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School district has new website

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

A new website design is now available to students, parents and staff of the Catasauqua Area School District.

The new design, which is easy to use, was created because the old website contained elements of Flash that prevented some components of the webpages from being viewed on iPads/iPhones or similar devices, said Kathleen Kotran.

"It's viewable from all devices," Kotran said of the new design.

Kotran added the new design allows for the "News" section to be front and...

Via to host Teen Winter Experience in late December

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Via is again offering Via Teen Winter Experience for teens and young adults with disabilities Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31.

The event is for ages 13 to 21.

Via Teen Winter Experience is a valuable program for participants between Christmas and New Year's when schools are typically closed.

This program helps young adults with disabilities connect to their community through recreational, social, volunteer and educational activities to help prepare for adult life.


Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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

Fire alarm

Oct. 8, 2:47 p.m.

Firefighters responded to Willowbrook Golf Course this afternoon for an automatic fire alarm. The Catasauqua and Northampton fire departments responded as automatic mutual aid. Lehigh County 911 reported the alarm from the club house. Upon arrival, firefighters investigated and found smoke from cooking and failure to turn on the vent hood. All units were...

Leaf pickup challenges North Catty crew

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The subject of falling leaves led to a spirited discussion at the Nov. 13 borough council meeting.

Councilman John Yanek opened the discussion, questioning whether public works crews are spending so much time assisting with annual Autumnfest and tree lighting events sponsored by nonborough organizations that they are not able to keep up with clearing piles of leaves raked to the curb for pickup.

Yanek recommended that a regular schedule of leaf pickup be created and adhered to...

IRS warns consumers of Hurricane Sandy scams

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Nov. 9 about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Following major disasters, it's common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.

The IRS cautions both hurricane victims and people wishing to make disaster-related charitable...

Editor's view

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

On Oct. 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the Day of National Thanksgiving.

"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor," Washington is quoted as writing in his proclamation.

"Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me 'to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public...


Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The 47th annual advent breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in the dining room at Moravian Village of Bethlehem, 526 Wood St.

There will be a trombone choir and a beeswax candle service. The speaker is the Rev. Daniel Gambet.

Tickets are available at Moravian Village of Bethlehem, Moravian Book Shop, Visitor's Center, Bethlehem Area Public Library (north and south sides), Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Comfort Suites and Cantelmi's Ace Hardware.

Northampton column

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The borough's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. The rain date is Nov. 26.

Santa will arrive via a fire truck with treats for the kids.


Northampton Borough will hold its annual Christmas Lights Contest this year with $175 in prizes awarded.

A representative from the club will drive around to all the participating houses between Dec. 15 and 20 and will contact the three winners before...

College Corner

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Local residents honored

Kara Eichelberger and Elizabeth Krall, both of Whitehall, were honored Nov. 9 as university scholars at Susquehanna University.

Eichelberg, a 2009 Whitehall graduate, is a senior majoring in biology.

She is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.

Krall, a 2010 graduate of Whitehall, is a junior majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Douglas and Deborah Krall.

To be named a university...