Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Community leaders discuss outreach in borough

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every quarter, Catasauqua community leaders get together to better understand how they can coordinate their community outreach programs. Blocker’s Coffeehouse hosted the community meeting Jan. 14.

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler expressed his concern over anticipated growth in the district. North Catasauqua is adding 150 households at the former Willowbrook Golf course. The Iron Works project can bring in as many as 200 apartments, although tenants there...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 31

A verbal dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend took place in the 400 block of Front Street.

On Cambridge Place, an electrical issue occurred.

Vehicles were ticketed in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

The department received a noise complaint at 429 Race St. Police issued a warning.

JAN. 1

Public works was notified for a hazardous condition on Tioga Street.



Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Have you seen the new Gillette commercial geared toward men that addresses bullying, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement?

The commercial, which debuted Jan. 14 on social media, shows boys fighting while adults look on saying “boys will be boys,” instances of bullying, clips of sexual harassment and more while the narrator asks, “Is this the best a man can get?”

The narrator continues by saying, “Something has changed, and there is no going back,” while...

A Konkrete Kid Town

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this concluding railroad history column, my friend Mike Bednar, railroad historian and Darktown resident, shares his memories in a special Konkrete Kid Town feature, which appeared in The Railroad Press in 2011.

Northampton had all the elements for a cement company to thrive: raw materials, a railroad system and dedicated workers. The world’s largest cement complex was constructed in 1895.

Mike writes, “The small town of Northampton got to become the global capital of cement...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 24: 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. 25: Elem. — Whole-grain Maxx sticks with tomato sauce, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Cheese steak on whole-grain roll, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 7

Officers responded to a Megan’s Law report in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

A theft was investigated in the 3800 block of Mechanicsville Road.

A mental health call brought police to the 400 block of Kansas Avenue.

The department responded to a report of harassment in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

Police investigated domestic offenses against family on Jordan Drive and North...

Coplay: Snow removal went smoothly

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Borough officials appreciate the work done by snow removal personnel and thank the residents of Coplay for aiding in the snow removal.

The cooperation from residents in keeping cars and trucks off the roads is essential to aiding the public works personnel in plowing throughout the borough.


Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association has held its election of officers.

Rick Hess will serve as president with Bob Hauke as vice president. Faye Schreiner is...

Northampton: Roxy to host special event

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has declared Jan. 27 as Wyatt the Warrior Day.

While fighting pediatric cancer for 11 years, Wyatt Newhard spent much of his time raising funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley through numerous fundraisers and events. Wyatt died Nov. 3, 2018.

In his honor, a special music video and song are being created. The premiere of the video will be 4:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton. The event is sold out, but...

Sheckler News: Students can shop at Sheckler Shack

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in School

The Sheckler Shack will be open for business starting next week.

Students can shop and make purchases on the following days:

Jan. 29 — fourth grade

Jan. 30 — third grade

Jan. 31 — second grade

Feb. 1 — first grade


Fourth-grade students gathered together recently to discuss some basic information and get ideas on what kind of project or experiment they would like to display in the upcoming Sheckler Elementary School science fair, which will...

Roughies Report: Panoramic photos for seniors Jan. 30

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in School

The senior panoramic photo is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Jan. 30 in the high school gym. Any senior with a late arrival waiver is reminded to report to school by the regular start time of 7:40 a.m. and to sign in at the main office.


Any female student who would be interested in attending the 2019 Women in Science and Engineering Forum at DeSales University 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 12 should see Mrs. Roseman in the high school guidance office for an application.