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The Home News Lehigh Township Home Heavily Damaged by Fire By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

A fire in a Lehigh Township home caused heavy damage on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10. Two dogs died in the blaze at 498 Mulberry Drive, Walnutport. Eight fire companies were needed to fight the fire, which began sometime after 3 p.m. Lehigh Township Fire Chief Rick Hildebrand said their company was called at 3:12 p.m. The fire was declared under control by 6 p.m., but with a number of flare-ups, the firefighter weren’t able to leave the scene until 12:30

a.m. Friday. The home is reportedly owned by Joel Klotz, and according to the Greater Lehigh Valley American Red Cross, four adults were given aid. Chief Hildebrand said the fire was so intense that the first and second floors collapsed, so that in reality the fire was from attic to the basement of the home. The cause was undetermined as of Friday, but was under investigation by Lehigh Township Fire Marshal Roger Spadt. Continued on page 9

N.A.S.D. Officials Review Draft Budget for 2013-14


Northampton Area Schools Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik and Business Manager Terry Leh on Monday provided an hour-long slide presentation on the working draft budget for the 2013-14 school year. In doing so, they gave an overview of (1) where NASD stands financially and (2) the goals and resources that are all connected, as the mission statement of the school district is carried out. Kovalchik began the presentation listing these goals: • Student achievement at the highest level • The new grades 6 through 8 middle school • Some 20 capital improvement projects throughout the district, including a new HVAC system at George Wolf Elementary School

• Working with Intermediate Unit #20 on cyber education for 107 students • Involvement in the learning process on inline courses • Providing informational programs for parents on topics impacting students • Continuing security/ training meetings with staff, students and parents Leh reviewed all the finances involved, including 64% of the budget devoted to salaries and benefits. Health care is a major factor, and had a $11,200 increase in the past school year. It is expected to go up 9% a year under the new health care act. While the current tax rate is 46.65 mills, it is proposed to

go to 48.24 or a 1.5% increase in 2013-14. So based on average family incomes, the tax bill would go from $2,676 to $2,767. Kovalchik also noted things that the district will focus on, including an expansion of programs in the curriculum; special education (costs may be trimmed by having the children educated here rather than being transported to other areas); technology; and personnel (no new positions, but replacing those who retire). He said that the district has been moving forward the past two years, and has Continued on page 9

Home News to Host Blood Drive

HOME at 498 Mulberry Drive, Walnutport (Lehigh Township) is shown boarded up on Friday after it was heavily damaged in a fire Thursday afternoon. – Home News photo


Miller-Keystone will be holding a blood drive at the Home News office located at 4685 Lehigh Drive in Walnutport on Friday, January 18 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. MillerKeystone is offering a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card to everyone who donates in January - National Blood Donor Month. Register today by calling 610-767-9600.

THOUSANDS of snow geese were seen on Friday afternoon, January 11 at Valley View Drive. – Photo by Alan Brooks

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OpinionHH Kids Peace a Source for Help By William R. Isemann

President and CEO of KidsPeace

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, like any tragedy, there are a myriad of questions. How could this happen? What was the perpetrator thinking? What was wrong with him? Could this happen in my community? If children are not safe in school, where are they safe? There are no concrete answers to ease the pain and confusion of such a horrific event. But in the sea of uncertainty, there is one absolute – if we do not change the way the public looks at the mental health industry and insist on adequate

funding for necessary treatment, we will be forced to relive similar acts of violence. It’s too early to say exactly what was wrong with Adam Lanza. Perhaps we will never have an exact diagnosis. But it is evident this was a young man who needed intervention that sadly he did not get. Many people point to gun control as the answer. If perpetrators don’t have access to weapons, innocent lives will be spared. But that is only one piece of the puzzle. People will always find a way to get guns if they are determined enough. Where we can help is by shoring up awareness and funding for mental health treatment. KidsPeace, a national nonprofit based in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, is an expert on mental illness. For 130 years, our specialty has been treating children and adolescents with a wide range of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues.

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Our services have expanded with the growing needs of the population we serve. We now operate in 10 states and the District of Columbia. We offer residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, communitybased programs and even a psychiatric hospital because of the acuity of illness in some of the kids entrusted to our care. While most people struggling with mental illness are not violent, treatment is still imperative to give them a chance of becoming productive members of society. Our wide array of services and resources, such as TeenCentral. Net, ParentCentral.Net and our Critical Incident Response Team, put our organization in a position to lend a healing hand and raise awareness of mental health concerns. We are not alone in this struggle. KidsPeace is merely a microcosm of the pressured mental health industry. It is

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time for all of society to take a stand, stop being afraid to discuss mental illness and fight for the necessary funding and support to continue to help those in desperate need. We must ensure young people who are at risk are referred to appropriate programs for treatment. We need to continue to bolster programs that combat bullying to prevent someone from feeling so isolated that he could lash out in the community. We need to protect our children from the fallout of future acts of aggression. It is imperative to open the lines of communication now so those who represent us in Washington realize what is at stake if funding continues to be reduced. If we do not invest in mental health today, the costs to our society tomorrow will be staggering.

Letters from our Readers Work to Fund School Resource Officers

To the Editor: In the wake of almost every tragedy in the United States we seem to take certain steps out of the gate, but soon our concerns fade away. Our lives are busy, and families are having difficult enough times just making ends meet. A few weeks after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., I realized that this tragedy was different for me. It’s not going away. Last Friday, I circulated a bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives calling on colleagues to help secure funding for resource officers in our elementary schools. So many of Pennsylvania’s schools are facing nightmare budget cuts, and even though school district leaders need and want resource officers, they simply can’t find money in their current budgets. As a parent, as well as a state official, I have listened to testimony ranging from parents groups and teachers, to law enforcement officers and school district administration. The overwhelming concern is concentrated within securing our schools and protecting our children. Over the course of this past week I’ve been inspired by my colleagues from Pennsylvania. In conversations and meetings concerning school security, I’ve forgotten what political party I’m speaking with. Instead, I

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have shared and listened to stories about our children, our experiences as parents and the importance of having safe communities and schools. In Pennsylvania, lawmakers expect a lot from the citizens who pay their salary, benefits and retirement. The same goes for Washington. I believe we are living through that certain moment in time when lawmakers either pay heed to the concerns of our families, or they turn their backs for good. If you share our concerns, please sign the petition to fund school resource officers in our elementary schools at . State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna

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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Saturday and Sunday we were in a fog, and getting around was tough for drivers. They sure needed the white lines at the edge of the highways to see where they were going. Anyhow, the fog lifted on Monday as a cold front moved in. It’s still not all that cold, but it’s colder than last week. Knock on wood, but maybe we’ll have a fairly mild winter again, with not all that much snow. We’ll just hafta wait and see, and look ahead to spring. . . .It was great for the State Farm Show this year, and crowds were bigger than ever, especially over the weekends. . . .I don’t know for sure, but maybe the warm air brought on the flu bug earlier this year. Anyhow, a lotta people have had their aches and pains and all that goes with it for a week or more. Make sure you have your flu shots, just in case. . . . Congrats to Marcia Hahn as she begins another term in the State General Assembly. . . . Congrats, too, to Brian Radcliffe. I saw in last week’s paper that he tied the knot. Good luck and happiness to the newlyweds. . . .And while I’m throwing out the congrats, here’s tipping the hat to Zee Bartholomew as he carries on the tradition that Harry, Randy and Jimmy had before him at the funeral home. 160 years. Wow!! . . . .That Price Is Right event that the folks up

Moorestown way are having at Salem Church oughta be a lotta fun. The show on TV is one of our favorites, and this should be good, too, come January 26th. . . .I wondered why I couldn’t get the WilkesBarre channel on TV anymore. I saw in last week’s paper, too, that the American Broadcasting Company pulled the plug on the cable channels. What a revolting development that is, as Bill Bendix usta say. . . . Man oh man, those were a couple good NFL playoff games on Saturday and Sunday! The Baltimore Ravens beat Peyton Manning and those Denver Broncos, no less. And down in Atlanta the Falcons pulled out a win after the Seattle Seahawks thought they won by a point with a last minute TD. I hear a local lad lost a dinner in a bet with a relative down Georgia way, ‘cause he was sticking for Seattle and thought he won, but before he could celebrate too much, they lost! Too bad, Kevin. . . . Post offices and banks will be closed on Monday, no doubt, for Martin Luther King Day. . . . Dave Lack and Tom Dieter have lots of snow shovels on hand if we happen to get a snowfall. Just thought you’d like to know. . . .Well, Elmira wants to get at me with a game of pinochle, so I’ll close this letter for now. Have a great day and weekend, too. See ya around.


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Local Pastor Dies in Battle


Rev. John Rosbrugh, of East Allen Township, died in battle January 1, 1777. He was the husband of Jane (Ralston) Rosbrugh, and the late Sarah Rosbrugh. Rev. Rosbrugh was born in Ireland. He was a graduate of Princeton NJ. In the beginning of his career, he served churches of Northern New Jersey, until moving to Northampton, PA. Rev. Rosbrugh loved being a minister to his congregation in Northampton and at times serving the needs of other eastern PA congregations. Survived by wife Jane, are children Judge James Rosbrugh of Groveland, NY; Letitia Ralston of Northampton; Mary Ralston, Sarah Rosbrugh of NY; John Rosbrugh of Northampton; and granddaughter, Christina Ralston. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton, NJ. He was buried in the parish cemetery. In 1776, with the outbreak of war with the British, the pulpit was the main form of communications of the day. Rev. Rosbrugh stirred his congregation to action against the British. The men of the congregation formed a company of militia and agreed to go to war if Rev. Rosbrugh would lead them. He had expected to accompany them as their chaplain but reluctantly agreed to lead them. Rev. John Rosbrugh took his place at the head of the company and slinging his

musket over his shoulder led the company to join General Washington and the Continental Army in Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, it was determined that Rev. Rosbrugh would be better suited to take the position of company Chaplain, which he readily accepted. Captain John Hays took his place as company commander. At that time a chaplain, although not provided a uniform, held the rank of major and pay of thirty-three and a half dollars per month. Presbyterian ministers, however, were particularly hated by the British and if captured suffered the cruelest treatments. On arriving in Philadelphia Rev. Rosbrugh’s company joined the rest of the Northampton County militia in camp. John Rosbrugh was able to dine with his brotherin-law, John Ralston, a member of the Second Continental Congress. The 3rd Battalion was under the command of General Isa Putnam who had orders to cross the Delaware River on the 25th of December in support of Washington’s surprise attack on Trenton; but Putnam decided not to cross due to weather conditions so Rev. Rosbrugh’s battalion remained in Philadelphia. After General Washington crossed back to Pennsylvania, with his Hessian prisoners and captured goods, he decided to take Trenton a second time. This time the 3rd

Northampton Militia was included and arrived in time for the second battle of Trenton, also known as the battle of Assinpink Creek, Jan. 2, 1777. The American lines, on the south side of Assunpink Creek, were preparing their positions for the upcoming battle. Rev. John Rosbrugh was dining at a public House when the warning was given that Hessians were coming. Going outside he found his horse had been taken and he was suddenly confronted by a company of Hessians under the command of a British officer. He surrendered but they recognized him as a Presbyterian minister and bayonetted him to death on the spot. His executioners took his watch, money and left his body naked in the snow. Captain Hays, on hearing of the death of his pastor, wrapped the body and quickly buried him where he fell. The next morning, Presbyterian chaplain Rev. George Duffield took the body and reburied him in the graveyard of the first Presbyterian Church of Trenton. His widow, Jane (Ralston) survived him by 32 years, passing away on 27 March 1809. She is buried in Horner’s Cemetery 4955 Nor-Bath Blvd. in East Allen Township behind the former Presbyterian Church, now God’sMissionary Church. For information on the Horner’s Cemetery Historical Society or guided tours, please call Peggy Moser 610837-1757.

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University of Scranton Courtney A. Ruch, Nazareth, was among the students at The University of Scranton recently Courtney Ruch r e c o g n i z e d for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony held on campus. Frank O’Hara medals were given to first-, second- and third-year students with the highest grade point averages in each of the Jesuit university’s four undergraduate colleges for the 2011-2012 academic year. Ruch received the award from the Panuska College of Professional Studies for her freshman year. An occupa-

tional therapy major with a minor in psychology and a concentration in human development, she is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshmen). A teaching assistant for biology, she is also a member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association, the Urban Beats, Royal Ambassadors and the Royal Harmony Acapella Club. She serves as the publicity chair for Men and Women for Octaves and as a volunteer for the Head Start Center. University of Delaware Several local students have been named to the University of Delaware's Dean's List for Fall 2012. They include: Nicole Arkey, of Bath, Olivia Curzi, of Nazareth, Kristen Danek, of Bath, Joseph Zimmerman, of Nazareth. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester. Gwynedd-Mercy College - Daniel Ressler of Northampton, has been named to Gwynedd-Mercy College's fall 2012 dean's list. This recognizes one of the highest forms of academic excellence within a specific area of study. Indiana University of Pennsylvania - The following students from Northampton County have been recognized as a Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At the start of the fall semester, any undergraduate student who meets the following requirement is eligible to be named a Provost Scholar: a current junior with a minimum of 45 semester hours earned at IUP with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar recognition is given only once during a student's time of study at IUP Bath: Jessica M. Paulus, Interior Design, Nazareth: Stephanie M. Prekopa, Hospitality Management. Kutztown - Marc Blasko of Bethlehem earned Dean's List honors at Kutztown University for the Fall of 2012 semester with a 4.0 GPA. Blasko is an Accounting major at the University. Misericordia University The following students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester with a 3.55 GPA or higher: Amanda Cobucci, Nazareth; Stephanie Grow, Nazareth; Chelsea Hall, Northampton; Jason McCauley, Gouldsboro; Angela Menditto, Bushkill; Shannon Morgano, Nazareth; Alexander Pereira, Bath; Christopher Schatz, Bath; Lindsey Stitzer, Nazareth;

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Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, will award six leaders for outstanding service and a youth with a medal of merit at the annual council recognition dinner on Friday, Jan.25. It will take place at Jordan Lutheran Church in Orefield with 200 persons attending. The six to receive the Silver Beaver Award for their outstanding and distinguished service to the youth in the community include: Dr. Michael Dolan and Michael Faccinetto of Bethlehem; Michael Gaugler of Whitehall; Grant Kotz of Alburtis; Brian O’Leary of Easton, and Dr. Donald Snyder of Orefield. Kyle McCarthy of Tannersville will receive the Heroism Award.

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all Pennsylvanians. The tasks associated with this position will help me be a better representative, which in turn is a benefit for my constituents.” Deputy whips have a variety of responsibilities on the House floor, including assisting with member head counts and helping to promote certain tough issues facing the House Republican Caucus. They also keep Saylor informed about problems that members may have, or issues that might have an effect on the legislative agenda State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R- and on the caucus as a whole. The term “whip” is a carNorthampton) will serve as a deputy House majority whip ryover from the old English for the 2013-14 legislative ses- parliament, and their job is to sion following her appoint- whip up support or whip up ment by Pennsylvania House votes. Deputy whips receive Majority Whip Stan Saylor special briefings on legislative issues, providing them (R-York). “It is an honor and privi- with a greater breadth of lege to accept this role in the knowledge. For questions about this or legislative process, and I appreciate Representative Say- any other legislative issue, lor placing his trust in me to please contact Hahn’s district carry out this responsibility,” office at (610) 746-2100. New Hours Hahn said. “A big part of getIn an effort to offer more ting the job done in the Legislature is establishing rela- accessibility to government tionships with your fellow services and information, members from other parts of Rep. Hahn is establishing the state in order to accom- new satellite office hours plish goals that are good for in Bethlehem and Hanover townships. “I’m looking to make state government a little more accessible for my constituents,” Hahn said. “We hope residents will take advantage of this added opportunity to have their legislative questions and concerns addressed.”

Hahn or a member of her staff will be at the following locations every week: •Mondays: 11 a.m. to noon, Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. • Thursdays: 9-11 a.m., Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment at one of the satellite offices should call 1-484-320-0207. Hahn will continue to operate her Nazareth district office, which is located at 354 West Moorestown Road, and is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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4-H Tree Seedling Sale Underway

The Northampton County 4-H program is once again sponsoring the annual tree seedling sale. This sale benefits the 4-H youth in the county, supporting various programs such as camp, fair, trips, achievement banquet, and the clubs in general. The pick up date for the trees is Saturday, April 27, 2013, at various pick-

January 17-23, 2013 5 up locations. Trees must be ordered by March 1, 2013 to guarantee availability. The trees offered this year are: Eastern White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Sugar Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, American Arborvitae, Japanese White Birch, and White Flowering Dogwood. The feature tree for this year is the Scotch Pine. The tree seedlings are offered in bundles of 10 per type. Prices start at $10 per bundle; multiple bundle discounts are available. The deadline for ordering the trees is March 1, 2013; orders received after that date will be filled on the availability of trees. The orders may be picked up at one of the following locations: The Northampton County 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth; Ace Hardware in Capital Plaza on Rte. 512, Bangor; the Neighbor’s Home & Garden Center, 38 S. Main St., Hellertown; The Farm Bureau, 300 Bushkill St., Tatamy; and Miller’s Supply, on Rte. 329, Northampton. Each of these pick up points, except the 4-H Center, will have order forms available. More order forms have been distributed around the county at various locations. The form is available at: http://; then go to tree sale. If you are unable to obtain an order form, please call the Northampton County Extension Office, weekdays between 8 AM and 4 PM, at 610-746-1970, to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid. The 4-H program is open to all youths ages 6-18 years with a Cloverbud program for ages 5-8, and offers over 150 handson projects with an emphasis on leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H program is staffed by adult volunteers; volunteers are always welcome. Anyone interested in obtaining more information on the 4-H program, in general, or wishing to volunteer to help as a volunteer, is asked to call Brad Kunsman, Northampton County 4-H Program Manager, at 610746-1970.

