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Sacred Heart celebrates 20 years

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 4. The facility officially opened its doors Oct. 4, 1998.

A team of professionals, including nursing and auxiliary personnel, are headed by Gayle Yastrop, executive director; Diane Eck, director of nursing; and Kira Kichline, resident care director. The Sacred Heart team provides the facility’s residents with individual service and care to meet their needs while providing an at-home atmosphere.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Blocker’s celebrates one year in business

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Blocker’s Coffeehouse, Catasauqua’s premier traditional coffee spot, celebrated its anniversary at the beginning of September.

“We are happy to be in business for this first year and want to thank everyone in the community who has patronized our business,” said Vicki Bartholomew, who owns the shop, located at 309 Front St.

Blocker’s is next to Gas House Dance Hall, so the celebration included entertainment from Jet Weston and the Atomic Ranch Hands.

Sophie, from Henna Chakra, was there to spice things up with a few temporary tattoos.

Cement Worker of The Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Rodney Hartzell

Mr. Rodney Hartzell was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1971. His first job was at a local textile factory, earning $3.50 per hour. In 1973, Rodney followed his three uncles and was hired at Nazareth Cement Company, starting on the labor gang.

One of the former managers was Mr. Paul Lentz. The plant, at one time, operated eight kilns. There were various jobs no longer found at cement plants. The roof cleaners, sweepers and dust collectors have been replaced by modern, clean technology.

Hanover council not giving up on Troxell repairs

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

An ongoing discussion on the condition of road repairs on Troxell Avenue and surrounding streets continued at Hanover Township Council’s meeting Oct. 3.

The township experienced some major problems with leaking water lines that damaged sections of roadways. The area is served by the Bethlehem Water Authority, which repaired the leaking supply lines. They covered up the trenches and sealed the roadway. The repair was not up to code or to expected standards.

Democrats rally in Coplay

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Murat Guzel, who heads the Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Coalition (LVDPC), held a political rally, billed as Harmony Fest, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion Aug. 9.

“This is a local organization. Every local Democrat Party organization and all the Democratic elected officials joined us and are a part of this group,” he said.

Guzel had a two-page list of everyone who supports his organization. Celeste Dee is the executive director of LVDPC and set up the event. She has an extensive resume of working for Democratic Party executives.