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Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's hosts tricky tray

The St. Andrew's 2nd Annual Tricky Tray/ Basket Social is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be baskets to bid on, great gifts, food and baked goods. The church is at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. This church is located in Hanover Township, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road., on the border of Allentown and Bethlehem.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the drawing of winning tickets will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.


Council tackles touchy truck topic

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Although the North Catasauqua Borough Council voted to approve the purchase of a new fire truck last month, it was not the last time the $610,000 expenditure would be debated by council members.

A challenge was made at last Tuesday's council meeting to the purchase following Councilman Shawn McGinley's announcement that the fire truck contract had been signed. McGinley is also president of the borough fire department's Charotin Hose Company.

The challenge was led by Councilman John Yanek, not present at the August meeting for the 4-2 approval vote, who read from a statement.

'Annie' coming to CAST stage in April

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Step one: fundraising begins now with pierogie sale

The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre will not be presenting it's next production for many months, but already its members and volunteers are setting the stage for the curtains to open on the popular Broadway musical "Annie" in April 2013.

At a kick-off membership meeting last Thursday, CAST President Brenda McGuire opened the evening with an introduction of board members and production staff. Attended by dozens of experienced and novice performers - and for the youngest, their parents as well - the meeting marked the official beginning of the organization's 2012-13 season.

Carpenters, seamstresses, painters:

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Volunteers asked to attend Sept. 6 CAST meeting

Over the years, area residents have turned out by the hundreds to attend the annual spring Broadway musical performances by the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre. CAST organizers are hoping that some of those community members will be willing to support the production efforts by stepping behind the curtain into the backstage areas to assist with this season's performance of the musical "Annie."

Director Bill Nothstein says there is an urgent need for volunteers to cover numerous behind-the-scenes tasks necessary for staging a major musical production.

High-tech engine coming to N. Catasauqua Fire Dept.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

While the borough of North Catasauqua has an all-volunteer fire department, emergency services have not come without a high price tag.

In a split vote, North Catasauqua Borough Council approved the future purchase of a fire truck that will cost the borough more than $600,000.

Reeling from sticker shock and questioning the ability of the borough to come up with the funding when it will be needed, council members Cherie Gebhardt and Michelle Hazzard voted to oppose the purchase.

N. Catasauqua Column: Young at Heart meets Wednesday

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

This month's meeting of St. Andrew's Young at Heart will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the church basement.

The group's casino trip to Mohegan Sun will be Friday, Aug. 31. Seats are still available for this bus trip.

On Oct. 3, a trip to Ace in the Hole Dinner Theater to see 'Winderbar" is planned and on Wednesday, Dec. 5 they will be going to the Rainbow Dinner Theater for a show called "Christmas in Paradise." Seats are available for both trips. These trips are open to the public. For ticket information, contact Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920.