Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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...

Middle school: Eighth-graders get set for high school

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School eighth-grade students will input their Catasauqua High School schedules for the 2017-18 year tomorrow.


Catasauqua Area School District schools will be closed March 10 for a teacher in-service day.


“Team Butter” T-shirts are still on sale!

The T-shirts were created in support of sixth-grade CMS student Julian “Butter” Saleh.

Julian was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The cost of the T-shirt is $20....

High school: Parent training begins March 15

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Area School District is offering a special education parent training series beginning in March. A session on reading strategies will kick off the series March 15, followed by positive behavior supports May 10, study skills Oct. 18 and transition-entitlement verses eligibility Nov.15.

All trainings are held 6-7:30 p.m. at the district administration office, 201 N. 14th St., Catasauqua. To register for each session, contact Shelley Keffer, coordinator of student services...

County begins landscapes plan

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County is in the process of writing a new livable landscapes plan.

According to Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Executive Director Becky Bradley, 18 individuals were present at a Feb. 7 meeting in which the planning commission was provided feedback on issues, while discussing the county’s future vision.

She said one of the primary, universal concerns was that not enough people in and around the county know about the variety of parks, recreational facilities and open...

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...


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, former teen idol David Cassidy announced his dementia diagnosis.

According to media reports, the singer and television star, who once was the object of numerous fan clubs and had the ability to pack music venues with screaming tween and teenage girls, was struggling to remember lyrics to his songs while on tour.

Musician Glen Campbell announced his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in June 2011 and headlined a farewell tour, with three of his children in the band, to perform...

Info session

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Muhlenberg College Wescoe School of Continuing Education will host an information session for prospective adult students 2 to 6 p.m. March 16 in the Gabriel House, across from the Trexler Library on the Muhlenberg College campus in Allentown.

Information about bachelor’s degrees in traditional and accelerated formats, teacher certification, summer study, associate’s degrees, major certificates and financial aid opportunities will be available.

All attending...