The Northampton Press placed first in the "publications regularly edited by entrant" category in the 2012 National Federation of Press Women communications contest.
"A publisher of mine once told me, 'I'd rather be a strong weekly than a weak daily,'" wrote one of the contest judges. "The Northampton Press is a strong weekly with solid editing, writing, photography and design content going on with a clear sense of purpose. It is a newspaper that seeks to keep pushing on its coverage and for its community. Nice! Keep up the good work."
Carol Bear-Heckman and Darren Heckman prepare to cut the ribbon indicating the grand opening of S. Seem Antiques & Artisans, located in Bath. The new business was welcomed recently by about two dozen individuals at the ceremony.
· 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.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night, Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
Area residents enjoy a fire department open house in celebration of Fire Prevention Week.
Perhaps it was due to the recent publicity concerning the Mary Immaculate Center property being offered for sale by the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Or maybe it was just the spectacular weather.
Either way, 21 participants came out for a hike through the 460 acres, located between Cherryville and Indian Trail roads, Sept. 15.
A "horse" race is among the activities at Queenship of Mary's family day.
Runners take off for the start of the Northampton Recreation Center 5K race Oct. 6. The annual race, a fundraiser for the recreation center, offered a trophy and cash award to the first-place winners.
Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
The Moore Township Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
Bath Borough officials renewed police contract services with the Colonial Regional Police Department at a cost of $372,000 during council's meeting last month.
The decision came after a lengthy discussion at the August meeting with Colonial Regional Police Department Chief Roy Seiple.
Bath officials wanted to compare Colonial Regional to the Moore Township Police Department, which submitted a bid of $352,000 to protect the borough. The $20,000 difference prompted borough officials to invite the police departments to discuss the police services with the borough.