Calvary Wesleyan Church is hosting Christian contemporary praise and rock music in a program for all ages Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m., at the church. A freewill offering will be taken during this Friday Nite Live at Calvary concert. The church is located at 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., off Catasauqua Road.
Featured will be two bands named Second Chances and the B-Additudes.
Contact Dawn Wegfahrt at 610-866-1388 for information.
On a cold and breezy December night, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out to judge the Eighth Annual North Catasauqua small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The judging committee viewed the more than 30 homes entered in this year's contest, the most entries ever submitted.
The displays varied from simple to "going all out" as they helped to make the borough sparkle and shine bright this year for the holiday season and made the selection of winners difficult.
Mike Hacker was awarded the prize for the first-place large residence.
Area residents are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of North Catasauqua homes, decorated for the holidays. From the comfort of your car, enjoy the holiday lights and displays, including the winners of the 2014 North Catasauqua Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Self-tour are available online at www.NorthCatasauquaBettermentCommittee.web.com or at North Catasauqua Borough Hall on the front porch, courtesy of the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee.
The 2015 general fund budget for the Borough of North Catasauqua was approved at the Dec. 9 meeting of the borough council. Details had been discussed at earlier meetings, and the proposed budget was posted in the borough office for public review for three weeks.
Area residents are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of North Catasauqua homes, decorated for the holidays. Enjoy the holiday lights and displays of small Town USA from the warmth and comfort of your own car.
The Charotin Hose Company will be escorting Santa around the streets of North Catasauqua on Sunday, Dec.14. The visits to borough homes will start around 10 a.m. and will continue until they are finished. Wrapped gifts may be dropped off at the fire department at Fourth and Arch streets 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8. Bring a completed registration form with you or you may fill one out at the fire station at the time of dropoff.
Scott Everett spoke to the North Catasauqua Borough Council recently about planning for development of the D&L Trail along the Lehigh River and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks in the borough. Everett is the trail manager of the D&L National Heritage Corridor.
The D&L Trail is a path that follows the Lehigh and Delaware canals and the Lehigh Valley Railroad, through Luzerne, Carbon, Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties. When completed, its length will measure miles, stretching from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol.
Unique handcrafted items and a large selection of homemade foods will be on display at the fourth annual Homemade Holiday Sale to benefit the Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands Fund. More than 35 crafters and a host of bakers will be filling the social hall of St. John Fisher Church at 1239 Third St. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23.
If a preliminary budget for 2015 is approved in December, North Catasauqua residents will not face an increase in local taxes next year.
The 10.7-mil tax rate will adequately support the $1,513,250 general fund and $528,650 sewer fund spending plans, according to borough Treasurer Annette Englert, who presented the proposed budget to the council.
The proposed budget, totaling $2,041,900, is posted for public review at borough hall. Council is expected to discuss and offer recommendations for revision at the next council meeting and to vote on final approval Dec. 9.
Charotin Hose Co. is selling bread and potato stuffing for the holiday season. Get two pounds of fresh, homemade, ready-to-bake stuffing for your holiday meal. Orders are due Monday, Nov. 17, and will be ready to pick up Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.