Catasauqua High School students presented the CHS Winter Concert Dec. 12.
A pictorial look back at some of the top local news stories of 2012 for Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
Annette Englert, right, waits on a customer at the baked goods table at the Homemade Holiday sale, held for the second year at the home of John and Rose Marhefka. The sale, in its second year, doubled the profits of the first year, according to organizer Bill Nothstein. Craft sales totaled $8,500 and and baked goods brought in $3,500, he said. The proceeds benefit the local charity, Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
Oct. 31, 9:27 a.m.
North Catasauqua firefighters responded to the 800 block Chapel Street for a smoke investigation. The caller had reported heavy smoke and was unsure where it is coming from. Upon arrival, the smoke was found to be coming from a property behind 815 Chapel St.
This past week Lehigh Valley Christian High School had its annual Spirit Week. It was very fun and full of spirit!
On Monday everyone dressed in pajamas and on Tuesday the students showed their love for their favorite sports team, whether they liked being a Cougar or a Flyers fan.
Wednesday was superhero or villain day and everyone was very creative. Thursday was nerd day and proved to be another fantastic day full of students having fun.
On Friday, the last day of the week, it was spirit day and everyone showed their school spirit by wearing red shirts.
The Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northeast meets every Wednesday at noon at Denny's Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township.
There is no meeting on Jan. 2. The speaker for the Jan. 9 meeting will be Roger Ochse, development director of Valley Youth House.
For more information about the Kiwanis, contact 610-740-9391.
Are you planning an outdoor gathering for 2013? Hanover Township has three public parks, totaling about 10 acres.
Middle school students enjoyed a night of socializing and dancing at the CMS Spirit Dance.
Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is holding "Taste of the Holidays" Open House, 2 - 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem, near Wegman's, off Route 512.
Feast on culinary treats created by Traditions chefs and listen to holiday classics performed by the Old Towne Carolers, classical pianist Evelyn Michaels, and harpist Rebecca Simpson. Prizes will be offered.
"After the busy holiday season, guests are invited to relax, enjoy memorable entertainment and take a tour," said Rosalind Haglund, Traditions executive director.
The Thomas Fun Room is open through Jan. 13, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The 3,000-square-foot exhibit re-creates the era when railroads were king.
The display includes 50 enlarged images of Lehigh Valley Railroad steam locomotives.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org, 610-435-1074
KidsPeace has announced that John G. Lees, LSW, has joined the organization as Executive Director of KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital on the Orchard Hills Campus, Orefield, North Whitehall Township.
Lees' duties will include overseeing all aspects of the hospital's operations including, staffing, program development and quality of patient care.
Prior to joining KidsPeace, Lees spent nine years with Magellan Health Services, first as a Child and Adolescent Care Manager and more recently as Child and Adolescent Care Management Supervisor.