Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

High school: Fundraiser planned for Jan. 3

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School cheerleaders will be hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle, 837 Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center, Whitehall, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018.

Those dining for the cause can either present a hard copy of the flier, show the flier on your smartphone or inform the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds of your bill will be donated to the Catasauqua High School cheerleading squad.


All students applying for membership...

Elementary school: Enjoy the New Year holiday!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in School

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, healthy and blessed New Year! May 2018 bring you much success in all you set forth to achieve, along with endless possibilities ahead.

Enjoy the treasured moments with smiles and laughter, while reminiscing of past memories and embracing all the new ones yet to come.

Stay safe, my friends, as you welcome in 2018!


Reminder: School will open and regularly scheduled classes will resume Jan. 2,...

Coplay Police

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 18

A two-vehicle accident at Hokendauqua and South Second streets resulted in a citation for the offending driver.

Police responded to a DUI report in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street. The driver was determined to not have been under the influence.

A domestic disturbance in the 100 block of South Fourth Street brought police to the scene.

A suspicious person in the 100 block of Maple Street...

County board OKs amendment for electronic copy of budget

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment Dec. 13 to the county’s administrative code to require the county executive to provide an electronic copy of the annual budget.

The amendment was sponsored by Commissioners Amanda Holt and Michael Schware and is designed to give the commissioners more time to consider the annual budget between the time they receive it and the time they have to vote.

Commissioners also approved an amendment allowing them to have a say in...

Beautiful bricks: Art project adorns walkway at Sheckler

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Sheckler Elementary School art teacher Daniel Kotran uses his classroom to ensure his students’ artistic and creative minds are put into action. Just recently, Kotran did just that. He provided each student a brick in which they painted an artistic design or message.

Kotran said Sheckler guidance counselor Kim Ceccatti selected a book this year titled “Only One You” by Linda Kranz. The book encourages children to believe in themselves, care about others and attempt to make the world a...

Northampton: AARP group plans Jan. 10 meeting

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 10, 2018, at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided. Those planning to attend are reminded to bring a baked good.

If Northampton schools are closed Jan. 10, 2018, the meeting is canceled.


Reminder: The Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Jan. 1, 2018.

Happy New Year!


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Another View

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My heart sunk recently when I read a couple of news stories about two young girls killing themselves after enduring weeks of bullying at their schools.

In the first news story dated Nov. 30 and titled “Aurora 10-year-old takes her own life after suspected bullying incident caught on camera” by Ashley Michels from Fox 31 in Denver, Colo., Ashawnty Davis, a fifth-grader, hung herself after she was allegedly seen defending herself in a bullying incident caught on video and posted to the...

More from the Cement News

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

It is May 1941. I am sitting in the kitchen reading the old Cement News. We are a nation at war, and in Pennsylvania, 12,000 people have enrolled in Pa. defense classes; some people are from our area. The State Employment Agency is referring applicants to defense training courses. The nation needs skilled workers, as the draft has taken many young men away from their jobs.

Seventy training centers are conducting 27 different types of courses. More than 800 trainees were placed in jobs...