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Oath of office

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

Lauren Pulchinski, far left, and Emily Williams, center, were sworn in as junior council members during the July 10 North Catasuauqa Council meeting. Administrating the oath of office was borough Mayor William Molchany, Jr. This if the first year that the borough has had a program for junior council members.

Board discusses textbook selection policy

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

School board Vice President Carol Cunningham defended the Catasauqua Area School District's policy on the selection of textbooks when two board members questioned the process being used.

Discussion of the textbook selection policy took place at last Wednesday's academics and education and policy committee meetings.

School board member Carol McCarthy expressed concern with the world history book recommended by the administration for advanced-placement Catasauqua High School...

Charotin Hose Co.Fire Calls

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

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

Smoke investigation

July 12, 5:40 p.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to the area of Third and Grove street for a smoke investigation. The caller had reported seeing smoke down by the river.

Firefighters investigated and found a burn barrel in the yard at 1346 Third St. The homeowner was allowed to extinguish the fire and firefighters cleared the scene. The North Catasauqua burn...

Rap of the gavel

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

AUGUST

MONDAY 13

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.

TUESDAY 14

North Catasauqua...

Opinion: another view

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

It's hopeless.

At a summer carnival or on a stop at the grocery store, I see an acquaintance across the lawn or down the aisle. I offer a warm smile and a "Hey, how are you?"

A friendly conversation ensues and all the while I am frantically trying to remember the person's name and sometimes even how I met her.

If I am lucky, she will steer the conversation in the direction of recalling a shared event or a mutual friend, helping me to recall where we met, but still, the...

VOTE

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

Catasauqua Area School District Athletic Director Thomas Moll told school board members during Tuesday's workshop meeting the baseline and concussion tests performed with the assistance of ImPACT Applications Inc. software have been helpful in assessing sports-related head injuries.

The board is expected to approve a contract with ImPACT Applications Inc. at Monday's board meeting.

Students who participate in sports programs within the district are required to undergo a...

Roadside attractions in bloom

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

If you live in the suburbs or if you have the opportunity to drive along country roads, I hope you take the time to enjoy the varieties of colors and species of wildflowers growing along the highways and byways.

Many of them are listed as invasive, but they tend to brighten up my travels from home to local destinations.

The majority of the white flowers growing at the shoulder of area roads at this time of the year are Queen Anne's lace. This member of the parsley family is...

Appetizer Bowl to benefit ArtsQuest arts education fund

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

ArtsQuest and more than one dozen area restaurants team up for the Appetizer Bowl, 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Appetizers, dips and finger foods will be served in six different categories: Cheesiest, Seafood-based, Dips & Spreads, Veggie-based, Meat-based and Sauciest Couple (wings and sauce).

Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite in the "People's Choice" category. A judging panel will determine winners in...