Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 12

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 13

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

WEDNESDAY 14

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.

Council, planners OK Willow Brook project

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

152 homes will be built in N. Catty; golf course will reduce to nine holes

Representatives from the Fuller Family Trust have received conditional final approval from North Catasauqua’s borough council and planning commission for the proposed Willow Brook Farm subdivision development.

At the Jan. 31 planning committee meeting, borough Engineer Dave Kutzor reviewed his final recommendations with planning committee members Joe Keglovits and Dan Snyder. Robert Dwyer, representing the Fuller family, was on hand to address any questions and potential conditions.

Avoiding the flu

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Even though flu season appears to have peaked, according to the Centers for Disease Control, getting a flu shot remains the best deterrent in case someone comes in contact with the influenza virus.

Other things to keep in mind when trying to avoid the flu:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs on your hands can easily spread this way.

• Avoid close contact with sick people.

Cutting a rug

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Dixieland, rockabilly, even burlesque on event list at Gas House Dance Hall

Are you “In the Mood” for a little ’40s swing music? Want to test your skills at the Charleston?

Get acquainted with the Gas House Dance Hall on Front Street and its “Dixieland 1920s” revue.

Called one of the Lehigh Valley’s premier dance clubs, the Gas House hosted a special dance Jan. 27. Host Vickie Bartholomew counted at least 40 dancers in the crowd. Some voyeurs were there, only to be amazed by the dancing and music.

Players enjoy bingo at St. Paul’s event

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Chili cook-off Feb. 3 is next on list of church’s activities

Everything was grins and giggles Jan. 28 as St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, opened the kitchen just after noon, so approximately 100 bingo players could get some snacks. When the clock struck 2 p.m. and Bob Bastion took the stage to call bingo, the serious business began.

The room echoed with only an occasional “Bingo!” as the players got to work. The gifts were $25 gift cards from various merchants, as well as cash prizes.

“We have a committee that goes around to merchants looking for donations,” June Hahn said.

Tasting room waiting on vote

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Ordinance change would align local, state requirements

Prior to Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop meeting Jan. 29, Solicitor Thomas Dinkelacker opened a public hearing on a proposal to change the local ordinance on craft beverages to allow for a tasting room.

The details of the proposal have been discussed for months. The change is designed to accommodate a proposal from Annette and Fred Pompa for a tasting room in a building across from the George Taylor House.

Taking the field

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Former CHS coach has adopted pooch playing in Puppy Bowl

When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.

Tom Falzone, former head football coach at Catasauqua High School, and his wife, Stephanie, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.

The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.