Catasauqua Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

North Catty to seek more park funding

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua will be seeking additional funding for work that is planned for park improvements this year. A matching fund grant has already been granted for the work, which includes new playground equipment and a resurfacing of the athletic courts at the North Catasauqua William Albert Memorial Park.

With a fast-approaching deadline for a 2017 Community Development Block Grant application, council President Peter Paone asked for the council’s guidance about what borough projects to apply for on such short notice.

N. Catasauqua resident sounds alarm

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Dan Snyder seeks help to block plan for warehouse retaining wall

Residents who live along the border of North Catasauqua or Catasauqua and neighboring Allen Township may be greeted this week with a knock on the door by Dan Snyder.

He will be asking residents to attend the 7 p.m. April 17 meeting of the Allen Township Planning Commission, where a proposal for a huge warehouse complex is expected to be presented.

another view

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Opinion

Fishing: It’s not just about dinner

“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.” — Herbert Hoover

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I’ve only gone fishing three times in my life. The opening day of trout season in the Lehigh Valley Saturday got me to thinking, though, about the attraction and significance of the sport.

I only recall going fishing with my father one time. We were on a family vacation, and he took four of us, ranging in age from about 5 to 10, to fish along a creek bank. I was 9.

Three ordinances on N. Catasauqua agenda

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

An ordinance has been adopted to regulate wireless communication towers and antennae. The zoning ordinance revision was suggested by borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian in order to address newer technology in wireless industries now being used. It was adopted unanimously, by a 5-0 vote, at the council’s Feb. 28 meeting, with Councilmen John Yanek and Billy Duch absent.

Students showcase skills

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in School

Students at area technical schools showcased their skills and competed to win medals at a district SkillsUSA competition Feb. 1. The event took place at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

First-place students earned the right to represent District 11 in the organization’s state competition in April.

More than 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

This “Showcase of Skills” provided a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

Animal control policy is approved

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

N. Catasauqua council votes on domestic animal control guidelines

North Catasauqua police now have clear guidelines on how to handle domestic animals that have strayed from their owners’ homes.

The borough council voted unanimously Feb. 14 to institute a policy for officers in the borough police department that outlines the approach an officer should take when confronted with a pet on the loose that is injured or acting aggressively.

Animal control policy is approved

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

N. Catasauqua council votes on domestic animal control guidelines

North Catasauqua police now have clear guidelines on how to handle domestic animals that have strayed from their owners’ homes.

The borough council voted unanimously Tuesday to institute policy for officers in the borough police department that outlines the approach an officer should take when confronted with a pet on the loose that is injured or acting aggressively.

She loves the challenge of quilting

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Local woman juggles modern patchwork projects with admirable results

Deb Veshinfsky’s passion for quilting was sparked when she was a child.

“My grandmother quilted, and I was always fascinated with her quilts,” she told The Press. But it was not her grandmother, who lived hundreds of miles away, in Indiana, who taught her the basics.

The Catasauqua resident made her first quilt, a wall hanging, while attending a class at an area quilt shop about 25 years ago.

Since then, her expertise has been honed by attending other classes, seminars and quilt shows, viewing Internet classes and tutorials and attending quilt guild meetings.

Borough to check properties for improper stormwater runoff

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

In an effort to assess the amount of stormwater runoff that might be flowing into the sewer system on borough properties, public works Supervisor Al Steigerwalt was given approval by the council to access private properties for evaluation. Reducing the amount of water runoff being directed into the sewer system will reduce the demands being put on the system.

Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian drafted a form, which residents will be asked to sign, allowing borough representatives access to their properties. Council approved beginning the project.