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70th Year, Issue No. 25 USPS 248-700

JUNE 23-29, 2011 A General Circulation Newspaper Serving The Community Since 1942


CIU 20 graduate tells how he Found independence and freedom

BATH FOOD BANK was shown to Walt and Bonnie Hafner by Jeannie Wagner. – Home News photos

Bath Lions hear how local Food bank helps families ”When children are hungry, others in the family are, too,” said Jeannie Judd Wagner this past Wednesday, as she spoke to members of the Bath Lions and Lioness Clubs at a joint installation meeting in the fellowship hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Bath Area Food Bank distribution day was that Monday, as more than 100 people came through to receive bags of groceries to feed their families. Mrs. Wagner and The Rev. Frances Merkel, who administers the soup kitchen at

Christ UCC Church in Bath called “Loaves & Fishes”, told how families who are struggling from being out of work are in desperate need of food. The food bank, located at St. John’s Church, serves more than 200 families with bags that contain about $50 worth of non-perishable food items (40 pounds) that can sustain them between days of distribution. Additional food is provided for families with two or more children, and the food bank gives coupons for milk as well as fresh bread. Many

As another school year comes to an end, Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 celebrated the achievements of 24 exceptional students at the annual graduation ceremony on May 26. Students from the Multidisability Support, Life Skills Support, Physical Support and Autistic Support programs participated in the celebration of their accomplishments throughout their time in CIU 20 classrooms. After welcoming remarks by CIU 20’s Executive Director Dr. Charlene M. Brennan, Dr. Gail Vogel, CIU 20’s Director of Special Education, delivered the evening’s keynote address to students. The 2011 commencement speech was delivered by Clint Heisler, from the Physical Support Program at Northampton Area High

School (home school district is Pen Argyl Area School District). With his service dog, Freedom, by his side, Clint delivered a message of inspiration to his fellow graduates, acknowledging that they have had help from teachers, fellow students, families and even a service dog to help them reach their graduation day. Now they find themselves prepared for their next journey in life, whether it is as an employee entering the workforce or a community volunteer. As he bid his fellow graduates good wishes, Clint said “My goal is to do something that I will enjoy and will help others. I also want to work at a place that respects Freedom. I wish to be accepted and included in my community, and I wish that

for my fellow graduates as well.” He continued, “ We have all learned so much over the years from our families, teachers and staff at IU 20. I know we will take those lessons into our futures and apply them to get the most out of our lives. To be as independent as possible and enjoy the freedoms of life…that’s what it means to be a high school graduate.” Student’s families, in addition to IU staff, board members, and school district representatives from the student’s home school district, were in attendance at the ceremony. Each student was called by name by an intermediate unit special education administrator and district representative to come forward and receive an IU graduation certificate Continued on page 10

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CLINT HEISLER gives the thumbs up at the CIU graduation celebration.

Three ordinances presented To Lehigh Twsp. Supervisors By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

LIONS AND LIONESS presidents Jack Metcalf and Andrea Figura hold gavel after they were installed by PDG Ray Taylor.

Lehigh Township’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 14 had three ordinances before them. – One that included amendments to stormwater management, subdivision and land development, and zoning ordinances was okayed. – Pursuant to Act 32 of the Pa. Legislature, an earned tax ordinance in which the county will collect was approved to advertise for adoption. –A proposed brake retarder ordinance was tabled. A

Lehigh Township fire official said their fire trucks will use them, and Supervisor Keith Hantz said it is a safety factor. Sidewalk Deferral • A deferral was granted the Archery Addictions development for putting sidewalks on the west side of their parking lot. Engineer Phil Malitsch said a deferral would be more appropriate than a blanket waiver of the sidewalks. If another owner with a warehouse or some other business would occupy the side, sidewalks would be needed. The Supervisors okayed the defer-

ral until a change may be required for another owner. The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission had already granted conditional preliminary approval to the development, and the Supervisors did likewise. Old Post Office In May, Supervisor Dell Grove said he was contacted by a small group of residents in the Cherryville area who have concerns regarding the old post office and the Betty Seidel home, both at the Cherryville intersecContinued on page 14


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The biggest question for U.S. (and Israeli) policy in the Middle East concerns Iran, whether or not this anti-American country is close to the acquisition of its first nuclear weapon. Recent updated information indicates Iran is closer to gaining nuclear power than had been anticipated. Thus the question is what difference in U.S. (and Israeli) foreign policy this will justify. For Israel, a very small country, which could be devastated by a bomb or two, many believe it cannot allow a hostile Arab country to come into possession of nuclear weapons. That was the danger once posed by Syria. An Israeli military strike eliminated the Syrian threat. A similar premptive strike against Iranian targets seems a growing possibility. Israel has many nuclear weapons and has possessed them for years. No Arab neighbor is threatening, unless one begins to acquire weapons. This, now, is a growing, current, concern.

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Opinion Our Health is Overinsured! By Tracy Miller One of the arguments for healthcare reform is that millions of Americans with employer-provided healthcare are underinsured. Proponents of this view are saying that people are underinsured if they are paying too many of their healthcare costs out-ofpocket. Quite the contrary, a little reflection on what insurance is and is supposed to do suggests that the problem is really the opposite: many, if not most Americans are overinsured—they have too much health insurance coverage. On what basis can I claim that Americans have too much health insurance? The purpose of insurance is to protect people from risk. Private companies offer affordable insurance against losses from automobile accidents, accidental death, fires, storms, and floods, among other things. These kinds of insurance arose in response to people’s willingness to pay for a contract that will compensate them for losses due to a relatively low probability event over which the insured party has little or no control. Yet, unlike other kinds of insurance, most of what is covered by many health-insurance plans does not fit this description. This is why so many people who do not have employer-provided health insurance are either uninsured or purchase only catastrophic coverage. The problem with many existing health-insurance plans is that they cover the cost of routine treatment for illnesses, such as colds and flu that occur frequently, or the cost of care for conditions, such as pregnancy, that are heavily dependent upon the choices of the person who is insured. Basic economics teaches that paying for routine treatment via a third-party insurance company will raise the total cost of that treatment. This happens for two reasons: First, the insurance company, as middleman between the consumer and the healthcare provider, has costs that must come out of what the consumer pays. Second, insurance that pays for routine care lowers the cost of each doctor visit to the consumer, thus increasing demand. Higher demand with a given supply means higher prices. It does not matter whether consumers or employers pay health-insurance premiums. The premiums are part of the cost of healthcare. Eliminating routine care from being covered by health insurance would mean premiums would decrease and employers could pass the savings along to their employees as higher wages. The average

consumer would be better off as a result. If it were not for the tax deductibility of health-insurance premiums, employers would not cover routine care and treatment for preventable conditions as much as they do. This is not to deny that many Americans do not have sufficient access to affordable healthcare or that the inability of some to afford health insurance is something we should be concerned about. Although it does not make sense for insurance to cover the ordinary medical costs of child birth, treating chronic asthma, or flu symptoms, it may be a good idea to have insurance in case of complications resulting from childbirth or to cover hospitalization for pneumonia and other serious illnesses. The best way to help those who cannot afford basic health insurance is not to require or subsidize the kind of comprehensive health-insurance plans that most employers now offer. On the contrary, healthcare costs and the cost of health insurance that would cover life-threatening illnesses and serious accidents would be considerably lower if the existing system of taxes, subsidies, and government regulations did not result in so many people being overinsured. Dr. Tracy C. Miller is an associate professor of economics at Grove City College and contributing scholar with The Center for Vision & Values. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Chicago.

A Manly Fit Too

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Reason Enough

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30 years June 1981 of the Home News Compiled by Peggy Spengler-Moser

Burglars broke into coin operated machines at Indian Trail Park. They stole T-shirts and about $80 in change. The Governor Wolf Historical Society is having their first Antiques and Crafts Festival. Bath’s newest fire engine arrived. The vehicle had the price tag of $162,000. The fire fighters 4th annual fireworks display will be Saturday, July 4th. Bath’s Carnival was at Chestnut Street on June 20 to July 4th and was sponsored by the Fire fighters. Colyne Traugher and John Stettler were married, as well as Deborah Schall and Gary Ohmacht. Mike Myirski graduated from PSU and took a job as a meteorologist at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Christine Hnatow and Lynn Grishaber had their picture taken with the strawberries picked at Seiple’s Farms. Rev. John Reese retired from Christ UCC in Bath after 28 years as pastor. Rev. Victor Vogel was installed as pastor of Salem UCC in Moorestown. Bath Community Prayer Day was held on the grounds of Keystone Park at Race & Green Streets. Kathleen Milkowich, Jacqui Spervak, Wendy Panczyszin, and Jamoe DeLong were top winners in the March of Dime’s Reading Olympics. Lois Heyer was Dairy Princess for 1980-1981 for Northampton and Lehigh Continued on page 3

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the Fence GabGab OverOver the Fence by Pete G. Ossip by Pete G. Ossip

Father’s Day was really nice weather-wise, and so lots of families had a chance for a backyard cook-out if they wanted. Actually, it’s been kinda nice for a while, so it’s our chance to enjoy it. Summer began on Tuesday, the 21st, so it’s time for outdoor fun, carnivals, picnics, trips down at the shore or up in the mountains, in general a time to relax and enjoy ourselves. That’s what I like about the four seasons. We have a little bit of everything. Sometimes the weather’s rotten, but when the sun comes out for a few days and it’s not so humid, then it’s perfect. Reckon it’s what you make of it. . . . By the way, I didn’t get a tie for Father’s Day, got a shirt instead, and it’s right nice, and so are the cookies! . . . . I hear Ronnie and Millie Silfies are enjoying life with their family now that they’ve moved down South. . . . I’m hearing more and more about knee replacements these days, and in some cases it’s worked out pretty well, and in others not so much. Don’t think I’d like to go through the agony of it, if it doesn’t work. . . . Got some strawberries down at the farmer’s market. They were a little small, but still tasted great. Elmira made a strawberry shortcake and we had it for Father’s Day. Ummm-m, good! . . . .Ye Olde Editor asked me to put a plug in for some young’uns to attend conservation school. They’ve been doing it for 30 years, and this year they’re having a tough time trying to find kids 14 to 17 years old that wanta go to camp. Mom and Dad, Grammy and Pappy, give ‘em a little push. Tell them to bring their friends along if they’re the right age. He said he’d have the particulars in his outdoors column in this week’s paper. . . . Man’s inhumanity to man seems to be coming around here, when we always thought it was some other places. The latest

in Bethlehem is another gruesome one. . . . I hope that the benefit they had Saturday in Northampton for the families who lost four to knifings was a success. . . . Big pipeline project going on down along 512 as warehouses keep building up. And with all of ‘em are tractor-trailers that are really crowding our local roads. But from what I read in a city paper the other day, there’s not much money around to do any by-pass work, and probably nothing will be done in our lifetime. . . . IronPigs are something like their parent Phillies. They have a winning record, even if they aren’t hitting worth much. . . . Think I’ll grab a few winks or Z’s in the hammock. Take care and have a good week, gang.


