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County exec urges census support

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Armstrong says $2,000-plus is lost for each resident not counted

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, in his version of the former county Government on the Go program, attended the Catasauqua Borough Council meeting Feb. 3.

The Government on the Go program was a Lehigh County Board of Commissioners initiative a decade ago. Over time, the commissioners would hold meetings at Lehigh County municipal buildings. Armstrong said he tries to attend every local municipality’s council or supervisors meetings during a year.

Addressing council, Armstrong urged members to engage in the census.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News



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

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


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

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

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.


Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Herman R. Holderman

Mr. Herman Holderman was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School in 1978, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kids wrestling team. Upon graduation, he worked for Allentown Sanitation.

His cement career at Lafarge started in 1995.

He recalls, “I started on the tire dock, later worked on the labor gang, then moved to the maintenance department.”

Dave Tomasic, his former supervisor, was highly respected at the plant and shared his lifetime experiences with Herman.

Groups discuss 2020 events

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Main Streets, the borough’s business owners association, held a meeting Jan. 28 at Pie’s On Pizzeria, Front and Pine streets, Catasauqua, with its Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce partners to discuss business programs for 2020.

“We are all excited about our schedule. We have great events planned throughout the year,” said Jessica O’Donnell, executive vice president of affiliated chambers for Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, who is the go-to contact for small-business owners and local organizations in Catasauqua.

Sycamores removed at North Catty park

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Council votes to tentatively accept offer to take down six additional trees

During the Feb. 3 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, public works Supervisor Travis Brett discussed the two sycamore trees removed at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park last month by Snowscapes.

After the job, the company offered to remove six more old trees from the park for an additional $6,000. Because Brett considered the price point to be exceptional, he urged council to approve the action, knowing the six trees in question will have to be removed at some point this year.

HCPA honors helpers

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association held its annual appreciation dinner for its volunteers and fundraising associates Jan. 25 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

This year’s dinner added some unique flavors to the already extensive list of favorites. Shelly Nolter prepared a great rendition of a Scottish egg. For those who have never had the pleasure, it’s a hard-boiled egg wrapped in a special sausage blend, wrapped in a lightly breaded crust and deep-fried.

It was reported new owners moved into at least one of the historical homes along Bridge Street.

Violet’s Closet honors first year

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Mariama Crook gathered some friends Jan. 9 at her consignment shop at 517 Front St., Catasauqua, to celebrate the anniversary of Violet’s Closet.

“I looked at various places, but when I walked into this space, I knew this was the place,” Crook said of finding the location of her shop.

Her successful first year bodes well for her future success.

Jessica O’Donnell, executive vice president of affiliated chambers, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental in bringing this business into the area and helping Crook with planning and marketing.