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Sunday, September 22, 2019

lunch menus

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in School

Friday, Aug. 30: Schools closed. No meals served.

Monday, Sept. 2: Schools closed. No meals served.

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Elem. — Chicken nuggets, mixed vegetables, assorted fresh fruit, soft pretzel, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain French toast sticks with syrup and sausage, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain Beef-A-Roni, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Wednesday, Sept. 4: Elem. — Whole-...

Public Library of Catasauqua: This month’s picks: historical fiction, contemporary commentary

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

This month, I’d like to introduce you to an author who writes interesting thrillers of a kind quite different from last month’s legal thrillers.

Philippa Gregory writes amazing historical fiction that will have you turning pages as fast as you can. Start with “The Other Boleyn Girl” (2001). It’s about Mary Boleyn, the sister of Henry VIII’s wife, Ann Boleyn. Mary and Henry never married, which may have been in her best interests. As you remember, Henry VIII had a habit of doing away...


Monday, August 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 26

• Half-price sale, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Sept. 7.

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 10-12 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at...

Storm takes out power on Bridge St.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Shortly after storms rolled through the area Aug. 18, Catasauqua residents in the middle of Bridge Street experienced a power surge that caused breakers to trip. With lights and power at a standstill, Dave Coy, the neighborhood’s unofficial leader, called a quick meeting of his neighbors.

“We decided to get one electrician to look at all our houses. I called Diefenderfer based on a recommendation,” he said. “They told me they would be out first thing in the morning with three two-man...

Neighbors clear overgrowth on lot

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

The owner of a property that neighbors 408 Buttonwood St. returned before North Catasauqua Borough Council Aug. 19 to discuss the clearing of overgrowth on the now-empty lot.

Several neighbors came to last month’s borough council meeting and decided they would pool resources to clear the overgrowth themselves. They rented a brush-hog rotary mower to cut back the thick vegetation, which has overtaken the property.

The property owners asked to be reimbursed by the borough for the...

Borough resident recognized

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Borough Council members paused a moment during their meeting Aug. 5 to honor Martha Capwell for her service to the borough.

The occasion was honoring her 60-year history with Catasauqua Garden Club.

While the honor is richly deserved, Capwell is also a lifelong resident of Catasauqua with a strong list of accomplishments and services to the community.

Her dedication to the borough continues with her extended family, who has served the borough with their...

Remembering: Coplay Cement and World War II

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

When the United States entered World War II, the War Production Board was formed to mobilize American industry for war production. Donald Nelson, a former Sears executive, was appointed the director. He possessed unlimited power to head the war effort.

The factories of America were now manufacturing tanks, planes and anything needed to win the war. The machine shops of our local cement companies worked 24-hour shifts to support the war effort.

Ms. Gwynn Krempasky provided us...

Roughies Report: Fundraiser set for Aug. 22, 29

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in School

Tony’s Top Cat Bar & Grill is hosting a fundraiser for all patrons who dine there Aug. 22 and 29 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Ten percent of your purchase will be donated to Catasauqua High School’s student travel group.

Tony’s is located at 607 Front St., Catasauqua.


Within the next several days, all schools in the Catasauqua Area School District will open their doors to welcome you back to another great year! The first day of school for the 2019-20...

Sheckler News: First day of school is Aug. 26

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in School

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and getting prepared because it’s almost time for the 2019-20 school year to begin! Students’ first day is Aug. 26.

Please keep in mind Sheckler Elementary School’s doors open 8:45 a.m., and the school day begins 8:55 a.m. for students.

Student dismissal is 3 p.m. for walkers. Bus students are dismissed 3:10 p.m.


Have you and your family been collecting those Box Tops over the summer to help Sheckler Elementary turn trash...