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Counties. Ed Dumback struck out 11 batters and contributed 2 hits. Tim Geiger led the Bath attack, and Mike Reinhard contributed 2 runs. Richard Longley received 3 national awards for taxidermy. Anglers reminded to release bass in most lakes. New track record set at Nazareth Speedway. Stromberg and Cooper performed mime and music at the Newton Farm. One of the comics showed graduating seniors being handed a diploma with “no jobs” on it. There seems to be the same thing going on today. Aluminum foil sold for 44 cents. More next month.

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Moorestown Garden club Hears about roses The program for the June meeting of the Moorestown Garden Club was given by Master Gardener Doug Files. He spoke of the long history of rose growing and the many new varieties. He also gave tips on pruning and caring for our roses. During the program and meeting, the judge, Linda Kortz, was busy looking at club members specimens and arrangements. Winners of the flowers, shrubs, and other plants were: Joan Boccabella, Jan Charney, Claire Cook, John Cook, Helen Forshaw, Lois Frye, Sharon Jarrow, Tom Keefer, Martha Krautwald, Karen Landis, Marianne Lesher, Evanne Maher, Jane Roberts and Betty Tumpey. Winners in the “Wedding Bells” competition were Joan Boccabella, Jan Charney, Continued on page 4


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Gov. Wolf Garden Tour


Crib Set

Baby Boy Sommers Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sommers of Nazareth became parents of a son on June 8 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill . Baby Boy Correa - Fox A son was born to Angel Correa, Jr. and Michelle Fox of Northampton in St. Luke’s Hospital on June 6. Baby Girl Betz Jamie and Jaclyn Betz of Bath welcomed a daughter on June 12 in St. Luke’s Hospital. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Because a portion of East Allen Township is listed as Bethlehem in hospital reports, it is possible that births may often be missed if the parents reside in that area. We ask that they provide this information, and we will gladly print it in our Crib Set column. Send to The Home News, P.O. Box 39, Bath, PA 18014; fax 610-837-1264; or e-mail

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Delaware Valley College - Laura Dietrick of Nazareth, Felicia Erdie-Lilly of Nazareth. Gettysburg College Kent Beers of Nazareth graduated with a bachelors degree from Gettysburg College on May 22, 2011. Beers majored in Political Science. William Giannone of Nazareth graduated with a bachelors degree from Gettysburg College on May 22, 2011. Giannone majored in Health Sciences. Misericordia University - Kyle Katchur, Bath, Business Administration, BS.

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Evanne Maher, and Lois Frey. “Forever Roses” winner was Jane Roberts. The club will meet again on July 5 at Point Phillip Perennials. Members are to bring entries early so they may begin the tour at 6:30 p.m.

Washington College - Charles Weisenberger of Nazareth, Junior, son of Mr. & Mrs. C. Weisenberger, major in History New Hampshire - Nathan Sandmaier of Nazareth graduated from the University of New Hampshire during the Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Durham, NH

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Dean’s List

Bucknell University - Alyssa M. Cardillo, Bath, daughter of James and Lori a 2010 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic H S. Alyssa J. Persing, Bath, daughter of Jeffery and Michelle Persing, A graduate of Northampton Area Senior H S. Kristen E. Ronca, Nazareth, daughter of Michael and Laurene Ronca, and a graduate of Nazareth Area H S Elizabethtown College - Kelly Frace, a junior communications major from Nazareth is named to Elizabethtown College's spring 2011 dean's list. Gettysburg University - Hannah Joyce, of Nazareth, a First-year student has been placed on the Dean’s Honor List for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring of 2011. Rider University - Michael DeBonis of Nazareth, a sophomore Business Administration major Ashley Hunter of Northampton, a junior Elementary Education major Laura Meyers of Bath, a senior Elementary Education major University of Scranton - Lauren S. Meade of Nazareth is a junior nursing major in Scranton's Panuska College of Professional Studies. Walter R. Schuster of Nazareth is a junior philosophy major in Scranton's College of Arts and Sciences. Cora A. Szapka of Northampton is a senior marketing major in Scranton's Kania School of Management. Jennifer A. Joswick of Bath is a sophomore secondary education - Spanish major in Scranton's Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Honor Society

Lycoming College Sarah Collins of Nazareth inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Lycoming College Kristen Collins of Nazareth Continued on page 5

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Chamber welcomes New members on Board of Governors


College Corner

June 23-29, 2011


was the Co-Founder and CoPresident of Exercise Science and Wellness Management Club, and also the Secretary and Vice President of the Student Physical Therapy Association. Rachel completed internships at various athletic facilities, and was a teaching assistant at USciences for Fitness, Sport & Health Management. She also was recognized for having two published articles discussing BMI and Body Composition Assessments. As her capstone course, Rachel assisted in the accreditation process of the Exercise Science and Wellness Management Program by the National Wellness Institute. She is currently a Certified Wellness Practitioner. Rachel was a 2007 graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

Gregg Feinberg, Chairman of the Board for the Greater Continued from page 4 Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, announced this inducted into Kappa Delta week that The Chamber has Pi honor society at Lycoming officially appointed twelve College new members to its Board of Governors and one new University of the Scimember to its Executive ences - Rachel L. Stevko, Committee. “It is with great daughter of Joseph and Monpleasure that I welcome the ica Stevko, Walnutport, gradfollowing professionals to uated Summa Cum Laude our Board of Governors. Each from the University of the new board member brings a Sciences in Philadelphia on unique skill and focus to The Wednesday, May 25th 2011. Chamber,” said Feinberg. Rachel was the Salutatorian The appointments are as of Samson College of Health follows: Sciences, and received her • Kate Hart, Relationship Bachelor of Science in Health Manager in the Commercial Science in Exercise Science Banking sector of KNBT. Kate and Wellness Management. has been appointed to the Ms. Stevko received the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association Award Board of Governors. in Exercise Science and Well• Gene Clock, VP Sales and ness Management, recogIn Fashion Marketing for Iobst Travel nized for having the highest The size of dark glasses gets JANE HORNER CEMETERY American Express. grade point average in the • Joe ElChaar, President of curriculum. She was a mem- larger and larger. Some being Spotless Services. Joe is the ber of Alpha Lambda Delta offered today are extra large, new Chair of the Allentown National Honor Society, Al- especially for women. A new twist in fashion adChamber of Commerce. pha Chi National College In this third column, I’m five hindered men under his • Marilee Falco, a Financial Honor Society, and Samson vertising are glass tumblersstanding in the Jane Horner command brought order to Strategist and Certified Fi-one major firm offering two Cemetery located in East Al- the frontier and established nancial Planner of JoycePayne College of Health Sciences Old Fashion tumblers for $210! Dean Advisory Board. Rachel len Township north of Route a number of forts for the pro- Partners. #329. The 1745 cemetery is tection of the settlers. It was • Marta Gabriel, Lehigh WINE and BEER Making Kits being restored by a group of during this period of turmoil Valley Regional Manager for volunteers under the leader- when the name Jane Horner United States Senator Pat and Equipment ship of East Allen Township becomes embedded in our lo- Toomey. *Ingredients All Inclusive* resident Ms. Peggy Moser. cal history. • Laurie Gostley-Hackett, The historical cemeJames Horner, one of the Manager of Community ReGroceries and Hoagies tery is one of the oldest in original Scotch-Irish settlers, lations & Philanthropy for Air Northampton County and is owned several hundred acres Products. the final resting place for our residing in a stone house loYour Old-Fashioned • David Haines, Chairman first settlers who established cated between Howertown of the Lehigh-Northampton Neighborhood Store the Craig settlement in 1728. and Kreidersville. The Horn- Airport Authority Board of The Scotch-Irish residents er home was destroyed by fire Governors and pilot. had a friendly relationship a number of years ago. Locat• Evan Hand, Cash Manwith our Native Americans, ed near Horner’s home was agement Regional Sales Man429 E. Main & Broad Sts. who provided the settlers the Stenton Hotel. The Indi- ager for First Niagara Finanwith seed and food until their ans attacked Stenton’s house cial Group, Inc. Bath • 610-837-9720 first harvest. After years of killing him and wounding his • Beverely Kahler, Owner of OPEN 7 Days toil in the settlement, the new wife and two children. Corporate Facilities of the LeAmericans adapted and prosIn the gray of the morning, high Valley. Hours: pered in their new environ- before dawn Jane Horner, • Dorota Kozak, Attorney ment. whose fire had gone out dur- with The King Spry Law Firm. Mon. - Sat. 7am-6pm In a few years the gray ing the night, walked along Dorota is the new Chair of the clouds of conflict between the pathway to a neighbors Women’s Business Council. Sunday 8am-12pm Native Americans and the home to borrow fire, meet• Dan LaBert, Executive Disettlers broke into open con- ing up with an Indian war rector for the Bar Association flict. party, she was tomahawked to of Lehigh County. One event that destroyed death, knowing that if she was • Luann LaRussa, Owner the trust between the Native allowed to go free, the settle- of Pinwheel Graphix. Luann Americans was the Walking ment would soon be warned is the new Chair of the Small Purchase of 1737. William and up in arms. Business Council. We Support Community Activities and Organizations. Penn’s son used a so-called She was laid to rest in the Continued on page 8 Stop In, Give Us A Try! old treaty to lay claim to over historic cemetery that bears 1200 square miles of territory. her name. Her flat tomb The Indian tribes never forgot stone has been ravaged by this seizure of Indian land. the elements, rain, snow and In 1754 the French and Eng- ice have obliterated her name lish assembled Indian tribes but the D.A.R. has placed to fight a war for control of a plaque at the stone readNorth America. In history ing: Jane Kerr Horner, wife of the conflict is known as the James Horner, who suffered French & Indian war. The death by the hands of the Inrevenge of the Indians culmi- dians, October 8, 1763, Age 50. nates when they attacked the Placed by the Bethlehem, PA Moravians at Gnadenhutton Chapter D.A.R. (Lehighton) killing eleven inJane has rested there for alhabitants. most 250 years, a reminder of News of the attack spread life on the frontier when our causing many settlers from first settlers braved untold the Craig settlement to flee to hardships seeking opportuBethlehem for safety. Benja- nity in colonial America. min Franklin came to BethMs. Peggy Moser is to be lehem in December of 1755 commended for her leaderand met wagons and families ship in preserving this treafleeing from the settlement. sure of local history. She He challenged the leaders of can be contacted by calling the settlement Hugh Wilson, 610-837-1757, if you care to John Hay, and Daniel Craig contribute to this worthwhile We are 2nd Generation Roofing Co in who led a small militia to de- project. I’ll be writing about fend their homes and aid pro- some of the early Americans Business Over 40 Yrs. • Fully Insured. vincial solders. resting in the old cemetery in Franklin with more than two weeks.

