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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Public Library of Catasauqua: Reflecting on romance fiction in honor of Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

I can’t think of a better day than Valentine’s Day to highlight the work of Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel, both reigning queens of the romance fiction genre.

Although romance fiction is known to have existed in ancient Greece, it’s not until the 19th century that romantic fiction ruled. The novels by Jane Austen, while known for their literary excellence, most certainly qualify to be called romance fiction in its highest form. By definition, the modern romance novel places its...

Roughies Report: Fundraiser orders, money due Feb. 14

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

All Catasauqua High School juniors are encouraged to continue to sell for the current fundraiser. All money raised will be used toward this year’s prom.

Please do your best to contribute. All money and orders are due to Miss LaBar by Feb. 14.


Spring is right around the corner, and Feb. 14 is the first day of softball intramurals.

If you are interested in participating, intramurals will be held in the CHS gymnasium and will begin 6 p.m.



North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 3

Officers responded to reports of criminal mischief on Hunter and Fifth streets.

Police investigated a suspicious vehicle at Front and Arch streets.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

Traffic stops were conducted at Main and Grove streets and Front and Arch streets.

FEB. 4

Officers assisted the fire...

Sheckler News: Activities planned for Sheckler kids

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

TV Turn Off Week begins Feb. 17 and continues through Feb. 23. Good luck to those students taking part in this challenge.

Also, in honor of Read Across America/TV Turn Off Week, Sheckler Elementary School will be celebrating with special events planned throughout the week. This year’s theme is “Scholastic Park Read-A-Saurus Rex.”

The Scholastic book fair will be occurring Feb. 14-21. Students will have the opportunity to preview books or even make purchases during their library...


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Bruce Keim was raised in Bethlehem, graduating in 1972 from Liberty High School, where he was a member of the track and field team. One of his favorite teachers was Mr. George Pavlinski, who taught math and motivated the students.

Upon graduating, he enrolled at Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. During the summer, he was employed at Bethlehem Steel, where his father and relatives were employed.

Bruce began his cement odyssey at the Hercules-...

Catasauqua: Gas House hosts burlesque show Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

House of Knight Burlesque will present “Love Stinks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Feb. 16 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

Doors open 7:30 p.m., and the show starts 8 p.m.

There will be a performance by The Mysterious Magic Mike. Other performers include Jack Bewildered and DJ Turbine.

Miss China Doll will host the event, featuring Jersey G, Ms. Sassy Chassis, Satine Rouge, Trixie Deflair and Betsy Bombchelle.

There is a cost. Tickets will be...

Northampton: Valentine dance is Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. DJ Flip will entertain.

For tickets to the valentine dance and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

• St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK, 8 p.m. March 15



Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.


Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board...

Coplay: Breakfast planned for Feb. 17

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 17.


The 150th anniversary committee is adding the finishing touches for the borough’s celebration, beginning with an April 6 kickoff banquet at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Coplay Public Library is accepting artifacts and memorabilia of the town’s history for its display. The collection, thus far, includes a Coplay High School...

Another view

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For those with a sweet tooth, a Valentine’s Day favorite might be tough to find this year.

Everyone is familiar with the classic Sweethearts candy featuring cute little messages like “Be Mine,” “Let’s Kiss” and “True Love.” However, due to a company buyout and health code violations, the original brand of these candies will not be ready in time for Valentine’s Day this year.

The original Sweethearts were made by New England Confectionery Company, better known as NECCO.