The tiny, but enlightened, congregation of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1023 Fifth St., North Catasauqua, held a prayer service Nov. 16 to honor its Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God.
Icons are an important part of the Orthodox faith and celebration. Throughout history, it is believed God has continued to work miracles through material objects, including holy images.
The Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God is one of the most celebrated images in the Orthodox faith.
Nov. 7-9 saw the return of the annual homemade holiday sale that benefits Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands Fund. This was the event’s ninth year.
For those three days, the basement of North Catasauqua’s St. John Fisher Church, 1229 Third St., was filled to the brim with unique holiday gifts, handmade crafts and a seemingly endless flow of baked goods. Shoppers poured in every single day, marking record attendance and sales numbers for the event.
The 72nd Bury the Hatchet dinner program for Northampton Area School District and Catasauqua Area School District is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
The event, to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day football classic between the two high school teams, will take on the appearance of a roast as speakers talk of the rivalry in good taste but with a comic twist.
Help a senior this holiday season
The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. However, many seniors live alone, without someone to share this special time.
Two borough residents appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council at the meeting Nov. 18 to voice their concerns about the proposed Catasauqua Area Trail and Transit Initiative and the impact it could have on their properties.
Currently in its earliest stages of development, CATTI would see multiple pedestrian and bike trails built through Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs to connect the three schools and link up with the D&L trailhead by the river.
The following list shows the results of Lehigh County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.
The names marked with an asterisk are the winning candidates.
Note that the results remain unofficial, per Lehigh County.
• Catasauqua Borough Council, four-year term
Cameron Smith, Democrat/Republican
Brian Bartholomew, Democrat
Brian McKittrick, Democrat/Republican
Eugene H. Schlegel, Republican
Jessica Kroope, Republican
• Catasauqua Borough Council, two-year term
Paul Cmil, Republican
Trudy Lynn Warner, Democrat
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Provisions of the elections code are strictly followed in every Pennsylvania election. Unfortunately for Northampton County elections officials, another law raised its ugly head during the Nov. 5 municipal election. Murphy’s Law — the epigram that anything that can go wrong will go wrong — was in full force during the county’s roll-out of a brand-new voting system called the Express Vote XL.