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Monday, October 21, 2019

Bridgeway Academy celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Bridgeway Academy, 334 Second St., Catasauqua, celebrated its 30th anniversary Oct. 1 with cake, photos, stories and fun.

The company offers home school programs and curriculum, programs for home education, online home schooling programs and more. Some of the biggest attractions to this style of schooling are the flexibility and fully accredited programs.

Jessica Morris, vice president of sales and marketing, noted many who use the programs are young actors, athletes and...

Celebrate the season at Autumnfest

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

The time has come for North Catasauqua Betterment Committee’s 13th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and car show.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St. Grove Street from Arch Street to Sixth Street alongside the park will be closed the day of the festival.

There will be a car show, food, live music, a raffle, craft and flea market and kids’ activities.

Registration for the car show...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 11

A traffic citation was issued in the 100 block of Lehigh Street.

In the 600 block of Poplar Street, an animal complaint case was referred to an animal control officer.

A theft that occurred in the 300 block of Mulberry Street is under investigation, the department said.

On Howertown Road, buses were reportedly blocking the street.

SEPT. 13

A fire occurred at Lehigh Valley...


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

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Newspapers in Pennsylvania play a vital role in your everyday life.

Interested in what is going on at city hall, school board and township meetings...

Roughies Report: College meeting set

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in School

An admission representative from Muhlenberg College will be meeting with Catasauqua High School juniors and seniors in the guidance office during the Rough Rider block Oct. 11.

Sign up on the bulletin board outside the guidance office if you are planning to attend.


Schools in the Catasauqua Area School District will be closed Oct. 14 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.


There is still time for interested senior student athletes and marching...

N. Catty increase in DUI arrests due to more educated officers

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Police Officer Antonio Tramonte gave a presentation at the North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting Oct. 7 about the department’s increase in DUI arrests since 2017.

He cited numerous officer training programs that he and acting Chief Chris Wolfer have taken, as well as his background in drug enforcement, as the primary cause. He noted he became a full-time officer in 2017.

DUI arrests in North Catasauqua — which include the influence of both drugs and alcohol — numbered in the...

Coplay: Dinner to be served Oct. 12 at St. Peter

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner with the fixings 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The dinner is open to the public.


Don’t miss Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community Halloween parade set for 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

The parade route begins at Chestnut and Ninth streets, travels down to Second Street and south to Hokendauqua Street.

Participating in the parade are youth organization cheerleaders and...

Sheckler News: No classes Oct. 14

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in School

School will be closed Oct. 14 for Columbus Day. Regular scheduled classes will resume Oct. 15.


Second-grade students will be taking a field trip to Seiple Farms Oct. 15. Students should dress for the weather and wear sneakers.


It’s almost time for the Scholastic book fair to come to Sheckler Elementary School. The book fair will be open for students Oct. 18 and Oct. 20-24.

The book fair will also be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 for families to shop and...

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve halupki dinner

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12. The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.


Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. by Oct. 13 for the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month service to be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St...