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Allen Township Supervisors Debate how to number homes By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors have had requests from the local fire company and ambulance unit to have houses in the township numbered so they can find the location during emergencies. The fire chief said he’s not concerned with the color of the signs, but in a high density area home owners need to have some kind of reflective sign, as large as they wish, so long as the numbers are easily seen from the roadway. While the Uniform Construction Code calls for numbers four inches high, they should either be three or four inches. As the debate went on Thursday night, it was noted that on Howertown Rd.

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homes are on the left and numbers on mailboxes on the right side. If on mailboxes, they should be at the residents’ driveways, it was noted. Dale Hassler said the numbers should be easily seen as the fire truck is moving along pretty fast in an emergency. Supervisor William Holmes said there should be uniformity in the signs. There is also a concern with so many apartments and the mailboxes bunched together. To insure that homeowners place the signs, it was pointed out that there should be a fine imposed if no sign is posted. Township Manager Ilene Eckhart said she picked up sample ordinances from other municipalities that have house numbers. She showed

a green and white reflective sign with numbers four inches high, saying they cost about $60. A volunteer committee will get together and make their recommendations to the Supervisors. It consists of Mrs. Eckhart, Fire Chief Nick Lalik, Dale Hassler, Gary Behler, and Michael Chordas. Envision Lehigh Valley Holly Edinger, director of Sustainable Development for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., came to the meeting and spoke about a new program called “Envision Lehigh Valley.” It is a collaboration of several public sector organizations to develop a sustainable community plan for the valley, which has grown by 109,000 people the Continued on page 9

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Lehigh Twsp. board discusses Need for full time road worker

By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Opinions were split when the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday, July 9 discussed hiring a full-time employee to assist road foreman Frank

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Zamadics for the entire year. The board did not vote then, but they are expected to at the next meeting with Chairman Darryl Snover is present. Should they decide to hire someone, it will be advertised. Presently, there are eight full-time workers, while at one time there were 12 to 14. Supervisor Keith Hantz said they want to get back to where they were two years ago, replacing someone on the crew. Continued on page 9

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and eighth graders,” Kovalchik said in a phone interview late last month. “We also are doing upgrades to other places in the secondary campus. There have been talks for 30 years about building a new facility and we finally broke ground back in April. Everygo White Sox. They’re at the one is excited about it. This is .500 level now and only 6-1/2 going to allow us to improve games behind the Braves. So what we offer our students we’ll see. Nice that Domonic and it will also address our Brown got to go to the All-Star over-crowdedness in some game, even though he didn’t buildings. This is moving play or get into the home run sixth grade from elementary derby. . . . I hear there’s a per- to the middle school buildsonnel change with the paper. ing.” He continued, “We’ve Alice Wanamaker has left to be out in Colorado with her also purchased numerous sister. She did a lotta things Chromebook carts that can in town with the BBCP and be used by our students in the farmers market. We wish her classrooms. We’ve installed the best of luck. Maybe she’ll interactive projectors in our be back. . . Looks like the T&C elementary schools as well remodeling is almost finished. that will aid interactive learn. . . Congrats to the Dick Wet- ing.” There is a lot of positive zels on their 50th year of being hitched. . . . I see there’s buzzing around campus in gonna be a big motorcycle Northampton, but Kovalchik ride over Northampton way knows that these are trying on Saturday to benefit veter- times for public school disans. It’s great to see how the tricts. The state government’s motorcyclists get together for recent slash in public school lots of fine things. . . . Tri Boro funding has caused districts Sportsmen had a flea market to tighten their belts. Goverand craft fair last week. Now the Allen Township Fire Co. will be having a yard sale and Chinese auction this Saturday. This is the time of year for it. Nazareth businesses are having their sidewalk sale this week. . . .I’m anxious to see the new sidewalks that Bath is gonna have down on Chestnut St. and Green St. . . . I need a nice big glass of iced tea right now. Get cool if you can.

Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip It’s hot and humid and it’s only gonna get hotter as the week goes on. I’m ready for fall! Just can’t take this heat. So you know where I want to go when I go to the deep beyond. No shoveling coal for the fire! Folks have been trying everything to get cool, and not much works unless you have a nice big air conditioner. Fans aren’t gonna do it. . . . .Northampton County Junior Conservation School always seems to pick the hottest week to have their event for the kids, and this one is no different. . . .The only time it rained was on Friday when they had the farmers market in town and Northampton Exchange called off its fair for a day. Not that much rain, but folks took cover. Same goes for the Catholic church picnic this past weekend. . . . It’s nice to see that the state highway department is blacktopping shoulders along local roads, but where is the white line at the edge? It helps a lot in fog. . . . Sorry to see that Bath lost to Nazareth in the Legion baseball playoffs. They battled it out last year, too, but Bath won then. Anyhow, they gave it their best shot, and that’s all you can ask. . . . The Phillies are off for a few days after three exhausting games in the heat with the Chica-

Northampton’s Kovalchik is Thinking positive about future By Tyler Trumbauer Special to The Home News

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Those are the words of Nelson Mandela, the noted former President of South Africa. His strong statement about education holds true across the oceans, through our borders and into to the blossoming Northampton Area School District. The superintendent of the whole district, Joseph Kovalchik, is thrilled about what is like being a Konkrete Kid today.

“The Northampton Area School District is one of the best kept secrets in the Lehigh Valley. We have a quality staff, excellent students, a strong curriculum with electives and we offer programs that address social issues as well as mental health concerns.” The young administrator is happy about the current state of the district. However he is poised to take it to even new heights through technology and construction over the next few years. “...we started a construction on a new middle school that would house sixth, seventh

nor Tom Corbett’s recently passed 2013-14 budget has an increase in funding to the Northampton Area School District of $276,664 to bring the total amount of funding to $12,914,411, according to the state’s website. Regardless of that slight boost, Northampton Area School District is still concerned about the dollars and cents. “Financial resources are my main concern,” said Kovalchik. “There is a delicate

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balance for schools where I need to make sure that we can maintain our programs, improve our academic performances and keep the students mental health programs. Also, we have to balance a budget that will not have a huge financial burden on our taxpayers. We have to be able to use our resources to maintain our staff, faculty and our buildings.” Continued on page 15


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Newhard Pharmacy nominated For national award By Christine Zopf Special to The Home News

Newhard Pharmacy, a familiar landmark to residents of Northampton, has been serving the community since 1895, when it first was owned by Dr. Charles Meixell. In 1943 the pharmacy was sold to Aaron Newhard, owner of 26 years and the namesake of the pharmacy. Today the business has grown, been passed on to new owners, and become a member of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy (GNP) Network. This year, Newhard has had the honor of being nominated as a finalist in GNP’s national recognition competition, along with three other pharmacies throughout the nation. In 1969, Newhard Pharmacy took its first step in becoming what it is today when it was sold to Jack Pavis and his wife Charlotte who, worried they would not have enough time to raise their children, formed a partnership with Peter and Jackie Stahl. Business boomed as new customers, along with the current clientele, were drawn into the pharmacy. Within six years the business had outgrown its small, 2,000 sq. foot building and was relocated to the location of the former Northampton and Bath Railroad Terminal as a 9,600 sq. foot stand-alone store. Along with more space came more goods and services, including grocery items, over the counter remedies, ATMs, and photo developing services among other things. The business continued to thrive, despite the growing competition of chain pharmacies in the 1980’s. In 2003 Peter retired, and Jack’s son John, a pharmacist himself, filled his position.

