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Lower Nazareth Supervisors Reject Nazareth Police Merger
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
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Park pavilion Replacement begins Work on replacing the Keystone Park Pavilion began on Monday, June 10. C.E. Ankiewicz of Mountaintop, Pa. is the contractor. The cost of $204, 066.56 is being worked out with FEMA
for reimbursement to the Borough of Bath. Although it must be completed by July 28, Borough Manager Tom Petrucci believes the pavilion will be finished sooner.
Lower Nazareth Supervisors chairman Eric Nagle this past Wednesday read a letter from Nazareth Borough Council president Dan Chiavaroli asking the township’s decision on the borough’s police department merging with the Colonial Regional Police Department. A vote was taken and the
board unanimously rejected the proposal. The consensus among Robert Kucsan, James Pennington, Gerald Green, Martin Boucher, and Nagle was that it would be too risky, mainly because Nazareth police officers have filed lawsuits and grievances against their own department in recent months. Solicitor Gary Asteak was then instructed to send a re-
ply to Chiavaroili saying that the township is not interested because of the history of litigation by Nazareth police officers. Chiavaroli wanted a “yes” or “no” to the proposal that has been in a state of negotiations since the beginning of this year. Apparently, although not confirmed, Chiavaroli also sent similar letters to the Continued on page 10
Take A Book. Return A Book. By ALICE WANAMAKER The Home News
Girl Scouts from Troop 8219 of Bath dedicated their Bronze Award Project, a Little Free Library last Friday at Keystone Park. The dedication was for the self-contained book house that the girls built and installed at the park. The library will house books for children and young adults to take and read as they please. According to Nicole Hanna, one of the members of the Girl Scout troop, the “little free library is the largest library network in the world. It was founded on the idea that the free sharing of books creates a sense of connectedness and community.” In addition to dedicating the library, the girls also filled it with books that were donat-
ed by the Northampton Area Public Library. “The concept is simple: take a book, leave a book” said Katlin Beenders of Troop 8219. “There are no due dates, late fees, or library cards required and the doors are open every day of the week,” she said. Jada Johnson and Katelyn Unangst were also part of the award ceremony, as the four girls worked together on the project. Jada noted “There are more than three thousand Little Free Libraries around the world, scattered in all fifty states and some thirty-two countries.” The main objective of the library is to encourage kids to read and like reading. “Kids can keep these books forever, which helps to promote literacy and reading at home,” said
Unangst. Following the dedication, the first book “Gotcha Louie” was borrowed by six year-old Anne Beenders of Bath. The four girls earned the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn for the community service project, the Girl Scout Bronze Award. The award honors girls who demonstrate a commitment to helping others, improving the community and the world and becoming the best she can be. Throughout the process the girls built confidence, met new people and worked as a team. The awards were presented to them by Troop Leader Terri Schmoyer and Co-Leader Larysa Nemeth.
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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Friday will be the first day of summer, and it sure felt like it at the beginning of this week with all that humidity. I don’t know about you, but it drains all the pep out of me. Reckon we’ll just hafta keep a pitcher of iced tea handy all day long, even though a drink of cold water is better for you. . . .Another thing that drains the energy outta me is the way the Phillies are playing, and losing. It’s so frustrating to watch ‘em ground out most of the time. The way they’re playing they couldn’t even beat their Triple A IronPigs. . . . I was glued to the TV watching them and the U.S. Open in golf on Father’s Day, and Elmira tried to comfort me, and that helped some. Probably it woulda been better just to shut the boob tube off and enjoy the day with Elmira and the kids. . . . Ed Pany musta been happy to see the writeup he got for Father’s Day and the way his cement worker column was featured in last week’s paper. . . . It’s good to see that work has started on replacing the Keystone
Park pavilion. It has been a long time since the hurricane wiped it out, but if things go all right maybe we’ll have a new pavilion for the summer. When that’s done it will really be a nice park, with the pagoda and the playground equipment and benches, a nice place to spend some outdoor time with the young’uns. . . . Herb Silfies is back home again, and joining in playing hearts with the gang at the Legion, figuring out who’s gonna get the queen of spades. . . . Now that school’s out, it’s time again for vacation Bible schools at churches around the area. . . . Catholic church picnic is coming up real soon, with lots of good food, games, music and dancing. A couple bags of steamed clams is a must, carrying on the tradition of the late P.A.K. from Bath, Pa. . . . Catherine Hahn’s daughter was in town for a few days. Nice to see her again . . . . Just heard that Barbara Stocker (don’t know her married name) passed away. The Stocker family usta live down on South Walnut Street.
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My sympathies to them . . . . Enjoyed the Bath anniversary book that just came off the press. Plenty of nice pictures from that 275th anniversary . . . . With the rain we had my grass is growing fast. Better put the mower to work. Have a great week, gang!
By Glenn Mollette Celebrating family on these summer holidays or any day is always a special day. However, all holidays are tough days for many. While millions celebrate others wonder about what might have been. Some have lost a child while others made tragic decisions to end a life. Abortion is sad and heartbreaking. I oppose abortion. I do not believe many people want to go through with an abortion. Over the years I've known many people who have looked back at an abortion with heartbreak and grief.
My first wife and I had a stillborn baby. He would have been our third son. We named him Jesse Caleb. We were told just hours before the delivery was scheduled that there was no heartbeat. The baby would be delivered but he would be dead. I sat for about three hours in the delivery room and held beautiful Jesse Caleb. He looked perfect. However, the umbilical cord had gotten a kink in it, cutting off the oxygen supply and ending his life. At
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that time, I had never wept or grieved any harder than I did at the loss of my beautiful child. Losing Jesse made me so very grateful for my two sons Jared and Zachary. Today they are both grown men serving in our military. As I held my child I could never have dreamed of killing him prior to his birth. I do not believe anyone holding a newborn baby would decide Continued on page 13
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Delaware Valley College Dr. Bashar Hanna, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley College, announced that the following students are among the college's list of May 2013 graduates: Hannah Lee of Northampton, Courtney Petersen of Bath. James Madison University Courtney Elizabeth Palmer of Nazareth, graduated with a degree in Health Sciences BS from James Madison University during the May 4, 2013 commencement exercises. Palmer was among 3,600 students who received undergraduate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. She was also named to the Deanâ€™s List for the Spring semester. Lafayette College Three Nazareth area residents have graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. The students were among 566 undergraduate students in the Class of 2013 awarded degrees at Lafayette's 178th Commencement. Anne-Marie Slaughter, one of the nation's most influential commentators on international relations and global issues, gave the commencement address to an audience of family and friends gathered on the campus Quad. Slaughter urged graduates to follow their heart not only when it comes to work but the people they love. Jenna Blanchard of Nazareth, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience. Alison Dally of Nazareth, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in international affairs. Breanne Young of Nazareth, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology/women's and gender studies (double major). University of Rhode Island At the University of Rhode Island's 127th Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2013, more than 3,200 undergraduate and 770 graduate students became the University's newest alumni. Jena M. Lerch of Danielsville, received a BS in Microbiology summa cum laude Villanova University Molly Hudish, from Nazareth, Pa., graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Business Administration during a spring commencement ceremony, held on Sunday, May 19.
