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Mission of BBCP detailed At Bath Lions Club meeting
Firefighters of Bath Fire Dept: (l-r)Ashley Donner, Andrew Dal Pezzo, 2nd Asst Fire Chief Greg Donner and Matt Depuy. -Photo courtesy of Chris Post
Oxygen for stricken pets
Students from Nazareth Intermediate School raised money to purchase three pet oxygen mask kits that were received and gone over by Lehigh Valley Cart on Mon-
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proper amount of oxygen to pets that may have been trapped inside a burning building or might have suffered from smoke inhalation.
Man hurt severely by Train in Northampton By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
A 20-year-old Northampton man is in serious condition in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, where he was taken after being struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train early Sunday morning. Northampton Borough Police responded to the 1:35 am report Sunday of a pedestrian being struck by a train in the area of the W. 17th St. crossing. Police found the train ac-
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tually was in the area of the VFW, parallel to the 1200 block of Franklin St. Officer Dennis Smith spoke to the train conductor and engineer. Both said the train was traveling north just passing the overpass with Laubach Ave. They saw the young man sitting on the east rail with his feet inside the rails. He was sitting with his elbows resting on his knees and his head between his hands, leaning forward. As the train approached, the trainmen said they sounded their horn and began looking, however the man did not react or move and the train hit him. The railroad crew contacted their dispatcher, who called 9-1-1, and then checked on the man who was laying outside the tracks east of the train. He was found alive, but seriously injured with head trauma, as
well as what appeared to be multiple compound fractures of both legs. Police said there was a strong odor of alcohol coming form the man. Northampton Regional EMS treated him and took him to the St. Luke’s Trauma Center. There was no form of ID on the man. Only a cell phone was lying next to him. Police Chief Ronald Morey said the investigation is continuing.
Mary Kositz, chairman of the Bath Business & Community Partnership program, spoke to members of the Bath Lions Club at their dinner meeting this past Wednesday in the fellowship hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She told how BBCP works together with volunteers and municipal officials to improve the community, and is a part of the Main Street Initiative, which also includes Bangor, Catasauqua, Hellertown, Alburtis and Pen Argyl in that effort. BBCP was fully funded when it began in 2005, but this stopped after 2010 and is now supported by the borough and fund-raisers. For the last two years, BBCP has received $5,000 from the Borough of Bath, and the volunteers raised another $5,000. They also received $5,000 from Northampton County. The Greater Lehigh Valley
Chamber of Commerce provides $80,000 for the Initiative. Bath Farmers Market, which opened a new season this past Friday at Keystone Park, is one of the big projects for BBCP, as it includes produce and items from Bath and other area businesses and farmers. Ms. Kositz said she constantly hears from outsiders what a lovely little town Bath is. One way of promoting the town is Bath Community Day; another the recent 5K walk/run. They also support an annual clean-up day and help with the Christmas lighting ceremony. Park Gazebo Plans are well along for a gazebo to be constructed at Keystone Park, which will be a focal point for special events such as musical conContinued on page 7
Farmers market opens With sunny skies The opening week of the Bath Farmers Market was a successful one, with sunny skies and warm temperatures. As promised, the market boosted nearly a dozen vendors who brought their fresh fruits and veggies as well as
homegrown and handmade crafts to the market. Vendors also had unique plants available to help the home gardener get started, including tomatoes and herbs. Live musical entertainment was Continued on page 7
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Emanuelsville, on the cemetery at 10:40am. A Memorial Day service at Christ UCC Little Moore, will take place at 11am. Church service at Zion Stone United Office Location: 4685 Lehigh Drive (Rte. 248), Walnutport, PA 18088 Church of Christ, KreidersPost Office Box 39, Bath, PA 18014 ville, sponsored by the WorPhone: 610-923-0382 • fax: 610-923-0383 ship & Arts will be at 2pm. e-mail: Askus@HomeNewsPA.com Memorial Day service by the Paul & Lisa Prass - Publishers Sons of Union Veterans of the William J. Halbfoerster, Jr. - Editor Alice Wanamaker - Associate Publisher Civil War on the cemetery will Tammy De Long - Operations Manager follow church service. The fiCandi Moyer, Meg Schell - Account Executives nal service of the day will be Emily Graf, Elaine Leer, Alyse Moyer, Tony Pisco, Melissa Rose, Quynh Vo - Graphic Designers held at 3:30pm on Horner’s Wes Loch - Delivery Driver Cemetery on the NorthampThe Home News ISSN 1944-7272 (USPS 248-700) is published every Thursday of the year at a local ton-Bath Highway. subscription rate of $18.00 annually; 40-cents per copy on newsstands. Periodicals postage paid at Bath PA and additional entry offices. On observed Memorial Day, POSTMASTER: Monday May 28, the Sons of Send address changes to: THE HOME NEWS, P.O. BOX 39, BATH, PA 18014 Union Veterans will take part The Home News does not assume responsibility for any advertisements beyond the cost of the ad in four observed Memorial itself. We cannot be responsible for typographical errors. Day services. Bob WalakoWe reserve the right to reject any article or advertisement thought to be offensive or not contributing to the needs of the communities we serve. All opinions expressed by columnists, reporters and feature writers, invits will be in charge of the cluding letters to the editor, are not necessarily those of this publication, but of the individuals themselves. services on Allen Union News items and ads should be submitted no later than noon Monday on the week of publication, or on Cemetery, 4th & Main Street, dates noted ahead of time due to holidays. Northampton, at 8am. The Office HOurs: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 4685 Lehigh Drive (Rte 248), Walnutport, PA 18088 speaker will be Rev. Heather Other hours by appointment only Kurtz, Grace Reformed Congregation, Northampton. Ser-a general circulation newspaper since 1942 vice will be held at the Grand In partnership with: Army of the Republic (G A R) Memorial Plot at Lincoln & Dewey Avenues, NorthampContent, including text, images, ads and online material may not be re-produced, BANK copied, published either in whole or in part, without the consent of the Publisher(s). ton, at 8:15am. BILLINGS Observed Memorial Day DEFERRAL services and church service will be held at St. John’s (Stone FLAMISCH Church) UCC, HOPE Howertown, at 9:45am. Guest speaker will be Brian Radcliffe,MATULA of the Sons of Armed Forces to come and northampton Union Veterans of the Civil SELECTIVE Memorial Day ceremo- participate. Please contact War memorial service on the TRAIN 610-759-9900 for more infornies will be held at the plot cemetery following church at Lincoln & Dewey Ave., mation. YARDMemorial service. Observed Northampton, on Monday, Day Service will be held by SONS OF VETERANS the Sons of Union Veterans May 28 at 10:30 am. On Sunday, May 27, “M” of the Civil War on the SiegSponsored by the Joint Veterans Association, a parade company, Sons of Union Vet- fried Memorial Plot, West 21st from Main St. will precede erans Reserve of the Civil Street, Northampton at 11am. the ceremony where veteran War, Sergeant Bruce A. Wag- For more information, contact memorial bricks will be dedi- ner Commanding Officer, ac- James McRell 610-767-2990. companied by the Tri-Comcated. Bath munity Marching Band, will nAZARETH The Bath American Legion, American Legion Post 415 take part in six Memorial Day Eckley E. Patch Post 470 will on South Main Street will services. The first service will be on hold a Memorial Day Service sponsor the annual Memoon Sunday May 27 at the Lerial Day parade and cer- Fairview Cemetery, Cher- gion beginning at 12:30 p.m. emony on May 28 at 10 am. ryville Road, Northampton, All are invited. Everyone is invited to attend at 8:15am. At 9am the Sons the parade and meet at the Union Veterans of the Civil Freddy awards Veterans Memorial Park im- War will attend church sermediately afterwards for a vices at St. Peter’s (Snyder’s) On TV 69 tonight special service honoring all UCC, Seemsville. Sons Me•Vanessa Ruggiero Nazamorial Day service on the veterans. The parade begins reth Area HS · Singin' In The at the circle and will lead to cemetery will follow church Rain nominated for Outservices. They will then join the Council Chambers at the standing Performance by a memorial park. A special in- the Sunday School and con- Featured Dancer. gregation of Emmanuel vitation is extended to veter•Ryan Skerchak, Zack Esans and those serving in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, posito, Mikaela Esposito "Good Morning" Nazareth
