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Farmers market to open July 9

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Farmers Market will make its debut Tuesday, July 9.

Victor Rodite, borough planner and consultant who led the charge for a farmers market, informed borough lawmakers Thursday the market will open on a vacant lot in the town's commercial center.

"We chose the uptown location to bring more foot traffic into our Uptown Business District and to promote healthy food grown locally," said Rodite. "We chose a quality local farm, Twin Maple Farm, with Garry Hunsicker as our lead farmer for 2013."

A grand time

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Gavyn Moyer of Northampton enjoys coming down the big slide at the North Catasauqua carnival. North Catasauqua held its annual Small Town USA Carnival June 12-15 at the North Catasauqua Park and Playground. Live, free entertainment could be heard each night including music from the Large Flowerheads and Common Bond. Rides were abundant throughout the park and the food court offered a wide selection of food. Patrons could also purchase raffle tickets for some big items.

Bath gets free library

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by KAYLEIGH BILLINGS Special to The Press in Local News

Bath has joined several thousand communities in all 50 states and more than 30 countries with the creation of a Little Free Library.

Located in Keystone Park, the library is the work of Junior Girl Scouts Nicole Hanna, Katlin Beenders, Jada Johnson and Katelyn Unangst, all of Bath. They undertook the project for their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn.

In earning a Bronze Award, Girl Scouts are encouraged to explore their community, meet new people and take action to make a positive difference in the world.

Scouts hold annual auction

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by BOB PANDOLFO in Local News

The rain didn't scare anyone way from the 42nd annual auction held June 10 by Boy Scout Troop 50.

The auction, which took place in the garage behind the Moore Township municipal building, was well attended as usual.

This year the Scouts auctioned off an autographed baseball signed by Pete Rose. The baseball came in a glass showcase and was donated by the Sands Casino of Bethlehem. It was valued at $100 but fetched $60 from a customer.

Lehigh considering bond issue

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Attorney Jens Damgaard addressed the Lehigh Township supervisors about using a bond issue to pay for the public works building.

A bond issue includes an underwriting firm and financial advisor who look at state borrowing laws, local government issues and federal tax law, said Damgaard, who was invited to the June 11 meeting by Solicitor David Backenstoe.

Federal securities laws require disclosure of certain information and an official statement prepared by professionals and the administration.

Council to appoint new director tonight

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council this evening is expected to choose a new director for the Northampton Recreation Center.

The individual appointed will replace Bob Weinhofer, who is retiring.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko and council was surprised by the unusually large number of individuals who applied for the post.

"We had 280 persons applying for the job of recreation center director," Zarayko said.

Students complete D.A.R.E. program

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The 106 boys and girls of the Col. John Siegfried Elementary School's sixth-grade class held a gradation June 7.

But, instead of being in cap and gown and receiving diplomas, the students participated in a ceremony marking the completion of the D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education) program.

Northampton Couny Judge Emil Giordano, keynote speaker, congratulated students on completing the six-week D.A.R.E. course taught by Police Chief Ron Morey and then turned his attention to the parents, many of whom attended the ceremony.

Artist redefines Iron Man

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by BOB PANDOLFO Special to The Press in Local News

The movie "Iron Man 3" was recently number one at the box office.

Iron Man, the steel statue, is number one at Joe's Used Auto Parts in New Ringgold.

The character of Iron Man was created by writer Stan Lee for Marvel Comics and made its debut in 1963. Unlike the modernized, multicolored version shown in the film, the original Iron Man suit was silver. This silver suit of steel is the one that artist Charles Applegate used as a prototype when he created an Iron Man made of stainless steel.