Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Anxiety

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The monster in your chest is unruly,

He claws, and he roars,

And he traipses around

And he acts like he

owns your body.

You feel like you’re running and spinning,

But you’re not,

You’re just simply sitting.

Whether lies, fears, rumors,

will soon become tumors

that plant in your stomach and

heart.

Like a vine that is creeping

to your soul it is seeping

the anxiety now becomes a part.

Soon it controls you

and that monster does own you

and to fix it …

You don’t know where to start.

A Place To Rest

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Sometimes when my brother

Takes toys away from me

I hide behind the couch.

I build a pillow house

My pillow house is yellow

I use rest pillows as roof pads

And a chair inside, also doors.

I sleep in it for a while

When I wake up

I punch the doors open

I also sleep on the pillows

After getting something to eat

When I am hungry.

Robinson Mogambi

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

I’m Sorry

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

I’m sorry that I missed you, but the train

came at 12 o’clock, and you know, of late,

how I never trust the ethereal rain

to extinguish the fires in my crate.

It was hard at first, thinking of leaving,

but o’er time I found solace in the fear

of having to spend so much time grieving

for she who would never cease to appear.

The future holds no guarantees for me,

And so that is why, when the train does come,

I command the irregularities

of an hour to become a life’s sum.

After all, time goes on, with or without,

mother beauty

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

i want to go

where the roof is the ceiling

and the wind is the fan

i want to go

where the sun shines down

through the rustling green leaves

i want to go

where the cold envelopes me

in a shivery embrace

i want to go

where the water reflects

the scenery around the edge

i want to go

where the smell of wood and forest life

warms my soul with a potent taste

i want to go

where the worries of the world fall behind

and my mind clears up all the doubt

the nature beckons towards me,

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 31

Officers responded to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 100 block of Railroad Street.

APRIL 1

A disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street was reported.

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Railroad Street.

Police responded to a disturbance in the area of Second and Eugene streets.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

Officers were on the scene of a domestic offense against family in the 1000 block of North Sixth Street.

Police investigated a theft in the 1500 block of Creekside Road.

Disturbances on MacArthur and Mechanicsville roads and Mickley Run were reported.

The department responded to a truancy report on Zephyr Boulevard.

Officers were on the scene of a fire in the 2100 block of Center Street.

Criminal mischief on Ruch Street, Rosewood Lane and Eberhart Lane was reported.

North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus group to hold April 24 meeting

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Catty Seniors Plus group meets April 24 at the Slovak Center, 1223 Fifth St. Doors will open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.

The luncheon is for members who signed up. Dessert and coffee will be offered after the luncheon, and bingo will be played.

A dinner show is being planned Nov. 12 to the Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, to see “Miracle of Christmas,” followed by a luncheon at the Hershey Farm Grand Smorgasbord. A nonrefundable deposit is required.

For more information, call Joe Vassa at 610-264-2853.

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Sheckler News: Students on spring break April 18-22

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

School will be closed for spring break April 18-22. Regular scheduled classes will resume April 23.

I would like to wish everyone a blessed and happy Easter filled with many smiles and a lot of laughter with those you hold dear.

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PSSA makeup testing in language arts for students in third and fourth grade will take place April 23-26.

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Second-grade students will take to the Sheckler Elementary stage 7 p.m. April 25 to perform their show, titled “Bugs,” for family and friends to enjoy.

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