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Local primary elections are uncontested

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

While a number of incumbents and challengers are on the May 19 primary election ballot, there are just enough candidates to fill each open seat on each party's ballot, so voters will not be eliminating anyone from the general election in November.

Running for the Catasauqua Borough Council are three Democrats and two Republicans. In the fall, voters will select four of these candidates to serve four-year terms. They are Democratic incumbents Brian Bartholomew and Jessica Kroope and newcomer Andrew M. Helman and Republican incumbents Eugene H. Schlegel and Brian K. McKittrick.

Betterment group announces 2015 events, fundraisers

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The first Car Cruise of the season at North Catasauqua's William Albert Park was held Monday. The borough betterment committee is planning to have a car cruise on the first Monday of each month through September, 5:30-8:30 p.m., so mark your calendar. Music will be provided and snack items sold by the We Sing Chorus and there will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Admission is free.


Troxell Street garage sale is annual tradition, coming May 9

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

When it's Mothers Day weekend, that means it's time for the annual Troxell Street garage sale.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church participates in a big way in this event, which happens in the neighborhood surrounding the church, which is located at 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., off of Catasauqua Road.

Church members will be marketing Mothers Day gifts, sponsoring a basket raffle and offering food, including walking tacos, sausage sandwiches, cabbage and noodles, french fries, a bake sale and an Alex's Lemonade Stand.

It's all happening on Saturday, May 9.



Thursday, April 23, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

CAST puts lovable ogre on CHS stage

The lovable film character Shrek has moved from the movie screen to the Broadway stage and is now coming to Catasauqua. This tale of the lovable green ogre who falls in love with a princess while on a quest to return exiled storybook characters to their homes in the Kingdom of Duloc is a magical tale whose humor is a delight to children and adults alike.

The undertaking of "Shrek: The Musical" by the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre has presented challenges completely new to the organization this year, and audiences will not be disappointed with the results.

Does the North Catasauqua park need another restroom facility?

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua's recent application for a DCED grant to fund the building of a second public restroom building at the borough park may be losing steam.

Councilwoman Cherie Gebhart, who is also a member of the North Catasauqua Recreation Committee, reported to borough council members at their April 14 meeting that when she presented the idea at a recent recreation committee meeting, "members were not totally in favor of this building."

She said the objection was simply that they did not want another building on the park property, taking away from the green space.

Christ UCC book sale is April 25

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Christ UCC, Schoenersiville is holding a book and media sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25. The church is cleaning out its library, offering Christian fiction and nonfiction, travel and art books, National Geographics back to the 1920s, CDs DVDs and games. Call 610-264-9325 for information.


You're invited to a spaghetti supper 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., two block south of Catasauqua Road. Gluten-free option is available, and children under 3 eat free.


Madeline Meixner is feted at 90th birthday party and show

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Catasauqua artist Madeline Meixner celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by friends and family as well as much of her artwork Saturday.

The public was invited to attend the party and art show at the historic David Thomas House in Catasauqua.

A sign on the front lawn announced the event as "Move over, Grandma Moses."

Much of the artwork on display included landscapes reminiscent of her younger years, spent in Northampton County.

Rothrock recovering, Stratton is now back on active duty

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

District attorney rules officers involved in shooting used reasonable force

The Catasauqua police officer who was injured in a confrontation which led to the death of a man Feb. 23 remains on medical leave, recovering from his injuries, according to Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish.

The chief told The Press last week 36-year-old Scott Rothrock was still under the supervision of a doctor at that time.

Local 'Grandma Moses' marks birthday with party, art show

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

On Saturday, April 11, the walls of the historic David Thomas house in Catasauqua will be adorned with the artwork of Madeline Meixner, who is most likely Catasauqua's oldest female artist.

The public is invited to help Meixner celebrate her 90th birthday, and enjoy an afternoon of art, wine, cheese and birthday cake at an event billed as "Move Over Grandma Moses."

According to friend Chris Clugston, Meixner has been painting for years, but has become increasingly active since her retirement as a hotel owner during the latter decades of the 20th century.

New SUV to be purchased for N. Catty police

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Discussion about what to do with an older borough vehicle followed a decision to purchase a new SUV at the North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting March 24.

Councilman Peter Paone reported the cost will be $25,916.82 for a lease purchase agreement, which is about $2,900 over the amount budgeted for the new vehicle in the 2015 budget. It is a 2015 Chevy Tahoe. The cost includes outfitting the SUV with police department decals, lights and radio equipment.