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6 THE HOME NEWS June 23-29, 2011 National League east division. They have done this with numerous injuries including closer Brad Lidge (replaced nicely by set-up man Ryan Madson) and all-star second baseman Chase Utley. Strengths to the team also the young bullpen By Lance Dermont include with Mike Stutes and Antonio Bastardo. ✷✷✷ Credit should be given to While not quite halfway general manager Ruben Amthru the season, a clear favor- aro, Jr. for the make-up of the ite to win the World Series team and also to the steady has to be the Philadelphia hand of manager Charlie Phillies. Manuel. Behind the pitching of Roy Potential world series foes Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole for the Phillies include the Hamels, the Phillies have tak- Yankees, the Red Sox and the en a 5-game lead in a strong Tampa Bay Rays.


Local team earns 1st place tie in shooting The East Bath Rod & Gun Club sporting clays team of Matt Edelman from Bath and Brady Simms and Mike Pogirski from Ashland in Schuylkill County finished tied for first place in the Pennsylvania Clay Target Championships. They were held last Saturday, June 18 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays in Meshoppen, Wyoming County.

Edelman hit the winning shots as the team finished with nine out of the 12 stations, with four shots each. Matt hit all four for the Varsity Division title. Bill Kelsey coaches the East Bath Rod & Gun teams. We’ll have more details, along with photos, in next week’s edition of the Home News.

Legion baseball in Northampton County

Recent scores from games played by area Northampton County Legion baseball teams are noted. Bath pounded Wilson, 121, with Jason Mitch the winning pitcher. He also had two hits and two RBIs, while Robert and James Bertolotti and

Ryan Brong each had a pair of hits. In all, Bath had 11 hits. Lehigh Township edged Wind Gap, 3-2, after drawing a bases loaded walk in the 6th inning by Jeffery Sell. Clinton Weber and Brandon Papay had two hits each for the winners.

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Nazareth triumphed over Freemansburg, 11-4, as Karl Keglovits went 4 for 5, including two home runs. Jim Bertolotti had three RBIs with a homer in the first inning and Alex Longernecker had a pair of hits and RBIs. Connor Ryan and Robert Bertolotti had two hits each as well, as Bath clipped Roseto, 7-3. Mitch again was the winning pitcher. Northampton suffered two losses, 10-5 vs. Freemansburg and 14-6 to Palmer. In the Saturday contest, Freemansburg scored eight runs in the 10th inning after the game had been tied, 2-2. Northampton had 13 hits in the Sunday game, but Palmer had 15, scoring in every inning but one.

Fathers and Sons shine in State Legion Golf tourney “I think this was the year of father and son,” Bob Sipple of Eckley E. Patch Post #470 in Bath, said as he reported on the scores of the annual Pennsylvania American Legion 2011 Golf Tournament, following action on June 3 through 5 at the Whitetail Golf Course in Bath. It was hosted by Post 470 and hailed as a very successful event. Arie Sites of Post 223 in Shippensburg captured this year’s championship. Post 470’s Brandon Frey finished runner-up; third place went to Chris Baez of Post 158, and fourth to David Schukraft of Post 926. Arie Sites secured Medalist. All of these fathers and sons were winners or runners-up in tyhis year’s tournament: Aries Sites - Arthur Sites, Anthony “Chic” Liberto - Anthony Liberto, Jr., Rudy Faustner - Jake Faustner, and Sherwood “Chow” Silfies, Sr. Sherwood Silfies, Jr. “As Post 470 hosted the tournament, they did a terrific job,” Sipple said. “The members of the Post, the Auxiliary Unit, and Squadron went far and beyond the call. The Whitetail Golf Course staff were also at their very best. I’ve gotten nothing but rave reviews from the golfers concerning the Legion post and the golf course,” Sipple said. The 2012 state tournament will be held at Mountain Valley Golf Course, hosted by Post #398 in Frackville.

The flight results were as follows at Whitetail: Flight 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Players Sherwood Silfies Andrew Sites Anthony Liberto Rich Mailler Barry Shutt Greg Lenhart Rudy Faustner Chic Liberto James Laudenslager Lawrence Frick John Cogley, Jr. Mike Lenhart John Beavers John Tuohey III David Kokan Keith Bellis Steve Doran Donald Diehl, Jr. David Griffin David Mull Billy Turns Barry Gradwohl Jake Faustner Kevin Lewis Sherwood Silfies, Sr. William Fortner Galen Wuchter Paul Haldaman Barry Auge, Sr. Larry Becker

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This is a message to Boys and Girls aged 14 thru 17: We want YOU!! With less than a month to go before the week of Northampton County Junior Conservation School, there are still openings for you to enroll and be a part of the fun, as well as having an outdoors learning experience. There is a $75.00 student fee, but your parents can take care of that, or you, if you’ve saved any money in your piggy bank. As far as the sponsorship fee of $175.00, not to worry. The host Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Lions and other organizations are putting that money up front as your sponsor. You’ll be well fed, with food made in the kitchen at the 4-H Center, where we are based. It’s in Bushkill Township. It’s up to you to want to get out in the field and along the river to experience first-hand what you may have learned in biology or earth science, or whatever environmental field of study you’ve had in Middle


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children get free lunches at school, but in the summer they are without, unless the food bank can help. The food bank gets lots of support from area churches, Mrs. Wagner said, as well as donations, for they need to buy $1,500 worth of food a month, as well as what they get from Second Harvest in Allentown. She told of a farmer who harvested beans and put them in individual bags to help out. People who are on medications often need some specific foods and that is provided. Hams and turkeys are provided at Thanksgiving, but in some cases such as boarders, they might not have a stove to cook them, so other provisions are made. The soup kitchen at Christ Church serves free hot meals on the second Saturday of the month. And recently, a second one was opened at St. John’s UCC Church in Nazareth, where it is open on the third Saturday, so families can have cooked meals on two successive Saturdays in a month, Rev. Merkel said. Officers Installed Past District Governor Ray Taylor of Dist. 14-K installed these club officers: LIONS – Jack Metcalf, pres.; Marvin Werkheiser, 1st vice pres.; Charles Billings, 2nd vice pres.; Walt Hafner, 3rd vice pres.; Daniel Spengler, secy.; Gail Metcalf and Dorothy Reimer, treas.; Wm. Halbfoerster, membership

chairman; James Spengler, tail twister; Billings, lion tamer; Jay Wetzel, immediate past president; and William Falstich, Ms. Reimer, Donald Halbfoerster, Kenneth Edgar, Bonnie Hafner and Glenn Clearie, directors. LIONESSES – Andrea Figura, pres.; Madelyn Kemp, 1st vice pres.; Peggy Ann Nagy, 2nd vice pres.; Jean Miltenberger, 3rd vice pres.; JoAnn Billings, secy.; Sandra Weiss, treas.; Myrtle Schwartz, tail twister; JoAnn Billings, lioness tamer; Ruth Nafus, immediate past president; Ms. Nafus, Peggy Townsend, Ms. Miltenberger, Sue Ritton, Helen Mills, and Reno Gogel, directors. PDG Taylor remarked that the Lionesses are in their 30th year and the Lions the 84th. When the Lions were chartered in 1928, gas cost 21-cents a gallon; bread, 10-cents, and a house, $2,800. The Lions were out along Rt. 512 on Saturday morning as part of their quarterly Adopt-A-Highway. On July 6 to 9 the club will have its Bingo at the Northampton Community Days fair.

