Everardo Hernandez and his family took over the vacant historical building on the corner of Race and Lehigh streets.
“We always wanted to open a restaurant. I wanted to do a food truck, but Dad wanted a traditional restaurant. This came up. We talked to the previous owners, so we have a good idea of what we are getting into,” he said.
And the name?
“We always had great respect for our grandfather. They called him El Camacho. He didn’t have much money, but he developed all the recipes we have. The translation is ‘the inheritance of El Camacho,’” he said.
The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation on election trends by Dr. Christopher Borick, Muhlenberg College professor of political science and director of Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. The event was held Jan. 8 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.
The bipartisan audience of approximately 35 attendees included Connor Corpora, regional manager for Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., and Scott Uehlinger, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.
At its Jan. 10 meeting, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners overrode a veto by former county Executive Thomas Muller that sought to undo the requirement that the county provide an electronic copy of Lehigh County’s annual budget.
Before the vote, the commissioners listened to Muller explain why he had vetoed the measure.
During the Jan. 2 meeting of Catasauqua Borough Council, a resident expressed concern about a Hartzell’s Plumbing box truck parked on Howertown Road. The name of the business was misidentified in last week’s edition.
The Press regrets the error.
Mr. David Sonon was reared in Windsor Township, Berks County. As a youth, he worked on the neighbor’s farm, helping to milk and harvest crops. He attended Hamburg High School and was hired by Boscov’s to work in its warehouse at $3 an hour.
He recalled, “After later working in construction, I was hired by Ogden-Allied as a laborer to work for them at Allentown Cement in Evansville, now Lehigh Heidelberg. I was given a full-time job at the cement company in 1990.”
Mr. Sonon has worked as a lab sampler, miller, material handler, truck driver and shift repairman.
Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel opened borough council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 2. Reorganization meetings are held after an election cycle to allow council to review its officers and committee assignments.
Although most council assignments are renewed if the principals are re-elected, there was an attempt to install a new president. Council nominated Vincent Smith and Brian Bartholomew for council president. After a round of voting, Smith won the ballot with Councilmen Bartholomew and Eugene Schlegel voting no. Smith was the incumbent president of council.
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Penn State Extension is offering a class for interested individuals to provide the latest information regarding control of the Spotted Lanternfly and what the public can do to help. The event will be held 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Berks County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 1238 County Welfare, Leesport.
The Spotted Lanternfly is an extremely invasive insect that affects gardens and landscape plants as well as important Pennsylvania commodities. This past fall, the quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly expanded to include 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Hanover Township announced Jan. 8 that township Manager Sandra Pudliner tendered her retirement papers. Her retirement was effective Dec. 21, 2017.
“She has served the township for 30 years as a manager,” Chairman Bruce Paulus said. “I have not known anyone else as manager since I have been on council.
“She served this township with distinction, and she will be missed,” he added.
Pudliner joined the township administration in 1981 and was promoted to manager in 1987. She also served as the township’s zoning officer.
North Catasauqua Borough Council elected to maintain status quo for most of its positions at the Jan. 2 reorganization meeting.
Peter Paone will continue to serve as president. John Joseph Yanek will remain vice president, and Michele Hazzard will serve as president pro tempore.
Council welcomed its newest member, Joseph T. Keglovits, who assumed the seat that was previously held by William Nothstein.
Steve Goudsouzian will remain the borough’s solicitor, and David Kutzor will continue to serve as the borough’s zoning officer.