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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Halloween Parade Set For October 30th

Have your children’s costumes ready (yours too, if you are so inclined). The West Easton Halloween Parade will be held on Monday, October 30th. This year, the parade will start at the corner of Front and Iron Streets. Children should begin lining up at 5:30 pm, before the parade commences at 6:00 pm. The parade

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NorCo Special Olympics 1st Annual Poker Run

On Sunday, October 1st, there will be a Poker Run to benefit Northampton County Special Olympics. Unlike many other Poker Runs, this one doesn’t require a motorcycle to join in the ride. All vehicles are welcome. Registration is at Scott Powersports, 1679 Route 309, Coopersburg from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. There will be three

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Solar Eclipse Today – Another Reason Kids Can Go Blind

Just a friendly reminder that today is the day of the solar eclipse that will have the moon passing in front of the sun. Our area will have 73.37% of the sun obscured during the maximum point, which will happen at 2:43:04 this afternoon. Ensure children (as well as yourself) do not look at the

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Partial Solar Eclipse For West Easton

In one week, officially beginning at about 1:20 PM on August 21st, West Easton will see the sunshine getting a little less bright. By 2:43 PM it may be noticeably darker and the sun will be partially obscured by a large disk covering much of it. But don’t sacrifice a virgin to a volcano, just

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Residents Turn Out For National Night Out

After going 12 years without one, West Easton held a National Night Out event yesterday and the turn out was better than expected, considering the short amount of time allotted, since the decision to hold it was made. Though rain fell in other parts of the Lehigh Valley, our local areas remained dry. Even an

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Safety First Ladies Auxiliary To Hold Flea Market

West Easton Safety First Ladies Auxiliary will be holding their annual Flea Market/Yard Sale on Saturday, August 12th, 8:30am at the West Easton Volunteer Fire Company Social Club at 307 Sixth Street, West Easton, PA, 18042. As of this post, space is available for vendors. You can rent a space inside 5’x10′ or outside, 10’x10′,

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West Easton Gets Back Into National Night Out

After more than a decade of not holding a National Night Out, West Easton will once again attempt to get residents actively involved in their own community. National Night Out is most commonly a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984

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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Seeks Volunteers

Beginning on June 14th, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be located at Plainfield Community Park, Nazareth. It will be available to the public through the 19th. The wall will be open to the public from 6am – 9pm each day. The park is located at 6101 Kesslersville Road, Nazareth. Humble Hearts For Hope, the

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Rain Does Not Dampen Memorial Day Ceremony

The 2017 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony had rain arriving this morning, but the event went on with only minor changes to plans. The ceremony was held indoors for the most part, where speakers and those in attendance could remain dry in Council chambers. The flag on the outdoor flagpole was previously raised to its full-staff

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Memorial Day Ceremony – Rain Or Shine

West Easton’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held today despite the possibility of rain. The ceremony last year was canceled due to a threat of severe weather that never arrived. If there is severe weather at the planned start time, or happens during the ceremony, everyone will move inside the building and it will be

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Memorial Day Service Planned

West Easton residents are invited to attend the annual Memorial Day Service to be held on Monday, May 29th, at the World War II Monument. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Fr. Daniel Troyan will provide the Benediction. Mayor Gerald Gross will address the audience and a wreath will be placed at the Monument.

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Revived West Easton Easter Egg Hunt Sees Good Turnout

After the absence of an Easter Egg Hunt for children of West Easton, yesterday’s “Egg Hunt” was enjoyed by about two dozen of them, with their parents. It was a good turnout considering that just two weeks ago there were only two children registered to participate. The egg hunt followed park dedication ceremonies for Mr.

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West Easton Says Thank You With Niko Park, Gross Park Dedications

In December of 2015 a decision was made to rename the 9th Street park for former Councilman Louis Niko and the Keystone Avenue park for Mayor Gerald Gross. Formal dedication ceremonies for both men were performed this morning. Mr. Niko’s dedication took place at 10:00 am and Mayor Gross’ dedication followed at 10:30 am. Mr.

