Four generations came together recently at the Porter Chapman Lodge, 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua, for the initiation of Andrea Cote into the Rose Croix Chapter 235, Order of Eastern Star.
She is the granddaughter of Tru Ann Berger, Worthy Matron, and Gerald Berger, Worthy Patron, of Orefield.
This now constitutes four generations of members in the Rose Croix chapter, including Pauline Leindecker, great-grandmother; Gerald Berger, grandfather; Deanna Cote, mother; and now Andrea Cote, the newest member.
With the enthusiastic support of the 9-12 Project of the Lehigh Valley and encouragement from activists from across Northampton County, sole practitioner Thomas Carroll has announced his candidacy for district attorney of Northampton County.
Carroll began his legal career in 1989 as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he served on various units, ending by being the chief juvenile prosecutor before starting a private practice.
Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
North Catasauqua Borough has received a Community Development Block Grant to perform a feasibility study for an elevator in the municipal building, 1066 Fourth St. Council members heard the details of the CDBG funding application submitted by President Peter Paone at the Feb. 18 meeting.
The borough building stands at three stories, with the top floor currently used for storage. Council would like to see the floor utilized for offices or a larger community room. For the floor to be used, however, it must be handicapped accessible under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
During Veterans Day celebrations, a ceremony was held for Bob “Wabsy” Chromiak and Dick “Mac” MacLaughlin, who officially retired from the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 Honor Guard.
“I knew something was up when my family members showed up,” MacLaughlin said.
The award is the latest in the line of coincidences with these lifelong friends. They met when they were 10 years old and live within a block of each other 75 years later.
North Catasauqua had a great turnout at a Feb. 6 open house to discuss the proposed interconnected trail called THE LINK Trail Network. The gathering was held in the Charotin Room of the North Catasauqua Borough Municipal Building, 1066 Fourth St.
Council President Peter Paone, along with borough council, Wildlands Conservancy, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Northampton County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, put together a presentation about North Catasauqua’s role in the trail system.
Northampton County First Deputy District Attorney and lifelong Democrat Terry Houck has announced his campaign for Northampton County district attorney. Houck also announced his bid for district attorney has already received the endorsement of Fraternal Order of Police Washington Lodge 17, Easton.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, holds a special soup, salad and sweets fundraising event the weekend before Valentine’s Day. The idea was the brainchild of Judy Morgan.
“This year, everything we raise is going to the church’s general fund,” Morgan said.
The event was held Feb. 9. Last year, the money raised went to the choir.
Everything is homemade — even the salad is hand tossed.
“When we started this event, we had it in the evening. The afternoon works so much better for us,” Morgan said.
For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.
These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.
The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.
Annually, Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association holds a celebration for all of its volunteers.
“Without the volunteers, we would not be able to keep our association viable,” said Betsy Hillenbrand, president of HCPA.
This year’s celebration was held Jan. 25 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.
The organization has far-reaching patrons with volunteers attending from all over the area.
The specialty foods were prepared by HCPA members.
During the meeting, volunteers discussed setting goals for 2019 and anticipated another active year in the community.