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Allen Township Sets Rules For Operating ATV’s, Snowmobiles By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Much to the satisfaction of residents along Seemsville Road, the Allen Township Board of Supervisors on Thursday enacted an ordinance which regulates the use of all terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and snowmobiles. A hearing preceding that enactment was held, in which Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell summarized where and when the ATVs and snowmobiles can be operated. • They must remain at least 50 ft. from a neighboring property line, 100 ft. from an occupied dwelling, and 100 ft. from the edge of pavement of any roadway or property road frontage and associated roadway right-of-way lines. Only will that not apply if the person operating those vehicles gets written, notarized permission from the adjoining property owner within any reduced setback and under agreed terms and conditions. • No more than three ATVs, GEORGE M. MAKOUL was elected Worshipful Master of Mano- dirt bikes or snowmobiles quesy Lodge #413 on Thursday and was congratulated by the pres- may be operated at the same time on the same property. ent Worshipful Master, Daniel H. Miller. (Story on Page 15.) • A person may only oper– Home News photo

ate those vehicles between 9 a.m. and dusk. There are other limitations that are included in the fivepage ordinance, and they came about because property owners complained mostly about the noise and dust that the ATVs were creating. Only two persons had comments opposing the ordinance. Chris Firmstone of 209

Rinker Rd., Northampton, told the board he owns a 12acre property, has enjoyed riding ATVs for 10 years and it was one reason he bought the property. He felt the supervisors were taking away rights. Treadwell told him that the law limits disturbance to neighbors, and that it was driven by their complaints. Continued on page 13

Lexi and her pop-pop Tim Manieri of Bushkill Township take a break from walking and enjoy a peaceful trot around Nazareth during the Christmas in Nazareth celebration.

INDEX: Letters to Santa ................8

Gov. Wolf House Tour.. 24, 25

Hurricane Relief..............10

Atlas Report....................29

Nosey in Nazareth...........17


Obituaries ......................20

Police ...................31, 34, 35

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Retirement Well Wishes for Sandy Sandy Dewalt Schaadt is truly going to be missed as someone who represented and served our community, not just as an employee in the 138th Legislative District

office of Marcia Hahn, but as someone who cared about the community as her family. If anyone needed help on the phone or in the office…. Sandy would find a way to

CHRISTMAS BLESSING Ma y t h e Sp i r i t o f C h r i s t m a s b r i n g y o u p e a c e , T h e Gl a d n e s s o f C h r i s t m a s g i v e y o u h o p e , An d t h e Wa r m t h o f C h r i s t m a s g ra n t y o u l ov e . ~ Au t h o r Un k n ow n

provide support and direction. If anyone was needed at an event….to dedicate a new building at Jacobsburg or to represent the legislative office at the Bushkill Fair or community gathering…. Sandy would be there talking with dignitaries and answering questions and concerns for constituents. Sandy could answer questions on benefits, licenses, birth certificates, passports,

veterans, dogs, registrations, aging citizens and state or local government. If she didn’t know the answer, she would find out for you. Any time of any day….Sandy would find the time for you in or out of the office. Sandy Schaadt represented the people of this area of Northampton County because to her –– they were all family. Sandy knew everyone by name – offering a hug

Just for the Holidays. Just for You.

Rep. Marcia Hahn & Sandy Schaadt of sympathy for the loss of a loved one or making everyone laugh at a holiday event. Sandy will be missed by many. Thank you, Sandy, for all you did for the people of your district. Thank you for being a friend to so many. You will be missed by those who would stop by the office just to chat, but we are sure to find your continuing support in other ways. We all wish you the wonderful retirement that you deserve. Thank you to a good friend. Estelle Ruppert, Harrisburg

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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip The whole world is grieving for the families of 20 children and six adults who died in that horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this past week. There’s talk about more gun control, but I think it’s more attention that has to be made to people with mental illness. How can we ever know ahead of time that people will do something like this? Killing young children like they were objects, and not little people. There were security measures like at other schools, but somehow he got into the school and killed the principal and a psychologist before going into a classroom and killing everyone, the teacher and all of her students, hitting them with up to

11 bullets from an automatic rifle. It’s just totally devastating and unimaginable, and just a little over a week before Christmas! All of our prayers should go to the families of those victims. Moms and Dads, take your children into your arms now and give them hugs and kisses, and tell them how much you love them. Gather around in a circle, and pray together. And as we go to church on Christmas Eve, say prayers for the victims and for all of us who will be celebrating the holiday, the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. . . .It’s hard to think of anything else, but we need to, so finish your shopping and decorating your homes, and let’s try to get back to normal, and

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hope that nothing like that ever happens around here or any place else again. . . . The weather’s been up and down, but warmer than usual for December. With that roller coaster type of weather, we’ve also had a lot of the flu going around. I hope you all had your shots, and we’ll get over the sickness in our families. Just heard it even got to Hillary Clinton, she fainted and got a concussion . . .Up in the Poconos it’s been cold at times, so they were making snow for the slopes, more so than last year, but it hasn’t been cold enough at Blue Mountain. . . .The Eagles are playing out their season, probably with no more wins, and will no doubt have a new coaching staff next year. Giants fans are hoping their team can do what it did last year, although they’ve been losing of late. . . . Basketball and wrestling seasons are on now, but I’m ready for baseball again. . . . Hats off to the gals over at the Legion for all the afghans they made for the vets at Walter Reed Army

Medical Center. Great job! . . . . I hear Don Wedde makes a good vegetable soup that tastes like more. . . .Lots of really nice Christmas lighting displays on homes around here. . . .Gotta go. Alice, Meg, Cheryl and Tony are working

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Natural Perspectives For the Health-Minded Individual DR. GLENN CLEARIE DC

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Sometimes we just need to express a few thoughts on a lot of topics. This often happens when speaking to my mother. Mostly I listen, letting her direct the conversation. One never knows what

we will eventually end up talking about. This article will read like one of those conversations. I recently read that the use of inhalation glucocorticoids and steroid inhalers has





surged in the last few years. Almost twenty-three billion in product sales is anticipated by the year 2014. Kids and adults alike use these inhalers for asthma related conditions. This can cause growth issues and bone density concerns. Twenty-five to thirty percent spinal bone loss in the first year alone. Egad! Did you know that cholesterol isn’t evil? Further blasphemy is that statin drugs don’t help reduce the initial chances of heart attack, stroke or death. It doesn’t. Even people with “normal levels” of cholesterol can suffer heart attacks or death. Stop thinking cholesterol is bad and start

focusing on your health as a whole. Cholesterol is good for you. It’s essential. Without it we are in big trouble. Rather than cholesterol it would be wise to work towards keeping triglycerides levels under eighty. I always look to normalize triglycerides before evaluating the cholesterol level. Speaking of levels, what is your vitamin D level? Have you had it checked lately? Get it over sixty. My bet is the vast majority are deficient (under 30) or borderline. I take 5,000 every day in a supplement form. From what I can tell, above average vitamin D levels supports the normal functioning of your body in tremendous ways. It’s also easy to fix. Don’t make this one difficult. Expanding a bit on supplements, flu season is upon us. Rather than subject myself to a vaccine, I do my best to boost my immunity naturally. Vitamin D plays a role. When getting run down or outright sick I’ll ramp up to 50,000 or more for three days maximum. Spices like turmeric perform a role in natural health also. Cumin and coriander are also spices I take daily. Green tea and tea in Continued on page 5

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Mike and Darlene Kulp of Perkasie, Pa. announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Kulp, to Jeremy Matula, son of Michael and Susan Matula of Bath. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Perkasie High School and graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelors degree in biochemistry. She is employed by Lancaster Laboratories as a biochemist. Her fiance is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelors degree in both political philosophy and legal studies and philosophy and professional ethics. He is employed by Elizabethtown College as an admission counselor and assistant coach in their cross country track and field programs. Tiffany and Jeremy are residing in Lancaster. Their wedding will be in the fall of 2013.


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general should be a part of your regime. Protein veggie shakes should be consumed daily also. I add chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, celery, and even olive oil. “Supplements” to your dietary intake can be tablets, capsules, or concentrated food sources. I use all of the above for natural health fortification! Please make a New Year’s resolution to avoid sugar and sugar substitutes. You will be healthier if you do. If you are a diabetic don’t be fooled into thinking diet anything is a good decision. It’s not. If you have diabetes you should also be considering cinnamon and chromium daily to assist in blood sugar regulation. Water? Yes, you can swim in it and bathe in it. I suggest you drink more of it! Sixtyfour ounces per day is a good number to strive for. It’s a no brainer as my kids would say. Do it consistently. Why in the world wouldn’t we do this one simple thing? Simple things often appear difficult. They are not. Most individuals are overwhelm-

ingly sleep deprived because of the stated difficulty in finding the time to rest. That said, we say we can’t find the time to sleep yet we will watch television way into the night and stay out late on the weekends. Get some rest. Dare I say skip Monday night football? Maybe I shouldn’t. Following the holidays I recommend performing a cleanse of the body. I have been doing it for years. Come February I am back down to my fighting weight and feeling wonderful because of it. I don’t see many men, or ladies for that matter, that feel healthier after the holidays as they did before. It’s obvious that we collectively indulge a little more. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Don’t go nuts but don’t beat yourself up. Just cleanse and reboot and get back to basics. Last but not least is finding purpose for the 365 days of 2013, and beyond. What do you plan on doing, achieving, fixing, developing and /or nurturing. For me it’s loving more and serving more. To that my wife of almost twenty years would surely hand me the laundry……Merry

Christmas, God bless. It is an honor to know you all. “Natural Perspectives” is a health commentary only and does not claim to diagnose and/or make

December 20-26, 2012 5 treatment recommendations. Always seek the advice of your health care professional.

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Top Teams Sweep in Suburban Dart Baseball

The top two teams in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League scored sweeps on Monday night. St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton ripped Salem Lutheran in Bethlehem 14-3, 5-1, and 5-4. Northampton’s hitters: Kevin Gross and Rich Kern, both 7 for 14; Brian Gross, 6 for 11; Dave Clark, 6 for 14. Bethlehem: Kyle Taylor, 6 for 11, and Bill Hoke, Sr., 5 for 11. Trinity Lutheran of Bangor fell at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship in Bethlehem 3-2, 8-7, and 3-2. Ebenezer: Lee Beebee, 5 for 7; Kamba Kalubi, 5 for 12; Eric Miller, 4 for 13 with a home run; Ray Moretz, two homers. Trinity: Tristan Burd, 6 for 12; Larry Fehnel and Judy Hoffert, both 6 for 13; Jeff Hoffert, 4 for 11 with two homers; Sandy Wanbold, a solo homer. Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown was swept at Bath Lutheran 11-4, 11-7, and 7-1, with these Bathites the top hitters: Dellie Iasiello, 8 for 12; Bob Flyte, 8 for 14; and Wendy Yacone, 8 for 15. Hecktown: Shawn Sigley, 7 for 13, and Jim Goldman, 4 for 10. Christ UCC of Bath beat visiting St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem, 7-6, lost 4-1, and won 7-1. Bath: Joe Hunsicker, 7 for 12 with a two-run homer; Garry Hunsicker, 7 for 13; Darius DalCin, 5 for 13; and Greg Pokorny, a homer. Bethlehem: Travis Beahm, 6 for 13; Ed Wychuk, 5 for 12; Allen Beahm, 5 for 12 with a homer; John Hoysan, the cycle; and Ryan Hoysan, a two-run homer. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, lost 4-1 and 6-5 before winning 6-2 at Messiah Lutheran in Bethlehem. Messiah: Mike Daly, Sr., 7 for 14; Rick Ha-

sonich, 6 for 12; Jeff Hasonich, 5 for 13; Mike Daly, Jr., 4 for 11; Harry Schoenberger, a homer. Emanuel: Bruce Danyluk, 6 for 13; Joey Hoffert, 5 for 8; Jorge and Jovi Rivera, both 4 for 13; Jim Hill, a home run. Farmersville won 5-1, then lost 5-1 and 6-1 at Salem UCC in Moorestown, with the latter having Sherry Bush, 6 for 14; Mitch Thomas, 4 for 8 with a homer; Fred Toncik and Bruce Roth, both 4 for 11; Bill Rinker and Rachel Krause, both with a round tripper. Farmersville: Drew Grim, 5 for 11; Kyle Campbell and Gene Grim, both 4 for 11; Don Kerbaugh and Dave Campbell, both 4 for 12. STANDINGS


St. Paul’s, Northampton 31 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 28 St. Stephen’s, Beth’m 22 Salem UCC, M’town 22 Christ UCC, Bath 21 Dryland, Hecktown 20 Messiah, Bethlehem 20 Salem Luth., Beth’m 19 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 19 Bath Lutheran 18 Trinity, Bangor 16 Farmersville 16

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SCHEDULE: Christmas-New Year’s recess. No games until Jan. 7, 2013.

