APRIL 11-17, 2013 Your Local News
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Keystone Exams, 2013-14 Budget big issues for board
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
CRPD put in a speed monitor on W. Main St. this week. Most motorists kept under the 35 MPH limit, but one was going 40 MPH just after this photo was taken.
Recreation, EAC reports Highlight Moore meeting
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Activities of the recreation department and the Environmental Advisory Council were among the highlights of Moore Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 2. Sterling Laubach reported to the board that the summer program at the Moore Township Recreation Area will be the second and third weeks of July, led by Julie Poniktera. The supervisors allocated up to $900 for the children’s program. Trees in the recreation area that were felled in Hurricane Sandy will be cut up and removed by a local tree surgeon. He will also take care of trees that were knocked down at Appalachian Park. A new sign will be purchased for the recreation center from the Sign Shop at a cost of $300. It will replace one that was stolen. Laubach announced that spring soccer would be starting this week, on Sunday, April 7. There will be a 20% fee increase, however. He noted that th recreation
commission had discussed a soccer clinic, tentatively for Oct. 12 and 13, charging $200 for the laid out field. However, final action was delayed because of a lack of quorum at that meeting. Laubach’s final announcement was that the baseball and softball season will open on April 20. EAC Items Maureen Romano reported for the Environmental Advisory Council. She said the EAC is reaching out to the various boards and committees within the township, along with other interesting people who work with the township, requesting articles fore the township newsletter. So far, everyone has been very cooperative, she said. Articles were requested by April 5, but the deadline for submission is April 12. Electronic recycling will take place on June 8. The supervisors approved an allocation of up to $500 to advertise the event in The Home News, a Nazareth paper, and the newsletter. The KlecknersContinued on page 18
Monday night’s meeting of the Northampton Area School Board began with a presentation by Chris Bamber of Public Financial Management on the $20 million bond sale for the middle school. He said they are happy with the bid results and noted the debt service schedule. Bond counsel Kevin Reed said the school district has good financial standing. The next two presentations took much longer. First, it was about the controversial Keystone Exams that have this and other Pennsylvania school districts very concerned on how they will affect the teaching process. Second big issue of the night was a detailed explanation of what is involved in coming to terms with the 2013-14 budget. Mrs. Lydia Hanner and Schools Supt. Joseph Kovalchik discussed the Keystone Exams for the board as well as the public in attendance. Of major concern is the amount of time that has to
be taken out of classes by students and staff. The state assessments will cover grades K-12. Mainly, they will dwell on writing, math and reading, with subjects like algebra, biology and English literature. PSSA tests on science will be for grades 4 and 6; writing for grades 5 and 6, and math and reading for grades 3 to 6. Current 8th grade students must pass the Keystone Exams in order to graduate in 2017. They will receive remediation until they do and are given only three chances or they’re out. Remediation could mean having teachers devote a great deal of time and expense to the district so that the students make the grade that is required by the state. There will be progress monitoring throughout the year, Mrs. Hanner said. She noted that the Pa. Common Core Standards are very rigorous, so the students can work eventually in a global environment. They are required to have a higher level of knowledge. She said students are constantly being prepared with classroom
instruction in reading, writing, math, science and other subjects. Remediation is given for reading and math skills for those who need it. Out of the 180-day school year for all students at every level, approximately six hours a day are used for preparation, benchmarks, remediation and testing. Students have to be remediated in order to raise their scores to the satisfaction of the Pa. Dept. of Education. “Every opportunity is given to the students to make them successful,” she said School Director Jane Erdo commented, as the explanation wore on about the exams, “We as a society have lost the art of teaching”[because of the new concepts.] The most Continued on page 8
Middle school Groundbreaking Monday, Apr. 22
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new grade 6, 7 and 8 middle school and secondary campus project of the Northampton Area School District will be held on Monday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. In making that announcement Monday night at the school board meeting, Supt. Joseph S. Kovalchik also listed a timetable for work that will precede actual construction of the middle school.
He said excavation will start the week of April 22 and the old Northampton Branch buildings of the vocationaltechnical school will be demolished in the second week of May. The public is invited to attend the April 22 groundbreaking, Kovalchik said there will also be two or three opportunities for the public to attend events once the new A lack of rain in recent weeks has forced Moore Township to school is built and occupied. put a ban on open fires.
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Retail Theft From Two Stores
Colonial Regional Police were called to the Kohls store in Lower Nazareth Township on April 6 for a retail theft. Loss Prevention had a female in custody. When officers arrived, they identified the woman as Nicole M. Campbell, 21, of the 100 block of Kristin Place, Hellertown. Loss Prevention told police that she took $158.44 worth
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Northampton Police Department responded to these incidents between April 1-6 APRIL 1 Rear tires of a vehicle were slashed while parked overnight in the 1300 block of Stewart Street. Criminal mischief occurred to a vehicle while parked at Hampton Lanes. Right front fender was dented, possibly from a BB gun, and dirt was thrown on the vehicle. APRIL 2 Police responded to Redner’s Quick Shoppe, 33 W. 21st Street, for a male customer who began screaming when his credit card would not go through. After being asked to leave the store, subject pushed a female employee. Male was gone upon officers’ arrival. Officer and K-9 unit assisted North Catasauqua PD with what appeared to be forced entry to a vacant manufacturing building. APRIL 3 Copper pipe was removed from several rooms of a vacant home in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue. APRIL 4 A wallet and its contents was taken from an unlocked vehicle while parked overnight in the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue. APRIL 5 Police assisted the fire department with a large brush fire to the rear of Barrington Drive. There were three separate fires burning, which spread into a tree line due to windy conditions at the time. Under investigation. APRIL 6 Officers assisted Northampton Area School District PD with a large crowd when a fight broke out at a wrestling match. Police were called back a short time later to stand by while the remainder of the group exited the school.
