Catasauqua Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Catty pub crawl a fun time

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Fourth of July weekend signals the anticipated Catasauqua pub crawl. Organizer Joni Elekes said the one-evening event, which was held July 6, is a top-rated attraction in Catasauqua Borough.

The event started as a highlight for social activities during the borough’s Home Week. The tradition continued, now in its sixth year.

This is a local event sponsored by local taverns.

N. Catty residents ask council to clean up property

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Buttonwood St. tract filled with vegetation, vermin, insects, say neighbors

Several North Catasauqua residents attended the July 15 council meeting to express concerns on the condition of a property in their neighborhood.

Owners of three separate properties on Buttonwood Street spoke about overgrowth at 408 Buttonwood St. The home at that location was demolished last year after a sinkhole caused a gas leak. Since that time, the owner has allegedly not responded to any of the borough’s demands that the property be cleared out, so the remaining lot has not been maintained.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

Blast off!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Summer reading program participants launch rockets

The Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer program continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by exploring all things space.

Students were visited July 9 by Katie Sheperd, from the Da Vinci Science Center, who came equipped with an air-powered launchpad and all the materials needed for the kids to craft their very own rockets for a fun rocket launch experiment.

‘A life of valor, integrity’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Community mourns sudden loss of North Catasauqua police chief

The borough of North Catasauqua has suffered a terrible loss with the death of Police Chief Kim Moyer, who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13.

According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.

A beloved civil servant, husband and father, Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. Borough records indicate he became a police officer Feb. 1, 1974, and was promoted to police chief by former Mayor William Molchany Sr. in 1979.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Jim Berger

Mr. Jim Berger was raised in Leesport, graduating from Schuylkill Valley High School in 1985.

After school, at age 14, he worked at the Leesport Cattle Auction, recalling, “I enjoyed working with the cattle as a youth. I even milked cows on a relative’s farm.”

Upon graduation, he was employed full time at Leesport.

Later, he studied masonry at Berks County Vo-Tech; as a result, Jim was hired by Ken Short Construction to do brick and block work.

His cement career started Feb. 13, 1989, at Evansville, which is today Lehigh Heidelberg.