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Decorations get noticed

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton has received much attention over the years for its illuminated holiday street decorations.

With Valentine's Day here, the glow on the hearts on Main Street have received attention from outside the community. Other municipalities are considering replicating the red and white heart designs which feature an arrow running diagonally across.

"We keep getting compliments on the Valentine hearts that are located throughout the borough in Main Street. Other...

Ladies invited for night out

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

You can buy a lot more than flowers at Bob's Flower Shop.

A new boutique section of the shop, located on Main Street in Northampton, features jewelry, purses, scarves, wraps and clothing.

The shop also offers a girls night out where customers can earn free merchandise by hosting a party at the shop. Ladies come to the store with their friends for refreshments and play games to win prizes and merchandise.

The shop provides the refreshments. All customers need to do is...

The mysterious snowman

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The 8-foot-tall snowman isn't talking, and neither are Northampton Fire Department volunteers or the borough's public works employees. No one is saying who built the snowman, which attracted much attention from its location off Lerchenmiller Drive between the fire station and the public works garage. The snowman's facial expression says he knows but is not telling.

Mount Glassmore to be no more

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Mounds of glass piling up over the years on a borough property led borough council members to refer to it as "Mount Glassmore."

The heap of glass may no longer be a concern to borough lawmakers.

"We have been notified that CAP Glass from Allentown has purchased the Greenstar glass operation. They are currently removing all of the unusable glass and dumping it into a quarry located in Whitehall Township," borough Manager Gene Zarayko advised council at last Thursday's meeting....

State police launch smartphone app

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism.

The new See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.

"This app provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool," said state police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "The See...

ANOTHER VIEW Society must embrace the new green

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and supporting the smart growth of green technology is at the heart of the solution to most issues we debate in this great nation.

When we talk about gun related issues and problems with violence in our society, the greater issue is social stability coupled with economic growth.

Most people who have quality jobs and something significant to lose, refrain from making horrible and atrocious decisions.

When we talk about joblessness...

Bird survey completed Jan. 19

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center held its 16th annual Bake Oven Knob Area Bird Survey on Jan. 19.

The first survey was conducted by the Wildlife Information Center in 1997. The WIC grew from a small operation of volunteers working from a storefront in Slatington to the present day Lehigh Gap Nature Center covering about 750 acres along the west side of the Lehigh River north of Slatington.

Several groups of LGNC members traveled the same basic bird observation route, but in...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Women's Club of Catasauqua will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets.

This is a change from the usual meeting site at the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church. The program will involve 100% Cotton presenting popular show tunes. It will be full of fun, friendship and food.

For more information, contact President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch...

No Kill LV

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

No Kill Lehigh Valley has scheduled two vaccination clinics.

One is set for Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Affordable Pet Center, 2022 Main St., Northampton. The other is Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHAAR Saddlery, Farm & Pet on Airport Road, just south of the Route 22 intersection.

Vaccinations are available for cats and dogs. There is a fee.

Operation Catsnips are scheduled for April 5, 7 and 14. These events offer low cost spay/neuter...