Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The band plays on

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Despite recent flooding,

The Toga Party Band performed Aug. 10 at Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., as part of the park’s summer concert series.

The band has a popular local following. Residents packed the amphitheater for the performance.

Jeff Miller, who manages the park activities and the pool, was happy for some good news. Flooding at the municipal pool last week closed the pool for the season.

“I was down here, and I could see the flood water coming into the pool,” he said. “It’s good that we have some decent weather and a nice band.”

National Night Out

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Event recognizes efforts of emergency personnel

Since 1984, communities across the nation have celebrated National Night Out the first Tuesday in August. Catasauqua joined the crowd Aug. 7.

“This is the first time we ever did this event, and we are happy to put it on for the community,” St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Pastor Scott Paradise said.

The event was held at the 417 Howertown Road church.

A spate of rain squalls midway through the event sent some scrambling into the church hall.

Diabetes program co-hosted at two Catasauqua locations

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Public Library of Catasauqua and Hartzell’s Pharmacy will co-host the six-week Penn State Extension program Dining with Diabetes. This program offers information on lifestyle modification to help enhance the long-term health of residents in Catasauqua and surrounding communities.

Participants may choose between two program times on the following dates: Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 1 and 8, with a follow-up session Dec. 10, at either Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., Catasauqua, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or at the Catasauqua library, 302 Bridge St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hanover gets FedEx warehouse update

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Willowbrook, Race work nearly finished; Airport Rd. project just starting

With Allen Township ready to give a certificate of occupancy to FedEx Ground, Hanover Township asked Rockefeller Group for an update at its meeting Aug. 1.

Johanna Chervak brought her staff to the meeting to present a detailed plan. The delay in the Willowbrook Road and Race Street area is primarily because utility work added complications.

Some areas had weak subsoils.

Julia’s Four Seasons plays host to Starving Artists event

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Melissa Jacobs, the proprietor of Julia’s Four Seasons, Catasauqua, opened up the front yard of the consignment shop to a group of artists July 28.

“This was just a fun time. There were no setup fees because these are new artists looking for ways to get their art out to the public,” Jacobs said.

Lakisha Williams kept the group in stitches as the roving comedian.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

MONDAY 13

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

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 14

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

WEDNESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.