Catasauqua Press

Friday, July 3, 2020

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JULY

(Please note that, although municipal buildings are beginning to reopen to the public, some meetings may still be held via teleconference.)

MONDAY 6

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 8

New scholarship available for Class of 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School

Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie and Brosky Insurance have partnered for a new scholarship program.

All members of the Catasauqua High School Class of 2020 are eligible.

Two students will be chosen, and each will receive $500.

The deadline for applications is July 15.

Applications can be found at both locations — Catty Corner, 301 Mulberry St., and Brosky Insurance, 1540 E. Race St. — or online at cattycornerpub.com.

Northampton: Fresh food at farmers market

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Farmers Market is open Tuesdays 3-6:30 p.m. at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Masks are required.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 28

The department responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1500 block of MacArthur Road.

Police investigated a report of fraud in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

Officers were on the scene of a reported disturbance in the 100 block of Orchard Drive.

MAY 29

Officers investigated reports of thefts from vehicles on Orchard Drive and Broad Street.

Suspicious activity on Fernhill Lane and South Second Street was reported.

Coplay: Annual church picnic is canceled

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church has canceled its annual homecoming picnic because of the coronavirus pandemic.

There may be follow-up opportunities to purchase picnic food in the future.

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The tot lot and Coplay Parkway have now been open to the public since the county moved to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s green phase.

Entry to the borough hall is also now open to the public; however, people must wear masks and will have access only to the borough office and police station.

Guest View

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Follow fireworks rules, restrictions

As the July Fourth holiday draws closer, so do the calls and complaints to my office about fireworks activity.

This year, it seems as though the annual tradition in communities here and across the commonwealth has reached a heightened level of activity. Perhaps one might say people are especially keen on releasing extra stress brought out by the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine that halted get-togethers.