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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 17

The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

School board continues to debate

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Should CHS students be given laptops?

Three members of the Catasauqua Area School District School Board are still not sold on the district distributing laptops and hand-held devices to every Catasauqua High School student.

Board members Dawn Berrigan, Carol McCarthy and Christine Naegel requested at the March 3 meeting that district Superintendent Robert Spengler furnish more information relating to Salisbury School District's laptop roll out program.

Board members Carol Cunningham, Penny Hahn and Donald Panto all expressed support for the proposal.

FedEx plan to send sewageto Catasauqua

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua Council had a few items on the agenda, all of which needed attention at its March 3 meeting.

The proposed FedEx hub in Allen Township will have sewage flow to the Catasauqua Wastewater Treatment Plant.

"We have the capacity to handle the additional flow [estimated at 50,000 gallons] and there are a couple of options to get it here," said borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder. "They can send it through Hanover Township or they can build a direct pipeline."

Towers residents are up in arms

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

New parking policy has many seniors angry, scared

Parking spots are causing a ruckus at Catasauqua Towers, with some residents afraid to speak out about their opposition to a new policy.

The issue began Jan. 23, when Xai Yang, manager of the senior citizen high-rise apartment building at Third and Pine streets, Catasauqua, sent a letter to all tenants announcing a new parking policy.

Betty MacHose, senior citizen and Towers resident, contacted The Press about the issue. According to MacHose, there aren't enough parking spaces for all residents that have cars.

Post

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Local News

Former Lehigh County Board of Commissioner Daniel McCarthy has finally been appointed to serve as county director of administration for county Executive Thomas Muller.

The board of commissioners at the Feb. 26 meeting voted 5-4 to approve McCarthy's appointment. Voting in opposition were Commissioners Vic Mazziotti, Scott Ott, Lisa Scheller and Michael Schware.

Bird Survey conducted at Bake Oven Knob

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Local News

The Wildlife Information Center, a small group of volunteers working out of a storefront in Slatington, conducted its first annual Bake Oven Knob Bird Survey in 1997. Over the years, the information center expanded its numbers and moved several miles north to what is currently the 750 acre Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC). The nature center is managed and maintained by volunteer efforts.

Vikings Voices Column

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by JASON TOROK Special to The Press in Local News

CCHS to host blood drive

Coming back to Central Catholic March 12 is the Red Cross blood drive.

This is the second opportunity for students to donate blood this year. Students 17 or older had the opportunity to sign up during their lunch periods. Students are encouraged to donate to help provide blood to anyone in need, saving up to three lives with a single donation. Any student who donates is given a dress down day on March 12.

Many students understand the importance of helping the community and see this as a wonderful way to do so.

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Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Local News

The following calls were among those responded to during the month of January by North Catasauqua Fire Department volunteer firefighters.

Structure fire

Jan. 4, 9:38 a.m.

North Catasauqua firefighters were dispatched to a high-occupancy structure fire along with Northampton, Allen Township and East Allen Township fire departments. The working fire was reported at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, 602 E. 21 St., Northampton.

Johnny Dee retires

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Many hearts were touched by Domitrovits' music

An era which started five decades ago, when the Johnny Dee Orchestra played its first gig at the Coplay Saengerbund's New Year's Eve dance, came to an end Jan. 26, when the band held its last performance. A crowd of 300 people attended.

Over the years, the band entertained thousands on thousands of couples and has been featured regularly in the club's ballroom and outdoor grove. The band catered to crowds that enjoyed a diverse brand of polka, featuring various ethnic sounds, a dash of contemporary arrangements and music which had them dancing.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 10

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

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

WEDNESDAY 12

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