Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus group to hold April 24 meeting

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Catty Seniors Plus group meets April 24 at the Slovak Center, 1223 Fifth St. Doors will open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.

The luncheon is for members who signed up. Dessert and coffee will be offered after the luncheon, and bingo will be played.

A dinner show is being planned Nov. 12 to the Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, to see “Miracle of Christmas,” followed by a luncheon at the Hershey Farm Grand Smorgasbord. A nonrefundable deposit is required.

For...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 18: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Friday, April 19: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Monday, April 22: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Tuesday, April 23: Elem. — Chicken nuggets, whole-grain pretzel rod, choice of fruit, steamed peas, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Cheeseburger on whole-grain bun, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain Monte Cristo sandwich with syrup, assorted fresh...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

Officers were on the scene of a domestic offense against family in the 1000 block of North Sixth Street.

Police investigated a theft in the 1500 block of Creekside Road.

Disturbances on MacArthur and Mechanicsville roads and Mickley Run were reported.

The department responded to a truancy report on Zephyr Boulevard.

Officers were on the scene of a fire in the 2100 block of Center...

Council allows fire station sale

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

After Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting April 1, council members met in closed session to discuss the sale of the East End Fire Station. The building became obsolete with the new municipal building and was in a poor state of repair.

The borough bid the building and awarded it to council President Vincent Smith. Several council members thought the transaction may have irregularities and postponed the final approval at council’s January meeting.

Smith was the high...

Northampton police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 1

A warrant service for a wanted female was served in the 1000 block of Main Street. The female was transported to Northampton Borough Police Department and released to Lehigh County parole officers.

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Vito assisted Whitehall Township Police Department in the search of a male in the 2200 block of MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

APRIL 2

A domestic dispute occurred in the...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 31

Officers responded to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 100 block of Railroad Street.

APRIL 1

A disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street was reported.

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of...

Another View

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the warmer weather that comes with spring and anticipating the really warm days of summer. One thing I don’t enjoy is the buzzing I hear swarming around me when I’m outside at an event or playing with my son in the backyard. Although I have a fear of bees — I’ll save the traumatic childhood experience for another time — I know how important they are to plants, our environment and even the economy.

EarthDay.org says, “Plants need bees to pollinate,...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 23

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 24

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

THURSDAY 25

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning...

Catasauqua: Youth raise awareness to fight hunger

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Once again, the youth at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be taking part in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through World Vision. The famine starts noon April 19.

The youth group will also be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 for ages 2-6. The event will be held in the grassy area at the church but will be inside if there is inclement weather.

Seven- to 10-year-old children will be inside decorating Easter...