Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sheckler a Title 1 top-performing school

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

During the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting Oct. 9, Dr. Christina Lutz-Doemling, director of curriculum and assessment, announced Sheckler Elementary School was named a Title 1 Distinguished School from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Title 1 is a federally funded supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve learning opportunities among students. Each year, the Division of Federal...

Northampton man killed in Whitehall Twp. collision

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Police Log

A Northampton man was killed Oct. 11 in a two-vehicle crash in Whitehall Township.

According to Whitehall police, the motor vehicle accident occurred approximately 3:30 p.m. on Ruchsville Road, between South Church and Bridge streets.

Brock Weiss, 28, was the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the scene, Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Raymond Anthony said.

Anthony ruled the cause of death as...

A new home in New York City

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this second column, I am continuing to speak to the Rev. Jaroslav “Jerry” Mraz, former pastor of Holy Trinity Slovak Church in Northampton, who, with his mother, came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1939. With war clouds on the horizon, his father had arrived in New York in 1937 to work for his uncle.

Jerry recalls, “My father met us. At 6 years of age, I looked down the streets, and there were lights everywhere. I was excited. After a few weeks, we received a letter...


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

This is not an obituary.

Nor is it a political commentary.

This Editor’s View mourns the death of things I and many others grew up with, including bar soap and top sheets.

Yes, that’s right. According to a recent news article, Generation Z individuals born between 1995 and 2010 and millennials born between 1981 and 1996 are changing the world as we know it — for those individuals have stated they no longer use bar soap, only liquid soap.

And, they don’t use top...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 18: Elem. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, Oct. 19: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice;...

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 8

Police investigated a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of Oak Street.

Officers responded to a report of an unwanted person in the unit block of North Third Street.

A suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of South Second Street was reported.

Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of North Ruch Street. A resident was concerned about his neighbor’s aggressive dog and the fence...

CMS News: Sign up now for winter sports

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in School

Winter sports sign-ups are happening now in the main office.

Students in seventh grade can choose basketball or wrestling. Eighth-grade students can choose basketball, wrestling or indoor guard.


Picture retake day is scheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 19.


There will be early dismissal Oct. 31. Catasauqua Middle School will dismiss students 12:20 p.m.


Don’t forget to dress up Oct. 31. Students and staff are encouraged to create a wild or...

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s preparing for Oct. 20 Oktoberfest celebration

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be having its second annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 20.

Joe Weber Band will again take the stage in the parish hall.

German-themed foods, such as homemade spaetzle, bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, German potato salad, kraut and more, will be available for purchase.

New this year is the addition of a biergarten in the parking lot. Oktoberfest brews will be featured in this area, only for adults age 21 and older.


A fun night out with family, friends

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The stack of bingo cards will cost you $20, but prizes are worth $640 — making it a good way to spend an evening with your friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

The church hosts a regular bingo party. Pastor Scott Paradise calls the numbers.

There are tricky tray offerings at $1 per ticket. Food is also available for purchase.

The biggest excitement of the night is the big coverall bet at the end.