September is not only the time when many children return to school, but also it is National Preparedness Month.
National Preparedness Month is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's efforts to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.
Residents in the Lehigh Valley experienced first hand in 2011 how disasters can strike at anytime.
Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
The East Allen Township Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
The Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is running a class to help participants prepare for the FCC test to earn an amateur radio license and begin talking on the radio with other amateur radio operators locally and around the world.
Radio operators can even talk to astronauts in space.
Free classes will start Sept. 10 and run 7-9 p.m. for nine Tuesday evenings at Gracedale, near Nazareth.
Anyone interested in attending the classes or who has questions about the class or amateur radio is asked to call 610-432-8286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northampton boys soccer team picked up a win in their first game and went 2-1 overall this past week.
Against the Mounties, Sam Gaye received a long ball from Julian Santos and placed it low past keeper Nico Ruiz for an exciting 2-1 overtime win to start the season Friday afternoon. The goal came with four minutes remaining in the first overtime.
A vehicle approaches the intersection of 10th and Main streets in Northampton where new, larger and more prominent railroad crossing and yield signs were installed recently. Borough officials believe the signage will make the intersection safer.
A bumble bee actively collects pollen in a garden in Lehigh Township. The bee was one of a number of insects enjoying nice weather in between rain storms over Labor Day weekend.
Northampton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Emil Giordano will return to Northampton Community Center Sept. 12, where it all began several years when he kicked off his successful campaign for a seat on the Northampton County bench.
This election cycle, Giordano said, he is not facing any opposition in seeking re-election to a10-year-term as county judge. Explaining his position at a recent Northampton Borough Council meeting, the affable jurist said, "I'm running against myself."
A 5K run/walk and a half-mile fun run will benefit Lehigh County Special Olympic athletes.
The event will take place at the Whitehall Township Parkway Saturday, Sept. 28.
To register, visit http://lehigh5K.eventbrite.com. Those who register before Sept. 7 are guaranteed a T-shirt.
The Northampton tennis team picked up a 7-0 win over Dieruff on Tuesday afternoon at home.
Leah Hodge, Sabrina Searock and Emma Angle took home singles victories while the doubles teams of Skylar Kostick and Cece Lebus, Mary Angle and Georgia Weaver, Delaney Haggerty and Jolene Stearns and Jenna Meixsell and Paige Easton all won their doubles matches against the Huskies.
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Barbara Crocker Publication Party and Reading, 7 p.m. Sept. 18
Off The Page Poetry and Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 25
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays