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Sheckler News

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Volunteers from the Catasauqua Fire Department will be visiting Sheckler Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 12, for Fire Prevention Day. Throughout the day firefighters will hold grade-level assemblies for students to learn about safety and see demonstrations about what to do in a fire situation. They will see firefighting gear that protects the firefighters as they put out a fire and will tour a fire truck.


Smile, Sheckler picture day is Oct. 11. A picture envelope with...

Should fifth-graders attend CMS?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?

Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.

Armed with research she...

Hanover Twp. Column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry, located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome.

The food bank is open to anyone needing assistance with feeding a family.

Another area food bank, the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank, is in need of a workable used refrigerator.

If you have one you'd like to donate, call Joe Tognoli at 610-294-4130.

This food bank is located at...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to an alarm in the 500 block of Howertown Road.

· A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police were called to the 400 block of Walnut Street to investigate a threat.

· A report of a disorderly group of juveniles brought officers to the 400 block of Second Street.

· Officers responded to a dispute between a...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police responded to a verbal dispute between a man and woman in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.


· A motor vehicle crash brought officers to Main Street and Lerchenmiller Drive.


· Police responded to report of an intoxicated man who punched a woman in the 1800 block of Main Street.

· A report of a sink smashed off the wall in the women'...


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Moore Township Athletic Association basketball and wrestling sign-ups – 6-8 p.m., Borek Fieldhouse, Moore Township Recreation Center, located off English Road. Information: Frank Hudak (basketball) at 610-767-7678 or George Stilgenbauer (wrestling) at 610-657-3265.

· Boy Scouts sign-ups – 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt. Information: 610-465-8565.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay....

Seminar addresses topics of death and dying

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by KERRI JORDAN Special to The Press in Local News

Death is a fact of life.

Most people don't like to think about it, but they should take several steps to prepare for the inevitable.

Those steps were the topic of a seminar hosted by Rev. Dr. Becky J. Beckwith, senior pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton, Sept. 20.

Guest speakers Rev. Nancy Adams, coordinator of pastoral care at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, and Jay Gilbert, funeral director, addressed the legal procedures necessary to prepare for...