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Board approves Gay-Straight Alliance club at senior high By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

SILHOUTTED FIGURES of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in his manger crib are the basis of the real meaning of Christmas. May we all grasp the true significance of this season in our celebration.

Lehigh Twsp. passes budget; Settle park basepath debate Lehigh Township’s Board of Supervisors okayed the township’s 2011 budget at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14. There will be no increase in real estate taxes, with property owners continuing to pay at the rate of 4.68 mills on their assessed valuation. The total budget amounts to $3.2 million. And a debate that has gone on and on for several meetings was finally settled in a 4-0 vote, when the board

went with Supervisor Keith Hantz’s motion that base paths at the Berlinsville Park baseball field be kept at 90 ft. Earlier, the length was 80 ft., but volunteers changed it to 90 ft. without board permission. Now that Berlinsville is 90 ft., other fields can be used in the township for baseball games at the length they wish to play – 60, 70 and 80 feet. “It’s time to move on,” Hantz said, and the other supervisors present agreed.

CRPD officers shop With kids for toys Saturday, Dec. 4 was a special day – for needy youngsters from Bath and officers and volunteers with the Colonial Regional Police Department in Hanover Township. They enjoyed a morning

In another matter that has been discussed at two recent meetings, the property of David and Carol Diehl at 3747 Mangrove Rd. has been cleaned up to the satisfaction of neighbors, especially Diane Muthard, who lives across from the abandoned mobile home on the Diehl property. If the Diehl’s provide a title to the mobile home, and do so in writing that they want to get rid of it, the township could arrange that, according to solicitor David Backenstoe.

By an 8-1 vote the Northampton Area School Board on Monday gave approval to the Gay-Straight Alliance, a club that was formed two years ago. It had been listed in the student handbook, but paperwork filed with the administration did not reach the board for final action. Of more than 20 persons in attendance on the issue, more than 10 of them spoke in support of the group, and asked that the board do so. The action came after 501 students signed a petition to that effect. Early on, director and vice president Jean Rundle said she supports the group for the good of the school district. Ms. Ann Snyder, one of two advisors of Gay-Straight Alliance, said they teach tolerance, diversity and respect for all. She said some students are struggling over their sexuality and are often being bullied. Others signed on because they are interested in civil rights. “We want Northampton to be a safe school for everyone, where there is respect and dignity.” She concluded that she is honored to be a club advisor. An Allentown man could not offer his support verbally because he is not a district resident, but provided a written statement. One parent said the group has met for two years without board approval, and in the past he has sought a definition or answer from the administration on harassment. While he said he applauds the group for stopping harassment, he complained that nothing was done when his daughter was attacked by other youths on at least two occasions.

Others who went to the podium, signing their names, said GSA provides a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere; people should be more accepting; and the club supports students who are struggling with their sexual identity. A Northampton woman said her son recently discovered that he is gay, and she supports him fully. “Things are getting worse with people bullying,” she said. “This group is about being together, and who and what they are.” Elaina Spottinger, a wife and mother of two, said she had a gay brother who died. She is an advisor for GSA, which is an extracurricular activity. A Lehigh Township man said people are bullied and intimidated over the gay and lesbian issue, but questioned the qualifications and guidelines of the two teachers who lead this sexually oriented club. The club is available to all students who have respect for others. It has a suicide hotline to offer support, for there have been cases where bullying was done to such an extent, young people have taken their own lives. An English teacher quoted a former student who is now an assistant principal in a New York school. He was bullied as a student at NASHS, but feared to report it to adults. He, too, considered suicide, and notes that GSA is a support group that provides self-esteem. A 2009 graduate from Bath said that the group supports students who are struggling with their identity. A Wesleyan University Continued on page 8

of shopping together for toys and games at the Walmart store in the Northampton Crossings Mall in Lower Nazareth Township. Continued on page 9

NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL BOARD reorganized on Dec. 6. Pictured at Monday’s meeting they include: Cory Fenstermaker, Jane Erdo, Robert Koch, vice president Jean Rundle, president David Gogel, Judy Odenwelder, Brett Reichelderfer, Geraldine Skapits, and Darin Arthofer. – Home News photo

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own ecumenical offering— a history lesson. It concerns some fascinating material I recently published on the ACLU's early founders, especially three core figures: Roger Baldwin, Harry Ward, and Corliss Lamont. I can only provide a snapshot here, but you'll get the picture. First, Roger Baldwin: Baldwin was the founder of the ACLU, so far to the left that he was hounded by the Justice Department of the progressive's progressive, Woodrow Wilson. Perhaps it was a faith thing. Wilson was a progressive, but he was also a devout Christian, and Roger Baldwin was anything but that. Baldwin was an atheist. He was also a onetime communist, who, among other ignoble gestures, wrote a horrible 1928 book called Liberty Under the Soviets. Notably, he was smart enough not to join Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Other early offiContinued on page 23

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How “the Nutcracker” became A family tradition (NAPSI)-It’s one of the newer Christmas traditions, but it’s still had time to become near and dear to many hearts. Each holiday season, many families attend the only piece of ballet or live theater they’ll see all year: “The Nutcracker.” But how did “The Nutcracker” become such a popular tradition? And where, exactly, did it come from? “The Nutcracker” Of The Past The story itself is quite old, and the one we see onstage isn’t even the original but a popular adaptation by the French author Alexandre Dumas, best known for writing “The Three Musketeers.” Once the story made the leap from page to stage, though, history was in the making. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed “The Nutcracker” as his final and least satisfy-

ing ballet, taking on the project with a marked lack of enthusiasm. So it is ironic that it would become one of the most beloved Christmas traditions of the 20th century. The ballet premiered in Russia in 1892 but “The Nutcracker” didn’t exactly make an instantaneous leap to the annals of American Christmas traditions. In fact, it wasn’t until 1944 that an American ballet company decided to perform the entire ballet. That year, the San Francisco Ballet took on the task, performing the ballet as an annual tradition. It was George Balanchine who really sent “The Nutcracker” on to popular fame. In 1954 he choreographed the ballet for a New York company and not a year has passed since when the ballet hasn’t been performed in New York Continued on page 25

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6 THE HOME NEWS Dec. 23-29, 2010 er wants to have more time with his family, admirable. Meyer’s resignation focuses attention on the super salaries college football coaches are often receiving. He was nearest the highest paid but a whopping 6 million dollars goes to Alabama’s Nick Saban, over 5 million to TexBy Pete Fritchie as’ Mack Brown and over 4 million to Oklahoma’s Bob ✷ ✷ ✷ Stoops! One of the most surprising Many college presidents news stories about football envy the disparity between was the recent headline that their pay, heading the college Florida football coach Urban or university, and the coach Meyer, being paid four mil- of the football team. Unless lion dollars a season--was re- the various college and consigning, again. ferences set limits on pay (if Meyer resigned last year, they can), nothing will likely then reconsidered giving up change. And many defend that four million dollars for these pay levels, since football a part-year job. This time the makes big money for many same reason was given; Mey- colleges.

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and 5-2, before losing 2-0. Their hitters were Paul Slimmon, 5 for 11; Rich Kern, Dave Clark and Jennifer Erkinger, all 5 for 13; Kevin Gross, 4 for 12, and Deb Hughes and Jason Gross, both 4 for 13, with one of Debbie’s hits a home run. Messiah had Rick Hasonich, 4 for 12, and Todd Jones and Ryan Garcia, solo homers. Bath Lutheran won 6-0, then lost 11-2 and 4-0 to visiting Trinity Lutheran of Bangor. Best Bathites: Bob Meixsell, 7 for 12, and John Keefer, a home run. Trinity: Larry Fehnel and Judy Hoffert, both 6 for 13, and Sandy Wambold 5 for 13 with a homer. Christ UCC, Bath, lost 4-3, won 4-3, and lost 7-6 at Salem UCC in Moorestown. The latter had Jack Troxell, 5 for 12; George Gaugler, 4 for 9; Larry Bush, 4 for 12, and Fred Toncik, a home run. Christ Church had Dan DalCin hitting 8 for 12; Garry Hunsicker, Mark Fujita and Ron Wagner, all 5 for 14, and Darius DalCin, 4 for 12. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship lost 4-1 and 3-2 at DrylandTrinity in Hecktown before salvaging the last game 11-10 on a three-run homer by Jim Voortman. Others for Ebenezer were Ross Romero, 4 for 12, and Bob Matz, a home run. Dryland: Bruce Vollman, 8 for 12; Bernie Yurko, 8 for 13; Lou Devarics, 4 for 9, and Al Gilbert a homer. St. Stephen’s Luth., Bethlehem, lost 8-6, then won 4-3 and 3-0 at Salem Luth., Bethlehem. St. Stephen’s: John Hoysan, 7 for 14 with a homer; Don Smith and Evan Talabar, both 6 for 12, and Ed Wychuck, 6 for 14. Salem: Kyle Koehlar, 5 for 10; Brian Frankenfield, 5 for 11, and Steve Mohn, 4 for 9 with a three-run homer.

BATH BOWLING Hurricanes, Whiners Pace Each Other in Bath Legion Sunday League Holland’s Hurricanes took three points, keeping them in first place, while Weinberg’s Whiners also won three to hold second just behind them in the Bath American Legion Post #470 Sunday Bowling League. This coming week is position week for the first half, and they bowl each other . But with the Hurricanes holding a five-game advantage they are guaranteed to be first half champions. Bowling was only so-so the past week, and only two high scores by Scott Weinberg, 665, and Chris Hoysan, 606. Only 18 bowlers were above their averages, Scott Weinberg leading them as BOA with his plus-79. His competitors: Chris Nemeth, +71; Keyth Radcliffe, +74; Bill Radcliffe, +58; and Charlie Walker, +70. On the other side of the scoring, 17 bowlers were below their averages, led by Tony Boronski as BUA with his minus-90. His only competitor was George Hyde, with his –59. This week’s action: Tony’s Kahonies lost to Hollnd’s Hurricanes, 1 to 3. Tony Boronski, 507; Paul Reaser, 543; Jimmy Haja, 204-202–596. Weinberg’s Whiners beat up

Farmersville won 9-4, then lost 5-2 and 3-0 at Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, the latter having Zach Hill, 7 for 13; Jorge Rivera, 5 for 13; Joe Craig, 4 for 13, and Dick Wesner and Bill Kerrigan circling the bases. Farmersville: Kyle Campbell, 6 for 12; Gene Grim, 5 for 12, and Don Kerbaugh, 5 for 14. STANDINGS W St. Paul’s, Northampton 30 Salem UCC, Moorest’n 26 Trin. Luth., Bangor 26 Bath Lutheran 23 Salem Luth., Bethlehem 23 Dryland-Trinity, Heck’n 23 Christ UCC, Bath 22 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 22 St. Stephen’s, Bethlehem 22 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 15 Messiah, Bethlehem 15 Farmersville 16

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on Meixsell’s Misfits, 3 to 1. Don Doyle, 214–525; Chris Nemeth, 212_515; Joe Smith, 202–517; Scott Weinberg, 248-254–665. Russ Hoysan, 509; Glendy Glendenmyer, 205–544; Nate Meixsell, 225–560; George Hyde, 514. Flick’s Fighters walloped Holland’s Hewroes, 3 to 1. Keyth Radcliffe, 215–539; Chris Hoysan, 212_606; Ryan Flick, 214–563; John Serencits, 531; “Butrch” Holland, 536; Ken Ryan, 524. Rich’s Renegades overcame Matt’s Mulisha, 3 to 1. Bill Radcliffe, 201–535; Emre Labar, 524; Rich Kuehner, 225-200–593; Dennis Meixsell, 221–534; Matt Cser, 207–562. STANDINGS W L Holland’s Hurricanes 38 20 Weinberg’s Whiners 31 25 Flick’s Fighters 30 26 Matt’s Mulisha 28.5 27.5 Tony’s Kahonies 25.5 30.5 Meixsell’s Misfits 25 31 Rich’s Renegades 24 32 Holland’s Heroes 24 32

Anthony Pulls Ahead of Howell in Position Round Of East Bath Sportsmen The Anthony team won 3 to 1 and went ahead of the Howell team in the position round on Dec. 14 to end the first half in the East Bath Sportsmen Bowling League. Anthony scored the decision over Howell, led by Tony Boronski’s 239-231-239–679, and Gerald Bartholomew’s 550. Howell had Marty Beal, 235–601; Earl Grube, 591, and Lyle Howell, 578. Flick took Weaver, 3.5 to .5, with Ryan Flick, 224–6111, and Dave Guest, 517. Mark Boyer threw a 535 for the Weaver keglers. Hunsicker trimmed Meixsell, 3 to 1, led by Marc Kappauf, 221–607, and Ear McIlroy, 243–604. Bob Meixsell, 587; Marty Csencsits, 576. Bartholomew ripped Marshall, 3 to 1, with Terry Bartholomew, 226–615; Mike McCollum, 236–607; Brian Werkheiser, 538, and Chris Hoysan, 515. Eddy-Jo Marshall rolled 513. 1st HALF STANDINGS W Anthony 38 Howell 36 Flick 33.5 Hunsicker 30 Meixsell 29.5 Weaver 29.5 Marshall 21 Bartholomew 20.5

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Hunting And Trapping Opportunities For Winter Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters and trappers they still have a mixed bag of seasons from which to choose after the statewide firearms deer season concludes on Saturday, Dec. 11. They include seasons for deer, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, squirrel, cottontail, pheasant, coyote, fisher, bobcat, beaver and other furbearers, crows, doves and waterfowl. The statewide late archery and flintlock muzzleloader deer seasons run concurrent-

ly from Dec. 27 to Jan. 15. In Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 2B, 5C and 5D, the late archery and late flintlock seasons run from Dec. 27Jan. 29. In addition, all hunters with WMU 2B 5C or 5D antlerless deer licenses can use any legal sporting arm to harvest antlerless deer from Dec. 27-Jan. 29. The small game seasons are as follows: squirrel, Dec. 13-23 and Dec. 27 to Feb. 5; ruffed grouse, Dec. 13-23 and Dec. 27 to Jan. 22; rabbit, Dec. 1323 and Dec. 27 to Feb. 26; and snowshoe hare, Dec. 27-Jan. 1.

