Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 26

A dispute between brothers occurred in the 700 block of Crane Street.

In the 500 block of Race Street, a cellphone was stolen.

Officers conducted a welfare check on Second Street for a problem with other juveniles.

Police checked on the welfare of a person with mental health issues in the 100 block of Front Street.

The department said an investigation is continuing for a reckless...

Dent receives Benjamin Franklin Medal

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of higher education at its annual meeting in Hershey March 26.

The Benjamin Franklin Medal, named for one of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s earliest and most recognized leaders, is reserved for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the ongoing vitality and effectiveness of...

High school: Scholarships for Drama Club students

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Freddy Scholarship opportunities are available for any student who has participated in Catasauqua High School Drama Club’s performance of “Singin’ in the Rain.” Please see Mrs. Roseman in the high school guidance office for more information.

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Any student interested in attending West Point Military Academy can attend a West Point/ROTC information meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Lehigh University. Fliers are available on the bulletin board outside the high school...

Happenings

Monday, April 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 10

• Coplay Food Bank is open, 8:30-10 a.m., at the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St. Proof of residency is required. Information: Jodi at 610-262-0928

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The...

Progress is made on 2nd St. houses

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Weather complications and permit delays have slowed the construction timeline at 1020 and 1022 Second St., but North Catasauqua Borough Council is satisfied with the progress that is being shown.

As part of the agreement that was signed at the Feb. 19 council meeting, property owner Hyoungjoon Park vowed to have all structural issues addressed by March 22 and the sinkhole filled by April 1.

Footing for the foundation has been installed, but as of April 2, the laying of the new...

Valley eats

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

“Sip — Savor — Save & Support.”

That’s what many Lehigh Valley residents will be doing from April 8 to April 14. It’s the annual Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Restaurant Week!

Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, spoke with The Press to discuss this annual event, which has been occurring for at least three years.

O’Donnell said when Restaurant Week occurs — this year being her second working on the event — she gets more...

Last day in the office

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Press took a moment to talk with Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder on his last day in the office March 29.

He has retired after working for the borough for more than 40 years.

“I’ll still come in on some special occasions,” he said. “I’ll be the zoning officer, and that will take up a few days a month. I’m going to help out where I can.”

That does not mean he intends to stick around.

“They want two weeks to transition. That’s probably too long. I...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 18

In the 400 block of Prospect Street, a dispute between a husband and wife occurred.

An unwanted person in the 100 block of Front Street was reported. The report said there was an issue with an ex-boyfriend.

In the 100 block of Front Street, Katelyn Viola, 27, of Catasauqua, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Bryan Weaver, 28, of Bath, was arrested for resisting arrest, public drunkenness...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 9

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 10

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

WEDNESDAY 11

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S....