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Monday, July 13, 2020

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

(Please note that, as some municipal buildings remain closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

THURSDAY 11

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

MONDAY 15

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

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 16

Happy to be back in business

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Outdoor dining open at some Catty eateries

Businesses in Catasauqua Borough were busy this past weekend as residents from the borough and beyond enjoyed the beginning of the yellow phase of the state’s reopening.

The picture-perfect Sunday followed a warm and humid Friday and Saturday.

On June 5, the Flying V food truck stopped by Taylor House Brewing Company, 76 Lehigh St., signaling the start of the return to semi-normalcy. Patrons enjoyed a comfortable, cool and no-stress time chatting by the river.

Jake and Jen Collins drove from Bethlehem because many restaurants in that area were crowded.

Hanover completing work on Sherwood

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s May 20 meeting, township Engineer Albert Kortze reported on the progress with improvements on Sherwood Street.

“We are replacing curbing. Once that is complete, we are going to be working on paving repairs. The crews will next move to Troxell Street to start curbing repairs there,” he said.

Troxell Street’s project was proposed last year but was delayed while geologists probed the substrate to find potential sinkholes.

Officers aid in providing bike for North Catasauqua resident

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

As summer rolls in, kids in Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs are taking advantage of the nice weather and getting some much-needed outdoor recreation. One young resident, Joniel Nieves, wanted to join in on the fun, so his mother, Roseaida, looked online to find him a used bike.

They found another resident who was selling an old bike online, but soon after Joniel started riding it, the bike fell to pieces and stopped working. His mother reported the fraudulent sale to North Catasauqua Police Department.

Vow of Valley campaign asks businesses to follow guidelines

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In order to instill confidence in our communities, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has created the Vow of the Valley campaign, encouraging business owners and employees to join together in agreeing to take extra, virus-mitigating care in their establishments to ensure staff and returning customers are confident, safe and secure.

Memorial planned for Moyer

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

North Catty will accept community contributions

North Catasauqua Borough Council, at its virtual meeting June 1, discussed plans to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Kim Moyer, former North Catasauqua police chief, who died July 13, 2019.

To honor Moyer’s memory and his 40-plus years of service to the borough, the public works department plans to construct a memorial that will be installed on the borough hall grounds.

Inspiring messages

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Couple offers ornaments of hope, joy

A call from Northern Virginia was the catalyst to raise awareness of a Catasauqua couple’s good deed toward others during the coronavirus pandemic.

For the last six weeks, John and Eileen Fasolka have been posting an uplifting message or poem on a sign by their shrubs at the corner of their home on Fourth Street. The impulse for the couple was to provide encouragement and hope to the community during this quarantine period.

Every Friday, they place ornaments, ingeniously made from Mason jar lids, that contain an inspirational word based on the poem they posted for that week.

Race St. bridge to open

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Catty council unhappy with PennDOT’s performance

Both before and during the June 1 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, council members expressed strong displeasure with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation performance in the Race Street bridge construction project.

Numerous unexplained construction delays, days when no work was done and an alleged general inattentiveness to local leaders prompted council to vote 6-1 via roll call to draft a letter expressing strong displeasure with PennDOT.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

WEDNESDAY 10

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 11

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