Catasauqua Press

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Volunteers are needed for July 21 D&L cleanup

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Trail Tenders to lead North Catty effort to remove trash, brush from area

The public is invited to join the D&L Trail Tenders for a July 21 cleanup gathering at the North Catasauqua trailhead.

Once a month, Trail Tenders from across the 165-mile path gather at a select portion of the trail to remove trash and brush. North Catasauqua’s trailhead was chosen for July’s cleanup.

The event is scheduled to take place 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to park behind the North Catasauqua Public Works Department, 1460 Main St., and to bring water, work gloves and hand tools.

Catty CM tops Hawks

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua Connie Mack baseball team used a complete team effort to defeat Bethlehem Catholic 10-0 on Tuesday, June 26.

The Rough Riders picked up the five-inning mercy rule victory behind a shutout from starting pitcher Jason Schneck. Schneck scattered three hits, one walk, and struck out six hitters.

Catasauqua took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Christian Fye scored on an infield error.

The Rough Riders scored seven runs in the third inning to break the game open. Catasauqua sent 11 hitters to the plate, which produced six singles and two walks.

North Catty council discusses trail, waterfront enhancements

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Representatives from Northampton County and Wildlands Conservancy met with North Catasauqua Borough Council at its June 18 meeting to discuss future enhancements to the borough’s Lehigh River waterfront area.

Christopher Strohler, senior conservation planner with Wildlands Conservancy, and Bryan Cope, open space coordinator for Northampton County, provided updates on the D&L Trail progress and the conservancy’s efforts along the Lehigh River watershed.

Yee-haw! Rodeo set for Willow Brook this weekend

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Willow Brook Farms has hosted hundreds of equestrian events since the facility’s creation, but this weekend’s festivities will be a first for the North Catasauqua property.

The rodeo is coming to town.

The Willow Brook Bull Blast & Western Heritage Festival, presented by Rockin’ R Western Productions, will take place June 30 and July 1. Saturday’s event begins noon with the Bull Blast scheduled for 7 p.m. The festival continues 9 a.m. Sunday with the Bull Blast scheduled for 3 p.m.

N. Catty park features fun-filled summer of events

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

From whistles on the basketball court, to the ping of baseball bats, to Latin music from the band stage — these are the sounds you hear at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park on a summer night that always create an eclectic melody.

During a three-month stretch from late May through late August, the North Catasauqua park simultaneously hosts volleyball, basketball, baseball and cheerleading, in addition to borough-sponsored family nights and concerts.

EPC, Colonial split in all-star soccer games

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference split their doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Foundation All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday, June 3, at Salisbury High School.

The EPC girls were victorious by a score of 4-1 in the opener, with the Colonial League boys winning the second leg 2-1.

Pleasant Valley’s Morgan Covart got the EPC girls on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the contest with a long-range shot that curled into the right side of the net.

New laws imposed for golf carts, ATVs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

N. Catty police, borough will strictly enforce rules

The North Catasauqua Police Department will be keeping a close eye on golf cart and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) usage in the borough, following updated laws from the state of Pennsylvania.

The new laws prevent anyone under the age of 12 from operating a golf cart or ATV. Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16 must have adult supervision when crossing streets from one property to another. Emergency personnel are permitted to use ATVs in the streets to respond to calls if the vehicle has lights and a siren.

Area celebrates Barkley to Giants

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Saquon Barkley will be trading in his Nittany Lion navy blue for a slightly lighter shade after the New York Giants selected the Coplay running back with the second pick in the NFL Draft.

Watch parties were set up across the area on Thursday, April 26, to see where the former Whitehall Zephyr would land. Fans would not have to wait long to hear Barkley’s name called.

In an interview with, New York general manager Dave Gettleman said, “Once Cleveland took Baker (Mayfield) I told our guys, ‘Don’t even waste your time. We’re taking Saquon and we’re going to run’.”

North Catty council approves replacing aging trees

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council approved the removal of four aging trees surrounding North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park at its April 16 meeting.

The old trees will be replaced by new maple trees that are scheduled to be planted in the upcoming weeks. Funds for the removal of the old trees and planting of the new ones were covered by a surplus from the borough’s snow removal fund.

Kuhar shining for CHS softball

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

At the start of the 2018 season, Catasauqua’s softball roster had 16 players listed. Half of them are freshmen.

With that kind of inexperience at the varsity level, Coach Bobby Thomas knew there would be growing pains and plenty of opportunities for younger players to earn playing time.

“It’s on-the-job training for a lot of them. We have a lot of young kids, they just don’t have a great deal of experience,” Thomas said.

One player that has earned a spot in the lineup in a unique way is freshman Erica Kuhar.