Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Lions Club seeks new members

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Catasauqua Area Lions Club hosted an open house Jan. 23 at Jednota Slovak Center Social Club, North Catasauqua, in the hopes of spreading awareness about the organization and attracting new members.

Lions Clubs around the country and beyond are made up of charitably minded men and women who volunteer their time to serve in their communities. Catasauqua Area Lions Club, in particular, has lent its support to countless projects in both Catasauqua and North Catasauqua since its creation in 1972.

North Catty to seek funding for storm drain project

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Borough to cover cost of Main St. reconstruction work with grants, loan

At the Feb. 17 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, council President Peter Paone provided an update on the Main Street storm drain reconstruction project.

To pay for the project, Paone said, the borough is applying for several grants, as well as a loan through PENNVEST, a state organization that specifically funds sewer, stormwater and drinking water projects.

Kids make wishes for animal wellness

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Library event aids Australia wildlife rescue organization

Public Library of Catasauqua held a fundraiser Feb. 12 for WIRES, an Australian wildlife rescue organization based in New South Wales.

After the horrible destruction from recent wildfires in Australia, WIRES has been faced with an unprecedented series of emergencies. More than 12 million acres of land were burned in the fires, displacing over 800 million animals in New South Wales alone.

An estimated one billion animals were affected throughout the entire country.

Sycamores removed at North Catty park

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Council votes to tentatively accept offer to take down six additional trees

During the Feb. 3 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, public works Supervisor Travis Brett discussed the two sycamore trees removed at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park last month by Snowscapes.

After the job, the company offered to remove six more old trees from the park for an additional $6,000. Because Brett considered the price point to be exceptional, he urged council to approve the action, knowing the six trees in question will have to be removed at some point this year.

Wolfer named N. Catty police chief

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Former corporal had assumed interim role since Moyer’s July 2019 death

North Catasauqua Borough Council unanimously approved the promotion of Cpl. Chris Wolfer to chief of police during its Feb. 3 meeting.

Wolfer had served as interim chief since July 2019, when Kim Moyer died at the age of 68. Moyer was nearing his 40-year anniversary as the borough’s chief of police.

Borough staff agree they have been impressed with Wolfer’s drive to improve the department, as well as his ability to handle the stresses and responsibilities of being chief, especially in the wake of such a tragedy.

Traffic talks continue

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Sign to warn trucks to stay off roadways

Representatives from Catasauqua Borough, North Catasauqua Borough, East Allen Township, Northampton Borough and the office of state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, met Jan. 13 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex to continue their pursuit to redirect FedEx Ground truck traffic in the area.

Ever since the opening of the massive FedEx Ground shipping center on Willowbrook Road in November 2018, unwelcomed truck traffic has surged, causing public disturbances, consistent traffic delays and recurring damage to municipal property, it has been reported.

North Catty council appoints positions for new year

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council held its first meeting of the new year Jan. 6.

The night began with the biennial organization meeting, wherein all the various council positions, borough roles and committee members were nominated and voted on by council. All posts remained largely the same, with Councilmen Peter Paone and John Yanek remaining president and vice president, respectively, of council.

Fire Chief Shawn McGinley and Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian will also continue their roles in service to the borough.

CMS choirs perform

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PAUL FOX in School

Catasauqua Middle School hosted its winter chorus concert Dec. 18.

Chorus instructor Mark Schultheis led performances by the fifth- and sixth-grade choir and the seventh- and eighth-grade choir. Friends and family of the students who sang filled the middle school auditorium to hear holiday and winter-themed songs — and even sing along to a few Christmas classics as well.

Municipalities talk truck traffic

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Borough, township representatives gather to address roadway woes

Representatives from several local municipalities gathered at North Catasauqua Borough Hall Dec. 6 for their second meeting regarding FedEx Ground truck traffic in the area.

Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Northampton boroughs and East Allen and Hanover (Lehigh County) townships have all felt the effects of the massive surge in truck traffic since FedEx Ground officially opened its massive shipping facility on Willowbrook Road in Allen Township last November.