Catasauqua Press

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Carpenters, seamstresses, painters:

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Volunteers asked to attend Sept. 6 CAST meeting

Over the years, area residents have turned out by the hundreds to attend the annual spring Broadway musical performances by the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre. CAST organizers are hoping that some of those community members will be willing to support the production efforts by stepping behind the curtain into the backstage areas to assist with this season's performance of the musical "Annie."

Director Bill Nothstein says there is an urgent need for volunteers to cover numerous behind-the-scenes tasks necessary for staging a major musical production.

Hanover

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Hanover Township Council unanimously approved a five-year capital program for 2013-17 during its Aug. 15 meeting. Major projects contemplated in the program include repairing two deteriorating culverts under Postal Road, maintaining the streets improvement fund at $1 million and contributing $200,000 for improvements to the Allentown water systems that serve a portion of the township.

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Appliance Fire

July 25, 2:53 p.m.

North Catasauqua firefighters responded to the 700 block of Willow Drive for an appliance fire in a dwelling. The caller had reported an odor of something burning and smoke coming from the washing machine.

Firefighters arrived to find the washing machine belt overheated due to a suspected overloaded machine. Smoke was ventilated with a fan and firefighters left the scene shortly.

Knerr: Academy not ready

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

School district's approval stipulations have not been satisfied

Catasauqua Area School District Solicitor David Knerr advised school board members during the board's Aug. 13 meeting that if the Medical Academy Charter School, located at 330 Howertown Road, and scheduled to open Sept. 4, does not fulfill certain stipulations, the school board may commence revocation proceedings against the school.

At the meeting, CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler presented the future principal of the charter school, Joanna Hughes, with a list of areas the school is currently deficient in and in violation of.

Brennan

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Joseph Brennan, D-133rd, said Wednesday he is removing his name from the November ballot and will not seek re-election.

The announcement came following Tuesday's news conference by Republican candidate David Molony, held in Catasauqua, regarding the Aug. 15 arrest of Brennan, who was charged with assaulting his wife and driving while intoxicated. (See Brennan's statement on page 2.)

Knerr

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Solicitor David Knerr advised school board members during the board's Aug. 13 meeting that if the Medical Academy Charter School, located at 330 Howertown Road, and scheduled to open Sept. 4, does not fulfill certain stipulations, the school board may commence revocation proceedings against the school.

At the meeting, CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler presented the future principal of the charter school, Joanna Hughes, with a list of areas the school is currently deficient in and in violation of.

Joe Brennan will not seek re-election

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

State representative arrested for assault, DUI

Joseph Brennan, D-133rd, said Wednesday he is removing his name from the November ballot and will not seek re-election.

The announcement came following Tuesday's news conference by Republican candidate David Molony, held in Catasauqua, regarding the Aug. 15 arrest of Brennan, who was charged with assaulting his wife and driving while intoxicated. (See Brennan's statement on page 2.)