70th Year, Issue No. 29 USPS 248-700
JULY 21-27, 2011 A General Circulation Newspaper Serving The Community Since 1942
SERVING BATH, CHAPMAN, NORTHAMPTON, NAZARETH BOROS; ALLEN, E. ALLEN, MOORE, LEHIGH, BUSHKILL, LOWER NAZARETH & UPPER NAZARETH TWPS.
Jesus As A Kid
Cancer survivor’s lemonade Stand in Bath this weekend
Ten-year-old Moriah Rieth is a four-year cancer survivor diagnosed in April 2007 with stage IV neuroblastoma. This is International Neuroblastoma Awareness Week and Moriah wanted to once again reach out in the community to help others have the same success she has had. Last year, Moriah held an Alex’s Lemonade Stand event to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation at the Learn ‘n Play daycare in Bath. The outpouring from the community was overwhelming and almost $1,600 was raised. This year Moriah is doing it again with a bigger goal and more Minions. Moriah and her Minions are hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Extravaganza on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. Friday she will be at the Bath Farmers Market at Keystone Park from 3 to 7 p.m. with lemonade and Rita’s Italian Ice donated by the Rita’s in Northampton. Saturday, she and her parents, Amanda
and Eric Reith, will be back at Keystone Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a full day of fun! They’ll not only have lemonade and more Rita’s Italian Ice, but a lot of baked goods. There will be a tricky tray / silent auction for all kinds of fantastic items donated by local businesses such as Crayola, Nazareth Wegmans, Perkins, Friendly’s in Easton, Miller Ace Hardware, Josh Early Candies, and many many more. They have a handmade quilt and a handmade quilted wall hanging to raffle off. There will be a dunk tank with volunteers willing to heckle and tease for the privilege to wind up in the water. In case that’s not enough, the Action Karate demo team will be performing at 1 p.m. and the IronPigs Ironettes will be performing at 11 a.m. Will you help this local childhood cancer survivor help Alex’s Lemonade Stand cure childhood cancer one cup at a time?
New home being built for Returning, injured soldier Homes For Our Troops will be building a house for an injured soldier in Moore Township this weekend. SPC Robert Kislow of 3001 Delps Rd., Danielsville, is the returning serviceman who will be honored. He will be escorted by fire trucks and motorcycles to the site on Friday morning, July 22 at 8:30 a.m. Following his arrival there
will be a short ceremony, including the National Anthem, blessing of the site, and raising of the first wall. The exterior of the house will be constructed in one weekend and should be completed by noon on Sunday, July 24. A team of 75 to 100 volunteers and local contractors will help make this possible.
Historical Society walking Purchase and open house
The Governor Wolf Historical Society will have its own “walking purchase” and open house on Sunday evening, July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. The walk through the society’s park along Jacksonville Road in East Allen Township celebrates the purchase of
the adjacent 1.5 acre parcel of land. The three GWHS three historic buildings in that park – the Wolf Academy, Ralston - McKeen House, and schoolhouse museum – will be open for viewing. Light refreshContinued on page 7
“Hometown Nazareth, Where Jesus Was A Kid” is this week’s theme for the vacation Bible school at Christ UCC Church in Bath. The fellowship hall has been turned into the town where Jesus grew up, and the children wear clothes of that time in history and eat from plates the foods that were typical of the Jewish culture. The school, which has been open nightly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. all this week since Sunday, July 17, will have a closing celebration on Sunday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m. – Home News photo
Bath area student in Japan After gift to American Red Cross By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Nathan Greene of Carol Lane, Bath, a student at Northampton Area Senior High School, is in Japan. But before he departed on Saturday, he presented a check to the American Red Cross amounting to $1,450 for disaster relief in that country. A sophomore when he started raising funds, Greene was selected as one of 30 students and three teachers from across the United States to participate in the 2011 Japan America Watershed Stewardship Project (JAWS) this summer. JAWS is a U.S. – Japan environmental education initiative sponsored by the U.S. State Department. It is a three-part program: virtual exercises that act to orient participants to Japan and water issues; a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C., and a three week program in Tokyo and Niigata, Japan; and post-program activities that participants will implement in their communities when they return home. Nathan left for Japan on Saturday as part of a group
$1,450 CHECK is accepted by Sandra Gasper of the American Red Cross from Nathan Greene of Moore Township, to be used for disaster relief in Japan. He designed and sold T-shirts like the one he’s wearing with the word ”Hope” written in Japanese. –Home News photo of high school students and teachers participating in a work-study program that exposes them to Japanese language, culture and ecol-
ogy, specifically watershed management. Nancy Wilkin, an NASHS teacher, was also Continued on page 7
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For over a hundred days the United States has been bombing selected targets in Libya in northern Africa. President Obama feels the Libyan leader is evil, suppressing freedom and his people--with which most agree. But there are evil rulers in many countries, and always have been. Our policy raises two questions. First, to begin bombing a country the president must get authorization from Congress, under the WarPowers Act (1973). Secondly, what business of ours are events in Libya? Almost none. If Obama is overly concerned with events in Africa (where his father was born) that doesn’t justify military action without the approval of Congress. Nor does it justify killing innocent civilians, as we have been doing. Our action has reduced the importation of oil from Libya, has added more to the national debt and has not brought about the overthrow of the Libyan leader Mummar el-Qaddafi,which we and our NATO allies thought would be prompt. Meanwhile, the need for the nation is to clarify presidential war powers. Obama’s White House legal counsel, who approved of Obama’s bombing of Libya, but who is only a presidential appointee, not confirmed by the Senate, approved of starting the new war. Only Congress has the authority to do that.
Casinos Drawing Young People
Bo Koltnow, WFMZ-TV 69 Reporter Chasing the high is a term many addicted gamblers use to explain why they bet. A bill being kicked around by the Pennsylvania legislature is aimed at preventing gambling addiction. In the early 1980s, Bill Kearney of Montgomery County was a casino high roller, a lifestyle he said cost him millions of dollars. "I never got back my losses because it's impossible," Kearney said. Gambling in Pennsylvania is a multi-billion dollar business, but Kearney, now a consumer protection advocate, said there is no protection for consumers. "When they are sitting at that casino, they can gamble from the day they sit down to the day they drop dead," said Kearney, who added that gamblers are getting younger. Table games are being inundated with younger-than-30 gamblers who Kearney said are caught up in the glamorized high stakes games of poker and blackjack. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said casinos do train employees to spot compulsive gamblers, have a self exclusion program for those who want to stay away, and offer toll-free hotline help. Kearney wants better oversight. By demanding casinos provide monthly statements to reward card members, Kearney said it would save thousands of people from financial ruin by stopping the problem before it becomes one. "How did that $200 become $600? How did that happen? When people realize, 'Wow, we blew a couple of thousand of children's education money, mortgage money,'" it makes a difference," Kearney said. A state bill requiring casinos to do so is expected to be voted on this fall, but casinos have been fighting back, saying it would be too costly and even harm gamblers. "That is blowing smoke," said Pa. Rep. Paul Clymer, R-Bucks County. "They all send out letters to selected patrons. They entice them back with free weekend or meal. So, the fact they send out can include a monthly statement." The bill has died in committee several times before. Statewide, casinos are set to make close to $3 billion this year. Kearney said he is hoping it's not from your wallet.
