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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 9

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 10

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 11

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.

Last day in the office

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Goldfeder looks back on 40-plus years with Catasauqua

The Press took a moment to talk with Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder on his last day in the office March 29.

He has retired after working for the borough for more than 40 years.

“I’ll still come in on some special occasions,” he said. “I’ll be the zoning officer, and that will take up a few days a month. I’m going to help out where I can.”

That does not mean he intends to stick around.

North Catty couple seeks reimbursement from council

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

A sewer blockage on Howertown Road left one North Catasauqua couple with some damaged goods and a hefty invoice.

Robert and Barbara Shipe attended the March 19 borough council meeting with hopes of seeking reimbursement for ServiceMaster charges that totaled $1,090.07. Water entered the couple’s basement through a floor drain after the sewer line at Howertown Road and Seventh Street became clogged.

Robert Shipe said the couple lost a couple of rugs, including a 10-by-16-foot area rug.

Catty resident complains about impounded car

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

During Catasauqua Borough Council’s March 26 workshop meeting, Raymond Filozof took to the podium with a complaint against UGI’s aggressive policies.

According to Filozof, who has a home at 339 Howertown Road, he arrived March 22 at his residence and saw a posted sign indicating road construction “Mon-Fri 6A to 4P.” On Friday, March 23, his truck was towed and impounded.

“When somebody puts up a sign like that, you assume they mean the following week,” he said.

According to Police Chief Douglas Kish, if the vehicle is in the way, the police can impound it.

Paska bread making is tradition at N. Catty church

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

For those who know the subtle difference between kielbasa/kolbasi and pirohy/pierogi, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, North Catasauqua, has a treat for you.

“There are quite a few orthodox churches in the area, but this is the ‘mother’ church. It was the first one in the Lehigh Valley,” Kip Fedetz said. “The men from the coal region came down here.”

That was 119 years ago.

The 1023 Fifth St. church makes paska, a traditional Easter bread.