Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Austrian officials visit museum

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum had the honor to welcome Mayor Hans Niessel, governor of Burgenland, Austria, and a delegation of officials and Austrian media.

Many residents of Northampton, Coplay, Whitehall Township, Bath, Nazareth and other Lehigh Valley communities have family roots in Burgenland.

Many would be employed in the cement, steel, cigar and, later, the garment industries. My father, Anthony, and grandfather, Ignatz, came from the region. In my...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 1

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive. A water pipe had burst and flooded a resident’s basement.

A carbon monoxide alarm in the 800 block of Catherine Drive brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a complaint of snow not being shoveled in the unit block of South Third Street.

JAN. 2

Threats between tenants in the unit block of South...

Coplay: Two more days for tree pickup

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The last days for borough tree collection will be Jan. 12 and 19.

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A cash bingo will be held Jan. 14 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St. Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.

Food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will benefit Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative.

For more details and cost, call Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241.

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On Jan. 17, Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership...

Spotted Lanternfly class planned

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Penn State Extension is offering a class for interested individuals to provide the latest information regarding control of the Spotted Lanternfly and what the public can do to help. The event will be held 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Berks County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 1238 County Welfare, Leesport.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an extremely invasive insect that affects gardens and landscape plants as well as important Pennsylvania commodities. This past fall, the quarantine...

Beekeepers to hold classes

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will hold a four-session “Introduction to Beekeeping” class 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings, Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21. All classes will be held in room 107/108 of Rothrock Library/Alumni Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

There is a registration. The cost includes a reference book, course materials, refreshments and planned field trips to the club apiary for hands-on experience. Those with a...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

MONDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 16

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

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County...

Northampton: Fundraiser planned for Hanna Edelman

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, is holding a fundraiser for 13-year-old Hanna Edelman, a Northampton Area Middle School student who is battling leukemia.

The event is planned for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 14. All proceeds from the day’s sales will be given to the family for Hanna’s medical expenses.

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Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Super Bowl gift card bingo Feb. 4 at Good Shepherd Catholic School gym, 1300 Newport Ave. Snow date is Feb. 11.

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Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 11: Elem. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, corn, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, side salad, baby carrots, milk.

Friday, Jan. 12: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed broccoli, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Gyros with lettuce, tomato and...

Middle school: Spelling bee is rescheduled

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School spelling bee will now be held Jan. 16.

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Reminder: The district will be closed Jan. 15 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy the holiday.

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There will be a parent-teacher forum 7 p.m. Jan. 16. It will be held in the library.

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The end of the second marking period is Jan. 23.

Report cards will be issued Jan. 29.

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Looking ahead to February, mark your calendar for the Valentine’s Day dance,...