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Happenings

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 29

· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting – noon, St. Peters Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at 610-231-0237.

· Alzheimer's CARE Training – 6 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care Office, 3722 Lehigh St., Suite 408, Whitehall. Information: 610-770-7773 or julie.kish@ homeinstead.com.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 26

Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

The Moore Township Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 27

Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

The Allen Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

WEDNESDAY 28

Looking for assistance

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Allen Township seeks more police presence

Allen Township is considering asking Northampton or Lehigh Township police to help control speeders.

Allen Supervisors Bruce Frack and William Holmes serve on a committee looking into the ongoing problem of speeding motorists and are planning to meet with Northampton and Lehigh Township police departments to gauge their interest in such a venture.

Supervisor Chairman Paul Balliet Balliet said state police, who cover Allen Township, have been on Savage Road at commute times. He said the township will first find out if the state police can beef up patrols.

Borough, public works reach agreement

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council earlier this month ratified a new wage and benefits contract for public works department employees and employees at the waste water treatment plant.

The three-year agreement is effective Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2015.

In a report to the eight member legislative body, Borough Manager Gene Zarayko stated, "They [employees] will be receiving a 60 [cents] an hour pay raise each of the three years." The pay raise equates to $1.80 over the length of the contract.

Start of the season

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Children to light borough tree

Five-year-old Caitlyn Rogan and her toddler brother, Cooper, will have the honor Sunday of pressing the button to illuminate the thousands of twinkling lights on the Borough of Northampton's community Christmas tree.

For Caitlyn and Cooper, it is a special ceremony since the 35-foot blue spruce tree was donated to the borough by their grandparents, Dennis and Pat Rogan, who live on Eighth Street.

October birthdays

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

From left, Jean, Betty, Loretta, Ralph, Minnie, Carol and Marion celebrate their October birthdays at the Northampton Senior Center. Other October activities included horse races Oct. 24 with a lot of enthusiasm, cheering and fun. The center hosted its Halloween bash Oct. 31 with entertainment by Matt of Magiquest, costumes, goodies and more. The biweekly morning stretch on Tuesday and Thursday mornings continues, along with needlecraft on Friday mornings. The center continues to work on gathering items for the Northampton Food Bank and Muehlenburg's Chemo Center.

Ambulance corps sends response teams to N.J.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Following Hurricane Sandy, representatives from Cetronia Ambulance Corps. provided emergency and disaster relief services in Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties in New Jersey.

Cetronia's teams operated in conjunction with other Pennsylvania EMS Strike Teams providing relief, shelter support and search and rescue operations.

"We are proud to have men and women on our teams that are dedicated to disaster response, not only in our local area, but for areas throughout the country that need assistance when devastation strikes," said Larry Wiersch, Cetronia CEO.

Helping hurricane victims

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Members of Valleyview Baptist Church in Northampton recently gathered food and clothing for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn, N.Y. The church compiled 110 emergency food boxes, which are able to feed a family of four for two days. A group of 11 men delivered the food and clothing to the Sheepshead Bay area and assisted Bethel Baptist Fellowship as they begin repairing their building.