Catasauqua Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fire department to get new air packs

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua Fire Chief Francis Hadik has reported the borough fire department recently received notice that a grant application has been approved.

The department is to receive $94,763 for the purchase of new air packs.

The grant will cover 95 percent of the cost of the new equipment.

Hadik said the fire company will cover the remaining 5 percent of the cost.

There will be no cost to borough taxpayers.

An air pack used by a firefighter is a self-contained breathing apparatus.

SplashFest planned at Kreidersville Covered Bridge

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Family-oriented environmental education is offered at event by BHCWA

The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association will sponsor a free day of watershed education and music for children and their families at Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park, 100 Covered Bridge Road in Allen Township. This free event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the conclusion of the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Challenge (5K and 10K race).

While the race will take place rain or shine, the rain date for the SplashFest will take place at the park the following day.

Board discusses Hamilton Crossings tax reduction

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners were presented with the first reading and discussion of a tax increment financing plan for the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center at its May 8 meeting.

The proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center is located along Krocks Road between Route 222 and Hamilton Boulevard in Lower Macungie. The shopping center would include a Target and a Costco.

Happy 100th!

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Alex Solga, a resident at Whitehall Manor, Fullerton, celebrated his 100th birthday May 2 at a party in the facility's Florida Room. Solga, in his earlier years, resided in Northampton and Catasauqua. Joined by his son Michael, Solga cut a decorated cake as he was surrounded by friends, balloons and songs that filled the air. He is a World War II veteran who served in the European Theater as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and later retired from Mack Trucks. He was also an avid golfer who continues to enjoy good health. Solga was married to Helen Solga, who died in 2001.

Curbside recycling comes to North Catty

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua residents will begin leaving their recyclable items at the curb with the rest of their refuse beginning June 3. A three-year trash hauling contract was awarded to J.P. Mascaro and Sons following a May 13 hearing regarding Mascaro's appeal of a borough council decision to accept a bid for a 5-year contract from McAuliffe Hauling & Recycling. Judge Edward Smith recommended, and the borough agreed to, a compromise in the dispute in which the borough accepts Mascaro's Jan. 22 bid of $582,248 for a 3-year contract.