North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
Aug. 14, 2:57 p.m.
Charotin firefighters responded with the Northampton Fire Department for a gas leak and odor investigation in the area of East Fourth Street and Howertown Road in Northampton. Northampton Regional EMS was also on the assignment.
Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.
The first amendment, sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti, would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.
The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company will be planning their 21st season at a meeting open to the public, on Monday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Sheckler Elementary School at 251 N. 14th St., Catasauqua.
Organizational plans as well as plans for this year's production of "Annie" will be discussed. Audition material will be available at the meeting.
Auditions for adults will be held Sunday evening Nov. 4, and student auditions will be held Monday Nov. 5.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in borough hall meeting room, 1066 Fourth St.
Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.
"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," said Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.
Full of energy and excitement, many dogs barked and sniffed throughout the grounds of Whitehall Parkway during the Whitehall Doggie Day and Pet Parade Saturday, Sept. 29.
The event, sponsored by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, allowed residents to bring their dogs to the park to participate in different events.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Health and Welfare Center, Peaceable Kingdom and Lehigh Valley CART.
Vendors' booths filled the park and dogs with their owners perused the animal-friendly marketplace.
Come out and enjoy the sixth annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and Car Show this Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St. The rain date is Oct. 20.
There will be plenty of fun activities for kids, including an Elmo Musical Show and a kids craft tent at noon. Children will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Tip the Crayola Crayon and Red from Red Robin.
The Catasauqua Press will sponsor a Bounce House and Brosky Insurance will sponsor a Fire Safety House, which will teach fire safety for the entire family.
Star City Music, which officially opened its doors on the first day of September, is the latest business on Front Street in Catasauqua.
"We looked at 20 places before we found this location," said Roger Exposito, one of the partners. "As soon as I stepped across the threshold, I knew this was the right place. For us, this location was better than anything in Bethlehem or Easton."
Referring to the usual business complaint, Exposito said parking is not a problem.
Although meeting attendance is normally in single digits, Hanover Township's new municipal meeting room was filled to capacity at council's Oct. 3 meeting.
Residents were not there for a tour.
Trucking firm A. Duie Pyle wanted to change a word in a permitted use clause for land adjacent to the company's terminal and near the Carmike Theater, changing the permitted use designation from automotive repair to vehicle repair. That request brought out township residents from the Sherwood Park area.
Catasauqua officially opened new playground equipment at Candy Cane Park on Second and Walnut streets Oct. 5.
Candy Cane was just a grassy knoll when the old playground equipment was removed more than a year ago.
Councilwoman Jessica Kroope, who chairs the Recreation Committee, pushed for grant money to purchase the playground equipment.