Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Area veterans groups plan Memorial Day services

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Memorial Day services are planned across the region. The public is invited to attend the programs, organized by local veterans groups to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve and protect our freedoms.


• American Legion Post 215 will travel to various locations in Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs May 27:

10 a.m. — Fairview Cemetery, 2584 Lehigh St., Whitehall

10:15 a.m. — Pine Street Bridge, Catasauqua

10:30 a.m. — North...

Parents discuss child care options

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Parents using the St. Paul’s Child Care Center, Catasauqua, gathered in the church auditorium May 15 to listen to options to keep the center functioning. Len Witt, church council member, confirmed the new owners do not want to continue the program.

“We gave the new owners the financial picture and the advantages of the nursery. They reviewed everything but made the decision to close the nursery at St. Paul’s,” Witt said.

The announcement was not unexpected.

“We only have...

‘I can feel the energy’

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Herve Rousseau, owner of the Dery mansion, 520 Fifth St., Catasauqua, held an open house for developers and Catasauqua residents interested in the 25,000-square-foot grand property, billed as the largest residential property in Lehigh County.

The troubled property has been through several developers trying to bring it back to its glorious elegance. Rousseau’s experience with successful stylish nightclubs was to be Dery’s next iteration.

Unfortunately, the restoration costs are...

Pennsylvania Dutch dialect celebrated

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

After completing a 13-week course studying the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, 29 students received their Fraktur-themed diplomas from instructors Dave and Jean Adam. The graduation ceremony took place April 30 in the social room of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Kelly Kiefer, of Catasauqua, at age 24, and Coopersburg resident Jen Fritz, at 26, were the youngest students to receive certificates. Kiefer attended classes with her grandmother Doris Kiefer.

The 2019 spring session...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Our near and dear furry friend Sirius got his therapy dog calling from heaven April 22. There were no viable options to ease all the pain he had internally.

I want to personally thank your Press staff for taking such an interest in my passion: therapy dogs. It is my mission to continue where Sirius left off and educate the Lehigh Valley on what a therapy dog is all about.

It was one of your reporters, the late Mark Reccek, who wrote about Sirius attending...

Roughies Report: Sports ceremony will be held May 29

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in School

The 2019 all-sports awards ceremony will be held in the auditorium of Catasauqua High School May 29, beginning 6:30 p.m. Senior student-athletes must attend the ceremony in order to receive their senior blanket.

If you are unable to attend, stop by the CHS athletic office as soon as possible.

Also, all student-athletes attending the awards ceremony are reminded to dress appropriately.


Sacred Heart Senior Living in Northampton is hiring dietary aides for the 4-...

Another View

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The popular social media site Snapchat released a new feature this month. The gender swap filter allows you to take a picture of yourself or a friend and transform into the opposite gender.

Snapchat allows people to send pictures or short videos, called “snaps,” to friends. The most popular feature is these snaps only last a few seconds and then disappear.

According to Business Insider, the male-appearing lens translates to adding a five-o’clock shadow, thicker eyebrows, a...

CMS News: Field days are set for CMS students

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in School

The field days for Catasauqua Middle School are scheduled as follows:

• Seventh grade: May 23

• Eighth grade: May 28

• Fifth grade: May 29

• Sixth grade: May 30

The rain date is May 31.


The sixth-grade fiesta is planned for May 24.


There will be a band sign-up night starting 7 p.m. May 24.


Schools will be closed May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.


The sixth-grade field trip to Ozzy’s,...

Coplay police

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 13

Police provided a protection-from-abuse service in the unit block of South Front Street.

A residential alarm in the 200 block of South Front Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

The department performed a welfare check in the unit block of North Third Street.

A coyote in the unit block of North Seventh...