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Sheckler Elementary School has new computer lab

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

When Sheckler Elementary School students return to school later this month, they will have the use of a brand new, technologically advanced computer lab.

A partnership between the parent supported Home and School Association and the school district made the lab, which was completed in the spring, possible.

The new lab offers a total of 28 student stations. Processing power is provided by five Hewlett Packard MultiSeat ms6200 desktops serving 23 Hewlett Packard MultiSeat T100...

Opinion: Guest View

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

As I read a report a couple weeks ago that detailed China's dismal record on food safety issues. I found myself wondering, "Is this the kind of country some politicians want for us?"

That feeling was reinforced the next day, when I read that freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is single-handedly holding up legislation that would tighten regulation and oversight of gas pipelines, because of his philosophical opposition to any government regulation.

That proposal has nearly...

Area residents come together

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

It was a fitting tribute for a man who touched countless lives in and out of the Catasauqua area. On Saturday morning, the Catasauqua High School auditorium filled with family and friends to celebrate the life of Dale H. Edwards, who died peacefully June 22 at his home in North Catasauqua.

The memorial celebration began with a piano solo of "Amazing Grace." As the calming music reached every corner of the auditorium, tears slowly streamed down cheeks of many of the hundreds of people...

Opinion

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Among the environmental losses that rarely make the news, our world's firefly populations are dropping like – leaves?

Fireflies aren't actually "flies," but luminous beetles. About 2,000 species of them exist globally, in the "shining" family Lampyridae.

In the mid-Atlantic, this summer, wet weather brightened prospects for the region's firefly species, which prefer damp soils. Worldwide, however, scientists report a steady plummet of firefly numbers as their woodland habitats...

School term begins Aug. 26

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Area School District schools will open the 2012-13 school year on Monday, Aug. 27, for all grades, K to 12.

District schools will hold a student orientation for students in fifth and ninth grades and any new students to the district for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Kindergarten orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Catasauqua High School students must report to their homerooms by 7:40 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:40 p.m.

All morning...

Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.

Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.

For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.

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The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a one-half price sale...

Catasauqua police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 26

· Police were called to the 100 block of Front Street to investigate a report of a disorderly juvenile.

· Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man in the 800 block of Chapel Street.

JULY 27

· A report of a loose dog brought police to the 600 block of Green Street.

· Police were called to the 1100 block of Howertown Road to investigate a motor vehicle crash.

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Smith family has deep roots in the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by in Local News

In this new series, I will be speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, a well-known, highly respected local resident who is president of the Northampton Historical Society and historian of the Zion Stone Church. He is a former employee of Miller's Department Store in Northampton, Kotsch's Market in Fullerton and member of numerous community organizations.

Mr. Smith is extremely proud of his Pennsylvania "Dutch" German heritage. The Pennsylvania Dutch were some of the early immigrants to "Penn's...