Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Catasauqua resident decorates home in red, white and blue

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Trevorah calls his Howertown Road property his ‘little piece of earth’

Bob Trevorah, who served with the Marines and worked as a delivery driver and then ran a bread route, has decorated his house for Independence Day for approximately four years.

Neighbors stop by regularly at his spot on Howertown Road across from the former Lincoln School.

“It’s always decorated this way. I set it up as my little piece of earth when I retired from my bread route,” he said.

“I want to keep it this way,” he said.

Trevorah served as an athletic coach for various local groups but now is content to talk with neighbors.

Allentown LGBT center grant falls through with 4-4 vote

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

A $5,000 grant to the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center fell through at the June 13 Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meeting when one of the sponsors of the bill, Amy Zanelli, abstained from voting.

She then watched the votes split between the remaining eight commissioners, 4-4.

Zanelli commented on her abstention.

“I volunteer for, contribute to and benefit from the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center,” Zanelli said. “I will abstain.”

Borough council looks to clean up problem areas

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Manager discusses solutions for abandoned, damaged Catty properties

During the June 25 meeting, borough Manager Stephen Travers informed Catasauqua Borough Council of his actions on a property at 137 Second St., which, according to Travers, was abandoned by the original owner.

There was a dispute between the owner and the borough over work started without a permit, Travers said. Travers has been in contact with the bank holding the lien. The bank has agreed to cooperate with the borough to get the dilapidated property back on the market.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JULY

MONDAY 9

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

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.

WEDNESDAY 11

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.

Catty firefighter completes training

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Kayla Hein earns certificate during June 19 ceremony

Sixteen area volunteer fire departments added 26 firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 19 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

Among them was Kayla Hein, of the Catasauqua Fire Department.

This was the ninth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course, held twice a week from January to May, at the Allentown Fire Academy at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Koury becomes Northampton County’s 27th president judge

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Michael J. Koury Jr. was sworn in as the 27th president judge of Northampton County June 18.

He decided to become a lawyer, and then judge, after hearing his father’s stories of past courtroom exploits.

The courtroom was full with members of Easton’s proud Lebanese community and the entire Northampton County bench.

Bipartisan budget bolsters economy, workforce through education, skills training

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a news release June 22, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-19 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.