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THE HOME NEWS June 23-29, 2011 with all areas of the plant and go where needed. I enjoy my daily routine and know probably everyone in the plant.” Mr. George has witnessed many changes at the plant as automation has increased production. He said, “We have good workers at the plant and I hope the future is bright for the cement industry.” The George’s are proud of son Jeffrey and grandsons Brandon, Justin and Denning. Richard is an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Duke basketball fan. The family enjoys vacations at their Sullivan Country cabin. I found Mr. George to be a loyal and dedicated cement worker with a friendly personality, who appreciates his job. He said, “The company provided my family with a good standard of living.” Richard is a member of the Kutztown American Legion and the Kutztown Lions and Topton Fire Companies. The family resides in Kutztown. I wish Mr. George good health as he contemplates retirement and continued success to all my friends at the century old plant. Each month The Home News recognizes and honors a local cement worker.

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• Elizabeth Martell, General Partner and Title Agent for Assurance First Land Abstract Company. • Harry McGuirk, Senior Vice President and manager of the Commercial Lending staff for QNB Bank in Quakertown. • Mark Pesavento, Vice President with B. Braun Medical. Mark is the new Chair of the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce. • Thomas Rooney, General Manager and Owner of Express Employment Professionals. • Anthony Salvino, partner in the Litigation Department of White and Williams. • Kevin Schmidt, Vice President for the Neffs Bancorp. Kevin is the new Chair of the Greater Northern Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled to welcome such a diverse group to our Board,” said Tony Iannelli, President & CEO of The Chamber. “We are extremely proud of the fact that we have representation from across the Valley and over thirty different industries. It is because of leaders like these that we are able to say that our Board truly represents The Chamber on every Main Street.”

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Matt Hirschman beats out Earl Paules at Mahoning Mahoning Valley Speedway has become infamous for their 100 lap Modified races and Saturday night was yet another prime example as Northampton’s Matt Hirschman came from third to first in a spectacularly wild finish over Earl Paules on the final circuit in Hand 2 of the Modified 100 Poker Series in a night of racing that won’t soon be forgotten. Even though fans had sat through 100 laps of action, the race came down to the final turn of the final lap when Anthony Sesely attempted to squeeze underneath Paules but in the process caused them both to spin. With not much room to spare, Paules was holding his line yet Sesely still forced the issue as he turned to the very bottom of the track in an attempt at the lead. With racing room at a minimum, they made contact with both losing control. Paules went into a tailspin while Sesely slid off track. Although moving backwards Paules was still heading towards the finish line as the race leader while at the same time third running Hirschman had taken evasive action to the very top grove. As they headed to Dick Brown’s waving checkers,

Hirschman eked ahead by mere inches and it would be the only time in which he led. John Markovic emerged home in third with John Bennett and Mike Carroll completing the top five. Sesely never recovered and wound up a disappointing 11th. “What a race! I was so excited once I crossed the line and we were just one adjustment from having a car that would have outright won the race. But you never give up in these. When the checkered flag is in sight you just put it to the floor and it just all worked out,” said Hirschman who pocketed $3000. “It’s always good hard racing here. Mahoning Valley Speedway at its best with another fantastic finish.” Fast timer Don Wagner redrew the pole and was joined at the front by Sesely who was making his first Mahoning start of the season. Once under way Wagner was far and away the dominating force as he built substantial leads throughout the first 50 laps. Pushing a hard pace, however, would be his pitfall as his tires went away and during a lap 54 restart Sesely was able to stay even with him Continued on page 15

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D.A.R.E., money presentations Highlights of Council meeting By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Two of five essay winners in a recent D.A.R.E. program completed at Siegfried Elementary School read their essays and received awards on Thursday night at a semi-monthly meeting of Northampton Borough Council. Another presentation benefited three groups in the borough, when three checks were given from the late Verna O’Reilly’s estate. Giving the D.A.R.E. essays were Rachel Stoll and Logan Buskaritz. After they were read, Police Chief Ron Morey presented both youngsters plaques for their excellent participation in learning how to deal with drugs and alcohol abuse. 120 sixth grade students had taken the course at Siegfried School. The surprise of the night was when Solicitor William McCarthy presented checks of $21,366 each to the Northampton Fire Department, Northampton Emergency Squad, and the Northampton Police Department for their equipment fund. Other Matters • Council repealed two ordinances. One dealt with sex offender restrictions, but the State Supreme Court has ruled that state law supersedes it. If not repealed, the

borough could have been sued, McCarthy said. A second ordinance repealed established a personnel merit system for borough employees, and is in conflict with the labor contracts. • Michael Wolfer of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney was retained to handle two major pension accounts, but investments will remain the same as they were with MetLife State Street Securities. • Handicapped parking spaces were okayed for 51 W. 17th St. and 3002 Eisenhower Drive. • It was noted by Councilman Robert Coleman that last week’s Paw Prints on the Canal was very successful. • LeRoy Brobst has been sending delinquent trash bills to the district judge for collection. Outstanding are bills totaling $71,360. The names of those delinquents may be publicized. • Councilman Mike Bernini announced that the public swimming pool opened on June 5 after a water leak had been repaired. . . .Public Works has been painting the metal rides at Canal Street Park. . . .The final concert of the season will be given on June 29 at the Canal Street gazebo by The Celtic Adventure. • Councilman Robert McHale reported that Chief

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Morey had an Allentown Police Dept. SWAT team give a demonstration to Siegfried School students as part of D.A.R.E. In addition to a speed trailer that notes how fast motorists are traveling, Council voted to purchase a smaller unit that is attached to a utility pole. It costs $1,200. McHale said that in one week, along Laubach Ave., 30,000 cars were counted. The police department last month handled 30 traffic violations, 7 nontraffic violations, issued 57 parking tickets, made 3 arrests, and responded to 154 incidents. • The fire department collected more than $2,000 in a recent coin toss at 21st & Main Streets. • Councilman Joe Leitgeb’s report showed: that flower beds were cleaned and flowers planted; the new street sweeper will arrive June 30. He also noted that a Boy Scout troop had a proper flag burning ceremony, and that there is a box at the VFW for people to dispose of ragged American flags. • Boro Manager Gene Zarayko said that grass has been cut at six to ten places a week where homes were abandoned. . . .Special meeting may be needed because of a sewage agreement problem with Allen Twsp. and police officer litigation. He reported that $1,250 had been received from the Northampton County hotel tax and it will be used to buy a computer system so that the Atlas Cement Memorial

Museum can keep track of its inventory. . . . Swimming pool receipts are up from other years. . . .Girl Scouts put in a floral planter box at the Northampton Area Food Bank. • Council okayed a portion of an alley at the rear of Lincoln Ave. to be closed for a post-graduation party for Jayde Hooven.

Lentz Rising Star in Revolver Competition Team Smith and Wesson’s Josh Lentz of Northampton won 10 of 14 stages as he dominated the field on his way to winning the Classic division title at the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship last weekend in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

 ­Leading the Classic division field from start to finish, Lentz placed 18th overall in the match with a final time of 290.89 seconds, putting him over 54 second ahead of his nearest competitor.­
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stars in revolver competition. Last year he posted a very strong fourth place finish in the Limited division and now he’s our IRC champion in the Classic division. I think this is the first of many title wins we’ll see from Josh,” said Ron Joslin of ICORE.

 Second place in the Classic division went to Craig Buckland, the defending champion and Team Smith & Wesson member from Sandisfield, Mass., who won two stages with a final time of 345.23 seconds. Cliff Walsh of St. Petersburg, Fla. took third with a time of 361.03.

Rounding out the top five were Troy Mattheyer of Ellis, Kan. who took fourth with one stage win and a time of 365.72, and Harold Nicholson of Norman, Okla. in fifth with a time of 371.72 seconds.

 Among the senior shooters competing in the division, Cedric Yoshimura of Simi Valley, Calif. won the Senior Classic division title with a time of 448.16 while Roger Reid of Bentonville, Ark. won the Super Senior title in a time of 434.34 seconds.­
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Chamber to host July 4th Kazoo parade, program The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual kazoo parade and patriotic program on Monday, July 4th, that has become a Nazareth tradition. Those wishing to participate in the parade will start at the Nazareth High School at 9:30 a.m. Walkers will be separated into divisions, all assigned different patriotic songs to play on the kazoos, which have been donated by Lafayette Ambassador Bank. From the high school, the parade route will take the marchers up S. Liberty Street, and make a right turn on to Belvidere St., follow until Main St., and make a right turn up to the circle, go half way around and turn on to W. Center St. and end at Borough Council chambers.

When arriving there, greetings will be given by local elected officials as well as Congressman Charlie Dent. The grand marshal of the parade this year is Abbe “Miss G” Graber, known as the “Kazoo Lady of Woodstock”. She has been singing the blues and playing a blues style wooden kazoo for more than 30 years. Her company, Woodstock Wooden Kazoos, opened on the 40th anniversary of the original music festival in 1969 and each kazoo is handcrafted and resembles the beauty of the surrounding mountains. In addition, patriotic entertainment will be featured by the Lehigh Valley Idol, and there will be a display of Miss G’s wooden kazoos available for purchase.

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A 10th anniversary program regarding the attack of September 11, 2001 is being planned by the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce. It will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Nazareth Area High School auditorium. The school district is assisting with the program. Included in the program will be the Nazareth Community Band, Nazareth Area Community Chorus, local clergy and fire departments, Colonial Regional Police color guard and bagpiper James Ruff. Speakers will include former Congressman and Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale and Bill Sandbrook, a Nazareth High School and U.S. Military Academy graduate, who was instrumental in the relief effort immediately following the terrorist attack. New York Fire Department representatives have been invited. This is a free event in which the general public is encouraged to participate. A free will offering will be taken to support those families of the N.Y. Fire Dept. impacted by the attack. At the program in 2011, approximately $15,000 was colleted for the fund. Alexandria Manor Assisted Living facilities and the Negrao family area the primary sponsors of this event.