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Area HS · Singin' In The Rain Achievement Award for the for Outstanding Small En- Express Times Internship. semble Performance. •Nazareth Area HS · Singin' In The Rain nominated for Outstanding ChoreograGrab your walking shoes, phy. it's that time of year again! •Tess Hamsher as Lina Come join Lauren's Hope Lamont · Nazareth Area HS · Foundation on June 2, for the Singin' In The Rain nominat- Highmark Walk at its new ed for Outstanding Featured location at The Steel Stacks Performance by an Actress. in Bethlehem. 100% of the Puzzlemaker at DiscoveryEducation.com •Ryan SkerchakCreated as byDon proceeds from the walk will Lockwood · Nazareth Area go toward helping children HS · Singin' In The Rain and with brain injuries. Please Anthony Fetterhoff as Big come and walk with us. To Josh Baskinby· Puzzlemaker Northampton register, visit to www.walkfoCreated at DiscoveryEducation.com HS · big, The Musical both rahealthycommunity.org, senominated for Outstanding lect Lauren's Hope FoundaPerformance by an Actor in a tion and set up your personal Leading Role. web page. Then it’s up to you •Mikaela Esposito as Kathy to email all your friends and Seldon · Nazareth Area HS · ask them to sponsor you on Singin' In The Rain for Out- this walk. If you can't walk, standing Performance by an no problem! You can still regActress in a Leading Role. ister as a virtual walker at the •Katie Fritchman of Naza- website. reth will receive a student
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We had a couple of really beautiful days over the weekend, sunny and not a cloud in the skies, but Sunday night into Monday and most of this week it has been raining again. Oh well, it should help the crops grow. Took notice of a field of corn that was barely popping up out of the ground on Thursday, that by Monday turned green with new corn leaves. Corn grows fast and before you know it, it will be all the way up. . . .Vendors at the Bath Farmers Day enjoyed the best weather ever at their opening last Friday afternoon. The band music was good, too. . . . That’s a really nice brochure on Bath that the Bath Business & Community Partnership put out. If you want to know anything about what’s going on around town, where the businesses are, the organizations, and a lot more information, grab one of those folders and hang on to it for a year. . . .Bears are all over the place lately. Maybe it has to do with the mild winter, but I hear wildlife conservation officer Brad Kreider has been kept mighty busy checking on bears that have been running
around Hellertown, Easton, and other parts of the county. One call that came in for him was at midnight. Officer Kevin Halbfoerster had other calls over in Lehigh County a week or so ago. Most of them are young bears raiding garbage cans or other places they can dig out food. They’re hungry. Ye Ed says a bear would probably love to munch on one of those doughnut/buns Kev dropped off for him the other night. Best thing to do is stay away from them. The bruins will probably climb a tree to get away from you anyhow. . . . Charlie Billings has been ailing quite a bit lately, trying to get his health back on track. Maybe a shower of get-well cards might do him good. . . . I hear there won’t be any bingo by the local Lions at Northampton this summer. They’ve been pre-empted. Charlie usta love calling out those numbers. . . . With his grand-kids graduating, Ye Ed has been traveling to Georgia a couple times this month, but he’s loving it, seeing all the kin down South. . . .Phillies are in crunch time this week, facing first place Washington.
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76ers lost their third game in the basketball playoffs, and hafta win Wednesday or it’s lights out, like with the ice hockey Flyers. IronPigs have been packing ‘em in lately as they win their share of games. They have 100 new seats, so now the capacity is 10,100. . . . Speaking about ice hockey, things don’t look good over Allentown way as the fight over using tax money for the arena goes on and on and on. . . . Only two more weeks till graduation, seniors! Are you ready? . . . By week’s end, my grass will be standing tall again, ‘cause the sun’s due to come out. . . .Have a great holiday, folks, and remember what Memorial Day is all about.
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Honorary Tooth Fairy award Beth Arcury presented the
Henry and Benjamin Newton with baby brother Mason. Henry and Benjamin Newton announce the birth of their brother, Mason James Newton. Mason was born April 28, 2012 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. Henry, Benjamin and Mason are the sons of Sonya
(Xander) and Henry Newton of Easton. Their paternal grandparents are Barbara and Henry Newton also of Easton. Maternal grandparents are Nancy and Dan Xander of Danielsville. Paternal great-grandmother is Dorothy Herster of Nazareth.
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Principals and Administration offices of each of the schools in the Northampton Area School district with the "Honorary ToothFairy Certificate" earlier this week. The certificate recognizes the Faculty and Staff in each school for their generous monetary donation to "Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy" which was a National Campaign that kicked off last October sponsored by the National Children's Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF). "America's Toothfairy" helps to raise awareness to the country's number one chronic childhood illness: pediatric dental disease. Millions of children are suffering in pain so severe that it affects their ability to eat, sleep or learn. By making a donation, 100% of the money raised goes directly to helping underserved children that are suffering from severe dental decay or gum disease. Pediatric dental disease is treatable and curable but the main focus of "America's Toothfairy" program is basic education and proper oral hygiene practices for the prevention of dental disease. Ms. Arcury is happy to announce that the Northampton Area School District Faculty, Staff and Administration were able to donate $1,000 toward this valuable program.
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tion will be stiff but it will also be moist, creamy, fluffy, fruity and tart and every other mouth-watering adjective you can think of. Having to judge among the delicious pies and cakes submitted is both a blessing and a curse. While the lucky judges get to sample all the delectable offerings, they also have to decide which pies and cakes earn the #1 and #2 spot—a tough job. The judges this year are expert amateur and professional bakers qualified to judge the contests. The judges will evaluate the pies and cakes on taste as well as appearance, texture, how the slice holds together and edibility. You can view the judges’ criteria in greater detail at the Kreidersville Covered Bridge website: www. KreidersvilleCoveredBridge. org At 1 p.m. on Saturday, the Pie Contest winners will be announced. On Sunday, at 1 p.m., the judges will announce the Cake Contest winners. The first and second place winners in the pie category and the cake category
will win a ribbon and a prize. The entries in the pie and cakes contests are donated by their generous bakers to a bake sale following the competition where they will be sold by the slice. All proceeds benefit the Kreidersville Covered Bridge, and that makes us all winners. More statistical evidence that people just love pies and cakes is the rapidity with which these slices of goodness will be consumed. Get there early! For those of you who enjoy homebaked goodness, the pies and cakes are just more reasons to attend the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Festival, June 2nd and 3rd, at 100 Covered Bridge Road, Northampton, PA. Sweetly delicious pies and cakes paired with the sweet word, “Enjoy!” make for a wonderful combination. Come to the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Festival and enjoy!
