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Moore Twsp. to lease Two vehicles for police By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Moore Township’s Board of Supervisors on May 7 voted to lease two new vehicles for the township police department from New Holland Auto Group. They are a 2013 Dodge Charger at $33,186 and a 2013 Ford Expedition at $38,404. Both will be equipped with a camera. Financing the cars will be through Susquehanna Bank. One present car will be used as a detective’s vehicle, while another will be used as a township vehicle. Action on Laws Solicitor David Backenstoe reviewed for the supervisors a proposed ordinance dealing with the Moore Township trash collection site. The facility is for Moore Township residents only and will accept yard waste consisting of sticks, weeds and leaves, but no grass. Residents only can also pick up mulch from the site at the township building.
Those persons or contractors from outside of the township who violate the ordinance would be subject to fines ranging from $250 to $600, with municipal employees enforcing it. The board voted to advertise the ordinance. Three other ordinances that were advertised were approved at last Tuesday’s meeting. One repeals the Park Board that was responsible for overseeing Moore Township Appalachian Park; another amends the Environmental Advisory Council ordinance so that now they will take on the park; and a third amends the township ordinance defining a solar energy system and a solar facility based on the amount of panels and energy. The EAC will groom existing trails in Appalachian Park, and permission was given for an Eagle Scout to put markers Continued on page 9
MetroTek reportedly ready To build two solar systems
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Published reports indicate that MetroTek, the solar energy company in Kunkletown, is ready to embark on installing solar arrays at two area schools. Their company president, Eric Abeshaus, has said that MetroTek hopes to install solar panels at both Lehigh and Moore elementary schools in Lehigh Township and Moore Township, both part of the Northampton Area School District. They feel that they can now go ahead with their plans
since they have cleared legal issues through the courts. However, there may still be one more obstacle, since Lehigh Township’s Board of Supervisors voted on May 7 to hire legal counsel to take still another appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Northampton Area School Board will be meeting on Monday, May 20, at 6 p.m., and this is expected to be a major topic on their agenda. MetroTek’s plans were to put in 7,000 panels covering four acres at Lehigh Elementary and 4,200 panels at Moore Elementary.
Gilroy and Collins lead at Bath Revitalization 5K
By: Alice Wanamaker The Home News
The third annual Revitalization Run and Walk was held at Firemen's Park and through-out the borough of Bath last Saturday. The rain stopped and the sun came out long enough for runners and walkers to participate in the 3.1-mile race. Pulling out in front of the pack of runners was Ryan Gilroy who finished in 18 minutes and 34 seconds. Gilroy had an early lead and held it finishing far in front of other runners. Trisha Collins led as overall female finishing in 27 minutes and 35 seconds. And for the second year in a row, Borough Manager Tom Petrucci took second place overall, finishing in 20 minutes and 51 seconds. Thirty-five runners and walkers departed Firemen’s Park at 9:30 a.m. The open road course took runners and walkers safely through the borough and challenged them on the final stretch of uphill roadway as they came back to Firemen's Park on North Chestnut St. After they crossed the finish line, runners were able to relax and recoup at the park with refreshments and light snacks provided by event sponsors. Prizes were awarded to top finishers in age brackets broken down by male and female. Continued on page 14
RUNNERS compete at the the 3rd annual Revitalization Run and Walk in Bath. The event was held Saturday, May 4th. – Home News photo
Herd wins Best Book Award for Maple Sugar The Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association presented the annual Excellence in Craft Awards during its Spring Conference banquet in Franklin, PA on Saturday, May 4. Awards chairman Brad Isles distributed awards to 16 individuals in 18 categories. There were 220 total entries. Tim Herd, Executive Director of Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission in East Stroudsburg, won Best Book Award for his
2011 book “Maple Sugar – “From sap to syrup. The history, lore and how-to behind this sweet treat.” Herd, a native of Bath, resides in Moore Township, Northampton County and taps his own silver maple trees. One of the POWA’s core awards, the Best Book Award alternates each year with the Best Radio/TV Program Award, which Herd won in Continued on page 7
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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Here we are in the middle of May already. How time does fly. It turned cool again on Monday and Tuesday, even with threats of frost overnight. The weather was great for the 5K run and walk on Saturday. I didn’t get to go though, since I was under the weather, but I hear most everybody had a great time. It was beautiful for Mother’s Day, too. . .Dartball players are done playing for the season, I hear, but are ready to feast at the annual banquet this Wednesday at the Newburg U.C.C. church. . . . The state Legion bowling tournament finished up last weekend, too, and local bowlers did all right. . . . Hats off to the East Allen Township firefighters on their new truck and the ceremony they had to show it off last week. Fire engines have come a long way over the years, and the volunteer firefighters everywhere around here are all doing a courageous job as they fight fires and do
rescue work. They all deserve a big pat on the back! . . . .Best of luck to the Northampton High School girls’ softball team as they start their tournament in the Lehigh Valley Conference. It never ceases to amaze me how the girls throw those softballs so fast they get strikeouts galore, even no-hitters. . . . Glad to see that things are moving right along, so that we oughta have a new pavilion at Keystone Park this summer. Let’s hope this one holds up against any future super storms. It was a shame to see the old one go that Jim Hartigan and his anniversary committee worked so hard for . . . . Speaking of anniversaries, I hear a book on the 275th should be coming off the presses real soon. Barry Fenstermaker, Fi Mirabito and the rest of the committee are excited about that. . . .And, while I think of it, Fi is running for mayor in next week’s primary election, so I’m sure she’s ex-
cited about that. Didn’t hear of any opposition as yet. Don Wunderler isn’t running as I get it. He did a great job during his term as Bath’s top executive. First class all the way. . . . I hope we don’t get frost, ‘cause the Governor Wolf Society is planning a big garden event this weekend, and there should be lots of nice flowers and plants to show people. . . . Sgt. Mike McGonigle from the Lehigh Township police had a graduation for his D.A.R.E. students up at that school a couple weeks ago, and this Tuesday Northampton’s Chief Ron Morey had another for the sixth graders at the Catholic regional school over there. Congrats to the youngsters who took their lessons seriously, and congrats to the local police for leading such a meaningful program to keep the youngsters on the straight and narrow without drugs or alcohol. . . .I hear more than 5,000 pounds of food were collected by the mail carriers in Bath last weekend. The food bank here and other places can use every bit of it. . . . Elmira made halupkies for supper, so it’s time to put the feed bag on. See ya!!
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Open Letter to the Residents & Business Owners in Bath The Bath Business and Community Partnership (BBCP) is currently working towards developing an effective communication process with the businesses in the Borough of Bath. The BBCP endeavors to include ALL Borough businesses in their initiatives. We have found that many times businesses are not always informed about BBCP events
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such as the Tree Lighting, The Revitalization 5K Run/Walk and Community Day because we have not been able to establish an effective communication process. As new events are organized, we want to have a communication effort using various types of media in place so that all businesses will be informed. Sincerely, Mary C Kositz Bath Business & Community Partnership
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Fight Like A Girl National Program Available in our Area Dawn Bittner, Fight Like A Girl Instructor, is on a mission to help the women and kids of our community and wants you to come out and learn how to Fight Like A Girl. You may not think that sounds very powerful, but it is. “Kym Rock’s Fight Like A Girl” program is a ten-year-proven program that teaches women and kids to think smarter and have the skills and awareness to keep themselves out of dangerous situations. Fight Like A Girl also trains women and girls to get away from an attacker, abuser or abductor - something we all need to know and practice. There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the United States and 1 in 3 women and children in our country become victims of violent abuse. Every day, over 2000 kids are abducted in the United States. Dawn Bittner is part of the Fight Like A Girl movement to stop the rampant violence in our community and Dawn says, “This program is important! Fight Like A Girl not only teaches personal violence prevention, but has a fitness allure that brings women together to empower them in their safety and helps them protect their kids. We’re bringing this fun, simple, effective program to you right here in Northampton County so we can make a difference together.” A seminar will be held this Saturday May 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MyFitnesCourt, 120 S. Walnut St., Bath. Pre-registration is available on their website (myfitnesscourt.com). Another seminar will be held on Wednesday June 19 at the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company 100 Stoke Park Road Bethlehem. Sign in at 6:30 pm and
the seminar begins at 7 pm. Girls and ladies ages ten and up are welcome and no experience or fitness level is required. Across the nation, the “Fight Like A Girl” movement will reduce abuse, abduction, rape and murder in the US, protect and save people from personal oppression and attacks. Change must begin somewhere, so let it be here and now for our kids and
Central Penn College Timothy Lahr, of Northampton, has been named to the Central Penn College Dean's List for the winter 2013 term. Lahr is currently majoring in Criminal Justice Administration. To qualify for the designation, a student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better for the term. Lycoming College - Kirsten Fischer of Nazareth, a sophomore majoring in biology, was named to Lycoming College's Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester. Thiel College - Cody Michael Danner, a sophomore theology & youth ministry major and a resident of Northampton, was among the 284 students from Thiel College who were named to The Bath Farmers' Market will the spring 2013 Dean's List. Danner has been on the Thiel mark its fifth season when it opens on Friday May 17, at 3 p.m. at KeyDean's List two times.
