Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

Public memorial planned for N. Catty police chief

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

The borough of North Catasauqua has arranged an Aug. 22 public memorial service to honor the life and work of the late Chief of Police Kim Moyer, who died suddenly July 13 at the age of 68.

Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years.

The service will be held at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton, for any community members to pay their respects. Doors will open 5:30 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. service.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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.


Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Zoning error complicates development

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Commercial change not made by Hanover; parcel remains limited use

Hanover Township Council’s action at its meeting July 17 further frustrated Good Mac Airport Associates in its attempt to develop a parcel on the corner of American Parkway and Airport Road.

Good Mac, the same group that developed Airport Center, purchased the property years ago with the idea that people shopping at Airport Center would spill over into another area less than a half-mile down the road.

‘For better or worse’

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

July wedding is permitted to be held during emergency situation at ArtsQuest

Most of the Lehigh Valley was intently watching the news and social media July 12 after word spread that a man climbed the blast furnaces at SteelStacks in Bethlehem and was refusing to come down. Emergency personnel were on the scene attempting to talk the man down. He stayed up on the structure for approximately 21 hours and came down just before 4:30 p.m. July 13, ending the standoff without major incident.

Wolfkynn performs at American Legion

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., held a public concert July 13 featuring Wolfkynn, from Nazareth. The band has been a stellar performing band in the Northeast with performances across Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

The band plays 1970s, ’80s and ’90s rock with a smattering of its own original tunes. The band’s music is influenced by Van Halen and Led Zeppelin, among others.

Band members are Chris Dritt, guitar; Rodney Kessler, bass; Nick Graver, drums; and Dave Montini, vocalist.

Fossil’s event raises money for charities

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every year around the middle of July, Jackie Russ-Harford opens Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St., to a charity event sponsored by the Steel Valley Motorcycle Club. This year’s event was July 21.

“At this time of the year, we do our bikini bike wash,” Russ-Hartford said.

She reported all the proceeds go to No Kill Lehigh Valley and FURR (Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab).

Steve & Steve played their country tunes.

Bikers come from all the surrounding communities to mingle with their friends and help raise funds.

There was a Chinese auction as well.