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Monday, October 21, 2019

Holy Trinity holds Blessing of Angels

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church held a Blessing of Angels ceremony at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., Sept. 8. This is the second year for the event.

“It helps those of us who have friends that are ailing to get the prayers they need to feel better,” Pastor Brian Riedy said of the ceremony.

This year, Dan O’Donnell, of O’Donnell Funeral Homes, sponsored the event. Susan Alexander, of Soul Creations Fly, supplied the crafts.

St. Paul’s Lutheran clears out rooms in process to sell church

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, invited church and community members to help clear out the church Sept. 7. The last bunch of toys may be a little picked over, but there are still a few left, as of press time.

When the staff was organizing and cleaning out the church, they found a couple of rooms stacked to the ceiling with toys and other items. Most everything went quickly.

The deal was to take what you need and leave a donation for one of the supported charities.

Engineering studies presented to council

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Retaining walls could add usable space to North Catty municipal land

A representative from Keystone Engineering Group appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council Sept. 16 to explain the results of two studies conducted in the borough.

First, the group mapped out the possibility of building retaining walls at the 1460 Main St. municipal complex, which houses the public works facility. Presently, several hills at that site make much of the land unusable. With a few retaining walls, there would be enough flat ground for the construction of a new greenway, a wider sidewalk on Main Street and additional municipal structures needed in the future.

Engineering studies presented to council

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Retaining walls could add usable space to North Catty municipal land

A representative from Keystone Engineering Group appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council Sept. 16 to explain the results of two studies conducted in the borough.

First, the group mapped out the possibility of building retaining walls at the 1460 Main St. municipal complex, which houses the public works facility. Presently, several hills at that site make much of the land unusable. With a few retaining walls, there would be enough flat ground for the construction of a new greenway, a wider sidewalk on Main Street and additional municipal structures needed in the future.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 19

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

TUESDAY 24

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 25

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.

THURSDAY 26

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

Annual event honors the legacy of Ben Yorgey

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered at Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met. The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors with intellectual disabilities.

Bell removed from St. Paul’s

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Cross is next — after bees, wasps cleared from belfry

Workers from Witt’s Tree Service, Catasauqua, brought their sky hook crane to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, last week to remove the classic bell from the church’s belfry and to remove the golden cross atop the steeple.

One might expect bats, but the belfry housed bees and wasps. With the grate removed, workmen carefully removed the bell and its wooden holder.

The cross removal is scheduled for another day. Bees and hornets were too numerous around the site.