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Pennies For Patients
The Home News Meals on Wheels to host Mayors for Meals Day
Meals On Wheels of Northampton County has announced that it will hold Mayors For Meals Day as a part of its March for Meals campaign. Mayors Desiree DeNicola of Nazareth, Luke Duignan of Tatamy, Thomas Reenock of Northampton and Donald Wunderler of Bath will participate in the event to show their support for the community’s homebound and hungry seniors. Meals On Wheels of
Northampton County’s Mayors For Meals Day event on Wednesday, March 20th, will start at 9:45 a.m. and will include: a tour of the Meals On Wheels facility at 4240 Fritch Drive in Bethlehem; Mayors helping to put together cold bag dinners and delivering meals to seniors in our community. “We are excited about having the Mayors participate in Continued on page 7
Bath Borough Council passes Parking law over questioning By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Questions were raised over what is included and what was excluded, and then Bath Borough Council on Monday night approved the new parking ordinance that amends the zoning ordinance. Its purpose, said members of Council, is to promote present and incoming small businesses. Asked what prompted the ordinance in the first place, Council president Robert Fields said no one prompted it. Council just wants to provide parking for small businesses. Jared Heckman said if they are concerned about creating parking, he doesn’t see
anything resolved. On 2-hour parking signs, Councilwoman Jennifer George said if they are violated by people parking 24 hours, the borough should be called about the situation. Councilwoman Carol Bear-Heckman said Council is looking at ways to enforce the limit more, noting that Colonial Regional Police issue many parking tickets, but they have other issues with which to deal. Another comment was that they want more parking that is workable. “Ten years ago there was a plan. What happened to that?” one person asked. Council has been working on the content of the ordinance and gone over
it at least five times, Solicitor Blake Marles said. Fields said he sees at least six parking spaces available on Main St. every day. He added that in the past there were businesses all long Main St. and people found parking space. Nowadays, people don’t want to walk, they want to park in front of the business. Roger Rehrig had issues with how the ordinance is written and how it affected his properties at Northampton & Walnut Sts. and on S. Walnut St. He also came up with different scenarios on what businesses there may Continued on page 15
Students collect record number of pennies for patients By Alice Wanamaker The Home News
For the fifth year in a row the students at Northampton’s Borough Elementary school collected pennies for patients of Leukemia and Lymphoma and once again broke the previous year’s record. The penny drive ran from January 14 to February 4 at the school with students dropping their pennies in buckets placed around the building. The students, faculty and staff at the school all participated in the Student Council organized event and raised $6,731.83 for the LeuBATH LIONS Kyle Grube and Melissa Brown were among the club members who had a drive for the Bath Area Food Bank on Friday and Saturday at Ahart’s Market in Bath. With the public’s generosity, $345 was received, along with more than 400 lbs. of non-perishable food. (Story on Page 7.) – Home News photo
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by Pam Leiche from the LLS, School Board member Jean Rundle and Mayor Reenock in congratulating the students. Leiche left the students with a message of hope, “Pennies will lead to dollars, dollars will lead to cures,” she said after accepting the check from Student Council members. Within the school a competition was held between grades to see who could collect the most. While it was close, first grade took home that honor and won a pizza party by collecting $1,125.44 just $6.20 more than kindergarten.
kemia and Lymphoma Society. They topped last year’s collection of $6,513 and brought the five year total donation to $26,095.09. Student Council advisor Gary Pierzga helped the students organize the penny drive. In his presentation he thanked borough police Chief Ron Morey who helped move the pennies from the school to the bank. He also thanked the KNBT staff who counted all of the pennies. “We kept them pretty busy,” he said of both groups. Pierzga was joined
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Letters from our Readers Use Hauler of Choice In Upper Nazareth To the Editor: Regarding the proposal to go to a single trash hauler in Upper Nazareth Township: We have to have recycling in the township because of state regulations. The state doesn’t say we have to have only one trash hauler, so I think the people who pay taxes and make this a great township have the right to choose their own hauler. We will have many trucks on the road, so it doesn’t matter if we have one hauler or more. I don’t care what other townships do. In Northampton County, 27 of 38 municipalities contract with one
hauler, but some people wish they would have had their own choice in these towns. One reason I don’t like one hauler is that a strike by workers could leave us with nobody to pick up our garbage. We’d have to get someone else to do it. If a big company gets the bids, smaller companies wouldn’t get the chance to compete again. We’d lose the competition from the smaller companies that have kept Upper Nazareth Township going up to this time. Personally, it’s good to be on the same side of the taxpayers. Andy Donello Supervisor, Upper Nazareth Township
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• A fire destroyed a shed, truck, car, and damaged a garage door on Chestnut St. in Bath. • An overheated basement stove started a house fire on Lehigh Drive in Lehigh Township. • And in another fire, a man making french fries started his Allen Township kitchen on fire. A fourth fire happened in Danielsville due to a kerosene heater. As with all the fires, no one was hurt. • Burglars broke into the Bath American Legion and stole $80 from the jukebox and $1,000 from amusement vending machines. With all the damages, the cost of the crime was estimated at $4,000. • The PA Dept. of Health released a report on the high cancer rates in the Cherryville area. While the data did not give hard evidence, some findings could not be explained, so the area was to be monitored. • The administration of the NASD sought information, including short and long term effects, about the burning of hazardous wastes and toxic chemicals at the WhitehallCoplay Cement Co. in Ce-
menton. • The Sewer & Water Authority was asked by a resident what she was to do when the other half of the double home is sold and there is only one water pipe for both homes. There were 28 double homes served with one line. • The NASD’s senior high student morale survey results were viewed. The board wanted to see why the lack of participation in athletics, and the perceived quality of communications among all parties. • The report found lack of participation in athletics was due to lack of encouragement, transportation, along with distance and time to get home, too time consuming, loser teams, coach problems, and clicks. • The perceived lack of quality in communications between all parties seemed to be due to the teacher’s pets, guidance counselors too busy to provide guidance, and the fear of lack of confidentiality. • One of winter’s small storms caused accidents in Lehigh and Moore Townships. Also, that same week, there was an accident with a school bus on Rt.248 and Beersville Rd. No children were hurt. • Two weeks later, on Feb. 11 & 12 we had a blizzard that dumped 24 inches of snow. The children thought it was great, until they learned that all the days off altered their scheduled vacation days.
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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip After a few more days of cold and cloudy weather, it was nice to see the sun early this week. But I saw a weather forecast that there might be snow or rain come Wednesday into Thursday. Let’s hope it’s not snow. We didn’t have that much this winter, but it was enough to put some white on the ground. It’s getting close enough to spring, so that that’s not what we’re looking for now. . . .Don’t forget, Sunday at 2:00 o’clock in the morning we return to Daylight Saving Time. That’s when we move the dial or digital number ahead by an hour. Spring forward, fall backward. Right? . . . Ye Ed tells me that one of the Bath Lions who helped at the food drive on Friday didn’t get much sleep that night before returning again on Saturday. Seems Kyle Grube of Easton, a Bath Lion, was FIRST in line for IronPigs tickets on Saturday morning at 3:30 a.m.!!! Rather him than me. I’ll wait in line later in the day, after the season opens. But he’s a real baseball fan, I’d say. . . . Porra Wetzel made sure his fellow Lions had something to eat at the food bank stand on Saturday. He bought a couple boxes of Girl Scout cookies. The girls were right next to ‘em down at Ahart’s. . . . A woman heading to Valleri’s Restaurant the other night was almost run over by a car. She went between spaces of cars in the north lane, that were stopped for a red light. Then she made a dash in the south lane, but fell down in the gutter, just being missed by inches as cars came along. Nobody moved until she got up. What a close call! . . . .Lutherans had a full house the other night for their fish supper. Now they’re planning another one for March 15th. . . . Better get your greens out soon, gang. St. Patty’s Day will be here before you know it. . . . I hear Bob F. thinks golf is boring when he watches it on TV. Don’t tell that to the gang from the Legion that plays the courses around here and who have just returned from Myr-
tle Beach. . . . I hear Joe Ambrose is home from the hospital after some heart work. Glad to hear he’s feeling better. . . . Governor Wolf Historical Society had another great antiques show. . . . Better keep my shovel handy. If that storm dumps wet snow as well as rain, we’ll have some digging out to do. Have a great weekend, though. The sun will be shining!!
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police cruiser went into service in Bath this month said Chief Arthur Diehl, Jr. East Bath Rod & Gun Club certified 422 students, young and old, in hunter education during 1982. • 10 babies were born in one week. The federal deficit was the subject of the political cartoon. Steven E. Rinker was presented with the award of Eagle rank with troop 50 of Bath by district commissioner Mike Zastko. • Do you remember Jar ‘n Junk Nite at the Olde World Inne? Do you remember Seiple Farms selling 5 lbs. of potatoes for $.49? or serve baked spuds with butter for $.25? More next month.
