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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.

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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.

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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.

Sale of cell tower is approved

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Income to finance road improvements

After mulling over an offer for a few months and negotiating with the buyer, the North Catasauqua Borough Council has decided to sell a cell tower located on borough property. The decision will bring in enough funding for a substantial road improvement project in the future.

The decision came after a time during which council members wondered why the company, SBA Communications Corporation, would want to own instead of making lease payments for the cell tower. The structure in question is located on the borough's Main Street public works facility.

Two women struck Sunday

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Allentown man charged in hit-and-run

An Allentown man has been charged following what police say was a hit-and-run collision in the 1700 block of Airport Road Sunday.

A woman was killed and her sister hospitalized. State police say they were struck as they walked along the road in front of the Chess 'N Checkers restaurant just before 9 p.m.

Jose Santiago, 33, was charged with the hit-and-run fatality. He was arraigned Monday by Judge Daniel Trexler, who set bail at $275,000.

St. Andrew's serving up fish

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church invites the public to enjoy a Lenten fish fry dinner 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the church parish hall.

The hall is on the lower level and is handicap-accessible. The church is located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

In addition to fried fish, the meal will include hush puppies, cole slaw and assorted desserts.

There is a cost. Children under the age of 3 eat free.

Another view

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

A big thanks to public works crews

As I write this, it's snowing. Again.

For me, that means time spent shoveling the driveway, or stepping in puddles of melted snow deposited on my kitchen floor after my husband has shoveled the driveway. It means delayed workdays, occasional white-knuckle driving and work-at-home days. Like many people in the Lehigh Valley, I long for the arrival of spring.

Other than that, the frequent snowfalls this winter have left me with little to complain about.