Members of the Catasauqua Cosmos U-9 Girls Traveling Soccer Team join forces to wash a vehicle during a car wash fundraiser Aug. 11. The action took place on the grounds of Blocker's Hardware on Front Street, Catasauqua. Team members and their parents also sold hot dogs, snacks and drinks at the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help provide uniforms and supplies for the team's fall and spring seasons for the 2012-13 year.
Street improvement specifications have been sent to contractors for work to be done on Hanover Township roadways, according to a report by township Engineer Fredrick Hay.
"The paving will be on Cedar Hill Drive, around the Allentown Apartments," Hay told Hanover Township Council members at their Aug. 1 meeting.
Hay said bids are expected to be returned within the next few weeks.
The road surface on Cedar Hill Drive was disturbed when improvements were made to the sewage...
From left, Alyssa Ruschatz and Makayla Fekete team up to paint colorful flowers on the wall of the North Catasauqua Park restroom facilities while attending the Aug. 2 arts and crafts program at the park. The summertime program is sponsored by the North Catasauqua Recreation Committee.
As I read a report a couple weeks ago that detailed China's dismal record on food safety issues. I found myself wondering, "Is this the kind of country some politicians want for us?"
That feeling was reinforced the next day, when I read that freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is single-handedly holding up legislation that would tighten regulation and oversight of gas pipelines, because of his philosophical opposition to any government regulation.
That proposal has nearly...
It was a fitting tribute for a man who touched countless lives in and out of the Catasauqua area. On Saturday morning, the Catasauqua High School auditorium filled with family and friends to celebrate the life of Dale H. Edwards, who died peacefully June 22 at his home in North Catasauqua.
The memorial celebration began with a piano solo of "Amazing Grace." As the calming music reached every corner of the auditorium, tears slowly streamed down cheeks of many of the hundreds of people...
Among the environmental losses that rarely make the news, our world's firefly populations are dropping like – leaves?
Fireflies aren't actually "flies," but luminous beetles. About 2,000 species of them exist globally, in the "shining" family Lampyridae.
In the mid-Atlantic, this summer, wet weather brightened prospects for the region's firefly species, which prefer damp soils. Worldwide, however, scientists report a steady plummet of firefly numbers as their woodland habitats...
Catasauqua Area School District schools will open the 2012-13 school year on Monday, Aug. 27, for all grades, K to 12.
District schools will hold a student orientation for students in fifth and ninth grades and any new students to the district for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Kindergarten orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Catasauqua High School students must report to their homerooms by 7:40 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:40 p.m.
The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.
Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.
The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.
For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.
The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a one-half price sale...
Phoebe Floral and Home Decor employee Eric Davis, left, helps Cassie Kriebel of North Catasauqua try on a necklace July 27 at the store. A new j.e.m.s. fashion, jewlery and assessories section was recently added to the Allentown flower shop.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police were called to the 100 block of Front Street to investigate a report of a disorderly juvenile.
· Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man in the 800 block of Chapel Street.
· A report of a loose dog brought police to the 600 block of Green Street.
· Police were called to the 1100 block of Howertown Road to investigate a motor vehicle crash.