Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Search is on for alleged rapist

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Convicted murderer wanted for assaulting aunt in her Catasauqua home

Area police are seeking the whereabouts of a convicted murderer, alleged to have raped a handicapped Catasauqua woman last month.

Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish told The Press he does not want to cause a public panic.

“We do not believe he is a threat to citizens,” he said in a June 22 telephone interview. “He is not a serial rapist.”

North Catty council discusses trail, waterfront enhancements

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Representatives from Northampton County and Wildlands Conservancy met with North Catasauqua Borough Council at its June 18 meeting to discuss future enhancements to the borough’s Lehigh River waterfront area.

Christopher Strohler, senior conservation planner with Wildlands Conservancy, and Bryan Cope, open space coordinator for Northampton County, provided updates on the D&L Trail progress and the conservancy’s efforts along the Lehigh River watershed.

Blocker’s Coffeehouse hosts event for local animal shelters

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., Catasauqua, sponsored a Coffee for Paws event June 16. Owner Vicky Bartholomew has always kept a pet-friendly atmosphere since the coffeehouse opened.

“We invited some vendors and wanted to have a place where people know they can bring their pets,” she said.

In the “barking lot,” pet owners met other dog lovers.

Yee-haw! Rodeo set for Willow Brook this weekend

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Willow Brook Farms has hosted hundreds of equestrian events since the facility’s creation, but this weekend’s festivities will be a first for the North Catasauqua property.

The rodeo is coming to town.

The Willow Brook Bull Blast & Western Heritage Festival, presented by Rockin’ R Western Productions, will take place June 30 and July 1. Saturday’s event begins noon with the Bull Blast scheduled for 7 p.m. The festival continues 9 a.m. Sunday with the Bull Blast scheduled for 3 p.m.