Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Amy P. Potter

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

first hospital financial counselor in state

Amy P. Potter, 91, of Allentown, died June 2, 2018, at the inpatient hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Potter.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Morris C. and Florence (Camburn) Clayton.

She worked at Lehigh Valley Health Network for 36 years and was the first financial counselor for any hospital in Pennsylvania.

She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Allentown.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 28

In the 700 block of Third Street, a window on a vehicle was damaged.

Police sought information regarding parking in the 200 block of Church Street.

Property was destroyed in the 400 block of Walnut Street, police said.

A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend occurred in the 700 block of Crane Street.

Officers responded to a noise complaint in the 300 block of Howertown Road. The music was turned down, and the owner was warned.

Northampton: Queenship of Mary will hold festival

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Church will hold its annual festival noon-8 p.m. June 24 on the church grounds, 1324 Newport Ave.

Traditional picnic foods — hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues, corn on the cob, sno-cones, ice cream and funnel cakes — will be sold.

There will also be a variety of ethnic foods, such as cabbage and noodles, Vietnamese egg rolls, Mario’s pizza, pierogies and longos (Hungarian fried bread dough).

A bake sale, a basket raffle and other raffles will be held.

There will be activities for the kids and bingo as well.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

James A. Weaver

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

James A. Weaver, 80, of Northampton, died June 8, 2018, at his home. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth A. (Bunsa) Weaver.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son and one of sixteen children of the late Jacob and Ella (Hoffert) Weaver.

He worked for Whitaker Roofing and Siding, Allentown, for many years before he retired in 1999.

He is survived by a son, Jeffrey and his wife Dawn Bates of Alton, Iowa; a daughter, Judith and her husband John Skravin Jr. of Hellertown; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

College corner

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in

Sziy graduates


Rhaine Sziy, of Catasauqua, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 150th commencement May 12. Over 1,000 bachelor’s degrees were awarded.

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Wilkes University

Coplay: Library planning wilderness program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.


The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.

The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North Catasauqua.