Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

North Catasauqua: Community carnival kicks off summer in North Catasauqua

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The 11th annual North Catasauqua Small Town USA carnival takes place this week, through June 17, at North Catasauqua Park. There will be live music nightly, rides, games, raffles and food.

Special family nights are Thursday and Saturday.

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The 10th annual North Catasauqua Small Town USA golf tournament is planned for June 25 at Willowbrook Golf Course, North Catasauqua. The shotgun start four-person scramble begins 8:30 a.m., with men’s and ladies’ divisions.

Catasauqua High School awards presented

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in School

The following awards and scholarships were presented at a May 31 program at Catasauqua High School.

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua: Casandra Banahene, Nicholas Hertzog, Allyson Kovach, Paige Moyer-Adams

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar - Representative: Bradley Panto

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua (highest average in English, applied): Michael Coffin

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua (highest average in English, academic): Cody Walker

Jim Kappes Memorial Scholarship Award: Paige Moyer-Adams

Patricia A. Dillman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Patricia A. Dillman, 69, of Salisbury Township, died June 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House after a two-plus-yearlong battle of mediastinal liposarcoma. She was a wife, mother to two and a grandmother to five.

She was a 1965 graduate of William Allen High School and a graduate of the Allentown School District practical nursing program. She dedicated her life as an LPN for 40 years and would have been married 48 years June 14.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Daddy’s little girl

I am fortunate. My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.

I still call him “Daddy.”

I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden, and bathe and groom our dog.

We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.

State hospital farm workers were good country neighbors

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

In this continuing series, I am looking back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. As a youngster (that’s a couple years ago) my father and I helped Willie Smith on his Weaversville farm, so I had a firsthand view of the neighboring farm.

The buildings on the 800-acre farm were all painted white and beautifully maintained.

The superintendent of the Allentown State Hospital would make unannounced stops to check on the treatment of the patients who worked there and the condition of the farms.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 22

In the 600 block of Limestone Street, a dispute between a mother and daughter brought out police.

Police investigated a protection-from-abuse case in the 200 block of Front Street.

Four no parking signs were issued in the 400 block of Prospect Street, the department said.

Sixteen parking tickets were filed at the department, 118 Bridge St.

Officers assisted Whitehall police with a report of a hit and run in the 500 block of Front Street.

Patrick B. Beil

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Patrick B. Beil, 50, of Whitehall, died May 31, 2017, at his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald G. Beil and the late Joanne V. (Dotterer) Beil.

He is survived by two brothers, Blake E. and his wife June of North Catasauqua and Barry Beil of Bethlehem; and a stepbrother, Michael Conroy.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Bruce A. Beil and Donald C. Beil.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.

College corner

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in

Dean’s list is announced

York College

More than 1,300 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania for the spring 2017 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Coplay: Sarah Schaffer, junior early elementary/special education major

Whitehall: Megan Cirocco, senior public relations major; Emily Turek, senior early elementary education major

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 2

Officers responded to a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.

Police conducted a warrant service in the 2400 block of Main Street. The male was served with an outstanding warrant and transported to district court.

JUNE 3

Criminal mischief — graffiti in the men’s room and on a pavilion — at 26th Street Playground was reported to the department.

JUNE 5

Members of the department assisted a female in the 200 block of East 19th Street.