71st Year, Issue No. 5 USPS 248-700
FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 A General Circulation Newspaper Serving The Community Since 1942
SERVING BATH, CHAPMAN, NORTHAMPTON, NAZARETH BOROS; ALLEN, E. ALLEN, MOORE, LEHIGH, BUSHKILL, LOWER NAZARETH & UPPER NAZARETH TWPS.
$20 permit fee to FRCA Explained in East Allen By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP officials – Seated (l-r): Supervisors Judith Ladonis, Mark Schwartz, Christopher Colitas, and Madelyn Kemp. Standing – Engineer Jim Birdsall, Township Manager Debbie Seiple, Supervisor Roger Unangst, Solicitor Joseph Leeson, and Secretary-Treasurer Rose Wedde. – Home News photo
Local man killed in Bucks County crash A Northampton man was killed and three passengers injured when his car cashed into a utility pole and two pine trees early Saturday morning in Bucks County. Dead is 43-year-old Vernon Fegley, Jr. Seriously injured were his companion, Rachel Lokay, 28, of Fountain Hill, Bethlehem; Abigail Ferry, 28, of Richland Township, and Aaron Lafferty, 28, of Quakertown. The accident happened along Rt. 212 in Springfield Township at 3:21 a.m. Saturday when his southbound 2008 Acura TL crossed into the northbound lanes, struck
the pole first, and then two pine trees, one of which was knocked over from the impact. Scene of the crash was not far from where Ms. Ferry lives in the Church Road section of Rt. 212 in Richland Township. The condition of the passengers is not known at this time. Fegley was pronounced dead at the crash scene. State Police at Dublin are investigating the crash, and would like to talk to any possible witnesses of the accident at their station, 215-249-9191. (Mr. Fegley’s obituary is on page 12.)
INSIDE THIS WEEK: Letter to Editor….2 College Corner…. 4 & 5 Nazareth Sports … 10 Obituaries….12 Classifieds ….14 Library Corner…. 14 Puzzle Page….15 Police Blotter…. 16
The population of East Allen Township is charged $2.80 per person to the First Regional Compost Authority (FRCA), and there is also a $20 permit fee that is good all year for them to get mulch from the FRCA. On Thursday, Charles Wert questioned the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors, why the $20 permit. In other townships and in Bath and Northampton there is a fee that is included in their garbage contract. East Allen uses the $20 to recuperate some of the $14,000 they pay annually to FRCA, the recycling facility in the township that serves a wide area at its base in East Allen Township. Wert felt that the township, with its high tax rate, could afford to absorb the extra money that they bring in with the $20 fee and not charge it. He also asked the supervisor to give senior citizens more consideration when they pass ordinances or impose permit fees. Another question he had
was the length of a temporary permit, noting that one was given when he had major surgery while holding an office in the township. Temporary permits vary, according to the circumstances, said Solicitor Joseph Leeson. They may be for one year, plus 365 days, and Wert said it has been years, and the permit that was given is still in effect. Manager’s Report Manager Debbie Seiple had an extensive report: –Engineer Jim Birdsall said that East Allen Township has a sewer facilities plan under Act 537, and she added that Allen Township would like East Allen to look at public sewer facilities that would tie into their watershed that includes Drexel Heights. There had been a request noted by Allen Twsp. on a Catasauqua Act 537 study. –The Pa. State Assn. of Township Supervisors wants emergency managers to get together as a group to coordinate their activities. –She doesn’t believe the 2010 U.S. Census for the township is correct with a Continued on page 7
Residents of Lehigh Twsp. May be surveyed on fire tax By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Lehigh Township’s Board of Supervisors discussed a fire tax that was proposed at their workshop meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24. It was suggested that a survey of taxpayers be taken to determine if they would be willing to pay three mills extra on their bill to benefit the
Lehigh Township Vol. Fire Co. It was first suggested that the survey be included with the billing to be sent out after Feb. 2 by Tax Collector Mary Louise Trexler. But the supervisors agreed that it would be too difficult to get information together in that time, and said they may make a survey Continued on page 9
WORK IS CONTINUING on construction of a new bridge along Rt. 946 at Mountain Ridge Drive in Moore Township. It has necessitated a long detour of motorists between Hokendauqua Drive and Valley View Drive. Cars, and even trucks, are being detoured on to Hoch Rd., with some residents in that area alarmed at the huge amount of traffic, speeding, and also wear and tear on their country roads such as Hoch, Glase, Valley View and Hokendauqua. One woman sent an e-mail to the Moore Township Police Department seeking help in monitoring traffic, and the speeding that has occurred. Construction started in January and is not expected to be completed until November on a concrete box beam bridge that will replace the concrete T-beam bridge that PennDOT deemed structurally inefficient. Cost of the project by Grace Industries of East Allen Township is $1,118,500. (See letter on Page 2.) – Home News photo
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Letters from our Readers Bridge Construction on Route 946- Moore Twsp. Dear Moore Township Police Department, Township, and Residents: With the recent closing of the bridge on Route 946, I have heard nothing but disgruntled remarks from the local residents in that area. Of course, the first thing I asked these people was, “Well, what are you going to do about it?” to which there was usually a response of, “What CAN I do?” I'm not sure I know the answer to that question, but thus...this letter was born. Did I mention that I live on Hoch Rd.? You know, the road that ALL of the traffic from 946 is getting diverted onto? It now sounds like I live next to Route 22, or perhaps the Pocono Raceway. Apparently, the closing of the bridge has angered those commuters that normally take this route, as they are tearing up my street at break-neck speeds. It's not just cars either! When did it become OK for an 18-wheeler truck to practically fly down a winding, country road? I tried to take my
trash to the street last night and almost got hit by multiple cars who obviously cannot read posted speed limit signs. I thought it was illegal to drive while blind?? I read in the Morning Call that construction is expected to be complete in November. If that actually is the case, (please, Grace Industries... hurry!) I expect there to be dozens of accidents and maybe someone getting run-over by the time it is finished. It may even be me, and I'm sure there is at least one person reading this letter who is hoping that that is the case. Please, Moore Township Police...can you do something? The township could make a killing on the amount of speeding tickets that could be given out, just on my road alone. Can we get a speed trap? Some speed bumps? More signage? Anything? I can already see spots of Glase Road that are getting pretty torn up by all the speeding drivers, not to mention how bad the road conditions were when it snowed last Saturday Continued on page 16
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Opinion Marcellus Shale Industries and The Lehigh Valley By T. Anthony Iannelli President and CEO, Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
What does the Marcellus Shale industry mean to the Lehigh Valley and all of Pennsylvania? Aside from a handful of groups that rely on permanent crisis for support, people in this state realize the importance of this new energy resource. The natural gas being extracted from the shale two miles underneath us is providing jobs, energy independence and, to the surprise of many, tax revenues--$1 billion in state and local taxes during the last five years. Some critics talk about how Gov. Tom Corbett should make the drillers “pay their fair share.” But what does this term, “fair share,” mean? Is it the more than $76 billion shale gas contributed to GDP in 2010 that is expected to increase to $231 billion in 2035? Or the 600,000 jobs the industry supported in 2010— expected to grow to over 1.6 million by 2035? Or, is it the spinoffs that have created a boom in support industries, ranging from engineering to environmental services to pipe manufacturing to residential and commercial construction? When critics say “fair share,” they mean they want dollars from the prosperous gas industry to pay or subsidize other industries and projects. Some critics are falsely saying that the state is providing billions in subsidies to the fossil fuels industry. Some are saying to focus subsidies on expensive renewable sources of energy. But, what about the impact on Commonwealth families? Philadelphians are already enjoying lower energy bills. In the Lehigh Valley, engineering firms and support businesses are expanding because of jobs in the Marcellus fields --while reducing carbon emissions. With record COMING NEXT WEEK! low prices and home heating bills that have dropped by 40 percent this winter, some folks still think another tax will solve our problems. What “fair share” should mean is a per-well impact fee – precisely the approach the Corbett Administration and the legislature have been discussing—not an additional tax. The impact fee would focus money on the towns and counties that actually host the drilling sites, ensuring repairs for wear and tear on the area and underwriting increased environmental enforcement. But the value of the industry extends beyond the impact fee. As a jobs report by President Obama’s Administration
THE SOAPBOX E-mail us at email@example.com We reserve the right to edit. No names will be printed. It is not necessary to leave your name. put it: “Of the major fossil fuels, natural gas is the cleanest and least carbon-intensive for electric power generation. By keeping domestic energy costs relatively low, this resource also supports energy intensive manufacturing in the United States.” Slowly, everybody’s catching on. In Pennsylvania, we got this one right. The members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce are committed to working with Governor Corbett’s Administration, our public officials and the gas industry to ensure all Pennsylvanians prosper and grow for generations to come! For more information on The Chamber’s public policy positions on Marcellus Shale and more, please visit www.lehighvalleychamber.org
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The doors will open 12 noon and the bingo starts at 1 p.m. For more info, stop by the anniversary store on Saturday from 10 – 1 p.m. or contact Michelle 484-892-9627 or Tiffany 484-896-8071.
