Catasauqua Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Scouts install blessing box in Catasauqua

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 6242 earned their Bronze Award by constructing a blessing box and collecting donations to fill the box.

The troop meets at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, in Whitehall.

The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. Junior Girl Scouts are in grades 4 and 5.

Along with teamwork, the Scouts learned valuable skills including problem solving, using hand and power tools, painting and giving back to their community.

Bridge, Iron Works projects detailed at Chamber luncheon

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Get the Facts luncheon at Northampton Banquet & Events Center May 30.

Richard Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, and Elliot Nolter, project manager for Spillman Farmer Architects, were the featured speakers.

Molchany addressed the Coplay-Northampton Bridge project, giving a quick overview of the $2.5 billion in road improvements scheduled for the Lehigh Valley.

Molchany alluded to the expected three-year time frame for construction. The bridge closed May 31.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Dog is abandoned on Tacoma Street property

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township authorities looked into the status of a Tacoma Street property after receiving complaints from residents.

At Hanover Council’s May 17 meeting, township Manager Sandra Pudliner updated council members on the status of the house.

“The property appears to be taken over by the bank,” she said. “Base Engineering Company has a contract to maintain the property.”

CHS Class of 2017 graduates 103

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

‘It is our responsibility to better the world around us as well as ourselves’

Tears of joy were seen on the faces of graduates and their parents as 103 members of the Catasauqua High School Class of 2017 participated in commencement services Monday in the school gymnasium.

Salutatorian Cody Walker spoke about experiences that class members have shared during early school years, including field trips, plays he said students were “forced to put on” every year and “the sixth-grade fiesta where we had to, unfortunately, dance together.”


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A May 25 article detailing the significance of the D&L Trail contained a few factual errors.

David Thomas, founder of Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, originated from Wales.

In August 1839, he began building a blast furnace at Lock 36. The first completed blast was July 4, 1840.

The Press regrets the errors.