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Monday, July 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Upcycled music box (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351


• Summer learning program concludes (Officer Wiseman and K-9 partner Zora will visit), 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at...

The Family Project: Handling question

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Social News

Q. My five-year-old daughter’s new best friend comes from a family with same-sex parents. I am stuck on how to begin to answer questions she may have about this. Can you help me with some pointers on how to handle the discussion?

The first reaction from the panel was that there is an assumption that the daughter is going to have questions about her friend’s parents.

“There probably will be a conversation about this at some point,” observed panelist Mike Daniels. “If the parents...

Borough bridge work gets underway

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The first sign went up July 16. The closing became official July 23. The bridge replacement is now delayed until July 30.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, after promising a new bridge over Catasauqua Creek, came in with a crew that can get it done.

The project is in three phases, starting with utility replacement and then moving to the eastbound lane. The span is closed between Pineapple and 10th streets.

Catasauqua Emergency Management Agency warns drivers...

Catty resident featuring memorabilia at Biery House

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua native and longtime resident Steve Spesak brought his collection of Catasauqua memorabilia to the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua, in time for the July 4 celebration at the George Taylor House.

“There are probably 200 or more items of interest to Catasauqua that I collected over the past years,” he said.

His collection included school banners, one with Catasauqua in Northampton school colors, and trinkets from memorable events. The pieces included specialty china...

Coplay: Garden club meets July 26

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. July 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s social hall, 18 S. Third St.

The club members plant and take care of flowers at public sites, such as the library grounds.


The St. John’s Lutheran Church Bible study group will have a summer cookout and movie July 29 beginning 6 p.m. at the parsonage of Pastor Timothy Boyer, Third and Coplay streets.

Another such evening will be held Aug. 19.


Each year, the Sunday Pool...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


On Second Street, a vehicle was moved at officers’ request when they investigated a parking complaint.

Police assisted an intoxicated male near Revolution Church, Race Street, by transporting him to his residence.

At Silver Manor, 2 Front St., police sought information regarding a missing dog.

A 42-year-old male from Catasauqua was arrested near 610 Front St. for driving under the...

Catty residents request 4-way stop signs to avoid ‘near misses’

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting July 9, Arlana Corrocher asked council to address a problem she sees on Walnut Street.

“There are no four-way stop signs on Third and Fourth streets at Walnut Street. It’s hard to see because of the parked cars, and most drivers roll through the stop signs. It causes a lot of near misses,” she said.

Janice Lathrop gave her support to the problem, adding that a similar situation exists at Second and Pine streets.


Two Catasauqua Area School District bus drivers retire

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Several members of the Catasauqua Area School District retired at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

There were two members of the transportation department who retired — Sam Burrows and Thomas Eroh.

Burrows has been a bus driver for eight years. He said he has enjoyed watching the students grow from their first day on the bus to his last day behind the wheel. He particularly enjoyed transporting the teams to sporting events and getting to watch them compete.


Hanover residents frustrated by fireworks, parties

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Karen Frisch, of Chestnut Grove, addressed Hanover Township Council July 18 with her complaints about fireworks. Reading from a prepared statement, she said she wants to see the state representatives who voted in favor of the measure to be called on the carpet.

“They should not be in a position to make decisions for the welfare of the people of Pennsylvania,” she said.

According to Frisch, fireworks were set off continuously during the week of July 4.

“I heard them, and...