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CASD watching closely

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School District is closely monitoring information being released on COVID-19, the new strain of the coronavirus, according to a letter sent to parents and guardians of students and posted on the district’s website Feb. 27.

There are no reports of the virus in Lehigh or Northampton counties, as of press time March 11. Fourteen cases have been confirmed in Pennsylvania — one in Delaware County, one in Wayne County, eight in Montgomery County, one in Monroe County,...

Virus strikes state

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an emergency disaster declaration to provide increased support to state agencies involved in the response to COVID-19, the latest strain of coronavirus.

Wolf announced the declaration March 6, just after the first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Since then, 12 additional cases have been announced. That brings the total cases, as of press time March 11, to 14.

The counties affected include Delaware County, with one case; Wayne...

World Health Organization answers COVID-19 questions

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The World Health Organization answers some common questions about COVID-19, the latest strain of coronavirus.

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat COVID-19?

To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat COVID-19.

However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under...

Celebrate spring, St. Patrick’s Day with Irish literature

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Did you know the month of March was named for the Roman god of war, Mars?

Traditionally in days gone by, this was the time of year to resume military campaigns interrupted by winter.

We, however, have safely welcomed March with open arms, because daylight saving time began March 8, and spring is officially here March 19 — right after all the fun of St. Patrick’s Day March 17.

It has been said that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. That could be because there are...

Hanover votes to limit truck traffic

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting March 4, Hanover Township Council held a public hearing on a measure to reduce turns by trucks with trailers at the intersection of Lloyd and Irving streets. Council approved the measure, and there was much discussion.

As pointed out by township Manager Melissa Wehr, trucks that come down Lloyd Street would need to travel down to the cul-de-sac at the end of the road, where making a turn will be difficult. The frustration from residents is that trucks, other...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mrs. Krista L. Karasek was reared in Bangor, graduating from Bangor High School in 1996, where she was a member of the softball and field hockey teams. Both her father and uncle played Minor League Baseball.

She graduated from Allentown Business College and completed an internship at Hercules Buzzi Unicem.

Upon graduation, she was employed at Van Horn Association in Allentown for $8.25 an hour and later at Computer Management in Bath.

Krista’s cement career started at...

Catasauqua: Come hungry for March 15 breakfast

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., is holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon March 15.

The breakfast includes made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For cost and other information, call 610-264-1771.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church group will meet 10 a.m. March 16 at the church, 604 Fourth St.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.


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Mediterranean cooking class is offered

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension invites you to take a tasty trip to the Mediterranean as part of its Let’s Cook with Penn State Extension cooking class series.

The Mediterranean way of eating is considered one of the healthiest diets worldwide and focuses on plant-rich cuisine, with less focus on meats and sweets. In this hands-on cooking class, participants will create an authentic Mediterranean meal that’s healthy and delicious.

Let’s Cook Mediterranean will...

Bridge Street Family Restaurant to close March 22

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

When Lisa Haynos and her chef partner, Manuel Castaneda, took over the former Hill’s Restaurant, 215 Bridge St., Catasauqua, they had every intention of making the restaurant a success. The couple brought in former customers and added new ones. They named their business Bridge Street Family Restaurant.

“A lot of our customers came over from Northampton,” Haynos said.

When the landlord wanted to increase the rent, Haynos was dismayed, worrying her margins would be impacted....

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.


Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County)...