Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Passenger in cycle crash dies of injuries

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A Northampton woman, a passenger in a fatal motorcycle crash that took the life of a Palmerton area man, has died of her injuries sustained in the crash.

The Lehigh County coroners’ office said Pamela Kellow, 48, of 557 Washington Ave., died at 12:21 a.m. April 20 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem.

Coroner Scott Grim ruled the cause of death as severe head injuries and the manner of death an accident.

Roughies Report 2017 prom tickets are on sale now

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in School

Tickets for the 2017 Catasauqua High School junior-senior prom are now on sale in Mr. Gruver’s room, B215. Tickets may be purchased before school, after school or during Mods 1 and 11. The cost of a ticket is $70 per person. This year’s prom will be held May 12. CHS students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. that day.


Any freshman who is interested in signing up for any of the spirit day activities should see Miss LaBar to get your name on the list. Spirit day will be held May 11.


Edward J. Holaska

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Agere operating engineer

Edward J. Holaska, 66, of Catasauqua, died April 18, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Gale (Erney) Holaska.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Paul T. and Dorothy B. (Farley) Holaska.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was an operating engineer for Agere for more than 32 years. He was a school bus driver for more than 12 years.

He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

He was a former Catasauqua Borough Council member.

Northampton: Pulled pork dinner planned for May 6

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a pulled pork sandwich dinner 4-7 p.m. May 6.

A basket raffle and bake sale will be held as well.

Tickets are available at the door.

Call 610-262-7186 for additional information.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will host a Cinco de Mayo party, with music by Friends of Tom, 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

The VFW hosts a polka and button box event 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Post home.

Catasauqua: HCPA walking tour focuses on Bridge St. homes, mansions

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association (HCPA) is sponsoring a historic walking tour of the mansions and homes of Bridge Street tonight, April 27.

If interested, meet at the public library, Third and Bridge streets, 5 p.m. for the tour.

After the tour, there will be refreshments at the library and hands-on research of Catasauqua history through the Internet.

There is a cost; cash or check, made out to HCPA, will be accepted. Credit payment via Square will also be available.

Call Deb at 610-231-0603 for cost and other information.

Coplay: Garden club to hold meeting

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club is set to meet 7 p.m. tonight, April 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church hall, 18 S. Third St.

The model train group also meets this evening 7:30 p.m. at the borough hall, Fourth and Center streets.

The public is invited to check out its second-floor digs.


Trinity United Church of Christ will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner 4-7 p.m. April 29 in the fellowship hall, 17 N. Third St. The event is open to the public.


The Log Cabin, one of four taverns that over the decades lined Second Street, has closed.


Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Scrabble night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library. 49 S. Fifth St.

• Coplay Community Days committee meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.


• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library. 49 S. Fifth St. Another session is scheduled for May 4. No preregistration is necessary, and all ages are welcome to attend.

Article By: The Press

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the May 9-10 league championship meet approaches.


100: 1. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 10.5, 2. Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 4. tie Eli Hoyt (B), Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.1;

Charter Arts: ‘Hair’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The psychedelic 1960s comes to the stage at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts with “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” at 7 p.m. April 26, 27, 28, 29 and 2 p.m. April 30, theater, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

With book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, “Hair” debuted off-Broadway in 1967 and opened on Broadway in 1968.