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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Wounded Warriors gets $2,000 check from Holy Trinity

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Becky Yost and Michael Koniers, volunteers with Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, stopped by Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, Jan. 9 to receive a $2,000 donation from the church congregation.

The Pennsylvania organization is not affiliated with the national organization.

“We are all volunteers, so our administrative costs are low. Most of our costs are for printed materials,” Yost said.

Koniers is a U.S. Navy rescue swimmer who served in...

District votes ‘no’ to charter school renewal

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Eight months after the initial hearing, the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously not to renew the charter for Innovative Arts Academy Charter School.

The vote took place during the Jan. 14 regular school board meeting.

Catasauqua residents and teachers, staff, families and students of IAACS filled the CASD administrative board room May 21 and 22, 2019, for the charter renewal hearing before the board of education.

Representing CASD were...

Rockabilly at its best

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The second Saturday of every month, rockabilly music takes over Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St., Catasauqua. The monthly event brings in about 50 fans who dance the night away — and Jan. 11 was no different.

Jami Derr and her husband, Ric, have taken on the task of keeping the genre alive and well with Iron City Swing. Jami is a Catasauqua High School alumna.

The admission ticket includes a free swing dance class. Swing dancing is not for those with two left feet. The fast-...

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., has scheduled its next breakfast for 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19.

This is an all-you-can-eat breakfast with made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-1771.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its first meeting of the new year 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

The group will be planning activities and service projects for the next six months.


Coplay: Police address stop sign concerns

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Concerns about the new stop signs in the area of the recently reopened Coplay-Northampton Bridge were addressed Jan. 10 by Coplay Police Chief Vincent Genovese.

He reported the signs, installed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, are there to stay.

Genovese noted drivers stopped for running the new stop signs have been given a verbal courtesy notice. Violators will be issued tickets starting Feb. 1.

One of the new signs is on Chestnut Street, at Front Street,...


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.

Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.

Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.

I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.


North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 2

The department performed a security check in the 1400 block of Main Street.

Assistance was provided to Catasauqua police in the 400 block of Crane Street.

JAN. 3

A DUI involving drugs at Fourth and Grove streets brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a DUI involving alcohol at Howertown Road and Palomino Drive.

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the...

Sheckler News: School closed Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School is closed Jan. 20 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There will be no classes for students Jan. 21 because of an Act 80 teacher in-service day.

Regularly scheduled classes resume Jan. 22.


School physicals will be done Jan. 22 for those students who have signed up for this service.


The lost-and-found bin is growing quickly at Sheckler Elementary.

If your child has misplaced an item, remind him or her...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 16: Elem. — Calzone with tomato sauce, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans (H.S.: Tater Tots instead), baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)

Friday, Jan. 17: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Mandarin chicken, steamed rice, assorted fresh fruit, Asian vegetable medley, baby carrots, side...

Public Library of Catasauqua: Try reading outside the box to enjoy different authors, genres

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Most of us have a favorite author. We’ll read anything as long as it’s by our favorite author.

Many of us have a favorite genre. We’ll read any author as long as it’s a mystery, a thriller, a romance or even a work of nonfiction.

There is much talk these days about “thinking outside the box.” On that theme, it might be fun to “read outside the box.” The following authors are masters of their craft. Just for fun, consider reading works by the writers who influenced some of your...