Since then, the father and son have been business partners, expanding Newhard Pharmacy to a local business that offers Long Term Care, Medicare Accreditation, and numerous vaccines, along with many other specialized services offered by highly qualified employees. Newhard Pharmacy has been providing service to the area for decades, overcoming challenges, and finding new opportunities in order to be an innovative leader. These qualities caught the attention of those at GNP, as Newhard Pharmacy, along with Bryan’s Family Pharmacy of Lebanon, OH, Ordway Drug Store of St. Monterey, CA, and Accardi Pharmacy of Orange City, FL, has been nominated as one of four finalists to receive national recognition as Pharmacy of the Year. “We are honored to be nominated by the Good Neighbor Pharmacy organization. Given all the changes we have implemented over the years to keep ahead of the curve, it is gratifying that our efforts have been noticed and appreciated,� says Jack Pavis. Later this month, the four finalists will meet in Las Vegas, where video stories from each of the them will be revealed and then voted on by pharmacists, peers, and GNP Mmembers in order to determine the 2013 Pharmacy of the Year. In regard to the future of the pharmacy and what changes the competition may bring, both father and son have stated, “Our employees and customers are thrilled that we are one of the four national finalists - regardless of how the voting goes on July 26th, we feel like winners and will build on that excitement for many years to come.�

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Will be first with Variable Assist for Stroke Patients

Good Shepherd Rehabilita- paralysis or weakness to stand tion Network, an Allentown and walk. Battery powered mobased innovator in the rehabili- tors drive the legs and replace tation of physical and cognitive neuro-muscular function. The disabilities, will soon be the addition of Variable Assist now first health-care organization in provides the ability for Good North America to receive new Shepherd’s clinicians to augVariable Assist software for the ment their patients’ strength Ekso bionic exoskeleton. by tuning the amount of power The Ekso is a wearable, bionic contributed to help walking efsuit, created and produced by forts for either leg. Variable AsEkso Bionics (www.eksobion- sist adds to the Ekso’s utility ics.com), which enables indi- for patients with hemiparesis viduals with Page lower extremity due to stroke, incomplete spinal 6 - June 27, 2012 - THE KEY

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aaron lamparter & teresa Sandri Bill and Tanya Lamparter of Bath announce the engagement of their son, Aaron William, to Teresa Christine, daughter of Dave and Sherri Sandri of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Aaron is a 2006 graduate of Northampton High School and is presently employed as an air traffic controller at Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center in Longmont, CO. Teresa is a 2007 graduate of Mountain Vista High School

and is employed as an engineering customer operations specialist at Accellent in Arvada, CO. The couple became engaged in April at Bierstadt Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park and a June 2014 Colorado wedding is being planned. Aaron and Teresa met at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, where they both graduated with high honors in the aeronautical fields.

cord injury or other neurological injuries or conditions. Since 2012, Good Shepherd has used the Ekso with spinal cord injury patients, in its outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program. The new Variable Assist software will arrive at Good Shepherd on July 30, 2013, and will be an upgrade to Good Shepherd’s current Ekso rehabilitation technology. In late August, Good Shepherd will receive delivery of a second Ekso bionic exoskeleton with Variable Assist for inpatient use at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. Many stroke patients experience hemiparesis, or partial paralysis, in a limb or limbs. The new Variable Assist software will allow Good Shepherd’s stroke patients to recover more quickly and enhance their walking capabilities. Good Shepherd’s therapists now have the option to assign a specific amount of power contribution (based on therapeutic goals) to augment patients’ efforts, or to allow the Ekso to dynamically adjust to their needs in real time. For example, the clinician may assign a higher power contribution to produce a more naturalized gait, or less power contribution to challenge the patient’s walk-

ing efforts. This encourages patients to actively contribute to their recovery process and helps the therapist challenge patients with progressive rehabilitation. “Being the first on the continent to have Ekso with Variable Assist shows Good Shepherd’s commitment to providing leading-edge rehabilitation care to our patients,� says Frank Hyland, vice president, Rehabilitation, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.“Our therapists in our Neurorehabilitation Department have seen great success with the Ekso for spinal cord patients, and now we are certain that this technology will help our stroke patients regain function and return to their lives.� Good Shepherd was the third rehabilitation organization in the United States to receive the Ekso in spring of 2012. Since that time, more than 20 spinal cord injury patients have walked using the Ekso and have included the bionic exoskeleton in their therapy regimen. The Ekso has provided amazing progress for some of Good Shepherd’s spinal cord injury patients, who are now able to walk using their own power and leg braces and crutches.

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The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will be sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular in New York City on Friday, November 15, 2013. The bus will depart promptly at 8 a.m. and will arrive back at approximately 6:00 p.m. at the Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive, Northampton. Park in the lot to the left of the building and use the rows farthest from the building. Cost for transportation and admission to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Orchestra Seats) will be $85.00 and can be paid at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., Northampton, PA 18067, phone: 610-262-7537, website: http://northamptonapl.org/. This trip is open to everyone who would like to come, not just library patrons. We expect the tickets to sell quickly. Ticket purchase deadline is Thursday, September 19, 2013.

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Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel’s

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church of Bath will hold Vacation Bible School on July 28 through August 1st at the Church. You can register students at church or by calling the church office: 610-837-1741.

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Good Food, Good Drink, Good Company, I just passed a restaurant with this prominent sign on the building. As I continued to drive, I passed these signs along the road; tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, basil, oregano. Then I passed a building with a sign that said; weddings, receptions, parties, reunions. All these signs in front of store fronts tell me exactly what they are trying to sell. I decided to make it a ‘sign searching day.’ I saw a sign that said, Gentle Dental, Bottom Dollar, Computer Repair and Cold Drinks. They all say what they do. What happens when you don’t say what you do, such as Nike’s, “Just Do It” and Apple,“Think Different”. Let’s have some fun.... Did you know that every state has their most famous brand? (per the Atlantic Newsletter). I wonder if you could name the favorite brand in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas, Maine and, an easy, one California. (answers at the bottom). None of these brands say what the product is or what they do. There are two basic differences between saying what you do and not saying what you do. The difference is the time and energy you must put into building and marketing your brand. Finding a name/ brand/logo can sometimes be very difficult, so it’s time to seek out the experts or bring the ‘two heads are better than one’ into the mix. What’s your brand and are you positioning yourself as an expert? Here’s some tips.... • Change your thinking, get into the shoes of your present and future clients • It’s just easier if you say what you do • Check out other brands

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Local youth Graduates from Legion program

Zachary Assenmacher, a soon to be senior at Northampton High School, has graduated from the Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State program held at Shippensburg State University the week of June 23-29. Assenmacher was sponsored by his local American Legion Post and resides in Walnutport. He was one of 195 young men from across the state that graduated the program. The American Legion, the largest veterans organization, sponsors this unique summertime education program for high school juniors that focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of the state gov-

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and required more than 250 man-hours of work by Benjamin, fellow Scouts, church members, friends, family, and community members. Benjamin received the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor ceremony at Covenant United Methodist Church. Master of ceremonies was Jim Chuss, Scoutmaster of Troop 50. State Representative Marcia Hahn and Mr. Sterling Ritter spoke at the Court of Honor. The Eagle promise was administered by Ben’s brothers, Eagle Scouts Christian, Andrew, and Daniel Longacre. Ben will be a senior at Northampton Area High School. He is president of the NAHS Student Council and student representative to the School Board. Ben is also a member of National Honor Society, varsity swim team, and boys’ lacrosse team. He is a member of the National Ski Patrol System and presently serves as a volunteer ski patroller at Blue Mountain Ski Area. Ben was named Outstanding Candidate Patroller at Blue Mountain for the 2012 – 13 ski season.

