Friday, June 12, 2009

Main Street Repair Work Scheduled ** FINALLY **

I am happy to announce that the much-awaited repairs to Main Street have been scheduled to begin Monday, June 15th. There are no parking signs posted on the south side of Main Street between 7th and Bushkill Street. No parking is in effect from 7AM to 4PM starting Monday "until further notice". The no-parking signs that have been obscured by the recent rainfall will be changed out sometime today (thanks to blog reader Eileen for bringing this to my attention).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

** HOLD THE DATE ** Tatamy Family Day 2009!

Mark your calendars - Tatamy Family Day is scheduled for Sunday, August 16, 2009 from 1 to 5PM at Hope Lutheran Church. More information will follow, but make a note of the date.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Regal and Rave Theatres Offer Free Family Movies

Are you looking for something to do with the kids over the summer? If so, Regal Cinemas at Northampton Crossings and the Rave Motion Pictures at The Promenade in Lower Saucon are offering free family movies.

The schedule can be found here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 'til 8PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8PM for the Lehigh Valley. Please keep your eyes to the sky.

According to the National Weather Service, a Severe Thunderstorm is:

A thunderstorm that produces either of the following: winds of 50 kts (58 mph) or greater (these speeds can result in structural or tree damage), hail ¾" in diameter or larger, or a tornado. Lightning frequency is not a warning criteria for issuing a severe thunderstorm warning. Severe thunderstorms can result in the loss of life and property. They can also produce a tornado with little or no advanced warning. A table of hail sizes can be found in this glossary, under the definition of hail.

Tatamy Has a Hero

I learned this morning that, as fate would have it, Tatamy Borough's very own Corporal Fred Lahovsky was among the dozens of police officers and State Troopers involved in this weekend's car chase following the abduction at gunpoint of 9-year old Trevor Autenrieth from Nazareth. Quoting from an article in this morning's Express-Times:

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper John Osterhout, of the Swiftwater barracks, and police Cpl. Fred Lahovski, of the Tatamy Police Department, are being credited with pulling 9-year-old Trevor Autenrieth to safety during Sunday night's gunfire that ended in the deaths of Trevor's father, Daniel Autenrieth, and Trooper Joshua Miller.

Unfortunately, lives were lost in this senseless tragedy. Governor Rendell said it best:

"The death of Trooper Miller and the wounding of Trooper Lombardo remind us all once again of the dangers that our law enforcement officers face each day."

Thank you Fred. Thank you for answering the call for help. Thank you for putting the safety and lives of others before yours. Because of your selfless action, and that of your fellow Officers and State Troopers, this boy is safe at home with his mother and family.