Northampton Borough Farmers Market will open for the 2018 season May 15.
The outdoor market returns for the second year at Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The recent move from Uptown Park provides the public with easier access, additional parking and expanded vendor space.
Borough Planner Victor Rodite said, in the coming weeks, entertainment at the farmers market includes Northampton Area Middle School band, Tootsie the Clown, bagpiper Gene Kutzler, classic and antique car displays and more.
Northampton Exchange Club met March 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., to laud three Northampton Area High School employees — Douglas Fehnel, Lauren Sniscak and Joseph Svetecz — as Employees of the Month. The recipients were accorded framed certificates for their accomplishments.
This is the second year for this program.
Angela Munjone, a mathematics teacher at Northampton Area High School, was inducted by Northampton Exchange Club as the Outstanding NAHS Teacher for March/April at the April 4 dinner meeting. The ceremony was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.
Munjone received a framed certificate and pen, and her name and accomplishments will be added to the Exchange Club’s collection of honorees. It is the second year the club has paid tribute to outstanding NAHS faculty and staff.
A vote on the proposed rental property ordinance, which has its proponents and detractors, is now expected to be voted on by Northampton Borough Council at its May 17 meeting.
The council committee — Robert McHale, Judy Kutzler and Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. — has pared the legislation to 11 pages.
The new ordinance would require landlords to pay a registration fee for each unit, to allow a borough code officer to schedule inspections of the property, to pay inspection fees and to correct unsafe conditions.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is keeping a close watch on the construction progress of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge, mainly because the opening of the new bridge over the Lehigh River will trigger the start of the work to erect a new Cementon Bridge.
At the April 19 council meeting, Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said work will commence on the replacement of the deteriorating Cementon-Northampton Bridge, commonly referred to as just the Cementon Bridge, as soon as vehicle traffic is allowed over the new Coplay-Northampton Bridge.
From North Catasauqua to Wilson Borough, Northampton to Freemansburg, representatives and others from local governments met March 28 in the Northampton Borough Municipal Building’s council chambers for the latest briefing of the state’s MS4 permit requirements to reduce pollution in the waterways.
The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open at its Northampton site May 13 for the 20th year.
It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the past and present cement industry with a focus on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Manufacturing Company and others. Since its opening in 2008, thousands of visitors have toured the 1401 Laubach Ave. museum. The building also houses the borough’s administrative offices, council chambers and the police station.
Catherine Marie (Bender) Troxell has made her mark at Sacred Heart Assisted Living by the Creek, Northampton. She turns 100 tomorrow, April 27.
Staff and those around her say her smile is infectious.
Kitty, as she is known to family and friends, hasn’t spent any time over the decades thinking about if she would reach the century mark. She has been too busy raising a family, sewing, knitting, taking photos and collecting stamps and coins.
“I never thought I would reach 100,” Kitty said in a soft voice.
The expected vote on the proposed legislation governing residential rental units in Northampton did not occur during the April 19 meeting of council. The hearing and vote will now be on the agenda for the May 2 meeting.
The May 2 date strays from the traditional Thursday meeting. A hearing will begin 6:30 p.m. The regular meeting remains 7:30 p.m.
At its April 19 meeting, Northampton Borough Council approved a resolution granting the request of Redner’s Warehouse Markets, 101 Held Drive, to sell beer and wine.
The resolution will now go to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for review and action.
Jason Hoff, vice president and general counsel for Redner’s Warehouse Markets Inc., informed council there will be a major upgrade of the market to house the cafe in the area where the produce is currently located.