Catasauqua Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Gateway mural is dedicated

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A mural depicting Catasauqua and elements of its history has been taking shape on a wall of a Pine Street building in recent weeks, thanks to the efforts of artist Matt Halm and his assistant Christopher Kosztyo. Many area residents have stopped to view the work in progress as a brick was transoformed into a colorful welcome at the borough's Pine Street Bridge gateway.

On Oct. 13, the artists officially presented the finished product to the borough at a dedication ceremony.

The project was completed under a grant program designed to revitalize the gateways to Catasauqua.


Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade – 7 p.m., through Northampton. Sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club. Rain date Oct. 25. Information: Linda at 610-625-8886.

· 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.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

Lehigh County Commissioners

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

Two budget amendments are proposed to lower 2013 real estate taxes

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment, sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti, would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

CAST to host 'Annie' auditions

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company will be planning their 21st season at a meeting open to the public, on Monday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Sheckler Elementary School at 251 N. 14th St., Catasauqua.

Organizational plans as well as plans for this year's production of "Annie" will be discussed. Audition material will be available at the meeting.

Auditions for adults will be held Sunday evening Nov. 4, and student auditions will be held Monday Nov. 5.

Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.

"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," said Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.

Dogs strut their stuff at Doggie Day

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Full of energy and excitement, many dogs barked and sniffed throughout the grounds of Whitehall Parkway during the Whitehall Doggie Day and Pet Parade Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event, sponsored by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, allowed residents to bring their dogs to the park to participate in different events.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Health and Welfare Center, Peaceable Kingdom and Lehigh Valley CART.

Vendors' booths filled the park and dogs with their owners perused the animal-friendly marketplace.