Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 25

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

MONDAY 29

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

MAY

WEDNESDAY 1

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

Catty zoners OK request for apartment conversion

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Homeowner sought permission for three units; board approved only two

The Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board listened to a request April 16 from Renet Bruehl to turn her single-family home at 120 Second St. into a three-unit apartment. The board considered five variances before rendering its decision.

The property was a two-unit apartment when Bruehl purchased the home in 2001. Her husband sent a letter to the borough in 2003 asking to convert the property into a single-family residence. That request was granted.

Soggy start to boroughs’ cleanup efforts

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs had great plans to hit the D&L trail for a cleanup April 20 as part of Earth Day.

Catasauqua has had an ongoing ritual to clean up the canal area and the D&L trail for years, and the effort this year was coordinated with North Catasauqua. The two boroughs are working closely together to complete the unfinished section on the D&L trail as part of THE LINK Trail Network. Once complete, the trail will give hikers and bike riders unimpeded access from White Haven to Philadelphia, a 163-mile span along the Lehigh River.

Jared Hanna running for judge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced he is running for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.

“I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”

This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.

Church provides Easter meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In an effort to give back to the community, Revolution Church, 5 Race St., Catasauqua, focused its efforts to support the seniors living at Catasauqua Towers, 534 Third St.

Girlfriends Unlimited, a church-sponsored women’s group, asked parishioners to donate $10 to sponsor a senior. These donations went toward the purchase of food for Easter meals.

“This is part of our blessed week, and it’s all about compassion, unity and service,” said the Rev. Mary McIver, who coordinated the program.

Church provides Easter meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In an effort to give back to the community, Revolution Church, 5 Race St., Catasauqua, focused its efforts to support the seniors living at Catasauqua Towers, 534 Third St.

Girlfriends Unlimited, a church-sponsored women’s group, asked parishioners to donate $10 to sponsor a senior. These donations went toward the purchase of food for Easter meals.

“This is part of our blessed week, and it’s all about compassion, unity and service,” said the Rev. Mary McIver, who coordinated the program.

Hunting for eggs

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Firefighters hold annual holiday event

Under a near-perfect blue sky, Catasauqua Fire Department blocked off St. John Street in front of Catasauqua Park & Playground for its annual Easter egg hunt April 13.

Joe Carl coordinated the event, and he had a bit of help. April Murray, of EXP Realty, brought along her staff to help keep the group under control. EXP Realty works with Caliber Home Loans, so they joined the team, too. The two companies contributed some of the big prizes.

Donna Gewertz snapped pictures of the participants for parents.