Scout Earns Eagle Rank in Troop 50 Benjamin Longacre, a member of Boy Scout Troop 50 in Moorestown, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America. Benjamin was a member of Cub Scout Pack 582, Danielsville and Pack 43, Bath. He began his Scouting career in 2000 as a Tiger Cub Scout and progressed through the ranks of Wolf, Bear, and Webelo Cub Scout. Ben earned ernment. The Pennsylvania American Legion’s Boys State program is called Keystone Boys State. The fee for Boys State is generally paid by American Legion Posts, with little or no expense to a young man and his family. Hundreds of thousands of young men have graduated from The American Legion’s Boys State program; among them are some of the most prominent leaders of our nation’s history including former president Bill Clinton, basketball star Michael Jordan, news anchor Tom Brokaw, and astronaut Neil Armstrong.

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Public welcome To 4-H Fair On Aug. 9-11

The annual Northampton County 4-H Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 9th through Sunday, August 11th at the Northampton County 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth. This event, all three days, is free and open to the public. There will be various displays of 4-H work in the display building, animal shows, a silent auction, games and food during the entire event. Friday and Saturday will again have a Community Days. These events are open to youth and youth groups and will be from 9 AM to 3 PM. Demonstrations will be offered throughout the morning and afternoon on various topics of interest to youth. Continued on page 10

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Quarterfinal action began last Tuesday in the Northampton County American Legion Baseball League. Bath and Nazareth were winners, but Northampton lost. With a 14 and 6 won-lost record, third-seeded Bath jumped all over sixth-seeded East Stroudsburg, winning 15-3, scoring 12 of their runs in the final two innings. Pat Donnelly went 3 for 3, including a double, triple and an RBI; Eric Chavanne went 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs; Ed Albertson had two hits with three RBIs, and Tommy Epsaro and Pat Mergel both had two hits and a pair of RBIs in the team effort. Matt Leon was the winning pitcher, giving up only three runs on five hits. Seventh-seeded Nazareth ripped second-seeded Kemp, 6-1, as Jake Carty threw a sixhitter and struck out seven. Dan Shepherd had two RBIs with a single and sacrifice fly. Fifth-seeded Easton shut out Northampton, 5-0, as the locals managed only six hits, two by Bo Daubert. In Wednesday action of the quarter-finals, Nazareth edged Kemp, 2-1; Bath blew away East Stroudsburg, 105; and Northampton clipped Easton, 10-4. Nazareth had only two hits compared to Kemp’s seven, but made the most of it. Tyler Snyder came home on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the 7th inning for the winning run. Snyder walked, went to third when Jake Suarez sacrificed and the ball was thrown away. After Suarez stole second, Anthony Gaetaniello chopped a ball to shortstop, and the throw home went wide and Snyder scored. Earlier, Gaetaniello singled, stole second and went to third on an error, scoring on an infield out by Tyler Pastore. Bath scored four runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings and another two in the 7th to seal the victory over East Stroudsburg. Pat Donnelly’s double in the 5th cleared the bases as he went 2 for 4 on the night. Tom Epsaro also had two hits. Mike Horvath was the winning pitcher. Northampton evened up the three-game series with Easton, 10-4, as Easton committed six errors and

Northampton tallied all 10 of its runs in the final two innings. But on Thursday, Easton turned the tables and knocked Northampton out of the playoffs, beating them 14-9. Easton scored in every inning except the 6th and 7th. Six of Northampton’s runs included four that were unearned, but Northampton had the six errors this time, compared to Easton’s three. Dane Hooven went 2 for 4 and Mark Szoke scored three runs for Northampton. Easton felt good at taking this series, but then had to face top-seeded Birches. They were rained out at Saylorsburg on Friday night, but played Saturday in Easton. Easton won 6-4 and 5-2 to knock the Birches from their lofty perch as top seed. Nazareth Over Bath Meanwhile, Bath hosted Nazareth, and it went all downhill from the first inning on at Cowling Field. Nazareth collected eight runs that inning, getting only one hit, but having five walks, two errors and a hit batter from Bath. Matt Leon went 2 for 3 for Bath, but Nazareth had Tyler Snyder 3 for 5, and Anthony Gaetaniello and Jake Trenberth both hit a pair. Bath scored its five runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings of the rainy game. Nazareth got revenge over Bath, last year’s league champion, by winning 6-4 on Saturday and knocking Bath out of the playoffs. Nazareth then would take on the winner of the Birches-Easton series. Bath had a 4-2 lead by the 3rd inning, and then was shut down the rest of the way, with Nazareth getting the next four to win it. Of Bath’s nine hits, Pat Mergel and Ed Albertson each had an RBI. Monday night, Easton (178) started its best-of-three league championship series with Nazareth (15-7-2) at Hackett Park in Easton. Nazareth won 3-0 on a two-hitter thrown by Jake Carty. They played their second game Tuesday night in Nazareth’s Borough Park. If a third game is necessary it will be played in Easton. (Results of Tuesday’s game will be in next week’s issue.)

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Thirty-two years after it was first founded, the Northampton County Junior Conservation School is underway at the 4-H Center in Bushkill Township with 20 students aged 14 to 17 years. A full schedule of activities is keeping them busy, both at the center and at other points of the county where they’ve been traveling by bus for hands-on experience in learning about the environment and how conservation is so important. They were welcomed on Sunday afternoon, and quickly taught about safety and first aid. Then they went through an action socialization experience, helping the boys and girls to get to know each other. In the afternoon, they studied home water conservation, home waste minimization, and wildlife in the backyard. The day ended with a discussion on climate change and boater-water safety instruction. Monday, the students traveled to Little Gap and learned about ecology at Kittatiny Ridge. As theday continued, they learned stream, forest and grassland ecology before returning to camp for a trapping perspective by Steve Wentzel of Pa. Trappers Dist. 10 and what the Pa. Game

Commission does by WCO Brad Kreider. Tuesday has been a lot about water – watersheds and land use; aquatic ecology, wetlands ecology and getting water safety instruction with canoes in Minsi Lake as they prepared for the river trip on Wednesday. Usually it’s the Delaware River, last year the Lehigh, but the students went canoeing on Wednesday after getting up for breakfast at 5:15 a.m.. Besides paddling, they’ve been stopping along the way to pick up litter left in the waters. They returned to the 4-H Center for dinner and prepared for family night. On Thursday, they went to the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center and had conservation service projects. After lunch, they delved into society, politics and conservation. On the bus again, Friday’s traveling took them to the Chrin Landfill, an ag tour, as they saw the Northampton County Conservation District Fulmer Farm operation. They also visited a local cement plant and later saw how injured wildlife is rehabilitated. The boys and girls will shoot shotguns, muzzleloader and .22 rifles on Saturday morning at Keystone Rod & Gun Club in Bath, where volunteer sportsmen

are teaching the safe way to handle firearms. They will learn about personal action and commitment back at the center, and then for the first time ever have a barbecued chicken dinner with their sponsors on Saturday night, celebrating all they’ve been doing this week. The sponsors included Raubsville Sportsmen, Northampton County Youth Field Day, Wild Turkey Hunt Club, Bath Lions Club, Hellertown Sportsmen, East Bath Rod & Gun Club, L.V. Audubon Society, Easton Fish & Game, Belfast-Edelman Sportsmen, and Pa. Trappers. Student Roster The students come from a wide area of Pennsylvania and nearby New Jersey. They are Dakota Boehm of Easton; Austin Boyd, Macungie; Christine Carlough, Easton; Lance Corcoran, Yardley; Zachary Cyphers, Phillipsburg; Ryan Dougherty, Easton; Logan Doster, Bethlehem; Haylee Fenner, Bethlehem; Jared Guth, Shickshinny; Antonio Martinez, Allentown; Juan Carlos Mendez, Phillipsburg; Dante Pavan, Wind Gap; Jill Shuster, Yardley; Gavin Simmons, Pennsburg; Alora Stavrosky, Bethlehem; Skylar Szvetecz, Bethlehem; Erike Veiszlemlein, Bath; Daniel Yeisley, Easton.

Bald Eagle numbers soar in Pennsylvania With more than 250 nests counted statewide, population showing big gains. A bald eagle soaring high on the Fourth of July. It’s about as American an image as one could conjure. And for Pennsylvanians this Independence Day, the opportunity to witness such a sight firsthand was greater than at any other time in recent memory. In the 30th anniversary year of efforts to restore bald-eagle populations in the Commonwealth, the bird – a national symbol of strength and freedom – not only is continuing its remarkable comeback, but is taking it to new heights. The Pennsylvania Game Commission this week released its preliminary count of bald eagle nests statewide, and the numbers chart yet another high point in an impressive upward trend. So far this year, 252 eagle nests have been confirmed throughout the state, with nesting eagles present in 56 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. That’s a sharp increase from the previous mid-year report, which the Game Commission typically releases just before the Fourth of July. A year ago, there were 206 confirmed eagle nests in 51 counties. Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe

said that as eye-popping as the latest numbers might be, they’re far from surprising. “We’re to the point in Pennsylvania where the bald eagle’s success is something that’s expected,” Roe said. “Year after year, their numbers grow. Year after year, their range grows broader. “It truly is a remarkable story,” he said. “And remarkably, it’s a true story, and one that continually builds up to a better and better ending.” Just 30 years ago, the bald eagle’s future in Pennsylvania looked bleak. Its population decimated by the effects of water pollution, persecution and compromised nest success caused by organochlorine pesticides such as DDT, only three pairs of nesting eagles remained in the state – all of them located in Crawford County, in northwestern Pennsylvania along the Ohio border. But in 1983, the Game

Commission launched what would become a seven-year bald eagle restoration program. The agency, as part of a federal restoration initiative, sent employees to Saskatchewan to obtain eaglets from wild nests. Initially, 12 seven-week-old eaglets were taken from nests in Canada’s Churchill River valley and brought to specially constructed towers at two sites. At these towers – at Haldeman Island on the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, and at Shohola Lake in Pike County – the birds were “hacked,” a process by which the eaglets essentially are raised by humans, but without knowing it, then released gradually into the wild. In all, 88 bald eaglets from Canada were released from the sites as part of the program, which was funded in part by the Richard King Mellon Foundation of Pittsburgh Continued on page 11


BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. –  MOORE TWSP. –  CHAPMAN BORO BBCP active in farmers Market and coming duck race The Bath Business and Community Partnership has a lot going for it. Bath Farmers Market is in full swing with 12 select, producer-only members. July 19 is “Sweet Corn Festival”, Aug 2 is “Peach Party”, Aug 9 is “Tomato Fest” Every Friday, 3-7pm, Keystone Park, live music too! The 4th annual Duck Race will be held July 26 at 5pm in Monocacy Creek Park. First prize is $250 cash plus 12 other prizes. Get your $5 duck ticket today at Daily Grind.

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Details will be forthcoming (this is why we need your contact info!) and we plan to start in August. The role of the BBCP is to promote our existing businesses, foster an improved image to attract new investment and enhance the quality of life in the Borough. The BBCP is comprised of volunteers from borough businesses, residents, local officials and civic organizations. The BBCP meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 5 pm in Bath Borough Hall, 215 E. Main Street. All are welcome to attend and bring your ideas to share. Next meeting, August 12. More information is available at http://www.bathborough.org/ revitalization.html or by calling the borough office at 610837-6525. Bath Borough and the BBCP are participants in the Borough Business Revitalization Program (BBRP). The BBRP is a nationally accredited Main Street Program which receives funding and support from the PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Northampton County and the Borough of Bath.

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PBA applauds Act 41 of 2013

Recent action by the Pennsylvania Legislature will avoid the devastation of rural development, says PBA Treasurer and Wayne County home builder Joe Harcum. The Governor recently signed Act 41 of 2013, which would allow for the continued use of on-lot septic systems, providing those systems comply with Clean Streams Law requirements. The Legislature recently passed House Bill 1325, sponsored by Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks), which addresses a recent suggested policy change by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that would have severely limited the use of on-lot septic systems, crippling rural development in Pennsylvania. “Quite simply, the DEP proposal would have added an additional $15,000 in costs to every home built in rural Pennsylvania. It would have killed development in much of the state,” said PBA Vice President and Pike County home builder Kevin Coutts. “The passage of Act 41 could not have happened without the commitment of Representative Maloney, Senator Lisa Baker, and Governor Corbett. It’s clear that the Legislature and our Governor understand how important home building is to the economy.” Act 41 addresses the environmental impacts of on-lot septic systems and, by acknowledging the compliance of these systems, will save billions in additional costs to the construction industry.

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NORTHAMPTON AREA NORTHAMPTON BORO –  ALLEN TWSP. – LEHIGH TWSP. Nineteen girls compete for Little Miss Community Days The largest amount of contestants ever were entered in the Little Miss Community Days contest in Northampton this past Wednesday evening. Nineteen girls ranging from 5 to 10 years old competed before a huge crowd of parents and siblings at the 33rd annual Northampton Exchange Club Community Days Fair. Alexa Henderson, a student at Lehigh Elementary School, captured the title of queen. Runners-up were Lauren Daniel and Alyssa Russell, both students at Siegfried Elementary School in

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past ten years. It is expected to grow to another 145,000 by the year 2030. Input from the public will be used to develop five key plans and to develop policy recommendations. The plans include: 1. Lehigh Valley Regional Affordable Housing Plan 2. Regional Sustainable Economic Development Plan 3. Jobs/Housing Balance Study 4. Climate and Energy Conservation Plan 5. Fresh Food Access Plan The five plans will be summarized by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission for the comprehensive plan and include the new input from public participation. One comment from persons in the audience was, “Keep the rural community as it has been.” Other Matters • The board okayed a security reduction request on three lots of Willow Ridge by $2,956. • Good Shepherd Evan. Lu-

theran Church received approval for its minor subdivision. • An additional sewage enforcement officer will be named by Engineer Brien Kocher. • Approval was given to Assumption B.V.M. Church to put up a sign for their annual picnic. The June fire report of Allen Township Vol. Fiore Co. #1 showed: 76.2 alarm hours; 132 training hours; 16 alarms (1 airport alert, 1 assist ambulance, 5 auto accidents, 1 brush fire, 4 dwelling fires, 1 elevator rescue, 1 move up assignment, and 1 odor investigation). The dwelling fires were along Frank Drive, Northampton; Almond Drive in Lehigh Twsp., Newport Ave. in Northampton, and Gap View Mobile Home Court in Lehigh Twsp.

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Supervisor Cindy Miller questioned with the amount of hours, does it justify the extra position. She believes a part-time worker is more advisable unless there is a road improvement project or other great need. Hantz said some of the work that should be done isn’t because there aren’t enough workers. Supervisor Dell Grove said Zamadics oversees work that is being done, and if he thinks another full-time worker is needed, he would agree to

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that. Supervisor Sandy Hopkins tended to agree with Ms. Miller and that a crew leader is only a temporary position when Zamadics is not on the job. What Zamadics wants is not in the contract. She said the board needs to look at the contract for a crew leader (this was discussed on June 25). Grove and Hantz said that the positions are not connected. Hantz said the board should work separately on the full-time worker and the crew leader positions. Ms. Miller said she’s looking at the numbers, including costs for a maintenance building. She wondered why the board always looks at fulltime rather than part-time. Grove doesn’t see a problem with working on both positions, and he doesn’t see a red budgetary flag for 2014. The public works position will be on the agenda for the July 23 meeting. Other Matters • The board approved an ordinance which will make Continued on page 11

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Moravian Historical Society Announces “Free Summer Sundays” program The Moravian Historical Society is pleased to announce the first annual “Free Summer Sundays” program to be held every Sunday from June 30 thru August 25. Families and individuals will enjoy free admission to the 1740-1743 Whitefield House museum in beautiful, downtown Nazareth from 1 pm - 4 pm each select Sunday. Experience the story of the Moravians (the town founders of Nazareth and Bethlehem). Guests will come faceto-face with one of the oldest and most exquisite collections of local objects including the oldest known American made violin in the country, eight important John Valentine Haidt

oil paintings, several examples of early furniture and other household objects all the while enjoying the oldest Moravian buildings in North America. Children (and those young at heart) will enjoy playing typical colonial games such as Jacob’s Ladder, Graces, Ball and Cups outside on the property. Crafts will include coloring frakturs, a regional folk art form. Megan van Ravenswaay, Whitefield House Site Director said “We are so thankful to our sponsors for allowing us to offer free museum admission to the entire community this summer. We know families will enjoy the tour of the

museum and especially enjoy playing games on our beautiful property.” The program is sponsored by the Perusse, Gaspar, Gerricke, and Crook families. One of the oldest historical societies in PA, the Moravian Historical Society is a not-forprofit organization that shares over 500 years of fascinating Moravian contributions to worldwide culture through educational programs for students, guided tours, museum exhibits, and public activities. For more information: www. moravianhistoricalsociety.org, 610-759-5070, info@moravianhistoricalsociety.org. They are located at 214 East Center Street, Nazareth.

Nazareth Sidewalk Sale Days and Sunflower Stroll Three great shopping days with great discounts are being held in Nazareth this week on July 18, 19, 20. The sales are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. all three days and go until store closings. The event will be held rain or shine indoor and outdoor throughout the Borough of Nazareth. While strolling, enter the Sunflower Stroll drawing (free) by picking up an entry

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cake walk will commence at 6 PM in which anyone may participate. This is followed by an evening of games for the whole family. Sunday will see the horse show starting at 8:00 AM. The Chicken B-B-Q will start at noon until the chicken is gone. The silent auction will close at 2 PM and items may be picked up from 2:30-4:30 PM.. During all of these events the display building will be open with exhibits of completed 4-H projects, club booth displays depicting our theme for the year, and the silent auction. At all times, good food is offered by our kitchen staff. The whole event is open to the general public and is free of charge. Come, visit as 4-H is Paving The Way to the Future! For more information concerning the 4-H Fair, please visit the website at: extension.psu.edu/Northampton/ programs/4-h or call 610746-1970, weekdays, 8 AM to 4 PM. General information about the 4-H program, which serves youth ages 8-18, may be obtained by calling the 4-H offices at 610-746-1970. Adult volunteers are always needed to mentor the 4-H members, any adult interested in helping with a club may also call the 4-H offices to speak with Brad Kunsman.

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There will be a petting zoo, make-it and take-it demonstrations and other various items of interest to youth. If you are interested in bringing a group to the Community Days, please contact Brad Kunsman, 4-H Program Manager, at 610-746-1970. Friday will start with the rabbit and cavy show at 10 AM, followed by the Sheep & Goat Skill-A-Thon at 11 am. The evening will commence at 5 pm with the Swine Show. Saturday will start at 9 am with the beef anddairy Show, followed by the Poultry Show at 2 pm. 3 pm will see a Dog Handling and Agility Presentation. At 4 pm will be the 4-H Fashion Review, followed by the Club Banner Parade and the Best In Show Awards Presentations. An old fashion

the majority of House colleagues in moving House Bill 1437, the general appropriations portion of the 2013-14 state budget. The legislation contains no new taxes and spends $28.376 billion, a modest 2.3 percent increase over last year, which is within the rate of inflation. For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania’s spending plan for the fiscal year ahead has been delivered on time using no new taxes. This budget forces state government to live within its means, just as you do with your own personal budget, while spending only what it has and not taking on new debt. The pending loss of $220 million due to federal government cuts to education, health and welfare programs makes avoiding the need to raise taxes especially important. With existing revenues, we supported essential services in the Commonwealth without placing an additional burden on the backs of the Pennsylvania taxpayer. A record $10 billion total state dollars is being invested in K-12 education as we continue to support our students. This is especially noteworthy, as we recover from the cuts to state funding imposed by the Rendell administration during fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11. At that time, the governor used federal stimulus money to backfill education funding, while cutting the state’s contribution and sending more of those tax dollars to Philadelphia. Funding for the school districts in the 137th District will increase over the 2012-13 budget as follows: • Bangor Area School District– $485,512 (3.2 percent increase).

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the board the guarantor for a municipal authority loan. • An extension of time until Oct. 31, 2013 was granted for the Franklin Scott minor subdivision. • A resident of 853 Creek Rd. complained that a pipe that is present there can’t handle all the water run-off. He said the road is getting narrower with the “band-aid approach” by the road crew. Engineer Philip Malitsch said that when pipes are upgraded, the water flow becomes somebody else’s problem. However, he and Zamadics will look at it. Earlier Actions At the June 11 and June

25 meetings, personal firing ranges on their properties were approved for Mitch Green, Todd Miller, Thomas Meyers, and George Dettmer. The Becker property was approved for an agricultural security zone. Austin Young of Hanover Engineering was approved as an additional sewage enforcement officer. The low bid of Dosch King Emulsion, at $93,090.26, was accepted for a chip seal project. However, the firm’s work will be checked closely to see that it is acceptable.

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and the federal Endangered Species Fund. This reintroduction jumpstarted the recovery. By 1998, Pennsylvania was home to 25 pairs of nesting bald eagles. Within the next three years, the number of nesting pairs doubled. Eagles continued to thrive, and in 2005, the Game Commission took the bald eagle off the state’s endangered list and reclassified it as a threatened species. A year later, more than 100 nests were confirmed statewide. And now, the number stands at 252. It’s not likely to stop there, either, said Patti Barber, a biologist with the Game Commission’s Endangered and Nongame Birds section. While the mid-year update on nests provides a good indicator of how bald eagles are doing statewide, Barber said it’s a preliminary number and additional nests typically are

