Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cement Worker of The Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Rodney Hartzell was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1971. His first job was at a local textile factory, earning $3.50 per hour. In 1973, Rodney followed his three uncles and was hired at Nazareth Cement Company, starting on the labor gang.

One of the former managers was Mr. Paul Lentz. The plant, at one time, operated eight kilns. There were various jobs no longer found at cement plants. The roof cleaners, sweepers and dust collectors have been replaced...

Sheckler News: Sheckler’s book fair is starting Oct. 11

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

The Scholastic book fair is being held for Sheckler Elementary School students Oct. 11-18. On Oct. 18, the book fair will also be held 5:30-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, where families can have the opportunity to shop and make purchases together.


On Oct. 16, second-grade students will be taking a field trip to Seiple Farms. Students should dress for the weather and wear sneakers.


The elementary school’s pumpkin-decorating contest is fast approaching,...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 11: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, Oct. 12: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken sub, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain...

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

A suspicious person in the unit block of North Sixth Street was reported.

Officers investigated a potential fraud in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police assisted a citizen regarding a protection-from-abuse order in the unit block of South Front Street.

OCT. 2

A possible stolen vehicle in the unit block of Magna Drive was investigated.

Police responded to a motor vehicle...

Blocker’s celebrates one year in business

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Blocker’s Coffeehouse, Catasauqua’s premier traditional coffee spot, celebrated its anniversary at the beginning of September.

“We are happy to be in business for this first year and want to thank everyone in the community who has patronized our business,” said Vicki Bartholomew, who owns the shop, located at 309 Front St.

Blocker’s is next to Gas House Dance Hall, so the celebration included entertainment from Jet Weston and the Atomic Ranch Hands.

Sophie, from Henna...


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Bring an apron for a painting project and kid-friendly soups for Snack Pack Pals.

OCT. 9

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck...

Ready for some fall fun?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Fall is finally here — and both Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs are ready to celebrate.

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association is sponsoring the 13th annual Fest O’ Fall celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a rain date of noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Activities will be held at Biery House, 8 Race St., and George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Family fun activities include a hay ride, kids’ crafts, face and rock painting, games, an obstacle course and more...

North Catasauqua discusses trail system

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

At the Oct. 1 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council, Mayor William Molchany Jr. discussed his recent attendance at a meeting for Walk/Bike Lehigh Valley.

These meetings discuss ways to ensure safer walking and biking trails throughout the Lehigh Valley. Recently, Walk/Bike Lehigh Valley has discussed plans to connect all bike trails in the Lehigh Valley.

Council President Peter Paone wants to send a letter to the group, expressing his interest in getting North Catasauqua...

Zoners OK Pie’s On request

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

John Landi, the owner of Pie’s On Pizzeria, went before Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board Sept. 18 to ask for a variance for a property at 413 Second St. The property, once used as a gas station, sits in the middle of a mixed-use, predominantly residential area.

The board unanimously approved the request.

Landi plans to use the area for limited storage for his pizza business and to store classic cars that he and his father acquired.

There was some question among...