Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

TUESDAY 13

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 14

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 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Wolfkynn performs at American Legion

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., held a public concert July 13 featuring Wolfkynn, from Nazareth. The band has been a stellar performing band in the Northeast with performances across Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

The band plays 1970s, ’80s and ’90s rock with a smattering of its own original tunes. The band’s music is influenced by Van Halen and Led Zeppelin, among others.

Band members are Chris Dritt, guitar; Rodney Kessler, bass; Nick Graver,...

Coplay: Final swim lessons set for Aug. 10, 11

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Parkway Pool will hold the final swim lessons Aug. 10 and 11. The pool-certified lifeguards are the instructors. More information is available by calling 717-809-6789.

The popular aqua Zumba lessons at the pool continue 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Instructor Tara Miller said if the weather results in a postponement, the lessons are rescheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

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The Coplay Democratic Club will hold its summer meeting 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at...

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays for tours

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Aug. 14 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

The Irish Stars, from Parker School of Dance, will perform.

Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 29

Officers were on the scene of domestic disputes on South Second and South Front streets.

Police assisted a citizen with a domestic issue in the unit block of Magna Drive.

The department assisted North Catasauqua police with a report of a burglary in progress in the 1200 block of Third Street.

A road hazard in the unit block of North Front Street was reported. Dirt bikes and ATVs were being...

Guest View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“Enough. We don’t have to live like this. Politicians who refuse to take action to reduce gun violence are complicit in this carnage. If we’re going to truly confront this uniquely American problem, we have to speak uncomfortable truths. Over and over again, domestic terrorists use high powered, military-style assault weapons to kill our children and our families. There are a whole range of steps that must be taken. Congress’s first priority must be passing universal background checks,...

CMS News: Locker night at middle school planned for Aug. 20

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in School

The fifth-grade locker night will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Students will practice opening their lockers and take an informal tour of the building via a scavenger hunt.

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Fifth-grade and new student orientation is scheduled for 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 21.

Students will meet their teachers and learn more about Catasauqua Middle School.

Transportation will be provided for bus students on this day.

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Making an impact

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in School

The youth group of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, has a 20-year history of participating in the local community. The teens and their groups have always held fundraisers because they follow their belief they will be personally rewarded by giving to others.

Since the beginning, the youth group has participated in the 30-Hour Famine, raising dollars to help World Vision’s initiative to combat global hunger. The group donated their funds to an orphanage...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 22

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police during a traffic stop on Second Street.

In the 200 block of Race Street, a driver was cited.

An odor of gas in the 800 block of Bethlehem Road was reported to the department.

Police sought information regarding a citizen assist in the 500 block of Third Street.

A vehicle was tagged in the 100 block of South 11th Street.

Members of...

School group identifies priorities to help Catty students

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Catasauqua Area School District has been actively working to improve the district for the benefit of the students. In the 2018-19 school year, some changes included the addition of two school resource officers and Salisbury Behavioral Health mental health professionals in the schools. There is another group working to help the students, and it is growing and becoming more focused.

The school district took part in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) in 2015. The PAYS is taken every...