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Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Szever-Barndt in Social News

Whitehall-Coplay graduate

marries on Sept. 28, 2012

The marriage of Brandy Barndt and Scott Szever took place Sept. 28, 2012, at Linfield, Limerick Township, Montgomery County.

Father Paul Brandt officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Scott and Colleen Barndt of Honey Brook, Chester County.

She graduated from Twin Valley High School in 1999 and from Bloomsburg University in 2003.

She is employed by The Vanguard, Inc., Valley...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, March 13: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, red seedless grapes.

Thursday, March 14: Happy St. Patrick's Day. Irish beef barley soup, corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, Emerald Isle salad, wheat bread with margarine, Shamrock pie.

Friday, March 15: Baked ziti, Italian blend vegetables, tossed greens with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, applesauce.

Monday, March 18: Hungarian goulash,...

Third time's a charm

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

For the second time, North Catasauqua Borough Council members have voted to toss out bids for a five-year garbage contract and re-advertise for new bids.

Council President Joe Keglovits had his work cut out for him maintaining order while lawyers for two refuse haulers presented opposing arguments at the Feb. 27 meeting. The lawyers each hoped to secure the contract as bid two weeks ago.

Borough Solicitor William McCarthy earned his paycheck as well, representing the interests...

Catasauqua seeks solution to people loitering along Lehigh

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

After police and fire reports claimed vagrants were camping along Catasauqua's portion of the Lehigh River, Catasauqua Borough Council members Eugene Schlegel, Alfred Regits and Mitzi Smith ventured into the campgrounds to check out the situation.

Over the canal, across the railroad tracks, on well-worn trails with stashes of litter scattered about, visitors are brought to a split of land where Catasauqua Creek meets the Lehigh River, across from a shuttered candy factory and where...

Battling 'bigfoot'

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Bigfoot has invaded Whitehall. And there's not just one, but rather hundreds.

In this case, a "bigfoot" is a rubber base that holds an orange and white striped road construction marker. These objects line MacArthur Road in the area of the municipal building and the intersection of Route 22 and MacArthur.

"During the holidays, we thought it was traffic lights that were holding up southbound traffic," said Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., addressing the members of the...

Cub Pack 94 celebrates achievements at banquet

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in Local News

Blue and gold decorations filled the fellowship hall at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catasauqua as Cub Scout Pack 94 hosted the annual Blue and Gold Achievement and Awards Banquet Feb. 16.

The annual banquet is a birthday dinner for the Cub Scouting program and is held to commemorate the anniversary month of the Boy Scouts of America organized in February 1910. The Cub Scouts were organized 20 years later.

The banquet is one of the highlights of the Scouting year....

Surgeon explains heart valve disease

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Members of the North Catasauqua and Catasauqua communities heard a lecture Feb. 21 entitled "The ABCs of Heart Valve Disease" by Sanjay Mehta, M.D., of the Lehigh Valley Heart and Lung Surgeons, at the Suburban North Family YMCA.

Mehta said surgery on heart valves occurs for one of two reasons. First, the valves wear out, become stiff and scar and, two, valves may leak, commonly called "regurgitation."

"Either too tight or too loose and you got a problem," he told the audience...

CASB gives charter school thumbs up

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School Board gave the Medical Academy Charter School a thumbs up during Tuesday evening's school board meeting.

MACS CEO and Principal Joanna Hughes and Dr. Craig Haytmanek, M.D., president of the board of trustees for the charter school discussed the school's progress in meeting a host of requirements set by the school board.

During January's meeting, the school board was not satisfied the charter school had met all requirements, such as offering a health...