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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Finally, real spring weather is here. It got up close to 70 on Sunday, 77 on Monday, and is supposed to reach that level most of this week. Never has it been more welcome than now, with all the cold weather that’s been dragging on month after month. Maybe we’re going from winter to summer, with a short spring. We’ll take it. . . . Nice to see the daffodils and other flowers blooming again. That’s a nice part of spring – seeing all the color. . . .And Dave Gogel wore his colorful Hawaiian shirt at school board the other night. That’s another sign of warm weather. . . .I hear the T & C restaurant will be closing for a few days next week as they complete the remodeling process. I’m anxious to see how much bigger and different it will be . . . .As we get deeper into April I think a few of the snow birds will be coming North from their Florida vacation. . . .Folks from Petersville Rod & Gun Club are holding a drawing to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in memory of a mate they lost. . . . Ham and dandelion and chicken and biscuit dinners coming up at Little Moore and Chapman Quarries churches. Um-m-m, good! . . . . I hear the committee that worked so hard for the whitetail deer classic is gonna have an appreciation dinner come Saturday, too. . . .I was happy to see the baseball season again. But I’m afraid the Phillies are worse off this year than last. Their pitching is pitiful, starters and relievers giving up tons of runs. They couldn’t beat the Braves, Royals, and now the Mets. What will they do against the Marlins and after that the Reds? It’s anybody’s guess. The Yankees were having a hard time with their injuries, but are doing okay, and really slammed Cleveland the other night. . . .Congrats to the Louisville Cardinals for winning the NCAA championship! They played a hard game vs. the Michigan Wolverines to take the trophy. . . . I hear there was lots of laughing
going on Sunday at the UCC churches in Bath and Seemsville as they celebrated Holy Humor Sunday. . . .I missed out on the grand opening the new fitness court in town had last week. And I could use the exercise. Oh well, just gotta do more push-ups. . . . Looks like they’re building a two-car garage around a former drive-in along the Bath – Northampton highway. . . . In case you hadn’t noticed, Monday the 15th is the IRS deadline! Better hop on those figures!! . . . .George Gasper is looking for a real nice time as they have a friends and family event at the Masons lodge in town this Thursday, first time ever. . . . Hafta sharpen my mower blades and tune up the engine, so I’ll cut outta here for now. Enjoy the spring!!!
Afghanistan. Along with this unacceptable state of affairs, the cost of waging our war against terrorists there is enormous. Ending this possible waste of money for nothing permanently gained would enable Washington to balance the budget and end all the current economies, like ending 6-day mail service and other government services. Justified defense spending cuts can eliminate the need for ending services important to millions of Americans.
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tributions to the church bank account. Pastor: Before we close, our church secretary has an announcement. Secretary: Thank you, Pastor. This week’s ministry cell meetings shall be held at the various Facebook group pages where the usual group chatting takes place. Please don’t miss out. Thursday’s Bible teachings will be held live Continued on page 8
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P: Praise the Lord! Choir: Hallelujah! P: Can we please turn our tablet PC, iPad, cellphone, Kindle Bibles to 1 Cor. 13:13. And please switch on your Bluetooth to download the sermon. Deacon: Please have your credit and debit cards ready as we shall now take tithes
Afghan War Breeds Suicides
Many disturbed by the deaths of American soldiers in Afghanistan are convinced it’s time to bring U.S. troops home, were supported by news that there were more suicides by American soldiers in Afghanistan last year than combat deaths! Combat deaths were over 200, some killed by the forces of the government. We’re there to support which, in effect, means we have wasted these American lives sending them into a country and to a people not a traditional ally or friendly nation. But there were 349 suicides by American soldiers in Afghanistan last year, which means more American deaths last year in Afghanistan were those of soldiers we sent to that country taking their own lives! In addition to this grim news, it has also been revealed that some soldiers brought back home after serving in Afghanistan also committed suicide, a result of their service in
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Cindy Deppe takes down the flag at Danielsville Post Office as she has done for 29 years.
Local woman retires From Post Office
Cindy Deppe has retired from the Danielsville Post Office after 21 years of serving her friends and neighbors there. Cindy has been married to Dean Deppe for 35 years this July. They have two sons, Chris and Nick, who are both married and have children of their own. Cindy and Dean's grandchildren are Sean, Julian and Margot. "I was fortunate to have had a good working relationship with all my co-workers I worked with through the
years. The customers were all great and I got to see a lot of the children living in Danielsville grow up having families of their own," Cindy said about her time at the Post Office. “I look forward to having Saturday mornings off. I worked 29 years of Saturday mornings with only 1 or 2 off a year.” You'll still be able to find Cindy working at her family's Drive-In Theater, Becky's, in Berlinsville. Congratulations on your retirement, Cindy.
sence tea. Astonishingly, he rebounded to the surprise of every doctor. He regained his strength and stamina unlike anyone they had seen. In fact, he lived for more than a year after that. He enjoyed the
family, the beach, my mother. They were able to say their goodbyes on their terms. Perhaps it was just luck, maybe God’s grace granting him additional time. How can we know? I will tell you that if anyone has or had cancer of any type, the first recommendation is always and will always be Flor-essence tea. I drink one to two ounces in hot water EVERYDAY. So does my wife. I look at it as part of my natural healthcare insurance plan. You can purchase it on line yet I always keep a bottle or two in my office. Here is wishing you health and vitality for years to come.
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Northampton Area High School’s production of Seussical the Musical will begin tonight (Thursday, April 11th) at 7 p.m. The theater group will put on four shows including a 7 p.m. performance on Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13th. They will have their final showing at a matinee on Sunday April 14 beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for all shows.
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asking us what she could do to make our visit more pleasant. She obviously got the message that we were ignored. In your business, is washing the dishes more important than selling product or service? Although most of us prefer clean glasses, when we are hungry we want food. Some ideas: Read the book, Everyone’s in Sales, by Todd Cohen- the basis of his book is that every single person on your staff sells your product, your service, and most importantly, your reputation. www.toddcohen.com Train your staff, bring in an expert to train your employees on extravagant customer service. The animal planet has “Shark Week,” your biz can have Extravagant Customer Service Week where customers vote on the best service provided by your team. Raise the Bar - increase expectations for your team. Do you think I will return to the restaurant? Do you think I will tell my friends and family what happened? Will I recommend them to someone else? Well, I’ve decided if asked those questions I’ll be waiting, and waiting and waiting to reply!!! To see Carol speak with Sales and Technology experts at DeSales University on May 9th visit www.SalesCultureandTech. com Learn how to grow you sales,increase your marketing and improve you technology. NO WAITING! Carol serves as a featured writer for the Home News and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Blog.
