Catasauqua Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

Railroad memories

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, I received a call from Mr. Jim Rowland, editor of Lehigh Lines, official publication of Railroad Historians of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Chapter. Jim requested some information on the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum and the railroad network at the Atlas plants.

Jim, a former Egypt resident, today resides in Maryland. Two friends, both railroad buffs in the chapter, are Mike Bednar, of Darktown (Hokendauqua), and a former student, Kermit Geary, of Lehigh Township...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 13

A sex offense in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road brought police to the scene.

Officers assisted with the report of a fire in the 3900 block of Mechanicsville Road.

A domestic offense against family on North 14th Street was investigated.

The department responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Third Street.

Police investigated a reckless driver on MacArthur...

Chosen words

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Hoist the balloons for the month of June

Month that you are

those near and far

Attend celebrations

as countless as stars

Sailing through






From the first to the 30th

We attend each event

Purchase gifts galore

So there’s ample delight

Such a splendid occasion is June

What a sight!

D.J. Hausman-Hill


North Catasauqua: Community yard sale, flea market will be held June 9 at park

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The annual We Sing community yard sale and flea market will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9 at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Rain date is June 23.

Vendor registration is open through June 8.

We Sing provides a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for a basic fee, with additional space reserved for a vehicle for an additional fee.

For cost information and to register, call 610-264-1225 or email ...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The weekend of May 18-20 was a study in the contrast between love and hate, good vs. evil.

On Friday, hate prevailed as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas, walked into the school’s art complex with a shotgun and a handgun and began shooting at his fellow students.

In the end, 10 people were slaughtered. Another 13 were wounded. Pagourtzis was taken into custody following a shootout with police.

Cable news stations almost...


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 29

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township

MAY 30

• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

MAY 31

• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Seminar: “Information You & Your Family Need to Know Before...

Memorial Day programs planned to honor military

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Area veterans groups and other organizations will honor military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice with ceremonies and services this weekend.


MAY 28

• Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will begin the day with a service at Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m., followed by a 10:15 a.m. program on the Pine Street Bridge.

At 10:30 a.m., members will be at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park for a ceremony, followed by a 10:45 a.m. service...

New laws imposed for golf carts, ATVs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

The North Catasauqua Police Department will be keeping a close eye on golf cart and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) usage in the borough, following updated laws from the state of Pennsylvania.

The new laws prevent anyone under the age of 12 from operating a golf cart or ATV. Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16 must have adult supervision when crossing streets from one property to another. Emergency personnel are permitted to use ATVs in the streets to respond to calls if the vehicle...