The May 14 opening of Northampton Farmers Market — held at the borough’s Municipal Park off Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane — created considerable comment by council members at the May 2 meeting of Northampton Borough Council.
Council discussed regulations and what role the market should play in having vendors with nonfood items, such as candles and crafts.
Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Northampton Area School Board Region 1, Allen and Lehigh townships.
John E. Becker, Barbara J. Knoll and Robert Mentzell are cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican ballots for the May 21 primary.
Voters are instructed to vote for no more than two.
The Press asked the candidates the following question:
What makes you uniquely qualified to serve on the Northampton Area School District Board of Education?
Their responses follow.
JOHN E. BECKER
Lilyan Urbanczuk’s extensive graphics skills took her from Northampton to a working career life in Paris’ suburbs. She returned to the states with her job intact but missed the European flair.
“There isn’t much here that brings people, particularly millennials, together. On a trip to San Francisco, I saw the Biz Babes model,” she said.
A day care center that closed at 2650 Howertown Road provided an opportunity to pursue her idea locally.
She has called it The Coop.
Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open for its 20th year May 12. The Northampton-based museum, with 3,000 artifacts, has attracted thousands of visitors, both local and abroad, over the two decades.
The museum features a slice of the cement industry history in the region. Its focus is on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Company and its role in the makings of industrial America.
Joe Young, Youngie, as he was known, had a vision a few years back at a friend’s funeral to have his students gather and reminisce about their careers and lives. This thought led to the conception of Youngiefest and the Lehigh County Vo-Tech Machine Shop Reunion from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.
The Joe Young reunion is for all of his students from 1969 onward.
Bath Farmers Market kicks off its 12th season at Keystone Park May 17.
The market will be open 3-7 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine, through the end of September. A ribbon cutting will be held 4 p.m. May 17 with the Greater Bath Area Chamber of Commerce and officials from Bath Borough.
Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek has determined the cause of death for the father and son who died in a January house fire in Danielsville.
According to Lysek, Bruce Alan Miller, 10, of Hatfield, Montgomery County, died of smoke inhalation Jan. 21 after a reported explosion and fire at 1132 Blue Mountain Drive.
His father, Bruce Allen Miller Jr., 37, of Lehighton, Carbon County, died of smoke inhalation with an “acute methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication,” Lysek said.
The manner of death has been ruled undetermined, he added.
Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.