Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Coplay: CFC hosts purse bingo Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a Longaberger purse bingo 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

There will also be an all-you-can breakfast starting 8 a.m. Oct. 21.


St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20. The event will be held in the church hall and is open to the public.


There will be a meeting of the Coplay American Legion baseball committee 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Stanley W....

Sheckler a Title 1 top-performing school

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

During the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting Oct. 9, Dr. Christina Lutz-Doemling, director of curriculum and assessment, announced Sheckler Elementary School was named a Title 1 Distinguished School from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Title 1 is a federally funded supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve learning opportunities among students. Each year, the Division of Federal...

Northampton man killed in Whitehall Twp. collision

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Police Log

A Northampton man was killed Oct. 11 in a two-vehicle crash in Whitehall Township.

According to Whitehall police, the motor vehicle accident occurred approximately 3:30 p.m. on Ruchsville Road, between South Church and Bridge streets.

Brock Weiss, 28, was the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the scene, Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Raymond Anthony said.

Anthony ruled the cause of death as...

A new home in New York City

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this second column, I am continuing to speak to the Rev. Jaroslav “Jerry” Mraz, former pastor of Holy Trinity Slovak Church in Northampton, who, with his mother, came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1939. With war clouds on the horizon, his father had arrived in New York in 1937 to work for his uncle.

Jerry recalls, “My father met us. At 6 years of age, I looked down the streets, and there were lights everywhere. I was excited. After a few weeks, we received a letter...


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

This is not an obituary.

Nor is it a political commentary.

This Editor’s View mourns the death of things I and many others grew up with, including bar soap and top sheets.

Yes, that’s right. According to a recent news article, Generation Z individuals born between 1995 and 2010 and millennials born between 1981 and 1996 are changing the world as we know it — for those individuals have stated they no longer use bar soap, only liquid soap.

And, they don’t use top...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 18: Elem. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, Oct. 19: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice;...


Monday, October 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 15

• Basket raffle starts, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event runs until noon Oct. 29, when winners will be drawn. Information: 610-432-4339

OCT. 16

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate...

Catasauqua gets new weapon technology

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

During an Oct. 2 presentation, Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish welcomed Brian Hedeen, president of Viridian, a weapon technology company, to introduce the FACT Duty™ weapon-mounted camera that is being deployed by the borough’s police force.

Catasauqua Police Department is the first force in Pennsylvania to deploy the technology.

As Hedeen explained, the product is an outgrowth of several controversial shootings.

“I first thought about it with the shooting in...