Bids were opened by Lehigh County Sept. 13, for the construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge. The work is to include demolition of the steel grate bridge and two small connecting bridges. The lowest bid presented was for $11.8 million.
The low bidder was HRI Contracting Co., State College, the same company hired to do work on the Route 22 and MacArthur Road Bridge.
County engineering and administration officials are reviewing whether all specifications by HRI were presented for the Hokendauqua Bridge. The contract is expected to be awarded in October.
Sheckler Elementary School hosted a Meet the Teacher Night Sept. 20.
If the closing of the Catasauqua swimming pool means the end of summer, then the borough's Fest-o'-Fall has to be on the calendar.
The scheduled date for the Catasauqua's annual fall kickoff is Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m.
Each year, Fest-o'-Fall gets better and bigger.
Fun and games are planned for the Biery House on Race Street.
There, children will get to test their skills on games from the 1880s, including jacks and a wet-ball launch.
Preliminary steps toward making plans to remodel a portion of the second floor of the North Catasauqua Borough Hall building are moving forward, according to borough council President Joe Keglovits.
At the Sept. 11 council meeting, he held in his hands a drawing of what the floor plan could look like.
The council had given Keglovits approval last month to have the drawings made, in cooperation with a business that wants to lease the space.
Keglovits reported the next step would be to have the plans approved by the state.
Matt Halm put the finishing touches on Catasauqua's welcoming mural on the corner of Pine and Front streets recently.
"We have a few spots we want to touch up and then get an acrylic sealer on it," he said.
The Sage Stauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament was held Aug. 25.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua pot luck dinner – 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 4th Street. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-4924.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Flu shots given. New members welcome. · Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets, Coplay. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older.
Paul Albert considers himself a lucky man, blessed with a second chance at life.
The North Catasauqua resident, who has suffered from cystic fibrosis his entire life, was placed on the double lung transplant list back in 1993 due to his lungs failing.
CF is a life-threatening disease passed down through families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and adults.
A rummage sale at Porter Lodge in North Catasauqua and a Riffters concert at Catasauqua Park are pictured here.