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If the choice is “You can sweet talk me, or you can say it with a pie or cake”, “ample” statistics show most people choose the sweet confection over sweet words. The masters of tangible “sweet talk” may submit their pies and cakes for judging at the upcoming Kreidersville Covered Bridge Festival’s old-fashioned pie and cake contests. If you think that your pie or cake is a winner, then enter your pie between 11:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, June 2nd, or your cake between 11:00 a.m. and noon on SunMon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. day, June 3rd, at the Festival’s Sat 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Sun. Dessert Tent. Your(Emergency competiOnly)
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May is National Military Appreciation Month and our troops need your help to show them America still cares. The Bath American Legion Post 470 and Soldiers’ Angels are asking for your help to send packages to our men and women who are fighting to protect our country with donations of cash and personal hygiene items. Cash donations are desperately needed to support our deployed and wounded troops with First Response backpacks, care packages, voice-controlled Valour-IT laptops and other troop support items. Even though there is talk as if the war is over, thousands of our men and women are still risking their lives every day in Afghanistan. Our troops see this news and wonder if America still remembers them and thinks they are heroes. One of the biggest costs involved with sending care packages overseas is the shipping, and your help is needed! Every dollar counts and goes towards sending a much needed item to a solider. The Bath Legion is also accepting donations of personal hygiene products through May 31. Items can be dropped off at the Legion any day after 1 pm or weekends after 10am. Cash donations can be dropped off at the Legion or mailed to Sol-
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Kristin M. Matula Lock Haven University - Kristin M. Matula of Moore Township graduated from Lock Haven University with her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology on May 12, 2012. Kristin was on the dean’s list for the fall and spring semesters and was a member of
the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Kristin is employed by the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan, PA. She is the daughter of Michael and Susan Matula and a 2008 graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School. Alvernia University Larissa J. Martin was among more than 480 seniors graduating from Alvernia University on Saturday, May 12. A Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated on main campus at 10 a.m. and Commencement was held at 2 p.m. in the Sovereign Center’s Reading Eagle Theatre. Larissa is from Northampton and earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Wilkes University More than 750 undergraduate and graduate students received bachelor’s, master’s
THE HOME NEWS and doctoral degrees at Wilkes University’s 65th annual spring commencement on Saturday, May 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. A list of graduates from this area includes: Laura Bickley, of Northampton, earned a Master of Science degree in Education . George Cowitch, of Northampton, earned a Master of Science degree in Education . Douglas Flamisch, of Northampton, earned a Master of Science degree in Education . Justin Hoff, of Nazareth, earned a Master of Science degree in Education . Kathleen Kearns, of Bath, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing . Connie VanBlargan, of Bath, earned a Master of Science degree in Education .
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Laura Zettlemoyer, of Northampton, earned a Master of Science degree in Education . Ashley Ziegler, of Northampton, earned a Master of Science degree in Education . West Chester University – Kayla Spengler, daughter of Jim and Chris Spengler, Seemsville, graduated magna cum laude recently from West Chester University, where she majored in psychology.
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Boys and Girls, 14 - 17, Wanted For Junior Conservation School Since 1981, when a dedicated group of sportsmen and community leaders decided it was time to develop a comprehensive environmental education for our young people, the Northampton County Junior Conservation School has responded to this call. During the week of July 15 through 22, the school will mark its 31st year of educating boys and girls on the wisdom of having an environmentally sustainable world for now and future generations. While it started those three decades ago at a former Girl Scout area south of Hellertown, called Camp Helena, it has ever since been headquartered at the 4-H Center in Bushkill Township. The school, which can accommodate up to 35 youths, is sponsored by the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, in association with the Pa. Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, and given much support by the 4-H Center board. All these years, NCJCS has been happy to have educational specialists and other professionals from the conservation and environmental fields leading lectures at camp and offering their expertise on field trips that take the students throughout much of Northampton Coun-
ty. While classroom-style instruction is effective, a great deal of value is gained from the field trip experiences that take the youths on a two-day study of the Delaware River watershed while canoeing the Delaware River from Martins Creek to Riegelsville; water and waste treatment facilities; cement manufacturing facilities; environmental devastation areas such as the one at Palmerton, and a study of forest ecosystems, for example. Also a part of the instruction is first aid, firearms safety, backpacking, canoeing, water quality testing, and take part in discussion, observation, and problem-solving activities. Altogether, what they experience in this one week will put a positive mark on their lifetime. Several of the students in the past have gone on to major in environmental studies in college and gotten jobs with state and federal agencies as a result of what they learned in one week’s time, an appreciation of the slogan developed by co-founder George Kreitz more than 30 years ago: “You can’t just throw something away. You can move it from point A to point B, but someone has to deal with it.” And continuing: “Every living thing needs clean air, clean earth, clean
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water, and sunlight to live . . . Every day someone puts something into our land, air, water or sunlight that doesn’t belong there. Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? Think about it.” This July’s schedule of events is printed above. The school has sponsors such as community or sportsmen organizations that pay $175 per student, or the parents may decide to pay that fee. The student is responsible for a $75 non-refundable fee, which must be included with a pre-application form. Upon receipt of them, the student will receive a full application, which needs to be completed by him or her and a parent or guardian, and returned to NCJCS at P.O. Box 261, Bath, PA 18014-0261. For additional information, call this writer at 610428-1965, or NCJCS Director Andy Curtis at 215-679-0259 ( his e-mail is acurtis@ncjcs. org ) Outdoors Notes • The annual Youth Field Day will be held on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 8 a.m. at Stockertown Rod & Gun Call Steve @ boys and girls Club. Up to 200 are expected to participate in archery, shooting events, trapping, and other outdoor sports. • On Sunday, June 3, the annual All-Star Soccer Classic will take place at Andy Leh Stadium in Nazareth. The girls’ game starts at 3 p.m., the boys’ game at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate. The event is sponsored by Lions District 14-K Charitable Enterprises, Inc. to benefit sight-related needs. • The semi-annual meeting of the Southeast Division, Pa. Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, will be held on Sunday, June 10 at the Cabela’s store conference room in Hamburg, Rts. 61 & I-78. The meeting at 9:30 a.m. will follow a half hour of coffee and donuts. Reports of the Pa. Game Commission, Pa. Fish & Boat Commission, Wildlands Conservancy, and others will be given.
