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Music will be heard this summer in Northampton Borough

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Summer in Northampton this year may not be filled with free public concerts. However, residents will be able to enjoy some music in the borough.

Low attendance at the free live music events held in previous years caused the borough to abandon the idea of continuing regularly scheduled, free concerts at the gazebo in Canal Park and Lincoln Avenue near a high-rise apartment building.

Still, concerts will be a part of several special events.

Memorial Day homecoming

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

WWII veteran laid to rest in Northampton

After more than 60 years, it was only fitting World War II veteran Pvt. William Yawney's remains were finally laid to rest two days before Memorial Day.

Strong winds were coupled with blue skies as family and friends of Yawney gathered at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Cemetery in Northampton the morning of May 25 for his final return home and funeral.

Yawney, originally from Freemansburg, served at the age of 23 as a private in the U.S. Army in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.

Farmers market to open in July

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The long anticipated farmers market will finally debut on Tuesday, July 9, on a newly acquired lot bought recently by the borough.

Once the borough was able to obtain property on Main Street in the Uptown Business District, the outdoor venue was a done deal.

The borough acquired the vacant lot from Brian Kroope a couple of months ago for $100,000. The bulk of the funding will come from grants. (See related story, page 5).

A night of dinner and dance

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Quota Club of Northampton held its annual Quota Rocks dinner and dance recently at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. The event is a fundraiser for the organization's Child with Cancer campaign. From left are officers and board members Pamela Williams, Secretary Marian Opresko, Kathleen Crayosky, Helen Crayosky, President Judy Egge, Vice President Kelly Frantz and Anita Achey.

Newcomers Maranki, Frantz, Longacre and incumbent Odenwelder win; Erdo loses

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Based on unofficial results in the Northampton County May 21 primary, and if the Nov. 5 election follows course, there may be three new faces on the Northampton Area School Board next year.

NASD school board Vice President Jane Erdo lost in her re-election bid for a third term, with newcomer Charles J. Longacre the primary victor.

Erdo was appointed to the NASD school board in 2005. She was elected and re-elected. She was also on the school board 1995-99.

Longacre is a consulting engineer for Forensic Engineering Sciences, Easton.

Exercising their historical interest

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by JOSEPH JOBES Special to The Press in Local News

Residents learn about region's past on recent D&L Rail Trail walk

Area residents gathered May 18 for a historical walk on the D&L Rail Trail.

The walk was hosted by the D&L Rails-to-Trails Committee, a nonprofit set up to maintain the D&L Trail and promote local events on the old canal and railroad route. The group has hosted events before, including an interpretative bike ride last October, but this was the committee's first attempt at holding a walk.

Nancy Thatcher, president of the D&L Rails-to-Trails Committee, explained she wanted more residents to be able to come out.

"Not everyone rides a bike," she said.