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Paska bread making is tradition at N. Catty church

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

For those who know the subtle difference between kielbasa/kolbasi and pirohy/pierogi, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, North Catasauqua, has a treat for you.

“There are quite a few orthodox churches in the area, but this is the ‘mother’ church. It was the first one in the Lehigh Valley,” Kip Fedetz said. “The men from the coal region came down here.”

That was 119 years ago.

The 1023 Fifth St. church makes paska, a traditional Easter bread.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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


Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


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


N. Catty partners with Northampton on new paver

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Borough officials estimate cost would be recouped after just 2 projects

North Catasauqua Borough Council voted to approve a proposed agreement with Northampton that would allow the two boroughs to share the use of a new road paver.

At its March 5 meeting, council agreed to send Northampton $60,000 toward the purchase of a new road paver. In exchange, North Catasauqua will be able to use the paver for its own projects within the borough.

The money will be taken from North Catasauqua’s cell tower fund, which had $275,000 marked for road repairs.

State of the county

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton government goal: Serve most vulnerable

When Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure was first asked to deliver a state of the county address, he wondered what he’d be able to say because he’d been in office for just two months. So he decided instead to speak about the challenges he’s facing. In conversational style, he made his focus pretty clear in his March 2 address to a packed house of at least 150 people at Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

“We all work for the people of Northampton County,” he said after introducing his staff.

WolfPack assists law enforcement in finding missing persons

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

WolfPack Search and Recovery is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to providing search and recovery services to public safety agencies since 2014.

The organization was founded by Jim Wilkins, Eric Brubacher and Chris Glass when a missing person case became personal.

Wilkins’ close friend and neighbor, Jessica Padgett, 33, of Whitehall, disappeared Nov. 21, 2014, after leaving her job in Northampton. Five days later, searchers recovered her body — and the case was ruled a homicide.

A-Treat Hero

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Retired Catty police officer wins contest

David Jaindl’s A-Treat company launched its first A-Treat Heroes campaign earlier this year. It asked for individuals who made substantial yet unrecognized contributions in the community.

“We are happy to recognize these local people who have gone above and beyond the call,” said Jaindl during a visit Monday to Catasauqua.

A-Treat asked for nominations from local communities and pared the list down to six candidates. The company opened the list to Facebook and allowed the public to vote.