Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Coplay home celebrates 25 years of caring

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by DONNALEE LaROSE Special to The Press in Local News

It's just like any other single-story, well kept home.

In fact, if not for the wheelchair vans parked in the rear driveway, you would not know the yellow ranch style house at the corner of Keefer and Front streets in Coplay is home to eight disabled young adults.

"Most people don't know we're here and that is good because we're supposed to blend," said Denise Heberling, program specialist for LifePath Foundation.

The home is one of 80 group homes provided by LifePath, an...

WCSD campus locked down

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Police Log

Whitehall High School, middle school and elementary schools were locked down Tuesday morning for just over two hours.

The lockdown resulted when a dozen township police officers responded to two separate incidents – one involving a student threatening another student and the other involving a threat in connection with the Mayan doomsday prediction that Friday would be the end of the world.

The Whitehall Township municipal building, located less than a mile from the WCSD campus...

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

North Catasauqua's holiday food drive continues, as residents are asked to help those less fortunate in the community during the holiday season by donating nonperishable food items.

Items donated to the food drive will go to the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank.

Items requested are canned goods, toiletry items, diapers, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, laundry detergents, juices, baby food, cereals, rice, sugar, flour, cracker and pasta.

Check the expiration dates...

CMS News

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Middle school students performed their annual winter instrumental and choral concerts Dec. 13 and Dec. 19 in the school auditorium.

Students did a great job sharing with the school community a number of favorite and well known Christmas and holiday songs and instrumental pieces.


I want to wish Catasauqua Middle School students and their families, teachers and the administration a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Middle school students will be...

Viking Voices

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

The Central Catholic Viking wrestling team began its 2012-13 season with a strong showing at the 2012 Catasauqua Dual Tournament Dec. 8.

Led by seniors Alex Laudadio, James Raduj, Connor Brosious, Nick Heberling and Mike Rodgers, and coached by Dave Snyder, the team looks to continue its early success in upcoming matches against Southern Lehigh and Bethlehem Catholic.

The team also has also seen strong leadership from juniors Ryan Carty and Daniel D'Agostini, as well as...

Sheckler News

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School students will be celebrating the season with classroom Christmas parties Dec. 20.

Santa Claus will be visiting the school and will be stopping in to say hello in each of the classrooms on this day as well.


Friday, Dec. 21, is an early dismissal. Students in grades 1-4 will be dismissed at noon. Morning kindergarten students will leave at 11:25 a.m. and the afternoon kindergarten class will not attend school on this day.




Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-0740.

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14...


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having the following events in January.

Nilsa Lasso-von Lang and Jiwanda Gale-Rogers will discuss the release of their latest book, "Flavors of Panama" 7-8 p.m. on Jan. 16.

"Flavors of Panama" presents a chronological overview of Panamanian cuisine.

The book brings together delicious and popular native foods and variations of many cultures, including European and American cuisine, Panamanian-Asian dishes,...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of disorderly conduct brought police to Aspen Lane.

· Officers responded to a request for information in the 1900 block of Belleview Drive.

· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought police to MacArthur Road.

· Officers responded to an alarm in the 5400 block of North Coplay Road.


· A report of public drunkenness brought police to Main Street...

Coplay column

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

An under-the-radar train display which receives little or no media attention during the Christmas holidays is housed on the second floor of the Coplay Borough hall, located at Fourth and Center streets.

The only indication there are trains located on the upper floor in a former classroom of the old Coplay High School is a yellow and black railroad crossing sign.

But once children climb the steps to the second floor, they can hear the whirl of several trains gliding down the...