Catasauqua Press

Friday, December 14, 2018

CMS News: Chorus concerts set for Dec. 19

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School is proud to announce the following holiday chorus concerts set for Dec. 19:

Fifth- and sixth-grade concert, 6:30 p.m.

Seventh- and eighth-grade concert, 7:30 p.m.

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The Catasauqua Community Cares Program is collecting items to provide food to students and their families who are struggling or going through a hardship.

The collection drive will run until Dec. 19.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Kenneth David Schneck

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s United Church of Christ member

Kenneth David Schneck, 91, of Whitehall, died Nov. 29, 2018, at his residence in Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Helen T. Schneck for 64 years.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Walter and Edna (Guth) Schneck.

He was a 1945 Whitehall High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army band from 1945 to 1946.

He worked for more than 30 years for Verizon, formerly the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Another View

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Keep loved ones, pets safe from fire this holiday season

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories and a meal, sing, decorate and exchange gifts.

The holiday season can be especially difficult if a fire were to break out in a home and take the life of a loved one.

According to local media, a body of one man was found following a fire in Whitehall; a second fire this past weekend displaced nine people and killed a dog.

Catasauqua: Christmas burlesque show scheduled for Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mistletoe Nights: Who’s Naughty or Nice? burlesque show is set for 8-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There is a cost. Bring a food donation for Manna on Main and receive a free gift.

The troupe consists of Miss China Doll, the Guinness record holder for largest fan dance; host and performer Geo; Ms. Sassy Chassis; and Diamond D’Light. Joining the group from Crufeli Sideshow and Circus Arts is Kiki Crufeli and Scorpino. Lehigh Valley comedian Tyler Rothrock will perform as well.

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Free Christmas toy giveaway set for Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

Modern Gents Barber & Lounge and 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds is presenting the first annual Santa Is Coming to Town toy giveaway noon-5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Free toys will be given to boys and girls ages 2-12 while supplies last.

The event will be held at Modern Gents Barber & Lounge, 1492 Main St., North Catasauqua.

Owners want to share their abundance with those in the community who don’t have as much this Christmas.

Contact Danny Rodriguez at 484-226-5424 with any questions or for more information.

lunch menus

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, Dec. 14: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Cheese calzone with marinara sauce, assorted fresh fruit, steamed peas, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Cheese steak on whole-grain roll, potato wedges, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Armell D. Mann

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Armell D. Mann, 83, of Allen Township, died Dec. 2, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of Gordon J. Mann Sr. for 65 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Edwin C. Jr. and Laura M. (Moyer) Moser.

She was a graduate of Nazareth High School.

She was co-owner and operator of Mann’s Dairy Barn and Mann Farms, Allen Township.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville, where she served on church council, was a member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and was a Sunday school teacher.

Fern I. Hawk

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ member

Fern I. (Schaffer) Hawk, 88, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 29, 2018, in At Home at Parkland, Schnecksville. She was the wife of the late Edward D. Hawk Sr. for 56 years.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Samuel H. and Eva M. (Klinesmith) Schaffer.

She was an Avon representative for more than 25 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton, where she was, for many years, a member of the ladies auxiliary and was a pie-baking volunteer.