Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Lorraine J. Hanzl

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Lorraine J. Hanzl, 80, of Coplay, died June 4, 2019, at Renaissance Home, Emmaus, where she resided for the last three years. She was the wife of the late Rudolph J. Hanzl.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Reed E. and Arcilla C. (Nagle) Hess.

She was a 1956 graduate of Liberty High School.

She worked in later years at Bradlees and Walmart, both in Whitehall, until she retired due to health complications.

Lisa M. Haas

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

Lisa M. Haas, 55, of Northampton, died June 4, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

She was a daughter of Richard and Patricia Haas of Northampton.

She attended Northampton High School and Northampton Community College for the culinary arts.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Matthew Ryan of Northampton; two sisters, Donna and her husband Craig Stark of Bethlehem and Tricia and her husband Patrick Gallagher of Northampton; a grandson, Cameron; nieces; and nephews.

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 24

A hit-and-run accident in the 1700 block of Main Street was investigated. A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver-side mirror.

Police said a female causing a disturbance occurred in the 2300 block of Washington Avenue.

A vehicle that was blocking the lane of travel was towed in the 1800 block of Osbourne Alley.

In the 900 block of Main Street, criminal mischief took place. The front door of a residence was damaged, the report said.

MAY 25

Rosemarie Meiley

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Rosemarie Meiley, 82, of Northampton, died June 3, 2019, at Kirkland Village. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Meiley.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Kroboth) Spanitz.

She was a hairdresser for many years. She worked previously at Frank’s Nursery and at Two Guys, both in Whitehall.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Catasauqua High School Class of 2019 Awards, scholarships

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in School

The following awards and scholarships were presented at a May 29 program at Catasauqua High School.

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua: Hailey DeLong, Zoe Mulzet, Carter Weinhofer, Ana Zappacosta

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar-Representative: Sabrina Safadi

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua (for highest average in English-applied): Austin Bernard

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua (for highest average in English-academic): Madelyn Moussa

Jim Kappes Memorial Scholarship Award: Hailey DeLong, Zoe Mulzet

2019 primary election results

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Following is a list of winning candidates in the primary election.

The names of the winners are bolded.

If a write-in candidate was the sole winner in a race, the race will not be mentioned here.

The Northampton County election summary report does not list the names of write-in candidates. They are listed only as “write-in.”


Four-year term

Lehigh County:

Carol A. Cunningham, Democrat, 223 votes

Lauren Cieslak, Democrat, 204 votes

Donald J. Panto II, Democrat, 194 votes


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘Distracted driving is dangerous driving’

In 2018, the police blotter published in the April 18 edition of the East Penn Press included an accident report from Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville, of a man getting hurt when his vehicle drifted off the road, hit a ditch and two trees, overturned and struck a pickup parked in a driveway.

The reason?

According to police, the driver took his eyes off the road while trying to retrieve his cellphone from the floor where he dropped it while pulling it from a cup holder in the center console.

North Catasauqua: N. Catty committee organizes programs

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

North Catasauqua Recreation Committee has planned a number of free summer events and activities at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Area residents will enjoy a performance by the Easton Municipal Band 7 p.m. June 24. UUU will perform 7 p.m. June 28.

The Crafts and Laughs summer park program will take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. weekdays from June 24 to Aug. 2. Children who have completed kindergarten up to age 12 may participate in this community program.

The wiffle ball program will take place weekdays 1-4 p.m., also at the park.


Monday, June 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Registration for summer kids program (for Catasauqua residents in first through seventh grades), 5-6 p.m., at the large pavilion of Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St. Mandatory parent meeting will follow. Camp will be held 9-11 a.m. June 11-Aug. 2 at the Catasauqua park.

• Movie: “Star Trek” (2009), 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Rock painting event (organized by Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church’s women’s group), 7 p.m., at 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, June 5: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, wax beans, Italian bread w/margarine, fresh pineapples.

Thursday, June 6: Roast pork w/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, applesauce.

Friday, June 7: Orange juice, beef barbecue on a bun, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes, peanut butter cookie.