Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

County commissioners fail to pass term limits measure

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

A motion to put a referendum on term limits before citizens failed in a 5-2 vote March 13 during the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting.

The sponsor, Commissioner Amy Zanelli, couldn’t muster enough support to pass the measure. Even fellow Democrat Dan Hartzell could not be persuaded. He sided with Republicans to vote against the measure.

“We need to use reason instead of emotion,” Hartzell said. “This implies that long service is a problem. I can’t convince...

Coplay: Garden club to meet March 28

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club will hold a meeting 6 p.m. March 28 in the social hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

The club will then head to North Catasauqua approximately 6:30 p.m. for a field trip at the Hickory Grove Greenhouses, 1096 Milton St.


Commitment to Family & Community is closing out the month with bingo and more March 29 at the hall, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins 7 p.m.

There will be a Longaberger purse...

Individuals with special needs enjoy Night to Shine prom

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Riverbend Community Church, Allentown, went all out to give individuals with specials needs a fun night. The Night to Shine prom was held Feb. 8 at Palace Center, Hanover Street in Allentown. One hundred forty guests enjoyed dancing, eating and socializing.

The lobby of Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel, complete with a red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered the building.

After passing a tremendous arch of...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 28: Elem. — Whole-grain pierogies with meat sauce, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Chicken fryz, whole-grain pretzel rod, Tater Tots, baked beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain nachos grande with lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice

Friday, March 29: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice;...

Willow Brook construction set

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Construction at the site of the Willow Brook Farm subdivision project is expected to get underway within 30 days.

North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone announced the developers’ timeline at the March 18 meeting of council.

Paone, borough Solicitor Steve Goudsouzian, Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst and two Keystone Consulting Engineers representatives met with Willow Brook developers earlier this month, learning that clearing the land, installing catch...

CMS News: March 29 will be band, orchestra fest

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in School

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 10 elementary band and orchestra fest is scheduled for March 29 at Easton Middle School.

Snow date is set for March 30.


Eighth-grade students will tour Catasauqua High School during the school day March 29 to help prepare them for the transition.


During the month of March, Catasauqua Middle School is collecting money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients...

Sheckler News: Students enjoy ice cream party

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in School

Congratulations to the top classes in each grade level for the most minutes read during Sheckler Elementary School’s recent readathon.

Students who participated from those classrooms got to celebrate March 22 with an ice cream party.


Sheckler Home and School will hold its monthly meeting 6 p.m. April 3 in the school’s library.

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

If you’re interested in becoming one of this organization’s board members,...

Northampton: Festival of Bands is planned for April 28

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 67th annual Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 28 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave. The event, featuring the Allentown, Marine, Municipal and Pioneer bands, will present a pops concert with music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Enjoy selections from The Association, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Journey, Queen and The Beatles.

The NAHS jazz ensemble will be a special guest.

Admission is free. All freewill offerings collected will...