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Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.

"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," said Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.

Dogs strut their stuff at Doggie Day

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Full of energy and excitement, many dogs barked and sniffed throughout the grounds of Whitehall Parkway during the Whitehall Doggie Day and Pet Parade Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event, sponsored by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, allowed residents to bring their dogs to the park to participate in different events.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Health and Welfare Center, Peaceable Kingdom and Lehigh Valley CART.

Vendors' booths filled the park and dogs with their owners perused the animal-friendly marketplace.

Ring in fall with Autumnfest on Sunday

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Come out and enjoy the sixth annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and Car Show this Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St. The rain date is Oct. 20.

There will be plenty of fun activities for kids, including an Elmo Musical Show and a kids craft tent at noon. Children will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Tip the Crayola Crayon and Red from Red Robin.

The Catasauqua Press will sponsor a Bounce House and Brosky Insurance will sponsor a Fire Safety House, which will teach fire safety for the entire family.

New music store opens in Catasauqua

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Star City Music, which officially opened its doors on the first day of September, is the latest business on Front Street in Catasauqua.

"We looked at 20 places before we found this location," said Roger Exposito, one of the partners. "As soon as I stepped across the threshold, I knew this was the right place. For us, this location was better than anything in Bethlehem or Easton."

Referring to the usual business complaint, Exposito said parking is not a problem.

Sherwood Park residents protest repair shop plan

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Although meeting attendance is normally in single digits, Hanover Township's new municipal meeting room was filled to capacity at council's Oct. 3 meeting.

Residents were not there for a tour.

Trucking firm A. Duie Pyle wanted to change a word in a permitted use clause for land adjacent to the company's terminal and near the Carmike Theater, changing the permitted use designation from automotive repair to vehicle repair. That request brought out township residents from the Sherwood Park area.

Second Street still a problem

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

At Catasauqua Council's regular meeting Oct. 1, proponents of the borough's proposed Front Street development project were disappointed when council did not vote or debate details of the agreement between the borough and the developer.

"According to our solicitor, there are certain sections of the agreement that have been presented to us that we can't comply with," explained Council President Brian Bartholomew.

The solicitor and members of council will meet with the developer, Weston, to work out their differences, he said.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 15

The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Happenings

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 11

· Whitehall Township Fall Parade – 7 p.m. beginning in West Catasauqua at First Avenue and Church Street, then to Third Street in Fullerton, right unto Jefferson Street and ending at the Fullerton Memorial Playground behind Toys R Us. Information: 610-437-5524. ext. 135 or 165.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.