The Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer program came to an end July 30 with a special visit from the borough’s police and fire departments and the Oogie’s Ice Cream truck. For this final day of the program, library students and their parents were joined by Suburban North Family YMCA summer campers and their counselors.
Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.
Catasauqua Borough Council members paused a moment during their meeting Aug. 5 to honor Martha Capwell for her service to the borough.
The occasion was honoring her 60-year history with Catasauqua Garden Club.
While the honor is richly deserved, Capwell is also a lifelong resident of Catasauqua with a strong list of accomplishments and services to the community.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 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.
Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met Aug. 13 to finalize preparations for the 2019-20 school year.
The board approved mentor teachers for the school year. These teachers will help guide the new hires and ease the transition.
Shortly after storms rolled through the area Aug. 18, Catasauqua residents in the middle of Bridge Street experienced a power surge that caused breakers to trip. With lights and power at a standstill, Dave Coy, the neighborhood’s unofficial leader, called a quick meeting of his neighbors.
“We decided to get one electrician to look at all our houses. I called Diefenderfer based on a recommendation,” he said. “They told me they would be out first thing in the morning with three two-man crews,” he said.
The owner of a property that neighbors 408 Buttonwood St. returned before North Catasauqua Borough Council Aug. 19 to discuss the clearing of overgrowth on the now-empty lot.
Several neighbors came to last month’s borough council meeting and decided they would pool resources to clear the overgrowth themselves. They rented a brush-hog rotary mower to cut back the thick vegetation, which has overtaken the property.
A light two-passenger helicopter crashed Aug. 11 on its approach to Lehigh Valley International Airport.
The Schweizer 269C helicopter was rented from Ace Pilot Training School, based at the airport.
The crash occurred approximately 2:45 p.m. From the situation on the ground, the helicopter appears to have clipped the top of the building at 981 Postal Road during its approach and crashed on the front lawn.