Used Clothing Drive & Community Yard Sale
Some may call it global warming, but I think it’s just that the usually bitter and snowy winter is hitting some place else, like Alaska, and we’re getting a break. Maybe even the groundhog would agree to that. Anyhow, most folks (except the skiers and people who plow snow for a living) are enjoying fairly warm days in the 40’s and 50’s. It gives our home shovels and plows a break. It just so happens that this Thursday is Groundhog Day. Even if the little varmint sees six more weeks of winter, if it stays like this it won’t be too bad. Spring will come along right after that. . . . Getting back to Alaska, I hear it was 26 degrees below zero the other day, and people up in that state are under tons of snow this winter, much more than usual. . . . The Big Game is this weekend, and if the team from New York does their thing as they’ve done of late, I think they can beat that team from New England again. We’ll see, it should be interesting. . . .I hear a local church is doing a take on that day, calling it Souper Bowl Sunday, and taking in cans of soup for the Bath Food bank. Nice idea! . . . .Looks like the streetscape project down at the park on West Main is just about done, and it should look good when the grass comes up in the spring. I’d say the town clock has real good protection now from any runaway car. Metal poles are surrounding it. . . . Girl Scout cookie sale is going on again. The girls had a table set up down at Ahart’s, and I hear they still have a lot more cookies to go, so if you see ‘em setting up any more around town, buy your favorite cookies and support a good cause. . . . One of the first signs that Valentine’s Day is coming up soon are the red hearts on poles around downtown Northampton. And I see Valentine’s cards are showing up on local racks, so I reckon
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it’s time to think about cards, flowers, candy, or whatever is nice for our favorite gals. . . . Folks who travel down South often use I-75, and what a terrible wreck that highway had this weekend when cars and trucks rammed into each other in fog and smoke so thick nobody could see where they were going. You never know with all the traffic these days. A man from Northampton was killed down in Bucks County after he hit a pole and some trees. He had relatives in Northampton and Bath. My sympathies to them. . . . With this warmer weather, Elmira is getting that spring cleaning gleam in her eye, so it means I’ll hafta do the window cleaning and maybe even some beating of rugs. I’m just gonna play hard to get for a while, and maybe she’ll get over it. It is winter, so maybe we’ll get that snow we’ve been evading for some time now. I need to catch up my book reading. Have a nice week, gang.
Supreme Court Rules redistricting Plan was no good By a 4-3 vote, including the Chief Justice, a Republican, the Pa. Supreme Court has ruled invalid the recently approved redistricting plan for the Pa. Legislature. It sends the plan back to the Reapportionment Committee, with no changes coming in the foreseeable future. All districts as they have been in existence will continue that way until a new plan evolves that will pass the court’s scrutiny. A Monroe County legislator, who had planned to campaign for a seat that included a large part of this area of Northampton County, may now have to hold back on any campaigning.
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The Bath 275th Anniversary committee will have the first community breakfast of the new year. The breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at My Place Restaurant from 7am to 11am. Prices for adults are $8.00 and kids ages 6 to 12 $5.00 with kids under 5 being free. Tickets available from committee members. All proceeds benefit the Bath 275th Anniversary Celebration happening this August.
The anniversary committee has scheduled a Longaberger basket bingo for March 25 at the Klecknersville Fire Co.
It is that time of year again to start thinking about the used clothing drive and community yard sale in the Borough of Bath. The yard sale is scheduled for May 19 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the borough. Permits are $10 and can be purchased through the borough office. The used clothing drive will also happen the weekend of May 19 and May 20. Used clothing, linens, towels, stuffed animals, hard plastic toys, belts, coats and jackets can be dropped off at My Place Restaurant on May 19 and 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ONLY. All items must be in a plastic bag. Start cleaning out your closets now to help make 2012 clothing drive the best the borough has seen!
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NAPL Bus Trip To flower show
The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will be sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 6. The bus will depart promptly at 8 a.m. from the library, 1615 Laubach Ave., Northampton, and will arrive back at approximately 4:30 p.m. Cost for transportation and admission to the flower show will be $55.00 per person and can be paid in Northampton Area Public Library. This trip is open to everyone who would like to come, not just library patrons. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Ticket purchase deadline is February 16. Proceeds from the bus trip will be used to fund library projects. Nothing is impossible—if you don’t have to do it yourself.
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Soup kitchen expands To every Saturday
The committee for the Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen is proud to announce the expansion of our services. Effective immediately, we will be serving meals every Saturday of the month. We are pleased to welcome the Nazareth Moravian Church into our Loaves & Fishes family. The church, located at 4 South Main Street in Nazareth will now be serving meals on any 5th Saturday of the month. The complete schedule is as follows: First and Second Saturdays every month: Christ Church of Bath, UCC, 109 South Chestnut Street in Bath. Third and Fourth Saturdays of every month: St. John’s UCC, 183 S. Broad Street in Nazareth Fifth Saturday of the month (if applicable): Nazareth Moravian Church, 4 South Main Street, Nazareth All meals will be served at 12 Noon. Doors open at 11:45AM. We invite residents of the Nazareth and Bath communities to join us for a delicious home cooked meal, free of charge! About Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen Opening its doors at Christ
Church of Bath on November 13, 2010, the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen serves lunch to residents of the Bath and Nazareth communities. Funded by contributions from local churches, businesses, and individuals in the community Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen is a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization. Individuals or organizations wanting to volunteer to work at the soup kitchen should contact Pastor Jim Snyder at 484-894-9476 or 610-746-5060 for available opportunities. Monetary donations may be made to Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen, c/o Christ Church of Bath, UCC, 109 S. Chestnut Street, Bath, PA 18014.
Blankets of Gratitude Blankets of Gratitude,
a division of Soldiers’ Angels, was formed in August at the Eckley E. Patch American Legion Post 470 in Bath. The goal of this group is to crochet or knit lap robes for veterans in VA hospitals who cannot go home for the holidays. The lap robes are a way of showing gratitude to veterans for their service to our country. The Blankets of Gratitude
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Coastal Carolina University - The following students were recognized for academic excellence at Coastal Carolina University, fall semester 2011 Kali Hatosy, Nazareth, was named to the Presidents list. Gettysburg College Hannah Joyce of Nazareth has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean's Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2011. Lock Haven University - Dr. Zakir Hossain, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Mary L. Rose-Colley, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Services, praised the students' commitment to
academic achievement and noted the discipline and hard work required to qualify for the Dean's List. Local students named to the Fall 2011 Lock Haven University Dean's List are as follows: Nazareth resident Carly A. Glantz , Sophomore, PreK-4 / Special Education Bath resident Kristin M. Matula , Senior, Criminal Justice Northampton resident Tracy L. Swinger , Senior, Biology/Ecology/Environmental Delaware Valley College - Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley College's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, announced the following students have been honored
DeSales University The following area residents recently graduated from DeSales University: Emily S. Bross of Nazareth, graduated with a master's of education in the academic standards (K-6) track. Ann M. Gunther of Nazareth graduated cum laude with a bachelor's of arts in management . David S. Moore of Nazareth graduated with a master's in business administration in the computer information systems track . Larry L. Olsen of Nazareth graduated with a master's in business administration in the project management track . Kelly S. Shak of Nazareth 9 a.m.-8 p.m. graduated withSataMon.-Fri. master's in 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Sun. (Emergency Only) in a business administration
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Sacred Heart Students in spelling bee included: Front Row (l-r) : Morgan Altemose and Serena Rizzon. 2nd row: Hannah Merino and Richard Turnbach. Back row: Jonathan Decker, Lauren Schuster, Jacob Maruscak and Coleen O’Reilly – Contributed photo
Lauren Schuster winner in Scripps Spelling Bee Eight students from Sacred Heart School participated in the schools Scripps Spelling Bee this year. Lauren Schuster was the winner and she will go on to the regional spelling bee held at Northampton County Area Community College on self-designed track . Scott Fehnel of Nazareth graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's of science in management information technology and management. Josh Wilvert of Nazareth graduated with a master's in business administration in a self-designed track . Samuel D. Jordan of Bath graduated with a bachelor's of science in nursing . Mark D. Williams of Bath graduated with a bachelor's of arts in criminal justice . Evan Georgeson of Bath graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's of arts in philosophy and theology. Stefanie M. Bohunicky of Northampton graduated
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for academic achievement by being named to the Fall 2011 Dean's List. Jennifer Barone, Nazareth, Jonathan Fehnel, Nazareth, Rachael Martino, Northampton, University of Connecticut - The University of Connecticut recently announced the students who attained the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester. To make the Dean’s List, students must take at least 12 credits, finish the semester with a grade point average that is among the top 25 percent of students enrolled in their school or college, and have no grade below a “C.” Lauren Cancelliere, of Nazaerth and Tye Daniels of Northampton.
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Group, also known as BOGG, had 12 people donating their time and talents to make the lap robes. Thanks to their generosity, 49 lap robes were delivered to the Wilkes -Barre VA Hospital in time for Christmas in 2011. If you are interested in joining this group and donating your time to help make lap robes for Christmas 2012, contact Vickie Hahn at 610739-1348. The BOGG meets most Mondays in the Legion social hall at 6:30 p.m. No experience is needed, the group will help teach you how to knit. Yarn and needles are also available. If anyone is interested in helping but unable to attend meetings, please call for dimensions.
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March 22. The 26th annual regional competition will include a written test followed by a traditional oral spelling bee. Students who win the regional championship move on to the National Spelling Bee held in Washington, DC. with a bachelor's of arts in theatre . Tamara A. Miller of Northampton graduated with a master's of education in the special education track. Frances Sweetana of Northampton graduated with a master's of education in the academic standards (K-6) track . Delaware Valley College - Dr. Bashar Hanna, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley College, announced that the following students are among the college's list of December graduates: Kelly Muller of Nazareth, Daniel Michalerya of Northampton, Benjamin Toner of Northampton. Northampton Community College Graduates Northampton Community College held a commencement ceremony on January 28 for close to 750 students who completed associates degrees, specialized diplomas and certificates in August or December. The graduates majored in close to 100 different fields ranging from fine art to biotechnology. They are listed here by hometown. Key to Abbreviations: AA – Associate in Arts AS – Associate in Science AAS – Associate in Applied Science CERT – Certificate SD – Specialized Diploma Continued on page 5
Natural Perspectives For the Health-Minded Individual DR. GLENN CLEARIE DC www.drclearie.com
The Stomach Bug For those of our Natural Perspectives™ readers that are within a thirty mile radius of the Lehigh Valley, I would like to extend caution regarding a fast moving virus. From what we have seen, this virus appears to be moving through families one at a time over a one to two week period. Sickness seems to occur with sudden onset of vomiting that lasts 6-10 hours, however, it appears that no dramatic fever is present. I offer a few safeguards that should be utilized immediately for the following 10 days: Vitamin D- 10,000-20,000 iu’s. (2,000-3,000 for school age children) Fish oil- 3,000mg omega 3’s Magnesium- 500 mg (100200 for school age children)
In addition: Have 2-3 scoops whey protein powder daily. Drink 2-3 cups green tea. Reduce all sugar, sweeteners, sugar substitutes. Increase olive and coconut oils. Add additional spices such as curcumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon. For those that have Standard Process Immuplex on hand, increase to 6 per day. Echinacea 1-2 tablets. Eight hours of sleep. Avoid alcohol. While none of us are immune, utilizing a natural approach to fortify our immune system is good advice I hope you will take. Good luck.