Lafayette College Area students named to the 2013 spring semester Dean's List at Lafayette College include: Eric Himmelwright of Danielsville, a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School; Alison Dally of Nazareth, a graduate of Nazareth Area Senior High School; James Pensack of Nazareth, a graduate of Nazareth Area Senior High School. Messiah College Aubrey J. Werley has been named to the spring semester deans list at Messiah College. She is a sophomore seeking an education certificate in pre-kindergarten through 4th grade. Aubrey is the daughter of Gene and Bonnie (Fogel) Weley of Auburn and granddaughter of Howard and Shella Fogel of Moore Township. Misericordia University The following students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester: Amanda Cobucci, Nazareth; Stephanie Grow, Nazareth; Chelsea Hall, Northampton; Angela Menditto, Bushkill; Shannon Morgano, Nazareth; Alexander Pereira, Bath; Jared Pinter, Bushkill; Lauren Reinert, Bath; Christopher Schatz, Bath. Saint Francis University The following local residents were among more than 650 students from Saint Francis University who made the Spring 2013 Dean's List: Andrea Hall, a Marketing major and resident of Danielsville, James Murphy, a Health Science (PT) major and resident of Nazareth. University of Scranton More than 1,490 students were named to the 2013 spring semester Deanâ€™s List, including the following area residents. Jayde Hooven of Northampton is a junior with a biology major in Scrantonâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences Jennifer Joswick of Bath is a senior with a secondary education - Spanish major in Scrantonâ€™s Panuska College of Professional Studies Tori Lippincott of Nazareth is a senior with a neuroscience major in Scrantonâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences Martin McEnrue of Nazareth is a senior with a biology major in Scrantonâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences Courtney Ruch of Nazareth is a junior with a occupational therapy major in Scrantonâ€™s Panuska College of Professional Studies Walter Schuster of Naza-
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University of Scranton Walter Ryan Schuster of Nazareth was honored alongside 67 other graduates who earned some of the nation's most prestigious honors including Goldwater, Truman and Fulbright scholarships. Schuster graduated summa cum laude from The University of Scranton and received the Excellence in Philosophy Award. Schuster majored in philosophy with minors in chemistry and Spanish at the Jesuit university. He is a member of Phi Sigma Tau (the international honor society for philosophy) and Alpha Sigma Nu (the honor society for Jesuit universities and colleges). He was also a member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Schuster was a staff writer for the faith section of university's student newspaper, The Aquinas, and a peer tutor for the university's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellent. This fall, Schuster will pursue his Juris Doctorate at The College of William and Mary. Schuster is a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem.
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Boy Scout Troop 50 of Moorestown held its 42nd Annual Auction on Monday June 10 at the Moore Township Municipal Building. For the 42nd consecutive year, Auctioneer Wil Hahn, his wife Pearl, and their helpers volunteered their time to help the Scouts raise funds for the Troop. Items auctioned ranged from a baseball au-
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just one part of growing your business but one big part. He then talked about his “BIG” clients and the smaller ones. Interestingly, both were valued on the same level even though “The Little Guy” doesn’t bring in as much of the bacon. Small businesses cannot rely on one, two or three, “BIG” customers. The risk is incredibly high and when you lose one, maybe even through no fault of your own, it hurts badly. Here’s what “The Little Guy” means to your business.... • Figure out how many “little guys” you need to equal the “BIG” customer revenue • The word of mouth epidemic you are creating is very dependent on “the Little Guy” • There’s a chance “the Little Guy” will become a “Big Guy” someday • “The Little Guy” may be someone who can help you via advice, exchanges or possibly referrals If you want to Grow Ur Biz, merited respect for all who walk through the door is not
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There's been a lot of commotion in Bath this past month, as Red Wolf Bar and Grille finally opened its doors in the beginning of May in the historic Bath Hotel. Owners Joe and Angelo Caiazzo, who bought the property in 2007, finally finished the six year renovation of the old hotel culminating in the re-launch of its first floor bar and grille. Thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful community- the owners are happy to be a part of Bath's revitalization, offering the people of the town and the Valley at large a comfortable place to eat, drink and be merry. Whether you have a hankering for their newly infamous drunken chicken parm sandwich or one of their signature cocktails, the food and libations are delicious and even locally sourced when possible. "We reached out to our local farmers when we first opened in hopes of using their produce once it became available. For instance, we can't wait for potato season to use local Bath potatoes for our fresh cut fries" said Yuri Laubach, Manager at the Red Wolf Bar and Grille. They also utilize the Bath Farmers Market, concocting a number of cocktails around seasonal ingredients, like their strawberry rhubarb cooler and strawberry basil martini! Next Thursday, June 27th the Red Wolf will celebrate with a grand opening and ribbon cutting that will begin at 5 p.m. The ribbon cutting will be followed by the Final Thursday celebration that is taking place at businesses
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Comment On Sports By Pete Fritchie
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One of the dumbest customs continued in U.S. sports is the custom of dousing a manager or player who has won something with a bucket of water. What sense does that make? None. Especially when the day is not a hot one and a coach in normal attire is hit with a large container of ice-cold water, this could result in a cold or worse. The victim
must wait until inside to get out of his wet clothes. In the meantime he is soaking wet in wind and often a low temperature. Why can’t baseball and football do something to stop this? Throwing water on a coach could produce a fine of several thousand dollars. That would do much to end this stupidity. Baseball is also the only sport which doesn’t correct the many mistaken umpire calls on balls and strikes, which could easily be done with today’s modern technology at the plate. The umpire could use this monitoring and never be guilty of an injustice to the batter or pitcher.