Northampton student Selected for Academic scholarship Christine Zopf, of Northampton, has been selected for the inaugural Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “Sutton Scholars are an elite group,” IUP Director of Admissions Michael Husenits said. “We’ve established this program to recognize the best of our freshman applicants, ones who have very strong academics and outstanding promise.” Students must apply to be considered for the program and are chosen following an on-campus competitive interview process. Started in 2012, the IUP Sutton Scholarship is funded by private gifts the Foundation for IUP received from university alumni, friends and employees. IUP’s Class of 2012 also designated a portion of its class gift to this scholarship fund. The scholarship is available to Pennsylvania students and can be renewed for four years of study. Sutton Scholarship recipients are also eligible for
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Nancy Hascall, Handbell soloist
Handbell solo artist to Present recital Handbell solo artist Nancy Hascall, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, will present a concert on Sunday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m., in St. John’s United Church of Christ, 183 S. Broad Street, Nazareth. The program, entitled “Potpourri,” includes classical works by Debussy, Haydn, Massenet, Fauré, and Chopin, as well as a selection of sacred, folk and popular tunes. Hascall has performed as a handbell soloist since 1989, and is widely recognized as one of the country’s most versatile and artistic ringers. She is acknowledged for developing a system of solo ringing techniques called “traveling fourin-hand,” which facilitates her graceful and innovative ringing style, as well as choreographic symbols to describe the use of
those techniques within a musical score. Besides her work as a concert artist, Hascall directs the Sanctuary Bell Choir at First United
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Comment On Sports By Pete Fritchie
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For the first time in years the New York Yankees have not been picked by many sports writers to win the American League pennant. They were recently rated fifth in their own division by one major newspaper sports editor! It’s hard to imagine the Yankees--with their huge
financial outlay to players-coming in number five in the A.L. East. If that happens will manager Joe Girardi be blamed, or fired? In the American League’s central division the prediction of several sports writers is that Minnesota and Cleveland will be stronger this year. Detroit is the pick to end number one in that division but injuries could influence the outcome. If Detroit wins the division, the next question is whether they will reach the World Series, where they were swept last year by San Francisco. With improvements in this year’s lineup the Tigers aren’t likely to be swept again.
St. Paul’s UCC wins fourth Consecutive dartball flag With another three-game sweep, this one over St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem, the team from St. Paul’s UCC Church in Northampton on Monday night captured their fourth consecutive Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League championship. They won it by scores of 3-2, 12-10 and 16-7, led by Rich Kern, 9 hits for 15 at-bats; Jason Gross, 8 for 15; Kevin Gross, Dave Clark and Jennifer Erkinger, all 6 for 15; and Emily Kern, a home run. St. Stephen’s had Gary Buczynski, 12 for 15; Alan Antry, 5 for 7; Travis Beahm and Ed Wychuck, both 5 for 15; John Hoysan, Al Beahm, and Cory Oswald, all with a homer. Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown won 9-5 and 5-3 before Christ UCC in Bath won 4-3. Hecktown: Lou Devarics, 7 for 13 with a homer; Larry Golick, 7 for 14; Al Gilbert, 6 for 13;
Bernie Yurko, 6 for 14; Shawn Sigley, 5 for 16. Bath: George Gasper, 5 for 11 with a homer; Joey Hunsicker and Garry Hunsicker, both 5 for 12, and Sue Gasper, 4 for 12 with a homer. Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem won 2-1, then lost two 7-3 games at Bath Lutheran. The winners had Don Miller, 5 for 13 with a homer; Doug Moser, two home runs; and Kevin Beichy, a solo homer. Salem: Bob Williams and Bill Hoke, Sr., both 6 for 12. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, lost 4-2 in 11 innings and 3-2 before winning 2-1 at Trinity Lutheran in Bangor. Trinity: Barbie Hess, 6 for 12; Harold Wambold, 6 for 15, and Judy Hoffert, 5 for 13. Emmanuel: Jeff Fritz, 6 for 13 and the cycle, and Jim Hill, 5 for 13. St. John’s Union of Farmersville won 4-1, lost 5-4 in 14 winnings, and won 2-1 in 11 innings at Ebenezer Bible Fel-
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Big fishing contest This weekend in Bath! The annual Bath Area Fish Committee kids fishing contest will be held this weekend, April 13 and 14, in the Borough. The contest takes place along the Monocacy Creek behind the committee building on Chestnut St. Hundreds of youngsters and their parents come out each year to participate. The contest will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13th when Mayor Donald Wunderler blows the air horn. The contest will continue for kids until 3 p.m. on Sunday April 14. There is no fee to partici-
pate and kids are encouraged to catch the trout. Many will find tagged fish to win prizes. The committee hopes to stock many prize trout for this year’s contest. For more info, contact Pete Lalik at 610-7307673.
lowship. Farmersville: Kyle Campbell, 7 for 14; Sue Grim, 5 for 13; Keith Campbell, 5 for 17. Ebenezer: Vic Pacchioni, 7 for 15; Rich Tabor, 4 for 13 with a homer; Leroy Wilcox, 2 homers, and Eric Miller, a homer. Messiah Lutheran, Bethlehem, lot 3-2 in 13 innings at Salem UCC in Moorestown, then went on to win 7-3 and 3-0. Messiah: Rich Hasonich and Terry Knauss, both 5 for 13; Dave Casey, 4 for 13; Doug Hasonich, a 3-run homer. Salem: Sherry Bush, 5 for 14; Bill Rinker and Bob Krause, both 4 for 13; and Fred Toncik, a homer.
