Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

Coplay column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

No crossing guards planned

School begins Sept. 2 this year.

Still, however, no crossing guards are planned for any of the bus stops in the borough.

There haven't been crossing guards in town for years. Borough police patrol the areas where children wait for the school bus and return home in the afternoon. In cases where younger children wait for the bus, parents, grandparents and guardians wait with them.

The bus drivers are vigilant in ensuring the safety of children.


Northampton column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Atlas museum open Sunday

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Avenue, is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through September.

Hours are 1-3 p.m.


The Northampton Area High School Cheerleading Booster Club will hold a cheer clinic Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-noon.

For cost and other information, call Lisa at 610-262-7891.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Cub Scout Pack 94 to hostinformational meeting

Come join Cub Scout Pack 94 for a short informational meeting given by pack leaders.

The meeting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the small pavilion at the Catasauqua Park, 501 American St.

If your son is attending first through fifth grade and would like to join the Scouts, try to attend this short meeting. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent at the Catasauqua Pool, so bring your lawn chairs, swim suits and towels.


Coplay Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Borough preparing for community days

With Coplay Community Days approaching at the end of the month, the borough's public works department has now finished painting the interior roof in white, the first such painting to be completed in years.

The beige brick columns look as new now as when they were first erected in the early 1970s.

Although a bronze plaque was mounted on one of the brick columns at the front of the parkway pavilion, most do not know that the pavilion was a project created by the then Koplay Keystone Kops, a group of men who remained together after the 1969 borough centennial celebration.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden Club to meet Aug. 7

By now, you all should be enjoying your BLTs as your garden tomato crop overwhelms your backyard.

Take some time out for the Catasauqua Garden Club meeting on Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. Sue Kittek, a Pennsylvania Master Gardener and garden columnist for the Morning Call, will share floral design and prep with the group. The Wednesday meeting will take place at the usual location, the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Remember to have your display items in place by 12:45 p.m. Garden friendly visitors are welcome to attend.


Happenings Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Columns


Vacation Bible school – until Aug. 4, Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road. Information: 610-435-0451.

· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "GPS System and Applications Simplified" by Ben/KB3CTX. Open to the public. Information:, KE3AW@ ARRL.NET or 610-432-8286.

Cement Worker of the Month Fritz J. Engler Jr.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Buzzi-Unicem, Stockertown

Mr. Fritz Engler was born on the family farm in Washington Township, graduating from Bangor High School in 1970. There, he was a member of the wrestling squad.

"I especially enjoyed all my math courses," he says. After two years at Penn State University, Fritz took his mechanical skills to Hercules Cement now (Buzzi-Unicem) and was hired on March 20, 1970.

"I started on the labor gang at $3.25 an hour," he says. "My 41 years here have taken me into every area of the plant."

College Corner Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Columns


Upton named

to dean's list

Samantha Upton of Coplay has been named to the University of Delaware's dean's list for the spring semester.

To meet eligibility requirements for the dean's list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.


Hawk and Seyfried receive degrees

Coplay resident Victoria Hawk was one of 651 students to graduate from Messiah College May 18.

Hawk graduated cum laude with a degree in biology.

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Summer car cruise admission is free

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is hosting a free Summer Car Cruise on Thursday, Aug. 1. Music, food, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing will be featured along with classic and antique cars on display at the North Catasauqua Park from 5:30-8:30 p.m.


The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a half-price sale Aug. 5-17. The shop will close for housecleaning and changeover the week of Aug. 19 and will reopen Aug. 26 with new clothing for fall and winter.