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Editor's View

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Except for the urban areas in the Lehigh Valley, when 911 is dialed, it is volunteer, not paid firefighters who respond.

Although called "firefighters," the men and women who serve the suburban and rural areas of the Valley are often tasked with more than fighting fires.

The majority of their emergency responses tend to be for motor vehicle accidents, especially with Interstate 78, and major transportation routes, such as routes 309 and 100 running through their coverage areas...

Catasauqua Column

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will host a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast this Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon.

The menu consists of creamed chipped beef on toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, toast, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.

For pricing or questions, call 610-266-7170.


Anyone interested in helping to organize the Catasauqua/North Catasauqua July 4 celebration for 2014 is invited to attend a...

Sheckler Elementary School Column

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

On Friday, Sept. 27 students will be attending a Laser Light Show assembly.

This assembly is being held on behalf of the Anti-Bullying program at Sheckler. Sheckler uses a card system for students to remind them to Think First and maintain positive behavior.

Each student begins each day with a green card that may be flipped to a light bulb, yellow color, or red card based on the student's behavior throughout the day. Students who maintain a positive behavior for the month are...

Pa. House to tackle transportation issues

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Pennsylvania has the fifth largest state-maintained road system in the nation, which includes 32,000 bridges and 120,000 miles of road.

Unfortunately, over the years our transportation infrastructure has slowly fallen into disrepair and projects are not proceeding as quickly as we would like.

Much of this has been caused by several years of a depressed economy that led to tight transportation budgets, coupled with rising construction costs and a decrease in revenue from the gas...

Penn State Extension

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

A ServSafe® course certification class will be offered Thursday, Nov. 14 and a certification exam Thursday, Nov. 21.

The registration fee for certification is $175 (fee includes book, study guide and exam).

The class and exam will take place at Penn State Extension – Lehigh County, Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Room 104, Allentown, PA 18104-579.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) requires that every retail food service operation...

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of someone calling for donations brought officers to the 500 block of Third Street.

· Police responded to report of an alarm in the 100 block of Walnut Street.

· Officers were called to the 500 block of Railroad Street to investigate a noise complaint.

· A report of juveniles throwing a football in the street brought police to the 200 block of Peach Street.


Preeclampsia, a silent killer

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Dawn and her husband Kirk were eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child. Dawn was six and a half months into her pregnancy and everything had been going smoothly. She had experienced some unusual swelling the week before, but she was told not to worry about it. In short, she was like most expecting mothers in Pennsylvania, who give birth to nearly 150,000 babies each year.

But that was about to change.

When she arrived at her doctor's for her 30-week checkup, Dawn...

Help wanted to plan next July 4th event

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Anyone interested in helping to organize the North Catasauqua/Catasauqua J4 celebration for 2014 is invited to a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m,. at the Catasauqua American Legion in the lower level, 330 Second St., Catasauqua. Come out now to make sure we have a great celebration next year.


Give the gift of life! Tthere will be a Miller/Keystone Blood Drive at Porter Masonic Lodge 284, 1103 6th St., Catasauqua, Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make a donation...


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

PPL Electric Utilities is turning up the heat on metal thieves.

The utility announced Thursday, Sept. 12 it is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone stealing copper wire or other materials from substations or other company locations.

"We're starting this reward program to help stop copper thefts from substations, service centers, even existing power lines," said David Bonenberger, vice president of distribution...