Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Election Policy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 General Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the Oct. 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by...

Democrats rally in Coplay

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Murat Guzel, who heads the Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Coalition (LVDPC), held a political rally, billed as Harmony Fest, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion Aug. 9.

“This is a local organization. Every local Democrat Party organization and all the Democratic elected officials joined us and are a part of this group,” he said.

Guzel had a two-page list of everyone who supports his organization. Celeste Dee is the executive director of LVDPC and set up the event. She...

Northampton: Boy Scout Troop 93 to serve spaghetti

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Boy Scout Troop 93 is having a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

In addition to the pasta meal, salad, drinks and dessert are included.

There is a cost. Children age 6 and under can eat for free.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the St. John’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Emil Schanta will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter...

Catasauqua: Borough presents Fest O’ Fall Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association is sponsoring the 13th annual Fest O’ Fall celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a rain date of noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Activities will be held at Biery House, 8 Race St., and George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Family activities include a hay ride, kids’ crafts, face and rock painting, games, an obstacle course and more. You can make a scarecrow or purchase a kit to make one at home. You can also make a bird house to take...

Roughies Report: Honor society officers named

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Congratulations to the following Catasauqua High School class officers for National Honor Society’s 2018-19 academic year: Carter Weinhofer, president; Madelyn Moussa, vice president; Trinity Kern, secretary; Katherine Stewart, treasurer; and Hailey Baez, historian.

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Representatives from Wilkes University will be visiting CHS tomorrow, Oct. 5, to speak with interested juniors and seniors.

Representatives from Lebanon Valley College, Gwynedd Mercy University,...

Slovak heritage in area

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, I wrote a series on Austrian immigrants who came to America for opportunity and a new life in a new country. Another large migration from the old Austria-Hungarian empire were people of Slovak origin. Many settled in Northampton, Cementon, Egypt, Coplay and Catasauqua.

My mother, a Slovak, also made the long journey to the United States and settled in Northampton. She was very proud of her heritage. I wonder how many of their descendants can converse in their native...

Happenings

Monday, October 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 2

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

• Creation Station Club, 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...

Class of 1966 celebrates 70th birthdays

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in School

Tunes from the late 1960s chased kids out of North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park when members of Catasauqua High School’s Class of 1966 — the school’s largest class — celebrated their 70th birthdays Sept. 15.

Brenda (Schenkel) Henning is the organizer for these special class events.

“We had a party for our 50th anniversary, and we celebrated when everyone turned 66,” she said.

Henning thinks this is the most active CHS class. Some of the other classes of the...

Zoners deny request for hotel expansion

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Albert and Ketoria Berry, who own the property at 2 Front St. under the corporate name Senan Investment LLC, came before the Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board Sept. 18 to continue a request made last month to expand the number of rooms in the structure.

Zoning board members, after listening to testimony from the owners as well as those opposed to the request, denied a variance.

Under an agreement with the prior owner, Eugene Goldfeder, zoning officer, agreed to designate...