From the color of the new track in the revamped Al Erdosy Memorial Stadium, to a construction update, to hiring replacement teachers, to school lunch costs, to coping with The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Northampton Area School District Board had a full plate Monday night.
By a show of hands, the board opposed the $55,000 cost of an orange track inside the stadium.
Instead, the track will be red. The board also rejected making the track gray for an additional $52,000.
The Northampton Athletic Association Recreational Mini Cheerleaders, who range in age from 5 to 7, traveled to Ocean City, Md., in late February to compete at Reach the Beach Nationals. They placed third and received a bid to compete at the US Finals in Virginia Beach, Va., at the beginning of May. There they placed second.
Moore Township's waste recycling program is up and running at 2491 Community Drive.
Residents can drop off leaves (either loose or in brown paper bio-degradable bags only), brush, such as Christmas trees or natural and untreated wood, yard waste, such as hedge trimmings and garden or flower plant residue. Sod, grass, dirt, or plastic is not accepted.
Township residents can also pick up free mulch and compost for their flower beds and gardens. Proof of residency is required.
The recycling and compost program is only available to township residents.
Editor's note: An incorrect version of this story ran in a previous edition. This is a corrected version.
Area residents gathered in mid-May for a historical walk along a local section of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage trail. The walk was hosted by the Lehigh Township Rails to Trails (LTRT) organization. The LTRT is a non-profit group dedicated to supplementing and supporting organizations that provide recreation for all age groups in and around the Lehigh Township area.
Bath resident George Hyde donates blood June 15 during the Bath American Legion Post 471 blood drive held at the legion post on Race Street. Hyde is also a member of the Bath Legion.
Northampton Borough Council was informed at a recent meeting the vacant tract of land located off 21st and Main streets will be used to build 40 condominiums called Cross Country Apartments.
Borough council previously granted approval for the project.
Attorney James Preston, counsel for Posh Properties, Bethlehem Township, told council a condo association will be created.
Condo owners can sell but not rent their units. This eased concerns of some borough officials.
East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Bath Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.
The East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
The Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Paw Prints on the Canal organizers told Northampton Borough Council June 2 its program this year was a success.
Council was told the event raised a record $5,015 for the borough's K-9 program.
During the event, groups also held a rescue parade that was very successful, resulting in seven puppies getting adopted.
Organizers Candi Lynn and Julie and Tom Glick said the event, now in its fifth year, grows each year.
· Cement Belt Fair – 6-11 p.m. at Cementon Park. Games, rides, food. Runs through Saturday. Information: Jake at 610-657-7986 or 610-262-2077.
· 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.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.