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71st Year, Issue No. 19 USPS 248-700

MAY 10-16, 2012 A General Circulation Newspaper Serving The Community Since 1942


Social club gives $1,500 for Bath’s 275th anniversary; Borough has new manager By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

$1,500 CHECK was presented (at right) by Bath Fire Co. Social Club president Jim Pasquariello to Fi Mirabito, Barry Fenstermaker and Viola Wesner for Bath’s 275th anniversary. – Home News photo

Properties discussed at Moore Twsp. Supervisors meeting By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Two issues concerning properties in Moore Township were referred to the Farmland Preservation Committee for their next meeting, after proposals were brought to the Board of Supervisors by Kent Baird of Wildlands Conservancy at their May 1 meeting. Before discussing the lands of John Kostenbader and Dr. Joseph Chiavone, Baird noted that 48,000-plus acres have been protected, most of it along Kittatinny Ridge. The Kostenbader property is at the headwaters of the Bushkill Creek and is a link to the Blue Mountain, Baird said. Appraised at $98,000, he said 50% of the appraised value would have to come from Moore Township and the

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other 50% from Northampton County. He noted several favorable categories of the land for preserving it, but that it is landlocked to a degree. Wetlands on the property include an unnamed stream. Baird told the board that he would need a letter in support of a resolution to the county. But Supervisors Chairman David Tashner said that according to township policy, the proposal must go to Farmland and Open Space. The question of ranking was also raised, with the belief that it should have come from the township bodies, even though Baird said he did it himself. The Chiavone property was cited for a conservation easement, and has more woodland and vegetative habitat. The majority of the property is farmland and natural area, and Baird said an easement would protect the quality of the Bushkill Creek. Supervisors Secretary Richard Gable noted that Dr. Chiavone has applied for ag security, and he doesn’t think the township should put out $174,000, and should be all with the county.

Bath’s 275th Anniversary Committee received a big financial boost on Monday as they work on events that will be celebrated in the coming months of 2012. Jim Pasquariello, president, presented a check for $1,500 from the Bath Fire Co. Social Club. It was given at the monthly meeting of Bath Borough Council to Fiorella Mirabito and Barry Fenstermaker, co-chairmen of the anniversary, and Viola Wesner of the committee. Fenstermaker invited members of Council to participate in the August 18th parade. He said the parade route has been confirmed. In addition, four bands have signed on to participate in the parade: Woodland String Band of Philadelphia, Emmaus Sentinel Drum & Bugle Corps, Northampton High School Big “N” Band, and Allentown Hobo Band. There is a possibility that two more bands will be in the parade, Fenstermaker said. Solicitor Blake Marles is working on getting liability insurance coverage for fireworks during anniversary week. The donation to the anniversary was the second large donation made recently by the fire company social club. Earlier, they gave $1,000 for the gazebo at Keystone Park. Councilman John Kearns on Monday said volunteer labor will be needed for the gazebo, but plans for the structure are

“moving along pretty good,” including financially, but additional money is welcome. New Boro Manager In two motions, Council approved the hiring of Thomas Petrucci as the new borough manager, appointing him to that post as well as serving as secretary and treasurer and other positions for the Borough of Bath. Petrucci had worked almost a year for Doylestown Township in Bucks County on special projects. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree he earned at Villanova University. In his new post, Petrucci said he will commute daily from his home in Bucks County, just 15 minutes from here. Before going into executive session on Monday, Council took a break and invited everyone to enjoy a cake decorated with the words, “Welcome Tom, Thank You Gerald.” Earlier in the meeting, Council accepted the resignation of Gerald Gazda as interim borough manager, effective May 11. He had served as interim for eight months and spent last week with Petrucci in helping him with the transition. Gazda was present on Monday. Other Matters • Councilman Kearns reported on a brochure being printed listing local businesses and points of interest about Bath. He said Petrucci

The property falls into the jurisdiction of farmland and open space. In answer to John Becker of the Planning Commission, a conservation easement would allow hunting on the property, but only by permission. Other Business • Two resolutions were approved, providing ag security for 33.78 acres owned by Robert Bealer and 35.9 acres owned by Warren Walker. • Approval was given to three farmland purchases: Joseph Cencsits, Koronya family trust, and Stephen and ColContinued on page 3 leen Mitch. • Engineer Al Kortze said there was a question of $55,000 for infiltration fees for Countryside Manor for perpetual maintenance of the storm water system. Under a township ordinance it could amount to $63,000 for 11 structures in the development that have worked fine for six years. The question of reducing the infiltration fee to $43,000 was suggested, and Kortze will check further. • The sewage planning module for Dusty Easton was okayed. • Supervisors approved the request of Boy Scout Troop 50 to use the public works garage for their 41st annual auction on Monday, June 11. • Under recreation, the board told Sterling Laubach they would need to know the cost before approving purchase of a water heater for the baseball stand; he announced BATH BOROUGH Council president Robert Fields welcomes Tom Petrucci as the new borough manager. – Home News photo Continued on page 13


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By Edward H. Sims The tragic death of Travon Martin was seized upon immediately by some seeking to get publicity and maintain the image as minority defenders. The shooting of Martin might have been unjustified, might have had racial overtones. But the often overlooked fact is that this is as yet unknown. The media, along with such African Americans as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who rushed to Sanford, Florida, where the shooting occurred, to speak on national TV (before they knew the facts but knew a major publicity opportunity when they saw one), was hard on George Zimmerman, the community guard who shot Martin. Zimmerman is a Hispanic, but much of the media described him as white Hispanic--to recall past white- black race problems. Some of the media showed pictures of Zimmerman’s bleeding head, which Zimmerman claimed was caused after Martin surprised him, knocking him down and was beating on his head on the pavement. If that’s true, what was Zimmerman supposed to do? Zimmerman is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, whereas Martin was 6 foot 1 inches tall and much younger, 17. Zimmerman is 28. One news network admitted it was wrong in claiming Zimmerman had showed no head injuries. There were also initial claims Zimmerman made a racist comment. That too was later shown to be wrong. But Zimmerman had been involved in two prior dubious incidents. None of this refutes the fact that the killing of Martin was a tragedy that should have been avoided at almost any cost. But if a guard is attacked and being beaten, can one expect him to show the desired

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long jail sentence is justified if Zimmerman overreacted. He was the legal community guard, attacked, and perhaps did overreact. But then what would a night surprise attacker of a guard expect the guard to do? An unintimidated and fair jury and judge will decide.

