As a free service to the community, state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.
The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Richard Snyder, a Catasauqua resident and member of the Allentown Hiking Club, has been recognized by the National Park Service (NPS) with a Golden Service Award for his 50 years of volunteer work on the Appalachian Trail.
The award was announced by Wendy Janssen, NPS superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s biennial meeting in Maine last month.
Janssen noted Snyder is only the 41st recipient of this award.
A number of positions were approved for the 2017-18 academic year by the Catasauqua School Board.
The board at its Sept. 11 meeting approved, by a vote of 4-0, a number of positions. Abstaining from the vote, citing personal conflict issues, was board member Dale Hein.
Those approved were four noninstructional aides, Joan Korp, Valerie Billowitch, Tina Marie Thomas and Janice Kovacs.
Also, two were approved as substitute teachers were Erin Stramitis and Heather Kaswandik.
On Sept. 19, Fred and Annette Pompa came to the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board a second time concerning their proposal for opening a tasting room on Lehigh Street.
This time, the zoners granted permission, including an OK to sell craft beers not brewed on-site.
The borough is not opposed to craft breweries or associated tasting rooms. In fact these uses are actively encouraged.
As the Pompas explained at the June hearing, they want to sell craft brews other than those brewed on-site.
A Hanover Township official is blaming decisions made by the City of Bethlehem for causing water problems in a township neighborhood.
At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Hanover Township Council, town- ship Engineer Robert Kortze updated council on his investigation into stormwater runoff problems that have plagued properties in the Saylor’s Mobile Home Park.
“Our first course of action is to contact the City of Bethlehem because the stormwater originates there,” he said.