Catasauqua Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

MONDAY 13

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

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

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

TUESDAY 14

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 15

Department members responded to a report of a possible water leak in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

A vehicle was tagged in the 400 block of Bath Avenue.

Intoxicated persons in the 700 block of Second Street were reported. Police gave them a courtesy transport.

JULY 16

No-parking signs were issued on South 15th Street.

On South 10th Street, no-parking signs were...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 31

Police responded to a report of juveniles breaking bottles at the basketball courts in the 100 block of Cherry Street.

Officers were on the scene to assist with a landlord/tenant dispute in the 200 block of South Front Street.

In the unit block of North Fourth Street, police responded to a neighbor dispute.

Two juveniles harassing an individual in the 100 block of South Second Street were...

The Cementer

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Over the years, I have written a number of columns on the Penn-Dixie Cement Company. The company operated three plants in Bath and Nazareth and employed many area residents. One of my former students, Blaine Hoffmeister, of Bath, gave me a rare Penn-Dixie paper named Penn-Dixie Cementer, dated April/May 1941.

The company also had plants in Portland Point, Clinchfield, Kingsport and Richard City, Tenn., with another in West Des Moines, Iowa. The paper prepared the employees for a...

Fighting Hunger: Programs help adults, children buy farmers market produce

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

Please cut out this article and post at your workplaces, faith-based organizations, banks and post offices — but more importantly, give it to people you know who would help WIC recipients and seniors.

The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provide WIC recipients and low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from approved farmers in Pennsylvania. Each eligible recipient...

Coplay: Charity event is planned for Saturday

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Each year, Sunday Pool League hosts a charity pool tournament and fundraiser to benefit a local cause or organization. This year, the league is pleased to announce that proceeds will be donated to Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, Lehigh Valley.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has one goal — to bring permanence to the lives of waiting children and youths. Through foster care, foster-to-adopt (legal-risk placements), special needs and domestic adoption, Diakon focuses on uniting...

Northampton: Flea market, bake sale is set

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.

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Reminder: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities throughout the month.

Aug. 10, 9 p.m., karaoke with DJ PK

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24, 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K...

Happenings

Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 6

• Sound wave string art (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• New Bath Borough Hall celebration, 3-6 p.m. (open house) and 6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting ceremony), at the borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

• Movie: “Sing,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

AUG. 7

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township...

Tornado hits Heidel farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado (an Enhanced Fujita scale measuring tornadoes) ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.

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