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College Corner

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Columns


Local residents

begin studies

Michael Chajnacki and Rachel Becker of Northampton and Baxton Kocher of Bath have begun their studies at Lebanon Valley College this fall.

Chajnacki is a freshman actuarial science major and a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, Becker is a freshman business administration major and graduate of Northampton Area High School and Kocher is a freshman music recording technology major and graduate of...

Northampton Column

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Food Bank is in urgent need of the following foods: fruit, fruit juice, applesauce, canned meats (Spam, chicken, stew, etc.), tuna, peanut butter, soup, pancake mix and syrup, and macaroni and cheese.

The food bank, 1601 Canal St., is open every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, for drop-offs. If you'd like to donate but that time isn't convenient, call 610-262-8030 to set up another time.

The food bank will be holding its annual penny party on Sunday, Sept. 22 at...

Central Catholic High School Column

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by JASON TOROK Special to The Press in School

Central Catholic High School has several upcoming opportunities for its freshmen and their parents to meet each other and better understand the school.

On Sept. 19, Central will host its freshman retreat. Retreats are a vital part of the CCHS mission and a foundation of campus ministry.

The "Beginning the Spiritual Journey" retreat is only for the Viking Class of 2017 and will be a fun chance for freshmen to meet one another. Students will also enjoy pizza, games and be able to...

Coplay Column

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

The grounds on which Christ the King School stood – earlier serving as St. Peter's Catholic Church & School – will stand for another year following demolition this past spring of the three-story brick structure.

Sometime in 2014 a decision most likely will be made regarding the grounds, located between the church and the parish center, formerly the convent for the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and later a pre-school for children.


The 9/11 anniversary...

N. Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 1300 block of Howertown Road.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1500 block of Washington Street.


· Police assisted a citizen at Grove and Milton streets.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of Grove Street.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of Grove Street.


· A...


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Columns


· Woman's Club of Catasauqua fall opening meeting – 5:45 p.m., Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m.,...

Roughies Report

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

A class ring assembly is scheduled for Monday morning, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. in the high school auditorium.

Information catalogs and order forms will be distributed.

Class rings will be ordered Oct. 1 and 2.


Are you interested in volunteering for the Fest O' Fall event in Catasauqua on Saturday, Oct. 5? If so, the Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association and the George Taylor House can use your help.

Student volunteers are being sought from noon until...


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services has the following open enollment sites for residents who need assistance with Medicare Part D between Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

·Slatington Public Library, 650 Main St. Slatington. Call 610-767-6461 for an appointment.

·Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown. Call 610-782-3200 for an appointment.

·Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St. Allentown. Call 610-437-3700 for an appointment.

·State Rep. Mike...

Pawlowski begins campaign for the Pa. governor's office

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

As the sounds of progress hummed in the background and construction tradesmen work to build the new PPL Center hockey arena and convention center, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski officially announced Sept. 9 he is running for governor of Pennsylvania in 2014.

Pawlowski, who first announced his decision Sunday on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, said this was not a decision he arrived at lightly.

"I have seen firsthand the damage that has been caused to the commonwealth the...

Remembering Column

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Today I am up in Lehigh Township visiting with Mr.. Sterling Rothrock and daughters Doris and Lorene. It is a privilege to interview Sterling. He is one of the oldest if not the most senior retiree from the Universal Atlas Cement Company. He worked with and was a friend of my father, Anthony Pany.

Mr.. Rothrock was one of a family of cement workers when the Lehigh Valley was the largest Portland Cement manufacturer in the world. His grandfather William, father, Arlo, and brothers...