Opinion Solutions for The “Tax Gap” By Mark W. Hendrickson In 2010, there was a “tax gap”—i.e., the difference between federal taxes owed and those actually paid—of $410– $500 billion. Some of the gap stems from the complexity of the tax code. Much of it, though, is deliberate : self-employed individuals working for cash, tableservers under-reporting tips, taxpayers claiming unauthorized credits and deductions. And don’t forget the highly paid White House, congressional, and federal agency staff (including some at the Internal Revenue Service) who, according to reports last year, collectively underpaid their taxes by tens of millions of dollars. Unpaid taxes are unfair to the millions of taxpayers who pay their full tax obligation. What can be done? Some suggest beefing up the IRS’s budget and manpower. Many oppose this out of concern that an enlarged IRS would be like the Transportation Security Administration, making life miserable for millions of law-abiding citizens. President Obama estimates that increased enforcement would capture 10 percent of the tax gap. That sounds accurate. Completely eliminating the tax gap is no more possible than completely eliminating waste and fraud from Medicare. When systems become as gigantic and convoluted as our tax code and the Medicare system, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t extirpate fraud, waste, and loss. Since the tax gap is so intractable, we should investigate alternatives to the reflex political “solution” of hiring more government workers. I do not condone breaking the law, but if millions of otherwise law-abiding Americans are defying a law, then maybe something is wrong with the law itself. Millions of Americans despise our tax laws. They believe that taxes are excessive and that the tax regime is arbitrary, discriminatory, and oppressive. One potential reform is to adopt a low, flat tax rate, such as those that Russia and other erstwhile communist countries now have. Low, flat taxes reduce the incentive to cheat. Fewer people risk criminal prosecution for 12 or 15 percent of their income than when 28 percent or more is at stake. In addition to greatly simplifying the tax code (which would also reduce the portion of the tax gap resulting from miscalculations), a flat tax lessens the rebellion fueled by discriminatory progressive taxes. An even more effective way
to eliminate the tax gap would be the appropriately labeled “fair tax,” which would replace all federal taxes on income with a national tax on consumption. The fair tax would restore taxpayer privacy, save the colossal amount of time spent calculating (or miscalculating) one’s tax liability, and would bring the vast underground economy above ground into the taxpaying realm. Either a flat tax or a fair tax would be better than the existing tax code, but the problem underlying the tax gap goes beyond our crazy, convoluted tax code. The fundamental problem is the widespread perception that our political system itself is immoral, dishonest, and corrupt. Is it any wonder that taxpayers are cynical and demoralized when politicians routinely break promises; the government’s own accounting watchdogs refuse to vouch for the accuracy of government’s official budget figures; rich people and businesses with expensive tax attorneys and accountants can legally avoid taxes; and wellfunded, politically-connected special interests get billions in handouts and bailouts from government? Citizens perceive that our democratic process has degenerated into what H.L. Mencken dubbed an“advance auction of stolen goods.” Trillions of dollars per year are
redistributed according to who has power, connections, and lobbyists. American politics has become a neverending donnybrook in which nearly everyone wants the government to make somebody else pay for the benefits they receive. In the moral lawlessness that characterizes a redistributionist state, respect for property rights atrophies. When politicians, intellectuals, clergymen, the media, etc. demagogically denounce “the rich” and have the effrontery to call income that they grudgingly let a taxpayer keep “a tax expenditure,” it is not a good situation for property rights. In this “every man for himself,” “grab what you can get” culture, many individuals will defy the law. The root cause of our elaborate, confusing, costly, maddening, and unfair tax system—and of the tax gap—is our delusional belief that we are entitled to a free lunch and our morally bankrupt insistence that government subsidize our lifestyles with wealth from others. Until we correct those errors and quit worshiping at the altar of Big Government, the tax gap will not go away.
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Moore Twsp. Supervisors - July 23, 7 p.m. at the Township Building Northampton SD - July 24, 7 p.m.- at the Library Borough of Northampton - July 21, 7:30 p.m.- at the Municipal Building East Allen Township Board of Supervisors - July 28, 7:30 p.m.- at the East Allen Township Municipal Building
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The farmers market had a perfect Friday weather-wise for a change last week, and now they have lots and lots of summer harvested vegetables and fruits. This is the time to fill up on locally grown, fresh sweet corn and all the other good stuff of summer. . . .Speaking of corn, Mother Nature can be kind, too. Remember that field of corn that was flattened by a storm the 4th of July weekend? Well, the sun came out and all the corn is standing again! It’s hard to believe, but there it is. . . . . I see there’s more face lifting around town. A home down on South Walnut is getting a corner entrance and another has its siding off. Good to see that folks are taking care of their properties, and maybe getting into the historical swing of things. . . .Happy birthday, Earl. Jimmy came out with a cupcake and one lit candle for his birthday, and the gals at T & C sang for him the other day. Maybe they shoulda had that lady do some of her yodeling as a serenade, too. She entertained the cooks. . . . Looking at that picture with the Masons dressed up in Colonial style last week got me to thinking. If they have a 275th anniversary parade in Bath next year, maybe the Masons could do it again on a float. That’s part of history. . . .Bath Legion baseball team’s season is not quite over. They lost out in the county play-
offs, but won one game so far in the tournament at the region level. They did great, so hats off to the players and coaches for a fine year, and we’ll see you back here again next year, whether you win or lose in the regionals. . . . The Phillies are still holding first place, but those Braves aren’t going away and they could catch up and be at the top before you know it. The heat got to Halladay the other night in Chicago. It must be a scorcher playing in conditions like they are right now. . . . With the heat and high humidity this week, I’m sure both the Northampton and Nazareth swimming pools are filled with swimmers. . . . Folks really enjoyed Nazareth Days over the weekend, when the weather was kinda nice. Now those who will be running the Bushkill Township Fire Co. carnival and the picnic over at Holy Family are hoping for the same. . . .Gas prices keep on the rise, but it’s not stopping all the drivers who just love to hit the road. . . . Graduation parties are still going on. Ye Ed tells me that the conservation school is up and running, too, in typical hot weather. One of their leaders will be coming in from Georgia and joining them for a couple days before flying back home for college classes. . . . Make that a double iced tea, Elmira. I’m suffering from heat exhaustion. Phew!!! See ya.
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July 30, 2011 | 1 – 5 p.m. Rain or Shine Tricky Tray Auction free ticket with dog or cat food donation and guest book sign in! Extra tickets 5/$5 or 15/$10 Dunk Tank featuring Dr. Bud - $1 to play! Hot Dog and Soda for $1.50! Pet Related Vendors On Site K-9 Police Demo at 2pm Friendly Leashed Pets Welcome! Bring a friend – New Client Coupons Available!
All proceeds to benefit ARPH and the Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley!
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Sacred Heart School in Bath alumni, Patrick Langen, Brandon Rodriguez and Naomi Snyder paint the Kindergarten class in preparation for the upcoming school year. There is still time to register for the all day Kindergarten and grades one through eight. Contact the School Office at 610-837-6391. -Contributed photo
The Community Veterinarian Practice in Moore Township is celebrating five years serving area pets with an open house and celebration to benefit the Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline (ARPH) and the Lehigh Valley Pet Food Bank. The celebration will take place on July 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Practice’s parking lot, Community Drive, Moorestown. There is a lot planned for the event. .Dr.Hulshizer will be in a dunk tank for $1 a play! There will be a tricky tray that will have items from venders and other local businesses. Big prizes for the tricky tray include a set of IronPigs tickets, a Garmin Nuvi 1300 GPS and a free year of frontline plus! There will also be smaller door prizes every 30 minutes. Reps from local business like Tall Tails Training & Boarding will be setting Continued on page 8
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WOMEN/SOCIAL Local Group 80th Year Reunion
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NOLAN SCOTT KEEN Dante would like to introduce his little brother Nolan Scott Keen, born 7/9/11 at 2:10 AM in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Nolan's parents are Scott and Alicia (Bachman) Keen
Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus. Baby Boy Schnoke A son was born on July 1 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, to Brent and Mary C. Schnoke of Northampton,
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Students from a Nazareth group recently became stars of their own Disney show as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program: Miss Tanya's Expression of Dance, which traveled from Nazareth to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and performed on June 24, 2011. Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts. Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests. Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25 year history of the program. Disney Performing Arts offers band, choral, dance and auxiliary performers the opportunity to learn, perform and compete at Disney theme parks. For more information, visit www.DisneyPerformingArts.com or call 1-800-6030552.
