Catasauqua Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Catasauqua: Salem to host Santa breakfast

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

All ages are welcome.

There is a fee for the breakfast, but those ages 3 and under eat for free.

There will be scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and much more.


The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having a chicken dinner bingo Dec. 8.

Doors open 4 p.m., and bingo starts 5 p.m.

Contact the club...

Roughies Report: Meeting planned for next year

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

There will be an introductory meeting for anyone interested in participating in the Emerging Healthcare and Engineering program through Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute and Penn State in the Catasauqua High School guidance office sometime in early January 2019. Any student interested in doing this his or her senior year should plan to attend this meeting.

Please listen for announcements and additional information.


All teachers...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

An overdose at Lehigh Valley Mall brought officers to the scene.

Police responded to a mental health call in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue.

Officers investigated a report of trespassing in the 1000 block of Sumner Avenue.

A disturbance in the 3300 block of Gail Lane was reported.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 5000 block of Foxdale Drive.


Small-business shopping in Catasauqua

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Where did local residents turn to find unique gifts for this holiday season?

Each year on Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Main Streets President Kimberly Brubaker hosts a pop-up shop for local handmade products. Main Streets is Catasauqua’s business association.

This year, the pop-up shop was held at 417 Front St., Catasauqua. The property is owned by Jackie and David Harth, who provided the space at no cost.

The shop has a limited display of...

CMS News: Students reach mid-marking period

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

The school year seems to be rolling right along, as Dec. 7 is the mid-marking period for teachers and students.


The Catasauqua Middle School winter band concert is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. Dec. 12.


CMS is proud to announce the following holiday chorus concerts, set for Dec. 19:

Fifth- and sixth-grade concert, 6:30-7 p.m.

Seventh- and eighth-grade concert, 7-7:30 p.m.


There will be an early dismissal Dec. 21. CMS students will...

Catasauqua High School Honor Roll

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 academic year.


Grade 9: Emily Abbott, Kayleen Bedford-Rodriguez, Kathryn Bischof, Lucy Brubaker, Jorry Cene, Randy Costenbader, Kaleb Croft, Valerie Davidheiser, Angele Diamacoune, Caylyne Eck, Sydney Gebhardt, Aidan Gerhard, Julianna Grate, Madison Harth, Taylor Hicks, Hannah Kurczeski, Dominic Melendez, Maya Moussa, Chloe Moyer,...

Catasauqua continues opioid discussion during open forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.

Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district...