Lehigh County Board of Commissioners conducted routine business Dec. 12, 2018, approving the appointment of Kyle A. Russell to the position of warden of the county jail. At a previous meeting, the board signaled approval of the appointment by voting for Russell’s appointment in a preliminary or first hearing vote.
Patrick Palmer was appointed and Sarah Andrew was reappointed to the Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council. The votes were unanimous by those present. Commissioner Percy Dougherty was absent.
The last community and police gathering for 2018 was Cookies and Cocoa with the Cops, held Dec. 20, 2018, in the community room of the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
These sessions with the police are sponsored by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
The community events are designed to get members of the community to meet police officers on an informal basis. Police Chief Douglas Kish persuaded Santa Claus and one of his “elves” to come to the party.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Attorney Thomas Schlegel coordinated a request before Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board at its meeting Nov. 29, 2018.
His client, Able Equipment Rental, moved into a commercial property formerly leased by Ransome Rents. Both companies rent specialty equipment. Able rents high-end sky lifts, some of which are used to install glass wall windows in high-rise buildings.
When locals Nelson and Nicole Rodriguez received the cancer diagnosis, they were devastated.
Nelson, the family’s sole breadwinner, was diagnosed with nonseminoma cancer. This particular cancer attacks men specifically. If diagnosed early, there is a high cure rate.
The important thing for Nelson was to get the proper treatment — and soon. Unfortunately, with him out of work, they had some trouble keeping up with their bills.
“We started this at the old Ben Franklin store on Front Street,” said Joe Tognoli about Catasauqua Lions Club’s annual Christmas shopping spree Dec. 15. Catasauqua Area School District selects some deserving elementary school youngsters, who get whisked off to the Walgreens on Schoenersville Road to pick out gifts — courtesy of the Lions Club.
Ken Jones, Walgreens’ store manager, helps with the program every year. The group of 18 kids takes over the store for about an hour.
Joe Tognoli and Jeanine Craver welcomed Todd Brosky and his son Scott to Catasauqua Community Food Bank Dec. 14. Todd and Scott, of Brosky Insurance Agency Inc., presented a check for $12,500 to the food bank.
“Every year, Erie Insurance has a charity golf tournament. We all chip in to play. This year, we won the tournament, and one of the players was closest to the pin. He missed a hole-in-one by 3 inches,” Todd Brosky said.
Todd and Scott are the first to admit that if the food bank had to rely on their golfing skills, there would be a lot of hungry people.