Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Coplay: Borough meetings set for next week

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The following meetings are planned in the borough.

Coplay Lions Club, 7:15 p.m. May 16, at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Coplay Senior Citizens, 1 p.m. May 17, at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

Coplay Town Watch, 7 p.m. May 17, in borough hall chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.

American Legion Post 426 Home Association, 7 p.m. May 17, at the post home, 134 S. Second St.

American Legion Post 426, 7:30 p.m. May 17, at the post home, 134 S...


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of a runaway brought officers to the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers assisted the Northampton Borough Police Department with a reported robbery at Turkey Hill.

Police were called to the 100 block of South Third Street in response to a vehicle fire.

Officers assisted with an eviction in the unit block of North Front Street.

Police responded to a report of motorcycles...

Northampton: Library to host upcycled craft session

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will hold an adult craft night 6 p.m. May 16. This night will focus on upcycled crafts; all supplies are provided. Sign up soon, as space is limited.

The spring book sale at the library will take place May 17, 18 and 20. Children, teen and adult books, DVDs and CDs will all be on sale. A bag sale is set for May 20.

A Leap into Science program is planned for 6 p.m. May 18. The theme is “Do You See What I See?” This workshop...

Local business offers clients ‘one-stop shop’ medical needs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Twelve years ago, physical therapist Rowena “Row” Solomon decided to pursue her dream of owning a business that would offer a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitation services, along with other medical and general daily assistance all under one roof. She hoped to create a business that would be a “one-stop shop,” allowing her patients access to numerous services tailored specifically to meet each individual’s needs.

This vision became reality when she opened Lehigh Valley Therapy Inc...

County’s Take Back Day nets 360-plus pounds of medications

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County residents disposed of 363.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 13th National Take Back Day April 29.

The total amount of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 11,137.5 pounds.

In addition to the drugs discarded during the Take Back Days, 12,874 pounds of medications have been collected from 16 permanent medication collection boxes located in 12 police departments, three Lehigh Valley...

Catasauqua library: Summer reading program starts June 13

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Registration for the 2017 summer reading program is underway. Parents, please hurry on down to the library to sign up your children aged 4 through grade 12 for a series of free programs we promise will delight one and all.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings from June 13 through Aug. 15, the library will present programs on the theme “Build a Better World.” Each week we will celebrate a way to do just that. There will be lots of crafts, along with entertaining and educational presentations...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Mike Newhall graduated from Liberty High School in 1975.

He recalled, “I especially enjoyed a new course as computers became part of the curriculum.”

The young graduate started at Keystone Cement Company in the laboratory as summer help.

He said, “I worked with Al Brobst and Ernie Jacoby, old-timers who taught me laboratory procedures.”

This led to a full-time position in 1978.

As a mix chemist later, he progressed to assistant physical tester. In 1988...

Elementary school: First-graders going on trip to Wildlands

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler first-grade students will be going on a field trip to the Wildlands Conservancy and Fish Hatchery May 12. This trip ties in with the living things section of their science studies. Students should dress accordingly and wear sneakers.


Third-grade students will be taking a field trip to Lost River Caverns May 18. This trip will tie in with the studies on rocks and minerals they are learning about in their science class.


The lost-and-found collection...