Getting an early start as future firefighters at the Northampton Fire Department open house in October, in celebration of Fire Prevention Week Month are, from left, brothers Andrew Strohl, 4, and Alexander Strohl, 3, of Catasauqua; and Mason Dobish,2, of Northampton. The boys enjoyed directing a spray of water from a fire hose at a mock-up of a building, with an assist of two borough volunteer firefighters.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company recently responded to the following calls.
Sept. 28, noon
North Catasauqua firefighters responded to the 500 block of Third Street with the Catasauqua Fire Department for an automatic fire alarm.
Carbon monoxide alarm
Oct. 1, 12:35 a.m.
Catasauqua Borough Council will hold a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
The U.S. representative from the 15th Congressional District, Charlie Dent, is facing challenger Rick Daugherty in the Nov. 6 election.
Dent was unopposed in his primary, while Daugherty defeated Jackson Eaton 59 percent to 41 percent.
Daugherty, who grew up in West Bethlehem, and attended school in the Catasauqua Area School District before receiving a bachelor's degree in social work from Moravian College, is a longtime party activist.
He was asked why he is running for office.
We Sing Community Chorus presented a fall concert Oct. 21.
Debbie Edelman, a resident of North Catasauqua, requested the school district move the Front and Chapel streets bus stop to where it was previously located, at Second and Chapel streets.
She spoke to school board members about the issue during the Oct. 9 Catasauqua Area School Board meeting.
Edelman's concern involves the safety of her daughter, who attends Sheckler Elementary School, crossing the street. She said the intersection where the current bus stop is located is dangerous.
Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre volunteers baked and sold more than 600 apple dumpling in a recent fundraiser. Auditons for the spring production of "Annie" are on tap next for the local theatre group.
Residents, public works crews and power company employees had their work cut out for them in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy this week. Many residents continue to be without power.
Krall participates in stadium band
Elizabeth Krall, of Whitehall, is participating in Susquehanna University's stadium band this fall.
The Susquehanna stadium band plays at all home football games, the homecoming parade and pep rally and at special events throughout the fall. Membership is open by audition to all university students.
Krall, a junior music education major, is a 2010 graduate of Whitehall High School. She is the daughter of Douglas and Deborah Krall.
COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard 610-428-9911.
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264- 0740.
· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.