The Lehigh County Agricultural Land Preservation Program and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation celebrated 30 years of permanently preserving farms for agricultural production during a ceremony June 7 at Heidel Hollow Farm, Germansville.
David and Sonia Fink, owners of Heidel Hollow, were recognized as having a Bicentennial Farm for 200 years of family farming.
More than 5,270 farm owners, through state and county programs, have preserved more than 550,000 acres.
This number has Pennsylvania leading the nation in the number of farms and acres preserved.
At the workshop session May 29, Catasauqua Borough Council took time before business to honor Scott Rothrock.
The retired Catasauqua police officer was injured in the line of duty in 2015 while chasing down a perpetrator. Rothrock was stabbed several times during his struggle to subdue Jerome Nichols, who had stabbed his girlfriend in Allentown. Nichols was shot by fellow Officer Donald Stratton.
Rothrock’s story is well known as he was honored as a Hometown Hero by David Jaindl’s A-Treat beverage company earlier this year.
The Catasauqua Area Board of Education celebrated the end of the school year with a gathering to honor the district’s retirees before the June 12 meeting.
After the festivities, the board got down to business and started preparing for the next year.
Amanda Meiley was approved as a biology teacher at Catasauqua High School for the 2018-19 school year. She previously worked in the Allentown School District and will be replacing Janet Schmidt, who retired at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
Student teachers and interns were also approved by the board.
Rebecca Zukowski, owner of Blondies Cupcakes in Catasauqua, has opened her own yoga studio, Flow Yoga & Wellness.
The Catasauqua studio, located at 767 Front St., opened its doors March 21.
The community-based wellness center offers a variety of different classes. According to Zukowski, one of the goals of the studio is “making fitness and mindfulness fun.”
Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge 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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
From whistles on the basketball court, to the ping of baseball bats, to Latin music from the band stage — these are the sounds you hear at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park on a summer night that always create an eclectic melody.
During a three-month stretch from late May through late August, the North Catasauqua park simultaneously hosts volleyball, basketball, baseball and cheerleading, in addition to borough-sponsored family nights and concerts.