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Dawn Bittner citizens. Dawn Bittner is hosting this event to help unleash the powerful potential of people held back by abuse, past or present. The program aims to empower all women and children to have greater selfworth and the confidence to fulfill their dreams. Please spread the word to all your friends, get a group together and come out to a seminar to have some fun, learn and laugh a lot, develop unique and valuable personal protection skills and train yourself and your kids to be safer. For more info or to register call 610-746-3600 or email fightlikeagirlaction@ gmail.com. Or visit “Fight Like a Girl” events at www. actionkaratenazareth.com
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Millersville University of Pennsylvania - The following area students were recognized at Millersville University's Honors and Awards Convocation, held May 4, 2013 on campus in the Student Memorial Center Gregory J. Baldree of Nazareth, received the PSECU Scholarship, Allison N. Breiner of Northampton, received the Beatrice U. Datesman Scholarship, Class of 1940 Scholarship and Student of Academic Distinction, Russell J. Cool of Nazareth, received the Neimeyer-Hodgson Student Research Grant, Sarah E. Fink of Bath, received the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ScholarAthlete Award, Crista A. Snyder of Nazareth, received the Class of 1948 Scholarship.
The Bath Museum, located at Penn and Washington Streets (Bath Borough Building) will be open on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Admission is FREE and the building is handicapped accessible.
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stone Park in Bath. The season will run from May 17 until September 27, every Friday from 3 -7 p.m., rain or shine at the park. The market will host new and veteran vendors offering fresh, locally grown produce and handcrafted soaps, garden items and more. Some of the vendors to look for at the market this year include; Terra Fauna, Twin Maple Farm, Graver Farmstead, Covered Bridge Farm, Scholl Orchard, Hereford Country Store, Leigh’s Jams, Jellies, and Goodies, The Pie Shop, The Popcorn Pit, Point Phillips Farm and Daily Grind. With a slogan of “Get Fresh of Friday” the Bath Farmers Market helps shoppers celebrate the freshness of the locally grown and produced goods – meats, breads, fruits and veggies. The market will host free live entertainment, family events, basket raffles and activities for kids throughout the season. And if all of that is not reason enough to come out to Keystone Park on a Friday evening, here is one more: The Bath Farmers’ Market is one of the few area markets held in a grassy park where pets are always welcome! Last year a new gazebo was added to the market grounds where live music and other activities will be held throughout the season. So bring the entire family and let the kids get fresh air enjoying the park
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while mom and dad shop! Events that are planned for this year include a strawberry festival, Health Day, Blueberry Festival, the annual Duck Race, Sweet Corn celebration, Tomato Fest and much more. Find the Bath Farmers’ Market on Facebook to stay up to date with all of the great events that will be held throughout the year. So plan your regular Friday visit to the market to pick up your locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally raised grass fed meats, fresh baked breads, and more. It is a great place to connect with your neighbors and friends, meet farmers from the region, and know how and where your food is grown. And dollars spent with local farmers stay in the area helping to strengthen the local economy. Bath Farmers’ Market is a project launched under the umbrella of the Bath Business and Community Partnership (BBCP). The aim is to help breathe new life into downtown Bath, strengthen the local economy, give local farmers a venue to sell their produce and provide consumers with the opportunity to ‘buy fresh, buy local’. Parking is adjacent to the American Legion on Rte 329. The market is currently accepting applications for vendors for the 2013 season. If you are interested, details for applying can be found at www.bathfarmersmarket.org.
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Natural Perspectives For the Health-Minded Individual DR. GLENN CLEARIE DC www.drclearie.com
Whatâ€™s the Deal? Isnâ€™t it amazing that the things we want to do, we usually donâ€™t, and the things we donâ€™t want to do, we actually do! You know this is true! In the context of health and longevity, this can be frustrating and wreak havoc on our bodies. Why is this the case?! I recently heard a gentleman discussing that the single biggest reason for failure in achieving our weight loss and health goals is that we generally make commitments when we â€˜feelâ€™ one way and break our commitments when we â€˜feelâ€™ another. That is a pretty good perspective. The thought here is that we may say, for example, that â€œtoday I am going to start eating my vegetables and stay away from fast foodâ€?. This conviction and determination may have been made while it was a beautiful spring morning, the birds chirping, the flowers blooming, etc. You FEEL great, happy, ready for the new you. This is it. I am going to do this once and for allâ€Ś Then reality comes crashing through. You have a bad day at work, itâ€™s raining, someone backs into your car, your pet is sick, the kids come home with bad grades, etcâ€Śsuddenly you find your mood is in the gutter and you are spoon deep into Turkey Hill ice cream and a jar of chocolate syrup. Itâ€™s all over before you know what you have done! Same is true with gearing up to exercise. Itâ€™s easy to exercise when youâ€™re full of energy, happy, rested and ready to go. You are so happy and feeling great! But what occurs when you are tired, a lit-
tle achy, stressed from work, running late? Well, you probably are in the dumps again and skip the exercise. You make the promise of course to get back to it tomorrow, of course. We all have been down this road, havenâ€™t we? Itâ€™s comical, in fact. What we really donâ€™t want to do, we actually do and vice versa. Itâ€™s bizarre if you think about it. The disturbing point is that most people, through it all, will mentally beat themselves up day in and day out because of it. â€œYouâ€™re a failure, you canâ€™t do anything right, why bother anymoreâ€?. Self-deprecation wonâ€™t get you anywhere. In fact it will make you sicker. Take time today, within an even keel type mood, and consider where you find yourself today and where you would like to be in six months, a year, five years from now. DO NOT let your feelings, your mood, or your situations sidetrack you from these very specific, and attainable goals. â€œNatural Perspectivesâ€? is a health commentary only and does not claim to diagnose and/or make treatment recommendations. Always seek the advice of your health care professional.
Increasing Recreational Opportunities By State Rep. Marcia Hahn
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Itâ€™s Little League time! For loyal parents and grandparents itâ€™s time to stand out in the freezing cold, get burned on a sunny day or sit there in the pouring rain just to get a glimpse of a hit, home run or a great catch. I was driving by a little league field last week and all I heard were Cheers, Cheers, Cheers. My guess is that someoneâ€™s child hit the big one over the fence. Then the next day I went to a local restaurant and was served the most delicious coffee, I told the waitress how wonderful it was and she told me that I can buy it there, free trade, organic, ground for me or I can grind it at home. CHEERS, not only did I pay for breakfast, two cups of coffee, muffins to go, but I purchased some Joe for the road. Hello, she gets it! What does that mean? It means that someone in the restaurant family has trained their staff June 22nd. If the homeowners are not home, you are invited to leave donations on the front porch. Save the date, this yearâ€™s book sale will be held on June 27 from 5-8 p.m. and June 28 & 29 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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BASEBALL✷ ✷ ✷ It’s amazing that something is not being done, or even proposed, to make Major League baseball games accurately umpired. In every Major League game umpires make many mistakes on calls and won’t propose to have TV review of controversial calls. In other sports suspected mistaken calls are subject to television review, corrected if found to be mistaken. But
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Northampton High School’s girls softball team (19-1 overall and 13-1 in the Lehigh Valley Conference), opened their playoff tournament on Monday evening against Emmaus (14-6 overall, 9-5 LVC). The Konkrete Kids defeated the Green Hornets 2-0 on April 9 on a one-hitter, but on Monday night Emmaus won 6-2 in 10 innings. They are led by hardthrowing senior Marly Laubach, who during the regular season has pitched 12 shutouts and three no-hitters. The LVC championship game will be played tonight (Thursday) at 5 p.m. at Pates Field. Northampton beat Emmaus for the LVC title in 2007. After graduation next month, Laubach will begin her studies at Penn State, and no doubt be on their softball team.
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not in baseball. Plate umpires continue to miss many calls in every game, some quite obviously mistaken. Yet Commissioner Bud Selig proposes nothing to make the game more fair to players. Today science is so advanced plate umpires could have a hand-held device which instantly reveals whether a pitch was in or out of the televised monitored strike zone. In football umpire calls are subject to such review, also in basketball. Yet in what many see as the national pastime, baseball, every game is loaded with missed calls at the plate and sometimes in the field. It’s past time for a commissioner to address this shameful problem.
Local resort Receives national Awards Blue Mountain Resort received two awards at the National Ski Area Association’s (NSAA) National Convention and Tradeshow last week in Palm Springs, CA. The NSAA recognized Blue Mountain with two top honors for ‘Best Social Media Marketing’ and the ‘Best Overall Safety Program’ awards. The awards are presented annually to ski resorts nationwide, both large and small, for their successful marketing and safety programs that ultimately help grow the sports of skiing and snowboarding. The ‘Best Social Media Marketing’ award was based on the resort’s facebook, twitter and strategic marketing campaign. Judges reviewed print, electronic, and interactive marketing and advertising strategies, considering both the creative and promotional elements. NSAA Marketing awards are designed promote growth of the industry and create overall exposure. The awards recognize the best in ski area marketing campaigns. This is the second year in a row Blue Mountain has won this National Honor. Blue also won the ‘Best
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are forest ecology, hiking/ backpacking, canoeing/water safety, watershed protection and management, shooting sports, agricultural sciences, air quality issues, wildlife management, leadership development, and political/ community activism. NCJCS has great partnerships with the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Pa. DCNR at Jacobsburg Park, Pa. Game Commission, Pa. Fish & Boat Commission, Northampton County Conservation District, Whitetail Deer Classic committee, Pa. Trappers Dist. 10, Northampton County Parks Dept., and the Northampton County 4-H Center Board. With a pre-application form, the student submits $75 to NCJCS Registrar, P.O.
Box 261, Bath, PA 18014.Sponsors pay a fee of $175, after they receive the full application package is returned to NCJCS. Visit them on the web at www.ncjcs.org or call 215679-0259 for more information. This writer has a copy of the pre-application form to make additional copies. The staff will continue their planning this Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m. at East Bath Rod & Gun Club. They meet monthly on the third Friday. One of the things new this year will be a Saturday barbecue chicken dinner for everyone – students, staff, sponsors and parents on July 20th. It replaces the usual Friday family night. The tentative schedule of events is shown below for 2013.
marketing for Blue Mountain Ski Resort. “Also, to also be recognized for safety is truly an honor. Safety is a huge priority here at Blue and we are excited to be recognized for all our efforts in keeping our guests safe.”
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Allen Township, Northampton County from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 1. This event will start at the end of the 2013 Kreidersville Covered Bridge Challenge at the park that morning. In case of rain, the watershed education and music event will take place at the park the next day, Sunday, June 2 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This interactive family event will introduce kids and their parents to the plants, animals and insects that live in Hokendauqua Creek and nearby habitats at the park. Participants will be able to see water insects up close and personal under a microscope and in their natural habitat, along with examples of furry and feathered critters that live in the watershed. They will also learn about threats from invasive plant species, and how streamside forests protect waterways from pollution. Kids and adults alike can make sun catchers, too. Watershed Association members will provide all the instruction and materials needed for this day of watershed learning and arts and crafts. The Lehigh Valley Charter Arts School Environmental Club will also help with programming at this family event. Participants should wear shoes and cloth-
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Applications are now being accepted for students to attend the annual Northampton County Junior Conservation School. It will be held the week of July 14-21, with the 4-H Center its base of operations. NCJCS accepts up to 35 students aged 14 through 17 from throughout the Delaware River Watershed Region and beyond. It is a hands-on experiential learning program that has grown into one of the most successful conservation schools in Pennsylvania. Among program highlights
Overall Safety Program‘ award. NSAA Safety Awards recognize resorts commitment to guest and employee safety. Safety is one of Blue Mountains key initiatives and has made guest safety a huge priority here at the mountain. As if two awards weren’t enough, Blue also tied for 1st with Park City Utah in PistenBully’s grooming video contest. “It is quite an honor to be recognized two years in a row for our social media campaigns from the ski industry. We feel our social media campaigns are exciting, engaging and unmatched within the resort industry” said Heidi Lutz, director of sales and
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Sacred Heart School’s (Bath) countdown to the last day of school began on Friday. Traditionally, Mrs. Mayberry, first grade teacher, decorates the main hall bulletin board with a picture of a watermelon containing numbered seeds that represent the days left in the school calendar.
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Traditions of Hanover at Home celebrates one year Of providing quality care Traditions of Hanover At Home is thrilled to celebrate one year of providing seniors with quality in-home care. Traditions of Hanover Independent Living expanded their services in May 2012 to include At Home care for seniors who wish to remain living at home, but need a little extra help around the house. After one year of being active, Traditions of Hanover At Home continues to grow with the help of the community and a great team of caregivers. “We’d like to thank all of the families who have trusted us to take care of their loved ones,” said Marisa Leaser, director of Traditions of Hanover At Home.“Traditions of Hanover At Home is proud of the compassionate and individualized care we have been able to extend beyond the walls of Traditions of Hanover Independent Living and provide services to seniors in their own homes.” “It’s been a great first year for Traditions of Hanover At
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potential for abuse of medications. Lehigh Township is proud to have been part of a very successful drug take-back collection. Lehigh Township filled two large crates of prescription drugs turned in for disposal. Lehigh Township Police will continue to receive unwanted prescription drugs with the installation of our new MedReturn box located in the police station lobby. The MedReturn Box was funded in part by a generous donation by Bechtel’s Pharmacy who serves the Lehigh Township area. Unwanted prescriptions and over the counter medications may be turned in Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm.
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Old West who after a long winter of trapping in isolated areas, would meet at a rendezvous location to sell their fur and talk and see other trappers and fur traders. Almost every state in the U.S. holds a State Rendezvous where trappers meet with old friends and buy supplies for the upcoming season, where there are plenty of dealers selling supplies. The PA Trappers held a state rendezvous every year since 1938, except for 1943 to 1945. PA003267
The PA Trappers Assoc. got started in 1936 and the first meeting took place on June 25, 1938. Both the Certificate of Charter and the original ByLaws as amended are used today. The PTA is divided into 11 Districts, with 5 to 7 counties per district. The PTA is the largest and oldest trapping organization in the U.S. today. Some accomplishments of the PTA are: in 1976 the PTA drew up an outline which led to the present day Trapper Ed. Program. In 1986, Trapper training became mandatory in the State. The PTA makes recommendations to the Game Commission on Trapping related issues and season and bag limits. PTA also contributed to the restocking of the river otters and fishers in the State. PTA strives to educate people by using displays and demonstrations at sports shows, and county and state fairs. We also give out free literature to schools, libraries, conservation groups. This year’s Rendezvous will host trapping dealers, craft people, outdoor clubs and tailgaters selling all types of outdoor items. There will be raffles, good food, an auction on Friday night, and a dance on Saturday night. There will be demonstrations throughout the four day show. There will be primitive camping and electric and water hook-ups. Come out and see what the PTA is all about. For more info on the Show, call Scot at 610-863-9759.
