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Catty women give back to community

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Women in the Catasauqua and surrounding communities interested in connecting and socializing with other females might want to consider looking into the Catasauqua Woman's Club.

The club, started 1921, is a charitable organization, said club President Yvonne Retzler.

The club offers the opportunity for members to invest in and give back to the community.

"You do participate in worthy projects," Retzler said of the organization.

The organization, Retzler noted,...

Hanover council has a new chairman

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

In its reorganization meeting for 2013, a meeting held Jan. 14, Hanover Township Council elected Frank Dreisbach as chairman. Dreisbach will replace Bruce Paulus who had held the position for a decade.

"We change chairman on a lot of our township committees, so this is not unusual," said Dreisbach after the meeting.

Councilman William Kovacs placed Dreisbach's name in nomination. Voting in favor of the new chairman were Councilmen Randall Atkinson, Michael Wooley, Kovacs and...

North Catty getting more for less

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

When North Catasauqua Borough Council President Joe Keglovits opened the new bids for the borough's garbage hauling contract, the news was good.

"It would appear the low bidder is McAuliffe," he said at the Jan. 22 council meeting. "Now, at $207,000, [a second round of bids] worked in our favor."

When bids from three haulers had been opened in December, the low bidder was McAuliffe at an annual rate of about $214,000, but those bids were scrapped when it was discovered an...


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua resident Hailey Deschaine, left, and Kayla Herr of Northampton bundle up and try to stay warm outside the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft store in the MacArthur Road Shopping Center on Sunday afternoon while selling Girl Scout Cookies. The girls are Junior Girl Scouts with Troop 6998 from Holy Trinity United Church of Christ in Catasauqua.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners finally approved the Green Future Fund at its Jan. 23 meeting, after tabling it on three previous occasions.

The full $1.06 million will be funded and paid for by money received from impact drilling fees through natural gas.

The bill will fund the Martin Luther Trail in Allentown, the Saucon Rail Trail in Upper Saucon Township, Camp Olympic renovations in Lower Macungie Township, the Lindberg Park connection trail in Salisbury Township,...


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371, National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meeting – 12:45 p.m., St. Peters Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at 610-231-0237.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30...

CMS News

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

There will be an early dismissal for all Catasauqua Area School District students Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Catasauqua Middle School students will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m.


The CMS-PTF will host a Valentine's dance Friday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the middle school auditorium.


Don't forget the school board will hold the first of its two monthly meetings Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the district admiinistration office board room.

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Carbon monoxide alarm

Jan. 1, 3:57 p.m.

Charotin personnel responded to 1103 Front St. for a carbon monoxide alarm activation. The caller had reported the alarm was sounding for an unknown reason and there was no one feeling ill.

When firefighters arrived and checked the building with fire department meters, no carbon monoxide was found in the residence.

Smoke in dwelling...

Coplay column

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With the passing of Tony Stanz, uncertainty remains over whether the borough will be without another business.

Stanz was owner of Tony's Hobby Shop, which was a fixture for decades in Coplay.

Commercial enterprises thrived for many years on Second Street when the pavement was filled with shoppers and those enjoying a night out.

It might be too soon to ascertain whether the hobby shop, once a pool hall, becomes a casualty to larger commercial enterprises.