Catasauqua Press

Friday, December 6, 2019

Catasauqua: Community lunch to be held Nov. 30

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is holding its next free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Dec. 2.

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The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, will take place July 4, 2020, at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Ruth E. Gogel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Township Lioness

Ruth E. Gogel, 93, formerly of Walnutport, died Nov. 10, 2019. She was the wife of the late Lawrence A. Gogel and later the companion and caregiver of the late Merritt Bossard.

Born in Lockport, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Grace (Hartley) Green.

She was a 1944 graduate of Slatington High School.

After graduation, she inspected artillery shells at Bethlehem Steel until the end of the World War II. She and her husband ran Gogel’s Auto Parts at various locations until they retired. She was a notary public for many years.

Northampton: Borough tree lighting is Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton will hold its tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

The program will begin 5:30 p.m. with carols. Santa is scheduled to arrive 6 p.m. aboard a borough firetruck.

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Reminder: The borough municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Northampton Area Food Bank is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Judy’s Little Santa Shop with an event set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7 at East Allen Township Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Rap of the gavel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 2

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

WEDNESDAY 4

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

Editor’s View

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A time for saying thank you

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for family and friends to gather around the table and catch up on events from the past year — new babies, new loves, new jobs, graduations and marriages.

They also fondly recall and share favorite stories of loved ones who have moved on and are no longer able to be with them on this special day.

Families give thanks for all their blessings and share a meal while renewing connections with those who may have traveled from afar.

Northampton police

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

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 1

An animal complaint in the 1000 block of Main Street was investigated.

Police were requested to check on the welfare of a female in the 1000 block of Main Street.

NOV. 2

Criminal mischief in the 1600 block of Railroad Street was reported. A rock was thrown through the front window of a residence.

Police conducted welfare checks in the 1300 and the 2000 blocks of Main Street.

Disturbances in the 1900 block of Canal Street and in the 400 block of East 12th Street were reported.

Jeffrey E. Wandler

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church member

Jeffrey E. Wandler, 48, of Moore Township, died Nov. 17, 2019, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Edward Sr. and the late Elizabeth (Suranofsky) Wandler.

He worked at Alpha Packaging, Bethlehem, for many years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Bath.

In addition to his father, he is survived by three children, Brock, Gage and Shelby; three brothers, Edward Jr. and his wife Jill, Michael and his wife Beth and Steven; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.

North Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 11

Officers investigated the unauthorized use of a vehicle in the 1100 block of Front Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 400 block of Front Street.

NOV. 12

Police assisted Catasauqua officers with a report of an assault in the 700 block of Fourth Street.

A general complaint in the 1000 block of Second Street was addressed.

NOV. 13

A sounding alarm in the 600 block of Green Street brought police to the scene.