During the most recent heat wave, Nortampton Municipal Pool lifeguard Meghann Fiorvanti checks the pool's water temperature. With the air temperature in the high 90s, the water in the pool was between 72 and 74 degrees. The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool is open noon-7 p.m., weather permitting, through Aug. 16. The Coplay pool is open noon-7 p.m. through Aug. 25. Whitehall's three pools close Aug. 18 though an attempt will be made to keep one pool open longer, if possible. The Catasauqua pool has yet to set a final date for its pool season.
Robert J. Kislow III, 27, of Danielsville, died July 30, 2013, at his home.
He was the son of Robert Jr. and his wife Kathy Kislow of Northampton and Brenda (Custis) Kosik of Oro Valley, Ariz.
He was a 2004 graduate of Northampton High School.
After serving in the military, he continued his education at Northampton Community College and earned an associate degree in automotive technology.
He served his country in the Army 82nd Airborne as a specialist 4 in the Iraq War Operation Enduring Freedom VI in Afghan-istan, being wounded and earning a Purple Heart.
Michael J. Cesanek Jr., 75, of Bath, died July 22, 2013 in Gracedale. He was the husband of the late Grace A. (Onkotz) Cesanek.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Michael and Catherine (Baka) Cesanek Sr.
He was a welder for the Lafarge Cement Company.
He was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.
He was a member of the Moore Township Lions.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a malfunctioning alarm system brought officers to the 100 block of Bridge Street.
· Police were called to the 600 block of Third Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.
· Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the unit block of Second Street.
· A disturbance brought police to the 200 block of Bridge Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 500 block of Race Street.
The annual Northampton County 4-H Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Northampton County 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth.
Free and open to the public, the three-day event will include various displays of 4-H work, animal shows, a silent auction, games and food.
Motorists using the Routes 22 and 145 will face lane restrictions starting Aug. 20.
PennDOT officials have announced the ramp from eastbound Route 22 to northbound MacArthur Road will be closed permanently starting 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Motorists traveling eastbound on Route 22 will access MacArthur Road/Route 145 using a single, newly constructed ramp, regardless of whether they intend to go north or south on MacArthur.
Lane restrictions are also scheduled for 10 p.m. Aug. 20 through 6 a.m. Aug. 21 on both highways.
Friends of Parkland Community Library will hold its 23rd annual used book sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Asbury Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.
Donation of books will be accepted 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 8, at the church.
Encyclopedias, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, older computer books (copyright before 2010) and magazines will not be accepted.
Asbury Church is air conditioned and handicapped accessible.
Valley Search and Rescue dogs Owen and Storm hang out with Jacob Raines of Danielsville at the Northern Valley EMS open house. In addition to North Whitehall, which hosted the event, Slatington and Walnutport fire departments also displayed equipment as well as search and rescue dogs and their handlers.