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St. Paul’s extends dart Ball lead to eight games

A combination 2-game win by St. Paul’s and a 3-game loss by Ebenezer built an 8-game lead for the Northampton team in the Suburban InterChurch Dart Baseball League on Monday. St. Paul’s UCC won 7-3, lost 2-1 and won 6-5 at Bath Lutheran, with Paul Slimmon hitting 6 for 12; Andy Minehart, 5 for 9, and Ryan Gross, 4 for 9. Bath: Jim Meixsell, 7 for 11 with a home run, and Erika Meixsell, 3 for 6. Messiah Lutheran of Bethlehem tripped Ebenezer Bible Fellowship 4-3, 3-0 and 1-0. Messiah: Jeff Hasonich, 6 for 11, and Todd Jones, 4 for 12. Ebenezer: Leroy Wilcox, a home run. Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem won 6-1 and 6-3, and Christ UCC of Bath had to go 18 innings before winning 3-2. Salem: Bill Hoke, Jr. and Kyle Taylor, both 6 for 15; Bill Hoke, Sr. and Tim Eichman, both 5 for 15; Scott Williams, 5 for 16; Jacob Hoffert, a homer. Christ UCC: Dan DalCin and Mark Fujita, both 6 for 16; Ron Wagner, 5 for 16. Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown won 7-3 and 6-1 before losing 6-3 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Bethlehem. Hecktown: Earl Sigley, 8 for 15; Bernie Yurko, 6 for 14; Rich Durn, 5 for 14; Al Gilbert and Larry Golick, a homer each. St. Stephen’s: Al Beahm, 6 for 12. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem lost 8-4, then won 11-4 and 3-2 at Salem UCC, Moorestown. Emmanuel: D. Mike, 6 for 12 with a homer; Javi Rivera, Jorge Rivera, Emerson Moser, all 4 for 12; Dick Wesner, two home runs. Salem: Bruce Roth, 4 for 7; Fred Toncik, 4 for 10; Bill Rinker, 4 for 12. Trinity Lutheran of Bangor won 1-0 and 3-0 before St. John’s Union of Farmersville won 2-0. Trinity: Harold Wambold, 56 for 12, and Sandy Wambold, 4 for 11. Farmersville: Don Kerbaugh and Gene Grim, both 5 for 12; and Sue Grim, 4 for 11. STANDINGS


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Bath Bowling Team 7 Leads in Second Week of Half in Die Hards Team 7 is at the top of the standings in the second week of the second half for the Bath Die Hards League. They were one of the 4 to 0 winners, led by Amanda Kosman, 499, and Charles Kosman, 474. Team 4 won the first half. Teams 1 and 2 were also winners of shut-outs and are tied for second place. Team 1 had Joe Bachman hitting 511; Brenda Deily, 496, and Bob R. Kosman, 459. Team 2 was led by Michelle Tirrell and Art Bruch, both with 466 totals, and Sam Strouse, 415. Team 6 is third, winning 3 to 1 over Team 8. Team 6: Rick Deily, 541, and Jim Stevens, 510. Team 8: Mike Swope, 587; Gerald Bartholomew, 491; Amanda Leindecker, 451. Three teams are holding up the league with 2 and 6 wonloss records, all losing 0 to 4. Team 3: Polly Kosman, 428, and Bobby Lou Snyder, 410. Team 4: Ken Grube, 532; Terry Bartholomew, 522; Kathy Grube, 481. Team 5: Patsy Kosman, 425, and Bob C. Kosman, 417. STANDINGS Team 7 Team 1 Team 2 Team 6 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 8

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Scherline Leading After Second Week of Half in Industrial League Two weeks into the second half of play by the Bath Industrial League and Scherline & Associates is building on its first place lead. Catching up, these were the scores in weeks 17 and 18 of the season: Week 17 Scherline players scored a 4 to 0 victory over G&L Screen Printing to start the half, led by Andy Edelkman, 256-245224–725; Frank Yeakel, 225219–626; Harvey Rissmiller, 206-205–599; John Kerbacher, 213–586; Steve Kerbacher, 564. G&L: Mike Reese, 244202–637; Jason Eberts, 235223–633; Paul Duda, 523. Hecktown Fire Co. and Old Dairy trail in second place, playing each other to a 2 to 2 tie. Firemen: Matt Paulus, 232-218–638; B. J. Doncsesz, 540; Tony Luciano, 533; Terry Koch, 502. Old Dairy: Joe Schwartz, 222-212–605; Scott Fenstermacher, 541; John Schwartz, 209–533. Harhart’s clipped Taylor Honey, 3 to 1, behind Marty Csencsits, with a perfect 300 and 209–702 total; “Butch” Holland, Sr., 226-224-210–660; George Hyde, 205–564. Taylor: Jack Troxell, 220-213–603; Scott Frielbohn, 557; Marvin Meixsell, 201–537. S L Plastic also beat Arndt Construction, 3 to 1, led by Evan Rehrig, 235–602, and Kyle Reaser, 526. Arndt: Jason Benner, 259-219-216–694; Bob Meixsell, 222-202–617; Bob Adams, 235–591; Tim Graver, 212–553; Don Arndt, 517. Week 18 The two leaders tied at 2 to 2 in the next week. Scherline & Associates: Harvey Rissmiller, 233-227–631; Jeff Kerbacher, 223–588; John Kerbacher, 256–585; Frank Yeakel, 205–553; Steve Kerbacher, 523. Hecktown Fire Co.: Matt Paulus, 240-233-226– 699; Stan Zurowski, 266–633; Ken Hoelle, 222–567; Andy Schwartz, 514. Harhart’s downed G & L Screen Printing 3 to 1, with Marty Csencsits, 256-236214–706; “Butch” Holland, S., 207–561; Travis Oplinger, 212–557. G & L: Mike Reese, 232–600; Jason Eberts, 210–586; Paul Duda, 208–554; Stephen Duda, 209–546; Bob Sahaydak, 539. Arndt Construction knocked over Taylor Honey, 3 to 1, behind Bob Meixsell, 233-226-215–674; Bob Adams, 203–586; Cory Brown, 211–565; Jason Benner, 203–586. Taylor: Marvin Meixsell, 206–564, and Ed Taylor, 500. S L Plastic ripped Old Dairy, 3 to 1, led by Kyle Reaser, 269-234–676; Evan Rehrig, 217-210-202–629; Brent Corrow, 220–522. Old Dairy: Scott Fenstermacher, 224–612, and John Schwartz, 204–531. STANDINGS W Scherline & Associates 10 Hecktown Fire Co. 8 Old Dairy 7 S L Plastic 6 Harhart’s 6 Arndt Construction 5 G&L Sign Factory 4 Taylor Honey 2 Continued on page 16

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Southeast Division of PFSC Tackles Many Issues in Outdoors

The Southeast Division of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs met on Sunday at the Bally Fire Co., and as usual they had plenty of issues to discuss. The division includes the counties of Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill. As mentioned previously in this column, Sunday hunting has been debated. There are bills in the State Legislature about it, but no action taken. The newly appointed Southeast Regional Director for the Pa. Game Commission, Tom Grohol, said that he doesn’t think it will go forward, and feels the PGC is neutral on the issue. It’s no longer a hot topic. Wildlife Education Specialist Dan Lynch said, “If it does happen, there will be changes in lengths of seasons.” Basic Hunter Trapper Education courses are now six hours, and they are also given online, with instructors getting info on what they will teach. Lynch said that surveys have shown that most people look for HTE courses in the fall, even as late as November as big game seasons approach. The PGC requires hunters to wear fluorescent orange, Lynch said, and that’s not faded orange or pink. Also, wearing it is better than paying a $180 fine. A delegate questioned if there is a safety zone on the Appalachian Trail. No, but

while hunting nearby is permitted, jurisdiction is that of Park Rangers and not PGC wildlife conservation officers on the Trail. Bears were very active in the southeast region again this year. WCO’s set traps and handled 56 bears, 19 roadkilled bears, and 2 illegally killed bruins. A report from Bruce Metz showed habitat restoration work continuing at the Palmerton Super Fund site on Game Lands 168 in Northampton County. Areas have been fenced in with a wide variety of seedlings growing. . . .There will be an improve habitat seminar on March 9 at noon by the Schuylkill County Conservancy. This region received 25,650 pheasant cockbirds and 9,750 hens in nine counties, mostly stocked on state game lands and on private lands in the hunter access program. As noted, Lynch is in education and he says school programs are growing. Some of the programs this past year were Wild About Elk, Project Wild, Growing Up Wild, and Wildlife Forensics. Bert Myers at the Middle Creek facility has a full schedule of teacher workshops, school field trips and programs. Turning to Fish & Boat, Alan Moyer of the PFBC announced that Saturday, March 30 will be the regional opening day for 18 counties in the southeast, including all Northampton and Lehigh County streams, and Lizard Creek and Mahoning Creek in Carbon County. Regular opening day otherwise will be Saturday, April 13. Moyer emphasized that the law requiring the wearContinued on page 16

