Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Resolution benefits Cedarbrook

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution March 8 transferring $10.6 million from the county stabilization fund to the intergovernmental transfer fund, which will go directly to Cedarbrook Nursing Homes.

The bill provides for the transfer of funds to the Department of Human Services, the nonfederal share of Medical Assistance payments to nursing homes.

“By passing this ordinance, the board is approving the use of county dollars to participate in the...

Feline finish line

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Ahoy there, mates! Captain Jack Sparrow here, and I is looking for me treasure – a good home, don’t ya know? Naturally, I’m full of adventures but have me own sweetness, just the same, and can snuggle with the best of them.

I’m seeking to find a last port of call, and I’m all set to go.


Captain Jack is an 8-month-old neutered male who is up to date on shots.

If you are interested in adopting him, contact Feline Finish Line Rescue at 610-704-3315.

CMS News Spirit week is fun with a purpose

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School students will participate in PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week activities beginning March 27 and ending March 31.

March 27 is comfy day. Students are permitted to wear sweatpants and sweatshirts to school that day.

March 28 is crazy sock day.

March 29 is white-out day.

March 30 is number day. On this day, students may wear clothing with a number on the clothing to reflect the math PSSAs.

March 31 is grade-...

Northampton police

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


An unwanted male at Exxon on the Run, 2428 Main St., was reported to police.

A domestic dispute between a male and female occurred in the 1200 block of Main Street, the department said.


Criminal mischief took place in the 2100 block of Main Street. The report said the front driver-side window of a legally parked vehicle was damaged.

Police responded to a report of...

Health Talk

Monday, March 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News



A Catasauqua Library Health Talk originally scheduled for last Thursday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 23. The session was postponed because of winter storm Stella.

Hartzell’s Pharmacy will be presenting a program on sleep problems. It will begin at 6 p.m. and is expected to be about 90 minutes in length.

There is no charge and all are welcome.

The library is located at 302 Bridge St., Catasauqua.

For information, call...


Monday, March 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns


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


• Family storytime, 10 a.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. This program features stories, rhymes, music and movement to help develop a love of reading.

• Play K program, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. This program involves playing and learning designed for...

Fire crews douse fire

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A two-alarm attic fire brought North Catasauqua and Catasauqua fire departments to the 1100 block of Third Street Sunday morning.

North Catasauqua Fire Chief Shawn McGinley told The Press Monday the department received a call around 11:15 a.m. for an attic fire at 1140 Third St.

The fire, McGinley said, was contained within 20 minutes.

“We got it under control pretty quickly,” he said.

McGinley said 1140 Third St., half of a duplex, sustained smoke and water...

High school: Got sneakers?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua High School SADD Club is holding a used athletic sneakers, shoes and cleats drive for the month of March. Many youth athletes don’t have the appropriate shoes for the sport that they play. This can sometimes affect their self-esteem and confidence and could even make them the target for being made fun of or bullied. Athletics is often a way for students to handle stress, cope, have fun and stay away from negative influences. Please donate your “Kicks For Kids” during homeroom...

Public Library of Catasauqua: Catty library offers travel inspiration

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

In anticipation of spring’s fair days, the library has recently added a resource for those of you who like to “get away from it all” for a day’s outing, a weekend mini-vacation or more. A Gateways Inc. kiosk that displays dozens of free promotional brochures on travel destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey , New York and New England is now a permanent library fixture. It’s a cornucopia of getaway possibilities!

Gateways is currently working on providing us with even more brochures...


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

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In the 700 block of Front Street, a reportable motor vehicle accident occurred.

A reckless driver on 14th Street was reported.

An unwanted person in the 600 block of St. John Street was reported to police. EMS responded for a possible drugged person.

On Cambridge Place, the illegal use of a credit card was reported to the department.

In the 500 block of Race Street, Daniel...