Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Facility receives five-star rating

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), has released its 2017 third-quarter ratings for nursing home facilities, and Cedarbrook received five out of five stars for overall quality, as well as four out of five stars on both quality measures and registered nurse staffing.

“I want to commend and recognize the hard work and commitment of the Cedarbrook staff,” Lehigh County Executive Philips Armstrong said. “Their everyday efforts, from caring for residents and running the facility, are the reason we’ve been rewarded with this distinction.”

Fundraiser to take place Feb. 24, 25

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Music event

Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) announces its 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon. This once-a-year fundraiser will take place at Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25. Hundreds of Lehigh Valley music students will perform at three locations within the mall in this special event, which is free and open to the public.

Special guest will be Miss Pennsylvania 2018, Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and current member of Penn State’s Blue Band. She will be at the mall noon Sunday.

Pancake supper is planned

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is having a Fat (Shrove) Tuesday pancake supper 5-7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the parish hall to enjoy the last day of feasting before Lent.

There will be pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice, coffee and tea.

There is a cost; children 3 years and younger eat for free.

The hall is handicapped-accessible.

For more information, visit the church’s website,; email; or call 610-865-3603.

Cookie Crunch set for Feb. 25

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and ArtsQuest will host the annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch fundraiser 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event benefits both the Girl Scouts and ArtsQuest’s art education fund, which provides arts and education programs for area students.

Regional chefs and restaurants will create dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorites.

For tickets and information, visit or call 610-332-3378.

Persian Gulf bonus

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990, to Aug. 31, 1991, are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31, 2018.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.

Deadline extended to Jan. 2, 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Rebate program

Older adults and people with disabilities have until Jan. 2, 2018, to apply for Pennsylvania’s property tax/rent rebate program for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2016. The deadline was extended from June 30, 2017.

The free rebate application forms for 2017 payments will be available early next year. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The income limits are $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded.

Be aware of holiday scams

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


As the holiday season continues, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slip-ups that could put a damper on festivities. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy.

Beware of deals. Be wary of those too-good-to-be-true deals, especially those that show up as links on your social media feeds. Check out reviews, search the retailer’s name with “scam” to see what comes up, and if it’s a retailer you already know and frequent online, go directly to the website rather than clicking on a link.

Tribute planned

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) in Washington, D.C., to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall — commonly referred to as The Wall.

Meeting set

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

German Friends

The regular monthly meeting of the Pennsylvania German Friends will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown.

Developing skills to build simple Dutch sentences will be the main focus.

The public is invited to this free meeting.

The Pennsylvania German Friends organization meets the third Thursday of the month at the church, except the month of April and the summer months of July and August.

Parking is available in the lot across Tacoma Street; use the ground floor office entrance.