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Annual Catasauqua cleanup volunteers celebrate Earth Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Cool and cloudy Earth Day always brings out a few hardy souls every year to make sure Catasauqua keeps its green areas free of trash. At this year’s April 22 Earth Day, volunteers from Brownie Troop 6138, which meets at Bethany Church in Catasauqua, showed up to do their part.

“We wanted to get the girls out to do something for the community ... they are happy to be here,” said Kelly Decker, who supervised the troop.

Candace Winkler and her husband, Ben, from Catty Beverage,...


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Dear reader:

Here we are again.

Eleven months ago, headlines blared the horrific news of dozens killed in the Pulse nightclub while enjoying a night out and the senseless murder of singer and reality show contestant Christina Grimmie, shot while signing autographs and chatting with fans after a performance, crimes happening within days of each other in Florida.

In an editorial around that time (“The future of the future was now,” June 15, 2016), I tried to call attention...

Middle school: Field trip today

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School sixth-grade students will participate in their field day activities today.

Eighth-grade students will take their field trip today to Hershey Park.

Enjoy your day!


The CMS talent show for fifth- and sixth-grade students will be held tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow evening, June 2, the annual eighth-grade formal dance will take place 6-9 p.m. at the school.


The talent show will be featured for seventh- and eighth-...

Coplay: IRT 5K run/walk planned for June 4

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Ironton Rail Trail’s 5K run/walk is set for June 4 at the North Whitehall athletic fields. Walkers start 9:30 a.m., and runners begin 10 a.m. Register from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Post-race awards, food and drinks are part of the program.


With 10 days remaining until Coplay Parkway Pool opens, June 10, there is an extra bit of excitement in the air. There are two curved sliding boards, with water constantly flowing, that will give patrons, mostly children, another...

Danielsville man dies in Cherryville Road crash

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Police Log

A Danielsville man was killed May 26 in a two-vehicle crash on Cherryville Road in Allen Township.

According to the Northampton County Coroner’s Office, Justin Gnas, 24, died at the scene from wounds sustained in the accident. The manner of death was ruled accidental.

The crash occurred just after 7 a.m. in the 4000 block of Cherryville Road.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Gnas was driving north on Cherryville Road. He crossed the center line to pass a...

Digging out from a snowstorm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am continuing to look back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. The farm closed in 1981 after 61 years of operation. One of the early employees was the late Mr. Harold Yohn of Weaversville. Harold’s father also worked on the farm and resided in a state farmhouse.

Harold recalled, “I was later hired to work on the farm for $27.50 for a two-week period during the Depression. The crops raised on the farm were of top quality. All the produce, milk and fruit...

Catasauqua: Mary Todd Lincoln to visit GTH June 4

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At the George Taylor House, Poplar and Lehigh streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 4, there will be a quilt show featuring new and historic quilts. You also will get a chance to meet Mary Todd Lincoln!

Enjoy light refreshments, house tours, snacks, re-enactors, speakers, interactive programs for kids and adults and more the first Sunday of most months.


Now that your flowers are blooming, it’s time to learn more about flower arrangements. Join Catasauqua Garden Club...

High school: District to turn off Gaggle next week

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in School

Gaggle email will be permanently discontinued for all Catasauqua Area School District students at the end of the day June 8. Please note, it will not be reinstated next year. It is the students’ responsibility to transfer any mail items or digital locker files to another destination if you want to keep them.


The University of Pittsburgh is inviting all members of the Class of 2018 to visit their campus in person this summer. Plenty of tour options are available to fit any...

Elementary school: Good behavior to be rewarded on Friday

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in School

An end-of-year Think First assembly for students will be held June 2. Students who kept positive behavior for the second half of the school year will be recognized, and a special acknowledgment will be made for the students who maintained positive behavior for the entire school year.

Congratulations to all students for keeping positive behavior and remembering to always Think First.


The fourth-grade fun day has been rescheduled to June 1.


June 2 is...