Catasauqua Press

Thursday, February 20, 2020

CMS News: Tickets on sale for Feb. 7 middle school dance

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School PTF valentine dance is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7 in the gymnasium.

Tickets can be purchased at all lunches or at the door.


Orders for the CMS-PTF fauschnaut fundraiser are due Feb. 10. Checks should be made payable to CMS-PTF.

Order pickup will be Feb. 24 at the school.


The CMS winter concert is 7 p.m. Feb. 12.

The snow date will be Feb. 19.


The second marking period reward will be Feb...


Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 3

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

FEB. 4

• Creation Station (for school-aged children), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652

FEB. 5

• Family board game night, 5:30-8 p.m.,...

Students thank Catasauqua school board members for service

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

January is School Director Recognition Month in Pennsylvania, and the district did not disappoint during the Jan. 14 school board meeting.

Each of the three schools in the district prepared a presentation as a way to thank the directors. The presentations were largely created by the students to acknowledge the advantages and opportunities school board members help provide.

Sheckler Elementary School Principal Eric Dauberman presented each school board member a baked good,...

‘New look at landmark’

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The first group of local preservationists gathered for a special organizational meeting Jan. 13 at Catasauqua Municipal Complex.

Although the George Taylor House, located at Lehigh and Poplar streets, is considered an asset to the borough, it has fallen into some disrepair.

To alleviate some confusion and allow for preservationists to restore the borough’s national landmark, Catasauqua Borough Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich prepared documentation that allowed preservationists to act...

Rockefeller updates on road construction

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Mike Leondi, representing Rockefeller Group, presented a road upgrade status report during the Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting Jan. 27. Leondi noted the two-stage plan for Willowbrook Road, Race Street and Airport Road should be completed by August or September.

Construction has been delayed due to weather concerns over the past year. At the phase two conclusion, Willowbrook Road will contain four lanes, Race Street will be widened, including a five-lane section, and a...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 30: Elem. — Whole-grain macaroni and cheese, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)

Friday, Jan. 31: Elem. — Whole-grain Maxx stix with tomato sauce, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Cheesesteak on whole-grain roll, steamed peas (H.S.: potato wedges instead), assorted...

North Catty police

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 13

A traffic stop was conducted at Howertown Road and Walnut Street.

JAN. 14

Officers investigated a report of vandalism in the 700 block of Willow Drive.

A DUI involving drugs at Third and Eugene streets brought police to the scene.

The department investigated a reported assault in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

JAN. 15

Police assisted a citizen in the 700 block...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 6

In the 300 block of Howertown Road, police assisted UGI with a parking issue.

Officers assisted with a public service situation in the 500 block of Third Street.

A bicycle was stolen in the 600 block of Third Street.

On Second Street, a vehicle was ticketed.

JAN. 7

A disturbance at Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., was reported.

Police assisted Lehigh County...

Northampton: Food bank to hold Super Bowl bingo

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is planning a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave. Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.

Prizes will be purses and gift cards from area stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The event includes a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.

The snow date will be Feb. 9....

Passenger killed in two-vehicle crash


A 2015 Whitehall High School graduate was killed in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 14 at the intersection of Mauch Chunk and Overlook roads, Allentown.

Yasmine Tyrea (Allen) Woodruff, 22, of Bethlehem, was pronounced dead 9 p.m. Jan. 14 by Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas. An autopsy was completed Jan. 15, according to Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich. He said the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Amanda Ritter, 29, of...