Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Invite some natives to your property this year

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I have been busy making a list and checking it twice. And thrice.

No, I am not trying to get an absurdly early start to Christmas. I am trying to decide what new plants to add to my many containers and small backyard plots.

My recent visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show put me in the mood, as it always does, for working in the garden, and plant and seed catalogs have been filling my mailbox for months, enticing me with gorgeous photos and bargain prices.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Half-price sale, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until April 14.

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue...

Paska bread making is tradition at N. Catty church

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

For those who know the subtle difference between kielbasa/kolbasi and pirohy/pierogi, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, North Catasauqua, has a treat for you.

“There are quite a few orthodox churches in the area, but this is the ‘mother’ church. It was the first one in the Lehigh Valley,” Kip Fedetz said. “The men from the coal region came down here.”

That was 119 years ago.

The 1023 Fifth St. church makes paska, a traditional Easter bread.

“Everything is organic. We...

Driver dies in crash

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Hanover Twp.

A Hanover Township man died March 22 in a motor vehicle accident in Hanover Township.

Barry Schultz Sr., 65, was pronounced dead 8:08 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim.

Grim said Schultz was operating a motor vehicle when it struck a snowbank approximately 7:29 a.m. on Catasauqua Road, near Airport Road. According to reports, his pickup truck hit a snowbank, rolled over and caught on fire.


Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club to meet April 4 at Slovak Center

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club springs into action with its first meeting of the season, to be held 1 p.m. April 4 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Lynn Dautrich, a Pennsylvania master gardener, will discuss transitioning to organic gardening. Dautrich will highlight many of the benefits and challenges of organic gardening and will share some of his experiences of gardening in the great white north.

Horticultural and artistic exhibits should be in place...

Catty resident complains about impounded car

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

During Catasauqua Borough Council’s March 26 workshop meeting, Raymond Filozof took to the podium with a complaint against UGI’s aggressive policies.

According to Filozof, who has a home at 339 Howertown Road, he arrived March 22 at his residence and saw a posted sign indicating road construction “Mon-Fri 6A to 4P.” On Friday, March 23, his truck was towed and impounded.

“When somebody puts up a sign like that, you assume they mean the following week,” he said.