Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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


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

Fullerton residents shelter in place during police standoff

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Whitehall Township police officers responded to a call March 28 to assist officers from Allentown Police Department with apprehending a suspect believed to be in a residence in the 500 block of Catasauqua Avenue, Fullerton.

According to the news release, the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT) responded at approximately 5:30 p.m., assisted by a crisis negotiation team, in an attempt to have the suspect surrender himself.

The suspect, identified as Ayoub J....

Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


A vehicle reported missing March 24 from the unit block of North Fourth Street was located.

Police responded to a business alarm in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.

Suspicious activity in the unit block of South Front Street was investigated.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police with a vehicle stop on Eugene and Second streets.

The department responded to a report of a wanted...

Middle school: CMS dance is set for April 6

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

The PTF “welcome spring” dance will be held 7-9 p.m. April 6 in the gymnasium.


PSSA testing will begin the week of April 9.


The end of the third marking period was April 4. Report cards will be sent home with students April 10.


Delivery for the Yankee Candle fundraiser is anticipated the week of May 7.


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Catasauqua resident charged in alleged theft of gift cards

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

District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced a former City of Allentown employee has been charged in connection with an alleged theft.

Jenny Scala, 48, of 435 St. John St., Catasauqua, has been charged with one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, both misdemeanors of the first degree.

Scala turned herself in and was arraigned through Central Booking by Magisterial District Judge Karen Devine and released on unsecured bail....

High school: Dylan Gino heads to Georgia for DECA

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Congratulations to Dylan Gino for being nominated as a state officer for Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). Dylan will serve as vice president and will be attending the international DECA conference in Atlanta, Ga., April 21-24.

Dylan is enrolled in the marketing/business program at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.


Tomorrow, April 6, is the deadline for all seniors to submit their completed Catasauqua scholarship packets to the Catasauqua High...

County conservation district to hold watershed festivals

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

Lehigh County Conservation District, with the help of youth leaders from the Allentown area, will host several Traveling Watershed Festivals in the Allentown park system this month.

These fun-filled programs are for kids, families and everyone who wants to have fun while learning to keep water resources clean.

Through large-group team-building games, water chemistry and biology activities, eco-crafts and up-close encounters with the urban “Enviroscape Model,” participants will...

Local circus model builder contributes to Army museum

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.

They visited the U.S. Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile...