Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Museum to open doors May 13

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

NASD, university students toured in April

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open at its Northampton site May 13 for the 20th year.

It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the past and present cement industry with a focus on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Manufacturing Company and others. Since its opening in 2008, thousands of visitors have toured the 1401 Laubach Ave. museum. The building also houses the borough’s administrative offices, council chambers and the police station.

Arbor Day celebrated

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Longtime employees, volunteers honored during annual event

Robert Bastian, chairman of Catasauqua’s Shade Tree Commission, welcomed honorees and guests to an Arbor Day celebration April 28 at the borough’s new municipal complex.

This is the first year the celebration was held at the 90 Bridge St. building. According to Mayor Barbara Schlegel, this is, however, the 19th annual borough celebration of Arbor Day.

“It’s important that we continue to beautify the borough with our long-standing commitment to planting trees. It is a way to beautify the community and to honor those who have served the borough well,” she said.

Fossil’s chowder cook-off is a hit

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Local tavern raises money for animal rescue organizations

Jackie Harford’s tavern, Fossil’s Last Stand, sponsored a benefit for the animal rescue organizations Feline Urban Rescue and Rehabilitation (FURR) and Peaceable Kingdom April 7.

“We do three fundraisers a year. Nancy Green talked to me about fundraising for these organizations five years ago, and we have been doing it ever since,” Harford said.

The chili cook-off, held in November, and the chowder cook-off have the same format. Amateur chefs bring in their prepared recipes, and everyone gets to vote for their favorite creation.

More input needed on ticketing ordinance

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Inspection details, cost are still sticking points for Catty council members

A proposal rumbling around in the planning and zoning committee was discussed at Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session April 30. The ordinance would institute a program that allows designated borough officials to issue tickets for minor property violations.

The proposal has received a lukewarm reception. Christine Weaver, committee chair, wants to add a few items, one of which is a warning.

North Catty council approves replacing aging trees

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council approved the removal of four aging trees surrounding North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park at its April 16 meeting.

The old trees will be replaced by new maple trees that are scheduled to be planted in the upcoming weeks. Funds for the removal of the old trees and planting of the new ones were covered by a surplus from the borough’s snow removal fund.

Hanover dedicates May 2 as State Police Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting April 4, Hanover Township Council passed a resolution proclaiming May 2 as Pennsylvania State Police Day in the township. The beginning of May is celebrated as the birthday of the state police. The township honors the police with recognition and contributes a memorial plaque at the annual event.

“They do a good job for our township,” Chairman Bruce Paulus said.

The township has no official police force and relies on the state police for enforcement.

Candidates forum planned for May 2

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The League of Women Voters of Northampton and Lehigh counties are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the new 7th Congressional District 7-8:30 p.m. May 2. It is being hosted by Northampton Community College and will take place in Alumnae Hall on the main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some time to meet and greet candidates. Parking is plentiful.

Canal cleanup

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Volunteers turn out for annual Catty event to mark Earth Day

Saturday at noon, Ben and Candace Winkler broke out the snacks, bags, gloves and hot dogs to start the annual canal cleanup project in Catasauqua. The project started years ago and makes a dent in some of the trash that accumulates in and along the canal.

“Everything from Front Street and probably further up washes down into the canal,” said Candace Winkler, who took over organizing the project a few years ago.