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Thursday, April 30, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Toni Fillman has taken storybook characters

Toni Hess Fillman has so many stories that she has been encouraged to write a book.

“Maybe I will,” she said playfully.

Fillman has played many roles in her life: wife; mother; grandmother; PTO-PLUS leader; businesswoman; dog breeder; public speaker; investigator; Scout leader; and general encourager.

But, dressing up in storybook costumes and taking joy into Whitehall-Coplay School District schools has been her hallmark and her most cherished role.

Wolf targeting May 8 for start of Pa. reopening

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Phased approach focuses on citizens’ safety, scientific data

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented a detailed plan April 22 for reopening the commonwealth — with a targeted May 8 start.

The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow and green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

MAY

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

MONDAY 4

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.

WEDNESDAY 6

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

Construction can resume May 1

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Strict guidelines in place to mitigate COVID-19 spread

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced April 24 that construction projects in the state will be allowed to resume May 1, one week earlier than his administration had previously announced.

The governor’s announcement came with strict guidelines on how construction work can be conducted safely to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.

Catasauqua, N. Catasauqua residents asked to ring bells May 3

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Pennsylvania State Mayors Association has declared May 3 as Bells Across Pennsylvania Day.

North Catasauqua Mayor William Molchany and Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel are encouraging residents and churches from both boroughs to take part in the event.

All Pennsylvanians and churches are asked to ring bells for three minutes, one minute each for three purposes, starting 7 p.m.

Delivering Easter blessings

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church was determined to celebrate Easter, held April 12 this year. After its original plan for an in-car service in the parking lot of Sheckler Elementary School was nixed, Brian Riedy, pastor of the 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, church, and his congregation offered an outdoor Easter breakfast, complete with pancakes and ham, on Front Street. After picking up breakfast and brunch meals, there was a short individual prayer service with communion, followed by another walking stop to the Blondies table for cupcakes and treats for the Easter basket.

Chamber plans Gift Card Grab

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

May 3-9 event is Restaurant Week alternative

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affiliated Chambers of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is unable to host Restaurant Weeks around the area.

In an effort to support the small businesses and restaurants in the area, the GLVCC is implementing a Gift Card Grab Week May 3-9.

The Chamber is asking businesses to come up with a gift card deal to offer consumers. For example, pay $25, get a $30 gift card or pay $50 and get a $60 gift card. Once their offer is identified, each business will share how the deal can be purchased (online or call in).

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

THURSDAY 23

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

MONDAY 27

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 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.