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The snowbirds have flown north after their time in sunny Florida, but are finding that the sun isn’t shining up here as much as it was when they were down in the Sunshine State. It’s even been a little cool, with sprinkles of rain off and on. But that’s weather, and we hafta take it as it comes. Saw in last week’s paper that weekend forecasts will be coming out on a regular basis. Good luck on that one! . . . . Local dartball players will be happy to collect their trophies come this Wednesday night, two Bath teams, but it was the Northampton team that collected all the marbles again. Congrats to all! . . . .Let’s hope the weather’s nice and the farmers market down at Green & Race Streets gets off on the right foot on Friday, the 18th of May . . . .Same goes for next Saturday, the 19th, when it’s the community yard sale in town. Here’s hoping we see stands set up in all the yards and garages and make it a huge success. Elmira has been collecting things for years, and has an attic full. Maybe I can convince her to part with some of ‘em. You know the old saying: “One person’s junk may be somebody else’s treasure,” or something like that, not that there will be any junk, of course. Profits from yard sale fees will be going to Bath’s 275th Anniversary, as I get it, and they’ll need lots of gelt to put on a really big show this summer, especially for the parade in August. . . . Enjoyed reading about the fishing event the folks at Petersville Rod & Gun Club had for the Dream Come True kids. Hats off to the sportsmen for that project!! I hear Mike Schmalzer and his buddies from the Moore Township Lions will be having something like that for blind children and adults next month, and Jack Metcalf and some Bath Lions will be helping out. . . . Just

had a thought. If they get that gazebo built by next month or two, it might be nice to have a band concert there during the summer, maybe for the anniversary. Or if there’s not enough time to get it organized now, maybe have some music events next summer down at the park. . . . I hear Cassandra Jones showed the boys how to put worms on hooks when they had a break for fishing at a youth seminar. . . . . Time for my break. Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

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will write a grant application to the Northampton County Dept. of Community & Economic Development for $6,500 to purchase new playground equipment it has to be in by May 14. Another $2,000 grant will also be sought in CDBG funds for sidewalks, but Petrucci said it has to cover a large area, and not just one section. • It was announced that the Bath Farmers Market will open on Friday, May 18 at Keystone Park with 15 vendors. • Councilwoman Jennifer George expressed thanks to all who helped on the Earth Day clean-up. They did encounter a huge block of concrete in the stream that flows through the park, and it was questioned whose responsibility it is to remove it. Along that stream also are trees and heavy brush that Council believed could be trimmed down by local Boy Scouts. Solicitor Marles said they would probably need an okay from the Pa. Fish Commission. But years ago, when the foliage was developed, Pa. DCNR commended the borough. Two weeks ago, a Danielsville man lost his life when his pick-up truck hit a tree at that site.

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The May meeting of the Lehigh Township Lioness Club was held recently at the Blue Mountain Drive-In in Danielsville. Aubrie Eaton, a senior at Northampton Area High School, was honored as the outstanding Lehigh Township student. Her mother, Angie Eaton, and grandmother, Mary Lou Walck, were also in attendance. Aubrie listed all of the activities she is involved in at school and the community and told about her plans to further her education. Aubrie's mother and grandmother were presented with flower plants and Aubrie received a gift from the Lehigh Township Lionesses. Giving recognition to an outstanding Lehigh Township student,

along with a gift, has been an annual tradition of the club. Speaker for the evening was Mary Ann Endy, a Lehigh Township resident, who spoke about her salt and pepper shaker collection. She displayed many of the unique sets in her collection. She started collecting salt and pepper shakers in 1966 and has a large variety of sets to be proud of. She explained how she acquired various sets and shared interesting information pertaining to her hobby. Pat Amey, Louise Rabenold and Beverly Putt were in charge of the program. The next monthly meeting will be held on June 7. Installation of new officers will take place then.

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Christiana Rizzo and Colleen O'Reilly of Sacred Heart School were recently awarded the Bishop's Scholar Award for students attending diocesan high schools next year. Christiana will attend Allentown Central Catholic High School and Colleen will be attending Bethlehem Catholic High School. They were recently recognized in a special ceremony at DeSales University with Bishop John O. Barres and Pastor of Sacred Heart School, Msgr. Francis Nave. – Contributed photo

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Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday, May 12 by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania for distribution to agencies serving area families in need. Letter Carriers will be aided by volunteers from Teamsters Local #773, the Rutgers Alumni Club of the Lehigh Valley, and the Northampton County Probation Department. To participate in the drive, leave factory-sealed, nonperishable food items in a visible place by your mailbox before your regular delivery on Saturday, May 12th. Be sure to put everything in a sturdy bag that is clearly marked so your Letter Carrier knows to collect it. Truck drivers from the Postal Service and Teamsters Local #773 will then make a special delivery of your generosity to Second Harvest Food Bank, where it will be inspected and sorted for distribution to where it is so desperately needed in our neighborhoods. The items most needed by Second Harvest include cereal, peanut butter, pasta, rice, tuna, and canned soup, fruits, or vegetables. You can also donate non-food items such as diapers and personal care items like shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant. For safety reasons, non-glass containers are preferred. Last year, Letter Carriers delivered more than 300,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest and its member agencies bringing the total collection for Stamp Out Hunger! history in the Lehigh

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The job Nolan Ryan has done (and his manager and players) is a major story in the Majors. Winners of the ALCS, the Rangers are the choice for many for another title, perhaps the World Se-

ries this year. The Rangers have excellent pitching. In the first two weeks of 2012 play they lost only two games! A major challenger in the play offs last year was Detroit but they tamed the Tigers. Fortunately, perhaps, for the Tigers, the two teams meet only three more times this year. By playoff time this year, interestingly, the Tigers could have a better team with the return of Victor Martinez. The expected playoff rematch will be closely watched by millions of fans.

