Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

CMS News: PTF meeting will be Oct. 15

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in School

There will be a CMS PTF meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the library.

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Reminder: School will be closed Oct. 14 for the Columbus Day holiday.

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Don’t forget the school is participating in the Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends event. With the shopping pass, you will receive 25 percent off when you shop at Boscov’s Oct. 16.

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The eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C., is planned for Oct. 17.

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Picture retake day will be Oct. 18 for...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by ED PANY ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Local News

Mr. Michael Haberle was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1978, where he was co-captain of the Nazareth High School football team, which won the 1977 Colonial League championship. He played both halfback and linebacker. The team was coached by Jim Evanko. Mike also played center field for the baseball team.

Michael’s first job was with Highway Materials, operating a loader and earning $5 an hour. His cement career started two years later when he joined his...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

TUESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

WEDNESDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St....

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 17

Officers were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

Thefts from vehicles on Fifth and First streets and Maryland Circle were investigated.

A domestic offense against family brought police to the 900 block of Fairmont Avenue.

The department responded to reports of harassment on Red Bud Drive West and MacArthur Road.

Police investigated a report...

Voting system changed in Lehigh

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County focused on the county’s new voting machines at its Sept. 9 Hot Topics luncheon. Speakers Timothy A. Benyo, chief clerk to the Lehigh County Elections Board, and Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk, provided a clear explanation of the new voting process.

To promote election security, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered that all counties must have new, secure voting machines by 2020.

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners made this project a priority...

Officers seek information on shots fired

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Police

At 3:13 a.m. Oct. 2, Whitehall police were dispatched to Latest Food Trends, 1234 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, for a report of multiple gunshots.

Officers arrived within three minutes. No victims or property damage were found.

Department detectives are actively pursuing leads.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Matthew Reszek at 610-437-3042, ext. 216, or mreszek@whitehallpd.com.

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 10: Elem., M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)

Friday, Oct. 11: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, french fries, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice...

Catasauqua: Borough Halloween parade is Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Borough’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16, with a rain date of Oct. 23.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will hold its third annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 19.

Featured will be homemade food including bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, pierogies, spaetzle, kraut, potato salad and more.

There will be a biergarten for adults with German beer and wine. Soda will be available as well.

Join in for the 4 p.m. Mass...

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

Officers assisted a citizen in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police investigated the theft of an electric saw in the unit block of North Third Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

SEPT. 24

A domestic dispute in the unit block of South Second Street was investigated.

Police were on the scene of a residential fire in the...

Dogs with the Defenders a hit

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

On Sept. 19, Catasauqua Police Department held its monthly community outreach event. This time, Catasauqua residents were invited to enjoy hot dogs at Blondies, 333 Front St., Catasauqua, for Dogs with the Defenders.

For the past year and a half, the police department has been organizing these gatherings at local restaurants or other venues, with the hope of making a stronger bond with the community it serves.

Events like this provide a friendly environment where everyone can...