North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
Aug. 14, 2:57 p.m.
Charotin firefighters responded with the Northampton Fire Department for a gas leak and odor investigation in the area of East Fourth Street and Howertown Road in Northampton. Northampton Regional EMS was also on the assignment.
Charles V. Pizzo, 82, of Whitehall, died Sept. 25, 2012, at home. He was the husband of Irene (Kramer) Pizzo for 59 years.
Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was the son of the late Anthony and Santa (Re) Pizzo.
He was a Korean War veteran and was a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army.
He was a supervisor for Essroc Cement Company, Coplay and Nazareth for 35 years and retired in 1992.
He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.
The public is invited to an 80-minute documentary about foster children and a panel discussion with youths who were in the foster care system at an Oct. 17 event at Cedar Crest College.
The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., is sponsored by the Lehigh County Children's Roundtable and Valley Youth House. The documentary, "From Place to Place," will be shown in Tompkins College Center, Samuels Theater, at the college. Parking is available.
Joseph F. Weber Sr., 72, of Bath, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Paulette M. (Sniscik) Weber for 45 years.
Born in Manhattan, N.Y.C., he was a son of the late Pauline (Weber) Miller.
He was a 1958 graduate of Northampton High School.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era and had a rank of lance corporal.
He was a layout operator for the Agere Corporation, Allentown, for 43 years, retiring in 2002.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath.
The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company will be planning their 21st season at a meeting open to the public, on Monday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Sheckler Elementary School at 251 N. 14th St., Catasauqua.
Organizational plans as well as plans for this year's production of "Annie" will be discussed. Audition material will be available at the meeting.
Auditions for adults will be held Sunday evening Nov. 4, and student auditions will be held Monday Nov. 5.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in borough hall meeting room, 1066 Fourth St.
Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a burglary in the 200 block of Prospect Street.
· A report of harassment brought police to Catasauqua Auto Sales, 623 Howertown Road.
· Police were called to the 100 block of Pineapple Street to investigate a theft from a vehicle.
· Officers responded to a report of vehicle tires slashed in the 100 block of South Front Street.
· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 700 block of Second Street.
Monica J. Gold, 65, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 13, 3012, in her home. She was the wife of Bruce J. Gold for 11 years and of the late Brian Brownmiller.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of Helen (Yurasits) Frisch of Bethlehem and the late John Frisch.
She worked at PPL Electric Utilities Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 2002 as an administrative assistant.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton.
She was a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, and with the Bethlehem Chapter of Meals on Wheels.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN
The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honored four organizations and individuals during its annual "Tribute to the Arts," Oct. 4, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem. Above, from left: Dave, Fry, musician-Godfrey Daniel co-founder; Dawn Ketterman-Benner, founder-professor-faculty advisor, Moravian College Dance Company; Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan; Marylou Cummings, plein-air artist-Mayor's Award recipient; and Silagh White, Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs, Lehigh University.
According to research released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), year-to-date sales are recorded at 4,329, up 17.3 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 3,690.
Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 5,152, up 40.4 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,670.
"Our data over the last 15 months shows that home sales and pending home sales have consistently increased over the same time the previous year," says Ryan Conrad, CEO of LVAR.