"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," according to the motto of the U.S. Postal Service.
Retirement, however, can point the couriers in new directions.
Such is the case for Cherryville Postmaster Jane Fried, who retired July 31 after more than 26 years with the post office.
As postmaster, she ran the office and worked with customers.
The Borough of Northampton and its police officers have reached an agreement concerning a new contract covering wages and benefits for its 10-member uniformed police force.
Borough Manager Gene Zarayko made the announcement at a recent borough council meeting.
The police officers have been working without a contract since Jan. 1, the day after the former three-year contract expired. Police are not permitted by state law to strike.
· 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.
· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown. For adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Information: 610-395-3781.
· Bingo – doors open 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
The borough of Bath will celebrate its 275th anniversary this coming week.
Below is a list of the events planned for the anniversary celebration.
Saturday, Aug. 11 – Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance at the Bath Social Hall, 7-11 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 12 – Anniversary Choir concert, 2 p.m., St. John's church; Ecumenical church service, 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.
Monday, Aug. 13 – Presentation of plaque to borough, 3 p.m. – Ciff Cowling Pavilion; dedication of the Monocacy Creek Park at 7 p.m.
U.S. AIR FORCE
Christman promoted to senior airman
Tyler S. Christman has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.
Christman is a medical laboratory specialist assigned to the 59th Medical Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He has served in the military for three years.
He is the son of Ann Kolodich and the grandson of Carol Christman, both of Catasauqua, and the son of Rodney Christman of Lehigh Township.
Christman is a 2008 graduate of Catasauqua High School.
In this new series, I will be speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, a well-known, highly respected local resident who is president of the Northampton Historical Society and historian of the Zion Stone Church. He is a former employee of Miller's Department Store in Northampton, Kotsch's Market in Fullerton and member of numerous community organizations.
Mr. Smith is extremely proud of his Pennsylvania "Dutch" German heritage. The Pennsylvania Dutch were some of the early immigrants to "Penn's Woods." Many came from the Palatinate area of Germany.