Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

'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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Background checks needed

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

'It's going to kill volunteerism'

A new state regulation is requiring volunteers in school and community organizations to obtain background checks if they have any contact with children.

What was formerly done by organizations on a voluntary basis has now become a state requirement.

Clearances are required for volunteers involved in "the care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children," according to information provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services.

Area church to host concert

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

On Friday, June 5, Calvary Wesleyan Church will present a contemporary worship concert from 7 to 9 p.m. The public is invited.

Welcoming the summer season will be Against The Slate (www.againsttheslate.com) and The Oasis Band (www.fpcoasis.org/theoasisband). A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Kids & Youth Summer Camps.

The church is located at 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem, just over the border from Hanover Township.

Area church to host concert

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

On Friday, June 5, Calvary Wesleyan Church will present a contemporary worship concert from 7 to 9 p.m. The public is invited.

Welcoming the summer season will be Against The Slate (www.againsttheslate.com) and The Oasis Band (www.fpcoasis.org/theoasisband). A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Kids & Youth Summer Camps.

The church is located at 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem, just over the border from Hanover Township.

Background checks needed

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

'It's going to kill volunteerism'

A new state regulation is requiring volunteers in school and community organizations to obtain background checks if they have any contact with children.

What was formerly done by organizations on a voluntary basis has now become a state requirement.

Clearances are required for volunteers involved in "the care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children," according to information provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services.

Training a Charotin priority

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua volunteer firefighters have been taking on a heavy schedule of training classes recently. Fire Chief Shawn McGinley attended a recent council meeting to update council members on fire department activities.

"We've been really cramming the training in," he said.

He said four new recruits have completed essentials training and nine firefighters have taken a hazardous materials class.

One Charotin member has taken instructors certification training and incident safety officer training.