There’s an adage — if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
That was the message imparted to attendees of a program called Scam Jam: Fight Back held May 20 at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Bethlehem Township. The event, sponsored by AARP Pennsylvania and Country Meadows, was designed to help seniors protect themselves from frauds and scams.
“Remember, it’s your money, and some people will do anything they can to take it,” said Mary Bach, a consumer advocate who leads AARP Pennsylvania’s all volunteer Consumer Issues Task Force.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.
House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at hcpa.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.
The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.
Maria Bonett came to the Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting May 28 to continue her quest for a resolution to problems she and her neighbors are having at the Stoneridge development just off Savage Road.
The headaches with Stoneridge continue for the township and the residents. The residents have problems with the homes built by Rondel Development Company. Basement leaks are the primary complaint. The roadways are also in bad shape, according to resident Diane Larier.
Northampton Borough Planner Victor Rodite presented a report containing proposals for various projects at the May 16 council meeting.
Rodite’s submission includes several initiatives, including the implementation of a Main Street manager to spur the business and retail operations in the commercial corridor.
“I am deeply engrossed in the preparation of maps, documents and text for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant application,” he said.
On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.
The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.
The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.
At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.
Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.
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.
East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Township Manager Brent Green offered an unexpected option to the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors at its May 23 meeting.
Green expressed interest in building a new administrative facility to replace the aging facility on Route 329. The increasing number of maintenance repairs — the latest one a roof leak — at the township’s office is causing a closer examination of the expected life of the building.
“I’m not expecting that we would do anything right away. We would need to look at a plan and start setting funds aside to make a dent in the cost,” he said.
A Northampton woman and a former junior firefighter already charged with setting multiple barn fires in the area have now been charged with causing several vehicle fires.
Samantha Keeney, 24, and Justin Emmons, 19, both of Northampton, waived their preliminary hearings May 22 on charges related to two fires in Lehigh Township and one in Allen Township.
Both face three counts each of arson; causing a catastrophe; reckless burning; criminal mischief; and criminal trespass for those incidents.