If the Northampton Area School District School Board has anything to do with it, as much open space as possible will be retained in the district.
The school board voted 8-0, with one member absent Sept. 10, to approve Act 4. The measure would allow NASD landowners to freeze their property taxes at the rate when they decide to place their land in the program and agree to not sell the property for development purposes.
· 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.
A study and plan in connection with the Northampton Area Middle School project for a new drainage field and irrigation system has been approved by the Northampton Area School District school board.
The school board voted 8-0, with one member absent, to spend $24,000 to determine the feasibility of the project and provide for alternate bids.
The goal of the project is to build a drainage reservoir under a proposed athletic field on the site of the Northampton Area Middle School, once the 1968 facility is demolished after the new middle school is built and open for classes.
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.
Lawrence Oberly and residents from the Atlas Road neighborhood appeared before the Allen Township Board of Supervisors Thursday evening to voice complaints regarding fill being dumped into an abandoned quarry near their homes. Oberly and the residents argued the operation is questionable and the township has ignored taking any corrective measures.
Mr. Dennis Nemes was welcomed this year as the new Central Catholic High School principal.
Mr. Nemes takes over after spending 30 years as the principal of Northwestern Lehigh High School. He comes to Central with a great amount of enthusiasm and excitement for this upcoming school year.
Rich Leibenguth spoke during the Aug. 28 Lehigh Township supervisors meeting on behalf of all five tow companies in the township.
Representatives of each of the companies also attended the meeting.
Leibenguth said they read in the paper that Police Chief Scott Fogel commented he wanted to send towing work to outside vendors.
"The chief called me today and said he was misquoted. We want to let you know what we think," said Leibenguth.
Presently a rotating list among the five companies in the township has worked well.
Richard Heydt, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 72, Fogelsville, with some help from Ken Fitch, left, and his father and Troop 72 Scoutmaster Ryan Heydt, busily stains two picnic tables and benches. The tables will be secured to thwart vandalism. Heydt spent the Labor Day holiday weekend on the banks of the Coplay Creek in Northampton working toward his eagle Scout badge and pin.