Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door to door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.
In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.
I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.
According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting some 9 million Americans every year.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In addition, the event will include a silent auction with great prizes, a bake sale and good food. Jams, jellies, pickles and red beets will be offered for sale.
Anyone who has items to donate or needs more information on the market should call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-264-7508.
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St. John the Baptist Church in Stiles will hold its annual church picnic Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon-9 p.m. on the church grounds, located at Ruch and Chestnut streets.
This is always a fun summer celebration allowing participants the opportunity to interact with friends and acquaintances from the community.
Indulge in delicious food fare and play some games. There will be live musical entertainment provided as well. Bring your lawn chairs to ensure a comfortable seat.
The Northampton Area Public Library will hold a rubber-stamping and card-making class on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9:30-11 a.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
There is a fee for materials, and you will create cards with envelopes.
Seating is limited.
Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Egypt Memorial Park.
The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.
Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will hold a wandering singers concert Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.
This cappella group offers Renaissance music, folk songs and newly composed works.
Call 610-264-8421 for any questions. Come on out for an enjoyable Saturday evening.
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A Happy Labor Day to all! Where did summer go?
Coplay Community Days begins 5-10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 23, with pay-one-price rides 5-10 p.m.
It continues tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 23, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 2-10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, noon-10 p.m.
The event will include entertainment, food and activities. Rides will be offered through Saturday but not on Sunday.
Coplay Community Days began in 1981 as a way to bring visitors to the Saylor Cement Museum and kilns and to pay tribute to retired Coplay Cement Manufacturing workers. It originated as a two-day event, expanding last year to four days.
· A motor vehicle accident with injuries in front of 1000 MacArthur Road brought out Station 36, 8:43 a.m.
· Station 40 provided mutual aid to the Northampton Fire Department for a natural gas leak at 799 Smith Lane, Northampton, 2:13 p.m.
· An automobile fire on the lot of the Mosque Muslim Association, 1988 Schadt Ave., brought out Station 36 and 37, 4:36 p.m.
· A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22 westbound at the MacArthur Road overpass brought out Station 36, 6:24 p.m.
The Senate Finance Committee recently held its first public hearing on Senate Bill 1400, also known as the Property Tax Independence Act.
This is legislation I introduced at the direct request of thousands of residents throughout the six counties I represent and 72 taxpayer groups across Pennsylvania, led by the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition.
Despite this strong support, during the public hearings in the Senate and the State House, Senate Bill 1400 and its counterpart, House Bill 1776, have received mixed reviews.
In the case of the Mayor's Achievement Award, the name is everything.
Coplay Councilman and former Mayor Bill Leiner Jr. recently announced plans to give out several awards, including the"Mayor's Achievement Award" when the winners of the Properties of Merit program are announced in October.
At the Coplay council meeting Aug. 14, several council members took exception to the name of the award.
The Whitehall-Coplay School Board approved a resolution terminating its NIZ litigation at its meeting Aug. 13.
Attorney James Preston explained the outcome of the litigation to the board.
"Collective participation with many boroughs caused a change in law, it reformed the NIZ [Neighborhood Improvement Zone] as something that can only be collected in the city," he said. "No earned income tax will be diverted from any borough outside of Allentown."