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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.

Catty Corner will reopen as neighborhood bar, pizzeria

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Jay Cimerol and his son Tyler, of Catasauqua, have purchased the Catty Corner Restaurant and Bar, 301 Mulberry St., and plan to reopen it as a neighborhood bar and pizzeria.

Jeff Barber, of Lehigh Financial Group LLC, Allentown, arranged for a private bridge loan for the Cimerols to purchase the two-story property. Settlement took place Sept. 13.

The Cimerols are renovating the building, which has been closed for about 18 months. They plan to open the Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub and Pie in mid- to late-October.

Catty resident takes gold at 2018 Transplant Games

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

Paul Albert received double lung transplant

Paul Albert, of Catasauqua, won a gold medal during the 2018 Transplant Games of America, held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He won gold as part of the golf team while representing Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties on Team Philadelphia.

Albert received a double lung transplant in 1993.

There were 12 competitors from the Lehigh Valley on Team Philadelphia, which covered eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Nominate now for 2018 volunteer award

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced it is now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts. This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams and organizations who they feel have made a difference in our community. The award recipients embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.

Diabetes program co-hosted at two Catasauqua locations

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Public Library of Catasauqua and Hartzell’s Pharmacy will co-host the six-week Penn State Extension program Dining with Diabetes. This program offers information on lifestyle modification to help enhance the long-term health of residents in Catasauqua and surrounding communities.

Participants may choose between two program times on the following dates: Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 1 and 8, with a follow-up session Dec. 10, at either Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., Catasauqua, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or at the Catasauqua library, 302 Bridge St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.