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Northampton column: Borough office to close Labor Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.


Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.


The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 21st anniversary meeting Monday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Speeding motorists leads to discussion of police force

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The issue of speeding motorists on township roads in residential developments led to a discussion of starting a police force in Allen Township.

At a recent supervisors meeting, a resident of Felice Drive contends motorists treat the street in his neighborhood like a motor raceway. He said most of the speeding takes place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and that the majority of drivers ignore the posted stop sign.

The supervisors were asked to consider posting a police officer on Felice Drive, if only once a month, to deter speeding.

Celebration to recognize Northampton ties to Austria

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The ties that bind the Borough of Northampton and Stegersbach, Austria, will be celebrated on Saturday.

A program will recognize the fact that although the two communities are be separated by an ocean, they are tied together by the roots many borough residents, their grandparents and great-grandparents share with their counterparts in Burgenland, Austria.

The annual ceremony will take place at noon at the Sister Cities Plaza at the borough municipal park off Laubach Avenue, where a granite monument stands noting the town's bond with the Austrian community.

Event brings families together

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in Local News

Area children and their families gathered in Whitehall Saturday for the annual Kick for Kancer soccer camp.

Hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, the camp served as an advance kickoff for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in Sept.

The event, held at Schadt Avenue Park and Playground, focused on teamwork, friendship and quality-of-life activities for children who have cancer.

Signage considered for Cottonwood

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The intersection of North Cottonwood Road and Red Maple Drive is dangerous, Lehigh Township supervisors were told at their Aug. 14 meeting.

Township manager Alice Rehrig received the complaint and passed it on.

Red Maple is the secondary road and should have a stop sign. A temporary one was installed but a permanent one is needed, said engineer Phil Malitsch.

'Changing the whole campus'

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Hearing details school project

For those who have been following the Northampton Area Middle School Project, the Aug. 16 Act 34 hearing was anticlimactic.

Even so, the hearing is a big step toward building a new middle school – an idea which has bounced around the district for more than 20 years – a reality.

Ground-breaking for the new middle school could take place as soon as March 2013. The school is expected to be completed for the 2015-16 school year.


Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Coplay Community Days – 6-10 p.m., Coplay Community Park, Second and Keefer streets. Pay one price rides 6-9:30 p.m.

· Senior expo hosted by State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Allen Township Fire Hall, 3530 Howertown Road. Information: 610-502-2701.

· 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.