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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

MAY

MONDAY 13

Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th St.

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 14

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Borough hall centennial event planned

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is beginning to plan a birthday party for the borough's municipal building.

Located at 1066 Fourth St., borough hall was originally an elementary school, built in 1913.

Borough Council President Joseph Keglovits presented the idea, on behalf of the betterment committee, at the April 23 borough council meeting.

"It will be nothing elaborate," he said. "Just something to let people know the building is 100 years old."

DAR honors local students

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Liberty Bell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony and tea March 25.

The chapter honored students from Lehigh County selected as their school's good citizen based on DAR's four criteria of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.

The winners then moved to the next phase of competition. The winner at that level will advance to the state level.

Betsy Burnhauser, chapter award chairman, presented a pin, wallet card certificate and book titled "One-Night Stands With American History" to each winner.

Derek McCartney is new Eagle Scout

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in Local News

Troop 94 ember spearheaded creek cleanup in Catasauqua

Catasauqua High School junior Derek McCartney was honored with a proclamation, read by Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel, recognizing him for receiving the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award, during an April 20 Court of Honor.

McCartney's Eagle project entailed leading a team of Scouts and other volunteers in a project to clean up the Catasauqua Creek in the stretch from the Miller's Surplus store to the convergence with the Lehigh River, after it became clogged with debris in that area.

New weight restrictions posted on Cementon Bridge

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently lowered the posted weight restriction on the Route 329/Cementon Bridge from 37 tons (40 tons for combinations) to 31 tons (37 tons for combinations).

The bridge traverses the Lehigh River between Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, and Northampton Borough, Northampton County.

"For the safety of the motoring public, our engineers are immediately implementing this new weight restriction," District Executive Michael W. Rebert said.

Happenings

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 9

· Whitehall High School film festival – 6 p.m., in the high school auditorium, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-437-5081.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Bath (Moore Township). Information: 610-261-2210.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

Twenty-three residents displaced by fire

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Nine fire departments respond to Front St. blaze

Residents of Catasauqua's Silver Manor Adult Living apartments were able to re-enter their homes Saturday, escorted by the building owner, to claim needed belongings. But, it will be some time before the living quarters in the rooming house at 2 Front St. are habitable.

A fire that Catasauqua Fire Chief Richard Hertzog said started on the exterior of the building eventually gutted a fourth-floor apartment and left the entire building with water damage.