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Development, trails addressed at State of Region luncheon

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Green space and development were some of the main topics of conversation at the State of the Region luncheon, held Feb. 14 and hosted by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon at Fellowship Community featured a panel, made up of Steve Travers, manager of Catasauqua Borough; Bill Molchany, mayor of North Catasauqua Borough; Michael Harakal Jr., mayor of Whitehall Township; and Steve Burker, council member of Coplay Borough, talking about the accomplishments of each community over the past year, as well as plans for the upcoming year.

Catasauqua shares soup with police

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish met with the public Feb. 21 at the borough’s ongoing monthly police meet-and-greet events. The latest event, Soup with the Smokies, was held at Bridge Street Family Restaurant, 215 Bridge St.

The genesis of the idea to meet with police officers came from Pastor Brian Riedy of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church.

“We are always looking for ways to have the community involved, and having residents get to know the police better is a good idea. I heard about a similar program in Las Vegas and adopted it for the borough,” Riedy said.

Catasauqua business closing its doors

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Owner of Julia’s 4 Seasons says she’s looking at options for new location

Melissa Jacobs, owner of Julia’s 4 Seasons, 327 Front St., Catasauqua, has announced her consignment store would close at the end of March.

“We have no plans on where to move next, but we are looking for options,” she said.

According to Jacobs, she was unable to negotiate an acceptable lease arrangement with her landlord.

“This was a tribute store. I named it in honor of my mother and a dear friend whose name was also Julia,” Jacobs said.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 28

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

MARCH

MONDAY 4

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

WEDNESDAY 6

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

Borough to appoint building code official

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Iron Works project update also on Catasauqua council’s March 4 agenda

Catasauqua Borough Council ran through a gauntlet of items at its workshop session Feb. 25. Subjects for action at the next regular meeting, set for March 4, include appointing a building code official and an update to the Iron Works project from Chad Helmer, of Taggart Associates.

Four generations now in Eastern Star

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Four generations came together recently at the Porter Chapman Lodge, 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua, for the initiation of Andrea Cote into the Rose Croix Chapter 235, Order of Eastern Star.

She is the granddaughter of Tru Ann Berger, Worthy Matron, and Gerald Berger, Worthy Patron, of Orefield.

This now constitutes four generations of members in the Rose Croix chapter, including Pauline Leindecker, great-grandmother; Gerald Berger, grandfather; Deanna Cote, mother; and now Andrea Cote, the newest member.

Carroll announces candidacy for DA

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the enthusiastic support of the 9-12 Project of the Lehigh Valley and encouragement from activists from across Northampton County, sole practitioner Thomas Carroll has announced his candidacy for district attorney of Northampton County.

Carroll began his legal career in 1989 as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he served on various units, ending by being the chief juvenile prosecutor before starting a private practice.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 25

Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

WEDNESDAY 27

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

THURSDAY 28

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

N. Catty considers elevator

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

CDBG money to help with 4th St. project

North Catasauqua Borough has received a Community Development Block Grant to perform a feasibility study for an elevator in the municipal building, 1066 Fourth St. Council members heard the details of the CDBG funding application submitted by President Peter Paone at the Feb. 18 meeting.

The borough building stands at three stories, with the top floor currently used for storage. Council would like to see the floor utilized for offices or a larger community room. For the floor to be used, however, it must be handicapped accessible under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).