Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.

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Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-...

Catty working on Pine St. traffic light

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The traffic signal at Pine and Front streets needs to be upgraded to account for the two-way traffic on Front Street and the signal’s proximity to the fire station.

Catasauqua Borough Council acted at its meeting Oct. 1 to get the process moving. Borough Manager Stephen Travers will submit the application to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which controls all traffic signals, even those placed on local roads.

Mayor Barbara Schlegel reiterated the borough’s Halloween...

Coplay: Library hosts book, bake sale Oct. 12, 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.

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Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.

According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.

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Hanover council not giving up on Troxell repairs

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

An ongoing discussion on the condition of road repairs on Troxell Avenue and surrounding streets continued at Hanover Township Council’s meeting Oct. 3.

The township experienced some major problems with leaking water lines that damaged sections of roadways. The area is served by the Bethlehem Water Authority, which repaired the leaking supply lines. They covered up the trenches and sealed the roadway. The repair was not up to code or to expected standards.

“They did a repair on...

Commissioners recognize Lehigh County residents

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners recently recognized and honored three of the county’s residents.

Joseph R. Zeller was honored with the Freedom Foundation Award. He was honored Sept. 12 and celebrated his 100th birthday Sept. 19.

In a special resolution, the commissioners thanked Zeller for “a lifetime of service to his community and his country.”

The resolution described him as one who brought “unbounded vision, impassioned drive and unmitigated commitment to...

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK, OCT. 7-13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

This is National Newspaper Week (Oct. 7-13), and it’s the perfect time to remind our readers about how important daily and weekly community journalism is to them.

This realization goes back to the very foundations of our nation. In drafting the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the founders wanted to ensure that Americans would enjoy the free flow of ideas; would be free to examine the quality of their institutions and those who serve them; to say...

Cement Worker of The Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Rodney Hartzell was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1971. His first job was at a local textile factory, earning $3.50 per hour. In 1973, Rodney followed his three uncles and was hired at Nazareth Cement Company, starting on the labor gang.

One of the former managers was Mr. Paul Lentz. The plant, at one time, operated eight kilns. There were various jobs no longer found at cement plants. The roof cleaners, sweepers and dust collectors have been replaced...

Sheckler News: Sheckler’s book fair is starting Oct. 11

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

The Scholastic book fair is being held for Sheckler Elementary School students Oct. 11-18. On Oct. 18, the book fair will also be held 5:30-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, where families can have the opportunity to shop and make purchases together.

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On Oct. 16, second-grade students will be taking a field trip to Seiple Farms. Students should dress for the weather and wear sneakers.

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The elementary school’s pumpkin-decorating contest is fast approaching,...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 11: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

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