Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Catasauqua: ‘Health Talks’ presentation tonight

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 6 p.m. today, May 18, “Health Talks: Nutrition for Diabetes and Healthy Living,” presented by Robert Hartzell, registered pharmacist, certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will be held at Public Library of Catasauqua. The focus of Hartzell’s presentation will be the role nutrition plays in healthy living.

Hartzell will be joined by members of Hartzell’s professional team.

Free blood pressure screening, as well as a healthy snack, will be offered...

Coplay: Tire drop-off event is Saturday

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There will be a free tire drop-off event May 20, a program held once every year. The drop-off site returns to the Coplay Parkway lower lot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Last year, it was at the bottom of Bridge Street on the former General Supply property the borough acquired.

Lafarge Cement, Cementon, will again provide a trailer for the discarded tires. Borough employees will assist residents bringing the tires for disposal.

Tires from cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans will be accepted....

Editor’s View

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Many things in life are like a double-edged sword.

A mother’s love can be warm and nurturing. That same “love” can be smothering and controlling.

Fathers and others who coach youth sports teams can draw out the best from young players, or they can be overbearing tyrants more interested in winning than teaching skills that can be used throughout life.

Water and fire are necessary for life. They also can be devastating and deadly.

America’s development of the A-bomb...

COPLAY POLICE

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 8

A parking complaint brought officers to the 900 block of Catherine Drive.

Police were called to the unit block of South Front Street to check on the status of a parked vehicle.

A fire alarm summoned officers to the unit block of North Third Street.

MAY 9

Officers checked on the welfare of an individual in the Coplay Parkway, 2 Keefer St.

A report of an assault brought police to...

NORTH CATASAUQUA POLICE

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 7

Police conducted a traffic stop at Main and Fourth streets.

A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 1300 block of Third Street.

Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

MAY 8

Police were called to the 1000 block of Howertown Road to investigate a report of an abandoned vehicle.

Suspicious activity brought officers to...

Curb cut bids high

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the April 24 workshop meeting of Catasauqua Borough Council, Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported on the bid opening for the borough’s 2017 curb cut program.

“The low bidder was Barker and Barker with a bid of $78,000,” he said. “That is higher than our allocated cost of $43,000.”

Goldfeder will review the bid to see if there are any anomalies. The funds for the project come from the county’s Community Development Block Grant money. According to Goldfeder, there may be an...

North Catasauqua: Lions plan bingo at Jednota

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Lions Club is having a bingo May 21 at Jednota Slovak Social Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Doors open noon. Tickets include bingo and lunch.

There are very few tickets left. Call Joe at 610-264-4130.

All the proceeds will be used for eyeglasses for the needy, a senior dinner at Christmastime, shopping for children, a bingo at Catasauqua Towers, youth leadership camp and more.

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Catasauqua Seniors Plus will meet May 24 at Jednota...

Middle school: Fifth-grade students will have field day

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School fifth-grade students will participate in field day activities May 25 throughout the day. Have fun!

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The annual CMS sixth-grade fiesta will take place May 26 in the school gymnasium.

This fun yearly event gives students the opportunity to showcase all things relating to Mexican culture, heritage and history.

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