On Nov. 2, Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St., Catasauqua, held its annual chili cook-off. The event is always well attended, and this year was no exception.
The proceeds from the event go to Feline Urban Rescue and Rehabilitation and No Kill of the Lehigh Valley. Both organizations rescue wayward animals, give needed vaccinations, tend to their health and then adopt them out.
Joann Carty came into the party a little late but adopted out 22 animals at an event at Petco.
Robin Young always had a calling to art.
“I do paint, and it relaxes me, but I love sculpture. I’ve won a couple of awards for my pieces,” she said.
Young, of Catasauqua, works out of her studio in Allentown.
She took a practical approach after she graduated from the Catasauqua Area School District and attended nursing school.
“I was confident in my art, but you still need to live a normal life,” she said.
While her career in nursing flourished, she continued to work on her sculptures.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel were visited Dec. 16 by a group of happy dogs from the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs.
Knowing the stress that first responders are subject to, Kim Blichar, director of marketing and public relations with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, invited the group to bring their dogs to the operations center on Broadway Street, South Whitehall Township.
The dogs visited with employees in the finance department, the dispatch center and the crew room where paramedics, emergency medical technicians and paratransit drivers await assignments.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
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.
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.
At the Dec. 11 meeting, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved 8-1 the Lehigh County Property Assessed Clean Energy Program, which had its first reading at the last meeting.
The program will apply to building owners within Lehigh County and be known as the Lehigh County Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program, or C-PACE Program.
In partnership with the staff of Emmaus High School’s Collage literary magazine, Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus, hosted a presentation and book signing by children’s author Jan Brett Nov. 30.
Brett, who considers herself “more illustrator than author,” arrived at EHS in what one news release described as her “rock star bus.”
The stop was part of the first leg of a national tour to promote her latest book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.”
On the fourth Sunday of the month, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., sponsors a breakfast buffet.
The monthly breakfast is open to the public.
The Legion uses the buffet as a fundraiser.
There are a couple of regulars who go every month. New families also attend.
Legion members believe it is a great way to keep up with the neighborhood and get a good breakfast.
At the breakfasts, doors open 8 a.m.