Nazareth High School junior Takes Milwaukee 100 race He had the pole position, was passed on the first lap, but kept his cool and won the Milwaukee 100 on Saturday. Who was the driver? None other than Sage Karam, age 18, of Bushkill Township, who just completed his junior year at Nazareth Area High School. Karam, driving the No. 8 Schmidt Peterson with CurbAgajanian car, passed on the 57th lap the car that got a jump start on him driven by Zach Veach, and edged champion points leader Carlos Munoz by just 1.0808 seconds
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It’s that time again. Hunting and furtaker licenses for Pennsylvania’s 2013-14 seasons went on sale Monday, June 10. And once again in the 201314 license year, all license fees remain unchanged since 1999. Licenses can be purchased online through the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS) website, https:// www.pa.wildlifelicense.com. Licenses also can be purchased over the counter at all Game Commission region offices and the Harrisburg headquarters, as well as through more than 600 in-state and out-of-state issuing agents. A list of issuing agents is available at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc. state.pa.us.
at the finish line. It was Karam’s first career Firestone Indy Lights victory and came on the one-mile track at West Allis, Wisconsin. Munoz had caught Veach on lap 64, and was closing in on Karam at lap 95, but Karam shoved the pedal to the medal on the re-start after a caution and beat Munoz for the checkered flag. Veach was driving for Andretti Autosport. The series continues this week at Iowa Speedway and then on to Pocono Raceway on July 7. The 2013-14 hunting and furtaker licenses are effective July 1, when the licenses that now are valid expire. The new licenses are valid through June 30, 2014. The launch of license sales for the upcoming seasons also serves as a reminder for Pennsylvania hunters who hold senior lifetime hunting or furtaker licenses, or combinations of those licenses. While those hunters need not pay a license or transaction fee, they must pick up new licenses and harvest tags. Licenses purchased through PALS are subject to a 70-cent transaction fee for each license or permit, and that fee is paid directly to the Nashville-based company that runs PALS. Through PALS, hunters can purchase not only their general hunting and furtaker licenses, but add-on licenses needed for archery or muzzleloader hunting, specialty licenses to hunt bears or set out after second spring gobbler, permits to hunt and trap bobcats and fishers, and more. In short, what can be purchased from an issuing agent,
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The trapshooting team from East Bath Rod & Gun Club scored very well in the recent Pennsylvania State Shoot at Elysburg. • Earl Grube of Bath was crowned the Pa. State Handicap Champion with a 98 out of 100 from 18 yards. The 68year shooter has been a participant in the state shoot for the past 18 years. • John Manning won the Class B Singles championship with a score of 196 out of 200 shots. • Guy Fox of Walnutport was runner-up in Class D Doubles with 89 out of 100. Fox also won the sub-event handicap with 97 out of 100. • Joyce Marsh of DanielsEARL GRUBE ville won the Lady 2 in handPa. State Handicap icap with a score of 91 out of Trapshooting Champion 100. option. • William Domitrovitsch of • His wife, Lori, was Lady Roseto took fourth place in the trap competition with 96 1 runner-up in handicap, hitout of 100. He also won the ting 92 out of 100. • Brian James of Bethlehem Children’s Miracle Network broke 199 out of 200, and was can be purchased online. Hunters also can use PALS to apply for the elk-license drawing or purchase Deer Management Assistance Program permits. Many specialty licenses or permits have application or purchase deadlines, or launch dates for sales. Fast approaching is the launch date for the sale of antlerless deer licenses. Applications for antlerless deer
licenses must be sent by mail using official pink envelopes available from issuing agents or Game Commission offices. County treasurers statewide on July 8 will begin accepting antlerless license applications from Pennsylvania residents. Nonresidents can apply starting July 29. Beginning Aug. 5, treasurers will begin selling the remaining unsold licenses for any wildlife-management unit for which licenses remain available. A second round of unsold license sales will begin Aug. 19. Except in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 2B, 5C and 5D, hunters may only apply for one license during each application period. In those WMUs, hunters may apply for an unlimited number of licenses, however, the longstanding tradition of limiting applications to three per envelope remains in place for all applicants. Over-the-counter antlerless license sales in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D begin Aug. 26. Meanwhile, the deadline to apply for a 2013 elk license is Aug. 25. Those wishing to hunt bears during the early seasons must purchase licenses
the Resident Class A winner. He also won the Class AA Singles state championship with a 198 out of 200. Other East Bath participants in the Pa. State Trap Shooting competition were Tyler Van Blargan, who won the Junior Gold; Dennis Cacciola, Tammy Van Blargan Hansel, Jim Gontar, Kenneth Kern, Corena and Brandon Doorly, Lee Marsh, Tim Manning, Harry Gochenhauer, Roger Muschlitz, Richard Hildenbrand, and Ron Keppel.
by Nov. 22, with bear licenses going back on sale from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. The deadline to purchase a bobcat or fisher permit is Dec. 20. And those wishing to purchase a second spring gobbler license must do so by May 2, 2014. Harvest permits through the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) will be available for sale beginning June 10, but hunters should be advised that permits for some properties might not become available until after that date. DMAP permits will be available once landowner applications are approved and landowners are notified by the Game Commission. If permits for a particular DMAP unit have not gone on sale, hunters can continue to check back until sales begin. Hunters purchasing their licenses early also might not be able immediately to get a copy of the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digestregulations booklet. Some issuing agents won’t receive the booklets until late June. A complete version of the publication is posted on the agency’s website. And hunters who don’t receive a printed copy of the booklet initially may return to the issuing agent and pick one up after the booklets are delivered.
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Duck Race planned For July 26th The Bath Farmers Market and the Bath Business and Community Partnership will once again bring the Great Bath Duck Race to the Monocacy Creek on Friday, July 26th. This is the fourth year that the ducks will make their way from just below Northampton Street to the finish line at Monocacy Creek Park. Everyone is invited to come out to the Bath Farmers Market on July 26th from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. to adopt a duck and watch it waddle (or float) its way to the finish line. The Duck Race benefits the Bath Farmers Market and the Bath Business & Community
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Republican Committee Reorganization At a meeting on June 11, of the full committee of the Northampton County Republican Committee, held at the Chrin Center in Palmer Township, Craig L. DeFranco was elected Chairman and Gloria Lee Snover was elected Vice-Chairwoman. Both will finish the terms of their predecessors which expire in June 2014. On March 28, DeFranco was elected at a special meeting to Vice-Chair due to the resignation of Thomas Carroll who left to seek the nomination for County judge. On April 17, former Chairman Robert Kerr resigned and DeFranco assumed acting chairman duties until the election on June 11.
