In December, a council meeting room full of residents celebrated following Catasauqua Borough Council's 5-2 vote to agree to a contract with developer Weston Solutions to develop the property along Front Street now owned by FL Smidth.
It now seems the celebration may have been premature, as opponents of the development may add roadblocks to the approval process.
The agreement would make way for the borough to move administrative, fire, police and public works facilities to part of the property, with the rest to be developed for housing.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Hanover Township, observed the beginning of the Lenten season with a pancake supper.
· Explorer Post 101 meeting – Coplay municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St. Information: Jake at 610-465-2598.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
The sun was out and it was a beautiful day to sell lots of cookies outside the Old Navy Store in the Airport Shopping Center in Allentown recently. Savannah Wolf of Whitehall and Bryana Martinez of Catasauqua, both Juniors with Troop 6998, which meets at Holy Trinity Church in Catasauqua, work together to advertise their cookie booth.
The Catasauqua Area School Board recognized Sheckler Elementary School students of the month for January at its Feb. 5 board meeting. In the front row, from left, are Kelsea Warren, Kaylee Monahan and Elizabeth Cordon. In back are Rayanna Johnson, Ciani Vassa, Ty Reitz and Hope Miller. With the students is Sheckler Principal Eric Dauberman.
Lehigh County Commissioner Dr. Percy H. Dougherty will be seeking another term to represent District 2 on the nine person board. The district covers Lower Macungie, Upper Macungie, Alburtis and South Whitehall.
Dougherty, 69, is a resident of Shepherd Hills and a retired Kutztown University professor. He has a doctoral degree in physical geography and geology from Boston University with a specialization in water resources and limestone landforms. He taught courses in environmental studies, planning, landforms, aerial photography, field techniques and Latin America.
Klobosits earns dean's list recognition
Caitlin Klobosits of Coplay has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Mansfield University.
To be named to the dean's list, a student must be attending the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.
residents named to dean's list
Danielle K. Fatzinger of North Catasauqua and Stephen M. Wetherhold of Catasauqua were recently named to the McDaniel College dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.
The Catasauqua Area School Board gave the Medical Academy Charter School a thumbs up during Tuesday evening's school board meeting.
MACS CEO and Principal Joanna Hughes and Dr. Craig Haytmanek, M.D., president of the board of trustees for the charter school discussed the school's progress in meeting a host of requirements set by the school board.
Jessica Demarchis, left, of Catasauqua teaches neighbors Laurie Lebo, center, and Kris German, both of Upper Macungie Township, all about Cutco Cutlery at the Home Show at Ag Hall in Allentown last month.