The Red, White and George wine tasting opened to guests on a sultry July summer afternoon.
"This year we added crafted beers to the tasting table," said Brenda Wieder. Wieder is the newly appointed program coordinator for the George Taylor House.
"I've conducted many of the tours and look forward to promoting this historical site," she said.
The annual tasting event is a fundraiser for the historic George Taylor House sponsored by the Borough of Catasauqua and the Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association.
The Lehigh County Commissioners unanimously approved the collective bargaining agreement between Lehigh County and the Lehigh County Deputy Sheriffs Association at its July 24 meeting. The county will continue to collect the union's dues.
Renee Keiderling, of Catasauqua, prepares some sweet corn salsa for the Bath Farmer's Market July 19. The farmers market is open throughout the summer from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays.
They said 405 Crane St. was going to fall, and Sunday, it imploded in the rainstorm.
"It didn't collapse," Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew said. Barholomew was the senior borough official on site. "The inside caved in on itself, but the [exterior] walls held most of the debris on the lot," he told The Press Sunday.
Bartholomew said he was watching the building and not a drop of rain came off the roof.
"Everything went right inside," he said.
Blue Star Mothers hosted a basket social fundraiser to cover the cost of decorating the graves of military personnel who were killed in action.
A vacant building located on 405 Crane St. in Catasauqua collapsed Sunday evening, leaving nine individuals living adjacent to the structure temporarily without shelter.
In a telephone interview with The Press Monday morning, Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish said the police department received a call at 7:07 p.m. Sunday regarding the building collapse.
The police department, borough fire department, PPL, UGI and the borough engineer, Pidcock Co., were on the scene Sunday, Kish said.
Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew was also present.
Spencer Frey, left, and his mother, Carolyne Case-Frey, of North Catasauqua, enjoy a dinner at the Blue Monkey restaurant while supporting their local fire department July 15. North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company held a dinner fundraiser, raffle and Chinese auction at the restaurant on Howertown Road in North Catasauqua.
The Catasauqua School Board is expected to discuss a revision of the Catasauqua High School grading policy and possibly to vote on a revision at one of its meetings this month.
During the Catasauqua School Board's June 10 meeting, district Director of Curriculum and Academics Kristina Lutz-Doemling said she had attended a retreat that covered the topic of employing a more consistent grading scale.
According to Lutz-Doemling, the current manner in which the district assigns grades is not beneficial for purposes of college applications and admissions.
Troop 94 Boy Scouts gathered for their annual summer campout recently.
They call themselves "The Royal Order of the Flying Bullmooses" – an improbable name until you understand the genesis of the group. They met during an Allentown Municipal Opera Company production of "Li'l Abner" in 1963, and have remained friends and still party together after 50 years.
The stage production of "Li'l Abner" was based on a popular daily comic strip of the same name during the era of the 1950s and 1960s. The comic strip, produced by cartoonist Al Capp, and the stage production, featured Lil'l Abner, Daisy Mae, Mammy Yocum and the group's namesake, General Bullmoose.