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Northampton column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Quota Club of Northampton is running a bus trip fundraiser to New York City to see the Broadway musical "Newsies" on Saturday, May 4.

The bus will leave from Northampton at 8 a.m. for a 2 p.m. show.

Call Judy at 610-440-0517 for more information or to purchase tickets.


The Northampton Area Public Library will participate in Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2013, a collaborative project highlighting the importance of early literacy development in...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

The Sheckler Elementary School's monthly Home and School meeting will be held in the school's library April 3 at 7 p.m.

Voting will take place for Home and School officers for the upcoming school year.

Best of luck to all the nominees!

Topics to be discussed include any upcoming events at Sheckler and activities being held for students.

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.


I would like to wish everyone a blessed and happy Easter,...

North Catasauqua Column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in School

The next Young at Heart meeting is April 24 in the basement of St. Andrews Catholic Church, located at Third and Eugene streets in North Catasauqua. Parking is in the rear and you enter the side door of the church by the parking lot. This month there will be a lunch served for all members. Bingo is played after the meeting.

It's time to sign up for the May 15 bus trip to Rainbow Dinner Theatre to see "Fun Between the Covers." Call Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920 to reserve a seat.


Relay for Life column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN) is looking for members.

ACS CAN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate that supports legislation designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

ACS CAN gives a voice to those impacted by cancer by encouraging lawmakers at all levels to make cancer a priority. By raising issues of importance, raising funds, educating voters and rallying others to the fight against cancer, ACS CAN makes a difference and...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I believe the May Democratic Primary Election in Coplay will stand out in Lehigh County as the most exciting. We have a total of nine Coplay council candidates. Eight are on the Democratic ballot and one is on the Republican ballot. Four council seats are open.

We currently have two appointed councilmen, both of whom are running. Our mayor also was appointed. He and a challenger are on the ballot for the May Democratic primary.

Many in Coplay have...

LV Hospital hospice shooting victims from Lehigh Township

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

"It's a love story," said Jim Geiger, senior vice president, operations, for Lehigh Valley Health Network, at a press conference March 19 following a shooting 1:03 p.m. in the hospice care center.

According to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, "Three hospital staff members on the fourth floor of Lehigh Valley Hospital at 17th and Chew streets in Allentown were attracted to a room by what they perceived to be gunshots. When they entered the room, the patient, who was a female...

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

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

Carbon monoxide alarm

Feb. 28, 10:48 a.m.

Charotin personnel responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 1600 block of Main Street. The caller reported a CO alarm had activated and occupants had evacuated the residence.

Upon arrival, firefighters found no carbon monoxide in the residence. The alarm was located and found to be in an error mode, likely due to the alarm's age....

Roughies Report

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Congratulations to Ryan Krause, Samantha Snyder and Yenifer Gonzalez for being selected Lehigh Career & Technology Institute Students of the Month for February.

All three are also Catasauqua High School students.

Ryan and Samantha are in culinary arts programs and Yenifer is studying the early care and education of young children.


Penn State Lehigh Valley Emerging Leaders Institute is hosting a free one-day seminar on April 27.

Any student who is...

Use the power that dwells within

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I laughed out loud while reading a query to a syndicated advice columnist.

A woman, who apparently is trying to lose weight, wants a coworker to remove his ever-present candy dish because the woman lacks the willpower to walk on by.

Unable or unwilling to adapt to her workplace surroundings, the misguided woman expects the world to adapt to her.

How ludicrous to demand all temptations be removed from our paths.

What about self-discipline and free will?


Coplay column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

One of the most well attended events for children in Coplay – and certainly one of the shortest – will occur Saturday when the Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association hosts its annual community egg hunt.

The event, held on the grounds of St. Peter's Catholic Church between Coplay and Center streets, starts at 1 p.m. and lasts only a few minutes.

Children up to age 10 will be divided into the various age groups. Eggs will be filled with jelly beans and prize eggs will be...