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A special icon

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Holy Trinity Orthodox holds service in honor of treasured image

The tiny, but enlightened, congregation of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1023 Fifth St., North Catasauqua, held a prayer service Nov. 16 to honor its Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God.

Icons are an important part of the Orthodox faith and celebration. Throughout history, it is believed God has continued to work miracles through material objects, including holy images.

The Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God is one of the most celebrated images in the Orthodox faith.

Annual holiday sale celebrates its best year

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Nov. 7-9 saw the return of the annual homemade holiday sale that benefits Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands Fund. This was the event’s ninth year.

For those three days, the basement of North Catasauqua’s St. John Fisher Church, 1229 Third St., was filled to the brim with unique holiday gifts, handmade crafts and a seemingly endless flow of baked goods. Shoppers poured in every single day, marking record attendance and sales numbers for the event.

Bury the Hatchet dinner is set

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The 72nd Bury the Hatchet dinner program for Northampton Area School District and Catasauqua Area School District is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

The event, to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day football classic between the two high school teams, will take on the appearance of a roast as speakers talk of the rivalry in good taste but with a comic twist.

Participating venues are drop-off locations for gifts

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Help a senior this holiday season

The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. However, many seniors live alone, without someone to share this special time.

Feedback sought on trail initiative

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

N. Catty residents voice concerns; council president says input is crucial

Two borough residents appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council at the meeting Nov. 18 to voice their concerns about the proposed Catasauqua Area Trail and Transit Initiative and the impact it could have on their properties.

Currently in its earliest stages of development, CATTI would see multiple pedestrian and bike trails built through Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs to connect the three schools and link up with the D&L trailhead by the river.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County voters choose winners in Nov. 5 race

The following list shows the results of Lehigh County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.

The names marked with an asterisk are the winning candidates.

Note that the results remain unofficial, per Lehigh County.

• Catasauqua Borough Council, four-year term

Cameron Smith, Democrat/Republican

Brian Bartholomew, Democrat

Brian McKittrick, Democrat/Republican

Eugene H. Schlegel, Republican

Jessica Kroope, Republican

• Catasauqua Borough Council, two-year term

Paul Cmil, Republican

Trudy Lynn Warner, Democrat

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee 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.


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

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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


Voting issues: Murphy’s Law dominates election

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Provisions of the elections code are strictly followed in every Pennsylvania election. Unfortunately for Northampton County elections officials, another law raised its ugly head during the Nov. 5 municipal election. Murphy’s Law — the epigram that anything that can go wrong will go wrong — was in full force during the county’s roll-out of a brand-new voting system called the Express Vote XL.