· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon-1 p.m., American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2810.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program about amateur radio satellites: "AMSAT - UK's FUNcube Dongle & Live Demo!" by Dennis/K3DS. Open to the public. Information: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ ARRL.NET or 610.432.8286.
"Once an Eagle, always an Eagle."
These words, spoken by keynote presenter Dr. Charles D. Peters, are not an original statement, but rather a lasting mantra that has been used over the years at Eagle Scout celebrations.
It was only appropriate that he chose such a long-standing phrase for the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award, which began back in 1912.
A total of 213 Eagle Scouts from the class of 2012 were honored May 22 for attaining the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville.
Hill named Honor Guard Member
Air Force Senior Airman Antonio P. Hill has been named Honor Guard Member of the Year.
Selection was based on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments and community service and support.
Hill is a vehicle management and analyst assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. The senior airman has served in the military for five years.
Madison Riley Eisenhart, 11, of Northampton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant to be held the weekend of Aug. 9 in Harrisburg.
The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Madison will be participating in the pre-teen (10-12) age division, along with outstanding young ladies from across Pennsylvania.
Her community service project will be "Donate for Dance."
In a Catasauqua Borough Council session Monday, where council again debated the FL Smidth land purchase, residents packed council chambers to express their support for purchasing property along Front Street, although a proposal to buy had been voted down 4-3 at the May 20 council meeting.
The proposal would have the borough buy the land without any guarantee that it could find a developer to make improvements to the land not used by the borough for municipal buildings.
As graduation ceremonies go, Bridgeway Academy had an unusual one Saturday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catasauqua. No one in the 2013 graduating class that marched down the center aisle on June 1 to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" had ever met a classmate face-to-face before Friday's class picnic.
Bridgeway supports home-schooled graduates around the world, providing their parents with curriculum and guidance along with the necessary accreditations to meet national and state graduation requirements.
Catasauqua Borough Council voted unanimously to defer police officer hiring based on a Civil Service Commission recommendation presented at a special meeting of council held on May 20.
Five candidates were interviewed for two open positions on the Catasauqua police force. The commission did not recommend two of the top scoring candidates.
The Lehigh County Commissioners deferred a vote on whether to approve a tax increment financing (TIF) plan for the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center at its May 22 meeting.
Director of Community and Economic Development Cindy Feinberg recommended the deferral because the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has not had a chance to look at the traffic impact of the proposed project, which was a concern to some commissioners.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.