Karinus Huff, AAS; Nancy Kutches, AAS; Rachel Pavlacka, AA; Rebekah Peck, AA; Robert Peloquin, AAS; Jessica Pounds, CERT; Zachary Richard, AS; Tracy Richards, AAS; Anthony Sayegh, AA; Kaitlyn Sekol, AAS; Stephanie Stahl, AAS; Nicole Wescoe, AA Tatamy: Melissa Frankenfield, AA; Maria Kociuba, AAS Walnutport: Carol Lauffer, AAS; Jaime Rivera, SD Wind Gap: Melissa Brinkley, CERT; Stacie Farrell, AA; Cynthia Gaston, AA; Jared Kichline, AA; Brittney Parry, AA; Joseph Smith, AAS
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Bath: Joann Altemose, AAS; Nicholas Andreas, AAS; Susan Boyer, AAS; Amanda Carey, AAS, SD; Mary Dibble, AA; Jillian Farnack, AA; Nicole Fisher, AAS, SD, SD; David Kerrigan, SD; Chelsea Killea, AA; Chris Luddeni, AAS; Abigail Manning, AA; Lois Merkiel, AAS; David Nostrand, AA; Sarah Overholt, AAS; Samantha Radcliffe, AAS; Amber Reaser, AAS; Katie Reeser, AAS; Philip Roth, AA; Renee Snyder, AAS; Stephanie Wendt, AAS Danielsville: Tina Brown, AAS; Shane Caffrey, CERT; Zachary Cuff, AA; Kimberly Wolf, AA; Thomas Yenca, AAS Nazareth: Rebecca Aiello, AAS; Anabela Araujo, AAS; Sarah Arrubla, AA; Jeffrey Barlow, AAS; Megan Bauer, AA; Stephen Brailo, AA; Alex Christ, AAS; Justin Cohen, AA; Breanna Custodio, AA; Tahja-Rae Dickenson, AA; Omar Doughan, AAS; Cassandra Fulmer, AAS; Jason Grubb, AAS; Sara Hartzell, AAS; Jeffrey Imboden, AAS; Pamela Jago, CERT; Justin Kimble, AA; Katelynn Koch, SD; Sharon Lerch, AAS; Nicole Marsh, AAS; Anna Martinez, AAS; Katelyn McDonald, AA; Sherrie McNicoll, AAS; Shelby Noyes, AA; Abigail Nuss, AAS; David Perez, AAS, SD; Jeffrey Schessler, AAS; Corinne Schmidt, AA; Eric Schweitzer, AAS; Adam Smith, AA; Nicole Smith, AA; Aileen Suarez, AAS; Sandra Tavares, SD; Heather Thomas, AA; Jeffrey Thomas, AAS Northampton: Adam Berresford, AAS; Michele Chong, AAS; Joseph Coleman, AAS; Brenda Dech, AAS; Gary Dottery, SD; Jsea Farkas, AAS; Telsche Filipovits, AA; Shane Firmstone, AAS; Mariella Fuica, SD; Richard Gubish, AA; Melissa Hrabovsky, AAS;
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Lehigh County Community College - Donald W. Snyder, President at Lehigh Carbon Community College, recently announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester. Students with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50 achieve Dean's List status. They include: Bath: Melissa Jacobson and Jason Mills. Danielsville: Steven Brady. Nazareth: Rachael Ferguson, Rebecca Parsons, Kyle
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Feb. 2-8, 2012
District 11 SkillsUSA championships Showcases local students
All day today, February 2 more than 400 students competed in 52 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. This “Showcase of Skills” is a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area. District Gold Medal winners will advance to state and national competitions. This year, the SkillsUSA Council is partnering with post-secondary educational institutions to award over $64,100 in scholarships to the medalists of nine competitions. Employers from across the Greater Lehigh Valley sponsored this event, seeking the best talent in their respective fields. In addition to sponsorship, local employers donated competition materials and were on-site coordinating and judging the contests. The “Showcase of Skills” included the following 33 competitions held at the Agri~Plex: Advertising Design Architectural Drafting Automotive Refinishing Technology Automotive Service Specialization Automotive Service Technology Basic Health Care Skills Building Maintenance Technology Cabinetmaking Cake Decorating Carpentry Commercial Baking Computer Maintenance Technology Cosmetology Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Justice Culinary Arts Diesel Equipment Technology Pett, Christine Seiple, and David Webb. Northampton: Rebecca Buschi, Carol Eberts, and Christine Engleman. Walnutport: Jessica Coleman, Cassandra Greb, Denise Ladd, Kirsten Leskowich, Keri Mello, Stacy Smith, Jessamy Zimmerman, and Casey Zuber.
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Electronics Technology Esthetics First Aid/CPR Food & Beverage Service Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Industrial Motor Control Internetworking Masonry Nail Care Nurse Assisting Residential Plumbing Residential Wiring TeamWorks Technical Computer Applications Web Design Welding Thirteen leadership competitions were held at the Best Western on Route 512, and the remaining six competitions were held at various sites throughout the Lehigh Valley. Contestants are from the following area career and technical schools: Bethlehem Area VocationalTechnical School Career Institute of Technology Lehigh Career & Technical
Institute Monroe Career & Technical Institute Upper Bucks County Technical School Colonial Academy SkillsUSA Council is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, organization whose mission is to create a world-class workforce by developing partnerships among the business community and our local career and technical schools. Their activities carry out their mission of building a better workforce by connecting businesses with future employees, helping students become better employees, and promoting a positive image of our member companies and their industries. Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be presented at the Awards Ceremony to be held in the Parkland High School Auditorium - 6:30 p.m. at 2700 North Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown (over 1,000 students, parents, school, and industry representatives are expected)
February Dental Health month! Get Ready to “Rock Your Smile!”
Join Mrs. Beth Arcury, NASD School Dental Hygienist, and the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) in celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month in February! NCDHM is an oral health campaign aimed at educating Pennsylvania youths about the importance of good oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This year’s theme is “Rock Your Smile” and Mrs. Arcury encourages children to: 1. Brush and Floss twice a day. 2. Eat healthy foods.
3. Limit sweet, sticky snacks. 4. Visit your dentist or dental hygienist twice a year. There will be a lot of sparkling smiles in 2nd Grade this year due the generous donation of toothbrushes and floss from Dr. Cynthia HannerOlenwine. Mrs. Arcury will distribute the “tools for a cool smile” when she conducts the mass brush-in with 2nd grade later this year. Visitor--I do hope you keep your cows in a pasture. Dairy Farmer--Yes, Madam, of course we keep them in a pasture. Visitor--I’m so glad to hear that. I have been told pasteurized milk is much safer.
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By Lance Dermont
BASKETBALL✷ ✷ The National Basketball Association is deep into its compressed 66-game schedule. This was brought about by the lockout which delayed the season opening until Dec. 25th. While it is a financial necessity to get as many games in as possible it also has numerous drawbacks. The increase in games has already started to cause more injuries. Quite simply there is not enough time for these
athletes to rest and recuperate after a vigorous game. Also the quality of play has suffered. Recently, the Philadelphia 76ers played 7 games in 9 days. A truly ridiculous amount of games in such a limited amount of time. The shortened training camps and free agent signing period also severely limited teams’ front offices ability to construct a team. Yet even with all of these negatives the NBA players continue to excite fans across the country and the world. Truly a testament to them and their remarkable abilities. David Stern and the rest of the greedy owners need to realize the fans want to see players play with a normal schedule. And not a truncated travesty designed merely to fatten owners’ already bulging wallets.
Hecktown takes over lead In Suburban Dart Baseball
There’s a new leader in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League, DrylandTrinity of Hecktown. They won 10-8, lost 5-4 in 11 innings, and won 7-1 in hosting St. John’s Union of Farmersville. St. Paul’s UCC, which held the lead for most of the season, fell to Emmanuel EC of Bethlehem, 8-7, 6-3, and 5-3. Tops for Emmanuel were Bruce Danyluk and Jeremiah, both 7 for 15; Joe Dalrymple, 6 for 15, and Emerson Moser, 2 home runs. Northampton: Rich Kern, 7 for 13; Jennifer Erkinger, 6 for 11; Andy Minehart, 5 for 10, and Zach Kern, 2 homers. Salem Lutheran of Bethle-
hem ripped visiting Bath Lutheran 7-5, 4-3 and 3-1 behind Scott Williams, 8 for 13 and a homer; Bill Hoke, 7 for 13; Tim Eichman, 5 for 11 with a homer, and Bill Hoke III, a home run. Bath: Bob Meixsell, 6 for 14; Bob Flyte, 5 for 12, and Lee Creyer, 4 for 12. Messiah Lutheran of Bethlehem was swept at Salem UCC in Moorestown 4-3 in 11 innings; 4-2, and 3-0, as Salem had Sherry Bush, 6 for 13; Jack Troxell, 6 for 14; Fred Toncik, 4 for 11; Rachel Krause, 4 for 12 with a homer, and Larry Bush, 4 for 13. Messiah: Mike Daly, Jr., 5 for 11, and Rick Hasonich, 5 for 13. St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem won 3-1, then lost
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6-5 in 10 innings and 4-0 at Christ UCC in Bath. Hitting for Bath were Joe Hunsicker, 7 for 13; Dan DalCin, 6 for 13; and Greg Pokorny, a 2-run homer. Bethlehem: Al Beahm, 5 for 12; Gary Buczynski and Travis Beahm, both 4 for 13; and John Hoysan and Ryan Hoysan, a home run each. Trinity Lutheran of Bangor downed visiting Ebenezer Bible Fellowship in the opener, 10-1, lost 6-1, and won 4-3 with Judy Hoffert, 8 for 13; Harold Wambold, 5 for 13, and Joe Smith, a homer. Ebenezer: Ray Moretz, 5 for 11; Victor Pachioni and Leroy Wilcox, both with a home run.
