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Holy Trinity dinner benefits Catty library

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Chef Fred Knauss and sous chef Brian Reidy, pastor of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, gathered up their kitchen staff for a pork and sauerkraut fundraiser Feb. 8 at the 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, church.

Tradition has long held that each year should start with pork and sauerkraut to “kill the bugs.”

The newest science of microbiology and gut biosphere recommends fermented foods as essential to your health.

The crew had three seatings, take-out orders and a whole...

Northampton: Spring craft fair planned

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will host a spring craft and vendor fair March 15 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be more than 90 crafters and direct sales vendors, in addition to a large tricky tray raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Reminder: Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will be holding Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p...

Coplay: IRT group seeks trail paving details

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission is meeting with Lehigh County officials to determine when the trail under the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will be paved.

The commission stated it had been promised such paving would take place in conjunction with the construction of the new bridge.

There are still some finishing touches to be performed by construction crews to finalize the bridge work.

There will also be a bronze plaque placed on the bridge commemorating the...

Sheckler News: Candy money due by March 12

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in School

Sheckler Home and School’s candy fundraiser ends March 12. All money is due to the school at this time.

Thanks to all who participated. Your continued support has once again made this year’s sale another success.


Schools will be closed March 13 for an Act 80 day.


Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day March 17.

“May your troubles be less, your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.” — Irish blessing


Roughies Report: Scheirer is Football Scholar Athlete

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in School

Congratulations to senior Zachary Scheirer on being selected as Catasauqua High School’s 2019-20 Football Scholar Athlete.

Scheirer was honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley high school and college nominees, at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter Football Scholar Athlete banquet, held recently at Northampton Banquet and Event Center.


Every month, teachers at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute recognize students...

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 12: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Grilled cheese, assorted fresh fruit, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Mandarin orange chicken, steamed rice, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, March 13: No school.

Monday, March 16: Elem., M.S. — Whole-grain chicken fingers, whole-grain pretzel rod, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk...

Another View

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland and his fabled expulsion of the snakes from the country.

Once upon a time, the day was celebrated with church services and simple parties. When Irish immigrants came to America, they used the day to mark their heritage with big celebrations. Now, the holiday features parades, parties and all things green.

The large celebrations have even spread back to the holiday’s home country of Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Day...

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 24

Police made a drug arrest in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.

Officers investigated an Internet scam report in the 100 block of South Sixth Street.

The department responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of South Front Street.

A dog complaint in the 1000 block of Catherine Drive brought out police.

Officers investigated a reported phone scam in the 100 block of North...

Celebrate spring, St. Patrick’s Day with Irish literature

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Did you know the month of March was named for the Roman god of war, Mars?

Traditionally in days gone by, this was the time of year to resume military campaigns interrupted by winter.

We, however, have safely welcomed March with open arms, because daylight saving time began March 8, and spring is officially here March 19 — right after all the fun of St. Patrick’s Day March 17.

It has been said that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. That could be because there are...