Lehigh County Emergency Services is now providing Reverse 911, a community notification system to be used to notify residents about emergencies that may impact their safety. This could include alerts during prolonged weather events.
The Liberty Bell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony and tea March 25.
The chapter honored students from Lehigh County selected as their school's good citizen based on DAR's four criteria of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.
The winners then moved to the next phase of competition. The winner at that level will advance to the state level.
Betsy Burnhauser, chapter award chairman, presented a pin, wallet card certificate and book titled "One-Night Stands With American History" to each winner.
Catasauqua High School junior Derek McCartney was honored with a proclamation, read by Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel, recognizing him for receiving the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award, during an April 20 Court of Honor.
McCartney's Eagle project entailed leading a team of Scouts and other volunteers in a project to clean up the Catasauqua Creek in the stretch from the Miller's Surplus store to the convergence with the Lehigh River, after it became clogged with debris in that area.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently lowered the posted weight restriction on the Route 329/Cementon Bridge from 37 tons (40 tons for combinations) to 31 tons (37 tons for combinations).
The bridge traverses the Lehigh River between Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, and Northampton Borough, Northampton County.
"For the safety of the motoring public, our engineers are immediately implementing this new weight restriction," District Executive Michael W. Rebert said.
· Whitehall High School film festival – 6 p.m., in the high school auditorium, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-437-5081.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Bath (Moore Township). Information: 610-261-2210.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
Residents of Catasauqua's Silver Manor Adult Living apartments were able to re-enter their homes Saturday, escorted by the building owner, to claim needed belongings. But, it will be some time before the living quarters in the rooming house at 2 Front St. are habitable.
A fire that Catasauqua Fire Chief Richard Hertzog said started on the exterior of the building eventually gutted a fourth-floor apartment and left the entire building with water damage.
Roginsky named to science
Katlyn Roginsky of Bath was named a member of Alvernia University's Science Association.
Roginsky is a biochemistry major at Alvernia and a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School.
Roginsky also served as an orientation assistant at the university for the fall 2012 semester.
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Dorschutz earns dean's list status
The Suburban North YMCA in North Catasauqua held its annual Healthy Kids Day April 27. The free community event is designed to help families find fun through active play and opportunities to improve health and well-being. Activities included basketball and soccer, family boot camp, vision screening, refreshments, arts and crafts, face painting, a planting station courtesy of the Garden City Greenhouse, demonstrations by the North Catasauqua Fire Department and a bike rodeo with the Catasauqua Police Department.
The first three medal winning men crossed the finish line within three seconds of each other in the annual "Race Against Racism" five kilometer race in Bethlehem April 27.
The race, sponsored by the YWCA, was held to raise money for the Young Women's Christian Association's Racial Justice Program, according to Corrina Passaro, the association's director of development.
David Mariner of Shavertown, Luzerne County, led the field to earn the first-place medal. He completed the 3.1-mile course in 21:29.