Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Catasauqua: Concerts continue

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Cody Templeton Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, don’t forget those chairs, blankets and snacks.


Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will hold an open house for the school-age child care programs and the preschool classroom 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and take registrations.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers assisted North Catasauqua police during a traffic stop on Second Street.

In the 200 block of Race Street, a driver was cited.

An odor of gas in the 800 block of Bethlehem Road was reported to the department.

Police sought information regarding a citizen assist in the 500 block of Third Street.

A vehicle was tagged in the 100 block of South 11th Street.

Members of the department sought information regarding a citizen assist on Stonewood Place.

Donald C. Rex

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Slatington

Donald C. Rex, 76, of Slatington, died Aug. 5, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Benner) Rex for 57 years.

Born in Schnecksville, he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Stella B. (Muth) Rex.

A mechanic at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 43 years, he retired in 2007. While at Mack Trucks, he served as fire chief of the fire brigade.

He was past president of the Slatington Jaycees and a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Guest View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey: ‘Enough’

“Enough. We don’t have to live like this. Politicians who refuse to take action to reduce gun violence are complicit in this carnage. If we’re going to truly confront this uniquely American problem, we have to speak uncomfortable truths. Over and over again, domestic terrorists use high powered, military-style assault weapons to kill our children and our families. There are a whole range of steps that must be taken. Congress’s first priority must be passing universal background checks, limiting the size of magazines and banning military-style assault weapons, among other measures.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays for tours

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Aug. 14 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

The Irish Stars, from Parker School of Dance, will perform.

Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.



Monday, August 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 5

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 1-3 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

AUG. 6

• Gentle chair yoga class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Aug. 29. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700