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Stamp Out Hunger food drive taking place this Saturday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

This Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Local members of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will Stamp Out Hunger May 13 and collect nonperishable food donations along their regular postal routes and deliver them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania and its network of member agencies. Food then will be distributed to the families who need it most.

Atlas Cement museum to open this Sunday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the cement industry, with over 3,000 artifacts, photographs and hands-on exhibits, will open for the 2017 season this Sunday at 1401 Laubach Ave.

Observing its 21st anniversary, the museum, free to the public, will be open on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, 1-3 p.m., through September.

Parking still open issue in Catty

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Two-way Front Street delayed; parking ordinances made for Union Street

Catasauqua Borough Council opened its meeting May 1 with ordinances for parking on Union Street and delaying two-way Front Street. The delay to change Front Street to two way was pushed back to Aug. 17.

As discussed in the workshop session last week, changes needed for the traffic light at Pine Street and Front Street necessitated the change. Pidcock Engineering is requesting the changes to allow time to comply with PennDOT regulations.

Council passed the ordinance unanimously.

4 vie for 3 spots on Democratic ballot

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

With no Republicans on the May 16 primary election ballot for Catasauqua Borough Council, Democratic voters will, essentially, select three of the four candidates to take three open seats for a four-year term. Vincent Smith, Christine Weaver and Deb Mellish are running for re-election. Alfred Regits is seeking a return to a seat on the council.

Each of the candidates was asked to briefly answer this question: Why should residents vote for you? Their responses follow.

Alfred Regits

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mike P. Newhall Keystone Cement Co.

Mr. Mike Newhall graduated from Liberty High School in 1975.

He recalled, “I especially enjoyed a new course as computers became part of the curriculum.”

The young graduate started at Keystone Cement Company in the laboratory as summer help.

He said, “I worked with Al Brobst and Ernie Jacoby, old-timers who taught me laboratory procedures.”

This led to a full-time position in 1978.

As a mix chemist later, he progressed to assistant physical tester. In 1988, Mike was promoted to physical tester.

Local business offers clients ‘one-stop shop’ medical needs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Twelve years ago, physical therapist Rowena “Row” Solomon decided to pursue her dream of owning a business that would offer a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitation services, along with other medical and general daily assistance all under one roof. She hoped to create a business that would be a “one-stop shop,” allowing her patients access to numerous services tailored specifically to meet each individual’s needs.

Two Republicans face off in county executive race

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

There is a contest in the Republican race for Lehigh County executive. Voters will choose one of two candidates in the primary election May 16.

Democrat Phillips Armstrong, of Whitehall Township, is unopposed in the primary. He will face the successful Republican candidate.

Republicans Glenn Eckhart, of Salisbury Township, and Brad Osborne, of South Whitehall Township, are seeking the Lehigh County executive seat.

We asked each Republican candidate the following question: Why should residents vote for you? Their responses follow.

Glenn Eckhart


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.