Northampton Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

E. Allen board hears issue on Monocacy Drive work

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Residents say improvements have created gap between driveways, road

Kristen Wenrich took the podium at East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 27 to address a concern about improvements made on Monocacy Drive.

“There is a large gap between the driveway and the road,” she said.

Township Engineer James Milot explained the road was designed with a 1-1/2-inch difference to allow for stormwater runoff and for resurfacing in the future.

Democrats rally in Coplay

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Murat Guzel, who heads the Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Coalition (LVDPC), held a political rally, billed as Harmony Fest, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion Aug. 9.

“This is a local organization. Every local Democrat Party organization and all the Democratic elected officials joined us and are a part of this group,” he said.

Guzel had a two-page list of everyone who supports his organization. Celeste Dee is the executive director of LVDPC and set up the event. She has an extensive resume of working for Democratic Party executives.

Scouts honor borough mayor

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Reenock earns Minsi Trails’ Distinguished Citizen Award

Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council at the 2018 Cement Belt Friends of Scouting dinner Sept. 26.

The event, held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., raised more than $8,000 for Scouting programs.

Reenock has volunteered with numerous civic and charitable organizations over the years. He has been honored for his unselfish commitment to the community and numerous causes. Northampton Exchange Club has named him as a Golden Deeds recipient.

Sacred Heart resident turns 100

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Stella Kristofits marks occasion with three parties

In celebration of her 100th birthday, Stella Kristofits had three separate parties at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, where she now resides.

Stella is the third Sacred Heart resident to have reached this milestone.

“I had three days for my birthday,” Stella said.

The official big day was Sept. 20, but she got to celebrate with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren over the course of a few days. Even the Sacred Heart staff and administration joined the festivities.

Open house, presentation held at St. Paul’s Schoolhouse

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The sign cut in stone over the doorway of the St. Paul’s Schoolhouse belongs to St. Paul’s Church. It names the building and the year it was built — 1865.

Lehigh Township Historical Society was given permission to restore the schoolhouse at 780 Almond Road, Walnutport, and invite people in for tours. It was a requirement from the church that the society use the one-room schoolhouse for educational purposes.

Allen releases open space plan

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Twp. manager: Creating Connections’ goal is to create recreation pods

Township Manager Ilene Eckhart introduced Allen Township’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan to the board of supervisors at its regular meeting Sept. 25.

The plan, dubbed Creating Connections, covers the next decade of quality-of-life development. Although the plan is not binding, it does outline where future development is contemplated. The open space plan will be incorporated into the township’s recently released comprehensive plan. The plan has been in development for more than two years under Eckhart’s direction.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 4

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 8

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 9

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 27

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

OCTOBER

MONDAY 1

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

TUESDAY 2

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 3

NASD releases comprehensive plan

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Five-year proposal created by administration, staff, community members

The District Level Comprehensive Plan 2019-23 is available for public review on the Northampton Area School District website, nasdschools.org, and at district school buildings and the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

“Our comprehensive plan is a plan put together by our district community,” Lydia Hanner, NASD director of curriculum and instruction, announced at the Sept. 24 board of education meeting.