Catasauqua Press

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Residents get to work to rid borough of graffiti

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

On a chilly April 21 morning, a throng of helpers showed up to patrol Catasauqua’s streets looking for trash and graffiti.

“It’s the graffiti that got me out here,” resident Sherri Anderson said. “We have too much of it.”

The cleanup has been going on for years, but this is the largest turnout so far. It might be that Blocker’s Coffeehouse provided an early boost of caffeine to the volunteers.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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


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.



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

Meixner’s life is celebrated

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

Jean Decker and her sister, Joan Kozemchik, held a memorial service April 15 for their 92-year-old mother, Madeline Meixner, who died in January.

“We wanted to have something so her friends could remember her life and their memories of her,” Decker said.

Nearly 100 guests showed up at the David Thomas Home in Catasauqua, where Meixner lived. Guests told stories of their encounters with the feisty and memorable Meixner.

Congressman Charlie Dent feted at Lehigh Country Club event

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

After answering questions posed by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Tony Ianelli during a live taping of the weekly half-hour “Business Matters” television program, retiring U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was feted at an informal thank-you reception March 28 at Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The show aired April 2 on WFMZ Lehigh Valley television channel 69.

‘The Power of a Pivot’ offers tools, tips for happiness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Imagine choosing to add more joy to one’s life each day.

That is the vision of Nancy Werteen, a resident of the Parkland School District, and Kim Howie, of Center Valley, authors of the book “The Power of a Pivot.”

In their book, Werteen and Howie offer tools and tips for a better understanding of the path to true happiness.

They are also co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, an organization that helps women connect and commit to their passions and shared wisdom. Readers of The Wisdom Coalition’s monthly newsletter suggested the two share their knowledge through a book.