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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

We've been hearing a lot in the news about acts of bravery recently.

When bombs were detonated at the April 15 Boston Marathon, dozens and dozens of parade spectators rushed to the aid of the hundreds of victims instead of running for cover.

Many lives were saved because of their acts of courage that day.

A few days later, hundreds of police officers placed themselves in harm's way in pursuit of the alleged terrorists.

These are acts of valor, to be sure.


Coplay police

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police called about note on door

Coplay Police were called shortly before 1 a.m. May 2 to a residence in the unit block of South Second Street.

The caller told police a note had been glued to the back door of her apartment.

It was not known when the note was placed on the door, but the resident said she believes the note was put there by her ex-boyfriend, police said.

Police did not disclose the content of the note.

Alarm sounds

Police were...

DAR honors local students

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Liberty Bell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony and tea March 25.

The chapter honored students from Lehigh County selected as their school's good citizen based on DAR's four criteria of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.

The winners then moved to the next phase of competition. The winner at that level will advance to the state level.

Betsy Burnhauser, chapter award chairman, presented a pin...

Envision LV

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Envision Lehigh Valley will host a virtual public town hall 8-9 p.m. on May 13 to garner feedback from residents about what they want to see in the area in the next five, 10 or 20 years.

The virtual meeting will allow everyone to participate through a link and chat live with city planners from Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown and a planner from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

Viewers can tweet, write Facebook comments, email or join a live chat to share their thoughts on...

CMS News

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School will hold its yearly Achievement Night at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 9.

Various student projects and will be on display throughout the school for family and friends to see.


On May 14 CMS will hold it spring instrumental concert at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

On May 22 the middle school will hold its choral concert, also at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.


The CMS-PTF has a meeting scheduled 7 p.m. May 21 in the school...

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

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

Structure fire

April 18, 6:32 p.m.

Charotin personnel were dispatched to a reported structure fire, with the Catasauqua Fire Department and Northampton Regional EMS, at an auto repair shop at Lehigh and Poplar streets. Assistant Fire Chief Erik Hirner arrived on the scene and reported normal smoke from a chimney. He held the fire department engine in the station and to stand...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Third-grade students at Sheckler Elementary School will be taking a trip to the historic George Taylor House here in Catasauqua.

Students in Mrs. Laubenstein's, Mrs. Roberts' and Mrs. Snyder's classes will be going May 9 and students in Mrs. Burker's and Mrs. Strauch's classes go May 10.


Students in third grade will be taking a field trip to Lost River Caverns in Hellertown May 15. This field trip is tied to the third-grade science curriculum, particularly the rocks...


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.

Interested individuals can find a listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup and other information at

During last year's Great American Cleanup, 6.7 million pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania's roads, trails and shorelines by more than 141,000 volunteers.

This year,...