Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 17

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.

TUESDAY 18

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

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

N. Catty council discusses abandoned vehicles issue

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Officials asked to consider possibility of new ordinance to allow towing

North Catasauqua Borough Council discussed the issue of abandoned vehicles on roadways at its meeting Sept. 4.

Council members agreed these vehicles are taking up parking spaces on borough streets.

Councilman Joseph T. Keglovits suggested borough officials consider the possibility of an ordinance that would allow cars to be towed after a determined amount of time.

During a discussion regarding another roadway issue, Councilman Billy Duch recommended repainting lines indicating stop signs that have faded due to street paving.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Douglas A. Newhard Lafarge, Cementon

Mr. Douglas Newhard was reared in Catasauqua, graduating from Catasauqua High School in 1973.

He recalls, “I played on the basketball team, and my favorite subject was math.”

After taking an aptitude test, he was hired by Bethlehem Steel Corp. in 1973 at a rate of $3.51 an hour. In his 25-year tenure at the plant, there were dramatic changes.

Nominate now for 2018 volunteer award

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced it is now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts. This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams and organizations who they feel have made a difference in our community. The award recipients embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 10

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.

TUESDAY 11

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 12

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 council to work on grant plan

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Transportation funding needs for Iron Works project must be addressed

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Sept. 4, Solicitor Thomas Dinkelacker asked for an executive session later this month to review sales terms for the Iron Works project.

The borough received a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for the project, which helped move the negotiations forward. Chad Helmer, of Taggart Associates, was instrumental in getting the grant. He has proposals out for transportation grants.

Lehigh Valley Rocks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Painting group aims

In today’s world, spending less time outside and more time attached to electronic devices has become commonplace, but there is one outdoor activity that is gaining popularity and getting people off the couch and out of the house.

Nearly two years ago, Dana Werkheiser, of Northampton, was scrolling through her Facebook news feed and saw that a friend in Texas belonged to a rock-painting group. She and her sister-in-law, Erin Werkheiser, of Whitehall, began reading about The Kindness Rocks Project, the first of its kind, and used it as a model for Lehigh Valley Rocks.

Catty’s Community of Distinction signage unveiled

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Lehigh County executive: ‘When you do something here, you do it right’

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) presented Catasauqua Borough officials with street signs to commemorate the borough’s Community of Distinction honor.

Catasauqua received the Community of Distinction title at the Lehigh Valley Awards program in October of 2017. The borough is planning to place the signs on Race Street, Lehigh Street and Howertown Road.

At the Aug. 27 unveiling, members of the local government commended Catasauqua’s development of the Iron Works property and the borough’s vision for future projects.

American Legion Post 215 hosts spaghetti dinner

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

American Legion Post 215 hosted a spaghetti dinner Aug. 17 at the post hall, 330 Second St., Catasauqua.

“We had a lot of help with this fundraiser. The sauce is from Pie’s On (Pizzeria). John has always been a big help to the legion. Weis Markets helped us out, too,” said Roger Drayer, commander of the post and coordinator of the event.

No one seemed to miss eating at home, as a fun time was had by all.

Servings were ample, and the garlic bread was delicious, according to those enjoying the meal. Desserts and beer were available as well.