Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

William H. Stevens Jr.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

William H. Stevens Jr., 58, of Walnutport, died June 9, 2017, in Lehigh Township. He was the husband of Sharon L. (Silfies) Stevens for 36 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William H. Stevens Sr. and Pauline (Scitney) Hardy of Danielsville.

He was in the U.S. Navy, during the peace time of 1977-1983, and earned the rank of MM3 (E-4).

He was a route driver for Primo Produce, Allentown, for the last 15 years.

Northampton: Science program planned at library

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Registration is underway for the Northampton Area Public Library’s summer learning programs and summer reading challenge. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”

A “Design It, Build It” science session will be held 10 a.m. June 21. Children ages 4-10 and their caregivers are invited to attend. No registration is required.

A program titled “Eyes of the Wild” is planned for 6 p.m. June 22. Families can meet rescued animals and hear about the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. No registration is required.

Another View

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Global approach necessary to combat climate change’s environmental effects

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying the agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.

So, what is the Paris Climate Agreement and what are its terms?

Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 5

An ordinance violation of overgrown grass and weeds at a dwelling in the unit block of South Third Street was reported to police.

The department received a complaint of missing garbage cans in the unit block of North Fourth Street.

A theft in the 1200 block of Center Street was reported to police.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Second Street.

The department received a complaint of juveniles walking across the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

Walter Graf

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Walter Graf, 87, of Whitehall, died June 12, 2017. He was the husband of Agnes C. (Frisch) Graf for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Hermina (Keppel) Graf.

He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 43 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen L. Graf-Gober and her husband Stephen Gober of Whitehall and Nancy Purshock of Coplay; two grandsons, Maximillian and Stephen Tyler; and a sister-in-law, Hilda Graf.

Coplay: Anniversary committee will meet tonight

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This evening, the borough’s 150th anniversary celebration committee meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. The celebration occurs in 2019.

Also this evening, Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 convenes 7:30 p.m., usually for a workshop of sorts, on the second floor of the municipal building.

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Aqua Zumba debuts for the summer at Parkway Pool 6:30 p.m. June 19 and each Monday evening thereafter.

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Catasauqua: Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church to hold sale Saturday

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be having its annual yard and bake sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17. The event is rain or shine.

There will be a wide variety of merchandise, and all of the delicious baked goods are made by the members.

Food and refreshments also will be available.

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Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s Biery House, 8 Race St. will be open 1-4 p.m. June 18. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and discussion titled “Architecture of Catasauqua’s Historic Homes.”

Parking is at Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

Sally J. Reiss

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Sally J. Reiss, 71, of Catasauqua, died June 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late James W. Reiss.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen Sivonda.

She was a clerical and office worker for the state board of parole and of the unemployment office until she retired from the Bethlehem office.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

She was active with Catasauqua Area School Board.