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Cong. Dent has Student send-off To academies U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.15) held a send-off event on Friday, June 17 for 17 local students enrolling in the U.S. Service Academies this fall. It was held in his Allentown office. Many of the students, including recent graduates from 12 area high schools, were formally nominated for admission at one of the academies by Cong. Dent in December. Two of them are graduates of Nazareth Area High School: – Dillon Curtis, who will enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. – Frank Sysko, who will enter the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

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Marching band Performs at Walt Disney World The Nazareth Area High School Marching Band members became stars of their own Disney show on May 14, 2011, when they entertained Resort visitors. They traveled from Nazareth to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in a Disney Performing Arts Program. 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 the Walt Disney World Resort. For more information, visit www.DisneyPerformingArts. com or call 1-800-603-0552.

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tional Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE), and held at Hogue Action Pistol Range at the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen’s Association, the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship drew more than 230 top revolver shooters, representing 26 states and three foreign nations.­

Titles were awarded in the Open, Limited or Classic divisions with scoring based on time and accuracy where time penalties are accrued for misses and shots outside the x-ring.

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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 8680477 Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem. Sun 8:30am Worship; 9:30am Sun School; 10:45am Worship ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, 2174 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. 610-2622559. Sun 8/10:30am Mass; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm Worship; Sat – 4:00 pm BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor. Sun 9:30am Sun School for all ages; 10:40am Worship BETHANY WESLEYAN, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. 610-7671239. Sun - 9/10:30am Worship BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Church Rd., Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun 8:30 a.m. Fathers Day B-fast, 9:15am Worship 10:30 SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4609 Newburg Rd, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun 10am Worship CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, 1433 Main St., Chapman Borough, Bath. 6/26 11am, Combined Outdoor Worship & Picnic at Bushkill UMC CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Church Road, Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. 6/26 11am, Combined Outdoor Worship & Picnic at Bushkill UMC CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St., Bath. 6/26 Summer Worship Hours Begin. 9:15 am Nursery, 9:30 am Worship Service. Sun Nursery 10 a.m.,Worship10:15am, Fathers Day CHRIST U.C.C., 5050 Airport Rd., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville. Sun 9am Worship, CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH 3285 Pheasant Dr. (Pool Rd.) Northampton Sun 9am Worship, 10:30am SS & Bible Class COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, 2715 Mt. View Dr., Bath. 610-8377517. HA Sun. 8:00a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, 9:15 a.m. SS DRYLAND U.C.C., Newburg Rd., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sun – B-fast 8 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m. EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4129 S Church St. Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – Worship - 10:30 a.m. SS 9:00 a.m., H/C accessible. EMMANUEL'S LUTH Valley View Drive, Bath. Sun – 9:30am Contemporary Worship – FH, – 9:30am Traditional Worship FAITH REFORMED, 4394 Mountain View Drive, Rt. 946, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - Worship 10 am. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, 1335 Old Carriage Rd., Northampton Sun – 8/10:45am Worship, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. Cont. Worship, SS 9:20 a.m. GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Sun – 9:30am SS (children & adults); 10:30am & 7pm Service; Sunday Evening Youth 6:30pm. GOSPEL CHAPEL, 2022 Main Street, Northampton Worship 9am & 10:45am GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 404 E. Mountain Rd, Pen Argyl Sun –Service, 8:30am & 9:45am HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, 696 Johnson Rd., Nazareth. Sun Worship 8am/9:30am. HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Forest Drive and W. Center St, Nazareth 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 9:30am NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, P.O. Box 315 Nazareth PA 610-7593163 Sun- 9:30 a.m. Worship 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 Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8:00am. SALEM U.C.C., 2218 Community Dr., Bath. Sun – Worship 8am/10:15am SS9am 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 Spoken Service, 9am SS, 10:15am 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 ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Route 946 and Oak Rd, (Berlinsville) Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun Masses at 8/9:30/11am and Sat evening at 4:30pm Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, 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 Summer Church Worship and Sunday School Entries and Updates to 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.

Events Noted At Bethany Wesleyan Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville will have a giant yard sale on July 1 & 2, 8 am to 4 pm! This will be the final year for the yard sale. God & Country Services Join us on Sunday, July 3, 9 & 10:30 am for our very special God & Country Service featuring Genelle Guzman -McMillan as our guest speaker. Genelle was the last survivor pulled from the World Trade Center rubble on September 11. She is the author of “Angel in the Rubble” which will be released on August 1. There is no charge to attend and nursery and children’s programs are available at all services. Flag Football Imagine a sports league for children that doesn’t have parents driving all over

creation multiple nights of the week! Imagine a sports league where children have equal playing time! Imagine a sports league that promotes positive self-esteem, confidence and good sportsmanship! Imagine UPWARD SPORTS! Bethany Wesleyan Church is now registering children in grades K-8 for Upward Sports Flag Football to be held August 20 through October 31, 2011. Program features a one hour practice weekly and a one hour game on Saturdays. Registration deadline is July 31. Last scheduled evaluation for K through 8th grade boys and girls is on Saturday, July 9, 9 am to 12 noon. Call the church office (610 767-1239) or log onto www.bethanywes. org/Upward Sports to register online or download a registration form. Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville, PA. For more information on the church, call the office at 610 767-1239 or log onto www.

Bible Verse "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." 1. Who is the author? 2. To whom was he speaking? 3. Of what famous discourse is this verse a part? 4. Where may it be found? Answers: 1. Jesus, as recorded by Matthew. 2. His disciples and the multitude gathered around him. 3. The Sermon on the Mount. 4. Matthew 5:16.

Golden Gleams The more haste the less speed.


Haste makes waste, and waste makes want, and want makes strife between the good man and his wife. A joke’s a very serious thing. Laugh not too much; the witty man laughs last. For wit is news only to ignorance.

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Quinn Caldwell once spoke about a conversation about attending church: A faithful churchgoer was talking with a skeptical friend about why he bothered going to church. The friend asked him what his favorite part of the service was. “Oh, I love most of it: the songs, the Doxology, Communion. The pastoral prayer can be pretty boring sometimes, but I even get something out of that. Overall, though, I guess I would say I get the most out of the sermon.” “How many sermons do you think you’ve sat through in your life?” the friend asked. The man said, “Oh, I don’t know. Couple thousand?” “And do you remember them all?” “Of course not!” “Then why bother? What’s the point?” The man though about it for a moment, then asked, “Do you remember every meal you’ve ever eaten?” “No.” “Neither do I,” replied the man. “But I sure am glad I ate them.” The worship experience will be different for each person who comes to the worship service. Two hundred people might attend the same worship service, and each person will have a different experience depending upon how the power of the Holy Spirit rests on each one. For one, the music might be uplifting or it might bring peace to some inner turmoil; for another the words of the liturgy may offer renewed hope. Another person may find the words of the prayer will speak to their own heart; and someone else may find guidance and direction in the words of the sermon. And many people find the connection with other Christians before, during and after the worship brings a sense of communion in the power of Jesus Christ. What does the Holy Spirit have in mind for you? Be mindful the next time you worship to gain a sense of the uplifting power of the Holy Spirit in your life. If you have not come to a church service for a while, why not come and open your senses to experience worship in a new way. You may be glad you did.

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What is done hastily cannot be done prudently. Every delay, however trifling, seems too long to a man in haste.

June 23-29, 2011

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12 THE HOME NEWS June 23-29, 2011

Obituaries Alfred L. Galler

July 4, 1918 – June 14, 2011 Alfred L. Galler, 92, of Northampton died Tuesday, June 14. He was the husband of the late Mary (Lorenz) Galler. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1939. His German language skills led him to serve in the Military Intelligence Service with tours of duty in Central America, North Africa and Europe during World War II, when he continued in civilian service of the U.S. Government for 42 years. He also volunteered for Vietnam before retiring in 1976 as General Manager of the Air Force Exchange System at Pease AFB in New Hampshire. After retirement, he worked for Macy’s for 14 years in Security Operations. Born July 4, 1918, he was a son of the late Cecelia and Michael Galler of Coplay. Surviving are two sisters, Anna Bloszinsky of Catasauqua and Margaret Sellers of Greenville, Ala.; two sons, Alfred of Northampton and Michael of Old Saybrook, Conn.; three sisters, Cecilia Wallhoffer, Hermina Gassler, and Evelyn Henits; a brother, Michael; and three grandsons. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday in Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, followed by burial with military honors in the Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Queenship of Mary Church, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.

