Monday, March 11, 2013
Forks Township wants to hire a part-time custodian to work at the Community Center.
Forks Township is accepting applications for a part-time custodian to work at the Community Center about 10-14 hours a week. Candidates should possess custodial skills in order to provide a sanitary and safe facility and the ability to use hand-operated tools and power equipment, including floor buffers, burnishers and scrubbers. Applications will be accepted through Friday. They should be forwarded to: Forks Township Municipal Building Human Resources Department 1606 Sullivan Trail Easton, Pa. 18040
Monday, September 3, 2012
Peanut Butter Project expands reach into Forks Township with upcoming food drive.
The recently formed Peanut Butter ProJeCt is announcing a September food drive in Forks Township for the downtown Easton Interfaith Food Pantry, which is administered by ProJeCt of Easton. The drive is co-sponsored by the Forks Kiwanis and Merchants Bank. Residents can bring donated peanut butter (any kind, any size), jelly (plastic jars only), juice (non-refrigerated type), pancake syrup (regular and sugar free) and coffee to several locations during a special food drive for September: The Peanut Butter ProJeCt was formed in response to a growing need for donations to the Food Pantry and a greater awareness of the challenge of providing food to over 500 families who currently need the assistance. "Our local food banks continue to …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Forks Township Supervisor Bob Egolf calls for a plaque to recognize historic photo display in community center.
In the Forks Township Community Center, the township's history is on display. Captured in pictures are the works of the Forks Township Historical Society, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Well, Forks Township Supervisor Bob Egolf has wanted to give the society another reason to celebrate. He got the Board of Supervisors to approve a motion to purchase a plaque that could be posted by the pictures and would pay tribute to the hard work the historical society did in putting together the photo display. "That's a nice idea Bob," said Erik Chuss, supervisors chairman. "I was looking at the photo display in the community center and I couldn't find a plaque near the photos," Egolf said. "I thought it should say something simple …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Forks Area Art Society is featuring an award-winning one-act play by William Marley at the Forks Community Center Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
"You Gotta Have Art!" It's the slogan of the Forks Area Art Society, which holds its June meeting at 7:30 tonight at the Forks Township Community Center. The meeting will feature William Marley, who will be presenting his award-winning, one-act play "Black Jesus." "Black Jesus" involves an outsider artist from northern Mississippi who is discovered and exploited by a white art dealer from New Orleans. Marley has developed what he calls "paddle people." These "paddle people" are held up to the audience on paddles as each character's dialogue is read, thus identifying the character speaking. Marley is a longtime playwright, author and visual artist. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. The Art Society has also added two new…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Forks Township employees will have to pay federal taxes for free use of the community center's fitness facility.
As a new perk for Forks Township employees, supervisors agreed to let them use the community center's fitness area for free this year. Township resident Ed Reagan, however, questioned if that benefit was a conflict of interest. "It's a use that's unethical," Reagan stated at a recent board meeting. "That's a conflict of interest. If you want to give it to employees for free, then you have to give it to residents too. We are paying our fair price. We don't want to subsidize them." Township Solicitor Karl Kline said at Thursday night's Board of Supervisors meeting though there's no conflict of interest, the use of the fitness facility does constitute income under federal guidelines. That means Forks employees will have to pay taxes on the …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
About 50 volunteers pitch in to take trash out during Forks Township's second annual Cleanup Day.
About 50 volunteers turned out Saturday morning to help spruce up Forks Township for the second annual Cleanup Day. Residents scattered around the township at Community Park, Sullivan Trail, Meco Road and other areas to scrub the township clean of trash. Most were dressed in orange flak jackets and armed with trash bags and gloves. "I think it is very important to hold these types of community activities to keep our township clean and attractive," said Township Supervisor David Billings, who helped pick up garbage. Last year, the township collected more than 100 bags of trash.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Watch out for roadside cleanup crews while driving in Forks Township
Come out to the Forks Community Center to register for the Great American Cleanup event around 9:30 a.m. Grab some free supplies, and go out and clean a littered area of Forks Township. Your full trash bags can be left where you cleaned, and will be picked up by the Forks public works dept. Post your own events and announcements on Palmer-Forks Patch. When you are finished, stop back at the community center for a free picnic/snacks at noon. If you see cleanup crews along the road, please slow down and give them a break.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Event sponsored by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber will take place May 9 at the Forks Township Community Center.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a roundtable for businesses in Forks Township on May 9. Alison Miers, vice president of Easton initiatives for the chamber, said she is sending out invitations this week to all of Forks' 450 businesses inviting them to a roundtable discussion at the Forks Township Community Center. The Chamber is partnering with the Forks Township Board of Supervisors and the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township on the event. The event will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. with the breakfast program starting at 8 a.m. "We'll discuss a variety of topics and how their relationships are with the township," Miers said. "With the township growing, this program is really important. …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
State Rep. Joe Emrick will hold a Senior Fair on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forks Township Community Center.
State Rep. Joe Emrick, R-137th, will hold a Senior Fair on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forks Township Community Center, 500 Zucksville Road. “More than 60 senior-oriented businesses and agencies from Northampton County and state government will be on hand to showcase the services they provide,” Emrick said in a press release. Other Offerings at the Senior Fair: For more information, call Emrick’s district office in Mount Bethel at (570) 897-0401.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Forks Community Center is offering tech-centric programs for children.
"Lights, Camera, Action." In Forks Township, some youngsters may soon have a better idea of what that phrase means. Starting in early January, the township's Parks & Recreation Department will offer four new programs geared to help children learn the technical aspects of digital filmmaking, movie production, robotics and engineering. "These programs will help children get ready to succeed in the technology-centric world with these hands-on and fun activities," said Rachel Sulzbach, the township's director of parks and recreation. "Kids won't realize that they are learning because the educational aspects are hidden." Sulzbach said the township is teaming up with Computer Explorers, a company based in Center Valley that will bring in the …