The gabion project at Willow Road, on the agenda since the old gabion baskets, rusted through by years of being in the creek and washed out by a storm, has finally been completed.
The final payment has been requested from FEMA, reported Engineer Phil Malitsch at the May 14 meeting of the Lehigh Township supervisors.
Specifications are ready for the new well to be constructed on the municipal grounds. The Department of Environmental Protection wants the other two wells abandoned when the new one is complete. The township will advertise for bids.
The Borough of Northampton will seek the grant for construction of handicap curbs and ramps on Laubach Avenue.
At the May 23 borough council meeting, Borough Manager Gene Zarayko told borough lawmakers of the possibility the borough could be in line for the CDBG grant administered by Northampton County. CDBG funding is a federal program through which funds are allocated by the state. Until in recent years, the borough had to apply to the state for the grant, but now Northampton County approves applications.
The Borough of Northampton is pursuing grants to fund the design of a small uptown park on Main Street.
The park, which the borough contends will be a boost to businesses, would offer a place for the public to enjoy a passive outdoor setting, benefiting businesses already in the area including a coffee shop, restaurants, movie theater and jewelry store.
Victor Rodite, longtime community planner, is at the forefront of the project, which will convert a tract purchased with the aid of grant money.
Lily Altomare, 13, a server at the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, serves up a platter of eggs, sausage and hash browns to her dad, Dave Altomare; grandmother, Nancy Altomare; and brother, Jon, 10, all of Northampton. Diners were recently treated to omelets, french toast and a variety of breakfast food, the last such breakfast offering until September.
Theresa Hutnick, a resident at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, is among the many special guests at the Mother's Day brunch held at the facility recently. She is joined by her son, David Hutnick of Schnecksville, and server Emily Sommer, a Sacred Heart dietary aide.
The concern is unfounded.
The annual fireworks show in July will be held in Northampton, despite construction of the new Northampton Area Middle School and secondary campus renovations.
Northampton Area School District officials, the contractor, borough officials and the Northampton Exchange Club discussions have resulted in an agreement that the fireworks spectacular will be held as usual. The event draws thousands and celebrates the near weeklong Community Days.
Edie, Jean, Janice and Janet celebrate their May birthdays with a cake at the Northampton Senior Center. June activities include the sharing of wedding photos the weerk of June 10 with a wedding reception June 17. Senior Olympics will be held in Bangor Tuesday, June 18 – go Northampton! The library book exchange is 11 a.m. June 20. The center's needlecraft class is held every Friday, 9:30-11 a.m., with crochet, knitting and hat looms. The center is open to area adults 60 and over, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Krista Ambrosino at 610-262-4977.