Sunday, November 4, 2012

This Week in Easton, November 5 to 8, "Post-Sandy edition"

MetEd fixes a snapped
pole on Washington
Street in Easton Thursday.
Photo by Steven Stearns.
 This week's edition of "This Week in Easton" also contains some post-Sandy information you may find useful. Please stop by again, as we will be updating this page as more announcements are made.

Also, a number of roads in Northampton County are still closed as of Monday. Please click here for a current list.

For further information and updates regarding power restoration in the greater Easton area, please click here.

Monday, November 5

All Easton Area schools are open today; Notre Dame High School is also in session.

In the Wilson Area School District, all schools are open, and power has been restored to Williams Elementary School. Some bus stops have been temporarily relocated during Sandy recovery efforts. To check whether you are affected by this situation and for other important district announcements, visit

The Career Institute of Technology is closed; the office opens at 9 a.m. Evening classes tonight are also cancelled.

College Hill Nursery School is open. Their Halloween parades will be held on Thursday and Friday.

St. Andrew's Nursery School in Palmer Township is open, and the Halloween party is on.

The Williams Township municipal offices will be open. Telephones and Internet are still out of service at the time of publication. In an emergency please dial 911. Those with urgent Township-related concerns may contact Township Manager, Jennifer Smethers via her cell phone at 484-357-8179.

The Northampton County Courthouse, Court of Common Pleas and all county offices are open today.

"Beat P'burg!" Blood Drive: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Miller-Keystone, as well as the American Red Cross are urging people to donate, as their blood supply was severely impacted by "superstorm" Sandy and the cancellations of blood collections it necessitated. Another drive is being held in Phillipsburg, NJ as well. The two schools are in  (friendly) competition to see who can collect more blood on this date. Go Rovers! Easton Area High School, 2601 William Penn Highway, Palmer Township. Walk-ins will be accepted, but to schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Penny Diehl at 610-250-2481

First Monday at EACC - "Suffragettes": Noon to 1 p.m. Easton re-enactor Melissa Rabinsky will portray a suffragette in period costume and demeanor. Suffragettes were members of the woman’s right-to-vote movements in the late 19th and early 20th century, until the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in time for women, over the age of 21, to vote in the 1920 presidential election. Free, the public is invited to attend. Easton Area Community Center, 901 Washington St. For more information, call 610-253-8271

AARP Palmer Township Area Chapter 2144 meeting: 1 p.m. Entertainment by The Cracked Walnuts. Wilson Borough Community Center, 2200 Liberty St., Wilson Borough.

Nazareth vs. Easton Rovers varsity football: Kickoff is at 6 p.m. (Game was rescheduled from Friday due to storm.) Cottingham Stadium, 21 North 11th St.

Wilson Area School Board meeting: 7 p.m. William P. Tollinger Administration Building, 2040 Washington Boulevard, Wilson Borough.

Palmer Township Board of Supervisors meeting: 7 p.m. In the Palmer Library meeting room, at the Municipal Complex, 1 Weller Place (off of Newburg Road), Palmer Township.

Tuesday, November 6

Election Day! Remember to vote!
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and all locations in the Easton area are operational and ready to go. At two locations,  inWilliams Township and at North Tenth and Bushkill streets, where power is still spotty,  the Army Corps of Engineers will have staff and backup power on site throughout the election, according to a report from Lehigh Valley Live.

While poll workers are instructed to ask for a photo ID, one is not required to cast your ballot in the election this year in Pennsylvania.

All Easton Area schools are closed due to Election Day.

The Williams Township municipal offices are open, and the site now has working phones and access to the Internet, which were restored sometime yesterday.

St. Andrew's Nursery School in Palmer Township is closed due to Election Day.

The Career Institute of Technology is closed today, and their offices are closed as well.

Williams Township Book Drive: Judith's Reading Room is holding a book drive to benefit military troops and veterans at Williams Township polls. New or gently used books will be distributed overseas and to veterans centers here, as well as establishing children's libraries locally. Bring a bag of books when you come to vote!

Wednesday, November 7

The Career Institute of Technology now has power and will open today.

AAA of Northampton County now has power and will be open today.
Easton Planning Commission meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sixth floor, City Hall, 1 South Third St.

Texas Hold'em: 7 & 9 p.m. Free. La Pazza, 1251 Ferry St. 610-515-0888 or

Palmer Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting: 7:30 p.m. In the Palmer Library meeting room, at the Municipal Complex, 1 Weller Place (off of Newburg Road), Palmer Township.

Open Mic with Mike Harrington: 9:30 p.m. Porters' Pub, 700 Northampton St. 610-250-6561 or

Thursday, November 8

Forks Township Planning Commission meeting: 7 p.m. Forks Township Municipal Complex, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township.

Bring (or wear) Your Own Vinyl night: 8 p.m. to midnight. DJs Ernie and/or Will. Black & Blue, 683 Walnut St. 610-438-3604 or

Karaoke: 8 p.m. to midnight. La Pazza, 1251 Ferry St. 610-515-0888 or

The Barrel House Brothers: 8 to 11 p.m.  "Old timey jazz."Porters' Pub, 700 Northampton St. 610-250-6561 or

DJ Realion: 9:30 p.m. Pearly Bakers, 11 Centre Square. 610-253-9949 or

"This Week in Easton" lists what's happening during the weekdays, from special events to who's playing to government meetings, all in one handy place. Not just in the City of Easton, but for the entire greater Easton area. Published every Monday!

Is there a community or entertainment event you'd like to see here? Are you organizing something you'd like to have posted? Did we miss something? Email us!

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:25 p.m.

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