Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

Children: George Taylor House mouse seeks name

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Who will name the George Taylor House mouse?

The George Taylor House is currently running a contest in conjunction with its Aug. 6 Meet Ben Franklin event.

The winner will be the child who chooses a name for Taylor’s legendary house mouse.

According to legend, Benjamin Franklin befriended a mouse named Amos back in 1745. Amos was allegedly responsible for nearly all of Franklin’s accomplishments, ranging from his inventions, published works and service as a statesman....

Blood shortage hurts hospitals

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

A seasonal shortage of blood donors around the nation has led to what the Red Cross is calling a blood emergency.

In the past few months, the Red Cross has seen 61,000 fewer blood donations than average. That is equivalent to the approximate number of losses the Red Cross would see if it received no donations for more than four days.

“A lot of people just don’t think about giving blood,” said Alana Mauger, external communications manager for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood...

Catasauqua complex moves to new home

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

After a year of construction, the new Catasauqua Municipal Complex at 90 Bridge St. is ready for occupancy. Home to the Catasauqua Emergency Services and administrative offices, the building on the Iron Works property will open for business Aug. 2.

The administrative offices closed their doors for the last time at 118 Bridge St., after the council workshop meeting Monday.

Borough police and fire departments began moving several days ago.

The building, designed by...

Final workshop meeting held in old municipal complex

Saturday, August 5, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

“It’s been 40 years and one month,” Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder said. “The next meeting will be in the new council chambers.”

Goldfeder, speaking at Monday’s council workshop meeting, was describing the length of time borough council members had been meeting at the Bridge Street borough complex building.

The workshop meeting closed out the month and the borough’s tenancy in the building.

At 8 p.m. Monday, borough police and fire departments began...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


In the 200 block of Eugene Street, officers assisted an outside agency.

At Howertown Road and Grove Street, a motor vehicle accident brought out police. A possible DUI offense was investigated.

Suspicious activity was reported in the 1100 block of Second Street.

Police assisted Catasauqua officers with a report of a disturbance in the 700 block of Second Street.


LCCC offers civilian firearms, Act 235 security officer training

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), a certified training center specified by the Pennsylvania Training Commission, offers a wide variety of courses designed for Pennsylvania police officers, Act 235 security officers and civilians who possess firearms or carry any variety of self-defense tools.

The following courses are offered this semester:

• Act 235 Basic and Recertification Classes

• Firearms/Decision- Making Skills for the Responsible Gun Owner (includes full...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A report of a female harassing another female occurred in the 1900 block of Main Street.


The department received numerous reports of legally parked vehicles egged in the 1300 block of Barrington Drive, 1400 block of Laubach Avenue, 100 block of Frank Drive and 300 block of East 10th Street.


A reportable accident involving two vehicles occurred at East 21st Street...

Catasauqua: Ben Franklin to visit George Taylor House

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At the George Taylor House, Front and Poplar streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, hear the story of the “Franklin Militia.” General Ben Franklin presents his tales 2 p.m. There will be tours 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced. Legend has it that Franklin was befriended back in 1745 by a mouse named Amos, who, as the story goes, was responsible for literally all of his remarkable achievements as an inventor, publisher...

New flag disposal sites available

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, the County of Lehigh has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county government center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette –...