Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Northampton: Wear orange June 2 in recognition of gun violence awareness

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the borough. He encourages residents to wear something orange — a shirt, scarf, tie, hat, etc. — or tie orange ribbons on trees to remember and honor victims of gun violence.


Northampton Area Public Library’s Family Fun Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 3. Enjoy sand art, face painting and more. The summer learning program registration begins for all ages at this event.


Monday, May 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 30

• Luncheon program on Coplay-Northampton Bridge replacement and Catasauqua Iron Works project, 11:30 a.m.-noon (registration) and noon-1 p.m. (program), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Information, registration and cost:


• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

Hanover Township: St. Andrew’s Episcopal hosts pork barbecue dinner

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The public is invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a deliscious pork barbecue dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

The dinner will be held in the church’s handicapped-accessible parish hall 5-7 p.m. June 1.

Children 3 years of age and younger eat free. Call 610-865-3603 for ticket information.

Rita’s Italian Ice and beverages will also be served.

Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.

Northampton: Balance, fall prevention screening set for today

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a free balance and fall prevention screening 10 a.m.-noon today, May 25, at his borough office, 2030 Center St. It is conducted by Good Shepherd Physical Therapy. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 1-888-447-3422.

“As people age, their risk of falling increases,” Mako said. “When a person falls, it can result in sprains, broken bones and other health issues. By preventing falls through increasing a person’s balance, health care costs decrease and independence increases.”

Catasauqua: Yard sale planned on training grounds

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Fire Police will be holding a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27 at the fire training grounds off Race Street.

You can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for a small price. You must bring your own tables and cover.

For price and other information, call 484-951-6148.


On May 29, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will participate in these Memorial Day events.

Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m.

Pine Street Bridge, 10:15 a.m.

North Catasauqua Playground, 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary’s Cemetery, 10:45 a.m.

At the post, 330 Second St., 11:15 a.m.


Monday, May 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 22

• Scrabble night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

MAY 23

• Moms in Prayer group meeting, 9:45-11 a.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. Information: or Fawn at 610-262-0519

• Adult coloring club meeting (18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Coplay: Tire drop-off event is Saturday

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There will be a free tire drop-off event May 20, a program held once every year. The drop-off site returns to the Coplay Parkway lower lot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Last year, it was at the bottom of Bridge Street on the former General Supply property the borough acquired.

Lafarge Cement, Cementon, will again provide a trailer for the discarded tires. Borough employees will assist residents bringing the tires for disposal.

Tires from cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans will be accepted. Tires from large trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and bicycles will not be accepted.

Catasauqua: ‘Health Talks’ presentation tonight

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 6 p.m. today, May 18, “Health Talks: Nutrition for Diabetes and Healthy Living,” presented by Robert Hartzell, registered pharmacist, certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will be held at Public Library of Catasauqua. The focus of Hartzell’s presentation will be the role nutrition plays in healthy living.

Hartzell will be joined by members of Hartzell’s professional team.

Free blood pressure screening, as well as a healthy snack, will be offered.