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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of a juvenile complaint brought officers to Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

Police were called to Silver Manor, 2 Front St., to investigate the theft of a bicycle.

Officers responded to a report of a fire at Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road.

A parking complaint brought police to Second Street.


Police responded to a motor...

Register to attend L.V. Food Policy Council meeting

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

I recently attended the 2017 Anti-Hunger Conference in Washington, D.C., which was presented by Feeding America (No Kid Hungry) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). More than 1,300 people attended, including food banks, faith-based groups, educators, USDA representatives, attorneys, Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA representatives, plus many more people who work to feed Americans daily. It was a real eye opener.

FRAC was very strong on the upcoming farm bill legislation....

Library column Library board appoints Laubach-Haydt as new trustee

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Public Library of Catasauqua Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Mollie Laubach-Haydt has been appointed to the board.

She brings to the library community her many years of experience as a classroom teacher and reading specialist. Mollie is particularly interested in library programming for children that has S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) principles at its core. She is a Catasauqua native who has been part of the life of the library since her childhood...

Game day a reward for good behavior

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School students who maintained positive behavior for the month of March were rewarded with a game day activity April 7. This reward is part of the school’s Think First program.


School will be closed for spring break through April 17. Classes will resume April 18.


Orders are now being taken for the 2016-17 Sheckler yearbooks. If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, all orders, along with payments, are due May 5.



Dylan Gino to head to California

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School 10th-grade student Dylan Gino will attend a national Distributive Education Clubs of America convention in Anaheim Calif., April 26-29, where he will receive training along with other DECA student leaders from across the United States.

A marketing student at LCTI, he was recently elected to serve on the DECA State Executive Council for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).


Congratulations to 12th-grade CHS students Autumn Madea...

Pep rally motivates students

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

During the Catasauqua Middle School PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week held March 27-31, students had the opportunity to earn entries into a raffle that was to be held at the pep rally on Friday.

The purpose of the pep rally and spirit week activities was to help motivate the students and get them excited for the PSSA testing, which began the following week.

Each grade level was given one question daily. Students who answered the question correctly...

Happy Easter

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Area School District schools and offices will be closed through Monday in observance of the Easter holiday.

Enjoy your vacation.


The CMS-PTF group will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. April 18 in the school library.

Those interesting in becoming a member should contact the school at 610-264-4341.


If you have any school news you would like to share, email me the information at


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of fraud brought officers to the unit block of Keglovits Lane.

Police responded to a report of a rear windshield and rear driver-side window of a legally parked vehicle smashed in the 1900 block of Center Street.

Officers were called to the 800 block of Main Street to investigate a fight between two men.


A report of an unwanted person brought police to the 1700...