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Plenty Of Opportunity Remains For Spring Gobbler Hunters For those spring gobbler hunters who may feel the hunt is already over because of the early spring, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials report that there is still plenty of time to harvest a gobbler. 
“Our three years of radiotelemetry data show that hen turkeys did not begin incubating nests any earlier this year than the previous two years, even though we experienced a warm, dry early spring” said Mary Jo Casalena, Game Commission wild turkey biologist. “That’s because nesting is triggered more by photoperiod (amount of daylight) than weather. So, that warm spell we experienced in March was just a bit too early for most hens to begin laying eggs.” 
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lay a complete clutch before they begin the 28 days of incubation. This ensures the entire clutch hatches within a 24hour period. Also, hens readily abandon nests during egglaying if they are disturbed, so it makes sense not to incubate until she’s sure of her nest location. 
“We’ve been monitoring when radioed hens begin incubating their clutches, and comparing the dates to data collected back in the 1950s and 1960s across the state to determine if Pennsylvania hens are now nesting earlier, and they aren’t,” Casalena said. “The average date of nest incubation remains around the first week of May. 
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Lillian Miller, age 8, harvested a jake turkey on the first day of mentored youth spring gobbler season in Moore Township. She was hunting with her younger sister, Emma, her grandfather, Barry Kish, and her father, Michael Miller. This is Lilly's second turkey since she started hunting at age 6. Exactly a week later Emma, age 6, went out hunting with her father and she shot her first turkey! She also shot a jake. The girls’ mother said, “We are very proud of our daughters and the dedication they have for the sport of hunting and their love of the outdoors. We'd like to thank the Pennsylvanian Game Commission Mentored Youth Program for allowing children to learn about hunting and the outdoors,” Sarah Miller said. She added , “If you have any questions or comments about our decision to teach our children the sport of hunting please contact me directly at 609-3381131. We would be more than happy to address your concerns or answer any questions you may have.”


turkey hunters because now that these hens have begun incubating, gobblers are becoming lonely and may come to a hunter’s call more readily. So, do not give up hope, there is still plenty of time to harvest a tom.” 
The Game Commission radio-telemetry study continues for two additional springs, and agency biologists will continue to record nest incubation dates of each radioed hen.

“With more than 50 radioed hens each year thus far, we have a decent sample size,” Casalena said. “This year, we only recorded one early nester, an adult hen beginning incubation March 29. But, last year, with the cool, wet spring, our earliest incubation date was three days earlier, March 26. In 2010, we didn’t have a hen begin incubation until April 6.” 
The early spring did, however, cause leaves to emerge

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early, which will make it more difficult for hunters to hear and see their target. 
“With the early green-up, it will be even more important to consider using a fluorescent orange band to alert other hunters to your stationary location or to wear some orange while moving,” Casalena said. 
Pennsylvania turkey hunters also are reminded that, beginning on Monday, May 14, they will be permitted to hunt from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. The expanded hunting hours will continue through the last day of the season, which is Thursday, May 31. 
“The 2011 spring gobbler season was the first year of all-day hunting during the second half of the season, and the overall harvest was a slight decrease from the 2010 harvest,” Casalena said. “Afternoon harvest comprised six percent of the total reported harvests and 22 percent of the harvest during the all-day portion of the season. During the all-day season, 78 percent of the harvest occurred before noon.” 
For the afternoon segment, Casalena said the majority of the harvest occurred between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., with the last reported harvest at 8:35 p.m. (NOTE: Hunting hours closed between 8:39 p.m. in the eastern part of the state, and 9:11 p.m. in the western part of the state.) 
“The Game Commission will continue to monitor the afternoon harvest in relation to population trends and age class of gobblers to gauge the impact of all-day hunting,” Casalena said. “Of the 49 states that conduct turkey seasons, 34 have all-day hunting for all or part of the season, including Maryland, Ohio and Virginia.”


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DALE MILLER received the 2012 Good Scout Award and citations from the Pa. House of Representative and Senate. Shown with him are emcee Al Edelman, Jr. and Rep. Marcia Hahn. – Home News photo

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The annual Cement Belt Breakfast, which brings many community and business leaders together in support of scouting, was held on Thursday morning, May 3 at the BarnHouse Village in East Allen Township. Highlighting the event was the presentation of the 2012 Good Scout Award from Minsi Trails Council and the North Valley District, Boy Scouts of America, to Dale Miller, proprietor of Miller

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what he’s learned, and the experiences he has enjoyed. In accepting the Good Scout Award, Miller said scouting has meant much to him. He first joined Boy Scouts in 1960 as a part of Troop 54, one of three troops in Northampton. He received awards as he advanced through the ranks, finishing as a Life Scout with 18 merit badges. His scoutmaster was Richard “Cook” Cuth, Sr., who Edelman said had the mentality of a drill sergeant. In business, Miller had worked at 84 Lumber, and then for Paul Kozero, with whom he became a partner in the Kozero and Miller store in Weaversville, that has since grown to become Miller Ace Hardware at Savage Rd. & Rt. 329 in Allen Township. Miller has continuously supported youth-oriented programs, and the Eagle Scout service projects, along with the Cement Belt Friends of Scouting program. His efforts also received recognition from the Pa. State House of Representatives, when a citation from them was given by Rep. Marcia Hahn of the 138th District. She noted how boys stick with scouting no matter how many other activities they have. The citation was sponsored by Reps. Hahn and Julie Harhart. Another citation was given from the State Senate, sponsored by Senators Pat Browne and Lisa Boscola. Edelman said that $7,000 was raised from contributions given by the businesses and community leaders represented at the breakfast. Serving as table hosts were P. J. Connolly of Bath Supply, Rep. Hahn, Mike Jenkins of Jenkins Machines, John Pavis of Newhard Pharmacy, Aaron Schisler of Schisler Funeral Homes, and Edelman of Air Products & Chemicals. Mrs. Michelle Morrow, a long-time scouting leader, had charge of registration.

• Council approved a $25 fee for a reunion of the Bath Public School’s Class of 1948 to meet at the Ciff Cowling pavilion in August, or at the Keystone Park pavilion if it is repaired in time. Petrucci said paper work is up-to-date with FEMA in regard to reimbursement for flood damages at Keystone Park. • There remains a question about how many parking spaces will be at the lot on W. Northampton St. – rented, for use by a pizzeria, and the public. • Tax Collector Debra Mills reported $90,000 still to be collected in real estate taxes out of a total of $670,000. There remains about $72,000 in tax delinquencies of past years. • Councilwoman Kathryn Roberts questioned about whether there should be a choice between Colonial Regional Police and Moore Township Police Department, considering the amount of


THE HOME NEWS May 10-16, 2012 money spent for police protection. Council president Robert Fields said Moore Township may offer a quote later on regarding costs. This was a topic at executive session. It may be taken for granted that a man is as old as he feels until he tries to prove it.

