Northampton borough did not escape the wrath of superstorm Sandy last week. LeRoy Brobst, assistant to the borough manager, said trees and power lines came toppling down and blackness covered the borough as a result of the aggressive, forceful winds.
According to the PPL website, 9,527 residents in Northampton experienced a power outage. All power had been restored by Tuesday, according to the website.
"At some point in time, just about everyone was without power," Brobst told The Press. "Not many people came away clear as a whistle."
The Borough of Northampton deployed all personnel to deal with Hurricane Sandy last week.
The storm's howling strong winds raised havoc and inflicted damage to roofs and siding, trees, utility lines and poles and the bandshell at the borough's municipal park off Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane.
Borough council was provided a preliminary assessment of Sandy's destruction at Thursday's meeting.
The Allen Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
The Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
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 Farmland Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
· 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.
Some of the prices realized at the annual municipal auction Saturday in Northampton are as follows. Where appropriate the approximate mileage is given after the description.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria, 195,900 miles – $600
2008 Ford Crown Victoria, 156,321 miles – $2,200
2008 Ford Crown Victoria, 123,633 miles – $1,200
2009 Ford Crown Victoria, 149,278 miles – $2,700
2006 Ford Crown Victoria, 88,078 miles – $2,000
2001 Ford Crown Victoria, 105,367 miles – $1.200
2009 Dodge Charger with V8, 89,700 miles – $4,000
Mallory Schoeneberger, 23, of Northampton, got her first tattoo when she was 18.
She is Irish so she chose four-leaf clovers on her hips to celebrate her heritage.
Since then, several more tattoos have followed but most of those were inspired by her love of "Day of the Dead."
Now, those tattoos have brought Schoeneberger together with a group of other modified women for a greater purpose.
The Northampton Area High School bonfire is making a comeback.
At its last meeting, Northampton Borough Council granted Dr. Kathleen Ott's request, on behalf of NASD, to use the borough's portable band shell for the bonfire, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17 at Becky's Drive-In on Route 248 in Lehigh Township.
Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. opposed the vote, providing no explanation. The borough has permitted many organizations to use the band shell for events.
Photos of local residents trick-or-treating in nearby North Catasauqua.
You often hear the comment, "It runs in the family."
Such is the case with Kelly Hower, daughter of Blair and Amy Hower, of Kreidersville. She has farming in her blood.
"I grew up around farming and I remember being impressed with my dad's garden. I helped with planting, weeding and harvesting. It was fun helping," Hower said.
Her grandfather worked the family land adjacent to Indian Trail Road. This is the same homestead where her dad was raised. The property is located less than a mile from where Hower and her family live.
Photos from the Autumn Basket Social held by the Northampton Area Public Library.