Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

High school: NYC trip planned for March 29

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in School

Any Varsity “C” Club members and other students who are interested in going to New York City and the NIT men’s basketball tournament March 29 should see Mr. Snyder in the guidance office.


Any junior or senior student who is interested in being a teacher assistant during the second semester should pick up an application in the high school guidance office as soon as possible.


The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship is now the Iacocca Global...

Political elections discussed

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation on election trends by Dr. Christopher Borick, Muhlenberg College professor of political science and director of Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. The event was held Jan. 8 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.

The bipartisan audience of approximately 35 attendees included Connor Corpora, regional manager for Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., and Scott Uehlinger, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.

Borick, a...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. David Sonon was reared in Windsor Township, Berks County. As a youth, he worked on the neighbor’s farm, helping to milk and harvest crops. He attended Hamburg High School and was hired by Boscov’s to work in its warehouse at $3 an hour.

He recalled, “After later working in construction, I was hired by Ogden-Allied as a laborer to work for them at Allentown Cement in Evansville, now Lehigh Heidelberg. I was given a full-time job at the cement company in 1990.”

Mr. Sonon has...


Monday, January 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 15

• Registration begins for adult winter reading program, during regular hours, at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fourth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Registration begins for adult winter reading program (for 18 years and older), during regular hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339


Smith remains Catty council president

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel opened borough council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 2. Reorganization meetings are held after an election cycle to allow council to review its officers and committee assignments.

Although most council assignments are renewed if the principals are re-elected, there was an attempt to install a new president. Council nominated Vincent Smith and Brian Bartholomew for council president. After a round of voting, Smith won the ballot with Councilmen...

Whitehall mayor chosen for position with Lehigh County

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has selected Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. to be his new director of administration.

“Mayor Hozza will bring a proven track record of versatile and strategic leadership and a strong command of the issues and concerns of municipalities and townships throughout Lehigh County,” Armstrong said.

Whitehall Township is one of the Lehigh Valley’s larger communities, consisting of 28,500 residents. Hozza is responsible for...

Taking the oath

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In a special ceremony at the state Capitol Jan. 2, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, of Whitehall Township, was sworn in to represent the Lehigh Valley’s 133rd Legislative District.

McNeill won a Dec. 5, 2017, special election to complete the term of her late husband, Dan, who died Sept. 8, 2017.

The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty as family and friends looked on.

McNeill becomes the 48th female currently serving in the Pennsylvania General...

Hanover manager retires

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township announced Jan. 8 that township Manager Sandra Pudliner tendered her retirement papers. Her retirement was effective Dec. 21, 2017.

“She has served the township for 30 years as a manager,” Chairman Bruce Paulus said. “I have not known anyone else as manager since I have been on council.

“She served this township with distinction, and she will be missed,” he added.

Pudliner joined the township administration in 1981 and was promoted to manager in 1987. She...

Northampton: Fundraiser planned for Hanna Edelman

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, is holding a fundraiser for 13-year-old Hanna Edelman, a Northampton Area Middle School student who is battling leukemia.

The event is planned for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 14. All proceeds from the day’s sales will be given to the family for Hanna’s medical expenses.


Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Super Bowl gift card bingo Feb. 4 at Good Shepherd Catholic School gym, 1300 Newport Ave. Snow date is Feb. 11.