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Allen Township firefighters begin annual fundraising efforts

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the Allen Township Board of Supervisors regular meeting Aug. 28, the board noted the volunteer fire department had planned to send its annual fundraising letters to residents during the first week of September.

A copy of the letter is on the website as well. Residents are cautioned to be aware of fraudulent mailings that have the name of the local fire company with an out-of-state address. The township’s website adds a caution that the volunteer fire department does not solicit funds via phone calls.

School district to add fourth pre-K class

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Superintendent says program has done great things for students, families

Another pre-kindergarten (pre-K) class will be added for the 2018-19 school year in Northampton Area School District.

The new pre-K class at Franklin Elementary School, Northampton, joins two pre-K classes at George Wolf Elementary School, Bath, and one class at Moore Elementary School — for a total of four classes in the district.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

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

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Douglas A. Newhard Lafarge, Cementon

Mr. Douglas Newhard was reared in Catasauqua, graduating from Catasauqua High School in 1973.

He recalls, “I played on the basketball team, and my favorite subject was math.”

After taking an aptitude test, he was hired by Bethlehem Steel Corp. in 1973 at a rate of $3.51 an hour. In his 25-year tenure at the plant, there were dramatic changes.

Police department receives event check

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Paw Prints on the Canal event, held June 3, raised $8,265 for the benefit of Northampton Police Department’s K-9 unit. In the past 10 years, the event has raised $46,900.

The Aug. 2 borough council meeting began with a check presentation from Paw Prints on the Canal founders and organizers Julie and Tom Glick and Candi Lynn. Police Chief Bryan Kadingo, along with Mayor Thomas Reenock, council President Anthony Lopsonzski Jr. and Councilman Robert McHale, accepted the donation on behalf of the department’s K-9 unit.

Nominate now for 2018 volunteer award

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced it is now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts. This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams and organizations who they feel have made a difference in our community. The award recipients embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.

E. Allen supervisors OK start of senior living project

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Some plans need to be finalized, but board allows Toll Brothers to begin

Toll Brothers’ senior living project, dubbed Regency at the Creekside, appeared on the agenda for the Aug. 23 East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting. The project had already received approvals from all the various entities but has not started.

Toll Brothers representatives asked the supervisors to allow them to get the project started while plans were worked out.

According to township Engineer James Milot, the township is waiting for corrections on details and confirmations from various other agencies.

Lehigh Valley Rocks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Painting group aims to spread happiness in area communities

In today’s world, spending less time outside and more time attached to electronic devices has become commonplace, but there is one outdoor activity that is gaining popularity and getting people off the couch and out of the house.

Nearly two years ago, Dana Werkheiser, of Northampton, was scrolling through her Facebook news feed and saw that a friend in Texas belonged to a rock-painting group. She and her sister-in-law, Erin Werkheiser, of Whitehall, began reading about The Kindness Rocks Project, the first of its kind, and used it as a model for Lehigh Valley Rocks.