Drug-free video Contest for high School Students
Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA), an affiliate of the nation's largest dropout-prevention organization, will hold a video contest for high school students to promote CISPA’s alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention campaign My Voice PA. CISPA will give out $600 in prize money to winners of the contest, which will be held from March 1-31. “Drugs and alcohol play a large role in our dropout crisis,” said CISPA President and State Director Nathan Mains. “Empowering students to il-
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lustrate their feelings about their drug-free lives will only strengthen their resolve and keep them on the path to graduation.” Students will be asked to create original videos that answer the question, “Why do you choose to be drug and alcohol free?” All videos are required to be between one and three minutes. The videos will be submitted through the My Voice PA Facebook page. The My Voice PA campaign promotes the theme, “My Life. My Choice.” It presents teens with the idea that they are in control of the path their lives will take, and that a drug-free path will lead them to a successful future. For more information about the campaign, visit www. myvoicepa.org. The first-place winner of the contest will receive $250; second place, $200; third place, $150. CISPA will select winners based on creativity and originality. The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students ages 13 and older in grades eight through 12.
College Corner Deans List
Loyola University Maryland student Colleen Mitchell from Nazareth was named to the Dean’s List.
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At the University of Delaware's Winter Commencement Nicole Arkey, and Kathryn Hauck, of Bath, graduated on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Ed: Congratulations to all local students and please continue to send us your achievements.
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The bride is the daughter of Steven and Debra Treon of Moore Township. The groom is the son of Holly Prosoco of Nazareth. The bride was escorted by her father. Trisha Treon, sister of the bride, served as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kara Lisboa and Amy Pandolfo, long time friends of the bride. The best man was Jonathan Roth, longtime friend of the groom, and the groomsmen were Brian Hoffman, friend of the groom, and Dillon Treon, brother of the bride. Following the reception at Silver Creek Country Club, the couple went on a cruise to the Bahamas and now reside in Nazareth.
Mr. & Mrs. SETH PROSOSCO Brittany Nicole Treon and Seth David Prososco were united in marriage on Saturday afternoon September 8, 2012. Rev. John Kunkel offi-
ciated the ceremony at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Moorestown, where the couple exchanged their handwritten vows.
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ANDREW BENDER & TRISHA TREON Mr. & Mrs. Steven Robert Treon of Moore Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Trisha Lynn, to Andrew Bender son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Murphy of Bethlehem and Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Bender of Tatamy. The bride-to-be graduated from Northampton High School in 2006 and East Stroudsburg University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She is employed with Lehigh Valley Sports Academy. Her fiance’ graduated from Liberty High School in 2006 and Northampton Community College with a degree in web design. He is employed by Kistler O’ Brien. A wedding date has been set for December 6 2013 at Green Pond Country Club.
AARP Chapter March meeting
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet on Wednesday, March 13 at Allen Township Fire Co., 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton. Doors open at 12 Noon. Entertainment will be the Hinkle Family. Please bring baked goods for refreshments. Anyone tage of 50 and up is welcome as a member of Chapter 3915. Anyone interested in AARP bus trips please contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.
King & Queen at Mid-County
Pat Jones and Shirley Meyers were crowned King and Queen at Mid-County Senior Center in Bath on Valentine’s Day.
Volunteers Sought Community Event For therapy center at Moravian Hall
Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its special program of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs. The center, which offers special riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October, is located ten miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. There is a required volunteer training session on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the center. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help with the riding lessons must attend this hands-on training. To become a volunteer or to request more information, contact Janie Miller at 570-386-4280 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elaine Smith at 570-386-5679 (elshhtlc@ptd. net).
On Monday, March 11th at 10 a.m. “A Moving Experience: All the Right Moves” will be presented at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth. Guest speaker Margit Novack, founding president of The National Association of Senior Move Managers, will be on hand. Whether you’re ready to move to a retirement community next month or in five years, NOW is the time to learn how to make your move an easy one. You’ll learn how to begin the moving process. Get tips on how to stage your house to sell quickly and at the best price. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. Please contact 888.576.7788 or email – rsvp@moravian. com
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Buzzi-Unicem, Stockertown By ED PANY
Mr. Stephen Decker was born in Baltimore, MD and spent his youth in historic Frederick, MD. The family moved to Allentown in 1963 where his father was a supervisor for Cook Coffee. Stephen graduated from William Allen High School in 1969 and pursued a
very interesting job career. First step was employment with (remember them?) S & H Green Stamps in their premium warehouse for $60.00 a week. Next it was delivering milk for Freeman’s Dairy (Best By Test); the 6-day week was usually 3:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or until deliveries were completed. His mechanic abilities were utilized when he was later hired as chief mechanic at a Catasauqua service station. Stephen’s cement odyssey started at the National Portland Cement Company. The Northampton County company declared bankruptcy in 1975. Sadly, many old-time cement workers, some with 40-50 years of service were given a meager $108.00 monthly pension check. The production manager at Hercules (Buzzii Unicem) Richard Carney called Mr. Decker and offered him employment. Elated, he was hired in 1975. His Hercules tenure start-
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ed as laborer progressing to equipment operator, duster collector man, machinist and presently store keeper. He especially recalled a position no longer found at cement plants. “In my early years at the plant, I was a “roof cleaner.” With my buddy, we removed cement coated on the roofs of the plant’s buildings. We used jack hammers to remove years of accumulation. On the roof every day, boiling summer heat, freezing winter days. We wore a harness to protect us from falling; the job was considered hazardous and there was time-and-ahalf pay for the job. Doing the work proved you were a real cement worker.” In 2008, Stephen became the plant Store Keeper. He said, “We are responsible for purchasing, receiving and issuing millions of dollars of inventory each year; it’s both challenging and stressful.” His co-worker is Mr. Danny Schlegel, a fine former student of this writer. Both of these men have a keen mechanical ability which enables them to help the Plant operate in a safe and efficient manner. With a smile on his face, Mr. Decker said, “I’ll be retiring at the end of January. I truly enjoyed my years here, especially working with my supervisor and fellow co-workers. They have always exhibited a cooperative attitude, the camaraderie has been great. Stephen has been married to the former Linda Swoyer for 22 years. He is proud of daughter Deanna and Jessica. Quite proficient with his guitar, he played in the rock group “Call Back” at many local venues. He owns five guitars. The Deckers reside in Allentown and are avid New York Yankee fans. Mr. Decker is a friendly gentleman, a dedicated 47-year cement worker, who will be missed at the Stockertown plant. We wish him a long and healthy retirement; he earned it! To all my good friends, management and all employees at Buzzi-Unicem, we look forward to a safe year and improved economy in 2013.
NCC to Hold Spring Craft Fair
Find the perfect handmade gift or personal treasure! Many of the region’s finest crafters will be selling their work at Northampton Community College’s annual Spring Craft Fair, Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Spartan Center, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. You will find jewelry, accessories, knick-knacks, furniture, paintings, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the NCC Alumni Association's scholarships and programming. The cost is $2 general admission, $1 for adults 55 and older, and free for children younger than 12. For more information, call 610861-5088.
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Ribbon cutting Celebrated at A Ca Mia By Alice Wanamaker The Home News
Friends, family and local dignitaries came out last week to help celebrate the opening of A Ca Mia in Lehigh Township. The restaurant is the latest for township resident Chef Paolo Nota who has been working as a chef in the Valley for over 20 years. The restaurant, located at 4330 Lehigh Drive in Walnutport, opened this past November. Chef Paolo serves up traditional Italian cuisine including veal parmigiana, chicken francias and an old fashioned chicken milanese. The lunch menu is complete
with soup and salads as well as french fries and chicken fingers. Chef Paolo and his kitchen staff make everything fresh to order with the best ingredients, local when available. In addition to the comfortable atmosphere, the restaurant allows for a front row view of food prep, there are no doors to this kitchen. And behind the counter, six days a week you will find Chef Paolo and a signature toque. A Ca Mia is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Reservations/Info 610-760-3207, www.acamiapa. com
Chef Paolo Nota officially cuts the ribbon at A Ca Mia “My House” in Lehigh Township last Tuesday. He was joined by Representative Julie Harhart, his wife Kathy and their two children, Francesco and Isabella.
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Comment On Sports By Pete Fritchie
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Although this is close to the Major League baseball season there’s football news. Colleges are getting into the big-money coaching business to an increasing degree. The most eye-opening college football coaching salary news came from Arkansas. There last year’s coach had a salary of $850,000, which seems a high college salary to most Americans.
What’s the new coach’s salary? An astounding $3,200,000! What benefits other than his salary did coach John Smith get last year the writer doesn’t know but to get a starting salary of over three million dollars in a college sport is amazing. But that’s what Bret Bielerma has been promised.Interestingly, the new coach at Wisconsin-where Bielerma came from (making $2,600,000) is now paying its new coach, Gary Anderson, $1,800,000. If this doesn’t prove that college football is big money-making business for colleges, nothing will. Huge receipts from ticket sales, concessions and other items provide the money for these high salaries--and more.
