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Church domes have a new glow

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The onion domes over Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church in North Catasauqua are shining with an updated look and the afterglow of a special blessing this week.

On Sunday, Father Timothy Hasenecz conducted a ceremony, climbing a high stepladder to bless the newly restored domes, as the congregation stood watching in front of the Fifth Street church.

Following the ceremony, they celebrated with a picnic on the church grounds.

The domes are 110 years old.


Police officers honored for their recent lifesaving efforts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua police officers were recently publicly commended for their lifesaving efforts and for their years of service.

At the Sept. 4 meeting of the Catasauqua Borough Council, borough Police Chief Douglas Kish presented two Life Saving Awards.

Patrol Officer Rebecca Saborsky received her award for her quick and decisive action during a stabbing incident at the Catasauqua Municipal Park & Playground. She is credited with saving the injured person and getting him proper...

Owner, code officer to discuss zoning for Silver Manor

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Attorney Joseph Piperato, representing Frederick H. Silver, appeared before the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board Sept. 17 to respond to a letter he received from Eugene Goldfeder, Catasauqua borough manager and zoning officer.

Silver is president of Medical Device Development Inc., and owner of Silver Manor Adult Living Apartments, a fire-damaged property at the corner of Race and Front streets in Catasauqua.

When asked by zoning board Chairman Todd Richards to present his case...

Putting 'Lehigh Valley' on the map

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by EILEEN STRAUSS Special to The Press in Local News

How are companies from across the globe attracted to locate to a region that is technically not even on a map?

That is the question the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) is asking Gardner Economics, an Atlanta-based site selector.

Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and, even Catasauqua, can be found on an old-fashioned geographical map or via GPS.

But, chances are, the Lehigh Valley will not show up in print or on a digital direction finder.

How are...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Some in the borough may remember the days when there were five gas stations on Chestnut Street, all packed in between Seventh and Ruch streets.

Four of the stations were located on the north side of Chestnut Street. The other was located on the south side.

Attendants pumped gas, checked engine oil and washed windshields. Gas at the time was selling between 22 cents and a quarter per gallon.

Two of the stations, including Blose at the northeast corner at Ninth and...

CMS News

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by BY MARK RECCEK in School

Remember, parents and students, today is picture day at Catasauqua Middle School.

Bring your smile and best attire.


The next meeting of the PTF will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the middle school library.

Contact the school at 610-264-4341 for more information on joining this important school organization.


The Catasauqua Area School Board will hold its next meeting Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the district administration board room, 201 N. 14th St....

Another View

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Millions of college students around the country are now experiencing their first time away from home with total freedom.

These students are taking on not only the challenge of achieving a strong grade point average, but also facing hurdles their parents did not have, especially the cost of the education they are acquiring.

In a recent speech at the University of Buffalo, President Barack Obama addressed the soaring cost of a college diploma while acknowledging the importance of...


Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Franklin and Melissa Frey and their son, Justin, stand with Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock at the recent National Brain Tumor Society fundraiser held at the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, Northampton. Reenock presented Justin and his parents with a proclamation and borough pin in recognition of the Freys' efforts to assist with funding for research and programs relating to brain tumors. Justin, diagnosed in 2007 with a brain tumor, has had aggressive surgery.

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in School

Thursday, September 26: Elem.–Cheeseburger on whole grain bun, tater tots, steamed peas, sliced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.–Hot ham and cheese pretzelwich, potato wedges, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, milk. H.S.–Hot ham and cheese pretzelwich, potato wedges, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, September 27: Elem.–Maxx sticks with marinara sauce, steamed carrots, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit,...