Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Coplay: Breakfast is planned for April 15 at CFC

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon. April 15.


Coplay Lions Club will meet 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

For more information, call Thomas at 610-262-1243.


The 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers of the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St.

All civic groups, clubs and organizations interested in being part of this day are encouraged...

Participants are needed

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Memorial Day parade

Organizers of Easton’s Memorial Day parade are calling for participants.

Participants will meet 10 a.m. May 28 at Sixth and Walnut streets, Easton, and step-off is set for 10:30 a.m.

The parade will end at Scott Park for closing ceremonies.

Before the parade, Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 will render honors at the Grand Army of the Republic plot in the Easton cemetery. This is set for 9 a.m., and the public is invited.

Any Boy...

Catasauqua library: CPR training set for April 26 at Public Library of Catasauqua

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services paramedic Maria Wescoe, RN, will partner with Catasauqua’s emergency management coordinator Joe Carl to present “You Can Save a Life” 6 p.m. April 26. This one-time CPR training session is geared to giving you skills that will enable you to give aid in an emergency situation.

You will have an opportunity to work on a lifelike model to get a sense of what it would be like to give emergency CPR until help arrives.



Hanover awards two bid contracts

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township received bids on two projects at its April 4 meeting.

The much-talked-about improvement at the Sherwood Park softball field garnered only one bid. Grace Industries was awarded the project with a bid of $28,566.60. Township Engineer Albert Kortze said the bid was better than expected. The township is now ready to move forward with improvements at Sherwood Park. New tennis courts were completed last year.

The second bid was for a sewer replacement project on...

Middle school: CMS report cards are out today, April 12

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Report cards will be sent home with students today, April 12.


The PSSA perfect attendance reward will be held April 13.

Students will receive a snack and a drink while watching the movie “Ferdinand.”


There will be a CMS parent-teacher forum 7 p.m. April 17 in the library.


The PSSA math dates are April 18 and 19.


Delivery for the Yankee Candle fundraiser is anticipated the week of May 7.


If you...

Golf outing is May 19

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Masonic lodge

Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F&AM will be hosting its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

The day’s activities include 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest and 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).

Immediately following the four-person scramble golf tournament, there will be a luncheon at the Allentown Municipal pavilion.

There is a cost per golfer....

Midnight Shift gives concert at Gas House

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Mike Metallia and his band Midnight Shift finally caught a show date at the Gas House Dance Hall March 30. Midnight Shift had been billed twice for Catasauqua’s dance club, but the weather put a crimp in the plans.

Robyn Shannon, one of the founders of the Gas House, wanted this premier band to play in Catasauqua. Shannon, who is leaving for her new abode in Yorkshire Dales in the UK April 20, had a promise to keep to her rockabilly fans.

“I wanted to be sure that everyone had...

Catasauqua: Church to host vendor fair April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a vendor, flea, craft and bake sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

Breakfast and lunch will be available.


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season 9 a.m.-noon April 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.


Editor’s View

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The brave daffodils are long peeking through the frozen ground. Although bent over, as if weeping, they remain defiant, blooming bright yellow despite nighttime and early-morning below-freezing temperatures.

Patches of short, blue flowers cover the ground where the grass has dared not to grow.

Twigs and branches lay scattered across the back yard, ripped from the trees during damaging winds that marked this past winter.

Contrary to what the calendar says, spring did not...