Volunteer fire companies are comprised of dedicated men and women who provide valuable services to our communities. They spend countless hours in training, preparing to protect our citizens from fire and natural disasters.
I was given some rare photographs of the Alliance Fire Company from one of my fine former students, Ruth Miller. Ruth, for years, has owned a well-known Northampton insurance agency. Both her father and mother were active in the Alliance Fire Company and the ladies...
St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is excited to announce its first-ever Octoberfest. The event will take place Oct. 21 beginning 5 p.m. (following the 4 p.m. Mass), in the parish center and parking lot. This event will feature German foods — knockwurst, bratwurst, pork, spaetzle and kraut — as well as Octoberfest beers and wine. There will be dancing and music provided by the Joe Weber Band. The event will conclude 9 p.m.
For more information, contact the parish office at 610-264-0332...
• Open mic and jam night with special guest “Timoteo,” 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• Movie showing: “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• Safety night, 6-8 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.
• Bath Halloween parade, 7 p.m., around the borough. Rain date is Oct. 18.
• Coplay Recreation & Welfare...
With an unprecedented run of late-summer weather, Catasauqua held its October Fest O’ Fall celebration Saturday under sunny skies with shorts and short-sleeve Ts the dominant attire. The family-oriented festival is put on by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association and is a prelude to exciting events that culminate with trick or treat Oct. 27.
The borough’s Halloween parade is included in the holiday mix Oct. 18, along with St. Mary’s Oktoberfest Oct. 21.
This year’s event...
With an overwhelming endorsement by Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership Oct. 4, Jeanne McNeill accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel.
The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships, Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and...
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County...
At Hanover Council’s regular meeting Oct. 4, township Engineer Albert Kortze updated council on a complaint of stormwater problems at Saylor Mobile Home Park. The park has had problems with stormwater for several years, but the problem has escalated in the past few months.
The issue appears to be an increase in stormwater directed to a repository near the mobile home park and a parking lot expansion by FL Smidth that changed the character of the detention pond.
Many of us look at the sell-by date on food products in the store or in our home pantries and throw out foods that have passed these dates. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for all food in the United States, has published food safety information about dates for consumers to understand. This is from its report.
Open dating is a calendar date applied to a food product by a manufacturer or retailer. This date provides consumers with information on the estimated...