Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Borough in search of artifacts

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Public display at Catasauqua’s new municipal building is in the works

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session Sept. 25, Councilman Brian Bartholomew suggested the borough take an inventory of artifacts to help tell the history of Catasauqua.

“I have plenty of things that I think would be something of interest,” he said.

According to Councilwoman Christine Weaver, the borough plans to have an exhibit at the new municipal building where historic items can be displayed.

“The idea is to have the items in a display case so that visitors to the municipal building could view them,” she said.

Bridge demo: Prepare for Oct. 11 dynamite blast

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The two outer arches of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will fall to two dynamite blasts the morning of Oct. 11.

The announcement was made Sept. 25 at a briefing for borough representatives from Coplay and Northampton. Attending the briefing were police, public works and elected officials from both boroughs.

The third center arch will fall sometime in early November.

Shredding event will be held Saturday

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As a free service to the community, state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Catty man honored for volunteer work on Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Richard Snyder, a Catasauqua resident and member of the Allentown Hiking Club, has been recognized by the National Park Service (NPS) with a Golden Service Award for his 50 years of volunteer work on the Appalachian Trail.

The award was announced by Wendy Janssen, NPS superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s biennial meeting in Maine last month.

Janssen noted Snyder is only the 41st recipient of this award.

Board approves positions for 2017-18

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A number of positions were approved for the 2017-18 academic year by the Catasauqua School Board.

The board at its Sept. 11 meeting approved, by a vote of 4-0, a number of positions. Abstaining from the vote, citing personal conflict issues, was board member Dale Hein.

Those approved were four noninstructional aides, Joan Korp, Valerie Billowitch, Tina Marie Thomas and Janice Kovacs.

Also, two were approved as substitute teachers were Erin Stramitis and Heather Kaswandik.