Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

High school: Prom tickets are on sale now in B116

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in School

CHS junior/senior prom tickets are officially on sale and can be purchased from Mr. Inman in B116. Please have your seating arrangements with you.

Tickets are $70, unless you sold hoagies for a discounted rate. Cash and checks, made payable to the Class of 2019, are acceptable forms of payment.


Reminder: Any student interested in attending West Point Military Academy can attend a West Point/ROTC information meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Lehigh...

‘The Power of a Pivot’ offers tools, tips for happiness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Imagine choosing to add more joy to one’s life each day.

That is the vision of Nancy Werteen, a resident of the Parkland School District, and Kim Howie, of Center Valley, authors of the book “The Power of a Pivot.”

In their book, Werteen and Howie offer tools and tips for a better understanding of the path to true happiness.

They are also co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, an organization that helps women connect and commit to their passions and shared wisdom. Readers...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


At Force 1, 403 Wood St., abandoned vehicles were tagged.

A domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend occurred in the 100 block of Howertown Road.

Suspicious activity on Church Street was reported. The report said a person was looking through cars.

In the 500 block of Race Street, a fight over domestic issues occurred.

Officers assisted Whitehall police in the 3700 block...

McNeill, Boscola to host senior fair

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at Whitehall Mall.

“We have over 70 vendors scheduled to attend. There will be free blood pressure screenings, vision checks, giveaways, refreshments and door prizes,” McNeill said. “Last year’s event drew more than 500 seniors, so you don’t want to miss out on this...

North Catasauqua: Cash bingo event is April 22

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Porter Lodge No. 284 F&AM, 1103 Sixth St., will host a cash bingo 3 p.m. April 22.

Doors will open 1 p.m., with the kitchen offering food from Grumpy’s Road House and other items.

A Chinese auction will also be held.

This event provides income for charitable and fraternal activities. Most recent bingo jackpots have been in excess of $300.

For reservations, call Bill at 610-437-6925


Catty Seniors Plus will have a luncheon for members 1 p.m....

The postage rush

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

When postal rates increase, there is a collective groan! Remember when you thumbed through your pile of stamps to find the exact postage for your mail? Thankfully, the dilemma for some of us was solved by the Forever Stamp, a great improvement from the past.

I found an old column written by my good friend Al Recker more than 15 years ago. It is very enjoyable, so we thought we would share it with you.

Fifteen years ago, the 37-cent stamp made an appearance at our post offices...

Catty family bonds with girl from Bronx

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Catasauqua residents Heather and Todd Walp and their 9-year-old daughter, Mailya, signed up to host a child from New York City for one week in the summer through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns program for the first time back in 2015. Treece, of the Bronx, now 11 years old, had such a fun week with the Walp family that summer that she’s been coming back ever since.

During Treece’s visits, the family enjoys playing sports, going to Knoebels Amusement Resort and Dorney Park, camping...

Middle school: PSSA reward day is set for April 20

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in School

The math PSSA perfect attendance reward will be held April 20. Students will receive a snack while watching a movie. Also, PSSA makeups will be April 20.

On April 25 and 26, the science PSSA days will take place for eighth grade only.


If you have any school news or updates for this column, email the information to, and I’ll be sure to include it in an upcoming column.