Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Council denies extension request

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

At the Sept. 17 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council, Hyoungjoon Park appeared with his lawyer, Alexander Ward, regarding an email he received about the condition of his property at 1020 and 1022 Second St.

Park’s property had been undergoing construction work for months. The progress seemed to have hit a standstill as of July 20. Neighbors filed complaints, and the borough is concerned the project will not be completed before the winter season hits.

As part of an...

School board OKs comprehensive plan

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

At the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting Sept. 11, the board voted on the final plan of the school district’s comprehensive plan for 2019-22. Director of Curriculum and Assessment Dr. Christina Lutz-Doemling said this plan meets all the state’s Department of Education requirements and has been a work in progress over the past few years. It was unanimously approved.

Lutz-Doemling was also excited to have the board vote on the new advanced placement calculus...

Catty resident takes gold at 2018 Transplant Games

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Paul Albert, of Catasauqua, won a gold medal during the 2018 Transplant Games of America, held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He won gold as part of the golf team while representing Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties on Team Philadelphia.

Albert received a double lung transplant in 1993.

There were 12 competitors from the Lehigh Valley on Team Philadelphia, which covered eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

The Transplant Games celebrate...

Roughies Report: iPads may need updating

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in School

From time to time, it is essential students run software updates on their iPads in order for the applications to run smoothly. This process is very easy to do. In order to update your iPad to the most current software settings, go to Settings, General, then Software Update. Download and install the update.

If your iPad is not charged to at least 50 percent, the update will not run unless your iPad is plugged into a charger.

If you are having trouble updating your iPad at home,...

County executive presents budget plan

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

On Aug. 31, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, officials and residents received their first look at the proposed budget for 2019 when Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong presented his first budget since assuming office.

After a visual presentation of supporting charts and documents, Armstrong gave the hefty 488-page budget to Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty.

To make the proposed $506.1 million budget (themed “Back to the Future”) balance, Armstrong resurrected the...

CMS News: Annual dance will be held Sept. 28

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School PTF Welcome Back dance is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28.


Reminder: Deadline for the Don8Zone Color Run fundraiser registration is Sept. 24. Support your school!


School will be closed Oct. 8 for the Columbus Day holiday.

Enjoy your long weekend.


If you have any school news or updates for this column, email the information to, and I’ll...

Northampton: Food bank will hold penny party Sept. 23 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank’s annual penny party will be held Sept. 23 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

Doors open 1:30 p.m. The games begin 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be available, and a raffle and bake sale are also planned.

Proceeds benefit the needy in the Northampton Area School District and surrounding areas.

For more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.


Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept. 20: Elem. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, Sept. 21: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed broccoli, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Pulled...

Change on Main opens its doors

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Northampton County’s newest recovery center opened Aug. 24. Change on Main, 1830 Main St., Northampton, seeks to offer a safe and pressure-free environment for those in recovery to find their own community and avoid external stressors.

“Here at Change on Main, that’s what we’re going to offer — hope and love. That’s the foundation of what people in recovery need,” Brian Sabo, the center’s program director, said.

According to Timothy Munsch, executive director of Lehigh Valley...

Coplay: Dinner is Sept. 22

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold a congregational community dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the church hall.

Shepherd’s pie with cream cabbage, applesauce, dessert, rolls and beverages are on the menu. The public is welcome.


Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., is hosting an all-you-can-eat Italian night 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13.

The meal will include salad, garlic breadsticks, spaghetti, meatballs, sausage with peppers and onions,...