Catasauqua Press

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

Dance planned for Sept. 16

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Military moMS

Blue Star Mothers of America Lehigh Valley Chapter No. 201 is hosting its fourth annual Denim to Diamonds Dance 6-11 p.m. Sept. 16 at Leithsville Social Hall, 1995 Leithsville Road (Route 412), Hellertown.

Blue Star Mothers have children who are serving or have served in the military.

For tickets or more information, contact Judith Miller at 610-428-0778 or email

Another view

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Veterans suffer from invisible wounds

My name is Julia Fritz, and I worked as the summer intern at the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.

I graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and am currently a rising junior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in media and communications with a double minor in Spanish and creative writing.

I have always loved to write, and I wanted to explore the different career paths I could take with my interests, so I inquired about an internship with the Lehigh Valley Press.

Anthony Hien

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Township

Anthony Hien, 88, of Lehigh Township, died Aug. 3, 2017, at home. He was the husband of the late Elvira R. (Weber) Hien.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Anton and Francisca (Streifeneder) Hien.

He was a brewer for over 33 years, working at Schaefer Brewery in Brooklyn and Fogelsville.

He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 1

On Fairmont Avenue, police responded to a noise complaint.

An abandoned vehicle on Center Street was reported to the department.

A report of an assault on MacArthur Road brought out officers.

An animal complaint on Mauch Chunk Road was filed with the department.

On Pine Street, police investigated a disturbance.

AUG. 2

Suspicious activity on Catasauqua Road was reported to police.

On Dogwood Circle, officers investigated a report of littering/dumping.

Thomas A. “Peach” Bowman

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Hokendauqua Athletic Association coach

Thomas A. “Peach” Bowman, 61, of Hokendauqua, died Aug. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was a son of Lila M. (Marks) Bowman and the late Richard “Dick” W. Bowman.

He was a 1974 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He was a deliveryman for Allen Supply and a courier for FedEx.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.

He was a former longtime football and house league basketball coach for Hokendauqua Athletic Association.