Catasauqua Press

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Northampton: Borough property remains closed

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Municipal Building and the borough’s parks and playground remain closed to the public, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The borough’s April meetings will not be held.

The recreation center and the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum are also closed until further notice.

Northampton Banquet and Event Center is temporarily canceling its popular Monday night bingo.


Public Library of Catasauqua: Check our Facebook page

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The board of trustees and the staff of the Public Library of Catasauqua send their best wishes for the health and safety of everyone in the communities we serve, as well as everyone in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Like so many agencies, nonprofits and businesses, we are closed for all services until further notice. We look forward to the day we get to reopen.

In the meanwhile, every Monday and Thursday we will post library-related messages on our Facebook page — fun and informative facts about books, authors and things you didn’t know you wanted to know. Enjoy!

Catasauqua: Look for online Easter services

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Due to the coronavirus, Catasauqua Borough churches will not be holding traditional Easter services this week.

Some churches throughout the Lehigh Valley are holding livestream Facebook services, and you can check them out online.

Also, just turn on your TV, as it seems you can always find a service/Mass being provided, especially on Easter Sunday.


The borough of Catasauqua announces all borough meetings are canceled until further notice.

Coplay: Restaurants open for pickup, delivery

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar is open only for food pickups and delivery service.

The Bacon Strip on Second Street has pickups available on a daily basis.


Coplay Borough canceled the two borough council meetings for April.

The administration will decide the plans for May after the president and governor make any announcements at the end of this month.

The borough hall lockdown is for the entire municipal building, including the police station and office. The public can contact police by phone, email or 911 for an emergency.


Coplay: Borough hall offices only open to staff

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s municipal building remains shut down for public access; however, borough officials report the town hall office operations remain open to the staff.

The public can contact the borough via email or telephone.

Police operations continue on an around-the-clock basis.

The borough hall lockdown includes the athletic club, weightlifting and fitness on the second floor, the twice-weekly aerobic classes and use of the basketball court.


Catasauqua: Support your local restaurants

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

By now, I’m sure everyone is going a little stir-crazy — and, by that, I also mean everyone has likely been doing a lot of cooking.

Why not give yourself a break and support some of our local restaurants that are still open for takeout and delivery?

Some restaurants open for takeout or delivery are Blockers Coffeehouse, Front Street, 610-443-0707; Pie’s On Pizzeria, Front and Pine streets, 610-264-7000; Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie, Mulberry Street, 610-443-2284; and New China, Second Street, 610-266-8000.

Remembering: Taking a look at the Weaversville Academy catalog

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this column, Mr. Larry Oberly and this writer are enrolling in the Weaversville Academy on Weaversville Road, East Allen Township. The year is 1858. I hope we are accepted!

This rare 1858 academy catalog was a copy from Amanda Weaver. Michael and Samuel Weaver were two of the founders of the academy. Samuel was Amanda’s father.

Ms. Susan Jenkins Weaver, family researcher, graciously has shared this information with our readers. The land for the school was donated by the Weaver family.