Christ UCC wins three at Moorestown in dartball The players from Christ UCC Church, Bath, had their hitting shoes on Monday night as they swept Salem UCC at Moorestown in three games, 5-4, 7-5, and 12-8 in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. Leading the charge was Joey Hunsicker with 11 hits in 14 at-bats, along with his dad, Garry Hunsicker, 6 for 14; Jared Pokorny, 4 for 13; George and Sue Gasper, both 4 for 13 with a home run; and Mark Fujita, a homer. Salem: Bruce Roth, 7 for 12; Bob Krause, 5 for 13; Bob Gresko, 4 for 10; Kim Bush, 4 for 11; Jack Troxell, 4 for 13, ands Fred Toncik, a homer. Bath Lutheran won a pair at Trinity Lutheran in Bangor, 4-0 and 3-0, before losing 4-3. Tops for Bath were Mike Thorpe, 7 for 12, and Doug Moser, 5 for 11. Trinity: Joe Smith, 4 for 10, and Harold Wambold, 3 for 11. St. Paul’s UCC, Northampton, lost 5-3, then won 4-1 and 5-3 at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship, Bethlehem. Northampton: Dave Clark, 6 for 11, and Jason Gross, 6 for 13. Bethlehem: Carl Fraley, 5 for 12; Eric Miller, 5 for 13; Seth Miller, 4 for 9. Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown won 6-3, lost 2-1 and won 6-0 at Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem. Dryland: Earl Sigley, 8 for 15 with a homer; Bernie Yurko, 7 for 13; Paul Jacoby, 6 for 14. Emmanuel: Jovi Rivera, 5 for 12; Jorge Rivera, 4 for 12
with a home run; Jeff Fritz, a solo homer. Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem won 10-1, lost 5-4, and won 2-1 at Farmersville. Salem: Kyle Taylor, 6 for 12; Bryan Frankenfield, 6 for 14; Walt Hoffert, 5 for 13. Farmersville: Rod Barron, 5 for 12, ad Don Kerbaugh, 4 for 12. St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem lost 6-2, then won 9-5 and 8-3 at Messiah Lutheran of Bethlehem. St. Stephen’s: Travis Beahm, 9 for 15; Allen Beahm and John Hoysan, both 5 for 14. Messiah: Dave Casey, 4 for 11 with a homer; Rick Hasonich, 4 for 12, Todd Jones, a homer. STANDINGS
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St. Paul’s, Northampton 39 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 39 Salem UCC, M’town 35 Dryland, Hecktown 33 Christ UCC, Bath 33 Bath Lutheran 32 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 32 Messiah, Bethlehem 28 St. Stephen’s, Beth’m 29 Salem Luth., Beth’m 29 Trinity, Bangor 27 Farmersville 28
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Grube, 521. Rice: Chris Reeser, 521; Jack Rice, 510; Mark Rice, 500.
Team 4 Now Alone
At Top in Bath Die Hards League Team 4 with another 4 to 0 victory finds itself alone at the top of the Bath Die Hards League as of Feb. 27. Led by Kenneth Grube, 584; Terry Bartholomew, 577; and Kathy Grube, 539, they knocked off Team 2, which had Sam Strouse and Art Bruch, both scoring 457, and Michelle Tirrell, 419, dropping them to third place. Other than that, there were splits throughout the league, all 2 to 2 matches. Team 1 had a 491 from Bob R. Kosman, and is in second place. Team 5, fourth, had Bob C. Kosman, 455, and Patsy Kosman, 419. There were no high scores reported for Team 7, although they are in fifth place. Coming in sixth is Team 6, with scoring by Rick Deily, 508; Sherry Longley, 476, and Jim Stevens, 454. Team 8 is seventh and had Mike Swope hitting 572 and Amanda Leindecker, 486. Last, but not least, is Team 3, with Bobby Lou Snyder, 448, and Polly Kosman, 407. STANDINGS Team 4 Team 1 Team 2 Team 5 Team 7 Team 6 Team 8 Team 3
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Bath Supply Hanging On to Slim Lead in Bath Commercial Bath Supply lost 1 to 3, while runner-up Maxx Amusement won 3 to 1, so things are tightening up again in the Bath Commercial Bowling League, as of week 23. Daku Auto Body was he winner over Bath Supply, led by Al Davidson, 223-204-241–668; Bob Daku, 216-216–628; Rich Mutarelli, 210202–592; Bob Faustner, 552. Supply: Brent Connolly, 220-206-223–649; Steve Kerbacher, 201-209–588; Frank Yeakel, 210-200–582; Jeff Kerbacher, 200–575; Harvey Rissmiller, 212–525. Maxx Amusements kept Old Dairy in the cellar with its win, led by Andy Edelman, 246-242–671; Randy Frey, 215-221–605; George Hyde, 211–555; Bill Bachman, 204–543. Old Dairy: Bill Neidig, 206-205-226–637; Rich Trucksess, 246–609; Ed Bernatovich, 213-204–585; Ron Ardle, 201-202–562. Sunnieside Landscaping beat Team Smith 3 to 1 behind Ryan Flick’s big, 202-215-290–707; Adam Anthony, 246-247–691; and Chris Hoysan, 213-222–595. Smith: Scott Weinberg, 267–645, and Joe Smith, 534. Rounding out play for the week, Valley Inspection Service won 3 to 1 over the Rice Family, as Terry Bartholomew had 213-214–612; Glen Croll, 211–581; Gerald Bartholomew, 204–569; Dino Carfara, 247–544; Ken
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Scherline Has Slim Lead in Bath Industrial Scherline & Associates rolled to a 3 to 1 victory over Hecktown Fire Co to retrain possession of first place in the Bath Industrial League in Week 25. They had Andy Edelman, 278- 234212- 724; Steve Kerbacher, 231- 578; John Kerbacher, 233 –566; Harvey Rissmiller, 205-201-564; and Frank Yeakel, 206-562. Firemen: Ken Hoelle, 236-218- 628; Stan Zurowski, 217-209620; Matt Paulus, 215-206- 613; and Tony Luciano, 200- 587. SL Plastic played Old Dairy to a 2 to 2 tie. SL: Evan Rehrig, 233- 617 and Gary Reaser 503. Old Dairy: Jim Bendkovitz, 279-228-681; Warren Nelson 527; Joe Schwartz 503; and Scott Fenstermacher 500. Arndt Construction beat Taylor Honey 3 to 1 behind Bob Meixsell, 251-232- 666; Marty Beal, 235-205- 634; Jason Benner, 214-204-200- 618; Bob Adams, 203-202- 590; and Don Arndt, 538. Taylor: Jack Troxell, 225- 593; Marvin Meixsell, 222- 573; and Ed Taylor 512. G&L Sign Factory downed Harhart’s 4 to 0 with Jason Eberts, 236224-637; Paul Duda, 200-538; Stephen Duda 509; and Bob Sahaydak 503. Harharts: George Hyde, 234- 593; Marty Csencsits 545; Nate Meixsell 531; and Butch Holland Sr 507. STANDINGS Scherline & Assoc. S L Plastic Hecktown Fire Co Arndt Construction G&L Sign Factory Taylor Honey Old Dairy Harhart’s
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High Scores at Bath Legion Lanes Outstanding scores for the weeks of Feb. 17 and 24 at the Bath Legion Lanes were as follows: MEN – 600 & HIGHER: (Feb. 17) – Jeff Kerbacher, 705; Mike Swope, 701; Harvey Rissmiller, 690; Kyle Reaser, 697; Terry Bartholomew, 654/693; Andy Edelman, 654/688; Scott Weinberg, 673; Ryan Flick, 639/661; Bill Bachman, 668/673; Brent Bartholomew, 669; Stan Zurowski, 668; Mark Moyer, 658; Ken Hoelle, 654; Joe Cortwright, 653; Jerry Eckhart, 649; Anthony Gable, 649; Tony Boronski, 645; Bob Daku, 648; Lyle Howell, 645; Earl Grube, 644. (Feb. 24) – Andy Edelman, 671/724; Ryan Flick, 640/707; Butch Holland, 690; Brent Bartholomew, 699; Jim Bendekovitz, 694; Bob Meixsell, 666; Terry Bartholomew, 663; Adam Anthony, 691; Al Davidson, 668; Brent Connolly, 649; Scott Weinberg, 645; Lyle Howell, 641; Ed Musselman, 670;
Rich Giering, 647; Jason Eberts, 637; Marc Austin, 636; Bill Neidig, 637; Marty Beal, 634; Bill Kocher, Jr., 628; Dave Shaver, 628. WOMEN – 500 & Higher: (Feb. 17) – Donna Kemmerer, 584; Dee Allogio, 550; Mary Beth Eby, 542; Kathy Grube, 540; Jackie Crouse, 538; Melinda Mayer, 525; Donna Amore, 510; Sandy Becker, 500. (Feb. 24) – Melinda Mayer, 546; Dawn Mayer, 527; Donna Kemmerer, 502; Kathy Grube, 539.
