Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Coplay: Students to be confirmed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.

The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles; and St. Peter, Coplay.


Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

The borough is accepting applications...

Roughies Report: CHS students are honored at banquet

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Seniors Hailey Baez and Devon Troxell were recently honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley schools’ girls and boys nominees, at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete annual awards banquet, which was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center Jan. 27.

Hailey was a four-year letter winner in girls soccer and was named a captain during her junior and senior seasons.

Devon was a four-year letter winner in boys soccer and was named a captain during his senior season. He...


Monday, February 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 4

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Parent Teacher Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: Kate Latteman at or

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life,...

Blocker’s treats airport workers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Vicky Bartholomew, owner of Blocker’s Coffeehouse, decided to reward Transportation Security Administration workers at Lehigh Valley International Airport Jan. 25.

Many government employees had been working without a paycheck during the 30-plus-day government shutdown.

“We decided to run coffee and pastries up to them around 8 in the morning,” Bartholomew said. “That’s when the shifts change.”

TSA agents were thrilled.

Bartholomew said it was a goodwill gesture....

Taylor House creates Super Bowl beer

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Taylor House Brewing Company has a plan in the works for Feb. 2, the day before the big game.

“Most people watch the Super Bowl at house parties,” said owner Annette Pompa. “And we will be closed by the time it starts. So, we came up with this.”

Master brewer Mike Lessa is brewing one keg of a special beer in honor of the game — Super Bowl Biery’s Porter.

“It’s one keg, and then it’s gone,” he said.

So get to the Taylor establishment, 76 Lehigh St., Saturday....

Get involved in trail plan

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Residents of the Lehigh Valley celebrated the Nov. 1, 2018, announcement of the interconnected trail system that will be developing in the area. This project, properly named THE LINK Trail Network, will give residents more opportunities for navigating parts of the Lehigh Valley by foot or bike.

The D&L, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Lehigh Valley Greenways, Lehigh Valley...

Request for path added to rezoning ordinance

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler addressed Catasauqua Borough Council at its workshop meeting Jan. 28.

Spengler and Councilwoman Christine Weaver have had discussions about the 14-acre parcel across from Sheckler Elementary School. Council is putting together an ordinance to change the zoning on the land to allow for compact town- homes, or attached dwellings. The present zoning requires homes to be on one-acre lots.

Spengler wants to add a new...

Roughies Report: Register for forum Feb. 12 at DeSales

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

The deadline is approaching for any female student who is interested in attending the 2019 Women in Science and Engineering Forum, which will be held 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 12 at DeSales University.

Interested students should see Mrs. Roseman in the CHS guidance office for an application.


Reminder: Students in the Catasauqua Area School District will have an early dismissal Feb. 6.

Catasauqua High School students will be dismissed 12:50 p.m.



Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 9

Officers relayed a message for Allentown police in the 200 block of Second Street.

An investigation is continuing for a possible Megan’s Law violation that occurred in the 100 block of Circle Drive.

At Lehigh County Housing Authority, 118 Bridge St., police investigated a fireworks complaint.

JAN. 9

No-parking signs were issued in the 200 block of Church Street.

At Whittier...

Coplay: Democratic club organizes for 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association, aka Coplay Democratic Club, was founded in 1930 as the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Association. The membership unanimously changed the CDC name in 2006.

The CDC held its annual reorganization meeting in January. The CDC has a full slate of officers for 2019. All offices have a one-year term.

The 2019 officers are as follows:

Trustees — James Danko, Theresa Roth, Cynthia Leiner and Natalie Reichl

Executive offices — Karen...