Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Catasauqua: Friends of GTH to meet April 18

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Friends of the George Taylor House will hold a meeting 7 p.m. April 18 at Pies On Pizza, 102 Pine St.

Up for discussion will be planning for opening day and the Independence Day celebration.

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The Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will present a community interest program titled “Landlord Tenant Issues” 6 p.m. April 20 at the library.

The speaker will be Lori Molloy, an attorney with North Penn Legal Services.

For more information, call 610-...

Support group to meet April 20

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss will meet 7-8:30 p.m. April 20 in Room 118 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.

Participants should use the church parking lot across the street from McDonald’s on Cedar Crest Boulevard.

This support group is sponsored by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For more information, email ...

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 18

Officers were called to Carl Drive for a report of criminal mischief.

A report of a domestic dispute summoned police to Summit Street.

Officers responded to a report of an assault at Lehigh Valley Mall.

Police were called to Second Street for a parking complaint.

A report of a disturbance brought officers to Main Street.

Police responded to a noise complaint on Sunset Drive...

COPLAY POLICE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 3

Officers assisted a citizen with a locked door of an apartment.

Police responded to a report of an unattended dog in a vehicle at Giant, 202 Chestnut St.

Officers assisted a citizen with investigating suspicious activity.

APRIL 4

A report of a suspicious person brought police to the Parkway parking lot, 2 Keefer St.

Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., if needed.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Jack R. Santo was reared in Nazareth. His family has a long history in the cement industry. Many relatives worked at the Penn Dixie Cement Company. Jack graduated from Nazareth High School in 1973 where he played both baseball and basketball. He continues to follow the motto of Tony Reluas his basketball coach: “Never give up; if you work hard, you will benefit.”

After attending Northampton Community College, Jack started his cement career of 43 years at Coplay Cement Company in...

Hanover Column Kiwanis offers support for kids

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northeast meets noon Wednesdays, except the last Wednesday, when they meet 5:15 p.m., at Denny’s Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township.

If you are interested in learning about the wonderful service projects this organization does for children, visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings.

Contact Cathy at 610-776-8270 for further information.

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I wonder how the vast majority of President Donald Trump voters and supporters feel about his first couple of months in the White House.

I’ve been pondering such, as the major campaign promises and policy initiatives he confidently said would become a reality, have not materialized — at least not yet.

I admit, I did not vote for Trump. However, after he was elected, I told myself and a select few friends, perhaps we should give him a chance.

He has made political history...

Election Policy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the May 16 municipal primary election, the Catasauqua Press, Northampton Press and Whitehall-Coplay Press — in the interest of fairness — will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is the April 20 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters...

Coplay: Recreation & Welfare egg hunt is set for Saturday

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds of brightly colored plastic eggs filled with jelly beans will cover the spacious green lawn Saturday of St. Peter’s Catholic Church grounds, Fifth Center streets, as Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association holds its community Easter egg hunt for borough children — a tradition spanning more than six decades.

The event begins promptly at 1 p.m. with the siren of the police vehicle, as swarms of children scamper for the plastic eggs, some with numbers to denote prize eggs....