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Northampton Borough Council on Thursday gave approval to a Boy Scout’s Eagle project of stream restoration in the Hokendauqua Creek. Ryan Heydt of Troop 72, Fogelsville, told Council he wants to plant trees and shrubs and put in a kiosk and picnic tables at the local site, so that people can have a place to relax. He said it would also be a place for the kids who go to the skate park

to have something to do and enjoy nature. Heydt figures it would take about a month to complete the work with the help of other scouts and funding from Trout Unlimited. Complaint Heard A Cherryville Road resident complained to Council about what he perceives to be an “illegal” repair business operated by a neighbor father and son. He termed it a “used car parking lot” more than a residential property,

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with cars and trucks being repaired on a regular basis. Council was told he called Zoning Officer Julieann Edelman and requested Detective Glenn Deist to check it out. But they found no proof of money changing hands. Solicitor William McCarthy said what he provided was circumstantial evidence, and advised him to keep monitoring the situation. When told that he would need to have a zoning hearing, the resident said it would “cost money that I can’t afford.” Other Matters • Only one firm bid on stone and bituminous projects for both the borough and water authority. And so the contract for that was approved for Eastern Industries to supply cold patch, 2A modified stone, anti-skid material, and super pave and binder. Council then closed the bids. • East Allen Twsp. Parks & Recreation Dept. was given permission to use the borough’s band trailer for an event on June 30. • Permission was also granted the Northampton Exchange Club to have their 64th annual Jack Frost Parade on Thursday, Oct. 18, with a rain date of Oct. 25. With that, Council also voted to change their meeting night that week to Wednesday, Oct. 17. • Another request that was approved was the use of the 26th St. Park large pavilion on Sunday, June 24 by Lions District 14-K. On that day, MVP awards and scholarships will be presented to players from the June 3 All-Star Games that will take place at Andy Leh Stadium in Nazareth, sponsored by Dist. 14-K Charitable Enterprises.. • A list of summer employees was approved. All but six of them worked for the borough last year.


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• “No Parking” signs will be posted on the north side of Hotel Alley from Newport Ave. to Railroad St., when a resident observed that it would cause difficulty if people parked there and emergency vehicles needed access. Council also agreed to Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr.’s request to put lines for parking spaces on Newport Ave. • Michael Bernini was appointed to serve on the Community Development Block Grant committee, left vacant when Councilman Joseph Leitgeb, Jr. passed away recently. Committee Reports Councilman Robert Coleman and others congratulated people who came out to honor Sgt. Adam Keys, who has returned home from Afghanistan, where he was critically wounded in the war. Many emergency vehicles, including the fire department, mo-

torcyclists including Gregory and Ronald Moyer, and Don Szerencits with his classic automobile were among participants. Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Jr., reported that the final dance of this season at the recreation center will be on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. . . .He also noted that the community swimming pool will open on June 2 and close on August 18, with season passes now available at the rec center. Councilman Robert McHale announced that Paw Prints on the Canal will be held on Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the borough’s K-9 program. There will also be a rabies vaccine clinic at the emergency squad building that day. . .McHale also reported $1,300 in permit fees received Continued on page 13

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Nazareth Bikefest Saturday, May 19 The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Vigilance Hose Fire Company to host for the first time, the Nazareth Bikefest. The event will take place on Saturday, May 19th from 12 Noon until 7 p.m. in historic downtown Nazareth. The event will feature a bike show with three prize categories including Nostalgic, Custom and Antique. Prizes will be awarded. To enter your bike in the show, please contact Eric Herman at: ericheckman@verizon. net. In addition to the bike show, there will a stage of live bands throughout the entire event, a food court, beer garden and various craft vendors. Several non-profit organizations will also be in

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NCC signs exchange Agreement with Afghan college Representatives of Northampton Community College (NCC) and Reshad Institutes, in Maimana City, Faryab Province, Afghanistan, have agreed to enter into a cooperative relationship

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was observed to have a green, leafy substance all over his shirt. The passenger was identified as Antony Bedoya, 19, of the 4700 block of Janet Lane in Hanover Township, Northampton County. A search of the car produced a small amount of synthetic marijuana. It was sent to the Pa. State Police labs for analysis. The report came back that the synthetic marijuana was found to contain a controlled substance, schedule 1. Charges were filed with District Judge James Narlesky.

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Colonial Regional Police saw Andrew O’Keefe, 18, of 2675 Woodside Dr., Bethlehem in his vehicle on Kim St., Hanover Township, Northampton County, at 6 p.m. April 30 while investigating a disturbance call. Police found marijuana related drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. O’Keefe was released from custody and charges will be filed with District Judge James Narlesky’s office for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Baked Chicken & Filling includes one side, small drink and dessert OR Delmonico Steak & Baked Potato, soup and salad and one vegetable. Weekday Specials: ALL YOU CAN EAT (main course) Monday: Meatloaf with Vegetable and Potato Tuesday: Spaghetti with Meat sauce incl. garlic bread and salad. Wednesday: Liver and Onions. • Thursday: Chicken Fingers. Friday: Fish and Shrimp. b


Mothers for Life

God told Adam, “When you eat from [the tree of the knowledge of good and evil] you will surely die.” (Genesis 2:17) That included Eve who, moments later, would be masterfully formed as a perfect complement to the man. “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.” (Genesis 3:6) She should have died. On the spot. After doing exactly what the Lord told them not to do, Adam and Eve were disciplined. Painful labor was dished out – in her child-bearing and in his work. Every action has consequences. These had serious ones. The two went into hiding and dressed themselves with tailored leaves. Then the Lord did the unexpected as he replaced their leafy coverings with garments of skin. He showed Grace for in order for there to be animal hides to cover humans, there had to be a death. Then “Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.” (Genesis 3:20) The mother of all the living! Not death, Life. Free for the taking because of a death and shed blood. Let this be encouragement to be life-giving mothers. Mothers for life. Eve should have died. She did what her creator specifically told her not to do and expected death to be her punishment. Instead, a ransom was made. A slaughtered animal provided bloody garments. And grace given at the expense of an innocent one. Life replaced death. Because of what has been handed to you – single parenthood, an unfaithful husband, two part-time jobs, frail aging parents – it would be easy to distribute bitter, deadly poison. Instead, you can give kindness, gentleness, patience. Grace in its various forms, life to replace death. You can freely receive His grace; then, freely give it out. To your children, husband, friends and neighbors. To your coworkers, parents even to your enemies; A mother for life. 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 MonThurs 7:30am Fri. 8am. SALEM U.C.C., Bath. Sun 9am SS, 8/10:15am W SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. Sun – 9:30am W ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth Sun –10am W, 9:45am SS 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. Sun –8/10:15am, 9am SS ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun 8/10:45am W 9:15 CE ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-7673107 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 Indian land, Cherryville. Sun - Adult & youth, 9am SS; 10:15am W ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northamp-

ton .PA Sun- 9am SS, 10:15 W VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton Sun - 9:30am BS; 10:45am W WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, Sat – 9:30am W, - 10:45am SS ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN CHURCH, Northampton 610-2611812 ZION’S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville. Sun- 9:00am SS, 10:15 W ZION WESLEYAN, Pt. Phillip. Sun- 9:00am SS, 10:15 W 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. * Please send Church Schedules and activities to Or mail bulletins to PO BOX 39, BATH PA 18014. Church Directory is a free listing of area Churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions or more information.