Outdoors Cases of CWD Found in Wild Deer Population
What Pennsylvania Game Commission conservation officers had feared would happen some day, has already been discovered in three deer killed during the recent deer season. Chronic wasting disease, commonly known as CWD, was discovered in Blair and Bedford counties, after they were tested by the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture for the neurological disease. Although contagious among deer, elk and moose there’s no evidence it can be transmitted to humans. Every month, Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider has been reporting no positive symptoms found in wild deer. But CWD was found in a deer propagation farm in Adams County, and since then more than 5,000 deer have been tested. There were cases previously in New York State and West Virginia, but not in Pennsylvania, until now. Altogether, 23 states have now reported CWD. Symptoms of the disease for these animals are weight loss, excessive saliva, increased drinking and urination, and abnormal behavior like stumbling, trembling and depression. Kreider said there’s no cure or vaccine that will stop the disease. It could wipe out a whole population in a given area. The PGC had scheduled a news conference on Monday, with the report to be given by Executive Director Carl Roe and deer biologists. We suspect it may affect the hunting seasons in the fall.
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Bath Lions Club president William Falstich this week thanked the public, members of the club, and Ahart’s Market for the successful drive held over the past weekend in support of the Bath Area Food Bank. He reported that $345.47 was collected, along with an estimated 400 pounds of nonperishable foods, which will go on the shelves at the food bank located at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bath so that local families in need will have food to eat. The Lions’ drive was part of a District 14-K (Lehigh and Northampton counties) and Lions Clubs International
campaign to feed the hungry, in coordination with the Second Harvest Food Bank and the long list of area food banks or food pantries. The Lehigh Valley campaign is headed by Past District Governor Larry Snyder of Schnecksville. The district notes that nine pounds of food can be purchased by Second Harvest for each dollar contributed, so that the $345 collected would amount to an extra 3,505 pounds of food. Lion Marvin Werkheiser, who is a local food bank volunteer, made the estimate of what was received from local people in their generosity.
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March for Meals, a national campaign launched by Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness Andrew Longacre, a 2009 about senior hunger and to encourage support of Meals graduate of Northampton On Wheels programs in com- Area High School, has been munities throughout the appointed Director of En vironmental Health and United States. March for Meals is pro- Safety for Anthony Crane moted by Meals On Wheels USA of Dravosburg (Pittsorganizations in the coun- burgh), Pennsylvania. Antry, like Meals On Wheels thony Crane is a major sup of Northampton County, plier of crane equipment and through public events, part- services for the construction nerships with local business- and energy industries. Anes, volunteer recruitment and drew will be responsible for the environmental health and fundraising activities. Meals On Wheels of safety programs of Anthony Northampton County is a Crane USA in Pennsylvania, 8:00 am – 12 noon private, non-profit 501(c)(3) Ohio, West Virginia, and Florida. charitable organization which Andrew is presently a Sehas been providing meals to home-bound seniors and dis- nior at Indiana University of EASTER BUNNY am – 12 noon abled adults since 1972. 8:00 am15 – 12 noon Continued on8:00 page
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KEITH BEIL (center) received the commemorative axe from fire policeman Kenneth Hall and Fire Chief Robert Solderich.
Northampton Fire Dept. Honors long term service
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the list of honorees was Keith Beil, with 50 years of service. He is still an active member of the fire department, as well as serving as lieutenant of the Northampton Fire Police. Congressman Charlie Dent presented a citation from the U.S. House of Representatives and Rep. Julie Harhart presented commendations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Tom Fuller presented a citation to Beil on behalf of State Senator Lisa Boscola. Mayor Tom Reenock offered his congratulations to Beil, along with members of Northampton Borough Council. In addition to a pin, Beil also received a framed fireman’s axe from Kenneth Hall as a memento for his dedication and service to the community in the fire department. Rounding out the appreciation shown to Beil was a dissertation from noted Northampton historian Edward Pany. Getting to the point (which took a while), the retired teacher said Fire Chief Bob Solderich was his third best student and Assistant Boro Manager LeRoy Brobst his second best. Pany said he had a list of 10, and how he used a rotary phone to report what his students were doing. He also singled
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He then complimented an ambulance driver from New Tripoli (sometimes referred to as New Tripoly), who took his wife to the hospital after she broke her shoulder. As Beil sat in front of him, Pany completed the “roast”, saying he’s proud of his children, spends weekends at the Outback restaurant, and through rain, sleet, or whatever weather he always answers calls to fires and rescues as he Continued on page 15
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out the new fire captain Ryan Shelly, Tom Kohler and Stephen Kish. Looking at Rep. Harhart, he said that Julie’s friends in Harrisburg can’t spell Catasauqua. What would they do with Hokendauqua? Having a reputation for being frugal, Pany said he wore the same suit he bought from Hess Bros. 35 years ago, and also wore it when a delegation from China came to the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum.
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PennDOT tells Lower Nazareth: Trucks okay on Newburg Road; Now it’s Bethlehem Twsp. EMS By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
After residents along Newburg Road had earlier requested that trucks be restricted from that heavily traveled roadway, the Lower Nazareth Board of Supervisors authorized a letter to PennDOT echoing that request. A response was received and this past Wednesday at the Supervisors meeting, Township Manager Timm Tenges reported that as the state highway department sees it, Newburg Road is wide enough for all types of vehicles and has no hard horizontal or vertical curves. Thus, there will be no restrictions to tractor-trailers or any other trucks on Newburg Road. EMS Coverage Boucher noted residential concerns with Hecktown Ambulance Corps announcing plans to disband by the middle of March 2013. But on Wednesday, Tenges announced that they have appointed Bethlehem Township Vol. Fire Co. EMS as the township’s primary emergency medical provider, as of midnight Feb. 28. With that agree-
ment in place, Boucher said there will always be 24/7 EMS coverage. Hecktown Ambulance officials in January said they would need to disband because of the state mandate requiring two paid emergency medical technicians at the station at all times and a drop in billable calls. The corps, in existence for more than 50 years, had 455 billable calls last year and needed 1,000 to make it financially viable. They provided basic life support, while Bethlehem Twsp. EMS provides that as well as advanced life support service. Lower Nazareth Township has allocated $30,000 annually for the ambulance corps, but their needs grew to a reported $25,000 a month. They have three state-certified ambulances, a full-time operations manager, and 15 volunteers. A letter sent Dec. 17 sought donations from residents and reportedly yielded $2,000. One of the Hecktown Ambulance Corps’ options is to merge with Bethlehem Township, and hopefully take on some of their members for
the EMS staff. Saratoga Farms Several residents attended Wednesday’s meeting, knowing that the development of Saratoga Farms would be on the agenda. The developers of the 56 one-acre lots came to seek three waivers and also approval of their preliminary subdivision plan. One of the waivers requested was on sidewalks. While the developers wanted them on only one side of the roadway at two cul-de-sacs, the Supervisors were unanimous in their opinion that there should be sidewalks on both sides. Supervisor Robert Kucsan said otherwise children may walk in the street and he fears for their safety. Engineer Darrin Heckman explained to the board that they would like a 3 to 1 slope rather than 4 to 1 for the detention basin, and that stone infiltration for water run-off would be suitable, rather than having a plastic liner. Township Engineer Al Kortze agreed, and the board approved those waivers. But when it came time for preliminary plan approval, several of the residents objected because of water drainage and the traffic congestions they see at Saratoga Dr. and Newburg Road, and Continued on page 14
Nazareth Boro Council lauds Champion girls basketball team By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
A resolution congratulating the Nazareth High School girls basketball team for winning the District II Class AAAA championship on Friday was read on Monday at the regular meeting of Nazareth Borough Council. Not only did they capture the district flag in beating Pocono Mountain West, 50-43, but the girls are also the Lehigh Valley Conference champion this season as well. They are the first team in the 11-year history of the LVC to win both the league and district titles in the same season. This Friday, the third-seeded (23-4) Nazareth team will play the eighth seed loser from District I (Pennsbury) in a first-round PIAA game. Workshop Meeting At the workshop meeting on Thursday, there are these notes: • Two residents said there are problems with tractortrailers and making left turns off S. Broad St. with only three or four vehicles getting through on a traffic light cycle. Council president Dan Chiavaroli said the problem
