Editor's note: This is the last in a three-part series of articles on the Catasauqua Police Station.
After years of delays and disagreements among Catasauqua Borough Council members, the ink is finally drying on an agreement of sale signifying the borough's purchase of the FL Smidth property. While the land is meant to be developed for both housing and municipal services facilities including a police station, that does not mean ground will be broken for a new station in the near...
"I knew it was coming, it was just a matter of time," Annette Englert told The Press.
She wa talking about the recent Diocese of Allentown's announcement that it will consolidate St. Andrew and St. Lawrence Roman Catholic churches. Both are located in North Catasauqua.
Like so many churches across the nation, the St. Andrew and St. Lawrence parishes have not escaped the difficulties of dwindling numbers of worshipers, unable to sustain large church operational budgets.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a burglary brought officers to the 1400 block of Main Street.
· Police responded to a report of a suspicious activity in the 700 block of Grove Street.
· Officers were called to the 1100 block of Third Street to investigate a report of criminal mischief.
· A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network's Project SEARCH program held its graduation ceremony June 13, at the Conrad W. Raker Center, Allentown. Eight Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network interns and four Lehigh County interns were honored, among them a Catasauqua resident.
Project SEARCH helps students with disabilities learn soft skills and self-advocacy skills needed for the job marketplace. The nine-month program places the students in various jobs at Good Shepherd and provides the...
Coplay Sports Inc. announced it is holding its 22nd annual fund drive.
Proceeds will benefit youth programs and projects under way or planned for the Sixth Street ball fields and field house. These include baseball, softball, basketball and cheerleading.
In its appeal, the organization reports projects for 2013 and 2014 are:
· Continue direction and sponsorship of annual borough Christmas parade.
· Continue to add dirt to the infields to help with drainage....
Sixth-graders at Catasauqua Middle School hosted the annual fiesta day in May.
·Northampton Exchange Club Community Days Fair – 6-10 p.m., Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Rides, games, food entertainment. Continues through Saturday.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road,...
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· An alarm summoned officers to the 800 block of Fairmont Avenue.
· Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block of Fourth Street.
· A request for a protection-from-abuse order brought police to the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.
· Officers were called to the 1900 block of Schadt Avenue to investigate a domestic call.
· A report of a...
A basket social, sponsored by Gold Star Moms from Wreaths Across America, will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.
Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit international organization, will be placing wreaths on the grave sites of veterans Dec. 14. The local chapter will be placing wreaths at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Airport Road in Allentown.
For more information, call Carol Resh at 610-398-1124.
Sports Illustrated magazine for a while ran a regular feature called "Sport – Not a Sport" in which writers debated whether certain activities, such as cheerleading, ice dancing or synchronized swimming were really sports.
While those examples are certainly debatable, at least they all involve some level of physical proficiency and effort.
But there's one activity that is televised, on ESPN2 no less, every Fourth of July that is most emphatically NOT a sport – the disgusting...