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“Neighborhood” Black Bears By Alice Wanamaker The Home News This black bear was seen last Tuesday evening around 7:15 pm in the back yard of Jim Deibert in Moore Township. Deibert photographed the bear in the tree line of his property after it enjoyed a snack of his neighbor’s bird feeder. Deibert estimated the bear to be about 300 lbs. Deibert is not the only one noticing the increasing presence of black bears, one resident of Walnutport reported a bear in their back yard last week as well. These reports came just days before Easton Police, acting in the interest of public safety, shot and killed a black bear that was roaming the streets near the city’s public library this past Sunday. According to the humane society, black bear sightings are increasing in more urban areas
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certs. Oblong in shape, it will also have storage space for the farmers market, along with rest rooms, and water provided by the Bath Water Authority. A $6,500 grant has been received and another $500 will be added for new playground equipment in the park. Old equipment that is in the park will be refurbished. Application has been made for two more grants. There are several local donors providing funds and materials for the gazebo project. John Kearns, who was at the meeting, said volunteer workers are urgently needed for the project, and Jack Metcalf, Lions president, said he expects the club will be able to provide three or four volunteers to work. Others who want to help should contact Kearns at 610-837-1402. Engineering plans for the gazebo are on display each Friday at the Bath Farmers Market. Jennifer George, also at the meeting, said BBCP would like to partner with the Lions
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on Clean-Up Day, which is normally scheduled the Saturday after Earth Day in May. Youth Seminar Cassandra Jones, daughter of Mrs. George and a junior at Northampton Area Senior High School, thanked the Bath Lions for sponsoring her at the recent Youth Seminar held at Camp Victory. She said she learned a lot and enjoyed it, even catching a fish. Miss Jones said that the youths had the same focus of interest, which was special. Other guests at the meeting were Darrin and Carol-Bear Heckman. At the business meeting of the Lions, it was noted the club will be paying for the charter of Boy Scout Troop 33, something they’ve done since 1928. Plans were completed for the stand the club would have this past Saturday during the community yard sale. Flags, size 3x5 ft., were sold for $25; and 12x18 inches, 3 for $5 or $2 each. Anyone wanting to buy these American-made flags may contact Lion Bill Falstich at 610-349-6510. Lions Jack Metcalf and
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Marvin Werkheiser recently helped at the Lions day of fishing for Center for Vision Loss clients, held at Moore Twsp. Lion Mike Schmalzer’s pond. The club will pay for a student to attend Northampton County Jr. Conservation School, July 15-22. Applications are being received for students aged 14 to 17. Parents: If you have a son or daughter in that age group who is interested in attending, call Bill Halbfoerster at 610-428-1965. NASHS graduate Lauren Reinert will receive a Bath Lions scholarship of $250 after she completes her first semester in college. Installation of Lions and Lioness officers will take place at a June 6 meeting in St. John’s. Walt Hafner is incoming Lions president. On July 18, the club will have a clambake/meeting at the home of Lion Marvin Werkheiser. Tentatively, the Bath Lions will travel to the West Penn Township Lions in Schuylkill County for a steak fry joint meeting with them on August 1. Anyone interested in possibly joining the Bath Lions Club may contact membership chairman Lion Bill Halbfoerster at 610-428-1965.
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provided by Jake Kaligis and Fred Gilmartin who played Americana Bluegrass. This Friday, Blue Blaze Farm will be a featured business at the market and will bring their fresh lettuce for the “Lettuce Get Fresh on Friday” celebration. In addition, there will be a fresh raffle for a Bath Farmers Market Tshirt. Parking is adjacent to the American Legion on Rte 329. The market is currently accepting applications for vendors for the 2012 season. If you are interested, details for applying can be found at www.bathfarmersmarket.org. If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Adamsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-602-4353.
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The forecast for the Memorial Day weekend will see partly cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms on Thursday and a high of 80 degrees. Friday will be a bit warmer with a high of 85 and isolated thunderstorms and Saturday will bring partly sunny skies with very warm temperatures and a high of 87. The extended forecast is calling for partly sunny skies and a high of 85 degrees on Sunday and for your Memorial Day, there will be partly cloudy skies with a high of 88. For up to date information on local weather, visit www. lehighvalleyweatherpatrol.com or find them on facebook (Eastern PA Weather Authority). Lehigh Valley Weather Patrol has recently changed its name to Eastern PA Weather Authority.
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NORTHAMPTON AREA NORTHAMPTON BORO – ALLEN TWSP. – LEHIGH TWSP. Lehigh Township board grants $30,000 deferral on land fees
By ALICE WANAMAKER The Home News
The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors heard from Mr. Frank Scott of Spruce Drive and a representative from Lehigh Engineering that Mr. Scott is seeking deferral of fee payments on his 25 acres of land. Scott said he is not planning to build or sell the property. Normally, under township ordinance, he would be asked to pay for roadway improvement fees at a total cost of $30,000, recreation fees of $2,000 per lot and capital im-
provement fees of $843 per lot. But his goal is to farm the property and will the building lots to his children. Scott is seeking to defer the costs of improvements until the property is sold, and then it would become the new owner’s responsibility. Supervisor Cynthia Miller questioned how this would be done, and was told by solicitor David Backenstoe that it could be put in Scott’s deed. He suggested putting a covenant into the title that any future owner would be responsible for the costs.
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“It’s going to be a farm and left to my daughters. I have four daughters,” Scott said. A son already resides on the property. The supervisors voted to grant Scott’s request for deferrals, with considerations. In another matter, Malitsch said that, according to Pa. DEP, no new permit is needed on the Willow Rd. project. The next step is to get the survey crews out there so they could begin with designing the repairs and grading. This will be followed by securing bids. $73,000 was approved for the work. Another $24,000 is in mediation should it be needed. Approval was granted after motion and second by Keith Hantz and Cindy Miller. The Neighborhood Improvement Zone issue in Allentown was discussed briefly, noting that a letter was received from Mayor Pawlowski and the continuing suit by Hanover and Bethlehem townships over the legality of the law which provides earned income taxes from out-of-area workers to be used toward payment of the ice hockey arena. “I don’t think anyone is in a hurry to accept [Pawlowski’s offer] because of the way that it was handled,” said Supervisor Miller. Recreation was a topic that came up again, supervisors spent time reviewing the current resolution in regards to the lighting on the fields. After much discussion, the supervisors voted to amend the resolution to include set start times for both youth and adult games and cover rates if games start later than intended. The lights on the ball field have been a reoccurring issue at the township meetings that have left members of the board and residents feeling bogged down. A resident in the audience remarked, “Take
the lights down. I come to township meetings and all I hear about is baseball.” Board member Cindy Miller also noted frustration over the reoccurring matter, “We are not the baseball commission.” The proposed solar panel ordinance was discussed with its concerns about residential use of solar energy. After reviewing the draft ordinance, Attorney Backenstoe suggested that the ordinance go back to the township planning commission for reconsideration. He said that through working with two other town-
THE HOME NEWS May 24-30, 2012 ships, he became aware of many issues that are a part of the draft ordinance that need to be adjusted in order to avoid a MetroTek-type case in the township. The township wants to encourage residents to become self-sustaining, while avoiding a large corporation coming in trying to sell solar arrays throughout the township. Backenstoe noted that the challenge is to define “accessory” in order to avoid allowing selling electrical power on the open market. The ordinance is being reviewed by the planning commission.
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Nazareth H.S. Graduation at Stabler June 4
The Nazareth Area High School Class of 2012 commencement ceremony will be held on Monday, June 4 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. in Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. Stabler Arena requires that everyone (except for graduating seniors) entering the facility to attend the ceremonies have a ticket. The tickets are free and are for general admission seat-
ing on a first-come, first-serve basis the evening of the event. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Handicapped seating accommodations will be available for only those individuals who require such seating arrangements. In order to accommodate the needs of all graduates’ families, there will be a maximum of 12 tickets per graduate. Stabler Arena will seat approximately 5,000 people for graduation, so if there is a need for additional tickets beyond 12, contact Mrs. Beverly Weidner at 610-7591730, ext. 2301. She and Principal Alan Davis are processing ticket request forms. Ticket requests were due on May 14.