In addition, pheasants (males and females) will be open from Dec. 13-23 and Dec. 27 to Feb. 5, in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4D, 5C and 5D. There is no pheasant hunting in the four Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas (see pages 22-23 of the 2010-11 Digest). Additionally, there is no dog training of any manner or small game hunting from the first Sunday in February through July 31 in the four WPRAs. Hunters who participate in any of these seasons must have a general hunting license, which provides Pennsylvania hunting privileges through June 30. Depending on the deer season hunters are participating in, they also must meet additional licensing and fluorescent orange requirements. All antlerless deer taken by hunters in the late archery and special regulations area antlerless seasons must be tagged with an unused WMU-specific antlerless deer license harvest tag or a Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) antlerless deer permit harvest tag. Flintlock muzzleloader season participants may harvest an antlerless deer with either a WMU-specific or DMAP-specific antlerless deer license/permit or general hunting license deer harvest tag. Buck hunting in the late seasons is governed by antler restrictions and limited to only bowhunters and flintlock muzzleloader hunters who possess an unused general hunting license deer harvest tag. During the flintlock season, only single-barrel long-guns .44 caliber or larger and flintlock handguns .50 caliber or larger with a flintlock ignition system are permitted. The firearm must be an original or reproduction of a gun used prior to 1800. Peep sights and fiber-optic inserts are permitted, as well as iron, open "V" or notched sights. A flintlock ignition system consists of a hammer containing a naturally-occurring stone which is spring-propelled onto an iron or steel frizzen, which, in turn, creates sparks to ignite the gunpowder. Flintlock

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MARTY BEAL of Bath with the 10-point antlered deer he harvested recently in Tioga County. – Contributed photo 250 square inches of fluoresmuzzleloader hunters may use “any single projectile” cent orange clothing, unless they possess an archery or ammunition. Hunters are reminded that muzzleloader license and are firearms limitations for spe- hunting with a bow, flintlock cial regulations counties – or crossbow. Those hunting in the late Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and seasons also may take coyPhiladelphia – remain in ef- otes with either a general fect for the extended antler- hunting license or a furtaker less season in WMUs 2B, 5C license, 24 hours a day, from and 5D. Those restrictions do July 1-June 30, including Sunnot apply to those portions of days, as per specifics listed on Beaver, Berks, Butler, Lehigh, page 77 of the 2010-11 HuntNorthampton, Washington ing and Trapping Digest. The and Westmoreland coun- bag limit is unlimited, and ties contained in WMUs 2B hunters may use electronic and 5C, where firearms deer calls and can pursue coyotes hunters may choose to use a without wearing fluorescent orange in most instances. rifle, shotgun or crossbow. Hunters using archery or Also, trappers can take an muzzleloader licenses, and unlimited number of coyotes hunting with those special until Feb. 20. Trappers also may use casporting arms, are not required to wear fluorescent ble restraints for foxes and orange clothing while afield, coyotes from Dec. 26 through but are encouraged to do so Feb. 20. In order to particiwhere the seasons overlap pate in this season, trappers with late season firearms must have passed a mandadeer hunters. Special regulaContinued on page 10 tions area hunters must wear

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Other Matters • Supt. Joseph Kovalchik announced that the East Allen zone hearing in regard to the proposed middle school at Seemsville Rd. & Nor-Bath Blvd. was postponed from this Tuesday until January. • Board president David Gogel announced that MetroTec has done a redesign of the proposed solar array at Lehigh Elementary School, using four less rows of panels, and the Lehigh ZHB will meet on it Jan. 12. • Gogel, reporting for the facilities committee, noted that trees were removed at Moore Elementary, both for

safety reasons and for excessive leaves and other debris. He also noted that bids will be sought for salt and cinders for the salt shed at 100 Held Drive. A number of personnel actions were approved, including resignations, attendance at a conference, childbearing leave, and additions to a volunteers list. Others involved hiring a custodian, having an after prom committee co-advisor, hiring a special education instructional assistant, special education secretary, and authorizing a trip to Magic Kingdom.

Christmas Trivia The word Christmas is Old English, a contraction of Christ's Mass. The first president to decorate the white house Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce. Germany made the first artificial Christmas trees. They were made of goose feathers and dyed green. Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895. The first Christmas cards were vintage and invented in 1843, the Victorian Era. (You can read more about the history of Christmas Cards here.) "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie. “Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion. The rest is history. “The Nutcracker" is the most famous Christmas ballet. “Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving and then became one of the most popular Christmas songs. If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you would re-

ceive 364 gifts. The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's. Holly berries are poisonous. Contrary to common belief, poinsettia plants are non-toxic. Mistletoe was chosen as Oklahoma's state flower in 1893 and later changed to the state floral emblem. In 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in just six weeks. The first state to recognize the Christmas holiday officially was Alabama. Christmas became a national holiday in America on June, 26, 1870. An angel told Mary she was going to have a baby. Clearing up a common misconception, in Greek, X means Christ. That is where the word "X-Mas" comes from. Not because someone took the "Christ" out of Christmas. Traditionally, Christmas trees are taken down after Epiphany.


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Led by Police Chief Roy Seiple and his fellow officers from CRPD, the underprivileged youngsters happily paraded through the aisles of toys, looking for some that they may have spotted on children’s TV programs. This was the annual Shop with a Cop program that is possible because of donations from local businesses and fund-raising efforts. As Seiple noted that day, “Especially in this poor economy there are families out there who are down on their luck. They’ve lost a job, have

an illness – there are all sorts of reasons. We do this to help those families during the holidays.” Altogether, the children of elementary age had $400 spending money to shop to their heart’s content. They had breakfast at Chick-FiletA and lunch at Red Robin, even getting a ride between in the CRPD cruiser cars. Gift cards were given by the Wegmans and Giant grocery stores. It was a special day indeed. Merry Christmas, kids . . . and to the CRPD officers, too!

CEMENT BAG plaques were presented by Borough Council president John Yurish (center) to Mayor Tom Reenock, Fire Chief Bob Solderitch, and Bob and Lois Smith for their service to Northampton Borough. – Home News photos

Northampton Christmas dinner party Honors volunteers with Cement Bag

Several awards were presented at the annual holiday dinner meeting, held on Friday night at the Northampton Community Center. Receiving the Cement Bag award for their services in the borough were Robert and Lois Smith of the fire police; Fire Chief Robert Solderitch of the Northampton Fire Department; and Mayor Thomas Reenock. They were presented by Council President John Yurish. Also honored with a gift from Police Chief Ronald Morey and Mayor Reenock was retired police detective Robert “Whitey” Lindenmoyer. Borough Manager Gene Zarayko recognized Fred Stubits for 30 years with the bor-

ough and Steve Gerny for his 40 years in the public works department. Zarayko told the more than 170 persons in attendance how the Christmas dinner meetings started years ago with ring bologna and his band. He remarked that the borough made significant improvements in the borough this past year despite a tough economy, including upgraded computer system, police equipment, re-building of Howertown Rd., and another parking lot at the Canal Street Park gazebo, among many items. Northampton is the second largest borough in the Lehigh Valley, and has the second lowest tax rate,

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KATHY LINDENMOYER, who serves as secretary to Borough Council, was happy for her husband, retired police detective Robert “Whitey” Lindenmoyer, after he was honored on Friday night.

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program, which was developed and implemented with the assistance of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association. Furbearer hunting seasons continuing through the winter months, include: red and gray foxes, until Feb. 19, including Sundays; raccoons, until Feb. 19; bobcats, for those with special permits, from Dec. 18-Jan. 9; and skunks, opossums and weasels, until June 30 (certain restrictions apply during the spring gobbler season, so please refer to page 77 of the 2010-11 Digest). Furbearer trapping seasons include: beavers, Dec. 26-March 31 (bag limits depend on WMU, which is outlined on page 77 of the 2010-11 Digest); minks and muskrats, until Jan. 9; raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes and weasels, until Feb. 20; fishers, for those with special permits, from Dec. 18-23; and

Goose Hunting Zone, Dec. 13Jan. 26; and Resident Canada Goose Zone, from Dec. 18-Feb. 19. Statewide snow goose season runs until Feb. 19, after which the conservation season runs from Feb. 19 through April 16. In addition to all required licenses, conservation season snow goose hunters must obtain a free permit from the Game Commission website. Snow goose conservation hunters also may use electronic calls and decoys, as well as hunt from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers may be hunted in the Lake Erie Zone until Jan. 1; in the North Zone, until Jan. 4; in the Northwest Zone, until Dec. 30; and in the South Zone until Jan. 17. For details on waterfowl bag limits in each of the zones, please consult the Pennsylvania 2010-11 Guide to Migratory Game Bird Hunting, which is available on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us)

bobcats, for those with special permits, from Dec. 18-Jan. 9. “Trappers seeking new locations to place sets are encouraged to contact any of the agency’s six region offices for contact information for landowners looking for relief from nuisance beavers,” Roe said. He also recommended trappers review the various “Field Officer Game Forecasts” available online (www.pgc.state.pa.us). Crows may be hunted on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until April 10. Dove hunters also will have late season opportunities when dove season reopens Dec. 27Jan. 1. Shooting hours are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset, and the daily limit is 15. Waterfowl hunters have plenty of hunting opportunities to pursue from December into March. Hunters can take Canada geese and white-fronted geese during the following upcoming seasons: Atlantic Population Zone, Dec. 21-Jan. 29; Southern James Bay Canada

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by clicking on the “Migratory Game Bird” in the “Quick Clicks” box in the right-hand column of the homepage. In addition to a regular Pennsylvania hunting license, persons 16 and older must have a Federal Migratory Bird and Conservation Stamp, commonly referred to as a “Duck Stamp” to hunt waterfowl. Regardless of age, hunters also must have a Pennsylvania Migratory Game Bird License to hunt waterfowl and other migratory birds, including doves, woodcock, coots, moorhens, rails and snipe. All migratory game bird hunters in the United States are required to complete a Harvest Information Program survey when they purchase a state migratory game bird license. The survey information is then forwarded to the USFWS.

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Hunters can check traffic and road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of roadways by simply calling 511 or logging onto the Department of Transportation’s website (www.511pa. com) before heading out to participate in any of the late seasons. “’511PA’ is Pennsylvania’s official travel information service,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “This service from PennDOT provides travelers with reliable, current traffic and weather information. This site enables hunters to check on the status of road conditions before heading during this winter hunting and trapping seasons.”


