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Fire damages Catasauqua home

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua Fire Chief Francis Hadik, right, and firefighter Greg Scheirer exit the home at 516 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, Monday evening after a fire in the living room was extiguised. According to Catasauqua Fire Chief Richard Hertzog, the fire, which was reported at 8:02 p.m., was quickly extiguished but caused extensive heat and smoke damage. Four people were displaced and are living with relatives. One or two of them had been home at the time of the fire, which is under investigation by the Catasauqua Police Department, he said.

Daisy Scouts visit firefighters at Charotin Hose Company

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in Local News

The North Catasauqua Fire Department was invaded by a lot of little people Feb. 6 and each one of them wanted to get a glimpse of the big fire truck.

But before that, the members of Daisy Troop 6011 from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catasauqua had to do a bit of listening, as volunteer firefighter Harry Huhn spoke to them about about fire safety.

Huhn talked about why people call 911, why a smoke detector beeps and how to exit the house when there is a fire and never re-enter the house once you leave.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., for a hearing to discuss and recieve public comment about proposed changes to the borough's waterfront overlay district in the zoning ordinance.

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


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


Borough considers online payments

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

At Monday's Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported the administration is intensifying its review of a system for accepting electronic payments from residents.

"We have the ability to take online payments," he said, describing the borough's computer capabilities. "We just need to get some of the add-on modules that we need."

Keenagers share Valentine's Day love

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Keenagers senior citizen group of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua spent Valentine's Day afternoon sharing family photos and discussing the importance of love with one another.

The photos ranged from pictures of grandchildren to wedding photographs.

Northampton resident and Keenagers group member Nancy Sherry brought a photograph of her granddaughter, Kayla, to share with group members.

"The reason why I like it so much is this one is the picture of innocence," she said of the photograph.


Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Women's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets, Catasauqua. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-262-4924.

· Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association meeting – 7 p.m., Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Meeting will include a roundtable discussion on procuring and prepping equipment and tools for keeping bees in 2013. Information: or call 610-298-3254.

Service News

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Schmidt retires

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Schmidt retired after 32 years in the U.S. Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadron.

Schmidt, the son of Walter K. Schmidt of Northampton and the late Joan Braun Schmidt, graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1981.

He has flown HC-130 and E3 AWACS aircraft including 91 combat and combat support missions.

In Alaska, he flew in 111 rescue missions resulting in 116 persons saved and 25 more brought to safety.

Schmidt received 37 awards and decorations during his military career.