Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County. These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.
At Hanover Council’s regular meeting Dec. 5, township Manager Christopher Garges asked council to move forward with a proposal to install an alarm system at the township’s municipal building.
“There have been several instances where municipal employees were attacked in municipal buildings. It is a cause for concern,” he said.
1882 – Bryden Horseshoe Company is established in Catasauqua.
1914 – Bryden has 300 employees producing 50 tons of horseshoes for British and Russian armies.
1928 – Phoenix Manufacturing Company acquires Bryden Horseshoe Company.
1939 – Phoenix begins production of commercial forgings and flanges and changes name to Phoenix Forging.
1953 – Phoenix supplies forgings for atomic-age industries.
1957 – Phoenix is acquired by Union Tank Car Company.
1981 – Phoenix facility is acquired by The Marmon Group.
1985 – Phoenix reverts to private ownership.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, will once again join the effort as an official location for 2018. This is the seventh year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the last 10 years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together not only to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom.
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
The largest employer in Catasauqua can trace its heritage back to 1882 when the Bryden Horseshoe Company was established.
Bryden, at its founding, had the latest horseshoe technology, a unique design that kept horses from sliding. Phoenix Manufacturing acquired the company in 1928 after Bryden rose to fame producing horseshoes during World War I.
As the need for horseshoes declined, the company reimagined itself into a commercial forging and flanges company. Acquisitions and mergers helped growth, but the company reverted to private ownership.
At the Dec. 4 Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting, board members took the opportunity to reorganize for 2019.
They unanimously re-elected Carol Cunningham as president and Duane Dietrich as vice president. The board also unanimously voted to reappoint David Knerr as the solicitor for the school district and Don Panto as the Pennsylvania School Boards Association liaison.