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Mr. DeFranco vowed to work with all committee people toward electing Republicans to public office and encouraged all to put aside personal differences for the betterment of the Party. “I understand there will be differences among the committee people but these differences must be discussed in an orderly, civil manner to move the committee toward the goal of electing Republicans.” “With this election, we can now move forward with certainty in the Chairman’s position and focus our attention to electing Republicans to public office”, DeFranco said. DeFranco was challenged by William Spanogle of Bethlehem Township. Lee Snover, a 25 year veteran in the county committee and elected member of the Pennsylvania State Committee, was not challenged in her bid for the Vice Chair position. She cited fondly the mentoring she received from the late Charlie Roberts and vowed to lead by example in creating a Republican electoral machine. “Though my ideology is rooted in social and fiscal conservative issues, I’m not for alienating those more moderate than I in the Republican Party. Maturity has led me to firmly believe that my ability to be a witness for conservative values requires mutual respect.”
Lehigh Township Historical Society
The Lehigh Township Historical Centre in Pennsville continues to be open each month on the second and fourth Sunday through October. July 14 and July 28 hours are 1 to 4 p.m. The building is handicapped accessible and
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Gardening month Celebrated by Indianland club
June is National Gardening month. Are you interested in improving your garden? Want to learn more about gardening? Well, think about joining the Indianland Garden Club and learn techniques and strategies to improve your garden and solve some of your problems. The July meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, July 16, will be the annual picnic for members. The picnic will begin at 6 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish; beverages and hot dogs will be supplied. Also, there will be a giant raffle and each member is asked to donate two unwrapped items for the raffle. The tournament for July consists of: Specimens: marigold, zinContinued on page 11
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Library launches fund Drive to meet many needs The Northampton Area Public Library has begun the annual fund drive; the letters are in the mail. This year the staff is focusing on the exciting changes happening at the library. They have a new logo and a new motto. The motto, "Always something new” doesn’t just refer to the current best sellers and the newly released DVDs that they provide, or to the new technology, programs, and services offered. It is also a promise that they will continue to discover, provide ac-
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on the paranormal, local history, Star Wars, and more. Recently, a Teen Summer Reading Club was begun and they added free access to Indieflix (a streaming video service) on their website, and added a resume writing tool on the website and in the library. In the next year they plan to redesign and update thewebsite, allow patrons to Reserve a Librarian (get the help you need, when you need it), hold Tech Petting Zoos (get hands on experience and instruction on devices like iPads, Kindles, etc.), add more computer classes, and redesign theinterior to make the library more comfortable and efficient. They will also continue to offer our traditional materials and programs, provide friendly and knowledgeable service, and seek your suggestions as they plan for the future. Costs Go Up Costs have risen and funding hasn’t increased at the same rate, but the library has continued to expand services by working with local organizations and charitable foundations. To keep changing to meet your needs, they need your help too. To make a donation stop by the library, or send your donation to 1615 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, 18067. Thank you to all the past and first time donors for your generous support!
Ben Longacre Competes as Regional Patroller Ben Longacre, a Junior at Northampton Area High School, competed in the Young Adult Patroller Competition of the Eastern Division, National Ski Patrol System, at Smugglers’ Notch Ski Area in Vermont. Ben placed first in ski/ board skills and third in toboggan handling skills out of 46 competitors. He was a candidate Ski Patroller this year at Blue Mountain Ski Area and was named Outstanding Candidate for the 2012 – 2013 ski season at Blue Mountain.
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ship did not prepare us. I think the Supervisors need to be a little more understanding. We’re concerned about the management of the business.” “I don’t know what more Continued from page 1 we can put in our zoning orBorough of Bath and Hanover dinance,” Asteak told Vonelli. Township, municipalities Supervisor Green said the which also are a part of CRPD. residents, in their best interGroup Home est, should remain calm. The issue of a group home Vonelli persisted: “The zonrun by Resources for Human ing law should be looked at Development at 4505 Stepha- by the Supervisors. We don’t nie Drive was again brought know what we’re going home before the supervisors, having to. Maybe these group homes heard about it from neighbors will be run better.” at the May 8 meeting. Chairman Nagle said the At that earlier session, As- board will look at the zonteak told the neighbors that ing ordinance, and the resithe township’s zoning ordi- dents could see if there are nance defines family as “up to any changes that could help. five persons living in a dwell- Vonelli concluded, “Do someing including any staff pres- thing that will adequately ent during any one shift in a help the community.” ‘group home’ but shall not Louise Moore Park include a ‘criminal treatment Although waivers had been center’.” He said then that the granted by the Planning residents of 4504 Stephanie Commission, the Supervisors Drive are autistic and are not questioned some of them criminals or “returning citi- concerning plans for changes zens.” at Louise Moore Park. The Asteak said on June 12 that engineer for the plan said he contacted CRPD about any the county wants to widen a incidents and there were two driveway and add 22 parking minor, one with a case work- spaces. Gordon Heller of the er, and “things have quieted Northampton County Parks down.” He told the neighbors Department said they want to on Wednesday that LNT’s put in offices where there are ordinance is similar to other houses. municipalities. One item Township ManStill, Michael Vonelli of 4498 ager Timm Tenges wanted is Stephanie Drive persisted that the plan be recorded. He in voicing concerns, assert- said the township has good ing that he felt it is a “medical relations with the county, and treatment facility, adminis- Heller said they will do whattering drugs.” Asteak replied ever the township wants. that the definition of group Tenges added that if anothhomes can be found online. er phase is proposed, they “The neighbors aren’t dis- should definitely record it. criminating,”Vonelli said, “You The supervisors okayed the meet the law, and can still be final site plan. hurting people.” Other Matters He claimed that the way • Letters of credit were recars are parked by staff, their duced for two phases of the swearing, smoking, garbage Trio Fields development bein the back yard are “a poorly cause of work done. run business, endangering • An improvements agreeothers.” ment for the Phillips Feed deVonelli asserted, “The town- velopment was okayed.
Events Nazareth Kazoo Parade
The annual Kazoo parade will be held on July 4th in Nazareth. • Paul Fehnel complained about a neighbor’s trees that fell across a creek, with branches cut but left lay. He said an overhanging tree forces his trucks to go into an opposite lane that is dangerous. Tenges said a crew will do something about the trees this summer, but that they’ve been busy.
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Thursday July 4th at 10 a.m. Parade downtown ending at borough Hall, West Cetner St., Nazareth. Paraders should meet at the high school at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to wear your red, white and blue and be ready to join Abbe Woodstock in the Kazoo Parade. The Dream Kids will perform at the program after the parade.
