Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Roughies Report: Purchase your CHS yearbook today

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua High School Class of 2020 yearbook is now on sale. Capture your memories in this year’s yearbook for $53.40.

Purchase yours today by visiting and using CHS’ online ordering code: 1014897769762184. Discounts apply to purchases made in October. So don’t wait — order yours today!

You must be a parent or student 13 years or older to purchase and customize your yearbook. Customizing your two free pages is fun, and they are printed only in your...

Catty flea market a success

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua held its last flea market for the summer Sept. 28 at Fireman’s Field, Second and Race streets.

The flea market benefits fire and police. This one was well attended and extended into the afternoon.

Vendors reported the event was successful. The number of vendors that booked tables was an increase from the last event.

The next big events for the borough are Fest O’ Fall, set for Oct. 5, and the Halloween parade, scheduled for Oct. 16.

Remembering: Office secretary recalls working at Penn Dixie

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Remember when our high schools offered courses in typing, shorthand, office machines and bookkeeping? Today, offices have been transformed by computers and modern technology. A number of years ago, Kathy Unger, a friend and former secretary at the Penn Dixie Cement Company, wrote me a description of her position.

Kathy graduated from Nazareth High School in 1956. An excellent student, she was hired and trained to fill in for other secretaries during vacations, maternity leaves and...

Sheckler News: Spirit night set for Oct. 7 at Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School’s spirit night at Chick-fil-A, 2610 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7. Sheckler Home and School will receive 15 percent of sales this evening.

Make sure to mention you are there for spirit night.

Don’t forget to come on out and show your support!


Fire Prevention Day takes place at Sheckler Elementary Oct. 11.

Local firefighters will visit with students and go over fire safety, as well as what it’s...

Guest View

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For the second consecutive year, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has delivered a budget with a tax increase to the county board of commissioners.

Last year, a 4.1-percent tax increase was proposed, with the administration stating it wasn’t necessary for 2019.

This year, the administration proposed a 5.5-percent tax increase based on its five-year financial forecast, and again an increase in this amount is not necessary to fulfill the county’s responsibility to the...


Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 30

• Basket raffle begins, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event ends noon Oct. 14. Information and cost: 610-432-4339

• Sip and Shop event (benefiting Lehigh County Humane Society), 5-6:30 p.m., at D&S Florist, 107 Chestnut St., Bath

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

OCT. 1

• Fall walking club (organized by East Allen...


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

We have watched enough crime dramas to know that those accused of a crime must be given their “Miranda warnings.”

“You have the right to remain silent; whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” etc.

Critics often complain that victims and their families are accorded no similar protections, but that, of course, is an oversimplification.

Nonetheless, when you and other voters go to the polls in Pennsylvania Nov. 5, you will be asked to approve a...

Future LV

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, brought members of her committee to Hanover Township Sept. 17 to discuss a new plan dubbed Future LV.

LVPC is seeking comments before the final plan is released. Bradley has 12 conferences scheduled across the Lehigh Valley.

While most in attendance were municipal officials, the plan is online and can be accessed for a personal review at

Future LV is a new perspective on...