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Monday, February 19, 2018

Whitehall mayor chosen for position with Lehigh County

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Executive picks Hozza as director of administration

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has selected Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. to be his new director of administration.

“Mayor Hozza will bring a proven track record of versatile and strategic leadership and a strong command of the issues and concerns of municipalities and townships throughout Lehigh County,” Armstrong said.

Taking the oath

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

McNeill will complete term of late husband

In a special ceremony at the state Capitol Jan. 2, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, of Whitehall Township, was sworn in to represent the Lehigh Valley’s 133rd Legislative District.

McNeill won a Dec. 5, 2017, special election to complete the term of her late husband, Dan, who died Sept. 8, 2017.

The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty as family and friends looked on.

McNeill becomes the 48th female currently serving in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Not your typical refrigerator art

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua artist displays work at Bridge Street gallery

The ever-creative David Berkner opened an exhibit at Bridge Street Studio & Gallery, 121 Bridge St., Catasauqua, Dec. 1, 2017, to exhibit his concept of refrigerator door art. What it is not is a collection of your kids’ elementary school drawings held up with magnets on the fridge door.

You might remember the quirky artist put a life-size version of Washington Crossing the Delaware at one of the tennis courts last year.

Lehigh County commissioners say farewell to three members

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners President Marty Nothstein presented farewell plaques to outgoing Commissioners David Jones, Thomas Creighton and Michael Schware at the close of the meeting Dec. 20, 2017.

Jones stepped down as a Lehigh County commissioner for District 3, which includes the boroughs of Catasauqua and Hellertown, Hanover Township and parts of the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem.

Amy Zanelli was elected to the seat in the November election.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Catasauqua police station: then and now

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

New building provides chief, officers with improved space, resources

Back in 2013, when the idea of a municipal building was still just a glimmer, one driving force was to have an updated police department along with a co-located fire department.

“We are not looking for a gilded palace, but we do need some enhancements to the layout,” Police Chief Douglas Kish said then.

Simple clear toy candy recipe makes for great memories

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Tom Hourt and his family reawakened memories of clear toy candy as they demonstrated its creation at a recent Palmerton Area Historical Society meeting.

His wife, Jodie, and son, Mitchell, are integral parts of the candy-making business, which begins each year with the call of, “It’s candy weather.” The air must be cold and dry.