Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Coplay: Picnic set for Aug. 6

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds and hundreds will travel from near and far Aug. 6 for St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s 63rd annual parish homecoming picnic.

Beginning noon and ending 10 p.m., the festival, held on church grounds at 4 S. Fifth St., will have plenty of food and entertainment.

A polka Mass begins the day 10:30 a.m.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Several food stands will be set up, serving the church’s famous pierogies, clam chowder, steak sandwiches, pizza, ham...

The world is our classroom

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK in Opinion

I am a lifelong student. I try to learn something new every day. No, I don’t sit in a classroom semester after semester, year after year or take courses on the Internet; although, I would enjoy both of those pursuits, too.

I always loved school, from first grade through grad school. To me, the whole world is a gigantic classroom, full of fascinating free lessons for all of us. Some folks partake of this wonderful opportunity to gain more knowledge, while others pass up the chance....

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers assisted a citizen with a civil matter in the unit block of South Second Street.

In the unit block of South Second Street, police assisted a citizen.

Police assisted a citizen with a report of a domestic issue in the unit block of North Eighth Street.

Officers checked on a vehicle with an open trunk in the unit block of North Fifth Street.

Officers assisted a citizen in the...

Championship to be held Aug. 4, 5

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

drum & bugle corps

More than 3,000 performers will once again take the field Aug. 4 and 5 at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, for the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship, marking the event’s 41st anniversary.

The DCI Eastern Classic will be the final major competition before the 2017 DCI World Championship, which will be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., capping off the 100-event national tour for Drum Corps International. The seedings...

End Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley

The Angels Against Alzheimer’s walk team is a local group of people who for years have committed themselves to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.

They are sponsoring two activities this year.

One is a benefit softball game to be held at Patriots Park, 1027 Wyoming St., Allentown, Aug. 20. The rain date is Aug. 27.

This softball game will feature a team from WFMZ/Channel 69 vs. Patriots Old-Timers Slow-Pitch Softball Team.

The festivities will...

Public Library of Catasauqua: Catasauqua library is awarded Trexler grant

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Through the generosity of the Trustees of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Public Library of Catasauqua is now in the process of installing audio-visual equipment in the upstairs auditorium. This equipment will enable the library to present educational and recreational presentations on subjects of interest to our patrons and to the community generally.

With that in mind, plans are being made to welcome nonprofit organizations who wish to reach our service population. We look forward to...

Heroin, opioid problem topic at meeting

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

More than 50 concerned citizens gathered at the Teamsters Local 773 Union Hall, Whitehall, July 24 to listen to a panel of speakers discuss the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction problem that is plaguing the state and country, too often with fatal consequences.

Co-hosting the event were Dennis Hower, president of Teamsters Local 773; Tom Tosti, director of AFSCME District Council 88; Gregg Potter, president of Lehigh Labor Council; and state Rep. Dan McNeill, D-133rd.


LCCC offers civilian firearms, Act 235 security officer training

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), a certified training center specified by the Pennsylvania Training Commission, offers a wide variety of courses designed for Pennsylvania police officers, Act 235 security officers and civilians who possess firearms or carry any variety of self-defense tools.

The following courses are offered this semester:

• Act 235 Basic and Recertification Classes

• Firearms/Decision- Making Skills for the Responsible Gun Owner (includes full...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


In the 200 block of Eugene Street, officers assisted an outside agency.

At Howertown Road and Grove Street, a motor vehicle accident brought out police. A possible DUI offense was investigated.

Suspicious activity was reported in the 1100 block of Second Street.

Police assisted Catasauqua officers with a report of a disturbance in the 700 block of Second Street.