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VBS at Christ UCC Little Moore
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ UCC Church, Little Moore from June 23 – June 27 from 6-8 p.m. The theme for this year is Camping in God’s Backyard. Each night will have games, crafts, stories and snacks.
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Nazareth Morav. to Celebrate 266th
A 266th anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday June 30 at the Nazareth Moravian Church. There are many historic features about the present church building but one of the most extra-ordinary stories is the story of the Communion Table that stands tall in front of the sanctuary. The solid black walnut communion table was made from a black walnut tree believed to be 150 years old from the Chesterfield farm in Palmer Township. The tree fell two decades after WWI and wood planks sat until 1947 when it was placed in the church. The anniversary will be celebrated during regular worship services at 9:30 a.m.
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GLVCC Ranked Among Most Social Media Friendly
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce was recently ranked 14th in a list of the “Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly Chambers of Commerce” in the United States by OnlineMBAPage. com. The criteria for the most social media friendly chambers of commerce was based upon level of activity on multiple social media marketing platforms. The rankings were determined by the number of followers, likes, pins, etc. for around 550 chambers of commerce that met the minimum requirements for consideration. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce scored 85.5 points out of a possible 100 for their presence and activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and flickr. The formula used to compute the final scores was designed to give the most weight to the social media platforms that were most frequently used. According to Frank J. Kenny, a social media expert who frequently speaks to chambers and their members, the chamber’s social media efforts must be primarily about the members, not about the chamber itself. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce uses social media to highlight member news, share event information, provide business tips/advice, and as a platform for members to network with each other About the Chamber: The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to serve as the voice for business by continuously improving the economic climate and creating growth opportunities for the Greater Lehigh Valley region. We accomplish this through business-tobusiness networking events
News Sermonette The Rev. Jay R. Wetzel
Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church
A Corrective Lens
Vision abnormalities have been part of my life’s journey since before I donned my first pair of glasses at age 18 months. The eye doctor considers me a “package deal” with several issues all rolled into one individual. The combination of problems renders me, without my glasses, legally blind. Wishing my vision on anyone would never be a desire of mine. However, my vision has always been this way and I’ve come to think of it as normal -- for me. One condition, which is part of my visual mix, is severe myopia—nearsightedness. The closer I am to an object, the clearer it appears to me. Corrective lenses help me to focus better on distant objects. I offer the above as a preface to an observation. It appears to me that some times many people suffer from a form of myopia, in that they only see things up close and interpret the whole world by that nearsighted vision. A bitter cold day outside their window means there is no such thing as global warming. A snarl from someone in a public place means that person is always unpleasant. A person of color or with a different language commits a crime, all such individuals do the same. I’m sure you can think of many other cases of myopic vision as it pertains to how one sees the world and people in it. St. Paul says, in Romans 3:23 “…since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Can any of us be standing on such firm ground so as to make sweeping statements of judgment? Shouldn’t we, who are saved not by our own merit, but God’s divine grace, see a much bigger picture than that of our own often-myopic vision? On a trip, when I was very young, we spent a night in Chattanooga, TN.; upon exiting the motel in the morning I looked out the front door and saw a wide-open expanse of level scenery. I could deduce from that perspective that we were in a region of flat landscape. As I turned to go back into the motel I was confronted by the towering expanse of Look Out Mountain, towering over the motel and blocking out the sky. Myopia can distort our vision in many ways. We need the corrective lens of a living faith relationship with God that is open and always ready to receive him in many various and often-unfamiliar ways. Fight the myopia in and around you with a daily encounter with the living Lord. Act out that relationship by seeing your fellow human beings with grace and not myopic informed judgment. Amen. and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises. With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000 individuals, The Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
Northampton A.A. Registering players For fall football
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Obituaries Lorraine M. Bonfiglio
May 9, 1954 – June 10, 2013 Lorraine M. Bonfiglio, 59, of East Allen Township, formerly of Moore Township and Long Island, N.Y., died Monday, June 10 at home. She was the wife of James A. Bonfiglio. A 1972 graduate of Uniondale High School, she later earned a degree in nursing from the Flushing Nursing Academy in New York City. Prior to her illness, she served for many years as the food services director at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish in Bath. Previously, she was employed as a surgical I.C.U. nurse for 14 years at the Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. Born May 9, 1954 in Uniondale, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Clifford J. and Margaret E. (Bauer) Polo. She was an active member and volunteer at the Sacred Heart Church, Bath, and was a member of the Band Parent Association of Bethlehem Catholic High School where she served as the former treasurer and field trip nurse. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lauren A. and Sarah L. Bonfiglio, both of East Allen Township; two brothers, Jim Polo of Seaford, N.Y., and Richard Polo of Wantagh,
N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Jennings of Bedford, Texas, and Peggy Loercher of Oceanside, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a brother, Cliff Polo, in 2005. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday morning in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Bath. Interment will be private. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 210 E. Northampton St., Bath, PA 18014.
Edwin W. Crout, Jr.