is traffic volume. Glenn Snyder also remarked, “Take out all the stop signs and scrap them for the metal. People don’t stop.” Chiavaroli said PennDOT added three second to the traffic light, but it hasn’t helped much. Councilman Jack Herbst said there will be “no parking” signs on Baker St. The borough engineer will also figure a sight triangle for S. Broad. • Three women were concerned about who was chosen as emergency management coordinator, saying that he lacks experience. But Councilman Carl Fischl said the decision was made on his availability, and he is a former fire chief and has highway experience. “It is what it is,” he said. • Councilman Larry Stoudt reported that Merrill-Lynch, now owned by Bank of America, won’t administer the police pension plan. • Councilman Frank Maurek reported a 5K run will be held on March 9. . . .A fund raiser will be held to repair the hurricane-damaged dog park fence. . .Nazareth BarContinued on page 11
Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 8680477, Bethlehem. Sun - 8:30am W 9:30am SS; 10:45am W ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610-262-2559. Sun - 8/10:30am W; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm W; Sat – 4pm W BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Bangor. 610-588-6929 Sun - 9:30am SS for all ages; 10:40am W BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cherryville. 610-767-1239. Sun – W - 9/10:30am BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun – W - 9:15 am, SS – 10:30 am. 3/24- 9:15am Palm Sunday Worship 3/24 – 7pm Maundy Thurs. Worship w/communion at Chapman 3/29- 7pm Good Friday Worship 3/31 – 9:15am Worship, 8:45am SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun - 10am W CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 Sun. - 11am W, 10am SS 3/24- 11am Palm Sunday Worship 3/24 – 7pm Maundy Thurs. Worship w/communion 3/29- 7pm Good Friday at Bushkill UMC. 3/31 – 7am Worship, 8:45am SS CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St. Bath. Sun. 9am - SS, 10:15 – W, Wed 7pm Worship. CHRIST U.C.C., Schoenersville. Sun. - 10:15am W CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. Sun - 9am W, 10:15 SS Wed – 6pm (Lent) CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Northampton 610-262-8500. Sun - 9am W, 10:30am SS & BS. COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-7517. HA 8/10:30am – Worship, 9:15am SS, 2:00 pm A Life of Faith Girls Club, 5pm .TakeLenten out Gathering the feb 24 - Mar 30 DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-
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A Doubting Christian
Years ago I received a letter stating “I have been a Christian for my entire life (more than than sixty sixty years), years), but but I’m I’m finding finding that that I’m I’m doubting doubting my my faith faith and and the the believbeliev(more ability of of a a Christ Christ who who doesn’t doesn’t return.” return.” It It was was signed signed “A “A concerned concerned ‘doubting’ ‘doubting’ ability Christian, whose faith is lapsing” after asking, “When is something going to hapChristian, whose faith isgo lapsing” after asking, “When is something going to happen, or does the world on ad infinitum?” pen, or does world go onPeter ad infinitum?” The wholethe chapter of 2 3 deals with this, predicting some will say, The whole 2 his Petercoming? 3 deals for withsince this,the predicting will say, “Where is the chapter promiseof of fathers some fell asleep, all “Where is the promise his from coming? for since ofthethefathers fell (v.4). asleep, all things continue as theyofwere the beginning creation” Peter tells how God hadas revealed the coming flood to who believed God things continue they were from theglobal beginning of Noah the creation” (v.4). Peter and kept faithhad while he built the the coming ark and global preached an unbelievtells how God revealed floodrepentance to Noah whotobelieved God ing about the coming judgment a periodrepentance assumed to to bean 120unbelievyears— and world kept faith while he built the ark andfor preached twice that about of thethe letter writer. God’s word “the then ing world coming judgment for proved a periodreliable, assumed to world be 120that years— was, being overflowed with water, perished” (v.6). Jesus related this fulfilltwice that of the letter writer. God’s word proved reliable, “the world that then ment of God’s word to the certainty of His return, “But as the days of Noe were, was, being water, Jesus24:37). relatedWe this fulfillso shall alsooverflowed the comingwith of the Son perished” of man be”(v.6). (Matthew tend to ment of God’s word the certaintyofofaHis return,lifespan, “But as the days of Noestates, were, see things from thetoperspective limited whereas Peter so shall the coming thea Son of manyears, be” (Matthew 24:37). Weyears tend as to “one dayalso is with the Lordofas thousand and a thousand one day” (v.8). see things from the perspective of a limited lifespan, whereas Peter states, There reason delayed judgment and the return of Christ. “one dayisisawith thewhy LordGod as has a thousand years, and a thousand years as Peter explains, one day” (v.8). “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise…but is longsuffering notGod willing any should perish, butreturn that all There istoaus-ward, reason why hasthat delayed judgment and the ofshould Christ. come to repentance” (v.9). In Noah’s day, God could have created the ark and Peter explains, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise…but is longsent the flood instantly, but “the longsuffering of God waited” mercifully to suffering not willing that should perish, butWe that should give time to forus-ward, people to repent and beany saved (1 Peter 3:20). allall should be come tothat repentance” In Noah’s day, God could ark and thankful He gave (v.9). us time to be saved! While we have “lookcreated for” Histhe return, we sent thewin flood instantly, longsuffering of God waited” mercifully to should others to Himbut and“the heed Peter’s warning, “beware lest ye…fall from your own stedfastness” (v.17). See (1“Jesus is We Coming…” give time for people to repent and be saved Peter 3:20). all should at: be http://www.naog.ws/bilboard.htm thankful that He gave us time to be saved! While we “look for” His return, we should win others to Him and heed Peter’s warning, “beware lest ye…fall from your own stedfastness” (v.17). See “Jesus is Coming…” at: http://www.naog.ws/bilboard.htm
Sun. - 8:15/10:45 am W, 9:30am SS, Wed. - MHS Service 2:30pm NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm W; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm W QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30am S. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9am; Vigil 7pm SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm M, Sun 6:45/8/9:30/11am M; CC during 9:30am M; Mon– Thurs 8am M; Fri – 8:30am M, Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8am. SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610759-1652 Sun. SS and Confirmation 9 am. W 8 & 10:15 am. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. Sun – 9:30am W ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610-746-3910 Sun – SS 9:45am, Eucharist 10am. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun 8am/10:15am W – HC 1st & 3rd Sun. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. –9am Sat. 5:30pm ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Northampton. 610-262-8666 Sun – SS – 9am. W- 8/10:15am 3/24- Palm Sunday. Easter egg hunt. 3/28 – Maundy Thursday service 7 pm. 3/31- 7 am Easter worship, 9am SS, 10:15 Worship. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610759-0893 Sun – W – 8am/10:45am Christian Ed – 9:15am, Wed. - Worship 7pm. ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-767-3107 Sun 8/9:30/11am M, Sat 4:30pm M Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15am W, Communion. 1st Sun. of Month. 9am SS ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville. Sun - 9am SS; 10:15am W ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton Sun- 9am SS, 10:15 W 3/17 – Easter program, 3/24 – Palm Sunday, 3/28 – 7pm Worship w/ Communion - Maudy Thursday, 3/31 – Easter Service 7am, VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton Sun - 10:45am W WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST Sat – 9:30am W, - 10:45am SS ZION'S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville. Sun- 9am SS, 10:15am W ZION WESLEYAN, Pt. Phillips. Sun- 9:00am SS, 10:15 W Zion EL Church, Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS 9 am, W 10:30 am KEY W- Worship, M – Mass, S – Services, SS – Sunday School, CE – Christian Ed, BS – Bible Study, CC - Child Care, HC – Holy Communion, H/A – Handicapped Accessible , VBS – Vacation Bible School
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The next Loaves N Fishes Sunday at Nazareth Moravian Church will be on Sunday March 30 at 12 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. If you are able to help in the kitchen or serve, please contact the Church office.
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News Sermonette The Rev. Barry Mitchell Pastor, Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church
God is Everywhere!
I’ve observed that many of the people I encounter tend to place God far off in “heaven”. Quite possibly, this stems from the words that Jesus taught us to pray: “Our Father in Heaven...”. With God safely far away in a place beyond space, we may feel a bit more comfortable and less threatened. One of the attributes of God that counters this is God’s omnipresence. As difficult as it is for us to understand, this principle says that God is everywhere at all times. God’s wonderful presence is all around us, not just sealed away in the throne room of Heaven. In Psalm 39, the psalmist notes: “Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.” In short, God is everywhere. We are constantly in God’s presence. If we take this seriously, it has the power to change our lives. With God right there in the room with us, we might be a bit more careful in judging others or how we use our words. With God just over our shoulder we might aspire to seek the good in others, listen a bit more carefully, hold our tempers until our angry outbursts subside. The truth is that whether we choose to accept it or not, God’s presence is here with us. There certainly is a frightening aspect to this. God has been there at some of our worst moments. God has witnessed our deepest secret times. Yet despite this, God continues to love us with an ever present love. As we recognize this, we begin to really appreciate the mercy and grace won for us on the cross of Christ. God has been there, yet we can still dare to come into God’s Holy presence accompanied by the love of Jesus. During this Lenten season, we are called to contemplate this powerful love and grace which Jesus offers to us. As we recount the weakest moments of our lives and bring them to God in confession, we can be renewed and reunited with the Creator. Once again we can be free to delight in the omnipresence of God and learn to live our lives in the fullness of God’s presence among us.