Women’s program On finances
‘Femme Financial’, a program to provide information to women making financial decisions, will be given at noon, Thursday, August 4 in Kortz Hall, Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St., Nazareth. Beth Kowalski, CFP of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., will present. The program is part of the Lunch & Learn series and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Brown bag your lunch and we will provide beverages and dessert.
4-H fair in August
The Northampton County 4-H Fair will be on Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Northampton Cty. 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth. There will be free admission, a chicken barbecue, food, animals, displays, and more! 4-H Community Days will be part of the fair on Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM, each day. It will include youth demonstrations, hands-on activities. It is open to the general public and free admission.
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Nazareth Class of 1931 Has reunion luncheon
The 80th year reunion of the Nazareth High School Class of 1931 with four members remaining out of a class of 54, held a wonderful reunion on Wednesday, July 13 at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth. Three members of the class live at Moravian Hall Square: Verna Berger Kemmerer, Edward Christman and Evelyn Metz Rader. Madeline Saeger Wesby of Hamilton Manor, Stroudsburg also attended. The reunion was hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Adams in
memory of Robert’s mother, Eleanor Gano Adams, a member of the class, who passed away Christmas Eve. Guests also included Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Jan Gottwald of Bethlehem, daughter of Eleanor Adams. Special thanks to Peggy Hanzelman and Karen Finnegan of the staff for their help. Everyone left the luncheon looking forward to another reunion next year and thinking that an 80th reunion must be a record.
Golfers needed to support Women’s scholarships Executive Woman’s International Lehigh Chapter will be hosting their annual golf outing on Monday, August 8. The event will again be held at the Woodstone County Club in Danielsville The outing will have a shotgun start at 9am and the cost is $90.00 per golfer. The price includes, light breakfast, 18 holes of golf, a golf cart and hot buffet lunch. There will be some contests including beat the pro, closest to the pin and more. If you have ever wanted to play the course at Woodstone this is a great opportunity to play golf and help a great cause.The funds raised from this event go towards the scholarship fund for the local Lehigh Valley EWI chapter. The Lehigh Valley chapter has been serving the community for over 20 years. Every year the chapter gives scholarships to woman in the Lehigh Valley who are returning to school to get a degree or complete the credits to obtain their degree. In most cases the applicants are
women who work full time, have children and attend classes. The applicant must live in the Lehigh Valley, and attend school in the Lehigh Valley. They have given over $20,000 to recipients since they started this campaign. As members of Executive Woman’s International they are looking to make a difference in the lives of people who want to make a difference and to continue their education. If you would like more information please contact Stacy. Wetherhold@FLSmidth.com for more information about the Golf Outing. You can also call Rosemarie at 570 977 2253 for additional information about the golf outing or learning more about EWI. You can also go to our website ewilehighvalley.org.
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Dean’s List University of the Sciences - Casey Opdyke has been named to the Dean's List at University of the Sciences Opdyke, of Bath, is a master of occupational therapy student.
President’s List Mansfield Univ. - A total of 196 Mansfield University students have been named to to spring 2011 President's list. The following area students earned the honor: Allyce Hendershot, Brad Rissmiller and Robin Sustak, all of Nazareth.
Visit to Nicaragua Wilkes University - A Wilkes University team of three students, one staff and one faculty member traveled to Jinotega, Nicaragua to work with Orphanage Outreach from May 21-28. The team taught colors, shapes, and numbers to underprivileged preschool children in the mornings and spent their afternoons teaching English at a local elementary school. The team learned about the Nicaraguan culture by visiting a Women’s Cooperative, touring a coffee farm, and walking through the impoverished areas around Jinotega. They were introduced to a community leader who talked with them about the particular need for education and sports outlets in their country, to keep children out of gangs and away from drugs. The Wilkes University team
members include: Christine Shaneberger of Bath. She is a junior majoring in political science and international studies at Wilkes, and is the daughter of Jack and Ann Marie Shaneberger.
Graduates Bloomfield College Bloomfield College held its 138th Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Joseph Gray of Northampton, a Game Development and Design major, graduated. Ithaca College - Kaitlyn Rich, the daughter of John Rich and Marcia Rich of Northampton, graduated from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. The degree was awarded in May. La Salle University Gregory Danish of Nazareth graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from La Salle University in May. Pace University - Melissa Goodfriend from Bath graduated from Pace University’s Dyson College Arts & Sciences with a BA degree. Shippensburg University - Jessica Lewicki of Nazareth and Emily Smith of Northampton were graduates of Shippensburg Univeristy.
Dean’s List Kutztown University - Marc Blasko of Bethlehem
earned Dean’s List honors at Kutztown University for the spring 2011 semester with a grade point average of 3.7. He is a business management major at the university. Delaware Valley College - Hannah Lee, Rachael Martino, Benjamin Toner, all of Northampton and Courtney Petersen, of Bath. Ithaca College - The following local residents were named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College for the spring 2011 semester: Justin Oswald, son of William Oswald and Deann Oswald of Nazareth, was named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College’s School of Music. George Sitaras, son of John Sitaras and Eleni Sitaras of Nazareth, was named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Victoria Weber, daughter of Robert Weber II and Cynthia Weber of Nazareth, was named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Eric Flyte, son of James Flyte and Diane Flyte of Bath, was named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College’s School of Music.
THE HOME NEWS studying marketing. Millersville University The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester at Millersville University of Pennsylvania: Joseph J. Cooper, a sophomore, Marisa A. DeSentis, a junior, Michael W. Greck, a senior, Melanie L. Huth, a sophomore, Taylor M. Ohrwashel, a sophomore and David R. Petrushka, all from Nazareth; Allison N. Breiner, a freshman from Northampton and Sarah E. Fink, a junior from Bath Misericordia University - Kyle Katchur, of Bath was on the Dean’s List at Misercordia University. Widener University School of Law - Michael Bishop of Nazareth was named to Widener Law Dean’s List
Honor Society Clark University - Andrea R. Moshier of Bath has been named to second honors on the Clark University
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Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2011 semester. Fairleigh Dickinson University - Courtney Bishop, of Nazareth, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, located in Madison, N.J. has been named to the Honor’s List for the Spring 2011 Semester. Loren Rich, of Northampton, a student on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck and Hackensack, N.J. has been named to the Honor’s List for the Spring 2011 Semester.