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A report card on the Nazareth Area School District will be presented by Schools Superintendent Dr. Victory Lesky at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 in Kortz Hall of Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St., Nazareth. This informative and timely lecture is free and open to the public as part of the Senior Pathways series. Registration is required by calling 610-746-1000 or online at www. moravian.com
Nazareth High School’s baseball team beat Parkland 7-5 on Wednesday, May 16. and went on to play Liberty on Thursday for the League Championship beating Liberty 12-9. The big plays of Thursday night’s game came from Karl Keglovits who scored four of the 12 runs for the Eagles, including a hit out of the ball park that brought in two runs.
Together for Derek 5K Walk/Run The sixth annual Together for Derek 5K in honor of Derek Kehoe, who lost his battle to Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) in October 2006 will be held on Saturday, May 26 at Nazareth Area Middle School. LMS is a rare form of cancer that spreads through the blood stream and can affect the lungs, liver, blood vessels or any other soft tissue in the body. Presently there is no cure, only remission if it can be attained. LMS can reappear anywhere in the body at anytime. There is so much we don't know about this disease, which is what makes it so devastating. The Together for Derek 5k Run/Walk allows the community to gather and remember a dear friend, while we raise awareness and
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Sun – 10:45am & 6pm W; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm W QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30am S. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9am; Vigil 7pm SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm M, Sun - 6:45/8/9:30/11am M; CC during ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 868- en BS Tue – 10am Lenten BS Wed 9:30am M; Mon– Thurs 8am M; Fri 10:30am Lenten Service 7pm W 0477, Bethlehem. – 8:30am M, Morning Prayer MonFAITH REFORMED, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - 8:30am W 9:30am SS; Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8am. Sun - 10am W 10:45am W SALEM U.C.C., Bath. GOD’S MISSIONARY CHURCH, ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Sun 9am SS, 8/10:15am W Northampton. Northampton. 610-262-2559. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Sun – 9:30am SS, 10:30am & 7pm Danielsville. Sun - 8/10:30am W; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm Service; 6:30pm. Evening Youth Sun – 9:30am W GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, W; Sat – 4pm W ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL NazaBANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZ- Northampton reth Sun – 8/10:45am W 9:30am SS ARENE, Bangor. 610-588-6929 Sun –10am W, 9:45am SS GOSPEL CHAPEL, Northampton Sun - 9:30am SS for all ages; ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Sun – 9/10:45am W, Kids Church Bath. 610-837-1061 10:40am W; Children’s Church Tues. 9/10:45am 10:45am Nursery Service, - Y ladies BS 6 pm, Y men’s BS 7 pm Sun 8am/10:15am W – HC 1st & 3rd BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cher- 10:45am SS Sun. GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP ryville. 610-767-1239. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun - 9/10:30am W CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. - 9:30am W, 10:30am SS, 6pm BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Sun. –9am Sat. 5:30pm W. Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Northampton. GRACE UNITED METHODIST Sun - 9:15am W, NO SS Sun –8/10:15am, 9am SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Pen Argyl ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Nazareth. 610Sun –8:30am & 9:45am S, CHURCH, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 759-0893 HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUSun - 10am W Sun 8/10:45am W 9:15 CE CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED THERAN, Nazareth. ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC Sun. – 8/9:30/10:30 W/HC, 9:15am CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-767METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 SS; Tue. 6:30pm BS Sun. - 11am W, 10am SS 3107 HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHRIST U.C.C., S. Bath. Sun 8/9:30/11am M , Sat 4:30pm Sun. - 10:15am W w/nursery. 9am CHURCH, Nazareth M Daily Mass at 8:30am Sun – 7am/9am/11am M, Tues. SS 2pm Mission Church. ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, CHRIST U.C.C., Allentown. 6:30pm BS 610-261-2910. HA HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN Schoenersville. Sun. - 10:15am W Sun. 10:15am W, Communion. 1st CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, CHURCH, Northampton 610-262- Sun. of Month. 9am SS 2668 Danielsville. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, Sun. – 10:30am W Communion 1st Cherryville. Sun - Adult & youth, 9am Sun - 9am W CONCORDIA LUTHERAN Sun. of the Month. 9:15am SS SS; 10:15am W HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERCHURCH Northampton ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton AN, Northampton Sun. - W/SS - 9am .PA Sun - 9am W, 10:30am SS & BS HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, COVENANT UNITED METHODSun- 9am SS, 10:15 W Cherryville 610 767-7203 IST, Bath. 610-837-7517. HA VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Sun– 8:00/10:30am W 9:15am SS Sun – 8/10:30am W, 9:15am SS Northampton MOUNT EATON CHURCH SayDRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610Sun - 9:30am BS; 10:45am W lorsburg, PA 570-992-7050 759-4444 WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day Sat. - 6:30pm W, Sun. - 8/10:30am ADVENTIST, Sat – 6pm W Sun – 8/10:15am W, W. 9:30am SS, Wed. - 7pm BS, 9am SS Sat – 9:30am W, - 10:45am SS NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN Nazareth 610-759-3163 Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 CHURCH, Northampton 610-261Sun - 9:30 Worship and Confirma- 1812 Sun. – 10:30am W - 9am SS HCA tion EMMANUEL’S LUTH Bath. ZION’S STONE U.C.C., KreidersNORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF ville. Sun – 8/9:30/10:45am W 9:20 a.m SS 7pm Lenten BS Mon. 7pm Lent- GOD, Northampton 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. 8142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton St. Peter’s U.C.C. * Please send Church Schedules 8142 Valley View Rd. and activities to editorial@HomeSeemsville, Northampton NewsPA.com. Or mail bulletins to PO BOX 39, BATH PA 18014. Church 610-837-7426 9 a.m. Sunday School Directory is a free listing of area 10:15 a.m. Worship Churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school “There Are No Strangers Here, and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions St. Peter’s U.C.C. Only Friends We Haven’t Met!” 8142 Valley View Rd. or more information.
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May 24-30, 2012
Where Is God When It Rains? Picture this! The place: Wilson’s Creek Historic Battlefield, 12 miles west of Springfield, MO. The event: A Civil War Reenactment Weekend. The crowd: Hundreds of participants, with thousands predicted to attend. The WEATHER FORECAST: Rain, rain, more rain. Thunder, lightning, storms. More rain. WHAT TO DO? “Go ahead as planned--it rained during the Civil War; if THEY survived, so can we!” And with that determination, the show went on that weekend, a great tribute to history and the memory of some brave men, both North and South. Picture this! The place: Anywhere on Planet Earth. The event: Your life. The crowd: A watching world of family, friends and enemies--and the enemy of your soul, lurking around the corner too! The WEATHER FORECAST: rain, thunder, lightning--storms that umbrellas don’t shield from; mud that does more than soil your clothing; situations over which we have no control......and WHAT TO DO? WHERE IS GOD? (1) He’s STILL here...with you in the storm, watching over you and yours. He’ll never forsake you. (2) He’s STILL there...wherever the situation lies, however bleak or hopeless...He remains. (3) He’s STILL everywhere overseeing all the storms--floods, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes of our lives. He reigns as King forevermore; He rides the storms--and He’ll bring you through! So “Go ahead as planned”...God is with you. He will see you through. He’s with you today--and tomorrow-and the next day--EVEN in the rain! Believe it--now march straight ahead--singin’ in the storm, splashin’ through the mud, dashin’ through the drops, and have a great day--for His SON still shines!
