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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.

Northampton

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

Pool opens Saturday

The Northampton Municipal Pool opens for the summer this Saturday, June 1 at noon.

This week's opening is a week later than previous years when the Laubach Avenue pool opened Memorial Day weekend. It will close for the season Aug. 17.

The pool will be open seven days a week. However, it will close Thursday, June 6, for a Siegfried school event.

During the season, at least one dance party with a deejay is expected to be held.

Public works personnel have made improvements to the changing rooms and restrooms and painted the pool walls and floor.

Students shine at Donley Awards celebration

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Five local students from Whitehall, Northampton, Catasauqua and Lehigh Valley Christian high schools are among the 29 graduating seniors who are recipients of the 2013 Donley Awards for Excellence.

The Lehigh Valley area students were honored at a celebration held April 15 at the Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley in Hanover, Northampton County.

The awards are made in honor of Edward Donley, former chairman of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., and are presented to students selected for outstanding academic performance as well as leadership and community service.

Rap of the gavel

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

JUNE

MONDAY 3

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

TUESDAY 4

The East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

The Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 5

The East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Newhard film to premier in Vegas

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A Northampton landmark, Newhard Pharmacy, owned by father and son Jack and John Pavis, and its staff will be premiered in Las Vegas on July 8.

Although not Hollywood with its usual brilliant red carpet treatment, the event will be just as exciting. Amerisource Bergen will select its "Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year," at which time the video of the four finalists, including Newhard's, will be shown on a large screen.

Whatever the outcome, Newhard's owners are happy just to be selected as finalists.

"We feel that we are already winners," said Jack Pavis.

Ceremonies honor the fallen

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

One of the largest Memorial Day program gatherings in the region took place Monday at Memorial Park, Northampton.

A crowd estimated to number in the hundreds attended the Joint Veterans Association's annual Memorial Day Service.

Across town, the Allen Union Cemetery's Memorial Day program was held earlier with a tinge of sadness, as a small crowd learned Troop M, Sons of the Civil Wars, may disband. That would mean the end of the annual Memorial Day ritual at the site where several Civil War soldiers are buried.

Borough awaits results of grant application for two projects

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton is seeking Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from Northampton County for two anticipated projects this year.

The projects include the installation of handicapped curbing along Laubach Avenue and the upgrading of the storm sewer system. It may be several weeks or more before the borough receives notification on whether its application is successful.

Restaurant owner allowed to install sign

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Zoning Hearing Board of Adjustment granted a variance to the owners of a restaurant building at East 24th Street to erect a free-standing electronic LED lighted sign at the new Palermo's Italian Grill, formerly Pappy's Pizzeria.

In borough council chambers May 9, the zoning board voted unanimously to grant the building owners, Adam Moyer and David Moyer, of Whitehall, permission to erect the first-of-its-kind electronic signage at the restaurant.

Happenings

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

THURSDAY 30

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

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown. For adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Information: 610-395-3781.