Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Hanover gets ready to start work on Troxell Street

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting Sept. 18, Hanover Township Council discussed options on problem-plagued Troxell Street. The roadway is the subject of many long-term issues that started with a water leak, ballooned into a sinkhole and was subsequently poorly repaired.

Due to concerns about the street’s condition, council took a sounding of the substrate and is ready to let the bid.

Ellie McCafferty, a Troxell Street resident, took the podium to address the amount of water that cascades...

Catty woman charged with sexual assault

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Sept. 19 a Catasauqua Borough woman has been charged with statutory sexual assault and a related offense.

Kimberly Race, 42, of 830 Race St., has been charged with one count of statutory sexual assault, a felony of the first degree — because the juvenile was under age 16, the defendant was more than 11 years older and they were not married to each other — and one count of corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree....

Early-morning crash closes 22; passenger ejected from vehicle

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Police Log

A stretch of Route 22 West was closed Sept. 19 after a two-vehicle crash in the area of Airport Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, a 56-year-old male from Lansdowne was operating a 2010 GMC box truck, traveling in the left lane of the two-lane highway just before 3:30 a.m. A 40-year-old male from Laurys Station, operating a 2018 McLaren 720S, struck the box truck from behind.

A passenger in the McLaren, a 30-year-...

Jupiter Crush owner holds flea market at new location

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jupiter Crush owner Jessica Jones held a unique flea market Aug. 31 at her new location, 16 W. Race St., Catasauqua.

Jones has a strong following for her makeup artistry. If interested in her work, you need to make an appointment.

Chef Christopher Bavlinka, from The Stone Soup, located at 1800 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township, stopped by to add a chef’s twist to flea market snacks.

Coplay: Garden club plans Sept. 26 meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.


Explorer Scout Post 101 meets 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 on the second floor of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.


St. John’s Lutheran Church is encouraging its congregation to bring nonperishable food items during morning worship Sept. 29. The items will be distributed to Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank.


Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers responded to a parking complaint in the 200 block of Chestnut Street.

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Suspicious activity in the unit block of North Third Street was investigated.

Police responded to a report of a suspicious item in the 100 block of Grape Alley.

A person was cited for operating an ATV on the Ironton Rail Trail.

The department performed welfare calls on South Second Street...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.


Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township...

Northampton: Troop 93 to hold spaghetti dinner

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 93 is planning a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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

Drinks, salad and ice cream are included in the meal price.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are...

New date set for anniversary event

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in School

Bridgeway Academy

The 30th anniversary event of Bridgeway Academy that was originally scheduled for Sept. 23 has been rescheduled. The new date is Oct. 1.

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., help kick off the celebration at the home office, 334 Second St., Catasauqua.

In attendance will be Catasauqua Borough Mayor Barbara Schlegel, the CEO of Bridgeway Academy, local families and staff.

Bridgeway Academy is a local home-school academy that has served more than 20,000...

CMS News: Field trip is set for Sept. 26, 27

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School fifth-grade field trip to Carbon County Environmental Education Center is scheduled for Sept. 26 and 27.


The eighth-grade Weller Health Education Center presentation will be Oct. 2.


Plan ahead now: School will be closed Oct. 14 for the Columbus Day holiday.


There will be a CMS PTF meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the library.


Don’t forget the school is participating in the Boscov’s Friends Helping...