Edwin W. Crout, Jr., 92 of Bushkill Township, died June 17. He was the husband of June E. (Grube) Crout. Born in Wilson Borough on April 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Edwin W. Sr. and Hilda (Sterner) Crout. Edwin was employed by PennDOT as an equipment operator for 30 years before retiring in 2003. Survivoring in addition to his wife are son, David P. Crout of Northampton; stepson, Richard Ramer of Allentown; step-daughter, Jayne Ramer of Ormrod; grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Serfass and Ruth Kratzer. Services will be held on Friday, June 21, at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Bath. Friends and relatives are invited to all on
Barbara Caroline (Stocker) Luckenbach
Barbara Caroline (Stocker) Luckenbach, 88, wife of the late Howard S. Luckenbach, of Pottstown, PA, died on June 15, 2013. Born in Bath, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Armina (Shook) Stocker. She graduated from Penn State University in 1946 with a degree in Home Economics. She was a sister in the Phi Mu sorority. She received her Masters and Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from Monmouth College (now University) in West Long Branch, NJ in 1965. She was a professional dietitian and educator, having founded the Twin Gables Nursery School in North Coventry, where she taught for many years. Barbara was a long time member of and active participant at Shenkel United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir and served on Consistory and various Search Committees. During World War II, Barbara was a member of the Ground Observer Corps. She was a Girl Scout leader in the 1960s. Upon moving to Pottstown in 1969, Barbara became a valuable member of the community. She volunteered for or was a member of the Meals on Wheels program for over 30 years, the Pottstown Interfaith Emergency Service, the YWCA Board of Directors, the Pottstown Literacy Council, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, Head Start, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the American Association of University Women, and the Boyertown Area Choral Association. In addition, Barbara and her husband worked for H & R Block and were stalwarts of the Rosicrucian Order in Allentown, PA for many years. Barbara is survived by sister Mary Elizabeth Jones, wife of William Jones of Scottsdale, AZ. Barbara was a loving mother to Keith Luckenbach and wife Carol of Madison, CT, Ellen Moomaw and husband David of East Aurora, NY, Jeffrey Luckenbach of Douglassville, PA, and Beth Luckenbach of Cambridge, MA. Barbara is also survived by seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren and eleven nieces and nephews and their progeny. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service, which will be held at Shenkel United Church of Christ, 1580 Shenkel Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 at 2 P.M. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, Rev. Bonnie L. Moore will officiate. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shenkel United Church of Christ or the Alzheimer’s Association – Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Friday morning from 10 – 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Edwin to the American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Alvin A. Danner
Alvin A. Danner, Jr., 80, of Allen Township died Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Manor Care Nursing & Rehab Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn E. (Borger) Danner. He was the owner/operator of Alvin’s Oil Burner Service, Northampton, for many years. Previously he worked for the Town & Country Oil Burner Co., Cementon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Alvin A., Sr. and Carrie (Ervin) Shutters. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ann M. Scarl, of Whitehall; sons Thomas C., Danner of Allentown and Jerry A. Danner of Camp Hill; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were held on Thursday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment with military honors in Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Tracy Fritzinger, 45, of Whitehall died Tuesday, June 11, 2015 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She graduated from Whitehall High School in 1984. Born in Allentown, Tracy was the youngest daughter of Alfred H. Fritzinger and Mary (Kumernitsky) Fritzinger. She was an identical twin, born three minute after her sister, Stacy. Although her adult life had daily challenges and struggles, Tracy’s exuberant spirit and generous nature were unwavering.. Tracy selflessly gave herself to the Gift of Life donor program. In addition to her parents and twin sister, she is survived by three brothers, Douglas Fritzinger of Treichlers, Alfred
Fritzinger of Bethlehem, and Todd Fritzinger of Danielsville; three nieces; four nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.. Preceding her in death was a brother, Kevin. Memorial services and interment are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
June 6, 1927 – June 13, 2013 Frank (Hans) J. Geosits of Northampton died at home on Thursday, June 13. He was the husband of Dorothy (Matsco) Geosits. He attended Northampton High School and then served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 44 years of service. Born June 6, 1927 in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Reinish) Geosits. Frank was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, and its Young At Heart group. He was also a member of the United Steelworkers Union and Ss. Peter & Paul Sick & Beneficial Society. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sharon M. Geosits and Carol R. Miletics, both of Northampton; a son, Frank, of Northampton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Pagni. Preceding him in death were a granddaughter, Lauren, and a brother, John. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning in Assumption B.V.M. Church, followed by entombment with military honors in the B.V.M. Mausoleum. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Allentown, PA 18101.
Alfred S. Gilly
Sept. 20, 1929 – June 14, 2013 Alfred S. Gilly, 83, of Northampton, died Friday, June 14 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Rheta A. (Roth) Gilly. He retired in 1999 from Bonney Forge Corp. in Allentown as the Vice President of Operations. Presently, he was serving as a consultant and was very dedicated to the
www.HomeNewsPA.com company for more than 66 years. He had served in the U.S. Army. Born Sept 20, 1929 in Allentown, he was a son of the late Samuel and Anna (Lackner) Gilly. He was a member of Zion U.C.C. Church, Kreidersville, sang on the church choir and was a church elder. He was on the board of directors for the Wiley House, and was a member of the Allentown Lions Club, the Manufacturers Stabilization Society, Shriners, and the Free & Accepted Masons. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Randall K. Gilly and Jed A. Gilly, both of Northampton; a brother, Rudolph F. Gilly, of North Carolina; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in Zion U.C.C. Church, with The Rev. Glenn S. Rice officiating there and at interment with military honors in Zion Stone Church Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion U.C.C. Church, 51 Church Rd., Northampton, PA 18067.
Diane M. Hoffman
Feb. 15, 1943 – June 14, 2013 Diane M. Hoffman, 70, of Northampton died on Friday, June 14 in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert H. “Mike” Hoffman, Jr. She was a secretary for the American Cancer Society for 18 years and later was church secretary at Emmanuel U.C.C. for eight years. Born Feb. 15, 1943 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Carson and Dorothy (Hilbert) Kressley. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Allentown where she was chairman of the music and worship committee, member of church council, the Altar Guild, and sang on the choir. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael R. Hoffman, of Whitehall; a sister, Sharon Kuzma, of Kuhnsville; a brother, Scott Kressley, of Alburtis; two grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Hoffman, in August 1987. Continued on page 13
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Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Grace Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements were by the Sell-Herron Funeral Home, Allentown. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 729 St. John St., Allentown, PA 18104.
Eileen W. Rex
Sept. 30, 1941 – June 13, 2013 Eileen W. Rex, 71, of Bath died Thursday, June 13. She was the wife of Burnell Rex. She graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Born Sept. 30, 1941 in Bath, she was a daughter of Earl and Elsie (Wagner) Spengler. She was a member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville (Bath). In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Christopher Rex of Easton and Jonathan Rex of Dixon, Missouri; three daughters, Stephanie Makhoul of Northampton, Andrea Barrios of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Jennifer Smith of Northampton; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Earl and Richard Spengler; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service was held on Tuesday morning in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Donations in Eileen’s name may be made to Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Dr., Bath, PA 18014.
John B. Slack, Jr.
March 31, 1937 – June 13, 2013 John B. Slack, Jr., 76, formerly of Bushkill Township and Phillipsburg, died on Thursday in his home at Northampton. He was the husband of the late Doris A. (Laudenbach) Slack. A 1955 graduate of Phillipsburg High School, he served in the U.S. Army. John worked for various military government agencies throughout the United States for many years before retiring in 204. Born March 31, 1937 in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late John B., Sr. and Marjorie (Teel) Slack. He was a member of a golfing group in Bethlehem known as the “Grasshoppers”, and over the years scored three holes-in-one. Surviving are two sons, Bryan Slack of Easton and Richard Slack of Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Cherie Mickle of Virginia and Donna Flyte of Bangor; many grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Loretta Grabowitz, of Danielsville; and a niece and two nephews. Services will be private at the convenience of the family, with no calling hours, as arranged by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home Moorestown.
