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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Pie’s On Pizzeria owner John Landi continued his tradition of providing a free meal on Christmas to anyone who would ask. Landi had a room full of elves making sure 500 meals were delivered or served Christmas Day. The party began before noon and lasted until around 3 p.m.

“This is such a great event. It does show the Christmas spirit,” Stacey Delong said.

Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St., offers sign-up sheets on the days leading up to Christmas.

“It helps us get a...

Mayor vetoes business ordinance

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s end-of-year meeting Dec. 20, Mayor Barbara Schlegel vetoed a business registration ordinance passed by council at its last session.

In her letter to council explaining the veto, Schlegel said most of the information requested in the ordinance is already available. The major concerns are security and privacy.

“Anyone can get the information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA.) Some businesses might have proprietary processes. The floor...

Hanover Twp. retains Brosky as insurance company

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township set up its budget for 2018 with few changes. Council is set to have a meeting by the end of December to approve all remaining bills and approve the budget.

One concern voiced during the summer was a request by two councilmen, Curtis Wegfahrt and Robert Heimbecker, to send the insurance contract to bid. The township has a long-standing business relationship with Brosky Insurance. The company has a local office in the township.

In an earlier insurance discussion...

Pie’s On opens breakfast bistro, store

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

When John Landi completed his expansion of Pie’s On Pizzeria, he had a prime real estate corner available at Pine and Front streets, Catasauqua. Landi looked into a host of options before turning to the safest choice. Running a successful business is tough work. He did not need a new set of problems.

John talked to his son about the opportunity of having a breakfast venue in the borough.

Pie’s On Breakfast Bistro and Market had a soft opening June 17. The new eatery is operated...

Catasauqua: Thrift shop closed for holiday season

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be closed through Jan. 1, 2018, for the holidays and will reopen Jan. 2, 2018.

There will be a half-price sale on all clothing Jan. 2-6, 2018. Please stop in.

The normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Donations of clean, gently used clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours. Proceeds from sales are returned to the...

Nourishing the family

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

If you want to know how many items come up when you enter “manure” in the search box on the Penn State Extension home page, the answer is 61. That is just between the various agricultural programs that provide education to farmers and growers. Really, there should be more. Manure is a “nice” word or technical term for something else we also call fertilizer. But let’s face it — even in family relationships, sometimes things can get pretty ... well, you know.

While this is a gross (...

Code hearing board grants changes to Dery designation

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Dec. 5, Catasauqua Borough Council called the code hearing board into session to clarify code issues on the Dery Mansion. The new owner asked for clarifications in code changes that took place during the past couple of decades.

A code hearing is different from the more frequent zoning hearing. A code hearing is necessary when there is a violation of the building code. It is rare the board ever meets.

How did the Dery Mansion get into this predicament? After World War II, the...

North Catasauqua Police

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 17

Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block of Second Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 1000 block of Front Street.

A DUI report at Fourth and Buttonwood streets brought police to the scene.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

DEC. 18

A motor vehicle accident...