Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Council hears concerns of Front Street resident

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jessica Tirado asked the Catasauqua Borough Council to make immediate repairs to the vacant lot on Front Street that was recently paved by the borough.

“The lot was not paved properly and rainwater runs into our basement,” Tirado told council members at the Aug. 7 council meeting. “The basement is part of our living area and the dampness generates mold.”

Slatington man remembered at trout hatchery

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Fishermen’s stories and fond memories were shared recently at the Springside Trout Hatchery in Slatington as members of the community, friends and family of the late Robert G. Herzog Sr. dedicated a bench in his honor.

The bench is the result of multiple donations made in Herzog’s memory following his death in September 2016, after a battle with lung cancer.

His family asked those wanting to honor Herzog and his contributions to the community to donate to the Springside Sportsmen Club Inc., a group of which Herzog was a member.

The sun, the moon and a solar eclipse

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Mark Twain fans may recall how a total eclipse helps protagonist Hank Morgan escape death and impress royalty and the magician Merlin when Morgan time-travels to sixth-century England after a blow to the head in Twain’s novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court.”

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, visible to the continental United States, inspired scientists, baffled wildlife and dazzled star gazers with its celestial show.

Catty man is ready for Allentown fair

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Quietly tucked away at the end of Sherman Street in Catasauqua is a treasure of a residential lot that produces award-winning, colorful and sweet-smelling flowers and a wide variety of vegetables.

The homeowner, Joseph Veshinfsky, tends to a large garden that produces award-winning entries at The Great Allentown Fair.

Veshinfsky said he has been submitting fair entries the past 10 to 15 years. On average, Veshinfsky said, he has won up to 50 ribbons yearly.

Second St. house still standing

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

There is still no decision on what will happen next with the sinking home on Second Street, North Catasauqua.

At the Aug. 8 borough council meeting, little new information was revealed about the twin home at 1022 and 1024 Second St., because of pending litigation.

During the July council meeting, council President Peter Paone said the borough was in talks with Northampton County about grant money that was potentially available for the property’s demolition. But the borough has now learned it will not qualify for the grant because of the borough’s small size.

Some do’s & don’ts for viewing Monday’s total solar eclipse

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by DR. LINDA CHOUS in Local News

The first total eclipse to span coast to coast across the U.S. mainland in almost a century will be visible Aug. 21. For people in Pennsylvania, the eclipse coverage will reach over 75 percent.

This rare celestial event is a spectacular occurrence; however, there are precautions people should take to help maintain their eye health while witnessing the spectacle in its full glory. Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection can cause serious eye damage, including blurry vision that can last months, or even permanent problems.