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Monday, October 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 2

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at...

NAHS graduate receives Educator of the Year award

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Northampton Area High School graduate Rachel Iola Spagnola was named Educator of the Year at Schuylkill Conservation District’s annual awards program, held Aug. 21 at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park in Pine Grove.

Spagnola works as a senior educator at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. She joined the sanctuary in March 2008.

“It’s an honor. Teaching is my passion,” Spagnola said. “It’s my mission to connect people with our ecosystem, and I love working with our volunteers, members,...

Council overturns mayor’s ordinance veto

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council voted to overturn Mayor Thomas Reenock’s second veto of the rental property ordinance during the Sept. 20 council meeting.

The legislation had a controversial start in the borough. It was originally passed at the May 17 meeting, and Reenock refused to sign the legislation. It was vetoed for the first time June 7, and council members decided to table the matter.

Council and the mayor discussed and adjusted the ordinance over the following months....

Campers support otter habitat

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Chuck Frantz brought his top campers to the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 12.

Frantz runs the township’s summer day camp. This year, the camp filled up early with 150 campers.

“Every year, we collect money from the campers and their parents and present it to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. We helped build the giraffe exhibit, and last year, we dedicated a bench in front of the giraffe exhibit. When we went to the zoo this year, we got a chance to sit on our...

NASD releases comprehensive plan

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The District Level Comprehensive Plan 2019-23 is available for public review on the Northampton Area School District website,, and at district school buildings and the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

“Our comprehensive plan is a plan put together by our district community,” Lydia Hanner, NASD director of curriculum and instruction, announced at the Sept. 24 board of education meeting.

She said in addition to administration officials, teachers...

District News: PTA meetings are planned

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in School

PTA groups will be meeting soon at the following schools.

Moore Elementary School, 6 p.m. Oct. 1

Lehigh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1

Borough schools, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, at the Siegfried building


Northampton Area Middle School’s picture day for students and staff will be next week — Oct. 2. Everyone will have their photos taken, but purchase is optional.


Mark your calendar for no school Oct. 8. There will be a teacher in-service...

Nominations being sought for Distinguished Alumni Award

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.

A Distinguished Alumni Award nominee must have graduated from Northampton Area High School at least 15 years ago and should reflect NAHS’ proud tradition of producing outstanding graduates and role models who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional and personal lives.

A nominee should reflect some of the following:


Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News



East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.



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


East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal...

Northampton: Historical society hosts garage sale

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will have its fall garage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 29 at the station, 21st Street (Route 329).

The society is accepting donations for the garage sale. Donations will be accepted at the station 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28.

Anyone wishing to help with the sale is asked to call 610-262-8198.

Don’t forget to pick up your preordered mums 8-11 a.m. that morning. There will be extra mums available for...