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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The East Allen Township Planning Commission 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.

Wildlands Conservancy preserves 28 acres in Moore

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Wildlands Conservancy announced it received a conservation easement for 28 acres of high-value woodland, field and stream habitat in Moore Township.

The property, owned by John and Veronica Kostenbader, is immediately adjacent and to the north of the 41-acre Groff family easement that was secured in 2011 to permanently protect woodland and Bushkill Creek habitat at the foot of the Kittatinny Ridge (Blue Mountain).

One small step

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Following the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Northampton Area Middle School, the first sign the project has begun was Saturday when several large trees on the east side of the Northampton Borough Park were cut down by Keith Orewan of Keith's Tree Service in Bangor. The borough turned over the site, including basketball and tennis courts, to the NASD for the project.

Solar panels again back in the news

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

An executive session for litigation was the first item of the April 23 Lehigh Township supervisors meeting. The results of that closed session took up most of the public meeting.

Laura Harrier, zoning officer, denied an agreement between Metro Tek and the Northampton Area School District to place a solar facility at two elementary schools.

Energy Alliance was to operate the facility. Harrier said it would be a second principal use and not an accessory use as previously believed.

Doing their part for Earth Day

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Volunteers fanned out across the Borough of Bath last Saturday like troops fighting on the front lines to preserve and protect the environment.

Bath held its fourth annual Earth Day cleanup April 20. The event, started and led by borough Councilwoman Jennifer George, is indicative of one of the visions of the Bath Business and Community Partnership.

"One of our visions for Bath is 'Safe, Clean, and Green,' so we undertook this annual project to fulfill that goal," George said.

Mixing it up

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Northampton Exchange Club President Kim Belletti greets prospective member Bruce Shellock at a recent mixer at the Gin Mill & Grill on Main Street in Northampton, where the club held a recruitment program. Frank Marakovits, right, introduced Shellock to the club. Shellock is commander of the Northampton based Catholic War Veterans Post 454.

Healthy kids

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Suburban North YMCA in North Catasauqua held its annual Healthy Kids Day April 27. The free community event is designed to help families find fun through active play and opportunities to improve health and well-being. Activities included basketball and soccer, family boot camp, vision screening, refreshments, arts and crafts, face painting, a planting station courtesy of the Garden City Greenhouse, demonstrations by the North Catasauqua Fire Department and a bike rodeo with the Catasauqua Police Department.


Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Program: "Eli, the Son of the Iceman" – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Information: email or call 610-432-8286.

· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Information: Ken Howard 610-428-9911.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.