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Reenock named president of association of mayors

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock will serve a two-year term as president of the Association of Mayors of the Boroughs of Pennsylvania.

He was recently selected as president of the organization, which represents the 958 mayors serving boroughs in the Commonwealth, which are home to more than 2.6 million residents.

Reenock served as the organization's first vice president until his election as president. He has been active with the association for nearly two decades.


Redone NASD website unveiled

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District website has been revamped just in time for the start of classes in two weeks.

"This website becomes our digital hub," NASD Director of Technology Kurt Paccio said during a website presentation at Monday night's school board meeting.

The website home page has larger graphics, a news section in the center, events listing on the right side, a list of quick links along the left side and drop-down tabs along the top.

"It all happens from...

St. Lawrence parishioners will cherish years of memories

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts.

The elegant statues, exquisite stained glass, historic pews and beautiful altar all add to the charm of St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in North Catasauqua.

The more important attributes for many parishioners are the memories and people.

"I think it's the people. The people are all great," said parishioner John Lane of North Catasauqua. He and his wife, Connie, have attended the church for decades. Their two sons and...

100 years

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Many young men and women traveled to America from Hungary in the early 1900s. A large number of them arrived in Northampton, forming the St. Peter and Paul R.C. Sick and Beneficial Society, known by many as the Hungarian Hall, located at Canal Road and Stewart Street.

Now with more than 115 active members and some 700 social members, Hungarian Hall will celebrate its 100th anniversary Oct. 5. A Mass will be held at Queenship of Mary Church, known for decades as Our Lady of Hungary...

Guest View

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

When people think about sources of water pollution, they may readily identify industry and agriculture as the primary culprits.

We rarely consider that actions we take or practices we follow in our own yards can have a huge impact on the quality of the water we drink, cook with, swim in or boat on.

The fact is, however, our yards can be a major source of water pollution.

So, the next time you're out appreciating home and business landscapes, think about the things we all...

Youth recycling contest seeks entrants

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Registration is now open for the third annual Recycle Bowl youth recycling competition.

All public and private U.S. schools are eligible to participate.

The competition runs from Oct. 21 through Nov. 15. Participating schools track and report how much recyclable material they collect for a chance to win prizes. At the close of the four-week competition, the school in each state (and the District of Columbia) that collects the most recyclable material per capita will win $1,000...


Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network's Via Marathon will take place Sept. 7 and 8 at ArtsQuest Center, Steel Stacks, 101 Founder's Way.

There will be races for all abilities and ages.

Sept. 7 start times are 7:30 a.m. for the 5K, 9 a.m. for the walk and 10:30 a.m. for the kids' race.

The marathon and team relay begin 7 a.m. Sept. 8. The half marathon begins 7:15 a.m. Sept. 8.