Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Electronics recycling day coming to North Catasauqua in October

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

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.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ planning begins

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

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.”

N. Catty residents to serve on planning committee

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

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.

Security breach discussed by council

Thursday, June 2, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

After more than a year of discussion and planning for increased security at the North Catasauqua Borough municipal building and despite thousands of dollars invested in a door-locking system, an unauthorized person gained access to the building not long after the system was installed and activated.

Borough Councilman John Yanek opened the incident for discussion at the May 24 council meeting, referring to the standard operating procedure approved earlier this year by the council for building security.

Public works man hired

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Travis Brett to begin May 23

Travis Brett has been hired by the North Catasauqua Borough Council as a public works department employee for the borough. He replaces Michele Romito, who retired recently.

His employment will begin May 23. His responsibilities will include the operation of heavy equipment.

Councilman Joe Keglovits said the public works committee met April 12 to review the resumes the borough had received for the vacancy and selected three candidates to interview.

Child dies in Hanover Twp. crash

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Tragedy struck a Hanover Township, Lehigh County, neighborhood Saturday when a 3-year-old child was killed in a motor vehicle accident.

Her mother, who was driving the car, and her 10-month-old sister, seated next to her, were not killed in the collision, which tore the vehicle apart.

The crash occurred as Christeena Williams of Weatherly was traveling south in the 1900 block of Weaversville Road at 4:37 p.m., near the intersection with Colonial Street, at a sharp curve in the road.

Security puzzle:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Who should have access to the borough office?

When North Catasauqua Councilman John Yanek presented a proposal for municipal building security to his fellow council members, he knew he would face opposition, and he was not wrong.

The council has been working for many months on coming up with a plan to keep borough employees safe, manage the use of office equipment and to protect sensitive documents in the borough office.

North Catty hires public works director

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The public works department is undergoing a major staff change this winter, as one longtime employee plans to leave and a new supervisor of the department is hired.

The employment of Alton Steigerwalt as the public works supervisor was approved unanimously by the council Jan. 26, pending acceptance of doctor’s health clearance, 6-0, with Councilwoman Michele Hazzard absent.

Steigerwalt is a resident of Lehighton.

Expert advice:

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Hands off sprouting bulbs

Horticultural expert Art Wolk, quoted on the You Bet Your Garden website, has this to say about daffodils and tulips area residents have been seeing pop up above the ground in January.

“Tell everyone who has greenery up already not to worry, and not to do anything to try and ‘help’ the bulbs,” he says. “They may bloom a month earlier than usual, or they may bloom pretty much on schedule if it takes the soil an especially long time to warm up in the spring, but they should bloom just fine.”