Catasauqua Press

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American Legion holds craft fair

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua’s American Legion Post 215 held its Christmas craft fair Dec. 2, 2017. Vendors were set up in the banquet room of Legion Hall and were a mix of independent business marketing companies and homemade products. Valerie Geissenhainer served as the manager of the program hosted by the ladies auxiliary.

Sheena Valero, of Catasauqua, was the Tupperware representative. You can see her products at She can get anything in the catalog and deliver it.

Sharon Kratzer has a line of scarves.

Pie’s On opens breakfast bistro, store

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

When John Landi completed his expansion of Pie’s On Pizzeria, he had a prime real estate corner available at Pine and Front streets, Catasauqua. Landi looked into a host of options before turning to the safest choice. Running a successful business is tough work. He did not need a new set of problems.

John talked to his son about the opportunity of having a breakfast venue in the borough.

Pie’s On Breakfast Bistro and Market had a soft opening June 17. The new eatery is operated by Francesco (Frank) Landi.

County board OKs amendment for electronic copy of budget

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment Dec. 13 to the county’s administrative code to require the county executive to provide an electronic copy of the annual budget.

The amendment was sponsored by Commissioners Amanda Holt and Michael Schware and is designed to give the commissioners more time to consider the annual budget between the time they receive it and the time they have to vote.

Commissioners also approved an amendment allowing them to have a say in the choice of health insurance providers.

Code hearing board grants changes to Dery designation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Dec. 5, Catasauqua Borough Council called the code hearing board into session to clarify code issues on the Dery Mansion. The new owner asked for clarifications in code changes that took place during the past couple of decades.

A code hearing is different from the more frequent zoning hearing. A code hearing is necessary when there is a violation of the building code. It is rare the board ever meets.

Special delivery!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua restaurant continues tradition of free Christmas meals

Pie’s On Pizzeria owner John Landi continued his tradition of providing a free meal on Christmas to anyone who would ask. Landi had a room full of elves making sure 500 meals were delivered or served Christmas Day. The party began before noon and lasted until around 3 p.m.

“This is such a great event. It does show the Christmas spirit,” Stacey Delong said.

Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St., offers sign-up sheets on the days leading up to Christmas.

“It helps us get a handle on how many meals we need to make,” one of the elves said.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.



North Catasauqua Borough Council holds a reorganization meeting 6:30 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a reorganization meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


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

Hanover Twp. retains Brosky as insurance company

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township set up its budget for 2018 with few changes. Council is set to have a meeting by the end of December to approve all remaining bills and approve the budget.

One concern voiced during the summer was a request by two councilmen, Curtis Wegfahrt and Robert Heimbecker, to send the insurance contract to bid. The township has a long-standing business relationship with Brosky Insurance. The company has a local office in the township.