Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

North Catasauqua: Senior group to meet Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus meets noon Aug. 22 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. The building is handicapped accessible.

Anyone interested in membership is welcome to attend. Everyone is asked to bring an item for the Catasauqua Food Bank.

The speaker will be Maria Santacoloma of United Health Care.

Refreshments will be served, and bingo will be played to conclude the meeting.

This month’s casino bus trip will be to Mohegan Sun Casino. A Dec. 11 bus trip to the American Music Theater to see the Christmas show is also planned.

Alean A. McCloskey

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Alean “Abby” A. McCloskey, 76, of Northampton, died July 30, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph “Buck” B. and Elsie A. (Bartholomew) McCloskey.

She was a data entry clerk for the former Daytimers for 16 years until she retired. Before that, she worked for General Electric.

She is survived by nieces; nephews; a friend, Sally Fink of Northampton; and three godchildren, Wendy Walls, Gregory Fink and Jason Stanton.

Ronald N. Sterner

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

active with Whitehall Fire Police

Ronald N. Sterner, 70, of Whitehall, died Aug. 3, 2018. He was the husband of Rosalie A. (Krajczar) Sterner for 44 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Norman R. and Joyce B. (Peters) Sterner.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran.

He was active with the Whitehall Fire Police and with Fullerton Fire Company No. 1.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Jane and her husband Jeff Lamm of Emmaus and their family.

Contributions may be made to Fullerton American Legion Post 367, 609 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, 18052.

Margaret C. Martin

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Margaret C. Martin, 93, of Whitehall, died July 31, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Martin.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Royal O. and Helen “Ellen” D. (McNulty) Eardley.

She attended Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She worked at the former Lehigh Structural Steel Company, Allentown. Before that, she worked at the General Ribbon Mill.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall. Before that, she was a member of the former St. Lawrence Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Coplay: Charity event is planned for Saturday

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Each year, Sunday Pool League hosts a charity pool tournament and fundraiser to benefit a local cause or organization. This year, the league is pleased to announce that proceeds will be donated to Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, Lehigh Valley.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has one goal — to bring permanence to the lives of waiting children and youths. Through foster care, foster-to-adopt (legal-risk placements), special needs and domestic adoption, Diakon focuses on uniting children and youths with forever families.

James E. Kovacs

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

James E. Kovacs, 82, of North- ampton, died Aug. 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Constance “Connie” B. (Pisklak) Kovacs for 58 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Souver) Kovacs.

He was a 1953 graduate of Hellertown High School.

He was in the U.S. Army, stationed in Munich, Germany, from 1954-56 as a cryptographer.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Moravian College.


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 6

• Sound wave string art (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• New Bath Borough Hall celebration, 3-6 p.m. (open house) and 6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting ceremony), at the borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

• Movie: “Sing,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

AUG. 7

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339


Saturday, August 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Preview night: Musikfest celebrates its 35th anniversary by kicking things off a day early with preview night at SteelStacks, 4:30 p.m.-midnight Aug. 2, featuring free performances by The Barrel House Brothers, April Mae and the June Bugs, Funky Dawgs Brass Band and Baby Soda Jazz Band. Also, in a ticketed concert, is Trombone Shorty’s “Voodoo Threauxdown Tour” at the Sands Steel Stage. The concert by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue also features Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and New Breed Brass Band, with Cyril Neville and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Musikfest, Aug.

Das Awkscht Fescht Aug. 3, 4, 5 schedule

Friday, August 3, 2018 by The Press in Focus

55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 4 and 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St., off Main Street (Route 100), Macungie

Nearly 2,500 cars on display: Variety Show. Aug. 3, classics, trucks, motorcycles, custom or modified vehicles; Antique and Classic Car Show, Aug. 4, more than 1,000 antique, classic, foreign and sports cars, and Special Interest Car Club Show, Aug. 5, more than 800 vintage autos