Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CASD rezoning request approved

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Feb. 4, Catasauqua Area School District received good news about the land it owns on 14th Street, across from Sheckler Elementary School.

The district wants to sell the land and has interested developers. The land is zoned as a conservation district, which requires 1 acre of land per family unit. The school board asked for rezoning to accommodate higher density. The zoning will allow family units similar to what is already in place along...

Happenings

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 11

• Registration is open for preschool storytime (for ages 37 months to 6 years old), to be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from March 5 to April 30 and 1 p.m. Wednesdays from March 6 to April 10 at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. There will not be any storytimes during National Library Week, which is April 8-13. Information and registration: 610-432-4339

• Registration is open for toddler storytime (for ages 12-36 months), to be held 10:30 a.m....

Super Bowl brew gets rave reviews

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Last week, a select group of taste-testers put together a concoction for a special craft beer to be served at Taylor House Brewing Company over the Super Bowl weekend. The beer was released Feb. 2.

The brew was limited to a single keg — and when the keg was empty, the beer was gone.

The taste-testers selected a Peruvian coffee from Blocker’s Coffeehouse and mixed it with a secret porter recipe.

They dubbed it Biery’s Port Porter.

What’s the verdict? Put it on the...

Coffee with the Cops group talks about snow emergencies

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Blocker’s Coffeehouse hosted Coffee with the Cops Jan. 24 at the 309 Front St., Catasauqua, location. The event is sponsored by Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

At the event, a discussion came up about snow emergencies and street parking.

One of the guests, Diane Czar, almost got caught violating the mayor’s snow emergency during a recent snowstorm. Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church had a chili cook-off planned, which was canceled.

“In Catasauqua,...

N. Catty council OKs internship requests

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

The Borough of North Catasauqua has been approached by Lafayette College and Workforce Board of the Lehigh Valley about internship opportunities for young adults this summer.

Lafayette College is seeking clerical and engineering positions for students who want professional experience before entering the real world. This would be an eight-week-long, part-time program ranging anywhere from unpaid to $10 to 15 an hour.

Although no suggestion for payment was provided, the borough...

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 28

Officers investigated a disturbance in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.

Credit card fraud in the unit block of North Third Street was reported.

A traffic citation was issued to a vehicle owner for allowing a person with a suspended license to operate his or her vehicle in the 200 block of Chestnut Street.

A parking complaint in the unit block of North Third Street was addressed.

JAN...

Capehart announces candidacy for judge

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Thomas Capehart has announced his candidacy for judge of Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.

“My active involvement in our community, coupled with my nearly 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of the law, makes me uniquely qualified to effectively deal with the issues that come before the court,” he said.

Capehart is a graduate of...

Coplay: Students to be confirmed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.

The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles; and St. Peter, Coplay.

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Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

The borough is accepting applications...

Roughies Report: CHS students are honored at banquet

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Seniors Hailey Baez and Devon Troxell were recently honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley schools’ girls and boys nominees, at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete annual awards banquet, which was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center Jan. 27.

Hailey was a four-year letter winner in girls soccer and was named a captain during her junior and senior seasons.

Devon was a four-year letter winner in boys soccer and was named a captain during his senior season. He...

N. Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 20

Police were on the scene of a hit-and-run accident in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A burglar alarm in the 400 block of Grove Street was investigated.

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

JAN. 22

A burglar alarm in the 1000 block of Railroad Street brought police to the scene.

The department addressed a general complaint in the...