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Recently Recently II spoke spoke on on “Thou “Thou hast hast put put gladness gladness in in my my heart, heart, more more than than in in the the time time that that their their corn corn and and their their wine wine increased” increased” (Psalm (Psalm 4:7). 4:7). Those Those who accept Christ experience an amazing supernatural gladness withwho accept Christ experience an amazing supernatural gladness within that surpasses all other sources of joy. No other joy is comparable in the that “gladness” surpasses allGod other sources joy. No other is comparable to puts in theofheart! This “joyjoy unspeakable” (1 to the 1:8) “gladness” God puts the substantial heart! This joy “joyunlike unspeakable” (1 Peter is an inward, solid,inand the joys that Peter 1:8) an inward, solid, joy unlike the joys that come fromisexternal things suchand as substantial a plentiful harvest of corn or wine. come from external things suchthat as just a plentiful of give cornyou or wine. “Wine is a mocker” promising anotherharvest drink will gladness, drink is raging: whosoever deceived “Winebut is a“strong mocker” promising that and just another drinkiswill give youtheregladby is not wise” (Proverbs ness, but “strong drink is 20:1). raging: and whosoever is deceived theremirth of the world is 20:1). but a flash, a shadow. Proverbs 14:13 says, byThe is not wise” (Proverbs “Even in laughter the heart is a sorrowful; and theProverbs end of that mirth is The mirth of the world is but flash, a shadow. 14:13 says, heaviness.” King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 2, “I said in mine heart, “Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure…I heaviness.” King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 2, “I said mine heart, sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine…and toinlay hold on Go to now, I willhad prove thee with mirth,every therefore enjoy pleasure…I folly.” Solomon the riches to pursue avenue of joy and gladsought inworld minepromises! heart to give myself unto wine…and lay hold on ness this He built magnificent houses andtoplanted ornate gardens, vineyards, orchards. He said, “I gat me men singers and folly.” Solomon had and the riches to pursue every avenue of joy and gladwomen and the delights of the sons houses of men,and as musical instruness thissingers, world promises! He built magnificent planted ornate ments…of all sorts…and whatsoever eyes desired I kept not from gardens, vineyards, orchards. mine He said, “I gat me men singers and them, not the my delights heart from anysons joy.”ofHe hadas all musical the women he womenI withheld singers, and of the men, instruwanted. His was a life of wine, women, and song—like so many today ments…of all sorts… whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from who are seeking happiness in alcohol and drugs, sex, and rock music. them, I withheld nothe myconcluded, heart from“Behold, any joy.”all Hewas hadvanity all the and women he But after trying it all, vexawanted. His was a life of wine, women, tion of spirit…Therefore I hated life.” and song—like so many today who aretestify seeking alcohol inand and rock music. I can thathappiness God “put in gladness mydrugs, heart!”sex, He gave me “peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17) all and He vanity can doand the vexasame But after trying it all, he concluded, “Behold, was for “Therefore with joy shalllife.” ye draw water out of the wells of tionyou! of spirit…Therefore I hated salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). I can testify that God “put gladness in my heart!” He gave me “peace,

and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17) and He can do the same for you! “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3).

confirmed as the year goes on. In 2012, for instance, 206 nests were reported preliminarily, but the year-end total was 237 statewide. It was a showing similar to 2011, when the preliminary total of 203 nests increased to 217 by year’s end. But with a lofty 252 nests at mid-year, how many more could really be out there? “It’s hard to say, but in all likelihood more remain to be counted,” Barber said. “Our tally was 249 just a week or two ago, and three more were reported since that time, so I’d be surprised if the preliminary number doesn’t grow.” Perhaps the easiest way to report a nest is to contact the Game Commission through its public comments email address: pgccomments@ pa.gov, and use the words “Eagle Nest Information” in the subject field. Reports also can be phoned in to a Game Commission Region Office or the Harrisburg headquarters. Barber said discovering a new eagle nest can be exciting, but people need to keep their wits about them, and make sure they’re not doing anything to frighten the birds. Those encountering nests are asked to keep a safe distance. Disturbing eagles is illegal under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Some pairs are tolerant of human activity, while others are sensitive. Their reaction often depends on the activity and approach of the individual, the nesting cycle stage, and if the eagles are used to seeing people. “Where there is regular public access and established viewing areas, some pairs can be very tolerant if visitors are predictable and nonthreatening,” Barber said. “But when someone sneaks to the base of a nest tree, most eagles become alarmed.” Barber said there have been cases where people purposely flushed eagles from nests in attempts to get pictures of them in flight. Such behavior not only is illegal, but runs the risk of killing unhatched or recently hatched birds, she said. Adults that are scared from a nest could abandon it, or might not return in time to keep unhatched eggs at the proper incubating temperature. Frightened eaglets also could jump from the safety of the nest, then have no way to return, Barber said. “There are all types of problems associated with getting too close to a nest,” Barber said. “For the sake of eagles, use you binoculars or a spotting scope. They are after all, still on the comeback trail from being an endangered

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IBe merciful, just as your Father is merciful (Luke 6:36) One day, a dad was playing with his young daughter, holding her above him in the air like an airplane. Looking into her father’s eyes, the daughter suddenly squealed with delight. “Daddy, I see me in your eyes!” The father grinned, “I see me in your eyes too.” This is the kind of face-to-face encounter that God, our heavenly Father, wants to have with us. Just as children reflect their parents’ philosophies, dispositions, and even mannerisms, he wants us to reflect his own heart of compassion and mercy as we relate to the people in our lives. There is truth to the old saying “You may be the only Bible some people ever read!” Of course, the most perfect reflection of the Father is Jesus himself – the “image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). As the perfect image of the Father, Jesus came to earth not only to reveal God’s compassionate heart but to teach us how we too could live as God’s children. In the Gospels, he gives us some very practical ways that we can show the world who our Father is. First, he gives us two things to stop: “Stop judging, Stop condemning.” Then he gives us two things we should do: “Forgive” and “Give” (Luke 6:37-38). So look into Jesus’ eyes today, and see yourself as he sees you-as a treasured child created in God’s own image and likeness. See the great capacity that God has woven into your very being, the capacity to forgive, to be generous, and to be an instrument of his peace.

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Obituaries

Paul T. Bickert

April 22, 1930 – July 15, 2013 Paul T Bickert, 83, of Bath died Monday July 15th in his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul and his wife Margaret V. (Faustner) Bickert celebrated 63 years of marriage on June 3rd. Born April 22, 1930 in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Erma (Eckert) Bickert. Paul retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corp., in 1987 after 34 years of employment. He honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp., and was a member of the American Legion Post # 378, Bangor. He was a life member of the Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club and one of the founders of the Rock Ridge Hunting Club. Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Survivors: he will be greatly missed by his loving family, wife, Margaret, daughter, Dale Ann, wife of William Flores, of Bath, son, Barry Bickert and wife Kim, of Bath, 5 grandchildren, Mark, Holly, Brandi, Nicole and Crystal, 9 great grandsons, brother, Kenneth Bickert and his wife Julia, of Nazareth, several nieces and nephews. Services: Funeral Services will be Friday, July19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Covenant United Methodist Church 2175 Mountain View Dr. Bath. Family and friends may call Thursday 6-8:00 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home 326 E. 21st St. Northampton and Friday 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. in the church. Burial with military honors will follow in the Emmanuel Union Cemetery. Contributions: memorials may be presented to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Covenant United Methodist Church c/o funeral home.

Leon E. Creyer, Sr.

Leon E. Creyer, Sr., 91, of Beersville, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Alexandria Manor, Bath. He was the husband of Betty Jean (Hummel) Creyer with whom he shared 65 years of marriage on December 20th. Born in Seemsville on April 16, 1922, he was a son of the late William Sr. and Jennie (Michael) Creyer.

Leon honorably served in the 614th Ordnance Ammunition Company of United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific and Philippines. Prior to his retirement in 1965, Leon was employed by the former J.M. Snyder Sales & Service of Neffs, where he served as a mechanic for many years. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, enjoyed pinochle and word search puzzles. Leon was a member of the Christ Little Moore United Church of Christ, Danielsville. Survivors: in addition to his loving wife, Betty Jean, he is survived by his children; daughter, Brenda J. Eckhart and her husband, Sherwood of Moore Township; sons, Leon E. Creyer, Jr. and his wife, JoAnne of North Whitehall Township and Matthew H. Creyer and Lisa Gellock of Moore Township; grandsons, Aaron Eckhart and his wife, Megan of Lehigh Township and Jonathan Eckhart and his wife, Colleen of Danville; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Clara; brother, William Creyer, Jr. of Ruchsville; along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his three (3) sisters, Hilda Ziegler, Florence Creyer and Esther Hemerly. Services: will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery at Little Moore, Danielsville. Contributions: in lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Leon to the Memorial Fund of the Christ Little Moore United Church of Christ, 913 South Mink Road, Danielsville, PA 18038.