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Team 1 Takes Over Lead in Bath Die Hards League Team 1 won 3 to 1, and Team 4 lost 0 to 4 and that spelled the difference for Team 1 to grab the top spot in the Bath Die Hards League on April 3. The new leaders had Bob R. Kosman, 530; Brenda Deily, 494; Marie Harring, 450, and Joe Bachman, 448. Team 4 fell to third place and Team 2 took over the second slot with a 3 to 1 win as Michelle Tirrell hit 504; Sam Strouse, 494; and Linda Strouse, 409. In dropping down with their 0 to 4 loss, Team 4 had Terry Bartholomew rolling 548; Ken Grube, 513; and Kathy Grube, 475. Another 4 to 0 winner was Team 7 with Charles Kosman,
485, and Charlene Fassl, 444. Team 5 won 3 to 1 behind Bob C. Kosman, 476, and Patsy Kosman, 406. There were three to 1 losers, of course. Team 6 had Mike Swope hitting 634; Gerald Bartholomew, 563; Amanda Leindecker, 511, and Charmaine Bartholomew, 421. Team 7 had Jim Stevens with 506 and Rick Deily, 503. Team 3 was led by Polly Kosman, 447, Bobby Lou Snyder, 403. STANDINGS Team 1 Team 2 Team 4 Team 7 Team 5 Team 8 Team 6 Team 3
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Flurer’s holds lead in Bath Industrial League Flurer’s Machine & Tool have all but clinched the win for the second part of the season in the Bath Industrial League after beating Scherline & Associates 4-0 this past week. Flurer’s was lead by Andy Edelman with 256, 236, 234- 746 in week 30. He was followed by Frank Yeakel with 237,214-649; Jeff Kerbacher 226,214-625; Harvey Rissmiller 216, 204-593 and Steve Kerbacher 202-565. Scherline currently sits in second place behind Flurer’s. They were led by Evan Rehrig 258, 236, 225-719; Gary Reaser 540; and Paul Reaser 506. Arndt Construction lost 3 out of four games to Hecktown Fire Co. this past week. Arndt was led by Bob Meixsell 235, 231-658; Bob Adams 233, 227-650; Cory Brown 225590 and Marty Beal 232-573. Hecktown Fire Co. was on the other end with 3 wins with B J Doncsesz 235, 227, 224-686; Stan Zurowski 243, 224, 214681; Matt Paulus 225, 215, 214654 and Ken Hoelle 571. Taylor Honey beat Old Continued on page 7
Bath Area Kids Fishing Contest
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April 13 & 14 Sat. 8 a.m. – Sun. 3 p.m. Entry to the contest is FREE for all children
Donations are now being accepted to purchase fish for stocking. Donations can be sent to:
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Dairy 3-1 with Jack Troxell 248-592; Marvin Meixsell 570 and Bob Bechtel 515. Old Dairy had Warren Nelson 223-586; Joe Schwartz 519 and Scott Fenstermacher 503. G&L Sign Factory beat Harhart’s 3-1, the two teams sit at the bottom of the league standings. G&L had Jason Eberts 278, 258 – 692; Bob Sahaydak 234, 233-625; Mike Reese 545, Stephen Duda 213, 537 and Paul Duda 215, 502. Harhart’s had Butch Holland Sr 215, 202-589 and Geroge Hyde 550. The Industrial League has two more weeks of bowling left in the season and will finish that off with a Championship Roll-off.
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Outstanding scores for the week of March 24 at the Bath Legion Lanes were as follows: MEN – 600 & HIGHER: Ryan Flick, 300/834; Terry Bartholomew, 696/753; Andy Edelman, 662/708; Matt Cser.703; Joe Smith, 690; Paul Hunsicker, 689; Mark Moyer, 683; Al Davidson, 678; John Zmyweski, 650/678; Jason Benner, 668; Brent Bartholomew, 677; Ed Musselman, 681; Chris Hoysan,
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HOROSCOPE ARIES--March 21 to April 20--A celebration in honor of someone you care about is in order this week. Plan a good dinner. TAURUS--April 21 to May 20--In the near future plan a Saturday when you do just as you please, even if it means staying in bed and reading all day. GEMINI--May 21 to June 20-Stop being a disappointment to someone who loves you. You have too much pride to continue to project an image of laziness. CANCER--June 21 to July 22--Set a good ex- ample for young persons. You have more of an impact on them than you realize. LEO--July 23 to Aug. 22--Another promotion is due you in the very near future. You are surprised it is close to a previous one. VIRGO--Aug. 23 to Sep. 22--Yard work could be a good project this week if you will keep your pace slow and steady. LIBRA--Sept. 23 to Oct. 22--Give some thought to your summer vacation. Study travel brochures and internet travel sites. SCORPIO--Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--You are in error if you uphold someone in their wrongdoing. You could be turning your back on someone doing the right thing. SAGITTARIUS--Nov 23 to Dec. 21--Plan a dinner for a few friends. Good food will set the stage for an enjoyable evening. CAPRICORN--Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--If plans for a vacation are delayed, don’t be disappointed. You will have a great time. AQUARIUS--Jan. 20 to Feb. 18--Jealousy gains you nothing. Your position is secure, but you can certainly alienate another if you dwell on petty matters. PISCES--Feb. 19 to March 20--After work hours, you may feel like being a hermit. Quiet weekend trips with a loved one can fill the bill.
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Little Girl reels in two on Monocacy. On opening day of trout season in this area of Pa., March 30, Natalie Flamisch, age 6 and her father Daniel Flamisch of Bath were fishing along the Monocacy Creek. Natalie caught a 21-inch palomino and a 20-inch rainbow trout.
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when that is reduced it will have a negative effect on the NASD rating, bond counsel Reed said. Continued from page 1 Capital improvements in important thing that parents the school are just one segcan do is to keep on top of ment of the budget to be contheir children’s education,” sidered. In regard to charter/ she said, adding later, “We cyber students, Kovalchik told have to look out for our back the board what could happen yard. NASD is our back yard.” if just five students were to Mrs. Hanner said that the go that route, with each costPSSA’s will not go away for ing $9,304.41 for charter and grades 3 through 8. While $20,504.63 for cyber. And due the subjects that are stressed to increased health claims, in the exams are important, it $500,000 more will be needed was observed, the issues that under Obamacare (the Afare affecting every school dis- fordable Care Act). Kovalchik trict are safety, drug and alco- said there could be a penalty hol, and mental health. Di- of $1.2 million if one person rector John Baird remarked, who is working 30 hours a “Taking 40 days out of 180 week is not offered benefits days for testing, the curricu- and reports the violation. $204,000 will have to be paid lum is diminished.” Kovalchik also added that in benefits for security and keeping costs down and all hall monitors under that act. Kovalchik said there is little the factors with the testing are a double-edged sword. that can be controlled locally, Across the state, he said, 60% with state and federal regulaof the students have failed tions so stringent. The district has taken eight the Keystone Exams. “It’s unknown how the students will cost-cutting strategies: Not do here.“ The costs for reme- replacing 52 personnel; condiation could seriously affect tracts with vendors; contracts future budgets. Common with staff (they’ve given 2% Core and Keystone Exams, givebacks); cyber enrollment and remediation are severe. of 32; energy systems up“As a school district we have grades; debt restructure; adto figure out how we are going ministrator/principal budget to succeed. We will research reduction (4-day work week whatever we can to meet the in summer); and transportastudents’ needs,” Kovalchik tion routes (0% increase the concluded.” Failure will mean next three years). Still, there could be a 3.41% state evaluation of the district. tax increase. Proposed Budget Student Council The school board must There was other business adopt the 2013-14 general fund budget by June 10. A transacted on Monday, but fund balance of $1,200,000 space does not permit it in will be used to balance, but this story.