Moore Wrestlers Lose to East Penn

It was a tough day on the mat for Moore Township wrestlers this past week. They lost two matches to East Penn Green. It was a great effort from the JV’s, just giving up too many falls. Ryan, Sammy and Jake stayed undefeated (4-0). If everyone keeps up the effort they’ll start seeing some wins. East Penn JV 40, Moore 32 East Penn Varsity 51, Moore 34

Bath Bowling Team 4 Continues Leading in Bath Die Hards League Team 4 lost 0 to 4, but still holds a lead despite the 4 to 0 win by Team 7 on Dec. 12 in the Bath Die Hards League. Bowling their best for Team 4 in the losing effort were Terry Bartholomew, 553; Ken Grube, 531; and Kathy Grube, 429. Team 7’s best of the night was Charles Kosman, 557. Team 5 is right behind them, although losing 1 to 3, with no outstanding scores. Team 4 won 4 to 0 behind Rick Deily, 582; Dick Deily, 522; Jim Stevens, 506, and Sherry Longley, 460. The other team that suffered the 0 to 4 loss was Team 1, holding down last place, as Bob Kosman hit 473; Brenda Deily, 453, and Joe Bachman, 421. Teams winning 3 to 1 wer Team 3 with BobbyLou Snyder rolling 473, and Team 8 with the big scores of Gerald Bartholomew, 655; Mike Swope, 5544; Charmaine Bartholomew, 526, and Amanda Lindecker, 502. Team 2 lost 1 to 3 with Art Bruch, 528; Michelle Tirrell 442; and Sam Strouse, 421. STANDINGS Team 4 Team 7 Team 5 Team 6 Team 2 Team 3 Team 8 Team 1

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Rodger L. Gilbert of Bath shot this 8 pt. buck at 7 am on the first day of rifle season, on state game lands in Pike County. It scored 157 7/8. He was by himself for the hunt. Hecktown Fire Co. Hangs on to First in Industrial League Hecktown Fire Co made sure they stayed in first place in the Bath Industrial League in Week 14. They swept G&L Sign Factory, 4 to 0. BJ Doncsesz lead with (245206) 636, then Matt Paulus (215-212) 616, Stan Zurowski (215) 558, Tony Luciano 556, Terry Koch (243) 520. G & L scores were Mike Reese (226)

620, Jason Eberts (215-212) 617, Paul Duda 501. Old Dairy stayed second with a 2 to 2 split with Arndt Construction; Dairy’s Joe Schwartz bowled 527 and Warren Nelson 508. Arndt has Jason Benner (243-223-202) 668, Don Arndt (256-202) 624, Tim Graver 552, Bob Adams 525, and Marty Beal 519. Taylor Honey whipped SL Plastic, 4 to 0; Butch WilContinued on page 5

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Edwin Buttner Sr. got a nice big deer on Dec. 1 in Moore Twp. It was only a six point but had a 21 in. outside spread with long tines. One of the biggest deer he ever got. He was hunting with his son Edwin Buttner Jr. and Rob Andrukaitis.


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liamson (235-223) 615, Scott Frieboln (235) 614, Jack Troxell (207) 564 and SL’s Evan Rehrig (210-206) 570. Harhart’s and Scherline & Associates also split, 2 to 2; George Hyde lead for Harhart’s with 600 overall (213208), Marty Csencsits (233) 593, Nate Meixsell (232) 578, and Butch Holland Sr. 516. Scherline & Associates’ Andy Edelman (231-227) 644, Jeff Kerbacher (215) 592, Steve Kerbacher (206) 590, John

Kerbacher (201) 576. STANDINGS W L Hecktown Fire Co. 37.5 18.5 Old Dairy 35 21 Arndt Construction 33 23 Taylor Honey 29.5 26.5 Harhart’s 27 29 S L Plastic 23 33 Scherline & Assoc. 20 36 G&L Sign Factory 19 37

Daku Auto Body Gains Four Games In Bath Commercial Daku Auto Body won 4 to 0 and runner-up Maxx Amusements lost 0 to 4 to gain four

games in week 14 of the Bath Commercial Bowling League. Daku put the Rice Family even deeper in the cellar with the win, led by Al Davidson, 224237-213–682; Bob Daku, 234219-220–673; Rich Mutarelli, 230-213–623; Scott Bortz, 214– 584. Rice: Jack Rice, 581; Andy Rice, 540; Dale Fye, 516. Valley Inspection Service knocked off Maxx Amusements big time with Dino Carfara, 235-235-212–582; Terry Bartholomew, 226-202201; Gerald Bartholomew, 224–579; Glenn Croll, 201–517. Maxx: Andy Edelman, 218– 572; Bill Bachman, 516; Randy Frey, 513; George Hyde, 508. Bath Supply also swept Team Smith, 4 to 0, behind Steve Kerbacher, 216-233218–667; Jeff Kerbacher, 248224–666; Brent Connolly, 257204–600; Harvey Rissmiller, 201-206–596; Lester Steigerwalt, 223–570. Smith: Joe Smith, 210-206–611, and Scott Weinberg, 206–584. Old Dairy made strides by clipping Sunnieside Landscaping, 3 to 1, with Ron Ardle, 225-205–624; Rich Trucksess, 210–586; John Kerbacher, 201203–582; Bill Neidig, 215–569; Ed Bernatovich, 537. Sunnieside: Adam Anthony, 248211–658; Ryan Flick, 259-214– 635; Anton Boronski, 225–575; Chris Hoysan, 205–556.

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Game Commission Urges Participation In Christmas Bird Count Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 114th annual Christmas Bird Count, which is taking place Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. 
“Bird enthusiasts, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, will head out on an annual mission - often before dawn - to make a difference and to see nature firsthand,” said Dan Brauning, Game Commission Wildlife Diversity Division chief. “Each year, volunteers brave

snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count, and they have made enormous contributions to bird conservation continentwide while doing so. 
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N.J. man traveled 4,000 Miles to research carols The December 2012 issue of Guideposts contains the story of a North Cape May, N.J. man in his 60’s who wondered where all the beautiful music of American Christmas carols came from. So he traveled 4,000 miles across seven states in nine days to find the true stories behind those songs that held such deep meaning for him. Ron Clancey had collected rare recordings of carols for decades, so one day in September he told his wife, Renate, “I want to visit the places where American carols originated. I want to get a feeling for what might have inspired their composers.” Despite all the sacrifices she would be making, she said yes right away. Jingle Bells His first stop, Savannah, Ga., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, known as the Jingle Bells Church. It was there in

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1857 that the church’s musical director-organist, James Pierpont, copyrighted One Horse Open Sleigh, which he had composed seven years earlier in Medford, Mass. It’s now known as Jingle Bells. Mary Had a Baby Next he went to St. Helena Island, South Carolina, where in the 19th century a slave-written carol that is one of Christmas’s most precious treasures contained the line, “People keep a-comin’ an’ the train done gone,” believed to represent an escape to freedom. The song: Mary Had a Baby. I Wonder As I Wander In Murphy, North Carolina, a folklorist and folksinger, John Jacob Niles, had been visiting the tiny Appalachian village in the Great Smoky Mountains. He saw a revivalist preacher’s daughter, dirty and untutored, and heard her sing a single line of a song very sadly. It inspired Niles to compose the carol, I Wonder As I Wander. The Little Drummer Boy Traveling another full day to All Saints Episcopal Church in Pontiac, Mich., the source of inspiration for Alfred Burt carols, Clancy headed east to Concord, Mass., to visit Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where composer Katherine K. Davis, a music teacher at Wellesley College, is buried. She wrote The Carol of the Drum, known today as The Little Drummer Boy. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Clancy’s next stop was at a Unitarian Universalist Church in Wayland, Mass. near Boston, where Edmund Hamilton

Sears served as minister. He wrote It Came Upon a Midnight Clear as a prayer for peace more than as a carol on Christmas Eve 1840. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day On Christmas Eve 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a Harvard professor, was grieving over the death of his wife in a home fire and of his son who was wounded in battle, when he heard the peal of church bells. His mood changed, and he wrote I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. O Little Town of Bethlehem From Cambridge, Clancy drove to Philadelphia to The Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square, where the rector, Rev. Phillip Brook, wrote the poem O Little Town of Bethlehem after returning from the Holy Land in 1866, finding how peaceful it was in Bethlehem, and yearning for a similar peace in his homeland after the Civil War. Do You Hear What I Hear? and White Christmas Clancy saved New York City for his last stop. Composer Noel Regney heard a pianist, Gloria Shayne, playing in the former Beverly Hotel. He married her and together they wrote Do You Hear What I Hear? as a hymn to peace after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Then Clancy went to Midtown East, Irvin Berlin’s home. One of his best songs was White Christmas, and he was touched in 1983, when carolers gathered outside his home and serenaded him with his song at age 95. His last Christmas was in 1988 and carolers still came to sing for him. Said Clancy to his wife upon returning home: “Thank you. This was the Christmas present of a lifetime.” The Home News hopes you enjoy these carols and will have a Merry Christmas, too.

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of peace and unity during the Christmas season. The Peace Light was transported from Austria and arrived in New York City on Monday, Dec. 10. The Peace Light was presented from the Austrian scouting program to representatives of the Boy Scouts of America in New York. From New York City, Scouts and volunteers from several countries will carry Peace Lights throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America. Cub Scout Pack 352 and Boy Scout Troop 352 from Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church are responsible for bringing the Peace Light to this area and will be conducting the flame sharing ceremony tonight. Jim Sorenson, a lifelong Scout volunteer from the New York City area, brought the Peace Light to Bethlehem for Cub Scout Pack and Troop 352. His grandson, Steven Schneible, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 352.

Letters to Santa

Every year The Home News helps deliver the letters from area children to The North Pole. Here are just a few of the letters we helped deliver this year.

Dear Santa, I live in Bath and wanted to send you a letter. For Christmas I wish for peace and happiness. I’m on a fixed income and can’t afford much. My hope is you get my letter and help me to be able to get some gifts for my family. I hope you you, Christopher can squeeze a little something in for me. I’ll leave cookies Dear Santa, and milk. ~Love, Elva We got to go to many places this year. We seen you Dear Santa, and got a picture with you We got to go many places at Lights in the Parkway. I this Christmas season. We got wanted to tell you that I have to go to Koziar’s Christmas been naughty and nice and I Village. You were there but we promise to be better. I really didn’t get to see you because want gymnastic Dora. Be safe the lines were too long. We delivering all the fits to all the went to the Lego Store and children of the world. I love seen you at Bridgewater Com- you, Kryslyan mons. I have been naughty and nice. I told my mommy Dear Santa, and daddy that I don’t want A year supply of candy, a coal and I will try better. I love Continued on page 9




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muzzleloader, Monopoly Millionaire. Merry Christmas Santa. Santa tell this to the reindeer. ~Reed Dear Santa, How are the reindeer? How are you? I want a doodle bear, Lego Friends, pretty clothes and books. Love, Katya p.s. and elf on the shelf. Dear Santa, Thank you for all the nice gifts you have given us last year! Tatiana loved the Barbie car she got, Katerina listens to her radio all day and Anastasia loves her new clothes! All of Tatiana’s items are on a list. For Christmas Katerina wants more toys. Anastasia would be so happy and excited if she got an Apple Ipod Touch she always wanted. Thanks and have a great Christmas! Sincerely, Anastasia, Tatiana, and Katerina Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this


year. Can you please bring me a yellow fire truck with a grabber and a red remote control fire truck and an ambulance and a toy train. Maybe something Spiderman and batman too. Thank you Santa. I will leave treats for you and the reindeer. Love Logan, age 4 p.s. I want to meet Rudolph, you can wake me up. I don’t care! Dear Santa, The things at the top of this list are what I want the most. Lego harbor station, Lego forest police station, Lego City police station, Lego pizza set with bike store attached to it, Lego Ninjago plushy with these characters Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Sensei, Wu and Lord Garmedon. I also want in my stocking Lego mini figures. Also give some toys to kids who don’t have any. YOU ROCKJ !!!!! p.s. How are you doing? You might want to bring this for Harlow and Katya J!!! Lego friends, baby dolls. Sincerely, Aiden

school another part of the deal. Baby sis is very playful in the snow. Would you play in the snow or play video games? I love the snow. Falling down from the sky white drops of paradise. Birds migrated south for the winter. Maybe three birds stay. Snow so cold but still exciting. Its so cold I can see my breath in the snow. Maybe play a game like freeze tag. Go on a snowshoeing trip to Jacobsburg there frozen streams, beautiful animals a really fun place. At night get your last game in. snuggle by the warm, cozy fire with a nice cup of hot coco. Snow is so fun!!!!