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On March 2 and 3, the Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its fifth annual benefit antique show at its campus off Route 512 south of Bath. The show will be held in the society’s three historic buildings, many in room settings on all floors of the 18th century Ralston McKeen House, the Governor Wolf Academy and in the Monocacy School. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be 35 to 40 exhibitors featuring local primitives, country furniture, early textiles, folk art, early tools, toys, historical china, blue decorated stoneware, jew-


elry, early kitchen items and lighting, collectibles and more. Among the dealers are Abby Brooks, Ken Silveri, Jack Frey, Dave Irons, The Pa. Farmer, Mary Beach, Dark Horse, Primitive Peddler, Bob Schenck, Ken Vliet, Richard Fuller, Charlotte’s Web, the Steckel House and Shaving Horse. On Sunday there will be lectures by Larry Hilborn talking about cast iron toys at 1 p.m. and Sue Iron on “Things to look for when buying an antique quilt” at 2 p.m. For the first time there will be an auction at 3 p.m. Sunday for an oriental rug, a crewel chair and original watercolors by Phyllis Facchiano.


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There will be ongoing demonstrations and tastings of open hearth cooking, and food provided by The Daily Grind of Bath. There is ample parking on the property. Get a discount on admission with this article or with a coupon found on the society’s website. The admission price is good for both days. The show is again partnering with the Heart of the Valley Antique Show in Bethlehem. The society’s campus is located at 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath, just off Route 512 between Bethlehem and Bath. For information, go to www. or call 610-8379015.

BBCP run /walk Set for May 11 In Bath


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Participants who will be walking or running can register by finding the form online at www.bathborough. org/revitalization.htmi or by visiting their facebook page. Registration forms can also be picked up at many local businesses. The pre-registration fee before April 1 is $15. After that date it is $20, and on the day of the race, $25. Anyone under the age of 15 can register for $10. Registration fees are non-refundable and should be made payable to Borough of Bath, and sent to the borough’s municipal building at 215 E. Main St., Bath, PA 18014. Pre-registrants will receive a race T-shirt. A limited amount of T-shirts will be available for sale the day of the event.

This year’s course has been updated and wheel-measured to ensure a scenic view of the borough and a safe and enjoyable time for all. Sponsorships and donations of race items are needed! Please contact Mary Kositz at mkositz@essabank. com Come out and REVITALIZE yourself at the third annual run and walk!

Top Spellers Named at George Wolf

Congratulations to Jada Johnson for winning the George Wolf Elementary School spelling bee. The runner-up was John Fox.

Remember our Heroes WALK-IN

The third annual 5K Revitalization Run and Walk in the Borough of Bath has been scheduled for Saturday, May 11 by the Bath Business & Community Partnership. It will begin and end at Bath Firefighters Park on N. Chestnut St., with the starting time 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Proceeds from the 5K race will benefit BBCP in their mission to inspire Bath and the residents of this community by making it a safe place in which to work, play and live.



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Veterans Benefits Explanation at Traditions, Hanover

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Assistance Seminar on Wednesday, January 23 at either 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thomas Rutter, Veterans Affairs (VA) Accredited Claims Agent will explain an eldercare benefit offered by VA that can reduce the cost of home care for veterans and their spouses. Roughly one third of all seniors who served in the military during wartime can qualify for this additional monthly income. VA offers a program called the “Improved Pension.” The benefit has three different levels: base, housebound, and aid and attendance. VA has found many veterans are unaware this program exists. The monthly allowance can be used for professional care in the home, independent, residential care or nursing home care for a veteran and their spouse. There are certain qualifications for eligibility. The maximum monthly benefit for a Veteran is $ 1,732 per month and $ 1,113 per month for a surviving spouse. A Veteran with a spouse together could receive a maximum of $2,054 per month. Learn more Continued on page 11

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Friendly Fifties

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet on Feb.11th in the church's social hall at 1:00 at 1343 Newport Avenue in Northampton. Singers John and Kit Cotton will entertain. If Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Feb. 18th.


been handling the financial structure in many cases better than other districts. However, he added, “We can’t control the ‘wild card’ that politicians come up with.” Four Retiring Kovalchik, at the beginning of the school board meeting, announced that four teachers will be retiring on the last day of the school year, with many years of service that they have given to the district and its students. They include Ronald Smith, English teacher; Adelaide Heist, technology teacher; Emily Moore, reading specialist, and Estelle Gimbar, fourth grade elementary teacher.

Two resignations were accepted, effective Jan. 7: Katherine Carney as student council advisor at the middle school, and Daniel Fassl, as assistant baseball coach. Another resignation effective Nov. 5, 2012 was David Faust as head girls’ volleyball coach. Leaves of absence for childbearing were granted for Alison Kowalick and Stephanie Heffelfinger, along with another for sick leave for Susan Toolan. Other Items Kovalchik also announced that because of Hurricane Sandy there will be classes throughout the district on Monday, Jan. 21. It is the third make-up day because of that storm. On Jan. 22 there will be preparations made for the

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Feb. 7 opening of construction bids for the new middle school. Trips Okayed Ryan Mertz accompanied high school student Allison Monroe to the PMEA District 10 Orchestra Festival at Daniel Boone High School Jan. 9-12 at a cost of $80, which the board approved. On April 14-17, Ms. Anita Mateyak and Jason Winchenbach will accompany six to eight Future Business Leaders of America students in the FBLA Competition and Leadership Conference in Hershey, at a cost not to exceed $2,468. On Feb. 27-28 and March 1, Mrs. Tara Mrazik, Ms. Tara Mushko, Mrs. Ann Harrington, Mrs. Neali Feimster, Mr. Matt Greenplate, Mrs. Theresa Barrall and Mr. Ryan Brobst will attend the Pa. Distributive Education Clubs of America State Conference in Hershey with 105 DECA students at a cost of $12,237. All costs come out of the curriculum budget. Other Matters • Several policies were adopted, effective Jan. 15: curriculum review by parents/ guardians and students; exemption from instruction; instruction/non-instructional supplies; current events; standards for persistently dangerous schools; standards for victims of violent crimes; student records; administrative employeesuncompensated absences; professional employees-uncompensated absences; noncertified employees-uncom-

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pensated absences; student activity funds, and record retention. • The Pa. Dept. of Education approved Plan Con Part K for the middle school. On Monday, the board adopted a resolution ratifying, confirming and approving all actions and documents required and necessary to achieve all approvals for the school project and to complete the construction subject to further more specific approvals required by the School Code and other laws and regulations. Commission for elected tax collectors will remain the same as the last four year period: $1.25 per bill collected, 30-cents per bill stuffed and $1.25 per installment payment collected.

Lehigh Twp. Fire Continued from page 1

Lehigh Township Vol. Fire Co. responded with 22 firefighters, and with the other companies, a total of 58 were involved in fighting the blaze. They also included Slatington, Diamond Fire Co. of Walnutport, Laury’s Station, Allen Township, Northampton, East Allen Township, and Nancy Run of Bethlehem Township, which filled air cylinders for the firefighters. Water was not a problem

with a pond across the street accessible for fire trucks to fill up. There were no injuries to either the home’s occupants or the firefighters who responded.

Historical Society Special Program Plan to attend the special program by the Lehigh Twp. Historical Society on Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m., in the Kuntz Hall of Hope Lutheran Church to hear volunteers from the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company tell about the important work they do and how they serve the community. There will be time to ask questions. Following the free program. light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 610-767-5989. Save the date and show your support. Web Site After a several years hiatus, the society is proud to announce a new web site for the historical society. The website is Please visit our site and learn more about the society’s work, coming Continued on page 15

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January 17-23, 2013

The Arts are Alive in Nazareth The Nazareth Center for the Arts had a wonderful year end winning two community grants through the GLVCC and one Arts program grant through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The program grant specifically funds our Documentary Movie Series for the year. Coming Events Include: Friday Jan. 18th- 7pm - Documentary Movie: Living With the Tiger $10

Saturday Jan 19th- 7pmConcert: RUST ( Classic Rock, Folk, Covers & Original Music) $5/ ticket 2 for $8 Visit our new and improved website at www.nazaretharts. com for more information.

