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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.

Vacant building collapses

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

No injuries reported

A vacant building located on 405 Crane St. in Catasauqua collapsed Sunday evening, leaving nine individuals living adjacent to the structure temporarily without shelter.

In a telephone interview with The Press Monday morning, Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish said the police department received a call at 7:07 p.m. Sunday regarding the building collapse.

The police department, borough fire department, PPL, UGI and the borough engineer, Pidcock Co., were on the scene Sunday, Kish said.

Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew was also present.

Board to look into grading system

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in Local News

The Catasauqua School Board is expected to discuss a revision of the Catasauqua High School grading policy and possibly to vote on a revision at one of its meetings this month.

During the Catasauqua School Board's June 10 meeting, district Director of Curriculum and Academics Kristina Lutz-Doemling said she had attended a retreat that covered the topic of employing a more consistent grading scale.

According to Lutz-Doemling, the current manner in which the district assigns grades is not beneficial for purposes of college applications and admissions.

Local actors still friends after 50 years

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

They call themselves "The Royal Order of the Flying Bullmooses" – an improbable name until you understand the genesis of the group. They met during an Allentown Municipal Opera Company production of "Li'l Abner" in 1963, and have remained friends and still party together after 50 years.

The stage production of "Li'l Abner" was based on a popular daily comic strip of the same name during the era of the 1950s and 1960s. The comic strip, produced by cartoonist Al Capp, and the stage production, featured Lil'l Abner, Daisy Mae, Mammy Yocum and the group's namesake, General Bullmoose.