Betty G. Taff
Oct. 5, 1931 – June 12, 2013 Betty G. Taff, 81, of Bushkill Township died Wednesday, June 12 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of Donald M. Taff, Sr. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Auburn University, she was employed as an executive secretary for Nazareth Machine Wo0rks, Inc. for 35 years. Born October 5, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Elsie (Williams) Gentry. She was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church in Nazareth. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, D. Marshall Taff, Jr., of Danielsville, N. Steven Taff of Bath, and C. Randall Taff of Bushkill Township; two brothers, Henry B. Gentry of Phenix City, Ala., and Thomas W. Gentry of Smith Station, Ala.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Bill Gentry. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nazareth, with The Rev. David B. Schaeffer officiating there and at burial in Bethlehem Memorial Park Mausoleum. Arrangements were by the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
John D. Thorman
July 4, 1926 – June 10, 2013 John D. Thorman, 86, of Lower Nazareth Township died Monday, June 10 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Mildred M. (Detwiler) Thorman. He was a 1944 graduate of Bangor High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He had a 42-year career in the railroad industry, serving as a conductor and brakeman before retiring in 1988 from Conrail. Born July 4, 1926 in Port Republic, N.J., he was a son of the late John and Mary Thorman. He was a life member of Eckley E. Patch Post #470, American Legion, Bath and the Nazareth VFW. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hecktown. Surviving are three sons, David J. of Upper Nazareth Township, Stephen N. of Palmer Township, and Alex J. of Kunkletown; three daughters, Lucinda M. Nabavian of Hanover Township, Lisa M. Deschler of Kernersville, N.C., and Rita L. Haslego of Upper Nazareth Township; 16 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services wee held on Friday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by interment with military honors in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 802 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Phyllis M. LeiboldZellers
Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers, 74, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in ManorCare Health Services II, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late William Leibold, who died in 1993, and Ralph Zellers, Jr. Prior to retiring in 2000, she was a crossing guard and worked as a dispatcher for the Northampton Police Department for five years. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Wagner) Hetrick. She was a member of Emmanuel Evan. Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville (Moore Township). She was also a founding member and past president, secretary and chaplain of the Northampton Exchangettes. She was a member of the Board of Senior Ladies, Northampton; a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of VFW Post #4714 in Northampton; the Sweet Adelines of Bethlehem; and a former choir member of Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville. She was also an assistant Girl Scout leader in Troop 392 at Emmanuel’s Church. Surviving are two daughters, Christine Walker of Bath, and Lora L. Alvarez of Bethlehem; a step-daughter, Sandra Zellers, of Northampton; two sons, Richard A. Leibold of Northampton and Robert W. Leibold of Quakertown; a step-son, Ralph Zellers III, of Bethlehem; three brothers, Charles Hetrick and Robert Hetrick, both of Bethlehem, and Kevin Zellers of Pennsville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a step-daughter, Beverly Hafth, and a brother, Leon Hetrick. A memorial service was held on Saturday in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Moore Township. Interment is private. Arrangements were by the Schisler Funeral Home Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
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newborn baby would decide to kill that baby. However, many have made the decision to terminate a pregnancy. Most often they are in need of counseling, emotional support, forgiveness and hope. Years earlier we lost twins. Karen was about three months pregnant at the time. Things were going wrong with the pregnancy and she was bleeding. The doctor said things were not good and a D&C was necessary. This was a decision that was made between our family and the doctor. What if someone from the county or even the Federal Government had to be consulted before the D&C took place? We were obviously miscarrying the babies. A government official could have delayed the procedure, wanted more information, said no or said yes. I do not believe the Federal Government or any government official should be involved in this process. I do not believe in abortion as a form of birth control. However, I do believe that decisions concerning pregnancies and abortions must be made between the mother, the family, and the doctor. Women and couples make decisions to abort that are later regretted with more sorrow and emotional scars. For many years I served as a pas-
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tor and heard many sorrowful stories from women who had abortions and greatly regretted them. There are cases that involve the mother's health. There are the cases that involve rape and incest. In these types of cases, decisions must be made between the mother, the family, physician and counselor.
Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues: Every American Has An Opinion. He is also the author of hundreds of articles, opinions and feature stories. You can hear him each Sunday night on XM 131 radio at 8 EST. Look for his many books on Amazon.com contact him directly at gmollette@ aol.com
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Summer Intern Program High School and College Student Intern Programs are available at the Town & Country Gazette. Credits may be available to those who qualify. Interns work directly with the Editor, Art Director, Advertising and Marketing departments. Required Skills include customer service aptitude, professional demeanor and a willingness to learn. Reliable transportation is required. To apply, send a resume and letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 4685 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport PA 18088 no later than June 30. No Phone Calls Please. Please include “Summer 2013 Internship Town & Country” in the subject line. (6/20)
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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)
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PUblic notice-Legal PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to section 108(b) of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. §10108(b), Joseph O. Negrao, the legal owner of the parcel of the land located at 7 S. New Street (Northampton County parcel no. J7SE3B 3 17 0421) comprising approximately 2.31 acres, provides notice that Nazareth Borough adopted ordinance no. 788 on June 10, 2013, amending the Borough Zoning Ordinance. Ordinance no. 788 provides regulations applicable to personal care homes and assisted living residences. The full text of ordinance no. 788 may be examined by the public at the Borough building, 134 S. Main Street, Nazareth, PA 18064, during regular office hours. This notice of the adoption of ordinance no. 788 will be published once each week for two successive weeks. Any person challenging the procedural or substantive validity of ordinance no. 788 must bring a legal action within 30 days of the publication of the second notice. ______________________ Marc D. Jonas, Esquire Eastburn and Gray, P.C. 775 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 Attorneys for Joseph O. Negrao (6/20-6/27)
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 June 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting will be to adopt Resolution #2013-08,Designation of Agent Resolution. All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Supervisors Richard K. Gable Secretary/Treasurer (6/20) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 6:00 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss personnel matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (6/20) MEETING CANCELLED The June 24th 2013 meeting of the Colonial Regional Police Commission is cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be July 22, 2013. Roy D. Seiple Chief of Police Colonial Regional Police Dept 610-861-4820 (6/20) NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be received at the Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority’s office at 872 Tatamy Road, Nazareth, PA until 10:00 A.M. prevailing time, on July 11, 2013 for the following work: Provide various equipment and operators on an as-needed basis in the Nazareth Borough
