Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Police chief chats with Catty community

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Prescription drug collection, fireworks

Douglas Kish, chief of Catasauqua Police Department; the Rev. Brian Riedy, pastor of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church; and John Landi, owner of Pie’s On Pizzeria, teamed up for another community session — this time, a Pizza with Police event — with the police department July 18. Participants gathered at the Catasauqua restaurant, located at Front and Pine streets.

“Each time we do this, we get more people interested in what we do,” Kish said. “It’s so much better to meet people like this. We normally only see citizens when something is going wrong.”

Donations sought for annual program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and its Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country no matter where they are stationed in the world.

“Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Tornado hits Heidel farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado (an Enhanced Fujita scale measuring tornadoes) ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.

Catty resident featuring memorabilia at Biery House

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua native and longtime resident Steve Spesak brought his collection of Catasauqua memorabilia to the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua, in time for the July 4 celebration at the George Taylor House.

“There are probably 200 or more items of interest to Catasauqua that I collected over the past years,” he said.

His collection included school banners, one with Catasauqua in Northampton school colors, and trinkets from memorable events. The pieces included specialty china with unique and local descriptions.

Borough bridge work gets underway

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Detours in place during construction of Race St. span

The first sign went up July 16. The closing became official July 23. The bridge replacement is now delayed until July 30.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, after promising a new bridge over Catasauqua Creek, came in with a crew that can get it done.

The project is in three phases, starting with utility replacement and then moving to the eastbound lane. The span is closed between Pineapple and 10th streets.

Catasauqua Emergency Management Agency warns drivers to expect delays and use caution in the area.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Civil Service Commission meets 7 p.m. in the borough hall community room, 90 Bridge St.

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


Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 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 residents frustrated by fireworks, parties

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Karen Frisch, of Chestnut Grove, addressed Hanover Township Council July 18 with her complaints about fireworks. Reading from a prepared statement, she said she wants to see the state representatives who voted in favor of the measure to be called on the carpet.

“They should not be in a position to make decisions for the welfare of the people of Pennsylvania,” she said.

According to Frisch, fireworks were set off continuously during the week of July 4.

“I heard them, and the following morning, cars in the area were covered with debris,” she said.