Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Firefighters are remembered

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough department hosts ceremony, open house

On Nov. 10, Catasauqua Fire Department held its annual open house and memorial service honoring members of the fire department who have died.

“This is not something we force people to do. Firefighters want to honor their peers who served the fire department,” Fire Chief Richard Hertzog said.

“These are volunteer firefighters. They don their gear to go out and protect the residents of the borough,” Councilman Brian McKittrick said.

Rap of the gavel

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 26

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

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

TUESDAY 27

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

WEDNESDAY 28

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.

Borough appoints fire inspector

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Anthony is also part-time officer with Catasauqua Police Department

At its regular meeting Nov. 5, Catasauqua Borough Council appointed Ray Anthony to the newly created position of fire inspector.

The position allows the borough to conduct its own fire inspections. Anthony is also a part-time police officer and can issue violations. Before creating this position, fire inspections were done by outside parties.

Catasauqua, Northampton bury the hatchet before game

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Catasauqua Community Club and Northampton Exchange Club will hold the 71st annual Bury the Hatchet dinner Nov. 20.

The dinner is in preparation for the Turkey Day football game, played each year on Thanksgiving, which pits Catasauqua High School against Northampton Area High School.

This year, the dinner will start 6:30 p.m., with a cocktail hour before, at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Bah! Humbug!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

CHS Drama Club to present Dickens-inspired production

Catasauqua High School Drama Club will present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” by Mark Brown, Nov. 16-18.

This comedy is a twist on Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol.” In this tale, a year has passed since the Ghosts have visited Scrooge. His change of heart did not stick, and he is now suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and emotional stress during his spiritual adventure.

Hanover Township gets results from sinkhole study

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council to review recommendation of hiring geologist to confirm issues

At Hanover Township Council’s regular meeting Nov. 7, Richard Lee, of Quantum Geophysics, reported his findings on a study regarding a stretch of Troxell Street.

The area around Troxell and Taft streets experienced several substructure problems, at least one of which was suspected to cause a water line break. Council wrestled with the problem for months while repairs were made to fix broken water lines.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 19

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 5:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

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 20

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

Homemade holiday craft sale to benefit local children in need

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The late Deborah Nothstein was passionate about helping local children in need. Her husband, William, and daughter, Bethany, chose to continue her work and honor her memory by creating the Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands Fund.

The fund has been in existence for eight years and has provided more than $60,000 to families and children in need. The fund’s big annual fundraiser is a homemade holiday sale.