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bells wants to run a power lifting competition at borough park on Saturday, June 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Nazareth Food bank. . . .A motorcycle rally starting and ending at borough park will be run Monday, Sept. 15. . . .Horizons for Youth is planning a summer event. • Fischl reported Vigilance Hose Co. #1 and Kiwanis will have their carnival June 12. • Councilman Charles Donello for ecology reported the West End Recycling Center will be open April 1 to Nov. 30. Waste Management no longer accepts electronics.
. . .Also noted: People have complained about ad fliers dropped off by the ExpressTimes, and they are to call them. It was said that the carriers will pick them up. • Councilman Mike Kopach reported prices on a saw to cut concrete, $1,041; drill hammer, $1,221, and rental of forklift for four weeks, $900. • Secretary Paul Kokolus said he must know by March 12 who is running for Council in the primary election.
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Come Join the Nazareth girls basketball team at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night at Catasauqua High School when they start the PIAA State Tournament as they play Pennsbury! The records coming into this game are Nazareth (11-1, 23-4) vs. Pennsbury (1-8, 148142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton St. Peter’s U.C.C.13) the road to Hershey, fresh 610-837-7426 8142 Valley View Rd. off a 50-43 win over Pocono Seemsville, Northampton Mountain West this past Friday for the District XI ChamSunday, March 610-837-7426 10 pionship! 9 am Sunday School We hope to see all of you 10:15 a m Worship on Friday night at Catasau“There Are No Strangers Here, 11:30 am Youth Group qua High School! GO LADY Only Haven’t Met!” St.Friends Peter’sWe U.C.C. EAGLES!! 8142 Valley View Rd.
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Anna C. Brobst Feb. 12, 1919 – Feb. 28, 2013 Anna C. Brobst, 94, formerly of Klecknersville, died on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Sacred Heart Senior Living of Northampton. She was the wife of the late Edgar W. “Eddie” Brobst, who died in 1991. Prior to retiring, she was employed by Karess Lingerie in Bath for many years and was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, in which she served as chairlady. Born Feb. 12, 1919 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Anna (Cebula) Maurek. She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Klecknersville; a life member of American Legion Post #470, Bath; a life member and past president of the Klecknersville Rangers Ladies Auxiliary; and a member of Calypso Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star, Bethlehem. Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie L. Bell of East Allen Twsp. and Sandra A. Michael of Moore Twsp.; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Frank Maurek, of Nazareth; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were four brothers, John, Fred, Michael and Joseph Maurek, and four sisters, Mary Zurowski, Helen Hoffman, Catherine Sentiwany, and Genevie Maurek. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Covenant U.M. Church, followed by entombment in the mausoleum of Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant U.M. Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive, Bath, PA 18014. Livio Claroni Nov. 22, 1922 – Feb. 26, 2013 Livio “Lee” Claroni, 90, of Bethlehem died Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Twsp. He was the husband of Carmela (Messina) Claroni. Lee and his wife were the owners of Claroni’s Tavern in Nazareth for 33 years, retiring in 1985. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Born Feb. 22, 1922 in Rome, Italy, he was a son of the late Adolfo and Aspala (Anticoli) Claroni.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth; Knights of Columbus; Hecktown Fire Co.; Eckley E. Patch Post #470, American Legion, Bath, and was a life member of the Holy Family Club in Nazareth. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Friend, of Forks Twsp.; two sons, Randy Claroni of Bushkill Twsp. and Rocco Claroni of Hummelstown; a sister, Elsa Claroni, of Bethlehem; and four grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church and entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Nazareth. Donations may be made to Holy Family School, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064. Gloria J. Deegan Dec. 21, 1929 – Feb. 26, 2013 Gloria J. Deegan, 87, of Lehigh Township died Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph Deegan, who died July 30, 2012. A 1947 graduate of Northampton High School and a 1951 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she had worked as a registered nurse most of her life. She began her nursing career at the Allentown State Hospital, then Haff Hospital in Northampton, where she was in charge of the Alcohol and Detox Unit. She retired in 1991 from Muhlenberg Hospital Center in Bethlehem as director of the Ambulatory Surgical Unit. Born Dec. 21, 1929 in Pennsville, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Roberts) Werner Shepard. She was a life member of the AHSN Alumni Association and a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. She was also a den mother for Cub Scout Pack #99. Surviving are a son, Thomas J., of Northampton; a daughter, Gloria A. Reenock,. Of Whitehall; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Maryann Frommer, of Lehigh Township; two brothers, Thomas Werner of Coplay and Dale Werner of Lehigh Township; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a sister, Marion Ogrodoski, and two brothers, Glenn Werner, Sr. and Walter Werner, Jr. Services were held on Sat-
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urday afternoon in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Memorials may be made to the AHSN Alumni Assoc. Adele M. Miller Education Fund and mail to treasurer D. Miraldo, 8766 Claussville Rd., Fogelsville, PA 18051. LaMar K. Hall May 15, 1932 – March 2, 2013 LaMar K. Hall, 80, of Northampton, died Saturday, March 2 at home. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Snyder) Hall. He worked at the former Kurtz Bros. In Bethlehem as a cabinetmaker and also worked at the former Cross Country Clothes in shipping and receiving. LaMar was a volunteer for the Northampton Ambulance Corps. Born May 15, 1932 in Danielsville, he was a son of the late Russell and Helen (Kromer) Hall. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, and was the property chairperson from 1974 to 2010. He was a board member of the Union Cemetery Association in Danielsville for 25 years. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth L. Hall of Northampton and Keith S. Hall of Granbury, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Marlyn Hall, of Bath; a sister, Lucille Kromer of Danielsville; four Godchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services were at noon today (Thursday) in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, with The Rev. William Horn officiating, followed by burial in Danielsville Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evan. Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., Northampton, PA 18067. Mary A. Horvath March 31, 1925 – Feb. 25, 2013 Mary A. “Muddy” Horvath, 87, of Northampton died Monday, Feb. 23 in Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Geza J. Horvath, who died Oct. 17, 1987. She worked at the former Champion Spark Plug Co. in Hellertown for many years. During World War II, she worked as a welder. She played second base for several softball teams in her younger years. Born March 31, 1925 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julianna (Orban) Sakovits. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and Ss. Peter & Paul Hungarian Society, both in Northampton. Surviving are a daughter, Judith A. Dellisant, of Allentown; two grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; a twin brother, John Sakovits, of Northampton; a sister, Julia Henits, of Northampton; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Frank and Joseph Sakovits. A Masss of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial donations may be made to the church at 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton, PA 18067, or At Home Health Services & Hospice Care, 4030 William Penn Hwy., Easton.
