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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 20

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.

MONDAY 24

Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Happenings

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 20

· St. Mary's Church annual block party – 6-10 p.m., Second and Union streets, Catasauqua. Continues Friday and Saturday. Information: 610-264-0332 or email kim.bil@verizon. net.

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

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

Recreation center director retiring

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

Bob Weinhofer is retiring as of July 31.

Weinhofer, who has served as Northampton Recreation Center director since its opening Nov. 4, 2000, has decided to officially step down from heading the center he shepherded for the past 13 years.

"It's time," said Weinhofer, 66, a 1966 Northampton graduate who holds a bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University.

"My plans are to take it easy," he said.

He is considering taking courses at East Stroudsburg University and possibly enrolling in the cooking curriculum at Northampton Community College.

Happenings

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 13

· North Catasauqua Small Town USA Carnival – 6-10 p.m., 701 Grove St. (between Grove and Arch streets), North Catasauqua. Information: 610-265-1504 or NCataCentennial@aol.com.

· Lehigh River Blues Jam – 7-10 p.m. Catasauqua Park.

· CPR course – 7-9 p.m., Egypt Fire Company, 4099 Kuhn Lane, Whitehall. Free. Information: Dale Ott at 610-262-7598.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.

Congratulations, graduates!

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Joy and sadness were coupled with anticipation and uncertainty as the Northampton Area High School Class of 2013 officially concluded its high school journey Saturday.

The 438 graduating seniors who gathered at Lehigh University's Stabler Arena were told whatever path they choose in the future, change will remain a consistent part of their lives.

The Class of 2013 entered the hall as the band played the processional "Pomp & Circumstance." The audience and graduating seniors joined voices to sing the "Star Spangled Banner."

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 13

The Allen Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

The Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

MONDAY 17

Bath Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

The Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

School board approves budget with smaller tax hike

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District 2013-14 budget has been approved with a reduced tax hike.

By a 5-3 vote, with one board member absent, the 2013-14 final general fund budget was approved with a tax increase of 1.06 mills, or 2.27 percent, from 46.65 mills to 47.71 mills.

According to NASD Business Administrator Terry Leh, that works out to $60.82 annually, $5.07 weekly, and $1.17 daily.

The 2.27-percent increase is above the 2 percent state index, which NASD received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to exceed.

Lehigh Twp. to create police eligibility list

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Police Chief Scott Fogel told Lehigh Township supervisors at its May 28 meeting that it would be an opportune time to begin an eligibility list for potential hires for the police department.

A grant is available to pay for 75 percent of a new officer's wages for three years.

Fogel said a larger force will be needed in the next few years to police and handle the Walmart and related retail theft and traffic.

The supervisors approved preparing the list.

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