During the Dec. 3 Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education reorganization meeting, five board members took the oath of office.
Carol Cunningham, Lauren Cieslak, Duane Dietrich, Jillian Emert and Donald Panto affirmed their commitment to performing the duties of their elected offices with fidelity.
Stephen Becker was nominated to fill one of the vacant two-year-term seats on the board. He is expected to take the oath of office at the January meeting. One empty seat on the board remains.
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, and state Reps. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a total of $190,000 to Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Bethlehem City in recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), specifically for trail projects.
At a meeting held Dec. 2, North Catasauqua Borough Council continued a discussion about updating security systems at borough hall and at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park.
New surveillance cameras will provide the borough with a 360-degree view of the park. Borough hall and the police department will also be thoroughly covered by cameras and new lock systems.
Jessica O’Donnell, executive vice president of affiliated chambers, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, kicked off the Small Business Saturday celebration Nov. 30 in Catasauqua.
The local event featured businesses from around the borough and centered on Front Street as the hub of activity. Catasauqua Main Streets, the borough’s business organization, and the Chamber are working to revamp the area and bring fresh life to the community.
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.
Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Whitehall fire departments responded to a call around noon Nov. 26 at Daku Auto Body Shop, 1135 Howertown Road, North Catasauqua.
Tradesmen were digging trenches along Howertown Road and reported feeling ground turbulence. Smoke was seen coming out the back window of the shop.
Firefighters poured water into the wall cavity, and firefighters investigated the second-floor rooms. As of press time, police and firefighters are not sharing details.
Brandon Larkin had an idea to help out his dad, SFC Peter Larkin, whose unit is stationed overseas for Christmas. He got his mom, Julia, and the congregation at First Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., involved.
The congregation started the Love to Our Soldiers program to send gift boxes with basic necessities, goodies and toiletries. St Luke’s Hospital joined the effort and had message pads printed with the unit logo for the 77th Liberty Warriors.