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North Catasauqua: Senior group to meet Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus meets noon Aug. 22 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. The building is handicapped accessible.

Anyone interested in membership is welcome to attend. Everyone is asked to bring an item for the Catasauqua Food Bank.

The speaker will be Maria Santacoloma of United Health Care.

Refreshments will be served, and bingo will be played to conclude the meeting.

This month’s casino bus trip will be to Mohegan Sun Casino. A Dec. 11 bus trip to the American Music Theater to see the Christmas show is also planned.

For more information, call Dorothy Vassa at 610-234-2853.


Don’t forget about the summertime events hosted by the North Catasauqua Recreation Committee. Here’s what’s coming up at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park:

• Aug. 14, 7 p.m.: Wiffle ball championship game

• Aug. 17, 7-9 p.m.: Caribbean Rhythms concert

• Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m.: Brian Dean Moore Band concert

All of these events are free.


The 12th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest presented by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee will take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park.

The rain date will be Oct. 14.

Celebrate autumn in small Town USA with food, live music, a car show, vendor market with crafts, flea market, local businesses and organizations, kids’ activities, a halupki-eating contest, kids’ pie-eating contest and so much more.

Craft and flea market spaces are available.

For more information, email


Do you like to sing? Join the North Catasauqua WE SING! Community Chorus.

No experience is necessary, and the group is open to men and women 18 years of age or older.

The chorus generally meets one or two times a month for practice and performs for community and civic groups, does a community concert, performs at nursing homes and performs a benefit concert once a year.

For more information, call 610-264-1225 or email NorthCataWe-


Paul Makovsky, of North Catasauqua, was elected to the Democratic Committee for Northampton County.

He was elected to a four-year term representing North Catasauqua Borough’s first ward in the May election.

Makovsky was raised in Whitehall. He earned a master’s degree in social studies from Kutztown University. He also attended Lehigh University and St. Joseph’s University and is certified as a teacher for social studies, physical education and English.

Makovsky told The Press July 9 he is very involved in fundraising efforts and with increasing voter turnout. He wants to “help the Democratic party focus and get a message to voters to elect Democratic candidates into office.”

He said he is proud of all the work he has done as a basketball coach and how active he has been in the Catasauqua community.

In a 2005 recommendation letter from state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, she commended his dedicated service to youth programs and described him as a conscientious and industrious individual.