Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 23, 2017

State of the county

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Historic Hotel Bethlehem was the venue for Executive John Brown’s State of the County address on a blustery March 2 morning.

More than 150 guests were treated to scrambled eggs, bacon and home fries, along with a variety of juices, coffee and tea.

Brown spoke for nearly an hour, the longest speech he’s given as county executive.

It was a dry, matter-of-fact speech, with no jokes to break the ice, but there was still a political overtone. Those attending the speech had to...

Coplay: Holiday egg hunt is planned

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Easter Bunny will make a visit to Coplay on Saturday for the American Club of Coplay’s annual egg hunt. The event, set for 32 N. Third St., will begin noon for children of members.

Following the race for the brightly colored eggs, the jolly rabbit will take to the stage for pictures.

Along with the candy treats, there will be hot dogs and refreshments for the children.


The borough’s digital speed signs, one on South Second Street and the other on Chestnut...

Catasauqua: Fish dinner set for St. Mary’s

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s will be having a fish dinner 4-7 p.m. April 7 in the Parish Center, 122 Union St. The menu includes fried breaded Icelandic haddock, vegetable, cole slaw, stewed tomatoes, roll, dessert, beverage and choice of baked potato, cabbage and noodles or mac and cheese.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.


The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, is having its annual vendor fair, flea market, craft and bake sale, as well as Chinese...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 6:Elem. — Whole-grain macaroni and cheese, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, April 7:Elem.— Whole-grain Maxx stick with tomato sauce, corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Cheese steak on a whole-grain roll,...


Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of a hit-and-run accident brought officers to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.

Officers assisted Catasauqua Police Department in the 700 block of Third Street.


Police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 1200 block of Second Street.

A report of a found dog brought officers to the 600 block of Pennsylvania Street.



A Pennsylvania Dutch farm crew works the hospital farm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In researching the Allentown State Hospital farm in Weaversville, I convinced Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant farm manager and well-known East Allen Township Fire Company member, to write his recollections of the farm. A fine gentleman, he consented, with this writer attempting to twist his arm.

Mr. McDevitt kindly wrote “My recollections of the Allentown State Hospital Farm,” by John McDevitt, with collaboration from Charles W. Miller:

Having graduated from Penn State with...