Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Church hosts monthly meals

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, opens its doors once a month and serves a meal for the community. This month, it was a spaghetti dinner held Oct. 13.

“We are making sure no one goes hungry, one spaghetti noodle at a time,” Fred Knauss said.

Everyone is invited.

The young servers came from the church’s youth group, but there were a few students from Central Catholic High School looking for volunteer hours who helped out to make it an interdenominational event.

There were plenty of home-baked goodies for dessert as well.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 7, 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.


Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.


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.

Truck traffic a concern in North Catty

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Residents say vehicles don’t fit on small streets, don’t follow speed limit

At the Nov. 5 meeting, North Catasauqua resident Dan Snyder approached North Catasauqua Borough Council members with concerns about tractor-trailers entering the municipality.

These trucks are too large to fit down some of the small streets, he said, citing Grove and Cypress streets as examples. These tractor-trailers have made it dangerous for residents, specifically near the park where many young children spend their time, he alleged.

Main Streets plans ‘Iron Worker’ mural dedication

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Artist: Work pays tribute to industrial history of borough, looks to future

Catasauqua’s business owners association, Main Streets, will dedicate the “Iron Worker” mural at the corner of Pine and Front streets 11 a.m. Nov. 10.

The artist, Denton Burrows, will be there to discuss his work. An open-house reception will follow until 1 p.m. at Gallery 415, just up the street.

The mural is painted on the building that houses the Catasauqua Community Food Bank, 527 Front St.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Ronald F. Silfies

Mr. Ronald Silfies was born in Chapmans Quarry, graduating from Northampton High School and vo-tech in 1972.

He recalls, “I had good teachers at both schools; at tech, I completed the drafting blue print class.”

Ron was hired at Keystone in 1974 by manager Steve Hayden Sr. to work on the labor gang at a rate of $4.10 an hour. His grandfather and father were Keystone employees.

Always interested in electricity, he joined the electrical department.

183rd Legislative District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Incumbent Mako faces challenge in race

Incumbent Republican Zach Mako and Democrat Jason Ruff are vying for the Pennsylvania House seat to represent the 183rd Legislative District.

The district includes, in Lehigh County, townships of South Whitehall (districts 5, 6 and 8), Washington and Whitehall (districts 7, 10 and 11) and Borough of Slatington and, in Northampton County, townships of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (districts of Beersville and Klecknersville) and boroughs of North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport.

The winning candiate will serve a two-year term in office.

7th Congressional District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Three seek seat to represent new district

Three candidates are vying for the seat to represent the newly created 7th Congressional District.

Democrat Susan Wild, Republican Marty Nothstein and Libertarian Tim Silfies will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.

Following a court-ordered redrawing of the Pennsylvania congressional map in February 2018, the new 7th District is mainly comprised of the old 15th District, represented by former Congressman Charlie Dent.

The district, based around Allentown, also includes portions of the former 10th and 17th districts.

18th Senatorial District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Incembent Boscola is unopposed

Incumbent state Sen. Lisa Boscola is unopposed in the race for the 18th District.

A Democrat, she is currently serving her fifth term in office.

The 18th District includes, in Lehigh County, boroughs of Catasauqua, Coplay, Emmaus and Fountain Hill, city of Bethlehem and townships of Hanover, Salisbury and Whitehall; and in Northampton County, boroughs of Freemansburg, Glendon, Hellertown, North Catasauqua, Northampton, Stockertown, Tatamy, West Easton and Wilson, cities of Bethlehem and Easton and townships of Bethlehem, Lower Saucon, Palmer and Williams.