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tiated in 2004, short essays which highlight each person’s passion for helping others, whether by outreach, personal action, public service, or sharing of time and talents, will be shared with the public as a means of recognizing the contributions of those being honored. The Northampton County Area Agency on Aging is that part of County government which exists to maintain and enhance the independence and dignity of adults age sixty and over. Recipients included: Jane Schaeffer of Bath has completed over 4,000 hours of volunteer services at Gracedale over 9 years, serving as a Friendly Visitor, gift shop clerk, and office assistant. Ms. Schaeffer also serves as a children’s Bible study teacher at her church. Anita Ackerman-Brody of Bath has coordinated the “Because We Care” blanketing group for over 9 years;
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on the trail so people don’t get lost. The EAC met this Tuesday. Other Matters • Conditional approval was given to plans of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church at Emanuelsville. Planner John Becker said he only hold-up at present is PennDOT. Larry Kemmerer said they hope to have an attorney work out language that will suit the township without liability. It involves installing a pipe under the road at the church. The church had previously received waivers and still needed one for a driveway
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Carl Strye, Jr. appointed Nazareth’s interim mayor By a 5-3 vote, Nazareth Borough Council on Monday, May 6 appointed Carl Strye, Jr., a Republican, as interim mayor, succeeding mayor Fred Daugherty, who has moved from the borough. Voting for him were Councilmen Larry Stoudt, Frank Maurek, Mike Kopach, Charles Donello and Chris Audenreid. Opposing wee chairman Dan Chiavaroli, Jack Herbst, and Carl Fischl. Strye, who will serve the balance of Daugherty’s term
until Dec. 31, 2013, will be a write-in candidate for a full term as mayor in the May 21 primary election. Herbst is the Democratic candidate on the ballot for the post. Deb Miller, a Republican, has dropped out of the race. Herbst, Donello and Strye are also running for one of two four-year Council seats in the primary.
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in N o seyNaza reth Dear Nazareth, April showers sure came in with a vengeance! My house was creaking in places that made me think of the “Wizard of OZ,” but of course not as big as the storm of Hurricane Sandy last October, thank God! In the morning all was well in the yard, no leaks in the roof, and then I went to my basement pantry to retrieve some paper towels and oh no! The carpet sloshed! My sump pump was on duty, but the cord was laying over the float and now I had a
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pool in my basement! At the last WINN (Women in Nazareth Networking) a Nazareth Area Chamber function, I met Wendy Gonzalez who works for SERVPRO in Allentown. Thankfully I found her information in a pile on top of my refrigerator! It was early in the morning but I planned to leave a “May Day” voicemail! Surprise, they are open 24 hours a day-365 days a year! After taking my information I was scheduled immediately. One of their service people was already finishing another customer in my area and would come after they were
finished. Two hours later my rescuers arrived with equipment to extract the water. SERVPRO also suggested disinfection products that would stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms. They left me with drying equipment to prevent swelling and warping of my floors and walls and also a dehumidifier. What a relief to have someone come and take over my crisis! Thank you SERVPRO! How many of you have Continued on page 13
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shopped at Sam’s Club on Easton/Nazareth HwyRt.248? I became a “Business Plus’ member which allows me into the store for “early shopping.” Paper products were on my shopping list, but it can be so relaxing to casually walk down the aisles and discover other things I “didn’t know I needed.” From TV’s, grills, office and home furnishings. Tires, laptops & phones to swing sets! Sam’s Club also has a large selection of produce and frozen items and I love their freshcut meats. At the front of the store was a large selection of patio furniture, I’m was just looking but a beautiful 60” natural slate table with 6 swivel, padded, stool chairs was so inviting I had to sit and rest. That’s when Don the store manager stopped over to introduce himself and wondered if I had any questions. I appreciated his information without any pressure tactics. The furniture was very tempting and remembering it was not on my shopping list, I told Don that I was just “window shopping” and left there feeling pleased that I stuck to my list today! Doesn’t shopping make you hungry? I made a call to a friend who was to take a lunch break and she suggested a new restaurant in Nazareth called Las Cazuelas (848 Nazareth Pike- Rt.191) an authentic Mexican Restaurant. It offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The café is clean and inviting with friendly and patient staff. We had a hard time choosing from many of the tasty items yet the waitress was happy to explain. We shared a Flauta -a fried stuffed tortilla with chicken topped with queso fresco and the Lengua Taco. Filled with rich, tender beef! The dessert menu offers Fried Ice Cream! We had to try that! Yum! On the empty table near us there was a notice announcing the 2013 Open House for the Jacobsburg Historical Society (402 Henry Rd.) Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. I love discovering the historical roots of the Nazareth area! All buildings will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m.; including the PA long Rifle Museum with the Bushkill
Township Anniversary photo exhibit, the John Joseph Henry Mansion, the Henry Summer Kitchen, Nicholas Hawk Gun shop, and the new education center. All this is offered with FREE admission the whole weekend! A fundraiser for the JHS Gardens is a annual plant sale May 4th, 9-1 p.m. Check their website: www.jacobsburg.org. Last month I asked if anyone could refer me to someone who could come up with travel ideas for a cruise. I want to thank my readers (F.M., M.N., N.K., M.A., T.P.) who responded by suggesting AAA Northampton County (3914 Hecktown Rd., Easton). I just walked in to their convenient office and was referred to an agent named Mary. My cousin from Virginia is traveling with me and we are meeting at the Baltimore, Maryland port, so no airfare is needed. Mary gave us great rates and arranged our seven night trip on a Bahamas Cruise leaving June 7th! You’ll hear about my adventure in June! This is so exciting! Oh, by the way I kept thinking about the patio set at Sam’s Club and went back after lunch. (I just couldn’t help myself!) I met another sales person named Justin and he was great explaining how we can arrange delivery and setup! It will be fun to invite the neighbors over this summer and let me cook for them for a change. Now I need patio accessories to create atmosphere more shopping! Please contact me through Tina Smith at the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Nosey in Nazareth, firstname.lastname@example.org. May flowers will be glorious!
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ing that can get wet and dirty, as well as sunscreen. They should also consider bringing a towel and a dry change of clothes.
Throughout the day, live music will be provided by Serene Green and Appalachian Gypsy Tribe, with occasional conservation commentary provided by members of the Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association. Smokey Bear will be wandering the park throughout the day, too, visiting with kids and their families. This program is funded by a grant from the PA Outdoor Writer’s Association. The program is free of charge and no registration is required. For more information, contact Bob Hosking at 610/262-7680 or at bobhoskingjr@gmail. com.
Eagle Scout Rank achieved Lucas Braun, Michael Fa-
cinelli, Zachary Johnson, Michael Linkowsky, Andrew Marth and Ryan Perns received their Eagle Scout Award and rank this past weekend at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Nazareth.
Cinderella to be Performed
The Holy Family School Players, Nazareth will perform “Cinderella” on May 17, 18 and 19 at the school gymnasium. Show times are May 17 at 7 p.m., May 18 at 3 and 7 p.m. and May 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for $7 to the public and everyone is welcome.
The family of an infant boy, Nevion Ryder will be holding a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charity in his memory on Sunday May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Petersville Rod & Gun Club. Nevion’s family used the services of the Ronald
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The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum announces its summer schedule of Public Hours Curator Edward Pany noted that the museum will be open to the public free of charge, on the Second and Fourth Sunday of each month from May 12th until September 22nd, 2013. Private tours for groups and organizations are always available by appointment. Please call 610-2622576 to schedule your visit. Pany noted that there are several new additions to the displays for 2013 and he invites everyone to revisit the story of Northampton’s Heritage through the cement Industry.
Gal--Would you come to my aid in distress? Guy--My dear, it wouldn’t make any difference what dress you were wearing.
For hours a picket walked up and down a busy street carrying a sign that was absolutely blank. Asked what he was doing, he replied: “I’m looking for a sponsor.”
Points of Similarity
He--How are a cracked chair and a policeman alike? She--I give up. How are they alike? He--They both pinch you if you don’t park right.
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“When I was a young fellow,” grandpa related,“my ambition was to have a rig and a gal.” “Well,” said his son, “when I was a young man I wanted a flivver and a flapper.” “Hey Pop,” said his grandson, “how about me having a plane and Jane?”
Little Bobby: “I found a horseshoe this morning.” Mother: “Do you know what that means?” Little Bobby: “Yes, it means some horse is running around in his stocking feet.”
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McDonald house last summer and are hoping to give back to the organization. The family has planned a fun-filled day with plenty of activities for the family. There will be a basket social from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as live music, a bake sale, food, a kiddy carnival, raffles and door prizes and much more. All proceeds from the day will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia. For more information, contact Dawn Heckman at 610-759-0784.