Groundbreaking Bethany Wesleyan Church at Cherryville will have a ground breaking ceremony Sunday, May 20 for a new 1,200 seat multi-purpose auditorium.

St. Peter’s UCC

8142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton




May 10-16, 2012

Jim Snyder, Pastor Maranatha Family Christian Fellowship Nazareth, Pa.

St. Peter’s U.C.C. 8142 Valley View Rd. Seemsville, Northampton

610-837-7426 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship


Don’t Fogert our Annual Car Show Featuring ELVIS: Sat. May 19 from Noon to 5 PM. Bring your lawn chairs.



“There Are No Strangers Here,

St. Peter’s U.C.C. 8142 ValleyOnly View Rd. Friends We Haven’t Met!” Seemsville, Northampton 610-837-7426

“There A re No Strangers Here, Only Friends We Haven’t Met!”

12 THE HOME NEWS May 10-16, 2012

Obituaries Robert E. Lee Danner, Sr.

Anna Jarema and Elizabeth Erdie; five brothers, Stephen, Matthew, Wendell, George Jan. 19, 1933 – June 17, 2011 and Anthony; and son-in-law, Services for Robert “Bob” Dusty Kistler. E. Lee Danner, Sr., formerly Services are today (Thursof Nazareth, will be held this day) at 9:15 a.m. in Reichel FuSaturday. A private graveside neral Home, 220 Washington service will be held Saturday Park, Nazareth, followed by May 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in a Mass of Christian Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Naza- Holy Family Catholic Church, reth. Relatives and friends Nazareth. Memorials: In lieu are invited to call 9:30 to 11:00 of flowers, donations can be a.m. in the Schmidt Funeral made to Holy Family Church Home, P.C., 407 Belvidere St., in c/o the funeral home. Nazareth.

John “Lefty” Erdie

March 7, 1922 – May 5, 2012 John Lefty Erdie, 90, of Nazareth, died in the home he built on Saturday, May 5. He was the husband of Anna M. Franczak Erdie. John was a Tech Sgt. in the Signal Corps of the US Army serving for 3 years in Europe and North Africa during World War II. He has since been a supporting member of the Eckley E Patch Post 470, Bath American Legion. John worked with Tony Franczak as a painter and paper hanger, and also worked for 30 years at Nazareth Steel Fabricators. John was involved in several local social organizations such as the East Lawn Fire Company and Nazareth Jacksonian Club. Born March 7, 1922 in Nazareth, he was one of 12 Children born to Wendell and Mary Searock Erdie. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth. He was also associated with the parish's Holy Name Society and a lifetime member of the Holy Family Sick and Relief Society. In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, John Jack of New Paltz, NY; daughters, Sharon Kistler of Boyertown, Eileen Paukovits, and Sandra Lichtenwalner all of Nazareth; five grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, brothers, Michael Charles, and Joseph Erdie and sister, Maryanne Schwartz. He was predeceased by two sisters,

Carol A. Genovese

Carol A. Genovese, 60, of North Catasauqua, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Carol was last employed by Wells Fargo as a Customer Services Representative for 2 month prior to her illness. Prior to she worked in customer service for Integrated Marketing, now Par-Exel of Whitehall for 13 years. Before that she was the assistant Manger for the Burger King, for 10 years. She was a longtime member of the American Club in Coplay. She was a 1970 graduate of Whitehall High School. She continued her education earning an Associates degree in Computer Programming and Allentown Business School. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel Genovese and Helen (Torba) Genovese of Cementon,. Surviving along with her Mother Helen are a daughter, Jennifer L. Costello of Schnecksville, son, Eric H. Dreisigmeyer of N. Catasauqua, and a granddaughter. She was predeceased by her Brother; Ronald Genovese and Sister; Phyllis Miller. Services were held on Friday May 4, 2012 at the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society C/O the funeral home. On-line condolences may be offered to the family at www.

Rowland E. Kreglow

June 3, 1929 -- April 29, 2012 Rowland E. Kreglow, 82, of Northampton, died Sunday April 29 in his home. He was the husband of Mary (Shelak)

Kreglow. Born June 3, 1929 in North Coplay, he was the son of the late George and Linda (Bartoni) Kreglow. Rowland retired in 1992 from the Keystone Cement Company after many years of service. Rowland also worked part time at the Willowbrook Golf Course and was a member of the golf league. He honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps., during the Korean Era and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the Northampton Veteran of Foreign Wars post 4714, Catholic War Veterans Post # 454 and Bath American Legion Post # 470. Rowland was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton. He won an American League State Golf Championship Tournament. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Kreglow, of Los Angeles, CA; two grandchildren, one great granddaughter. Services were held last Friday in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton. Arrangements were handled by the Reichel Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors was in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery.

Carl R. Lindenmoyer

Sept. 6, 1932 – April 28, 2012 Carl R. Lindenmoyer, 79, of Nazareth, died April 28, 2012 in Easton Hospital. He and his wife Betty Martin Lindenmoyer. Carl was a crane operator at Posh Construction in Bethlehem for 20 years until his retiring. He gave 60 years of service to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local # 542. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Carl was born September 6, 1932 in Nazareth, son of the late Alfred and Edna Beidler Lindenmoyer. Carl was a member of St. John's U.C.C., Nazareth. He was a member of the American Legion Post #415, VFW Post # 4366 and the East Lawn Fire Co., all of Nazareth. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Michael of Palmer Township and Steven of Nazareth; daughter, Sharon of Nazareth; four granddaughters. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Wunderly; and brothers, Raymond and Ralph Lindenmoyer. Services were held at noon on Wednesday in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial with military honors in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s U.C.C. Church, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

Robert C. Morris, Jr.

