Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 9

Officers relayed a message for Allentown police in the 200 block of Second Street.

An investigation is continuing for a possible Megan’s Law violation that occurred in the 100 block of Circle Drive.

At Lehigh County Housing Authority, 118 Bridge St., police investigated a fireworks complaint.

JAN. 9

No-parking signs were issued in the 200 block of Church Street.

At Whittier...

Coplay: Democratic club organizes for 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association, aka Coplay Democratic Club, was founded in 1930 as the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Association. The membership unanimously changed the CDC name in 2006.

The CDC held its annual reorganization meeting in January. The CDC has a full slate of officers for 2019. All offices have a one-year term.

The 2019 officers are as follows:

Trustees — James Danko, Theresa Roth, Cynthia Leiner and Natalie Reichl

Executive offices — Karen...

Sheckler News: Start logging hours for readathon event

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

In honor of Read Across America, Sheckler Elementary School will be participating in a readathon for the month of February. Students are encouraged to read or be read to for at least 15 minutes each day — but you can always read more if you would like to. All types of reading count: books, magazines, comics and e-books are some examples.

Calendars were sent home with students to record the number of minutes read per day for the entire month. At the end of the month, parents are asked...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 31: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, seasoned peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S. — side salad also)

Friday, Feb. 1: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Buffalo...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

It’s that time again. The annual seizure of increased property taxes by our government schools system is upon us.

As in past years, we are given an amount the tax will increase; this year, it’s 3.79 percent, but we are told, “We are not going to finalize it at 3.79 percent.”

New year, same old story.

Where is the warehouse tax money going? How about a spending cut and tax decrease? That’s not likely to happen in the foreseeable future because we are...

CMS News: CMS students to dismiss early

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

There will be an early dismissal Feb. 6.

Catasauqua Middle School will dismiss students 12:20 p.m.


Reminder: This is your last chance to take part in the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive. The event ends Feb. 1.

Students may contribute nonperishable food items. No glass will be accepted.

The homeroom that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

The drive benefits the Catasauqua Community Cares Program and the Catasauqua Community Food...

Catasauqua: Preschool program planned

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will be opening a new early childhood learning program in February. The full-day preschool program, Building Bright Stars, will be open to children ages 3-5 and will run weekdays 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

The program can serve up to 18 children. Enrollment is open now.

The YMCA offers financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition for child care. YMCA membership is not required to enroll in the early childhood programs.



Monday, January 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 28

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall

• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave....

Community leaders discuss outreach in borough

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every quarter, Catasauqua community leaders get together to better understand how they can coordinate their community outreach programs. Blocker’s Coffeehouse hosted the community meeting Jan. 14.

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler expressed his concern over anticipated growth in the district. North Catasauqua is adding 150 households at the former Willowbrook Golf course. The Iron Works project can bring in as many as 200 apartments, although tenants there...