Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Sheckler News: Fire departments visit school

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in School

On Oct. 11, volunteer firefighters from the Catasauqua and North Catasauqua departments spent time with Sheckler Elementary School students.

Thank you to all the firefighters who took time from their busy schedules to come to Sheckler Elementary and help educate the students during fire prevention day. We appreciate all you do for the students and the community.

Hats off to all of you!


All Sheckler students are invited to participate in the school’s pumpkin-...


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For the second consecutive year, Republicans on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners are saying we don’t need a tax increase. But Lehigh County just borrowed $76 million. We have countless bridges still “waiting” to be fixed. We have no recovery center in a county plagued with addiction. We have employees who are underpaid and a population of seniors and children in need who are underserved.

We’ve seen this before in Lehigh County and are seeing it now in Allentown and with the...

Catasauqua: Breakfast planned for Oct. 20 at Catasauqua Club

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 20.

There will be made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-171 or 610-554-8045.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. Oct. 21.


The Catasauqua and North Catasauqua Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

The parade starts...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 21

A hit and run occurred at West 21st and Canal streets. The report said a tractor-trailer struck a light post and road sign without stopping.

Officers checked on the welfare of a female in the 1600 block of Laubach Avenue.

Police conducted a traffic stop at West 15th Street and Newport Avenue.

SEPT. 22

In the 1700 block of Main Street, an issue between neighbors occurred.


Remembering: Depression on Penn Street

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The year is 2001. I’m over on Penn Street in Bath with Mr. George Maureka, a former Penn Dixie employee, who is sharing his memories of the Great Depression. His son, also named George, was an outstanding student of this writer at Northampton High School.

The family resided in a company home. The home had running water, but they needed the kitchen stove to heat the water. The only heat was provided by a kitchen stove, which was located in what is the present basement of the home....

Catty barber shop giving back to community for holiday

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Romero’s House of Style, 417 Front St., Catasauqua, is giving back to the community this holiday season with a special Thanksgiving giveaway.

From Oct. 20 to Nov. 20, $5 from every service done by Romero’s will go toward the purchase of Thanksgiving dinners for families in need in the community.

Owner Zack Romero is organizing the giveaway with his wife and business partner, Brittney Conrad, and their new barber, Mark Silvius. The dinners will include everything needed for your...

Catasauqua Middle School raising money for service dog

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Catasauqua Middle School students took part in an assembly Oct. 1, which included Heather Lloyd from Tails of Valor as well as her service dog in training, Dietz.

Lloyd gave students an overview of what her job at Tails of Valor entails. She works to train service dogs to assist our country’s veterans in their health and wellness when they return from serving their country.

She brought along a special guest — her current trainee, Dietz. Dietz was named after Danny Dietz Jr., a...