In keeping with the Halloween season, Coplay Garden Club's Oct. 30 program will be called "Plants of Murder and Mahem" and will be presented by Sue Drabic.
Houseplants featured in the program, held at St. John's Lutheran Church, will be Crassula (jade), Schefferra (umbrella tree), Zebrina (wandering Jew) and Hypoestos (polka dot plant).
The 7 p.m. program's floral arrangement tournament is themed "Let's Go Tic Tacking." For the novice, a triangle design should be submitted and for advanced competitors, a triangle design using Indian corn or squash is required.
Construction on the Borough of Northampton's proposed uptown park on Main Street is expected to begin later this fall, after the farmers market closes for the season.
Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said most of the work in establishing the park will not be visible to the public. The improvements on the site will occur underground. Electrical, water and other utilities will be laid before any other work takes place.
"Depending on the weather, work on the park will take place during the winter," Zarayko said.
The long awaited dog park in Allen Township took a major step forward when the Allen Township Board of Supervisors awarded a $30,250 contract to Anchor Fencing of Allentown at the supervisors Oct 9 meeting.
The fence will be installed at the proposed dog park off Savage Road.
Anchor Fencing is the only company that submitted a bid.
Located near the Nor-Bath Trail, the dog park could be in place by 2015. It would be the first such dog park in the area.
Coplay's community Halloween parade is set for this coming Tuesday, Oct. 21.
It is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.
In recognition of the fact that October is Fire Prevention Month, the parade will be led by the Coplay Fire Department, and will feature other volunteer fire departments in the area.
The first division, which follows, is headed by the honor squad of Post 426, American Legion, Coplay.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli will delve into complaints lodged against the Edelweis Haus, 702 Main St., by neighbors in the 700 block of Main Street in Northampton.
The complaints mainly deal with noise coming from the bar.
Morganelli told The Press Oct. 10 he will schedule a meeting with police Chief Ron Morey regarding issues raised by residents.
"I will check it out," Morganelli said.
He also said he will confer with residents and tavern owner Tanya Hamlin.