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Pancake supper at St. Andrew's Church

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Celebrating Shrove Tuesday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, will be hosting a pancake supper on Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Children under the age of 3 eat free. Pancakes, sausage, applesauce and a beverage are included. The meal will be served downstairs, in the accessible parish hall. Proceeds benefit the ministry of the church.

St. Andrew's is located two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

For ticket information, call 610-865-3603 or email


Out with the old, in with the new

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Fire truck is sold to Ohio firefighters

The Borough of North Catasauqua has finally received an offer for the fire department's old fire truck. The borough had put the truck on the market 15 months ago, as a new ladder truck was in the final stages of construction.

North Catasauqua Borough Council President Joe Keglovits told council members at their Jan. 13 meeting the offer came from the Glenmoor Volunteer Fire Department Association in Ohio for $35,000.

This was the amount the borough had been asking for.

The sale was promoted by Fire Line Equipment, a broker who specializes in the sale of fire vehicles.

Managing personnel in N. Catasauqua

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Volunteers, officials to share contact information

A master list of committee members and volunteers who access the North Catasauqua Borough municipal building for their meetings and volunteer work will be compiled soon.

Councilman John Yanek suggested compiling the list at the Jan. 13 borough council meeting. He is creating an information form that committee members, volunteers and We Sing members will fill out, just so everyone who uses the municipal building on a regular basis is identified and the information is easily accessible when needed.

Half-price sale ends Saturday

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Folks seem to be focusing on shoveling snow this week, and not making many plans for venturing out except to go to work. A number of area muncipal meetings have been canceled or rescheduled.


The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a half-price sale on all adult clothing and shoes through Saturday, Jan. 31. Donations of good used clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours which are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Hanover Township Column

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Church offers two events in January

Calvary Wesleyan Church is hosting Christian contemporary praise and rock music in a program for all ages Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m., at the church. A freewill offering will be taken during this Friday Nite Live at Calvary concert. The church is located at 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., off Catasauqua Road.

Featured will be two bands named Second Chances and the B-Additudes.

Contact Dawn Wegfahrt at 610-866-1388 for information.


North Catasauqua homes win contest

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Light displays add festive atmosphere to the borough

On a cold and breezy December night, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out to judge the Eighth Annual North Catasauqua small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The judging committee viewed the more than 30 homes entered in this year's contest, the most entries ever submitted.

The displays varied from simple to "going all out" as they helped to make the borough sparkle and shine bright this year for the holiday season and made the selection of winners difficult.

Mike Hacker was awarded the prize for the first-place large residence.

Tour borough homes

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Area residents are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of North Catasauqua homes, decorated for the holidays. From the comfort of your car, enjoy the holiday lights and displays, including the winners of the 2014 North Catasauqua Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Self-tour are available online at or at North Catasauqua Borough Hall on the front porch, courtesy of the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee.


Santa Claus is coming to town

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The Charotin Hose Company will be escorting Santa around the streets of North Catasauqua on Sunday, Dec.14. The visits to borough homes will start around 10 a.m. and will continue until they are finished. Wrapped gifts may be dropped off at the fire department at Fourth and Arch streets 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8. Bring a completed registration form with you or you may fill one out at the fire station at the time of dropoff.