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shipped to the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in time for Veterans Day. At last Monday’s school board meeting, Supt. Dennis Riker read two letters of thanks – one from John Hughes, the regional CEO of the American Red Cross office in Bethlehem and the other from Vincent Riccardo, Jr., acting chief of voluntary services at the VA hospital. Shafer Principal William Mudlock, who appears to have had more than a hand in the Sandy and VA efforts, said the idea to collect for the Red Cross came about during a staff

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News Sermonette Fr. Edwin V. Schwartz

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Behold The Lamb of God Today’s Gospel begins with a lot of people listening to John the Baptist. So powerful were the words of John the Baptist that it is not surprising that many wondered if he might be the promised Christ. It was the calling and privilege of John the Baptist, however, to prepare the way of the Lord. In preparing the way, what did John preach? John sought to turn the people from any sort of idol that they would trust more than God. He preached about repentance, love and forgiveness, and proclaimed that Onemightier than he-was coming. This person would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. And this Baptism would bring salvation. The people heard John preach of God’s judgment on sinners and asked: What shall we do? He directed the people to share their goods with those who were in need. Tax collectors were admonished to collect no more than what was prescribed by law. He counseled soldiers against carrying out any extortion or falsely accusing anyone of wrongdoing. So we see how the message of repentance was spelled out by John the Baptist for the people of his time. How might we spell it out today? Giving in to sin means rejecting Jesus, as if to say, I do not need a Savior. My sinful ways will fill my needs. Imagine a drowning man holding tight to lead weights, believing that they could save him. Sinful behavior can be attractive, but when we cling to it, we cannot cling to our Savior. To hold onto sin is to say, I do not want Jesus to save me. Repentance can help turn us away from those things that might come between our Savior and us. It allows us to let go of our lead weights. It prepares us for the Savior, who forgives all our sins, heals us of all our shortcomings and gives us eternal life. It moves the sinner to say, I cannot save myself; I reject the idols I have trusted. So John preached repentance to each individual. He pointed out their sin, those things that they have clung to and now need to reject. He preached charity and fairness, too, and the good news that the Mighty One would come soon. Having prepared the way of the Lord, John would soon point out Jesus Christ in the crowd and declare: Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Let us take time today to reflect on the humility and holiness of John the Baptist. Let us see how we can learn from him as we, too, are called to help prepare the way for Jesus in our thoughts, words and actions of kindness and love.

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Air Force Airman Robert J. Ryan 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 to-

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"And unto man he said, behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding."

1. Where is this verse found in the Bible? 2. Who is the author? 3. What land does the book describe? 4. Was Job a real person? Answers: 1. Job 28:28. 2. The author is unknown. 3. The Arabian desert, southeast of Palestine. 4. He is mentioned in Ezekiel 14:15 and James 5:11.

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better As the end of 2012 approaches, the weather is cold, darkness arrives early, Christmas presents are wrapped, so perhaps this may be timely to reflect what makes our community special – YOU. There are innumerable individuals and organizations who, throughout the year quietly strive to make Bath an outstanding community. Let’s begin with the churches. There are three within borough limits and all have done their part. Sacred Heart Church donates, both with food and money, for our food Bank. St. John’s Lutheran Church shares their profits from their Annual Festival to various charities. They extend a welcome for the Food Bank, voting, card playing, etc. Christ United Church of Christ held a Fall Festival and spaghetti supper, asking only for a good-will offering for the Food Bank. They open their doors for AA meetings. Groups and Organizations – Let’s begin with the Anniversary Committee, who worked hard to provide us with an outstanding year of celebration. The BBCP has been remarkable in acquiring grants and attempts to bring new businesses into the Borough. However, we should also remember the businesses that have maintained quality service in Bath for decades. To name a few – the oldest business in Bath, Wunderler’s Market. We have Hayes Flowers, Ahart’s Market, Turn-In

Restaurant, Town and country Restaurant, My-Place Pizza, most of these with the original owners. Bartholomew Funeral Home is in their 5th generation of wonderful service for our departed family and friends. And, of course, our own Home News with Bill Halbfoerster being the editor forever. The Lions Club contributions to the Borough are innumerable. Do we appreciate the charitable objectives of the American Legion Post #470, Bath Fire Social Club and the Republican Club? The Legion sponsors not only the Baseball teams. In addition, they have a group making blankets for our veterans; honor our veterans with various programs throughout the year and all this aided by the Auxiliary. The Bath Fire Social Club donates to many charities throughout the year including our Food Bank. The Republican Club sponsors the Annual First Day of Fishing Contest with prizes awarded to children. These are just a few of the care and concern shown by these organizations. They are not “just drinking holes”. Children’s Activities – There is nowhere in Bath where you will find more children, parents, friends and relatives than the Ciff Cowling Field. Summer – T-ball, children’s teams and Legion sponsored baseball. Winter – It’s difficult to procure a parking space with all the football games.

These coaches share quality time and talent to initiate the children into sports and, more importantly, sportsmanship. We have Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts. It’s frustrating at times when people comment: “There’s nothing for the kids to do”. Believe me, it’s there for you. Driving through Bath used to be basically a means of traveling elsewhere. In the past few years, people are noticing the façade improvements. Citizens are taking pride in improving their homes. Darren and Carol Heckman have made the four corners of Chestnut and Northampton Streets an awesome site. Joe Tavianini, who is the proprietor of 27 units in Bath has made an outstanding contribution to the beautification of our community. Borough Officials – Under the direction of Borough Council, we have the Fire Department, Planning Commission, Zoning and Hearing Board and our newly appointed Borough Manager, Tom Petrucci. After many years of searching, they have appointed a Manager, who since the retirement of our first appointed Borough Manager, Paul Kahler, (PAK – from Bath, PA) have again been Blessed with a Manager who truly cares not only about his job,. But the welfare of our citizens. Colonial Regional Police Department – CRPD, under the direction of Chief “Buzzy” Seiple, serve our community

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Remembering the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Rachel Davino, 29 Olivia Engel, 7 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Dawn Hochsprung, 47 Madeleine F. Hsu, 6 Catherine V. Hubbard, 6 Chase Kowalski, 7 Jesse Lewis, 6 James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7 Anne Marie Murphy, 52 Emilie Parker. 6 Jack Pinto, 6 Noah Pozner, 6 Caroline Previdi, 6 Jessica Rekos, 6 Avielle Richman, 6 Lauren Rousseau, 30 Mary Sherlach, 56 Victoria Soto, 27 Benjamin Wheeler, 6 Allison N. Wyatt, 6

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14 NKJV well. When you need them – they are there. Senior Citizens – Howard Jones Manor, John Daumer Apartments, Joe Negrao’s Alexandria Manor – all concerned with the welfare of our Senior Citizens. They provide wonderful care for all those living there, as well as the Senior Citizen Center with their daily meals, games, crafts and conversation. With all the wonderful citizens and organizations within our community, I could fill an

entire edition of the Home News – but perhaps now is the time to turn your own thoughts into what makes Bath the best. We may be small, but we have as much or more than the big cities – we have YOU. So, as the New Year approaches, we certainly have a lot to be grateful for. May you all have a Blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. Betty Fields Proud Citizen of Bath, PA

Hope for Peace and Good Will There is such a wealth of Christmas music and literature.........much centuries old , much very contemporary. We are fortunate in the Lehigh Valley......there are more concerts , plays , tours, productions than one person can possibly attend....certainly enough to please everyone's pleasure. But where is it on the radio or the television? The Polar Express? Dicken's Christmas Carol? Mormon Tabernacle Choir? O.Henry's Gift of the Magi? Charlie Brown (O yes , he was on Nov.26th.). Shall I go on? Whether or not you believe in the birth of Christ, there is evidence of it all around..... the outdoor lighting , the candles in windows, mom baking cookies, poinsettias and

wreaths, displays in stores. And whether you "believe " or not ......there is much beauty and good to the Christmas season. And perhaps we can learn that in this world of chaos and heartache there is still hope for peace and good will. We all need that reminder. And if the message of Christmas helps to inspire us to be better and do better .....then let us all embrace at least the spirit of Christmas. Not just today or next week. For it is eternal ,.....a constant .....that we desperately need. If you want to enjoy the stories of Christmas .........GO TO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY!! Elmer and Alice Yeakel Nazareth Support Our Troops In God We Trust PA003267

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Board chairman Paul Balliet said that if a family of four would like to ride together it is not unreasonable. Supervisor William Holmes commented that with any ordinance there is adverse reaction, and asked Firmstone how many he runs. “Very rarely three or four,” he answered. Holmes said he would oppose four at one time, noting, “The only reason we have an ordinance now is because people complained of noise and dust.” Supervisor Bruce Frack said there were reports of 10 to 15 ATVs at one time, but conceded that Firmstone’s situation is unique because he has a lot of land. Frack said noise was close to housing and so bad that people thought of moving away. David Miller, representing the Off Highway Vehicles Association, said other townships have had problems when noise got out of hand near homes, but said the ordinance is not worth the effort because of enforcement. “You need to consider enforcement costs,” he told the board. “Disorderly conduct statutes already exist and can be referred to police. The code enforcement officer would be so busy it would take him away from his other responsibilities.” Holmes asked about state police enforcement. “The trooper has the say and is there to enforce the law, but it may not be handled correctly,” he said. A woman in the audience that filled the room said the ordinance came about because “snowmobilers had no respect, they don’t even live on the property, and knock down trees.” She added, “Nobody knows what it’s like until you live near them.” Others in the audience said ATVs run in circles; dust is all over, with one person commenting, “From Seemsville Rd. you could see a cloud of dust, and it damaged my camera equipment to the tune of $400.” Another remarked, ”There’s a big difference between a family having fun and a bunch

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of drinkers shooting guns and laughing at police.” Miller said, “The trooper is not the last resort. You can get a second opinion from a supervisor or commander for an arrest action. I can see the property owners’ point.” Another Seemsville Rd. resident said the problem began in October, and said he is pleased with the ordinance, but wanted zero ATVs, not three. They said the vehicles disturb their peace and serenity. Another complaint: three mounds of twigs have been piled up, and one burned, will the rest be burned, too? Treadwell said the ordinance is “an attempt to make some sort of reasonable regulation on riders – legislating some sort of common sense rules.” Supervisor Al Pierce remarked, “Rural now is in the context of how we are living today. It should mean peace and enjoy the sunshine. The main issue is how to deal with these hooligans.” Treadwell told the people that the hope is that by controlling the distance from another property it will help to deal with the dust and excessive noise. Other Matters • The 2013 budget of $2,769,164 was approved. • The board discussed whether to vacate or repair Tomahawk Trail. Holmes questioned about widening it, but Frack said they should first check with the Bethlehem Water Authority because of a water line at the road. Dale Hassler said it is not a high speed road, and people can wait to get by without passing. Holmes pointed out that emergency vehicles would have access if the trail is closed. • With Northampton signing a sewer service agreement, Treadwell said that it ends litigation and covers all the points of concern over the past nine months. The supervisors approved the agreement. It includes tapping fees to 2016 and quarterly payments and hookups. When occupancy permits are given, the property owner must pay a fee for sewage connection permit. An inter-governmental cooperation ordinance will be passed in January. • Atlas Rd. resident Larry Oberly again asked the status of noises at the Krapf property from extraction of dirt. Pa. DEP is satisfied, and there is no problem with the Northamp-

ton County Conservation District with regulating inspections for earth moving. The grading work to fill the quarry is now in phase two of three, Oberly was told. He had contacted the DEP and Bureau of Mines about the issue of a permit, but said there is little truck traffic now. • The board was asked about police protection that Supervisors Frank and Michelle Drzeweicki were looking into. Holmes said they are looking into all different avenues. Frack said they are looking at getting bids, but added that it is a very expensive program. There are 1,100 police departments in Pennsylvania. Allen Township, with 4,200 residents, depends on Pa. State Police for protection. • The Allen Twsp. Fire Co. #1 report for November showed: 80 alarm hours; 129 training hours; 17 alarms (2 ambulance assists, 1 auto accident, 1 automatic fire alarm, 1 brush fire, 2 CO detector alarms, 4 dwelling fires, 1 fuel spill, 1 smoke investigation, 1 structure fire, 1 traffic control, 1 unreported control burn, and 1 vehicle fire).

