Northampton County’s newest recovery center opened Aug. 24. Change on Main, 1830 Main St., Northampton, seeks to offer a safe and pressure-free environment for those in recovery to find their own community and avoid external stressors.
“Here at Change on Main, that’s what we’re going to offer — hope and love. That’s the foundation of what people in recovery need,” said Brian Sabo, the center’s program director.
Northampton Area High School graduate Rachel Iola Spagnola was named Educator of the Year at Schuylkill Conservation District’s annual awards program, held Aug. 21 at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park in Pine Grove.
Spagnola works as a senior educator at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. She joined the sanctuary in March 2008.
Craig Lemmerman, of Northampton, donned his best medieval attire on the morning of July 28, mounted his horse and made his way to St. John the Baptist Church in Blisworth, England.
Lemmerman served as best man in the wedding of Lisa and Mark Jordan-Green, of Northampton, England.
The couple wanted a medieval-themed wedding and asked that their guests all dress appropriately for the occasion. Lemmerman chose his outfit because it looked like chain mail.
The annual Uptown Street Fair in Northampton is set for Sept. 8.
This free event, sponsored by Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and is held on Main Street.
This will be the 30th anniversary from the start of the event.
The fair will feature varied entertainment, food trucks, craft and merchant vendors and more. According to Tony Pristash, chamber president and local business owner, this year’s event will feature more than 100 vendors. This is the largest number of vendors the fair has had in recent years.
Northampton Area Middle School’s third annual science fair was held March 24 in the school cafeteria. There were 10 total winners this year.
Dr. Abby Gerenser recently achieved her dream of owning her own veterinary practice. Abby Road Veterinary Hospital held its grand opening Jan. 14.
“I am so excited to be able to bring my passion for animals and their health to the Northampton area,” Gerenser said. “It has long been a dream of mine to own my own practice, and now that it has become a reality, I cannot wait to get to know the community and their pets.”
Pibbles Paws Safe Haven is planning its biggest event of the year — the Pit-A-Ful Valentine’s Day dance. The event will be held Feb. 10 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. This will be the second year for the event.
The rescue has planned a full day of fun and events for the community to help raise awareness and funds for the homeless dogs it takes in from local shelters, police departments and owner surrenders.
When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.
Tom and Stephanie Falzone, formerly of Allen Township, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.
The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.
Northampton Area Middle School held a Penny Wars fundraiser Sept. 13-27. According to eighth-grade teacher Renee Horwath, department teams competed to see who could raise the most pennies.
Each penny was worth one point, and the team with the most points won; however, teams had the opportunity to sabotage their opposition by adding other coins and paper money to the collection containers. The value of the silver and paper money was deducted from the penny points. For example, a quarter counted as negative 25 points.