As Hurricane Sandy could cause havoc in our area this week, some events may be cancelled or postponed to a later date. Please check out information on any event before heading out. Please be careful and play it safe when going out this week.
The following is a check list of things to do to help prepare for the storm.
- Bottled water (one gallon per person per day).
- Nonperishable food (at least a 3-day supply) and a manual can opener.
- Blankets, bedding and toiletries.
- Baby formula, diapers, bottles and wet wipes, if needed.
- First-aid kit and enough prescription medicines.
- Flashlights with fresh batteries.
- Battery-operated radio.
- Hand sanitizer.
- Paper plates and plastic utensils.
- Extra cash.
- Emergency contact information.
- Do not drive through areas of deep or moving water.
- Clean gutters and downspouts.
- Keep cell phones fully charged.
The City of Allentown Halloween Parade has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. The oldest continuous Halloween Parade in the nation starts at the Allentown Fairgrounds on 17th Street and then heads down Hamilton Street ending at 9th Street.
The City of Bethlehem Halloween Parade has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. The parade starts at the Rose Garden on W. Broad Street and runs along Broad Street, onto Historic Main Street and ends at the City’s fairground. Also, the Halloween 5K race will be run along the annual Halloween Parade route just before the bands begin to march. Costume judging takes place before the race on Main Street in front of the Band Shell at 12:30 pm. Race starts at 1:00 pm. Because the parade begins shortly after the race concludes, all runners MUST finish in 35 minutes or less or they will be pulled off the course!
The Phillipsburg-Easton Halloween Parade has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 4, at 3 p.m. The Hallowfest Parade will begin on South Main Street in Phillipsburg and cross the free bridge into Easton, ending at Centre Square.
November 1 through December 31, Bass in PA Lakes, minimum size 15 inches, 4 combined species (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted).
Beginning November 1, in Pennsylvania waters (including the Delaware River) boaters are required, by law to wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak during the cold weather months from November 1 through April 30. This change is intended to protect boaters from the dangers of cold water shock if they fall into the water. Cold water shock is a major factor in boating fatalities when water temperatures are less than 70 degrees F. Over the past 15 years, cold water incidents resulted in 24% of boat-related fatalities. Click here for information about off-season boating, cold shock and hypothermia.
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law tougher anti-poaching legislation which increases the maximum fine for illegally harvesting fish from $200 to $5,000 and extends the period the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) can revoke fishing and boating privileges from two to five years. The legislation takes effect immediately.
November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends and Standard Time begins. Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour at 2 a.m. Also, this is a good day to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Daylight Savings Time 2013 begins again on Sunday, March 10, 2013 and will end Sunday, November 3, 2013.
On November 4, beginning at 8 a.m. the D&L Marathon and Half-Marathon will be held from Northampton to Slatington on the beautiful D&L Trail.
The Easton Farmers’ Market, America’s longest running open-air market in its 260th season is held every Saturday through November 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Centre Square in downtown Easton.
Yearlong indoor/outdoor Farmers’ Market at the Westgate Mall, 2285 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Visit the Westgate Mall on Facebook or call Laurel at 610-216-5343 for more info.
The Emmaus Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday, through November 18, in the KNBT parking lot, 235 Main Street, Emmaus, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Visit on Facebook.
The Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market in its 7th season located on Water Street in Hellertown continues every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through November 25th.
The SteelStacks Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday 3-7 p.m. through November 1. Fresh produce, meats, cheeses, organic milk, honey and more. SteelStacks is located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378. This is the last week for this years’ market.
Get Out! Lehigh Valley event; Saturday, November 10, at 10 a.m. at the Bob Rodale Fitness Park, 1148 Mosser Road, Trexlertown. Participants will go on an approximate 2 hour, 1.5 mile walk on the paved multi-purpose trail through dense woodland and open fields, and then on a nature trail through a forest in this 100-acre park. Sturdy footwear/hiking boots are recommended. This is a child/family friendly event. Dogs on leash are welcome. Bring binoculars and cameras for wildlife observation. This free event will be held rain or shine. To register for the walk or any Get Out! Lehigh Valley event, click here or call 610-402-CARE.