Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 23, 2018

Coplay: Pediatric cancer run/walk is April 7

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A pediatric cancer 8K run and 5K walk will take place April 7.

The race and festivities will begin 8 a.m. at Ironton Rail Trail. Registration for the race and walk is 7-8 a.m.

There will be a fun run and obstacle course for kids aged 12 and younger.

Festivities include a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food and entertainment.

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Coplay Food Bank is in need of canned fruit, fruit cups, cereal, tea, coffee and peanut butter. Donations can be dropped off...

Another View

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Ever since the 1700s, most political offices in the United States have been held by men at both the state and federal levels.

However, all across America today, Americans are seeing a surge of women running for political offices.

Just recently, actress Cynthia Nixon announced she is running for New York governor.

According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University website, approximately 708 women have filed to run in 2018, for U.S. Congress or...

Northampton police

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 24

A hit-and-run accident occurred in the 1600 block of Main Street. The report said a legally parked vehicle was struck, causing a dent and scratch on the front bumper.

Police investigated a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 100 block of West 28th Street.

A male harassing another male brought officers to the 1500 block of Main Street.

Golf outing

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Masonic lodge

Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F&AM will be hosting its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

The day’s activities include a 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest and 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).

Immediately following the four-person scramble golf tournament, there will be a luncheon at the Allentown Municipal Pavilion.

There is a cost. If payment...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

As a farmer’s daughter and a local elected official, I am writing to you about the issues of warehouses, farmland preservation and zoning.

When properties are zoned, their use has to conform to the zoning. If some farmland is zoned that allows warehouses, then that is what can be built. If a township would try to change the zoning on that property to stop a proposed warehouse, the township could get sued and lose in court for what is called spot zoning — and the...

Elementary school: Sheckler students enjoyed egg hunt

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Thanks to Catasauqua High School students who visited and hosted an egg hunt for the younger students at Sheckler.

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PSSA testing will soon begin at Sheckler Elementary School for students in third and fourth grades. Language arts testing will take place April 9-13. Math testing will take place April 16-20.

Students should get a good night of rest and eat a healthy breakfast, especially during testing dates, as they should also do every day. Remember to try to avoid...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 5: 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 6: Elem. — Whole-grain Maxx sticks with tomato sauce, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Cheese steak on a whole-grain...

North Catasauqua

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

A drug investigation brought police to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

A traffic stop was conducted at Second and Eugene streets.

Officers assisted Coplay police with a domestic issue in the 1100 block of Bernice Street.

MARCH 26

Police investigated a burglary in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

Suspicious activity in the 1300 block of Third Street was reported...

Northampton: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 details April activities

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has announced the following upcoming events.

• 10 p.m. April 6, karaoke with Crazy K

• 7:30 p.m. April 13, polka and button box

• 7 p.m. April 14, Tommy Zito

• 7:30 p.m. April 20, polka and button box

• 2 p.m. April 22, paint and create session

• 10 p.m. April 27, karaoke with Crazy K

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Boy Scout Troop 93 will hold a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. April 7 at St. Paul’s United...