Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Coplay: Anniversary committee meets tonight

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough’s 150th celebration committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at council chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.

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The American Club of Coplay will host a post-valentine dance Feb. 17 at the social quarters, 32 N. Third St.

There will be music by DJ Scotty 7-10:30 p.m. with no cover charge. The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-261-2884.

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Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will host the Dynamic Duo 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17.

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Coplay Garden Club will be meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

Northampton: Pork, sauerkraut on the menu

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Alliance Fire Company, 717 Washington Ave., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 17.

A basket social will also be held.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2123.

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Lenten crab cake dinners will be held 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.

The meal includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Another View

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Protect yourself from scammers

Scammers are becoming more and more sophisticated with their ways to steal money or personal information.

An article, “Grandparent Scam Suspect Arrested, Others Sought,” on the WFMZ TV-69 website reported on a Bethlehem man awaiting extradition to Virginia after allegedly participating in a multi-state scam.

The article states Johnnie Vincente allegedly was in possession of an envelope containing $10,000 in currency from a senior citizen in Minnesota when he was stopped attempting to pick up a FedEx package using a fake ID.

Geraldine L. Gregg

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Geraldine “Gerry” L. Gregg, 89, of Whitehall and formerly of Lancaster, died Feb. 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late William M. Gregg.

She was a daughter of the late Richard J. and Edna (Klaus) Kirchner.

She was a secretary for Ohio Casualty Insurance Company for 21 years until she retired in 1991. Before that, she worked for Armstrong, Lancaster, for four years.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, where she sang in the choir.

Catasauqua: Breakfast brunch is planned

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its breakfast brunch 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 18.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations are suggested. Call the club at 610-264-1771.

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The Catasauqua Garden Club still has a few spaces left for its annual bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show.

This year’s trip is scheduled for March 6. Don’t miss out on this colorful and inspiring early taste of spring!

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 29

Officers were on the scene of a DUI report on MacArthur Road.

Abandoned vehicles on Mauch Chunk Road, Chestnut Street and Third Street were checked out.

Police responded to a fire in the 1800 block of MacArthur Road.

An animal complaint in the 5100 block of Grant Avenue was received.

In the 4100 block of Scheidys Road, a missing juvenile was investigated.

JAN. 30

A bomb threat on MacArthur Road brought police to the scene.

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 15: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, assorted fresh fruit, corn, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, Feb. 16: Schools closed. No meals served.

Monday, Feb. 19: Schools closed. No meals served.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Black History Month: A message from pbs.org

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Here at the Public Library of Catasauqua, we are always looking for partners in the pursuit of excellence in literature and lifelong learning. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a major contributor to those goals through excellence in network programming. With that in mind, the opinion of the folks at PBS is worth noting.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 19

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee 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.

TUESDAY 20

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

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

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.