Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

MONDAY 12

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

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

TUESDAY 13

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

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

WEDNESDAY 14

Dog is abandoned on Tacoma Street property

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township authorities looked into the status of a Tacoma Street property after receiving complaints from residents.

At Hanover Council’s May 17 meeting, township Manager Sandra Pudliner updated council members on the status of the house.

“The property appears to be taken over by the bank,” she said. “Base Engineering Company has a contract to maintain the property.”

CHS Class of 2017 graduates 103

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

‘It is our responsibility to better the world around us as well as ourselves’

Tears of joy were seen on the faces of graduates and their parents as 103 members of the Catasauqua High School Class of 2017 participated in commencement services Monday in the school gymnasium.

Salutatorian Cody Walker spoke about experiences that class members have shared during early school years, including field trips, plays he said students were “forced to put on” every year and “the sixth-grade fiesta where we had to, unfortunately, dance together.”

Correction

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A May 25 article detailing the significance of the D&L Trail contained a few factual errors.

David Thomas, founder of Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, originated from Wales.

In August 1839, he began building a blast furnace at Lock 36. The first completed blast was July 4, 1840.

The Press regrets the errors.

Dispute with borough causes some N. Catty firefighters to quit

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua Fire Chief Shawn McGinley concluded the May 23 borough council meeting with a comment that could result in changes for the borough.

“I’d like to look into the possibility of exploring a possible merger with another fire department, depending on the outcome of what happens with the background checks,” he said. I’ve lost two members in the past couple hours. The borough has to provide fire protection one way or the other.”

feline finish line

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Want to feel as happy as a kid in a candy store? Then check out Licorice! If anyone can bring happiness, it’s this adorable girl.

Licorice is sweeter than candy and coaxes smiles effortlessly. But unlike the candy, the sugar rush she brings is calorie free.

Two-year-old Licorice is spayed. She is eagerly awaiting a forever home and seeking someone special to enjoy the sweetness of life with.

So, if you want guilt-free pleasure with nothing to lose and everything good to gain, contact Feline Finish Line at 610-704-3315 and adopt Licorice today.

School district is keeping a watchful eye

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Innovative Arts Academy Charter School practices are being evaluated

Catasauqua Area School District has decided to take the necessary steps to ensure the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, is following proper protocol.

Charter school payments continue to result in financial pressure to the district and taxpayers, with payments in the 2017-18 budget increasing to over $1.6 million.

District Superintendent Robert Spengler recently reached out to The Press regarding the current status of the charter school.

Annual Catasauqua cleanup volunteers celebrate Earth Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Cool and cloudy Earth Day always brings out a few hardy souls every year to make sure Catasauqua keeps its green areas free of trash. At this year’s April 22 Earth Day, volunteers from Brownie Troop 6138, which meets at Bethany Church in Catasauqua, showed up to do their part.

“We wanted to get the girls out to do something for the community ... they are happy to be here,” said Kelly Decker, who supervised the troop.

Candace Winkler and her husband, Ben, from Catty Beverage, coordinated the cleanup effort.

Hanover close to passing ordinance for cell towers

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township met in a rare workshop session May 17 to gather details on a proposed ordinance that puts restrictions on where cell towers can be placed within the township.

The decision to address cell towers was made a few months ago when township Solicitor Jackson Eaton reported on rumblings that cell towers are now considered a utility and could be placed in any right of way as needed.