Team 6 Scores Another Sweep in Die Hards League Team 6 racked up a second consecutive sweep to pull way ahead in first place of the Bath Die Hards League on Jan. 25. It was a solid effort by Terry Bartholomew, 689; Kenneth Grube, 632; Judy Edwards, 501, and Kathy Grube, 494. Also taking four games was Team 5, led by Charles Kosman, 465, and Michael Tirrell, 452. Team 1, with Bob Kosman, 467; Marie Harring, 455, and Joe Bachman, 410, won 3 to 1 over Team 4’s Polly Kosman, 442, and BobbyLou Snyder. The 0 to 4 losers were Team 2, Michelle Tirrell , 464, and Art Bruch, 405, and Team 3, Dick Deily, 509; Rick Deily, 489, and Jim Stevens, 454.
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SCHEDULE: Feb. 6 – St. Paul’s at Ebenezer, Trinity at Messiah, Salem UCC at Farmersville, Dryland at Bath Luth., Salem Luth. at St. Stephen’s, Christ UCC at Emmanuel.
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Ranger Lake had the best shooting score on January 29 once again and continues to hold first place in the Suburban Trap League. RANGER LAKE, 125 – Clint Bradney, Dennis Cacciola, Sr., Frank Hanzl, Gary Lindner, Mark Ryan, all 25’s. BLUE RIDGE, 124 – Dave Brader, Peter Ducharme III, Keith Smith, Jerry Trumbauer, all 25’s; Jeremy Smith, 24. COPEECHAN, 124 – Bill Arndt, Rich Geyer, Kelley Huber, Briucer Rex, 25’s; Dale Arner, Robert Boracius, Stan Boracius, Jr., Stan Boracius, Sr., Bob Bortz, Jerry Bottazzi, Brad DeLong, Tony Hujsa, Tom Manalucko, Gary Wieand, all 24’s. EAST BATH, 121 – Wayne Remaly, 25; Jim Clause, Brendon Doorley, Dan Fritchman, Brian James, Bill Kunsman, Lee Marsh, Roger Muschlitz, Bob Ruth, Jack Thomas, Tyler Van Blargen, all 24’s. The next shoot will be on Sunday, Feb. 5, hosted by Copeechan at Blue Ridge, Walnutport. STANDINGS
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Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show Opens Saturday in Harrisburg
The 57th annual Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show will run from this Saturday, Feb. 4 to Sunday, Feb. 12 at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Preceding that largest show of its kind will be a media preview party, to which outdoor writers have been invited. It will be held this Friday night at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg. I will be there, accompanied by fellow outdoorsman and co-founder of the Northampton County Junior Conservation School, George Kreitz. That in itself will be an interesting event. Special guest speakers are David Keene, president of the N.R.A., and Jack McGuigan, director of Government Relations / State Affairs, National Shooting
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Sunnieside Pulls Ahead of Daku in Bath Commercial With a four-game sweep over Bath Supply, Sunnieside Landscaping went out in front of Daku Auto Body as they lost 1 to 3 to Valley Inspection Service in week 20 of the Bath Commercial League. Sunnieside was led by Ryan Flick’s 214-265-257–736 series, along with Anton Boronski, 235-247–678; Chris Hoysan, 201-235–597; and Rodney Knighton, 210–573. Supply: Harvey Rissmiller, 200-201203–604; Lester Steigerwalt, 203–534; Jeff Kerbacher, 524; Frank Yeakel, 516. Valley Inspection had Ed Musselman, 280-216–635; Craig Madtes, 236-201–628; Scott Ackerman, 279–611; Gerald Bartholomew, 223– 602. Daku: Al Davidson, 207-234-205–646; Bob Davidson, Jr., 232-210–640; Rich Mutarelli, 204-200–576; Bob Daku, 200–519. Moore Pizza also socked it to Maxx Amusements, winning 4-0 behind Gerry Eck-
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Sports Foundation. Add to that will be three awards winners: Youth Mentor – Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation; Humanitarian – Dave Kaleta of Habitat for Wildlife, Inc., and Conservationist – The Susquehanna River Waterfowlers’ Association. We’ll have a report on that dinner program for next week’s Outdoors. Now back to the show, which thousands of men, women and children will be visiting in the coming week. Indeed, it is the largest outdoor hunting and fishing event of its kind in North America. It will feature the latest and greatest in equipment and techniques presented by more than 1,200 exhibitors, including more gun manufacturers than ever, a fully loaded fishing and boat hall, two full archery halls, and hundreds of guides and outfitters from across America and around the world. Check these celebrity guests and seminar speakers: Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, Jeff and Tiffany Lakosky, Hank Parker, Fred Eichler, Jimmy Houston, and more. The show is intended to include families and for that entertainment there’s Raptors Up Close, Chris Bracket archery trick shooting, kids trout pond, and a NEW Kids Day on Saturday, Feb. 11, fea-
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count of 4,903, the same number of people in a previous count, although more homes were built. She is trying to get a review of the census. –Ms. Seiple questioned what effect the Neighborhood Improvement Zone legislation that will benefit the new hockey arena in Allentown will have on local earned income tax collections. East Allen residents who will be working in the 130-acre NIZ would have
their E.I.T. money going to Allentown. Persons from here who worked in Allentown would normally find their money going back to East Allen Township. Other townships as well as East Allen are worried about loss of E.I.T. revenue this coming year from the NIZ. –The tax map for the Northampton Area School District’s land at Nor-Bath Blvd.& Seemsville Rd. will be put on file. Recreation Items Chuck Frantz noted several items concerning parks and recreation:
–Spring sports sign-ups are going until February. –Subway coupons will continue as a fund-raiser. –A PeeWee Tennis program is being started for 5-10-yearold boys and girls, one day a week during May and June. Frantz would like to increase the tennis program for adults. –Summerfest meeting was set for Saturday, Jan. 26. –A bus trip for people to see the Phillies-Atlanta Braves game on July 8 has been booked, and he is hoping to arrange a bus trip to a Broadway show in New York City in May. –IronPigs Night will be celebrated at Coca-Cola Park on July 30. Other Reports • John McDermitt of the East Allen Twsp. Vol. Fire Dept. expressed concerns about residents who do not have smoke detectors in their homes. • Fire Chief Barry Frantz announced that the fire company has received a $12,297 state fire grant. • Mrs. Seiple has resigned as a member of FRCA, but will stay in communication with the facility. They will provide a list of board members and their terms in office so the township knows when appointments are to be made.
Talent show at Moore Elementary
The Moore Elementary talent show will be held Friday, March 30t at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Parents can expect permission slips on February 10 for students interested in participat-
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Age group winners - Girls age 10, Gabrielle Demchak; Girls age 12, Amanda Beers: Boys age 12, Jonathan Young; Boys age 13, Nathan Gehringer. – Contributed photo
K of C youth basketball Free throw contest results The local competition for the 2012 Knights of Columbus annual youth basketball free throw competition, sponsored by Father Jacob W. Post Council #14464 of Bath, was held on Saturday, January 14. The competition was open to all Bath area boys and girls ages 10 through 14 Winners are eligible for the district level competition which will be held on Friday evening, February 10, at St. Joseph the Worker school in
Orefield. District winners will then be eligible for regional and state competitions. Council 14464 sincerely thanks Steve Turpening, owner of the In The Zone facility in Bath, for his generous donation of court time for conducting the competition. The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.7 million members in over 14,000 local councils.
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SENIOR CITIZENS Visit and Participate in Senior Center Activities Visit a senior center and check out all the fun things going on there. Call for meal reservations Local centers include: MidCounty Senior Center, 234 S. Walnut St., Bath; Nazareth Senior Center, 15 S. Wood St.; Northampton Senior Center, in Grace UCC Church, 9th St & Lincoln Ave., and Cherryville Senior Center at Hope
Lutheran Church, Rt. 248, Lehigh Township. MID COUNTY SENIOR CENTER For meal reservations call: 610-837-1931Thurs. 2/2: 9:00 Pool/ Games/Puzzles Sewing for Gracedale 12:30 Penny Bingo Fri. 2/3: 9:00 Pool/Games & Puzzles 10:00 Council Meeting 12:15 Pinochle/Games Mon. 2/6: 9:00 Pool/Games/ Puzzles
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January has been busy at the Northampton Senior Center... We started a crochet/knitting class on Fridays 9:30-11:00, learning and sharing a lot of new ideas. Music with Steve Meyers and yours truly as we “jammed” on the 19th, with keyboard and guitar. Birthdays were celebrated with a special guest this month, Rev. Heather Kurtz Noon Lunch Tue. 2/7: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles; 11:00 Brittany Angels at Your Service Noon Lunch Wed. 2/8: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles Noon Lunch LUNCHES: Thurs. 2/2: Mac & Cheese, Stewed Tom. Salad, Bread, Carrot Cake Fri. 2/3: Open-faced Roast Continued on page 16
helped to put out the flame. It does seem that “meatloaf” for lunch is a big pull, who would have figured? February is looking to be another month of parties, of course with Valentine’s Day. We also have a “Sadie Hawkins” party planned for Leap Day. Dressin’ as rednecks and hillbillies is part of the plan. Entertainment with the “Cracked Walnuts”(washboard, banjo and spoons) and a few other surprises, Yee-Haw!!! Daily activites, social and meals are offered for adults 60+. You will find a friend at the Northampton Senior Center. Mon.-Fri. 8:30-1:30, 902 Lincoln Ave. (Grace UCC). For information call director Krista Ambrosino at 610262-4977. We’ll be seeing you!
