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Elvis has entered the building

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Abby McCloskey of Northampton receives special treatment from Elvis impersonator Andy Svrcek of Orefield, as he places a scarf around her neck during one of his many forays into the audience. He entertained Feb. 16 at a dinner show held at the American Club of Coplay. Svrcek, heralded as one of the best Elvis impersonators in the nation, has performed in Las Vegas, Florida, Memphis and Graceland.

Roxy Theatre gets new American flags

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A touch of Broadway can be felt at the Roxy Theatre on Northampton's Main Street, with its brilliant marquee.

With the exception of two American flags that stand on either side of the stage, the theatre has undergone a complete makeover in the past two to three years. New seats and carpeting were installed along with other upgrades.

The flags have hung on poles several feet above the orchestra pit and patron seating for 76 years.

The American Legion Post in Northampton donated the American flags to the Roxy Aug. 31, 1937.

The circus is coming to town

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton has a circus coming to town this summer, borough council was told at is most recent meeting.

It's not the three-ring Ringling Bros. or Barnum & Bailey circus under the big top, but rather a smaller version which still should delight kids and adults alike.

A representative from the Gospel Church, housed in the renovated former Newberry Store on Main Street, made the pitch for the circus before borough lawmakers Feb. 21. After listening to the presentation and asking questions, council approved the request.

A courageous fighter

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Tournament raises money for Lisa Smothers

More than 40 teams in the L&N Pool League spent a recent afternoon at the Northampton American Legion Post 353 waiting to see who would be declared the winner.

At the event Feb. 23, 44-year-old Lisa Smothers of Schnecksville, who is fighting cancer, was in many ways crowned a winner.

The event, dubbed "Fight for Lisa," took place at the American Legion at 15th Street and Dewey Avenue in Northampton.

It included a number of pool contestants, many of whom either served in the military or had fathers, mothers or grandparents who served.

Battling 'bigfoot'

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Hozza discusses issues with area road construction

Bigfoot has invaded Whitehall. And there's not just one, but rather hundreds.

In this case, a "bigfoot" is a rubber base that holds an orange and white striped road construction marker. These objects line MacArthur Road in the area of the municipal building and the intersection of Route 22 and MacArthur.

"During the holidays, we thought it was traffic lights that were holding up southbound traffic," said Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., addressing the members of the Whitehall Township Crime Watch Feb. 25. He gave an updated version of his state of the township address.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 11

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

The Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive. TUESDAY 5

TUESDAY 12

The Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

The Moore Township Environmental Advisory Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.\

Bad lights?

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

An audit may be the answer, officials learn

An audit may be the answer for municipalities being overcharged for utilities.

This was one of the messages at a meeting of the Mid-Eastern Counties Association of Boroughs last Wednesday in the Northampton Borough municipal building. Reducing rates for electric, natural gas or phone charges was among the items discussed.

Vincent DiMaio of National Utilities Refund, which has an office in Northampton, said on average it has determined 80 percent of firms and government entities are overcharged due to miscalculations and other errors by the utility providers.

Happenings

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 7

· Story time – 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Free. Information: 610-262-7351.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. New members are welcome. Information: 610-395-2820.

· Explorer Post 101 – Coplay municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St. Information: Jake at 610-465-2598.

Allen ponders house numbers

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Allen Township Fire Department in a letter to the township board of supervisors asked that property owners be required to mark their house number in front of their residences.

Such markings would save time for the fire department in the event of a fire, rescue or another emergency.

The fire company letter suggests 4-inch numbers affixed on signs placed on the same side of the street as the house or on the house itself or on the garage.

In cases where a home has a long driveway, the house number could be posted at the end of the driveway, next to the street.