North Catasauqua Fire Chief Francis Hadik has reported the borough fire department recently received notice that a grant application has been approved.
The department is to receive $94,763 for the purchase of new air packs.
The grant will cover 95 percent of the cost of the new equipment.
Hadik said the fire company will cover the remaining 5 percent of the cost.
There will be no cost to borough taxpayers.
An air pack used by a firefighter is a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Area motorcyclists brought their bikes to Catasauqua for a blessing May 4.
The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association will sponsor a free day of watershed education and music for children and their families at Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park, 100 Covered Bridge Road in Allen Township. This free event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the conclusion of the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Challenge (5K and 10K race).
While the race will take place rain or shine, the rain date for the SplashFest will take place at the park the following day.
The Lehigh County Commissioners were presented with the first reading and discussion of a tax increment financing plan for the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center at its May 8 meeting.
The proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center is located along Krocks Road between Route 222 and Hamilton Boulevard in Lower Macungie. The shopping center would include a Target and a Costco.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua School Board special budget meeting, in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, 7 p.m., in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Three members of the Catasauqua Borough Council walked out of a special council meeting Monday after their votes to approve the purchase of the FL Smidth property along Front Street were not enough to move forward with a plan to construct a municipal and emergency services building on the site.
Alex Solga, a resident at Whitehall Manor, Fullerton, celebrated his 100th birthday May 2 at a party in the facility's Florida Room. Solga, in his earlier years, resided in Northampton and Catasauqua. Joined by his son Michael, Solga cut a decorated cake as he was surrounded by friends, balloons and songs that filled the air. He is a World War II veteran who served in the European Theater as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and later retired from Mack Trucks. He was also an avid golfer who continues to enjoy good health. Solga was married to Helen Solga, who died in 2001.
With a theme of "Paris," the 2013 Catasauqua High School Prom was held at the Bethlehem Steelstacks Fowler Center on Friday.
North Catasauqua residents will begin leaving their recyclable items at the curb with the rest of their refuse beginning June 3. A three-year trash hauling contract was awarded to J.P. Mascaro and Sons following a May 13 hearing regarding Mascaro's appeal of a borough council decision to accept a bid for a 5-year contract from McAuliffe Hauling & Recycling. Judge Edward Smith recommended, and the borough agreed to, a compromise in the dispute in which the borough accepts Mascaro's Jan. 22 bid of $582,248 for a 3-year contract.
Among the performing groups at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Night of Music Saturday was the St. Paul's bell choir, which performed several patriotic songs. AJ Renn, center, has been a member of the bell choir for two years. The concert was held to observe Armed Forces Day.