North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company recently answered the following calls.
July 12, 5:40 p.m.
Charotin firefighters responded to the area of Third and Grove street for a smoke investigation. The caller had reported seeing smoke down by the river.
Firefighters investigated and found a burn barrel in the yard at 1346 Third St. The homeowner was allowed to extinguish the fire and firefighters cleared the scene. The North Catasauqua burn ordinance does not allow any burning except for outdoor cooking.
Smoke from dwelling
The American Red Cross has launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users.
A trumpet vine blossom catches the sunlight recently in the North Catasauqua garden of Daniel and Maritza Huertas. A warm spring and several summer heat waves have kept summer flowers blooming early and often, with the help of lawn sprinklers and garden hoses.
Creative Designs owner Eugenia Emert, left, of Catasauqua, and Lohnny Noel, of Walnutport check out the "memory quilt" Emert made at the Upper Lehigh Lions crafts show and sale event held at the Neffs Union Church grove. The quilt was designed and crafted for Noel's 8-year-old grandson who is moving to Florida.
The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.
Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.
The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.
For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.
It was a fitting tribute for a man who touched countless lives in and out of the Catasauqua area. On Saturday morning, the Catasauqua High School auditorium filled with family and friends to celebrate the life of Dale H. Edwards, who died peacefully June 22 at his home in North Catasauqua.
The memorial celebration began with a piano solo of "Amazing Grace." As the calming music reached every corner of the auditorium, tears slowly streamed down cheeks of many of the hundreds of people in attendance and heads bowed in reflection and prayer.
At a summer carnival or on a stop at the grocery store, I see an acquaintance across the lawn or down the aisle. I offer a warm smile and a "Hey, how are you?"
A friendly conversation ensues and all the while I am frantically trying to remember the person's name and sometimes even how I met her.
If I am lucky, she will steer the conversation in the direction of recalling a shared event or a mutual friend, helping me to recall where we met, but still, the name is often mystifyingly gone. It comes back to me on the drive home.
School board Vice President Carol Cunningham defended the Catasauqua Area School District's policy on the selection of textbooks when two board members questioned the process being used.
Discussion of the textbook selection policy took place at last Wednesday's academics and education and policy committee meetings.
School board member Carol McCarthy expressed concern with the world history book recommended by the administration for advanced-placement Catasauqua High School students.