Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

New fire company in borough

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Volunteer fire companies are comprised of dedicated men and women who provide valuable services to our communities. They spend countless hours in training, preparing to protect our citizens from fire and natural disasters.

I was given some rare photographs of the Alliance Fire Company from one of my fine former students, Ruth Miller. Ruth, for years, has owned a well-known Northampton insurance agency. Both her father and mother were active in the Alliance Fire Company and the ladies...

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s Church plans Octoberfest

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is excited to announce its first-ever Octoberfest. The event will take place Oct. 21 beginning 5 p.m. (following the 4 p.m. Mass), in the parish center and parking lot. This event will feature German foods — knockwurst, bratwurst, pork, spaetzle and kraut — as well as Octoberfest beers and wine. There will be dancing and music provided by the Joe Weber Band. The event will conclude 9 p.m.

For more information, contact the parish office at 610-264-0332...

Happenings

Monday, October 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 16

• Open mic and jam night with special guest “Timoteo,” 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

OCT. 17

• Movie showing: “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Safety night, 6-8 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

• Bath Halloween parade, 7 p.m., around the borough. Rain date is Oct. 18.

• Coplay Recreation & Welfare...

Fest O’ Fall kicks off season with some family fun

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With an unprecedented run of late-summer weather, Catasauqua held its October Fest O’ Fall celebration Saturday under sunny skies with shorts and short-sleeve Ts the dominant attire. The family-oriented festival is put on by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association and is a prelude to exciting events that culminate with trick or treat Oct. 27.

The borough’s Halloween parade is included in the holiday mix Oct. 18, along with St. Mary’s Oktoberfest Oct. 21.

This year’s event...

Jeanne McNeill accepts 133rd nomination

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

With an overwhelming endorsement by Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership Oct. 4, Jeanne McNeill accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel.

The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships, Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 16

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

TUESDAY 17

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

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.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County...

Hanover awaiting response on Saylor stormwater problem

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Council’s regular meeting Oct. 4, township Engineer Albert Kortze updated council on a complaint of stormwater problems at Saylor Mobile Home Park. The park has had problems with stormwater for several years, but the problem has escalated in the past few months.

The issue appears to be an increase in stormwater directed to a repository near the mobile home park and a parking lot expansion by FL Smidth that changed the character of the detention pond.

Kortze discussed...

Guidelines to follow for consuming food

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

Many of us look at the sell-by date on food products in the store or in our home pantries and throw out foods that have passed these dates. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for all food in the United States, has published food safety information about dates for consumers to understand. This is from its report.

Open dating is a calendar date applied to a food product by a manufacturer or retailer. This date provides consumers with information on the estimated...