Student Council representative Ben Longacre, however, had this report: a luau dance on April 20; two fund raisers for Angel 34; new men and women lacrosse teams organized; and the council will host a senior citizen prom.
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Letters from our Readers The Needs of Young Children To the Editor: Each April we recognize The Week of the Young Child™, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Learning Center at Third Street Alliance in Easton continues to enjoy accreditation from this important association in our efforts to offer quality child care in a creative and education environment. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The 2013 Week of the Young Child™ is April 14–20 and the theme is Early Years Are Learning Years®. The classrooms and hallways of Third Street Alliance are certainly filled with the sights and sounds of young children learning! You can see the preschool children as they walk the halls, pretending to hold bubbles carefully in their mouths so that the bubbles don’t escape if they talk! You can hear the singing of “Months Macarena” as the children try to remem-
ber what month comes after March. (Hint, you have to say the word “Macarena” before you remember!) You can watch the concentration as the children try to win their name on the “Tying Shoe” after a successful bow is made with shoestrings. And you can observe them as they learn not only the words to the Alliance’s “Kindness Pledge” but the reasons behind their allegiance. You can also hear and see families learning the same valuable lessons, as shelter staff, teachers and caregivers throughout the agency demonstrate the use of positive reflection and reinforcement with clients of all ages. Mothers and Fathers are applauded for their positive interaction with their children. Resident women are commended as they gain employment that will allow them to support their families more successfully. Parents are taught the “Kindness Pledge” too, as they are reminded that from a child’s point of view, it can be scary when the “giants” aren’t happy with you, especially the “giants” you love. Teaching kindness has become a staff attitude that has lifted spirits and inspired smiles. It increases respect and encourages personal responsibility. And where does this all start? We believe it starts when the public endorses Third Street Alliance for Women and Children by becoming partners in our teaching. When you believe in us, it is easier to believe in Third Street Alliance, and in ourselves and in the work we are doing. When you provide your time as volunteers, or your talent as a committee or board member, or your treasure as a financial contributor, you join the team, and help us to promote that kindness can be taught, and that kindness, liberally spread, can work wonders in today’s world. Judy Matthewson Executive Director Third Street Alliance for Women and Children 41 North Third Street, Easton
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By State Rep. Marcia Hahn 138th Legislative District I would like to make you aware of a telephone solicitation scam making the rounds in Northampton County that involves alleged prizes won and a request for money in order to process the claims. A gentleman in my district recently received a telephone call, claiming he won a car filled with a significant amount of money. In order to claim the prize, he was asked to purchase a $1,000 prepaid debit card and call back with the 16-digit number on the card, which he unfortunately did. I was told by local law enforcement officials the money probably left the country and is nearly impossible to track. This individual also received a call from someone validating the prize and claiming to be a representative of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. We have been in contact with Attorney General Kane’s office about the issue. In addition to refuting the claim, they remind everyone that no direct contact would ever be made by their office with individuals concerning prizes won in a contest. Consumers can file complaints with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling 1-800-441-2555 or by submitting an electronic complaint at www.attorneygeneral.gov. Questions about this or any legislative issues may be directed to my district office at (610) 746-2100.
Teacher (looking over Teddy’s homework)—I don’t see how it’s possible for a single person to make so many mistakes. Teddy (proudly)—It isn’t any single person, teacher. Father helped me.
BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. – MOORE TWSP. – CHAPMAN BORO Final Thursday Catching on in Bath The Bath Business & Community Partnership is currently in the planning stages of this month’s Final Thursday event, which is already catching on and growing! Daily Grind will be open as part of the event this month in addition to the S. Seem Antiques & Artisans, Steckel House Antiques and The Friendship Tree Thrift store. They will be celebrating the April full moon, which happens to fall on the final Thursday event. This full moon is dubbed "pink full moon" by the Farmers Almanac and thusly the April 25th Final Thursday event will follow that theme. Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting at The Friendship Tree Thrift store (107 N. Chestnut Street). Attendees will then be encouraged to grab a bite to eat before going to the open house events that begin at 6 p.m. If
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Last year, five projects in Pennsylvania needed funds to continue their work in eye research. A sum of $89,211 was approved by the Pa. Sight Conservation & Eye Research Foundation. Speaking to members of the Bath Lions Club at their dinner meeting on April 3, Past District Governor Glen Santee of Allentown, a member of the foundation board, said that money from investments goes into eye research through means of grants. Some money raised through Lions, Lioness and Leo clubs in the state goes into investments, but for the most part into eye research.
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Last year, clubs in District 14-K (Lehigh and Northampton counties) gave $1,751 to the foundation. The board of directors of the foundation has established a Memorial Endowment Fund. Only the interest from this fund is used for eye research, the principal remains intact Researchers will tell about their projects at a seminar in Philadelphia this October. Santee related how brain ports helped blind to see images and it also helped their balance. The foundation did fund a surgical simulator, but generally they don’t fund equipment. The speaker provided quarter cards. In which donations held fund research
for glaucoma, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and other eye diseases. Donated funds may be mailed to the Foundation’s treasurer, PDG Robert Miller, in Orwigsburg. Banquet Plans Further plans for the Bath Lions’ 85th anniversary banquet on May 1 at the BarnHouse Village were discussed. The speaker will be Past International Director Gene Polgar. Entertainment will be provided by a vocal group from Northampton High School. President William Falstich noted that he and Lion Marvin Werkheiser Continued on page 15 PA003267
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Gardeners ready to till ground The Nazareth Food Bank Garden volunteers have been anxiously awaiting some warm spring days to begin in the garden again this year! Thanks to Essroc for the use of their property. Plans are
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Nazareth Sophomore Class organizes Dance Marathon The students of the Nazareth Area High School sophomore class of 2015 have organized a dance-a-thon and variety show in memory of Brenton Krouse, a classmate who lost his battle with leukemia in 2009 at age 11. The dance marathon, inspired by Continued on page 13
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At last Thursday’s meeting of Northampton Borough Council, two resolutions were approved which convey real estate to the borough. One was from Nancy Novogratz on Smith Street and the other was from Brian Kroope at 1912-22 Main Street. The resolutions ratified the deeds for both parcels. Another resolution approved involved the participation and acceptance of funds associated with the Community Development Block Grant program of Northampton County. Bids for road materials were opened, and Borough
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third annual marathon/half marathon on Nov. 3. It will start at Smith Lane & Horwith Dr. and proceed west to Laubach Ave. and then south on Laubach to Canal St., north on Canal St. to Rt. 329, west on that highway, across the Cementon bridge and north on the Delaware & Lehigh Trail. • Police Chief Ronald Morey was given permission for Patrolmen Kieska and Frantz to attend a training course at the Allentown Police Academy from April 29 to May 1. Committee Reports Under administration and finance it was noted that FEMA has provided a check for $21,291 for storm damage to the Stewart St. pump station during Hurricane Irene. The generator has arrived for the community center, which cost $50,000 including installation. Of that amount, $27,500 was received from local casino money. Zarayko said the generator will be an asset for the community should a disaster occur, and residents need a place to seek temporary shelter. The building, land and recreation chairman reported that the borough crew has prepared all nine baseball infields for the new season. . . .Two events were held at the recreation center this past Saturday – a basketball tournament sponsored by the Zone and then in the evening a dance for 7th and 8th grade students. . . .Six new tables were purchased for the center. Under public works and
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sewer, it was reported that the public works department repaired a broken sewer lateral on W. 14th St. . . .Construction is continuing on a new salt shed. . . .Work was done on the ladies’ rest room at the swimming pool. . . .A local blacktop milling firm will remove 1.5 inches of old blacktop on Second Street in April and then the street will receive new blacktopping in early May.