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Bloomsburg University Megan C. Zastko, daughter of Joe and Mary Ellen Zastko of Moore Twp. graduated from Bloomsburg University on December 15. She has attained a dual certification in Early Education and Special Education with a Concentration in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. She graduated Cum Laude and is a member of The Kappa Delta Pi Chapter(International Honor Society in Education) and Delta Alpha Pi Chapter, (Honor Society for Students with Disabilities). In her spare time Megan is also certified as a zumba instructor. Alvernia University Veronica Jean Keselica of Nazareth, Pa., Northampton County, will receive a Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Alvernia University. Keselica studied at the university's main campus.

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PTA Reflections winners at George Wolf Elementary School in Bath are moving on to the Council Level of judging! 12 Winners from the school are moving forward. They are: Hunter Corrow for Literature and Photography Caroline Gray for Photography and Visual Arts William King - Photography Tyler Walling - Visual Arts Keira Trexler - Visual Arts Kayla Crossley - Visual Arts Kamora - Visual Arts Amber - Visual Arts Hailee - Visual Arts Christian - Visual Arts Congratulations to all Those who participated! Believe, Dream, Inspire will be the 2013-2014 Reflections Theme.

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Matthew Silfies was elected senior warden and Kyle Grube was elected junior warden. Other elected officers are Jay Miller, treasurer; George Gasper, secretary; and Carl Becker, Richard Silvius and Bruce Shafer, trustees. Makoul appointed Robert Holdorff as pursuivant; Patrick Ridenour, senior master

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of ceremonies, and Glenn Zullick, junior master of ceremonies. Manoquesy Lodge, constituted on June 4, 1868, has its own lodge building located at 221 Penn St., Bath. The lodge has a membership of 208 and meets on the second Thursday of each month. There are 41 living past masters. On December 8, Manoquesy Lodge received the Mark Twain Award, which was earned by the lodge in 2011. It was presented by Right Worshipful Grand Master Jay W. Smith at the December quarterly communication in Lancaster. Worshipful Master Daniel Miller thanked a number of members for coordinating the lodge’s fundraisers in 2012, including John Becker, Matthew Silfies, Peter Gigiliotti, and George Makoul. Though their efforts and the support of the members, the lodge raised $5,196.86.

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Small Tax Increase Proposed For Nazareth School District A proposed $71-million budget for the 2013-14 school year will mean a 1.9% tax increase for Nazareth area taxpayers. The tax rate will rise by .92 mills to 49.47, this following a 1.8% increase a year ago. The new rate will mean an extra $72 on the average homeowner’s tax bill.

Salaries and benefits, along with the district’s contribution to the public school retirement system, were blamed for the tax hike in a report to the school board on Monday, Dec. 10. Spending at the high school, middle school and elementary schools will be cut

by 5%, but there are expected increased costs for buildings, grounds and technology, along with charter schools and transportation costs. Director Resigns Director Chris Audenreid resigned his seat on the school board. He has been appointed to fill a vacancy on Nazareth Borough Council, replacing The Rev. William Matz, who resigned recently due to moving out of Naza-

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reth to a location in Bethlehem for medical care of his wife. Audenreid had served 10 years on the school board. The school district will advertise for a replacement. Applicants must reside in Region III, which includes the boroughs of Nazareth and Stockertown and the western election district of Upper Nazareth Township. The term of office will be from Jan. thru Nov. 2013. Interested persons should e-mail a letter of interest and resume

on or before Jan. 4 to Annette Findon, Administrative Assistant to Supt. Dennis Riker, at afindon@nazarethasd. org Please include a daytime phone number. Interviews of candidates will begin during the Jan. 14 board meeting. NASD Award For the second straight year the Nazareth Area School District has been named an AP District of the Year. Nazareth is one of 37 such districts in Pennsylvania and 539 nationwide.


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seph, Mary, and baby Jesus, and that is also illuminated! There must have been over 1000 people gathering in the square and singing “Jingle Bells” over and over until Santa & Mrs. Claus arrived! On this clear night there was no snow for a sleigh so Santa arrived on a shiny fire engine flashing all the lights! The children were excited and already in line to sit on Santa Claus’s lap and receive a gift of a Christmas lamb donated by The Moravian Hall Square. We thought this was a lovely way to begin the Christmas season, and another charming reason why I have loved

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December 20-26, 2012 17 of Commerce and hosted at the Moravian Hall Square. There were over 100 people gathered at 7:30 a.m. in a fancy dining room! We had music played by members of the Nazareth High School Band while we ate a wonderful breakfast with sticky buns that were almost as good as my Mother used to make! It was good to meet new people, and I made a connection with an individual who provides a service that I’ve been looking for and they were seated at Continued on page 18

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my table! I love networking! Later I met Karen Finnegan who told me more about the Moravian Hall Square and offered to take me on a tour after our breakfast meeting was over. I had no idea that this lovely facility was home to a retirement community. They offer fine restaurantstyle dining, a hobby and game room, a computer center. Fit-

ness rooms, music and art events, gift shop and beautiful grounds to take a stroll on one of their walking paths. We ended my tour at the Good Spirit Café that is open for breakfast through dinner, where a person can enjoy a meal or snack such as salads, soups, entrees, and desserts. I had a chance to talk to some of the residents and was ready to sit down and join in on their card game! On the 2nd Saturday of this month downtown historic Nazareth has a special shopping event called, “Christmas in Nazareth-making a family tra-

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dition.” What a beautiful day to stroll through town looking for those special items for gift giving! I heard carolers, bells chiming and some businesses offered hot cider and cookies the only thing missing was snow! The Nazareth Moravian Church located in the Center Square was inviting us to join with them in participating in a lovely tradition of a Lovefeast, and the Christmas Putz was displayed. This church is the founding church of the Borough of Nazareth and I plan to attend their Christmas Eve service. Old traditions can be so comforting. The Whitefield House is one of the oldest buildings in Nazareth (1740), and is home to the Moravian Historical Society. If only these walls could talk! En-

joy the wonderful collection of artifacts connected to the Moravian community that made settlements in the Lehigh Valley in the early 18th century in Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Emmaus. Among the collections is the earliest known violin made in the American Colonies, a 1776 pipe organ made by David Tannenberg, and a rare 18th century rifle made in the settlement of Christian Springs. Every day I’m discovering something new in this community, so rich in history and heritage, and it’s my home! Merry Christmas to you & Happy New Year!! Until next year (2013!), “Nosey” Please contact me through the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce,

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Arlene M. Brensinger

Nov. 2, 1925 – Dec. 11, 2012 Arlene Mae Brensinger, 87, formerly of Bushkill Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Richard Brensinger, who died in 1999. She was employed as a nurse’s aide at Easton Hospital. Previously, she worked in the garment industry as a sewing machine operator at various blouse mills in the Slate Belt area for several years. Earlier, she assisted with duties on the family farm in Bushkill Township. Born Nov. 2, 1925 in Bushkill Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Jennie (Dodendorf) Houser. Surviving are a daughter, Doris E. Nagy, of Moore Township; a granddaughter, Sherry Nagy, in Moore Township, and many nieces and



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nephews. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Ethel Kresge and Margaret Knecht. Services were private as arranged by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

Harold B. Haupt

March 17, 1924 – Dec. 13, 2012 Harold B. Haupt, 88, of Upper Nazareth Township died on Thursday, Dec. 13 at home. He was the husband of the late Myrtle M. (Mitchell) Haupt. A graduate of Easton High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Chrin Bros., Inc. for 30 years before retiring in 1990. Previously, he worked for 12 years as a heavy equipment operator for Bean, Inc. He was also a life-long farmer and enjoyed antique farm equipment and woodworking. Born March 17, 1924 in Forks Township, he was a son of the late Ira and Isabelle (Ackerman) Haupt. He was a former member of the Blue Mountain Engine Club for many years, and was a member of the Plainfield Riding Club and a charter member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Palmer Township. He was also a member of Trinity Evan. Lutheran Church in Bethlehem Township. Surviving are a son, David H. Haupt, of

Nazareth; two daughters, Linda Davanzo of Pen Argyl and Doreen Hank of Nazareth; six grandchildren; a greatgrandson; two sisters, Hilda Hess of Bethlehem Township and Gladys Kitchen of Blairstown, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Paul, and two sisters, Edith Haupt and Edna Durns. Services were held on Monday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Memorial contributions ma be made to St. Luke’s Hospice Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Betty L. Herbinger

Betty L. Herbinger, 98, of Whitehall, formerly of Northampton, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Fellowship Community in Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Karl J. Herbinger, who died in 1987. She was the maitre-d’ and coat checker along with various other duties for the Blue Bell Inn in Blue Bell, Pa., and the former Gourmet Inn, Northampton for 35 years until its closing. In her homeland of Germany, from 1932 to 1954, she was a seamstress. Born in Neu Elm, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Friedrick and Mathilde Preschenk. She was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Berlinsville. Surviving are a son, Reinhold “Ron” J. Herbinger, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Ingrid Eckhart of Coplay, Jennifer L. Hoffman of Northampton, Sharon L. Friedel of Whitehall, and Jeffrey M. Friedel of Pittsburgh;

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seven great-grandchildren, Brandyn, Lauren, Mia, Henry, Paul, Jeffrey, and Christopher. She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Ilona M. Friedel, in 1998. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday morning in St. Nicholas Church, with Msgr. Thomas A. Derzack the celebrant. Interment followed in St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery, Walnutport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Community Outdoor Park Area, or the Activities Dept., or Asera Hospice Care, all c/o the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Arthur D. MacDonald

Nov. 15, 1931 – Dec. 10, 2012 Arthur D. MacDonald, 81, of Nazareth died Monday, Dec. 10 in Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. A graduate of Germantown High School, he received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Temple University. While at Temple, he joined the Army Reserves and remained for 27 years, retiring as a major. He devoted his life to education, employed many years as a public school teacher, working for the Pa. Dept. of Education in Harrisburg, and serving as an administrator for I.U. #20 from1977-1993. Arthur was very active with the Pa. Assoc. of School Retirees, was vice president and president of the Northampton County chapter, and received their Volunteer of the Year award in 2002. Born Nov. 15, 1931 in Germantown, he was the only child of Scottish immigrants, the late Donald and Elizabeth MacDonald. He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth, where he served as a deacon and elder, vice president and president of the Consistory. He also served on many committees, was a key member of the Health Council. Surviving are Janet (Jolly) Vogel and husband Chris of Waukesha, Wis. and their three children. He was preceded in death by a cousin, Kenneth Jolly, of Lancaster. Funeral services were held on Wednesday in St. John’s U.C.C. Church, followed by burial today (Thursday) in Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia. Arrangements were by the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth. Memorials may be sent to the Parish Nurse Program at St. John’s U.C.C. , 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth, PA 18064.

