The Press talked one-on-one with Councilman Vincent Smith last week about the development proposal for vacant land on Front Street.
"We spent over three years putting this [Weston Solutions] plan together and ironing out all the details. It's a strong plan because it's been reviewed and changed to meet the borough's demands," he said.
Council President Brian Bartholomew presented an alternative plan at council's Dec. 3 meeting which is outlined in an accompanying article.
The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.
Charotin firefighters were dispatched with the Catasauqua Fire Department for an automatic fire alarm at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua. The alarm company reported the alarm was coming from the community room. A second call from the alarm company reported steam from cooking. Firefighters arrived on location and confirmed the steam from cooking. Staff had already reset the alarm system before arrival.
Gas leak investigation
The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently lauded Lehigh Carbon Community College for its support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley. LCCC President Donald W. Snyder, center, was on hand to accept the award from association President Steve Finke, second from left, of Kutztown, and to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus. From left are beekeepers Secretary Ann Wertman, Finke, Snyder, beekeepers association member Joe Zeller and association Vice President Bob Milot.
It was a tea party laced with knowledge.
The second annual Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) awareness event was held Nov. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.
The function was hosted by family and friends of Coplay resident Bradley Koch, who was born with OI, or "brittle bone disorder," which causes fragile bones and other connective tissue symptoms. He was diagnosed at 4 months old, and by that time he had already had 15 broken bones, many of them occurring at birth.
· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.
· 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.
·Artsquest Center, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Christkindlmarkt to take tickets, assist vendors, do crafts with children and help out in the retail areas. Volunteers are required to do three shifts.
Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Cancer Support Community, Bethlehem, needs help to get donation cans into stores, businesses and coffee shops throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Contact Becky Morgan at 610-861-7555 or email@example.com.
Photos of the recent American Legion holiday bazaar in Catasauqua.