Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Northampton: Historical program to be held April 6

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will be presenting part two of the “Bygone Era — the Second Ward of Northampton” program 10 a.m. April 6 in borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

Larry Oberly, vice president of the society, will be making the presentation. Slides of businesses and important events in the second ward and adjoining Allen Township will be shown.

Northampton Borough is divided into four wards. The first ward and part of the second ward were featured last year. The...

CMS News: Dance has been postponed

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School PTF Welcome Spring dance originally scheduled for April 5 has been postponed.


There will be PSSA school activities April 6-11.

The PSSA pep rally is set for April 12.

The PSSA testing dates will be as follows:

• English/language arts: April 15-17

• Math: April 29 and 30

• Science: May 1 and 2 (for eighth grade only)


School is closed for spring break April 18, 19 and 22.

Enjoy your time...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S....

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County coroner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006. By 2007, he was a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim....

Meatloaf dinner is served at Salem

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, had a knockout hit with its meatloaf dinner fundraiser March 2. The meal was followed by an ensemble from the Whitehall Chorale.

“If you haven’t heard the choral group, they are outstanding. I’ve been to some of their theater productions, and they are very good,” said Sue Christman, mother of Salem UCC Pastor Michael Smith.

The cooking team stepped up their game, trying to meet all the people wanting meals. Meatloaf in...

Boroughs organize joint river cleanup April 20

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

North Catasauqua and Catasauqua will join forces April 20 to clean up the boroughs, in observance of Earth Day.

North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone said at the March 18 meeting of council that focus will be on the area of the Lehigh Canal. Area Boy Scout troops, emergency management personnel and resident volunteers will tackle the work.

This joint river cleanup will be held 9 a.m. to noon. Crews will start at either end of the boroughs and meet in the middle...


Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Registration begins for Camp Whitehall (for children who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade as of June 2019), 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the recreation office of Whitehall Township Municipal Building, 3219 MacArthur Road. Information and cost: Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau at 610-437-5524, ext. 165,, or


• Gentle chair yoga, 9...

Hanover to start spring maintenance

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s meeting March 20, Jeffry Mouer, director of public works, outlined the township’s programs for 2019.

“Street cleaning will start in April, so residents need to be aware of parking restrictions. Signs are posted in each neighborhood along with the times. The schedule is posted on the website,” he said.

Mouer has a couple of projects on the agenda. One priority is to remove the aging fountain at the veterans memorial in Canal Park. A new fountain...

Truck travel restrictions in place

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Closing the Race Street bridge has proved to be a challenge. To alleviate some of the congestion, Catasauqua Borough Mayor Barbara Schlegel issued an emergency proclamation, effective for seven days, regarding truck traffic. Council met in a special session March 25 to extend the emergency proclamation for an additional 30 days.

The new rules are temporary but were crafted in a special meeting with the mayor, fire and police personnel and Councilman Brian Mc- Kittrick, who chairs the...