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Mayoral Proclamation – PowerTalk 21

Mayor Gerald Gross proclaimed Friday, April 21st, to be PowerTalk 21 Day in West Easton. PowerTalk 21 was started in 2011 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to encourage parents and caregivers to embrace their important role in influencing America’s youth and their decisions about drinking alcohol. Between April 1st and April 21st, MADD Pennsylvania

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Happy New Year!

I hope you had a great Christmas. Let’s all hope the coming year is better than what we expect. Gas prices just went up (You will be paying almost $7.70 in taxes for every 10 gals of gas you purchase in PA). Medicare payments eat up the Social Security raise (You are actually losing more money with

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Holy Ghost Church To Re-dedicate “The Chapel”

The Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church will be re-dedicating the building across from the church, referred to as “The Chapel,” on Sunday, November 6th. Built in 1914 and formerly known as “The Wesley Chapel,” it is one of West Easton’s oldest landmarks. The building just had a new heating system installed and its interior repainted. Archpriest

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Bikers For Boobs

The Second Annual Bikers for Boobs Motorcycle Run Sunday, September 25th, 2016 (Rain Date: October 9th, 2016) Starting at Keystone Harley Davidson in Parryville, PA Ending at Evergreen Campgrounds in Bath, PA In honor of Sandra Scott and all those touched by breast cancer, this ride will begin at the Keystone Harley Davidson in Parryville,

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Holy Ghost Festival A Solid Success

Residents turned out for the revival of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church’s Festival today. From what I could see, it was a rewarding day for visitors and the church, as food servers reported sales were brisk. The last such festival was held 20 years ago. I stopped by for awhile, eager to purchase some

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Wreath Laid At West Easton War Memorial

Though the threat of severe weather caused the cancellation of a full Memorial Service to honor those who died in service to their country, a wreath was laid at the West Easton War Memorial this morning. Mayor Gerald Gross, accompanied by Ms. Sharon Niko, laid the wreath at approximately 9 o’clock this morning. Ms. Niko is the daughter

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Memorial Day Remembrance Service Cancelled

I received word just minutes ago (7:45) that the Memorial Day Remembrance Service scheduled for 9:00 AM this morning has been canceled. Concerns of predicted heavy rains have washed out the event. Mayor Gerald Gross will still place a wreath at the War Memorial at 9 AM. Remember those veterans who gave their lives, as

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West Easton Memorial Day Remembrance Planned

The public is invited to attend the Memorial Day Remembrance Service honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Monday, May 30, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM Location: War Memorial (Center St & 7th St.) Master of Ceremonies Ted Veresink, Lt. Col., Army (Ret.) Raising The Flag West Easton Safety First Volunteer Fire Co. Personnel Pledge of

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Holy Ghost Church To Restart Ukrainian Festival After 20 Years

The public is invited to a restart of the Ukrainian festival in West Easton. Holy Ghost Church, 315 4th Street, West Easton is sponsoring its church festival with Ukrainian foods (pyrogy, halupky, haluski, kielbasa & more) homemade baked goods, music & dancing, Tricky Tray, fun and children’s games. The festival will run on Sunday, June 26th from

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Congratulations To West Easton Mayor On 50 Years Of Public Service

I will be writing on this in further detail when time permits me to do so, but I wanted to ensure that everyone knew Mayor Gerald Gross reached an amazing milestone. 50 years of public service to the Borough of West Easton. 20 years as a Councilman and 30 years as Mayor.

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Pet Photos With Santa

I’m not one for dressing up my dog, Maverick, in outfits. I leave that to my sister who tortures her cat with Mexican sombrero’s and such. I’m also not one to have a picture of a pet taken with Santa, but I am going to make an exception this year. The only reason for me doing so, is

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