Letters to Santa

for Christmas. Because I been waiting for a year. I would also like some American Girl Dolls because I really Love them! From: Oriana Merry Christmas Santa Dear Santa Claus, I’m 7 years old. I would like to have D.S.I., a big baby Alive. I would like to have all the stuff that babies need, and some games for my D.S.I. and now you can pick some more toys for me. I bleave in you Santa and your wife!!!!! Thank you Santa From: Cornelia

Dear Santa, All I want for christmas is nerf guns with bullets, criss cross crash, air hogs and tonka trucks.I have been very good this year and help out alot with my brother and sister.I hope its not too cold for you and have a great christmas. Love, Austin Dear Santa, My name is anthony and i have been a very good boy this year and have been very good in school but you already know that can you please bring me some wii games, boppit bounce, a new bike and lots of trucks. have a merry christmas Love, Anthony Dear Santa, This Christmas I want a Wii and a matchbox car. I try to be good but my sister makes it hard. I wanna feed your reindeer and be a fireman. I love you. Jordan, Bath Dear Santa, Merry Christmas. I love you can I please have a LaLa Loopsy doll and a computer. Gianna, Bath Dear Santa, I want for Christmas these things: Woody doll, play doh, weebles, baby doll, blocks, buzz lightyear riding thing, candy and slinky dog from Toy Story. From Gabby Dear Santa, Hi, My name is Hunter, I am 6 years old and live in Bath. I’ve been trying to be good and not fight with my brother, so could you please bring me a few presents. I would really like Wii games, a telescope, a globe, a electric guitar, sports stuff and walkie talkies. My 2 year old brother Chase has been trying to be good too. He promises to stop pulling the dogs tail. He would like ttrains, a robot, dinosaurs, movies and some presents fo our dog Sabi. We will leave our cookies and milk for you and corrots for your reindeer. Thank you! Love Hunter and Chase

Dear Santa, I’m 10 years old. I would like a D.S.I. and some games to go with

Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this past year This is what I would like for Christmas. Peace on earth and people to be kind to each other. This is what I would like to find under my tree. A puppy pillow pet. A real puppy. Jewelry, jewelry Box, DS games – Harry Potter, ZuZu Pets, Wizard of Waverly Place, and Scooby Doo, Fred the Movie, Orbies I will be leaving cookies and milk for you and carrots for the reindeer. Love, Brielle

THE HOME NEWS Dear Santa, Hello! I love you Santa. Happy Christmas. My name is Katie and I am 4 years old. I was a very good girl this year. I drew you a picture. I hope you like it. For Christmas I would like a baby doll. I’m sending you a hug and a kiss. Thank you for Christmas. Love, Katie Dear Santa, I want a Donut Maker, and a Handy Many Construction set and socks. I think I have had good behavior and a good year. But at school a little not good were some kids. I think my year has been good and I love my toys from last year. We will leave you a donut for a snack when you come on Christmas Eve. Love, Caleb Dear Santa, We live in Bath. I would love Stinky the Garbage truck. Love, Julian Dear Santa, My name is CJ. I am 2 years old I have been trying my hardest to be a good boy this year. I really

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like Thomas the train I hope I get him for Christmas. And I also like cars. How are the reindeer? I will leave carrots out for them to eat and milk and cookies for you. Love, CJ Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I love you! For Christmas please bring me a PSP, games for a PSP and a snow globe and other toys. I have been a good boy this year and I desseve them! Love, Sebastian Dear Santa, How do you make all of those presents? I love Christmas and I love playing with the toys you gave me last year. My name is Leo and I am 3 years old. Here are some things I would like: Whac-A-Mole, Duck Hunter, Leapster 2, Toy Story 3, Cat in the Hat Have a Merry Christmas! Leo

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THE 89 VOICES in the Mixed and Women’s Chorus and Select Ensemble sang traditional Christmas songs under direction of Emily Reinsmith at the annual holiday concert on Friday night. They were roundly applauded by the audience which completely filled the high school auditorium. – Home News photos

Music plays important role in Northampton Area School District

On Friday, Dec. 10, the Marine Reserve visited George Wolf Elementary School in Bath to pick up a collection of toys for the Toys for Tots drive. The band, chorus and orchestra played and sang that morning to help celebrate the event. Intermediate concert music was played at George Wolf School on Dec. 14 and on Dec. 20 at Moore Elementary. Strings at Lehigh and Siegfried Elementary have had musical performances, with the orchestra performing “Ukrainian Bell Carol, “The Dreidel” and “Christmas Bells.” In addition to the three ensemble pieces, a few intermediate students performed solos and duets. Through the concert music, the students learned about melody, harmony, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and balance. Beginner string students

played “Jingle Bells”, along with “Hot Cross Buns”, “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and an ostinato part for “Up on the House Top”. The Middle School Band and Chorus held their Christmas concert on December 10. The Middle School Jazz Band will begin rehearsals in January after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Senior High Band Director James Samsone reports that the 2010 fall marching band had an incredibly successful season, taking first place caption awards for visual performance and overall effect at Phillipsburg H.S. on Sept. 18. Then on Oct. 2, they placed first in caption awards for overall effect, best music, and best color guard at Eastern Pennsylvania Regionals. On Oct. 9, at Nazareth H.S. they took first caption awards for best music. They were also

successful at Pennsylvania State Championships, placing second for best music, and at Northern State Championships were 12th out of 21 bands. The Jazz Ensemble is attending various jazz competitions and has been doing community performances, most recently at the Bath Lion and Lioness Christmas dinner party. Mr. Samsone is also starting a high school wind ensemble to perform advanced literature at the spring concert, with admission to the group by audition only.

Mr. Mertz notes that the high school and middle school orchestras’ annual Christmas concert was on Dec. 3, including performances of middle school orchestra, string chamber orchestra, secondary string orchestra, and high school full orchestra. The orchestra will host the District 10 Orchestra Festival at Northampton High School in January. The district concert will be on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. in the NASHS auditorium. Mr. Fister reported that Siegfried Elementary School in Northampton had several musical performances, and that the orchestra, band and chorus prepared for the annual Christmas concert, which was given on Wednesday evening, Dec. 15 in the high school auditorium. Sixteen chorus members from Northampton High School were in the County Chorus Festival on Dec. 4, including Dave Fuica, Adam Savage, Wade Cooper, Billy McGee, Anthony Fetterhoff, Sal Nardini, Alex Garrison, Katrina Wachter, Megan Wolgermuth, Sarah Telkeky, Crystal Hunsicker, KaleeAnne Sinnott, Jade Neff, Erin Stevens, and Stephanie Saeger. Katrina Wachter sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at the naturalization ceremony in the Northampton County Courthouse on Nov. 23. The high school, band and chorus Christmas concert was held in the high school auditorium on Friday, Dec. 17. The Select Ensemble sang recently for senior citizens at the Hampton House. Katrina Wachter, Dan James and Billy McGee successfully auditioned for District Chorus, competing against almost 1,000 other students from 60 school districts in Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe,

Pike, Berks and Schuylkill counties. The concert will be on Friday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in Easton Area High School.

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Jeff Siegel, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will be speaking at The Gospel Chapel in Northampton on Sunday, January 16 at 6:00pm. The program being presented is his recent trip to Cuba which is among the many nations where he uses the sport of baseball as a platform for evangelism. Siegel was a pitching coach at the University of Illinois and scouted for the San Diego Padres. As President of Global Baseball, he brings baseball equipment, humanitarian aid and pastoral training throughout the world. Chosen People Ministries is an over one hundred-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah of Israel. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, Chosen People Ministries has grown into a worldwide ministry with outreach centers in Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico Ukraine and the United States. Throughout its long history, Chosen People Ministries has been unwavering in its commitment to bring the Gospel message of salvation in Jesus “to the Jew first and to the Gentile” throughout the world. In stressing the Jewish roots of Christian faith, Chosen People Ministries hopes to make the message of the Messiah more accessible to Jewish people and also to help Christian believers achieve a greater appreciation of the Jewish basis of their own faith traditions. This meeting is open to the public and The Gospel Chapel would like to invite the Christian and Jewish community to attend. For more information please call 610-262-8101. A love offering will be received.

COMBINED CONCERT BAND, under direction of James Sanson, serenaded the standing room only audience at the annual Northampton High School holiday concert on Friday night. Its more than 60 members played such instruments as piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba and percussion.

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Homes dating from the 18th to the 20th Century were on the 30th annual Christmas House Tour, sponsored by the Governor Wolf Historical Society. Hundreds of people joined the tour that stretched from Bath to Northampton, as they gazed upon the architectural features of each, as well as the adornment put in place by their present owners. Those who have taken the tour the past three decades are constantly amazed at what they see. And that includes Carol Bear-Heckman, who was the first to start the tour as a project of the historical society. It was she who once again on Friday, Dec. 3 prepared the 103 people who joined the candlelight tour, starting from the Ralston-McKeen House, a Circa 1872 building in East Allen Township, and one of four buildings the society has had a hand in restoring. Their members have spent

Dalton Semmel tends to one of five fireplaces on the day of the Christmas House Tour! Dalton and volunteer, Terry Naugle, hauled a lot of wood that day! Dalton also helps lift the heavy pots for the ladies doing the hearth cooking, Kathy Wilhelm and Jan Semmel. Kathy and Jan completed several menu items that day including a chicken made in the tin reflector oven, 4 potato pies made in a Dutch oven, Beef Barley Soup, Williamsburg Cinnamon Cookie and Apple Cranberry Cobbler. All cooking is done in 2 open hearths. It takes about an hour's worth of hot coals to begin cooking.

countless hours painting and restoring the woodwork and walls, and re-activating the fireplaces. Next door, on property the society owns, is the 1785 Wolf Academy, where George Wolf, seventh Governor of Pennsylvania, studied as a child. And on the same tract of land is the Monocacy School, a former one-room school of the 1800’s that was used for classes in the early 1900’s, in what is now the Northampton Area School District. It is the society’s museum, containing many artifacts that they have collected. On W. Main St. in Bath Borough is the Siegfried Log Cabin, built in 1792 by Abraham Siegfried, and inhabited for many years by his family. The late Delbert Siegfried, a direct descendant, spearheaded a campaign that led to its restoration, including a large fireplace. Added in recent years is a small parking lot and sidewalk. The tour continued into Bath, in renovated homes now owned by Allen and Jennifer George and Peter and Angela McAndrew. They are side by side along E. Main Street, and date back to 1850. The George Ralston McKeen House Exterior - decorated by the Bethlehem Vo- home includes a former elecTech - FFA chapter trical appliance storeroom that now is a luncheonette called the Daily Grind, featuring delicious home-made sandwiches. Northampton area homes were the next destinations for those on the Christmas tour, a home along Pheasant Drive built in 1851 and now owned by Bernie and Linda Flory. The triple-course brick house sets on a 100-acre farm, purchased by Bernie’s grandparents. As in nearly all of the homes, owners have put in many hours of painting and refinishing woodwork and brickwork, while retaining the original charm. In the village of Seemsville, along Valley View Rd., is Mantel was decorated by Bethlehem Vo-Tech - FFA chapter

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ceiling and brick fireplace. Mrs. Pancoast added to the home’s beauty by designing and creating gardens. Into the Borough of Northampton, visitors stopped at the homes of Rich and Tracie Steirer on Washington Ave. and Tom and Janet Yastrop on 27th

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Street. The original owner of the Steirer home, two stories, plus an attic, and built around 1900, also put in an altar with candles and chalice for worship services. The Yastrop home, dating back to 1761, was built of log and stone and part of the John Stenton Homestead. The Yastrop’s have used original and recycled materials including random width flooring and authentic hardware in the restoration process. Two locations in Northampton were seen only on the Saturday portion of the December tour – the Central Railroad of New Jersey railroad station along 21st St., restored by the Northampton Area Historical Society, and the Simcoe Gallery. The station is owned by Norfolk Southern Railroad and leased to Northampton Borough, but it is the society’s headquarters, and contains a great deal of memorabilia from this area. The Simcoe Gallery on Main Street was built in 1917 by the

Kleppinger family, and was remodeled in the 1980’s with three galleries including wall fabric, a restored staircase, pocket doors and an 1896 grand piano. Much credit should go to the officers and members of the Governor Wolf Historical Society who, each year, come up with an interesting tour of homes that have been a part of the history in this locality for centuries. The officers are Jan Semmel, president; Robert Swan, vice president; Dalton Semmel, treasurer; Julie Swan and Jackie Ellenberger, secretaries. General tour arrangements were made by Jan Semmel, Karen Hahn, Kathy Wilhelm, Jo Evans, Carol Bear-Heckman, Trish Mowen, Julie Swan, Annette Vliet, Ann Power, and Jackie Ellenberger. There were many other volunteers who made both the Friday night and Saturday tours successful. All deserve a pat on the back for their hard work.

