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Here’s where to get your Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

• Pantry 1- 822 Race St., Catasauqua

• D&D Market and Deli- 252 Race St., Catasauqua

• M & B Market- 410 Second St., Catasauqua

• Catty Mart- 547 Front St., Catasauqua

• Yorky’s Front Street Café- 333 Front St., Catasauqua

• Auquasat Lounge- 119 Bridge St., Catasauqua

• D & K Food Mart- 1492 Main St., Catasauqua

• PJ Lapinskis Café- 1125 Third St., North Catasauqua

• Newhard Pharmacy- 1001 Main St., Northampton

• Weis...

Resident expresses concerns about airport’s future plans

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session May 29, Cameron Smith approached council to express his concern about both proposed expansion plans recently released by Lehigh Valley International Airport and the potential for increased traffic on Race Street.

Smith alleged schools could be taken if the airport is expanded as a cargo hub. The borough does have a representative on the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Christine Weaver has reviewed the proposals made and did not...

Community mourns loss of firefighter, friend

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

A GoFundMe account has been created in memory of Erik Hirner, assistant fire chief of Charotin Hose Company No. 1, North Catasauqua, who was involved in a crash in Berks County May 25 and died from his injuries a few days later.

Hirner, 38, of North Catasauqua, was a life member of the North Catasauqua station, as well as an 11-year veteran of Reading Fire Department.

According to reports, Hirner was on his way to work May 25 when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV in...

Northampton: Paw Prints festival is June 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Paw Prints on the Canal is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 at Canal Street Park. It will be held rain or shine.

The event is sponsored by Northampton Borough and benefits the Northampton Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Highlights of the day include a rescue parade, noon, and a sharp-dressed pet contest, 1 p.m. Northampton’s K-9 unit will offer demonstrations.


Quota Club of Northampton will hold its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9 at Canal...

Catasauqua: Concert is planned for June 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Groove Merchants will perform 7-10 p.m. June 1 at Catasauqua Park Ampitheater, 501 American St. Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun, music-filled evening.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2. Featured is a basket raffle, bake sale, pickled red beets and lots of food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have items you would like to donate (no TVs or electronics) or any...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 12

Police were on the scene of a suspected DUI at Fourth and Grove streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with an underage drinking report in the 500 block of Front Street.

A suspicious vehicle in the 1300 block of Howertown Road was reported.

The department investigated a disabled vehicle on Howertown Road.

Officers performed a welfare check in the 1200 block of Fifth...

Elementary school: Beach day reward is tomorrow, June 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School students who kept positive behavior for the month of May will celebrate with a Think First beach day reward June 1.


June 4 is the last day of this school year that breakfast and lunch will be served.


Students in grades 1-4 will be dismissed noon June 5, 6, 7 and 8, with kindergarten on a modified schedule. Students in morning kindergarten will have class from 8:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and afternoon kindergarten students will have...


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.


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

Living the Vintage Years

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago, I heard a startling statistic that frightened me. During a caregivers class at a local hospital, the facilitator told attendees that 80 percent of caregivers die before their patient does.

Initially, that news sounded unbelievable. Surely, there was some mistake. But the more I thought about that high figure, the more sense it made.

Often, caregivers are consumed by the strenuous routine required in providing 24-hour care for a loved one who is dependent on...