Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Feline Finish Line

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Neither the Duchess of Cornwall nor the Duchess of Cambridge have anything on our Duchess of Catasauqua.

This lovely lady is tempering just the right amount of “catitude” with style and grace.

Royal watchers say Duchess has been spotted at Petco on Lehigh Street, Allentown, where she is reportedly waiting to catch the eye of someone who will roll out the red carpet and welcome her home.

Duchess is a 2-1/2-year-old young adult who is up to date on shots and is spayed.

An adult home or one with older children is preferred.

North Catasauqua: Fire dept. to host cash bingo

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The North Catasauqua Fire Department will host a cash bingo and lunch 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Slovak Center, Fifth and Grove streets. Lunch and 15 games are included in the ticket price. There also will be an auction raffle, drinks and 50/50 at an additional cost. Doors open 12:30 p.m.

Reserve your tickets by calling 610-554-4308. If any are still available, they may be purchased at the door.

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Brian D. Meck

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Brian D. Meck, 61, of Northampton, died Feb. 27, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Sharon R. (Jacobs) Meck for 14 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald D. and Joan A. (Litzenberger) Meck.

He was a SP4 in the Army from 1976 until 1980.

He was an HVAC service technician with Steamfitters Local Union 420, Philadelphia, for 16 years until he retired in 2009.

Elizabeth Lazenka-Crouse

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Elizabeth “Betty” J. (Lahner) Lazenka-Crouse, 93, formerly of Treichlers, died March 2, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Lazenka and of the late Norman J. Crouse.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Oberacher) Lahner.

She was in retail sales for more than 20 years at Sears, Roebuck and Company, Abington.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville, where she volunteered for the yearly bazaar.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

A very ‘Lucky’ adventure

Everyone loves a little adventure now and then, especially when you are a 3-1/2-year-old black and tan tabby named Lucky from Lower Macungie.

Oh, and did I mention he is blind?

On March 1, Lucky began his adventure around 1:15 a.m., somehow living the life of an escape artist and leaving the comforts of his home in the Ancient Oaks West development.

A flier was placed on social media sites and sent to various news outlets asking for help in locating the escapee March 2.

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 28

A parking complaint in the unit block of Magna Drive was reported to the department.

Police assisted a citizen in the 100 block of South Second Street.

Officers assisted Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office in the 100 block of North Ruch Street.

Members of the department assisted with a vehicle repossession in the unit block of South Second Street.

MARCH 1

A residential alarm sounded in the 100 block of Maple Street.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 18

Officers were called to Main Street for a report of harassment.

A report of a suspicious vehicle summoned officers to Mickley Road.

Police responded to a report of an unwanted person on MacArthur Road.

Officers were called to Lincoln Place for a fire.

A report of a theft summoned police to MacArthur Road.

FEB. 19

Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief on First Avenue.

A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to Reliance Street.

Catasauqua: Lenten fish dinner planned

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold its Lenten fish dinner 4-7 p.m. tomorrow, March 10, in the parish center. The menu includes fried breaded Icelandic haddock; vegetables; cole slaw; choice of baked potato, cabbage and noodles or macaroni and cheese; rolls with butter; beverages; and dessert.

Take-out meals are available as well.

Email kim.stmarys122@gmail.com or call 610-264-0332 for more information and cost.

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Happenings

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 9

• Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• George Taylor House gift shoppe meeting, 6 p.m., at the GTH, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua

MARCH 10

• Friends of the Library group meeting, 10 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The group meets the second Friday of each month. Information: 610-432-4339