Richard L. Weiss

July 7, 1943 – June 17, 2011 Richard L. Weiss, 67, of Nazareth died Friday, June 17 at home. He was the husband of Kathleen N. (Altemose) Weiss. A 1962 graduate of Nazareth High School, he was

a dockworker for the former SHR Enterprises, Forks Township, until his disability. Prior to that, he worked for Interstate Dress Carriers in Bath for more than 15 years. Born July 7, 1943 in Easton, he was a son of the late Lloyd A. and Irene M. (Stewart) Weiss. He was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church and Vigilance Hose Co. #1, Nazareth; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Richard L. II of Northampton and Mark A. of Nazareth; two step-sisters, Jean Miltenberger and Jane Roberts, both of East Lawn; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held Tuesday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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David E. Longley

Sept. 18, 1946 – June 17, 2011 David E. Longley, 54, of Wind Gap, formerly of Lower Mt. Bethel Township, died Friday, June 7 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Antoinette R. (Stampf) Longley. After attending Northampton High School, he served


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in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Prior to his disability, he worked as a painter for L&M Fabricators, Bath. He previously owned and operated Riverview Painting, Martins Creek, for several years. Born in Northampton County on Sept. 18, 1946, he was a son of the late Earl T. Longley and Rosa (Trone) Longley. He was a member of the former Martins Creek Lions Club; Wind Gap American Legion Post #724; and a former member of the Pa. Trappers Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Wolf of Adamstown, Md., and Lindsay Jerolaman of Riegelsville; seven grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Longley, of Nazareth; four sisters, Sheila Longley of Bath, Darlene Herring of New Mexico, Donna Kornafel of North Carolina, and Kathryn McCalicher of Wernersville; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was an infant sister, Shirley. A memorial service in celebration of David’s life will be held this (Thursday) evening at 7 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home Moorestown. Friends and relatives are invited to call tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Rd. #2, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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Pamela M. Graver, 93, of Walnutport died Saturday, June 18, 2011 in her home. She was the wife of the late Palmer H. Graver, who died in 1982. She worked as a secretary for Paris Neckwear, Walnutport, until her retirement. After that, she coordinated numerous bus trips to Atlantic City. She was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church, Indianland, and a charter member of the Lehigh Township Lioness Club. Surviving are a sister, Betty Knight, of New York; nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Lorraine Stettler and Ruth Usher. A memorial service was held on Wednesday morning in the Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. Contributions may be made to Arcadia Hospice, 7248 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18106.

Linda S. Gross

Feb. 26, 1960 – June 18, 2011 Linda S. Gross, 51, of Northampton died Saturday, June 18 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Keith A. Gross. She was employed by the Hampton House, Northampton, for 23 years and also as a shift supervisor at Rite Aid, Northampton, for 10 years. Born Feb. 26, 1960 in Allentown, she was a daughter of Robert and Anna (O’Hawk) Schoenenberger of Catasauqua. She was a member of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Northampton. Surviving besides her parents are a daughter, Amber M. Gross, of Northampton; a son, Justin M. Gross, of Northampton; three sisters, Donna Sharkazy of Danielsville. Brenda Reiter of Ruchsville, and Patricia Schoenenberger of Northampton; and a brother, Robert Schoenenberger of Danielsville. Services were held onThursday afternoon, June 23 in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions may be made to the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

reth, died on Saturday, June 18 at Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Raymond P. “Ray” Schweitzer. Prior to her retirement, Florence worked as a machine operator in the garment industry at various mills in the area, among them Lincoln Textiles. Born in Nazareth on December 12, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Russell S. and Lillian (Lichtenwalter) Phillips and the step-daughter of the late Mae (Beers) Phillips. Florence was a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church. Surviving are two sons, Bruce J. Schweitzer of Nazareth and Lee D. Schweitzer of Bethlehem; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Perman J. Phillips of Bangor and Russell F. Phillips of Bath, along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra S. Buskirk. A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 24 at 11:00 A.M. in the Belfast Union Cemetery, Plainfield Township. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been made by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Moorestown.

Wisdom When we discuss, we show our intelligence, when we argue, we display our ignorance.

Florence M. “Dollie” Schweitzer

Dec. 12, 1933 - June 18, 2011 Florence M. “Dollie” Schweitzer, 77, formerly of Naza-

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Help Wanted Looking for someone to assist elderly man in Bath 2-3 afternoons/nights per week including occasional weekends. 4-11 p.m. 610-4623796. (6/16-6/23) Dynamic individual needed for hardware supply back office inventory control for warehouse. Working knowledge of hardware supplies, tools & fasteners. Must be able to multi-task, customer service, and computer literate. QB POS and Excel exp. required. PT to start with possible FT. Apply to or fax resume to 610-868-7609 (6/23-6/30)


THE HOME NEWS or to his Attorney: David B. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 6/16-6/30 ESTATE NOTICE George Peterson, Jr. PETERSON, JR., GEORGE, dec’d., Late of Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA Administratrix: Loretta Peterson c/o Dennis P. Ortwein, 5201 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045 Attorney: Dennis P. Ortwein, Esquire, 5201 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045 6/16-6/30 Estate Notice Melva L. Laudenbach Estate of Melva L. Laudenbach, late of the Township of Moore, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary have been granted on the above Estate to the undersigned. All persons having claims against the estate are requested to present them in writing and all persons indebted to the estate to make payment to us in care of the Attorney noted below.

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ESTATE NOTICE Mabel E. Lindenmoyer

PUBLIC NOTICE Borough of Bath

Estate of Mabel E. Lindenmoyer, late of Allen Township, Northampton County, PA. Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Raymond H. Lindenmoyer, Jr., c/o his attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, ESQ, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 180671211.

NOTICE is hereby given that Borough Council of the Borough of Bath will meet in the Borough of Bath Municipal Building located at 215 East Main Street, Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, on Monday, July 11, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of conducting its public meeting and the possible enactment of a proposed Ordinance summarized as follows: AN ORDINANCE RE-ENACTING, RESTATING AND AMENDING THE BOROUGH OF BATH EARNED INCOME TAX TO ESTABLISH CONFORMITY WITH THE LOCAL TAX ENABLING ACT AS AMENDED BY ACT 32 OF JULY 2, 2008 TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, on July 2, 2008, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted Public Law 197, Act No. 32, which, inter alia, provided for the consolidated collection of local income taxes within a tax collection district established in each county under Section 504 of Act 32 for tax years beginning not later than on and after January 1, 2012. Borough Council previously enacted Ordinance Nos. 252 and 471 (collectively, “Bath’s Earned Income Tax”) imposing a tax at the rate of one percent (1%) for general revenue purposes on earned income and net profits. Borough Council desires to reenact, restate and amend in its entirety Bath’s Earned Income Tax in order to conform with the provisions of Act 32. Borough Council has determined that the continued imposition of Bath’s Earned Income Tax is necessary to enable the Borough to meet the increasing costs associated with its providing services. The revenue estimated to be derived from the continued tax is $230,000 for Bath for the year 2012 and $230,000 for Northampton Area School District for the school year 20112012. The full text of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection without charge at the Borough of Bath Municipal Building during the regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00


CANOES AND KAYAKS Boy Scout Troop 74 is looking for Canoes and/or Kayaks. We do several canoe trips and are gathering a group of canoes and kayaks for our outings with our Scouts. Please email to, if you know of any available. 6/23 Farmers Market Vendors Wanted The Bath Farmers Market, runs May through September at Keystone Park in Bath. Currently looking for Vendors for the 2011 season. Full and Half Season available. Please visit our website at for more information, and applications. FMI contact Mary Kositz 610-837-6729 or Fiona Adamsky 610-618-9437. (1/27-9/15) Lehigh Township Board Openings The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors are looking for Lehigh Township residents who are interested in serving on the Planning Commission which meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. These meetings are held in the Municipal Building. Please send a letter of interest to Lehigh Township, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088 by August 5, 2011. Anyone with questions, please call 610-767-6771. Alice Rehrig, Secretary 6/23 East Allen Twsp. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Product Bingo Donations being accepted. Seeking Monetary & non-monetary items. Please call 610-767-7140 to have items picked up or for more information. Benefits Volunteer Fire Fighters. (6/23 - 7/14)

6/9-6/23 ESTATE NOTICE Dean W. Kemmerer The Estate of Dean W. Kemmerer, deceased, of the Township of Allen, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration for the above Estate were granted to Tina Schultz and Christy L. Kemmerer on May 9, 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 Tina Schultz and Christy L. Kemmerer, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorneyat-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. 6/16-6/30 ESTATE NOTICE Sally Rahn Estate of SALLY RAHN a/k/a SALLY J. RAHN, deceased, late of Bethlehem, Northampton County, 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:TODD RAHN Address:5412 Colony Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017

LARRY LADENBACH 566 Hobby Lane Bath, PA 18014 JANE SHAFFER P.O. Box 296 Gratz, PA 17030 EXECUTORS DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate 6/23-7/7

p.m. during regular business days (excepting legal holidays). Copies will be provided upon payment of costs for copying. James F. Kratz, Esquire Assistant Solicitor, Borough of Bath 6/23-7/7 PUBLIC NOTICE Borough of Bath NOTICE is hereby given that the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath will meet in the Borough of Bath Municipal Building located at 215 East Main Street, Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, on Monday, July 11, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of conducting its public meeting and the possible enactment of a proposed Ordinance summarized as follows: AN ORDINANCE RE-ENACTING, RESTATING AND AMENDING THE BOROUGH OF BATH EARNED INCOME TAX TO ESTABLISH CONFORMITY WITH THE LOCAL TAX ENABLING ACT AS AMENDED BY ACT 32 OF JULY 2, 2008 The full text of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection without charge at the Borough of Bath Municipal Building during the regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during regular business days (excepting legal holidays). Copies will be provided upon payment of costs for copying. James F. Kratz, Esquire Assistant Solicitor, Borough of Bath 6/23 LEGAL NOTICE Borough of Nazareth Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Nazareth intends to adopt the following Ordinance at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting to be held on July 5, 2011, at 7:00 P.M., E.D.T., at Nazareth Municipal Building, West Center and Church Streets, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 24, TAXATION, SPECIAL, PART 1, EARNED INCOME AND NET PROFITS, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF NAZARETH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, 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; PROVIDING FOR INTEREST, PENALTIES, COSTS AND FINES FOR VIOLATIONS AND NON-PAYMENT OF TAX; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PURPOSE/ REPEAL, CONSTRUCTION AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND RELATED PROVISIONS. WHEREAS, the Borough of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (hereinafter referred to as the “Borough”) previously enacted its Ordinance No. 388, as amended by Ordinance No. 551 (hereinafter the “Prior EIT Ordinance”), imposing a tax at the rate of one (1%) percent for general revenue purposes on earned income and net profits under the authority of the Pennsylvania Local Tax Enabling Act, formerly 53 P.S. Section 6901, et seq., and now 53 P.S. Section 6924.101, et seq.; and WHEREAS, on July 2, 2008, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted Public Law 197, Act No. 32 (hereinafter “Act 32”), which Act 32, inter alia, provided for the consolidated collection of local income taxes within a tax collection district established in each county under Section 504 of Act 32 for tax years beginning not later than on and after January 1, 2012; and WHEREAS, the Borough desires to re-enact, restate and amend in its entirety the Prior EIT Ordinance relating to the imposition and collection of an