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ers and video games during Screen-Free Week. A Family Craft Time will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. Please join them for a family craft, game and snack. C hildren’s Book Week is the national celebration of books and reading for youth. Celebrate the love of books at the Northampton Area Public Library by participating in the Family Story & Craft. This program will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. or on Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Registration for these programs will continue until the sessions are filled. A current library card is needed to register the family. For more information call 610-262-7537.
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Pack / Troop 43 have Awards Banquet
In an awards filled night members and families of both Cub Pack 43 and Boy Scout Troop 43 in Bath held their respective awards banquet. At the Cubs’ annual Blue and Gold banquet where awards were given out to all the boys from the Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos. The boys received all their awards, beads and badges that they have earned for the year. In a special ceremony led by Webelos Leader Pat Nocera, Riley Gallagher, Derek Richline, and Trent Talipan, received the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting’s highest award, and the only Cub Scout award allowed to be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. After receiving their Arrow of Light award, these three boys left behind their Cub Scout families, where they had been for the last few years and made their transi-
tion and “crossed over” and became members of Boy Scout Troop 43, to begin a new chapter in their Scouting journey with their new scouting family, where they will continue to grow, learn, lead and teach the fundamentals that scouting teaches. After some magical entertainment, the night continued as the Scouts from Troop 43 also held their annual Spring Court of Honor, where just like the Blue and Gold, is where the Boy Scouts receive their awards, merit badges and ranks. There was a special recognition to all of the past Troop 43 Eagle Scouts several of which were in attendance as well as some past Troop Scoutmasters and other leaders. The current Scoutmaster Mr. Russ Shaffer received the Scoutmaster Key award, which is a knot he can
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wear on his uniform. The highlight of the evening was a very special Award of Appreciation given to Mr. Michael Zastko. Hehas been a scouter who has been involved in scouting for well over 60 years. During his tenure he has had the privilege watching both of his sons earn the rank of Eagle, both in Troop 43, and most recently his Grandson also earning the rank of Eagle. During his many, many years as the Unit Commissioner for the Bath area, he oversaw over 120 Eagle Boards of Review and presented about 85 Eagle awards. Although he has stepped down as Unit Commissioner, he continues on as the Eagle Scout Liaison and Board of Review chairman for the local troops. It is his endless devotion and dedication that he received this award with all the members of Pack and Troop 43, past and present that were in attendance along with his wife and son. Mr. Zastko is a shining example of what the ideals of scouting can give and how they can have a lifelong passion and effect on some one’s life.
The National Honor Society at Nazareth High School is running its annual blood drive on Friday, April 26. If you are interested in donating, you must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 lbs. There will be snacks and refreshments after you donate.
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Penn States annual THON, will take place on May 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the north campus gym. Students are currently seeking sponsors to help raise money for the Brenton’s Hope Foundation as well as for the class. If a student raises $100 they will be exempt from classes for the entire day to participate in the dance-athon. Alternatively, students can buy their way out of class by making financial donations to the foundation. Stu-
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News Sermonette The Rev. John C. Kunkel
Pastor, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Nazareth
The Whispers of Hope And after the fire came a gentle whisper. —I Kings 19:12
Will you listen for the whisper? The early twentieth century T. S. Eliot poem The Hollow Men closes with this morose ending: This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. Eliot’s poem is about a group of scarecrow-like individuals who exist in a state between life and death and suffer from a serious case of moral paralysis. They are forever trapped on the banks of the River Styx, the ancient Greek symbol for the dividing line between life and death. Theirs is a situation to be most pitied—a lost humankind—unable to beg redemption from God to whom they cannot speak. Centuries earlier, the people of Israel rejected God’s covenant, tore down God’s altars, and killed his prophets. Elijah was the only one left and he feared for his life. In I Kings 19 God tells Elijah to “go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Quite interestingly God is not to be found in that which is mighty and powerful—the wind, the earthquake, and the fire. God came to Elijah in “a gentle whisper.” Elijah’s is a situation most to be sought—he, being a found creature to whom the nature of God is abundantly revealed. We live in a world that, at an accelerating pace, seeks answers in expressions of power and might, passion and fury. It has long been noted that “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” But, alas, ours has become a world where the conflicting cacophonies vying for consideration have all but drowned out every sound but their own. With the whimper of the past supplanted by the din of modernism, it is scarcely a surprise that God’s voice—“a gentle whisper”—is unheard! Moral paralysis and rejection of the Biblical message are increasing feverishly. Faithfulness to traditional values and genuine spiritual growth is ever “the road less travelled” as psychiatrist M. Scott Peck noted thirty-five years ago in his book by that title. Lest we emulate the “hollow men” and go to a dismal end or lest we live fearfully as Elijah was almost wont to do or lest we capitulate to the utter dissonance of all that surrounds us—it is incumbent upon us to answer a life-changing question! When Jesus comes to you… will you abandon the world and all its alluring charm?
