Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Catasauqua: Enroll now for summer camp

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is currently enrolling for weekly summer day camp programs at the YMCA, 880 Walnut St. Camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays June 17-Aug. 23.

Summer day camp is for children ages 5 to 14 years old. There are optional extended hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including theme weeks, nature adventures, sports, arts and crafts, special events, water games, field trips and daily swim time at the Catasauqua pool. Daily lunch will be distributed to all campers.

Stephen “Honey” S. Spaits

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Whitehall building inspector

Stephen “Honey” S. Spaits, 92, of Whitehall, died May 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Josephine A. (Spanitz) Spaits.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Smogyi) Spaits.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a lifelong bricklayer. He was a building inspector for Whitehall Township for 17 years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

Coplay: Library hosts events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library embarks on a series of summer programs this month.

Blast Off into Reading storytime with Miss Veronica and Miss Janice will be 11 a.m.-noon June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The free Monday movie event is 5-7 p.m. The library will be showing “Star Trek” (2009), June 10; “Star Trek into Darkness,” June 17; and “Star Trek Beyond,” June 24.

The annual summer reading program unfolds this month. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.”


Public Library of Catasauqua: Summer reading programs planned

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing during summer reading 2019.

Parents, register your children ages 4 through 12th grade in person at the library. Our programs are guaranteed to be of high interest for all ages.

All programs are 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays except one — Animals in Space is 4:30 p.m. and designated a teen-only event.

• June 18 — Summer reading begins with Catasauqua Garden Club helping plant flowers in pots to take home. This year, the flowers represent the sun, moon and stars.

Another View

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

“When you feel so mad that you wanna roar, take a deep breath and count to four.”


“It’s almost time to stop, so choose one more thing to do. That was fun, but now it’s done.”


“Will you pick me up when I go to school? Yep, at the end of the day because that’s the rule. Grown-ups come back.”


“If you can’t do it alone, work together. It’s better to work together.”

If you have a young child or grandchild, there’s a very good chance you have heard these lyrics from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” a popular PBS children’s television show.

Sheckler News: End of academic year is June 7

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in School

The last day of the 2018-19 school year for students will be June 7. Students will be dismissed noon.

Lunches will not be served June 6 or 7.


Reminder: Have your child check the lost and found for any items he or she may have misplaced through the school year.


The Sheckler Elementary School office does not mail home report cards. If your child is absent on the last day of school, stop by the office to pick up his or her report card.


Paul M. Tisdale

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1980 WHS graduate

Paul M. Tisdale, 56, of Germansville, died May 29, 2019, in his home.

He was a son of Beverly and the late John R. Tisdale and the late Elizabeth Tisdale and Warren Place.

He was a 1980 Whitehall High School graduate and a 1982 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, now the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

He was a general contractor and carpenter who founded his company Tools of the Trade in 1995.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 20

A domestic dispute between a husband and wife occurred in the 600 block of Bath Avenue.

A juvenile was acting out in the 400 block of Race Street.

In the 200 block of Race Street, a traffic citation was issued.

Police assisted North Catasauqua officers on Second Street during a DUI stop.

A mental health commitment call in the 200 block of Church Street was investigated.

A fight between patients occurred at Pyramid Healthcare, 124 Bridge St.

CMS News: Eighth-grade promotion is June 6

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in School

The eighth-grade promotion is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 6.

There will be an early dismissal 11 a.m. Lunch will not be served.


The last day of school for students is June 7. Catasauqua Middle School will dismiss students 11 a.m. Lunch will not be served.

Have a safe and happy summer!


Students with any remaining outstanding obligations at the end of the school year will not receive their last report card until the obligation is cleared. This includes money owed to the cafeteria, library books or unpaid fines and payment for lost textbooks.