Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Nazareth. VBS continues until July 14. Registration:

• Wildlife day camp (for kindergarten through eighth grade), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Wayne Grube Park, Pavilion 1, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Allen Township. Registration: 610-965-4397, ext. 131, or

• St. John’s Friendly Fifties picnic (rain or shine), noon-5 p.m., at 26th Street Playground, Northampton

North Catasauqua: Seniors plan July birthday bash

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

“Birthday Bash” is the theme at this month’s meeting of Catty Seniors Plus, held July 26 at the Slovak Center Social Club. It is handicapped-accessible. Doors open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m. This month, the group will celebrate the birthday of the country and of the club members.

A picnic lunch and birthday cupcakes will be offered to club members, along with entertainment by singer Sam Pantoni, and followed by bingo games and more fun. Please take an item to donate to the Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

Coplay: VBS starts July 17

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its annual summer Vacation Bible School this coming week, July 17-21. The VBS program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., will take place in the church social hall.

Open to all children in the community, preschool through eighth grade, the theme is “Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory is Won.”

VBS superintendent Gail Yudt said crafts, snacks and fun will be part of the religious experience.

Then on July 23, there will be a closing program and church service at the Coplay Parkway pavilion.

Coplay police

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police assisted a citizen in the 100 block of North Sixth Street.

The department received a parking complaint in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street.

Police received a complaint of fireworks in the 1100 block of Poplar Street.

In the 1000 block of Chestnut Street, officers responded to a report of criminal mischief.

Officers investigated a parking complaint in the unit block of South Third Street.

Northampton: Book sale is set

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will hold a book sale July 19, 20 and 22 at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave., with a July 22 bag sale.

The library will host a program titled “Source Water Protection Starts at Home” 6:30 p.m. July 19. Master well owner Chris Jones will discuss well basics such as annual maintenance and water testing.

Munchkin Music will he held 11 a.m. July 24. Kids can enjoy music, movement and fun!

Catasauqua: GTH committee plans meeting

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. July 18 at the pavilion, Lehigh and Poplar streets. Part of the discussion will include the Aug. 6 event.

All are welcome!


From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 21, the summer concert series in the park will feature classic rock/jam music by New Construction, sponsored by Brubaker Funeral Home, Catasauqua, at the Ampitheater, 501 American St.

The series is sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service and Brosky Insurance.