Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Coplay: Volunteers to work on IRT Saturday

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission has a work party scheduled for Saturday on the Coplay portion of the trail. Volunteers should show up 8 a.m. in the area of North Second Street.

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American Club of Coplay has a hoagie sale on tap for March 14 and 15. Volunteers make thousands of hoagies monthly, most as fundraisers for youth groups and schools.

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Want a part-time job this summer with the public works department? The borough is accepting applications at...

Catasauqua: Lenten fish dinner planned

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold its Lenten fish dinner 4-7 p.m. tomorrow, March 10, in the parish center. The menu includes fried breaded Icelandic haddock; vegetables; cole slaw; choice of baked potato, cabbage and noodles or macaroni and cheese; rolls with butter; beverages; and dessert.

Take-out meals are available as well.

Email kim.stmarys122@gmail.com or call 610-264-0332 for more information and cost.

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Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 13

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

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

TUESDAY 14

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

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

WEDNESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Planning and...

CHS drama club to present ‘Grease’

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Are you ready to time travel back to the days of greasers, geeks, James Dean, Sandra Dee, Elvis Presley and Rock Hudson, and the sock hop nights with your girlfriend or boyfriend?

If so, the Catasauqua High School Drama Club will be performing “Grease 7 p.m. March 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. March 19 in the high school auditorium.

The musical will take the audience back to a 1959 Rydell High School class reunion filled with music, drama and fun.

The musical, directed by Brenda...

Champagne bar owner shows interest in Catasauqua’s historic Dery mansion

Monday, March 6, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Herve Rousseau has indicated an interest in purchasing the Dery mansion in Catasauqua.

“I really don’t want to talk too much about what we want to do because we are figuring out what we can offer,” Rousseau told The Press. “I have partners that work with me and we want to offer the area a good product and not over-promise,”

According to Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder, the property has an approved plan on file with the borough to convert it to 13 condominiums. A...

HAPPENINGS

Monday, March 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 7

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652

MARCH 8

• AARP Chapter 3915 meeting, noon (doors open), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bring a baked good for refreshment. In the case of inclement weather and schools are closed, there will be no meeting.

• Soup and bread Lenten meal, 6 p.m., in Fox Hall at St. John’s United Church of...

Borough to give up land rights for new bridge

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

PennDOT has offered the Borough of Catasauqua $20,200 for easement rights to borough property at the bridge replacement project on Race Street. The borough council is expected to vote on the agreement at the March 6 council meeting.

Robert Moore of Interstate Acquisitions Service made a presentation to the council Monday at a workshop session. Moore’s company acquires easements for PennDOT.

The bridge over Catasauqua Creek on Race Street, near the D&D Market, is designated...

Vandals on Front St. discussed at meeting

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua business owner Brian Kroope has asked the borough council to investigate vandalism on a property he owns on Front Street.

At the Feb. 6 council meeting, Kroope said he found damage to his 233 Front St. property.

“I went in there and found that the water heater was damaged and the oil burner didn’t work,” he said. “Clim-A-Temp came over and determined that the chimney was packed with slate. We couldn’t figure out how the slate got into the chimney, but I need to get...

Bidding out the Iron Works land

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With the Catasauqua municipal building on a fast track schedule to complete this summer, Catasauqua is putting the remaining acres of the Iron Works site out to bid.

Councilwoman Christine Weaver, chair of the borough planning and zoning committee, explained the process of acquiring a developer.

“We need to get bids on the property according to the municipal code,” she said. “We can’t just sell it through a realtor or broker.”

The planning and zoning committee is...

Northampton: Veterans benefit set for Saturday

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The second annual Support the Veterans & Their Furry Friends Benefit will be held 6-8 p.m. March 4 at Hampton Lanes, 326 Main St.

Proceeds benefit Dog TAGS of the Lehigh Valley.

The cost of a ticket includes two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental and drink ticket for Wyerbacher Draft.

There also will be a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

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Congratulations to Craig and Beatrice Beltzner, of Northampton, who were recently named...