Catasauqua Press

Friday, July 3, 2020

Another View

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Staying on top of the summer slide

My son, Benjamin, and I recently finished reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. I am not sure who enjoyed the book more — he or I! Dahl provides children and adults great imagination through text.

Ben, who is only 3, and I love to create a picture in our minds from the chapters I read to him. He got such a kick out of the character Violet Beauregarde turning into a blueberry and the Oompa-Loompas rolling her around. We laughed for a few minutes!

Ben’s next choice to read is “James and the Giant Peach,” another popular book by Dahl.

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A neighbor dispute occurred in the 100 block of Front Street.

An abandoned vehicle on Faith Drive was tagged and moved.

A report of suspicious activity on Mulberry Street was investigated.


An adult missing from the 300 block of Walnut Street was reported.

A juvenile issue took place in the 400 block of Howertown Road.

Music was turned down on Second Street when officers responded to a noise complaint.

Catasauqua: Garden club to assist with library event

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club is teaming up with Public Library of Catasauqua and will meet July 7 at 326 Bridge St.

Club members will then proceed to the library, 302 Bridge St., to assist with the 2 p.m. library program, Imagine Your Garden.

The Imagine program, for grades K-12, will provide plants, soil and pots for children and teens to prepare a plant of their choice to grow and care for over the summer.

To allow room for social distancing, the program will take place on Third Street, which will be closed to traffic.

Masks will be required for all participants.

Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of a domestic dispute in the unit block of South Front Street brought police to the scene.

Officers performed a welfare check in the 100 block of Coplay Street.

A beagle was reported missing from North Coplay Road.

A suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Oak Street was reported.


Police assisted citizens on North Seventh and South Ninth streets.


A neighbor dispute in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive brought police to the scene.


Monday, June 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Deadline to register for drive-thru Vacation Bible School, to be held July 6-10, with time slots starting 9 a.m. and every 15 minutes, at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Information and to register:

• Northampton Area Public Library’s Bewitch a Book Cover event (for teens), 3-4 p.m., on YouTube and Facebook. Information and registration for supplies (required):


Races to take place at Pocono this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Sports

After NASCAR’s recent schedule announcement, Pocono Raceway’s 2020 Doubleheader Weekend will feature five races in three days from Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.

These events, as previously announced and in accordance with Pennsylvania state officials’ guidance, will take place without fans in attendance.

Pocono Raceway has also partnered with Pocono Organics, a regenerative organic farm located on track property, for Saturday’s Race for Family Farms program.

LV-Pocono HOF sets banquet date of Nov. 1

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley-Pocono Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction dinner, postponed May 9 because of the coronavirus, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Northampton Memorial Banquet and Event Center in Northampton.

The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 is headed by retired North Carolina State football coach Chuck Amato (Easton, 1964) and 14-year Major League Baseball pitcher Gary Lavelle (Liberty, 1967).