Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CMS News: Food drive at CMS extended to Feb. 8

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

The Souper Bowl of Caring food drive, which benefits the Catasauqua Community Cares Program and the Catasauqua Community Food Bank, has been extended until Feb. 8.

Thank you for all of the contributions so far.


Reminder: The CMS PTF valentine dance will be held 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8.


The middle school Parent Teacher Forum is selling fastnachts from Egypt Star Bakery. Choose from powdered, glazed, cream or jelly.

Orders are due Feb. 20 in the main office. Pickup will be March 4 at the school.


Monday, February 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 4

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Parent Teacher Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: Kate Latteman at or

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The class will continue Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until March 1. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dr. Sax: Dr. Paul Cohen of the Manhattan School of Music headlines the first Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Saxophone Festival,” Feb. 4 and 5, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Area saxophone players can enhance their skills and meet other Lehigh Valley musicians. Middle school, high school and college students and adults with a minimum of three years experience are eligible. Participants must be able to learn and perform festival music and attend rehearsals and the concert. The schedule is: Feb.

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 91th Academy Awards.


- Christian Bale,


- Bradley Cooper,

“A Star Is Born”

- Willem Dafoe,

“At Eternity’s Gate”

- Rami Malek,

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

- Viggo Mortensen,

“Green Book”


- Yalitza Aparicio,


- Glenn Close,

“The Wife”

- Olivia Colman,

“The Favourite”

- Lady Gaga,

“A Star Is Born”

- Melissa McCarthy,

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Thursday, Jan. 31: Cream of tomato soup, chicken noodle bake, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w / margarine, ambrosia.

Friday, Feb. 1: Navy bean soup, tuna hoagie, pasta salad, chilled plums.


Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dennis and Linda (Cser) Schmall, of Coplay, celebrated 50 years of marriage Jan. 25.

The couple was married in 1969 at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton. Father York officiated.

Dennis is a son of the late Charles and Anna Schmall, of Coplay. Linda is a daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia Cser, of Cementon.

The Schmalls have a son, Brian, husband of Denise, and a daughter, Tammy, wife of Edward Stahlnecker, all of Northampton.

They have four grandsons, Zachary, Aaron, Jared and Colin, and one great-granddaughter, Braelynn.

Pa.-Dutch humor

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Dr. William Donnery will speak about “Legendary Pennsylvania-Dutch Humor,” 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Donner will explore Pennsylvania-Dutch humor and share some of his favorite Pennsylvania-Dutch and Groundhog Day jokes.

Donner will discuss Pennsylvania-Dutch humorists, including Ted Rickenbach, nicknamed Professor Schnitzel, whose mid-20th century Pennsylvania-Dutch radio broadcasts and record releases made him a household name in the Lehigh Valley.