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental...

Lehigh Valley Press, Times News collecting materials to benefit Newspapers in Education program

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Book fair

Lehigh Valley Press, Times News and Vigilant Fire Company, of Slatington, are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers in Education program, which supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region, April 30 through May 3.

We are accepting books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blu-ray and DVDs in good condition at our offices through April 9.

Please, no dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines.

Drop off books at the following locations:...