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earned income tax by the Borough of Nazareth in order to conform with the provisions of Act 32, without a change in the rate of the tax. BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Borough of Nazareth, in Borough Council assembled, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the authority of the same, that Chapter 24, Taxation, Special, Part 1, Earned Income and Net Profits, of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is hereby amended as follows: Section 101. Definitions. For purposes of this Ordinance, all terms defined in the Local Tax Enabling Act, 53 P.S. Sec. 6924.101, et seq., shall have the meanings set forth therein. In addition, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth herein, unless the context shall clearly indicate otherwise: a. TAX OFFICER. The person or entity appointed as tax officer pursuant to the Local Tax Enabling Act to collect the Tax in the TCD. b. EFFECTIVE DATE. January 1, 2012. c. LOCAL TAX ENABLING ACT. The Local Tax Enabling Act, 53 P.S. Sec. 6924.101, et seq., and as amended in the future, including any regulations adopted by the Department of Community and Economic Development thereunder. d. TCD. The Northampton Tax Collection District, or any future tax collection district, to which the Borough or any part of the Borough is assigned under the Local Tax Enabling Act. e. TCC. The tax collection committee established to govern and oversee the collection of income tax within the TCD under the Local Tax Enabling Act. f. TAX. The tax on earned income and net profits imposed by this Ordinance. g. TAX RETURN. A form or forms prescribed by the Department of Community and Economic Development, or by the Tax Officer with the approval of the TCC, for reporting the amount of Tax or other amount owed or required to be withheld, remitted, or reported under this Ordinance or the Local Tax Enabling Act. h. TAX YEAR. The period from January 1 to December 31 in a single calendar year. I.TAXPAYER. A person or business required under this Ordinance or the Local Tax Enabling Act to file a Tax Return or to pay Tax. Section 2. Imposition of Tax. a. General Purpose Resident Tax. The Borough hereby imposes a Tax for general revenue purposes at the rate of one (1%) percent on earned income and net profits of residents of the Borough. b. General Purpose Municipal Nonresident Tax. The Borough also imposes a Tax for general revenue purposes at the rate of one (1%) percent on earned income and net profits derived by a non-resident from any work, business, profession, or activity, of any kind engaged in within the boundaries of Borough. c. Ongoing Tax. The Tax shall continue at the above rates during the current Tax Year and each Tax Year thereafter, without annual re-enactment, until this Ordinance is repealed or the rate is changed. d Local Tax Enabling Act Applicable. The Tax is imposed under authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act, and all provisions thereof that relate to a tax on earned income or net profits are incorporated into this Ordinance. Any future amendments to the Local Tax Enabling Act that are required to be applied to the Tax will automatically become part of this Ordinance upon the effective date of such amendment, without the need for formal amendment of this Ordinance, to the maximum extent allowed by 1 Pa.C.S.A.

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PUblic notice-Legal Continued from page 13 Sec. 1937. e. Applicable Laws, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures. The Tax shall be collected and administered in accordance with (1) all applicable laws and regulations; and (2) rules, regulations, policies and procedures adopted by the TCC or by the Tax Officer in conformity with the Local Tax Enabling Act. This includes any regulations, policies, and procedures adopted in the future to the maximum extent allowed by 1 Pa.C.S.A. Sec. 1937. Section 3. No Exemption from Tax. Although credits and deductions against Tax are permitted under certain circumstances as provided in applicable law and regulations, no individuals are exempt from Tax based on age, income, or other factors. Section 4. Taxpayer Tax Returns, Declarations and Payments. Every Taxpayer receiving earned income or earning net profits in any Tax Year shall make and file Tax Returns and declarations and pay Tax in accordance with the Local Tax Enabling Act and the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the TCC and Tax Officer. A Taxpayer is required to file timely an annual Tax Return even if no Tax payment is due and owing. In addition, even though a resident of the Borough did not have earned income or net profits in the prior Tax Year, the resident must file an annual Tax Return, when requested to do so by the Tax Officer, stating the reason why there was no income or net profits to report. Section 5. Employer Withholding, Remittance, and Tax Returns. Every employer shall register, require employee residency certificates, withhold and remit Tax, and file Tax Returns and withholding statements in accordance with the Local Tax Enabling Act and the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the TCC and Tax Officer. Section 6. Tax Officer. a. Collection of Tax. The Tax will be collected from Taxpayers and employers by the Tax Officer. The Tax Officer is authorized to file an action in the name of the Borough for the recovery of the Tax due to the Borough and unpaid. Nothing in this section shall affect the authority of the Borough to file

an action in its own name for collection of the Tax under the Local Tax Enabling Act. b. Criminal Complaints for Violations. The Tax Officer is authorized to file criminal complaints on behalf of the Borough for violation of this Ordinance or the Local Tax Enabling Act. Nothing in this section shall affect the authority of the Borough to file a criminal complaint on it own behalf for violation of this Ordinance or the Local Tax Enabling Act. Section 7. Interest, Penalties, Costs and Fines. In the event of violation of this Ordinance or the Local Tax Enabling Act, or non-payment of Tax, Taxpayers and employers are subject to interest, penalties, costs, and fines in accordance with the Local Tax Enabling Act, including costs of collection imposed by the Tax Officer in accordance with authorization by the TCC. The Tax Officer may retain reasonable costs of collection in accordance with Local Tax Enabling Act and as approved by the TCC. Section 8. Severability. The provisions of this Ordinance are severable and if any of its provisions are ruled by a court invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance. It is declared to be the intention of the governing body of the Borough that this Ordinance would have been adopted if such invalid or unconstitutional provision had not been included. Section 9. Purpose/repeal. The primary purpose of this Ordinance is to conform the Borough’s currently existing earned income and net profits tax to the Local Tax Enabling Act, as amended and restated by Act 32 of 2008, and to do so within the time frame required by Act 32. Any prior ordinance or part of any prior ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this Ordinance is rescinded insofar as the conflict exists. To the extent the provisions of this Ordinance are the same as any ordinance in force immediately prior to adoption of this Ordinance, the provisions of this Ordinance are intended as a continuation of such prior ordinance and not as a new ordinance. If this Ordinance is declared invalid, any prior ordinance levying a similar tax shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected in any manner by adoption of this Ordinance. The provisions of this Ordinance shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall such provisions affect

any suit or prosecution pending or to be initiated to enforce any right or penalty or to punish any offense under the authority of any ordinance in force prior to adoption of this Ordinance. Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Section, this Ordinance shall supersede and repeal on the Effective Date any ordinance levying a tax on earned income or net profits in force immediately prior to the Effective Date. The Tax imposed by this Ordinance shall not apply to any person as to whom it is beyond the legal power of the Borough to impose the Tax herein provided under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Section 10. Construction. This Ordinance is intended to be consistent with the Local Tax Enabling Act. The Ordinance is intended to include all necessary authorizations to permit the Tax Officer to take all actions for the collection, administration, disbursement, and enforcement of the Tax and all other actions on behalf of the political subdivisions of the TCD as authorized by the Local Tax Enabling Act, subject to the policies and procedures of the TCC. To give full force and effect to this Ordinance, the authority of the Tax Officer shall be interpreted in the broadest permissible sense for the benefit of the Tax Officer’s ability to perform its duties. Section 11. Effective Date. The provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective on January 1, 2012, and shall apply to earned income received or earned and net profits earned or made by a taxpayer during calendar year 2012 and each year thereafter without annual re-enactment unless the rate of tax is subsequently changed. Changes in the rate of tax shall become effective on the date specified in the ordinance imposing such change. Copies of the complete Ordinance are available at the Borough Office, 134 South Main Street, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Paul A. Kokolus, Secretary Alfred S. Pierce, Solicitor 6/23 Invitation to Bid Allen Township Fire Company No. 1 REQUEST FOR BIDS The Allen Township Fire Company will receive sealed bids to construct a replacement engine-rescue fire truck for the Allen Township Fire Company. Specifications may be obtained by contacting Nick Lalik or Thomas Gogle, Allen Township Fire Company No. 1, 3530 Howertown Rd, Northampton, PA 18067, 610262-1101. Specification packages can also be picked up on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 between 6:00- 7:00 p.m. Sealed Bids are due at the Fire Company no later than 7:00p.m. prevailing time on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. The Allen Township Fire Company reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any irregularities, and accept such Bids as it considers to be in the best interest of the Allen Township Fire Company. Nick Lalik Fire Chief. 6/23

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Deborah A Seiple, Township Manager 6/23 ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS Hesch Service Station, Inc. 3028 South Front Street Whitehall, Pa 18052 Accepting sealed bids on June 24, 2011 2003 Volkswagen Sedan VIN: WVWPD63B03P387437 6/23 FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the provisions of Act 295 of 1982, as amended, of the filing in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a Certificate for the conduct of a business in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, under the assumed or fictitious name, style, designation of: Nazareth Hometown Hardware With its principal place of business at 49 S. main street, Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064. The name and address of the entity owning or interested in said business is BAMATJ Inc., 275 Kurt Drive, Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064. The Certificate was filed on February 7, 2011. Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire PIERCE & DALLY, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064. 6/23 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Borough of Bath Notice is hereby given by the Borough of Bath that the July 4, 2011 regular monthly Council Meeting will be held, due to the holiday, on July 11, 2011. The September 5, 2011 regular monthly Council Meeting will be held, due to the holiday, on September 12, 2011. Both meetings will be held at 7:00 PM at Borough Hall, 215 E. Main St., Bath, PA. Richard O. Klotz Borough Manager 6/23

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tion. Their concern was the appearance of the structures, but Solicitor David Backenstoe said if there is a health, safety issue, the engineer could do an inspection. On Tuesday, Malitsch reported back that there may be some concerns structurally, and that the buildings were checked 10 years ago. No further action was taken, for Township Manager Alice Rehrig said earlier that there is no specific code that addresses the appearance of a building. The old post office porch is in poor condition. Hills of Greenock Supervisor Brian Moser again brought to the board’s attention that there are crushed sidewalks at the Hills of Greenock development, apparently from trucks driving over them. “We approved this lousy place, and it’s our responsibility morally to see that the right things are done,” Moser said. He added that he could not believe the compaction of soil that was not done. Curbs and sidewalks were put in. “It’s a very unusual development,” chairman Darryl Snover said. “We’re still responsible for improvements, and we don’t know if any more homes will ever be built there.” The owners will be contacted to see if work was done or soil removed.

