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Speeding is permitted at local pinewood derby

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Twenty-two Cub Scouts from Cub Pack 94 recently competed in the 2017 pinewood derby. The race took place at the pack’s sponsoring church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

The Scouts, with the help of an adult or by themselves, fashioned their official BSA pinewood derby kit into a super cool race car. North Valley District rules must be adhered to, including a maximum weight of 5 ounces, and using no lubrication except for graphite for the axles and wheels.

At the event, each Scout’s car races four heats, and the fastest average time wins.

Feline finish line

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Ladies and gentleman, please hold onto your senses. We don’t want to get you all shook up but we have a very special hunk o’ hunk o’ burning love available for adoption.

Yes, our very own Elvis is in the building at Feline Finish Line!

Elvis is a 2-year-old, neutered male who is up to date on shots and in his own words he, “just wants to be your teddy bear” so please, “don’t be cruel,” take a chance to meet and “love me tender.”

If you are interested in Elvis, please contact Feline Finish Line at 610-704-3315.

North Catasauqua takes action

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Borough to demolish collapsing twin home on Second St. if owner does not repair

Second Street residents attending the April 25 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting indicated they were satisfied with the council’s decision regarding a collapsing house on their street.

A hole opened up under one of the attached homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. three years ago, and neighbors have waited in vain for the homeowner to either make repairs or demolish the building.

Hanover allows Primo expansion to move forward

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Primo Trucking Inc. on Hoover Avenue in Hanover Township asked the township zoning hearing board April 27 for zoning variances that would allow it to expand at its existing location.

“We like where we are,” George Paxos said. “Our business is growing, and we need more space.” Paxos is the company’s founder and majority owner.

The existing warehouse is tucked near the Carmike Theater and the A. Duie Pyle trucking terminal and across Hoover Avenue from US Foods.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


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

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Township honors local state police

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s meeting April 19, council passed a resolution designating May 2 as State Police Day in Hanover.

“The state police work closely with us … this is a little something that we can do to show our appreciation for all their efforts,” Chairman Bruce Paulus said. On May 2, the state police celebrated the anniversary of the organization’s founding.

A ceremony was to be held at the barracks in Bethlehem. Representatives of the township regularly attend the annual event.

CAST presents

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Disney’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’

The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the musical “Beauty and the Beast.” Director Bill Nothstein says 60 talented performers will bring this popular Disney story to the stage of Catasauqua High School this weekend and next weekend.

Months of designing and building over 50 enchanted costumes and a three-level castle have kept members busy when not rehearsing.

Set construction is under the direction of the skillful Bob Heffelfinger, whose team of workers has created an impressive set.

NCC international students work at George Taylor House

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every year in early April, Northampton Community College observes a day of service.

“We do it to help our students get out into the community and take on some tasks to help out our neighbors,” said Jason Haller.

Last year, the crews consisted of some of the college’s educators. This year, Haller brought a contingent of international students.

“The students are part of the Community College Initiative (CCI) program,” he said. “They come into the program over the summer for a year and then return to their home countries in May,” he said.