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tion, made monetary donations, visited, or even helped to identify photographs and artifacts. “Your partronage is greatly appreciated,” they said. Special thanks was also given to the following organizations, businesses and individuals who helped with the Presbyterian Room: Bath Senior Center, Borough of Bath, Phil Cooper, former Bath Area Jaycees, Frick Transfer, Inc., Hans Herr, Curtiss Markulics, Brian Rehrig, and Valleywide Electric, Inc. For more information, please contact Marjorie at

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610-837-0624, or the Bath Borough Office at 610-837-6525. Volunteers are always welcome. The museum will be open again on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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The Governor Wolf Historical Museum, located along Jacksonville Rd. in East Allen Township, will be closed in January and February, 2011. However, it will re-open in March according to the schedule of hours followed this past year.

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Northampton Borough Council has awarded a fiveyear contract with Interstate Waste Services (formerly

McAuliffe) of Walnutport for garbage hauling in the borough. The contract was okayed at last Thursday’s meeting. This is the first time that this hauler has had a contract

with the borough. The amount of the award is $4,107,840. Also okayed on Thursday was increasing the sewage tapping fee from its present $3,000 to a new rate of $3,500. Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said that increased tapping fee will help offset some of the increased costs at the wastewater treatment plant.

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During the past two weeks, Student Council at Siegfried Elementary School in Northampton has been doing a fund-raiser to support Angel 34 and the Bor-

ough School Holiday Drive. In addition to that, the school has been conducting a food drive to support the Northampton Area Food Bank. These activities culminated with an assembly this Wednesday, Dec. 22 in the Siegfried Building, which was covered and will be reported in next week’s issue of The Home News.

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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem. Sun. 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sun. School; 10:45 a.m. Worship ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, 2174 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. 610-262-2559. Sun. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Mass; Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. – 8 a.m. Mass; Wed. – 7 p.m. Worship; Sat. – 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. – Confession; 4 p.m. Mass BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor. Sun.-9:30 am Sun. School for all ages; 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship: Children’s Church BETHANY WESLEYAN, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. 610-7671239. Sun. - Worship services, 9 and 10:30 a.m BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Church Rd., Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun. – 9:15 AM Morning Worship 10:30 AM Sun. School for all ages 7:00 PM Children’s Christmas Program CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4609 Newburg Rd, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun. – 10 a.m. Worship & Children’s Sun. School. CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, 1433 Main St., Chapman Borough, Bath. Sun.- Worship 11:00am , 10:00am Sun. School for all ages CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St., Bath. December 24 – Candlelight Service 7:00 PM Christmas Eve Service 11:30 PM Sun. - Worship Service at 10:15am Sun. School 9:00am CHRIST U.C.C., 5050 Airport Rd., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun. School/Adult Bible Study 9:00, Worship Service 10:15. Contemporary Service 3rd Sat. of the month at 6:30 PM CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville.

May the peace and joy of the Christmas season be with you throughout the coming year

BLESSINGS FROM ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 206 E. MAIN STREET, BATH

12/24 – 7pm Family Worship 9pm Worship Sun. – 9:00 a.m. Worship CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH 3285 Pheasant Dr. (Pool Rd.) Northampton Sun. – 9:00 A.M. Worship, 10:30 A.M. Sun. School & Bible Class COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, 2715 Mt. View Dr., Bath. 610837-7517. 12/24 – 7:00 PM Christmas Eve Worship Sun. 9:30 am Worship, Handicapped Accessible. 9:15 a.m. Sun. school DRYLAND U.C.C., Newburg Rd., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 12/24, at 4:00 PM – Family Service especially planned for the kids at 7:00 PM – Cantata “It’s an Old Fashion Christmas” presented by the Senior Choir. Candle Light Service is featured as well. at 11:00 PM – Quite, solemn Christmas Service with Candle Light and Holy Communion will be observed. December 26, at 10:15 AM – Worship Service EMMANUEL'S LUTH Valley View Drive, Bath. Sun. – 10:45a.m. Traditional Worship; 9:30/10:45a.m. Contemporary Worship; 9:20a.m. Sun. School FAITH REFORMED, 4394 Mountain View Drive, Rt. 946, Lehigh Twsp. Sun. - Divine worship, 10 am. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, 1335 Old Carriage Rd., Northampton 12/24 – 4:00 Children’s Service, 7:00 Festival Service, 11:00 Festival

Service Sun. 12/26 9:00 – Healing Service GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Sun. – 9:30 a.m. Sun. School; 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Service; Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. Service GOSPEL CHAPEL, 2022 Main Street, Northampton Sun. morning Worship Services 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 404 E. Mountain Rd, Pen Argyl Sun. –Service, 8:30 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. GREAT SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Star Grange, Rte 512, Moorestown. Sun., Fellowship, 9:45 a.m.; Worship, 10:15 a.m. HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, 696 Johnson Rd., Nazareth. Sunday Worship 8:00am/ 9:30am/10:30am Church School 9:15am HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Forest Drive and W. Center St, Nazareth Sun. - 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 a.m. Mass HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, 1370 Washington Ave., Northampton Sun. Worship - 9 a.m.; Sun. school, 9:00 a.m. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 4131 Lehigh dr., Cherryville Sun. Worship – 8:00am, 10:30am Sun. school 9:15am NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, P.O. Box 315 Nazareth PA 610-7593163 12/24 – 5 & 8pm Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candlelight Services Sun.- Worship 10:45am NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 3449 Cherryville Road Northampton Sun. – 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sun. School; Wed. – 7:30 p.m. Worship

THE HOME NEWS SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Washington St., Bath. Sun. - Masses: 6:45, 8, 9:30 and 11 am.; child care during 9:30 a.m. Mass; Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. Mass; Fri. – 8:30 a.m. Mass; Sat. – 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Mass SALEM U.C.C., 2218 Community Dr., Bath. Sun. – Worship 8:00am and 10:15am Sun. school -9:00am SALEM UNITED METHODIST, 1067 Blue Mt. Dr., Danielsville. Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall or in the Grove ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL 310

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Madison Ave. Nazareth Sun. –Sun School 9:45 AM, Holy Eucharist 10:00 AM ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, E. Main St., Bath. Sun 8:00am Spoken Service/Holy Communion, 9:00am Sun School, 10:15am Children’s Christmas program. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton. 12/24 – 6 & 8:30pm Christmas Eve Worship Sun – 8/10:15am Worship, 9:00

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In this holy season of the year the Parishioners of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church pray that you and your loved ones know the peace of the coming of the Christ Child and the hope His birth brings to the whole world.

SACRED HEART OF JESUS CATHOLIC CHURCH 117 Washington Street Bath, Pennsylvania HOLY MASS—CHRISTMAS EVE Friday 24th December 2010 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 12 Midnight HOLY MASS—CHRISTMAS DAY Saturday 25th December 2010 9:30 am, 11:00 am

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SANTA CLAUS (J.R. Kline) enjoys the singing of Judy Pancoast.

JASON REPH HOME & YARD have thousands of lights and animated figures.

36,000 lights and serenade of Songs for the Christmas season By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

The glow of 36,000 lights in a Christmas holiday lawn display, and the joyous singing of a New Hampshire woman should have been enough,

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May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always

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Christmas scene at the Jason Reph home along Firehouse Lane in Bushkill Township. It will be there in all its festive glory until January 15. Turn at the Bushkill Township Fire Co. and follow the road until you see the lights at the corner. We entered through fullyilluminated arches on the Reph driveway, and were soon met by Santa Claus. Not the real Santa, still the jolly one impersonated by Harrison “J.R.” Kline, roadmaster of Bushkill Township. He wished us a “Merry Christmas” and we walked gingerly and carefully over the extension cords tied to all of the displays. There is approximately one mile of them, and Reph cautioned us to watch our step. “Don’t trip. You can step on them,” he said, as we headed over to an area where 51-year-old singer, songwriter Judy Pancoast from New Hampshire was preparing to sing for the next hour. She closed the performance with “The House on Christmas Street,” and she sang it marvelously. She wrote the song in 1998 as a tribute to those home owners who go out of their way to deck their houses in lights and pageantry each Christmas season, the ones who do it just to make a little magic for the young and the young at heart. Mrs. Pancoast told us the Reph’s display is one of the best she has ever seen, and she’s been seeing a lot as she travels to many states to plug her song as well as to entertain audiences with other songs in the Christmas tradition. She said the lights are like the stars that came out that night when Christ was born. To entertain the children, as well as the adults who braved the cold that Tuesday night, Judy sang “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” as we normally hear, and also a jazzed up version. Santa Kline, or we mean Santa Claus, joined in singing and dancing with Judy as she performed. One which we hadn’t heard before was “Freddie the Winter Christmas Tree.”

Kline told us that he played the part for many years for his own youngsters as they were growing up, because he had a real beard to go along with it. The kids often wondered, but

weren’t sure, if their dad was playing Santa, until one day a daughter opened a closet door and saw his Santa suit. “See, I knew Dad was Santa!” Continued on page 26

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Obituaries Mary Ann Bobeck

Oct. 29, 1938 – Dec. 12, 2010 Mary Ann Bobeck, 72, of Nazareth died Sunday, Dec. 12 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of Edward M. Bobeck. She was a sewing machine operator at the former Bolero’s in Coplay, and was a coowner with her husband of the Highway Market in Bushkill Township. Born Oct. 29, 1938 in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Barowski) Mocniak. A 1957 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Edward, Jr., at home, and Joseph of Wilson Borough; a sister, Irene, of Northampton; and two grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Joseph and Francis Mocniak. Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, and interment in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Scranton. Donations may be made

to the church, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

Audrey L. Uherick

Feb. 8, 1933 – Dec. 15, 2010 Audrey L. Uherick, 77, of Northampton died Wednesday, Dec. 15 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Edward Uherick. She worked for 27 years at the Bethlehem Steel #2 Machine Shop, retiring in 1984. Born Feb. 8, 1933 in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Catherine (Shelly) Yeakel. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid Society in Northampton. Her other activities included: AARP member registry, Northampton Area Food Bank home care coordinator, and a member of Rose Croix Chapter #235, Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Gary, of Schnecksville; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Rev. Virginia Goodwin officiated at services held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the church, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.

George Kirlick

April 5, 1921 – Dec. 17, 2010 George Kirlick, 89, of Nazareth died Friday, Dec. 17 in Easton Hospital. He was a miller at the former Penn-Dixie Cement Corp., Nazareth, before retiring in 1980. Born April 5, 1921 in Stockertown, he was a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Lip-

THE HOME NEWS tak) Kirlick. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth, and the Loyal Order of Moose in Easton. Nieces and nephews are his only survivors. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Andrew, Jr. and John Kirlick. Services were held on Tuesday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the church and interment in the parish cemetery.

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James H. Schultz

July 30, 1950 – Dec. 15, 2010 James H. Schultz, 60, of Whitehall died Wednesday, Dec. 15 at home. He was the husband of Candace J. (Reppert) Schultz. He was employed at kgb, the former INFONXX, in Bethlehem for several years. Prior to that, he worked at Tarkett, Inc. and the Lehigh Valley Dairy. Born July 30, 1950 in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harold and Jane (Butler) Continued on page 20

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Schultz. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ryan and Matthew, both of Northampton; two daughters, Denise N. of Whitehall and Elizabeth J. of Catasauqua; tqwo sisters, Susan of Florida and Mary of Colorado; a brother, John, of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren. A prayer service was held Sunday afternoon in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.

Helen E. Stannard

May 17, 1926 – Dec. 18, 2010 Helen E. Stannard, 84, of Nazareth died Saturday, Dec. 18 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Francis “Biff” Stannard, who died June 29, 2004.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Nazareth Mfg. Co. for many years before retiring. Born May 17, 1926 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Lucas) Fiedor. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth. Surviving are three daughters, Pat Fischl of Bethlehem, Susan Wolf of Nazareth, and Katie Kleinle of Nazareth; a son, Francis “Biff” Stannard, Jr.; two brothers, John Fiedor of Bath and Lawrence Fiedor of Nazareth; a sister, Diane, of Florida; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A brother, Raymond Fiedor, preceded her in death. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

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In Loving Memory of Ernie W. Borger 1/13/1924 — 12/28/2000 It’s been ten years since you left us. We miss you so much and you will always be in our hearts and our minds. You will forever be remembered and loved by all of us.

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Chad E. Zydyk

Dec. 13, 1981 – Dec. 15, 2010 Chad E. “Hoss” Zydyk, 29, of Moore Township died Wednesday, Dec. 15 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the fiancé of Alison Mertz, with whom he resided. He attended Northampton High School and enjoyed helping S & S Lawn Service in Moore Township. Born Dec. 13, 1981 in Allentown, he was a son of Eugene P. Zydyk of Moore Township and the late Linda L. (Grube) Zydyk, who died in August 2009. He was a member of Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club and Petersville Rod & Gun Club, both in Moore Township, and worked on and built cars, participating in racing at Mahoning Valley Speedway. In addition to his father and fiancée, he is survived by two brothers, Matthew P. of Northampton and Zachary J., at home; a nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service in celebration of his life was held on Tuesday afternoon in Christ (Little Moore) U.C.C. Church, Danielsville. Interment was private. Arrangements were made by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Expressions of sympathy may go to Chad’s family, c/o the funeral home at 2165 Community Dr., Moorestown, PA 18014.

