If you happened to run, walk or ride past Saylor Park on the Coplay segment of the Ironton Rail Trail (IRT) the morning of Oct. 15, there’s a good chance you saw a dog or two in a Halloween costume. No, the dogs weren’t trick-or-treating, but be assured they each got several treats. They were participating in the Howloween 5-K dog walk and run, a charity event that was the creation of Kate Gogel and Carlie Small, Northampton Area High School students and members of the school’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Club.
Nathan Gehringer, of Northampton, has completed the two-week Future Leader Camp (FLC) at Norwich University as a corporal.
FLC is designed to enable youth to become decisive, caring and disciplined leaders in a challenging environment and to instill confidence and courage through hands-on adventure, survival and physical training, while fostering moral integrity and character required of responsible citizens and future leaders.
Paul Rizzo, 15th Congressional candidate, has announced he has achieved ballot access for the November election to run against incumbent Republican Charlie Dent and Democrat Rick Daugherty.
Rizzo is the first Libertarian to run for this seat since 2004, when Richard J. Piotrowski ran.
Rizzo said he is looking forward to bringing the message of limited government, less taxes and more personal freedom to the 2016 election.
A resident of Hanover Township, he is married and has two children.
AAA East Central, along with Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force, will be providing free anti-car theft Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching for car windows 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20 at AAA East Penn, 2072 Downyflake Lane, Allentown.
Allentown Fire Department’s K-9 Judge is a finalist in the 2016 American Hero Dog contest.
A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, he joined the department in 2011. Fire Chief Lee Laubach is Judge’s handler.
State Farm’s Arson Dog Scholarship program donated Judge to the city. He is the first State Farm Arson Dog in city history and was the first in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey in several years.
Judge already has been designated as Hero Dog in the arson category. He is now vying with seven other dogs for top honors from American Humane Association.
From June 10 to 15, transplant recipients and living donors traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of Team Philadelphia — showcasing their athletic abilities, passion and determination — as they competed in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.
Delaney Gemmel, a Northampton County resident, created 11 bird houses to hang up on the Nor-Bath Trail as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award.
Delaney, 14, has been working on this project since the fall. She logged 50 hours in her efforts to earn the Girl Scout award.
Delaney led a group of friends in building the bird houses — with the help of Jim Hoff, a local wood craftsman, and Jim Wilson, parks recreation specialist at Northampton County Parks & Recreation Division.
She used repurposed wood pallets donated from Miller Supply Ace Hardware, Northampton.
Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by legislators, local officials, law enforcement and health care professionals at Northampton Community College recently to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.
An eighth-grade student at Northampton Area Middle School has created a three-dimensional, interactive mural that will be used to address diversity and bullying in her school.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with breaking into multiple homes, some of which were occupied, during a four-day period in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Andrew Patrick Miller, who has no current address, was charged May 19 after an investigation by a detective with Lehigh County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force.