Did you know that Craig’s Irish Settlement, dating to 1728, is celebrating its 291st anniversary this year? The resting place of these founders will be highlighted during fall tours Oct. 12 at Horner’s Cemetery, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd. (Route 329), East Allen Township. The tours start 1 p.m.
Did you know the longest permanent settlement in the Lehigh Valley was here in Allen and East Allen townships, as well as the towns of Northampton, Bath and more?
Did you know Benjamin Franklin was a frequent visitor of our local tavern? The tavern was Hays Tavern, now Weaversville Inn.
The Allentown and Bethlehem health bureaus, along with Northampton and Lehigh County state health centers, will once again be providing free naloxone as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Stop Overdoses in PA initiative. The naloxone distribution is scheduled for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25 locally and throughout Pennsylvania, as long as supplies last.
Naloxone is a medication that does not harm the individual it is administered to and is used to reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.
The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Uptown Northampton Street Fair Sept. 14.
The event runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and takes place along Main Street in Northampton Borough. The event is free to attend.
Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,
“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents. This expo brings a variety of resources together all in one place.
Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.
State Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th; state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th; and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced a state fund of $320,950 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) has been approved for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation to extend natural gas service to Keystone Cement Company, East Allen Township.
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced 28 fire departments and emergency medical services providers in her district in both Lehigh and Northampton counties will be awarded $366,603 through the 2018-19 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grants, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Bath Farmers Market crowned this year’s Little Miss Strawberry June 7 in the third annual contest.
This year’s winner is Lillian Gengaro, of Bath. She is the daughter of Heather and Steven Gengaro. The informal pageant encourages parents to enter their daughters dressed in their “berry” best attire.
Lillian wore a red and white dress decorated by her aunt Jennifer Bobynskyj. Lillian says she loves strawberries. She is a preschooler at Moore Elementary School who loves to dance and play soccer. This is her first time entering the contest.
The Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held its second annual Distinguished Alumni award celebration April 26 at Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville, to honor seven outstanding graduates to be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.
The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees include Dr. Rodger Berg, Class of 1964; Bruce Lack, Class of 1969; Dr. Stephen Ressler, Class of 1975; Charles Hangen, Class of 1975; Tina Pagotto, Class of 1993; Travis Mohr, Class of 1999; and Dale Newhart, Class of 1943.
With warmer summer weather in the forecast, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds animal owners to think about the health and safety of their pets.
In October 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 104 of 2018, otherwise known as the Hot Car Bill. The law provides protection for law enforcement and emergency responders when a dog or cat is removed from a motor vehicle when the animal is showing signs of distress.