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Classes begin at Good Shepherd school

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in School

Good Shepherd Elementary School, Northampton, began its second year of operations with Irene Quigley as school principal.

Quigley, who previously served in the same capacity at Christ the King, said the enrollment for kindergarten through eighth grade is 282 boys and girls, which mirrors the enrollment for the 2011-12 school year.

While computers have been part of the curriculum at the school for years, Quigley said Good Shepherd now has a new computer laboratory. Computer...

Opinion: On being prepared: If you can hear thunder...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When I read about massive earthquakes or devastating forest fires destroying communities, I often comment on how nice it is to live in Pennsylvania, where severe weather is not such a big concern.

The occasional small tornado or earth tremor make the news and cause a stir, but for the most part, we feel safe from Mother Nature's outbursts.

Last year's heavy snow on Halloween weekend set me straight, however, about how severe weather can come anywhere at any time.

In my...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold Applefest 2012 on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be games, food, contests and bingo. Child ID kits will be available from the Catasauqua Police Department. And, of course, there will be apples!


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve brunch on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and is non-smoking.

It will be an all-you-can-eat buffet with...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News



The Allen Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

The Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Bath Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

The Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road,...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

By all accounts summer is unofficially over in Coplay.

Community Days is in the past. The borough parkway pool is officially closed. St. Peter's large family picnic is a now a memory. Another National Night Out program ended and picnics by the dozens have been held.

Placing a further exclamation mark on summer's ending is the American Club of Coplay's annual family picnic, which was held Saturday. It was a smashing success.

A myriad of food stands were set up on the...

Opinion: Sharing memories can benefit speaker and receiver

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Opinion

Once upon a time, older adults who spent hours reminiscing were told to "stop living in the past."

Today, reminiscing by the aging population is no longer considered a negative sign of old age. Seniors are encouraged by health care professionals and social workers to remember and review decades of life experiences.

Personally, I'm an addict for such history. Whenever an elderly person wants to look back and talk about his or her life, I'm all ears.

Recently I was asked...

Borough to try again for Monroe casino grant

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton will try again to get a slice of Monroe County's casino funding.

At its Sept. 6 meeting, council gave the go-ahead to Community Planner Victor Rodite to submit a grant application for Monroe County funding, which is generated by Mount Airy Casino.

"Victor [Rodite] has contacted two local companies to see if they would be interested in participating," Borough Manager Gene Zarayko advised borough lawmakers.

"I am now working on three possible...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Mr. Sherwood Reber was born in Reading graduating from Muhlenberg High School in 1969. As a youth he developed a keen interest in electricity. This culminated when he earned an electrical engineering degree from Penn State University. He recalls, "I was very impressed by the knowledge of my professors, they were excellent."

He started his electrical journey with ADT, installing alarm systems in both commercial and residential units. In those days systems were wired and installation...

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police were called to the 1000 block of Washington Avenue to investigate a report of a vehicle that struck a school bus.

· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.

· Police responded to a report of a bicycle rack stolen from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Line Alley.


· Officers were called to the 900 block of Main...