Thursday, Sept. 20: Elem.–Macaroni and cheese or fish nuggets with breadstick or half ham and cheese wrap or chicken Caesar salad with breadsticks, green beans, tomato, orange, fruit juice, chocolate pudding. M.S.–Spaghetti with Italian meatballs or hamburger or pepperoni pizza or ham and cheese wrap, chicken Caesar salad with breadstick, green beans, tomato, orange, fruit juice, chocolate pudding. H.S.–Spaghetti with Italian meatballs or chicken parmesan pizza or beef soft tacos, chicken Caesar salad with breadsticks, squash, tomato, orange, fruit juice, chocolate chip cookie.
Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
The Moore Township Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua pot luck dinner – 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 4th Street. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-4924.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Flu shots given. New members welcome. · Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets, Coplay. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older.
Northampton Police Chief Ron Morey congratulates Michael Bachman, 26, of Wind Gap, following borough council's appointment of Bachman as a full-time borough police officer. Bachman completed his police academy training and schooling and will next undergo physical and psychological testing. After the required evaluations, he will be placed on the roster and begin his duties as a Northampton police officer. Bachman previously worked as a part-time police officer in Plainfield and Bushkill townships.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1200 block of Fourth Street.
· A parking complaint brought police to Fifth and Liberty streets.
· A request for information brought officers to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Cypress Street.
· A report of suspicious activity brought police to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.
Violet Mae Bochrowski, 92, of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 9, 2012, at Lehigh Center - Genesis Elder Care, Macungie. She was the wife of the late John Bochrowski.
Born in Ruchsville, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Bessie (Strauss) Bertsch.
She worked for the Quaker Shoe Factory, Allentown, for many years before retiring in 1982. Prior to that, she worked for Trojan Farms, South Whitehall Township.
She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.
The corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets, Coplay, was busy Sunday with a brisk sunflower and bake sale. The fundraiser was a benefit held by 4-year-old Ella Grace Luchansky, Coplay, seated on the table, who was diagnosed in March 2011 with stage 4 cancer. Just one day after a release from her latest hospital stay, Ella was at the outdoor stand with her mother, Jen Kresge, right, and family friend Amie Marks. Proceeds from the sunflowers went to Angel 34 from Aubrey's Rays of Hope. Bake sale income will go to cancer research.
Last month's polka fest was a fun event at the senior center.
Laureen Sassano, 62, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 9, 2012, at home. She was the wife of Peter Sassano.
She was a nurse.
She helped found Parents Reaching Out to Parents (PROP), a self-help group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. She was a member of Compassionate Friends of the Lehigh Valley support group for grieving parents, where she helped collate the newsletter and wrote articles for many years.