Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Local circus model builder contributes to Army museum

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.

They visited the U.S. Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile kitchens and small ranges that could be taken apart and set up quickly.

Valley eats

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Restaurant Week includes Catasauqua business

“Sip — Savor — Save & Support.”

That’s what many Lehigh Valley residents will be doing from April 8 to April 14. It’s the annual Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Restaurant Week!

Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, spoke with The Press to discuss this annual event, which has been occurring for at least three years.

O’Donnell said when Restaurant Week occurs — this year being her second working on the event — she gets more excited every year for it.

Progress is made on 2nd St. houses

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Weather woes are affecting work timeline

Weather complications and permit delays have slowed the construction timeline at 1020 and 1022 Second St., but North Catasauqua Borough Council is satisfied with the progress that is being shown.

As part of the agreement that was signed at the Feb. 19 council meeting, property owner Hyoungjoon Park vowed to have all structural issues addressed by March 22 and the sinkhole filled by April 1.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


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


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Last day in the office

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Goldfeder looks back on 40-plus years with Catasauqua

The Press took a moment to talk with Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder on his last day in the office March 29.

He has retired after working for the borough for more than 40 years.

“I’ll still come in on some special occasions,” he said. “I’ll be the zoning officer, and that will take up a few days a month. I’m going to help out where I can.”

That does not mean he intends to stick around.

North Catty couple seeks reimbursement from council

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

A sewer blockage on Howertown Road left one North Catasauqua couple with some damaged goods and a hefty invoice.

Robert and Barbara Shipe attended the March 19 borough council meeting with hopes of seeking reimbursement for ServiceMaster charges that totaled $1,090.07. Water entered the couple’s basement through a floor drain after the sewer line at Howertown Road and Seventh Street became clogged.

Robert Shipe said the couple lost a couple of rugs, including a 10-by-16-foot area rug.

Catty resident complains about impounded car

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

During Catasauqua Borough Council’s March 26 workshop meeting, Raymond Filozof took to the podium with a complaint against UGI’s aggressive policies.

According to Filozof, who has a home at 339 Howertown Road, he arrived March 22 at his residence and saw a posted sign indicating road construction “Mon-Fri 6A to 4P.” On Friday, March 23, his truck was towed and impounded.

“When somebody puts up a sign like that, you assume they mean the following week,” he said.

According to Police Chief Douglas Kish, if the vehicle is in the way, the police can impound it.