A local politician will soon trade in his office suit for combat boots.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, announced recently he will deploy to the Middle East this fall to help fight terrorism and secure international peace.
“I’m going to pick up the call to duty,” said Mako, 30, of Lehigh Township.
The Fourth of July weekend signals the anticipated Catasauqua pub crawl. Organizer Joni Elekes said the one-evening event, which was held July 6, is a top-rated attraction in Catasauqua Borough.
The event started as a highlight for social activities during the borough’s Home Week. The tradition continued, now in its sixth year.
This is a local event sponsored by local taverns.
Several North Catasauqua residents attended the July 15 council meeting to express concerns on the condition of a property in their neighborhood.
Owners of three separate properties on Buttonwood Street spoke about overgrowth at 408 Buttonwood St. The home at that location was demolished last year after a sinkhole caused a gas leak. Since that time, the owner has allegedly not responded to any of the borough’s demands that the property be cleared out, so the remaining lot has not been maintained.
Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
The Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer program continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by exploring all things space.
Students were visited July 9 by Katie Sheperd, from the Da Vinci Science Center, who came equipped with an air-powered launchpad and all the materials needed for the kids to craft their very own rockets for a fun rocket launch experiment.
The borough of North Catasauqua has suffered a terrible loss with the death of Police Chief Kim Moyer, who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13.
According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.
A beloved civil servant, husband and father, Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. Borough records indicate he became a police officer Feb. 1, 1974, and was promoted to police chief by former Mayor William Molchany Sr. in 1979.
Venus Rebholz graduated from the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion School at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C., June 21.
Rebholz is a former Catasauqua resident and daughter of David Molony. She is also a 2016 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Mr. Jim Berger was raised in Leesport, graduating from Schuylkill Valley High School in 1985.
After school, at age 14, he worked at the Leesport Cattle Auction, recalling, “I enjoyed working with the cattle as a youth. I even milked cows on a relative’s farm.”
Upon graduation, he was employed full time at Leesport.
Later, he studied masonry at Berks County Vo-Tech; as a result, Jim was hired by Ken Short Construction to do brick and block work.
His cement career started Feb. 13, 1989, at Evansville, which is today Lehigh Heidelberg.