Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Catasauqua historic mansion, garden tour set for June 23

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.

House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.

The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.

‘Do not forget where you came from’

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Class of 2019 graduates take place as Rough Rider alumni

The Catasauqua High School gymnasium was buzzing with excitement June 3 as family and friends filed in to witness the graduation of the Class of 2019. About 100 students marched together to the familiar sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Carter Weinhofer, valedictorian and class president, presented a speech on the past.

“These past few years were, in a word, indescribable,” he said.

Joint comprehensive plan discussion continues

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Officials agree on parks addition; next meeting scheduled for June 18

Officials from Catasauqua, North Catasauqua, Hanover Township (Lehigh County) and the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission met May 23 to discuss the development of a joint comprehensive plan between the three municipalities. Such a plan would allow all communities involved to determine their long-term development goals — both as individual municipalities and as a region — and then find ways to reach those goals cooperatively.

Civil War Days is planned for June 1, 2 at Whitehall Parkway

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.

The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.

The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.

At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.

Farmers market vouchers available for county seniors

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute farmers market nutrition program vouchers to eligible senior citizens, while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.

Proof of age and residency must be provided. Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.

HCPA jewelry, flower event a hit

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Deb Mellish, Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s crafting guru, held an evening session for HCPA volunteers and supporters May 10 at the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua. The session, billed as Petals and Pearls, opened the creative juices for everyone to design their own earrings and walk off with a tea cup vase of fresh, arranged flowers.

Mellish supplied the beads from her extensive collection and flowers from her flower beds.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.


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

Weaver resigns from Catasauqua council

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Borough Councilwoman Christine Weaver resigned from council last week. She was in the second year of her second term.

“When I ran the first time, I only expected to be on council for one term,” Weaver said. “I initially ran to work with the group interested in developing the brownfield site that we now call Iron Works. The first phase of the project is completed with the new municipal building.