Will you listen for the whisper? dents will also be putting on different acts to provide entertainment throughout the day. In addition fun activities will be planned at the gymnasium. Donations and sponsorship pledges can be made online at www.brentonshope. org or through a participating sophomore student. The Brenton’s Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Brenton J. Krouse. It is the mission of Brenton’s Hope to increase awareness about childhood cancer and raise funds for the children and their families in our community who are so courageously facing the challenges of this fight.
Nazareth Production of Anything Goes
The Nazareth Area School District Theatre Troupe is gearing up for the production of Anything Goes that will be presented on April 19, 20, 21 and April 26, 27 and 28. Tickets will go on sale starting April 2 from 3-6 p.m. at
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Nazareth Sports Highlights BY: Andy Weaver As we warm up here in the Lehigh Valley and the temperatures rise it's time for a weekly update for the spring sports, We hope you will take a moment and come out to one of the events. The Nazareth Track team will host Whitehall Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m. at Nazareth Middle School. They will then be at Allen on Monday, April 15 vs Freedom and Allen!! The Nazareth girls softball team is currently 4-2. They had wins over PM East 1-0, E-Burg South 4-0, Pleasant Valley 4-2 and Whitehall 153. They lost to Parkland 11-1 and Northampton 5-4 in 12 innings. On Thursday April Continued on page 14
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would be attending a meeting with representatives of the Northampton Exchange Club to discuss possibly re-
turning the Bath Lions to running bingo at Northampton Community Days in July. A letter was received from the Newtown, Conn. Lions Club announcing a foundation to raise funds for counseling needs of first responders, students and faculty who
were affected by the shooting incident in November that killed 20 students and six faculty. The district 14-K convention will be held this Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14 at the Days Inn Hotel in Allentown, with the Bath Lions represented. At the Sunday morning necrology breakfast and worship service, the late Lion and Lioness Mark and Myrtle Schwartz will be among more than 35 remembered. Also on Saturday, used eyeglasses that were collected will be turned in.
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11 the girls are at Emmaus at 4 p.m., April 13 vs Allen at Pates Park at 11 a.m. in the Don Hunt Memorial Challenge. On Monday April 15 Nazareth will host PM West at 4 p.m. and host Freedom on April 16 at 4 p.m. Head Coach Bryan Wolf is in his first season with the Nazareth Blue Eagles baseball team. They are standing at 2-4 in the early going of their season, logging a 1-0 win over E-Burg South and a 9-7 win over Pocono Mt. East so far this season. They gave up four games to Parkland (2-0), Pleasant Valley (4-1), Whitehall (7-4) and Allen (84). On Thursday April 11 the boys will play over at Emmaus at 4 p.m. Saturday at 10 a.m. Nazareth will play at Coca-Cola Park In the LVIAC Play Day as they take on Northampton! Next week, Monday the 15th will be at
home vs Pocono Mt. West and at home on Tuesday the 16th vs Freedom. The Nazareth Middle School softball team is off to an impressive 4-0 start! On March 27 they beat Central Catholic 11-3 and then on April 2 the team beat Northeast 13-2. On April 5 they beat East Hills MS 14-7. On April 8 they beat Pleasant Valley 12-2. The girls will be at Nitschmann April 11 and then at home vs Eyer April 15.
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Bountiful Backyards! Saturday, April 20th 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Harvesting rain water, composting yard waste, and cultivating native plants can help you turn your backyard in to a healthy habitat to share with wildlife. Learn how to make your backyard more bountiful with real examples and instruction from the staff at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. To register, contact Lauren Forster firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-746-2809. Jacobsburg Stewardship Day - Saturday, April 20th 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Help Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center celebrate Earth Day by participating in one of the many stewardship projects in the park, including invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, native plant plantings, butterfly garden clean-up, litter pick-ups and more. To register, contact Rick Wiltraut email@example.com or
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Catholic school Golf Tourney
Good Shepherd Catholic School will hold its second annual golf outing on Saturday, May 11th at Willow Brook Golf Course in Catasauqua. Proceeds from the outing will help to defray the cost of new school front doors and a new security system. The cost to golf is $85 per person and includes cart and green fees, continental breakfast, refreshments on the course, lunch and awards. The tournament, which begins at 8:00 am is a shot gun start scramble format. Corporate and family sponsorship levels are available. Sponsor level donations range from $85 to $440. The registration deadline is April 20th. For additional information, please call Good Shepherd Catholic School at 610-262-9171.
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Leroy N. Barnett Leroy N. Barnett, 76, of Walnutport, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara (Bennett) Graver Barnett. He was the territory manager for Animal Medic of Manchester, Pa., covering a wide range of Pa., N.J. and N.Y. for 34 years before retiring in January 2013. Born in Todd, Huntingdon County, Pa., he was a son o fthe late Ferne Ellsworth Barnett and Ethel (David). He was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, and a member of the Gideon Bible Society in Lehighton. Besides his wife, he is survived by two steps-ns, Kirk Graver of Lehioghton and Shawn Graver of Myrtle Beach, As.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Wagner of Palmyra, Pa., and Joy Hitz of Harrisburg; a brother, Ellis Barnett, of Palmyra; three step-granddaughters; one step-great-granddaughter; six nephews and one niece. Preceding him in death were a brother, Lester, and a sister, Flora. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Bethany Wesleyan Church, officiated by The Revs. Kevin Fetterhoff and Scott Weldon. Interment followed in Franklin Heights Memorial Park, Franklin Twsp., Pa. Arrangements were by the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washinton Ave., Northampton, PA 18067, where memorials may be sent for the church’s memorial fund. Ethel J. Beam March 2, 1943 – April 4, 2013 Ethel Jane Beam, 70, of Lower Nazareth Township died Thursday, April 4 in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of Robert Beam. A 1961 graduate of Pen Argyl High School, she worked for the Nazareth School District for 29 years as head cook at Lower Nazareth Elementary School. She also worked for homemakers in Allentown, taking care of people in their homes. Born March 2, 1943 in Bangor, she was a daughter of Agnes (Tolino) Counterman of Pen Argyl and the late Warren
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Counterman. She was a member of East Lawn Fire Co., Red Hat Society, the VFW, Holy Family Club, and the Jacksonian Club, all of Nazareth. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Warren and John Counterman. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by entombment in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Easton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064. Elizabeth C. Carroll Nov. 11, 1924 – April 5, 2013 Elizabeth C. Carroll, 88, of Bath, died Friday, April 5 at home. She was the wife of the late Theodore Carroll, who died in 1984. She was a hat maker for Patricia Underwood Hats in Manhattan, N.Y., for many years. In her retirement, she was an aide at Gracedale. Born Nov. 11, 1924 in Elmira, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Carrie (Carrier) Miller. Surviving are three sons, Theodore Carroll of Montrose, Terrence Carroll of Atlanta, Ga., and John Carroll of Texas; six daughters, Elizabeth Clarke of Rex, Ga., Deborah Miller White of New Windsor, N.Y., Helen Dubnansky of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., Margaret “Peggy” Scott of Bath, Barbara Dorey of Sparta, N.J., and Kathy Fuller of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Benjamin, of Washington, and half-brothers James and Robert Miller. Preceding her in death were sisters Helen McWhorter, Mary McCreight, Ruth Rosenkranz, and a brother, John Miller. Services were held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Lehigh Valley Hospice, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064. Allan B. Creyer
