This month's meeting of St. Andrew's Young at Heart will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the church basement.
The group's casino trip to Mohegan Sun will be Friday, Aug. 31. Seats are still available for this bus trip.
On Oct. 3, a trip to Ace in the Hole Dinner Theater to see 'Winderbar" is planned and on Wednesday, Dec. 5 they will be going to the Rainbow Dinner Theater for a show called "Christmas in Paradise." Seats are available for both trips. These trips are open to the public. For ticket information, contact Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920.
Street improvement specifications have been sent to contractors for work to be done on Hanover Township roadways, according to a report by township Engineer Fredrick Hay.
"The paving will be on Cedar Hill Drive, around the Allentown Apartments," Hay told Hanover Township Council members at their Aug. 1 meeting.
Hay said bids are expected to be returned within the next few weeks.
The road surface on Cedar Hill Drive was disturbed when improvements were made to the sewage system last year. Those construction areas have settled and the final paving can now be completed.
To the Editor:
Thank you to the more than 250 residents who attended the 18th Annual Coplay Town Watch "National Night Out Against Crime" celebration Aug. 7. A large thank you goes to the more than 30 volunteers who ran the event.
The American Club of Coplay hosted the event at their beautiful pavilion. It was a great night.
Thank you to the National Association of Town Watch for their near 30 years of work helping to keep the nation safe. The CTW has been part of NATW since 1996.
The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum is no longer the best kept secret in the Lehigh Valley.
Last week, a group of visitors came all the way from China to the Northampton museum, which celebrates the area's history of cement making. They found out about the museum via the Internet and decided they had to witness it for themselves.
Fifteen teenagers from China recently stayed in Catasauqua homes while visiting the area as part of a summertime exchange student program.
"They ranged in age from 13 to 16," said Lorry Bradley, who managed the group of touring Chinese students for Compass International, a foreign exchange student program.
"Their escorts are in their early 20s," she said.
Local families hosted the group for their nine-day tour.
Dawn Emery's family was one of them.
"They did a lot of shopping," she said of the visitors.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
July 18, 10:38 a.m.
Charotin firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm in the 1000 block of Howertown Road. The Catasauqua Fire Department was also dispatched as automatic mutual aid. A caller had reported smoke alarms sounding for a length of time. Upon arrival, personnel found unattended cooking by the resident. The smoke was ventilated.
July 20, 5:43 p.m.
Catasauqua Area School District Athletic Director Thomas Moll told school board members during Tuesday's workshop meeting the baseline and concussion tests performed with the assistance of ImPACT Applications Inc. software have been helpful in assessing sports-related head injuries.
The board is expected to approve a contract with ImPACT Applications Inc. at Monday's board meeting.
Students who participate in sports programs within the district are required to undergo a baseline test.
Among the environmental losses that rarely make the news, our world's firefly populations are dropping like – leaves?
Fireflies aren't actually "flies," but luminous beetles. About 2,000 species of them exist globally, in the "shining" family Lampyridae.
In the mid-Atlantic, this summer, wet weather brightened prospects for the region's firefly species, which prefer damp soils. Worldwide, however, scientists report a steady plummet of firefly numbers as their woodland habitats fall.
As I read a report a couple weeks ago that detailed China's dismal record on food safety issues. I found myself wondering, "Is this the kind of country some politicians want for us?"
That feeling was reinforced the next day, when I read that freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is single-handedly holding up legislation that would tighten regulation and oversight of gas pipelines, because of his philosophical opposition to any government regulation.