Catasauqua Press

Friday, November 24, 2017

Public Library of Catasauqua: Thanks to those who made a difference

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

— John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”

— Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner for “The Color Purple”

John F. Kennedy and Alice Walker remind us that saying thank you is good for the soul. If, right...

Hanover honors injured officer

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township Council took a moment Nov. 15 to honor state police Corporal Seth Kelly, who was seriously injured Nov. 7 in a roadside shooting. Council recommended sending cards and tributes to Kelly, care of Belfast Barracks, 654 Bangor Road, Nazareth, 18064.

Hanover does not have a police force and depends on state police to enforce its laws.

There is a bloodmobile at the state police barracks in Bethlehem to support Kelly. According to township Manager Sandra Pudliner,...

Coplay Police

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 13

Officers checked a building in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

NOV. 14

A retail theft at Coplay News Agency was reported.

A written warning was issued during a traffic stop in the unit block of North Fourth Street.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police with a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Howertown Road.

A security alarm at BB&T Bank brought...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 27

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 28

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Middle school: District is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Area School District schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, Nov. 23, through Nov. 28.

Enjoy your time with family and friends!

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The CASD School Board is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the district administration board room at 201 N. 14th St.

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Come on out to the winter band concert 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the school auditorium.

This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy holiday music.

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If you have...

Whitehall Police

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 13

Officers investigated a bomb threat in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

The department received a report of a reckless driver on MacArthur Road.

Fires on Municipal and Alta drives brought police to the scenes.

Police investigated an attempted burglary in the 3100 block of North Front Street.

Reports of identity thefts on Schadt Avenue and MacArthur Road were received.

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High school: Turkey Day Tunnel event set

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in School

The Varsity “C” Club, in conjunction with Student Council at Catasauqua High School, will be hosting its second annual Thanksgiving Eve community bonfire tradition of the Turkey Day Tunnel. Activities begin 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the side parking lot at Sheckler Elementary School.

Refreshments will be available.

This event is weather permitting.

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Reminder: Students in the Catasauqua Area School District will have an early dismissal Nov. 22. High school students...