Gloria A. Lewis July 17, 1937 – March 1, 2013 Gloria A. Lewis, 75, of Bath died on Friday, March 1 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late William W. Lewis, who died in 1980. She worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service until retiring. Born July 17, 1937 in Warwick, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Clarence T. and Ruth E. (Congleton) VanDerhoof. Surviving are two brothers, Frank C. VanDerhoof of Martinsburg, W. Va., and Alfred T. VanDerhoof . Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 243 S. Walnut St., Bath. Michael S. Moser June 28, 1963 – Feb. 16, 2013 Michael Scott Moser, 49, of Northampton died Saturday, Feb. 16 at home. A graduate of William Allen High School, Allentown, he was known by his family and friends as a “jack of all trades.” He was born June 28, 1963 in Allentown. Surviving are his mother, Alberta Jane Taylor, of Northampton; a daughter, Ashley Rose Moser of Allentown; a sister, Lori Hussman; a brother, Jeff Moser; three nephews and nieces; wife, Susan Moser; and his dog companion, A.J. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 2 in Wesley Church, Bethlehem. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18017. Thomas S. Nederostek Dec. 15, 1924 – Feb. 26, 2013 Thomas S. Nederostek, 88, of Northampton, died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at home. He worked at the Bethlehem Steel for 30 years before retiring in 1984, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He liked to repair and restore cars. Born Dec. 15, 1924 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Madaya) Nederostek. He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Northampton. Surviving are a sister, Irene V. Tanzosh, of Northampton; six nieces and nephews, and greatnieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Catherine Beblavy. Services were held on Saturday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment followed in Assumption B.V.M. Cemetery, Northampton. Donations may be made to the memorial fund of the church, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067. David A. Rector David A. Rector, 95, of Whitehall, died Saturday, March 2, 2013. David was employed at the former Bethlehem Steel for 38 years as a welder on the rigger gang before retiring in 1974. He was also one of the first shop stewards. He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C. - Fullerton, and he was also a member of the Coplay Senior Citizens, past President of Whitehall AARP and Northampton Area Retired Men. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late James and Lil-
www.HomeNewsPA.com lia (Metzgar) Rector. He was the husband of Miriam “Mim” (McCloskey) Rector for the past 68 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Beverly Bohner of Allentown, grandson, Thomas Bohner, III of Whitehall, two great-grandsons. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Sarah Hess. Arrangements are being handled by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, where the family will receive friends from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Memorial service will 11:00a.m. Rev. Aaron W. Fox will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to funeral home. Elizabeth B. Tanzosh Oct. 1, 1923 – Feb. 24, 2013 Elizabeth B. Tanzosh, 89, formerly of Northampton, died Sunday, Feb. 24 in Somerset Medical Center, Somerset, N.J. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Tanzosh, who died Dec. 18, 2000. She was a secretary for the M&M Mars Co., Hackettstown, N.J., for many years. Prior to that, she worked at Mack Trucks, Inc. Born Oct. 1, 1923 in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth (Mayer) Makovsky. She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and Young at Heart, in Northampton, and was a volunteer at the Northampton Area Food Bank. Surviving are two sons, James of Silver Lake, Ohio and Joseph of South Bend, Ind.; two daughters, Jane DeNardo of Middlesex, N.J., and Beth Tanzosh of Clinton, N.J.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a son, Mark; four brothers, John, Ed, Steve and Paul; and two sisters, Emma DeLucia and Mary Barlok. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning in Assumption B.V.M. Church. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067, where donations to the Northampton Area Food Bank may be sent. Lewis J. Weber, Jr. Lewis J. “Butch” Weber, Jr., 70, of Northampton died Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2013 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Lois J. (Fenstermacher) Weber. Continued on page 13
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He worked as a truck driver for many years, retiring in 2004. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Lewis, J., Sr. and Irene M. (Bundy) Weber. He was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Coplay, and the Bath Vol. Fire Co. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Tracy L. Doorly of Media, Pa., and Jayne Jaisle of Blue Bell, Pa.; a son, Scott A., of Northampton; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. 3rd St., Coplay. Call 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Private interment. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the St. John’s Church Memorial Fund in Coplay and American Cancer Society, LV Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
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at Hartman Road. Heckman said a swale and piping system would divert water away from that area. The residents didn’t want to see Hartman Road extended, and the developer said they could drop
that idea. Supervisor James Pennington told the residents and the developers that they want to look at all aspects, including access for emergency vehicles. The preliminary plan was finally okayed, in a 3 to 1 vote of the board, with the caveat to eliminate the Hartman Rd. extension, but have a right-of-way to an adjoining development for any future plans. The swale, they believe, would take care of the drainage problem. Kucsan, Gerald Green, and Martin Boucher approved, Pennington opposed, and chairman Eric Nagle was absent. Other Matters • The Charles Chrin Co. was given until March 31, 2014 to complete their project. • Tenges noted that $740 was spent in court costs when a property owner failed to address sewer malfunctions that were reported by the sewage enforcement officer. The solicitor will further investigate whether these costs can be reimbursed to the township. • Solicitor Gary Asteak will also draft an ordinance to accept the Colonial Regional Police Commission amended articles of agreement with the township. • The board voted to go with a low bid of some $18,000 to replace the municipal building roof. Another bid was for $24,000.
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The GFWC PA Nazareth Woman’s Club will meet on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Nazareth. Mary Weiss, club president, will induct new members into the club. Following the business meeting Joy Marsh, a member of the club, will give tips and samples of products for cooking, home care, personal care and medicinal remedies from natural plant based and pure and savory ingredients. Hostesses for the meeting are Marian Smith, chairman, Mary Langhauser, Audrey McAbee, Christine Muscler and Joanne Ressler. An Arts and Crafts contest for members was held recently at the home of Marian Smith, Arts Chairman. Categories and winners are as follows: decorated glass block—Mary Weiss, first, Marian Smith, second; birthday card—Marian Smith, first; embroidery pillow—Marian Smith, first, Marianne Presti-
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PUblic notice-Legal NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 4, 2013 The Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold its public meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Council Chambers, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, at 7:00 P.M. to review the following appeals: 1. John A. and Joan J. Pavis, 1001 Main Street, Northampton, Pennsylvania, for the property located at 1001 Main Street, Northampton, Pennsylvania. This property is located on Tax Map No. M4-1-6 and is located in a C-2 Commercial District. Mr. and Mrs. Pavis would like to install a second wall sign at Newhard Pharmacy. They are seeking a variance to the number of permitted wall signs per establishment. Northampton Borough Zoning Ordinance page 250:35, Section 250-18 Accessory structures and uses, K – Commercial and industrial signs, (1) Wall signs, (a) Shall be limited to one per establishment and shall be painted on or attached to the building pertaining to the use carried on within the building. All interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant must attend. Juliann Edelman Zoning Officer (2/28-3/7) ZONING HEARING 2011-01 ALLEN TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given, under the Code of Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 27 (Zoning), Part 1909, as amended, that a public hearing will be held by the Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board, at the Allen Township Municipal Building located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania, 18067. DATE OF HEARING: March 19, 2013 TIME OF HEARING: 7:00 P.M. The following appeal(s) will be heard: Hearing 2013-01 – The appeal of Monogram Custom Pools (appellant) on behalf of the property owner, Richard T. Martin, 36 Phyllese Drive, Northampton, PA 18067. The property owners/appellant hereby seeks variances from certain lot area, yard and general performance requirements related to maximum lot coverage for single family detached dwellings within the High Density Residential Zoning District. Subject property is located in the vicinity of Phyllese Drive and Hollow Lane Northampton, PA 18067. The subject property tax parcel map identifier number is L4-17-244. The total acreage of the subject property is 18,613 square feet. Appellant/Property Owner hereby requests a variance alleging that the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance inflict
Donna Fenstermaker East Allen Township Municipal Authority 5340 Nor-Bath Blvd. Northampton, PA 18067 610-262-7961 (x303) an unnecessary hardship upon the appellant/property owner. A variance is sought from Chapter 27, Section 27-804 Table 1 related to the impervious coverage provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. The appellant/property owner seeks relief in order acquire a Zoning Permit for the construction of an in ground swimming pool. The hearing is open to the public and all interested parties may attend and will be heard. Ilene Marie Eckhart Zoning Officer Allen Township (2/28-3/7) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss pending legal matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (3/7) WAIVER REQUEST SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE MOORE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS During the Monthly Meeting of the Moore Township Board of Supervisors, scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath PA., the Board of Supervisors will consider written
requests for certain waivers of articles of the Moore Township Subdivision & Land Development Ordinances and/or The Moore Township Stormwater Management Ordinances. The following requests were submitted for the proposed Major Subdivision Plan and Land Development Plan: Ridgewood Estates Lot #2 Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church The applicant, Ridgewood Estates requests the following waivers from the Major Subdivision Plan: Section 4.01.I.3 – (requiring infiltration facilities to be located at least 40’ from property boundary lines – including right-of-way lines) which would allow the applicant to construct a Seepage Pit 20’ from the right-of-way line of Keystone Court. Section 401.I.5a – (requiring the collector pipe invert elevation at infiltration facilities to be approximately equal to the top elevation of the aggregate bed) which would allow the applicant to lower the pipe inverts in to the Seepage Pit. The applicant, Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church requests the following waivers from the Land Development Plan: Section 4.11.9.d – to allow driveways be located as indicated, which is closer than 200’ to the intersection. Section 4.14.4 – to not provide easements along the property boundaries on Lot 1 which currently contain graves and to