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Loyola University Maryland - Colleen Mitchell, a member of the class of 2014 from Nazareth, has been named to the spring 2011 Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland. Marquette University Grace Ledet of Nazareth has been named to the spring deans list. She is currently
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By Pete Fritchie
BASEBALL✷ ✷ ✷ The year 2011 has produced several mysteries concerning Major League baseball contenders. One is Boston. The Red Sox began the season losing the first eight of nine games. Then they turned red hot and seemed the best team in the league--passed all competitors and led the league,were especially tough on the New York Yankees. Then they cooled and as of the 4th the
Yankees had recovered their earlier lead. Boston was back on top in mid-July. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins have rebounded somewhat and the Cleveland Indians are stronger than expected. In the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies have looked very good, and may be more than a match for the current world champion San Francisco Giants, but only time will tell. The Phillies have perhaps the best starting pitching in the league. Florida was a major flop and the Rays have been strong. In the American Central Detroit looks strong at times but one questions the hitting coach when perhaps the best pitcher in baseball, Justin Verlander, throws a one run game and teammates can’t even score one. He loses 1-0.
Nazareth shuts out Bath to Win third baseball Legion title
Nazareth Legion’s Dan Shepherd threw a five-hit shutout to beat Bath, 2-0, for the 2011 Northampton County American Legion Baseball League championship on Tuesday, July 12. It was the third consecutive title for Nazareth. He was away for the two previous weeks, serving as a camp counselor in the Poconos, and had a fresh arm for this game. Although the Bath team hit the ball good in both games, Nazareth’s defense was a big part of the victories. Bath had lost earlier, 6-0, and with this 2-0 loss, came out as the runner-up this season in the county league. The only consolation for
the locals was that they’d be in the double-elimination Region 2 tournament that began with the first round Saturday in North Wales, near Lansdale, in Montgomery County. Bath (18-7-2) was scheduled to play Berks County league champion, Boyertown (33-9). Nazareth (19-7) played Lehigh Valley League playoff champion, Fullerton (15-8). Other tournament match-ups included: Northern Balley of the Lehigh Valley League (165) vs. Pennridge (15-10) and Schuylkill-Berks champion Southern Area (16-3) vs. NorGlynn (11-13). Action in the tournament was slated to continue through yesterday, July 20.
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Region 2 results up to press time are noted below: Bath-Nazareth Game Alex Longernecker pitched well in defeat for Bath, scattering eight hits, but the breaks of the game for Nazareth came in the 3rd inning. Shane Siebler and Ben Schmitt singled with one out, and then Mike Garzillo hit what could have been a sure double play, but the ball took a bad hop over shortstop Jim Sawyer’s head for a run. Two batters later, Kyle Dauscher singled to bring in the second and final run. Longernecker made Shepherd work in the first inning, fouling off pitches until the 10th one was tagged for an infield single. Another break for Nazareth came in the 6th inning. Longernecker hit a double to lead off, but Andreas Haller hit a line drive that found Shepherd’s glove, and he doubled off Longernecker at second to kill the rally. Defense kept Bath from scoring. In Region 2 play, Nazareth won 16-5 over Fullerton and then went on to beat Nor-Gwynn, 3-1, on Sunday. Bath was bombed by powerhouse Boyertown, 15-5, but in the losers’ bracket knocked off Lehigh Valley League regular season champion, Northern Valley, 12-3. In other games, Boyertown beat Pennridge, 8-4, and Fullerton trimmed Southern area, 9-6. The big test for Nazareth was in playing Boyertown on Monday night, while Bath played Nor-Gwynn. In Bath’s win, Alex Longernecker, Andreas Haller and Evan Allman had three hits each among 16 hits for Bath, while on the mound Jason Mitch and two relievers struck out 17 Northern Valley players. Boyertown defeated Nazareth, 8-3, on Monday after rallying for four runs in the 7th inning off Karl Keglovits. Nazareth went on to play Pennridge in the semi-finals. Bath shut out Nor-Glynn, 9-0, but had to take on undefeated Boyertown on Tuesday night.
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SCENES as the Conservation School students learned about Nature, native and invasive species from Bill Sweeney and Rick Wiltraut from the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. – Home News photos
Junior Conservation School Opens With Busy Week of Activities
While enrollment is down in comparison with the past 29 years, there are still plenty of things to do and learn about for the 18 students as the 30th annual Northampton County Junior Conservation School opened this week of July 17-24. On Sunday, after they got to know each other through the action/socialization experience, they had an evening that was devoted to learning conservation issues, along with a discussion on climate change. Two employees of the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for the Pa. Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bill Sweeney and Rick Wiltraut, kept the students ‘ attention as they related facts about native species and invasive species. They talked about plants, birds, and animals. One of the birds mentioned was the pileated woodpecker, which as fate would have it, actually flew into camp on Sunday.
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Sweeney talked about the American Chestnut tree that once had grown to 10 ft. in diameter, but which has been decimated by fungus that came in from Europe in 1804. That is one of the invasive species that has weakened the system of Nature. Deer herds have grown so much that they have eaten up plants and vegetation to an alarming degree. Hunters and the PGC’s deer management plan have trimmed the herd, but still they are plentiful. Natural predators like the grey wolf and mountain lion used to stabilize the deer population, but that isn‘t the case anymore. Sweeney told the students, “Enjoy Nature, but be prepared for such things as deer ticks. Landscape your yards with native species.” He asked the boys and girls about the basic ingredient for plastic. It’s oil. He noted that in China they save a certain amount of recyclables, but the rest is dumped in the ocean. Both Sweeney and Wiltraut had a message for the students: “Make decisions that help the environment. Without a clean Earth, we will have nothing. Reduce our consumption and collect recyclables.” The students also saw slides on climate change shown by a Lafayette College professor. Although based at the 4-H Center in Bushkill Township, the school uses a bus to take them all around the county for hands-on experiences. On Monday the students, staff and counselors and the EEC leaders walked the KitContinued on page 15
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chosen as one of the teachers to represent the United States on this trip. This past Wednesday, July 13, Nathan, now a junior in high school, presented a check for $1,450 to Sandra A. Gasper, Development and Community Affairs director for the Red Cross at their office at 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem. It was an amount he collected after designing and selling T-shirts with the word “HOPE” written in Kanji on the shirts. They were sold throughout the Lehigh Valley. Nathan said that after the horrific 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resultant tsunami hit Japan last March, he looked for a local charity to raise money. He started his own project, selling about 115 shirts at $15 each over a period of a month and a half to raise the funds he gave to the American Red Cross to help with the relief fund for the tsunami victims. Janice Osborne, director of Communications and Marketing at the ARC Bethlehem office, told The Home News that $102,035 has been donated from this area for relief efforts. Ms. Gasper, a Moore Township resident, noted that donations came in fast after an earthquake hit Haiti, but took longer for Japan. As she accepted the check, she said, “On behalf of the American Red Cross and all the people over there (in Japan) thank you for giving back.” Nathan said he has long held an interest in Japan, and loved working Japanese cartoons as a child. He studied the country’s geography, and holds a black belt in karate. It was his love for Japan that inspired him to want to help the tsunami and earthquake victims after the devastating disaster. It killed more than 25,000 people and left many additional thousands homeless. As his final project, Nathan has chosen to work with the Lutheran Academy in Northampton, to teach the students about the Japanese language culture and ecolgy. In the fall, Nathan and the students, working together, will have a Japanese festival for the school. The American Red Cross is backing more than half of the Japanese Red Cross’s $350 million aid program de-
