Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

High school: Game tickets are on sale

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in School

Tickets for the Thanksgiving Day football game between Catasauqua and Northampton can be purchased in the Catasauqua High School athletic office or at Hartzell’s Pharmacy in Catasauqua. Tickets are on sale daily from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The last day to purchase tickets is Nov. 21. Advance tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and seniors citizens. All tickets sold at the game will be $7.00. All tickets sold in advance and at the game are general admission.

The game will be held 10 a.m. on the Lou Wolf Field at Al Erdosy Stadium, Northampton.


Elementary school: Conferences are planned

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in School

Parent-teacher conferences will take place at Sheckler Nov. 17 (tomorrow), 20 and 21 for grades kindergarten through fourth grade. Students in grades 1-4 will be dismissed noon on these given days, and kindergarten will be on modified schedule.

Nov. 22 will be a noon dismissal for students in grades 1-4. Morning kindergarten students will be on their regular schedule this day, and there will be no afternoon kindergarten.

Please note: No lunches will be served on any of the early-dismissal days listed above.


Northampton police

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 27

A reportable accident at East 10th Street and Northampton Avenue involved two vehicles.

Police investigated a theft in the 400 block of East Fifth Street. The report said solar lights were removed from the front yard of a residence.

OCT. 28

In the 1500 block of Poplar Street, officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute between a male and female.

OCT. 29

Members of the department investigated a protection-from-abuse violation in the 100 block of East 21st Street.

Andrew T. Motsko Jr.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Liederkranz member

Andrew T. Motsko Jr., 74, of Whitehall, died Nov. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Rosemary M. (Csencsitz) Motsko.

Born in Walnutport, he was a son of the late Andrew T. Sr. and Margaret M. (Uhnak) Motsko.

He was a Central Catholic High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army in Germany at the beginning of the Vietnam War.

He was a traffic manager for FLSmidth (formerly Fuller Company) for 45 years before he retired.

He was a member of the former St. Andrew’s Church, Catasauqua.

Concert Nov. 26 in Bethlehem

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

st. luke’s singers

The St. Luke’s Singers’ annual Christmas concert will be held Nov. 26 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. The preludes begin 2:45 p.m. and the concert begins 3 p.m.

The St. Luke’s Singers is a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Lehigh Valley’s oldest health care provider, founded in Bethlehem, the Christmas City, to care for steel workers in 1872.

Matthew Brown

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Township Fire Company member

Matthew “Matt” Brown, 89, formerly of Northampton, died Nov. 11, 2017, in Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Betty H. (Kohrs) Brown for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry and Eleanor (Serfass) Brown.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict with the 160th Tank Command.

He was an industrial insulator with Union 23 until he retired in 1990.

He a member of the Lehigh Township Fire Company and Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 and was a life member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 5

Officers conducted a traffic stop, which resulted in a DUI, at Fourth and Main streets.

Suspicious activity in the 1400 block of Main Street was reported.

A motor vehicle accident at Sixth and Lehigh streets brought police to the scene.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance in the 300 block of Limestone Street.

NOV. 6

An unwanted person in the 500 block of Hunter Street was reported.


Monday, November 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 13

• Come Write In, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. This event will be held every Monday for the month of November.

• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

NOV. 14

• Intro to A to Z World Food database demonstration, 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road