Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Scheller Scholarships expanded for high school students at LCCC

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

High school students from the nine school districts in Lehigh County will have additional financial support to receive a college degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College while still in high school, thanks to funds from the Lisa Jane Scheller Technology Scholarship.

“The Scheller Early College Scholarships are a perfect example of combining funds from a private donor to leverage scholarships and move students into the pipeline of higher education early,” said LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber.

Book talk about

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Dr. Jeremy Zallen, an Assistant Professor of History at Lafayette College, Easton, speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865,” 1 p.m. Oct. 26, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Far from telling a simple story of progress, Dr. Zallen investigates the dark changes brought by better lighting,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Development director appointed by GLVR

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Allyson Lehr has been appointed Director of Professional Development for the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Lehr is responsible for the educational training and professional development needs of GLVR membership, as well as the Professional Standards process.

She has extensive experience in grant writing and contract compliance, taught business classes at Northampton Community College and has more than 15 years in project management and compliance experience.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 23: Mustard dill baked whitefish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, dinner roll, raisin cookie.

Thursday, October 24: Roast turkey, roasted carrots and parsnips, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin mousse.

Friday, October 25: Spaghetti with meat sauce, minestrone soup, garlic spinach, pineapple.

Monday, October 28: Ginger chicken, stir fry vegetables, brown rice, dinner roll, orange.

Tuesday, October 29: Turkey Diane, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts medley, dinner roll, apple bread, pudding.

Northampton County senior menus 10-23

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, October 23: Orange juice, Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandanavian vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.

Thursday, October 24: Potato crusted cod, garlic potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes w/shallots, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Friday, October 25: Cranberry juice, Italian hoagie, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes, peanut butter cookie.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

Officers were on the scene of domestic offenses against family on North Front and Fifth streets.

The department assisted with reports of fires on Catasauqua Road and Fifth Street.

Police responded to disturbances on Grape Street and Maryland Circle.

Suspicious activity in the 400 block of Windsor Street was reported.

A report of fraud in the 1100 block of Sixth Street was investigated.

Officers provided a protection-from-abuse service in the 1800 block of Steelstone Road.

Sheckler News: Book fair at Sheckler scheduled for students, parents

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in School

The Arctic Adventure Scholastic book fair will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 for families to come out to shop and make purchases together at Sheckler Elementary School.


On Oct. 18, the great pumpkin patch grew at Sheckler Elementary for kindergarten students. They were able to visit the patch and select a pumpkin, as well as enjoy an apple snack as part of the fall festivities.


Reminder: Sheckler students will be marching in their annual Halloween parade 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 for families and friends to come out and watch.

Roughies Report: Sign-ups for winter sports taking place

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in School

Sign-ups are now taking place for winter sports. If you are interested in participating in boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling or indoor guard, stop by the Catasauqua High School athletic office to sign up.


Any senior male student who is interested in participating on the powder puff cheerleading squad for the annual powder puff football game against Northampton should sign up now in Miss LaBar’s room.


CMS News: Program planned for Oct. 24

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in School

The Weller Health Education Center will present a program on building healthy relationships Oct. 24 for Catasauqua Middle School seventh-grade students.


There is an Olweus Bullying Prevention Program class meeting scheduled for Oct. 29.


There will be early dismissal Oct. 30.

CMS will dismiss students 12:20 p.m.


The end of the first marking period is coming Oct. 31.


Students and faculty are encouraged to wear costumes Oct. 31 for Halloween.