Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hanover council discusses construction updates

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Widening Airport Road to Route 22 now delayed until spring 2020

Hanover Township is looking for a bid on the Airport Road widening. The original plan was to have the bid for the stretch of road from the Air Products building on Race Street to Route 22 completed in June. Delays in the project pushed the bid out until the end of the year. The project to widen Airport Road to Route 22 is expected to be completed in spring of 2020.

Vandalism reported at local cemetery

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 reported vandalism at Fairview Cemetery, Whitehall, before memorial services for fallen veterans.

“There are over 700 flags placed to honor fallen veterans in the cemetery,” said Dick Deibert, a member of the group’s Honor Guard. “Before the Memorial Day dedications, I get out there the Friday before to make sure everything is in place.”

According to Deibert, vandals ripped the flags from the sticks.

N. Catty making progress on road repairs

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Borough council to decide in August where remaining funds will be used

Public works Supervisor Travis Brett reported on the progress of road repairs during the July 1 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council.

According to Brett, road repair crews were expected to finish their work on Grove Street by July 2 before moving on to Cherry Street and the stretch of Sixth Street from North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park to Chapel Street.

Youngiefest sets eyes on the future

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)

When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.

“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in my classes.”

This year’s Youngiefest was held May 18 at Victor C. Talotta Park, Cementon.

Summer concert series off to great start

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The ever-popular summer concert series at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., is back on Friday nights.

The feature event June 21 was Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway. Witt’s Tree Service sponsored it.

Last year, it rained nearly every Friday night, but it has been clear so far this year.

Friday concerts are the highlight of the week. Next in the lineup: Large Flowerheads, 7-10 p.m. July 5.

There will also be a Hunkajunk Band concert July 4.

Bring your own chair and your own food and drink.

Residents address Pokemon in their neighborhood

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Petition requests church remove hot spot status to reduce gamers’ traffic

Residents Keith Bartholomew and Leann Briody came before Hanover Township Council June 5 to discuss activity in their neighborhood.

“We had an instance where gunshots were fired on Pennsylvania Avenue at Chapman across from our house. It was in Bethlehem, but it was still close to us,” Bartholomew said.

The incident was captured on video from several homeowners’ surveillance cameras.

“We also had the instance where a pipe bomb was found just off Catasauqua Road. It’s not in Hanover either but still close,” he said.