Frances Bensing Funeral Director

John h. simons supervisor

Feb. 18, 1924 – May 5, 2012 Robert C. Morris, Jr., 88, of East Allen Township, formerly of Allentown, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg Campus. He was the husband of C. R. “Becky” (Beck) Morris with whom he shared

65 years of marriage on May 3rd. Robert attended Allentown High School and later honorably served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked many years for the Bethlehem Steel Co. and retired from Class Janitor Supply, Allentown. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 18, 1924, he was a son of the late Robert C. Sr. and Lillian (Market) Morris. Surviving in addition to his wife, Becky, are two sons, Charles and Donn; daughter, Linda; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings and grandson, Rev. Joseph Morris. Services are private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Moorestown – Bath. Contributions: may be made in memory of Robert to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Brian J. Shiner, Sr.

November 2, 1981 – May 3, 2012 Brian J. Shiner, Sr., 30, of Lehigh To w n s h i p , passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Brian attended Northampton High School where he was on the football, baseball and wrestling teams. He worked for Cornerstone Masonry, Bowmanstown. Brian enjoyed snowboarding, and he served as a snowboard instructor at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Born in Allentown on November 2, 1981, he was a son of William S. and Vickie J. (Shiner) Wright of Moore Township. In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his son, Brian J. Shiner, Jr. of Bangor; and the love of his life Jerrel; maternal grandmother, Jean P. (Fritchman) Fulper of Lehigh Township; paternal grandfather, Wilber O. Wright of Palmer Township; brother, Jonathan D. Weaser of Moore Township; uncles, David J. Shiner of Lehigh Township and Donald F. Behler of Nazareth, along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, George Fulper in 2006, paternal grandmother, Theresa (Harkins) Wright in 1999, as well as his uncle, James L. Shiner in 2011 and his aunt, Deborah J. Shiner in 2007. Services are private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Moorestown – Bath. Contributions may be made in memory of Brian to his family in care of the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Bath, PA 18014.

Colleen B. Smith

Nov. 28, 1962 – May 2, 2012 Colleen B. Smith, 49, of Northampton, died on

Wednesday, May 2 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of Ronald L. Smith, Jr. with whom she shared 19 years of marriage. She was a graduate of Northampton High School class of 1981. Colleen served as the site manager for OBGYN Associates of the Lehigh High Valley, Laurys Station for more than 20 years. Colleen was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church, Klecknersville. Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on November 28, 1962, she was a daughter of Carl “Terry” and Diane M. (Huston) Davis of Point Phillips. In addition to her husband, Ronald and her parents, she is survived by her children, sons, Heath R.H. and Jordan R.A. Smith and daughter, Quinn B.S. Smith all at home; brother, Kirk Davis of Allentown; sister, Lynette Portell of Lakeland, Florida; maternal step-grandfather, Morris Kurnal of Point Phillips, along with a niece and two nephews. Services were held last Saturday in the Covenant United Methodist Church Klecknersville. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Moorestown – Bath. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Colleen to the Children’s Education Fund c/o George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Bath, PA 18014.

Thomas E. Volkert A celebration of life service for Thomas E. Volkert, who passed away on December 5, 2011, will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 12 Noon at the Hickory Hills Club House, 121 Hickory Hills Drive, Bath, PA 18014. A luncheon will immediately follow the service.

Golden Gleams The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. He is bare of news who speaks ill of his mother. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise.



“Serving Families Since 1853”

• Traditional Funerals • Cremation Services • Pre-Planning Available

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610-837-6451 243 S. Walnut St., Bath, PA 18014

Northampton Continued from page 9

for construction projects in April. • Councilman Keith Piecienski reported that playground mulch is now being purchased from Palmer Nursery for use under rides in the tot lots, at a savings of $400 yearly. . . .Repairs will be made to the community center parking lot by the public works department, which is also busy cutting grass at the local parks and on abandoned properties. • Councilman Ed Pany announced that the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum will be open May 13 and 14, and every Sunday until October. Police Chief Ron Morey will preside over D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies this Thursday, May 10 in the Queenship of Mary Church basement at 1 p.m., and again on May 24 at Siegfried Elementary School. Permission was given for

the fire department to take a fire truck to Harrisburg’s Farm Show Arena on May 1820. Northampton A.A. will have an opening ceremony on Erdosy Drive, and it will be blocked off from Ridge Alley to Laubach Ave. Progress is being made with laying of bricks on the memorial plot and it will be completed in time for the May 28 Memorial Day ceremonies. Robert Solderich, Mayor Tom Reenock and others are working daily on the project. Handicap ramps will be put on 9th and 10th Sts. from Main St. east to the borough line.

Moore Twsp. Continued from page 1

that Playground in the Park will be held on July 16 to 20 and July 23 to 27, and the board okayed spending $800 for the program; concerning

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the spring growth of dandelions, Laubach was told that Tashner and Doug Walker of Northampton County Seed Co. will do a walk around the fields; “No Parking” signs will be removed along a dirt road at the rec area, while the wording on other “No Parking “ signs will be enlarged. • An outdoor furnace ordinance has been proposed, which allows burning of clean wood, but no trash. The ordinance was reviewed by the Planning Commission and Solicitor David Backenstoe will advertise it for a hearing. • Payment of $95,340 in bills was approved and Gable said the balance is $225,334, which is about $85,000 ahead of last year. Monthly Reports POLICE – The report for April showed: 279 incidents; 44 warnings / verbal and written notices; 31 traffic citations; 4 arrests (1 D.U.I.; 1 possession, 1 non-traffic citation defiant trespass, 1 warrant fugitive from justice); 2 reportable and 3 non-reportable accidents. FIRE & AMBULANCE – March: 11 fire calls (7 fires, 1 auto accident, 2 automatic fire alarms, 1 mutual aid with Lehigh Twsp. for brush fire); 27 ambulance calls; with 263 man-hours of fire and ambulance training. April: 10 fire calls (6 fires, 2 accidents, 2 mutual aid – Lehigh Twsp. accident and Lower Saucon mountain fire); 29 ambulance calls; 64 man-hours for fire and ambulance training.

