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Hanover hears request for indoor sky diving facility

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

A developer approached Hanover council with a unique proposition at council’s meeting June 6.

Next to the Knight’s Inn, close to Airport Center Mall, sits a vacant piece of property. The developer wants to put in an indoor sky diving facility.

Essentially, indoor sky diving is a way to experience some thrills of sky diving with limited risk. A wind tunnel is used to simulate sky diving.

The system is installed in six locations primarily on the East Coast, with the closest one in Philadelphia at King of Prussia Mall.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

MONDAY 18

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.

TUESDAY 19

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

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

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

Council reviews street, property issues

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Resident seeks help in keeping neighborhood children out of her yard

Lester Ettl took to the podium at Catasauqua Borough Council’s meeting June 4 to discuss needed improvements along Chestnut Street.

Councilman Brian Bartholomew, acting as president for this meeting, explained that Chestnut was on the list of streets to be paved this year. Bartholomew is also chair of the public works committee.

Bartholomew and public works Supervisor Jeff MacHose prepared a list of road projects and set a priority to each. Street projects are bid and completed in order of their priority until the budget is exhausted. Chestnut Street is high on the list.

Basket raffle helps community

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Ever wonder where all the Easter baskets wind up? One spot might be the basket raffle at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua. Every year before the celebrated Victorian High Tea social, the church raises money for its active community outreach programs.

At this raffle, held April 27, there were 110 baskets, along with gift cards and unique items. The grand prizes were a rocking chair and a vacuum cleaner.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

MONDAY 11

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 12

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

WEDNESDAY 13

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.

Main Streets members meet at brewing company

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Owner details opening of business

Members of Main Streets, Catasauqua’s business owners association, met for their quarterly meeting May 31 at the new Taylor House Brewing Company, on Lehigh Street, across from the George Taylor House.

“Every quarter, we have a formal meeting at a local business,” Kimberly Brubaker, the association’s president, said. “This meeting was special because it was the night before Taylor House Brewing would be open to the public.”

Taylor House Brewing Company owners Fred and Annette Pompa talked at length about the trials and tribulations of starting their new business.

Class of 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

123 graduates join ranks

Family, friends and district faculty and staff gathered June 4 for the 150th Catasauqua High School graduation. The 123 graduating seniors filed into the high school gymnasium to the sound of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the Catasauqua High School band under the direction of Robert Arnold.

The student speakers focused on the past, present and future.