Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coplay: Scoreboard dedication is Saturday

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A large crowd is expected noon Saturday at Sammy Balliet Stadium for the dedication of the impressive state-of-the-art digital scoreboard in the outfield. Local dignitaries, sports figures and others, including an IronPigs mascot, will participate.

The stadium grounds has the enviable reputation as one of the finest diamonds in the region, where Curt Simmons of Egypt and Phillies fame honed his pitching skills.

Although one of the first stadiums to have lighting for night games...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Snoopy’s Christmas

“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells

Ring out from the land

Asking peace of all the world

And good will to man ...

“The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights

He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight

Why he didn’t shoot, well, we’ll never know...

“The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine

And forced him to land behind the enemy lines

Snoopy was certain that this was the end

When the Baron cried...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.


Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board holds a special meeting to receive a report from the Innovative...

north Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers assisted Coplay police with a report of a domestic dispute in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

In the 1000 block of Fourth Street, a domestic dispute brought out police.

Criminal mischief in the 1300 block of Third Street was reported to police.

Police responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

Officers assisted a citizen who fell in the 1400...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In an election follow-up story in the May 25 edition of The Press, North Catasauqua Borough Council candidate Joseph T. Keglovits was incorrectly identified as an incumbent. In fact, the Joe Keglovits currently serving on the council is his father, Joseph D. Keglovits.

In the running this fall to fill four four-year terms on the borough council are incumbents Cherie Gebhardt, John Yanek and Peter Paone and challengers Mark Gioielli and Joseph T. Keglovits.

Other council members...

Golf tournament

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Hankee Fund

The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund will be holding its 10th annual Krysta Hankee Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 9 at Whitetail Golf Club, Bath. Shotgun starts are 7:40 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

The per-player fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.

Lunch will be provided by Carmel.

Tee time will be secured when payment is received. Whitetail tournament and seasonal sponsorships are available.

For cost, registration and other information, email...

Board remembers the late Sally Reiss

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

At the June 12 meeting of Catasauqua Area School Board, President Penny Hahn opened the meeting by calling for a moment of silence in memory of the late Sally Reiss, a school board member who had died June. 7.

“Sally was someone I truly admired and appreciated,” board member Dawn Berrigan said. “I have many fond memories of her. She will be missed.”

On the meeting agenda were approvals for a number of items.

This included the final adoption of the cafeteria fund budget...

Fighting for life with the help of medicine, family, friends

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

It was difficult keeping such a rare cancer diagnosis from my sister and her family and my close friends; however, by doing so, I was able to ignore the disease and accept each day as it came.

I now look back and realize how careless and irrational my decision was to try to conceal such a disease. Concealing the disease ate away at my conscience and, ultimately, my physical body.

About two weeks ago, I began feeling ill — ill in the sense I lost my appetite, energy and sizable...


Monday, June 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• East Allen Township summer camp (for ages 5 to 12), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Bicentennial Park, 5351 West Park Lane. Camp will continue until Aug. 3. Information and cost: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306; registration: municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

• Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association sign-ups (for fall baseball, softball and Whitehall Zephyr youth field hockey), 6-7:30 p.m., at the pavilion, Lehigh...