Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Coplay: Church picnic is set for Aug. 4

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have its homecoming picnic noon-10 p.m. Aug. 4 on the church grounds, 4 S. Fifth St.

Families from nearby neighborhoods and even across the country renew bonds at the picnic, which has tradition going back decades.

The event begins with the 10:30 a.m. polka Mass celebrated by Monsignor John Martin and the Emil Schanta Band in the church choir loft.

There will be food, including pierogies, halushki, clam chowder, burgers, pizza and...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 15

Police were on the scene of a death investigation in the 300 block of Fifth Street.

Officers investigated an overdose in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

A theft occurred in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

The department responded to an animal call in the 3000 block of South Fifth Street.

A hazardous condition on North Front Street was addressed.

A suspicious vehicle on...

Happenings

Monday, July 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JULY 29

• Movie: “Apollo 13,” 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Out of This World game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Arts and crafts, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Cards and games, 11:30 a.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-...

Hanover responds to ethylene oxide release concerns

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township officials are aware of Environmental Protection Agency concerns expressed about the release of ethylene oxide at B. Braun’s medical facility on Marcon Boulevard in the township.

In its statement, the township said it relies on the EPA and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to monitor these emissions and ensure that B. Braun’s manufacturing plant is compliant with existing rules for release. The township has no ability to independently monitor these...

Supporting Catasauqua businesses

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Kim Brubaker, president of Catasauqua Main Streets, the borough’s business association, and Jessica O’Donnell, with Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, have announced the two groups have formed an alliance designed to attract new businesses to the borough and support those businesses committed to staying there.

O’Donnell is the executive vice president of affiliated Chambers. She has extensive experience with small municipalities. She ran the highly successful Emmaus Main...

Whitehall church hopes to open doors to St. Paul’s children

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

St. Paul’s Child Care Center, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, and Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, have reached an agreement so the day care service can operate from the township church.

The original closing for the Catasauqua child care center was scheduled for July 26, but that date changed to Aug. 9.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, which housed the day care center, was bought by an outside group, the Al Mustafa Center. The final...

Remembering: Taking a tour aboard the LV Railroad

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The year is 1920, and this writer and my friend Larry Oberly are at the Lehigh Valley Railroad station in Coplay. With us is Mike Bednar, a railroad engineer and rail historian from Darktown, Whitehall Township.

We convinced Mike to flag down a Lehigh Valley passenger train so we could board the train and visit some projects that have used cement from the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.

We will be traveling to the Catskill Mountains in New York state to view the...

Northampton: Queenship of Mary Church to hold annual garage sale

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will have its annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3 in the social hall of the church, 1324 Newport Ave. Entrance to the hall is from the back of the church off Stewart Street.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-262-2227.

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will...