PPL recently donated $1,000 to the Northampton Area Public Library for its summer children's reading program "Dig Into Reading." Accepting the check are, from left, Destiny Stumpf, daughter of Melinda Stumpf, community relations director at PPL; Cheryl DiGiacomo, children's librarian; Melissa Hawk, library director; and Melinda Stumpf. For more information about summer programs, call 610-262-7537.
Photos of St. Nicholas church basket social
Better late than never is what Northampton Borough officials are saying.
The borough recently received $21,291 from Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Councilman Robert Coleman, member of the administration and finance committee, reported at a recent council meeting the FEMA check will be used to reimburse the borough for damages sustained by the Stewart Street pump station during Hurricane Irene.
Photos of the Northampton Area High School musical.
Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock is seeking reelection for another four-year-term.
Reenock, a Democrat, will seek his party's nomination for mayor on the May 21 primary election ballot. He is running unopposed.
· Northampton Area High School Theater Company musical "Seussical" – 7 p.m., at the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7812.
· Whitehall High School theater presentation of "Oliver!" – 7:30 p.m., at the high school, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-437-5081.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
As springtime brings warmer weather, area residents may turn their attention to cleaning out garages, sheds and other storage areas on their properties.
When discarding stored items, residents must now observe new prohibitions on curbside disposal of hazardous waste and old electronics items.
Items such as cleaners, batteries, electronics and chemicals may not be tossed in with the regular trash. They must be discarded at designated sites.
Northampton County will host a hazardous waste drop-off event 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1.
Last year's electronic recycling day proved to be so well attended that this year Moore Township is moving the event to a bigger property.
The electronic recycling day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Moore Elementary School.