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Lutz-Doemling promoted to assistant superintendent

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

During the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting Feb. 11, Dr. Christina Lutz-Doemling was unanimously voted to the position of assistant superintendent.

She formerly served as the director of curriculum and assessment for the district.

According to Superintendent Robert Spengler, Lutz-Doemling is “extremely well deserving” of the promotion and noted he looks forward to their continued work together.

Hanover discusses housing project

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Kushner Real Estate Group was back in front of Hanover Township Council Feb. 5 with revisions to a plan for mixed-use development on property near American Parkway that presently houses St. Luke’s Hospital administrative center.

The company made a proposal late last year that was not received well by council. Township officials asked KRE to look at the plan again.

KRE is proposing a development of residential units near the Allendale Apartments complex. These would be high-end apartment-style town houses.

North Catty to seek funding for storm drain project

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Borough to cover cost of Main St. reconstruction work with grants, loan

At the Feb. 17 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, council President Peter Paone provided an update on the Main Street storm drain reconstruction project.

To pay for the project, Paone said, the borough is applying for several grants, as well as a loan through PENNVEST, a state organization that specifically funds sewer, stormwater and drinking water projects.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.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.


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.


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

Kids make wishes for animal wellness

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Library event aids Australia wildlife rescue organization

Public Library of Catasauqua held a fundraiser Feb. 12 for WIRES, an Australian wildlife rescue organization based in New South Wales.

After the horrible destruction from recent wildfires in Australia, WIRES has been faced with an unprecedented series of emergencies. More than 12 million acres of land were burned in the fires, displacing over 800 million animals in New South Wales alone.

An estimated one billion animals were affected throughout the entire country.

Greater Northern Lehigh Restaurant Week is Feb. 23-29

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, partner of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, presents Winter Restaurant Week Feb. 23-29.

The weeklong event is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse restaurants the northern part of Lehigh Valley has to offer.

Participating restaurants will offer set-price or prix fixe menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or dessert with both take-out and dine-in options. These diverse menu items are designed to satisfy a spectrum of palates, budgets and lifestyles.

Boscola announces grants for county emergency services

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services in Lehigh and Northampton counties were awarded $406,836.90 through the 2019-20 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.