Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Simple clear toy candy recipe makes for great memories

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Tom Hourt and his family reawakened memories of clear toy candy as they demonstrated its creation at a recent Palmerton Area Historical Society meeting.

His wife, Jodie, and son, Mitchell, are integral parts of the candy-making business, which begins each year with the call of, “It’s candy weather.” The air must be cold and dry.

Seniors attend expo

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

A senior expo was held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, Sept. 15. State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, sponsored the expo to show what local companies and agencies have available to help them. Eighty vendors participated.

Mako said he was glad to see people come out. He stood at the door and shook hands with all attendees, asking if they had any special concerns he might be able to help them with.

The most frequently mentioned concern was the property tax situation.

Marc Grammes announces bid for 183rd District

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Marc Grammes held a campaign kick-off rally at Vigilant Fire Company, Slatington, Jan. 9 for his bid to win the seat in the 183rd Legislative District.

State Rep. Julie Harhart, who is representing the district in her 11th term of office, has announced she is not seeking re-election this year.

In Lehigh County, the district covers parts of Whitehall, Washington and South Whitehall townships and Slatington Borough.

In Northampton County, it includes North Catasauqua, Walnutport and Northampton boroughs, Lehigh and Allen townships and parts of Moore Township.

Marc Grammes announces bid for 183rd District seat in house

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Opinion

Marc Grammes of Washington Township kicked off his campaign for state representative in the 183rd Legislative District during a press conference March 22 at the Slatington Trailhead.

The district covers Slatington Borough and parts of Whitehall, Washington and South Whitehall townships in Lehigh County.

In Northampton County, the 183rd includes North Catasauqua, Walnutport, Northampton, Lehigh Township, Allen Township and parts of Moore Township.

Julie Harhart, a Republican, is the incumbent in the district.

Nature Center Christmas craft day treasures

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Focus Feature

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, was green with wreaths during Christmas craft day Dec. 7.

Greens, brought by several different people, were piled outside to make the wreaths.

In addition, to the wreaths, attendees could make pinecone bird feeders and tree ornaments.

Bill Mineo and his wife, Lorraine, have been coordinating the wreath project for several years.

The bases are made by wrapping grapevines in a circle being careful to leave a point on one side, which will be the top for hanging the wreath.