Catasauqua Press

Monday, July 13, 2020


Monday, July 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Bible study (with Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Jami Possinger), 10 a.m., through an online platform. Information and to connect: 610-767-7203

• Bible study (organized by the ladies at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church), 10:30 a.m., on Zoom. Once the gathering restrictions are relaxed, all ladies are invited to join together 10:30 a.m. Monday mornings in the old fellowship hall at the church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. Information and to connect: Gloria Wallery at...

Taking a tour

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The 2020 Independence Day celebration at George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua, was an abbreviated version of the annual event.

Volunteers at the GTH gave spirited house tours to the guests who stopped by.

Usually the celebration of the Fourth of July includes a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This was not on the agenda for the celebration this year.

About mid-June, the borough gave approval to open the historical landmark once the county...

Fireworks discussion lights up meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Catasauqua Borough Council held its last virtual meeting July 6, with a plan to have the workshop meeting in person July 27. The primary topic of discussion at the meeting was fireworks.

Every municipality in the Lehigh Valley struggles with the increased usage and the strength of fireworks that can be purchased since the Pennsylvania legislature loosened the state’s fireworks law in 2017. With this change in the law, resident fireworks complaints are sky high.

“We have seen a...

CASD superintendent announces plans for in-person classes

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler shared information regarding the 2020-21 school year in a post on the district’s Facebook page July 1.

CASD administration reviewed the recent survey taken by parents, guardians and other stakeholders, as well as the latest research, medical recommendations and best practices, to begin formulating a plan for the fall, according to Spengler.

“We have also led and participated in numerous Lehigh Valley Task Forces to...

Remembering: Weaversville — 70 years ago

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, we continue our youthful memories of Weaversville. We recall the Danner Saw Mill.

The mill was an open-air operation that operated until the cold winter season. There was no building.

Stanley Danner, the owner, and his wife resided in Northampton. Both Stanley and his wife worked together sawing both logs and firewood. The mill yard was always filled with logs to mill. One of the mill’s best customers was the Pennsylvania State Farm, which had a large farm in...

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 25

At East 10th Street and Dewey Avenue, a traffic stop was conducted.

A suspicious male in the 1500 block of Main Street was reported.

MAY 26

Officers checked on the welfare of a female in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue and on a male at Main and West Fourth streets.

An unwanted male in the 1500 block of Main Street was reported.

An unattended death in the 2300 block of...

Hill’s Restaurant set for new tenants

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The site of the former Hill’s Restaurant, 215 Bridge St., is being cleaned up and readied for a new tenant. Wilbur Hill, the building’s owner, is working on the restaurant following the departure of the last tenants, who owned Bridge Street Family Restaurant and opened a new restaurant in Northampton.

“With all the virus stuff going around, I thought it best we have the place spic and span,” Hill said.

He noted he does not want to change the layout but does want to add some...

Coplay: Saengerbund plans live music

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., has reopened on a limited basis — 4-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The club has acoustic guitars and vocals Friday evenings and button box accordions Sunday afternoons and evenings.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association is returning to its regular food bank schedule for clients.

Serving 24 families, the food bank, located in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. the second...

North Catasauqua: North Catasauqua park now open

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St., is now open.

Please be aware that COVID-19 is still a risk. The use of the playground equipment and restroom facilities is at your own risk.

Stay safe by practicing social distancing, wearing a mask and frequently washing your hands.


North Catasauqua Borough Council next meets 7 p.m. July 20 in the basement of borough hall, 1066 Fourth St.

Social distancing and masks are required.