Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

High school: Financial aid night will be held Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School will hold its annual financial aid night 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the auditorium. Michael Burke from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will present information on how to navigate school funding.

Students who will be attending college and their parents are invited to attend. If you are planning on attending, print the FAFSA form and bring it along with you. The form can be found at FAFSA.gov.

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As part of the ongoing special...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

There is a narrative circulating concerning the Colonial history of my ancestors — the Mickley family. This narrative is based upon various assumptions and misunderstandings that have been published recently, as well as in a particular book titled “Images of America, Whitehall and Coplay,” dated 2004. This narrative has made an attempt to define a timeline for the distinction and usage of the Mickley-Michelet farmhouse located in Egypt. That farmhouse and surrounding...

Vendors sought for trick or treat

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

MIRACLE LEAGUE

Vendors are needed for the fifth annual Northampton County Miracle League trick-or-treat night, to be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Easton Rotary Field at Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Vendor spaces are free; participants are asked to bring goodies and treats to be handed out during the event.

Vendors are also asked to decorate their tents and dress up in...

PennDOT to phase in new licenses, ID cards

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

As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver’s licenses and identification card products.

PennDOT entered a new contract with MorphoTrust USA in August of 2015 for the design and issuance of licenses and identification cards. This update is unrelated to the REAL ID Act.

“The update is an important component of PennDOT’s ongoing work to enhance and protect the...

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 18

Police were called to investigate a report of criminal mischief in the 600 block of Poplar Street.

The theft of a camera occurred in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

On Railroad Street, a reckless driver was issued a citation.

A missing juvenile was located in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block of Walnut Street...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Michael Miller was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1986, where he played tackle on the football team and was a heavyweight wrestler on the Blue Eagles championship wrestling squad.

He recalled, “I especially admired coach Ray Nunamaker and Larry Oberly, my social studies teacher.”

Michael attended Unity College in Maine and studied conservation and law enforcement. He used this training and served on the Coopersburg Police Department for seven...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 12: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, Oct. 13: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed...

Middle school: Middle school’s PTF group meets Oct. 17

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

The CMS PTF group is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the school library.

For more information on this group, contact the school at 610-264-4341.

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On Oct. 18, cycle 1 ends for eighth-grade students.

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Picture retake day for middle school students will occur Oct. 20.

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Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 25

A traffic stop in the 200 block of South Second Street resulted in a citation.

Police responded to a report of a wire down in the 1000 block of Keystone Alley.

A warning was issued at traffic stops both in the 100 block of North Second Street and at South Second and Center streets.

Police responded to a report of a missing person in the unit block of South Third Street.

SEPT. 26...

Northampton: Exchange Club plans craft fair

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will hold a fall craft fair and tricky tray 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

More than 70 crafters and direct sales vendors will have displays.

Admission and parking are free.

Luncheon foods and beverages will be available for purchase.

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The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors for the last time this year Oct. 15....