The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is still looking for old photos and memorabilia, such as report cards and school work, from the former North Catasauqua Grammar School to display at North Catasauqua Borough Hall. Photos may be scanned or photocopied at the borough office and returned to you right away. The items will be displayed an an open house observing the building's centennial. For more information, call 610-264-1504, email NCataCentennial@aol.com or stop by borough hall during regular business hours.
Motorists using the Routes 22 and 145 will face lane restrictions Aug. 20.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials have announced the ramp from eastbound Route 22 to northbound MacArthur Road will be closed permanently, starting 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Motorists traveling eastbound on Route 22 will access MacArthur Road/Route 145 using a single, newly constructed ramp, regardless of whether they intend to go north or south on MacArthur.
Lane restrictions are also scheduled for 10 p.m. Aug. 20 through 6 a.m. Aug. 21 on both Route 22 and MacArthur.
If he wasn't spending his summer at the Catasauqua Park & Playground, Eric Snyder admittedly really would not know what to do. It has been a staple in his life since his days as a youth.
For the past 28 years, Snyder has been a fixture at the playground helping and eventually directing the summer children's activity program. A guidance counselor and head boys basketball coach at Catasauqua High School, Snyder began helping out at the summer playground program as an assistant to former director Ron Hassler in 1985.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Director Jeff MacHose listed seven streets he hoped the borough council would approve for repaving this year.
Unfortunately, his plans were ambitious and the cost of repairing all seven streets exceeds budget allocations by an estimated $20,000.
At the July 29 council workshop meeting, MacHose and council members narrowed the selection down after discussing which projects served the most residents and which roads were in the worst shape.
The Hanover Township Council wants to ensure residents and nonresidents alike are not fishing in the Catasauqua Lake.
Councilman Bruce E. Paulus iasked council and Solicitor Jackson Eaton III during the July 17 meeting about remedies available to the township for citizens fishing in the controlled area of the lake.
Township Manager Sandra Pudliner said it is a violation of the township ordinance to fish in the lake.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
The Red, White and George wine tasting opened to guests on a sultry July summer afternoon.
"This year we added crafted beers to the tasting table," said Brenda Wieder. Wieder is the newly appointed program coordinator for the George Taylor House.
"I've conducted many of the tours and look forward to promoting this historical site," she said.
The annual tasting event is a fundraiser for the historic George Taylor House sponsored by the Borough of Catasauqua and the Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association.
The Lehigh County Commissioners unanimously approved the collective bargaining agreement between Lehigh County and the Lehigh County Deputy Sheriffs Association at its July 24 meeting. The county will continue to collect the union's dues.
Renee Keiderling, of Catasauqua, prepares some sweet corn salsa for the Bath Farmer's Market July 19. The farmers market is open throughout the summer from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays.
They said 405 Crane St. was going to fall, and Sunday, it imploded in the rainstorm.
"It didn't collapse," Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew said. Barholomew was the senior borough official on site. "The inside caved in on itself, but the [exterior] walls held most of the debris on the lot," he told The Press Sunday.
Bartholomew said he was watching the building and not a drop of rain came off the roof.
"Everything went right inside," he said.