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Hokendauqua Legion holds benefit breakfast

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Seven-year-old Vanessa Stauffer's smile and gentle, hopeful spirit is contagious.

To the average eye, Vanessa appears to be a vibrant, healthy and carefree child. It's only after speaking with her parents, Donald and Tracy Stauffer of Fogelsville, that one learns Vanessa suffers from a rare form of brain and spinal cancer called a primitive neuroectodermal tumor.

Hess Energy discusses reducing energy costs

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Hess Energy drove into North Catasauqua last Wednesday, April 24, not to sell gasoline to member municipalities of the Mid Eastern Counties Association of Boroughs, but rather to outline its program on how to reduce energy costs the boroughs pay for buildings and street lighting.

While the program captured the interest of the borough officials at the meeting held at the North Catasauqua municipal building, it was an informations session only.

Borough hall centennial event planned

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is beginning to plan a birthday party for the borough's municipal building.

Located at 1066 Fourth St., borough hall was originally an elementary school, built in 1913.

Borough Council President Joseph Keglovits presented the idea, on behalf of the betterment committee, at the April 23 borough council meeting.

"It will be nothing elaborate," he said. "Just something to let people know the building is 100 years old."

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERs Area residents will decide on debt approval

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County voters will get to decide if they would like to make the final approval before the county incurs certain kinds of debt.

At its April 24 meeting, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved a referendum that will ask county voters this November if they would like the final say before the county issues debt to support private sector activities, such as building a baseball stadium.

Currently the commissioners can ask for voter advisory before the county incurs debt, but it is not required.

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company firefighters responded to the following calls recently.

Structure fire

April 18, 6:32 p.m.

Charotin personnel were dispatched to a reported structure fire, with the Catasauqua Fire Department and Northampton Regional EMS, at an auto repair shop at Lehigh and Poplar streets. Assistant Fire Chief Erik Hirner arrived on the scene and reported normal smoke from a chimney. He held the fire department engine in the station and to stand by.

Catty tradition

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Trees dedicated at the park April 27

Every year for the past 16 years, on the last Saturday in April, Catasauqua celebrates Arbor Day.

"The official Arbor Day in Pennsylvania was Friday, but we always celebrate on Saturday," said Robert Bastian who chairs the Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission.

Catasauqua honors residents who have volunteered their time and services to the borough with private dedications of tree plantings with funding provided to the commission by taxpayers. Others may also dedicate trees in honor or in memory of someone.

A beautiful day for walk

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Group supports Team Mikey

From the hill overlooking the event, a sea of bright green T-shirts led the eye to a gathering of at least 50 people.

The shirts marked the members of "Team Mikey," who had come to Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville Sunday morning for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk. Their reason for doing so was Mike "Mikey" Holihan, 17, a Northampton Area High School student who has type 1 or insulin dependent diabetes.

Atlas opens its doors for season this Sunday

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum – the only museum of its kind in the United States – opens for its 16th season Sunday, May 12.

The interactive museum, located on Laubach Avenue, Northampton, is more than just a collection of artifacts from the cement plant, once considered the largest of its kind in the nation. It includes displays from decades past and rare items from other cement plants in the Lehigh Valley. The Atlas museum is more than a visit to the past; it's a slice of living history.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

MAY

MONDAY 13

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY 14

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

Borough hall centennial event planned

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is beginning to plan a birthday party for the borough's municipal building.

Located at 1066 Fourth St., borough hall was originally an elementary school, built in 1913.

Borough Council President Joseph Keglovits presented the idea, on behalf of the betterment committee, at the April 23 borough council meeting.

"It will be nothing elaborate," he said. "Just something to let people know the building is 100 years old."