Catasauqua Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

Tax talk: Local firms make presentation

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Part of the new Catasauqua Municipal Complex was designed to host community functions, and the opportunity presented itself Jan. 16.

“We did not have any strict use definition, but this was a good offer,” borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder said.

Howard Lieberman, who has worked extensively with private businesses and public entities, offered to host the first meeting — a local conference on the recent tax law initiative, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

“It’s a relevant...

Spitzer finds cement work

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this third column, I am speaking to the governor of Burgenland, Austria, officials and media about the Burgenlanders who emigrated to Northampton, Coplay and the Lehigh Valley. In my last column, we spoke about Mr. Paul Eberhart’s American experience. His former neighbor on 10th Street, Northampton, Mr. Frank Spitzer, had a similar experience.

Frank was born in Austria July 13,1904, on a 50-acre Burgenland farm.

He recalled, “My brothers were in World War I. Austria-Hungary...

Elementary school: Valentine’s Day parties are planned

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Students will be holding classroom parties for Valentine’s Day Feb. 14. Wishing everyone a happy Valentine’s Day filled with many smiles and much love.

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Sheckler will be closed Feb. 16 and 19 in honor of the Presidents Day holiday. Regular scheduled classes will resume Feb. 20.

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The Scholastic book fair will be going on Feb. 14-22. Students will have the opportunity to preview books during their library class, as well as be able to make purchases if they...

Coplay: St. John’s plans ham dinner

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A ham dinner will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., 4-6 p.m. Feb 10.

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Coplay’s next 150th anniversary committee meeting will be 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. All interested civic groups and organizations need to attend before it’s too late to participate in the sesquicentennial celebration.

Kickoff is set for April 6, 2019.

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Coplay Borough will be offering three part-time summer positions...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 8: Elem. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, Feb. 9: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed broccoli, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk. M.S. —...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

On Nov. 21, 2017, I was involved in a minor car collision at Seventh and Lehigh Streets in Hokendauqua. Immediately, two young men and a young woman came to check me and the other driver for injuries. They assisted us both in moving our cars off to the side of the road safely.

As the other driver and I waited for the police to arrive, the three young adults left when they were certain we were not injured. At this time, a fourth young woman came by, stated she was...

Northampton: Recreation center to hold Feb. 10 dance

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive, will hold a valentine dance for fourth- and fifth-grade students 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

A photo booth will be available.

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Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance with DJ Flip 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale at the post.

The VFW will host button box and polka entertainment 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16.

Karaoke with Crazy K is scheduled...

Avoiding the flu

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Even though flu season appears to have peaked, according to the Centers for Disease Control, getting a flu shot remains the best deterrent in case someone comes in contact with the influenza virus.

Other things to keep in mind when trying to avoid the flu:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs on your hands can easily spread this way.

• Avoid close contact with sick people.

If you need medical...

Facebook changing the way news feed is presented

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Facebook is changing its news feed, and it will decrease the amount of local news you will see on the site. But there is a way to make sure you still see the local content from the Catasauqua Press.

The changes to the news feed started rolling out last month. According to Facebook, your news feed will prioritize posts from friends and family over businesses and pages, including local newspapers.

Luckily, Facebook allows users to prioritize pages so you see their content first....

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Here we go again. The Northampton Area School District has announced the annual “preliminary” school property tax increase. Sure, it’s 3.9 percent now, but it will be lower when approved. I’ll bet it will be about 2.9 percent since that is the state “limit” without our input, and we will be told that the district did us a favor by lowering the original tax increase.

In 2018, my Social Security benefit increased a whopping 2 percent. However, my Medicare insurance...