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League of Women Voters celebrates its 100th anniversary

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On Feb. 14, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, activist and suffragette, founded what was to become the League of Women Voters. To commemorate this event, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County hosted a Hot Topics luncheon Feb. 10 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus, featuring an appearance by regional actress Pat Jordan in the role of Catt.

Prior to Jordan’s performance, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong; Ellen Millard-Kern, chief of staff for state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, on...


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Well, the roof started leaking the day of the heavy rain at the end of January.

If it wasn’t for stepping in the puddle on the bedroom floor, I would not have looked up to see the telltale water marks on the ceiling.

That meant a trip up the stairs to the attic.

However, before being able to do that, I had to remove the bins full of clothes and Christmas decorations that didn’t quite make it all the way up to the attic and were precariously stacked on the steps.


Sheckler News: Students preparing for annual science fair March 5

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School’s science fair will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 5.


Fourth-graders will take a trip to Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown, March 6.


Daylight saving time begins March 8.

We move our clocks ahead one hour for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.


Sheckler Elementary’s candy sale will end March 12.


On March 13, no classes will be held for students. Teachers will have an Act 80 in-service...

Roughies Report: Order, pay for CHS spirit day shirt by March 9

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in School

Senior spirit day shirts are now on sale. Any Catasauqua High School senior interested in purchasing a shirt should see Miss LaBar in room B223 with your money before March 9.

At that time, you will be able to pick your shirt size and the name for the back of the shirt.

You can pay with either cash or a check made payable to CHS Class of 2020.


The third session of the 2019-20 special education parent training series, sponsored by Catasauqua Area School...

Coplay: CFC plans March 8 bingo

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will be holding a bingo event 2 p.m. March 8 to benefit the Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative.

Doors open 1 p.m. The games begin 2 p.m.

A cash drawing is also part of the day.

Food and baked goods will be available to purchase.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring an item for the Snack Pack Pals program. A list of items needed can be found on the Facebook page, Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative.


Northampton police

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 7

Suspicious activity in the 100 block of West 21st Street was reported.

A civil matter in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue was investigated.

Police checked on the welfare of a female in the 400 block of East 12th Street.

A traffic stop at Dewey Avenue and East Ninth Street was conducted.

At East Fourth Street and Howertown Road, a motor vehicle accident involving one vehicle...

Council addresses tree removal backlash

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

During the March 2 meeting, North Catasauqua Borough Council discussed the community response to last month’s removal of several trees at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park.

Early last month, the borough was offered a reportedly incredible price to have six aging sycamore trees removed from the park. Rather than wait any longer and risk losing the price, council voted to have the trees removed.

Some borough residents took to the Internet to express their...

North Catasauqua: Orders due for paska, kielbasa

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church, 1023 Fifth St., is taking orders for freshly baked paska bread and kielbasa for Easter. The deadline to order is March 25.

Orders for paska are limited, as a maximum of 300 will be made, so call early.

For cost and to place an order, call 610-395-5737.

Pickup will be 3-6 p.m. April 4 in the church hall, accessed by side steps to the lower level.


Mark your calendar for the Easter egg hunt at North Catasauqua William...

CMS News: Eighth-graders to choose courses

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in School

Eighth-grade students will input their courses for high school March 6.

Parents, please review the course recommendations sent home with your children.


The PTF spring fundraiser orders are due March 11.


The Scholastic Challenge is scheduled for March 9 and 10.


The Catasauqua Middle School Pennies for Patients campaign runs until March 13.

The homeroom to raise the most money will receive an Olive Garden pasta party.