Community Chorus Rehearsing Nazareth Area Community Chorus rehearsals resumed on Jan. 8th, at Schoeneck Moravian Church. Anyone who loves to sing is invited

to join. They are beginning their 11th year and have grown from 35 voices to over 60 voices. The chorus is under the direction of Lenna Harris with Evelyn Michaels as accompanist. The chorus has performed for numerous local events including Nazareth Day, Arts and Craft Festivals, September 11th observances, Candlelight Tours, and were invited to sing at the capitol in Harrisburg and a Scranton Baseball game. They also sing for several nursing homes in the area. An annual Autumn concert is presented at The Schoeneck Church. The chorus performs a wide

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This past week was very exciting for Nazareth sports. Last Tuesday the boys basketball team had a tough 54-41 loss to Emmaus while the girls won over Emmaus 63-39. On Wednesday it was the wrestling team in action where Bethlehem Catholic beat Nazareth 34-13 for the first Blue Eagles loss of the season. On Friday the boys basketball team traveled to Freedom where we had a tough loss again by a score of 58-39. The girls basketball team beat Freedom 48-39 at home.

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On Saturday it was the boys basketball team hosting East Stroudburg North where we beat E-Burg North in 2 overtimes 56-48. Also on Saturday the girls basketball beat E-Burg North up there by a 77-11 score. The boys basketball team is 6-6 entering this week while the girls basketball team is 11-1. As for the wrestling team, they were in Virginia at the Virginia Duals where on Friday they beat Ocean Lakes, VA 51-13 and the lost to South Plainfield New Jersey 45-22. On Saturday they beat Forest Park, VA 33-28 And then beat Arvator West, CO 36-28 And then loss in the Consolation Semifinal to Kississmee, Florida 44-30. The wrestling team will enter this week with a 11-3 record. Also the Nazareth cheerleaders were in a Competition at Bethlehem Catholic High School on Saturday.

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News Sermonette Pastor Edward L. Bean Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church, Tamaqua

Where Do We Go From Here? Someone made the following observations: The baseball star, Babe Ruth, struck out 2,330 times at bat. In between the strike outs, Ruth hit 714 home runs. Roland Hussey Macy failed over 5 times in business before becoming successful in selling retail clothing and opening his first New York City store. Now Macy Stores are a household name and are in every major metropolitan area in the U.S. The children’s writer, Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), endured over 23 book publisher rejections on his “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry St., before the 24th publisher accepted it. He went on as “Dr. Seuss” and published over 46 other children’s books. Multiple millions of many of his books have been sold even to this very day. What do these real life stories teach us? Too quickly we allow failure to defeat us. We are prone to give up rather than going forward. We need to learn that failure does not have to be final. The Writer of Psalm 14:1 reminds us: “The fool has said there is no God.” Christians can view life experiences as gifts from God and learn important life lessons. If we follow God’s instructions, even our failures can be viewed as lessons for developing spiritual character. Under God’s direction, life can be an unfolding adventure. There’s an old song entitled “I Did It My Way.” If we insist on being an entity unto ourselves, it isn’t long before we discover doing everything “my way” leads to lots of dead ends. We take on a self-centered shell existence filled with selfishness and devoid of true character. Bill Wilson was a stock broker in New York City. He had a promising future, but alcoholism had enslaved him. He tried unsuccessfully to break this slavish habit only to fall back in defeat. Bill had a friend who experienced the delivering grace of God and shared with Bill about Christ’s salvation. While in the hospital drying out, Bill decided to make the life giving decision of turning his life over to Christ. With Divine help, he learned from his defeat and failure and went on to found Alcoholics Anonymous. In this New Year, let us turn our lives around by not giving up in defeat and despair. Let us reach out to Christ, and follow God’s will as He guides us into a joy filled year. The choice is ours: a fear driven life filled with failure and defeat, or a faith-filled life of adventure with God while following the Bible principles of Christian living.



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Thomas L. Bauer

Thomas Lee Bauer, 57, of W. Main Blvd., Bath (East Allen Township), formerly of Lehighton, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He worked as a security guard for Black & Decker Corp., Allentown. Previously, he worked in delivery and transport for Guardian Photo, Qualex Co., Catasauqua. A 1973 graduate of Lehighton High School, he played trumpet in the school band and the Parryville Band. Thomas served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Albert J. Bauer, Jr. and Mrs. Frances W. (Lahr) Bauer, with whom he resided. He was a member of Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ashfield. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Dine Bauer of Bath and Mary Williams of Lehighton; a nephew, Christopher Derhammer of Lehighton; greatnephew Trent; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by uncles Charles Lahr and Ben Ledo. A memorial service was held on Monday morning in the Miller Funeral Home, Lehighton, with The Rev. Anthony Pagotto officiating, followed by interment with military honors in Dinkey Memorial Cemetery, Ashfield. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Carbon-Tamaqua Unit, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford, PA 18232.

Wayne Bloomberg

Sept. 10, 1946 – Jan. 8, 2013 Wayne Bloomberg, 66, of Northampton died Tuesday, Jan. 9 in Pocono Medical Center. He was the husband of Danielle (Mihalko) Bloomberg. Earning his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Wilkes College, he was a wage practice consultant at AT&T - Agere until retiring in 2003. He had served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant in Vietnam and a captain in the Army Reserve.

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Born Sept. 10, 1946 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Everet and Lenore (Long) Bloomberg. He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Northampton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Inger Cierniak, of Middletown, Dela.; a son, Andrew Bloomberg, of Allentown; two grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Bloomberg Chardavoyne, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two nieces. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Monday morning in Assumption BVM Church, followed by burial with military honors in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the church, c/o the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.

Violette M. Powell - Dolenkopf

Violette M. Powell – Dolenkopf, 101, of Northampton died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Walter D. Powell, who died in 1971, and the wife of the late Joseph F. Dolenkopf, who died in 1992. She was last employed by Spiegel Catalog in the Accounting Dept. for three years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked for Frankfort Arsenal, Philadelphia, as a taper for 28mm casings for four years. Before that, she worked at Windsor Hosiery, Philadelphia, as a bar topper for four years. Her first position was with Bell Telephone Co. in Philadelphia as a phone operator for three years. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James and Jessie (Dunn) Wilmington. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, and a member of Jessie Berlin Chapter #492, Order of the Eastern Star, Catasauqua, and a member of the White Shrine #27, Allentown. Surviving are a daughter, Joy A. Thomas, of Macungie; and three grandchildren, Willet W. Thomas of Northampton, Suzanne J. Clarke of Sellersville, Pa.,

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and Amy E. Benninger of Fogelsville; and five greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Clark and Lillian Vandre. Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with The Rev. Gary L. Walbert officiating. Interment followed in Assumption B.V.M. Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the memorial fund of St. Paul’s Evan. Lutheran Church, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Lena A. Green

Jan. 7, 1922 – Jan. 11, 2013 Lena A. Green, 91, of Danielsville died on Friday, Jan. 11 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Kermit H. Green, who died in 1987. She was employed as a sewing machine operator at the former DeeVille Blouse Co., Danielsviille, and the former Cross Country Clothes for 43 years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Born Jan. 7, 1922 in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle (Vogel) Miller. Surviving are a daughter, Dolores S. Hartman, of Lower Nazareth Township; a son, Charles Green, of Danielsville; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; ieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a son, Franklin Green; a sister, Winifred Sterner, and a son-in-law, John Hartman, Sr. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning in Salem United Methodist Church, Danielsville, followed by burial in the Danielsville Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial donations may be made to the church at 1067 Blue Mountain Dr., Danielsville, PA 18038.

Mervin G. Kessler

Jan. 15, 1909 – Jan. 4, 2013 Mervin G. Kessler, 103, of Plainfield Township died Friday, Jan. 4 in Gracedale. He was the husband of the late Alberta Louise (Stauffer) Kessler, who died in February 2004. He was employed by the Flory Milling Co. for 59 years until retiring. Born Jan. 15, 1909 in Plainfield Township, he was a son of the late Abraham Isaac and Ella Amanda (Butz) Kessler. Prior to his passing, he was honored as being the oldest member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plainfield Township. Surviving are a son, William Kessler, of Ackermanville; a daughter, Elaine M. Curry, of Nazareth; three grandchildren, Scott Kessler of Easton, Brian Kessler of Bangor, nd Mark Curry of Nazareth; two great-grandchildren, Alexa and Landon Curry, both of Nazareth. He was preceded in death by five brothers, two grand-

children, and one greatgranddaughter. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Wind Gap, followed by burial in Plainfield Cemetery. Donations may be made to the memorial fund of St. Peter’s Evan. Lutheran Church, 1422 Church Rd., Pen Argyl, PA 18072 or the Plainfield Church Cemetery Co., Attn.: Susan Hahn, 1424 Church Rd., Pen Argyl, PA 18072.

James F. Siegfried, Jr.