Richard S. Fogel

July 27, 1950 – July 9, 2013 Richartd S. Fogel, 62, of Moore Township, formerly of Lehighton, died on Tuesday, July 9 at home. He was the husband of Betty J. (Garren) Fogel. He was a heavy equipment operator for Alliance Sand Co., Palmerton. Previously, he was employed by Atlantic Sewing Co., Nazareth, where

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he was an assembler. Born July 27, 1950 in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Warren and Evelyn (Hahn) Fogel. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Ricky Gower of Roseto, Richard J. Fogel of Wind Gap, and Steven A. Fogel of Moore Township; a daughter, Mary Fogel, of Moore Township; eight grandchildren; s brother, Warren Fogel, of Stroudsburg; and three nieces. Preceding him in death were a sister, Cora Ackerman, and a brother, Perry Fogel. Services will be private at the conveni4nce of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017 and/or the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Joseph S. Mineo

June 17, 1982 – July 5, 2013 Joseph S. Mineo, 31, of Upper Nazareth Township died on Friday, July 5 at home. A 2000 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, he earned as associates degree in electronic engineering technology from Lincoln Technical School. He was employed by BMW Distribution Center. Born June 17, 1982 in Easton, he was a son of Richard and Nancy (Finkbeiner) Mineo, with whom he resided. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Tatamy. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Cara Mineo and Elyse Mineo, both of Nazareth; his maternal grandmother, Gloria L. Finkbeiner; aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Mary and Isidore Mineo, and his maternal grandfather, Warren C. Finkbeiner. A memorial service was held on Thursday evening in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 237, 240 S. 8th St., Tatamy, PA 18085.

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In reporting to the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors this past Tuesday, Police Chief Scott Fogel said there is aggressive driving during the summer. He said police will issue citations for not wearing seat belts, and that PennDOT mandates 100% use. In 2012, 56.4% of fatalities across the country were of people who were not wearing them. Lehigh Township police have operated check-points, and citations have been issued for alcohol and drugrelated DUI’s. Fogel said the biggest problem is that people don’t understand how prescription drugs can affect their driving. Great Drug Collection Chief Fogel told the board that this year’s drug take-back program has been successful, and there will be another one on October 26. ‘We’ve had phenomenal feedback,” he said. “The receptacle is worth its weight in gold. Lehigh Township has turned in one of the largest amounts of outdated drugs in the county.” Local Processing Center In another matter, Chief Fogel said the department has been approved for a grant to have a regional processing center in the township. He said it will save time with offi-

cers not having to go to either of the processing centers in Bethlehem and Easton. Surrounding departments within and outside of Northampton County will be able to use the local center. A fee, usually $200, can be passed on to whoever is processed to help offset the costs. In addition to processing people who are arrested, the center can also be used for fingerprinting individuals who may need it for employment purposes. Supervisor Keith Frantz said he is frustrated with nothing in the budget on hiring officers. Presently, the Lehigh Twsp. department has 11 officers, with only one on duty patrolling from 3 to 11 a.m. June Report The chief gave this report of June activities: 9,204 miles traveled; 789 calls logged; 6 reportable and 2 non-reportable accidents investigated; 48 summary traffic and 6 summary non-traffic violations issued; 3 equipment repair orders; 9 warnings of violations; 2 parking tickets; 3 persons arrested for DUI; 1 arrested for DUI of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance; 2 arrests for retail thefts; 1 arrest for simple assault, criminal trespass and harassment.

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Robert M. Simon of Indiana, Thomas A. Simon of Nazareth, and Judi M. Andronis of Wescosville; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Miletics, of Northampton; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were brothers Louis, Stephen and Joseph, and a sister, Hermina Verbelyi. A prayer service was held on Wednesday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by a Burial Mass in Queenship of Mary Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.

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April 9, 1931 – July 13, 2013 John L. Simon, Sr., 82, of Northampton died Saturday, July 13 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Betty L. (Robinson) Simon. He had served in the U.S. Army, and retired from Western Electric Co. after 42 years of service. Born April 9, 1931 in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Theresa (Dogmanits) Simon. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church; was active with the bowling leagues at the former St. Joseph Sick & Beneficial Society in Northampton. Besides his wife, he is surJULY 9 – Police responded vived by his children: John L. Simon, Jr. of Chicago, Linda to the 600 block of Walker M. Ambrogi of New Jersey, Drive for a male/female Jeffrey L. Simon of Allentown, physical domestic. Both par-

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COMING EVENTS Last chance To be apart of the Mountain View Wesleyan 5th annual craft show. Show date will be Aug 24th from 9-3 rain or shine. For more information call Shannon at 610-438-5190. (7/25) 2013 MUFFLEY FAMILY PICNIC Sunday, July 28th from 12 noon till 6pm. at The Moore Township Rec. Center FMI call 610-759-8188 (7/11, 25)

YARD SALES Moving Sale Fri. & Sat, July 19th & 20th, 8am - 2pm. 381 Pool Rd., Northampton ( Beersville) 5 mi. West of Bath off Rt. 248. Household Items, Antique Dishes, Oak Furniture (7/18)

Blue Mountain Blowout Sun. Sept. 8th, 2013- Rummage Sale & Canned Food Drive to benefit the NL Food Bank. 4685 Lehigh Drive. Tons of items including clothing, toys, school supplies, cd’s, games and much, MUCH MORE! LOOKING FOR VENDORS - $15 for 10x10 space. Must provide own table/tent. All table space proceeds go to the Food Bank. SPACE IS LIMITED! Call 610-767-9600 or e-mail askus@townandcountrygazette.com today! (7/18)

WANTED Books, clothing, household items and more Donate locally and support the local economy. The Friendship Tree is now taking donations of your unwanted items. 107 N. Chestnut St., Bath. Pick-ups available. A portion of proceeds benefit Christ UCC – Bath. Wed. & Thurs. 11 am –6pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11-5pm or by appt. 610216-6705. (TN) PINBALL MACHINES OLDER GUM BALL & CANDY MACHINES, PENNY ARCADE & ANY OLDER COIN OPERATED MACHINES CASH PAID CALL DARYL 610-7679135 (TN)

PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Robert W. Bell Estate of Robert W. Bell, late of Moore Township, 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. Donna M. Humphrey 4370 W. Mountain View Drive Walnutport, PA 18088-9727 DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (7/18-8/1)

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ESTATE NOTICE Arlene Hagley Estate of Arlene A. Hagley, also known as Arlene Hagley, 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 Sandra Lynn, also known as Sandra A. Lynn, Executrix of the Estate of Arlene A. Hagley, also know as Arlene Hagley. 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: Sandra Lynn a/k/a Sandra A. Lynn 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 (7/4-7/18) ESTATE NOTICE Dennis D. Romanishan The estate of Dennis D. Romanishan also known as Dennis Romanishan, late of the Township of Moore, County of Northampton and the State of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters of testamentary has been granted to the undersign, who requested 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 immediate payments without delay to: Denise J. Romanishan, also known as Denise Romanishan, Executor of the Estate of Dennis D. Romanishan a/k/a Denise J. Romanishan c/o Romanishan 195 E. Mooretown Rd. Wind Gap, PA 18091 (7/18-8/1) PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township Board of Supervisors will hold a special Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 on Thursday July 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm. The purpose of the meeting will be to open bids for the chip and tar proposal for No. & So. Penn Dixie Roads All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Supervisors Richard K. Gable Secretary/Treasurer (7/18)

July 18-24, 2013 13 BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss personnel matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (7/18) PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Bath Business Community Partnership (BBCP) will hold its public meetings for the remainder of 2013 at the Borough of Bath Municipal Building, 215 East Main Street, Bath, PA 18014, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 5:00 PM. Mary Kositz BBCP Committee Chair (7/18)

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Catherine Hahn, N. Chestnut St. Bath. Was given permission by council for parking cars on Firefighter's Field on the day of her auction, August 17th. She is not auctioning her personal items as misreported in the July 11th issue. Items will be taken care of on the day of the auction at her home.

