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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.


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.


Students will celebrate...

Rap of the gavel

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



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


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.


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:...

HCPA honors helpers

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

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association held its annual appreciation dinner for its volunteers and fundraising associates Jan. 25 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

This year’s dinner added some unique flavors to the already extensive list of favorites. Shelly Nolter prepared a great rendition of a Scottish egg. For those who have never had the pleasure, it’s a hard-boiled egg wrapped in a special sausage blend, wrapped in a lightly breaded crust and deep-fried.

It was...

Catasauqua: Place orders for winter soup sale by Feb. 14

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be holding a winter soup sale.

The three flavors to choose from are chicken noodle, sausage and lentil, and winter garden — a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.

All soups are homemade and sold by the quart.

Payments and orders are due by Feb. 14, and pickup will be 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the parish center kitchen.

To place an order, for pricing or for other information, contact the parish office at...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 8

Police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Mickley Road.

The department responded to two reports of unwanted people at Lehigh Valley Mall.

A motor vehicle accident occurred on Mechanicsville Road.

Officers responded to mental health calls on Juniper Drive, Madison Lane and MacArthur Road.

Police assisted with civil matters on Garfield Avenue and North...