Planning Items The Northwoods major subdivision plan was given an extension until Dec. 30, 2011. As for the Gerald Pritchard land development, although an extension was requested to Feb. 28, 2012, the board said no activity has been seen, so the solicitor recommended a shorter time, and to give Pritchard a chance to explain what is planned. They approved an extension to August 14, 2011. Other Matters • A resolution was passed authorizing Snover to sign DUI grant documents for the police department. • Ms. Rehrig noted that a member of the Lehigh Township Planning Commission has not attended meetings. The board wants to determine if she will be active, and if not, then they will advertise for a replacement. The position has been entered in the township website. • Residents are reminded that they are not allowed to blow grass clippings on roadways when mowing. Ms. Rehrig also noted earlier that grass has not been cut where there are vacant homes. A township ordinance establishes these rates when weeds are not cut and the township has to do it: labor, $50 an hour; mower, $25 an hour; truck charge, $50 an hour; trailer service, $25 an hour, and an administration fee of $50 per occurrence.

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THE HOME NEWS Thomas Pro4 Late Model Feature, 20 Laps: 1. Barry Christman, Jr., 2. Corey Hill, 3. Aleia Geisler, 4. Chad Keiser, 5. Taya Wentz, 6. Jake Kibler Micro Stock Feature Finish,


of fending off an onslaught of chargers. Coming by to complete lap Continued from page 8 11 Santee and Mooney where and four laps later slipped leaning hard on each other as into the top spot. they exited turn four which Over the next 10 laps Ben- caused them to drift high. nett and Wagner swapped Bowers immediately seized second spot. Paules then took the opening that was afforded the position on lap 65 and him on the bottom line and quickly went to work on Ses- took the lead. He then held ely. He needed only four laps off Shawn Sitarchyk who at to do so as he moved inside most times ran him side-byof Sesely in turn two with 30 side. laps left to run. For the past 23 years Scott Over that remaining span Hulmes of Washington TownPaules and Sesely ran bum- ship, NJ has been trying every per-to-bumper until the ill- way possible to win a feature fated final go-around. race and that determination “What do you do? I’m just came to fitting halt as he pargoing to keep it under my layed his pole starting spot breath. The difference be- into his career first Dirt Modtween the opening when I ified win. went under him it was clean. Hulmes held off Mike When he went under me Stofflet over the distance in he ran into my skid rail and what was a very spirited batturned me sideways. That’s tle. Over the final laps they the difference right there,” were joined by Bill Briggs said Paules. and point leader Kris Graver For Paules it was not only which made for a closely run a tough pill to swallow but a battle to finish. But the former costly one as well. Long time Bridgeport Sportsman runsponsor John Schneider of ner was up to the challenge. Schneider and Sons, Inc., Barry Christman, Jr., of Scrap Medal of Allentown Northampton continued his was again on hand and set dominance in the Pro4 Late to match the first place take Models as the current pint which would have been worth leader raced to his fifth win in $6000. six starts. “In a situation like that anyKempton’s Roger Snyder one of the three of us could held off Wayne Krenn in a have been here in Victory race long nose-to-tail duel Lane. It’s just fortunate that and in the process annexed it worked out for us,” added his first Micro Stock win of Hirschman. the season. This was Hirschman’s sixth Mahoning win and all have come in 100-lappers where he is now the all-time win leader in such events. In the Late Models Geno Steigerwalt of Jim Thorpe took the lead from George Ramos on lap two and thereafter remained solid in earning his first win of the season. Paul Koehler, Jr., and point leader Austin Kochenash each drove from the rear of the field to second on separate occasions but neither could make an attempt at Steigerwalt who won for the ninth time in his career. In an intensely filled Street Stock main Gene Bowers of Lehighton burst through for his first win of the season. Third starting Bowers settled in behind Austin Santee and Justin Mooney in the early going. Over the first half of the event it was all twothree wide action unfolding with Santee doing a fine job

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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Arrest After Assault With Hatchet Lucas Takacs, 19, of 4167 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem, was arrested on numerous charges after Colonial Regional Police responded to a fight in the 200 block of Old Forge Drive in Bath on June 17. Takacs was wielding a hatchet, and both persons in the fight received injuries in that altercation, but none of the injuries were from use of the hatchet. Takacs was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was video arraigned in front of District Judge James Narlesky and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail. The other person in the fight was not identified in the police report.

Truck Stolen From Bath Business

A burglary occurred between June 4 and 5, at which time the burglar or burglars entered through a side window and stole a 1994 Dodge pick-up truck owned by George J. Kratzer, Inc. at 267 Broad St., Bath. The green truck had a black ladder rack and white tool box/cabinet on the passenger side of the bed. The truck has not yet been recovered, Colonial Regional Police said on Monday. The burglar(s) left behind a shirt, which police described as “unique.” Anyone who can identify the shirt can remain anonymous, but is asked to call the detectives at Colonial Regional Police Department, 610-861-4820.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

A female requested police check the welfare of a male

in the Wawa parking lot on Easton-Nazareth Hwy. after she witnessed the male drive into the establishment on the wrong side of the roadway. She told police that he remained in his car while she was in the store. Returning to her car, she approached the male and asked if everything was alright and noticed that he had bloodshot eyes and responded to her question in a low voice. She then saw the male inhaling the contents of an industrial strength air duster can. Police identified the male as Kenneth Luckenbill, 26, of Front. St., Catasauqua. Police received permission to search his vehicle and recovered the air duster can and a small metal pipe. Luckenbill will be charged through Magistrate Joseph Barner’s office for illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on divided highways.

Retail Theft

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Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief

Colonial Regional Police responded to Chapman Quarries for two males fishing on the property. The quarry is posted no trespassing and no fishing. Upon arrival the two males were identified as Ronald Zito, 54, and Stefan Zito, 18, of 2589 5th Street, Bath. Both males did not have permission to be on the property. Charges for criminal trespass and criminal mischief were filed on both Zitos through District Judge Robert Hawke’s office in Cherryville.

Two Bicycles Found

Colonial Regional Police recovered two BMX bicycles from the area of Jacksonville Road and Granite Drive, Hanover Township, on Sunday, June 19. One bicycle is a Mongoose and the other is a Huffy. Anyone missing either of these bicycles or believes one might be theirs is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Michael Melinsky at CRPD, 610-861-4820, to claim them.



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The summary of activities performed by the Lehigh Township Police Department in May is as follows: 864 calls logged; 10 reportable and 4 non-reportable accidents investigated; 99


summary traffic violations and 8 non-traffic violations issued; 10 warnings of violations issued; 7 equipment repair orders; 1 parking ticket; 1 person arrested for retail theft; 1 arrested for receiving stolen property; 2 arrested for criminal conspiracy; 1 person arrested for aggravated assault, simple assault, escape, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstructing emergency services, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct; and 1 person arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lehigh Twsp Vol. Fire Co. to Host blood brive The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Co. in Cherryville is hosting a blood drive from 5 to 10 p.m. on Monday, June 27 in conjunction with Miller-Keystone Blood Center. The Lehigh Twsp. Vol. Fire Co. and MKBC are hosting the blood drive to boost and maintain the community blood supply for the coming summer months, as the need for blood arises and the number of consistent blood donors shrinks. Every two seconds someone needs blood. In addition to the joy of being a lifesaver, anyone who gives at this drive or any other community blood drive this month has the opportunity to win a night at the ballpark and more — MKBC’s donor promotion prize pack includes 2 IronPigs baseball tickets, a $250 Visa gift card and a picnic basket of goodies. To make an appointment for donation or for more information, potential donors should call Chairperson Roger Spadt at (610)-554-1227. Donors should remember to bring a form of photo identification that includes their printed name, signature and photo to the drive. More information about blood donation is available at

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Exp. 7/1/11

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AfFORDable Pet Center Inc. Family Owned & Operated

Full Line Pet Store for your Cats, Dogs, Birds, Tropical Fish & Small Animals. Natural Food Section, Major Brand Food, Pet Toys, Gifts, Treats

Everything you need to keep your pets Happy & Healthy!

SUN. JULY 11th 3-9 pm

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Georgetown Rd.

Hanoverville Rd.



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Newburg Rd.



610-440-0245 • Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 9-8 2022 Main St., Northampton (lower level - rear) parking in Municipal Lot

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