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Remembering: Weaversville after the Civil War

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The large brick structure, now the Weaversville Hotel, was built by Samuel Weaver and was occupied by the large Weaver family.

The family remained the most prominent family in the village. Their tannery processed hides into useful leather products. There was a grist mill, where farmers patiently waited until their wheat and corn were ground into flour and feed for their livestock.

On the west side of Weaversville Road was a frame building housing the Weaver General Store and...

Delivering Easter blessings

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church was determined to celebrate Easter, held April 12 this year. After its original plan for an in-car service in the parking lot of Sheckler Elementary School was nixed, Brian Riedy, pastor of the 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, church, and his congregation offered an outdoor Easter breakfast, complete with pancakes and ham, on Front Street. After picking up breakfast and brunch meals, there was a short individual prayer service with communion, followed by...

Another view

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

There’s one day of the year where you get to celebrate you — your birthday.

Most people celebrate by throwing a party with family and friends, sharing a meal out at a nice restaurant or going somewhere new and exciting. For many people, this is their favorite day of the year.

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down the country, with most states issuing stay-at-home or lock-down orders. This can put a cramp in your birthday plans, but people are finding nice ways to celebrate anyway....

Catasauqua, N. Catasauqua residents asked to ring bells May 3

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Pennsylvania State Mayors Association has declared May 3 as Bells Across Pennsylvania Day.

North Catasauqua Mayor William Molchany and Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel are encouraging residents and churches from both boroughs to take part in the event.

All Pennsylvanians and churches are asked to ring bells for three minutes, one minute each for three purposes, starting 7 p.m.

The first purpose is to recognize and honor first responders, health care workers and...

North Catasauqua: Fire department wants to help celebrate birthdays

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

If any North Catasauqua resident has a child who is unable to celebrate a birthday because of the coronavirus, Charotin Hose Company No. 1 would like to help with a drive-by celebration to make the day extra special.

Contact the department via Facebook to set up something.


More than 200 families stopped by Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, recently for food help.

A special thank you to all supporters of this Neighbor Supporting Neighbor...

Catasauqua: Order hoagies now

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua High School band and chorus have a performance tour scheduled for next spring in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from March 30 to April 3, 2021.

The groups are selling hoagies and sandwiches from Island Expressions to help fund the trip. This is an ongoing fundraiser.

Orders go in on the first Tuesday of the month — the next date is May 5. They come in the following Tuesday.

Email to...

Northampton: AARP meeting canceled

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The monthly meeting of Northampton AARP Chapter 3915, which was scheduled for May 13, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, all future monthly meetings of the group, including the annual picnic normally held in June, have been canceled until further notice.


Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as...

Catasauqua Middle School honor roll

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in School

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


Grade 8: Jesenia Acevedo, Rylee Ahart, Jane Armbruster, Alivia Bear, Sophia Becker, Raegan Brobst, Lindsey Caley, Savannah Davis, Lauren Delong, Alexis Henry, Amanda Hunsberger, Kaleb Hunsicker, Yanaeli Jimenez, Reese Johnson, Kaitlyn Lawton, Dylan Pacheco, Ava Smith, Delaney Troxell, Kelsea Warren

Grade 7: Elias...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News


(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)


Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.


Hanover Township (...

Chamber of Commerce program aims to help in crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A grant program created to help support small businesses and nonprofits in the Greater Lehigh Valley area that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis has raised $300,000 to date.

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with BB&T, now Truist, along with business leaders Tom Groves and David Jaindl, late last month began a pool of $150,000 to support businesses struck by the coronavirus pandemic.

Frank Facchiano, COO, GLVCC, noted eligibility for the...