Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 25

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Women’s group studies of “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst and “The Quest” by Beth Moore, 6:30-8 p.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Information: 610-767-1239 or

SEPT. 26

• Chair yoga with instructor Sara Mercer, 9-10 a.m., at Whitehall...

Two-way Front Street affects plans by St. Mary’s Church

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Father John Krivak, pastor at St. Mary’s Church, along with a host of parishioners, attended the Aug. 28 Catasauqua council workshop meeting to talk about the church’s upcoming Octoberfest celebration. Octoberfest is scheduled for Oct. 21.

Traditionally, the church closes down Union Street for the event. With the change in Front Street to two-way traffic, Union Street is now a critical corridor to move traffic off Front Street.

Krivak asked council to allow Union Street to be...

Leslie Estrada is new school district community liaison

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua High School Spanish teacher Leslie Estrada will not only be teaching in the classroom this year, but will also be serving as the school’s new community liaison.

According to Estrada, in her role as community liaison, she will be communicating with residents and business owners in the community, welcoming new families and helping them become more involved in school activities.

“I think it’s really important to meet with families in our community,” she said.


Catasauqua celebrates grand opening

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Saturday, under sunny skies, Catasauqua dedicated its new municipal building.

After the dedication, borough staff members conducted tours of the facility. Most residents came away wowed by the new facility and the design of the building, which houses administrative offices, as well as police, fire and emergency services stations.

Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder thanked all the contractors and subcontractors who worked diligently to complete the project within budget.


Northampton police

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


The department investigated a report of a male making terroristic threats against another male in the 2300 block of Dewey Avenue.

Harassment by two males in the 1800 block of Lincoln Avenue brought out police to investigate.


Officers assisted Whitehall police in the 4700 block of Main Street.

SEPT. 10

A domestic dispute between a male and female took place in the...

Elementary school: School pictures will be taken Tuesday

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in School

One, two, three, smile! Picture day at Sheckler Elementary School is Sept. 26. So, don’t forget to bring payment and your happy face with you on Tuesday!


Students will be having a Think First anti-bullying assembly Sept. 27. Sheckler uses a card system for students to remind them to Think First and keep positive behavior. The students’ card color is changed based on the behavior they have exhibited throughout the day. Students who keep positive behavior for the month are...

Additional insurance needed by N. Catty community groups

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

From pavilion rentals to car shows to Autumnfest, some organizational changes may be on the horizon for events held in North Catasauqua.

At the Sept. 12 borough council meeting, Katrinka Casamassa, from Brosky Insurance Company, informed council members there are potential gaps in coverage for events that are held in the borough.

The borough has not previously required additional insurance from groups like the betterment committee and We Sing Chorus for events held in North...

A new plant

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

The Coplay Cement Company had a long and prestigious history. Founded by David Saylor, it operated in the Borough of Coplay from 1866 to 1978. As the years passed, the plant’s equipment slowly became obsolete. The company had to make a serious decision: Should they modernize, should they construct a new plant or should they sell to a company that could resurrect the aging facility?

After much discussion and debate, the historic company decided to sell. In a letter to the stockholders...

Marching band festival returns Oct. 1 to Allentown stadium

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

More than 3,000 collegiate musicians will turn J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown into the World’s Biggest Halftime Show, as the Collegiate Marching Band Festival returns for its 22nd annual edition beginning noon Oct. 1.

The event is a one-of-a-kind festival in the country featuring college marching bands performing for one another, parents and enthusiasts of the marching band activity. The 2017 festival brings 20 college and university bands from throughout the mid-Atlantic region...

Seniors to hear talk about Medicare

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The next meeting of the Catty Seniors Plus will be 1 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Slovak Center Social Club. Doors will open noon. The speaker this month is Maria Santarcoloma. She will be speaking on Medicare and United Health Care. Dessert and coffee will follow with bingo games.

Seats are still available on the bus for the Dec. 12 Christmas dinner show at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey. If interested, call Nancy Matika at 610-369-6543.

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