NOTICE TO REAL ESTATE OWNERS IN ALLEN TOWNSHIP, BATH BOROUGH CHAPMAN BOROUGH, EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, MOORE TOWNSHIP AND NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH The Northampton Area School District 2013-14 Real Estate Tax Bills were mailed to property owners on or about July 01, 2013. If you have not received your tax bill, or if you have received bills other than your own, please contact your real estate tax office at the numbers listed below. Pennsylvania tax collection laws state that taxpayers are not relieved from payment of real estate taxes or avoid any penalty, interest or charge for failure to receive tax bill. Inquiries regarding school tax bills and payment should be promptly directed to the following tax collectors in your township or borough. Allen Township, Bath Borough, Chapman NASD Tax Office, Michelle Horton Borough, East Allen Township, Moore Township (610) 261-4612 Lehigh Township Mary Louise Trexler (610) 262-6222 Northampton Borough Judith Stanz (610) 261-0525 (7/18)

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Where the Deals are! IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER Every resident of the Northampton Area School District upon attaining eighteen years of age and every person eighteen years of age or over becoming a resident of the Northampton Area School District shall, within twelve months after the happening there of, notify the Northampton Area School District Tax Assessment office of their becoming of age or becoming a resident. Any person failing within said period to notify the aforesaid Assessor of the Northampton Area School District shall in additional to the tax levied by the Northampton Area School District be liable to the Northampton Area School District in a penal sum equal to such tax. All 2013-14 School Per Capita Tax Bills were mailed on or about July 01, 2013. Residents of the Northampton Area School District who did not receive a Tax Bill shall comply with this legal notice by notifying the school district at: Northampton Area School District Tax Office Attn: Michelle Horton, Tax Assessor 2014 Laubach Avenue, PO Box 9 Northampton PA 18067-0009 PHONE: (610) 261-4612 OFFICE HOURS: 8:00AM to 4:00 PM.

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Notice is hereby given that Central Transport, Inc., 12225 Stephens Dr., Warren, MI 48089, 586-4671709 intends to make application to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a Water Quality Management Permit for the discharge of storm water in a manner which meets DEP requirements, from its facility located in East Allen Township and Bath Borough, Northampton County. This is an existing discharge of an intermittent nature, to a swale and detention basin that discharge storm water to Catasauqua Creek. This application is made under the provision of the Clean Streams Law, the Act of June 22, 1937, P.L. 1987, as amended. Persons desiring additional information, or who wish to provide comment concerning this permit application should contact the Company as indicated above, or DEP at the following address: Regional Water Quality Manager, DEP Northeast Regional Office, 2 Public Square, WilkesBarre, PA 18701-1915, telephone: 570-826-2511, after August 15, 2013.

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BOROUGH OF BATH CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED The Borough of Bath is now accepting applications for Adult School Crossing Guards– 1 Regular and 2 Substitutes. Regular Crossing Guards work 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon ensuring that students safely cross the street at specific school crossing locations. Work is performed only on days school is in session. Substitute Crossing Guards perform crossing guard duties on an as-needed basis in the absence of Regular Crossing Guards. Both Regular and Substitute Crossing Guards must be at least 18 years of age, have the ability to safely perform the duties of a School Crossing Guard, successfully complete a training course, and possess an acceptable criminal history record. An application can be obtained in-person at the Borough of Bath Office located at 215 East Main Street, Suite 1, Bath, PA 18014 or via fax/email. Please call the Borough Office at 610-837-6525 for more information, or email all inquiries to Thomas R. Petrucci, Borough Manager at bathboroughmgr@rcn.com The Borough of Bath is an EO/ EA/AA employer. (7/18)

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Fritz J. Engler Jr.

Buzzi Unicem, Stockertown in keeping the quarry operatBy Ed Pany Mr. Fritz Engler was born ing in an efficient manner. Mr. Engler’s father was a on the family farm in Washington Township, graduating long time cement trucker for from Bangor High School in MTS. His brother Ed and his 1970. There he was a mem- son Nathan have all hauled ber of the wrestling squad. cement from the Buzzi-UniHe recalled, “I especially en- cem Plant, a real cement famjoyed all my math courses.” ily. Mr. Engler enjoys the daily After two years at Penn State University, Fritz took his me- challenges of his job. I found chanical skills to Hercules him to be a very knowledgeCement now (Buzzi Unicem) able and skilled employee and was hired on March 20, 1970, saying, “I started on the labor gang at $3.25 an hour. My 41 years here have taken me into every area of the plant.” Fritz has been in the packhouse, millwright, electrician, repairman, quarryman and millworker, learning all the fundamentals of cement production. In 1984, he began an electrical apprenticeship attending classes at the Vocational Tech School and Northampton Community College. The plant was being transformed from basic electric to electronics. In today’s plant, electricians maintain complex instruments which enable the facility to operate in a safe and efficient manner. Mr. Engler said, “Safety is a top priority; I have served on the Safety Committee for more than 20 years. There are monthly safety inspections checking on any problems that may exist and solving them.” He is also a miner’s representative and accompanies MSHA inspectors who check the plant semi-annually. Inspections can vary from days to weeks. Mr. Greg Knecht is the Plant Safety Director. I asked about some problems they have faced at the Plant. Fritz remembers, “In 2004 a hurricane idled the Plant for two weeks as water inundated the Plant, but with hard work we brought the Plant back on line.” Today, Mr. Engler works as a quarry maintenance man. The quarry operates with a system of crushing and conveying equipment. Proper gear is always utilized where electric service reaches 4160 volts. Fritz grew up on a farm with six brothers and sisters; he brings that work ethic to the plant each day. He is always on call and makes numerous trips to the quarry during the year, working closely with Supervisor Guy Schwartz and his co-workers

with an amiable personality and a keen interest in his job. Indeed, a dedicated Cement Worker! He enjoys hunting, gardening and working on the farm. Fritz has been married to the former Cynthia Slack for 40 years; they are proud of daughters Jaime, Kristen and son Ryan. They reside in Washington Township. Hercules, Buzzi Unicem has called Stockertown home for almost a century. We all hope they continue to prosper and produce quality cement. I look forward to see all my friends at the Plant again, when I visit next year.

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In addition to the other building projects the district will undergo, they are also building a new athletic facility that includes a new stadium with better field and track surfaces. For the duration of the project, all of Northampton’s home contests that are played in the stadium will be held at Nazareth’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

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Joseph Kovalchik Predicting the future of public schools in the Keystone state is a tricky game that administrators don’t particularly want to dabble in these days. However when pressed,

Kovalchik stated that he foresees a population growth in the district, the completion of all their building projects, and also a heightened use of technology. He would like to see every student using their own technological device within the school walls. There is a lot going in the Northampton Area School District. In a few years the drive down Laubach Avenue won’t look the same as it does now. The buildings, the sporting fields and the classrooms may not look the same, but one thing is for sure. The Konkrete Kids will always be one of the best in the Valley.

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