Catasauqua Press

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Local business offers clients ‘one-stop shop’ medical needs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Twelve years ago, physical therapist Rowena “Row” Solomon decided to pursue her dream of owning a business that would offer a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitation services, along with other medical and general daily assistance all under one roof. She hoped to create a business that would be a “one-stop shop,” allowing her patients access to numerous services tailored specifically to meet each individual’s needs.

Senior Danielle Pluchinsky is TPA award recipient

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Catasauqua High School senior Danielle Pluchinsky was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award on April 6 for her hard work and tireless contributions to the school’s staff and students.

Eric Snyder, a guidance counselor at Catasauqua High School, spoke on Pluchinsky’s behalf, saying she is an outstanding member of her senior class and a key contributor in many areas.

Transportation service created for independent seniors

Thursday, September 1, 2016 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Lois Favier moved back to the Lehigh Valley several years ago to be on hand and closer to help her elderly parents. Favier, like many other adult children of seniors, was concerned with her parents driving on their own to appointments, errands and leisure activities. After sharing this concern with others, she learned, aside from herself providing transportation or the use of public transit, there were not a lot of options for her parents to utilize, while still feeling a sense of independence, safety and affordability.

Dorothy Miller, 101, brings harmony to friends in Catty

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

On May 22, Dorothy (Manley) Miller settled into her familiar seat with the choir for the Sunday morning service at the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua. Miller, originally from Catasauqua, now resides with her daughter, Marsha McQuiston, in Massachusetts. She was visiting the area to spend some time with her son, Paul Woodring.

It’s a vacation of sorts, since she is living in Massachusetts, but in so many ways, for Miller, she is simply “back at home.”

Schlofer receives altruism award

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Catasauqua High School senior Olivia Lynn Schlofer was selected to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s (TPA) Altruism Award April 7 for her dedication to her peers and those in her community. High school Principal David Ascani spoke on her behalf and shared that Schlofer was chosen because of her leadership, her positive personality and her willingness to help others.

Spencer Phillips receives TPA Award for community service

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Catasauqua High School Class of 2015 member Spencer Phillips was selected to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America's Altruism Award. Phillips was honored along with other Lehigh Valley seniors at an award banquet held April 9 at the Northampton Community Center.

According to CHS Principal David Ascani, who introduced Phillips to the audience, he was singled out for the award for his positive, upbeat, "can-do attitude," and his involvement in many activities and volunteer organizations at both the school and in the community.