Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 14, 2019

Catasauqua: Borough Halloween parade is Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Borough’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16, with a rain date of Oct. 23.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will hold its third annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 19.

Featured will be homemade food including bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, pierogies, spaetzle, kraut, potato salad and more.

There will be a biergarten for adults with German beer and wine. Soda will be available as well.

Join in for the 4 p.m. Mass beforehand featuring German hymns by the choir.

Betty M. Schleicher

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Betty M. Schleicher, 92, of Bethlehem and formerly of Nazareth, died Sept. 28, 2019, at her residence.

Born in Lower Nazareth Township, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Pearle (Marsh) Schleicher.

She was a Nazareth High School graduate.

She was a secretary for 40 years until she retired from the former Lucent Technologies.

She was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Nazareth.

She is survived by cousins.

She was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie.

Officers seek information on shots fired

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Police

At 3:13 a.m. Oct. 2, Whitehall police were dispatched to Latest Food Trends, 1234 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, for a report of multiple gunshots.

Officers arrived within three minutes. No victims or property damage were found.

Department detectives are actively pursuing leads.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Matthew Reszek at 610-437-3042, ext. 216, or mreszek@whitehallpd.com.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 17

Officers were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

Thefts from vehicles on Fifth and First streets and Maryland Circle were investigated.

A domestic offense against family brought police to the 900 block of Fairmont Avenue.

The department responded to reports of harassment on Red Bud Drive West and MacArthur Road.

Police investigated a report of a runaway in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

Alfred F. Eberhardt

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Alfred F. Eberhardt, 93, of Northampton, died Oct. 7, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. He was the husband of Helen (Pardo) Eberhardt for 72 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Steiner) Eberhardt.

He played football for Northampton High School.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a prisoner of war, having been captured by the Germans during combat in France.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve halupki dinner

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12. The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

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Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. by Oct. 13 for the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month service to be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St.

Call the church at 610-261-2910 for more information.

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Coplay: Dinner to be served Oct. 12 at St. Peter

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner with the fixings 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The dinner is open to the public.

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Don’t miss Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community Halloween parade set for 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

The parade route begins at Chestnut and Ninth streets, travels down to Second Street and south to Hokendauqua Street.

Agnes Steffens

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Agnes Steffens, 92, died Sept. 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late Henry Steffens.

Born in Cologne, Germany, to the late Julius and Anna, she emigrated with her late husband to the United States in 1953.

She and her late husband owned Henry’s Delicatessen, Ridgewood, N.J., for 14 years.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where she was an aide in the regional school, assisted with RCIA and was a member of the Golden Agers.

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK: OCT. 6-12

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

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Jeremiah Longenbach

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Jeremiah “Jerry” Longenbach, 76, of Whitehall, died Oct. 4, 2019. He was the husband of May G. (Rice) Longenbach for 52 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Calvin and Hallie H. (Heckman) Longenbach.

He was in the U.S. Army during peacetime.

He worked in maintenance at Moravian Academy for many years until he retired. He worked earlier in the pepper mill of Durkee Foods.