Area residents attend YMCA craft fair.
The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee 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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road, if needed.
In a hunt for buried treasure, a Catasauqua man was the winner.
Eighteen Catasauqua area residents attended a meeting last Thursday to brainstorm ideas for a community event to take place in the summer of 2014, reminiscent of community reunion events held decades ago in the U.S.
In Catasauqua, one such event was Old Home Week, a huge celebration in 1914 honoring the town's history and importance to the American Industrial Revolution. Hundreds of people came together to plan that first Old Home Week, which featured a different parade every day of the week along with many cultural and civic events and involvement by churches and schools.
As springtime brings warmer weather, area residents may turn their attention to cleaning out garages, sheds and other storage areas on their properties.
When discarding stored items, residents must now observe new prohibitions on curbside disposal of hazardous waste and old electronics items.
Items such as cleaners, batteries, electronics and chemicals may not be tossed in with the regular trash. They must be discarded at designated sites.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
March 4, 11:02 a.m.
Charotin personnel responded for an automatic fire alarm at 534 Third St. A firefighter found burned food in an apartment. Smoke had ventilated naturally and the alarm system was restored.
March 5, 12:13 p.m.
North Catasauqua firefighters responded for a dwelling fire at 452 Race St. A heating contractor had started working on a furnace and discovered a fire inside, notifying the fire department.
Chairman Frank Dreisbach reviewed alternatives for upgrading Hanover Township's parks at the township council's April 3 meeting. Jeffry Mouer, the township's maintenance supervisor, presented a list of improvements and a detailed plan on how to implement the changes.
"Each of the parks has a different primary use," said Mouer. "At Chestnut Grove we get the most use from the basketball court. In Sherwood, it's the tennis courts."
Bonnie Dodge credits her dog with providing her with a quality of life that simply did not exist before meeting Patience.
At first glance, Patience, a Shih Tzu, might appear to be a typical family pet, but the dog's worth and purpose extends far beyond what first impressions convey.
A member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Dodge has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Deb Mellish, a candidate for a seat on the Catasauqua Borough Council, says if she is elected, she will strive for a common vision, work through issues, and act ethically and in the best interest of the borough and its residents.
" I'm tired of political polarization," she says. "I believe in finding common ground, not aiming for extremes, and will draw no lines in the sand. Negativity, distrust, using fear to manipulate and control, and beating up on each other is inappropriate, self-defeating, exhausting and divisive and nothing good comes of it."