www.HomeNewsPA.com Municipal Authority service area and essentially serve as Maintenance Contractor. Work to primarily consist of excavation of sewer pipes, hauling of stone and spoils, and for the installation or repair of sewer pipes. Proposals are being solicited. Paperwork is available for pick-up at 872 Tatamy Road, Nazareth, PA, Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., telephone 610-759-0727. All proposals must be on the forms provided by the Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority. Proposals will be opened and publicly read at the NBMA office in Nazareth, PA, on July 11, 2013 at 10:15 A.M. A mandatory pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for July 2, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. and will be held at the NBMA Wastewater Treatment Plan, 872 Tatamy Road, Nazareth, PA. The Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept any proposal which in its judgment is in the best interest of the Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority. Prior to taking action on the Contract, telephone quotes may be held by the Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders. Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority Thomas J. Itterly Authority Chairman (6/20 & 7/4)
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2. The Civil War started after southern ________ began to leave the union of the United States of America. 3. These states called themselves “Confederate States of America” and elected their own ________, Jefferson Davis. 4. Abraham ________ was just becoming the new president of the United States – and he did not want these states to break away. 150th Anniversary 5. Lincoln declared ________ to try to keep the union together. July 1863-2013 6. He also wanted to put an end to ________. 7. The Confederates raised an ________ to ﬁght for their way of life, which included slavery. 8. The northern army fought the Confederate army; members of some ________ had to choose sides, and former friends sometimes had to ﬁght one another on the battleﬁeld. 9. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought in and around the small town of Gettysburg, ________. 10. On the ﬁrst day of ________ 1863, in Gettysburg, Confederate soldiers under General Robert E. Lee began ﬁghting with Union soldiers led by Major General George Meade. 11. They fought for ________ days. By July 4th, General Lee was withdrawing his army. 12. At the end of the ﬁghting more than 50,000 ________ were dead, wounded, captured or missing. 13. Even with the battle raging around the town, only one townsperson, Mary Virginia Wade, was killed while baking ________ for Union soldiers – by a bullet that came though the door of her sister’s house. 14. The town was ﬁlled with wounded and sick people. People were afraid that ________ would spread. 15. Homes, churches and other buildings became ________. Volunteers buried the dead. Horses and mules that had been killed had to be burned.
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Soldiers from the North and South carried their own units’ ﬂags into battle at Gettysburg. The ﬂag on the left below, carried by the 26th North Carolina, was shot down 14 times on the ﬁrst day of ﬁghting. The ﬂag on the right was carried by the 125th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry. It had 34 gold stars.
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Burglary at Bath Gas Station
Colonial Regional Police are investigating a burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of June 12. Three men were involved in breaking into the Exxon station located at 346 S. Walnut St., Bath. The trio broke the front door glass and two of them entered the business and stole money and cigarettes. Police ask that if anyone has information concerning this burglary, they should call CRPD at 610-861-4820 and ask for Detective Gary Hammer. The caller can remain anonymous. DUI / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia On May 29 at 8 p.m., Colonial Regional Police investigated a reckless driver complaint in the area of Rts. 191 and 248. A concerned motorist related seeing
a red Chevrolet sedan driving all over the road in the area of Newburg Inn, heading toward Nazareth. The witness told police that the operator was in the wrong lane and left the road multiple times, causing a hazard. The witness said the car pulled into the Famous Furniture Gallery on Rt. 248 and the driver went inside. Police contacted the driver, Shane Doto, 19, of 329 Hillcrest Ave., Bethlehem, and saw that he was impaired. Through investigation by police, and by his own admission, Doto was under the influence of a controlled substance. Police also found drug related items in Doto’s car. He has been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and summary traffic offenses. Retail Thefts Colonial Regional Police were dispatched to the Kohl’s store in Lower Nazareth Township for a theft on June 6. When police arrived, loss prevention had a woman in custody. Police identified her as Adrienne E. Hartner, 39, of the 2800 block of Blossom Hill Rd., Nazareth. Loss prevention told police that Ms. Hartner was seen
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taking clothing into the dressing room of the store. When she left, she didn’t have the clothes with her. Loss prevention found the tags to the taken clothing in the dressing room. Ms. Hartner was stopped as she tried to leave the store. The stolen clothing was found in her purse. The total amount of the items taken was $59.96. She was released and charges for retail theft will be filed through DJ Joseph Barner’s office. On June 16 at 11:15 p.m., CRPD responded to Walmart on Rt. 248 in Lower Nazareth Township for two retail theft suspects in custody. Two 14-year-old girls from Nazareth and Mt. Bethel were seen by loss prevention placing $214 worth of merchandise in a handbag and exiting the store without paying for it. Both will be charged with retail theft through Northampton County Juvenile Court. They were released to their parents. Criminal Mischief Between May 27 and June 1, the victim, who was unnamed in the police report, was storing his 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the rental garage of his girlfriend, Sally Frisch, 50, of Penn St., Bath, which is located on Oak St. in Bath. During the dates noted, Ms. Frisch and the victim had an argument and Ms. Frisch went to the garage and cut both tires with scissors on the victim’s motorcycle. She was charged with criminal mischief via summons through District Judge John Capobianco’s office. The victim has since also applied for a protection from abuse order against Ms. Frisch through the Northampton County Court. Domestic Violence On June 15 at 11 p.m., CRPD responded to the Stanislawski residence on Creek Rd., Bath, for a domestic disturbance. Steven Stanislawski, 21, and James Stanislawski, 54, got into an argument about Steven refusing to turn off the window air conditioner in his room. James was pushed by Steven and James then put Steven in a head lock. Prior to Steven leaving the house, he was pushed by James, and then Steven hit James in the mouth. Both men received very minor injuries, but were issued non-traffic citations for harassment. Patronizing Prostitutes On June 10, Matthew Joseph Grum of 207 McNair Circle, Northampton, made arrange-
ments to meet a member of the Colonial Regional Police Department acting in an undercover capacity. Grum agreed to pay $80 for sex. He was taken into custody when he arrived at the location, 300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem. Grum was processed and released. A summons will be sent by District Judge James Narlesky.
Son Takes Mother’s Laptop, Sells It Allen Jackson, 23, of Bath has been arraigned on charges of theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly stole his mother’s laptop and sold it at an Easton pawn shop for money to feed his heroin addiction. Moore Township police said Susan Jackson noticed her computer missing on May 24 and said her son had been living at her Edgewood Court home for a week. He later admitted that he sold the laptop. When police saw on pawn shop surveillance tape that Jackson sold the computer, it was turned over to police by an employee. While it was valued at $400, he sold it for just $45. Jackson was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $8,000 bail.
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