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for next year’s budget. Other Matters • Early on the agenda, Kerry Strohl discussed a dispute that he has had with neighbor, Dustin Rehrig, over alleged noise late at night, a tour bus and trucks from Rehrig’s plumbing business, and water coming on his property. Rehrig, who also leads the Twitty Fever orchestra, has complied with complaints brought to Zoning Officer Laura Harrier, although Strohl didn’t believe so. Ms. Harrier brought letters to the meeting, showing them to Solicitor David Backenstoe, proving that she had done her job. Former Supervisor Brian Moser took issue with the zoning complaint even being brought out in a public meeting, rather than in executive session, saying that the board was setting the wrong precedent. Board Chairman Darryl Snover said he wanted both Strohl and Ms. Harrier to comment publicly together, so that she could defend her position. Rehrig said he has his equipment in Lehighton, including the tour bus, and two van trailers are parked in his driveway. A swale for drain-
age hasn’t been changed. He told the board he has always responded to the zoning officer and she did what she was supposed to do. Strohl was advised to file an appeal in writing to the zoning hearing board, although he said earlier in the meeting he didn’t want to because of the expense. An investigation of the complaints by Strohl was done by Ms. Harrier and she saw no violations. Backenstoe said when there is an issue between neighbors, and a ruling is made, somebody isn’t going to be happy. • New Supervisor Cynthia Miller was concerned about special or workshop meetings. Supervisor Keith Hantz said the second meeting of the month is usually a workshop. When official action is to be taken it has to be advertised. • Township Manager Alice Rehrig suggested an electric meter at the Berlinsville field because PPL electric rates were so high, as much as $500. No matter what was done with the lights, the bill was high, Supervisor Sandy Hopkins said. Snover wondered about a different supplier. It was noted that a meter that could solve the problem costs only $38. • Asked how many people are on the recreation commis-
THE HOME NEWS Feb. 2-8, 2012 sion, Backenstoe said there are seven. They serve fiveyear terms, and they could continue, but each year a member is subject to replacement or re-appointment.
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Nazareth School Board Given preliminary budget A preliminary 2012-13 budget of $69.18 million was adopted on Monday, Jan. 23 by the Nazareth Area School Board, but can be lowered at any time before final adoption in June. The increase in expenditures of 3.6% over this year would represent a 0.95-mill real estate tax increase or a 2% increase to 48.64 mills. Property owners that are assessed on the average of
$67,400 would pay $74 more in taxes the next fiscal year. As now proposed, the tax increase with a fund balance of $551,000 would balance the budget. There could be a number of cuts or decreases in spending, but like all other Pennsylvania school districts, Nazareth is waiting to see what Gov. Tom Corbett will appropriate to them in his budget on Feb ruary 7.
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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 8680477, Bethlehem. Sun 8:30am Worship; 9:30am Sun School; 10:45am Worship ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610-262-2559. Sun 8/10:30am Mass; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm Worship; Sat – 4:00 pm BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Bangor. 610-588-6929 Sun 9:30am SS for all ages; 10:40am Worship; Children’s Church Tues. 6 p.m. Young ladies bible study, 7 p.m. young men’s bible study BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cherryville. 610-767-1239. Sun - 9/10:30am Worship BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun 9:15 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun 10am Worship CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 10am SS, 11am Worship CHRIST U.C.C., S. Bath. Sun. Worship 10:15 am w/nursery. SS 9 a.m. Mission Church 2 p.m. CHRIST U.C.C., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. Sun 9am Worship Sunday, 10:30 SS CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Northampton Sun 9am Worship, 10:30am SS & Bible Class COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-7517. HA Sun. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, 9:15 a.m. SS, DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610759-4444 Sun – 8/10:15 am Worship, 9 am SS Tue. 2 pm Mus/Worship EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – Worship - 10:30 a.m. SS 9:00 a.m., HCA EMMANUEL’S LUTH Bath. Sun – 9:30am Cont. Worship 8/10:45am Trad. Worship S.S. 9:20 a.m Wed – Cont. Worship 7pm FAITH REFORMED, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - Worship 10 am. GOD’S MISSIONARY CHURCH, Northampton. Sun – 9:30am SS (children & adults); 10:30am & 7pm Service; Sunday Evening Youth 6:30pm. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun – 8/10:45 a.m. SS 9:30 a.m.
GOSPEL CHAPEL, Northampton Worship 10 a.m. GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun. 9:30 a.m. Worship, SS 10:30, Evening Worship 6 p.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl Sun –Service, 8:30am & 9:45am HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. Worship 8/9:30/10:30 am, SS 9:15 a.m.. Tues. 6:30 Bible Study HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Nazareth Sun – 7am/9am/11am Mass, Tues. 6:30 bible study HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Northampton 610-2622668 Sun. – 10:30 a.m. Worship. Communion 1st Sun. of the Month. SS 9:15 a.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun Worship - 9am; SS, 9am HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 767-7203 Sun– 8:00/10:30 am, SS. 9:15 am MOUNT EATON CHURCH Saylorsburg, PA 570-992-7050 Sat. 6:30 pm Worship, Sun. 8/10:30 a.m Worship. 9:30 SS, Wed. 7 p.m. Bible Study, NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3163 Sun- 8:15/10:45a.m. Worship. 9:30 SS NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm Worship; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm Worship QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m. Service. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9 a.m.; Vigil 7 p.m. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm Mass, Sun Masses: 6:45/8/9:30/11am; child care during 9:30am Mass; Mon– Thurs 8am Mass; Fri – 8:30am Mass Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8:00am. SALEM U.C.C., Bath. SS 9 a.m., Worship 8/10:15 a.m SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. Sun – Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth Sun –10 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun 8am/10:15 a.m. Worship – Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN
Pastor’s Comments In large print at: www.NAOG.ws/pc
Northampton Assembly of God
3449 Cherryville Rd., Northampton • Sun. 10:45 am & 6 pm; Wed. 7:30 pm
Daniel E. Lundmark • pastor@NAOG.ws • 610-262-5645
Traits of a Great Church #2
Last week I listed the first five of ten traits that reflected the greatness of the early New Testament church. Here are the last five. 6. Great Grace Acts 4:33 states, “…and great grace was upon them all.” Grace is the divine influence that comes through humility, “…be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble" (1 Peter 5:5). Grace is the divine character of the fruits of the Spirit. 7. Great Fear God brought judgment on hypocrisy and lying to the Holy Ghost, "And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things" (Acts 5:5). “And great fear came upon all the church” (Acts 5:11). The church today needs this great fear and reverence for divine holiness! 8. Great Persecution “And at that time there was a great persecution against the church” (Acts 8:1). Sooner or later, a great church will experience great persecution! It stands to reason that a powerful, bold, Holy Ghost filled church in this dark and evil day will rile up the devil and be persecuted! “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). 9. Great Joy "And there was great joy in that city" (Acts 8:8). Joy is the result of the Holy Spirit’s working in lives. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy…” (Galatians 5:22). 10. Great Purpose The great purpose of the early church was to obey Christ’s command, "But tarry…until ye be endued with power from on high" (Luke 24:49). Their great purpose was to obtain the promise of Jesus and be His witnesses, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me…unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). May that great purpose be ours today! Hear this full message at: www.naog.ws/sermons.htm
CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. –9 a.m. Sat. 5:30 p.m. No SS in Summer ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Northampton. Sun –8/10:15am Worship, 9 am SS ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Nazareth. 610759-0893 Sun –- 8/10:45am Worship, 9:15am Christian Ed ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun Masses at 8/9:30/11am and Sat evening at 4:30pm Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15 am Worship, Communion. 1st Sun. of Month. SS 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, Cherryville. Sun - Adult & youth SS, 9am; Worship, 10:15am ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton .PA Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton Sun - Bible study, 9:30am; Morning worship, 10:45am WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, Sat – 9:30am Worship, - 10:45am Sabbath School ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN CHURCH, Northampton 610-2611812 ZION’S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship ZION WESLEYAN, Pt. Phillip. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship * Please send Church Schedules and activities to editorial@HomeNewsPA.com. Or mail bulletins to PO BOX 39, BATH PA 18014. Church Directory is a free listing of area Churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions or more information. *SS – Sunday School, H/A – Handicapped Accessible.
Rescheduled Spring Sports sign-ups at E. Allen Twp. East Allen Township will be conducting Spring Registrations for T-Ball, Baseball, Soccer and Pee Wee Soccer for girls and boys ages 5 – 12. Registrations will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm also on Saturday, February 4th 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Registration fees are $50.00 for Township Residents $30.00 for 2nd child and $60.00 for Non-Residents - $40.00 for 2nd child. You may also sign up anytime at the Municipal Building located at 5344 Nor Bath Blvd. from 8:00am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. For more information, please Contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961 or 484-2392090.
