Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.
They visited the U.S. Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile kitchens and small ranges that could be taken apart and set up quickly.
“Sip — Savor — Save & Support.”
That’s what many Lehigh Valley residents will be doing from April 8 to April 14. It’s the annual Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Restaurant Week!
Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, spoke with The Press to discuss this annual event, which has been occurring for at least three years.
O’Donnell said when Restaurant Week occurs — this year being her second working on the event — she gets more excited every year for it.
Weather complications and permit delays have slowed the construction timeline at 1020 and 1022 Second St., but North Catasauqua Borough Council is satisfied with the progress that is being shown.
As part of the agreement that was signed at the Feb. 19 council meeting, property owner Hyoungjoon Park vowed to have all structural issues addressed by March 22 and the sinkhole filled by April 1.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th 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.
The Press took a moment to talk with Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder on his last day in the office March 29.
He has retired after working for the borough for more than 40 years.
“I’ll still come in on some special occasions,” he said. “I’ll be the zoning officer, and that will take up a few days a month. I’m going to help out where I can.”
That does not mean he intends to stick around.
A sewer blockage on Howertown Road left one North Catasauqua couple with some damaged goods and a hefty invoice.
Robert and Barbara Shipe attended the March 19 borough council meeting with hopes of seeking reimbursement for ServiceMaster charges that totaled $1,090.07. Water entered the couple’s basement through a floor drain after the sewer line at Howertown Road and Seventh Street became clogged.
Robert Shipe said the couple lost a couple of rugs, including a 10-by-16-foot area rug.
During Catasauqua Borough Council’s March 26 workshop meeting, Raymond Filozof took to the podium with a complaint against UGI’s aggressive policies.
According to Filozof, who has a home at 339 Howertown Road, he arrived March 22 at his residence and saw a posted sign indicating road construction “Mon-Fri 6A to 4P.” On Friday, March 23, his truck was towed and impounded.
“When somebody puts up a sign like that, you assume they mean the following week,” he said.
According to Police Chief Douglas Kish, if the vehicle is in the way, the police can impound it.
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.