Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton Borough police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident brought officers to the Dollar General parking lot, 200 block of Center Street.


Police responded to a report of damage done to the driver-side mirror of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Main Street.

Officers were called to Exxon on the Run, 2400 block of Main Street, to investigate a report of shoplifting.



Northampton: Open house is set for Sunday at Siegfried Railroad Station

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of Northampton Area Historical Society, will begin its monthly open house May 21. The station will be open 1-4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through October.

The station, located on 21st Street, is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area.

More restoration, funded by the Northampton County hotel tax, has been done at the station. The public is invited to see the work that was done.

There are permanent...

Elementary school: Congratulations, Kailynn Rivera!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler held its yearbook design contest, and five finalists were selected. A total of 334 Sheckler votes, as well as Facebook likes, were tallied.

The winner is Kailynn Rivera. Congrats to her, as well as to the other finalists Maxine Kovacs, Khriz Medina, Jada Keys-Pujols and Amanda Tedesco, for such artistic entries.


Seuss-Perb Fun Days will be held at Sheckler during their gym classes. Grades 1-4 will get to enjoy traveling around to numerous stations that will...


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua Borough police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of a theft brought officers to the 400 block of Second Street.

Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the unit block of 13th Street.

Officers charged Joseph Tapia, of 137 Front St., with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment and terrorist threats.


A domestic issue brought police to the 500 block of Fourth Street.


Edugaming workshop in June

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School


Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer a five-day Edugaming 2017 workshop for teachers June 19-22, with an additional workshop date of Nov. 4.

Successful applicants will learn to design effective, immersive learning games. Through hands-on activities and presentations from educators and industry experts, participants will learn a variety of game design approaches that remove the “quiz” aspect of educational games...

Coplay: Tire drop-off event is Saturday

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There will be a free tire drop-off event May 20, a program held once every year. The drop-off site returns to the Coplay Parkway lower lot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Last year, it was at the bottom of Bridge Street on the former General Supply property the borough acquired.

Lafarge Cement, Cementon, will again provide a trailer for the discarded tires. Borough employees will assist residents bringing the tires for disposal.

Tires from cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans will be accepted....

Letter to the editor:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Many years ago, when I was a Scoutmaster of a troop, I could not get any help. So I asked if I could have some willing Den mothers from the Cub Scout pack to help with the Boy Scout troop.

I was told that Boy Scouts was for men and boys only.

Well, after a few years, we all know how that turned out. With the way so many in America feel about equality, I think we should just have Scouting — boys and girls together learning the same skills for the most part...

Catasauqua: ‘Health Talks’ presentation tonight

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 6 p.m. today, May 18, “Health Talks: Nutrition for Diabetes and Healthy Living,” presented by Robert Hartzell, registered pharmacist, certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will be held at Public Library of Catasauqua. The focus of Hartzell’s presentation will be the role nutrition plays in healthy living.

Hartzell will be joined by members of Hartzell’s professional team.

Free blood pressure screening, as well as a healthy snack, will be offered...


Monday, May 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 15

• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Appointments: Judy at 610-767-5061 or

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Good Vibrations Chorus choral concert, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

MAY 16...