Moore Township and Violet J. Hill of Bangor; a brother, William Casebeer, of Phillipsburg; three sisters, Dairy Gruppo of Roseto, Eleanor Purdy of Easton, and Doris Au of Phillipsburg; seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a son, Fred F. Klump, Jr., in 2006. Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. Contributions in her memory may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home at 2156 Community Dr., Bath, PA 18014.

Quota Club Xmas gifts

On behalf of the Children of Northampton, the Northampton Quota Club would like to thank all the businesses and individuals for their support for Christmas Gifts for Kids this year. Quota was able to help 43 children in the Northampton area have a wonderful holiday plus over $1000 in food and gift cards were provided for others through the generous donations of individuals and local businesses. Quota extends their gratitude to many individuals and businesses (listed in ad on page 24). The Quota Club sponsored a second project this year. A “Little Shopper Santa Shop” was held for the children

who use the Northampton Area Food Bank. Children were able to have pictures taken with Santa and were able to “shop” for siblings and adults in their families. Refreshments were served and the kids went home with gifts for themselves, their families, and smiles on their faces. A special thank you also to many members of the community who supported this event in many ways.

Legion post Welcomes members

Northampton American Legion Post 353 is conducting their annual membership drive. Post Commander Thomas Hawk invites all veterans to visit the Post and check out all of their programs.Your interest and participation in the Pennsylvania American Legion is welcome and in fact, needed! There is literally something of interest for all veterans and their families in the American Legion! The post participates in the TAP pool league, with games three days a week. Post teams have played in National tournaments in Las Vegas and South Carolina. Together, with your assistance, we can increase our membership and participation in The American Legion programs. You can be an asset to the success of your post, county, district, section or department. We implore you to be an active component in our American Legion. For information about the Post or the American Legion please call Post Adjutant Ron Guynn at 6108370344. Post address is 1469 Dewey Ave, Northampton

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Roxy re-opens on Christmas Day with refurbished look

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“It’s like opening a new theater,” owner Richard Wolfe remarked this week as he got set to re-open the newly refurbished Roxy Theatre in Northampton. “I never really anticipated Christmas as I did this year,” he said. The real work started after Thanksgiving, because Wolfe said that’s probably the slowest period of the year with people out shopping for Christmas presents and other things on their minds beside going to a movie. He’s excited to be opening on Christmas Day because the patrons will have much comfort as well as seeing a

new look to this famous movie theater. And Wolfe expects a good crowd, because traditionally the period between Christmas and New Year’s is the best time for his business, and he should know, for he’s had the theater for 40 and a half years. Movie-goers will have new seats, comfortable cushioned seats. The rows between them are spread apart to give more leg room, and in doing so there are 100 less seats, 453, compared to the 553 before. In the front of the theater, the rows are 36 inches apart, and in the rear 40 inches. The back-rests are low, just high enough so as not to obstruct anyone’s view of the movies.

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The brand new seats are the first installed since 1940. “It’s a family theater, and people will have a more comfortable experience,” he said. There’s new carpeting, the auditorium wall trim has been almost entirely re-painted, but not the fabric, because the original fabric has been kept in perfect condition. Stenciling is also intact. The floor was stripped down and re-finished; arm rests on the seats have cup holders. Wolfe said the theater auditorium was completely restored to its original architecture. Something new, however, is a handicapped area at the rear center, in which people in wheelchairs can view the films, while persons who may accompany them can sit on removable folding chairs. Sometime in the future he hopes to have handicapped restrooms. The Christmas Day show this Saturday, Dec. 25 will be from 7 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The show is “Megamind.” Projecters will be using 35mm film, and in the next five years he hopes to have digital projection, using a hard drive and a computer. “It will just play away,” he said. Wolfe has been in the theater business since age 19 when he operated one in Anneville, Lebanon County. He’s proud of the Roxy’s history and countless articles have been published about the theater. The walls in his office are filled with framed clippings of all those articles, and his desk contains a number of awards for the historic theater that has been a theatre-goers’ mecca in the Lehigh Valley.

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View of the auditorium shows the new seats and the walls that were repainted, while preserving the fabric partitions.

PCN brings in Holidays with special Programming The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will bring in the holidays with special seasonal programming beginning on Friday, December 24 at 6:00 p.m. The holiday celebration begins with the Moravian Vespers Service from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, which will once again make its annual airing on PCN starting at 6:00 p.m. This year’s production, courtesy of Blue Ridge Communications TV13 in Lehighton, shows the Moravian Church celebration of the holiday season through a musical service with no sermon called a Singstunde followed by a candlelight service. At 7:00 p.m., travel to the Westmoreland Fairgrounds and take a tour of Overly’s Country Christmas during Armstrong’s “Around the Town” program.

Learn about the historic significance and the charitable benefits of this outdoor holiday light display which started at the home of Harry Overly more than fifty years ago. Then it is back to the holiday music with the first statewide airing of the Mercer Community Band’s “Sounds of the Season” concert at 7:15 p.m. This production, which is courtesy of Armstrong, will feature the 90-member band from the tricounty area of northwest Pennsylvania. The group has been in existence for more than three decades. Immediately following at 8:30 p.m., PCN will get your holiday singing with the annual concert by the Hazleton Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir as the group makes another appearance on the network. This year’s concert, “Sounds of the Season: Ring in the Holidays,” will be viewed around the state thanks to WYLN-TV in Hazleton which provided the production.

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Northampton Area School District Middle School honor roll Grade 7 Distinguished Honors

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Julia Serensits, Tanner Smith, Sarah Spengler, Lauren Sterner, Amanda Strohl, Samantha Tirrell, Kevin Trinkle, Cory Vaupel-Solt, Cory Vitez, Megan Walter,Trevor Wentz, Janelle Winchester, Shannon Wittreich, Corey Woomer, Mikayla Xander, Jesse Yentsch

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Theodore Ancelitz, Anthony Antonelli, Taylor Baird, Olivia Barz, Alexandra Beavan, Devin Behnke, James Benes, Shreya Bhatt, Jewel Bolden, Taylor Breisch, Joelle Brida, Jacob Buskirk, Joseph Butto, David Cattano, Evan Chuss, Grace Cochrane, Jacqueline Coupe, Cory Croll, Darian Cruz, Eduardo Cruz, Michael Csencsits, Tiffany Cuth, Mosopefoluwa Dad, Aneasha Dale, Corrine Datis-Cordero, Harley Davidson, ,Madison Derr ,Jonathon Dietz, Stephen Druckenmiller, Michaela Ebert, Larry Eberts, Amanda Egry, Ian Ellwood, Harry Emery, Jared Fantasia, Emily Fehr, Jordan Fenner, Alyssa Fordham, Kasey Frey, Casey Fritz, Taylor Fullin, Pierce Giancaterino, Taylor Gollie, Alyssa Golomb, Delaney Haggerty, Christopher Henderson, Jamie Horvath, Frank Hutterer, Nathan Jandrisovits, John Jetter, Emese Jordan, Olivia Kester, Emily Kleintop, Boris Kobilja, Austin Kolesnik, Kristin Kuntzman, Allison Laubach, Olivia Leitzel, Alyssa Mack, Kyla Makovsky, Makenna Marhefka, Hannah Marth, Andrew Martuscelli, Jenna Meixsell, Alisha Miller, Zachary Miller, Jeslyn

Moran, Matthew Mottau, Terri Nguyen, Justin Nikles, Julie Nong, Colin O’Donnell, Garrett Oplinger, Hunter Panier, Julia Pany, Christian Pinnock, Alexander Quaglieri, Kristin Rader, Andrew Ratzman, Kendel Reed. Alexandra Reppert, Michael Rex, Amber Saylor, Sarrah Shiner, Jessica Sine, Jordan Smith, Morgan Smith, Michael Stanley, Jolene Stearns, Olivia Steward, Quinn Strohl, Jennifer Szerencsits, Ty Taschler, Nathaiel Treichler, Erika Veiszlemlein, Madison Venzke, Nicholas Walker, Joshua Weber, Matthew Wechsler, Travis Weghoffer, Megan Wiest, Jacob Wolfer, Makayla Yates-Bishop, Allyson Zelienka

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December 20th December 20th, 1860, was the beginning of the events which cost almost six hundred thousand lives (in a country of 16 million)--the most of any war including World War II. On that day South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. Other states in the north and south had threatened to secede but none had formally done so. That was a month after Abraham Lincoln’s election as president. But few are aware today that Lincoln had guaranteed slavery in the states where it existed. Thus there was more to secession than slavery--many had long thought states had the right (Lincoln had proposed 2 years before his election sending all blacks back to Africa.) Seven states seceded in the next few months. It was when Lincoln began to raise an army to invade them and force them back into the Union that four more states seceded, including mother state Virginia (which would be the first to elect a black governor, Douglas Wilder, over a hundred years later). The terrible carnage, two decades of Reconstruction, when Union armies occupied former Confederate states for years, followed the beginning of military combat, in April, 1861. Charleston guns opened fire on Fort Sumter, which was still occupied by Union troops four months after South Carolina seceded from the Union. This decision by President Jefferson Davis played into Lincoln’s hands, in that the Confederacy had fired the first shot. The four-year war which followed cost some 200,000 more lives in a country of 16 million than World War II in a country of 129 million in 1941-45. The South was devastated. The plus was the end of slavery. Ending it with war was not the least costly method. Slavery was being outlawed all over the world but because plantation owners growing cotton on large plantations needed a large labor force, the cheaper the better, they were slow to favor ending the evil of slavery. The slave trade was also a source of profit for some northerners. Practically al slave-trade ships which went to Africa and brought slaves from chiefs were Boston or Providence ships. A question today seldom asked is whether present day African Americans--probably most advanced in modern world-have any unexpressed thanks their ancestors were brought to this country. Any thankfulness would be less than abhorrence of slavery. But most descendants of American slaves would never have become Americans, if slavery had not once been legal. Nor would there be hundreds of African American multimillionaires dominating U.S. professional football and basketball.

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cials of the ACLU, which was founded almost exactly the same time as the American Communist Party, included major party members like William Z. Foster, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and Louis Budenz (who later broke with the party). Communists used the ACLU to deflect questions from the U.S. government over whether they were loyal to the USSR, were serving Joe Stalin in some capacity, and were committed to the overthrow of the American system. That whole "overthrowthe-government" thing is something our universities tell us is baloney, a bunch of anti-communist, McCarthyite tripe. In fact, it took me mere minutes of digging into the Comintern Archives on CPUSA to find actual fliers and formal proclamations from the American Communist Party publicly advocating precisely that objective. I also found the ACLU rife throughout those archives. So bad had been the ACLU in aiding and abetting Ameri-

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Pastor, Covenant United Methodist Church “O come, let us adore Him! O come, let us adore Him! O come, let us adore Him—Christ, the Lord! I love Christmas music, as I’m sure many of you do. “O Come, All Ye Faithful” beckons us to come and behold the King of angels, born in Bethlehem. Indeed, many people flock to churches on Christmas Eve to behold the wonder of worship with the special music, decorations, the Christmas Scriptures, and the beauty of singing “Silent Night” amidst the soft glow of candles. But the Christ child we gather to adore on Christmas Eve came into this world for a specific purpose. That purpose was to bring God’s love to earth in a tangible way, in order that we simple, stiff-necked human beings could relate to our unseen God. The Christ child came in order to teach the truths of God’s kingdom and to live in such a way as to show us what is expected of our lives in this time on earth. He came to tell us foremost that we are to love God and love our neighbor. The Christ child came in order to die on a cross, that our sins might be washed away once and for all. “O come, let us adore Him!” is not just a once a year thing. We need to attend faithfully to what Christ the Lord expects of his worshippers on a regular basis. We need to come and adore him more than just at Christmas. We need to come each week to worship and adore him on a weekly, if not daily, basis as we seek to learn the kingdom lessons the Christ came to share with us. John Wesley’s General Rules are: Do no Harm. Do all the good you can. Obey the ordinances of God. Those ordinances include the public worship of God, the ministry of the Word, either read or expounded, The Supper of the Lord (Communion), family and private prayer, searching the Scriptures, and fasting or abstinence. I urge you to consider giving yourself a special gift this Christmas. The gift of dedication to the ordinances of God. Why not come and adore Him throughout this coming year, and not just on Christmas Eve. It will be the greatest gift you ever gave yourself.

