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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Learn about the plant lore of Christmas from Rexine Krause at the next Catasauqua Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The Garden Club meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Items for judging should be in place by 12:45 p.m.

Santa won't be there but if you have been bad boys and girls, the Belsnickle just might be in attendance with a switch and a feather tree! All are welcome.

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Looking for something fun to do this...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 27

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

MONDAY 1

Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 2

Catasauqua Area School Board holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.

WEDNESDAY 3

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in...

$11.8 million bridge bid is opened

Monday, October 1, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Bids were opened by Lehigh County Sept. 13, for the construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge. The work is to include demolition of the steel grate bridge and two small connecting bridges. The lowest bid presented was for $11.8 million.

The low bidder was HRI Contracting Co., State College, the same company hired to do work on the Route 22 and MacArthur Road Bridge.

County engineering and administration officials are reviewing whether all specifications by HRI...

Pictures today

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Today is picture day for Catasauqua Middle School students. Be sure to dress your best and smile wide for the camera!

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The school year seems to be rolling along as Friday is mid-marking period for teachers and students.

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The middle school will hold its first PTF movie night Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Students are invited to bring their family along to attend the evening's showing. Stay tuned for further details on this event.

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CMS...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Alarms summon police

Residential fire alarms brought borough police and the fire department out on two separate calls Sept 23.

One alarm was at 10 N. Front St. where the alarm was sounding at apartment 11. The residents there had been cooking bacon that activated the alarm, police said.

The other alarm was at 11 N. Front St. where the fire alarm came from apartment A-2, police said.

A check found no fire taking place, police said.

Officers respond alarm...

Fest-o'-Fall to bring family fun

Monday, October 1, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

If the closing of the Catasauqua swimming pool means the end of summer, then the borough's Fest-o'-Fall has to be on the calendar.

The scheduled date for the Catasauqua's annual fall kickoff is Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m.

Each year, Fest-o'-Fall gets better and bigger.

Fun and games are planned for the Biery House on Race Street.

There, children will get to test their skills on games from the 1880s, including jacks and a wet-ball launch.

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Pennsylvania Legislature supports our local heroes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JULIE HARHART, R-183rd in Opinion

When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.

As we prepare to recognize October as Fire Prevention Month in the United States, I thought this was a great time to recap some of the measures we have put in place in Pennsylvania to help ensure our firefighters have access to the...

Welcome home mural completed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Matt Halm put the finishing touches on Catasauqua's welcoming mural on the corner of Pine and Front streets recently.

"We have a few spots we want to touch up and then get an acrylic sealer on it," he said.

Halm and his assistant, Christopher Kosztyo, began the project in mid-August as part of the borough's revitalize through the arts program. Catasauqua's Main Street Initiative, a council of local business owners, proposed the mural as part of a Gateway project. The business...

$11.8 million bridge bid is opened

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Bids were opened by Lehigh County Sept. 13, for the construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge. The work is to include demolition of the steel grate bridge and two small connecting bridges. The lowest bid presented was for $11.8 million.

The low bidder was HRI Contracting Co., State College, the same company hired to do work on the Route 22 and MacArthur Road Bridge.

County engineering and administration officials are reviewing whether all specifications by HRI...