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agreement on inter-governmental cooperation, and to advertise it. Fields said it was PUblic notice-Legal not revised since 1995. Continued from page 14 • Council voted to purchase a 2013 GMC Sierra reduce the easement to 10’ on pick-up truck with spreader the western side of Lot 3 in order to eliminate conflict with the and plow at a cost of $29,915. existing septic system requireMoney will come from liqments. uid fuels for equipment and Section 5.02.3.a and 5.02.3.c road work, and the general – to not provide topographical information for all areas within a fund. 100’ of the property but for the • Bids will be sought from project area only. specifications prepared for Section 4.01.I.2 – from utibuilding a new Keystone lizing the water quality volume calculation for capture and Park pavilion. treatment design. Instead they • Council okayed seekpropose utilizing the volume difing a municipal park deference of the pre-development velopment grant under the and post-development 2 year frequency storm runoff for capNorthampton County Open ture and treatment. They will Space Initiative. Park improvide design. provements and a possible Section 401.I.3 – from progolf course were suggested. viding the required vertical and horizontal isolation distances for March 28 is the due date for the infiltration system. the application. Section 401.I.8 – to allow the • There was more discusinfiltration system be installed sion on the property at 224 without regard to the loading rates. A design will be provided. W. Main St. that the borough Moore Township owns, and the DCNR grant 610-759-9449 that would require partial (3/8) matching. Remodel as an historical center, put in a walking trail, or demolish were options noted. CounContinued from page 1 cil has until July to see what they will do. be in the future. • Fields and Saginario said Jim Pasquariello, president of the Bath Fire Social Hall, the CRPD Commission is also said he doesn’t under- still in discussion with Nazastand the map that goes with reth Borough on a contract the ordinance, and figured it’s for services, and if it goes spot zoning. He questioned through, eight more officers why the club was excluded would be hired. They also said costs to the borough on the parking overlay. “We’re trying to do some- would be lessened with anthing good for the borough,” other municipality involved. • A sign ordinance will be said Councilman Fields. Fellow councilman Mark Sagi- advertised as it was written nario said, if necessary, they’d more than a year ago. It was make adjustment in the fu- overlooked with a temporary borough manager. ture. • Council gave the develVoting to enact the ordinance were Fields, Saginario, opers of a proposed Dunkin’ and Ms. George, Heckman, Donuts establishment at 107 and Kathryn Roberts. Coun- E. Main St. until August 2013 cilman Mike Reph voted no. to complete the subdiviCouncilman John Kearns sion and land development plans. was absent. • The dormant Bath Park & Other Matters • Rachel Bradshaw of the Shade Tree Commission will Lehigh Valley Economic De- be dissolved and in its place velopment Corp. told Coun- will be a Parks, Recreation cil and the audience about a & Shade Tree committee of project on regional housing, Council. • Road repairs will be economic development, a new access plan, and energy made as soon as the weather efficiency as they envision breaks to a satisfactory level. • Fire Chief Ed Demchak’s changes in the Lehigh Valley. • Borough Manager Tom February report showed Petrucci announced that these man-hours: six fire streets downtown will be calls, 22.5; EMS calls, 10 manswept on March 22 and 23, hours; drills, 136; school, 34; administration, 240; equipand to park accordingly. • Jennifer Sletvold, a can- ment repairs, 40; meetings, didate for judge in the May 42; work detail, 63.6; fire po21 election, said safety is of lice, 7, for a total of 595. • At the April 1 meeting, utmost importance, and as a lawyer of 15 years she wants a cabinet for 275th anniverto see that the courts are fair sary memorabilia will be dedicated. and just. • Three appointments were made by Council: Mahdi Bourhim to another five year term on the Historical ArchiContinued from page 9 tectural Review Board; Louis dedicated and protective. ise “Gigi” Kahler, appointed Concluding, he gave a to the Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals from “stale” loaf of bread to Deputy among four applicants; and Chief Barry Beitler to use for Joseph Tavianini, Jr., to the sandwiches. Among pins awarded Zoning Hearing Board from among three applicants. were to the following: KenOther positions are open. neth Hall, life member of the Councilwoman Heckman re- fire police for 20 years; John marked, “It’s heart warming Hersh, firefighter, 20 years; that we had so many appli- Robert Baer, firefighter 25 years; Joseph David, auxiliary, cants.” • Marles was authorized 30 years; Michael Holtzman, to review and approve an firefighter 30 years; Reynold ordinance on the articles of Morey, firefighter 51 years; Edward Uherick, fire police,
57 years; James Wright and Derek Roush, both one year; Archer Dylan, a junior firefighter. Baer told the audience of almost 150 people, “It’s a tough job.” Chief Solderich thanked numerous persons, including his men and women in the fire department, Northampton Councilpersons, Boro Manager Gene Zarayko, Police Chief Ron Morey, and several others. He said 2012 was a good year, with little fire damage, for which they were all thankful. John Pederson served as emcee and the invocation for the dinner was given by LeRoy Brobst.
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CONGRESSMAN Charlie Dent presented a citation to Beil from the U.S. House of Representatives for his 50 years with the Northampton Fire Dept., as Fire Chief Solderich looks on with approval. – Home News photos
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Pennsylvania (IUP), majoring in Safety Science and Political Science. He will graduate in May, 2013. Andrew is a member of the Council of Trustees of IUP, a founding father of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at IUP, a member of the IUP Ambassadors and the National Ski Patrol System, and an Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 50 in Moorestown.
Easter at the Station
The Northampton Area Historical Society will hold their annual Easter at the Station on the weekends of March 16 and 17 and March 23 and 24, from 1-4 p.m. On display will be Easter memorabilia including rabbits, eggs, baskets, bonnets and other memories of the Easter season. Many of these will be antiques and collectibles. During this time, the station will hold a drawing for a basket filled with food for an Easter meal. An Easter candy basket will also be raffled off. There is no charge to come to the station, donations are eccepted. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact 610262-4748.
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Old Forge Home in Bath Burglarized
Colonial Regional Police were dispatched to 127 Old Forge Drive in Bath for possible persons inside the residence on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 a.m. On arrival, as police approached the residence, they could hear men talking. As police entered the home, they saw Shaun M. Burke, 32, of 418 Old Allentown Rd., Wind Gap, and Douglas R. Gibb, 22, of 4 S. Robinson St., Pen Argyl getting ready to exit the first floor rear door. Police took both men into custody. They also located a vehicle in front of the residence with two pillowcases
full of stolen items from the home. The estimated value of the items was $500. CRPD arraigned Burke and Gibbs in front of District Judge Yetter of Easton and charged both with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy. Bail was set at $35,000. Both men were unable to post the bail and were committed to Northampton County Prison.
Theft from Motor Vehicles
CRPD responded to 57 and 77 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem, for a report of six vehicle break-ins that occurred between 7:45 and 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 26. Unknown actor(s) broke into the vehicles in the parking lots of Liven Up Health & Fitness, St. Luke’s Health & Fitness, and Kids Co Op, which are located at these locations. The thieves targeted vehicles with purses and valuables left in the cars. They
gained entry to the vehicles by breaking the windows. A dark colored SUV was seen driving without its lights on in the parking lot of 57 S. Commerce Way just prior to the thefts being discovered. Police are asking anyone with information concerning these thefts to contact at 610861-4820.
Public Drunk and Disorderly Conduct
On Feb. 28, CRPD officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Harriet Lane in Hanover Township for a male refusing to pay a taxi driver. When police arrived, the cab was following a man through the parking lot. When he saw the police car he stopped. The cab driver told them the man didn’t pay for the cab ride and became angry at him when the credit card he gave was declined. The man who refused to pay the fare was identified as Ulysses Rivera, 43, of the 4300 block address. Rivera smelled of alcohol and had vomit on his shirt and pants. Rivera became angry that he had to pay the fare or he was going to be arrested for theft of services. Rivera gave the cab driver a credit card and was calling him racial slurs while he was running the card. After the fare was paid, the cab driver was told to leave. Rivera was then told to leave and go home, since he lived in the building. He refused to go home and jumped in front of the cab as it was exiting the parking lot. Officers had to pull Rivera out of the cab’s way. He was then taken into custody for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, and was given two non-traffic citations and released to his girlfriend.
her while police were called. The woman was identified as Shamilla West, 34, of the 1500 block of Bushkill St., Easton. Total amount of the items was $26.78. Ms. West had no priors for retail theft and was given a non-traffic citation and released.
Northampton Police Department responded to these incidents between Feb. 18 and March 2 FEBRUARY 18 A vehicle was struck while parked to the rear of the 2200 block of Main Street. A white scuff mark was observed on the right front door, with red or burgundy paint transfer from the offending vehicle. FEBRUARY 21 A hit and run occurred to a vehicle while parked overnight in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue. There was damage to the entire length of the driver’s side, with black paint from the offending vehicle. Resident heard what sounded like a crash at approximately 1:00 AM, but did not see anything at the time. FEBRUARY 24 Garbage was thrown on a vehicle while parked in a driveway in the 1300 block of Line Alley. Witness reportedly observed someone run from the alley towards a residence in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue at that time. FEBRUARY 25 W/F, 60 yoa of Northampton, was cited for retail theft after taking approximately $15.00 worth of items from Redner’s
Retail Theft At Wal-Mart
Colonial Regional Police responded to the Wal-Mart in Lower Nazareth Township for a female in custody for retail theft on Feb. 28. When police arrived, loss prevention said the female took two windshield wipers and a pair of slippers and placed them in a bag. She then took the items to the returns counter and returned the items for cash. As the woman left the store, she was stopped by Loss Prevention, who detained
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Colonial Regional Police Department arrested Kaitlyn Marie Ballantyne, 20 of Daniels Rd. Nazareth after she was caught taking cash and cigarettes from the Hanover Township Turkey Hill where she worked. Misdemeanor charges will be filled with District Judge Narlesky’s office for retail theft, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
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