As with many businesses in the Lehigh Valley and beyond, owners are trying to adjust to this new temporary change of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Danielle Fritz O’Brien, owner of 3d Dance Studio in Northampton, is no different. The Alburtis resident is supporting her clients by participating in delivering a special birthday message in the form of a parade for her dancers.
On April 27, Isabella Derhammer, of Northampton, was the honorary recipient of a special birthday event for turning 11 years old. Isabella has been a student of 3d Dance Studio for eight years.
State Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th; state Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th; state Rep. Joe Emrick, R-137th; and state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, recently announced the approvals of Local Share Account grant funds for a number of Northampton County projects.
East Allen Township received $75,000 to purchase a new crack-sealing machine for use on public roadways. Other areas include Pen Argyl and Roseto boroughs; Plainfield, Upper Mount Bethel and Bushkill townships and Northampton County.
(Please note that, although municipal buildings are beginning to reopen to the public, some meetings may still be held via teleconference.)
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Northampton Borough Council will resume its public meetings June 18 in council chambers at the municipal building, 2014 Laubach Ave. This is the first time it is holding meetings in its chambers since early March when the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions caused a lockdown of the municipal building.
The howitzer artillery gun, which stood in front of Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, has been removed from the Post’s former headquarters at Main Street and Laubach Avenue
The World War II howitzer will be permanently placed at the veterans plaza on Washington Avenue. For the time-being, however, it has been placed in a secure, fenced area at the borough’s sewer plant.
Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst indicated the area at the veterans plaza will be landscaped before the move, which could take place in time for a Nov. 11 Veterans Day program.
Republican Lisa Scheller is the winner in the primary race for the U.S. 7th Congressional District, according to unofficial Lehigh County tallies.
Scheller beat fellow Republican Dean Browning in the June 2 race.
She will face incumbent Democrat Susan Wild in the November general election.
Republican Ann Flood is the winner in the primary race for Pennsylvania’s 138th Legislative District, according to unofficial Northampton County tallies.
Flood beat fellow Republican Tony Tarsi in the June 2 race.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported, as of June 16, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 79,483.
There are 523,609 patients who have tested negative to date.
In Northampton County, 3,250 positive cases and 18,565 negative cases have been reported.
In Lehigh County, 3,973 positive cases and 19,124 negative cases have been reported.