Catasauqua Press

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performances

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League released its top track and field performances list.

For the boys, Jacob Wittman continues to lead the way in the pole vault with the top spot, clearing 14-0.

On the girls side, Tyra Brown is second in the 100 with a time of 12.7 and she’s fourth in the 200 with a time of 27.2.

Also making the list is Kenzie Bradley, who is fourth in the high jump clearing 5-1 and she’s also fifth in the long jump with a distance of 16-10.5.


Catasauqua track teams fall to Wilson, NDGP

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Catty boys and girls track teams dropped a pair of meets recently to Notre Dame and Wilson, but weren’t without their share of winners.

Tyra Brown led the way taking first in both the 100 and 200 with times of 13.2 and 27.4 respectively. Kenzie Bradley took first in the high jump clearing 4-8 along with the long jump with a distance of 15-06.75.

For the boys, Jacob Wittman cleared 12-00 to win the pole vault competition.

The boys lost to Wilson 131-18 and to NDGP 128-14. The girls fell to the Warriors 97-51 and lost to the Crusaders 105.5-39.5.


State police seek information on 16 unsolved homicides

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website,

Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.

Some of the highlighted cases include the following.

• Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her murder in 2001, but her remains were never recovered.

Another view

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Sesame Place first theme park with autism certification

April is National Autism Awareness Month. There are many ways people spread awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), such as hosting special fundraisers, wearing blue or posting photos of the iconic colorful puzzle pieces. On World Autism Awareness Day, which was April 2 this year, Sesame Place decided to kick it up a notch and announce it is officially designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC).

The Bucks County children’s amusement park is the first theme park in the world to achieve CAC status.

Catasauqua: WHS Chorale to perform at Salem UCC

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall High School Chorale will perform a concert at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., 7 p.m. April 21.

This elite, auditioned ensemble consists of 13 high school singers under the direction of Mr. Eddie Hong.

The group performs advanced chorale repertoire, largely a cappella, around the Lehigh Valley. Recent appearances include the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, WFMZ morning show, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Lehigh Valley International Airport.


The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., has a bag sale going on until April 21. Please stop in.

Rain barrel workshop is planned

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Save water by installing a rain barrel! Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.

By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher-quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.

Alexander Vincent Humanick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Alexander Vincent Humanick, 25, of Coplay, died April 9, 2018, from complications related to his heart at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

He was a son of Robert J. and the late Brenda L. (Newhard) Humanick. He lived with his companion, Jenna Bruder.

He was a 2011 graduate of Whitehall High School where he played golf and tennis and was in the chorale and drama departments.

He was a tire salesman for Service Tire Truck Center, Bethlehem.

North Catasauqua: Cash bingo event is April 22

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Porter Lodge No. 284 F&AM, 1103 Sixth St., will host a cash bingo 3 p.m. April 22.

Doors will open 1 p.m., with the kitchen offering food from Grumpy’s Road House and other items.

A Chinese auction will also be held.

This event provides income for charitable and fraternal activities. Most recent bingo jackpots have been in excess of $300.

For reservations, call Bill at 610-437-6925


Catty Seniors Plus will have a luncheon for members 1 p.m. April 25 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St.