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The Nazareth Area Blue Eagle Education Foundation has selected the Wall of Fame honorees for 2011. The latest group of Nazareth Area High School graduates to be selected are Joseph F. Reichel ’47(posthumously), Dr. Larry R. Sherman ’52, Dr. Walter L. Miller ’61, and Dr. Robert T. Yavorski ’79. Mr. Reichel was a long time funeral director, former Northampton County Coroner and leader of a popular polka band. Dr. Sherman, of Scranton, is a retired chemistry professor at the University of Scranton and a lifelong volunteer in Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Miller resides in San Francisco and is doing research in pediatric endocrinology with the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Miller has received many accolades including a Distinguished AlumnusAward from Duke University. Dr. Yavorski is a gastroenterologist/internist at Charlotte Medical Clinic in North Carolina and has published many medical articles. These newest NAHS Wall of Fame members will be honored at an Alumni Gala on Continued on page 11
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Allen Twsp. dedicating roads; Voting July 26 on referendum By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to dedicate three roads in the Willow Ridge development, which could provide thousands of dollars in liquid fuels money from the state. Atlantic Equity Co. owns the front portion of the development, but residents wanted the township to take over the rest of the roads. Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell said that $4,000 to $5,000 in liquid fuels funds could be realized by doing so. However, while dedicating the roads, it will cost money to pave them, possibly more than the $429,000 that the township has in equity, engineer Brien Kocher said, because while Omega has done some sidewalks the township would need to do the rest. A time extension was requested for revised plans until Sept. 8. At the July 26 Supervisors meeting, the board may adopt an ordinance that calls for a referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot, in which township voters would decide whether or not they wish to pay a one-quarter of one percent tax so that farms could be purchased for open space rather than development. This amounts to 25-cents for every $100 of earned income. If approved, the tax could be repealed later, but then a new referendum would be required, Treadwell
Other Matters • Kocher reported that he would be meeting with the Northampton County Conservation District this week in regard to storm water management at High Meadows. • Reporting on the Northampton County Tax Committee meeting with regard to Act 32, the law which directs the county to collect the earned income taxes in the county after Jan. 1, 2012, Supervisor Al Pierce and Ilene Eckhart said a resolution was requested for passage, but Pierce said it doesn’t comply with the Right to Know law. A letter from the Northampton Area School District listed three options for collection of delinquent / outstanding earned income taxes: turning them over to Keystone; to the municipality, or to a third party. The board voted that they should go to the Keystone Group, which will have the responsibility for collecting all the earned income taxes for the county. • The board voted to replace two doors at the municipal building and maintenance building. • The June report of the Allen Township Vol. Fire Co. showed 73.15 man-hours; 58 training hours; 15 alarms (2 assists to ambulance station, 1 automatic fire alarm, 2 brush fires, 1 carbon monox-
ide detector alarm, 3 dwelling fires, 1 Med-Evac landing, 2 structure fires, 1 traffic control, and 2 wires/pole fires); and $138,500 fire damage.
Role that Indians Played in Civil War Subject at library
An estimated 20,000 Native Americans of various backgrounds participated in the Civil War – for both the Union and Confederate forces. Speaking on the subject Monday night at the Northampton Area Public Library was Allan Messinger, a veteran history teacher in the Allentown School District with 32 years experience. He spoke chiefly of the divided Cherokees, those who stayed in the North Carolina – Georgia area and others who went on a western trail. There were divided loyalties and complex political realities that often pitted Native
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American tribes, even family members, against each other. The Lenape Indians, who were the first inhabitants of eastern Pennsylvania, also lived in southern New York, western New Jersey, and parts of Maryland and Delaware. They were respected by William Penn, but his sons forced them from their villages and were cheated of their territory in the famous Walking Purchase. Indians were abused and taken advantage of. The Lenape warriors did serve as guides in the Civil War, and the roles they played in that War Between the States are more fully explained in the book, “Between Two Fires.” Messinger noted many of the Indians who had major roles, and one of them drafted the terms of surrender signed at Appomatox, for he had trained himself in law. Even today, Pennsylvania doesn’t recognize Indian people. There is no Native American Commission, and they have less rights than Spanish speaking people and African Americans. Only in Oklahoma, Kansas, Idaho, CARLA MESSINGER, a deNew Jersey, and Canada are scendant of the Lenape Indians, shows the deerskin clothing worn by them. Continued on page 11 – Home News photo
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Summer sun shines on Nazareth sunflower stroll By ALICE WANAMAKER The Home News
The summer sun and heat were out in full force on Saturday as hundreds of people came out to enjoy the best of downtown Nazareth. The town held its annual sidewalk
sales on July 14, 15 and 16 last week and ended the three day celebration with fun for all. In addition to the local businesses offering once a year discounts, Nazareth’s town-square or "The Circle" was full of lively entertain-
Tessa and Ella enjoy popcorn (and bib) at Nazareth Day. –Photo by Thomas Reed
ment, sales and community spirit. The summer sale days were renamed this year as the Sunflower Stroll, to encourage shoppers to visit the downtown stores and catch deals that only happen once year. In addition, the Nazareth Chamber event brought the community back to the town’s circle to enjoy the afternoon. In the circle guests were treated to a longer than normal farmers market, with fresh fruits vegetables and baked goods the whole family could enjoy. Lehigh Valley Zoo stopped by with a scaled friend, a blood boa, as well as guessing games for the kids. The Nazareth Fire Department brought the ladder truck to the circle and let the kids enjoy tours and even sitting in the driver’s seat as they became honorary firefight-
Nazareth Farmers Market in the Circle on Nazareth Day – Home News photos
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Sun – 7am/9am/11am Mass, Tues. 6:30 bible study HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, 1370 Washington Ave., Northampton Sun Worship - 9am; SS, 9am HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 4131 Lehigh dr., Cherryville Sun Worship – 8:00am, Communion 9:30 a.m. MOUNT EATON CHURCH Saylorsburg, PA 570-992-7050 Sun. July 24, - Tues. 26 p.m. Heaven’s Gate & Hell’s Flames. Free with children’s ministry. NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, P.O. Box 315 Nazareth PA 610-759-3163 Sun- 9:30 a.m. Worship with joyful noise. VBS all week at Schoeneck NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 3449 Cherryville Road Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm Worship; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm Worship SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Washington St., Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm Mass, Sun Masses: 6:45/8/9:30/11am; child care during 9:30am Mass; Mon– Thurs 8am Mass; Fri – 8:30am Mass Morning Prayer MonThurs 7:30am Fri. 8:00am. SALEM U.C.C., 2218 Community Dr., Bath. Summer worship at 9:30; last Sunday of each month worship outdoors in our grove. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, 1067 Blue Mt. Dr., Danielsville. Sun – Worship 9:30am ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL 310 Madison Ave. Nazareth Sun – Holy Eucharist 9am ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, E. Main St., Bath. Sun 8am Current events and Faith. 9 a.m. Worship ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton. Sun – 8/10:15am Worship, 9am SS ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun –- 8:00 and 10:00am Worship. Thurs. 7/14 – Sacred Voices ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Route 946 and Oak Rd, (Berlinsville) Walnutport. 610-767-3107 Sun Masses at 8/9:30/11am and Sat evening at 4:30pm Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton, 610-261-2910. Sun. 9:00am Worship, No SS. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville. Sun - Adult & youth SS, 9am; Worship, 10:15am ST. PETER’S U.C.C., 8142 Valley View Rd, Northampton (Seemsville).PA Sunday Worship 9 a.m. VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, 2870 Pheasant Dr., Northampton (Rt. 248). Sun - Bible study, 9:30am; Morning worship, 10:45am WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, 227 Willow Rd. (and Route 145) Sat – 9:30am Worship, - 10:45am Sabbath School ZION'S STONE U.C.C., 51 Church Rd., Kreidersville. Sun- 9:00 am Worship ZION WESLEYAN, 2459 E. Scenic Dr., Pt. Phillip. SS 9am; Worship 10:15am * Please send Church Schedules and activities to editorial@HomeNewsPA. com. Or mail bulletins to PO BOX 39, BATH PA 18014. Church Directory is a free listing of area Churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions or more information. *SS – Sunday School, H/A – Handicapped Accessible.
