Catasauqua Press

Friday, July 3, 2020

Catasauqua: Area moving to yellow phase

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh and Northampton counties will move to the yellow phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan June 5.

In this phase, the most severe restrictions go away, including the stay-at-home order.

Other mitigation efforts remain in place as more of the economy begins to reopen. Restrictions are adjusted as necessary based on public health indicators.

Northampton: June 5 is National Gun Awareness Day in the borough

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock proclaimed June 5 National Gun Awareness Day in the borough and encourages all residents to wear orange to help raise awareness about gun violence in our communities.

“Orange is the color that symbolizes the value of human life,” Reenock said, urging residents to “renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and pledge to do all we can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and encourage responsible gun ownership to keep our children safe.”

June 5-7 is National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend.

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North Catasauqua: Electronic recycling event set for June 20 at public works site

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

There will an electronic recycling event 9 a.m.-noon June 20 at the North Catasauqua Public Works building, 1460 Main St. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain precautions will be enacted and must be followed.

In order to drop off your electronics, you must be a North Catasauqua Borough resident.

See the flier under the News tab on the borough website, northcatasauqua.org, for additional details, such as which items are free to recycle and which items have a fee.

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Catasauqua: Garden club meeting canceled

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The June 3 meeting of the Catasauqua Garden Club is canceled.

The annual plant sale has also been canceled.

The safety and health of members and guests are very important, and the group hopes to gather again this summer for the usual fun and educational events.

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The Catasauqua High School band and chorus have a performance tour scheduled next spring, March 30-April 3, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

To help fund the trip, the groups are selling hoagies and sandwiches from Island Expressions.

Northampton: Food bank still accepting items

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location.

Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.

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An electronics recycling event is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

A link to the informational flier can be found in the What’s Happening section of the borough’s website, northamptonboro.com.

Remembering: Weaversville World War II memorial

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In our visit to Weaversville, I checked the World War II memorial honoring the men and women who served the nation in World War II — a memorial that is rarely visited.

The bronze plaque honoring 61 veterans is on the grounds of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown. The roll of names lists former residents of Weaversville and the rural area surrounding the village. The area, at the time, was sparsely populated.

Coplay: Softball, baseball season still possible

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Sports is still holding on to hope the youth softball and baseball programs can open.

Organizers have not yet canceled the season in the hopes of holding a shorter, consolidated program this year, taking into account all COVID-19 guidelines.

For this to occur, Lehigh County must be moved to the yellow phase of reopening.

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Lehigh County has reported more absentee ballots have been cast for the June 2 primary election than any in recent years.

Coplay: St. John’s plans takeout dinner

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., is having a chicken barbecue dinner 4-6:30 p.m. May 30. The dinner is takeout only.

Reservations are not required but can be made by calling Karen Haines at 610-653-2816.

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Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has gone outdoors with its food pantry. The association has set up tables outside borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., this week for its 34 clients.

The move outdoors is prompted by the lockdown of the borough hall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Northampton: Recycling event still in the works

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

An electronics recycling event is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

A link to the informational flier can be found in the What’s Happening section of the borough’s website, northamptonboro.com.

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Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.