Band Parents Fundraiser
Northampton Big “N” Band Blue Monkey Night was held May 17. The owners of the Blue Monkey in Catasauqua will donate a portion of each check to the Northampton Area Band Parents Association in support of the marching band this season. Thank you Blue Monkey and everyone who took part in this fundraiser.
The Northampton Big N Band and band parents association is holding a fun fundraiser on June 5th at Ritas in Northampton. Parents and students will be scooping out your favorite Rita’s treats in the evening. This and other fundraisers help the students to attend regional and national competitions and participate in area shows.
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Sacred Heart School's May Crowning is an annual tradition following First Holy Communion. The group picture includes second and eighth graders with Pastor Msgr. Francis Nave and teachers Mrs. Phyllis Spencer and Mrs. Stacey Hoch. Gigi Kahler, a parishioner, provides the crown of flowers each year, Jonathan Decker, Taylor Frisoli, and Msgr. Francis Nave (back row) and Wyatt Cobb, Emily Vreeland (front row) in front of the statue of Mary after the crowning.
12 THE HOME NEWS May 24-30, 2012
Obituaries Joseph J. Augustine on the church Consistory. He
May 18, 1922 – May 16, 2012 Joseph J. Augustine, 89, of Northampton died Wednesday, May 16 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. He was the husband of the late Anna Marie (Samok) Augustine, who died Feb. 8, 2008. He had worked in the lab at the former Western Electric in Allentown for many years, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Born May 18, 1922 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Messenlehner) Augustine. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, and a member of the former St. Joseph Sick & Beneficial Society. Surviving are a son, Joseph, of Northampton; daughters Annette Kollar of Northampton, Joette Bartos of Whitehall, and Julieann Spanitz of Allentown; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Anna Ehrenstrausser and Rose Knesz, both of Northampton. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa. A memorial service was held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment in Our Lady of Hungary Parish Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Dale H. Day
Aug. 7, 1932 – May 20, 2012 Dale H. Day, 79, of Northampton, died Sunday, May 20 in Lehigh Valley Hospice-Inpatient, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Mae R. (Smith) Day. He worked at Pfizer, Easton, for many years before retiring. Born August 7, 1932 in Allentown, she was a son of the late Robert and Marie (Lerch) Day. He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Airport Rd., Allentown, where he was a sexton at church for 14 years as well as serving
served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Surviving are two daughters, Doreen A. Ramsey of Northampton, Tracie A. Lichtenwalner of New Tripoli; a son, Stephen D., of Northampton; two sisters, Louise Day of Northampton and Elaine Norwith of Northampton; three brothers, William Day, of Nazareth, Robert Day of Danielsville, and Galen Day of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jared. A memorial service will be held at Church U.C.C. Church, 5050 Airport Rd., Allentown, at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25. Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, c/o the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Nevin F. “Floyd” Landis
Nov. 23, 1928 – May14, 2012 Nevin F. “Floyd” Landis, 83, of Klecknersville died Monday, May 14 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Dorothea M. (Schisler) Landis. A 1947 graduate of Northampton High School, he later attended business school and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Farming was a lifelong passion of Floyd. However, he was employed for 32 years by the Keystone Cement Co., Bath, before retiring in 1979 as a foreman. After retiring, he worked part-time as a school bus driver. Born Nov. 23, 1928 in Bath, he was a son of the late Nevin H. and Helen E. (Smith) Landis. He was a member of Christ Little Moore U.C.C. Church, Danielsville; Manoquesy Lodge #413, F. & A.M., Bath, and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Garry
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P. Landis, Lynn E. Landis and Timothy Landis, all of Klecknersville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Larue Kleintop, of Bethlehem; nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were an infant son, Darryl W. Landis, and a sister, Charlotte Kreglow. Services were held on Monday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, where there was a Masonic service on Sunday evening. Interment with military honors on Monday was in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. Contributions in his memory may be made to Christ Little Moore United Church of Christ, 913 S. Mink Rd., Danielsville, PA 18038.
Shirley M. Mlodossich
Feb. 17, 1031 – May 14, 2012 Shirley M. Mlodossich, 81, formerly of Nazareth, died Monday, May 14 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Frank B. Mlodossich, who died in 1979. She worked in the security department of the former Laneco in Nazareth for 14 years before retiring in 1993. A member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, she previously worked in the garment industry for many years at various mills in the region. Born Feb. 13, 1931 in Moorestown, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Pearl (Kuntz) Remaly. She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth. Surviving are a son, Brian W. Mlodossich, of Lower Nazareth Township; four grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Knecht, of Easton; a daughterin-law, Sandee Mlodossich, of Easton; niece and nephews. Preceding her in death were a son, Barry L. Mlodossich; and two brothers, Sherwood and Richard Remaly. Services were held on Saturday, May 19 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by burial in Holy Family Cemetery, Nazareth. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
June 14, 1923 – May 16, 2012 Leo Pagotto, 88, of Danielsville died Wednesday, May 15 in his home. He was the husband of the late Irene J. (Kohler) Pagotto, who died in 1986. He was employed by Keystone Cement Co., Bath, where he was a member of its 25-Year Club. He had worked there for more than 30 years before retiring as a raw miller in 1983. A life-long farmer, he owned and operated a livestock hauling business for many years in Danielsville. Born June 14, 1923 in Danielsville, he was a son of the late Frank and Maria L. (Bornancin) Pagotto. Surviving are a son, Terry L. Pagotto, of Moore Township; step-sons Charlie Miller of
Danielsville, Bobby Miller of Cementon, and Dale Miller of Northampton; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother, Peter Pagotto, of Danielsville; a sister, Rosie Fritz, of Danielsville, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death, in addition to his late wife, were his former wife, Mildred M. (Weber) Pagotto, in January; his companion, Perma Kemmerer, in 2004; a son, Roger Pagotto; brothers Lewis and Bruno Pagotto, and sisters Mary Mazut and Ella Vanzella. Services were held on Tuesday morning, May 22, in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in St. Nicholas Church Cemetery, Berlinsville. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103.
Dorothy E. Semper
Aug. 4, 1917 – May12, 2012 Dorothy E. Semper, of Nazareth, died Saturday, May 12 in Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Rev. Clement E. Semper. She was a librarian for the New Carrolton Branch of the Prince George Public Library from 1972-1978. From 19381941, she was an elementary school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse for the Lewiston and Blooming Prairie Public Schools. She was also a librarian at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, and Moravian College, Bethlehem. Born Aug 4, 1917 in Altura, Minn., she was the daughter of the late Paul G. and Stella (Scherffius) Simon. She was a member of Nazareth Moravian Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Fellowship Group. Surviving are a son, Robert J. Semper, of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Cynthia A. (Clark) Semper, of York, Pa. A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 19 in Kortz Hall of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moravian Hall Square Good Samaritan Fund or the Moravian Church Board of World Mission, both c/o the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA 18064.
