Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Coplay: Watch for students returning to school

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

With schools now open, parents are reminded there are no crossing guards at the school bus stops — a practice that was stopped years ago. Police are expected to step up patrols in the morning when the children go to school and return in the afternoon.

The principal bus stops are on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets. Although traffic is considerably down on Chestnut Street with the bridge construction underway, the street for some drivers is still a speedway.


Catasauqua: Fire police hosting flea market Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Fire Police will have a flea market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 2 at the fire training grounds, Race Street. Food and drinks will be available for sale.

For more information, leave a message at 484-951-6148.


From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, George Taylor will be leading the 3rd Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Re-enactors, portraying the Northampton County militia and conducting camp life, assembly and drill of the troops as it was during the Revolutionary War.

Coplay: Community Days festival has come a long way

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Much has changed since Coplay Community Days made its debut in 1980. The event has become a mega festival in the borough, while at the same time retaining its core — a town-based organization having an opportunity to raise money for its programs and providing a wide choice of food and beverages to the patrons attending.

The three-day festival, dubbed as Party in the Park, begins Friday evening. The event has evolved into a regional affair, as out-of-towners join borough residents in marking summer’s unofficial end with one big blast.

North Catasauqua: Park banners are a gift

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The new street pole banners on display around the North Catasauqua Park William J. Albert Memorial Park were purchased by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee. The banners add some seasonal outdoor decor to celebrate the summer season. They were purchased with funds raised through the committee’s fundraising events.


Hickory Grove is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by hosting the Miller-Keystone bloodmobile 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Blood donors may sign up at Hickory Grove or online at If signing up online, use the group ID 7943.

Northampton: Cement museum will be open for tours Sunday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will be open 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27. It is located next to borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The museum will be open the second and fourth Sunday through September.


Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual volunteer appreciation picnic 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road, Walnutport. Volunteers from throughout the year are invited.

Meat and beverages will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Report card from 120 years ago

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

“Remember” when you were a student in elementary and high school? For some of us, that’s a long, long time ago. The day most dreaded was report card time. Would our parents be pleased with our effort and achievement?

One of my teacher friends at the Northampton Middle School shared with me a report card from the Siegfrieds Grammar School — the year, 1896-97.

Siegfried was one of the three villages that would later, in 1909, be incorporated as the Borough of Northampton. Siegfried was basically located in the borough’s present first ward.

Catasauqua: Borough’s concert series continues Aug. 25 with GirlCrue

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Catasauqua’s concert series continues with a performance by rock band GirlCrue at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St.

The event is sponsored by Brosky Insurance.

Bring your chairs and blankets!


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, is seeking crafters to participate in its fall craft fair Sept. 23.

For an application, call Bob Bastian at 610-266-4287 or pick up one in the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.



Monday, August 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 21

• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Schedule a time to donate: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061

AUG. 22

• Adult coloring club meeting (for 18 years old and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Summer reading program wrap-up party, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

Catasauqua: Summer concerts will be held at park

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua summer concert series in the park continues with a concert 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17, which was rescheduled from July 17, at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St. Featured is Steel Creek Country, sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service.

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 18, Jersey Girls and the Back Alley Boyz, ’50s and ’60s rock-n-roll music, will entertain. This concert is sponsored by Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba.

The summer series is sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service and Brosky Insurance.