Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hanover council looking for updates from Rockefeller group

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rockefeller Development Group had a line in Hanover Township Council’s agenda April 17 to provide updated information regarding the Race Street improvements.

Township Manager Christopher Garges reported that Rockefeller had not received a formal notice to proceed from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The developer is working on controlling traffic along Race Street with portions of the road at varying heights. The next phase of the construction project is to begin work on Airport Road.

Garges is looking for an update at the May 17 meeting.

Landi finds purpose for office space

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

John Landi, owner of Pie’s On Pizzeria, recently acquired property at 413 Second St.

As part of his original agreement with the borough’s zoning hearing board, he made repairs to the garage, including new doors, exterior paint and refurbishing the entrance. The building is used for long-term storage for his Front Street business and his vintage car collection.

The building also has an office space that was not used.

Arbor Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua honors volunteers, organizations with annual celebration

For two-plus decades, Catasauqua Borough has set aside the last Saturday in April to celebrate Arbor Day. This year, it was April 27. The borough takes this time to recognize community organizations and volunteers who have contributed to the borough.

This year, Robert Bastian, Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission chairman, announced the borough planted trees to honor Susan Hein, who, in addition to her duties with the borough, volunteered her time with the Halloween parade and the George Taylor House. Her tree is at the site of the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Front St. improvement bids are released

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catty council expected to vote May 6 on Iron Works sales agreement

Catasauqua Borough Engineer Ronald Gawlik reported April 29 his office has released bids for streetscape improvements on Front Street. The improvements are part of the rejuvenation of Front Street in line with the Iron Works project.

After council’s workshop that night, council members met in executive session to review a presentation on the sales agreement for the Iron Works project. The final agreement is expected to be on the agenda for a vote at the regular meeting May 6.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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.


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.

Former WCSD teacher joins funeral home family business

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling, of Weisenberg Township, has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth-generation funeral director.

Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.

Masonic lodge hosts dinner

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Event benefits Northampton food bank

The Porter Chapman Masonic Lodge held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Northampton Area Food Bank April 6.

“We hold the fundraiser when they need some help. It’s part of our commitment to help the community,” said Richard Mullen, who helped coordinate the event. “Everyone in the lodge chips in to make the event successful.”

The lodge is unique in that it is actually two separate lodges. The Porter Lodge was formed in Catasauqua Borough, and the Chapman Lodge was originally in Northampton Borough. The combined lodges are based at 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.

National drug collection event scheduled for April 27

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County district attorney names drop-off locations

The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.

County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

Catty Corner hosts egg hunt, pizza party

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Jay and Tyler Cimerol, co-owners of Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie, held the restaurant’s first-ever Easter egg hunt April 20. Boys and girls ages 12 and under were invited to the holiday event at the 301 Mulberry St., Catasauqua, restaurant.

Thankfully, the rain had stopped so the kids were able to search for the eggs outside. After the egg hunt, they enjoyed a pizza party inside.

Parents agreed the event was great fun for the children.