Northampton Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Coplay: Parade is May 18

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Anticipation is growing as we approach the 150th anniversary parade, scheduled for 1 p.m. May 18.

The parade begins at the corner of Ninth and Chestnut streets. The route will proceed down Chestnut Street, take a right onto Second Street, to Hokendauqua Street and up to Fifth Street.

The Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. American Legion Post 426 Honor Guard will lead the parade.

The Whitehall High School Marching Zephyr Band will lead the musical groups, which will include the...

District News: NAHS students will perform at orchestra concert May 10

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School’s spring orchestra concert will be 7 p.m. May 10 in the auditorium.

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The Race Against Hate 5K color run/walk, sponsored by NAHS’ National Honor Society, is set for May 11, rain or shine. Registration begins 9 a.m. at Wolf Field, across the street from NAHS. The race starts 10 a.m.

The course travels through the borough, connects to the Nor-Bath Trail and returns to Wolf Field. Spectators are welcome.

There will be prizes for the...

Another View

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

This coming Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day.

This is a day for all children, young and not-so-young, all across America to honor the women who gave them love and guidance as they were growing.

According to History.com, celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals to honor the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele.

Mother’s Day arose in the 1900s due to the efforts of Anna Jarvis.

Her mom, Ann Reeves...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 6

Officers responded to a report of trespassing on Jordan Circle.

Thefts on MacArthur Road and Peachtree Circle and at Lehigh Valley Mall were investigated.

Disturbances on Main Street and at Lehigh Valley Mall were addressed by police.

The department handled reports of reckless drivers on Sixth Street, MacArthur Road and Fullerton Avenue.

Police responded to a mental health call in...

Cement museum to open May 12

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

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.

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, located inside the Northampton Municipal Building, 1401...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MAY

THURSDAY 9

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

MONDAY 13

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 14

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...

Council fills vacant seats

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Vacancies on the zoning board of adjustment and civil service commission in Northampton Borough were filled at the May 2 borough council meeting.

Kenneth Richard was appointed to the zoning board for a term ending Dec. 31, 2019, and to the civil service commission for a term ending Dec. 31, 2021. These vacancies were a result of the recent death of Richard Ackerman.

There was no comment made by council members regarding the appointments. Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. made...

Allen/East Allen townships: Breakfast to be served May 19

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon May 19.

There is a cost.

It is open to the public.

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The Kreidersville Covered Bridge Challenge 10K/5K run and walk will be held June 1 at the covered bridge.

The event begins 9 a.m.

To register in advance, at a discounted price, visit active.com. Registration on the day of the race begins 7:30 a.m.

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The fifth annual Northampton Area School District...