David L. Nemeth

Jan. 31, 1947 ¬– Dec. 12, 2012 David L. Nemeth, 65, of Allen Township died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at home. He was the husband of Sharon (Zerfass) Nemeth. David’s family was the center of his world. He was an avid golfer and a diehard New York Giants fan. Born Jan. 31, 1947 in Somerville, N.J., he was the son of the late Louis and Arlene (Fuller) Nemeth. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tracie Steirer, of Northampton; a son, Tony Miller, of Emmaus; six grandchildren; a greatgrandson; a brother, Rodney Nemeth; and three sisters, Linda, Mary Jane and Judy; three nephews, and his beloved dog Frankie. A memorial service was held on Monday evening in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Mava A. Pavlov

Jan. 9, 1929 – Dec. 15, 2012 Mava A. Pavlov, 83, formerly of Bethlehem and Nazareth, died on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Christopher J. Pavlov, who died in 1990. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Born Jan. 9, 1929 in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Verna (Diehl) Dotterer. Surviving are daughters Cheryl L. Klipple of NazaContinued on page 21


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reth and Nadine M. Meixsell of Walnutport; son Chris J. Pavlov of Camden, Dela.; two grandsons, Dennis Meixsell of Bowmanstown and Nathan Meixsell of Bath; three greatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were five brothers and two sisters. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed

June 7, 1942 – Dec. 11, 2012 Jack B. Sales, Sr., 70, of Nazareth died Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Gracedale. He was the husband of Barbara (Molnar) Sales. He was a telephone lineman for Sprint in Belvidere, N.J. for 35 years, retiring in 2002. Born June 7, 1942 in Easton, he was a son of the late Major and Ruth (Kichline) Sales. Jack was a little league coach in Forks Township and Alpha, N.J. He was a former football coach at Notre Dame

High School, Easton High School, and Nazareth High School. Jack was also a baseball coach at Nazareth High School. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kevin B. Sales, Sr, of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandchildren; a brother, Howard D. Sales, of Centerville, Ohio; nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert Sales, died earlier. Services were on Friday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, and burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., c/o the funeral

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Sept. 21, 1918 – Dec. 12, 2012 Sarah B. Stevens, 94, of Northampton died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Sacred Heart Assisted Living in Northampton. She was the wife of the late John Stevens. She attended Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville.

December 20-26, 2012 21 Born Sept. 21, 1918 in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie (Willis) Burnett. Surviving are a daughter, Ginger Silfies, of Danielsville; a son, John Stevens, of Allen Township; a sister, Dorothy Confield, of Greenwood, S.C.; Continued on page 32

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Kovalchik 5-year Contract Renewed With District


Following a moment of silence for the victims and survivors of the Newtown, Connecticut disaster, the Northampton Area School Board had their final meeting of the 2012 calendar year. After a brief discussion by the School Board, Joseph Kovalchik’s contract to serve as the Superintendent of

Northampton Area School District was renewed. Kovalchick took the position of Superintendent in July 2010 following the retirement of Dr. Firestone. He is a 1991 graduate of Northampton High School, a former teacher and principal in the district. The vote came with positive comments from members of the School Board and accolades for the work that

Mr. Kovalchik has done for the district. Kovalchik’s contract is for five years beginning in July 2013 and continues through June 30, 2018. The position comes with a $136,605 yearly salary. One of the projects that Kovalchik is looking forward to seeing through is the new middle school building and facility in the district. The building project, which will

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most likely receive final approval from the Northampton borough tonight, (Thursday) is a multi-billion dollar expansion and improvement for the district. The timeline is set for the next six month, with bids likely to be sought in early January of 2013. The district is expecting groundbreaking to take place in midMarch of 2013. It was decided earlier this month that the district will seek bids for a pool complex that includes diving facilities. The decision came after several residents brought up the diving facility and the fact that diving was once a very integral sport in the District. Other Matters: Ms. Sproul, acting Principal at the High School along with Ms. Lydia Hanner, the Director or Curriculum and Instruction at the district gave a brief presentation on the proposed 2013-2014 Program of Studies. The updated program will include changes for classes including the addition of three AP classes; AP Algebra III, AP US History and AP Physics as well as a Photoshop class and a Biology Seminar designed to help students prep for the state Keystone tests. The proposed Program is being reviewed by the School Board and will be presented to the public after it is approved. The admin-

istration was also looking at major changes and additions to the program beginning in 2014-2015 that will most likely include technology courses and online charter-school type courses. Mr. Kovalchik noted that the district hopes to hire a permanent high school Principal by February of 2013. Currently the district is shopping for a low cost, local vendor to serve in the capacity of garbage removal for the district. Options will be reviewed at the next School Board Meeting to be held on January 14, 2013.

Lehigh Township Athletic Association U10

Congratulations to the Lehigh Township Athletic Association U10 A Girls soccer team for their undefeated season. The girls team lead by head coach Roger Straub and assistant coach Aimee Galicki, coached the girls to a perfect season winning the Blue Mountain Soccer Youth League Division 10-0. In those 10 games, the team only allowed 11 goals to be scored on them, and four of those games the other teams were scoreless. Earlier this year the

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girls continued their winning streak, going 6-0, only allowing two goals to be scored on them to win the Garcia Cup

they showed throughout the whole season. The offensive line, comprised of Rebekkah Galicki, Raine Korpics and Kyleigh Straub, were aggressive and unstoppable. They worked well together, and were nicknamed the " Triple Threat". The main defensive line, comprised of Gianna Kintz, Julia Mertz and Korinne Andersch, was solid and tough. Through their hard work, the offense for

the other teams were given so few chances to score a goal. Lauren Straub, Erica Hudson and Rachel Hudson were fierce and competitive players, often playing both offensive and defensive positions. The team was able to shut out so many teams because of the great goal keeping skills of Alexandra Benedict and Kylie Gilliard, jumping and diving on all balls that came their way.

December 20-26, 2012 23 The girls are more than just teammates, they are friends off the field as well. They played hard all season, showed great sportsmanship and worked together as a team. There was not one superstar of the team, each girl was a valuable player and because of their cohesiveness as a team, they were able to have the perfect season!

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Historical Society has Successful Yule Tour


Several hundred people enjoyed the Governor Wolf Historical Society’s 32nd annual Christmas House Tour over the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The main public tour was held on Saturday morning and afternoon as they went from house to house over a wide area that included Walnutport, Whitehall, three places along Newburg Road in Upper/Lower Nazareth Township, Green Pond Road in Bethlehem Township, along with the society’s Wolf Academy, Ralston-McKeen House, and Monocacy School

in Jacksonville, and the Siegfried Log Cabin in Bath. All of the homes are dated from the 18th and 19th Centuries, with modern conveniences added. Everyone agreed that it was a fabulous tour once again. A craft fair was held on Saturday in the Wolf Academy and Carol Bear-Heckman of the society made several specialty items in the fireplace at the Ralston-McKeen House. They included chicken corn soup, Rosemary cake, bread with honey butter, potato pie, Smokey Bishop (a mixture of wines), and waffles. There was a Friday night candlelight tour as well for

the homeowners, florists, and patrons. After they visited each of the homes, they returned to the Wolf Academy for refreshments provided by Kasey Lynn’s Catering of The Meadows. GWHS president Robert Swan told the group that filled the Academy that the society has spent some $300,000 to restore its facilities, $11,000 in just the past year, along with many dollars spent to acquire land. “It takes a lot of money to restore these buildings,” Swan said. It also takes a lot of work and the tour booklet showed a large number of volunteers who not only helped with the tour, but also work with projects during the year. It was on Friday night that Trish Mowen announced the designer/floral winners picked by a panel of judges as they toured with her during the day. They included the following:

FIREPLACE at the home of George and Kathy Wilheim contained two dutch ovens-one five feet and one three feet.

DINING ROOM TABLE at the Adam and Jasmine Pooler home. – Home News photos

Most Appropriate to the Period/Style of the House Exterior 1st, Mycalyn Florals, Nazareth, PA 2nd, Elysian Fields Specialty Florals, Bethlehem, PA 3rd, Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio, Allentown, PA Most Appropriate to the Period/Style of the House Interior 1st, Elysian Fields Specialty

Florals, Bethlehem, PA 2nd, The Girl Scouts Fashion Patrol of Eastern Pennsylvania 3rd, Mycalyn Florals, Nazareth, PA Best Interpretation of the Theme, Snowflakes & Ice Skates, House Exterior 1st, Karen Zimmerman, Artist, Walnutport, PA 2nd, Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio, Allentown, PA

A WINNING FLOWER DISPLAY featured ice skates on the front porch. 3rd, Mycalyn Florals, Nazareth, PA Best Interpretation of the Theme, Snowflakes & Ice Skates, House Interior 1st, Hayes Flowers, Bath, PA 2nd, The Girl Scouts Fashion Patrol of Eastern Pennsylvania 3rd, Karen Zimmerman,

Artist, Walnutport, PA Best Use of Fresh &/ or Dried Plant Material, House Exterior 1st, Mycalyn Florals, Nazareth, PA 2nd, Elysian Fields Specialty Florals, Bethlehem, PA 3rd, Hayes Flowers, Bath, PA

Whew. The last holiday chore on my list is to decorate my nest. Can you help me find the evergreen branch, then the holly with berries? After that, go to my nest. No backtracking allowed!

HAYES FLOWERS had this winning display at the Pooler home. Best Use of Fresh &/ or Dried Plant Material, House Interior 1st, Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio, Allentown, PA 2nd, Elysian Fields Specialty Florals, Bethlehem, PA 3rd, The Posey Peddler, Continued on page 25

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The Governor Wolf Historical Society’s 32nd Annual Christmas House Tour, December 1st Designer Awards

December 20-26, 2012 25 Christman, Abigail Clawson, Kyle Collina, Breaunna Colonna-Dotter, Lexi Cosenza, Maya Costanzo, Sarah Covert, Christopher Croll, Alexandra DaRoja, Sara Demczyszyn, Taylor Deutsch, Amanda Dietz, Maya Donofrio, Kaitlynn Ebert, Larry Eyre, Jessica Fantasia, Morgan Fehnel, Anna Filchner, Tarah Fischer, Zachary Fisher, Lucas Foulk, Trevor Frana, Deja Frazier, Alexis Frey, Karissa FreyWoroniak, Lyndsey Gallagher, Gabrielle Gallo, Ariana Gambler, Sophie Ann Gimbar, Kayla Gogel, Gabrielle Guerrera, Lauren Haggerty, Trevor Hanuschak, Ethan Hartley, Jonathan Helm, Jessica Hendricks, Bryanne Horn, Elizabeth Horn, Frank Hudak, Brooke Ingram, Thomas Irvin, Conlan Keefe, Anna Keffer, Dante Kintz, Riley Kirkpatrick, Haylie Klausen, Skyla Kunkle, Ashley Kunsman, Natalie LaCoe, Katelyn Lahr, Sara Lechner, Madison Marzano, Carly Masonheimer, Alexis Meixsell, Joshua Millan, Dana Miller, Morgan Mondschein, Dana Morykan, Brandy Moser, Cassandra Motyka, Hallie Muffley, Jillian Muthard, Hanna Novobilski, Nicholas Orlando, Casey Repsher, Brooke Rickert, Naomi Rieth, Ryan Rimple, Kenley Rogers, Sarah Schaffer, Alexander Scheel, Cori Schiffert, Sadie Schlichting, Colin Schucker, Kyle Serman, Hailey Silfies, Hannah Snoke, Ciarra Snyder, Danielle Straub, Julia Taby, Owen Thoma, Daniel Thomas, Alyssa Tomsic, Makenna Tretter, Genna Wetzel, Caleb Wuchter, Kylee Ziegler, McKayla Zimmerman.

MYCALYN FLOWERS of Nazareth had this winning display at the Wilheim home.

CAROL BEAR-HECKMAN, chairwoman of the house tour dressed in Colonial costume and prepared several foods by the fireplace at the Ralston-McKean House.

