A mural depicting Catasauqua and elements of its history has been taking shape on a wall of a Pine Street building in recent weeks, thanks to the efforts of artist Matt Halm and his assistant Christopher Kosztyo. Many area residents have stopped to view the work in progress as a brick was transoformed into a colorful welcome at the borough's Pine Street Bridge gateway.
On Oct. 13, the artists officially presented the finished product to the borough at a dedication ceremony.
The project was completed under a grant program designed to revitalize the gateways to Catasauqua.
Jane Miller of Northampton inspects some of the clothing for sale at the community yard sale held recently by the Catasauqua Fire Police on their Race Street training grounds.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company hosted a Beef & Bingo Dinner recently, a fundraiser for the fire department.
· 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade – 7 p.m., through Northampton. Sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club. Rain date Oct. 25. Information: Linda at 610-625-8886.
· 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.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
Aug. 14, 2:57 p.m.
Charotin firefighters responded with the Northampton Fire Department for a gas leak and odor investigation in the area of East Fourth Street and Howertown Road in Northampton. Northampton Regional EMS was also on the assignment.
Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.
The first amendment, sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti, would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.
The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company will be planning their 21st season at a meeting open to the public, on Monday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Sheckler Elementary School at 251 N. 14th St., Catasauqua.
Organizational plans as well as plans for this year's production of "Annie" will be discussed. Audition material will be available at the meeting.
Auditions for adults will be held Sunday evening Nov. 4, and student auditions will be held Monday Nov. 5.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in borough hall meeting room, 1066 Fourth St.
Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.
"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," said Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.
Full of energy and excitement, many dogs barked and sniffed throughout the grounds of Whitehall Parkway during the Whitehall Doggie Day and Pet Parade Saturday, Sept. 29.
The event, sponsored by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, allowed residents to bring their dogs to the park to participate in different events.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Health and Welfare Center, Peaceable Kingdom and Lehigh Valley CART.
Vendors' booths filled the park and dogs with their owners perused the animal-friendly marketplace.