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The top finishers were: Overall Male: Ryan Gilroy 18:34; Overall Female: Trisha Collins 27:35;
Male 15 and under: Steton Weber; Male 16-20: Patrick Langen and Preston Young; Male 20-29: Shawn Collins and Kyle McCandless; Female 20-29: Trisha Collins, Shelby Smith and Trista Gutekunst; Male 30-39: Ryan Gilroy, Tom Petrucci, Harrell Geter; Female 30-39: Alicia Blick; Male 40-49: Lane Rundle, Philip Reid, Gary Young; Female 40-49: Shupriya Boyle, Gwendolyn Weiss, Pamela Snyder; Male 50 plus: Louis Juran, Kevin Wehr, Ken Pietrzak; Female 50 plus: Cindy Rifenberg, Mary Ellen ChussMirro, Lisa Lynch.
GEMINI--May 21 to June 20--Eat and drink moderately this week. Heed advice given by an older and wiser person. CANCER--June 21 to July 22--A long distance phone call could come as a surprise, giving you much pleasure. Respond with warmth and affection. LEO--July 23 to Aug. 22--You are blessed with more true friends than you realize, most of whom will stand by you in any situation. VIRGO--Aug. 23 to Sep. 22--Taking a chance in business pays off now. Avoid seeking out forbidden pleasures. LIBRA--Sept. 23 to Oct. 22--Guard your reputation as there are those who have nothing better to do than gossip. Don’t try to defend yourself against such things. SCORPIO--Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--People around you seem inconsiderate. Don’t let this bother you. It is only temporary.
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SAGITTARIUS--Nov 23 to Dec. 21--Rise above unscrupulous efforts of others. A sense of humor is needed now. CAPRICORN--Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--Step in where someone is being mistreated. Affectionate concern is needed now. Show them you care. AQUARIUS--Jan. 20 to Feb. 18--Protect your interest, especially in your love life. Youaremorecharming than a rival when you make the effort. PISCES--Feb. 19 to March 20--A week when changes occur for the better. Someone loves you very much. Do what you can to earn this love. ARIES--March 21 to April 20--Use common sense and make your own decisions. Youwilldomuch better to rely upon your own intelligence.
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New Book: Grace of the Cast off Cross The Decision is Always Ours Reverend Peter Unger of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Farmersville has published a book his father documented while in Japanese POW camps. It’s a griping saga of hope. Overview: In March of 1942 7,000 American, British, and Dutch Japanese POWs on the island of Java were ordered into camps. Dolf Unger, a Corporal in the Dutch Royal Army was one of these soldiers. Newly married with an infant daughter, Dolf was not to see his wife and daughter for over three years. This book is a compilation of articles, letters, and mementoes documenting his camp experiences. Dolf' s story is not just one of survival, but of spiritual transformation. For Dolf this transformation began one cold fall day when he was forced to shovel scrap metal. In a moment of utter despair; as he cried out silently to God, he kicked a pile of scrap metal. God's answer came in the form of a perfectly shaped four-inch iron cross, which landed on his boot. Dolf soon became involved in a Christian community in the camp called "The Church Under The
Christian that we can experience the saving, and liberating love of Christ even when our external circumstances seem hopeless. How to Order: E-Book Kindle Edition just released for $3.99 on amazon. com Book Price is $16.95 and may be ordered by sending a check to the church – St. John’s United Church of Christ, 8065 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 180452938. Shipping is included – no extra shipping charge. Cross". The spiritual growth and transformation of this community of sick, starving, and often beaten men offers a greater context to Dolf’s own spiritual Journey. That Dolf's witness and that of "The Church Under The Cross" speaks so unerringly to the church and culture of our own time hints that God's providential hand is at work here. It witnesses to the many churches to mired in outdated tradition, and legalistic doctrine to the meet the challenges of a cynical materialistic culture. It also offers a powerful witness to the individual
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God’s Visible Evidences
As II write write this, this, itit is is a a gorgeous gorgeous sunny sunny early early May May morning morning with with birds birds singing singing in in As the the many many trees trees in in blossom. blossom. Spring Spring flowers flowers are are in in full full bloom bloom and and the the grass grass couldcouldn’t n’t be be greener! greener! II see see the the evident evident glory glory of of our our benevolent benevolent Creator Creator manifested manifested everywhere! The Bible extols, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and everywhere! The Bible extols, “The heavens declare the glory God; the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalm 19:1). How canofone notand be the firmament his handywork” How can one not be impressed with sheweth the astonishing beauty of (Psalm God’s 19:1). outstanding handywork all impressed astonishing beauty ofof God’s outstanding handywork all around us?with The the whole visible expanse His creation—the blue sky, sun, around us? stars, The whole visible expanse of and His flowers—attests creation—the blue sky,exissun, moon, and mountains, oceans, trees, to His tence and adorationoceans, to the One it all! moon, and inspires stars, mountains, trees,Who andmade flowers—attests to His exisIt isand thisinspires visible adoration manifestation ofOne the Who Creator’s tence to the madereality it all! that leaves men without a basis to manifestation plead ignorance livedreality without God It is this visible of of thehaving Creator’s thatknowing leaves men and His laws as Paul reasons in Romans that which may be without a basis to plead ignorance of1:19-20, having “Because lived without knowing God known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For and His laws as Paul reasons in Romans 1:19-20, “Because that which may be the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and the invisible of him the creation the world are clearly Godhead; so things that they arefrom without excuse.”ofPaul cited these visibleseen, evibeing understood by theidol things that areinmade, even his toeternal and dences as he challenged worshippers Acts 14:15-17 “Turn power from these vanities unto which made heaven, the sea, Godhead; so the thatliving they God, are without excuse.” Paul and citedearth, theseand visible eviand all things that are therein…he left not himself without witness, that dences as he challenged idol worshippers in Acts 14:15-17 to “Turn frominthese he did good, and living gave us rainwhich from made heaven, and fruitful seasons.” vanities unto the God, heaven, and earth, and the sea, a fool would ignore the visible of the realitywitness, of God’sinexisandOnly all things that are therein…he leftevidences not himself without that tence! “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1). The he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons.” next verse states, “The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of Only foolif would the visible of the God’sWhen exismen, to asee there ignore were any that didevidences understand, andreality seekofGod.” tence! “The fool Ihath There is no He God” (Psalm 14:1). The God looks down, wantsaid Him in to his seeheart, that I understand is the Creator! I want next verse “The LORD looked downHim fromforheaven upon thefor children of Him to see states, me seeking Him and praising Who He is and what He has done for me in saving soul! men, to see if there weremy any that did understand, and seek God.” When
God looks down, I want Him to see that I understand He is the Creator! I want Him to see me seeking Him and praising Him for Who He is and for what He has done for me in saving my soul!
Queenship of Mary Church in Northampton will be holding its parish festival on Sunday, June 9, from 12 noon until 7:30 PM. The event will be held on the church grounds. The church is located at 1324 Newport Avenue. Food available will include ethnic favorites: homemade pierogies, langos (fried bread dough) and cabbage noodles. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, hot ham sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecue, funnel cakes, french fries, ice cream and sno-cones. There will also be a bake sale. Early in the afternoon, D.J. Liz Flynn will entertain. In the late afternoon and evening the Josef Kroboth Orchestra will perform. Bingo will be played in the auditorium of the Good Shepherd School. Children’s games will be played. There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.
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riculum in addition to weekly special classes in foreign language, computer technology, physical education, music, art and library, Principal Quigley notes. In addition, the program provides a classroom setting that allows for individualized instruction in a very caring and secure environment
News Sermonette The Rev. Lamar H. Handwerk Pastor, St. Peter’s U.C.C., Seemsville
Life’s Picnic “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusteth in him (Psalm 34:8 KJV).” Before we start piling up the plastic plates--and the presumed calories--there’s a few lessons we can learn from picnics. Guess what--they’re like life! (1) Work hard! (Have you discovered that dealing with life--its problems and relationships, its inner struggles and temptations--is hard work?) (2) Watch out for the bugs! (Anybody around you that’s bugging you? Better be well supplied with some “anti-bug-spray” from above--His love, patience and grace!) (3) Wait for the food (Ever have to wait for God’s blessings to waft your way? You “smell” it coming, cookin’ on the grill, but “Lord, the wait is endless!”) OK, let’s be realistic! Some days life is NO picnic, and those are the days when we make our own, at “the table of the Lord,” just “Jesus and me,” feeding on His Word, finding strength and grace for the journey, fellowship in His presence and renewed faith to share with a hungry world around us--tomorrow! Those are the special, private dining times where we find His special love and grace to sustain and support us through the hard days of our lives. Whatever your situation, He’s there to help us--with the work, the bugs and yes, even the waiting! So let’s fire up the grill, set the table, bring on the food--don’t forget the bug spray--it’s picnic time everywhere! And with the help of our “Heavenly Chef” who oversees the whole operation, we will enjoy life to the fullest, find a bountiful supply at HIS table, and then be able to share it with our world. Invite someone to your life’s picnic today--and have a great day!