Indians recognized. Carla Messinger, a native Lenape, said when filling out job applications here, the Lenape can only mark down “white”. Federal recognition only comes if you have had a continual relationship with the government, or came from a reservation before 1947. Because Native Americans are The Rev. Barry Mitchell not recognized, they can’t apPastor, Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church ply for grants to broaden their culture. Carla put on deerskin clothing to show what Indians wore in those early days. They also carried pouches, there were no pockets. Instead of One day last week after the heat finally gave way to nicunderwear, which wasn’t er temperatures, Bagel Beagle gave me that look and laid worn until after the Civil War, down looking longingly at the door. the males and females wore He’s got me wrapped around his paw. I grabbed his breech cloths. leash and we started out to walk slowly, giving the beaShe is a director of Nagle time to sniff. There is something magical about the tive American Heritage prosmells and texture of nature as experienced by a beagle. grams for the Pennsylvania As the beagle sniffed and chased bunny trails, I got lost in Humanities Council’s Coma prayer of thanksgiving for the joy of simply being alive. monwealth Speakers Bureau, We walked around the neighborhood streets, just breathand author of the children’s ing in a few wonderful moments of peace and delight. For book, “When the Shadbush once it hardly bothered me that the beagle stopped every Blooms”. She is committed few feet to discover some new smell, this was glorious and to presenting a true picture incredibly relaxing. of early American Indian life, The good Spiritual moments are not always the ones refuting stereotypes and dethat we plan. Sometimes God chooses to surprise us in veloping an understanding the unexpected places of life. Whether it’s a rainbow or of the Lenape’s peaceful, naa sunset or a walk after a gentle rain, we can get caught ture-loving lifestyle. up in the beauty of God’s special presence and know for The Messinger’s have proa moment the joy of feeling oneness with the Creator and grams for adults and chilRedeemer of all things. We cannot engineer these modren on various topics. Native ments but we can luxuriate in them and use them as a American Heritage Programs time for prayers deeper than any words could express. is located at 1823 W. Highland It ended suddenly when a bunny ran out in front of us St., Allentown, with the weband I went for a ride at the end of a leash, collapsing my site www.lenapeprograms. serenity and moment of prayer. But the look of a breathinfo She can be called also at less beagle who finally got to chase a rabbit was priceless. 610-434-6819. And we both had a moment of joy to remember... Before presenting their proMay God bless you with wonderful moments today! gram, the couple pleaded for help from people to provide articles that can be used by the 800 homeless students for an evening of celebration boy. Manager: Sorry, boy, the vaamong the 3,000 students at and reminiscing. cancy was filled yesterday. Allentown High School. Boy: Then it’s a smart manHelp Still Wanted Boy: I’ve called about the ager you need to take the nojob for a smart messenger tice out of the window
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Obituaries Sandra J. Morgan Sandra J. Morgan, 66, of Whitehall, died Monday, July 11, 2011 in Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Charles R. Morgan. She was a presser for the former Tama Mfg., Allentown, for eight years, retiring in 2003. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Choronzak, Sr. and Beaulah (Druckenmiller) Choronzak of Whitehall. She was of the Lutheran faith. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Cheryl A. Barry, of Allentown; a son, Brian T. Snyder, of Whitehall. Preceding her in death were sisters Sylvia Lang, Barbara Werner, and Donna Choronzak, and a brother, Joseph Choronzak, Jr. The Rev. Kenneth Klingborg, pastor of Chapman Quarried United Methodist Church, officiated at services on Saturday afternoon in the Schisler Funeral Home Northampton. Contributions in her name may be made to the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by a son Nathan Heffelfinger, and 12 brothers and sisters. Services were held on Friday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown.
Nan E. Geake
Nan E. Geake, 72, of Walnutport died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Granville M. Geake, Jr. She worked at the D & D Shirt Factory in Northampton for several years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Marian (Bernhard) Scheetz. She was a former member of St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church, Northampton, and was a long time member of the church choir. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard A. Biery, of Moore Township and Brian K. Biery of Bethlehem; a brother, Allen Scheetz, of Moore Township; a sister, Betty Edwards, of Palmerton; and four grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, David L. Biery, who died Dec. 4, 1962. Pearl M. McNeil Services were held on MonApril 4, 1923 – July 10, 2011 day afternoon in the Reichel Pearl M. McNeil, 88, of Funeral Home, Northampton, Whitehall, died Sunday, July with The Rev. Robert Santucci 10 in Lehigh Valley Hospital- officiating. Burial was in InMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. She dianland Cemetery, Lehigh was the wife of the late Wil- Township. Memorials may be made to fred R. McNeil. She was a sewing machine the American Cancer Society, operator for various factories c/o the funeral home at 326 in the Northampton area, E. 21st St., Northampton, PA and also worked in the caf- 18067. eteria of the Whitehall School District before retiring. Julius M. Kish Born April 4, 1923 in KreOct. 3, 1923 – July 14, 2011 idersville, she was a daughter Julius M. Kish, 87, of Nazaof the late Robert and Mabel reth died Thursday, July 14 at (Laubach) Santee. Surviving are a son, Wilfred home. He was the husband “Rick” McNeil, of Daniels- of the late Theodora “Teddy” ville; a sister, Gladys Hahn, of (Koch) Kish, who died Dec. 3, Hecktown; three grandchil- 1996. He was a bricklayer for the dren; and five great-grandformer C. B. Haney, Bethlechildren.
hem, and had served in the Army as a paratrooper in World War II, earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Born Oct. 3, 1923 in Plainfield Township, he was a son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Kasko) Kish. He was a member of Holy Family Church, Nazareth; a former member of the Holy Name Society of Stockertown; and a life member of For God & Country Catholic War Veterans Post #454, Northampton. He was a 50-year member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Surviving are two daughters, Jennie Zurowski and Barbara Clough, both of Nazareth; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two brothers, John Hayden and Joseph Kish, and three sisters, Helen Ervin, Mary Yeisley and Margaret Kahler. Services were held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by Mass in the church, and burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Family School, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Dennis M. Valo
Feb. 27, 1947 – July 15, 2011 Dennis M. Valo, 64, of Bath died Friday, July 15 in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Cheryl E. (Traugher) Valo. A 1965 graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School, he later served three tours of duty during the Vietnam War in both the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Coral Sea and with the Naval Construction Battalion. He was a member of the United Auto Workers union. Dennis worked for Mack Trucks, Allentown, for 15 years before retiring. Prior to that, he worked for Bethlehem Contracting Co., Bath, for eight years. In addition, he owned and operated Valo’s Fishing & Camping in Bath for many years. Born Feb. 27, 1947 in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Joseph A. Valo and Andrea (Mitman) Outwater, and a step-son of John Outwater, both of Bath. He was a member of Christ
U.C.C. Church, Bath. In addition to his wife, mother and step-father, he is survived by a daughter, Janadene Valo, of Whitehall; three sons, Jared J. Valo of Coplay, Joseph D. Valo and Justin C. Valo, both of Bath; a brother, Dale A. Valo, and sister, Dana Hein, both of Bath; in-laws, Clarence and Margaret Traugher, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held this Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. in the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, 2165 Community Drive, Bath (Moorestown). Visitation is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in Green Mount Cemetery, Bath. Contributions in memory of Dennis may be made to Christ Church United Church of Christ, 109 S. Chestnut St., Bath, PA 18014.
