The Sage Stauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament drew dozens of youth soccer teams to Catasauqua High School fields for a day of competition.
The prospect of utilizing vacant property located near downtown Allentown did not impress the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to vote in the affirmative to develop the land during the Aug. 28 meeting.
The commissioners voted down a tax zone plan, 6-3, with Commissioners Percy Dougherty, Daniel McCarthy and David Jones voting to defer the vote until the Sept. 25 meeting.
"It is a very large factory," Borko Milosev, owner of Post Road Management LLC in Allentown said. "Unfortunately it is now vacant and un-utilized."
The Lehigh Valley Air Show drew large crowds to Lehigh Valley International Airport Saturday and Sunday.
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 St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Hanover Township reviewed progress made toward restricting unauthorized fishing at Catasauqua Lake at a township council meeting Aug. 21.
Township Director of Public Works Jeffry Mouer commented on the ongoing situation.
"We do not have a problem during the day," he said. "There have only been a few instances."
However, there is a problem with unauthorized fishing at night, he said.
"We are increasing our patrols of the area," he said.
Solicitor J. Jackson Eaton reported the state game board has the authority to enforce state regulations around the lake.
A circus theme added extra fun to the North Catasauqua Family Night Aug. 14.
Catasauqua Area School Board member Dawn Berrigan believes districtwide math courses include unnecessary academic material not directly relevant to the study of math.
"It isn't just about math," Berrigan said during the Aug. 12 board meeting. "We're adding all kinds of things into it."
Berrigan voted in opposition to the planned courses of study for kindergarten, second- through sixth-grade math and seventh-grade pre-algebra for this academic year.
Also voting opposed to the courses was board member Sally Reiss.
Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder hinted during Catasauqua council's workshop meeting Monday that PennDOT has alternate plans which will address the traffic jams that occur at the intersection of Lehigh and Race streets.
"We were asked not to release the details until the borough had a chance to review them," Goldfeder said. He announced there will be a public meeting in September to present the alternatives.
A PennDOT plan for the intersection, introduced several years ago, was developed. However, due to many roadblocks the plan was scrapped earlier this year.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
June 17, 12:58 a.m.
North Catasauqua firefighters responded with the Northampton Fire Department for a report of a dwelling fire in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue. The caller had reported smoke filling an apartment in the multifamily dwelling. Firefighters located a power strip that had malfunctioned in the living room. It was unplugged and the smoke was ventilated mechanically. The Allen Township Fire Department and Northampton Regional EMS were also on the assignment.
Children and families have always been at the heart of what inspires North Catasauqua resident Cherie Gebhardt, so directing the summer youth program at the borough park is a perfect fit.
For more than 17 years, Gebhardt has been involved with borough activities as a member of the recreation committee and as a member of the borough council.