THE HOME NEWS tions. Registration forms may be picked up at the Bath Anniversary store at 147 E. Main St. on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The pageant is open to young women ages 18-22. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Miss Bath Chairperson and Miss Bath 1987 Trudy Unangst at 610-837-7531 or by email at Parade The Bath 275th Anniversary Parade is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 at 1 pm with a rain date of Sunday the 19th. Any organization interested in being in the parade, please contact Barry Fenstermaker at 610-837-8448. Organizers are urging all community groups in the Bath, Moore Twsp., Allen and East Allen Twsp. areas to be a part of the parade. Ecumenical Service An ecumenical worship

May 10-16, 2012


service will be held at Sacred Heart Church at 6pm, on Sunday, August 12. There will be a hospitality hour following the service. Kids Night at the Park Kids night will be held on August 14th at Ciff Cowling Park Pavilion from 5 to 9pm. The event will include unlimited use of many moon bounces and games for $2.00 per child, face painting, crafts, and "The Bobby Siegfried Band" from 7-9 p.m. All are invited to attend this event! Concert in the Park "The Rifters" will be playing at Ciff Cowling Pavilion on August 16 from 7pm to 9pm.

Most Annoying “Does your husband talk in his sleep?” “No, and it’s terribly exasperating. He just grins.”


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The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. It is illegal to deny housing to families with children under 18 years of age unless the housing qualifies as "housing for older persons."

For Sale HEISLER’S BATTERY OUTLET Chainsaws sharpened and new chains by the foot. All types of batteries, factory seconds and first line. Call: 610-262-8703 TN TOP SOIL $225 Tri-Axle load. Landscape-Boulders-Mushroom Soil. Light Excavating. Call 610-2162044. (10/25) 1976 14x70 2 Bedroom Mobile Home for sale in Slatington area **Must be Moved** New floors in kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and both bedrooms. Includes central air unit and new furnace bought in 2010. Some updates needed, priced accordingly. $6500.00 OBO. Call 484788-1737 for more info. (5/10) 1972 Sears Modified Garden Tractor SS12, 2 cyl, 14HP 42” Deck $500. Call 610-262-0904 (5/10-5/17) Picnic table & 4 benches with backs 5’ 4” x 4’ 2” pressure treated wood Good Condition. $195 Call (610) 837-2150. (5/10)

For Rent Allen Township 2nd flr apt 3 bedroom, refrigerator, washer & dryer located on first floor new rugs W/G/S included. $800/month. 610 262 1604 (5/3-5/10)


Office – Business Space available along busy Route 248 in Berlinsville. Will remodel to suit tenant. Reasonable Rent. All utilities included. (610) 7673531 TN PARTY TENTS, TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR RENT OR SALE WE DELIVER AND SET UP ALL OUR TENTS 610-776-6225 W W W. PA RT Y T E N T S F O R RENTBYMARTY.COM (8/30)

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VIKING CONCRETE + MASONRY 30 Years exp. On all kinds specialize in small jobs Free Est. Quality work 484-725-5388. (5/10-5/31)

Slatington 2 bedroom 2nd flr. apt. Private entrance large open living room dining room combo adult building pet conditional Heat W/S/G incl. $725/month. Call 610-262-1144. (5/10-5/17)

We Remove Junk! Attic Basements, Cleanouts, Appliances, Furniture, Construction Debris, Backyard Shed Tear-down, Swimming Pools, Old Hot Tubs etc. GO GREEN! Marth’s Disposal 610262-9021 or 610-842-5684. (12/31)

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CASH PAID For your unwanted guitars, fiddles and amplifiers. Buy-SellTrade Call Ron: 610-681-4613 TN

NORTHAMPTON Home For Sale. MOVE IN READY Great Location! Modern Kitchen. Newly painted, new furnace in March of 2011, new dishwasher in December of 2011, New flooring in bathroom and kitchen in October of 2011. Gas range new in July of 2010. This is a 3 bedroom home with a heated 3rd floor being used as a 4th bedroom. Third floor could even be used as two bedrooms if needed. Parking pad in rear of property for one car, but could park another or even stretch it to 3. Coldwell Banker Heritage R E.,Susan Krause 610-2508880x347 or 484-951-4331 (5/10-5/24)

services ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888-721-0275 (12/27) ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888653-7635. (12/27) DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888894-9442 (12/27) NAZARETH PLATE GLASS CO., INC. 27 Mauch Chunk Street Nazareth, Pa. HARVEY VINYL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS SOLAR ROOMS Storm Windows & Screens Repaired Insulated Glass, Plexiglass, Mirrors, Repairs made at your home. Free Estimates. Call Mike Matula 610-759-3682 Closed Saturdays TN NOTARY Billings Service Center 154 N. Walnut St., Bath, PA 610837-6291 Titles & Tags TN

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HOUSE PLANS Custom Drafting and Blueprinting – I will design your new dream home or home addition to suit your property, lifestyle, budget and you. Full time, quick service since 1980. Free estimates. Call Ron Eberts, Residential Designer: 610-6814613. TN

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Water Softeners & Purifiers Sales, service and repairs Since 1981 • Free estimates 610-837-9660 • PA002339 (5/10)

PAUL S. EVANS BUILDING CONTRACTOR, LLC Additions Remodeling Chimney Repairs Ceramic Tile. PA006229. 610-262-6646. TN R. C. SILFIES ROOFING CONTRACTOR All types of roofing. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. Randy C. Silfies owner. PA#036835 610837-8225 TN

Coming Events Christ UCC- Little Moore in Danielsville is holding a Longaberger/ Vera Bradley Bingo on Saturday May 19, 2012. Doors will open at 12 noon, Bingo starts at 1:30. Tickets are $20.00 in advance for 20 games. Deadline for ordering advance tickets is May 12th. Tickets will be $23.00 at the door. Kitchen will be open. Little Moore Church is located on the corners of Route 946 and Mink Road between Danielsville and Klecknersville. Please call 610-767-3459. (5/17)

Hawaiian dinner June 2 at Christ UCC Little Moore. Served Country Style between 3-6pm call Brenda at 610837 0680 before May 20 for tickets. NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR (5/10-5/17)

HOROSCOPE ************ Weekend Outlook TAURUS --April 21 to May 20--In the near future plan a Saturday when you do just as you please, even if it means staying in bed and reading all day.

Longenberger Basket & Pottery Bingo Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 323 Nazareth Pike Bethlehem. Sun. June 3. Bingo Starts at 1:30pm Doors open at 12:30pm $20 in advance and $25 at door. Kitchen will be open. Tricky Tray For Tickets call Kim 610-258-0343 (5/10)

GEMINI --May 21 to June 20--Stop being a disappointment to someone who loves you. You have too much pride to continue to project an image of laziness. CANCER --June 21 to July 22--Set a good ex- ample for young persons. You have more of an impact on them than you realize.

