The Allen Township Fire Department in a letter to the township board of supervisors asked that property owners be required to mark their house number in front of their residences.
Such markings would save time for the fire department in the event of a fire, rescue or another emergency.
The fire company letter suggests 4-inch numbers affixed on signs placed on the same side of the street as the house or on the house itself or on the garage.
In cases where a home has a long driveway, the house number could be posted at the end of the driveway, next to the street.
One of the most popular annual events in Northampton is the pork and sauerkraut dinner hosted by the Alliance Fire Company. The meal is served with mashed potatoes and green beans. At this year's event Feb. 16, Northampton residents from left, Kim and Roni Moyer and Cliff and Sue Eckhart enjoy their meals.
Girl Scouts Nicole Hanna, left, of East Allen Township, and Taylor LaTori of Bath sell Girl Scout Cookies at Ahart's Market in Bath March 2. They are members of Troop 8219, which meets at Christ United Church of Christ in Bath.
Rod Christman, president of the Lehigh Township Athletic Association, asked for support for a community center that has been 13 years in the planning.
Mike Druckenmiller gave a presentation about the engineering involved for a proposed LTAA building at 1200 Delps Road. The reason for the center is "to establish a community center home for young athletes, their families and communities for life lessons and community development," he said.
The fabled Roxy Theatre's historic marquee, incurred structural damage on its north side recently.
The damage several weeks ago during a quick moving minor snow storm.
The day after the storm, theatre owner Rich Wolfe discovered a heavy round steel water cap lodged in a metal section of the marquee about 10 feet above the sidewalk. A few light bulbs were damaged due to the storm. Speculation exists as to how the cap, which weighs 3 or 4 pounds, ended up in the marquee.
Bath Mayor Donald Wunderler waves to the crowd at the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Luncheon Feb. 14. He attended the function as the special guest of chamber member Shari Noctor, who also chairs the local Relay for Life. Wunderler, along with mayors from Northampton, Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Allentown, has agreed to proclaim June 22-23 as "Relay Weekend." See the Relay for Life column.
Northampton police traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike on borough business can now save both money and time.
"It has been brought to my attention by Det. Deist that we frequently use the turnpike to pick up suspects and/or prisoners for trial. Therefore, for the sake of convenience, we have applied for E-Z Pass. One E-Z Pass account can be used on a total of four vehicles. The main unit will be installed in the detective's car," borough Manager Gene Zarayko said at Thursday's meeting.
The Northampton Borough Police Department roster will soon be at full strength.
The police force was down several officers due to retirements and dismissals, resulting in a loss of manpower.
Earlier this month, borough council appointed Christopher Frederick of Palmerton to a full-time position with the police department. The starting salary for a full-time police officer in Northampton is $44,013, according to borough manager Gene Zarayko.
Frederick will have to pass the physical and psychological test before he puts on a uniform and badge.
The Borough of Northampton has collected a hefty sum from borough property owners who have taken advantage of discounts on their 2013 garbage bills.
At last Thursday's meeting, Councilman Robert Coleman, administration and finance chairman, reported the borough collected $785,000 on refuse bills for this year.
The final day to receive a reduced rate on the refuse bills was Feb. 15. Bills can be paid at the face amount from now until April 1, when a penalty will be assessed.
Photos of Tootsee the Clown crossing the street to entertain at a school function.