Know The Weather What changes colors of clouds--which sometimes appear dark and almost purple and at other times appear white as snow? The truth is clouds are as colorless as water, which they are composed of, or as glass. It’s light that colors or darkens clouds. In a bright clear sky, the sun shines on moisture and it appears white. Take ice as an example; grind it up and it appears white. Why? That’s because the many tiny pieces scatter light in all directions, all those little bits reflect light. Clouds become dark when sunshine is blotted out in their vicinity. So, it’s the lack of sunshine (light) which seems to color clouds dark and even purple. Clouds can sometimes reflect darker colors of the earth when sunshine isn’t present.
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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Walter F. Meyers Estate of Walter F. Meyers a/k/a Walter Meyers, late of Northampton Borough, County of Northampton, PA. Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Ronald F. Klipple, c/o of his attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, Esquire, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 18067-1211. (5/2-5/16) ESTATE NOTICE WINFIELD L TRACH Estate of Winfield L. Trach, a/k/a Winfield Trach, late of the Township of Moore, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Shirley M. Kocher a/k/a Shirley Kocher 2698 Kern Road Danielsville, PA 18038-9656 Bruce D. Trach a/k/a Bruce Trach P.O. Box 322 Saylorsburg, PA 18353-0332 Allen L. Trach 5448 Route 145 Laury’s Station, PA 180591307 Executors DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (5/16-5/30) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 6:45 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT 2013-2014 FINAL BUDGET Notice is hereby given that the Board of School Directors of Northampton Area School District intends to adopt a 20132014 final budget at its public meeting beginning at 6:30 PM on June 10, 2013. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspections at the administration offices of the school district located at 2014 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067. Terry Leh Secretary, Board of School Directors (5/16) PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BOROUGH OF BATH Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Borough Code that the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath will consider the following proposed ordinance at its June 3, 2013 public meeting to be held at Borough Hall (215 East Main Street, Bath, PA 18014) at 7:00PM. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 117 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BATH TO NAME OR CHANGE THE NAME OF CERTAIN BOROUGH RECREATION PLACES; TO VEST THE AUTHORITY TO SUPERVISE AND MAINTAIN BOROUGH RECREATION PLACES IN BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF BATH; TO AMEND THE REGULATIONS
www.HomeNewsPA.com APPLICABLE TO BOROUGH RECREATION PLACES; SEVERABILITY; REPEALER; AND EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, 53 P.S. § 47701 authorizes Borough Council of the Borough of Bath to maintain, improve and regulate Borough “recreation places” as that term is used in the Borough Code; and WHEREAS, 53 P.S. § 47708 authorizes Borough Council of the Borough of Bath to vest the authority to supervise and maintain recreation places in either Borough Council or a recreation board; and WHEREAS, the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath desires to name or change the name of certain Borough recreation places, vest the authority to supervise and maintain Borough recreation places in Borough Council of the Borough of Bath and amend regulations applicable to Borough recreation places. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath that Chapter 117 of the Code of the Borough of Bath shall be amended, as follows: Article I, § 117-1 shall be amended in its entirety to read as follows: § 117-1 Ciff Cowling Field Established as Public Park The tract of land located westwardly of Homer Alley, between Barber Alley and Allen Street, is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated “Ciff Cowling Field.” Article I, § 117-2 shall be amended in its entirety to read as follows: § 117-2 Volunteer Firefighters Park Established as Public Park The tract of land located northwardly of the property of James and Dianne Smith, between North Chestnut Street and the former Lehigh New England Railroad, is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated “Volunteer Firefighters Park.” Article I, § 117-3 shall be amended in its entirety to read as follows: § 117-3 Keystone Park Established as Public Park The tract of land located on the northwardly side of Race Street, between Green Street and Keystone Portland Cement Property, is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated “Keystone Park.” Article I, § 117-4 shall be amended in its entirety to read as follows: § 117-4 Carl L. Rehrig Park Established as Public Park The tract of land located on the westerly side of the development known as Holiday Hill is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated “Carl L. Rehrig Park.” Article I, § 117-5 shall be amended in its entirety to read as follows: § 117-5 Bath Borough Tot Lot Established as Public Park The tract of land located south of and on the easterly side of Old Forge Drive is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated “Bath Borough Tot Lot.” Article I, § 117-6 shall be amended in its entirety to read as follows: § 117-6 Monocacy Creek Park Established as Public Park The tract of land located on the easterly side of West Main Street at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 329 is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated “Monocacy Creek Park.” Article I shall be amended to include a new § 117-7 which shall read in its entirety as follows: § 117-7 Reserved. Article I shall be amended to include a new § 117-8 which shall read in its entirety as follows: § 117-8 Reserved. Article I shall be amended
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parts of ordinances, insofar as the same shall be inconsistent herewith, shall be and the same expressly hereby are repealed. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be effective upon enactment. Thomas R. Petrucci Borough Manager (5/16)
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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THE Allen Township Board of Supervisors of Northampton County, are considering adoption of Ordinance 2013-02. Public input will be heard at the General Supervisors Meeting scheduled for June 13, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Allen Township Municipal Building located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Summary of the proposed Ordinance 2013-02 is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ALLEN, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PROVIDING FOR THE APPROVAL AND RATIFICATION OF AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ALLEN TOWNSHIP AND LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, DATED APRIL 23, 2013, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE JOINT PURCHASE OF CERTAIN YARD WASTE COLLECTION EQUIPMENT, THE JOINT ADMINISTRATION OF A PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION GRANT, AND IDENTIFIES FEES TO BE PAID AND THE RESPECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF EACH MUNICIPALITY WITH REGARD TO THE PURCHASE OF YARD WASTE COLLECTION EQUIPMENT AND GRANT FUNDS Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at the Allen Township Municipal Building, located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Ilene Marie Eckhart Manager, ALLEN TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS (5/16)
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to include a new § 117-9 which shall read in its entirety as follows: § 117-9 Parks Considered Recreation Places; Supervision Upon the passage of this Article, the aforesaid parks are established and considered “recreation places” within the meaning of the Borough Code, and the authority to supervise and maintain the same is hereby vested in Borough Council. Article I shall be amended to include a new § 117-10 which shall read in its entirety as follows: § 117-10Regulations Applicable to Parks The following rules and regulations are hereby established for the management and protection of Ciff Cowling Field, Volunteer Firefighters Park, Keystone Park, Carl L. Rehrig Park, Bath Borough Tot Lot, and Monocacy Creek Park, hereinafter designated “the parks.” A. No person shall injure, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, or fixtures therein, or any other property of the Borough located within the parks. B. No person shall remove any bench, seat or table from the parks or change the location whereof without permission from Borough Council or the Borough Manager. C. No person shall conduct him or herself within the parks so as to annoy any other person using the parks for recreational purposes. D. No person shall engage in hunting or discharge firearms within the parks. E. No person shall operate any motorized vehicle within the limits of any of the parks. F. No person shall dispense or consume any alcoholic beverages in or upon the parks property except under the following terms and conditions: 1. Prior to dispensing or consuming any alcoholic beverage in or upon the parks property, a park alcohol consumption permit must be applied for and obtained from Borough Council or the Borough Manager. In their sole discretion, Borough Council or the Borough Manager may impose conditions upon any person or organization to whom a park alcohol consumption permit has been granted. 2. A financially responsible person must execute an indemnification and hold harmless agreement acceptable to the Borough Solicitor which shall protect the Borough from acts and omissions of the sponsor, of an organization he or she represents, and of any guests or invitees of the sponsor who utilize Borough park facilities. 3. Only tap beer and cans shall be permitted in the parks areas. Under no circumstances shall glass containers be permitted. 4. A deposit, the amount of which shall be determined by Borough Council from time to time, must be tendered at the time that the indemnification agreement is signed. The deposit will be retained as an offset against Borough expenses, whether or not there are site damages, if police are summoned to the park facility for any reason in conjunction with the applicant’s activities. 5. All alcoholic beverage consumption must end at dusk. G. No person shall enter in, use or remain in the parks between the hours of ten o’clock (10:00) p.m. and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. each and every day of the week except under the following terms and conditions: 1.Any person or organization who desires to enter in, use or remain in a park between the hours of ten o’clock (10:00) p.m. and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. must apply to Borough Council at least thirty (30) days in advance for written permission from Borough Council to enter in, use, or remain in a park between the hours of ten o’clock (10:00) p.m.