He is survived by his son, Edward H. Silfies of Danielsville, daughters, Cindy L. Brown of Bath and Carol A. Siegfried of Danielsville, ten grandchildren and twentyone great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Remaley of Nazareth and Howard Stump of Pen Argyl; three sisters, Mae Heimer of Jacobsburg, June Stump of Nazareth and Gloria Miller of Bethlehem, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his late wife, Grace, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Daubert in 1996 as well as three brothers, Harold Silfies, Sherwood and Carl Remaley. Services will be held on Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m. in the Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, PA 18035. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown - Bath, PA 18014 and Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow in the Emmanuel Union Cemetery, Emmanuelsville. Contributions: may be made in memory of Mr. Silfies to the Building Fund of Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, PA 18035.
Roy R. Wagner
March 3, 1928 – May 18, 2012 Roy R. Wagner, 84, of Northampton died Friday, May 18 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Lillie A. (Schaffer) Wagner. He was a carpenter for various contractors in the Lehigh Valley and was a member of Carpenters Union Local #600. Born March 3, 1928 in Jacksonville, he was a son of the late Raymond and Irene (Rex) Wagner. He was a member of the Allen Twsp. Fire Co., Sons of Veterans, Petersville Rod & Gun Club, and Copeechan Rod & Gun Club. Surviving are five sons, Robert R. of Walnutport, Continued on page 13
Herbert C. Silfies
Febr. 28, 1921-May 20, 2012 Herbert C. Silfies, 91, of Danielsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, at his home. He was the husband of the late Grace E. (Kocher) Silfies. He worked for the Nazareth Steel Fabricators for 43 years before retiring as a certified nuclear welder in 1983. Born in Lower Nazareth Township on February 28, 1921, he was a son of the late Albert and Mabel (Edelman) Silfies.
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Bruce A. and Randy S. of Bath, Scott S. of Danielsville, and Barry J. of Maysville, N.C.; a sister, Lorraine Longenbach of Catasauqua; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three grandchildren. Services were held on Wednesday, May 23 in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Lester A. Walters
Aug. 10, 1924 – May 16, 2012 Lester A. Walters, 87, of Nazareth died Wednesday, May 16 in the New Eastwood Care & Rehab Center, Easton. He was the husband of Dolly (Ferraro) Walters, and was born Aug. 10, 1924 in Lower Nazareth Township. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II as a corporal in the 13th Mariner Artillery Regiment and was a survivor of Iwo Jima, receiving the Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of American Legion Post #415, Nazareth; the 5th Marine Division, and the Iwo Jima Survivors Association. A 1942 graduate of Nazareth High School, he was a member of Holy Family Church, Nazareth. As a former resident of Wilson Borough, he was a member of St. Jane Frances De Chantel Catholic Church and served on the church council for many years. He assisted in engineering a comprehensive sports program for 6th through 8th grade student at St. Jane’s. Lester was also a member of the Jacobsburg Historical Society; the Nazareth Pequot Society; served in many capacities for the Boy Scouts Association at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, including Boy Scout Group chairman. He was past secretary of the Wilson Midget Football Assoc. for many years. In 1946, he organized the barbershop quartet called the “Chordblenders”. All were members of the Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Lester sang as a baritone and the quartet sang together for 20 years. In 1994, he organized the Senior Hiking Group, traveling 2,500 miles in the canals of Carbon, Monroe, and Northampton counties and adjacent New Jersey counties. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Bruce Walters, of California; two granddaughters, Mary Kate and Amber Rose Walters of Allentown; great-granddaughter, Jazmine Rose Walters; two nephews; a niece; greatnieces and great-nephews; and four cousins. He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Donna (U.S. Navy); former wife, Phyllis Walters;
and a cousin. A funeral service was held on Wednesday in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, and interment with military honors in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Church, Jacobsburg Historical Society, or the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home at 20 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Anita G. Weaver
Oct. 16, 1935 – May 21, 2012 Anita G. Weaver, 76, of Bath, formerly of Factoryville, Pa., died on Monday, May 21 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Robert A. Weaver. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Born Oct. 16, 1935 in Berlin, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Helene (Timm) and Fritz-Herman Bonin. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church, Slatington, and a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Nicholson, Pa. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Steffin E. Weaver of Washington, N.J. and Daniel R. Weaver of Nazareth; two sisters, Ruth Lobig of Berlin, Germany, and Heidi Brown of Wilson, N.C.; a brother, Herbert Bonin, of Winseln, Germany; three grandchildren; and nieces. A sister, Wiltraut Ehlert, of Berlin, Germany, died earlier. Graveside services were held at 12:00 Noon today (Thursday, May 24) in Lakeville Cemetery, Lakeville, Pa. There were no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath. Contributions may be made in memory of Anita to the United Presbyterian Church of Slatington, 6750 Rt. 873, Slatington, PA 18080.
Laura A. Werkheiser
Sept. 14, 1962 – May 14, 2012 Laura A. Werkheiser, 49, of Nazareth died Monday, May 14 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of James L. Werkheiser. A 1980 graduate of Phillipsburg (N.J.) High School, she was a teller at Wells Fargo in Phillipsburg and Clinton branches for more than 20 years. Born Sept. 14, 1962 In Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of Laura (Mondeau) Darlington Mowder of Milford, N.J., and the late Gerald R. Darlington. She was a member of St. Luke’s U.C.C. Church, Belfast, and a life member of the Avona Volunteer Fire Co. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her stepfather, William F. Mowder, of Milford, N.J.; a sister, Sandra Darlington, of Bangor; a brother, Jerry Darlington, of Easton; step-
daughters, Taren Werkheiser of Palmerton and Calyn Stack of Phillipsburg; nieces and nephews. Services were held on Friday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
THE HOME NEWS Quota Club will be set up at Canal Park along the Lehigh River, The Northampton Area Food Bank will be at the Northampton Fire Department on Lerchenmiller Drive and the Northampton Historical Society will be set up at the Siegried Railroad sta-
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tion on West 21st Street. Anyone wishing to set up a table at the Fire Department can do so by calling 610-262-6156. Donations are being accepted by the Historical Society May 31 and June 1 from 6-8 pm, Fore more information please call 610-262-4748.
