PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.
Interested individuals can find a listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup and other information at www.gacofpa.org.
During last year's Great American Cleanup, 6.7 million pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania's roads, trails and shorelines by more than 141,000 volunteers.
Police called about note on door
Coplay Police were called shortly before 1 a.m. May 2 to a residence in the unit block of South Second Street.
The caller told police a note had been glued to the back door of her apartment.
It was not known when the note was placed on the door, but the resident said she believes the note was put there by her ex-boyfriend, police said.
Police did not disclose the content of the note.
Police were dispatched Saturday morning to a warehouse at 114 Coplay St.
Lehigh County's Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled free vehicle identification number etchings 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 11 at the Whitehall Township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
There is no limit on the number of vehicles motorists may bring to the event.
VIN etching is the process of chemically etching a vehicle's unique identification number on all windows and sunroofs.
The process does not harm the windows and does not detract from the vehicle's appearance.
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment poster design winners were announced at Catasauqua Middle School April 15. Winners this year are, from left, Jacob Dudosh, Mirang Patel, Ruth Roman and Amy Loli. The posters helped motivate students to perform their best during the state testing program.
To the Editor:
Deb Palmieri's fatuous comments regarding the Boston bombings [Editorial, May 1 issue] reveal a dearth of historical insight. They're also racist.
For her, all Muslims are "them" – the ones who want to destroy "our" way of life. Her bizarre link between the construction of a mosque and a piece of 9-11 airplane wreckage indicates she feels all Muslims bear responsibility for the work of a couple dozen terrorists.
The Porter-Chapman Lodge 637 will host a ham dinner Saturday, May 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The fundraising meal will include mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and applesauce, with cake or pie for dessert. Takeout meals are also being offered.
The temple is located at 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.
For additional information, contact Jeff Fink at 610-440-2443.
Don't forget, when school ends in June, free beginner tennis lessons will again be given at the Fuller Courts at the Catasauqua playground.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company firefighters responded to the following calls recently.
April 18, 6:32 p.m.
Charotin personnel were dispatched to a reported structure fire, with the Catasauqua Fire Department and Northampton Regional EMS, at an auto repair shop at Lehigh and Poplar streets. Assistant Fire Chief Erik Hirner arrived on the scene and reported normal smoke from a chimney. He held the fire department engine in the station and to stand by.
Envision Lehigh Valley will host a virtual public town hall 8-9 p.m. on May 13 to garner feedback from residents about what they want to see in the area in the next five, 10 or 20 years.
The virtual meeting will allow everyone to participate through a link and chat live with city planners from Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown and a planner from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
Viewers can tweet, write Facebook comments, email or join a live chat to share their thoughts on topics from economic development to housing, and also ask questions.
Neffs UCC holds annual Country Sale May 4 at the church.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th St.
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.