Catasauqua Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 9

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 10

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

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 11

Insurance agency tourney winnings given to food bank

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Brosky golfers take second place, donate $6,000 prize

Todd Brosky, of Brosky Insurance Agency, presented a $6,000 check to the Catasauqua Food Bank Sept. 28.

Food bank volunteers Joe Tognoli and Jeanine Craver welcomed Brosky, Cheryl Butler and her son Brett. Brosky told them, “Every year, Erie (Insurance) has a charity golf tournament. We all chip in to play. This year, we came in second place.”

The insurance agency donated its winnings from the tournament to the food bank.

Borough in search of artifacts

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Public display at Catasauqua’s new municipal building is in the works

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session Sept. 25, Councilman Brian Bartholomew suggested the borough take an inventory of artifacts to help tell the history of Catasauqua.

“I have plenty of things that I think would be something of interest,” he said.

According to Councilwoman Christine Weaver, the borough plans to have an exhibit at the new municipal building where historic items can be displayed.

“The idea is to have the items in a display case so that visitors to the municipal building could view them,” she said.

Bridge demo: Prepare for Oct. 11 dynamite blast

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The two outer arches of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will fall to two dynamite blasts the morning of Oct. 11.

The announcement was made Sept. 25 at a briefing for borough representatives from Coplay and Northampton. Attending the briefing were police, public works and elected officials from both boroughs.

The third center arch will fall sometime in early November.

Shredding event will be held Saturday

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As a free service to the community, state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Catty man honored for volunteer work on Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Richard Snyder, a Catasauqua resident and member of the Allentown Hiking Club, has been recognized by the National Park Service (NPS) with a Golden Service Award for his 50 years of volunteer work on the Appalachian Trail.

The award was announced by Wendy Janssen, NPS superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s biennial meeting in Maine last month.

Janssen noted Snyder is only the 41st recipient of this award.