Taylor House Brewing Company has a plan in the works for Feb. 2, the day before the big game.
“Most people watch the Super Bowl at house parties,” said owner Annette Pompa. “And we will be closed by the time it starts. So, we came up with this.”
Master brewer Mike Lessa is brewing one keg of a special beer in honor of the game — Super Bowl Biery’s Porter.
“It’s one keg, and then it’s gone,” he said.
So get to the Taylor establishment, 76 Lehigh St., Saturday.
The unique concoction is brewed special for dark beer lovers.
Residents of the Lehigh Valley celebrated the Nov. 1, 2018, announcement of the interconnected trail system that will be developing in the area. This project, properly named THE LINK Trail Network, will give residents more opportunities for navigating parts of the Lehigh Valley by foot or bike.
Catasauqua Borough Council 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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Every year on Christmas Day, John Landi opens the Pie’s On Pizzeria kitchen to prepare a full-blown Christmas dinner, including turkey, ham, potatoes and a vegetable, for those who are celebrating alone or cannot make it out anywhere. He and his crew deliver or serve meals to anyone in need who asks.
“We did about 600 meals [in 2018],” Landi said.
This number is higher than the previous year and a far cry from when this tradition started.
“We started with people around Catty, but word quickly spread, and now we have quite a list of people,” he said.
Vicky Bartholomew, owner of Blocker’s Coffeehouse, decided to reward Transportation Security Administration workers at Lehigh Valley International Airport Jan. 25.
Many government employees had been working without a paycheck during the 30-plus-day government shutdown.
“We decided to run coffee and pastries up to them around 8 in the morning,” Bartholomew said. “That’s when the shifts change.”
TSA agents were thrilled.
Bartholomew said it was a goodwill gesture.
“Maybe some of them will taste some good coffee and stop by our place,” she said.
Scott Grim has announced he is stepping down as Lehigh County’s coroner effective Feb. 28.
After 26 years investigating the cause and manner of hundreds of deaths within his jurisdiction, Grim said he is looking forward to his new job with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Grim will be investigating violent deaths and working with other coroners, law enforcement officials and district attorneys to develop programs to reduce the number of these types of deaths.
As required by its charter, Hanover Township holds an annual reorganization meeting on the second Monday of the new year.
At the meeting Jan. 14, township Manager Christopher Garges called the meeting to order to elect chairman and vice chairman of council. As expected, Bruce Paulus was nominated and elected as chairman, and Michael Woolley was elected vice chairman. There were no other nominations.
Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election as Lehigh County sheriff. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.
Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with Allentown Police Department, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County detective.
Every quarter, Catasauqua community leaders get together to better understand how they can coordinate their community outreach programs. Blocker’s Coffeehouse hosted the community meeting Jan. 14.