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Hanover Column

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Municipal building dedication date is set

Hanover Township employees have been working in the newly constructed municipal building for a number of weeks now. According to discussions reported from township council meetings, a few construction issues remain to be solved before the building is officially complete, however.

An official dedication of the building, on the corner of Grove and Airport roads, as was the old building, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.

Township officials are currently drawing up a guest list for the event.

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Hanover Twp. Column

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Area food banks fill an important role

The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry, located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome.

The food bank is open to anyone needing assistance with feeding a family.

Another area food bank, the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank, is in need of a workable used refrigerator.

If you have one you'd like to donate, call Joe Tognoli at 610-294-4130.

This food bank is located at 527 Front St., Catasauqua.

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Plans drawn for borough hall renovations

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Preliminary steps toward making plans to remodel a portion of the second floor of the North Catasauqua Borough Hall building are moving forward, according to borough council President Joe Keglovits.

At the Sept. 11 council meeting, he held in his hands a drawing of what the floor plan could look like.

The council had given Keglovits approval last month to have the drawings made, in cooperation with a business that wants to lease the space.

Keglovits reported the next step would be to have the plans approved by the state.

Hanover Township Column

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.

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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.