Catasauqua Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

Former WCSD teacher joins funeral home family business

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling, of Weisenberg Township, has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth-generation funeral director.

Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.

Masonic lodge hosts dinner

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Event benefits Northampton food bank

The Porter Chapman Masonic Lodge held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Northampton Area Food Bank April 6.

“We hold the fundraiser when they need some help. It’s part of our commitment to help the community,” said Richard Mullen, who helped coordinate the event. “Everyone in the lodge chips in to make the event successful.”

The lodge is unique in that it is actually two separate lodges. The Porter Lodge was formed in Catasauqua Borough, and the Chapman Lodge was originally in Northampton Borough. The combined lodges are based at 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.

National drug collection event scheduled for April 27

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County district attorney names drop-off locations

The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.

County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

Catty Corner hosts egg hunt, pizza party

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Jay and Tyler Cimerol, co-owners of Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie, held the restaurant’s first-ever Easter egg hunt April 20. Boys and girls ages 12 and under were invited to the holiday event at the 301 Mulberry St., Catasauqua, restaurant.

Thankfully, the rain had stopped so the kids were able to search for the eggs outside. After the egg hunt, they enjoyed a pizza party inside.

Parents agreed the event was great fun for the children.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

Catty zoners OK request for apartment conversion

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Homeowner sought permission for three units; board approved only two

The Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board listened to a request April 16 from Renet Bruehl to turn her single-family home at 120 Second St. into a three-unit apartment. The board considered five variances before rendering its decision.

The property was a two-unit apartment when Bruehl purchased the home in 2001. Her husband sent a letter to the borough in 2003 asking to convert the property into a single-family residence. That request was granted.

Soggy start to boroughs’ cleanup efforts

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs had great plans to hit the D&L trail for a cleanup April 20 as part of Earth Day.

Catasauqua has had an ongoing ritual to clean up the canal area and the D&L trail for years, and the effort this year was coordinated with North Catasauqua. The two boroughs are working closely together to complete the unfinished section on the D&L trail as part of THE LINK Trail Network. Once complete, the trail will give hikers and bike riders unimpeded access from White Haven to Philadelphia, a 163-mile span along the Lehigh River.

Jared Hanna running for judge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced he is running for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.

“I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”

This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.