Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Commissioners support redistricting reform bill

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners took a bold step at the Feb. 22 meeting by passing a resolution supporting redistricting reform.

The 8-1 vote specifically lends support to an independent citizens’ commission for redistricting. The commission would consist of 11 persons, four from the state’s majority party and four from the minority party. The remaining three would come from any political party. The Pennsylvania secretary of state would elect the members.

Commissioner Amanda Holt voted in opposition.

St. Paul’s honors World War II’s four immortal chaplains

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, held a service honoring the four immortal chaplains Feb. 12.

The Rev. Scott Paradise told the story of the four U.S. Army chaplains assigned to the SS Dorchester who sacrificed their own lives the ship sank. They gave up their life jackets when the supply ran out to ensure the survival of other military men. Paradise said the chaplains joined arms, said prayers and sang hymns as they went down with the ship. The tragedy occurred during World War II Feb. 3, 1943. A total of 672 men perished with the sinking of the ship.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 13

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 14

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

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

WEDNESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

CHS Drama Club to present ‘Grease’

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Are you ready to time travel back to the days of greasers, geeks, James Dean, Sandra Dee, Elvis Presley, Rock Hudson and the sock hop nights with your girlfriend or boyfriend?

If so, the Catasauqua High School Drama Club will be performing “Grease” 7 p.m. March 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. March 19 in the high school auditorium.

The musical will take the audience back to a 1959 Rydell High School class reunion filled with music, drama and fun.

The musical, directed by Brenda McGuire, features 27 students. Kerry McGuire is the assistant director.

CHS drama club to present ‘Grease’

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Are you ready to time travel back to the days of greasers, geeks, James Dean, Sandra Dee, Elvis Presley and Rock Hudson, and the sock hop nights with your girlfriend or boyfriend?

If so, the Catasauqua High School Drama Club will be performing “Grease 7 p.m. March 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. March 19 in the high school auditorium.

The musical will take the audience back to a 1959 Rydell High School class reunion filled with music, drama and fun.

The musical, directed by Brenda McGuire, features 27 students. Kerry McGuire is the assistant director.

Champagne bar owner shows interest in Catasauqua’s historic Dery mansion

Monday, March 6, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Herve Rousseau has indicated an interest in purchasing the Dery mansion in Catasauqua.

“I really don’t want to talk too much about what we want to do because we are figuring out what we can offer,” Rousseau told The Press. “I have partners that work with me and we want to offer the area a good product and not over-promise,”

According to Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder, the property has an approved plan on file with the borough to convert it to 13 condominiums. A previous owner had submitted the plan, but did not follow through with it.

Borough to give up land rights for new bridge

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

PennDOT has offered the Borough of Catasauqua $20,200 for easement rights to borough property at the bridge replacement project on Race Street. The borough council is expected to vote on the agreement at the March 6 council meeting.

Robert Moore of Interstate Acquisitions Service made a presentation to the council Monday at a workshop session. Moore’s company acquires easements for PennDOT.