THE HOME NEWS
Feb. 2-8, 2012
The Rev. Christina Keller
Pastor, Covenant United Methodist Church
Lessons from Mary Magdalene
Before you even think about the Biblical Mary Magdalene, faithful disciple of Jesus the Christ, let me say that I raise chickens and the lessons I’d like to share are from one of the hens in my small flock. Her name was Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene was an interesting hen. You may have seen her … she liked to escape the chicken yard. Once, during a funeral at church she escaped several times. One of Bensing’s workers came to me and said, “Um … there’s a chicken in the parking lot.” I knew right away which hen it was. I figured that God was putting an example in front of me, but, being somewhat dense at times about signs from God, I couldn’t figure it out. But upon reflection, and events of late, I think I’ve got a correlation between chickens and Christians. You see, Mary Magdalene had everything she needed in her chicken yard. She had a shelter to sleep in with warm straw. She had food and water refreshed every day. She had the company of other hens. But the urge for more, or chicken curiosity, or just wanting to see what was on the other side of the road, led Mary to fly the coop, as it were. She sought greener pastures perhaps. Now she, and her pen mates, have cleared the grass from their enclosure, so yes, the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But so are hawks and coyotes and foxes. She was oblivious to the danger. I never said chickens had much for brains. But how like us humans were her actions? We, who have bigger brains than chickens! We have our comfy homes, food on the table, God’s law to live by and guide us. Yet we, like Mary, stray into danger. Sometimes we willingly stray. Sometimes we stray unknowingly. Perhaps it’s easier for me to see the boundaries, for as a clergy person the consequences of my straying could cost me everything. So I try very hard to stay within my “yard.” But as Christians we have specific boundaries set before us by God in the laws, the Ten Commandments, given to us to follow. Ten simple rules to guide our lives. How difficult could it be? You break a rule, you sin. Repentance is needed. Forgiveness is needed. Now, if you know your Bible, John the Baptist and the Apostle Peter both preached repentance, baptism, the forgiveness of sins. The sin is not the end of the story. Like Mary Magdalene, you can return to the safety of your home and try harder to stay within the boundaries set before you by God. Repent and be forgiven. And sin no more is the goal. Shall we all try to remember that this year and make 2012 our best yet?
Sacred Heart School registration
Kindergarten at Sacred Heart School is an all day program. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be five years old by October 15th. Registrations are now being accepted. Tours and class visitations are available. Contact the school at 610837-6391 for more information and to register. Mother (to innocent daughter): “I thought I told you not to go out with perfect strangers?” Daughter: “But, mother, he isn’t perfect!”
St. Peter’s UCC
8142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton
St. Peter’s U.C.C. 8142 Valley View Rd. Seemsville, Northampton
610-837-7426 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship
“There Are No Strangers Here,
St. Peter’s U.C.C. 8142 ValleyOnly View Rd. Friends We Haven’t Met!” Seemsville, Northampton 610-837-7426
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Obituaries Albert P. Schall
April 16, 1920 – Jan. 25, 2012 Albert P. Schall, 91, of Bushkill Township died on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at home. He was the husband of Pauline M. (Flyte) Schall. A World War II veteran of the Air Force, he worked as a layout man for more than 40 years at the former Nazareth Steel Fabricators before retiring in the early 1980’s. Born April 16, 1920 in Bushkill Township, he was a son of the late Griffith and Carrie (Hawk) Schall. He was a member of the American Academy of Aeronautics and St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plainfield Township. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Roof, of Bushkill Township, a grandson and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held on Monday morning in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, followed by interment with military honors in the Wind Gap Cemetery, Pen Argyl. Arrangements were by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Evan. Lutheran Church, 1422 Church Rd., Pen Argyl, PA 18072.
Kenneth E. Reph
Oct. 27, 1922 – Jan. 23, 2012 Kenneth E. Reph, 89, of Moore Township, formerly of Bushkill Township, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn G. (Edwards) Reph. He attended Nazareth High School and later served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a truck driver for the Northampton Farm Bureau, Tatamy, before retiring in 1988. Previously, he worked as a truck driver for the former Neff Laboratories, Stockertown, for many years. Born Oct. 27, 1922 in Point Phillip, he was a son of the late Elmer and Edna (Arndt) Reph. He was a member of St.
John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth, and a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows – Aluta Lodge #488, Bushkill Township. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael, of Nazareth; a daughter, Jane Hughes, of Danielsville; two grandsons, Benjamin of Bethlehem and Jarrod of Nazareth; three great-grandchildren, Vincent, Abigayle and Emerik; and nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service in celebration of his life was held on Friday morning in the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment with military honors in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Road #2, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Clarence F. Schaffer, Jr.
March 14, 1932 – Jan. 24, 2012 Clarence F. Schaffer, Jr., 79, of Moore Township died Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Marguerite (Weiss) Schaffer. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he worked for Tarkett, Inc. in Whitehall as a machine operator for 41 years, and then retired in 1996. Born March 14, 1932 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Clarence F., Sr. and Irene (Longenbach) Schaffer. He was a member of Emmanuel’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Clarence F. III of Danielsville; two daughters, Christine F. Kleintop of Danielsville and Charisse F. Keefer of Bath; five grandchildren, Cari A. Nycum, Jason Kleintop, Holly Keefer, Paul Keefer, and Carla Schaffer; a brother, Daniel, of Northampton; three sisters, Audrey Stoudt of Florida, Lillian Adcock of Allentown, and Irene Kern of Walnutport; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held
on Saturday afternoon in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, followed by burial with military honors in Emmanuel Union Cemetery, Emanuelsville. Arrangements were by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
August F. Kaintz August F. “Gusty” Kaintz, 83, of Northampton died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in Gracedale. He was the husband of Doreen F. (Leindecker) Kaintz. He worked in the maintenance department of the former Bethlehem Steel Corp for 41 years, retiring in 1985. A Navy veteran of World War II, he participated in the Pacific Theater and post war occupation. Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Rudolph and Bregitta (Eberhardt) Kaintz. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coplay, and a former member, councilman, and sexton of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Northampton. Mr. Kaintz was also a member of the VFW post, Alliance Vol. Fire Co., Retired Men’s Club, Allen Union Cemetery board, and a volunteer at the Northampton Area Food Bank, all of Northampton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Margaret Brindock, of Walnutport, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Pauline Weaver and Mary Sparrow, and four brothers, John, Stephen, Rudolph II, and Joseph Kaintz. Services were held on Tuesday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial with military honors in Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the kitchen fund of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Coplay, c/o the funeral home at 211 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
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Sept. 1, 1946 – Jan. 24, 2012 Judith “Judy” (Stewart) O’Bryon Parsons, 65, of Nazareth died on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.. Her first husband was William J. O’Bryon, Jr., who died in 1986. She was the wife of her second hus-
band, Brian K. Parsons. A 1964 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, she retired in October 2011 from People’s Coal & Supply Co. in Nazareth, where she was employed as the company’s bookkeeper. Born Sept. 1, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Elwood and Eleanore (Sigafoos) Stewart. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nazareth, whewre she served as nursery Sunday school teacher for many years. She also sang on St. John’s Philethia Choir and served as a member of the Altar Guild and enjoyed working on the planning committee for St. John’s Faith Through the Arts events. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jill (O’Bryon) Beil, of Nazareth; a son, Bill O’Bryon, of Woodstock, N.Y.; three brothers, Terry Stewart of Nazareth, Tom Stewart of Allentown, and Gary Stewart of Nazareth; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon in St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church. Burial was private. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s and St. John’s Lutheran’s Faith Thru the Arts program, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Olga E. Buck
Jan. 20, 1937 – Jan. 26, 2012 Olga E. Buck, 74, formerly of Nazareth, died Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Phoebe Home at Richlandtown. She was the wife of the late Hubert “Bucky” Buck, who died Sept. 24, 1992. A 1954 graduate of Easton High School, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Prayer Group, and Altar & Rosary Society of the church. Born Jan. 20, 1937 in Easton, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Mulik) Cooper. Surviving are two daughters, Denise Camburn of Coopersburg and Jacqueline D’Angelo of Lyndhurst, Ohio; two sons, John of Hatfield and Curtis; six grandchildren; a sister, Martha Stout, of Nazareth; two brothers; Joseph Cooper of Ohio and Daniel Cooper of Easton. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Helen Horn, Joanne Lippincott and Mary Winters; and three brothers, Stephen, Myron and Edward Cooper. Services were held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church and entombment in the Holy Family Mausoleum.
