Catasauqua Press

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A surprise for Al Regits

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Councilman is in Catty hall of fame

Longtime Catasauqua Borough Councilman Alfred Regits has been honored as a new member of the Catasauqua Hall of Fame. The official announcement was made at a free outdoor concert sponsored by the borough.

Several months ago, Catasauqua Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew informally decided to invigorate the borough's hall of fame.

The names of past honorees are engraved on pavers set in front of the Catasauqua Park & Playground's amphitheater.

Lehigh County Commissioners

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

New executive, new budget: William Hansell is sworn in

Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and a proposed 2013 county budget.

President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of government and management experience.

Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Hansell's remarks stressed bipartisan decision-making to encourage accomplishment.


Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Information: www., KE3AW@ or 610-432-8286.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

Take the baton Sept. 11: Relay for Life seeks participants, volunteers

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

The Relay for Life is not a one-day deal.

Although the 24-hour event which takes place each June at Whitehall High School is familiar to most people, the event does not represent the complete package, said Shari Noctor, chairperson of the 2012-13 Relay for Life of Whitehall. This year, the Whitehall relay celebrates its 10th anniversary and the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th.


Thursday, September 6, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Getting by during the Great Depression

In this continuing series, I am speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, well-known and highly respected president of the Northampton Historical Society and former employee of the landmark Miller's Department Store and Kotsch's Market in Fullerton.

Born in 1927 Harold, as most families in America, faced the Great Depression. I asked him to recall his youth.

Going, going, gone in Hanover TownshipNearly everything goes – to the highest bidders

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

If you wondered about the flurry of activity around Hanover's old municipal building Aug. 30, Hanover Township was holding a public auction billed as "selling to the walls." The sale was held following a move by municipal employees into the new township building, now nearly completed.

The township selected Houser Auctions to conduct the sell-off.

Houser is a family operation run by brothers Doug and Tim, who took over from their father. Their wives handle the administrative tasks and collect the money.

Tavern needs council lifeline

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Should strict state regulations limit the noise coming from a Catasauqua tavern or should perhaps more forgiving police oversight of the decibels be approved? That is a question that borough council members are being asked to answer.

At the council's workshop session last Monday, the owners of Fossils, a tavern on Race Street, asked the council to consider a measure that would allow the borough to set noise standards rather than the state Liquor Control Board [LCB].

School board approves sub

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Earth science teacher is approved

The Catasauqua School Board approved Kristin Popovice to serve as a Catasauqua High School long-term substitute during the board's Sept. 4 workshop meeting. She will teach earth science.

Popovice will replace Katrina Bullock who was approved at the board's Aug. 13 meeting. Since her appointment by the board, Bullock declined the CHS teaching position.

The earth science position became available after CHS teacher Daniel Wismer took a leave of absence.

The board also set Monday's board meeting agenda.