Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

State hospital farm feeds residents at many facilities

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this third column, Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant farm manager of the Allentown State Hospital farm in Weaversville, helps us remember the farm colony. His words:

The farm contained 800 acres and produced food and milk for the Allentown State Hospital. Land was purchased from local farmers, the Fuller estate and the Atlas Portland Cement Company. Much of the land and buildings were part of the original Craig Settlement, which is the oldest non-Native American community in...


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Everyone loves a little adventure now and then, especially when you are a 3-1/2-year-old black and tan tabby named Lucky from Lower Macungie.

Oh, and did I mention he is blind?

On March 1, Lucky began his adventure around 1:15 a.m., somehow living the life of an escape artist and leaving the comforts of his home in the Ancient Oaks West development.

A flier was placed on social media sites and sent to various news outlets asking for help in locating the escapee March 2...

Northampton: Friendly Fifties to meet March 13

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. March 13 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave. Parkland High School’s Strolling Strings will perform.

If Northampton schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the meeting is canceled.


Northampton Exchange Club will holds its annual spring craft fair and tricky tray raffle 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Admission is free.

More than 70...

North Catasauqua: Fire dept. to host cash bingo

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The North Catasauqua Fire Department will host a cash bingo and lunch 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Slovak Center, Fifth and Grove streets. Lunch and 15 games are included in the ticket price. There also will be an auction raffle, drinks and 50/50 at an additional cost. Doors open 12:30 p.m.

Reserve your tickets by calling 610-554-4308. If any are still available, they may be purchased at the door.


Catty Seniors Plus will meet 1 p.m. March 22 at the Slovak Center, Fifth...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 23

At Howertown Road and Chapel Street, a traffic stop was conducted. A wanted person was found.

In the 1000 block of Seventh Street, a burning violation brought out police.

An abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Third Street was reported to the department.

A suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Third Street was reported to police.

Members of the department conducted a...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 20

A vehicle was tagged in the 100 block of Second Street.

At Silver Manor, 2 Front St., police responded to a dispute between a husband and wife.

Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 900 block of Race Street.

At Catasauqua Park & Playground, 500 St. John St., a dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend occurred.

On North 12th Street, members of the department asked...

Feline Finish Line

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Neither the Duchess of Cornwall nor the Duchess of Cambridge have anything on our Duchess of Catasauqua.

This lovely lady is tempering just the right amount of “catitude” with style and grace.

Royal watchers say Duchess has been spotted at Petco on Lehigh Street, Allentown, where she is reportedly waiting to catch the eye of someone who will roll out the red carpet and welcome her home.

Duchess is a 2-1/2-year-old young adult who is up to date on shots and is spayed....

Residents asked to dispose of medications

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

cabinet clean-out

District Attorney Jim Martin is asking residents to take the time to clean out their medicine cabinets this coming weekend when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

Martin encourages Lehigh County residents to give their medicine cabinets a “spring cleaning.”

“Lehigh County residents should take this opportunity to identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous...


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns


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

• George Taylor House gift shoppe meeting, 6 p.m., at the GTH, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua


• Friends of the Library group meeting, 10 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The group meets the second Friday of each month. Information: 610-432-4339

• Lenten fish dinner, 4-7 p.m., in the parish center...