Vernon E. Fegley, Jr. Vernon E. Fegley, Jr., 43, of Northampton died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 as the result of an auto accident in Springfield Township, Bucks County. He was last employed as a metal fabricator for Nitro Mfg. of North Carolina for five years. Prior to that, he worked for Jack Williams Tire & Auto,
Whitehall, for a year, and prior to that he worked for Advanced Auto Parts in Allentown for three years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Dorothy A. (Wolfel) Fegley of Northampton and Vernon Fegley, Sr. of Bath. He attended Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton. He enjoyed auto racing and was a former driver and racer at Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton from 1994-95. Vernon was also involved in the Blue Mountain Quarter Midget Racing Association in Berlinsville, and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Sara Jo Fegley, of Quakertown; a son, John Patrick Fegley, of Allentown; two brothers, Vincent A. Fegley and Brian Fegley, both of Northampton; his companion, Rachel Lokay, and daughter Kira of Bethlehem; three step-children, Justin, Jon Marie and Cori. Services were held on Wednesday evening in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with Msgr. John Campbell officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Vernon’s memory may be made to the Blue Mountain Quarter Midget Association, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Dec. 24, 1963 – Jan. 28, 2012 Rufina Baltz, 48, of Northampton died Saturday, Jan. 28 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Michael Baltz. She worked for J. C. Penny at the Lehigh valley Mall for 12 years. Born Dec. 24, 1963 in the Philippines, she was the daughter of Rosario (Dalwatan) of the Philippines and the late Feliman Bagas. She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Courtney Baltz, at home; and eight brothers and sisters in the Philippines. Service were held on Tuesday evening in the Reichel Funeral Home, NorthampContinued on page 13
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ton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Courtney Baltz Education Fund, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Oct. 20, 1926 – Jan. 28, 2012 Melvin Roth, 85, of East Lawn, Nazareth, died Saturday, Jan. 28 at home. He was the husband of Joan (Yodzio) Roth. A graduate of Northampton High School, he later attended Widener Military Academy and graduated from Muhlenberg College. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. After his college and military service, he worked for his parents at the Roth Bros. Furniture store in Northampton. In 1958, Mel opened the original Nazareth Furniture store, where he worked until Cynthia A. “Cindy” retirement. Brubaker Being a man of many interests, he was a commercial Aug. 28, 1948 – Jan. 29, 2012 Cynthia A. “Cindy” Bru- pilot for Monmouth Airlines, baker, 63, of Moore Township, in addition to being a photogformerly of Nazareth, passed rapher and amateur movieaway Sunday, January 29, maker. Born Oct. 20, 1926 in 2012 in the care of hospice at Gracedale. She was the wife Northampton, he was a son of the late Richard L. “Dick” of the late Isadore and Lillian (Weiss) Roth. Brubaker. He was a member of TemCindy was a graduate of Northampton High School ple Beth El in Allentown. In addition to his wife, he class of 1966. She worked as a machine operator and fab- is survived by three sons, rications department head for Michael J. of Fredericksburg, S & L Plastics for 43 years be- Va., Jeffrey M. of Nazareth, and Douglas E. of Leesburg, fore retiring in 2010. Born in Fountain Hill on Va.; one daughter, Jennifer August 28, 1948, she was a L. Roth, of Freemansburg; daughter of the late Claude one brother, Joel Roth, of San S. and Hilda C. (Barrall) Wil- Antonio, Texas; two sisters, liamson. Cindy was a member Jean Mandel of Allentown of the Allen Township Volun- and Beatrice Zimmer of Bosteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary ton, Mass.; six grandchildren, and a member of Salem Unit- Jessica Roth of Dallas, Texas, ed Church of Christ, Moore- Adam Roth of Bethlehem, Aaron Roth of Woodbridge, stown. Surviving are a daughter, Va., Olivia Roth of Leesburg, Tracy L. Haydt; five grand- Va., Hannah Roth of Nazachildren; brother, Dale Wil- reth, and Phillip Roth of Leesliamson of Bushkill Township; burg, Va. Preceding him in death sister, Michele Meixsell of were three sisters, Mildred Moore Township, along with Hirsch, Henrietta Meltzer, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be and Sally Berman. A private memorial service held on Friday, February 3 was held at the Schmidt Fuat 6:00 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, 2165 neral Home in Nazareth. InCommunity Drive, Route terment will be private. 946, Village of Moorestown. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday evening A blood drive will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Emanuelswill be private. Contributions: may be ville, Bath (Moore Twsp.) from made in memory of Cindy 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on February to the Amyotrophic Lateral 18. To register or for more info call 610-703-5805.
Relay for Life Fundraiser
A fundraising dinner will be held at Norfay Café, 47 South Main St., in Nazareth on Friday February 10 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to benefit Relay for Life. The dinner is $20 per person and is all inclusive of beverage, soup, choice of entrée and dessert. There is limited seating available for the fundraiser, please call to reserve and note which seating you will be attending. For more information, please contact the Nazareth Chamber of Commerce at 610-759-9188.
Quota Rocks in Northampton
Looking for something fun to do on these cold winter nights? The Quota Club of Northampton is once again holding its annual oldies dance on February 25 at the Northampton Community Center. The doors open at 6:00 and a dinner buffet will begin at 6:30. Beverages are included in the price. There will be oldies music by Bobby Koch from 7:00-11:00pm. Proceeds this year will go to Holly Daubenspeck and her family to help Holly recover from her accident. So get your gang together and rock the night away for a good cause. Call Nikol at 610440-2171 or see Dale at Miller Ace Hardware for tickets. Visit us on facebook. Go to events and type in “Quota Club”!
THE HOME NEWS monitors, laptops, keyboards, mice, cables, cell phones, radios, TVs, cameras, fax machines, photo copiers, and even microwaves. Not acceptable are non-computer batteries, contaminated equipment, anything with a cracked or broken screen, or large household appliances. Advance notice for a large volume of electronics to please let us know in advance so that we can make sure we have proper staff on hand to facilitate the drop off. The recycling facility shreds all old hard drives so any information on them is completely safe. Anyone with any questions is welcome to give us a call about the recycling services that we offer.
The Blue Eagles football team will be honored at Naza-
reth Borough Council meeting on Monday, February 6, at 7:00pm. The 2011 LVC and District XI Champion Blue Eagles will be cited in a resolution making February 6 Blue Eagle Day! The football team will be at the council meeting on that evening starting at 7 p.m. Come show your support one more time and get a chance to talk with your favorite player. Organizers are hoping to fill Borough Hall to show support for the Championship Blue Eagles!
NCC to present Civil War concert National Exchange
Northampton Community College’s (NCC) theatre, dance and music departments will present The Civil War by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, at 3:00 p.m. at Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. The snow date will be Monday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. The Tony Award-nominated musical explores the Civil War through the viewpoints of Union, Confederate and slave viewpoints . Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food
Sid Mobley, National Exchange Club president, made an official visit to the Exchange Club of Northampton on Jan. 18, at their dinner meeting. He was greeted by local Exchange president Kim Belletti, officers and other members of the Northampton club, as well as Exchangites from visiting Exchanges. The local club recently inducted two new members, Robert and Rose Correll. Last night the club recognized and honored the January and February Girls and Boys of the Month for their outstanding academic and scholastic achieveContinued on page 14
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Double Click Computers on Nazareth Pike in Bethlehem is offereing free electronics recycling. The company held an electronics recycling this past August and it was a great success. They are now recycling old equipment for free year-round. “We have a large trailer/ storage container that sits permanently on our property filled with the old electronics. Every time we fill the container, we load the equipment onto pallets that are sent off to be properly and safely recycled,” said Sara Bondi from Double Click Computers. Anyone is welcome to come drop off their electronics during regular business hours. Acceptable items include computer systems, CRT
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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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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Mary Schuk Estate of Mary Schuk, late of Northampton Borough, County of Northampton, PA. Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requestes all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Orest M. Kochan, c/o his attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, ESQ, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 18067-1211. (1/12-1/26) Estate Notice Harold Donald Kincher Estate of Harold Donald Kincher, aka H.d. Kincher, late of the Township of East Allen, County of Northampton, and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Michele M. Kincher, aka Michele M. Waters, and Kelly A. Buss, Executors of the Estate of Harold Donald Kincher, aka Harold D. Kincher, aka H. D. Kincher. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make
immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to. Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLP 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (1/19-2/2) Estate Notice Paul C. Michael Estate of Paul C. Michael, late of the Borough of Bath, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Larry P. Michael 2644 W. Emmaus Avenue Allentown, PA 18103-7244 Cheryl A. Schaffer 4976 Nor-Bath Blvd. Northampton, PA 180679705 DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (1/26-2/9) Estate Notice Madeline B. Koenen The Estate of Madeline B. Koenen, deceased, of the Borough of Nazareth, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Bruce Arthur Koenen, Executor, on January 11, 2012. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Bruce Arthur Koenen, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (1/26-2/9) ESTATE NOTICE Marie S. Gold Estate of Marie S. Gold, late of the Township of Upper Nazareth, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Maris E. Rogers and Glenn M. Gold, Executors of the Estate of Marie S. Gold. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to Maris E. Rogers and Glenn M. Gold C/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (1/26-2/9) Chapman Borough Council MEETING Chapman Borough Council at their regular monthly meeting fro February 2012 will consider Ordinance 2012-1 “An Ordinance Regulating the Use of Holding Tanks in Chapman Borough, Providing for Inspection of Holding Tanks, Providing for the Imposition of Charges for Installation and Inspection of Holding Tanks, and Providing Penalties for Violations of this Ordinance”. If interested you may review the ordinances by contacting the Borough Secretary, John J. Defassio. (1/19-1/26)
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NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING FEBRUARY 9, 2012 The Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold its public meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2012, in Council Chambers, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, at 7:00 P.M. to review the following appeals: 1. Ettore Cerino and Robert Boreman, P.O. Box 714 Cherryville, Pennsylvania, for the property located at 103 Center Alley, Northampton, Pennsylvania. This property is located on Tax Map No. M4-2-5 and is located in an R-2 Residential District. Messrs, Cerino and Boreman would like to renovate an existing outbuilding on the property for use as a dwelling unit. They are seeking a variance to allow two or more principal buildings on one parcel in single ownership. Page 27-31, Part 5 Supplementary Regulations, Section 503.1. All interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant must attend. Juliann Edelman Zoning Officer (1/26-2/2) LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Certificate of Organization for a Domestic Limited Liability Company was filed with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 2012, for the purposes of creating a Limited Liability Company under the Limited Liability Company Law of 1994, P.L. 703, No. 106. The name of the Limited Liability Company is: Valve Tech Service LLC Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire PIERCE & DALLY, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 (2/2) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notic is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss pending legal matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (2/2) NOTICE OF INCORPORATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Articles of Incorporation have been filed with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation pursuant to the provisions of the Business Corporation Law of the Commonwealth Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Act of December 21, 1988(P.L. 1444, No. 177), by the following corporation: The name of the corporation is: Valley Computer Service, Inc. 15 Country Rd Northampton, PA 18067 (2/2)
Exchange Club Continued from page 13 ments and in-school and out-of-school activities and service. January - Kaylene Killeen, daughter of Mr. Brian Killeen of Bethlehem and Mrs, Catherine Conley of Northampton and Matthew Yanek, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Yanek of Northampton. February Keri Diehl, daughter of Ms. Cheryl Lynn Diehl of Bath and Nikolai Kuchinos, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kuchinos of Walnutport.
