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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Faith Lutheran looks to open doors to Catty kids

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Parents of closing day care seek new center; zoning hearing to be held

St. Paul’s Child Care Center, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, and Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, have reached an agreement so the day care service can operate from the township church.

The original closing for the Catasauqua child care center was scheduled for July 26, but that has been moved to Aug. 9. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, which housed the day care center, was bought by an outside group, the Al Mustafa Center. The final church service for the St. Paul’s congregation was June 2.

On-again, off-again solar plan still viable

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

CWSA board approves new system; Eberhart Rd. project set to start in fall

At its meeting July 15, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority resuscitated its solar project for the Eberhart Road pumping station.

At last month’s meeting, the board was stunned at the cost of correcting soil stability conditions around the solar panel array. The elaborate support system required for the solar arrays initially put the price of the project out of reach.

Borough denies recreational fee change

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council wants payment upfront; funds could help with Saylor Park plans

At Coplay Borough Council’s regular meeting July 9, council members denied a request by David Scheuermann, of DVS Enterprises, for relief on recreational fee payments for his proposed apartment complex on Second Street.

DVS Enterprises Inc. has a plan to develop 48 residential apartments in six buildings at 250 N. Second St. in Coplay. A portion of the property, less than 10 percent of the total, is in Whitehall.

Burker: ‘Neighbors helping neighbors’

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay welcomed Catty residents to pool

At the Coplay Borough Council workshop meeting July 2, Councilman Stephen Burker explained how Coplay Borough opened Coplay Parkway Pool to Catasauqua Borough residents when Catasauqua was dealing with a leak at its pool.

“As soon as we were aware that the pool was closed in Catasauqua, I called our pool manager, Tiffany Benson, and gave her authorization to give Coplay’s lowest rate to Catasauqua season pass holders. It was a hot and humid weekend,” he said.

“This is a simple philosophy of neighbors helping neighbors,” Burker said.

The Catasauqua pool reopened July 5.

CWSA’s solar power application begins to dim

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Board to review costs for Eberhart Rd. pump station project at next meeting

At its regular meeting June 20, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s board examined the solar power project for the Eberhart Road pump station.

The project was originally conceived as a way to reduce electrical power provided by power plants and replace it with solar power.

Youngiefest sets eyes on the future

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)

When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.

“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in my classes.”

This year’s Youngiefest was held May 18 at Victor C. Talotta Park, Cementon.

Teacher, mentor hosts Youngiefest

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.

Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.

Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.

CWSA promotes staff members

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its monthly meeting May 16, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority announced two promotions. Michael Melosky and Scott Stoisits were both promoted at the meeting.

Melosky will fill the position of operations manager vacated by the untimely passing of Jeff Gerhard. He is a 1983 graduate of Northampton High School. He is married with two children and two dogs. He did a stint at Valley Forge Military Academy with the idea of a football career at University of Pittsburgh, but it did not work out. He joined CWSA in 1987, starting in maintenance and moving to foreman in 2007.

WHS’ Jetter receives Eisenhower Award

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in School

Meredith Kester, a Whitehall High School counselor, spoke on behalf of Harrison Jetter, who was given the Eisenhower Award during an awards ceremony March 29.

Jetter was a WHS junior at the time of the event.

The Eisenhower Award is presented by West Point Society of the Lehigh Valley to a high school junior who exemplifies West Point’s tradition of leadership and excellence. The winner is selected by high school staff.

Jim Baldree presented the award on behalf of West Point Society.

“I thank my parents for their guidance,” Jetter said when accepting the award.