Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happenings

Monday, July 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

JULY 24

• Half-price sale on all clothing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until July 29 during store hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

• Munchkin Music, 11 a.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Vacation Bible School (for ages 3 through grade 6), 6:30-8 p.m., at Bethany...

Setting the record straight

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

The Catasauqua School Board had many questions about the education being offered by the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, and IAACS officials came to a meeting Tuesday with answers.

The special school board meeting was held to hear the testimony of charter school Principal Douglas Taylor and charter school Solicitor Dan Fennick.

In two prior Catasauqua board meetings, former members of the charter school staff had voiced their concerns for the school’s well-being under...

Setting the record straight

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School Board had many questions about the education being offered by the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, and IAACS officials came to a meeting Tuesday with answers.

The special school board meeting was held to hear the testimony of charter school Principal Douglas Taylor, charter school Solicitor Dan Fennick and school adviser Tom Taylor.

In two prior Catasauqua board meetings, former members of the charter school staff had voiced their concerns for...

Front Street parking is on the table again

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s July 10 meeting, Councilwoman Christine Weaver re-introduced an ordinance controlling parking on Front Street, north of Church Street. The measure had been tabled at the council’s June 5 meeting.

Catasauqua’s Public Works Department is working to extend parking along the west side of Front Street in preparation of converting Front Street into a two-way street. The new parallel parking pads handle some of the parking in front of businesses. Parking slots...

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Last month, the Lehigh Valley celebrated a first when it became home to its debut construction camp for girls.

Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls welcomed teens 14 to 18 years old for a week of instruction, study and hands-on experience in construction trades, architecture, engineering and construction manufacturing. Students tried carpentry, spackling, drywall installation, masonry, plumbing and electrical work at sites from Emmaus High School to Lehigh Cement in Nazareth,...

Catasauqua: Thrift shop holds clothing sale

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on all clothing July 24-29.

Donations of good, used, clean clothing are gratefully accepting during store operation hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Proceeds from the shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.

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Historic Catasauqua Preservation...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 25

At Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., a vehicle was ticketed.

In the 900 block of Race Street, a dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend brought out police.

At St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 1237 Third St., officers assisted North Catasauqua police.

At Race Street Baptist Church, 610 Race St., police responded to an animal complaint.

Harassment by communications...

Coplay police

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 10

A motor vehicle accident occurred in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

In the 100 block of Center Circle, police responded to an animal complaint.

JULY 11

Officers conducted a security check in the unit block of North Fifth Street.

Police assisted a citizen with a report of stolen bikes in the 3300 block of North Front Street in Whitehall.

In the 100 block of South Fourth...