Catasauqua Press

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Book talk about

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Social News


New York Times bestselling-author Peter Stark will recount George Washington’s formative early career in a lecture and book-signing for his recently-released book, “Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father,” 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Americans often hold a static and idealized vision of George Washington,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. “By exploring...

Borough appoints fire inspector

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting Nov. 5, Catasauqua Borough Council appointed Ray Anthony to the newly created position of fire inspector.

The position allows the borough to conduct its own fire inspections. Anthony is also a part-time police officer and can issue violations. Before creating this position, fire inspections were done by outside parties.

In other business, Councilman Eugene Schlegel reported he has had discussions with the county about handicapped access to the Pine Street...

Hanover Township gets results from sinkhole study

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s regular meeting Nov. 7, Richard Lee, of Quantum Geophysics, reported his findings on a study regarding a stretch of Troxell Street.

The area around Troxell and Taft streets experienced several substructure problems, at least one of which was suspected to cause a water line break. Council wrestled with the problem for months while repairs were made to fix broken water lines.

The township plans to pave the road in 2019 and did not want to see the new...

Bah! Humbug!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Catasauqua High School Drama Club will present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” by Mark Brown, Nov. 16-18.

This comedy is a twist on Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol.” In this tale, a year has passed since the Ghosts have visited Scrooge. His change of heart did not stick, and he is now suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and emotional stress...

North Catasauqua: Concert honoring vets set for Nov. 18

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The WE SING Community Chorus, along with local community church choirs, invites residents to a Salute to Our Vets concert 4 p.m. Nov. 18. The concert will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

Come enjoy an afternoon musical tribute to military veterans. A freewill offering will benefit veterans. A reception follows the concert in the fellowship hall.

For more information, call 610-264-1225 or visit ...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A few months ago, two postcards were delivered to my mailbox. They were sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and addressed to my daughters.

The subject of the mailing was “Important Information from PennDOT About REAL ID.” According to the postcards, because their very first driver’s licenses were issued after September 2003, PennDOT might have all the information required for a REAL ID and they might be able to avoid going to a driver’s license center.


Craft, vendor show is planned for Nov. 18

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Community Cares Program

Catasauqua Community Cares Program is hosting a craft and vendor show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18.

The event will be held at Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

There will be various crafters and vendors, a Chinese auction and snack stand.

Donations of macaroni and cheese and chicken noodle soup will be accepted.

A free raffle ticket will be given for each item donated. The raffle is for a 32-inch Roku Smart LED television,...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 31

Officers investigated a report of disorderly conduct in the 2900 block of Zephyr Boulevard.

A disturbance in the 400 block of Sixth Street was reported.

Police responded to a theft from a vehicle at MacArthur Commons.

A report of identity theft in the 2700 block of Halleck Drive was investigated.

The department assisted with a report of a fire in the 3100 block of North Second...

Police seeking Danielsville man

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh TWP.

William Lavenburg, 41, of Danielsville, is wanted by Lehigh Township Police Department for fleeing and eluding police, reckless endangerment and other traffic-related offenses.

According to a report, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Nov. 7, Lehigh Township Police Department was conducting speed enforcement on South Cottonwood Road. A dark gray Dodge Ram 2500 regular cab pickup with Pennsylvania registration ZJZ-0792 passed through at an excessive speed.