Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

North Catasauqua: Community yard sale, flea market set for June 10

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The seventh annual North Catasauqua community yard sale and flea market will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10 at North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St.

Ten-foot-by-10-foot spaces are available for a cost. You must bring your own table. Set up is 6:30-7:30 a.m., and departure is by 3 p.m. The deadline to sign up for a spot is June 8.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by North Catasauqua We Sing Community Chorus.

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Northampton: Wear orange June 2 in recognition of gun violence awareness

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the borough. He encourages residents to wear something orange — a shirt, scarf, tie, hat, etc. — or tie orange ribbons on trees to remember and honor victims of gun violence.

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Northampton Area Public Library’s Family Fun Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 3. Enjoy sand art, face painting and more. The summer learning program registration begins for all ages at this event.

Indianland Garden Club...

George Taylor House opens season with special bash

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Opening day for the 2017 season at the George Taylor House began Sunday as Chris Clugston introduced the Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society. The folk band has a local following.

“Folk music is the music of the people,” said band member Bob Miller.

The band started in 1994 and has recorded several albums. They are scheduled for their 13th year at Musikfest.

“We like to write songs and record,” Miller said. “We auditioned for the Garlic Fest in the Poconos, but they said we...

Voters select candidates for Nov. 7 ballots

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Voters selected candidates for the November ballot on primary election day May 16.

In Catasauqua, a former borough councilman Al Regits failed in his attempt to regain a seat on the council. Voters selected incumbents Deb Mellish, Vincent Smith and Christine Weaver to fill the Democratic slots on the fall ballot. As they are running unopposed by any Republican candidates, their re-election in November to four-year terms is virtually assured.

Republican Mayor Barbara A. Schlegel...

HCPA hosts walking tours

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On April 9, Debra Mellish, one of the past presidents of the Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, led the first of 12 scheduled walking tours of Catasauqua’s historical districts.

According to the HCPA website, there are two districts. One is the area around Biery’s Port, and the other includes the mansions on Second Street, stretching to Fourth Street and a little beyond.

The Biery’s Port area is significant from the earliest days of the borough. The mansions were...