Prior to its Nov. 26 workshop, the Catasauqua Council convened a special meeting to review bids for improvements to the borough's wastewater treatment plant. Council awarded C&T Associates a million-dollar-plus contract to modify the wastewater treatment plant disinfection system.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 1 p.m. in the council room at borough hall for a year-end meeting to vote on final approval of the 2013 budget.
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.
At Hanover Township's special meeting on Dec. 6, trucking firm A. Duie Pyle won approval from Hanover Township to construct a vehicle repair shop on vacant land adjacent to its existing terminal.
The hotly debated issue was introduced two months ago. The proposed shop will be near residential homes in the Sherwood Park area. Residents crammed into council chambers at each hearing on the issue to voice their main complaint about the expected noise.
Photos from around the local area
It's just like any other single-story, well kept home.
In fact, if not for the wheelchair vans parked in the rear driveway, you would not know the yellow ranch style house at the corner of Keefer and Front streets in Coplay is home to eight disabled young adults.
"Most people don't know we're here and that is good because we're supposed to blend," said Denise Heberling, program specialist for LifePath Foundation.
· 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.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
True to their school's name, students dug through soil horizons and found artifacts representing what could have been seven generations of life at the historic 1803 House.
In preparation for a future herb garden, sixth- and seventh-grade students at Seven Generations Charter School excavated next to one of Emmaus' treasured historic landmarks with an archeological dig.
Educational specialist and middle school Spanish teacher Ryan Loughren guided the students using the Pythagorean theorem to map out a five-site grid marking the four corners and middle of the planned garden.
The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is searching for the next of kin for Raymond Rudd Sr.
Rudd, 52, of 122 N. 11th St., Allentown, died Dec. 8 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
Anyone having information about his relatives is asked to contact the Lehigh County Coroner's Office at 610-782-3426.
Recent rumor of PPL's replacing local residential electric meters by government edict are both completely false and somewhat true.
PPL Spokesman Joe Nixon said in a telephone interview replacement of old meters in favor of new, advanced meters has been ongoing since 2002. About 160,000 old dial meters have been replaced with digital meters, he said, and no longer require nearby radio monitoring because they send information directly back through the electrical system.