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Class photo set for Friday

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua High School senior class panoramic photo will be taken on Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 a.m. in the high school gym.


Beginning with this school year, Algebra I, literature and biology Keystone exams will replace the 11th-grade PSSA tests in math, reading and science.

Keystone exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in the content of the academic classes.

Beginning with the class of 2017, students must demonstrate proficiency...

College Corner

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Whiffen receives degree

Maura E. Whiffen of Catasauqua received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College during the college's commencement ceremonies held May 12 on the college campus in Annville.

Among more than 430 to receive degrees from Lebanon Valley College, she is a graduate of Catasauqua High School.


Local residents enroll

Meghan E. Shafer of Bath and Alexis J. Russo...

Catasauqua police

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A noise complaint brought police to the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 400 block of Bath Avenue.

· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to the area of Circle Drive.

· Police responded to a report of fraud in the 500 block of Walnut Street.

· A report of juveniles loitering in the area brought officers to the unit...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Hanover Township Council unanimously approved a five-year capital program for 2013-17 during its Aug. 15 meeting. Major projects contemplated in the program include repairing two deteriorating culverts under Postal Road, maintaining the streets improvement fund at $1 million and contributing $200,000 for improvements to the Allentown water systems that serve a portion of the township.

Township Manager Sandra Pudliner and the township's maintenance supervisor recommended that the board...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Residents of Allendale Apartments and Irving Street turned out in full force for the Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board Aug. 23 to protest a proposal by the Airport Center mall to add a pylon sign on the corner of Airport Center Road and Irving Street.

Attorney Lisa Pereira represented the mall owners. Charles Unangst of Hanover Engineering Associates presented engineering details associated with the sign indicating that the sign for the Irving Street intersection was the same sign...

Coupon book sales will benefit middle school activity fund

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in School

I hope the first week of school is going smoothly for Catsauqua Middle School students, teachers and staff.

The CMS breakfast program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with breakfast served from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.

A reminder to students and families, school is closed Friday, Aug. 31, and Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. Doors open daily at 7:45 a.m. and dismissal time is at 2:20 p.m.


The school's S.T.A.R.S Goal for the month of September is 100 percent for...

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company has responded to the following calls recently.

Fire alarm

Aug. 2, 2:34 a.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to St. Lawrence Church at 1001 Second St. for an automatic fire alarm in the early morning hours. Personnel on location found a malfunction in the alarm, most likely due to a low battery. Firefighters cleared the scene within 10 minutes.

Fire alarm

Aug. 2, 10:50 a.m.

North Catasauqua personnel responded...

Coplay column: Coplay Community Days a success

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Last year's Coplay Community Days got caught in the rain as Hurricane Irene moved through the region. The weather was perfect for this year's event, however.

This year's Community Days is believed to be one of the most successful events of the program's 31-year existence.

The principal goal of the event is to provide the community a place to enjoy the end of summer before fall sets in. The event also acts as a fundraiser for the community organizations participating.


Tickets on sale now for dinner and bingo

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Mark your calendar now for the Charotin Hose Company Bingo Extravaganza. Enjoy a homemade dinner and 15 games of cash bingo on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Slovak Center in North Catasauqua. For tickets and information, email or call Susan at 610-554-4308.


The Catasauqua Thrift Shop will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4, now filled with fall and winter fashions. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays,...

Board grants variances to property owners

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

James and Florence Williams of 617 Front St. appealed to the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board Aug. 21 for permission to subdivide their property, allowing a back building to be sold.

"I have lived in this house all my life," said Williams who inherited the house from her mother. "I need to be able to sell the back building to get money to keep us going."

Williams tried to rent the unit but was unable to attract the right kind of tenant.

The building Williams wishes to...