Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Easton zoners meet, an acclaimed play at Lafayette, and more...
With a new week here, it's time to take a look at some of the things to look out for over the next few days. 1. Actress/writer/comedian Najla Said brings her off-Broadway show Palestine to Lafayette College Monday at 7 p.m. at the school's Williams Center. "The play is Said’s personal journey from New York City's tony Upper West Side, where she grew up and became anorexic at 15, through the 'the stench of Gaza,' two wars, the horrors of 9/11, encounters with world figures including Yasser Arafat, and life with her beloved father," the college said in a news release. The show is free, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. 2. Easton's Zoning Hearing Board meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Cty Hall. 3. The Easton Block Watch will …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Olivia Newton-John at the State Theatre, an expert on Christianity at Lafayette.
Good morning everyone. With a new week here, it's therefore time to look at what's going on in the next few days in Easton. 1. The Easton Zoning Hearing Board meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. 2. Olivia Newton-John performs at the State Theatre Thursday at 8 p.m. 3. The 7th and 8th grade PTA at the Easton Area Middle School meets Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school. 4. Yale Professor Lamin Sanneh will talk about the rise of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Lafayette College's Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. 5. Have you visited the Nurture Nature Center yet? If you have some time Wednesday, check out its open house at 10 a.m.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Back-to-back school board meetings, city council on Wednesday, and more...
Good morning everyone. Monday is here, which means we look ahead at some of the things that are happening this week in Easton. 1. The Easton Area School Board holds back-to-back meetings tonight: committee meetings at 6 p.m., followed by a regular board meeting. 2. Easton City Council meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. at city hall. 3. The Nurture Nature Center presents "Reflections on Hurricane Sandy," with National Weather Service meterologist Gary Szatkowski, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 4. Want to post events like that one on our site? Here's an easy lesson on how to get started. 5. Today is December 10. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded on this day in 1911, while singer Otis Redding died on this day in 1967,
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Farmers' market moves indoors to Easton's Nurture Nature Center starting today.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Easton Farmers' Market is going to spend the next few months indoors. Starting today -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- the market moves to Easton's Nurture Nature Center at 518 Northampton St. There, you'll find 20 vendors selling produce, pasture-raised meat and eggs, artisan cheese and bread, baked goods, wine, chocolates, organic prepared foods and holiday wreaths. The market will remain indoors until May 2013, when it returns to Centre Square.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Nurture Nature Center will host farmers' market in Easton's winter months.
Cold weather isn't enough to stop the Easton Farmers' Market from growing. Starting in November, the market will run year round with the help of the Nurture Nature Center, officials from both organizations said Friday. The center -- at 518 Northampton Street -- will open its ballroom to roughly 25 vendors each Saturday starting November 24. "It's in perfect alignment with our acitivities here," said Rachel Hogan-Carr, director of the Nurture Nature Center, the chief sponsor of the market this year. The center was founded in Easton years ago in response to one of the biggest issues facing the city at the time, the floods that hit the city in 2004, 2005 and 2006. "But additionally, it’s obvious that people care about their access to local …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Easton's Commuter Tax hearing arrives, the school board meets, and more...
Good morning everyone. A new work week is underway, which means a new "Five Things." 1. The city will hold a public meeting on its proposed commuter tax tonight at 6 p.m. on the sixth floor of City Hall. 2. The Easton Area School Board will hold its regular meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the district offices on Bushkill Drive in Forks Township. 3. The Nurture Nature Center presents Green Visions, an art show that explores "our sustainable future through humor, fantasy, wisdom and wit." It opens Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. 4. It looks like Tyler Magyar won the Super Mario Bros tournament at the Game Gallery, which we wrote about last week. 5. Today is July 16. The world's first parking meter was installed on this day in 1935 in Oklahoma City…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
"Easton's Like Totally Radical '80s Prom" is happening Saturday night.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
School may be out for the year, but you can still go to the prom in Easton. On Saturday night, The Eluciadtor and Suddenly Samantha will present "Easton's Like Totally Radical '80s Prom," from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Nurture Nature Center. The '80s themed event -- skinny ties, big hair and shoulder pads are encouraged, say organizers -- benefits Easton's West Ward Neighborhood Partnership. Food is provided by Black & Blue, Ashley's and Easton Baking Company, with drinks from Weyerbacher Brewing. There will be music from Soft Focus, as well as a silent auction of works by local artists. Tickets are $20, and are available at Porter's Pub, Suddenly Samantha, ConneXions, the iMiJ Shop, and Black & Blue.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Cops & Community programs tackles diversity within Easton police, other issues.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, June 18, 2012
The National Coaliation Building Institute hosted a program Monday night to allow residents of Easotn to get to know their police department a little bit better. The news that came out of the evening? Easton's all-male police force won't be all-male much longer. According to the Express-Times, Det. Matthew Rush told the audience that a new female officer will begin training for patrol duty in July. The program drew about 15 residents to the Nurture Nature Center. Guillermo Lopez of the NCBI told the newspaper the evening was about getting residents to see the people behind the badges.
Summer Nights Program begins, Cops 'N' Community at Nuture Nature Center, and more...
Good morning everyone. Time for our weekly "5 Things": 1. Easton's Weed & Seed program will begin its Summer Nights event today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park at 12th and Ferry streets. 2. The Nurture Nature Center hosts Easton's COPS & Community program for a workshop begininng today at 5:30 p.m., aimed at sparking better communication between city police and residents. 3. The documentary Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment will be screened Thursday evening at the Grand Eastonian, starting at 7:30. 4. The Easton Area Public Library book sale holds its bag day today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 5. Today is June 18. Normally, I use this spot to note a famous birthday or historic event. Today I'll use it to wish my dad, Paul Coombe, a happy …
Monday, June 4, 2012
A busy week for the Easton Area School Board, and more...
1. The Easton Area School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. to choose a new member, who will replace Bob Arnts. Arnts resigned in May due to health reasons. 2. The board will also meet Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. for its montly committee meetings. This meeting will be held at Forks Elementary School, part of the board's new policy of moving its meetings around from time to time. 3. The Easton Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. 4. The Nurture Nature Center presents the 2012 Reel Paddling Film Festival Thursday at 6 p.m. 5. Today is June 4. It's the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Midway in World War II. Horror novelist Joe Hill -- his Heart Shaped Box is one of the scariest things I've …