The summer concert series in Northampton ended on a Celtic note.
Mr. Michael Detzi was reared in Wind Gap, graduating from Pius X High School in 1968 where he starred in football and basketball. He recalls, "Our school had a small-town atmosphere. My class consisted of 48 spirited graduates."
The young graduate continued his education at Steubenville College in Ohio. The draft called him to duty in 1971 with training at Fort Dix and Fort Jackson, S.C. He was assigned to the 193rd Infantry Brigade.
· "Take Better Pictures with Any Kind of Camera" presentation by nationally award winning photographer and editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press Johanna S. Billings – 1 p.m., Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339.
· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting – noon, St. Peters Luthern Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at: 610-231-0237.
The Borough of Northampton and its police officers have reached an agreement regarding a new wage and benefits contract.
Police have been working without a contract since the former one expired Dec. 31, 2011.
At a meeting of borough council Aug. 16, borough lawmakers ratified a three-year-contract with its 10 uniformed police officers. The new agreement materialized hours before the stalemate would have caused the negotiations to move to binding arbitration.
Al Cannon, 44, of Northampton, holds up a chicken bone after being declared the winner in the hot wings eating contest at Coplay Community Days Saturday. He downed the 12 wings in 2 minutes and 24 seconds to win a prize of $100. Contestants were judged not only on speed but also on how well they cleaned the meat from the bones. Also at Community Days, 19 singers competed in the semifinal round of the Best of the Best Karaoke Contest. The finals take place at the Gin Mill in Northampton tonight, Thursday, Aug. 30, starting at 9 p.m. The winner of that contest will receive a $1,000 prize.
Be ready in the garden as Sue Drabic, a Pennsylvania master gardener, leads a group in an exciting game of Jeopardy during the meeting of the Catasaqua Garden Club. They meet 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St.
There will also be a double jeopardy if you don't bring your club project to the meeting.
Gardeners bringing gems for judging must have them in place by 12:45 p.m. Garden friendly guests are welcome to attend.
Sherry Neff-Maikits, the sole woman on the eight-member Northampton Borough Council, has resigned from her elective position.
Borough Manager Gene Zarayko announced Maikits' intention to step down from council earlier this month.
"Vice President Sherry Maikits has submitted a letter of resignation to council President John Yurish. Sherry has purchased a home in Coplay and will be relocating.
In addition to resigning from borough council, she will also be resigning from the health board and the community center board," reported Zarayko.
Last year's Coplay Community Days got caught in the rain as Hurricane Irene moved through the region. The weather was perfect for this year's event, however.
This year's Community Days is believed to be one of the most successful events of the program's 31-year existence.
The principal goal of the event is to provide the community a place to enjoy the end of summer before fall sets in. The event also acts as a fundraiser for the community organizations participating.
The Northampton Exchange Club has added another chapter to its storied "Book of Golden Deeds," by honoring the Northampton Area Food Bank as a 2012 Golden Deeds recipient.
Rev. Martin Nuscher, president of the borough-based food bank, was awarded a plaque on behalf of the food bank and signed the register of the Book of Golden Deeds at a ceremony Aug. 25 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. Many former Golden Deeds recipients attended the event honoring the food bank.
Exchange Club President Kim Belletti made the presentation to Nuscher and the food bank.
Classes resume Sept. 4 for students, but classes for adults won't begin this fall in Northampton Area School District.
After years of discussion and debate about need and costs, the Community Education Program is being suspended.
The program, which posted a loss last year, may resume early next year.
Community Education Program Coordinator Patricia Gaetaniello handed in her resignation, effective Aug. 22.