Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Bach at Noon’ series back for third year in Allentown

Friday, June 9, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The third summer of Bach’s music in Allentown begins June 13 with the first of three “Bach At Noon” performances by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem in St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown in center city Allentown.

On the second Tuesday of the month in June, July and August, The Bach Choir will present noontime performances, free and open to the public.

“Bach At Noon” a series of 10 free concerts the Choir performs each year, including three in Allentown.

Contest to select

Friday, June 9, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The search is on for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will represent the Fair during the event’s Labor Day week run, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit that has operated the Fair for 165 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton, and Berks counties.

Women 16 - 20 years of age may enter the competition that awards a $1,000 scholarship presented by Lehigh-Northampton Pomona Grange No. 68 to the winner. The deadline for registration is June 30.

Robert C. Halal

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

magisterial district judge

Robert “Bobby” C. Halal, 52, of Whitehall, died June 5, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Denise M. (DeCray) Halal for nine years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Stella J. (Gresser) Halal and of the late Charles P. Halal, who died in 2012.

He was a 1982 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a magisterial district judge in Whitehall since 2007. He was a former longtime state constable.

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


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Catasauqua library: ‘Build a Better World:’ Summer reading at Public Library of Catasauqua offers children both knowledge and inspiration

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This year, the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading programs are all about the many ways you can have fun while you “Build A Better World.” Each week, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, summer readers ages 4 through grade 12 will have the opportunity to learn something new about the world we live in and even what’s beyond it!

Parents may register their children now.

June 13: Make the world more beautiful with members of the Catasauqua Garden Club, and plant a flower to take home.

June 20: Be a space explorer. Learn about the moon with Professor Gary Becker.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A May 25 article detailing the significance of the D&L Trail contained a few factual errors.

David Thomas, founder of Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, originated from Wales.

In August 1839, he began building a blast furnace at Lock 36. The first completed blast was July 4, 1840.

The Press regrets the errors.

feline finish line

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

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