The borough of North Catasauqua hosted a public memorial service Aug. 22 for the late Kim Moyer, the borough’s police chief who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13 at the age of 68.
A large crowd of family, friends and police officers from neighboring municipalities gathered at Catasauqua High School to honor the life and memory of Moyer. The departments of North Catasauqua, Catasauqua, Northampton and Coplay were also joined by the Bethlehem Mounted Police, as well as honor guards from Allentown and Bethlehem departments.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
On Aug. 5, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce presented North Catasauqua Borough a $500 check to go toward the cost of the new handicap-accessible swing, which was recently installed at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.
Established in Bethlehem in 1985, the Chamber has expanded to provide funding for beautification grants throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond, including Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties and Warren County, N.J.
Revolution Church took over the George Taylor House grounds for its Back to School Bash Aug. 25.
“We try to do something every year to make sure that students are ready for school,” said Pastor Mary McIver, of Revolution Church, 5 Race St. “And we add a little fun to the event, too.”
Crayola donated paper, crayons and notebooks for kids headed back to the classroom. The church staff packaged everything into 95 backpacks that were supplied by church members.
The party included more than just standing in line to get a backpack.
The Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer program came to an end July 30 with a special visit from the borough’s police and fire departments and the Oogie’s Ice Cream truck. For this final day of the program, library students and their parents were joined by Suburban North Family YMCA summer campers and their counselors.
Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.