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Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Be prepared before disaster strikes

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.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 5

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.

MONDAY 9

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.

TUESDAY 10

Amateur radio

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Classes offered beginning Sept. 10

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 ke3aw@arrl.net.

Giordano to kick off re-election campaign for county judge at Northampton Community Center

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Local News

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."

Northampton tennis team sweeps by Dieruff

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Sports

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.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@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