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School board struggles over approving class advisor

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

It's official.

Catasauqua High School teacher Alexis Sziy can now formally move forward and serve as the junior class advisor and assist the junior and senior classes with this year's prom.

A sticky issue arose during the Feb. 11 meeting of the Catasauqua Area School Board when Sziy's appointment was initially turned down by a vote of 4-4.

Voting in opposition to Sziy's appointment were school board members Dawn Berrigan, Carol McCarthy, Christine Naegel and Sally Reiss...

Hanover acts on noise complaints

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Hanover Township residents who raised a ruckus about noise last fall will be happy to hear the township administration has heard their pleas and responded with attempts to control noise levels.

In November, when a trucking company sought approval to add a maintenance terminal on its property near the Sherwood Estates development, residents filled the council meeting room at the municipal building during a hearing. They came to object to the amount of noise that could be generated with...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

A celebration of fairy tales and folk tales at Sheckler Elementary School is coming up soon. During Read Across America Week Feb. 24-March 1, a number of fun reading-related events are planned for students to enjoy.

The celebration kicks off Monday Feb. 25, with Read Aloud Day. Teachers will read a fairy tale or folk tale to their students.

Green Eggs and Ham will be on the menu for lunch in the cafeteria Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Students are encouraged to wear Cat in the Hat...

Allow your children to amaze you

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Our Christmas card this year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.

All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.

I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.

The photo included my husband and me as...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

The Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


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

Service News

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Schmidt retires

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Schmidt retired after 32 years in the U.S. Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadron.

Schmidt, the son of Walter K. Schmidt of Northampton and the late Joan Braun Schmidt, graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1981.

He has flown HC-130 and E3 AWACS aircraft including 91 combat and combat support missions.

In Alaska, he flew in 111 rescue missions resulting in 116 persons saved and 25...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will be holding its all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m.-noon.

Served will be cream chipped beef, scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.

Don't feel like cooking? Come on down! Call 610-266-7170 for more information.


Paying heed to Punxsutawny Phil, the Catasauqua Garden Club has scheduled its spring luncheon for...

CMS News

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

A program entitled "Strengthening Families" will meet 5-8:30 p.m. this evening at Catasauqua Middle School.

Familes are invited to attend this free seven-week program focused on helping families build strength and learn more about one another.

There will be a free weekly dinner available for the entire family and free child care available as well.

Those interested in finding out more about the program or attending should contact CMS counselor Amy Dymond-Jones at 610-264-...


Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Women's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets, Catasauqua. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-262-4924.

· Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association meeting – 7 p.m., Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Meeting will include a roundtable discussion on procuring and prepping equipment and tools for keeping bees in 2013. Information:...