Area residents enjoyed a holiday tradition Dec. 8 at the North Catasauqua park.
Santa Claus visited North Catasauqua children during the holiday season.
The Dec. 15 Newtown, Conn., shooting which tragically took the lives of 20 children and six adults devastated the nation. The deadly shooting left many Americans with a myriad of questions concerning the safety of their schools, students, teachers and staff.
The Catasauqua Area School District has in place a crisis response plan in the event the district is confronted with an emergency situation.
A Catasauqua High School student was pronounced dead Saturday, Dec. 29, at the intersection of Race and Railroad streets.
Jaenis Delossantos, 18 and a senior at CHS, was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Thomas R. Bono, according to a news release issued by Chief Douglas Kish of the Catasauqua Police Department.
The vehicle, Kish reported, was traveling west on Race Street when Bono lost control of the automobile and struck a utility pole at 6:15 a.m. at the 100 block of Race Street.
Catasauqua residents observed an annual tradition at the Dec. 2 tree lighting event.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
Catasauqua Area School Board members Dawn Berrigan and Christian Naegel reinforced to the school board they want more transparency when it comes to the approval of course outlines and planned courses of study.
Both members voted against approving the planned course of study for the Catasauqua High School course entitled "The Russian World" for grades 11 and 12.
Berrigan asked if additional material, other than the course outline, was available to review for the course.
"It's just too open-ended for me for my comfort level," Berrigan said.
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Although Catasauqua's year end meeting is annually scheduled to approve the budget, the decision on how the borough would proceed on developing the FL Smidth property along Front Street overshadowed budget considerations.
In addition to approving a plan to develop the property on Front Street, the council also had a vote on the 2013 budget on the agenda.