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Egg hunt, other events on agenda

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton is looking beyond the cold winter weather to spring and its annual children's Easter egg hunt.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko informed council the event will be held at the community park off Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23. The rain date is 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Easter Sunday is March 31.

In other business, council was informed some paperwork needs to be completed before borough lawmakers vote on the planning commission's...

Allen approves budget

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2013 budget.

The $1,486,828 budget is supported by $707,975 in current and back real estate taxes and retains the 5-mill property tax rate, one of the lowest in the region. There will be no increase in property taxes.

A total of $753,031 has been appropriated for highway maintenance and general services. The largest projected expenditures are $155,672 for road crew wages and $49,572 for the public works director....

Allen/East Allen column

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Sign-ups for spring sports are under way at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 (must turn 12 after May 1) are eligible to play T-ball, baseball, softball and soccer.

Registration is being held Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961 or 484-239-2090.

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The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its fifth annual benefit antique show March 2 and...

Happenings

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 31

· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371, National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meeting – 12:45 p.m., St. Peters Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at 610-231-0237.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30...

Karaoke contest to benefit girl

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Amateur singers are invited to take part in a karaoke contest to benefit the family of 4-year-old cancer patient Ella Luchansky.

The contest will take place at the Log Cabin, 31 N. Second St., Coplay, starting 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and will continue once a week through April 5.

Ten singers will advance to the finals April 12. The first-place winner will recieve a $1,000 cash prize and the second-place winner will receive $500.

In addition to the karaoke, the Log Cabin will...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JANUARY 15

· A theft from a vehicle brought officers to the 1300 block of North 13th Street.

· Police responded to a report of public drunkenness in the 5100 block of Stone Terrace Drive.

· A report of a drug overdose brought officers to the 3300 block of North 13th Street.

· Police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Chestnut Street.

· A report of an open apartment door brought...

Moore column

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Moore Elementary PTA is seeking volunteers to assist with attendance tracking during the free fitness classes being offered 3:15-4:25 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 28-Feb. 20.

If interested, email Dianna Schoenen at diannaschoenen@yahoo.com or call 610-360-3846.

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Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Valley View Drive (Route 946) will hold blood pressure screenings Sunday, Feb. 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

The church...

Coplay column

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With the passing of Tony Stanz, uncertainty remains over whether the borough will be without another business.

Stanz was owner of Tony's Hobby Shop, which was a fixture for decades in Coplay.

Commercial enterprises thrived for many years on Second Street when the pavement was filled with shoppers and those enjoying a night out.

It might be too soon to ascertain whether the hobby shop, once a pool hall, becomes a casualty to larger commercial enterprises.

The...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Cooking sets off alarm

A report of a fire alarm brought Coplay police and borough firefighters to the Columbia House on South Second Street Saturday evening. Police said the alarm was set off when a tenant was cooking in the kitchen.

The fire department responded to the call.

Front grill of vehicle stolen

A resident of North Third Street reported Jan. 21 the grill of her Volkswagen Passat was stolen.

The theft took place sometime between Jan. 18 and 21...