Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

‘The Addams Family’

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre gets creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky for its newest production of “The Addams Family.”

The musical comedy features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon the characters created by Charles Addams.

In this production, directed by Bill Nothstein and Susan Matol, Wednesday Addams, played by Helen Smith, falls in love with a nice boy from a respectable family named Lucas Beineke,...

Sophie Patchinka celebrates 100th birthday

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Marty Hacker opened up his North Catasauqua home March 31 for a birthday party for his mother-in-law, Sophie Patchinka, and all the family members.

“It’s what you do when someone turns 100,” said Roxane Guzie, one of Sophie’s daughters.

Sophie spent her life as a homemaker, with the exception of a stint at a blouse factory. She was the best baker, her family said, and she prepared dinners for the family fresh from her garden.

She and her husband built their own house,...

Police conduct traffic stops

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh TWP.

April 2 marked Coordinated Traffic Enforcement Day in Pennsylvania.

In an effort to advance the Vision Zero 2019 Plan, adopted by Lehigh Township last month, Lehigh Township Police Department, in cooperation with Walnutport Police Department, conducted multiple simultaneous traffic enforcement details on Routes 145 and 248 in Lehigh Township.

During this five-hour traffic enforcement wave, 81 total citations were issued.

Seventy-seven citations were...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee 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.

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...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 14

Officers attempted to contact an individual in the 400 block of Race Street for Upper Saucon Township police.

A citation was issued on 14th Street.

In the 200 block of Race Street, a citation was issued for a construction zone traffic violation.

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., a dog bite occurred. The owner was cited.

MARCH 15

A cable wire was pulled down in...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Mr. Phillip Retter was reared in Easton, graduating from Easton High School in 1988. At age 13, he started to work at his uncle’s garage, Fluerer’s Auto Body, in Nazareth.

He recalled, “I worked there after school and each summer. My father, Glenn, helped out and was on the pit crew of Al Loquasto, an Indy race car driver who drove the Frosty Root Beer car in the famous Indy 500.”

After graduation, Phillip worked at Einfalt Salvage Yard, starting at $4 an hour, running every...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 11: Elem. — Calzone with tomato sauce, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Salisbury steak with gravy, assorted fresh fruit, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, April 12: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs,...

CMS News: PSSA pep rally is planned for April 12

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

The PSSA pep rally at Catasauqua Middle School is scheduled for April 12.

The PSSA testing dates will be as follows:

• English/language arts: April 15-17

• Math: April 29 and 30

• Science: May 1 and 2, for eighth grade only

There will be perfect attendance rewards April 26 and May 3.

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There will be a PTF meeting 7-8 p.m. April 16 in the library.

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School is closed for spring break April 18, 19 and 22.

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CMS...