Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Richard P. Dorney

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Center Valley

Richard P. Dorney, 88, of Center Valley, died July 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital’s inpatient hospice unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Eunice M. (McKee) Dorney for 48 years.

Born in Cetronia, he was a son of the late Warren P. and Mabel (Stauffer) Dorney.

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. In August 1950, he was ordered into active duty and was deployed to Korea. He achieved the rank of Sgt. 1st Class and was awarded the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal for his service.

Coplay: Church picnic is set for Aug. 4

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have its homecoming picnic noon-10 p.m. Aug. 4 on the church grounds, 4 S. Fifth St.

Families from nearby neighborhoods and even across the country renew bonds at the picnic, which has tradition going back decades.

The event begins with the 10:30 a.m. polka Mass celebrated by Monsignor John Martin and the Emil Schanta Band in the church choir loft.

There will be food, including pierogies, halushki, clam chowder, burgers, pizza and more.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police are investigating a hit and run in the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers responded to a harassment by communication report in the unit block of North Sixth Street.

An unwanted person in the unit block of North Sixth Street was reported.

The department assisted Whitehall police in attempting to locate a male in the 1400 block of Main Street.


A road hazard in the area of South 12th Street and Tapler Drive was addressed.

College Corner

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in

Dean’s list is announced

Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College students with a term grade-point average of 3.5 or higher were recognized for their academic achievement and named to dean’s list for spring 2019.

Catasauqua: Emily Ledesma, Andrew Rice, Andrew Verenna, David Wetherhold

Coplay: Graham Burrell, Hannah Parrish

Northampton: Snow Du, Deja Frazier

Whitehall: Hazem Abdelaal, Sabrina Barhoum, Julia Evangelista, Mira-Belle Haddad, Stephanie Haik, Brett Mathews, Gavin Meyers, Marwan Rajha, Adeeb Saed, Elijah Sommer

Dorothy I. Tanczos

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Point Phillips

Dorothy I. Tanczos, 94, of Bethlehem, died at Galilee House, Moravian Hall Square, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Tanczos.

Born in Point Phillips, Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Quilles and Hannah (Remaly) Silfies.

She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Point Phillips and in 1943 graduated from Nazareth High School.

She worked at the Bath Post Office and in the offices of Vultee Aircraft, Mack Trucks and the Mason-Dixon trucking company, all in Allentown.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Take a minute to hold the line on robocalls

It’s Sunday afternoon, and my phone has already rung a handful of times.

It could be Microsoft, alerting me that my software license has expired.

Or PECO, suggesting I stay on the line to talk to a representative about lowering my energy bill.

Or a credit card company, stressing that my credit is fine but I might be able to lower my interest rate.

Or the federal government, advising me that I owe income taxes and a warrant has been issued for my arrest.

It’s maddening, right?

Championship set for Aug. 2, 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Drum and bugle corps

More than 3,000 of the finest musical athletes will once again take the field at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown for the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship Aug. 2-3, marking the event’s 43rd anniversary.

The DCI Eastern Classic will be the final major competition before the 2019 DCI World Championship, to be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., capping off the 100-event national tour for Drum Corps International.

Catasauqua: Music group set to perform

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Sunshine Symphony will be performing 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Aug. 5. All are welcome.


The next meeting of Catasauqua Garden Club will be 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Bonnie Pancoast will present a brief tutorial on Pennsylvania native bees.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Concerns over East Allen warehouses

To the Editor:

When the Rockefeller Group proposed building warehouses on Weaversville Road in East Allen Township, the supervisors listened to the residents, weighed all the pros and cons and voted not to change the zoning to allow the warehouses to be built.

Now, the Rockefeller Group, who has all the money, is suing East Allen Township to allow these warehouses.

I guess they think they know what is best for our township — or is it the residents who have lived here for 50-plus years and have traveled these roads who know what is best?