Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

North Catasauqua: Lions plan bingo at Jednota

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Lions Club is having a bingo May 21 at Jednota Slovak Social Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Doors open noon. Tickets include bingo and lunch.

There are very few tickets left. Call Joe at 610-264-4130.

All the proceeds will be used for eyeglasses for the needy, a senior dinner at Christmastime, shopping for children, a bingo at Catasauqua Towers, youth leadership camp and more.

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Catasauqua Seniors Plus will meet May 24 at Jednota...

Middle school: Fifth-grade students will have field day

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School fifth-grade students will participate in field day activities May 25 throughout the day. Have fun!

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The annual CMS sixth-grade fiesta will take place May 26 in the school gymnasium.

This fun yearly event gives students the opportunity to showcase all things relating to Mexican culture, heritage and history.

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Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 18: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, steamed carrots, 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, March 19: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed...

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

As a student of politics, longtime community volunteer and former borough council member, mayor, county commissioner at-large and current school director, it was disturbing to review a local 2017 Lehigh County May primary voters guide. Despite the apparent enthusiasm, especially on the Democratic side, resulting from the 2016 general election outcome, the number of unfilled local candidate positions in both parties is surprising and disappointing.

Local elections are as important as...

A job during the Depression

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In this eighth column, I continue to recall the days when the Allentown State Hospital Farm graced 800 acres in East Allen Township.

One of the former employees was the late Mr. Harold Yohn, of Walnut Street in Weaversville. Harold was a close friend of this writer. His daughters, Nancy Eberts of East Allen Township, and Edith, were fine students over at Northampton High School.

Harold was born over in Fullerton. The Great Depression hit the Yohn family, as millions of others,...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

MAY

TUESDAY 23

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

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 24

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

THURSDAY 25

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the...

Letter to the editor:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Pennsylvania’s current environmental justice listening tour stopped in Allentown [May 11], and I felt compelled to speak on the Keystone State’s absolute ignorance of the amount of poor people living around our coal and coal waste power plants.

To the credit of the Department of Environmental Protection, the agency never approved Northampton Generating’s 2015 proposal to increase lead pollution, but dangerous pollution proposals from Pennsylvania’s 14 coal waste...

High school: SADD positions open for 2017-18

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

If you are interested in becoming a Catasauqua High School SADD officer for the 2017-18 school year, please pick up a letter of interest in the window of the SADD room, B117.

Available positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, historian and activity directors.

Please return your completed letter of interest to Mrs. Yanek no later than 3 p.m. May 26.

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Last day of classes for seniors is May 25. Senior final exams are scheduled for May 26...