Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

Officers assisted a citizen in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

OCT. 2

Police found a dog in the 1000 block of Third Street.

The department received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Sixth Street.

In the 1100 block of Front Street, police conducted a DUI stop.

Officers performed a welfare check in the area of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge...


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured Oct. 2 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. In the days since, we’ve read about or heard from survivors of the attack, who detailed the chaos and confusion during those moments.

Thousands were at this sold-out three-day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, which featured country music stars like Eric Church and Sam Hunt. Jason Aldean was on stage when the...

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club plans Oct. 15 breakfast

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations are suggested. Call the club at 610-264-1771.


The George Taylor House Committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the GTH pavilion, Lehigh and Poplar streets.



Turnpike bridge to be replaced; closure expected Oct. 13-16

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 4 a.m. Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (No. 56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (No. 95) for southbound traffic. The authorized...

Schools invited to join litter-free effort

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites schools in Pennsylvania to participate in their Litter Free School Zone Program, a comprehensive program that encourages young people to play an active role in protecting and improving our environment through recycling, litter awareness and community stewardship.

The organization provides a sign recognizing the participating school as a litter-free school zone. The school, in turn, organizes two cleanup or beautification events per year. There are...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 2

A reportable accident involving one vehicle occurred at Washington Avenue and Lilac Court.

OCT. 3

The department received a report of credit card fraud in the 600 block of East 20th Street.

A reportable accident involving three vehicles occurred in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

OCT. 4

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue...

Elementary school: Sheckler students to visit Seiple Farms

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School second-grade students will be going on a field trip to Seiple Farms Oct. 18. Students should dress for the weather and wear sneakers.


A great big thank you to all the volunteer firefighters from Catasauqua and North Catasauqua fire departments who took time from their schedules to spend the day at Sheckler Oct. 6, educating students about fire prevention. We appreciate what you do for the students and for what you do in our community.


Meet Kodiak!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

This loving and beautiful 6-year-young, front-declawed, spayed tortoiseshell is searching for her forever home and a new best friend.

Our Kodiak has gold eyes and a heart of gold to match.

Truly, she is lovelier than the island in Alaska and more cuddly and affectionate than the bear.

Kodiak is up to date on shots, super affectionate, loves to be petted and is eager to find herself a forever home.

If you’re looking for a new best friend, look no further as Kodiak...

College students urged to be on lookout for financial aid scams

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is urging college students to be wary of student aid scams that could cost them money while exposing them to identity theft.

“Millions of college students, many of whom are likely to be away from home for the first time, are being targeted by a variety of innocent-sounding scams,” said state Rep. Mike Peifer, PHEAA board chairman. “College students are a prime target since they tend to be less financially experienced and are...