Catasauqua Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

In his final resting place

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

No one even knew the empty grave site in the back of Calvary Cemetery in North Catasauqua belonged to Pavol Hudak.

Then Mary Valek, a great-granddaughter, took a trip to Slovakia in 2007.

“I was asking the people of our little village in Lendak where some of the relatives were buried. They said that Pavol was buried in Pennsylvania,” Valek said.

That started a search that ran through Ellis Island, and finally Harrisburg, where she found his death certificate...

Hanover gets FedEx warehouse update

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With Allen Township ready to give a certificate of occupancy to FedEx Ground, Hanover Township asked Rockefeller Group for an update at its meeting Aug. 1.

Johanna Chervak brought her staff to the meeting to present a detailed plan. The delay in the Willowbrook Road and Race Street area is primarily because utility work added complications.

Some areas had weak subsoils.

Township Engineer Albert Kortze praised the specialized grout methodology used to firm the...

North Catasauqua: Senior group to meet Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus meets noon Aug. 22 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. The building is handicapped accessible.

Anyone interested in membership is welcome to attend. Everyone is asked to bring an item for the Catasauqua Food Bank.

The speaker will be Maria Santacoloma of United Health Care.

Refreshments will be served, and bingo will be played to conclude the meeting.

This month’s casino bus trip will be to Mohegan Sun Casino. A Dec. 11 bus trip to...

Julia’s Four Seasons plays host to Starving Artists event

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Melissa Jacobs, the proprietor of Julia’s Four Seasons, Catasauqua, opened up the front yard of the consignment shop to a group of artists July 28.

“This was just a fun time. There were no setup fees because these are new artists looking for ways to get their art out to the public,” Jacobs said.

Lakisha Williams kept the group in stitches as the roving comedian.

For an impromptu event at the 327 Front St. store location, vendors were pleased with the results. Tammy and...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.

Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.

All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks....

Northampton Regional EMS earns award

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Northampton Regional EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow...

Catasauqua: Toga Party Band comes to Catty park

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Toga Party Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 10 at Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


The Catasauqua High School Class of 1966 has completed its birthday party picnic plans. The picnic will take place 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

It’s a BYOB, and the class will provide soda and water. It will be...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A domestic dispute between a male and female occurred in the 800 block of Main Street.

At 19th Street and Line Alley, police responded to a domestic dispute between a male and female.

An unwanted male in the 2000 block of Line Alley was reported.


The theft of a bicycle in the 1600 block of Main Street was reported to police. A beach cruiser-style bike was taken from the...