ArtsQuest recently announced the winners of its fourth annual scarecrow competition at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. This year’s competition featured entries in three categories: Contemporary Scarecrow, Traditional Scarecrow and Rockin’ Scarecrow.
Among the winners is a Catasauqua resident.
Traditional winners were: first place “Forrest Run,” by Carole Henning, of Schnecksville; second place “Hollow Tree Inn,” also by Henning; and “#lovelocal” by Fig Bethlehem.
Catasauqua Mayor Bill Molchany Jr. said 44 children were fingerprinted by the borough police department at the Oct. 9 North Catasauqua Autumnfest event at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park.
A number of council members commented on the annual event, held for the 10th year in a row.
The fundraising event is sponsored by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee.
North Catasauqua Council members voted to approve the purchase of new playground equipment, replacing the current apparatus in the upper lot, near the pavilion, at the borough park.
Although a matching-funds Open Space Fund grant application for park improvement has not yet been approved by Northampton County, council President Peter Paone suggested going ahead with the purchase order for the new equipment to take advantage of a discount offered by the equipment company.
Grant funding from Northampton County, if approved, will be making it possible for officials to obtain new playground equipment and make other improvements at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park in the near future.
Borough council President Peter Paone asked council members to give him some suggestions on what kind of equipment they would like to see at the park.
The Northampton County 21st Century Open Space Initiative Grant application is due to be submitted for approval by Sept. 29.
The North Catasauqua Borough Council is expected to vote Sept. 27 to select a new member of the borough’s civil service commission. Four residents have applied to fill the position.
All four of the candidates attended the Sept. 13 council meeting to be interviewed by the council. The interviews were brief and were followed by a discussion by council members.
Plans for the development of the D&L Trail, as it passes through North Catasauqua land, are on track for a spring 2017 completion.
A plan to extend the D&L Trail through land in North Catasauqua reached the next step at the Aug. 23 meeting of the borough council.
Local development of the trail involves the acquisition of grant funding as well as cooperative agreements and efforts between Northampton and North Catasauqua boroughs.
A 31-year-old Allentown woman died as a result of a four-vehicle collision on Route 22 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Aug. 19.
Deputy coroner Craig Hanzl pronounced Renee Tenasse of 357 Liberty St., Allentown, dead about 45 minutes after the 11:40 p.m. crash.
Among the injured was a 17-year-old Catasauqua resident.
The driver of a westbound Ford pickup truck, Sheldon Krock, 52, of Easton, and one of the passengers in his vehicle were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest for treatment of moderate injuries, Pennsylvania State Police reported.
North Catasauqua residents who are spending some time this summer sorting through cast-off possessions may want to create a “Save for Recycling Day” pile in their garage or basement.
The borough council has booked an electronics recycling day for Oct. 22.
Responsible Recycling Services has been reserved for that date to collect computers, electronics and appliances for proper disposal.
This event is open to North Catasauqua residents only.
Auditons for the 2017 production of “Beauty and the Beast,” by the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre, will take place 1-8 p.m. Nov. 20, at Sheckler Elementary School. Director Bill Nothstein is seeking to fill roles in a very large cast for this musical production.
“ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has a large cast and with this being our 25th Anniversary, we are going big!” he said. “We are looking to increase our adult membership and as always, we need men.”
Three North Catasauqua residents have been appointed to serve on the borough’s planning committee. The borough council voted unanimously May 24, with Joe Keglovits abstaining, to appoint Keglovits, Dan Snyder and Roger Scheirer to fill the committee.
The open positions had been advertised in legal ads, on the borough website and in the The Press’ North Catasauqua column. Five individuals responded. Three were in attendance at the council meeting. Ray Hahn and Kevin Armbruster had sent letters of interest but were not at the meeting.