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Holy Trinity continues meals

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On April 16, more than 200 people lined up on Pine Street to pick up necessities at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church.

This marks the second massive turnout for Holy Trinity’s community dinners.

The church generally sponsors a community lunch the last Saturday of every month with a small crowd.

However, since COVID-19 has quarantined many, the church stepped up its efforts. Food donations have poured in, and the church has used its own funds to provide pizza and...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Local News


(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)


Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


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.

Fighting Hunger: There are many interconnections in the U.S. food chain supply


For this column, I will explain how the food chain works in the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture information in this article is from government websites. USDA is a cabinet-level agency that oversees the American farming industry. USDA duties range from helping farmers with price support subsidies to inspecting food to ensure the safety for the American public.

There are seven divisions that all work together to protect public health and conserve environmental...

Public Library of Catasauqua: Check out online resources

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Looking for something to do or read during the stay-at-home order?

At the Public Library of Catasauqua’s website,, click on Online Resources. You will find the links to HeritageQuest Online and Zinio.

At HeritageQuest Online, you can search family and general history. At Zinio, you can read current or back issues of more than 100 magazines. Both programs only require your purple LCLC library card number to get started. Both programs promise you lots of good...

Personal items to be picked up at CMS

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School faculty and staff are cleaning out student lockers, collecting books from the lockers and bagging personal belongings.

The pickups will be coordinated by the students’ last names. On your assigned day, pickup for students with a last name beginning with A-M is 10 a.m.-noon; last names beginning with N-Z are 1-3 p.m.

May 13: grade 7

May 15: grade 6

May 20: grade 5

May 22: grade 8

The pickup procedure is as follows: Pull up to...

Guest View

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

As we face unprecedented changes and interruptions as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, it is important we take care of ourselves mentally as well as physically.

Sudden changes to one’s usual routine or anticipated plans can be unsettling. For people with pre-existing mental health or substance misuse disorders, such changes can amplify symptoms and create even more anxiety. As we face changes and interruptions as a result of COVID-19, here are some recommendations for...

Catasauqua: J4 event, reunion set for 2021

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 Celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, has been postponed until July 2021.

If you already sent a donation to help with the celebration, it will be kept in the treasury for the 2021 celebration.

If you would like to give a donation for the 2021 J4 Celebration, make your check payable to J4 Celebration and send it to J4 Committee, P.O. Box 224, Catasauqua, 18032, at any time during the year.



Catasauqua police

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


In the 200 block of Peach Street, a handgun was reported stolen.

An animal complaint in the 200 block of High Street was referred to an animal control officer.

An individual was sent home when police investigated a suspicious activity report in the 800 block of Walnut Street.


An unwanted person in the 700 block of Poplar Street was reported. The case involved a custody...


Thursday, April 30, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Toni Hess Fillman has so many stories that she has been encouraged to write a book.

“Maybe I will,” she said playfully.

Fillman has played many roles in her life: wife; mother; grandmother; PTO-PLUS leader; businesswoman; dog breeder; public speaker; investigator; Scout leader; and general encourager.

But, dressing up in storybook costumes and taking joy into Whitehall-Coplay School District schools has been her hallmark and her most cherished role.

“My mother was...