One of the priorities at the May 7 Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting was to fill the board seat left vacant by the resignation of Christine Nace. It was unanimously voted to elect Jillian Emert, who will be officially sworn in before the May 21 meeting.
There remains an empty seat on the board after the resignation of Rodney Nace.
Donald Panto was voted to continue in his role of board treasurer. It was a unanimous vote, with Panto abstaining.
Boy Scout Troop 94, based out of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, took over the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 hall, 330 Second St., March 31.
“We had a couple of trials before, but this is the first time we had breakfast at the Legion hall,” Scoutmaster Don Szerencits said.
The kitchen staff consisted of volunteers following Don Oncheck’s lead. The breakfast was a buffet, and Oncheck was able to maintain the fluffy pancake texture you know and love.
Seven candidates are competing for a seat as judge in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.
All candidates are cross-filed as Democrat and Republican. Residents are asked to vote for one.
Tom Capehart, Zachary Cohen, William A. Ehrlich, Jared J. Hanna, Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks, Rashid Santiago and Eric Dowdle will appear on the ballot May 21.
The Press asked the candidates this question:
What is the most important quality of a judge?
Their responses follow.
CATASAUQUA AREA SCHOOL BOARD
The four candidates on the May 21 primary election ballot will move on to the general election in November.
Duane Deitrich, Carol A. Cunningham, Lauren Cieslak and Donald J. Panto II are cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican ballots.
Voters residing in Catasauqua Borough and Hanover Township, Lehigh County, and North Catasauqua Borough, Northampton County, are instructed to vote for no more than five candidates.
NORTH CATASAUQUA BOROUGH
Three Democrats and one Republican appear on the ballot for the North Catasauqua Borough Council race in the May 21 primary election.
The Democratic candidates are Michele J. Hazzard, Joseph D. Keglovits and Jessica Cope.
The Republican candidate is Mark S. Gioielli.
Voters will be instructed to choose no more than three in their respective parties; therefore, all will move on to the general election in November.
Two Democrats and three Republicans appear on the ballot for the Catasauqua Borough Council race in the May 21 primary election.
Democratic candidates are Cameron Smith and Brian Bartholomew.
Republican candidates are Eugene H. Schlegel, Brian K. McKittrick and Jessica Kroope.
Voters will be instructed to choose no more than four in their respective parties; therefore, all will move on to the general election in November.
Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open for its 20th year May 12. The Northampton-based museum, with 3,000 artifacts, has attracted thousands of visitors, both local and abroad, over the two decades.
The museum features a slice of the cement industry history in the region. Its focus is on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Company and its role in the makings of industrial America.
Every spring before the daffodils get to full bloom, Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua holds its semiannual craft/vendor fair at its annex on Pine Street. This year’s fair, held April 6, was another successful venture.
In addition to the vendors, a selling point of the event is the breakfast. The consensus among the attendees is that you have to eat while checking out the tables. The kitchen is an all-male crew.
“It’s like a man cave, but we put out a good breakfast,” said Bob Richelderfer, kitchen team captain.