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The Borough of Northampton will hold its annual yule tree lighting ceremony, which traditionally attracts large crowds despite the cold, crisp weather, Sunday, Nov. 25.
The borough yearly receives a large donated evergreen tree from a family who finds the tree too large for the family. This season the borough's list of possible donors is higher than in the past, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
While the borough ponders who will donate the town's Christmas tree, it may well be an evergreen tree which was toppled by the recent hurricane.
The proposed new Northampton Area Middle School took another step ahead when the project went out for bids.
Recently the borough's planning commission met to review construction plans and then vote, after which the borough council received the commission's recommendation.
Council voted on the middle school project at its meeting. Thus far the construction project for the new middle school, which includes razing the present circular pods, has not been met with opposition by the planning commission.
In the aftermath of Sandy come "storm chasers," aka rip-off repair people, who descend on areas after a natural disaster looking to scam those in need of home repairs.
Homeowners facing major repairs following Hurricane Sandy should be on alert for scam artists hoping to prey on older adults. AARP Pennsylvania wants to alert people about common contractor scams during a time when members may be most vulnerable, said Jim Palmquist, state president.
American Legion names new officers.
Blue skies and a burst of sunlight replaced an early morning fog and covered the Northampton Joint Veterans Memorial Park Sunday.
The borough's three veterans organizations – Catholic War Veterans, Post 454, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4714, and the American Legion, Post 353 – held a Veterans Day ceremony at the plaza at Washington and Dewey avenues. The Egypt VFW Post 7293 joined in the tribute to the area's veterans.
Members of the community raise money to benefit the family of a young man who died of brain cancer.
Mary Ann Brong, of Northampton, does a balancing act, holding a plate full of funnel cakes as Dave Roth fills another plate with halupkies. Brong was among those who attended the American Club of Coplay family picnic recently.
Lehigh Township Historical Society members Shirley Eckhart, Todd Miller, David Miller, Barbara Reimer and Nancy Miller sell books and talk with members of the community about the history of the area during the recent Walnutport Canal Festival.