LIBRARY CORNER Stamp & Card
Making at NAPL The Northampton Area Public Library will be holding a Rubber Stamping & Card Making Class on Monday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m. The class fee is $15.00 and includes all the supplies you will need to create four projects with envelopes. $2.00 of each class fee will be donated to the library. You must register at the front desk at the library by Monday, February 6, with your class fee. Space is limited, so stop at the library soon! The library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter programs are held through March 22. Children living in the Northampton Area School District are invited to participate in the programs. Toddler Storytime, age two, will be held on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 11:20 a.m. or Wednesdays from 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Creative Preschoolers Storytime, age three and up, will be held on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. or Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Family Toddler/ Preschool Storytime will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Storycraft program for children in kindergarten, first grade and second grade will be offered on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. “Read to Sara” is a program for students in kindergarten to sixth grade. Sara is a tail-wagging tutor, eager to hear children read to her. While the program was initially developed for struggling readers, those who can already read well don’t want to pass up the chance to read to a therapy dog. Choose 15 minute time slots on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Registration for the programs began in the library on January 9 and will continue until the sessions are filled. Sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis. You must have a current library card to register. For more information call 610262-7537. Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity Story Hour is held throughout the week at both the Main and Lower Nazareth sites. Main hosts Read to Me on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for all ages as well as on Wednesdays and Thursday at 10 and 10:45 a.m. Baby & Me (424 months) is held at 11:15 am on Wednesdays. Baby and Me is also held at 10 am on Thursday at Lower Nazareth as well as Read to Me at 10:45 on Thursday. Library Hours are Monday, Friday and Saturday10 – 5pm, Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and closed on Sundays for the winter. For more information visit www.nazarethlibrary.org or call 610-759-4932.
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hart, 227-261-218–706; Rollie Meixsell, 221-202-256–679; Dean Silfies, 515. Maxx: Andy Edelman, 248-225-268–741; Paul Druckenmiller, 216-226– 634; George Hyde, 204–564; Randy Frey, 202–526. The Rice Family beat up Old Dairy, 3 to 1, with Dale Fye, 200–541; Andy Rice, 227–534; Jack Rice, 528; Howie Rice, 201–507. Old Dairy: Kurt Morgan, 203-257-268–728; Bill Neidig, 204-213-204–621; Rich Trucksess, 204-211–604. STANDINGS Sunnieside Land. Daku Auto Body Valley Inspection Moore Pizza Rice Family Old Dairy Maxx Amusements Bath Supply
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G & L Holds Lead In Bath Friday Nighters League G & L won 3 to 1 over Bensing’s and it was enough for them to hold down first place in the Bath Friday Nighters League on Jan. 27. G & L: Ty Pagotto, 589; Terry Koch, 502; Scott Bower, 501; Mike Bower, 489. Bensing’s: Bill Kocher, 568; Art Flegler, 536; Jared Kocher, 517; Ernie Keller, 368. Runner-up Team YTTHIS also scored a 3 to 1 win over Herman’s Hermits, led by Ryan Flick, 686; Brent Bartholomew, 604; Kyle Reaser, 603; Eric Trinkle, 597; Jeff Hertzog, 527. Hermits: Dan Cortright, 686; Joe Cortright, 604; Pete Curto, 603; Lynn Grube, 597; Dave Thompson, 527. Bath Legion won a 3 to 1 meltdown over Palmer Snowflakes, led by Cory Brown, 608; Bob Adams, 582; Dave Shaver, 577; Paul Durnin, 551; Jon Kenezejeski, 502. Snowflakes: Terry Bartholomew, 268–702; Gerald Bartholomew, 536; Steve Longley, 518; Jerry Fogel, 515; Jim Chillot, 478. The Young Bucks took three games from P C Beverage, with Christian Vazquez, 585; Brandon Jacoby, 575; and Allen Smith, 532. P C: Craig Madtes, 593; Ed Musselman, 572; Dave Jacoby, 484; Mike Knable, 471. STANDINGS G&L Team YTTIHS Herman’s Hermits Bath Legion P C Beverage Palmer Snowflakes Bensing’s The Young Bucks
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Howell Team Loses, But Leads in East Bath Sportsmen Team Howell lost 1 to 3 to Team Csencsits, but has a commanding lead in the East Bath Sportsmen’s League. Team Csencsits had these scores: Marty Beal, 598; Marty Csencsits, 588; Shawn Klump, 521; Tom Hawk, 510; Tom Lambrecht, 509; Art Hamm, 476; Frank Dest, 460. Team Howell’s scores: Lyle Howell, 626; Eddy Jo Marshall, 606; Dave Guest, 571;
Armie Fioranelli, 571; Earl Grube, 559; Herb Guest, 478; Eric Spooner, 435. STANDINGS Howell Csencsits
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turing an entire day of fun activities for kids. Computer savvy? Online ticket sales for the show are open and discount tickets can be purchased at EasternSportShow.com/tix The show is presented by Outdoor Channel and Comcast, and is sponsored in part by Cabela’s, Thompson/Center Arms, and Progressive Insurance. Chevy is the official truck of the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show. George should like that – he’s also a semi-retired Chevy salesman.
Whitetail Deer Classic Feb. 11
More than 550 people will be at the 9th annual Whitetail Deer Classic come Saturday, Feb. 11. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. at the Northampton Me-
morial Community Center, and once again it figures to be an exciting night, beginning, of course, with dinner. Before and after dinner, there will be all kinds of drawings of first-class rifles, guns, and hunting equipment that will involve almost everyone. There will also be a drawing for two ATV 4-wheelers. Tickets (nearly all at $100 each) were sold out weeks ago, for this event is one of the best on the Eastern Seaboard. Thousands of dollars are raised for the Youth Field Day, Northampton County Junior Conservation School, the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, and the grants they will award for special events or to organizations concentrated on the outdoors.
THE HOME NEWS Answers 1. Argentinian soccer player for Barcelona 2. Yu Darvish 3. Goalie Tim Thomas-for anti-government reasons 4. Doug Collins, whose team is off to a 15-6 start.
Have you had any exciting adventures lately? Many people are adventurous. They like new and unusual experiences. A few people even like to do things that are very bold or full of risks. These people like danger and thrills. I love new adventures but I think that we should leave the dangerous, bold acts to the characters in movies and books! Did you know that some of the ideas for adventure stories are based on the events of real people’s lives?
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Bath Man Faces Drug Charges
Colonial Regional Police, in conjunction with the Northampton County Drug Task Force, conducted an undercover buy of oxycodone from Chaerkahn Jose Velazquez, 41, of 518 Pine St., Bath, at his residence. Subsequently, a search warrant was served on Jan. 25 at approximately 6:05 a.m., and with Pa. State Police SERT Team assisting, an additional 72 oxycodone tabs were seized with a street value of $1,800.00, along with a scale and packaging material, plus $259.00 in cash.
Velazquez was taken before District Judge John Capobianco of Nazareth and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $10,000.00 10% upon pre-trial approval. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Theft by Deception, Retail Theft
Colonial Regional Police responded to the Kohl’s store in the Northampton Crossings mall on Jan. 15 at 12:30 p.m. for a female being detained for retail theft. Loss Preven-
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tion personnel had stopped 61-year-old Georgene Lerch of Getz Rd., Pen Argyl, leaving the store after concealing store merchandise in a shopping bag and not paying for it. Ms. Lerch was seen selecting three boxes of K-kup coffee and a coffee pot accessory for the Keurig coffee maker and placing the items in a Kohl’s shopping bag. She eventually paid for the other merchandise, but not for the items she bagged that totaled $65.10. She then informed Loss Prevention that she was in the store on Jan. 13, at which time she took a Keurig coffee maker from the store shelf and returned it to customer service for a merchandise card as a return item. A merchandise card in the amount of $127.19 was issued to her for the return. Ms. Lerch will be charged with theft by deception and retail theft, charges filed through District Judge Joseph Barner’s office
Woman Bites Man
Dana Marie Edwards, 32, of Belvidere St. has been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment after she allegedly bit Jose A. Rivera on the right arm and right side of his neck, and also scratched his back and shoulder, on Monday, Jan. 23 in her apartment. She was arraigned on the domestic dispute and released on $15,000 unsecured bail.
Water problem Causes delay In school lunch
Moore Elementary School had to delay the serving of lunch to students and staff on Friday due to a water back-up
in the drainage system within the kitchen area. The back-up caused some minor flooding to the kitchen and serving area. In order to eliminate the possibility of contamination of food and to obtain a healthy environment for the students to eat, a decision was made by Aramark and the school administration to delay the serving of lunches, according to the school principal. Once the issue was resolved, all students were provided an opportunity to eat lunch. Although the lunches were delayed about an hour, all students were given their normal amount of time within the cafeteria to eat. Students with documented medical concerns were identified early in the process and were provided an opportunity to eat at their normal scheduled time.
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and no one came to plow for hours on end. Did the township forget that ALL of the traffic had to go that way, even in the snow? Another dangerous situation that may have not been taken into consideration with the bridge closing. I just prayed that no one would slide off the road and into my living room. (which almost happened...twice!) The police department has said that Hoch and Glase roads are not actually the detour that PennDOT has setup during the construction. I was not able to get any one to talk to me at PennDOT, and am hoping that someone in the police department or township will step-up and see that the detour is properly marked and followed. I didn't see many signs to follow it at all. I am sure it PA003267
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does not help that cars can still drive all the way down to where the bridge is actually closed, and end-up (in disbelief) having to turn around in one particular house's driveway. It is as if no one really believes that the road is closed, but in my humble opinion, I believe it is because the road should be blocked off further up the road. Those houses on Mountain View Road would still be able to get home via Hoch Rd., and then the contractors would not have to block off the construction site with machinery. I guess someone thought it was a good idea to drive through the construction site, regardless of the signs. Unbelievable. I think I speak for all the families on Hoch, Glase, Valley View, Hokendauqua, and other roads affected by this bridge closing, when I say that we want our nice, quiet, country roads back! That is why we moved to Moore Township in the first place. I urge the police department, as well as the township to try and help alleviate these dangerous problems with speeding cars. You asked me to help you see my house numbers better in the dark, which I did. Now, I ask that you help make my road more safe for myself, dog walkers, children, and everyone else that used to feel completely safe going outside. Jessica M. Moore Township
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