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Environmental board sets open house for Nov. 8

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Moore Township Land and Environmental Protection Board is planning an open house for 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive.

The focus of the open house is the township’s natural resources. Laura Baird, senior land consultant for Heritage Conservancy, will present on farmland preservation and its reasons, benefits and importance.

Also at the Oct. 2 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved moving forward in preserving the Schiavone 78-acre farm. Twenty acres of the 78 are being set aside for a future park.

Moore Township seeking PEMA disaster relief funds

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the Sept. 4 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Gable reported the township has applied for about $225,000 in disaster relief from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The request is for damage to various areas throughout the township from recent storms.

Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of disaster, opening up relief compensation.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


NASD gets school security grants

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

$44,000 funding will be used for training, walkie-talkies, lockdown doors

Northampton Area School District has received two grants totaling nearly $44,000 — and is applying for a third — to improve school security.

The grants are one aspect of the NASD administration’s efforts to enhance safety in school buildings and campuses for faculty, students and families.

The measures include school-entrance security improvements, equipment for security personnel and possible additional district police, with the goal of having an officer at each school.

The grants and school-safety measures were discussed at the Oct. 8 NASD Board of Education meeting.

Sacred Heart celebrates 20 years

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 4. The facility officially opened its doors Oct. 4, 1998.

A team of professionals, including nursing and auxiliary personnel, are headed by Gayle Yastrop, executive director; Diane Eck, director of nursing; and Kira Kichline, resident care director. The Sacred Heart team provides the facility’s residents with individual service and care to meet their needs while providing an at-home atmosphere.

Cement Worker of The Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Rodney Hartzell

Mr. Rodney Hartzell was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1971. His first job was at a local textile factory, earning $3.50 per hour. In 1973, Rodney followed his three uncles and was hired at Nazareth Cement Company, starting on the labor gang.

One of the former managers was Mr. Paul Lentz. The plant, at one time, operated eight kilns. There were various jobs no longer found at cement plants. The roof cleaners, sweepers and dust collectors have been replaced by modern, clean technology.

E. Allen board hears issue on Monocacy Drive work

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Residents say improvements have created gap between driveways, road

Kristen Wenrich took the podium at East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 27 to address a concern about improvements made on Monocacy Drive.

“There is a large gap between the driveway and the road,” she said.

Township Engineer James Milot explained the road was designed with a 1-1/2-inch difference to allow for stormwater runoff and for resurfacing in the future.

Democrats rally in Coplay

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Murat Guzel, who heads the Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Coalition (LVDPC), held a political rally, billed as Harmony Fest, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion Aug. 9.

“This is a local organization. Every local Democrat Party organization and all the Democratic elected officials joined us and are a part of this group,” he said.

Guzel had a two-page list of everyone who supports his organization. Celeste Dee is the executive director of LVDPC and set up the event. She has an extensive resume of working for Democratic Party executives.

Scouts honor borough mayor

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Reenock earns Minsi Trails’ Distinguished Citizen Award

Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council at the 2018 Cement Belt Friends of Scouting dinner Sept. 26.

The event, held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., raised more than $8,000 for Scouting programs.

Reenock has volunteered with numerous civic and charitable organizations over the years. He has been honored for his unselfish commitment to the community and numerous causes. Northampton Exchange Club has named him as a Golden Deeds recipient.

Sacred Heart resident turns 100

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Stella Kristofits marks occasion with three parties

In celebration of her 100th birthday, Stella Kristofits had three separate parties at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, where she now resides.

Stella is the third Sacred Heart resident to have reached this milestone.

“I had three days for my birthday,” Stella said.

The official big day was Sept. 20, but she got to celebrate with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren over the course of a few days. Even the Sacred Heart staff and administration joined the festivities.