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Sept. 16, 1952 – March 31, 2013 Allan B. Creyer, 60, of Northampton died Sunday, March 31 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Sherry A. (Schiler) Creyer. He worked at Binney & Smith, Easton, before retiring. Prior to that, he worked at Daytimers in East Texas, Pa. Born Sept. 16, 1952 in Northampton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Mae (Schaffer) Creyer. He was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Holly G. Creyer, of Northampton; a son, Andrew A. Creyer, of Northampton; a sister, Linda Kressly, of Orefield; two brothers, Larry Creyer of Walnutport and Daniel Creyer of Northampton. The family will receive friends at the church from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13. A memorial service will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or VIABL, both c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067. Louis A. Fager April 27, 1968 – April 2, 2013 Louis A. Fager, 44, of Northampton, died Tuesday, April 2 at home. A 1986 graduate of Whitehall High School, he worked at the Muller Martini Mailroom Systems in Allentown from 1966 to 2010. Born April 27, 1968 in Allentown, he was a son of Lo-
retta S. (Pietrobon) Fager of Northampton and the late Louis L. Fager. Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, Curt L. Fager, of Quakertown; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceding him in death was a brother, Ken Fager. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning in St. Peter’s Church, Coplay. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Robert G. Hillman Robert G. Hillman, 62, of Walnutport, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Palmerton Hospital. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.. Nellie J. Tarnok April 2, 1923 – April 1, 2013 nellie J. Tarnok, 89, of Nazareth died Monday April 1 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus. She had worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp., C. F. Martin & Co., and several years at the former Nazareth Item newspaper. Born April 2, 1923 in Forestville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Faryniak) Wimmer. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth, and also a member of the Women’s Democratic Club in Nazareth. Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Celin, of Bethlehem;
April 11-17, 2013 15 two grandchildren; a sister, Anne Nilsen of Palmer Township; and several nieces and nephews ands great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceding her in death were brothers Wallace and Edward Wimmer, and sisters Jean Paskewicz and Mary Messenlehner. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning in Holy Family Church, followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family School, 17 N. Convent Ave., Nazareth, PA 18064 or c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
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PUblic notice-Legal Advertisement For Bids 2013 Maintenance and road materials Sealed Proposal will be received by the Borough Secretary of the Borough of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, at the Borough Building 134 S. Main St., until 4:00 p.m. prevailing time, Thursday May 2, 2013 for furnishing the 2013 MAINTENANCE AND ROAD MATERIALS. Bids will be opened and read aloud at 7:00 p.m., that same day, at the Borough Council Chambers, 159 W. Center St., Nazareth, PA. All available information covering the furnishing this equipment, including a list of accessories, can be secured from Mr. Robert J. Reimer, Public Works Superintendent (610-759-0401) or the office of the Borough Engineer, Borton-Lawson Engineers (610-759-9700), 49 East Center Street, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Bids are to be submitted in duplicate, accompanied by a properly certified check drawn to the order of the Borough of Nazareth, of a Bid Bond in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond with corporate surety in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) within twenty (20) days of the award, guaranteeing compliance with the specifications, and delivery within the time specified by the bidder in his bid. Bids should be plainly marked “BID FOR 2013 MAINTENANCE AND ROAD MATERIALS”. The Borough of Nazareth reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Paul Kokolus Borough Secretary/Treasurer Nazareth Borough Council (4/4 - 4/18)
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INVITATION TO BID Borough of Bath, Northampton County, will receive sealed bids for the Keystone Park Parking Lot/Pole Building/Pavilion Construction. The project will consist of demolition of the existing parking lot, pole building and pavilion and construction of new parking lot, pole building and pavilion. Sealed bids will be received until 1:00 PM (prevailing time) on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Bath Borough Municipal Building, 215 E. Main Street, Bath, PA 18014, and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. All bids shall be sealed, marked and addressed as follows: Keystone Park Parking Lot / Pole Building / Pavilion Construction Borough of Bath 215 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attn: Thomas Petrucci, Borough Manager KEYSTONE PARK PARKING LOT / POLE BUILDING / PAVILION CONSTRUCTION Copies of the contract documents, drawings, specifications and bid forms may be examined and obtained at the office of Keystone Consulting Engineers, Inc., at 2870 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18020, upon request and non-refundable payment of Seventy-Five ($75.00) per set, checks payable to Keystone Consulting Engineers, Inc. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the site at 10:00AM. The project for which Bids are being solicited is subject to the applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act. Each Bid must be accompanied by a bid security made payable to Borough of Bath in the amount of ten (10%)
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PUblic notice-Legal Continued from page 16 percent of the bid price and in the form of a Certified Check, Bank Check or a Bid Bond issued by a surety meeting the requirements of Article 5 of the General Conditions. The successful bidder must furnish Performance and Payment Bonds each in an amount equal to the contract price meeting the requirements of Article 5 of the General Conditions. The Borough of Bath, Northampton County, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids and to accept any Bid which in its judgment is for the best interest of the Borough. Thomas Petrucci, Manager (4/11)
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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BOROUGH OF BATH Notice is given that the Parks and Recreation Committee of the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath will hold a Special Meeting on April 18th, 2013 at 3:30PM. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss future plans concerning recreation places and trail facilities within the Borough of Bath, as well as general discussion on parks and recreation matters within the Borough of Bath. The meeting will be held at Borough Hall (215 East Main Street, Bath, PA 18014). The public is invited to attend. Thomas R. Petrucci Borough Manager (4/11)
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