Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Taylor House creates Super Bowl beer

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Blend of Biery’s Porter, Blocker’s coffee available Feb. 2

Taylor House Brewing Company has a plan in the works for Feb. 2, the day before the big game.

“Most people watch the Super Bowl at house parties,” said owner Annette Pompa. “And we will be closed by the time it starts. So, we came up with this.”

Master brewer Mike Lessa is brewing one keg of a special beer in honor of the game — Super Bowl Biery’s Porter.

“It’s one keg, and then it’s gone,” he said.

So get to the Taylor establishment, 76 Lehigh St., Saturday.

The unique concoction is brewed special for dark beer lovers.

Get involved in trail plan

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Residents invited to gather details, offer suggestions during Feb. 6 open house

Residents of the Lehigh Valley celebrated the Nov. 1, 2018, announcement of the interconnected trail system that will be developing in the area. This project, properly named THE LINK Trail Network, will give residents more opportunities for navigating parts of the Lehigh Valley by foot or bike.

Pie’s On owner, volunteers serve holiday dinners

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

600 meals prepared this past Christmas to residents of Catasauqua and beyond

Every year on Christmas Day, John Landi opens the Pie’s On Pizzeria kitchen to prepare a full-blown Christmas dinner, including turkey, ham, potatoes and a vegetable, for those who are celebrating alone or cannot make it out anywhere. He and his crew deliver or serve meals to anyone in need who asks.

“We did about 600 meals [in 2018],” Landi said.

This number is higher than the previous year and a far cry from when this tradition started.

“We started with people around Catty, but word quickly spread, and now we have quite a list of people,” he said.

Blocker’s treats airport workers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Vicky Bartholomew, owner of Blocker’s Coffeehouse, decided to reward Transportation Security Administration workers at Lehigh Valley International Airport Jan. 25.

Many government employees had been working without a paycheck during the 30-plus-day government shutdown.

“We decided to run coffee and pastries up to them around 8 in the morning,” Bartholomew said. “That’s when the shifts change.”

TSA agents were thrilled.

Bartholomew said it was a goodwill gesture.

“Maybe some of them will taste some good coffee and stop by our place,” she said.

County coroner resigns

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

Grim accepts position with state

Scott Grim has announced he is stepping down as Lehigh County’s coroner effective Feb. 28.

After 26 years investigating the cause and manner of hundreds of deaths within his jurisdiction, Grim said he is looking forward to his new job with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Grim will be investigating violent deaths and working with other coroners, law enforcement officials and district attorneys to develop programs to reduce the number of these types of deaths.

Hanover again names Paulus as chairman

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council members discuss, suggest revisions to township’s new website

As required by its charter, Hanover Township holds an annual reorganization meeting on the second Monday of the new year.

At the meeting Jan. 14, township Manager Christopher Garges called the meeting to order to elect chairman and vice chairman of council. As expected, Bruce Paulus was nominated and elected as chairman, and Michael Woolley was elected vice chairman. There were no other nominations.