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Silver Manor gets agreement from Catasauqua council

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the Aug. 3 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, Councilwoman Christine Weaver introduced a settlement offer for the Silver Manor property on the corner of Race and Front streets. Solicitor Thomas Dinkelacker provided details of the agreement.

Several months ago, Silver Manor, after a fire on the premise, was cited by the borough for zoning violations. The action was taken after realtors for the building advertised it as a boarding house.

Hanover appoints Robert Lawlor to township council

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township Council Chairman Bruce Paulus opened the Aug. 5 council meeting with an announcement that a new member has been appointed to the council. He said John Martucci had resigned as a member of council, citing time commitments.

"We have an opportunity for two qualified people to continue to serve the township," Paulus said in his opening remarks.

Following his resignation from the council, Martucci returned to a position on the township's zoning hearing board which requires less of a time commitment.

Hanover OKs billboard move

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Attorney Paul Harak represented Tri-Outdoor, a billboard advertising company, in its request before the Hanover Zoning Board on July 21.

In its initial request, Tri-Outdoor asked to move a billboard along Route 22 and increase its size from 300 square feet to 392 square feet. According to Harak, the billboard needs to be moved to accommodate widening the highway at the Lehigh River Bridge.

New municipal building comes into focus

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Architectural sketches presented by Spillman Farmer Architects show a trimmed-down version of a new municipal building to be constructed on the Iron Works property in Catasauqua.

Councilwoman Christine Weaver distributed sketches at last week's Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting.

"This is not something that is cast in stone, but it is a building that is within our proposed budget," she said.

Earlier renditions of the building had space for the library and some expansion areas. These ideas for expanded space were mostly eliminated in the new proposal.

St. Luke's to lease building space

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Donald Seiple, Vice President of Operations for St Luke's University Health System, came before the Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Board July 23, requesting additional signage for property located at 1110 American Parkway.

A few owners have graced the title records on this building since Lucent Technologies gave up the ghost during the dot-com bust. The newest owner is Patriot American Parkway, LP. Jeff Kase, a representative of the owner, was at the zoning hearing.

Revolutionary War reenactors set up camp in Catasauqua

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Northampton Militia trooped onto the lawn at the George Taylor House last Friday and stayed for the weekend. The reenactors are headed by Captain David Hospador, who hails from York, and includes a number of local participants.

Paulette Abel shares time with her husband, Robert, at Revoluntionary War reenactments.

"You can find something to do every weekend," she said. "There are Civil War events and WWII events too."

During the Revolutionary War, it was not unusual for wives to accompany their soldier-husbands near the battlefield.

Catasauqua Council reviews new building sketches

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Monday's Catasauqua Council workshop meeting, Councilwoman Christine Weaver distributed sketches of the latest round in the design for the new municipal building at the Iron Works site.

"This is not something that is cast in stone, but it is a [design for a] building that is within our proposed budget," she said. Earlier renditions of the building had space for housing a public library and some expansion areas. Ideas for expanded space were mostly eliminated in the new proposal.

Revolutionary War encampment in Catasauqua

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On the first weekend in August, the 3rd Pennsylvania Revolutionary War enactors will portray the Northampton County Militia.

The event will run for two days, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the George Taylor House on Lehigh Street, Catasauqua.

During the encampment, the enactors will conduct drills and explain how life was lived in a military encampment during the Revolutionary War.

The National Museum of Industrial History will also set up a blacksmith and forge display and will offer demonstrations and participation programs.

It's time for a picnic

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

George Taylor House hosts summer event

Emily Zacharda, activities coordinator for the George Taylor House, put together a unique combination for a picnic at the grounds on Saturday.

"We had people reserve tables of six for $12 a table," she said. "They brought their picnic dinner and the borough provided live entertainment and the tents," she said.

Craig Kastelnik and Pat Flaherty, a husband-and-wife singing duo called KATO, got the nod to perform. Kastelnik now does original scores for PBS along with his special shows.