THE HOME NEWS Dec. 23-29, 2010 23 can communists that vari- proval. ous legislative committees, To cite just one example, federal and state, considered Christmas 1946, one of the whether it was a communist first for returning troops from front. The 1943 California World War II, the ACLU iniSenate Fact-Finding Commit- tiated legal action to stop the tee on Un-American Activi- singing of Christmas carols in ties reported that the ACLU California public schools. For "may be definitely classed as that, the communists were a communist front." The com- most grateful to Baldwin and mittee added that "at least 90 the boys. percent of its [the ACLU's] efAside from Roger Baldforts are expended on behalf win, there were two other of communists who come into especially influential figures conflict with the law." That comprising this not-so-ho90-percent figure was consis- ly ACLU trinity. They were tent with a major report pro- Corliss Lamont and Harry duced by Congress a decade F. Ward. Covering these two earlier, January 17, 1931. adequately here is imposNote the consistency: De- sible. I've devoted probably fending communists secretly about 10,000 words to Lamont committed to Stalin's Rus- alone in my book, Dupes— sia had been a central com- both men were precisely that: ponent of the ACLU's work dupes. The ways in which since its inception. Lamont and Ward were rolled In my research, I also found by communists is astoundconstant approving referenc- ing, with Lamont granted a es to the ACLU in CPUSA's special Potemkin village tour flagship publication, the Dai- of the USSR in 1932, guided ly Worker. The Daily Worker by Soviet handlers, where he loved the ACLU. Moreover, I swallowed the most outrawas struck by how early the Continued on page 25 ACLU had been challenging not just Christians but their most joyous holiday, with the Daily Worker's eager ap-

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Leah Hosterman, 7, riding her adapted tricycle - a donation from Lauren's Hope Foundation -Contributed Photo

Charitable giving is not Just for Christmas!

By: Alice Wanamaker The Home News

There are so many ways to give in your community. Sometimes we struggle with what to give, who to give to or even reasons why we should give what we work so hard for. Other times, it is easy to

see that helping others, not just during the holiday season, is rewarding and makes for a purposeful life. The Lauren’s Hope Foundation, a local non-profit organization, has made it their purpose to give to the community and to those in need. The

organization was founded in 2008 and has been helping brain injured children and their families ever since. This past fall, Lauren’s Hope Foundation purchased and donated an adapted tricycle to Leah Hostermann. Leah suffered a traumatic stroke at birth and has had complications since. Like every little child, she so deeply wanted to ride a bike and play with the children in her neighborshood. Unfortunately, Leah’s balance and coordination difficulties kept her from riding as she grew out of her toddler sized tricycle. Leah’s mother applied for funding online through the Lauren’s Hope Foundation website for an adapted tricycle. She wanted her child to know the joys of riding a bicycle, but at over $600 the tricycle was out of reach for this family of four children. The application process was fairly simple and it wasn’t long before President of the Foundation, Anne Flood, called Anne Hostermann with the good news – the board approved her application and Leah was going to get her tricycle! On the day that the organization presented the tricycle to Leah, there were smiles and tears of joy. A little girl’s wish was granted to have a pink bike. Visit our Facebook page to read the full length letter of gratitude from Leah’s mom. Bring smiles and joy to children’s’ faces is one of the best reasons to share your blessings. This holiday season, or anytime of year, you can help the foundation by donating on-line at www.laurenshopefoundation.org and make a donation there. Donations can also be mailed to Lauren's Hope Foundation 2157 West Dell Road, Bath, PA 18014. To contact Lauren's Hope Foundation for your child or a child you know is, email ann@ laurenshopefoundation.com or call 610-703-2423.

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DOWN ON THE FARM:

Memories of the past Keep writer cheerful

By: Maryann Unangst

The Joys of Christmas Since I have to be away from my beloved family this holiday season I have to fill that gap with a forge of my own. relying on memories of days gone by, and that works pretty well. It takes some doing, but with stamina, determination and prayer, I can soon substitute a vinegary smile with a sugary one. Remembering, Down on The Farm Christmas and Thanksgiving memories give a special thrill, joy and warmth that instill a never - ending faith in God. One faith that never waivers. My days ‘down on the farm’ left me with that feeling. I miss them terribly and when I can find an outlet, someone who will listen, I never fail to spill forth. It’s that way here at this assisted living facility where I am a resident. After falling many times fracturing bones and acquiring a damaged heart, and need for oxygen 24 hours a day, I decided it was more than enough to handle alone and sought out the security of this Alexandria Manor. And friends galoresomeone to talk to-laugh with and occupy one’s days. And THEY love to hear about the farm. So few people in today’s world have had the exposure to farming and the satisfactions that accompany it. They listen and I talk! They question and I answer. Thirty-four years to talk about adventures with animals, crops, planting, harvesting, canning, freezing, making apple butter, pig butchering and you name it. I even raised a forgotten baby pig in my kitchen, and hatched chicken eggs in the incubator in the bathroom --- so visiting school classes could see them hatch. One can understand my yearning for my days on the farm! And the residents from here who listen are just filled with awe and wonder about the nice life farming can be. There are many laughable occasions on the farm scene and those listening laugh in disbelief - how Bandit our Saint Bernard dog opened the hen house door and stole eggs to eat, how Mama Chicken

hatched a batch of duck eggs and couldn’t understand why her ‘babies’ preferred the water pond to her lazing around on the lawn. All the stories have a basis of truth just put into words of my own creation. This Christmas I have my memories, ones that will never die away. I share my memories ones that will never die away. I share my memories with a new group of friends Aggis, Betty (1 and 2) Julie, Theresa and Emma (both 1 and 2) Dolly, Marilyn, Jimmy and Sandy and all the girls who help us. May they all have a nice holiday season and God Bless them. Perhaps in the future you will allow me to continue my memories of Down on the Farm.

NCC to Host Casino Games and Dealer School Been thinking about a career as a casino dealer? You can find out what it takes -- and even try your hand at some games! -- at Northampton Community College's Table Games Dealer School Open House. The interactive open house will be held on Wednesday, January 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fowler Family Southside Center. Participants can wander at leisure in the training casino on the third floor, "playing" blackjack, craps and poker. There will also be opportunities to interact with past students (who are now casino employees!) and current instructors to ask questions about what the training and career entails. The next session of dealer classes begins January 18. Classes are held in the mock casino at NCC’s Fowler Family Southside Center in Bethlehem. Sessions run MondayThursday, from 7 a.m.-noon, 1-6 p.m., or 7 p.m.-midnight. Training can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. Pre-registration for the open house is not necessary. For additional information, visit www.northampton.edu/ hci or call 610-332-6580.


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geous propaganda hook, line, and sinker. Lamont was most inspired by the Bolsheviks' militant atheism, especially the churches they converted into wicked atheist museums. Lamont had already written his atheist classic, The Illusion of Immortality, which had been his dissertation at Columbia University under John Dewey, godfather to American public education, who himself had made a Potemkin village tour of the USSR (1928). Given his leftist atheism, Lamont was at home with the ACLU. Harry Ward, however, was a Methodist minister, and a professor at Union Theological Seminary. How could he possibly support the ACLU? That's what made Harry Ward an even bigger dupe. More than supporting the ACLU, Ward was chairman as Baldwin served as director. Imagine: a Christian was a founder of the ACLU. That's Harry Ward. When it came to sheer manipulation by communists, Ward was arguably the single greatest dupe in the entire history of the American Religious Left. Tellingly, a major Congressional report (July 1953) on communist activities in the New York City area featured more references to Ward than any other figure—twice as many as the next most-cited figure, Earl Browder, longtime face of American communism. I found documents in the Soviet archives where communist officials in Moscow and New York deliberately targeted Ward to help push their propaganda. In one, a December 1920 letter, Ward is listed by Comintern officials as a source to get their materials on the shelves at the seminary library. It wasn't atheistic communism that concerned the Rev. Ward. No, it was anticommunism. Writing in Protestant Digest in January 1940, long before Senator McCarthy arrived on the scene, Ward admonished the faithful of the perils of "anti-communism," which was being employed "under the leadership of [Congressman Martin] Dies in a new red hunt," one "more ruthless than that of [former Attorney General] Mitchell Palmer." (Both Dies and Palmer were Democrats.) Alas, Christian charity compels me to concede a key fact, particularly at Christmas time. Among this not-so-holy trinity of Baldwin-LamontWard, there was a measure of redemption for Baldwin at least. Baldwin eventually, after the Red Terror, after the Great Purge, after the Ukrainian famine, after the HitlerStalin Pact, after millions of rotting corpses, after the gulag, after the communists had violated every imaginable civil liberty, awakened to the stench of the Soviet system. He finally saw communism, and communists, as a genuine concern. By the early 1950s, Baldwin

began insisting that ACLU officers take a non-communist oath. Call Baldwin crazy, but he figured that any ACLU member who held allegiance to "totalitarian dictatorship" was not truly serious about civil liberties. Perhaps they were publicly exploiting American civil liberties to privately support a nation (the USSR) that had no civil liberties? Good thought. Who could argue with that? Well, Corliss Lamont could—as could I. F. Stone (who the latest evidence suggests was an actual Soviet agent), several editors at the Nation, several professors from Columbia, the New York Times, and other usual suspects. Finding a purge they could finally condemn, they objected to this ACLU "purge." Lamont resigned. So, yes, Roger Baldwin's ACLU backed away from its communist leanings. Sadly, however, Roger Baldwin's ACLU never seems to have shirked from its atheist leanings, which haunt us still today. Could it be that the ACLU's alleged onetime commitment to defending communism has shifted to an apparent commitment to defending atheism? It certainly seems like it, especially this time of year. And if the ACLU doesn't like that perception, it should do something to change it.

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City. Balanchine was the first to have the roll of Clara danced by a child, necessitating a much simpler choreography. By the late 1960s, other ballet companies across North America had jumped on the bandwagon, enthusiastically performing “The Nutcracker” to a receptive annual audience. “The Nutcracker” Now Today, many cities have a production of “The Nutcracker.” It has even become a tradition on TV. Ovation, the only channel devoted to art and contemporary culture, hosts an annual “Battle of the Nutcrackers” programming event every December. For a week, the network runs various productions of the ballet-both traditional and

modern interpretations-and asks viewers to vote online for their favorite. The ballet with the most votes is revealed on Christmas Eve and a marathon of all the ballets is featured all day on Christmas Day. “The Nutcracker” Of The Future This year, Ovation’s “Battle of the Nutcrackers: Dance Off” starts in December. No matter if you go to the theater or enjoy the performance from the comfort of your own home, “The Nutcracker” is a Christmas tradition your entire family can enjoy.

Church Dir. Continued from page 17 a.m. Sun School ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth. 610-759-0893 12/24 - 4PM Family Christmas Eve Service 8PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 11 Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service Sun –9:30am Worship ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Route 946 and Oak Rd, (Berlinsville) Walnutport. 610-7673107 Christmas Eve masses are at 4, 6 and 11 pm Christmas Day Masses will be at 8:30 and 10:30 am Sun Masses at 8, 9:30, 11 a.m. and Sat. evening at 4:30. Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton. Sun school, 9 a.m.; Worship service, 10:15 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville. Sun - Adult and youth Sun school, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PETER’S U.C.C., 8142 Valley View Rd, Northampton (Seemsville). Sun –Worship 10:15am Sun School 9am VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, 2870 Pheasant Dr., Northampton (Rt. 248). Sun - Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m. Wed - Bible study and prayer meeting, 7:30 p.m. WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, 227 Willow Rd. (and Route 145) Sat - 11:00 a.m. Worship, - 9:30AM Sabbath School ZION'S STONE U.C.C., 51 Church Rd., Kreidersville. Sun-10:15 Worship, 9:00 am – Sun School ZION WESLEYAN, 2459 E. Scenic Dr., Pt. Phillip. Sun School 9:00 AM; Worship 10:15 AM; Wed- Youth Groups 6:30 PM; Prayer Service 6:30 PM


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Letters to Santa Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! How are you doing and how are the elves doing? My name is Luke and I am 8 years old. Are you done making the toys yet Your friend, Luke Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I was a good boy this year. I would like a Shake Shake bridge, a train table, Thomas trains (Hiro, Duncan, Dennis, Salty, Charlie, Emily, Gordon, Stanley, or Rosie), Legos (train truck or airplane). Thanks Santa! Love, Edwin Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I was a good boy this year. I would like a hot wheels track, razor scooter, remote control truck, Thomas vehicles (Kelly, Buster, Byron, Molly, Toby, Diesel 10, Henry or Freddie), Tomica Train. Thanks! Love, Michael Dear Santa, My name is Bella. I am 5 years old. Do you think you eat a lot of cookies? Which cookies do you like to eat? How are you? How are your reindeer? How many presents do the elves make? Are most of the kids on the “Good” list? I really like you, your elves and your reindeer. Christmas is the best holiday. Here are some things I want for Christmas:

A PUPPY, DQ Blizzard Maker, Guitar, Glow Dome, cupcake maker, Sherk forever after, DS, Tangled. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Love, Bella Dear Santa, My name is Kacee and I am two years old. I live in Walnutport, PA with my Mommy, Daddy and my big sister. I have been a very good girl this year. For Christmas I would like a doll house of my own! Please say, “Hello”, to Rudolph! Have a safe trip! Thank you, Kacee Dear Santa, My name is Juliana and I am three years old. I live in Walnutport, PA with my Mommy, Daddy and my sister. I have been a very good girl this year. For Christmas, I would like a piano and a bounce house. On Christmas night I will leave you milk and cookies. Thank you, Juliana Dear Santa, I would like a big orange garbage truck, a big train, a train table and a firetruck. I have been a good boy this year. Love, Logan C.


