Longtime Catasauqua Borough Councilman Alfred Regits has been honored as a new member of the Catasauqua Hall of Fame. The official announcement was made at a free outdoor concert sponsored by the borough.
Several months ago, Catasauqua Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew informally decided to invigorate the borough's hall of fame.
The names of past honorees are engraved on pavers set in front of the Catasauqua Park & Playground's amphitheater.
Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and a proposed 2013 county budget.
President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of government and management experience.
Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.
Hansell's remarks stressed bipartisan decision-making to encourage accomplishment.
CYAA football players hosted a car wash fundraiser Aug. 11 in Catasauqua.
· The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Information: www. dlarc.org, KE3AW@ arrl.net or 610-432-8286.
· 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.
The Relay for Life is not a one-day deal.
Although the 24-hour event which takes place each June at Whitehall High School is familiar to most people, the event does not represent the complete package, said Shari Noctor, chairperson of the 2012-13 Relay for Life of Whitehall. This year, the Whitehall relay celebrates its 10th anniversary and the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th.
In this continuing series, I am speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, well-known and highly respected president of the Northampton Historical Society and former employee of the landmark Miller's Department Store and Kotsch's Market in Fullerton.
Born in 1927 Harold, as most families in America, faced the Great Depression. I asked him to recall his youth.
If you wondered about the flurry of activity around Hanover's old municipal building Aug. 30, Hanover Township was holding a public auction billed as "selling to the walls." The sale was held following a move by municipal employees into the new township building, now nearly completed.
The township selected Houser Auctions to conduct the sell-off.
Houser is a family operation run by brothers Doug and Tim, who took over from their father. Their wives handle the administrative tasks and collect the money.
Should strict state regulations limit the noise coming from a Catasauqua tavern or should perhaps more forgiving police oversight of the decibels be approved? That is a question that borough council members are being asked to answer.
At the council's workshop session last Monday, the owners of Fossils, a tavern on Race Street, asked the council to consider a measure that would allow the borough to set noise standards rather than the state Liquor Control Board [LCB].
The Catasauqua School Board approved Kristin Popovice to serve as a Catasauqua High School long-term substitute during the board's Sept. 4 workshop meeting. She will teach earth science.
Popovice will replace Katrina Bullock who was approved at the board's Aug. 13 meeting. Since her appointment by the board, Bullock declined the CHS teaching position.
The earth science position became available after CHS teacher Daniel Wismer took a leave of absence.
The board also set Monday's board meeting agenda.
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.