St. Paul’s Child Care Center, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, and Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, have reached an agreement so the day care service can operate from the township church.
The original closing for the Catasauqua child care center was scheduled for July 26, but that has been moved to Aug. 9. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, which housed the day care center, was bought by an outside group, the Al Mustafa Center. The final church service for the St. Paul’s congregation was June 2.
At its meeting July 15, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority resuscitated its solar project for the Eberhart Road pumping station.
At last month’s meeting, the board was stunned at the cost of correcting soil stability conditions around the solar panel array. The elaborate support system required for the solar arrays initially put the price of the project out of reach.
At Coplay Borough Council’s regular meeting July 9, council members denied a request by David Scheuermann, of DVS Enterprises, for relief on recreational fee payments for his proposed apartment complex on Second Street.
DVS Enterprises Inc. has a plan to develop 48 residential apartments in six buildings at 250 N. Second St. in Coplay. A portion of the property, less than 10 percent of the total, is in Whitehall.
At the Coplay Borough Council workshop meeting July 2, Councilman Stephen Burker explained how Coplay Borough opened Coplay Parkway Pool to Catasauqua Borough residents when Catasauqua was dealing with a leak at its pool.
“As soon as we were aware that the pool was closed in Catasauqua, I called our pool manager, Tiffany Benson, and gave her authorization to give Coplay’s lowest rate to Catasauqua season pass holders. It was a hot and humid weekend,” he said.
“This is a simple philosophy of neighbors helping neighbors,” Burker said.
The Catasauqua pool reopened July 5.
At its regular meeting June 20, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s board examined the solar power project for the Eberhart Road pump station.
The project was originally conceived as a way to reduce electrical power provided by power plants and replace it with solar power.
(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)
When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.
“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in my classes.”
This year’s Youngiefest was held May 18 at Victor C. Talotta Park, Cementon.
Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.
Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.
Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.
Future Eagle Scout Ed Miller volunteered to help with an enhancement project at Coplay Cemetery, Ninth and Oak streets.
Sandy Taplar and her brother Karl Korsak are part of the team managing the cemetery. The cemetery committee had a plan approved, and Miller is waiting on approval from the Eagle Scout review board to approve the project.
At its monthly meeting May 16, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority announced two promotions. Michael Melosky and Scott Stoisits were both promoted at the meeting.
Melosky will fill the position of operations manager vacated by the untimely passing of Jeff Gerhard. He is a 1983 graduate of Northampton High School. He is married with two children and two dogs. He did a stint at Valley Forge Military Academy with the idea of a football career at University of Pittsburgh, but it did not work out. He joined CWSA in 1987, starting in maintenance and moving to foreman in 2007.
Meredith Kester, a Whitehall High School counselor, spoke on behalf of Harrison Jetter, who was given the Eisenhower Award during an awards ceremony March 29.
Jetter was a WHS junior at the time of the event.
The Eisenhower Award is presented by West Point Society of the Lehigh Valley to a high school junior who exemplifies West Point’s tradition of leadership and excellence. The winner is selected by high school staff.
Jim Baldree presented the award on behalf of West Point Society.
“I thank my parents for their guidance,” Jetter said when accepting the award.