Hello Nazareth Residents!
In this newsletter, I would like to inform our residents both new and old about where to obtain information about the Borough, and mention some of the great places, events, and organizations that are here in our Borough.
The Borough Web Page:
A wealth of information can be found on our Borough Website: www.nazarethboroughpa.com For those who have been inquiring about the Borough having its ordinances posted online, this is now being done and you can go right to the webpage to read and review ordinances. You can also find contact numbers for your local Council representatives, information on recycling, our parks, etc.
We have 8 parks in our Borough! We have Nazareth Borough Park on S. Broad Street. This includes the pool, a skatepark, tennis courts, basketball courts, a pavilion and tables that can be rented. We have The Nazareth Dog Park on Black Rock Road for pet owners. We have Kiwanis Park on Franklin Street, Fairview Park on S. Broad Street, Sauerzopf Park on Phoenix Street & GW Stoudt Blvd, Kokolus Park at Washington Street & Madison Avenue, and the West End Walking Trails at Sage Streets and GW Stoudt Blvd. There is also Bill Gold Field on S. Green Street, and Veterans Memorial Field located on the corners of W. Center Street, Church Street, and S. Green Street.
Arts & History:
Martin Guitar located at both 510 Sycamore Street and 265-499 W. Beil Avenue has been a part of Nazareth for over 150 years. You can tour the facility and visit their museum. The original Martin Homestead is located at 201 N. Main Street and currently houses the Nazareth Bath Regional Chamber of Commerce. We also have the Nazareth Center for the Arts at 30 Belvidere Street which hosts many musicians and artists events throughout the year. The Moravian Historical Society and the Whitefield House are Located at 214 E. Center Street. Learn how Nazareth was founded by the Moravians in 1740. They also host many events there throughout the year.
Civic Organizations & Events:
Nazareth has both a local Rotary and Kiwanis Club. Please inquire if you are someone who wants to volunteer. Nazareth Farmers Market: Elizabeth “Liz” Wyant is our Downtown Manager and she is part of the NEDC. (Nazareth Economic Development Commission). One of Liz’s responsibilities is running the Farmers Market held in the Nazareth Circle every Saturday from 9:00AM to 1:00PM from May to October. We also have the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC)/Nazareth Business Council (NBC) and the Nazareth Bath Regional Chamber of Commerce. These two Chambers are responsible for some of our larger annual events held within the Borough.
The Nazareth Bath Regional Chamber of Commerce is the organizer of The Food Truck Festival held in June, and Martin on Main which takes place in August, and the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber/Nazareth Business Council is the organizer of the Car Show at the Nazareth Borough Park in September and Christmas in Nazareth held in December. All three groups work collectively for events such as Small Business Saturday held in November, and The Nazareth Days Event held in July, and for some special events held at the Farmers Market in the Circle throughout the year. Thank you to the NEDC board and Downtown Manager Liz Wyant, GLVCC, Jessica O’Donnell, GLVCC, Susan Jarvis, NBC, and Cynthia Anderson, Nazareth Bath Regional Chamber of Commerce for your commitment to our Borough.
Lastly, I have a request of our residents. Our recycling is normally picked up weekly on Thursday’s, unless a major Holiday has proceeded the start of the week. I am asking that we all do our part to keep our Borough clean and looking good. Please do not place trash out any earlier than the night before scheduled pick-up. Please do not put garbage out daily or days and weeks in advance. Do not put garbage out if it is not in a container. This has become an issue recently in certain parts of our Borough. The Councilman who oversees recycling will remind our refuse hauler about making sure cans/containers are not left lying in the street. Please understand that on windy days, there are times when the containers do blow around, so it is not always the fault of our refuse hauler.
Let’s take pride in our Borough. Your neighbors will appreciate it! -Mayor Colondo