Catasauqua Press

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Craziest mini-golf tournament raises money for charities

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held the “Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Michael J. Jablonski

Mr. Michael Jablonski was reared in Reading and attended St. Peter’s Elementary School, later graduating from Holy Name High School in 1984. He especially remembered Mr. Reardon and Mr. John Gallagher, former teachers who influenced him. Michael also played baseball at the high school.

He recalled, “Computers were in their infancy, so I decided to enroll in a Reading computer-technical school to learn the basics of programming. I felt there was opportunity in this relatively new technology.”

Toll increases on turnpike set for 2019

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6-percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (No. 359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

Catty celebrates Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Declaration of Independence read, band plays at George Taylor House

The July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence at the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua, has grown from a simple recitation to a dynamic portrayal of the event by Christopher Black and the Bachmann Players.

Actors, dressed in period costume, portrayed the Tories and the Patriots with the Loyalists crying treason at each paragraph. It is fun and entertaining.

Hanover views MuniLogic technology

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council members want to upgrade township’s information system

Scot DeCristofaro, of Carroll Engineering Corporation in Warrington, led a demonstration of the company’s MuniLogic system June 20 before Hanover Township’s regular meeting.

The system was impressive with a host of options to allow differing data searches. DeCristofaro encouraged council to allow users to search for specific data that would be useful to the township. The program covers all municipal operations and gives the township an infinite variety of data compilations.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 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 Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

Holy Trinity church forging alliance within community

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Church sponsors Coffee with a Cop, provides lunches for kids in borough

What do the following events have in common — Coffee with a Cop, free lunches for kids and sports camps and clinics?

The answer is Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, which hosts or sponsors many community activities in the borough.

Coffee with a Cop was back at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., Catasauqua, June 21. This was the second event and was well attended.