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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.

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.