Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happenings

Monday, June 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JUNE 18

• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 through fifth grade), 5:30 p.m. (light dinner) and 6-8 p.m. (program), at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. VBS will continue until June 22. Information: church office at 610-837-1741 or vbspro.events/p/e4b084

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Aqua Zumba classes start, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at...

Planners review zoning map

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its May 21 meeting, Allen Township Planning Commission set about the task of getting the existing zoning map to work with the township’s comprehensive plan. There were a few relatively minor adjustments, but the main discussion centered on the Jaindl property, the site of the proposed warehouses along Seemsville Road.

The comprehensive plan calls for the land to be zoned rural, which would preclude warehouses. However, the existing Jaindl proposal would still be viable.

“The...

Mayor vetoes rental property ordinance

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock vetoed borough council’s rental property ordinance at the June 7 meeting.

Borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian informed council it would need a majority of council and one to override the mayor’s veto.

With seven of the eight council members present, no vote to overturn Reenock’s action was taken. Instead, Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr., a committee member who helped draft the ordinance, made a motion to table the matter. Council concurred....

School board OKs 2018-19 budget with tax hike

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

By a vote of 8-1, Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted June 11 to adopt the 2018-19 final general fund, athletic fund and food services budget.

The 2018-19 general fund is $107,003,305. The athletic fund is $219,125. The food services fund is $2,446,795.

The general fund budget is increasing 4.15 percent from the 2017-18 general fund budget of $102,242,322.

To support the 2018-19 general fund budget, a property tax increase of 1.06 mills, or 2.01...

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo serves breakfast June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon June 17.

It is open to the public. There is a cost.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is holding Vacation Bible School June 18-22 for children age 3 through sixth grade.

This year’s theme is “Superheroes of the Bible,” and the curriculum was written by the church’s Christian education committee.

To preregister, call the church office at 610-262-9517 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Moore Township: Salem hosts flea market June 16

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is having a flea market 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16.

Vendors are wanted.

For more information and to reserve a space for the flea market, call 610-759-5780.

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Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, is holding Vacation Bible School for age 3 to fifth grade 6-8 p.m. June 18-22.

There will be a light supper served 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the church at 610-837-1741...

Northampton: Siegfried museum open June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station museum will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. June 17. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold a picnic noon-4 p.m. June 20 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Members planning to attend must have a ticket and are asked to bring a dessert to share.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Miss America 2.0. Coming soon: New website. New show. New experience.

Previous winners of the popular pageant are casting their own votes now, after last week’s announcement that the Miss America organization will eliminate its swimsuit and evening gown contests from the 97-year-old event.

Gretchen Carlson, the newly named chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors and herself a winner of the pageant, also announced it was no longer to be considered a pageant, but rather...

Catasauqua: Groovitude concert to be held June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Groovitude 7-10 p.m. June 15.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!

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There is still time to register your child for Bethany United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, titled “Polar Blast.”

It will be held 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

The event is for children 3 years old through fifth grade.

To...