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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Student musicians are needed

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kutztown University Department of Music will host a large ensemble festival for orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band July 9-15. The festival is open to students entering their freshman year of high school through graduating seniors with at least three years of music studies.

Numerous faculty and student concerts will be held daily. In addition, students can take elective classes in the following:

• Conducting

• Music history


Atlas Cement museum to open this Sunday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the cement industry, with over 3,000 artifacts, photographs and hands-on exhibits, will open for the 2017 season this Sunday at 1401 Laubach Ave.

Observing its 21st anniversary, the museum, free to the public, will be open on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, 1-3 p.m., through September.

The museum’s centerpiece is the former Atlas Cement manufacturing plant, which...


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


A new American Automobile Association survey reveals the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is expected to rise in the summer. However, the same survey finds that in spite of the projected rise in prices, more American families are still planning a road trip.

During April, Americans across the country started to see gas prices begin to climb as the industry wraps up spring maintenance and completes the switchover to summer-blend gasoline.

AAA projects...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers were called to Echo Drive for a report of harassment.

Police investigated a report of a reckless driver on Mechanicsville Road.


A report of a disturbance brought officers to Main Street.

Police were called to Third Street for an animal complaint.

Officers responded to a DUI on Route 329.

A report of harassment brought police to Front Street.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers conducted a traffic stop at Main and Grove streets.

A report of a disturbance brought police to the 800 block of Willow Drive.


Officers assisted the Northampton Borough Police Department with the report of an armed robbery in the 1000 block of Main Street.

A noise complaint brought police to Fourth and Buttonwood streets.

Officers assisted the...


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County...

High school: Sign-ups underway for fall sports

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in School

Sign-ups for fall sports are now taking place in the high school athletic office. If you are interested in participating in a fall sport, please sign up now.


Open gym time for girls basketball is now available in the Catasauqua High School gymnasium. From May 8 on, gym time will be available 3-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday afternoons.


The Graduate for Mas Badge Contest has been extended, and only 123 more students are needed to complete the badge in order...


Monday, May 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Lehigh Elementary School spring chorus concert, 7 p.m., at the school, 800 Blue Mountain Drive, Walnutport


• Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association food bank open, 8:30-10 a.m., in the basement of Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets

• Moms in Prayer meeting, 9:45-11 a.m., at Whitehall Bible...

North Catasauqua takes action

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Second Street residents attending the April 25 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting indicated they were satisfied with the council’s decision regarding a collapsing house on their street.

A hole opened up under one of the attached homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. three years ago, and neighbors have waited in vain for the homeowner to either make repairs or demolish the building.

After a severe structural issue occurred April 17, the borough engineer inspected the structure...

Speeding is permitted at local pinewood derby

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Twenty-two Cub Scouts from Cub Pack 94 recently competed in the 2017 pinewood derby. The race took place at the pack’s sponsoring church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

The Scouts, with the help of an adult or by themselves, fashioned their official BSA pinewood derby kit into a super cool race car. North Valley District rules must be adhered to, including a maximum weight of 5 ounces, and using no lubrication except for graphite for the axles and wheels.