Two Catasauqua girls were honored earlier this month for their accomplishments as Girl Scouts. Rachel Held and Jenna Eberhardt, 13, both received a Silver Award for projects they completed this year, at a ceremony held in Royersford.
Rachel is a member of Cadette Troop 6675 which meets at Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua, and Jenna is a member of Cadette Troop 657 which meets at St. John's Mickley's, Whitehall
Each Scout completed a project in order to qualify for the award. Rachel conducted a soccer camp for children and Jenna created exercise videos.
All senior citizens from North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the Lions' 24th Annual Holiday Meal on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11:45 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. The meal is free but the club would appreciate reservations by calling Joe at 610-264-4130. If no answer, please leave a message.
The subject of falling leaves led to a spirited discussion at the Nov. 13 borough council meeting.
Councilman John Yanek opened the discussion, questioning whether public works crews are spending so much time assisting with annual Autumnfest and tree lighting events sponsored by nonborough organizations that they are not able to keep up with clearing piles of leaves raked to the curb for pickup.
North Catasauqua residents may be able to place items to be recycled at the curb for pickup if borough council members vote to approve a hauling contract for next year.
Council members discussed the details of a proposal for curbside recycling pickup in the borough, under consideration when the borough's trash hauling contract is up for renewal at the end of the year, at the Oct. 23 borough council meeting.
Boy Scouts and volunteers from the local Minsi Trails Boy Scout Council will be out Saturday, Nov. 10, collecting nonperishable food for the annual Scouting For Food community food drive.
Door hangers were delivered throughout many area neighborhoods last Saturday, letting residents know about the food drive. For residents who did not get a door hanger, food may be dropped off at any participating area Walmart or Wegmans store, at WFMZ-TV, Bennett Toyota, the United Way of the Lehigh Valley or the Minsi Trails Council office.
Hanover Township employees have been working in the newly constructed municipal building for a number of weeks now. According to discussions reported from township council meetings, a few construction issues remain to be solved before the building is officially complete, however.
An official dedication of the building, on the corner of Grove and Airport roads, as was the old building, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.
Township officials are currently drawing up a guest list for the event.
The Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and Car Show will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St. The event is sponsored by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee. (See page 15 for more details).
The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry, located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome.
The food bank is open to anyone needing assistance with feeding a family.
Another area food bank, the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank, is in need of a workable used refrigerator.
If you have one you'd like to donate, call Joe Tognoli at 610-294-4130.
This food bank is located at 527 Front St., Catasauqua.
Preliminary steps toward making plans to remodel a portion of the second floor of the North Catasauqua Borough Hall building are moving forward, according to borough council President Joe Keglovits.
At the Sept. 11 council meeting, he held in his hands a drawing of what the floor plan could look like.
The council had given Keglovits approval last month to have the drawings made, in cooperation with a business that wants to lease the space.
Keglovits reported the next step would be to have the plans approved by the state.
The St. Andrew's 2nd Annual Tricky Tray/ Basket Social is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be baskets to bid on, great gifts, food and baked goods. The church is at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. This church is located in Hanover Township, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road., on the border of Allentown and Bethlehem.
Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the drawing of winning tickets will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.