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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· 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.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night, Faith...

Viking Voices

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.

Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.


The CCHS Booster Club will host its Viking Christmas sale 2-4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rockne Hall.

All new...

District News

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

Due to a teacher in-service day tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26, students will be dismissed early.

Dismissal times are 10:35 a.m. for secondary students and noon for elementary and Washington's Crossing.

No lunches will be served.

Reminder: Washington's Crossing will hold parent-teacher conferences Thursday, Oct. 25.

Parents are asked to keep their scheduled meet times. Communication between parents and teachers is vital to your child's education success.


Coplay column

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Trick-or-treat night will be held in Coplay from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26.

Residents wanting to welcome boys and girls with a treat are asked to turn on their porch lights.

Borough police, along with the town's emergency management personnel, will be patrolling the streets making sure the kids are safe.

At the fire station on Cherry Street, the volunteer firefighters are again setting up scary scenes inside the station. Parents can take their children after...


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

In 1907, Samuel Adams wrote about the right to vote.

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

When State Rep. Daryl Metcalf, R-12th, Butler County, decided to introduce legislation to require voter identification in...

Mother hears about son's last minutes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Dina Galusha spent an hour Saturday quietly listening, sometimes wiping her tears.

When it was all over, she said she was glad she heard Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf describe his experiences trying to save the life of her son, Dakota, who was run over by a school bus in front of Northampton Area Middle School Jan. 26, 2009.

Knopf spoke at the Pocono EMS Conference Saturday at Pocono Manor about his experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after Dakota lost his life. About 50...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Mr. Jarrett Hahn was reared in Moore Township. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1991, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kid wrestling squad.

Jarrett joined the Army reserves and attended York College.

In 1993, he became employed by Lone Star Cement Co. in Nazareth, joining his father who was a welder at the plant.

"I was hired by Mr. Grammes and was welcomed by the veteran cement workers," he recalls. "I was happy for the opportunity and did not want...

Election Policy

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to...

Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet Friday, Nov. 2, 4-8 p.m.

The dinner will include soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. All proceeds benefit the fire company.


Boy Scout Troop 242 is having its annual Italian buffet Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Dinner will be served from 3 until 8 p.m.

There will also be a basket raffle and bake sale...