Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Coplay: Parade set for Oct. 17

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community parade is set for Oct. 17.

First held in the mid-1950s, the parade has not missed a beat for more than six decades, as large crowds still gather on sidewalks along Second and Chestnut streets. Unlike some parades where judges award prizes to first-place recipients in various categories such as bands, floats and marching groups, Coplay Recreation & Welfare gives each entry a stipend for participation.

The 7 p.m. parade...

Happenings

Monday, October 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 9

• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

OCT. 10

• Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association community food bank is open, 8:30-10 a.m., in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

• Intro to Microsoft Word class, 6 p.m., at...

Catty man honored for volunteer work on Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Richard Snyder, a Catasauqua resident and member of the Allentown Hiking Club, has been recognized by the National Park Service (NPS) with a Golden Service Award for his 50 years of volunteer work on the Appalachian Trail.

The award was announced by Wendy Janssen, NPS superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s biennial meeting in Maine last month.

Janssen noted Snyder is only the 41st recipient of this award.

As a...

Borough in search of artifacts

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session Sept. 25, Councilman Brian Bartholomew suggested the borough take an inventory of artifacts to help tell the history of Catasauqua.

“I have plenty of things that I think would be something of interest,” he said.

According to Councilwoman Christine Weaver, the borough plans to have an exhibit at the new municipal building where historic items can be displayed.

“The idea is to have the items in a display case so that...

Insurance agency tourney winnings given to food bank

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Todd Brosky, of Brosky Insurance Agency, presented a $6,000 check to the Catasauqua Food Bank Sept. 28.

Food bank volunteers Joe Tognoli and Jeanine Craver welcomed Brosky, Cheryl Butler and her son Brett. Brosky told them, “Every year, Erie (Insurance) has a charity golf tournament. We all chip in to play. This year, we came in second place.”

The insurance agency donated its winnings from the tournament to the food bank.

“We have been blessed to be in a community like...

Coplay: Food bank is open Oct. 10

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The community food bank, operated by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association in the basement of borough hall, will be open 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 10. Among the more immediate needs, food pantry volunteers say they need donations of rice, fruit cups, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly.

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Coplay Sports Inc. will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Sixth Street field house. The public is invited.

The upcoming youth basketball and cheerleading programs will be...

North Catasauqua: Don’t miss Autumnfest Oct. 8

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee has announced the schedule of events for the 11th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest, set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8. The event will be held at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The betterment committee is sponsoring a kids’ pie-eating contest. New this year, the contest is open to the general public, ages 8-12. The winner will take home $50!

Entry forms are available at North Catasauqua Borough Hall...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 18

Police responded to a report of harassment on Mechanicsville Road.

The department received a parking complaint on Grape Street.

On Birch Street, officers investigated a report of harassment.

A theft occurred on MacArthur Road.

Police said a fire occurred on Lehigh Street.

SEPT. 19

An alarm sounded on MacArthur Road.

On Georgia Drive, officers investigated a...

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

National Newspaper Week is the time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need — day in and day out. A free press is more important than ever, and newspapers have always been at the forefront of serving our communities.

No media works harder than newspapers to provide you with credible information about what matters most to...

High school: Volunteers needed for Octoberfest

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in School

Any Varsity C Club members or any other high school students interested in volunteering their time and effort to help with the Autumnfest celebration at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park Oct. 8 should see Mr. Snyder in the high school guidance office.

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All students are reminded their medical information form must be completed and returned to the school nurse immediately. You must return this form regardless if you had any changes from the previous school year...