Joseph Prusak of Northampton was out for his daily run on the Nor-Bath Trail in April when he nearly died.
Another man on the trail that day, Northampton resident Joseph Krantz, noticed Prusak's unusually heavy breathing and asked if he was OK.
"Did I say 'hi' to you as I passed by?" asked Prusak, a seasoned runner who participated in the Marine Corps Marathon in Virginia for 14 consecutive years.
Then he dropped to the ground unconscious and stopped breathing.
Krantz immediately dialed 911 for help and began CPR.
A homestyle bicycle tour has been set for the 2013 Valley Preferred Wheels for Hope event to raise funds for the fight against children's cancer.
The tour will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, starting and finishing at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown.
Northampton Borough officials are keeping a watchful eye on two residential apartment/condo projects.
Although condos planned for a vacant tract behind Redner's mini mart and gas station and the CVS Drug Store off 21st and Main streets received council approval, a Bethlehem Township developer has not committed to presenting a construction timetable.
The project has appeared on the borough's agenda over the past several years. The tract is located on land which several decades ago housed Cross Country Clothes, an apparel manufacturer.
Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
The Moore Township Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
Edge of the Woods, which this year is celebrating a decade of promoting native plants, offers a tour of its native plant nursery in Orefield every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On a recent Tuesday, co-owner Louise Schaefer began the tour in the retail area by explaining what is meant by "native plants," and how they differ from the varieties commonly planted by gardeners.
The Northampton Exchange Club enjoyed a successful 33rd annual Community Days last week.
The club will provide a limousine and chaperones for Little Miss Community Days and runners-up for the October Jack Frost parade.
The board recently approved the purchase of a new sound system to be used at various events, including Community Days. It will cost $800.
The club also is considering the purchase of a self-contained trailer with cooking facilities and a soda fountain for its outdoor events.
The Ironton Rail-Trail Commission and Coplay Community Days are teaming up.
The partnership is expected to benefit both the festival and the Ironton Rail-Trail.
The Emmaus Run Inn IRT Loop Run is set to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The course for the approximately 5-mile race will be the IRT loop, said race organizer Chris Schmidt of the Emmaus store.
In addition to the usual race T-shirt, runners will receive a $10 food voucher good for that day at Community Days.