The Northampton Press placed first in the "publications regularly edited by entrant" category in the 2012 National Federation of Press Women communications contest.
"A publisher of mine once told me, 'I'd rather be a strong weekly than a weak daily,'" wrote one of the contest judges. "The Northampton Press is a strong weekly with solid editing, writing, photography and design content going on with a clear sense of purpose. It is a newspaper that seeks to keep pushing on its coverage and for its community. Nice! Keep up the good work."
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently:
Smoke in a dwelling
Aug. 24, 5:13 p.m.
Charotin firefighters responded with the Catasauqua and Han-Le-Co fire departments for smoke in a dwelling in the unit block of Race Street. The caller had reported smoke filling the residence. Investigation revealed an electrical malfunction in a ceiling fan. Personnel isolated the ceiling fan to prevent further issues.
Structure fire report
Aug. 28, 10:34 a.m.
At the Catasauqua-North Catasauqua Halloween Parade, a Catasauqua resident had a big surprise for his girlfriend.
Apart from the normal business handled by Hanover Township council on Oct. 17, the biggest impact might be the few words uttered by Solicitor Jackson Eaton.
"I have made changes to the zoning ordinance that would change automotive repair to vehicle repair for the area around Carmike," he said. "We will need to schedule a public hearing on the change."
The zoning change will allow the trucking firm A. Duie Pyle to construct a vehicle repair facility on vacant land next to its terminal.
Aimee Bailey gave herself her first tattoo at the age of 16 and has been hooked on body art ever since.
The Catasauqua resident had her first professional tattoo at 18 and many more followed.
Now, those tattoos have brought her together with a group of other modified women for a greater purpose.
Bailey, now 37, joined the Tri-State chapter of The Modified Dolls a little over three months ago. The group holds fundraising events to benefit various charities with a local focus.
The Lehigh Valley Acupuncture Centre, on the corner of Front and Bridge streets in Catasauqua, is housed in a building that was originally a bank. In front of that bank, a hundred years ago, a pedestal clock displayed the time for residents walking by on sidewalks that bordered an unpaved street.
The old clock was taken down decades ago, but today, thanks to David and Ming Ming Molony, owners of the acupuncture business, a new clock, reminiscent of the original, has been installed at the same location.
The new "town clock" was dedicated in a brief ceremony Oct. 13.
A halupki-eating contest drew a crowd of spectators at North Catasauqua's Oct. 14 Autumnfest.
From left, Catasauqua residents Becky Shull, Lauren Benkovic, Robert Shull and Candy Kratzer arrive in full force, dressed in their costumes, for the Eighth Annual Halloween Party held Oct. 19 at the Arch Street Hotel.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
The Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.