Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

Local man wins on JEOPARDY!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Ryan Bilger, of Macungie, is bringing pride to the area with his recent run of wins on JEOPARDY!.

The 21-year-old Eagle Scout graduated from Emmaus High School in 2015, Gettysburg College this past spring and will attend West Virginia University in the two-year graduate program to study public history. Bilger is the son of Cathy and Kurt and older brother of Kaitlin.

For five days, starting July 4, viewers got to see the Lehigh Valley native compete on JEOPARDY!.

The audition process began with an online test.

Groups receive trust funds

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, at its July 10 meeting, approved the disbursal of affordable housing trust funds to the following recipients:

• Allentown Housing Authority for redevelopment of 671 Lawrence Court, $75,000

• Catholic Charities for case management with emergency rent and mortgage assistance, $30,000

• Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley for homeownership counseling and mortgage counseling and mitigation, $33,302.15

Catty pub crawl a fun time

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Fourth of July weekend signals the anticipated Catasauqua pub crawl. Organizer Joni Elekes said the one-evening event, which was held July 6, is a top-rated attraction in Catasauqua Borough.

The event started as a highlight for social activities during the borough’s Home Week. The tradition continued, now in its sixth year.

This is a local event sponsored by local taverns.

N. Catty residents ask council to clean up property

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Buttonwood St. tract filled with vegetation, vermin, insects, say neighbors

Several North Catasauqua residents attended the July 15 council meeting to express concerns on the condition of a property in their neighborhood.

Owners of three separate properties on Buttonwood Street spoke about overgrowth at 408 Buttonwood St. The home at that location was demolished last year after a sinkhole caused a gas leak. Since that time, the owner has allegedly not responded to any of the borough’s demands that the property be cleared out, so the remaining lot has not been maintained.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

Blast off!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Summer reading program participants launch rockets

The Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer program continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by exploring all things space.

Students were visited July 9 by Katie Sheperd, from the Da Vinci Science Center, who came equipped with an air-powered launchpad and all the materials needed for the kids to craft their very own rockets for a fun rocket launch experiment.