Dec. 24, 1926 – Jan. 7, 2013 James F. Siegfried, Jr., 86, of Lower Mt. Bethel Twsp. was stricken at home and died on Monday, Jan. 7 in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Janis M. (Schlough) Siegfried. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Prior to retiring in 1989, he was employed by Mack Printing in Easton for 25 years as an electrician. Previously, he was an electrician for Alpha Portland Cement Co. for 17 years. Born Dec. 24, 1926 in Martins Creek, he was a son of the late James F., Sr. and Marion (Rogers) Siegfried. He was a member of St. Peter’s U.C.C. Church, Tatamy, and Portland Masonic Lodge #311, Bangor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James F. Siegfried III and Jeffrey Siegfried, both of Bangor; four grandchildren, Amber Buckingham of Bethlehem Township, James F. Siegfried IV of Nazareth, Robert Siegfried of Bangor, and Amelia Weber of Hellertown; four greatgrandchildren; a sister, Grace Falcinelli, of Plano, Texas. A memorial service in celebration of Jim’s life was held on Saturday morning in St. Peter’s U.C.C. Church. Interment will be private. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Mt. Bethel Twsp. Sandt’s Eddy Fire Co., 6426 S. Delaware Dr., Martins Creek, PA 18063.

Jacob A. Smith

Jan. 2, 1939 – Jan. 8, 2013 Jacob A. Smith, 74, of Lower Saucon Twsp., formerly of Pen Argyl, was stricken at home and died on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Mae S. M. (Heimer) Smith. A 1956 graduate of Pen Argyl High School, he was the owner/operator of Kirby Vacuum of Easton for 30 years. During his retirement, he worked with his wife in the home improvement industry Born Jan. 2, 1939 in Plainfield Twsp., he was a son of the late David D. and Edith M. (Smale) Smith. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mark A. Smith, of Bangor; a daughter, Bonita L. Smith, of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Naomi Anderson of Easton, Kevin Rusty of Lake Worth, Fla., Mark A. Smith of Bethlehem, Jacob A. Smith of Bangor, and Jeremy Smith of Bangor; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Ralph Smith, of Nazareth; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a son, Benjamin Smith; a sister, Marion Smith, and two brothers, David C. W. Smith and Larry R. Smith. Services were held on Saturday in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment will be private.

Robert C. Stout

Aug. 17, 1936 – Jan. 12, 2013 Robert C. “Bob” Stout, 76, of Nazareth died on Saturday, Jan. 12 in St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus. He was the husband of Catherine E. (Bratsch) Stout. He attended Bethlehem Vocational-Technical School and later served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed by the PB&NE Railroad in the maintenance department for 31 years before retiring in 1997. Born Aug. 17, 1936 in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Paul M. and Mae R. (Stier) Stout. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kyle Stout, of Nazareth; two daughters, Rebecca Smith of Smithfield, N.C., and Deborah Leuser of Clayton, N.C.; five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were four brothers, Donald P., Thomas D., Richard R. and Theodore G. Stout, and a sister, Charlotte M. Denisar. Funeral services were held on Wednesday night in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, with interment including military honors this (Thursday) afternoon in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth.

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"Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves." 1. Who is the author of this verse? 2. What does this verse warn us against? 3. What is the rest of the verse? Answers: 1. The Psalmist, probably King David. 2. Against the sin of worry. 3. "We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture."



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On Monday, January 21st, Barack Obama 1 will become our country’s president...again! That date, Inauguration Day, is when a newly elected President officially takes office. President Barack Obama’s first day of his last four years in office will be super busy. It is a grand day – full of speeches, church services, parades, parties and dancing. Four years ago, millions of people 6 around the world watched Inauguration events on their televison sets. Will you watch this year?




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5. loves the wordy board game __________ 6. works out daily – plays __________ and 12 likes to run 14 Spanish 7. is able to speak some __________ 8. is going to be the ___________ of the Moby Dick Read the clues to fill in the puzzle with some fun U.S. for a second term things to know about President Obama. 9. has two __________, Malia (14) and Sasha (11) When Presidents change, the President Obama (’s): 10. mother grew up in a small town in __________ movers shift everything in and 11. loves to eat __________ and cooks it for his family 1. still has his ___________ collection from childhood, out of the White House in about five hours! (he even has his own family recipe) (his favorite was reported to be Spider-Man) 12. ______ is named Michelle 2. favorite book is __________ by Herman Melville 13. was born in __________; first President from this state 3. family has a Portuguese water __________ named ‘Bo’ 14. and leaders are protected by the __________ Service 4. father was from the African country of __________ 13

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My name is Andrew Jackson. When I became President in 1829, things did not go so smoothly. People forced their way into the White House. They stood on furniture in muddy boots. They broke glasses and plates. I left to spend the night in a hotel!

Here is a schedule of what usually happens on Inauguration Day for a President-elect and his family. Match each event to its description: 1. Morning worship service

A. The new President and new First Lady escort the former President and former First Lady from the Capitol.

2. Procession to Capitol

B. The President-elect gives an oath pledging to do his best for the American people and becomes President.

3. Vice President’s swearing-in ceremony

C. The Vice President-elect gives his own oath to uphold American values (before the President-elect does).

4. President’s swearing-in ceremony

D. Many groups in Washington D.C. hold fancy parties in the evening to celebrate.

5. Inaugural address

E. More people are expected to attend this event than any other; balloons and confetti will rain onto the streets.

6. Departure of outgoing President

F. The President-elect goes to a religious service of his choice at the beginning of this long day.

7. Inaugural luncheon

G. The current President escorts the President-elect to the Capitol, usually by motorcade.

8. Inaugural parade

H. The menu four years ago included seafood stew, pheasant, duck and apple cinnamon sponge cake!

9. Inaugural balls

I. After being sworn in, the “new” President speaks to the American people of his plans for the future.

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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Elaine Cuono The Estate of Elaine Cuono, deceased, of the Township of Plainfield, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Lorenda Rush, Executrix, on December 26, 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 Lorenda Rush, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 180640299. (1/17-1/31) ESTATE NOTICE James A. Edkin Estate of James A. Edkin a/k/a Jim A. Edkin, late of Lehigh Township, County of Northampton, PA. Letters of Administration have been granted to the undersigned, who requests 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: Cynthia Edkin, c/o her attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, Esquire, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 18067-1211. (1/10-1/24) ESTATE NOTICE Elizabeth Gallo The Estate of Elizabeth Gallo, deceased, of the city of Bethlehem, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Annette Findon, Executrix, on December 20, 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 Annette Findon, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (1/3-1/17) ESTATE NOTICE Herbert J. George Estate of Herbert J. George, late of the Township of Bethlehem, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters of Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Daniel T. George, Executor of the Estate of Herbert J. George. 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: Daniel T. George c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (1/3-1/17)

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ESTATE NOTICE Ernest W. Lockard Estate of Ernest W. Lockard, late of the Borough of Bath, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Beverly A. Kopchak, Executrix of the Estate of Ernest W. Lockard. 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: Beverly A. Kopchak c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire PIERCE & DALLY, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 (1/17-1/31) ESTATE NOTICE Anne Simmons Mitch The Estate of Anne Simmons Mitch, deceased, of the City of Nazareth, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Charlotte Ann Keglovics, Executrix, on November 14, 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 Charlotte Ann Keglovics, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (1/10-1/24) BATH BOROUGH AUTHORITY PUBLIC NOTICE The Bath Borough Authority will file an application for financial assistance with the USDA Rural Development to develop a new Waste Water Treatment Plant. The new Waste Water Treatment Plant will replace the old Treatment Plant located at 160 Mill Street, Bath PA. George Gasper, Chairman. (1/10-1/17) NOTICE OF INCORPORATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Articles of Incorporation have been filed with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for the purposes of obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation of a proposed business corporation to be organized under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988, approved December 21, 1988, P.L. 1444, No. 177. As amended. The name of the corporation is: Krause Enterprises, Inc. Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire PIERCE & DALLY, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 (1/17) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 6:30 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss personnel matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (1/17)

