Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Another View

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the warmer weather that comes with spring and anticipating the really warm days of summer. One thing I don’t enjoy is the buzzing I hear swarming around me when I’m outside at an event or playing with my son in the backyard. Although I have a fear of bees — I’ll save the traumatic childhood experience for another time — I know how important they are to plants, our environment and even the economy.

EarthDay.org says, “Plants need bees to pollinate,...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 23

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 24

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.

THURSDAY 25

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning...

Catasauqua: Youth raise awareness to fight hunger

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Once again, the youth at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be taking part in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through World Vision. The famine starts noon April 19.

The youth group will also be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 for ages 2-6. The event will be held in the grassy area at the church but will be inside if there is inclement weather.

Seven- to 10-year-old children will be inside decorating Easter...

Church provides Easter meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In an effort to give back to the community, Revolution Church, 5 Race St., Catasauqua, focused its efforts to support the seniors living at Catasauqua Towers, 534 Third St.

Girlfriends Unlimited, a church-sponsored women’s group, asked parishioners to donate $10 to sponsor a senior. These donations went toward the purchase of food for Easter meals.

“This is part of our blessed week, and it’s all about compassion, unity and service,” said the Rev. Mary McIver, who coordinated...

Northampton: St. Paul’s UCC hosts Good Friday storytelling event

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The stories of Jesus were told orally for years before they were written down in the Gospels. The Rev. Todd Fennell will tell the stories of Jesus’ last week from Mark’s Gospel 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 19, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

A freewill offering will be received.

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The 67th annual Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 28 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave. The event,...

Churches are built in Bath community

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I continue my visit to the new Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., and recall the history of a neighboring community, whose roots go back to 1737.

As I wrote in the last column, many of the first settlers were of Scotch-Irish heritage. With the end of the Revolutionary War, many of the early Penn land deeds were in dispute, resulting in many of the early settlers moving to western Pennsylvania.

A new migration of immigrants soon replaced the Scotch-Irish. The new arrivals...

Church provides Easter meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In an effort to give back to the community, Revolution Church, 5 Race St., Catasauqua, focused its efforts to support the seniors living at Catasauqua Towers, 534 Third St.

Girlfriends Unlimited, a church-sponsored women’s group, asked parishioners to donate $10 to sponsor a senior. These donations went toward the purchase of food for Easter meals.

“This is part of our blessed week, and it’s all about compassion, unity and service,” said the Rev. Mary McIver, who coordinated...

Kids Closet Sale has something for everyone

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by AMY MILLER in Local News

Do you children need a new wardrobe?

How about a new toy?

Are you a new mommy looking to find quality items to keep baby happy and safe but don’t want to break the bank?

The 10th annual Kids Closet Sale may be able to help with all of that.

The sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday and has something for just about everyone.

Clothing ranging from sizes newborn to juniors, as well as...

Happenings

Monday, April 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 15

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

• Easter and make-a-bunny craft (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club...