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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.

Work on D&L Trail will begin next year

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Scott Everett spoke to the North Catasauqua Borough Council recently about planning for development of the D&L Trail along the Lehigh River and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks in the borough. Everett is the trail manager of the D&L National Heritage Corridor.

The D&L Trail is a path that follows the Lehigh and Delaware canals and the Lehigh Valley Railroad, through Luzerne, Carbon, Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties. When completed, its length will measure miles, stretching from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol.

A lot goes on in N. Catty for the holidays

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Unique handcrafted items and a large selection of homemade foods will be on display at the fourth annual Homemade Holiday Sale to benefit the Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands Fund. More than 35 crafters and a host of bakers will be filling the social hall of St. John Fisher Church at 1239 Third St. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23.

North Catasauqua budget is proposed

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Council expects to vote on final approval Dec. 9

If a preliminary budget for 2015 is approved in December, North Catasauqua residents will not face an increase in local taxes next year.

The 10.7-mil tax rate will adequately support the $1,513,250 general fund and $528,650 sewer fund spending plans, according to borough Treasurer Annette Englert, who presented the proposed budget to the council.

The proposed budget, totaling $2,041,900, is posted for public review at borough hall. Council is expected to discuss and offer recommendations for revision at the next council meeting and to vote on final approval Dec. 9.

Charotin to sell potato and bread filling for the holidays

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Charotin Hose Co. is selling bread and potato stuffing for the holiday season. Get two pounds of fresh, homemade, ready-to-bake stuffing for your holiday meal. Orders are due Monday, Nov. 17, and will be ready to pick up Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.