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CMS classes to begin Monday

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in School

Welcome back Catasauqua Middle School, students, faculty and staff!

The first day of school begins this coming Monday, Aug. 31.

Doors open at 7:45 a.m., with classes beginning 7:52 a.m. Dismissal occurs at 2:20 p.m.

I wish everyone a prosperous, happy and healthy 2015-16 academic year.


Schools will be closed Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday.

Enjoy your vacation.


Also, a reminder that the CMS breakfast program will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8.


Summer program a success

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua summer program concluded Aug. 14. According to Catasaqua Borough Council and recreation committee member Cherie Gebhart, more than 100 children registered for the program this summer.

The eight-week arts and crafts program, held weekday mornings at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park pavilion, provided children the opportunity to play together and enjoy creating craft projects under the supervision of borough summertime employees.

Lasagna is on the menu Aug. 26

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

All are welcome to dine at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Lasagna Dinner, planned for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The meal will include garlic bread, salad, a beverage, and something special for dessert. Dinner will be served in the church parish hall, located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. This is in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, on the boarder with Allentown, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue from Catasauqua Road, then onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

Summer thrift sale

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, is having a half-price on all clothing and accessories from Monday, Aug. 17 through Saturday, Aug. 29.

The store is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of good used clean clothing are accepted during store hours.

The proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the community through contributions to youth and adult programs and services.


Family Night fun is planned for July 22

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

At the North Catasauqua William Albert Park, the refreshment stand is open, 6:30 to 9 p.m. on weeknights, courtesy of the borough recreation committee.

An eight-week weekday morning summer program at the park pavilion is also under way. Mondays through Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. arts and crafts activities and themed programs are planned for children.

Whiffle ball games are planned for weekday afternoons at the park, 1-4 p.m.


'You are pioneers'

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Medical Academy Charter School graduates first class

A standing-room-only crowd attended the June 16 commencement ceremonies for the first-ever graduating class of the Medical Academy Charter School, which opened in Catasauqua with a sophomore class three years ago.

As the time for the traditional procession of graduates approached, additional chairs were brought into the room at the Holiday Inn, Allentown, to accommodate the crowd of proud family members and friends.

Twenty-four members of the Class of 2015 received high school degrees and 14 of them received certified nursing assistant degrees as well.

St. Andrew's Nursery School hosts summer camp

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's Nursery School is hosting Summer Enrichment Camp for children ages 3 to 8.

Two weeks remain in the program, held Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. through 2 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

The sessions are still open for registrations, and each week has a theme.

· July 13-16: Wacky Water - Ocean/Beach

· July 20-23: Campers Rule!

Children must bring a bagged lunch.

Call Thea Prostko at 610-882-1415 for the cost and additional information.


N. Catty yard sale Saturday

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The North Catasauqua Community Yard Sale & Flea market, sponsored by the We Sing Community Chorus, will be at the borough park 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. The rain date is Saturday, June 27.


Also at the park, the refreshment stand is now open, 6:30 to 9 p.m. on weeknights.

An eight-week weekday morning summer program at the park pavilion begins Monday, June 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Whiffle ball games are planned for weekday afternoons at the park, 1-4 p.m. on the same days.

Business owners request zoning change

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Daku wants off-site parking allowed for body shop

Richard and Robert Daku attended the May 26 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting to request support from council members for a change to the borough zoning ordinance.

Attending the meeting were Richard and Robert Daku and their legal representative, Attorney Steven Booth of Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba. The Daku family owns Daku Auto Body Shop at 1135 Howertown Road.

They would like to use a property across the street from the body shop for parking, but there is no provision in the borough zoning ordinance for a property use solely for parking.