Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 30, 2017

‘Young Child Week’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) celebrates its 30th annual ”Week of the Young Child,” April 23-29, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall. Events are open to the public.

Linda Holliday, ventriloquist-magician, presents “Laugh and Learn” for preschool-age children, 10-11 a.m. April 19. A spring planting ceremony by children of the LCCC Early Learning Center at 11 a.m. follows the show.

The LCCC Teacher Education Office presents an anti-bullying workshop for early childhood education professionals with facilitator Nancy Dutt., 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 25.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 19: Spinach cheese soup, fried chicken breast on bun with lettuce-tomato mayo, red potato salad, Mandarin oranges.

Thursday, April 20: Country fried steak with mushroom gravy, baked potato with sour cream, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, April 21: Chicken corn chowder, pork roll and cheese on a bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, applesauce.

Dieruff ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to the stage at Dieruff High School at 7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 2 p.m. April 29, auditorium, Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown.

The Gospel-themed rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened on Broadway in 1971. Loosely based on the Biblical narrative of the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, the anachronistic musical ends with Christ’s crucifixion. Much of the plot focuses on Judas Iscariot, with ironic allusions to contemporary life and political events.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 19: Beef tips with gravy, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, banana.

Thursday, April 20: Herbed pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 21: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, April 24: Swedish meatballs, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, April 25: Baked ham with glaze, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Wednesday, April 26: Barbecued chicken, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Dan Snyder contacted The Press to say that, although the April 13 front-page article in The Press states he is concerned about a plan to build a high retaining wall on a proposed warehouse site in Allen Township, he is also concerned about the construction of the entire warehouse project, and not just the wall.

The Press regrets the omission.

CMS News More PSSA tests coming April 25-27

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School students in fifth through eighth grades will sit for the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) math test April 25-27.

On April 28, the school will award PSSA perfect attendance awards to those students with perfect attendance during PSSA testing.

Eighth-grade students will sit for the PSSA science test May 3-4.


A reminder, school events and happenings are regularly posted on the CMS website at or on the school’s Facebook page at


Sheckler News Students enjoy egg hunt at school

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in School

Thanks to the Catasauqua High School students who came to Sheckler Elementary School April 11 and hosted an egg hunt for the students in kindergarten through second grades to enjoy.


Sheckler students in third and fourth grades will have PSSA testing in math April 24-28. Students should get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast, especially during testing days, as they should also every day, and should try to avoid being tardy or absent. Appointments should not be scheduled during testing days.