Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

TUESDAY 20

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

WEDNESDAY 21

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

THURSDAY 22

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

New playground coming to N. Catty park

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Thanks to the generosity of some volunteer workers from PPL and to the North Catasauqua Public Works Department personnel who were willing to work evening hours when the PPL volunteers were available to help, assembly of the new playground equipment at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park was completed on Friday.

Residents who attended Saturday’s yard sale at the North Catasauqua Park could only view the new play area, which was roped off with yellow tape, until final tightening of the connections and application of a ground cover is completed.

Quilts on display at historic house

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

June 4 saw the opening of the first-ever quilt show at the George Taylor House. The quilts, combined with a session listening to the reminiscences of Mary Todd Lincoln, portrayed by Linda Minarik, made for a delightful afternoon on a cool, rainy weekend day.

Minarik gave a marvelous rendition of Mrs. Lincoln. Historians have found the woman to have had a colorful and strange lifestyle in and out of the White House.

Catasauqua sets dedication date for new building

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Although there were rumors of different dates, at its May 22 workshop session Catasauqua council announced its target date for dedicating the borough’s new municipal building. The dedication date is Sept. 16.

“It will be a celebration, and we will have tours of the building,” Councilwoman Christine Weaver said. “There will be a live band, food trucks and events for kids.”

The date was pushed forward to make sure it did not conflict with summer plans.

Scouts install blessing box in Catasauqua

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 6242 earned their Bronze Award by constructing a blessing box and collecting donations to fill the box.

The troop meets at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, in Whitehall.

The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. Junior Girl Scouts are in grades 4 and 5.

Along with teamwork, the Scouts learned valuable skills including problem solving, using hand and power tools, painting and giving back to their community.

Bridge, Iron Works projects detailed at Chamber luncheon

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Get the Facts luncheon at Northampton Banquet & Events Center May 30.

Richard Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, and Elliot Nolter, project manager for Spillman Farmer Architects, were the featured speakers.

Molchany addressed the Coplay-Northampton Bridge project, giving a quick overview of the $2.5 billion in road improvements scheduled for the Lehigh Valley.

Molchany alluded to the expected three-year time frame for construction. The bridge closed May 31.