Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Sports

vision soccer course

Vision Training Soccer announces its first of the year VT Level II Coaching Certification Course in Hellertown, on March 16 from 1-4 p.m.

The course will be offered at 2674 Easton Road, Hellertown, and will include a classroom presentation as well as a two-hour field session.

T.J. Kostecky, Men’s Soccer Coach at LIU Brooklyn, NCAA Division I, along with Len Bilous, former player and pro coach (MISL) will be teaching the course.

Topics presented include: Dribbling for possession; passing and receiving with vision; group and team possession.

Sheckler News: Activities planned for Sheckler kids

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

TV Turn Off Week begins Feb. 17 and continues through Feb. 23. Good luck to those students taking part in this challenge.

Also, in honor of Read Across America/TV Turn Off Week, Sheckler Elementary School will be celebrating with special events planned throughout the week. This year’s theme is “Scholastic Park Read-A-Saurus Rex.”

The Scholastic book fair will be occurring Feb. 14-21. Students will have the opportunity to preview books or even make purchases during their library class.

Roughies Report: Fundraiser orders, money due Feb. 14

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

All Catasauqua High School juniors are encouraged to continue to sell for the current fundraiser. All money raised will be used toward this year’s prom.

Please do your best to contribute. All money and orders are due to Miss LaBar by Feb. 14.


Spring is right around the corner, and Feb. 14 is the first day of softball intramurals.

If you are interested in participating, intramurals will be held in the CHS gymnasium and will begin 6 p.m.


CMS News: Schools closed for holiday

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Schools will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday Feb. 15 and 18.

Enjoy your long weekend!


There will be a PTF meeting 7-8 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Catasauqua Middle School library.


Orders are due Feb. 20 for the fastnachts from Egypt Star Bakery, a fundraiser sponsored by the PTF. Choose from powdered, glazed, cream or jelly.

Pickup will be at the school March 4.

Checks should be made payable to CMS-PTF. Thank you for your support!


The mobile dentist will be visiting CMS Feb. 22.


Augustus C. Raabe Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Augustus C. Raabe Jr., 98, of Whitehall, died Feb. 4, 2019, at Heather Glen. He was the husband of Mary Raabe for 70 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Augustus C. Sr. and Florence (Faust) Raabe.

He studied painting at Cooper Union.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he operated radar.

He retired as a captain after 30 years of service with the New York City Fire Department. He was a Parkland School District bus driver for 10 years. He raised poultry and built cars and violins in his retirement.

Janet Shoup

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Janet (Jinks) Shoup, 97, of Easton and formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 26, 2019. She was the wife of John Shoup and of the late Dudley C. Jinks Sr.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was a daughter of Armond and Alice Pellitier.

She was a physical therapy aide at Warren Hospital for more than 24 years.

She was a blues singer and once sang with Jackie Cooper at the Globe Theatre, N.Y., where she met Frank Sinatra.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

William J. Pummer Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

William J. Pummer Jr., 75, of Quakertown and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 2, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown. He was the husband of the late MaryAnn (Haldeman) Pummer.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Sr. and June E. (Foster) Pummer.

He was a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was self employed in the electronics field until he retired in 2007. He was a manager for R.E. Electronics, Piscataway, N.J., for five years and earlier was a manager for Siemens, Cherry Hill, N.J., for 15 years.

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

Police received a report of an industrial Sawzall being advertised for sale on the website Let Go. The item had the markings of a stolen saw belonging to an electrical contractor in Allentown. A meeting with the seller was set up in Coplay, and the saw was identified as belonging to the contractor. The male who arrived with the saw was taken into custody.

Officers responded to a report of a fox in someone’s yard in the 300 block of Margaret Drive.

Another view

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Lack of candy is breaking hearts this Valentine’s Day

For those with a sweet tooth, a Valentine’s Day favorite might be tough to find this year.

Everyone is familiar with the classic Sweethearts candy featuring cute little messages like “Be Mine,” “Let’s Kiss” and “True Love.” However, due to a company buyout and health code violations, the original brand of these candies will not be ready in time for Valentine’s Day this year.

The original Sweethearts were made by New England Confectionery Company, better known as NECCO.