and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. 2. Borough Council is authorized to grant permission in writing to any person or organization who desires to enter in, use, or remain in a park between the hours of ten o’clock (10:00) p.m. and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. and, in its sole discretion, Borough Council may impose conditions upon any person or organization to whom such permission has been granted. 3. The Monocacy Creek Park contains a walking path which shall not be subject to the hours of operation restriction set forth herein, provided, however, no loitering or other gathering shall be permitted on said walking path except by written permission from Borough Council in accordance with this section. Article I shall be amended to include a new § 117-11 which shall read in its entirety as follows: § 117-11 Penalties. A. Any violation of any of the regulations contained in § 11710 of this Article shall constitute a summary offense, and any person found guilty of a violation of any of the regulations contained in § 117-10 of this Article shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than six hundred dollars ($600.00) and costs of prosecution for each and every offense. B. Each violation of any of the regulations contained in § 117-10 of this Article and each day’s violation of any of the regulations contained in § 117-10 of this Article shall constitute a separate offense. Article II, including § 117-11 and § 117-12, shall be deleted in its entirety. Severability. In the event any provision, section, sentence, clause or part of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect or impair any remaining provision, section, sentence, clause or part of this Ordinance, it being the intent of Borough Council that the remainder of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. Repealer. All ordinances or
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Patricia A. Fox
Sept. 27, 1935 – May 7, 2013 Patri9cia A. Fox, 77, of Beth-
lehem, formerly of Bath, died
on Tuesday, May 7 at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. She was employed as a floor worker for 32 years at the former Lucent Technologies, Inc., Allentown, until retiring. Born Sept. 27, 1935 in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Frank, Sr. and Catherine (Temos) Fox. Surviving are a sister, Dolores Schoeneberger, of Nazareth; a brother, John Fox, of Long Pond; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death was a brother, Frank Fox, Jr. Service were held on Saturday morning in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath, followed by interment in Green Mount Cemetery, Bath. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 206 E. Main St., Bath, PA 18014 or VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Roger E. Fries
Roger E. Fries, 74, of Nazareth died Sunday, May 5, 2013
in St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus in Easton. He was the husband of Marion M. (Hartzell) Fries. He was a machinist for the P.B.N.E. Railroad in Bethlehem for 18 years before retiring in 1996. Roger was also a self-employed plumber from 1970-75 and a part-time plumber from 1976-1996 in Nazareth and surrounding areas. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1959. Born in Lower Nazareth Township, he was a son of the late Elwood and Ruth (Rodgers) Fries. He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth, and was a member of Whitfield Lodge #622, F. & A.M., Tatamy. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael R. Fries, of Potomac Falls, Va.; a daughter, Lori A. McSorley, of Nazareth a sister, Joan Boyer, of Bethlehem; four brothers, Herbert Fries of Bath, Calvin Fries, John Fries and David Fries, all of Nazareth; and two granddaughters. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Mary Ellen, and a sister, Joyce Kemmerer. Services will be private at the convenience of the family, as arranged by the Bartholomew-
Schisler Funeral Home, Nazareth. Donations may be made to the memorial fund of St. Johns U.C.C., c/o the funeral home at 211 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA 18064.
James W. Morgan
October 30, 1954-May 10, 2013 James W.
Morgan, 67, of Bethlehem, formerly of Hickory Hills, Bath, died on Friday, May 10, 2013 at home. Upon graduating from Fairdale High School, James attended Kentucky Wesleyan College where he earned a Bachelor degree in Physical Education. He served as a physical education instructor at Warren County Technical School and Bloomfield Tech High School in New Jersey for many years before retiring. James was a sportsman at heart and loved coaching and fishing. Born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 30, 1945, he was a son of the late James T. and Alma V. (Davidson) Morgan. He is survived by daughter, Julie A. Love of Lower Nazareth Township; son, Justin Morgan f Stewartstown PA; three grandchildren; brother, Michael Morgan and three sisters, Carol Morgan, Shirley Beard, and Pat Perkins all of Kentucky; nieces and nephews. Services will be private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Moorestown – Bath.
Harriet M. Robinson
Harriet M. Robinson 82, of Bath passed away May 12, 2013. Survivors: Son, Joseph; three daughters, Jenny, Harriet, and Mable; sister, Mable; brother, David; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Services: Graveside, 2 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown. Flowers or contributions can be made to Joseph Webber, 129 Mill St., Apt. 102, Bath PA 18014.
Edward H. Simmons June 19, 1930 – May 11, 2013
Edward H. Simmons, 82, of Nazareth died Saturday, May 11 in Gracedale. He was the husband of the late Yvonne (Trach) Simmons, who died Oct. 10, 2006.
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He was a warehouse foreman at Sheridan Printing Co., Phillipsburg, for 33 years, retiring in 1992. Born June 19, 1930 in Easton, he was a son of the late Willis and Flora )Everit) Simmons. He was a life member of the Order of the Fleas in Easton. Surviving are a daughter, Yvonne Unger, of Nazareth; a son, J. Vincenrt Simmons of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren; a great-niece and nephew; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were sisters Augusta Frace, Pauline Kisselbach, Laura Muretta, and brothers Willis and Norman Simmons. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, with The Rev. Curtis Kemmerer officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth.
Dec. 13, 1936 – May 6, 2013
Stephen Steiger, 76, of Northampton died on Monday, May 6 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Rosemarie (Tomasitz) Steiger. He owned and operated Steiger Construction before retiring. During this time he was a bartender and life member of Ss. Peter & Paul Society and the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Home Association. Born Dec. 13, 1936 in Szentpeterfa, Hungary, he was a son of the late John and Jozeffa (Filipovits) Steiger. He was an active member of Queenship of Mary Church, where he served as an usher and member of the Holy Name Society. He was also a life member of the Northampton Liederkranz and the Alliance Fire Co. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Judy Gogel, of Northampton; a son, Stephen Steiger, Jr., of Northampton; brother, John Steiger, of Vancouver, Canada; a granddaughter; a step-grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death was a brother, Vincent Steiger, of Szentpeterfa, Hungary. A Burial Mass was celebrated on Saturday morning in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067, where memorials to the church may be sent.
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John Strasser, 89, of Kreidersville Rd., Northampton (Allen Township) died Saturday, May 11, 2013 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Gertrude (Hutterer) Strasser since Nov. 16, 1946. He worked as a supervisor / manager for Tama Mfg., Northampton, for 35 years, retiring in 1982, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, achieving the rank of Aviation Radioman 3/C. Born in Allen Township, he was a son of the late Matthias and Mary (Bishop) Strasser. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church,
Northampton and its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the American Legion and Catholic War Veterans in Northampton; Petersville Rod & Gun Club in Moore Township and the Lappawinzo Fish & Game Protective Association in Allen Township. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jack, of West Chester; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, Dennis “Otto”, in 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated this morning in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067, where contributions may be sent to the church memorial fund.
Ruth D. Tashner
Sept. 2, 1929 – May 7, 2013
Ruth D. Tashner, 83, of Bushkill Township, formerly of Moore Township, died at home on Tuesday, May 7. She was the wife of the late Stephen Tashner, who died in 1977. A 1948 graduate of Pen Argyl High School, she was a devoted homemaker. Born Sept. 2, 1929 in Plainfield Township, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Suzanna I. (Deibler) Charron. She was a member of the L.O.R.A. Club and St. John’s Lutheran Church, both in Nazareth. Surviving are her children, two sons, Leslie V. Tashner, with whom she resided, and Stephen M. Tashner, of Bushkill Township; three daughters, Sandra Mitman of Bethlehem, Linda Frederick of Palmer Township, and Rebecca Smith, of Neola; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were four brothers, George “Bob”, James, Charlie and Albert “Barney” Charron; and three sisters, Mabel Meyers, Evelyn Griffith and Lucille Smolenyak. Services were held on Friday afternoon in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Michael A. Uherick June 26, 1939 – May 11, 2013
Michael A. Uherick, 73, of Northampton died Saturday, May 11 at home. He was the husband of Maryann Uherick. He had worked 35 years at Bridesburg Foundry in Whitehall before retiring in 2002. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Seabees. Born June 26, 1939 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Michael and Emma S. (Kuchera) Uherick. In addition to hi wife, he is survived by daughters Kathy Lubenesky of Moore Township, Christine Pusateri of Cape Cod, Mass., and Karen Martin of Catasauqua; three grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth MacKenzie. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated this (Thursday) morning in St. Andrew’s Church, North Catasauqua, followed by interment with military honors in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were
www.HomeNewsPA.com by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067, where memorial donations may be made to the church or Lehigh Valley Hospice.