CIRCA 1785 WOLF ACADEMY was where George Wolf, seventh Governor of Pennsylvania, studied as a youth.

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Easton, PA Best Use of Permanent Botanicals, Exterior 1st, The Posey Peddler, Easton, PA The Designers’ Choice Award, House Exterior The Posey Peddler, College Hill, Easton, PA The Designers’ Choice Award, House Interior Hayes Flowers, Main Street, Bath, PA and, The Posey Peddler, College Hill, Easton, PA The Judges Award of Excellence for a Volunteer Organization The Girl Scouts Fashion Patrol of Eastern Pennsylvania The Viewers’ Choice Award Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio.

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1. nuts from trees, used in making marzipan candy – a sweet paste that is shaped and colored to look like fruits, vegetables and toys 2. licorice gets its flavoring from this plant 3. these are buds from a bush; they have a spicy taste and scent; hang an orange from a ribbon and push these into it for a nicely scented decoration 4. this is from a bean in a pod on a vine, used in puddings 5. has a cool taste, used in candies; grows in U.S. and Canada 6. ground into flour; used for cookies, cakes, gravies 7. used in candy canes, tea; thought to help settle the stomach 8. comes from cane; used for icing, lollipops 9. these are in pods hanging on trees; in some places street vendors roast and sell these to eat warm 10. hard little seeds ground into powder - shake on eggnog




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SANTA CLAUS listened to all the childrens’ wishes and they even brought letters for him.

GOOD SHEPHERD Catholic School children’s choir entertained the crowd by singing traditional Christmas carols. – Home News photos

Christmas Program Held At Kreidersville Bridge It might have been damp and cold, but a huge bonfire warmed up more than 150 people on Saturday night, Dec. 8, as they gathered next to the historic Kreidersville covered bridge in Allen Township for a Christmas program. Children of the Good Shepherd Catholic School children’s choir in Northampton sang Christmas carols directed by Mrs. Susan Parker. They stood next to a large gazebo on which was placed a Christmas tree filled with clear white lights. Also helping to warm up the crowd was hot chocolate served by members of the Kreidersville Covered Bridge committee. Going with the cocoa was an assortment of home-made cookies to enjoy. The Kreidersville Covered Bridge Association also had a table with assorted items representing the covered bridge

and two baskets of Crayola products, one for a girl and the other for a boy, that they raffled off to raise additional restoration funds. The entire covered bridge complex has shown much work over the years with brick sidewalks and a paved parking area on either side of an island. As the clock reached the 5:20 mark, there was a sudden shift of people from the lower grounds to an area just outside of the covered bridge. The reason? Santa Claus had arrived and the kids knew it. They gathered in long lines, some even with their letters to Santa to make sure the jolly old man in red and white would be bringing them the gifts they were looking for on Christmas Eve. The association sells Christmas ornaments, crocks, books and other bridge memorabilia to support the good work at the bridge. Also available are

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beautiful prints of the bridge from pen and ink drawings by artist Gordon Callison. If you would like to know more about the covered bridge and about joining the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Association, visit their website at or call Sue Iron at 610-262-9335.

VOLUNTEERS from the covered bridge association kept the hot chocolate flowing.

Grow Your Small Business - Ho-Ho-Ho By CAROL RITTER

ing down till the big day and our focus is shopping, baking, hosting, attending office parties, decorating, celebrating, seeing musicals, the list goes on and on. I have a very special gift for you. I was thinking about some of the most precious gifts I have when you’re awake, he knows received over the years and the if you’ve been bad or good so ones that were most special be good for goodness sake. Oh, were the ones that took a lot of you better watch out, you better thought and, many times, not not cry, you better not pout I’m much money. My gifts to all the telling you why, Santa Claus is entrepreneurs and non-profits coming to town! who are working so hard to be Let’s face it, we are count-

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Continued from page 25 Emma Nikles, Rebecca Nothstein, Amanda Oliveira, Victoria Pascucci, Alexis Praetorius, Madison Roberts, Derian Ruch, Mason Ruff, Amber Shuman, Alexander Shumanis, Mikayla Siegfried, Carlie Small, Joshua Smith, Julia Spengler, Gretchen Stein, Haley Steirer, Ryan Strawn, McKayla Strohl, Devin Thomma, Brandon Todd, Jacob Treichler, Lacey Ursu, John Vitek, Sally Wallace, Emilie Walter, John Weaver, Kyle Whiteman, Nicole Winter-Hower. Grade 8: Selena Abdouche, Alexis Aguila, Mary Angle, Alexis Anthony, Kelsey Anthony, Amy Bauer, Anthony Belsky, Sophia Benes, Chelsea Bilheimer, Tierra Brandon, Austin Brooks, Luke Brunst, Myranda Burkit, Logan Buskaritz, Hannah Butz, Brielle Caleca, Nicholas Cassel, Kyle Clark, Theresa Coughlin, Patricia Dalton, Jovani Datis-Cordero, Carl DeMarco, Tyler Diaz, Tyler Eckhart, Tyler Frable, Gavyn Frankenfield, Ryan Galusha, Carson Grantz, Kaitlyn Gardineer, Vincent Gehret, Tyler Geroulo, Vincent Gonsalves, Austin Graver, Kamryn Grube, Sara Grube, Mia Guadagnino, Keith Hartman, Courtney Hartzell, Daniel Heckman, Madison Heffelfinger, Taylor Heffner, Emily Henry, Madison Higgins, Adriana Huaman, Anthony Huffsmith, Jared Iasiello, Kennedy Jamicky, Chelsea Kocher, Antonia Labrise, Cecelia LeBus, Jacob Lewis, Jonathan Liggio, Adrian Mast, Hayden Mathur, Melissa Mayer, Lauren Mickley, Dylan Miklas, Nickolas Miller, Cade Moisey, Melvin Nguyen, Jasmine Pavlinsky, Matthew Peluszak, Cameron Peploe, Brandon Peters, Amanda Pisko, Falisity Rarick, Rebecca Reese, Marissa Ristaino, Meredith Roe, Devon Saul, Miranda Shattah, Laura Shubert, Teague Smith, Trent Smith, Sarah Stahl, Rachel Stoll, Cy Stoudt, Giovanina Torelli, Hailey Traupman, Joseph Velez, Jaclyn Wackley, Adrieanna Young. Honors: Grade 7: Zaya Barnett, Megan Beers, Jenna Buskirk, Brandon Caffrey, Olivia Cappolella, Peter Carra, Taylor Casey, Brianna Cattano, Joshua Chidiac, Stephanie Conkey, Courtney Corona, Claudia Cuchran, Logan Curran, Logan Davidson, Taylor Dermott, Camryn Devitt, Madison Dew, Joshua Doyne, Tanner Ervin, Danielle Ford, Nicholas Franko, Karissa Fritz, Anthony Fronti, Victoria Gardineer, Jarin Gaumer, Annie Gaye, Megan George, Rita Giangiulio, Madison Gneiting, Chelsea Greber, Brianna Gula, Kiara Guzman, Matthew Harrop, Scott Hedden, Tyler Hernandez, Austin Hoffman, Tyler Hossler, Jared Hunsberger, Michael Jerdon, Marisela Kempf, Nicholas Kern, Aubrey Knoll, Daniel Krieger, Molly Laury, Kaitlyn Lahr, Nicholas Lessig, Tyler Manarino, Hannah Marino, Ellis Marrero, Nicole McCartney, Katelyn McKitrick, Noah Messer, Hannah Miller, Ashley Moore, Logan Ninos, Payton Orlando, Morgan Parker, Bailey Patterson, Ryan Perreault, Austin Petri, Jeremy Ricca, Moriah Rieth, Lindsay Rinker, Jonathan Rivera, Cierra Romano, Vito Russo, Douglas Sacco, Sydney Schmall, David Schmoyer, Madison Sheldon, Augustus Smith, Devan Snyder, Kelsey Stevens, Nolan Strauss, Payton Sussick, Jack Test, Hunter Thomas, Jaydon Torres, Donato Trinkle, Noah Vehafric, Matthew Weber, Austin Wentz, McKayla Wildrick, Jade Zamadics. Grade 8: Austin Baab, Jonathan Batista, Gavin Bauer, Tyler Bennett, Anthony Bickel, Megan Bobo, Matthew Brown, Anthony Caiazzo, Anissa Camacho, Hannah Card, Sara Cesanek, Jovan Chatih, William Coccia, Devon DeHaven, Jared Doddy, Jerame Edwards, Ronny Flick, Alexa Fuschetto, Joshua Geosits, Ashley German, Bryson Gidens, Emily Glass, Conner Golomb, Brittany Gouger, Alexandra Granitz, Brandon Green, Ciana Heckman, Morgan Heffelfinger, Brianna Herstine, Cole Hitch, Tyler Iliff, Dominic Jackson, Tara James, Lauren Jandrisovits, Dana Johnston, Francine Justice, Taylor Keeney, Kelly

Kern, Nicholetta Lambrinides, Becky Leech, Grace Lewis, Tyleen Lopez, Abraham Marte, Jade Martin, Brendon Martinez, Andrew Marx, Kyle McLaughlin, Ezekiel McNeil, Paige Menio, Richard Moore, Kristin Nasatka, Joseph Nebbia, Kevin Nguyen, Tamara Peddigree, Alexis Peploe, Ryan Reed, Mason Reichl, Zachary Rooks, Alessandra Russo, Victoria Ruth, Frank Sain-Mellner, Caleigh Savage, Jacob Savage, Brianna Schaff, Emily Schieferstein, Sarah Schisler, Destiny Serrano, Lias Shetayh, Elizabeth Shirer, Wyatt Shoop, Maaz Siddiqi, Halle Stalsitz, Jared Stauffer, Amanda Stec, Chelsey Stover, Mackenzie Strunk, Lindsay Taylor, Dana Tiderman, Cody Torbey, Austin Trunzo, Erin Unangst, Steven Volk, Nolan Wedde, Ryan Weisenberger, Michael Winberg.

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About 140 men, women and children participated in the 35th annual Peace Pilgrimage from Nazareth to Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 8. Under gray skies and occasional rain, they walked the 10 miles, stopping a few times at churches along the way for a rest. Dimitri Schwartz, 13, of Moore Township held the star-shaped placard as he led the marchers along Rt. 191. They kept in a tight line to the shoulder of the busy highway, protected by a Nazareth police cruiser, which alerted motorists and prevented any injuries. The pilgrimage mimics the Biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and is today’s effort in demonstrating for peace around the world. Saturday’s journey began at Nazareth Moravian Church and ended at Christ United Church of Christ in Bethlehem, where Dr. Christine Nelson, Executive Director of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, spoke on “Peace and Justice and the American Way” at a supper and rally. At stops along the way, the walkers rested and then sang carols and lit candles. Many of the walkers carried stars, and in the middle of the pack there was a large banner proclaiming the pilgrimage. Stops were made at Trinity

DIMITRI SCHWARTZ of Moore Township carried the placard leading the 140 walkers from Nazareth to Bethlehem, a distance of 10 miles in the 35th annual pilgrimage. – Home News photo Lutheran Church in Hecktown, First Baptist Church along Rt. 191, First Church of the Nazarene on Linden St. in Bethlehem, and at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem.

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sistance with individual questions thanks to a continuing partnership between state Rep. Marcia Hahn (RNorthampton) and the Pennsylva-

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Christmas is coming! Every day there is something to do to get ready for the holidays. I just finished making Christmas cards with photos on them for my family and 4 friends. Right now I am hanging this wreath I made on the barn door. Symbols of the holidays are all around us – candles show light and warmth and bells 9 joyously peal.

