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.
Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler informed school board members May 13 that 15 acres of land located across from the district administration office is no longer needed by the district.
Spengler told members of the board the land located on North 14th Street was initially procured in 1990 in anticipation of a 1,700-unit residential complex being built and the construction of a new school to accommodate the student population increase.
Plans for the complex and school, however, never advanced past the discussion stage.
Dotty Gildner of Catasauqua shops for that special summer headware during a flea market held May 18 by the Catasauqua high rise apartment complex.
Memorial Day was observed with solemn ceremonies at a number of area locations Monday.
Jenn Webber and her 4-month-old son, Charlie, both of Catasauqua, browse through spring and summer items during the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran yard sale held May 18 at the church.