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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos from the Through These Hands Fabulous Fall Fest craft show in Cherryville.
Mary Hammersly, left, enjoys a cookie with Jodi Godown Hilt from Keystone Rehabilitation Systems, Northampton, during a recent open house and food collection. Keystone is continuing to accept food bank donations for the Northampton Area Food Bank through Nov. 28. They are also accepting coupons for free turkeys from local grocery stores.
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.
The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum has become a sought out destination for international visitors.
Just recently a Chinese delegation toured the Northampton museum. More recently, three visitors came from Spain. This Spanish group will play a key role in the operation of Keystone Cement Company in East Allen Township, located outside of Bath.
Ed Pany, curator of the Atlas museum on Laubach Avenue, welcomed the new visitors.