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Catasauqua added to insect quarantine

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Borough has been placed on the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine.

The Press recently spoke to borough Manager Gene Goldfeder, who said he believes someone in the borough spotted the fly around late September. The exact location the fly was seen is unknown.

“We didn’t get that information first (who spotted it),” he said. “It’s around, to an extent.”

The quarantine’s purpose, Goldfeder noted, is to protect against further spreading of the insect.

According to Goldfeder, he is not certain of how long the fly lives.

All ready for the holidays

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Tree lighting at George Taylor House features encampment, tours, hospitality

The slight chill in the air made it feel like Christmas was only moments away, despite it being only Dec. 3 — the night of the George Taylor House’s Christmas tree-lighting event. Before the ceremonies began, Bishop James McIver invited children to come to Revolution Church for a round of arts and crafts in a warm space.

Catasauqua has a unique Christmas experience because the George Taylor House setting adds a different dimension to the borough’s celebration. This year’s tree lighting had an encampment by Revolutionary War re-enactors.

County commissioners view five-year financial plan

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Gretchen Naso, a principal officer from RKL LLP, briefed Lehigh County Board of Commissioners on a five-year financial forecasting model developed for aid in future planning at the Nov. 21 meeting. Naso’s plan analyzed the county’s finances for the last five years to give the borough an idea of how financial decisions today may affect the future.

“One of our goals was to allow commissioners to take the financial information that’s out there and kind of distill it until it becomes more manageable,” Naso said.

Burying the hatchet before Turkey Day

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Roughies, K-Kids predict outcome of annual football game

When representatives from Catasauqua and Northampton get together for their annual Bury the Hatchet event, no one is immune from the jokes, including the Nazareth Blue Eagles.

Sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club and Catasauqua Community Club, the 70th Bury the Hatchet dinner was held Nov. 21 at the Catasauqua American Legion.

Administrators from each side took turns sharing jabs and predictions about the Turkey Day game rivalry. Catasauqua was aiming to end its three-year losing strike, while Northampton was looking to earn the four-year sweep for its senior class.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 11

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 12

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

WEDNESDAY 13

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.

Leiner kicks off congressional campaign

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To a full house at Keystone Pub and Grill, Grape Street, Whitehall, the Leiner for Congress campaign hosted an event Nov. 11 to officially kick off the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.

The event started with some introductory words from Will Leiner, the candidate’s son, followed by a viewing of the campaign’s official announcement video that was released the week before.

Bill Leiner Jr., Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, then addressed the crowd.

Whitehall resident launches hurricane relief effort

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For Ricardo Menendez, a paramedic at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the memories of when he had been deployed to Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy as a member of the Cetronia Strike Team came rushing back when the recent string of hurricanes devastated so many lives in the United States and Puerto Rico.

During Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy, Menendez, of Whitehall, was on the front lines of the devastation and even shared quarters with families affected by the disaster.