Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Another view

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Talk to any woman you know, and there’s a good chance she has used birth control medication at some point in her life.

In fact, according to a December 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention article on a National Survey of Family Growth study, 2011-13, “61.7 percent of the 60.9 million women aged 15-44 in the United States were currently using contraception.”

And I was one of them. Contrary to what many individuals think women use birth control medication for —...

North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus schedules Halloween luncheon, meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A Halloween luncheon is planned for the Oct. 25 Catty Seniors Plus meeting, which meets 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Members will be served a light lunch and dessert, supplied by Traditions of Hanover.

Aging in Place’s Marisa Leaser will present “Home Sweet Home Care.”

Everyone is asked to bring an item for Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

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The Oct. 27 trip to Mohegan Sun Casino is fully booked. If you are interested in being on a...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 19: Elem. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, Oct. 20: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Turkey sub with...

Borghesani pleads guilty to corruption of minors charge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log

Former Whitehall High School teacher David Andrew Borghesani appeared before Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach Oct. 9 and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of corruption of minors. It was a culmination of an investigative process that began last October with allegations from parents of the teacher’s misbehavior.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 30.

According to Whitehall-Coplay School District Solicitor Jeffrey Sultanik, the board’s involvement into the matter ended when...

High school: College reps at high school Oct. 19, 20

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in School

Representatives from Misericordia University will be visiting Catasauqua High School today, Oct. 19, to speak with interested juniors and seniors.

On Oct. 20, representatives from Kutztown University will be at the school.

Visit the high school guidance office for more specific information and to sign up.

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Tickets are still on sale for Catasauqua High School’s Homecoming dance Oct. 21 in the high school cafeteria. Tickets for the dance can be purchased during...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 2

Police responded to a report of rape on North Front Street.

The department investigated hazardous conditions on Bridge Street and Schadt Avenue.

A weapons offense brought officers to Mechanicsville Road.

A retail theft on MacArthur Road was reported.

Officers responded to a threat on Zephyr Boulevard and suspicious activity on Lehigh Street.

Reports of property damage on...

Arts charter school students allege core classes are lacking

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Students from Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, voiced some concerns at the Catasauqua Area School Board meeting Oct. 10. They alleged a lack of care or attention for them and their peers by the charter school’s administration and insufficient classes required for graduation.

A member of the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School’s junior class spoke to Catasauqua Area School Board members, telling them she disenrolled at the charter school because she...

Meatloaf dinner set for Oct. 25

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, will hold a homemade meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25.

The dinner includes assorted desserts and beverages.

There is a cost. Children age 3 and under eat for free.

All proceeds benefit church ministries.

For more information call 610-865-3603 or email standrewsbethlehem.org.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 2

In the 200 block of Limestone Street, members of the department responded to a report of a disturbance. Police said the person left.

An assault occurred in the 700 block of Front Street, police said. The department is continuing the investigation.

On Pine Street, a subject was located.

At the department, 90 Bridge St., a soliciting permit was issued.

A dispute between brothers in...