Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Catty falls to SHS in track and field

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury earned a sweep over Catasauqua as the Falcon girls team won 83-66 and the Salisbury boys beat the Rough Riders 105-44.

Despite the loss, Catty piled up wins in the running events, including Olivia Emery winning the 100 and 300 hurdles events.

Breonna Brinkley took the 400, Lucy Brubaker won the 800, Sydney Gebhardt took the 1600 and Madison Hicks won the 3200.

Shaziya Roberts won the javelin event for the Roughs while the 1600 and 3200 relay teams also won.

Police conduct traffic stops

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh TWP.

April 2 marked Coordinated Traffic Enforcement Day in Pennsylvania.

In an effort to advance the Vision Zero 2019 Plan, adopted by Lehigh Township last month, Lehigh Township Police Department, in cooperation with Walnutport Police Department, conducted multiple simultaneous traffic enforcement details on Routes 145 and 248 in Lehigh Township.

During this five-hour traffic enforcement wave, 81 total citations were issued.

Seventy-seven citations were issued for speeding, with the fastest recorded vehicle traveling at 94 miles per hour on Route 145.

Coplay: Charity run, walk set for April 13

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K walk, 8K run and kids’ fun run is scheduled for April 13 along the Ironton Rail Trail. It begins at Saylor Park.

Registration starts 7 a.m., the 8K run begins 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk steps off 9 a.m. and the kids’ fun run starts 10:30 a.m. The awards and post-race refreshments begin 11 a.m.

The event benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.


Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. April 15 at the Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.


Catasauqua: Morning Glories club to meet

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. April 15.

The speaker will be Sandra Arden, director of Public Library of Catasauqua.


Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will present the program “The Ironmen of Catasauqua,” starting 7 p.m. April 16 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Musing on the power of children’s books

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

In hoping that we are all enjoying the change of seasons and that we got past April Fools’ Day unscathed, I’d like to focus on a little-known — but to a librarian, very important — holiday known as International Children’s Book Day, celebrated April 2 each year.

Danish author and beloved writer of fairy tales, Hans Christian Anderson was born April 2, 1805.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

College scam shows parents’ lack of faith in children’s abilities

The court system is ably handling the parents involved in Operation Varsity Blues and the man behind the scam to influence college admissions decisions at some prestigious American universities.

It’s now time to stop talking about those who’ve allegedly committed the crimes and start thinking about all those who’ve been negatively impacted by their actions.

CMS News: PSSA pep rally is planned for April 12

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

The PSSA pep rally at Catasauqua Middle School is scheduled for April 12.

The PSSA testing dates will be as follows:

• English/language arts: April 15-17

• Math: April 29 and 30

• Science: May 1 and 2, for eighth grade only

There will be perfect attendance rewards April 26 and May 3.


There will be a PTF meeting 7-8 p.m. April 16 in the library.


School is closed for spring break April 18, 19 and 22.


CMS is now taking orders for Hickory Grove Greenhouses flower vouchers to benefit the student activity fund.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Phillip Retter

Mr. Phillip Retter was reared in Easton, graduating from Easton High School in 1988. At age 13, he started to work at his uncle’s garage, Fluerer’s Auto Body, in Nazareth.

He recalled, “I worked there after school and each summer. My father, Glenn, helped out and was on the pit crew of Al Loquasto, an Indy race car driver who drove the Frosty Root Beer car in the famous Indy 500.”