Catasauqua Press

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Allentown residents charged in Feb. 13 armed robbery

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police continue to investigate the report of an armed robbery Feb. 13 in the parking lot of Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.

According to township Police Chief Michael Marks, officers were called to the scene just before 3 p.m. that day for a report of an armed robbery in progress outside of Pocono Brewery Company.

Four individuals were initially taken into custody. Some of the people involved were acquaintances, according to the report.

An investigation...

Rehearsals to start March 3

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Emmaus Chorale

The Emmaus Chorale is seeking additional voices for its spring concert, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” Weekly rehearsals begin 7 p.m. March 3 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus, and will culminate in a public concert at the church, set for 3 p.m. June 7.

All voice parts, particularly low voice, are welcome.

This 45-member community choir, which is based in Emmaus, is open to participants throughout the Lehigh Valley. Auditions are...

Remembering: Michael Weaver goes off to war

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this third column, we are visiting Weaversville in 1803 with Cornelia Anna Weaver Green.

She describes a view from the Weaver house: “The wide yard with its tall trees. The race which drove the water wheel in the tannery, the wash house, the smoke house, the spring and the spring house. The row of weeping willows on the bank of the creek that rippled and furled, making music in the night. Beyond lay the lush meadow with its sweet grass odors, its violets and buttercups, its fox...

Salem UCC holds sweet celebration

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Saturday nearest Valentine’s Day is always reserved for Salem United Church of Christ in Catasauqua to have its soup, salad and sweets event. This year’s event was held Feb. 15.

Guests get to relax and are served by the girls from Girl Scout Troop 6955.

The Scouts meet at the church and use it for activities.

The church offers a take-out option that is a bargain — a salad with two soups and all the sweets you can fit in the carton.

Next up is the meatloaf...

Greater Northern Lehigh Restaurant Week is Feb. 23-29

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, partner of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, presents Winter Restaurant Week Feb. 23-29.

The weeklong event is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse restaurants the northern part of Lehigh Valley has to offer.

Participating restaurants will offer set-price or prix fixe menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or dessert with both take-out and dine-in options. These diverse menu items are designed to satisfy a spectrum...

Coplay: St. John’s plans Feb. 22 dinner

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will be having a roast beef dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

The menu includes mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce and dessert.

The dinner is held in the church social hall and is open to the public.

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The borough is preparing for the Coplay Community Days festival in August.

The Aardvarks, a popular band, has already been booked for the weekend festival.

Groups such as Coplay Sports, Coplay Legion, Commitment...

Catasauqua: Pick up St. Mary’s soup order Feb. 21

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Columns

If you purchased soup from St. Mary’s Church’s sale, you can pick up your order 4-6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the parish center kitchen, 122 Union St.

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Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will have its next monthly breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 23.

The all-you-can-eat event features eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

For more information, call 610-264-1606.

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Catasauqua Garden Club is sponsoring...

CMS News: Charity kickoff planned for Feb. 20

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in School

The Pennies for Patients kickoff assembly is scheduled for Feb. 20.

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Pick up your fauschnaut order Feb. 24 at Catasauqua Middle School.

A Power Announcement will be sent out as soon as a pickup time is established.

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There is an Olweus class meeting Feb. 25.

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The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing award ceremony is planned for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

Good luck to the CMS students participating.

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Congratulations...

Catasauqua Middle School honor roll

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2019-20 academic year.

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

Grade 5: Joshua Abbott, Madison Agosto, Tabarek Algburi, River Arnold, Nyla Calhoun, Aniya Cartagena, Joshua Cline, Grace Dewalt, April Engle, Chase Jarrah, Madison Kanishock, Amber Lederer, Tyler Limandri, Uyen Ly, Rylee Meisner-Boshell, Christian Mieles, Kara Monette, Chloe Paulas, Kamryn Pushkar, Gavin Regits, Shahiem...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

“American Dirt” is the latest controversy sweeping the nation.

As if we don’t have enough controversy.

This controversy is about a new novel written by Jeanine Cummins and published by Flatiron Books.

This is a piece of fiction.

The story is about Lydia Quizano Pérez, who lives in Acapulco, Mexico, with her husband, a journalist, and their 8-year-old son. She runs a bookstore.

As the drug cartels take over the city, Lydia’s husband writes a tell-all profile...