North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in borough hall meeting room, 1066 Fourth St.
Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catasauqua officially opened new playground equipment at Candy Cane Park on Second and Walnut streets Oct. 5.
Candy Cane was just a grassy knoll when the old playground equipment was removed more than a year ago.
Councilwoman Jessica Kroope, who chairs the Recreation Committee, pushed for grant money to purchase the playground equipment.
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.
The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
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.
· 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.