Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Happenings

Monday, September 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 17

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

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

SEPT. 18

• Movie: “Avengers: Infinity War,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at...

Borough adopts rental ordinance

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council adopted the contested rental property ordinance at its Sept. 6 meeting, with six members favoring the legislation and two councilmen dissenting.

The ordinance, which covers more than 1,300 rental apartments, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said letters will be sent to landlords notifying them to register their apartments and units with the borough.

Unlike some previous council sessions, last Thursday’s meeting was more...

School district to add fourth pre-K class

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Another pre-kindergarten (pre-K) class will be added for the 2018-19 school year in Northampton Area School District.

The new pre-K class at Franklin Elementary School, Northampton, joins two pre-K classes at George Wolf Elementary School, Bath, and one class at Moore Elementary School — for a total of four classes in the district.

Each class, run by Community Services for Children (CSC) is federally funded through grants at no cost to NASD, other than providing classroom space...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 13

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

MONDAY 17

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in 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. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

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Allen/East Allen townships: Festival is Sept. 22

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 290th anniversary of Craig’s Scotch-Irish Settlement, which was the birth of Northampton County, will be celebrated during a festival 1-4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Horner’s Cemetery, 4965 Nor- Bath Blvd.

Highlights of the event include food, raffles, actors, tours, a vintage hearse car show, live music, DAR display, kids’ activities and information for a car tour of settlement homes.

Attendees can also hear about the group’s ties to George Washington, Ben Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt...

Catasauqua: Salem UCC to hold Sept. 15 flea market

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ is hosting a flea market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the church, 615 Third St.

There will be a basket raffle, bake sale, pickled red beets and food to either eat in or take out.

If you have any items to donate, call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-248-2822.

We cannot accept televisions or electrical items.

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The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will be having a...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 27

A suspicious male who was reportedly screaming and shadow boxing was reported. Police calmed the man and transported him home.

An unwanted male in the unit block of North Third Street was investigated.

The department addressed a complaint of numerous ordinance violations in the 100 block of South Fourth Street.

AUG. 28

Officers investigated a theft in the unit block of South Fifth...

District News: Fall picture days for students coming up at NASD

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Smile — it’s time for fall picture days!

Lehigh, Sept. 13

Moore, Sept. 14

Borough’s Franklin building, Sept. 19

Borough’s Siegfried building, Sept. 20

George Wolf, Sept. 21

All students will be bringing home a detailed flier that lists ordering options and payment information. All students will have their photos taken, but purchase is optional.

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Northampton Area High School will have its open house 6-8 p.m. tonight, Sept. 13.

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Rep. Mako to host second annual event

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior expo

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183th, will hold a senior expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

There is no fee to attend this second annual event, which is open to senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District.

“Last year’s expo was very well attended, and participants gathered a lot of good information,” Mako said. “I encourage everyone to come, whether you attended last year or not. This event...