Sunday, May 19, 2013
Dan McKinney, who heads the Charles Chrin Community Center, will oversee Palmer Township's new parks and recreation department.
All under one roof. That was the thinking behind Palmer Township officials creating a township department of parks and recreation. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors voted to establish the department at a recent meeting and then appoint Dan McKinney, who oversees the Charles Chrin Community Center, as the head of it. "It's all under one person," Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella said. "It's always been spotty. This makes more sense. He's the expert. He has a lot of heavy-duty experience and he's a very organized person." The new department will oversee the community center, municipal pool, bike path, the township's fields and athletic complex and 16 parks, Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. Colver said McKinney is getting a $7,000 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
An all-breed cat show at the Chrin Community Center will include an appearance by a celebrity cat named 'Hope.'
The Liberty Trails Cat Fanciers Show in Palmer Township this weekend will feature an appearance by “Hope,” the Cat Fanciers’ Association 12-year-old CFA-Iams Ambassador Cat. Hope made her small-screen debut in the role of "Henry" in a television commercial for Toyota cars. This lucky calico kitty has a co-starring role with two-time Super Bowl MVP and NY Giants' quarterback Eli Manning, who plays himself in a commercial called "Cat Whisperer." The all-breed cat show runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charles Chrin Community Center. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, $20 for a family of four. Click this link for a $1 off admission coupon.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Palmer Athletic Association will take sign-ups for field hockey, football and cheerleading and soccer starting May 1.
It's never to early to start thinking about football. With that in mind, the Palmer Athletic Association will start taking sign-ups for fall 2013 sports starting on May 1. Registration for field hockey takes place from May 1 to June 30; football and cheerleading from May 1 through May 31 and soccer from May 1 to June 15. You can sign up online here. All participants must be Palmer Township residents. First-time participants must provide a copy of the child's birth certificate. Age requirements will be listed on the registration page and practice schedules and information will be provided at sign-ups or via email shortly after the close of registrations. A $50 registration fee is required at sign-ups. Football participants please go here …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The circus is at Charles Chrin Community Center for two shows Thursday.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer will host circus on March 28.
The circus is coming! The circus is coming! Palmer Township will host a circus presentation by Walker International Events with two shows on March 28. The presentation boasts a circus featuring chills, thrills, tons of laughter and affordable family fun. And Walker International states that the event is eight generations of the circus. Shows will be held at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Charles Chrin Community Center, 4100 Green Pond Road, Palmer Township. To order tickets online, click here. There are also free kids tickets. The event is sponsored by the Charles Chrin Community Center and Palmer Township.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Camp Palmer 2013 sets date for pre-registration.
Camp Palmer 2013 will be here before you know it. Well, at least pre-registration will. Palmer Township officials have set pre-registration for returning campers for Feb. 14. Camp is limited to the first 120 campers so it is advised to hurry and pre-register during this early opportunity. All other registrations will begin March 1. Themes and trips for the camp are to be determined. Camp Palmer, which is for children ages 6-12, features weekly field trips, the Palmer Pool, structured daily elective periods, special events and theme weeks and sports, arts and crafts and more. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve each child's spot per week.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Refinancing bonds, adding vending machine addressed at recent Palmer supervisors meeting.
The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors adressed several issues at its meeting this past Monday, including possibly refinancing bonds. Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver suggested during supervisor remarks that Palmer Township may want to consider refinancing some of its bonds. "Rates are so low, at historic lows," Colver said. "There could be some savings." Colver mentioned taking a look at the township's 2009 bonds, valued at $3.3 million. "I wanted to bring this to the board's attention," he said. "We should look into that," Supervisor K. Michael Mitchell said. Meanwhile, in other business, Township Manager Christopher Christman wondered whether it might be worthwhile to add a vending machine at the Charles Chrin Community Center. …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
More details revealed about ceremony to launch play at Miracle League Field in Palmer Township.
The Miracle League Field in Palmer Township will be showcased Sunday in a dedication and ceremony featuring dignitaries from Palmer and Northampton County and many other special festivities. New details have emerged about the ceremony, which begins at 12:30 Sunday at the field near the Charles Chrin Community Center. The field was designed to allow children with physical and intellectual disabilities in Northampton County and also Monroe County and Warren County, N.J., to play baseball. More than 80 children have signed up to play in the league. On Sunday, the Easton Area High School band will perform and there will be a flag-raising ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 362 of Bethlehem. Speakers include Palmer Township Supervisors Chairman Dave …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Ceremony will take place to christen Miracle League field and start of play in Palmer Township on Sept. 9.
It's almost Opening Day. The new Miracle League of Northampton County field in Palmer Township will be christened with an Opening Day ceremony and dedication on Sunday, Sept. 9. Festivities take place starting at 12:30 p.m. The field is on the grounds of the Charles Chrin Community Center on Green Pond Road. The ceremony will consist of remarks by Richard Agretto, president of the Miracle League of Northampton County; Dave Colver, chairman of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors; John Stoffa, Northampton County executive, and other dignitaries. The remarks will be followed by a benediction and ribbon-cutting ceremony. After a chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," there will be a call for "Play Ball" as teams take the field to begin …
Friday, August 31, 2012
This is the new sign for the Miracle League field in Palmer Township. Opening Day is Sept. 9.
It's a little more than a week away for the Miracle League of Northampton County to debut in Palmer Township. The sign, though, just recently made its debut. Crews are putting the final touches on the field with a ceremony and opening day planned for Sunday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. The Miracle League field will enable children with disabilities from all over the Lehigh Valley and parts of New Jersey to play baseball on a regular basis. Palmer Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver and his construction company have been doing the work in constructing the field.