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Bowling

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Bath Supply Has Six Game Lead in Bath Commercial League Bath Supply and A&A Auto Stores paced each other with 4 to 0 victories, but six games separate them in the Bath Commercial Bowling League as of week 14. The Supply team swept the Rice Family behind Harvey Rissmiller, 267-278–684; Brent Connolly, 2092215–616; Jeff Kerbacher, 212-204– 586; Steve Kerbacher, 221–581; and Frank Yeakel, three 179 games for a 537 total. A&A knocked off Moore Pizza, with Al Davidson, 255-235-279– 769; Rich Mutarelli, 213–557; Scott Bortz, 541, and Bob Breitfeller, 520. Pizza: Rollie Meixsell, 279–641; Gerry Eckhart, 532; Roger Snyder, 201–506. Maxx Amusements tripped Southmoore, 3 to 1, as Andy Edelman hit 246-222–663; George Hyde, 211-255–626; Randy Frey, 555; Paul Druckenmiller, 205–548; and Bill Bachman, 203–543. Southmoore: Glen Croll, Sr., 227-224–643; Gerald Bartholomew, 200–533; Paul Dziadual, 532; and Craig Madtes, 518. Old Dairy rolled over Sunnieside Landsaping, 4 to 0, with Rich Trucksess, 233-221–601; Kurt Morgan, 213-211–598; Ed Bernatovich, 257–580; and Bill Neidig, 262–572. TEAM STANDINGS Bath Supply A&A Auto Stores Maxx Amusements S’side Landscaping Old Dairy Southmoore Moore Pizza Rice Family

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Fortunato’s Takes Over First Place in Bath Industrial League With a 3 to 1 win over Scherline & Associates, Fortunato’s Pizza now holds first place in the Bath Industrial League. Old Dairy also won 3 to 1, but had fallen earlier. Fortunato’s was led by Rich

Trucksess, 245-225–662; Evan Rehrig, 236-211-201–648; Craig Kelty, 205–545; Paul Reaser, 531; Gary Reaser, 200–513. Scherline: Andy Edelman, 257-221-207–685; Jeff Kerbacher, 265-223–661; Harvey Rissmiller, 266–648; Frank Yeakel, 226–610; John Kerbacher, 202-200– 557. Old Dairy downed G&L Sign Factory, 3 to 1, with Scott Ackerman, 240-230-200–677; John Schwartz, 221–575; Warren Nelson, 529; Joe Schwartz, 616. G&L: Jason Eberts, 267-254–689; Mike Reese, 263–578; Paul Duda, 220–506. Taylor Honey clipped the Hecktown Fire Co. team, 3 to 1 with Jack Troxell, 245-211-210–632; Ed Taylor, 209–565; Gary Miller, 510. Firemen: Stan Zurowski, 256-236–698; Matt Paules, 243–572. Harhart’s shut out Graver Farms, 4 to 0. George Hyde, 227-216–632; Travis Oplinger, 200–536; Bob Sipple, 205–552; Tony Holva, 212–548. Graver: Marty Beal, 222–634; Tim Graver, 225-211–560; Terry Bartholomew, 204–559; Don Arndt, 529. STANDINGS W Fortunato’s Pizza 36 Old Dairy 33.5 Scherline & Associates 29 Harhart’s 26.5 Hecktown Fire Co. 22.5 G & L Sign Factory 22 Taylor Honey 20 Graver Farms 18.5

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Team 4 Wins First Half Title in Bath Die Hards League Team 4 is the first half winner this season in the Bath Die Hards Bowling League. They won 3 to 1 on Dec. 15 to take the honors as Erwin Mayer rolled 540; Dawn Mayer, 521, and Stefanie Wiend, 481. Runnerup is Team 1, losing 1 to 3, with Bobby Kosman, 485; Greg Eister, 440, and Patsy Kosman, 420. Finishing third was Team 3, splitting 2 to 2 with Team 2. Team 3 had Bob Kosman, 544; Joe Bachman, 475; Marie Harring, 449, and Shirley Arnold, 432. Team 2: BobbyLou Snyder, 485; Randy Kessler, 467; Polly Kosman, 449. Team 6 won 4 to 0 over Team 5, led by Art Bruch’s 523. Team 5: Dick Deily, 560; Rick Deily, 503, and

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Bowling Award Scores Week of Dec. 5, 2010

MEN: Paul Druckenmiller, 729; Steve Kerbacher, 709; Scott Ackerman, 707 / 677; Stan Zurowski, 690; Jason Eberts, 689; Andy Edelman, 685; Jimmy Haja, 677; Roger Snyder, 685; Jerry Eckhart, 682; Rich Trucksess, 662 / 661; Jeff Kerbacher, 659; Joe Smith, 654; Kurt Morgan, 650; Paul Dziadual, 653; Lyle Howell, 645; Ryan Flick, 644; Paul Hunsicker, 664; Evan Rehrig, 648; Andy Edelman, 685; Jeff Kerbacher, 661; Jack Troxell, 666; Ed Reynolds, 678. WOMEN: Donna Amore, 550; Stefanie Wieand, 527; Dee Allogio, 516; Bert Davidson, 512.

East Bath still Ahead by a point In Suburban Trap East Bath Rod & Gun Club’s team remained ahead of Copeechan by a one point margin in the Suburban Trap League following competition on Sunday, Dec. 19, hosted by Blue Ridge Rod & Gun Club in Walnutport. East Bath, 125: Rich Longley, John Manning, Jim Manning, Jack Thomas, Glenn Wescoe, all 25’s. Copeechan, 125: Stan Borascius, Jr., Rich Geyer, Doug Jones, Rtom Manalick, Harvey Thomas, and Ron Wechsler, all 25’s. Blue Ridge, 125: Bob Deiter, Neil Angst, Mike Kresge, Lorne Polansky, and Craig Deischler, all 25’s.. Ranger Lake, 124: Allan Hunter, Gary Lindner, Al Onkotz, Skip Trentalange, all 25’s; Frank Fay, Frank Hanzl, Richard Kunkle, and SethTavalero, all 24’s. Grouse Hall, 121: Bob Keefer, 25; Ray Garrison, Wayne Krenn, Terry Maglione, and Tony Subjin, all 24’s. The next shoot will be hosted by Ranger Lake on Jan. 9, 2011. STANDINGS

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College Corner

Kurt Cortazzo of Bath graduated from West Chester University on Sunday, December 19. A criminal justice major, Kurt’s program included an internship with the Pennsylvania State Dept. of Probation and Parole.

Champions Lauded at Mahoning Valley Speedway Awards Banquet By Dino Oberto The 2010 race season at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway came to a fitting close on Saturday night, December 18 as the popular paved ¼-mile oval paid tribute to its divisional champions and others at the yearend awards ceremony held at the Northampton Memorial Community Center . John Bennett, Modifieds, Paul Koehler, Jr., Late Models, Randy Ahner, Jr., Street Stocks, Randy Thomas, Dirt Mods and Kris Graver, Pro4 Late Models, were officially crowned champions of their respective classes. For Bennett, this was his third consecutive Modified title and seventh overall at Mahoning. He edged out Don Wagner, who for the third time, finished runnerup in the standings. Bennett garnered four wins during the season and in doing so pushed his record all-time Mahoning wins total to 55. Koehler opened up the year with a win and the point lead and throughout the rest of the season he remained number one. It was his third Late Model title and the second in which he led the points from start to finish. When Koehler won his fifth feature on September 11, he moved into a tie with Todd Stehle as the all-time win leaders in class with 34. The Street Stock championship went right down to the last lap of the last race with Ahner and Kristy Morone Arthofer ending in a tie. By virtue of the tiebreaker system, Ahner was named the champ thanks largely to having more feature wins, three, while Arthofer had one. It was the second year in a row that Ahner claimed the crown and the second time that it wasn’t until the final event that the championship was decided. In just its second season the Dirt Mods have become a class dominated by Thomas who repeated as the top point getter. After a close first half battle that included his brother, Dave Thomas and Jeff Parker, R. Thomas put things into high gear over the second half. He established new records with 10 wins on the year and in just two years has three times more wins than anyone else in the division. When 17-year old Graver scored the Pro4 Late Model championship, he continued a family legacy, becoming the first third generation driver to win a Mahoning championship, joining the likes of his grandfather and uncle, Kevin Graver Sr., and Jr. In what was a near perfect season as Graver raced to a record tying 11 feature wins, equaling the mark set last year by his uncle Kevin. He finished all but on race in the top three, that lone race being a fifth. He was a perfect 22 for 22 in top five’s. A number of special awards were presented including Rookie of the Year which went to Rob Shultz, Shawn Sitarchyk, Gene Bowers, Kevin Stein and Joe Stangle in the Mods, Late Models, Street Stocks, Pro4’s and Dirt

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Mods respectively. Most Improved Driver recipients were Brian DeFebo, Modified, Austin Kochenash, Late Model, Kristy Morone Arthofer, Street Stock, Jake Kibler, Pro4 and Dave Thomas, Dirt Mod. For Best Appearing car it was Chip Santee’s #5 Modified. The #34 Late Model of Rick Wallace. Adam Santee’s #5 Camaro Street Stock. The Ford Focus #98 Pro4 of Jeremy Miller and Dave Thomas’ #19 Dirt Modified. Fast Time Award, the award given for setting a new division one lap track record, went to Late Modeler Kochenash, Barry Christman, Jr., of the Pro4 Late Model class and Parker with the Dirt Mods. Promoters Doug and Gena Hoffman were presented the Bob and Anne Pouleson Memorial Awards from the Checkered Flag Fan Club. Also recognized by CFFC was Syke Michael who was honored with the Service Appreciation Award for her vigorous hard work and tireless efforts throughout the season. For her work as the Kids Big Wheel coordinator, Stephanie Reichenbach was honored as Woman of the Year. Art Bair of Bair Wheel Repair gave customer appreciation awards to Bennett, Steven Steigerwalt, Shawn Sitarchyk, Tom Cremer and Graver. Track photographers Henry and Sue Wilt presented the Tough Luck Awards to Joe Mooney, Barry Christman, Sr., Jillian Long, Kibler and Bill Sitler. Co-promoter Doug Hoffman closed out the awards portion of the ceremony by thanking everyone for their support throughout the season and gave notice that all systems are a go for 2011. Mahoning Valley will begin the upcoming year with a flea market followed by consecutive weekends of paid open practice during the month of March. Opening day is tentatively set for mid-April.

Reph Lights

Continued from page 18 she told her sibling. Judy told about her husband decorating their own home with lights, and how she teased him that she’d hang Santa Claus from the roof with a bungie cord. One of the newest displays at Reph’s house is a 14-ft. snowman, but his favorite of all is the peppermint lane. He sometimes starts putting his display up in October, but two days after Thanksgiving, that’s when it’s really put together. He enjoys bringing the Christmas spirit to his neighborhood, and truly, it is spectacular. The lights are set to music, coordinated by computer and broadcast over transmitter to 107.7 FM. There’s a donation box at the Reph display, not for Jason, but for a really deserving charity. Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation for the Jeff Gordon Foundation, whose mission is to support children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. The Foundation provides support to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, N.C., which serves children in the community in providing a high level of primary and specialty pediatric care. So, between 5 and 11 p.m. each and every day until the 15th of January, stop by the Reph household and see the lights. It rivals even the display at Lehigh Parkway in Allentown. Bundle up, and enjoy! If you prefer the warmth of your own home, and have a computer, check www.rephswinterwonderland.webs.com


WELCOMING THE CROWD at the Covered Bridge lighting ceremony were Bob Filipovits and Linda Santucci. – Home News photos

SANTA greeted a long line of youngsters.

