Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Coplay column

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Festival won't take over fireworks

Don't count on Coplay Community Days sponsoring the fireworks show. Some mentioned it would be a fitting close to the weekend festival.

However, such a show can cost between $10,000 and 11,000. The committee notes it is directing its efforts to improving the parkway and other community projects.


Some borough residents have said a man with a pickup truck is combing the alleys Wednesday evenings and early Thursday mornings ahead of borough crews, picking up metals and discarded kitchen items. Borough officials said such a practice is not uncommon in the borough.

Remembering column

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Plymouth challenges the car industry

Recently, Eberhardt Motors in Egypt, Whitehall Township observed its 90th anniversary, a milestone for a family-owned and operated business. As a customer for over 50 years, this writer stopped in to speak to current owner, Mr. Eric Eberhardt, and a number of customers, many oldtimers who shared their memories of the past, especially of the trusty Plymouth which is no longer manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation.

Coplay column

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Fireworks missing from Coplay skies

The skies were dark over Coplay this Fourth of July holiday.

The fireworks which lit up the sky for the past 12 years, attracting crowds in the thousands, were sadly missing this year.

While some remain hopeful the pyrotechnics will return in 2015, no definite action has been taken.

Simply put, the fireworks, run by Sandy and Gene Gyecsek, cost the committee more than $10,000. The event was a volunteer effort, not a borough effort. The borough donated $500 to the program.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Sage Stauffer tournament set

The Fourth Annual Sage Stauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament will take place on Aug. 23, with a rain date of Aug. 24.

The tournament is hosted by the Catasauqua Youth Soccer Association and will take place at Catasauqua High School. It's a 6-on-6 format for U8-U14 Rec-travel teams. It's EPYSA-sanctioned with FIFA refs and guaranteed three games.

Registration and payment is needed by Aug. 1. There is an early bird discount by July 18.

For more information, contact 610-737-5940 or email

You can also visit


Northampton column

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Paranormal investigator to speak at library

The Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will hold a program on Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m., by paranormal investigator A.J. Rauber, who will discuss electronic voice phenomena.

On Monday, July 28, 6 p.m., Bach to Rock, an interactive concert for all ages presented by electric violinist Caryn Lin, will be held.

On Monday, Aug. 4, author/illustrator Matt Novak will discuss his time as a Disney animator. A talk for teens will take place at 1 p.m., followed by a talk for elementary- aged students at 2 p.m. A book signing will be held at 3 p.m.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Patriotic activities scheduled

The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 celebration will be held on Saturday, July 5, at the North Catasauqua Playground.

If you would like to have your home in the patriotic home decorating contest, register by July 4 at the North Catasauqua Borough office, at the Catasauqua Borough office or call Joe Tognoli at 610-264-4130. Leave your name, address and phone number.

The decorations may be bunting, ribbons, flowers, figures, pictures, lights and flags. They must be visible from the street and the American flag must be prominently displayed.

Coplay column

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Flags to come down after holiday

The American flags, which have graced light poles on Second and Chestnut streets for Memorial Day and Flag Day will be coming down after the Independence Day holiday.

The flags will be put back up for the observance on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.


Want to serve on the borough's 150th anniversary celebration committee?

The borough is getting a head start on the event, set to take place in 2018 and seeking volunteers now.

Anyone interested can contact the borough office at 610-262-6088.

Remembering column

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Eberhardt brings auto sales to Egypt

Today I am visiting Eberhardt Motors in Egypt, Whitehall Township, they are celebrating their 90th anniversary in the automobile business. My friend, Mr. Eric Eberhardt, asked if I would write a series on the history of the business. I agreed, and am hoping my many loyal readers in Northampton, Whitehall-Coplay, Catasauqua and Parkland enjoy the series!