Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

‘The Power of a Pivot’ offers tools, tips for happiness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Imagine choosing to add more joy to one’s life each day.

That is the vision of Nancy Werteen, a resident of the Parkland School District, and Kim Howie, of Center Valley, authors of the book “The Power of a Pivot.”

In their book, Werteen and Howie offer tools and tips for a better understanding of the path to true happiness.

They are also co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, an organization that helps women connect and commit to their passions and shared wisdom. Readers of The Wisdom Coalition’s monthly newsletter suggested the two share their knowledge through a book.

Catty family bonds with girl from Bronx

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Catasauqua residents Heather and Todd Walp and their 9-year-old daughter, Mailya, signed up to host a child from New York City for one week in the summer through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns program for the first time back in 2015. Treece, of the Bronx, now 11 years old, had such a fun week with the Walp family that summer that she’s been coming back ever since.

Graffiti becomes growing problem in Catasauqua

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Main Streets group works

With more than a few tags showing up on buildings, graffiti might be the next task Catasauqua Borough needs to handle. While some use the analogy “rap is to music as graffiti is to art,” Kimberly Brubaker, president of Catasauqua Main Streets, has her own version.

“There is a difference between graffiti that is street art and tagging,” she said.

Catasauqua has seen a dramatic increase in tagging from stand-alone mailboxes to the sides of buildings. Tagging, according to Brubaker, accelerates urban decay.

Dent to leave office early

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

Weinhofer makes Eagle rank

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Local News

Carter Matthew Weinhofer achieved the rank of Eagle Scout March 17.

The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St.

Weinhofer is currently a junior at Catasauqua High School.

He has earned 27 merit badges during his Scouting career, which began when he was in the second grade. He is a member of Troop 94, sponsored by St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.