Jessica Tirado asked the Catasauqua Borough Council to make immediate repairs to the vacant lot on Front Street that was recently paved by the borough.
“The lot was not paved properly and rainwater runs into our basement,” Tirado told council members at the Aug. 7 council meeting. “The basement is part of our living area and the dampness generates mold.”
Fishermen’s stories and fond memories were shared recently at the Springside Trout Hatchery in Slatington as members of the community, friends and family of the late Robert G. Herzog Sr. dedicated a bench in his honor.
The bench is the result of multiple donations made in Herzog’s memory following his death in September 2016, after a battle with lung cancer.
His family asked those wanting to honor Herzog and his contributions to the community to donate to the Springside Sportsmen Club Inc., a group of which Herzog was a member.
Mark Twain fans may recall how a total eclipse helps protagonist Hank Morgan escape death and impress royalty and the magician Merlin when Morgan time-travels to sixth-century England after a blow to the head in Twain’s novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court.”
On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, visible to the continental United States, inspired scientists, baffled wildlife and dazzled star gazers with its celestial show.
Quietly tucked away at the end of Sherman Street in Catasauqua is a treasure of a residential lot that produces award-winning, colorful and sweet-smelling flowers and a wide variety of vegetables.
The homeowner, Joseph Veshinfsky, tends to a large garden that produces award-winning entries at The Great Allentown Fair.
Veshinfsky said he has been submitting fair entries the past 10 to 15 years. On average, Veshinfsky said, he has won up to 50 ribbons yearly.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
There is still no decision on what will happen next with the sinking home on Second Street, North Catasauqua.
At the Aug. 8 borough council meeting, little new information was revealed about the twin home at 1022 and 1024 Second St., because of pending litigation.
During the July council meeting, council President Peter Paone said the borough was in talks with Northampton County about grant money that was potentially available for the property’s demolition. But the borough has now learned it will not qualify for the grant because of the borough’s small size.
The first total eclipse to span coast to coast across the U.S. mainland in almost a century will be visible Aug. 21. For people in Pennsylvania, the eclipse coverage will reach over 75 percent.
This rare celestial event is a spectacular occurrence; however, there are precautions people should take to help maintain their eye health while witnessing the spectacle in its full glory. Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection can cause serious eye damage, including blurry vision that can last months, or even permanent problems.