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nia American Legion. The latest in a series of meetings will be held on Wednesday, Dec.. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hahn’s district office, located at 354 West Moorestown Road, Nazareth. Area veterans may seek assistance and information pertaining to specific benefits and programs at that time. Frederick Smith, a service officer with the American Legion, will be in attendance that day to address individual concerns veterans may have. Anyone interested in meeting with him should make an appointment in advance. To schedule an appointment or to discuss any other legislative issue, please call Hahn’s district office at


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VOLUNTEERS dressed as shepherds walked toward the manger scene. Donald Jenny played King Caspar accompanied by shepherds. – Home News photos

Brock Williams. The audience seated in the Rose Garden was welcomed by pageant president David M. Landis.The choir then sang “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” followed by the arrival of Mary and Joseph. As the narrative went on, the choir was heard in “Away in a Manger”, “Mary Had a Baby”, “Angels We Have Heard of High”, “Silent Night, Holy Night”, “We Three Kings”, and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” – all familiar songs of the Christmas season that have remained through the ages. Two persons who have been associated with the pageant for some time have Bath area roots. They are Florence Liberto of Jacksonville, who was an angel, and Barbara Penberth, who arranges costumes and is on the advisory staff. Don Jenny of Hellertown is pageant vice president, is on the advisory staff and stage crew, and plays King Caspar. As the organizers hope to continue this tradition for many years to come, they welcome contributions, which may be sent to Live Bethlehem Christmas Pageant, P.O. Box 263, Bethlehem, PA 18016. Contributions are tax deductible.

Caroling in Nazareth The Youth Group of Naza-

reth Moravian Church will host a congregational caroling event on Saturday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. They will be meeting in front of the church, caroling around Nazareth, and end at the church for cookies and hot chocolate. All are welcome!!! The Youth Group will also be serving lunch at Loaves and Fishes MANY OF THE CAST are shown in the Rose Garden band shell, KING MELCHIOR carried the Baby Jesus in front of the crowd as on Saturday, December 29 at 11 a.m. Please meet in the Felwith Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus surrounded by angels. pageant neared its conclusion. lowship Hall. cal, and the story in song was sung this time by the chancel choir of Bethany United Church of Christ under the direction of Susan Denninger Sgt. Timothy J. Radcliffe of Bath will be arriving home this SaturWright. Animals such as camels, day from his second deployment By BILL HALBFOERSTER mance on both days. no organized and presented goats, mules, and cattle were in Afghanistan. Radcliffe is a 2003 The Home News The pageant brings to life the pageant for the first time a part of the program as they graduate of Northampton High With live animals, and the the commemoration of the on Christmas Eve in 1978 at walked among the shepherds with a degree from LCCC in Avientire cast dressed in cos- Baby Jesus’ birthday in a Our Lady of Pompeii Church and townspeople, and horses ation. He serves as Sergeant in tumes of Biblical times, the most real way, making people in South Bethlehem. With carried soldiers who escort- the 4th Infantry Division, based 34th annual live Bethlehem aware of what Jesus did for the assistance of his sister, ed the three Wise Men. Ani- at Fort Carson, Colorado. He will be welcomed home by Christmas Pageant was per- us, and to show gratefulness Brigida, in 1979 the pageant mal coordinators were David parents Jim and Hagen formed on Saturday and Sun- to Him as the shepherds and became a city-wide ecumeni- Landis, Mike Frantz of Blue proud Radcliffe and his sister Samanday, Dec. 8-9 at the Bethlehem Wise Men did more than two cal observance of the birth of Ridge Stables and the Natural tha. Rose Garden. Hundreds of thousand years ago. Jesus. It remains ecumeni- Bridge Zoo. Sgt. Radcliffe has been awardpeople watched the perforThe late Rev. Leonard IacoMore than 80 people were ed numerous badges, including in the cast, with Mary por- the CIB. trayed by Jill Rathmell on Saturday and Casia Falk on Air Force Maj. Richard O. Day Sunday. Joseph was Gary D. Snyder. Included were the has arrived for duty at the U.S. “PROUD OF OUR HONEST & FAIR PRICES” census taker, innkeeper, inn- Strategic Command, Offutt Air WE USE D.E.P./E.P.A. APPROVED TREATMENT FACILITIES keeper’s wife, angels, shep- Force Base, Omaha, Neb., where will serve as a program anaherds, and townspeople – he WE REPAIR/INSTALL WE PUMP lyst. all taking their part as the •Standard & Sand •Septic Tanks Day has served in the military narration of the Christmas for 23 years. Mound Septic Systems •Garage Pits •Pressure Dosing Pumps Story was given by William •Truck & Car Wash Bays He is the son of Mary O'Malley For Sand Mounds •Restaurant Grease Traps Schellhaas. The Baby Jesus and stepson of Paul O'Malley of •Perc Tests & Soil •Non-Hazardous Industrial was Levi Rathmell on Satur- Hudson Lane, Capon Bridge, Probes Liquid Waste day and Isaiah Leverence on W.Va. Day graduated in 1988 from Sunday. King Balthasar was NAZARETH, PA • Prompt Professional Service Nazareth Senior High School, portrayed by Brock Williams • Homes A Speciality and received a bachelor's degree and Jonathan Jenny on the • Electric Eel Service in 1997 from Clemson University, two days, while Donald Jenny S.C., and a doctorate in 2005 from • Free Estimates played King Caspar, and King the Air Force Institute of Technol“Did you know that your septic tank needs to be pumped and cleaned anywhere from Melchoir was played on the ogy, Wright-Patterson Air Force Visit us Online: once a year to once every four years?” PA#024008 two days by Kevin Landis and Base, Ohio.

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Annual Report Made by Atlas Cement Memorial Museum Larry Oberly, secretary of the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum Trust, has submitted his report of activities the past year at the Northampton facility from Dec. 1, 2011 through November 30, 2012. The Museum Trust met on Dec. 3 to review the report and conduct other matters of business. Edward Pany, museum curator, reported on the attendance the previous 12 months as follows: Tours and public visitations, 553 persons; educational tours for school children, 814 students and teachers; total visitations, 1,367. The museum, located in the municipal building along Laubach Ave., participated in three days of special programming with the Atlas Universal’s 7th grade learning team at the Northampton Area Middle School. There are more than 100 students and staff involved with that team. The museum also took part in two school-wide assemblies at the Middle School that involved more than 900 students and staff. It must be noted that the total number of visitors is indeed larger than shown as not everyone who comes to visit signs the guest book. If all contacts are totaled, the museum has reached more than 3,466 in 2012. A special note this year: ALL of the Northampton Area School District Administrators visited the museum in a separate tour for them. New Things to See New artifacts and equipment added to the museum’s collection this past year included: Keystone Cement photographs – 1928 to present; a Keystone Cement sign; Coplay Cement etching; Chinese folk art/flag/ necklace; explosive detector by LaFarge; Northampton & Bath R.R. pin from R. Leindecker; Lone Star bag; Atlas beer bottle from Panama by Mrs. Kovacs. The museum has begun to prepare a digital inventory of arti-

facts currently held in trust or on display. A photographic inventory is being made and will be backed up in multiple locations to preserve the record. A description of the items is also being completed and the two software applications should enable the Trust to view items along with pertinent information available. Cement Firm Support It must be noted that all of the remaining operating cement companies of the Lehigh Valley have supported the museum financially this year. That is very meaningful to the Trust, as they have all suffered financially in the difficult American and worldwide economies. They are to be commended for their support, which allows us to continue to operate as a FREE, NO COST FACILITY to everyone. The museum also participated in the Northampton Jack Frost Parade honoring the remaining cement plants and their employees. The windows of the museum were treated to an upgrade of ultraviolet light protection as several of the displays were beginning to show the effects of repeated exposure to sunlight. The original film was removed and new, more effective film was installed. Workers Honored The museum continues to honor a Cement Worker of the Area and honored 11 such workers from five plants in 2012. They receive a photo and biography that appear in the BATH HOME NEWS, NORTHAMPTON PRESS, WHITEHALL PRESS and the CATASAUQUA PRESS. In addition, each worker selected receives a framed copy of the article and a plque. Our 12 honorees were Rick Latimer – Lehigh Heidelberg; Franklin Wolfel – Hercules; Gail Anderson – LaFarge; Jim Costello – Essoc; Alan Kohler – Keystone; Dennis Henne – Lehigh Heidelberg; Michael Detzi – Hercules;

Sherwood Reber – LaFarge; Jarret Hahn – Essroc; Dave Reppert – Keystone; Stephen Hayden – Keystone. Chinese Visit By far, the greatest event of the year was a visit from a delegation of Chinese Cement & Mining Museum directors who arrived in August of this year. They included: Guan Dong Ping, Hu Yanian, Hu Xinsheng, Jiang Sheng and Zhang Guoxiang. They represented the Cement Relic Museum of Huangshi City, The Museum of Huanshi City, The Museum of Daye City and the former site of the Ancient Tonglushan Copper Mine from the People’s Republic of China. They along with their American guides and interpreters joined the school district superintendent, the mayors of Northampton, Coplay and Whitehall, and members of the board of Trustees of the Atlas Museum in this most unique tour of our facilities. They have even invited our curator to visit them in the future. We have also recently hosted a Spanish delegation that is now running Keystone Cement in Bath. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with the parent company, Cementos Portland Valderrivas of Pamplona, Spain. We have hosted visitors from five foreign countries: Austria, Zambia, Spain, China and Serbia. Our visitor’s book shows visits from people residing in 12 states: Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nevada, Colorado, Indiana, Washington, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Kansas and Pennsylvania. We would like to thank the Borough Council, Borough Manager, and all the Borough Employees for their support and cooperation in keeping this a first class museum for our community. Next meeting of the Trust will be December 2, 2013.

Nick Hawkey, host, presented the awards to: Kim Bell, accepting for Blue Ridge Communications TV-13; Joe Urban, John Badamo and Gary Grauvogel, representing Blue Mountain Kodas; Jenna Smith, representing Susquehanna Bank, Cherryville branch; Darlene Brotzman, representing Susquehanna Bank, Walnutport branch; Rhiannon Rhodes, Brendan Rhodes, Julian Deppe and Margot Deppe, representing Bellview Pump Sales and Service; and George Roberts, host, presenting the 2012 Dream Maker Awards. Also, Rentschler's Corp,--missing from photo.

Dream Maker Awards

Dream Maker Awards were presented at the Dream Come True Telethon, Blue Ridge Chapter held on Sunday, Nov 18 at Penn's Peak. The telethon raised $46,350 for the Dream Come True --Blue Ridge Chapter. $12,500 from the total money raised at the telethon was from the benefit festival held at Becky's Drive In on Oct 14, 2012

Veterans Continued from page 27 (610) 746-2100. Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/ Northampton) has recently teamed up with a veteran’s outreach specialist from the American Legion in Wilkes-Barre to assist local veterans with issues they may be having accessing benefits and services from the U.S. Veterans Administration “Making a veteran’s outreach specialist available to residents in the district has been a goal of mine this past year, and I am pleased to

December 20-26, 2012 29 have recently secured someone to help our veterans navigate the VA system,” said Harhart. The veteran’s outreach specialist will be available the first Thursday of each month on alternating months at Harhart’s Northampton or Slatington district offices. His first visit will be on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Northampton district office, 2030 Center St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Please contact the Northampton district office at (610) 502-2701for schedule availability.

National Penn Pledges $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley As a part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement and investment, National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC) donated $5,000 to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. The contribution will assist in the construction of new homes, renovation of blighted properties and support several community initiatives. “National Penn has been extremely supportive of who we are and what we do, and this speaks volumes about their mission and community focus,” said Debrah Cummins, Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley executive director. “They have been a tremendously generous benefactor to us for years, and their support is much appreciated.” While Habitat for Humanity is best known for their storied tradition of building and repairing properties for families in need of affordable and decent housing, the non-profit organization also places a strong focus on mentorship, teaching home owning skills, developing a neighborhood vision, working together with area coalitions and fostering tightknit communities. “We are proud to support an organization as dedicated to positive change and neighbor-

hood revitalization as Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley,” said Chuck Weinmann, National Penn vice president and Community Reinvestment Act officer. “Their dedication to improving lives in our communities is truly an inspiration.” The donation will support the full range of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley activities including several new initiatives, including ReStore located at 1053 Grape Street, Whitehall (ReStore accepts donated building materials, appliances and home furnishings, which are subsequently sold at discounted prices); Women Build (a volunteer program in which women learn construction skills and assist in building homes in their community); and the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (designed to transform neighborhoods through the improvement of blighted properties). National Penn is also a proud sponsor of the annual Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley wine tasting event, which takes place in February and raises money to benefit the organization. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, including how to volunteer, donate or learn more, visit

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The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. It is illegal to deny housing to families with children under 18 years of age unless the housing qualifies as "housing for older persons."

