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Thursday, August 8, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

N. Catty school memorabilia sought

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.

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Routes 22 and 145:

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Ramp, lanes to be closed

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.

Summer profile: Eric Snyder

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Local News

School counselor, coach spends break at Catty park

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.

Street repaving is prioritized

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Delaware Avenue tops the list

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.

Hanover reviews options to prevent local fishing

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

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.

Tasting held at George Taylor House

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

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.

Damaged roof, rain are blamed

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

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.