Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Rain barrel workshop is planned

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Save water by installing a rain barrel! Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.

By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher-quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.

On April 21, join master gardeners and master water stewards for a rain barrel...

Coplay: Borough anniversary committee to meet April 19

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s 150th anniversary committee and celebration participants will be meeting 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers to begin putting final plans and events together.

We are less than one year away from the gala kickoff. Do not miss the deadline to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Contact Steve Burker at for more information.


Brindle Buddies and Friends’ basket social will be held 11:30 a...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A DUI arrest brought police to Third and Eugene streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a fight at 11th and Race streets.

An open car door in the 800 block of Willow Drive was investigated.

The department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

A sewer backup at Second and Eugene streets was reported.

A traffic stop was...

Dent to leave office early

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

“Actively engaging in the legislative...


Monday, April 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Open house, 6-8 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. Information or to schedule a tour of the church’s learning center: 610-443-0254 or

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

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St....

Catty introduces new borough manager

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting April 2, Catasauqua Borough Council announced that Stephen Travers was selected as the new borough manager. The motion to offer the position to Travers passed by a vote of 4 to 3 with Councilmen Brian Bartholomew and Eugene Schlegel and Councilwoman Jessica Kroope opposed.

Schlegel explained his vote after the meeting.

“We are not opposed to him; we had more questions to ask,” he said. “There was no rush that this appointment had to be today.”


Garges discusses township position

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In March, Hanover Township selected Christopher Garges as its new manager. Garges sat down with The Press to chat about his vision for Hanover.

“This is a little different than what I was used to,” he said. “In Hanover, we have a strong business focus. Our residential population is around 2,000.”

Garges held a position as zoning officer with Lower Saucon Township, a community with 11,000 residents.

“Our main commercial revenue [in Lower Saucon] came from the landfill...

Weinhofer makes Eagle rank

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Local News

Carter Matthew Weinhofer achieved the rank of Eagle Scout March 17.

The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St.

Weinhofer is currently a junior at Catasauqua High School.

He has earned 27 merit badges during his Scouting career, which began when he was in the second grade. He is a member of Troop 94, sponsored by St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Weinhofer has held several troop positions...

Break the Silence event is April 27

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For the ninth year in a row, teens and adults who have survived sexual abuse will be gathering together for Break the Silence, a sexual abuse poetry night April 27. They are joined there by this year’s speaker, local artist Amy Elise.

Elise is a survivor of child sexual abuse and lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition that used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder. She has several personalities who live inside of her, many of whom are artists. She will be telling...