Large crowd enjoys covered Bridge yule lights ceremony

Thanks in part to a less than frigid night, the annual Kreidersville Covered Bridge Association Christmas tree lighting ceremony was attended by more than 150 people on Saturday night, Dec. 18. They also enjoyed the

warmth of standing around a huge bonfire in the open meadow near a gazebo on the covered bridge property in Allen Township. The community event started around sunset, when they were welcomed by Bob

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Filipovits and Linda Santucci of the covered bridge association. Meanwhile, the crowd enjoyed hot chocolate and homemade cookies. The Northampton Area Senior High School choral group couldn’t make it on this re-scheduled date, but saxophone music was provided by a pair of young men playing traditional holiday songs. Standing in the gazebo later, a group of people sang Christmas carols, accompanied by recorded music, as the tree with sparkling white lights was turned on. At just about 5:30 p.m., the sounds of a fire engine could be heard on the other side of the covered bridge. It was Santa Claus! He walked across the bridge and like the Pied Piper of Hamlin, he was followed by more than 50 children down into the meadow. Santa sat in his chair and the children milled around him, and stood in line, almost pushing their way as they eagerly wanted to tell Santa what they hoped he would bring to their house on Christmas Eve. The covered bridge association had a stand where they also sold raffle tickets, with the grand prize a basket filled with Crayola goodies. A woman from Lehigh Township attended the program for the first time and said she wished there would be something in her township like this.

Girl Scouts Help Meals on Wheels 
“Brighten the Holidays”

By: Diana L. Gau


Saturday, December 4th was a busy day for eighteen Girl Scouts, along with their leaders (Lori Laubach, Heather Kromer, and Karen Williams of Troop 81 - Slate Belt and Jill Koose, Tracy Brennan, and

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Santa’s Elves: Girl Scouts and Brownies wrapped holiday gifts for homebound seniors served by Meals On Wheels of Northampton County. Left to right: Morgan Karasek, Madison Laubach, Amanda Pysher, Kaitlyn Karasek, and Rebecca Smith Patti Washbourne of Troop 8183 – Easton), who assisted the staff of Meals on Wheels of Northampton County in wrapping hundreds of holiday gifts for Meals on Wheels volunteers to distribute to over 750 of their senior and disabled clients this holiday season.

For the past ten years, Meals on Wheels of Northampton County has received overwhelming community support for their “Brighten the Holidays” campaign which collects holiday gifts (such as hand-knitted blankets, towels, toiletries, slipper socks, and department store gift cards) donated by local businesses, community organizations, churches and places of worship. Gift bags are then distributed to each Meals on Wheels client during the month of Decem-

ber, along with their daily meals. In Northampton County alone, there are over 1,500 seniors and disabled adults who depend on Meals on Wheels for their meals each day. Many live alone and the visit of a volunteer is the only personal contact they have. “Your gifts help to brighten their day and spread the spirit of giving for our senior clients and friends. It shows them you cares,” said Monica McCandless, Meals on Wheels of Northampton County Director of Clients, who directs the campaign. If you would like to donate a gift or make a contribution, please contact Meals on Wheels of Northampton County at 610-691-1030 or visit our website at www.mealsonwheelspa.org.





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ESTATE NOTICE Shirley Kanas Estate of Shirley Kanas, Late of the Borough of Walnutport, County of Northampton, PA. Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Ernest Kanas, Jr., Executor c/o his attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, ESQ, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 18067-1211. 12/16-12/30 EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE AND PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given by the Board of Supervisors of East Allen Township of their intention to conduct a public hearing to consider, and vote for or against, enactment of a proposed ordinance regarding an Amendment to the East Allen Township Zoning Ordinance Section 250.22.F concerning the addition of requirements for parcels of ten (10) acres or more in the LI/BP Zoning district. This action is requested by Arcadia East Associates No. 2, LP. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Northampton, PA 18067. A copy of the proposed amendment is available for inspection at the East Allen Township Municipal Building. A copy of the proposed amendment has also been supplied to the newspaper publishing this public notice. Deborah A. Seiple Township Manager

Bath Borough Municipal Building, 215 E. Main St., Bath, PA commencing at 7:00 PM The regularly scheduled meetings of the Bath Historical Architectural Review Board will be held on the third Wednesday of each month. Said meetings will be held in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room at the Bath Borough Municipal Building, 215 E. Main St., Bath, PA commencing at 7:00 PM. The regularly scheduled meetings of the Bath Business Revitalization Steering Committee will be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, commencing at 5:00. Park, Recreation and Shade Tree Committee, The Zoning Hearing Board as well as other various committee meetings will be scheduled on an as needed basis. Said meetings for the year 2011 will be held in the Bath Borough Municipal Building, 215 E. Main St., Bath, PA. Richard O. Klotz Borough Manager 12/23 Lehigh Township Meeting Notice The second monthly meeting of the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, Northampton County, scheduled for December 28, 2010 has been canceled. The annual organizational meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held on Monday, January 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. The above meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088. Alice A. Rehrig, Secretary Lehigh Township Northampton County 12/23 NOTICE RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING MOORE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDITORS The Moore Township Board of Auditors will hold their annual reorganization meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath, PA 18014 on Tuesday January 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM. All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Auditors Lois Iasiello, Secretary 12/23

12/23-12/30 LEHIGH TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MEETING NOTICE The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM. All other regular monthly meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. All meetings are held at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building at 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA. Duane Deppe Secretary/Treasurer Lehigh Township Municipal Authority 12/23 PUBLIC NOTICE BOROUGH OF BATH 2011 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS Notice is hereby given by the Borough of Bath that the regularly scheduled monthly meetings of the Bath Borough Council will be held on the first Monday of each month. The regularly scheduled monthly meetings of the Planning Commission will be held on the third Monday of each month. The Bath 275th Anniversary Committee meetings will be scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Said meetings will be held in Heckman Hall at the

PUBLIC NOTICE Moore Township The Moore Township Board of Supervisors will conduct their annual Re-Organization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm. A regular monthly business meeting will follow. All interested persons Are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Supervisors 12/23 PUBLIC NOTICE Moore Township The Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board will conduct their annual Re-Organization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm. All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Hearing Board

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MOORE TOWNSHP PLANNING COMMISSION MONTLY MEETING CANCELLATION PUBLIC NOTICE The regular meeting of the Moore Township Planning Commission previously scheduled for Monday, December 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM has been canceled due to the Christmas Holiday. The next regular monthly meeting, as well as the reorganization meeting, will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Dr. Bath, PA 18014. (12/23)

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Call 610-923-0382 EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP The Board of Supervisors is seeking interested residents to serve for the following: Planning Commission Meets 1st Thursday at 7:30 PM Zoning Hearing Board Meets 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM Recreation/Parks Board Meets 1st Wednesday at 4 PM Municipal Authority Meets 1st Tuesday at 7:30 PM Elected Auditor (3) Vacancy Board (1) Fire Department Ambulance Corps Residents interested in serving in one of these positions should contact our office for a Volunteer Form and submit it on or before Friday, December 31, 2010 to the Township Office at: 5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard Northampton, PA 18067 Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

All payments for 2010 Real Estate, Fire Hydrant & 2009 Interim Taxes are due December 31, 2010. All payments received after that date will be sent to collections. (Including those received by US Mail) Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season. Donna Fenstermaker East Allen Township Tax Collector 610-262-7099


Cookies for the Seniors

Wounded vets Receive presents On Sunday Dec. 19 a small contingent of Soldiers' Angels visited Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, to deliver Christmas presents to the wounded warriors from Pennsylvania. This could not have been possible without the help of the Impatient Warrior and Family Liaison office. Lehigh Valley Team Leader Mike Burritt, Dee Burritt and Jesse Tordonato met with HM2 Jacob Emmott to deliver the gifts. Emmott was wounded as a combat medic.

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Cheering Wounded Warriors

In Service Nicholas Bazzett, kindergardener at Sacred Hear, delivers cookies to residents at Sacred Heart Assisted Living in Northampton (Above). Sarina Rizzo, fourth grade, and Ellie Freiss from Holy Family School deliver cookies to the seniors (below).

Training Graduate

Air Force Airman Douglas K. Harding graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Kevin Harding of Meyer Road, Nazareth and graduated in 2009 from Nazareth Area High School.

Save Lives: Pledge To Not Drink And Drive

Save with a Home News Subscription The Home News will increase its Newsstand rate to .40 cents beginning January 6, 2011. The subscription rate of $18.00 for 52 issues will remain the same for local subscribers. You can save today by purchasing a home subscription by calling 610-923-0382. It has been several years since the last price increase.

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SOLSTICE Breed: calico Age: young adult Solstice is too cute. He is a little guy that came to the shelter as a stray and is very investigative. He awaits his turn to come up to the main cattery - you may need to ask to see this cute boy. He is utd on shots, altered, litter trained and ready to go!

CRAYOLA Breed: shepherd/ pit mix Age: young Crayola was found running around Eastons Center Circle with a leash still attached. She is very cute, friendly and who can’t love those animated ears! Crayola is still young and would love a home soon!

We are open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve till 4pm We are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

(NAPSI)-If you’re like 90 percent of drivers, you recognize that your personal safety is at risk because of drivers impaired by alcohol or other drugs. What The Numbers Show You’ve got good reason, as the statistics indicate: • Every day, 32 people in the United States die in traffic crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. • Alcohol-impaired drivers contribute to about one out of every three traffic deaths each year. • An average of one alcohol-impaired driving death occurs every 45 minutes. What You Can Do Fortunately, there is something you can do to keep yourself and your family safe. Join AAA at www.TakeThePledge.AAA.com and commit to driving only while drug and alcohol free. • Plan ahead and designate a nondrinking driver before any party or celebration begins. • Never get behind the wheel of a car when you’ve been drinking alcohol-even after just one drink. • Do not hesitate to take the keys from friends or family members who may be impaired. • Be a real friend: Call a taxi for those in need. Be a responsible host in Continued on page 32

Jesse Tordonato, HM2 Jacob Emmott, Mike Burritt. -Photos by Dee Burritt

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Northampton Christmas Dinner Party Continued from page 9

and gave their support. Mayor Reenock said the party is one of the best events that the borough has, and he commended Council and all the employees who work together. “We couldn’t do it without all you people,” he said. State Representative Julie Harhart, now starting her ninth term in the General Assembly, said that while she

lives in North Catasauqua, all the people at the party and throughout the Northampton area are her constituents and her friends. She commended the borough for doing such a good job this past year in a tight money situation. It was noted that the Gospel Chapel had a Christmas ceremony at the Canal St. gazebo and offered carriage rides to persons attending that night.

Friendly Fifties St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet on Monday, January 10th, at 1:00 in the gymnasium at 1343 Newport Avenue in

Northampton. Cabaret Couple will provide the entertainment. If the Northampton Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be held the following

Monday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. Thanks for your help this past year.

m Warmest Wishes to All for Peace, Joy, and lasting Hope in your hearts and in your homes this Holiday and throughout the year!

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RETIRED police detective Robert “Whitey” Lindenmoyer (rosecolored shirt) received a gift from Police Chief Ron Morey and Mayor Tom Reenock. – Home News photo

George, Fran, Debbie, John, Kenny, Terri, Ernie & Families

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Our sincerest thanks for your friendship over the years. Your continued patronage is truly appreciated. We wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy and Happy 2011! Sincerely, The Mirabito Family - Manny, Fiorella, Tony, Nicholas, Bianca and Bella Darlene • Anthony • Tina • Mariann • Kathy • Crystal • Nikki • Jordan • Gina • Kayla Briana • Jake • John • Mary • Janice • Melissa • Lindsay • Christina • Aaron

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Don’t Drink and Drive Continued from page 29

reminding guests to stay safe and always offering alcoholfree beverages. What Others Are Doing Log on to TakeThePledge. AAA.com, where you can sign a pledge to support a

culture of zero tolerance for impaired driving and easily spread the word to family and friends via Facebook, Twitter and Take the Pledge e-cards. AAA launched the new public awareness initiative in response to feedback from its members-representing one in every four householdswho cite impaired driving as their greatest safety concern. Where To Learn More

The website at www.TakeThePledge.AAA.com serves not only as a gateway for people to publicly commit to the fight against impaired driving, but offers prevention awareness tips, up-to-date statistics and related news stories in an effort to help people drive responsibly.

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The smile that we appreciate most is the one that comes out of a sober face.

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