Catasauqua Press

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Morganelli announces candidacy for open county judge seat

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

John Morganelli announced in November 2018 he would not be seeking another term as Northampton County district attorney.

“I felt at that time that I had achieved all the goals that I set out to achieve, and after 27 years, it was time for me to consider some new challenges,” he said.

Morganelli has decided to make a run for the open seat in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.

‘A special place at Christmas’

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Committee announces winners of North Catty home decorating contest

On a quiet and dark December night, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out to judge the 12th annual North Catasauqua small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

The committee toured the borough, viewing the 28 homes entered in the contest. The designs varied from simple to elaborate as they helped to make North Catasauqua sparkle and shine brightly for the holiday season.

Cedar Hill to take part in Wreaths Across America day

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, will once again join the effort as an official location for 2018. This is the seventh year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.

Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the last 10 years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together not only to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Dump truck hits car at Municipal Road, Lehigh Drive

A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.

Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.

According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was owned by NS Paving of Lehighton and operated by Corey Mann, 49, of East Stroudsburg.

Homemade holiday craft sale to benefit local children in need

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The late Deborah Nothstein was passionate about helping local children in need. Her husband, William, and daughter, Bethany, chose to continue her work and honor her memory by creating the Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands Fund.

The fund has been in existence for eight years and has provided more than $60,000 to families and children in need. The fund’s big annual fundraiser is a homemade holiday sale.

CHS graduate achieves Eagle Scout rank

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Branden M. Bilheimer, of Catasauqua, received his Eagle Scout badge Oct. 27 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

He is the son of Christopher M. Bilheimer and Kimberly Smith. The recent Catasauqua High School graduate is attending Kutztown University, where he is majoring in secondary education and physics.