Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Three ordinances on N. Catasauqua agenda

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

An ordinance has been adopted to regulate wireless communication towers and antennae. The zoning ordinance revision was suggested by borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian in order to address newer technology in wireless industries now being used. It was adopted unanimously, by a 5-0 vote, at the council’s Feb. 28 meeting, with Councilmen John Yanek and Billy Duch absent.

Another ordinance also was approved but not yet adopted. It will first be posted and advertised for public review....

Northampton: Grace UCC to hold crabcake dinners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 17, 24 and 31. Chicken finger dinners also are available.

There is a cost.

Take-outs can be purchased.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.


Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed March 17 as Community Champions Day in the borough, recognizing the national Meals on Wheels initiative where public officials participate in delivering meals to...

Coplay: Hunger Initiative plans bingo

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On March 26, Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative will hold a cash bingo at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St. Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.

Bring an item for Whitehall-Coplay School District’s Snack Pack Pals program.

Tickets are $5 cheaper in advance.

Call Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241 for more details.


With the Coplay-Northampton Bridge closing to vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the coming weeks — a planned three-year...

Bullying prevention program is presented

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Shelley Keffer, coordinator of student services for the Catasauqua Area School District, presented to the school board the districtwide bullying prevention program at the board’s February meeting.

Keffer told the board the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program was implemented by the district in 2006. The program is a research-based intervention program used with kindergarten through eighth-grade students.

“It’s designed to be positive, proactive and preventive in nature,” she...

Catasauqua: Catty Club to hold March 19 breakfast

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On March 19, the Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its all-you-can-eat breakfast brunch 9 a.m.-noon. Eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, toast, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks will be served.

Eggs Benedict and omelets, made to order, also are on the menu.

You can check out the club’s website at for other happenings.


The membership team of George Taylor House will hold a meeting 6 p.m. March 21 at Villa Grande...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

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


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.


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning...

Vehicle crashes through neighbor’s garage in E. Allen

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log

On March 13, Mary Greenberg was having a relaxing morning recovering from a recent bout in the hospital when she heard a crash. “At first, I thought someone was trying to break in to the house,” she said. “I called my husband (Richard), who got here quickly.”

Greenberg’s neighbor, Michael Kolessar, had been backing out of his driveway and, according to his wife, Irene, he blacked out. His vehicle went through Greenberg’s garage door and collapsed the back wall of the garage. The...


Monday, March 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton.

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township meeting, 6 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua


• Hoagie sale, at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. The sale continues March 15.

• Family storytime, 10 a.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. This program features stories, rhymes,...