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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Richard C. Kennedy, Jr. Estate of RICHARD C. KENNEDY, JR., late of the Township of East Allen, County of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payable without delay to: LINDA A. PTACEK 791 Public Road Bethlehem PA 18015 Or to her Attorney John L. Obrecht, Esquire 1731 Main Street Northampton, PA 180671544 5/17-5/31 ESTATE NOTICE Delbert D. Miller Estate of Delbert D. Miller deceased, late of Orefield Lehigh County, PA. Letters of 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: Colleen E Schmoyer Executor address 3404 Apollo Rd Orefield PA. (5/24) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will hold a joint meeting with the Northampton Borough Municipal Autority at 1 Clear Springs Drive on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 6 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the sale or lease of property. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (5/24)
PUBLIC NOTICE WORKSHOP MEETING NOTICE The Borough of Bath Council will hold a Workshop Meeting in Heckman Hall at the Borugh of Bath Municipal Building, 215 East Main St., Bath, PA 18014, on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM The purpose of the meeting will be in reference to general Borough business. Thomas R. Petrucci Borough Manager (5/24) Legal Notice Borough of Nazareth Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Nazareth intends to adopt the following Ordinance at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting to be held on June 4, 2012, at 7:00 P.M., E.D.T., at Nazareth Municipal Building, West Center and Church Streets, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 20, SOLID WASTE, PART 1, COLLECTION, RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL, SECTION 111, LATE PAYMENT FEES, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF NAZARETH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Borough of Nazareth, in Borough Council assembled, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the authority of the same, that Chapter 1, Solid Waste, Part 1, Collection, Recycling and Disposal, Section 111, Late Payment Fees, of the code of Ordinances of the Borough of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is hereby amended as follows: §111, Late Payment Fees. Penalties for late payment shall be as follows: If not paid within thirty (30) days of the billing date, ten (10) percent; if not paid within ninety (90) days of the billing date, one (1%) percent per month for each month in excess of ninety (90) days. In the event that legal action is required to collect delinquent accounts, a collection fee of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars will be assessed for the commencement of the action, and a further cost of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars for the filing of a municipal lien in addition to costs and expenses. This fee shall represent the attorney’s fee for collection of the account. This fee shall be collectible in accordance with §3(a) of the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law. In the event that a collection action involves a trial, then additional fees shall be assessed at the rate per hour paid to the Borough Solicitor for preparation and attendance at trial and any additional proceeding. Any person requesting certification of balance due or payoff of the delinquent account shall be liable for an administrative charge of Ten ($10.00) Dollars to be paid prior to receipt of the certification or payoff. Copies of the complete Ordinance are available at the Borough Office, 134 South Main Street, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Paul A Kokolus, Secretary Alfred S. Pierce, Solicitor (5/24)
Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board Public Notice Hearing/Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath PA 18014. Specific items on the agenda include: 12-ZHB-633 The applicant(s), Keith Strohl, applicant(s) of the property located at 3190 Pine Rd. Danielsville, Moore Twp. Pa 18038 request the following relief from the literal terms of the Moore Twp. Zoning Ordinance: a variance to construct an accessory building with a height of 23 feet 50 feet off the center of the roadway. The section(s) of the ordinance cited for this application are as follows: Chapter 200, Section 200-22(H-12) Residential Accessory Buildings, 200-200-31 Establishment of Future Right of Way Widths, as well as any other section of Chapter 200 Moore Twp. Zoning Ordinance in which relief may be needed. The property, County PIN#G4-9-1- contains approximately 4.43 acres and is zoned, Limited Conservation (LC). 12-ZHB-634 The applicant(s), Patricia S. Snyder, applicant(s) of the property located at 3368 Mountain View Dr. Danielsville, Moore Twp. Pa 18038 request the following relief from the literal terms of the Moore Twp. Zoning Ordinance: a variance to construct an accessory building with a height of 24 feet 30 feet off the side property line. The section(s) of the ordinance cited for this application are as follows: Chapter 200, Section 20022(H-12) Residential Accessory Buildings, 200-16G Minimum Yard Requirements (setbacks), Limited Conservation Zoning District, as well as any other section of Chapter 200 Moore Twp. Zoning Ordinance in which relief may be needed. The property, County PIN#H4-7-7A contains approximately 6 acres and is zoned, Limited Conservation (LC). 12-ZHB-635 The applicant(s), Michale & Cynthia Markovcy, applicant(s) of the property located at 485 South Summit Rd., Bath, Moore Twp. Pa 18014 request the following relief from the literal terms of the Moore Twp. Zoning Ordinance: a variance to expand a nonconforming structure in excess of 50%.. The section(s) of the ordinance cited for this application are as follows: Chapter 200, Section 200-33 (c) (1) Nonconforming Buildings or structures, 200-17 Rural Agricultural Zoning District (minimum yard requirements), as well as any other section of Chapter 200 Moore Twp. Zoning Ordinance in which relief may be needed. The property, County PIN# H6-17-5 contains approximately 1.48 acres and is zoned, Rural Agricultural (LC). Jason L. Harhart, Zoning Officer (5/24)
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Council gives “go ahead” to Rodite idea for farmers market By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Consultant Victor Rodite on Thursday approached Northampton Borough Council about the possibility of having a farmers market in the borough. There are none at present in Northampton, he said, but about 19 exist in the region. He noted possible locations in the borough, including at the recreation center or community center, and Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Sr. noted another in talking with a local businessman. Being an entitlement community, Northampton has been able to get numerous grants that were applied for by Rodite. He said there is one from the federal government for this type of project, but applications had to be in by this Monday, May 21, so that is not available. Rodite asked Council if they’d like to see a farmers market in town, and the officials informally granted him the “go ahead” to do the preliminary work in getting one started. Before that, he had given Councilman Robert McHale the downsides as well as the upsides of a farmers market, for some are successful and others not so much. This writer told Coun-
cil that Bath’s is successful, and that at least 15 vendors would be present when it opened for the season on Friday, May 18. Other Matters • Police Chief Ronald Morey received permission for Patrolman Ryan Grube to attend an NRA Patrol Rifle School at the Allentown Police Academy on July 23-27, a requirement for him since he is the range officer. • Also given an okay was the request by Hope Lutheran Church of Cherryville to borrow the borough’s band trailer for a fund-raising event on June 21-22, charging only for delivery and set-up. Committee Reports • Councilman Robert Coleman reported receiving $3,746.66 in first quarter franchise fees from Service Electric, showing that more people are switching over to them from RCN. . . .Mid-Eastern Counties Assoc. of Boroughs will meet in Northampton’s council room on May 30 at 7 p.m.. . . Second-phase work is being done on the memorial plot in time for Memorial Day, working feverishly now that the sun has re-appeared. • Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Jr. reported the community swimming pool will open on June 2 and close on August 18, with a re-built
pump, new baby-changing station, and more water. • Councilman Robert McHale noted that Code Enforcement Officer LeRoy Brobst has been busy with grass and weed violations, visiting 12 sites last week and sending out notices of violation. If the borough has to clean up, property owners are billed or they have a lien placed on their property. Boro Manager Gene Zarayko said there are 12 to 20 vacant, abandoned properties in town, attributing this to a “rough economy.” • Councilwoman Sherry Neff-Maikits said the spring thaw rendezvous of motorcyclists was successful. . . .She also noted the new FCC regulation about all two-way radios changing over to a narrow band mode. • Councilman Keith Piecienski said public works has been cutting grass and patching potholes. . . .Borough staff met with a representative of D’Huy Engineering on upgrade of the Smith St. pump station and discussed another site for a new basketball court. • Councilman Ed Pany noted two groups of 75 students that are visiting the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum, and he received plaudits from Council for his work with the museum. Pany also said the museum has been given
THE HOME NEWS a photo of the Northampton High School “Wonder Team” in football. • Lopsonzski Sr. reminded everyone that it’s the soldiers who have kept our freedoms intact. “Be thoughtful of what they have given,” he said, noting that our freedoms today are threatened as we move closer to socialism. Everyone on Council reminded people about the solemnity of Memorial Day. Lopsonzski also cited the value of the pets program at Canal Street Park on June 3. It will be held from 11 to 4, with proceeds benefiting the K-9 program. There will be a rabies clinic set up on that day at the emergency squad building. Zarayko announced that the borough is still accepting applications for the HOME loan program. Anyone who is interested may know that there is 0% interest, but the loan has to be re-paid when selling the home. He also said he was glad to
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see that the Pa. State Assoc. of Township Supervisors has taken a position on the House bill that allows the taking of tax money from a neighborhood improvement zone in Allentown for an ice hockey arena. McHale said earned income tax revenue for April has been on track, but Zarayko said, “Wait until next month.” Banners in town are being sponsored by businesses at a cost of $150 each, with 10 sponsored so far.
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