Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hanover transferring Willowbrook Road to state

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council gives township manager authority to transfer deeds, property

At its last meeting of the year, Dec. 19, Hanover Township Council passed an ordinance to give the township manager the authority to transfer deeds and property associated with Willowbrook Road to the state.

Willowbrook Road was a point of contention early in the FedEx Ground project. Hanover objected to the amount of traffic generated by the warehouse, and township officials threatened to use its powers to block the project.

Main Streets meets at microbrewery

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Main Streets holds a quarterly meeting for all its member businesses. For the last quarter of 2018, the business association decided to meet Dec. 6 at Taylor House Brewing Company, 76 Lehigh St. Most everyone attended the fest with food provided by Pies On Pizzeria, Fossil’s Last Stand, Tony’s Top Cat Bar and Grill, Bridge Street Family Restaurant and Catty Corner.

“It’s nice that we can get together and share ideas. All of us are trying to attract customers in Catasauqua and keep them here,” said Jacki Hartford of Fossil’s.

Lions Club holds annual senior appreciation luncheon

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every year on the first Saturday in December — this year, Dec. 1 — Catasauqua Lions Club hosts a luncheon for Catasauqua and North Catasauqua seniors.

“This is our 30th year doing the dinner. People come here from all over and enjoy lunch,” said Joseph Tognoli after the luncheon, held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

Any senior living in the area is invited to the event. This year, nearly 100 seniors attended, and the Lions delivered 55 dinners to shut-ins.

Mammography imaging coming to S. Whitehall center

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

Women invited to schedule

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.

According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital.

Writer’s words memorialized at hospital

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Mark Reccek’s columns to hang in LVH-Muhlenberg oncology department

When Mark Reccek was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he began his treatment in the oncology department at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The Marine was a fighter and wrote regularly for The Press newspapers.

While he was undergoing treatment, he was being cared for by his sister, Donna Kukor, of Bath. During his stints in the hospital, Reccek continued to write columns on the experiences he had during his treatment.

Borough hints at sale agreements for Iron Works

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Dec. 10, Solicitor Thomas Dinkelacker indicated the borough is close to an agreement with the lone developer interested in pursuing the Iron Works project.

“We have been in five negotiation sessions, and we are close to the final agreement,” he said.

The plan is to release the final draft of the document to council at a private session scheduled for Jan. 28, 2019.

‘A special place at Christmas’

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Committee announces winners of North Catty home decorating contest

On a quiet and dark December night, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out to judge the 12th annual North Catasauqua small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

The committee toured the borough, viewing the 28 homes entered in the contest. The designs varied from simple to elaborate as they helped to make North Catasauqua sparkle and shine brightly for the holiday season.

Holiday lights self-tour

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Start at North Catasauqua Borough Hall (1066 Fourth St.)

Fourth Street — right turn onto Chapel Street

Chapel Street — right turn onto Third Street

Third Street — left turn onto Eugene Street

Eugene Street — left turn onto Second Street

Second Street — left turn onto Chapel Street

Chapel Street — left turn onto Howertown Road

Howertown Road — right turn onto Chapel Street

Chapel Street — right turn onto American Street

American Street — right turn onto Locust Street

Locust Street — right turn onto Howertown Road