Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Catasauqua: Youth raise awareness to fight hunger

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Once again, the youth at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be taking part in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through World Vision. The famine starts noon April 19.

The youth group will also be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 for ages 2-6. The event will be held in the grassy area at the church but will be inside if there is inclement weather.

Seven- to 10-year-old children will be inside decorating Easter gingerbread houses and will receive a goody bag.

Another View

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To celebrate Earth Day, what will you do to impact our world?

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the warmer weather that comes with spring and anticipating the really warm days of summer. One thing I don’t enjoy is the buzzing I hear swarming around me when I’m outside at an event or playing with my son in the backyard. Although I have a fear of bees — I’ll save the traumatic childhood experience for another time — I know how important they are to plants, our environment and even the economy.

Northampton police

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

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A warrant service for a wanted female was served in the 1000 block of Main Street. The female was transported to Northampton Borough Police Department and released to Lehigh County parole officers.

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Vito assisted Whitehall Township Police Department in the search of a male in the 2200 block of MacArthur Road, Whitehall.


A domestic dispute occurred in the 1600 block of Railroad Street.

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 18: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Friday, April 19: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Monday, April 22: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Tuesday, April 23: Elem. — Chicken nuggets, whole-grain pretzel rod, choice of fruit, steamed peas, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Cheeseburger on whole-grain bun, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain Monte Cristo sandwich with syrup, assorted fresh fruit, hash browns, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Roughies Report: CHS students welcome to participate in charity walk in Bethlehem

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Join the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team May 5 at Arts Quest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, for the March of Dimes “March for Babies” Lehigh Valley 3-mile walk to support premature babies. Registration begins 9 a.m., and the walk begins 10:30 a.m.

See Miss Schmidt for more information or look for QR codes around the school to sign up and help out.


Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police responded to a report of ATVs driving on the street in the unit block of North Front Street.

Officers investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Coplay Parkway.

The department investigated a report of an unlocked door in the 500 block of Chestnut Street.

A welfare check was performed in the 200 block of Coplay Street.


Police investigated a disturbance in the 100 block of South Fourth Street.

CMS News: PSSA testing will continue April 29

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

The PSSA testing dates will be as follows:

• Math: April 29 and 30

• Science: May 1 and 2, for eighth grade only

There will be perfect attendance rewards April 26 and May 3.


Reminder: School is closed for spring break April 18, 19 and 22.

Classes will resume April 23.

Enjoy your break!


Catasauqua Middle School is now taking orders for flower vouchers for Hickory Grove Greenhouses to benefit the student activity fund.

Each voucher is good for either one tray of bedding flowers or vegetables or a flowering hanging basket.

Coplay: No yard waste pickup April 19 in Coplay Borough

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Any yard waste materials must be in containers or bundled for the Friday collections.

There is no yard waste pickup April 19.


Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s Easter egg hunt is set for 1 p.m. April 20 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St.

The various age groups — 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 — will line up on the southwest area of the lawn.

Along with prize eggs for the various age brackets, there will be additional goodies to ensure each child is part of the experience.

Northampton: St. Paul’s UCC hosts Good Friday storytelling event

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The stories of Jesus were told orally for years before they were written down in the Gospels. The Rev. Todd Fennell will tell the stories of Jesus’ last week from Mark’s Gospel 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 19, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

A freewill offering will be received.