Catasauqua Press

Friday, March 22, 2019

Go fish! Hanover OKs catch, release in Catasauqua Lake

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township Council approved fishing in Catasauqua Lake during its meeting March 6.

The lake is in Canal Park and has been part of an ongoing effort by the township to make the park a top-rated outdoor venue. The township drained the lake in 2012 and reworked the bed to make it more conducive for aquatic life — not just fish, but turtles and all manner of flora.

Unfortunately, some sinkholes developed in the following years. The sinkholes were filled and the lake...

Catty enjoys Celtic music, food

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St., Catasauqua, hosted a Celtic festival March 10 featuring Irish songs by local band Celtic Adventure.

“It’s something we wanted to try,” said Vicki Bartholomew, who manages Gas House Dance Hall and the adjacent coffeehouse, Blockers. “This year, we did it on a Sunday, but I think it’s better to have it on Saturday. We wanted to do it before St. Patrick’s Day, so we would not conflict with other parties.”

The party featured Dave Jones with his...

Two directors resign from school board

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met March 12 and said goodbye to two of its own.

Rodney and Christine Nace resigned from their positions as school board directors. It was noted they cited work conflicts as their reason for stepping down.

“They’ve been invaluable to our conversations,” Superintendent Robert Spengler said.

Spengler said the district will advertise the two open seats and hold public interviews at a future school board meeting.


Northampton police

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a child custody issue in the 1000 block of Main Street.


A reportable accident involving two vehicles occurred in the 1600 block of Main Street.

In the 800 block of Main Street, a hit and run took place. The report said a legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver-side mirror.


At Howertown Road and Banks Street, police...

Sail away with Catty

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by ED COURRIER in School

“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Catasauqua High School March 21-24.

Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.

“Anything Goes” features the misadventures of Billy Crocker, a stowaway aboard an ocean liner, who falls in love with American debutante Hope Harcourt. He is aided by gangster Moonface Martin and nightclub singer Reno Sweeney...

Fighting Hunger: Pantry, food bank here to help battle food insecurity in area

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

Whitehall Food Pantry and Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association Food Bank provide much-needed food for our residents. As you have heard me say many times before, no one in this country, as rich as we are, should ever be hungry. This really bothers me and so many others.

Food insecurity in America was almost wiped out due to provisions President Lyndon Johnson’s administration put into law back in the 1960s. Sadly, 50 years later, we still have food insecurity. I’ll get off my...


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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.


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


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

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A report of fraud in the 4700 block of Main Street was investigated.

A mental health call in the 3100 block of North Second Street brought police to the scene.

The department addressed hazardous conditions on MacArthur and Coplay roads and Main and Lehigh streets.

Thefts on Alta Drive and at Lehigh Valley Mall were reported.

Officers investigated a domestic offense against family...

Roughies Report: ‘Anything Goes’ set to begin

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School Drama Club students will present “Anything Goes” 7 p.m. March 21-23 and 2 p.m. March 24.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors/children. All ticket sales are final (no refunds or exchanges). Everyone, regardless of age, requires a ticket to attend a performance.

Purchase tickets online at


Are you interested in winning two tickets to the Catasauqua High School junior/senior prom? If so, see a junior...

Bath series begins

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, this writer and my friend Larry Oberly start our series on the history of Bath by visiting the Bath Museum in the new borough complex, 121 S. Walnut St. The museum has moved from its old location at the former Washington Street building to its new home.

The new museum was rededicated in November 2018.

Enjoy Bath’s history in photographs.


In two weeks — “Cradle of History.”