C. (Yeisley) Remel. She was a member of St. Peter’s U.C.C. Church, Tatamy, and its Women’s Guild. She was also active with the Tatamy Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are two sons, Bryan D. of Pen Argyl and Curtis L. of Tatamy; a daughter, Melanie A. Klukowski, of California; one brother, Carl T. Remel, and one sister, Leona J. Remel, both of Nazareth; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held on Wednesday in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth, with The Rev. Ernest G. Shaffer officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s U.C.C., PO. Box 188, Tatamy, PA 18085.
Florence B. VanDoren
Mary A. Demchyk, 85, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 in Fellowship Terrace. She was the wife of the late John P. Demchyk. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kornfeind) Trinkle and was raised in Kreidersville. A graduate of Northampton High School, she began her career as a legal secretary to Atty. Irving Coleman and late Judge Henry Scheirer. The majority of her career was spent at General Electric Co. housewares plant in Allentown as an administrative assistant in employee relations. She retired in 1986. She was a member of the Young at Heart, Coplay Saengerbund, and Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, and was an active volunteer with the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Sureviving are a daughter, Barbara Heffron, of Houston, Texas; a son, John Mark Demchyk of Sinking Spring; a brother, Frank E. Trinkle, of Allen Township; three grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Joseph Trinkle. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Wednesday in
Oct. 4, 1925 – July 16, 2011 Florence B. VanDoren, 85, of Plainfield Township died Saturday, July 16 in ManorCare, Palmer Township. She was the wife of the late Allie E. VanDoren, who died in 2006. She was a homemaker. Born Oct. 4, 1925 in Easton, she was a daughter of the late William and Bessie (Reigel) Romig. Surviving are two sisters, Caroline Powles of Pen Argyl and Sarah Young of Wind Gap; and many nieces and nephews. Dying earlier were two brothers, Howard and Floyd Romig, and two sisters, Edith Bender and Helen Singer. Graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family as arranged by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.
Marguerite E. Scott
June 8, 1928 – July 16, 2011 Marguerite E. Scott, 83, of Tatamy died Saturday, July 16 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Lester R. Scott, Jr., who died in 1997. A 1946 graduate of Nazareth High School, she had been employed as a food prep instructor at the Career Institute of Technology, retiring in 1990. Born June 8, 1928 in Forks Township, she was a daughter of the late Allen P. and Ella
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Northampton C-C Business of year award during IronPigs game
The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC), partners of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, announced the “2011 Business of the Year” at its 3rd Annual NACC Iron Pigs Night on Wednesday, June 22. Tony Pristash, NACC president, unveiled the winner, Miller Supply Ace Hardware, selected for outstanding spirit and commitment in contributing to the success and growth of the Chamber, the business community, and the Northampton area. Northampton County Executive John Stoffa presented Dale Miller, with a citation. Marlyn Kissner, Executive V.P., The Chamber, presented Dale with a plaque and other citations, as well as a media package from Regina Luciano of The East Penn Press. Dale and Barbara Miller celebrated the night with staff, family and fellow chamber members while enjoying an evening of baseball. Dale Miller started the business with Paul Kozero back in 1975 as a painting and roofing business on Main Street in Northampton. The business moved to Weaversville in October 1977. Ties with the Ace Hardware franchise took place in 1980 and the business prospered with more and more customers, most of them loyal patrons over two decades. In June of 2000, owner Dale Miller moved his store from Weaversville Road to Route 329 & Savage Road. As the business grew, the challenge was to keep the “small store” feel in the 23,800 square foot facility. Miller and his staff do just that by offering “good down home” customer service. “It’s nothing special, just doing our everyday job and trying to do it well” says Miller. They aim to be customer-friendly and treat everyone like they are guests in their home and make them feel welcome. Miller Supply Ace Hardware stocks something for every customer, from professional contractors to ambitious do-it-yourselfers. You will find a wide range of standard hardware to home-improvement products. Miller is most proud of his 32 employees, some of whom have been working along
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side of him for over 30 years! Dale feels the employees really have done so much and he could never have been successful without them. The livelihood of the store depends on the dedication of the employees and the loyalty of their customers, both long time and new.
Camp Invention Children to Power Robotic Creatures
The nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program returns to Nazareth this summer. Created for children entering grades one through six, the exciting Camp Invention program is a weeklong adventure in creativity that immerses its participants in engaging, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as history and the arts. "We are focused on the STEM subject areas that will help the United States address a critical shortage of scientists and engineers in the global workforce of the 21st century," explains Michael J. Oister, COO for the nonprofit Invent Now, Inc, which operates Camp Invention. "Our programs nurture creative thinking in children, providing them with open-ended opportunities to explore ideas, make mistakes, and reinvent solutions." Each day, July 18-21, children rotate through five integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve realworld challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play. This summer, in the INNOVATE program, children at Nazareth Area Intermediate School will explore alternative energy as they help a mysterious scientist power robotic creatures to life in the Power’d™ module. They will work to understand the importance of economics by rebuilding the marketplace of a disappearing virtual world in the Hatched™ module. In the SMArt: Science, Math & Art™ module children will uncover the beauty of math
DALE MILLER and JOHN STOFFA without numbers as they unearth the surprising connection between soap bubbles, honeycombs, and lightning bolts. By popular demand, all Camp Invention programs include a module in which children participate in highenergy games that challenge their minds and bodies, as well as a renowned invention module, where children upcycle pieces and parts of discarded household appliances and other donated materials to create new machines. Since Camp Invention’s inception in 1990, the program has grown to include over 1,100 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2010, more than
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Queenship of Mary Church, followed by burial in Our Lady of Hungary Parish Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Donations may be made to the Northeastern Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
65,000 children participated nationwide. The Camp Invention program was created in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which continues to support Invent Now’s mission to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in children of all ages. Regional program sponsors include The Dow Chemical Company and SAP America, Inc.. The Camp Invention program has been featured in Child, Principal, and Better Homes and Gardens magazines, as well as dozens of other publications and educational journals. The program has also been the focus of National Public Radio’s Science Friday and was studied by Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. In a recent survey, 90 percent of parents said that the Camp Invention program helped their children to enjoy science. Every program participant receives a Camp Invention T-shirt featuring clever, new artwork. To register a child for the program or to learn more about Invent Now program-
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Auto Parts it will be held rain or shine. It is $15 to register and $1 from every entry will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Registration forma are at the Tatamy Municipal Building or Breidingers Auto Parts. Call 610-258-3380, 610759-6268 or 610-258-3832 for more info.
Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival Hard, driving Bluegrass (with an occasional ballad or gospel tune thrown in so we can catch our breath) is the best description for the Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival, held July 21, 22, 23 and 24 at the Schnecksville Fireman’s Fairgrounds. Three great Nashville bands, Gold Wing Express, Beachley/Scott Band and Travers Chandler & Avery County along with 20 other northeast and Pennsylvania regional Bluegrass bands will fill the three day festival.
Betty A. Gontar
Dec. 31, 1942 – July 9, 2011 Betty A. Gontar, 68, of Bethlehem died Saturday, July 9 in Aria Hospital, Lansdale. She was a sewing machine operator for Cross Country Clothes, Northampton. Born Dec. 31, 1942 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Lokay) Ladick, Sr. Surviving are three daughters, Denise A. Gontar and Jenny Gontar, both of Bethlehem, and Kimberly Kiena of Slatington. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Michelle Gontar, and two brothers, Michael Ladick and James Lokay. Services will be private at the convenience of the family, as arranged by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.