Donald E. Wenner
June 19, 1929 – May 4, 2013
Donald E. Wenner, 83, of Bushkill Township, died Saturday, May 4 at home. He was the husband of Helen Marlene (Firth) Wenner. He was employed at Dixie Cup Co., now the Georgia-Pacific Corp., for 45 years, retiring in 1991. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1947 and Hamilton Institute. Don served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. While stationed at Quantico, he was chosen to serve on the staff at the meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff held at the base. Born June 19, 1929 in Easton, he was a son of the late Dudley V. and Pauline (Siegfried) Wenner. He was a member of St. Peter’s Evan. Lutheran Church, and formerly Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Conn., and Christ Lutheran Church in Easton. He was a charter member of the Palmer Township Lions Club and served as planning chairman for the construction and operation of the Palmer Township swimming pool. He was an active member of the Easton Fish & Game and taught many youngsters how to shoot until moving to Connecticut in 1970. He was a member of the East Bath Rod & Gun Club since 1992. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Wenner, of Hampton, CT.; five nephews; two nieces; three grand-nephews; three grandnieces; two great-grand-nephews; and a cousin. Preceding him death were a brother, Robert Wenner, Sr., and a cousin, Charles Wenner. There was no visitation or funeral service, in keeping with his wishes. A memorial service was held on Saturday morning in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Plainfield Township. Burial was private, with arrangements made by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania. Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1422 Church Rd., Pen Argyl, PA 18077, or Compassionate Care Hospice, 363 S. Rt. 100, Allentown, PA.
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Reibman Announces plan
Standing in front of a plaque that bears his name at the entrance to Commerce Center Boulevard, Glenn Reibman rolled out his plan for Job Creation and Economic Development during a news conference earlier today in South Bethlehem. He was introduced by West Easton Mayor Gerry Gross. “The last available tract of this former Bethlehem Steel property was just sold,” said Reibman. “As County Executive, my administration redeveloped this site, then the largest Brownfield site in the country. The building of Commerce Center Boulevard brought jobs for our citizens and prosperity for our families’ future. It is the linchpin to the greatest Economic Development project in the history of the Lehigh Valley.” Reibman pointed to his other Economic Development successes like the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VI in Bethlehem Township, the Arcadia East Industrial Park in East Allen Township and the Portland Industrial Park outside Portland in the far northeastern corner of the County. Reibman also explained that the neighboring Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII was built due the success of the development along Commerce Center Boulevard. He also discussed the Bethworks project, which was created when Reibman utilized the Lehigh Valley’s very first Tax Increment Financing, or TIF. Bethworks includes the Sands Casino, Steelstacks, WLVT-TV, Riverport and Union Station, which was refurbished and converted to a St. Luke’s outpatient medical facility. “I have the experience having made the initial investments in projects like Commerce Center Boulevard, which was the framework for the development of the vacant Bethlehem Steel Property. My administration achieved the results as these investments led to the creation of thousands of family sustaining jobs here and throughout Northampton County,” Reibman stated. Glenn formulated his plan through discussions with residents, meetings with local elected officials and through
his experience on the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, which led to a cohesive vision building on the success that began during his first administration. “My objectives are: To Expand the Tax Base by Encouraging Businesses to Locate in the County, Fund Infrastructure and Transportation Upgrades, Improve Job Training Programs at Local Schools and Colleges, Form Economic Partnerships with Surrounding Counties, and to Conduct a Feasibility Study on an I-78 Interchange at Route 378,” explained Reibman. Reibman then detailed how he planned to implement his Job Creation and Economic Development initiatives, “I plan to bring back the Department of Economic Development and hire an Economic Development Director to bring jobs to Northampton County. I will work with the state and federal government to create new tax incentive programs and to utilize existing programs like Allentown’s NIZ, KOZ, LERTA and others to help spur economic development.” Joining Reibman was North Catasauqua Councilwoman Michele Hazzard, who reiterated the Economic Development success of the Reibman Administrations by stating, “Let’s not forget that there would be no Sands Casino or another Lehigh Valley Industrial Park without the initial investments that Glenn Reibman made well over a decade ago. What we see here today are the results that Glenn achieved, and he will continue these unprecedented investments in our future through his Economic Development Plan, and that is why I am fully supporting Glenn Reibman for Northampton County Executive.” Reibman laid out his vision for a more efficient procedure to entice businesses to invest in Northampton County. He explained, “Lastly, I will create a county system for a ‘business friendly’ Economic Development Incubator which will give prospective business owners a place to meet the right people who can provide the necessary information a business owner needs and will help guide them through the local process to get their business up and running in Northampton County.”
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Warrant Served
Colonial Regional Police saw a silver Jeep make a right turn on red at the intersection of E. Main St. & S. Walnut St. in Bath, which is a lawfully posted “No Turn On Red” intersection. Police stopped the Jeep in the A-Plus parking lot and found it to be operated by Kevin G. Miller, Jr., 35, of Huron St., Allentown. While checking the status of
his license, police discovered that Miller had an active warrant out of Lehigh County. He was taken into custody on the arrest warrant and taken to Northampton County Prison. Miller will also be issued traffic citations for the traffic offense and driving under suspension.
On May 2, Jack Miller, 67, of S. Main St., Nazareth, was observed loading up $108.00 worth of merchandise from Walmart’s in the Northampton Crossings Shopping Mall in his battery operated shopping cart and leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. He was cited for a summary offense of retail theft and released.
Possession Of Drugs; Corruption of Minors
On April 12 at 9:08 p.m., a trooper the Bethlehem Barracks conducted a traffic stop at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township, which was closed. Subsequently, the driver, 18-year-old Adem Cen Sengel of Walnutport, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He was also in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia in his car. Two passengers in Sengel’s car were 15-year-old girls from Bath. Charges are pending.
Sobriety Checkpoint Planned in Area
The Pennsylvania State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Lehigh or Northampton County the weekend of May 2-5. A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulate facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug related drivers. The goal is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on Pennsylvania highways.
by Damon R. Hayes, 49, of Tamaqua, left the roadway of Indian Trail Rd. 328 ft. north of Stagecoach Rd. in Allen Township on April 20 and struck seven fence posts and the end of a guard rail before ending up down an embankment. The vehicle sustained minor damage, but Hayes escaped injury. State Police cited him for violation of roadways laned for traffic and accident involving damage to property after the crash at 12:30 a.m. On April 28 at 1:28 a.m., a 1988 Ford Bronco driven by Michael A. Paules, 20, of Two Crashes in Bath crashed on Mud Lane at the intersection of HowerAllen Township A 1991 Ford Fiesta, driven town Rd. Paules was headed north on Howertown Rd., attempted to make a right turn on to Mud Lane, but missed it and went through a field and overturned. He then fled the scene. Paules, who was not injured, was identified later in the day by his own admission and was charged for offenses related to the crash. Allen Twsp. Fire Co. and Force One Towing assisted at the scene.
Between 3 p.m. on May 1 and 2, an unknown person broke into the home of Frank W. Ziegler at 3742 Cherryville Rd., Allen Township, and stole a .22 cal. long rifle, Coleman generator, DeWalt Sawzall, and binoculars. Anyone with information, contact PSP Bethlehem at 610, 8610-2026 and refer to incident M01-16465694. Trooper Geoffrey Godshalk investigated.
On May 4, between 12:30 and 11:30 p.m., unknown person(s) broke three 1x2-ft. windows on an open shed located in the back yard of Joseph M. Csencsits at 605 Atlas Rd. in Allen Township. Anyone with info, call PSP Bethlehem at 610-861-2026. Trooper Joseph Hall investigated.
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