 ORDINANCE NO._________ 
(Duly adopted the ---day of ----------, 2013) AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF BATH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PA AT § 179123 (OVERLAY DISTRICTS); § 179124 (INTENT OF OVERLAY DISTRICTS); § 179170 (OFF STREET PARKING); § 179251B (OFF STREET PARKING AND LOADING – NEW AND EXISTING USES); AND § 179253A (OFF STREET PARKING STANDARDS) TO PERMIT NEW BUSINESS USES AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING USES IN A NEW PARKING OVERLAY DISTRICT WITHOUT A REQUIREMENT FOR ADDITIONAL OFF STREET PARKING WHEREAS, Borough Council of the Borough of Bath has long sought to encourage the development and expansion of business activity within its Commercial Zoning districts; and WHEREAS, Borough Council has determined that the most profound constraint upon business development in the oldest portions of its commercial districts is a series of off-street parking requirements found in the Borough’s Zoning Ordinance which cannot reasonably be met, due to the density of existing structures in the area; and WHEREAS, Borough Council recognizes that the borough is not the only Borough with a densely constructed downtown area plagued with similar issues, and has identified the fact that other communities have lessened downtown parking requirements in acknowledgment of those developmental constraints; and WHEREAS, Borough Council and its Planning Commission have spent several years studying the problem, and now desire to permit the business activity they seek to encourage in the Borough’s core business area to develop and grow without a requirement of providing offstreet parking in addition to that which exists. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT and it is HEREBY ORDAINED that the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Bath is amended as follows: § 179123 OVERLAY DISTRICTS is hereby amended to add an additional overlay district as subsections D & E to the said section: § 179123 D PARKING OVERLAY DISTRICT: the defined boundaries of the parking overlay district shall be as follows: ALL OF CHESTNUT STREET ON BOTH SIDES BETWEEN NORTHAMPTON STREET ON THE NORTH AND MAIN STREET ON THE SOUTH ALL OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET BETWEEN RACE STREET ON THE WEST AND ROHR STREET ON THE EAST ALL OF THE NORTH SIDE OF EAST MAIN STREET FROM JAMES STREET ON THE WEST TO WASHINGTON STREET ON THE EAST ALL OF THE NORTH SIDE OF WEST MAIN STREET FROM AND INCLUDING 111 WEST MAIN STREET ON THE EAST TO THE BRIDGE OVER THE MONOCACY CREEK ON THE WEST ALL OF THE NORTH SIDE OF NORTHAMPTON STREET FROM 103 EAST NORTHAMP-

TON STREET ON THE EAST TO THE BRIDGE OVER THE MONOCACY CREEK ON THE WEST ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF NORTHAMPTON STREET, 102 EAST NORTHAMPTON STREET ONLY ALL OF THE WEST SIDE OF WALNUT STREET FROM 124 SOUTH WALNUT STREET ON THE SOUTH TO 102 WEST NORTHAMPTON STREET ON THE NORTH § 179123 E All of the four overlay districts shall be shown on a map of the Borough to follow the zoning map as an appendix to this Ordinance. § 17924 INTENT OF OVERLAY DISTRICTS is hereby amended to add a subsection D, the text of which shall read as follows: D. The purpose of the Parking Overlay District is to relax off street parking requirements in the primary historic business portion of the Borough to encourage the growth and development of business activity therein. § 179170 OFF STREET PARKING is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows: All new uses shall require adequate off street parking, except that additional off street parking for new and expanded business uses in the Parking Overlay District shall not require off street parking beyond that which exists on January 1, 2013. § 179251B NEW AND EXISTING USES is hereby amended with the addition of the language underlined below: B. All uses shall meet the off street parking and loading requirements set forth in this section, except that there shall be no off- street parking requirements for nonresidential uses lawfully existing as of the date of adoption of this Chapter [May 2, 2011] in the CN Zoning District; and further, that there shall be no additional off-street parking required for new and expanded business uses in the Parking Overlay District beyond that which exists on January 1, 2013. § 179253A OFF-STREET PARKING STANDARDS is hereby amended with the addition of the language underlined below: A. Except as otherwise provided in this Ordinance regarding new and expanded business uses within the Parking Overlay Zone, off- street parking shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of this subsection: . . . All other terms and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Bath shall remain in full force and effect, except to the extent amended hereby. (1/17-1/24) BOROUGH OF BATH, 
Northampton County, Pennsylvania ORDINANCE NO. 2013-____ Duly Adopted _____________, 2013) AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE RATE OF COMPENSATION FOR THE BOROUGH’S ELECTED TAX COLLECTOR FOR THE YEARS 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017 WHEREAS, the Borough of Bath currently has an elected Tax Collector pursuant to Section 1806 of the Borough Code (reenacted May 17, 2012, P.L.262, No.43); and WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath to establish the Compensation for the Tax Collector; and WHEREAS, the Local Tax Collection Law of Pennsylvania (Act of May 25, 1945, P.L. 1050, No. 394) mandates that the compensation of the Tax Collector shall be changed not more than once every four years. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath that the compensation for the Borough of Bath Tax Collector for the service of collecting the real estate tax shall be as follows: T 
 ax Collector Compensation Section 1- Method of Com-

pensation • The Tax Collector shall be compensated in the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the method of a fixed salary. • The Tax Collector shall receive annual percentage increases for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the rate of two and one-half (2.5) percent. • The amount of the fixed salary of the elected Tax Collector position for the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 shall be as follows: • 2014- $4,000.00 • 2015- $4,100.00 • 2016- $4,202.50 • 2017- $4,307.57 Section 2- Basis for Tax Collector’s Compensation • The above compensation shall be based on adequate returns filed by the Tax Collector, and the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath and/or the governing body of the Borough of Bath may withhold payment of the Tax Collector’s compensation by reason of failure of the Tax Collector to make proper or correct returns or for any default in the collection and return of taxes, as required by law, until such time as the error, misstatement or default is corrected. Section 3- Compensation for Taxes Collected Only by the Tax Collector • The provisions of this article as to compensation of the Tax Collector shall not require payment of compensation to the


CAPRICORN--Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--Becoming too involved in your own thinking may cause you to forget the importance of others’ views. AQUARIUS--Jan. 20 to Feb. 18--Special preparations are in order now for the most enjoyable holiday season you can re- member. PISCES--Feb. 19 to March 20--Don’t hesitate to ask for help. You are apt to think you can do everything yourself. ARIES--March 21 to April 20--Spend more time mixing and mingling. Learn to listen! People will then feel more at ease. TAURUS--April 21 to May 20--Avoid pressure when possible. Cherish your freedom--make every effort possible to keep it. GEMINI--May 21 to June 20--Much happiness can come to you by giving to others. Make decisions now on birth- day gifts for this

Tax Collector for taxes collected by the Solicitor or for other taxes than those actually collected by and through the Office of the Tax Collector. (1/17) PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township Planning Commission will conduct their annual Re-Organization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Planning Commission Jason Harhart, Secretary (1/17) PUBLIC NOTICE The Northampton Area School District - District Level Comprehensive Plan (Strategic Plan) 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016 is available for public inspection during the month of January 2013. Hard copies of the plan are in every District building as well as the Northampton Public Library. The electronic version is available by visiting the Northampton Area School District website at Lydia Hanner Director of Curriculum and Instruction (1/17-1/24) year. CANCER--June 21 to July 22--To avoid feeling hurried and pressured in January, get your clothes shopping over early. LEO--July 23 to Aug. 22-Plan to eat and drink moderately this year. Brighten up your home with new decorations. VIRGO--Aug. 23 to Sep. 22--If you aren’t presently enrolled in a course, check into the possibilities now. LIBRA--Sept. 23 to Oct. 22--Give generously of your time to someone who needs help. Put selfish desires ahead when dealing with family members. SCORPIO--Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--More understanding on your part is needed of the youngsters in your life. Be careful not to misjudge their actions. SAGITTARIUS--Nov 23 to Dec. 21--Bargains can be found if you shop now for after Christmas gifts. Make an effort to select useful items.

2013 Freddy Awards Schools announced

Schools throughout Lehigh, Northampton and Warren Counties are getting ready to kick off performances for the 2013 high school musical season. Freddy Awards, hosted by WFMZ-TV at the State Theater, will be held on May 23, 2013. While some schools have not yet announced their performances, these have: “Annie” by Bangor Area HS, “Changing Minds” by Belvidere HS, “Crazy for You” by Bethlehem Catholic HS, “Aida” by Dieruff HS, “The Music Man” by Easton Area HS, “Cinderella” by Emmaus HS, “Les Miserables” by Freedom HS, “Annie Get Your Gun” by Hackettstown HS, “Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” by Liberty HS, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Moravian Academy, “Anything Goes”

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events, St. Paul’s restored one-room schoolhouse, the villages of Lehigh Township, and check out the “special feature.” It includes several informational links and a store which offers books, building replicas, Christmas ornaments, shirts, maps, and more. A special thanks to the students at LCCC. The students designed the LTHS web site as a school project. Over the past several months, a few of the society members and students have been meeting and working to accomplish the task. We can finally announce that this month, the web site is up and running. We are indebted to these young students for their abilities and willingness to help us. Also on the web site, you will find a donation form. If you would like to contribute to the society, please print the form and mail it to the society. The historical society maintains a Memorial Book for anyone who wishes to donate in memory of a loved one. The big ongoing project is completing the addition to the historical centre which is necessary for the growth of the society. Please consider making a donation. The historical centre is available to the residents of Lehigh Township and is a building to be proud of. Also, the society maintains the restored St. Paul’s Schoolhouse and work is done as funds are available at both areas.