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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE William L. Brune The Estate of William L. Brune, deceased, of the City of Bethlehem, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Gregory R. Reed, Executor, on July 6, 2011. 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 Gregory R. Reed, Attorneyat-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (7/14-7/28) ESTATE NOTICE Pamela Graver Estate of PAMELA GRAVER a/k/a PAMELA M. GRAVER, deceased, late of 4458 W. Mountain View Drive, Walnutport, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Executor: Michael Graver Address: 4543 Mahogany Court Walnutport, PA 18088 Or to his Attorney: David B. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (7/14-7/28) ESTATE NOTICE Elaine M. Meckes Estate of ELAINE M. MECKES, deceased, late of 255 Pine Circle, Walnutport, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Executor: Gary L. Meckes Address: 214 Third Avenue Walnutport, PA 18088 Or to his Attorney: David B. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (7/14-7/28) Estate Notice Mary Pesarcik Estate of MARY PESARCIK aka MARY PISARCIK, late of the Borough of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Letters Testamentary 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 payable without delay to: WILLIAM PESARCIK JR. & KAREN SWARTZ 4357 Phillip Street Whitehall PA 18052 Or to their Attorney John L. Obrecht, Esquire 7/7-7/21 EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED ORDINANCE NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, will meet on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the East Allen Township Municipal Building at 5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Northampton, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of conducting its publice meeting and the possible enactment of a proposed ordinance summarized as follows: An Ordinance Re-Enacting, Restating and Amending its Earned Income Tax Ordinance to Establish Conformity with the Local Tax Enabling Act as Amended by Act 32 of July 2, 2008; Levying a Tax on Earned Income and Net Profits; Requiring Tax Returns; Requiring Employers to Withhold and Remit Tax; and Related Provisions. The full text of the proposed ordinance may be examined, and a copy obtained, at the East Allen Township Municipal Building at 5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Northampton, Pennsylvania during regular business hours
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Mon - Fri. A copy has also been supplied to the newspaper publishing this public notice. Deborah A. Seiple Township Manager East Allen Township 7/14 - 7/21 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL DIVISION – LAW BOROUGH OF BATH, Plaintiff vs. BATH BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, Defendant NO. C48-CV-2011-6254 CIVIL ACTION TO QUIET TITLE TO: BATH BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT TAKE NOTICE that the Borough of Bath filed a Complaint against you requesting that you be forever barred from making any claims of any interest in the property described in the Indenture recorded in Record Book 091, Page 00017, in the Northampton County Recorder of Deeds Office, which property bears Northampton County Uniform Parcel Number K6NW3D 11 5 0503E and is bound and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a stone thence by land n/l Elmer B. Smoyer, South 88° West 7 perches and .700 of a perch to a post; thence by land n/l Frank J. Edelman, North 1 ¼° West 12 ¼ perches to a post; thence by lands or grounds n/l of Elders and Successors in Office for the Congregation (which is now called the OldGraveyard Grounds) (of which this is a part), South 89 ¾° East 7 perches and.700 of a perch to a post by the southeast corner of the Graveyard wall fence, andin line of land n/l of the aforesaid Elmer B. Smoyer; thence by the said Smoyerland South 1 ¼° East 12 perches to the place of beginning. CONTAINING 86 perches of land strict measure.
do so within thirty (30) days after July 21, 2011, the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you without further notice for the relief requested by the plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IFYOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. Lawyer Referral Service 155 South Ninth Street Easton, PA 18042 Telephone (610) 258-6333 STEVENS & LEE, P.C. By James F. Kratz Attorney I.D. No. 93313 190 Brodhead Road, Suite 200 Bethlehem, PA 18017 Phone Number: (610) 9975065 Attorneys for Plaintiff 7/21 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Shareholders and Directors of Flurer’s Hotel, Inc. a Pennsylvania Corporation, having an address of 3101 Daniels Road, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, have approved a proposal that the Corporation voluntarily dissolve, and that the Board of Directors is now engaged in winding up and settling the affairs of the Corporation so that its corporate existence will end, pursuant to the filing of Articles of Dissolution with the Pennsylvania Corporation Bureau pursuant to the provisions of Section 1975 of the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988, as amended.
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tatiny Ridge to get an ecology lesson and learn the value of air quality. Later, they toured the Chrin landfill, found out how trapping is important, and heard from the Pa. Game Commission. They also got their first water safety instruction as they prepared for the canoe trip down the Delaware River on Wednesday. Tuesday brought them to the Grand Central grassland, and Bear Swamp where they got a lesson on wetlands ecology. And at Minsi Lake they trained in water safety with canoes. No bugle was necessary, but the students were awakened at 5 a.m. Wednesday for the trip to Martins Creek as they accessed the Delaware River. They had a stop at the fish passageways at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware River, explained by the Delaware River Shad Fishermen’s Association. After more paddling, they arrived at Wy-Hit-Tuk Park south of Easton, where they had dinner brought in from camp, and spent the night under the stars. Thursday, the students will deposit all the litter they’ve found along the river so that it can be trucked away by the county. There will also be a discussion by the Pa. Fish & Boat Commission and a biodiversity discussion. Jacobsburg Park will be the site for a program by the Conservation District, and then a tour of a local cement plant, and finally on Friday night a buffet supper with their parents and siblings. As a rule, the students make up skits to explain something about what they learned all this week, and the evening concludes with a wildlife rehabilitation program. Saturday morning, the girls and boys will participate in a shooting sports pentathalon at Keystone Rod & Gun Club in Bath, learn later about entomology with Dr. Wilson, be challenged for personal action and commitment to preserving the environment, and enjoy a chicken barbecue dinner complete with potatoes and corn on the cob from Twin Maple Farms in Bath. They’ll also debate the issues and write short essays about them and learn what careers are available. Over the years, these students have gone on to important careers and furthered their knowledge about biology and the environment in college. The students come from Bath, Northampton, Danielsville, Nazareth, Hellertown, Hatfield, Bangor, Albrightsville and Easton, among other places. They include: Daniel Estok, Emma Kozloff, Andrew Schlgel, Dyland Kaiser, Emily Brunell, Matthew Ferraira, Jason Maron, Sydney Thorsen, Ben Clewell, Cory Flyte, Maxwell McCarty, Nicholas Young, Emily Doran, Laszlo Gretzer, Logan Morrell, Emily Albaugh, Casey Edwards, and Sydney Rossetti.
Police Blotter Colonial Regional Retail Thefts At WalMart On July 12, Colonial Regional Police responded to the WalMart in Lower Nazareth Township for a retail theft. When they arrived, loss prevention at the store said Russell McCarty, 21, of Ban-
gor took three DVD’s out of the packaging and concealed them under his clothes. Jessica Moehrbach, 20, also of Bangor, was seen concealing hair accessories in her purse. The two walked out of the store and were sopped by loss prevention, McCarty ran from them through the parking lot toward Rt. 248. Ms. Moehrbach was taken to the loss prevention office, Police were able to call McCarty on his cell phone and get him to come back to the store. He had attempted to steal $62.92 worth of merchandise and Ms. Moehrbach tried to steal $18.80. Both were issued non-traffic citations and released.
THE HOME NEWS CRPD responded to WalMart for the report of a female who committed a retail theft on July 15. Loss Prevention personnel said they saw Melissa Rose Austin, 29, of 3035 Swanson St., Easton, conceal a children’s dress in a bag.
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They stopped her after she left the store without paying for the dress. Further investigation showed she had other multiple items concealed in her purse. Charges are to be filed through District Judge Joseph Barner’s office.
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