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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Drivers Home Every Night! Excellent Pay/Benefits! Safety Bonus, 401K, more. CDL-A, 2yrs. Dump Trailer Exp. pref. Call (877) 669-4276 (12/20) Full Time Utility Worker The Bath Borough Authority is seeking a Full Time Utility Worker. The Authority offers a Full Benefit and Pension Package. Starting Salary will be determined by the Bath Borough Authority Board Members based on qualifications and experience. Proposed Job Description and Physical Requirements are available at the Bath Borough Authority Office located at 160 Mill St. Bath. Office hours are 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Resumes will be accepted until December 31, 2012. Call 610-837-0652 with any questions. (12/20)


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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Nazareth intends to adopt the following Ordinance at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting to be held on January 7, 2013, at 7:00 P.M., E.S.T., at Nazareth Municipal Building, West Center and Church Streets, Nazareth, Pennsylvania: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 15, MOTOR VEHICLES, PART 4, GENERAL PARKING REGULATIONS, SECTION 402, PARKING PRHOBITED AT ALL TIMES IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF NAZARETH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Borough of Nazareth, in Borough Council assembled, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by authority of the same, that Chapter 15, Motor Vehicles, Part 4, General Parking Regulations, Section 402, Parking Prohibited at All Times in Certain Locations, of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is hereby amended as follows: §402. Parking Prohibited at All Times in Certain Locations. Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations: Street Side Between S. Green Street East Easton Rd. and W. Prospect St. S. Green Street West Easton Rd. and W. Prospect St. Copies of the complete Ordinance are available at the Borough Office, 134 South Main Street, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Paul A. Kokolus, Secretary Alfred S. Pierce, Solicitor (12/20) PUBLIC NOTICE 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 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm. A regular monthly business meeting will follow. All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Supervisors (12/20) PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township Board of Auditors will conduct their annual Re-Organization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 On Wednesday January 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm. All interested persons are invited to attend. (12/20) PUBLIC NOTICE 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 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm All interested persons are invited to attend. (12/20) CHAPMAN BOROUGH ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES Chapman Borough Council at their regular monthly meeting for January will adopt the following Ordinances: Ordinance 2012-2 – Chapman Borough Budget. Ordinance 2012-3 – Chapman Borough Tax Rates. Ordinance 2012-4 – Authorizing Approval and Execution of a Police Service Contract Between Borough of Chapman and Township of Moore. Ordinance 2012-5 – Authorizing Approval and Execution of Snow Plowing/Cindering Services and Fire and Ambulance Worker’s Compensation Intermunicipal Agreement Between Chapman Borough and Moore Township. The above ordinances are available for public inspection and will be acted upon at the January 7, 2013 regular monthly meeting. Any interested party may contact John Defassio, Borough Secretary, for an appointment to review the proposed ordinances. Sincerely Yours, John J. Defassio Borough Secretary. (12/13-12/20)

East Allen Township Reorganization Meetings The Board of Supervisors of East Allen Township Reorganization Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The Board of Auditors of East Allen Township Reorganization Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will be held at the East Allen Township Municipal Building at 5344 NorBath Boulevard, Northampton, PA. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Deborah A. Seiple Township Manager.


EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP 2013 MEETING SCHEDULE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS GENERAL - 4th Thursday at 7:30 PM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WORKSHOP - 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 PM PLANNING COMMISSION 1st Thursday at 7:30 PM MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY GENERAL 1st Tuesday at 7:30 PM MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY WORKSHOP 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 PM ZONING HEARING BOARD 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM (as needed) PARKS AND RECREATION 1st Wednesday at 4:00 PM (every other month starting in January) CONDITIONAL USE HEARINGS 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 PM (as needed) All meetings are held at the Municipal Building, 5344 NorBath Boulevard, Northampton, PA. Any change to the above will be advertised. Special meetings are scheduled when necessary and advertised accordingly. ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND Deborah A. Seiple Township Manager.


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day morning, Dec. 14. Ms. Salmon told Nazareth police she was making lunch and went into her food panty in the basement and her boyfriend began to assault her. She sustained minor injuries to her left, mid- and lower back. Gyurkovics, who denied the shoving, has been charged with harassment and simple assault, with bail set at $10,000 unsecured.

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Sr. Chief David Aguirre, shipboard coordinator for the United Through Reading Program onboard the USS GEORGE H.W.BUSH and Cathy Leiber, co-founder Judith’s Reading Room with the carrier in the background in July 2012. – Contributed photo Bethlehem's Judith’s Reading Room, a non-profit literacy organization, is donating 436 new children’s books valued at $4,927 to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and the onboard United Through Reading (UTR) Program so the 4,500 men and women can send DVD recordings of themselves reading books to their children at home while deployed. “Giving Sailors the opportunity to connect with their children back home by giving them great books to read aloud is a simple but priceless gift,” said Scott Leiber, who along with his wife, Cathy, founded Judith’s Reading Room. This is the second library Judith’s Reading Room is donating to the presidential carrier. In the past year, the nonprofit has shipped over 1,000 adult books valued at nearly $20,000 to the USS George H. W. Bush, which is based in Norfolk, Va. The donation was inspired

by a visit the Leibers made to the USS George H.W. Bush last summer. During the visit, Cathy Leiber was told more Sailors would take advantage of the DVD recording program with a more diverse selection of children’s books. The Leibers decided to do something about it and reached out to Barnes & Noble in Bethlehem Township for help. The store designated Judith’s Reading Room as its exclusive Holiday Book Charity until January 1st. More than 900 children’s books have been purchased by the public and donated to Judith’s Reading Room so far. Scouts from Dens 4 and 9 of the Minsi Trail Council and Cub Pack 50 helped kick off the book drive at Barnes & Noble last month. Monthly shipments from Judith’s Reading Room will ensure that the collection of children’s books stays up-to-date. Sr. Chief David Aguirre, shipboard coordinator for the United Through Reading Program onboard the

USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, said “with the addition of the books provided by Judith’s Reading Room, our Sailors will have even more opportunities to stay connected with their children while serving overseas for long periods of time. This is a phenomenal gift that will really make a difference in people’s lives at home and at seas.” Judith’s Reading Room promotes “Freedom Through Literature” by providing custom libraries to organizations that serve people who have little or no access to literature. The Reading Room has donated 24 mobile and 20 permanent libraries to organizations in six states and five countries. The 44 libraries contain 40,913 books valued at $434,953. The Leibers founded Judith’s Reading Room to honor the memory of their cousin, Judith F. Krug, a champion of the First Amendment. For more information, please visit

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eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Kenneth Stevens; a sister, Lennie Davenport, and two brothers, Frank

Lankford and James Burnett. Funeral services were held on Friday morning in Bethany Wesleyan Church, followed by interment in New Hope Cemetery in Moore Township. Arrangements were by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the church

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Dec. 14, 1917 – Dec. 12, 2012 Anthony Trisolini, 94, of Nazareth died Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Gracedale. He was the husband of Helen (Lieberman) Trisolini for 70 years. He was the owner and operator of Trisolini Floor Co. in Hoboken, N.J. for many years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Born Dec. 14, 1917 in Hoboken, N.J., he was a son of the late Duillio and Adelina (Sozio) Trisolini. He was a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church; Whitfield Lodge #622, Free & Accepted Masons; East Lawn Fire Co.; American Legion Post #413 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4366, all in Nazareth. Services were held on Saturday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, with prayer services offered by The Rev. Terry Folk. Burial with military honors followed in Belfast Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Lodge, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

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with other surveys, such as the Breeding Bird Survey, it provides a picture of how the continent's bird populations have changed in time and space over the past hundred years.” 
Local counts will occur on one day between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Volunteers can pick the most convenient circle, or participate in more than one count. There is a specific methodology to the CBC, but everyone can participate. The count takes place within “Count Circles,” which focus on specific geographical areas. Each circle is led by a “Count Compiler,” who is an experienced birdwatcher, enabling beginning birders to learn while they assist. Also, those who live within the boundaries of a Count Circle can even stay at home and report the birds that visit their backyard feeders, or join a group of birdwatchers in a local field. 
“In either case, if you have never been on a CBC before, your first step is to locate and contact your local Count Compiler on Audubon’s website to find out how you can volunteer,” Brauning said. Audubon’s website is Bird/cbc/. 
Brauning also noted that there are two changes to the CBC that participants should know about. First, the CBC is now a free program. Audubon will no longer charge the $5 fee of field participants. Second, to minimize the effects of the

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loss of fee income for Audubon, American Birds will no longer be printed on paper and mailed to participants, and Audubon will move to an online delivery of the summary results of the CBC. 
Brauning noted that the CBC makes an indispensible contribution to conservation because it monitors bird species that spend winters in Pennsylvania. 
“Some of these species are much easier to count or monitor in winter because their breeding ground is so far north in areas where there are few people or roads to give access to habitat,” Brauning said. “An example of this is the rusty blackbird that migrates from the boreal taiga forests of Canada and Alaska to the southeastern United States in winter. Pennsylvania is on the northern edge of its winter range, and some CBCs do count this declining wetland songbird. Hawks also are more easily counted in winter and our state is a good place to see several hawk species in winter, including red-tailed hawks and rough-legged hawks.” 
Brauning also noted that the CBC is a good way to introduce beginners to bird identification. It is much easier to find birds through your binoculars when there are few leaves on the trees to hide them from view. 
“There are fewer bird species around in winter than at other times of year, so it is easier to learn bird species identification,” Brauning said. “Also, birds are easier to spot because the trees lack the leaves that hide birds from your eyes in spring and summer. In fact, many birders got started in this hobby in winter in a car with more experienced birders on a Christmas count. CBC allows for mentoring in the field. For best results, spend some time scouting your area. Rather than spending a day in the car, get out and walk the back roads and land where you have permission to go birding. 
“A wide variety of birds are observed in winter counts including an assortment of songbirds and our upland game birds, which are mostly residents. It is a challenge, for instance, to find a ruffed grouse on a CBC in many circles. People go out of their way to find a wintering woodcock around spring seeps, in wet pastures,

or along streams. Birders learn more about habitat associations and the value of cover and food sources to birds, such as win-

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High Scores at Bath Legion Lanes Outstanding scores for the week of Dec. 2 at the Bath Legion Lanes were as follows: MEN – 600 & HIGHER: Anthony Gable, 279-299-300–878; George Hyde, 644/724; Matt Paulus, 713; Jason Benner, 671/701; Jason Eberts, 637/696; Bob Daku, 692; Ed Musselman, 635/694; Ryan Flick, 666 / 673; Dave Shaver, 672; Steve Kerbacher, 677; Tony Boronski, 655/677; Al Davidson, 668; John Zmyweski,

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hall; and Mohammed Asaf, 18, of 627 N. 5th St., Allentown, were released and a summons will be sent by District Judge James Narlesky. Karen Landau, 34, of 19 Longacre Lane, Barto, Pa., who posted an ad on the Internet, was charged with prostitution after she offered to perform sex acts for money with an undercover Colonial Regional Police officer. Her husband, George Landau, 38,

Colonial Regional of the Barto address, checked the room for her safety and was her driver/bodyguard. Monique Damaro, 34, of 158 S. Whitfield St., Apt. 1, Nazareth, and Louis Starner, 39, of the same address were charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver, and delivery of methamphetamine. They sold meth to an Continued on page 35

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undercover officer for the price of $50.00. Ms. Damaro also had loaded syringes and zanex pills in her possession. Prostitution charges are pending. Damaro and Starn-

er were arraigned before Dis- hotel/motel where the sting trict Judge Tashner and were occurred is in Hanover Townsent to Northampton County ship, Northampton County. Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. The prostitution sting was Couldn’t conducted by CRPD and the Lady--I left my pass at Northampton County Sheriff’s Department and netted six for prostitution and two for delivery of methamphetamine. The cooperating

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