Catasauqua Press

Friday, December 6, 2019

Roughies Report: Travel group plans wreath fundraiser

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Only one week remains to make a wreath purchase from Alpine Farms to benefit Catasauqua High School’s student travel group. These quality, fresh-product wreaths will be shipped directly from the farm in Washington.

The student fundraiser is set up for online purchases, enabling the wreaths to ship directly from the farm to your home. To place your order, visit Make sure to enter the group code 2020323 and type Leslie Estrada (or the name of the student you want the fundraiser credit to go to) in the “Special Instructions” box.

Sheckler News: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in School

May your Thanksgiving holiday be filled with a thankful heart and warm smiles as you give thanks for the many blessings in your life.


Catasauqua Area School District will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

Regular scheduled classes resume Dec. 3.


Good luck, Catasauqua High School Rough Riders, in the annual Turkey Day game vs. Northampton Area High School Konkrete Kids!


Coplay: St. John’s to host blood drive

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its annual blood drive benefiting the Miller-Keystone Blood Center 8 a.m. Nov. 30.

Donors must be at least 17 years old and be no less than 110 pounds.

The bloodmobile is equipped to accept red cells, plasma and platelets. Donors are reminded to bring identification.


The fourth annual O’ Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party is set for Dec. 6 at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Doors open 4:45 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Coplay Community Plaza.


Theresa T. Murphy

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

WCSD cashier

Theresa T. Murphy, 82, of Whitehall, died Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James J. Murphy.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late James and Mildred (Giglio) Martin.

She was a cashier for the Whitehall-Coplay School District for 25 years.

She was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown.

Rowland J. Kratzer

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Rowland “Rollie” J. Kratzer, 71, of Whitehall, died Nov. 17, 2019, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Margaret J. (Hendricks) Kratzer Jr.

He was a 1966 graduate of Louis E. Dieruff High School.

He was a teletype specialist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He was first a clerk, and then in production, for Mack Trucks in Allentown and Macungie where he worked for 30 years until retiring.

He was a life member of the Oakmont Tennis Club, Allentown.

Whitehall police

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 24

The department responded to a threat in the 2900 block of Zephyr Boulevard.

Officers investigated a domestic offense against family in the 900 block of Second Street.

A theft occurred in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

Suspicious activity on Limestone Street was reported.

Police responded to a report of fraud in the 800 block of West Highland Street.

The department investigated reports of suspicious people on North 13th Street and at MacArthur Commons.

Cecilia I. Salvatore

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. John Fisher Catholic Church

Cecilia I. Salvatore, 93, died Nov. 20, 2019, at ManorCare, Easton. She was the wife of the late Peter E. DiCicco and James Salvatore.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Capra) Raffaelli.

She earned an associate degree.

She earlier lived in Yonkers; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; and New York City.

She was a beautician and was co-owner of Peter’s Beauty Salon, Yonkers. She worked at Stylette Beauty Salon, South Yonkers.

She attended St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

CMS News: District closed for holiday

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Schools will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 2 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Classes will resume Dec. 3.


Regular attendance is important and essential to a student’s success. Remember to send in your child’s absence excuse within three days of his or her return to school.

If an excuse is not received, the absence will result in an unexcused/unlawful absence.


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