Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Living the Vintage Years: Rx for quality health care begins with education

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I walked into the room in the middle of a loud argument.

My relative’s roommate in a health care facility was angry with staff for not getting him bathed and dressed by lunchtime. He was still in bed in his nightclothes. When one of his relatives came to visit, he told her what had happened, and she reported his grievance to the facility’s nurse and administrator.

Ever since, he has been dressed and groomed at a reasonable morning hour.

It pays to have an advocate to...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 14

An abandoned vehicle in the 1600 block of Poplar Street was reported.

In the unit block of West 10th Street, officers investigated a domestic dispute between a male and female.

SEPT. 15

Police said a hit-and-run accident in the 2400 block of Dewey Avenue occurred. A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver-side rear door.

SEPT. 19

A warrant was served in the...

North Catasauqua: Autumnfest set for Oct. 13 in N. Catty

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Don’t forget, the 12th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

While the event has been held on Sundays in the past, this year’s Autumnfest is on a Saturday, with a rain date of Oct. 14.

Plans include a car show, live music, children’s activities, eating contests and much more.

See story on page A1 for more details on the upcoming event.



North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 18

A DUI and drug case brought police to the area of Fourth and Main streets.

Criminal mischief in the 1300 block of Fourth Street was investigated.

A traffic stop was conducted on Howertown Road.

SEPT. 19

Officers investigated a domestic issue in the 1100 block of Second Street.

The department responded to a report of flooding at Fourth and Cypress streets.


Sheckler News: No school Oct. 8 for holiday

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School will be closed Oct. 8 for Columbus Day. Regular scheduled classes will resume Oct. 9.


Reminder: The Color Run event is to be held at Catasauqua High School Oct. 7.

Thanks go to all who participated in the Don8Zone fundraiser held at Sheckler Elementary.


Fire Prevention Day at Sheckler Elementary will be taking place Oct. 12. Local firefighters will visit with students to help educate them on fire safety.



Lehigh County commissioners may do away with cash bail

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County may be on the verge of doing away with cash bail. Proponents of the measure spoke Sept. 12 to commissioners and county administrative officials.

Allentown resident Julie Thomases said, “We are here to make a case for doing away with cash bail for nonviolent and low-risk offenders, as has Northampton County, Philadelphia and other counties, cities and states. Cash bail is a system of pretrial release that forces a person who has been accused but not yet found guilty of a...

Trunk-or-treat event planned

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Chick-fil-A in Whitehall, 2610 MacArthur Road, is hosting its second annual trunk-or-treat event 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23.

This community event allows children to trick or treat in a unique way. Children will be able to walk around and receive treats at cars that were registered to participate.

There will be other activities as well, such as face painting, a deejay and a balloon artist.

Rain date for the event is Oct. 24.