Northampton Wrestling Total team effort Monday

night vs. a solid Freedom team. Final score 32-27. Paul Hetrick and Devon Turner step on the mat for the first time this season, returning from injuries. Joe Fronti with a solid win and Mikey Scheetz with a fall in the last bout of

by Nazareth Area HS, “Seussical” by Northampton Area HS, “Little Shop of Horrors” by Northern Lehigh HS, “West Side Story” by Northwestern Lehigh HS, “The Music Man” by Notre Dame HS, “The Phantom of the Opera” by Parkland HS, “Cinderella” by Pius X HS, “Anything Goes” by Saucon Valley HS, “42nd Street” by Southern Lehigh HS, “Oliver” by Whitehall HS, “Fiddler on the Roof” by Wilson HS (Note: Salisbury High School performed “Little Shop of Horrors” in November 2012 for this award season). Nazareth Theatre Troupe is busy planning and practicing for “Anything Goes”. They will perform on April 19, 20, 21 and April 26, 27 and 28. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Linda at 610-504-0978. the night for the win. Congratulations to Lehigh Township’s Mikey Kistler, beating the defending VEWL Champ from Nazareth. Northampton will be hosting: - VEWL League Championship Quads 1/26-1/27 - VEWL JV Tourney 2/2 - Talon WC Novice Tourney 2/17 - Lauren's Hope Tourney 2/24 On 1/26 Northampton is hosting the annual Konkrete Duals. There are numerous teams at the tournament. The Kids will be wrestling West Chester Rustin and Washington, WV. Youth results from this past Sunday: • Lehigh Township (2-5) fell in a hard fought match to Bangor .

• Moore Township had a solid win over Stroudsburg to improve to 4-3 for the season. • NAA beat Forks Township 53-30 for the first time in four years to improve to 7-0 win.

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Bath Museum Open

The Bath Museum, located at Penn and Washington Streets (Bath Borough Building) will be open on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please note our new hours. The Museum is handicapped accessible and volunteers are welcome.

Blacksmithing and on March 12th Steve Hilberg will speak about Pennsylvania Longrifles. The public is invited to attend these free talks at the Society’s campus just off Rt. 512 south of Bath. For more information please visit

Nazareth C of C

The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2012 Business The Nazareth Area Soup of the Year award is being Kitchen will be held this presented to Herbs to Your Saturday at 11:30 a.m. for Success of Nazareth. They those in need at St. John’s will be honored on March Church. 16 at Woodstone Country Society Speakers Club in Danielsville in The Governor Wolf conjunction with the annual Historical Society will have dinner and dance banquet. speakers at their next two The banquet is set to begin monthly meetings which at 5:30 p.m. and will include start at 7 pm. On February a dinner, casino games and 12th Ken Vliet will talk about J&D Entertainment.

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Know The Weather

Most people don’t realize that weather is almost always a moving thing-- and moving much faster than suspected. Weather is caused, mostly, by masses of warmer and colder air roaming around the world and bumping into each other and causing the atmospheric confusion that results in rain and most other weather developments. The most misunderstood characteristic about weather fronts--which we follow as they are marked on the surface in weather maps--is that the front on the earth’s surface is either ahead or be hind the front in the sky. That’s because the leading edge of warm weather fronts slant very steeply, forward. Cold fronts are exactly the opposite, though usually the leading edge of the front doesn’t slant as steeply. Nevertheless, it slants, backward, so that the surface of the earth gets its effect first. Cold fronts are designated by a line with many arrows marking its direction. Warm fronts are designated by a line with half dots on the side of the line showing the warm front’s direction; they’re usually slower moving than cold fronts. PA003267

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Colonial Regional Passed Counterfeit Checks at Store

Colonial Regional Police allege that Jacquelyn Kulha, 22, now in Lehigh County Prison, on Jan. 14 passed counterfeit payroll checks at the Wal-Mart in Lower Nazareth Township and received the money from the checks. She was charged with two counts of forgery, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy. Ms. Kulha was arraigned in front of District Justice Joseph Barner, who set bail at $5,000 cash. She was returned to Lehigh County Prison, where she is being held on unrelated charges.


Northampton Police Department responded to these incidents between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13:

JANUARY 7 Officer and K-9 unit assisted Upper Macungie Township P.D. in a narcotics search of a tractor trailer that had been stopped for a violation. JANUARY 9 Police responded to the 200 block of E. 20th Street for a domestic dispute. Male was intoxicated and wouldn’t give car keys to his wife, preventing her from leaving for work. Keys were returned and officers cleared. An aluminum storm door was damaged when unknown actor(s) kicked in the lower panel, dislodging the door from its frame. A small sneaker print was observed on the door. A small amount of change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle while parked in the 1200 block of Franklin Street. JANUARY 10 Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Main Street

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in the early morning hours for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, music could be clearly heard, along with people yelling and laughing. Contact was made with tenant and he complied with police request to lower the volume. However, he turned it back up before they left the building, and would not answer the door when they attempted a second contact. Citation to be issued. JANUARY 13 The back window of a vehicle was broken out while parked to the rear of the 2200 block of Main Street.

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Maxx Amusements Has Slim Lead in Second Half of Bath Commercial Daku Auto Body took the first half, but Maxx Amusements is on top by a small margin as the second half has begun in the Bath Commercial Bowling League as of week 16. Maxx Amusements won 3.5 over Old Dairy, 0.5, as Andy Edelman rolled a big 246-270218–734, along with Bill Bachman, 252-244–659; George Hyde, 224-213–619; and Russ Hank, 509. Old Dairy: Bill Neidig, 245-215-219–679; Ron Ardle, 213-200-205–618; John Kerbacher, 571. Team Smith is second by a hair after they won 3 to 1 over Sunnieside Landscaping, led by Scott Weinberg, 235-258247–740; Joe Smith, 543; Chris Nemeth, 511. Sunnieside: Ryan Flick, 246-235-223–704; Anton Boronski, 204–573; Nate Meixsell, 524. And in a three-way tie, Valley Inspection Service, Bath Supply and Daku Auto Body. Valley Inspection won 3 to 1

over the Rice Family, with Terry Bartholomew, 201-204–598; Gerald Bartholomew, 563; Ken Grube, 221–563; Glen Croll, 200–562; Dino Carfara, 538. Rice: Chris Reeser, 2012–580, and Jack Rice, 509. Bath Supply and Daku Auto tied 2 to 2. Supply: Brent Connolly, 211-248–655; Steve Kerbacher, 258–594; Jeff Kerbacher, 206–580; Harvey Rissmiller, 202–535; Frank Yeakel, 210–503. Daku: Bob Daku, 223-246–659; Rich Mutarelli, 257–605; Bob Faustner, 230–556; Al Davidson, 550.

STANDINGS W Maxx Amusements 3.5 Team Smith 3 Valley Inspection Svc. 2 Bath Supply 2 Daku Auto Body 2 S’side Landscaping 1 Rice Family 1 Old Dairy 0.5

L 0.5 1 2 2 2 3 3 3.5


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ing of personal flotation devices while boating is in effect from November 2012 through April 2013. Other Items Several of the delegates at this division meeting will attend the spring convention of the Pa. Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs when it is held at the Clarion Holiday Inn, in the northwestern section of the state, on the weekend of March 22-24. One final note: The annual Pro-Gun Rally at Harrisburg will be on April 23 at 10 a.m. All sportsmen’s clubs are urged to attend in light of present gun control efforts.

Tickets Sold Out for Whitetail Deer Classic On February 9th

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Call 610-597-5573 for a free no obligation quote tail Deer Classic will be on Saturday, February 9 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. All 600 of the $100 tickets have been sold, along with scores more of the early bird tickets, which also sold for $100 each, and other tickets for two ATV’s. In addition to all the prizes on the main tickets (a drawing will be held every five minutes from 3:05 p.m. on), there are some fabulous prizes that will be chanced off in one fashion or another in the back rooms of the community center. Rich Tobias and his committee have been working hard for the past several months in meetings at the Stockertown Rod & Gun Club to make it another success. Not only will Youth Field Day, the Junior Conservation School, and the Northampton County Federation benefit, $500.00 grants are given out during the year from profits of the Classic for projects that benefit youths or are conservation-oriented.

Shad Association Banquet at Se-Wy-Co This Saturday, 19th

John Berry, a lifetime member of the Delaware River Shad Fishermen’s Association, will give a presentation on “History of Shad Restoration in the Lehigh River” when the DRSFA has its annual banquet/fundraiser this Saturday, Jan. 19. It will be held in the social hall of SeWy-Co Fire Co., located along Rt. 378 south of Bethlehem. Berry is a staunch advocate of restoring the American shad fishery in both the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, and has a thorough knowledge about shad. He is a principal backer of a resolution on shad that will come before the PFSC in March. We’ll have more on that in a future column.

Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show Coming Feb. 2-10

Always welcome during the cold weather days of winter is the annual Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show. It’s scheduled for Feb. 2-10 in the Pa. Farm Show building at Harrisburg. Seminars on hunting, fishing, and even cooking of game and fish, along with calling contests for turkeys and owl hooting, archery shooting, fishing for youngsters, and camping and travel vendors galore are always big features. Plenty to see and do, for sure.

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