Used Book Drop Off through June 17th No textbooks, encyclopedias, condensed versions. 143 1st St. Nazareth. Benefits Make-AWish Foundation. FMI: (6/14)

LEO --July 23 to Aug. 22--Another promotion is due you in the very near future. You are surprised it is close to a previous one. VIRGO --Aug. 23 to Sep. 22--Yard work could be a good project this week if you will keep your pace slow and steady.


LIBRA --Sept. 23 to Oct. 22--Give some thought to your summer vacation. Study travel brochures and internet travel sites.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE 5/11-12 7:30-3 Pheasant Dr 3.5mi W of Bath on 248 Antiques/Collectibles, HH, Furn, Lamps, Clothes, Books New Items Daily - Come See (5/10)

SCORPIO --Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--You are in error if you uphold someone in their wrongdoing. You could be turning your back on someone doing the right thing. SAGITTARIUS --Nov 23 to Dec. 21--Plan a dinner for a few friends. Good food will set the stage for an enjoyable evening.

CARD OF THANKS The Family of the late James Lily would like to express our sincere Thanks to family, friends and neighbors for their kindness and thoughtfulness shown to us in this difficult time. We appreciate all the cards, floral and gift baskets, mass cards, baked goods and monetary donations. Special Thank you to the Reichel Family who helped us through this difficult journey and also Reverend Ken Klingborg for a beautiful service, the pall bearers, American Legion for the Military Honors and for the dove release. You will always be in our hearts. ~ Mary Ann Lily and family. (5/10)

WANTED Coordinator P/T Locate and screen host families, provide support and activities for exchange students. Make friends worldwide! www. (4/19-5/10) PINBALL MACHINES OLDER GUM BALL & CANDY MACHINES, PENNY ARCADE & ANY OLDER COIN OPERATED MACHINES CASH PAID CALL DARYL 610-7679135 TN Motorcycles and ATV’s 1990 or Newer Clean with Title - Cash Paid - Call Jason 610 780 6969. (4/19 – 10/11) VENDORS, BASKETS, GIFT CARDS Needed for Vendor Fair to benefit Cure Caitlin’s Cancer being held on June 10 at Petersville Rod & Gun Club. Caitlin is a 14 year old girl who has been diagnosed with Stage II Lymphoma. If you are interested in being a Vendor or donating Items and/or Gift Cards toward the Chinese auction please call Kim @ 908-235-2939 or email (5/10)

CAPRICORN --Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--If plans for a vacation are delayed, don’t be disappointed. You will have a great time. AQUARIUS --Jan. 20 to Feb. 18--Jealousy gains you nothing. Your position is secure, but you can certainly alienate another if you dwell on petty matters. PISCES --Feb. 19 to March 20--After work hours, you may feel like being a hermit. Quiet weekend trips with a loved one can fill the bill. ARIES --March 21 to April 20--A celebration in honor of someone you care about is in order this week. Plan a good dinner.

PUblic notice-Legal Special Meeting Moore Township Board of Supervisors The Moore Township Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Thursday May 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014. The purpose of the meeting is to open bids for the paving of South Penn Dixie Road, Seal Coating Sunny Hill and Sickle Roads, and paving of the Recreation Center roadway. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend. Richard K. Gable, Secretary Moore Township Board of Supervisors

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BATH BOROUGH AUTHORITY As required by State and Federal Regulations, the Authority has prepared their 2011 Annual Water Quality Report. This report was mailed to customers with the 1st quarter water bills. Additional copies are available at Bath Borough Authority Office and Borough Hall. Please call the Authority Office with questions. 610-837-0652 Monday thru Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm



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Cement Worker Of Month Mr. Jim Costello was reared in Coplay, graduating from Whitehall-Coplay High School in 1974. He started to utilize his interest in Science and Math by working on a surveying team for his uncle, Charles Costello. He recalls, “I enjoyed the work surveying property which later became residential and commercial developments.” The economy suffered a severe decline in the late 70’s marked by high inflation. Jim was unemployed, but after an intensive job search was hired by Coplay Cement, now ESSROC, at their new Nazareth plant in 1979. Jim said, “I started as a lab technician and worked under the supervision of my uncle, Kermit “Buddy” Kunkle. The employees welcomed me and I learned the principles of cement testing. Mr. Costello is presently the senior employee in the laboratory and has witnessed dramatic changes in procedures. Testing requiring hours when Jim started in 1979, have been improved by new technology, allowing tests to be reduced to minutes. He said, “I enrolled at Northampton Community College to study Computer Technology. In those days, you just couldn’t push a button, one wrote

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computer code. Presently, Jim does laboratory analysis of sophisticated equipment. ESSROC cement production adheres to strict standards set by the American Society of Testing Materials and the Cement and Concrete performance lab. ESSROC Cement is certified and used by Transportation Departments in eight neighboring states. They successfully adhere to all industry standards. Mr. Costello spends much of his work day compiling and checking reports for numerous government agencies. He states, “our employees are very professional and conscientious; each day I communicate with supervisors Bill Klemick, Kevin Schlamp, Jim Breiner, Don Kershner, Paul Tibbetts, and Roark Grammes, all good men!” Jim continued, “I enjoy all aspects of my job, it’s not redundant; there is always a new challenge around the corner.” Mr. Costello is a very humble, dedicated and knowledgeable employee. He works in an atmosphere where accuracy is of paramount importance to ensure a quality product. Jim has been married to the former Regina Wardensky for 34 years. An avid St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis

610-837-9582 Rams fan, he coached for the Northampton Athletic Association. The friendly couple is proud of son, Mark, a former fine Northampton High School athlete and daughter, Lisa, a Parkland School District teacher. The Costello’s reside in East Allen Township. We wish continued success to Mr. Costello and all my friends at ESSROC, hoping the economy will improve giving impetus to our local cement industry. The Home News is proud to recognize and honor a local cement worker.

Rain Barrel workshop This weekend The Bertsch-HokendauquaCatasauqua Watershed Association is hosting a build-yourown rain barrel workshop at Indian Trail Park at the junction of Indian Trail Road and Lehigh Drive (PA 248) in Lehigh Township from 9:00am to 12:00 noon this Saturday, May 12. Watershed Association members will provide all the materials and tools necessary to help you build your own fully- functioning rain barrel, ready for installation at home. Choose from three, one-hour long sessions from 9:00am10:00am, 10:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-12:00noon (eight participants or parties maximum per session). Rain barrels are great water saving devices and ideal for gardens. The cost of the work-

shop is $35, which includes a plastic 55-gallon drum and all the necessary parts and assistance to build a rain barrel. Registration and prepay-

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