· 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade – 7 p.m., through Northampton. Sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club. Rain date Oct. 25. Information: Linda at 610-625-8886.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
Spaghetti and meatballs make a good dinner for, from left, Tyler Sywensky, 6, Lori Sywensky and Collin Winter, 9, who enjoy dinner held at Grace United Church of Christ Northampton Saturday. The meal was a fundrasier for the church.
The requirement for public water and sewer for 75 acres along Route 145 was discussed at the Oct. 9 Lehigh Township supervisors meeting.
The sewers are required but were not in the most recent Act 537 plan approved by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Larry Turoscy of Lehigh Engineering asked what can be done. The land is zoned general commercial.
Turoscy's office and the Hills of Greenock received permission to extend the sewer. However, the DEP will not allow further permitting because it discovered it was not in the plan.
Photos: Area residents sign up for Scouting.
Northampton residents, who own homes, along with commercial and industrial property owners, are likely to pay more taxes in 2013.
The borough, which was unable to keep the lid on the property tax rate, officials announced last week.
"Real estate taxes will be increased next year," said borough Manager Gene Zarayko, who burned the midnight oil while putting together the proposed budget.
Most likely, council will review the tentative spending plan at the second of its two monthly meetings in November.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.
"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," said Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.
Sue Koren of Northampton holds Summer as Deacon Thomas Reimer sprinkles the dog with holy water during the blessing of the animals Sunday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay. Dressed in her Sunday finest, the 15-month-old Yorkie was one of many dogs to attend the ceremony on the church lawn.
The large hall at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek in Northampton was filled recently with people celebrating the 100th birthday of Rose Winch.
Among them were daughters Grace Nemetz and Linda Marcincin. Winch's husband, Harry, died 10 years ago, as did a son named Donald. Winch has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, including a six-month-old baby, many of whom attended the birthday celebration.
Born Oct. 1, 1912, Winch has been a resident at the borough-based facility the past four years.
Northampton police officers are now more prepared to respond in the event someone threatens or attempts to shoot an officer.
At Thursday's council meeting, Vice President and Police Committee Chairman Robert McHale reported the police department, under Chief Ron Morey, purchased three M-16 rifles.
McHale said the funds for the weapons were available in the borough budget.
The officers regularly undergo weapons mandatory training where they fire revolvers.
"It should be noted that they completed their mandatory qualification," said borough Manager Gene Zarayko.
The Northampton Area School District is receiving a $100,000-plus windfall, thanks to the thriftiness of the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School.
NASD will be reimbursed $108,640 as part of a distribution of excess BAVTS funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, school board President David Gogel announced at the Oct. 8 meeting.
The BAVTS $400,000 disbursement, approved at its Oct. 2 meeting, also includes $254,840 for Bethlehem Area School District and $36,520 for Saucon Valley School District.