Patriotism was in full swing at the Northampton Exchange Club's Proudly We Hail program last Wednesday at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.
A uniformed Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 contingent was present as a borough resident was honored for flying the American flag, day and night, for decades.
Members of the Northampton Fire Police took the oath of office at a program held at the Lerchenmiller Fire Station recently. In front from left are Bruce Miller, Gene Thrash, Jenn O'Boyle, Frank Paukovits, Ruth Miller, John Pederson and Ed Uharick. In the second row are Brian Styler, Keith Beil, Kermit Bachman, Capt. Ken Hall, Phil Brinker and Bob Baer. Mayor Thomas D. Reenock officiated at the program.
Bath Lions, from left, Melissa Brown, Jay Wetzel and Donald Halbfoerster collect food and monetary donations for the Bath Area Food Bank at Ahart's Market Saturday, March 2. The food bank is located at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bath. See editorial on hunger in America under opinion.
Klobosits earns dean's list recognition
Caitlin Klobosits of Coplay has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Mansfield University.
To be named to the dean's list, a student must be attending the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.
residents named to dean's list
Danielle K. Fatzinger of North Catasauqua and Stephen M. Wetherhold of Catasauqua were recently named to the McDaniel College dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.
Photos of the Vera Bradley bingo held at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Northampton.
The Siegfried Station, home to the Northampton Area Historical Society, continues to add to its collection of borough memorabilia and history.
The items on display at the station offer a treasure trove from the town's past.
The museum's latest acquisitions includes rare and quaint, one-of-a-kind items.
If the draft policy for student dress and grooming in Northampton Area School District was being paraded on a fashion runway, the reviews so far would be mixed to decidedly negative.
The detailed eight-page draft, available to download on the NASD website, proposes new rules for students in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2013-14 school year.
For example, for boys, shirts must have a turn-down collar and must be in solid colors of navy, tan, black, orange or white.
Skirts for girls, for example, must reach the top of the kneecap.
Abby McCloskey of Northampton receives special treatment from Elvis impersonator Andy Svrcek of Orefield, as he places a scarf around her neck during one of his many forays into the audience. He entertained Feb. 16 at a dinner show held at the American Club of Coplay. Svrcek, heralded as one of the best Elvis impersonators in the nation, has performed in Las Vegas, Florida, Memphis and Graceland.
A touch of Broadway can be felt at the Roxy Theatre on Northampton's Main Street, with its brilliant marquee.
With the exception of two American flags that stand on either side of the stage, the theatre has undergone a complete makeover in the past two to three years. New seats and carpeting were installed along with other upgrades.
The flags have hung on poles several feet above the orchestra pit and patron seating for 76 years.
The American Legion Post in Northampton donated the American flags to the Roxy Aug. 31, 1937.
Northampton has a circus coming to town this summer, borough council was told at is most recent meeting.
It's not the three-ring Ringling Bros. or Barnum & Bailey circus under the big top, but rather a smaller version which still should delight kids and adults alike.
A representative from the Gospel Church, housed in the renovated former Newberry Store on Main Street, made the pitch for the circus before borough lawmakers Feb. 21. After listening to the presentation and asking questions, council approved the request.