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OCTOBER 13-19, 2011 A General Circulation Newspaper Serving The Community Since 1942
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Hahn Hosts Senior Expo
School Board votes to buy Back former BAVTS campus By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) is shown speaking to one of the more than 400 constituents who attended her Friday, Oct. 7 Senior Expo at Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company. More than 50 vendors were on hand to showcase the senior-oriented services they provide. – Contrbuted photo
Moore Twsp to continue farmland Preservation; no tax increases for 2012 By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
With one million dollars already committed to farmland preservation in 2011, the Moore Township Board of Supervisors said they and the township’s citizens encourage Northampton County to continue to support full funding for the County Open Space Program in 2012. At the supervisors’ meeting last Tuesday, they disclosed a letter to County Council dated the following day which said, in part: “Now more than ever it is necessary to take steps to preserve farms in Northampton County that have contributed to the quality of life that we all enjoy.Your actions and continued support will ensure that the rural character of the county is preserved and that the lakes, streams and wildlife habitat are protected.” The board noted in the letter that township residents “voted overwhelmingly to support the imposition of an earned income tax for open
space preservation necessary to make this happen.” It was noted that the owner of the Schmoyer farm has accepted participation in farmland preservation, but that no decision has been made as yet on two other farms for purchase of their development rights. There was a note of miscommunication noted at the meeting, however. Edwin Keller said information is not getting to the Farmland Preservation Board. Supervisors Chairman Maynard Campbell said, “It’s a twoway street” and they should stop in at the township building where information is on file. Keller admitted it may be just a breakdown of communication. Glenn Shoemaker said the Environmental Advisory Council is doing some of the farmland work and there should be more communication. Other Matters • Extension of time on development plans were approved by the board for Pheasant Ridge, Zion Wesleyan Church, and Sacred Heart Church.
The Northampton Area School Board took two important votes on Monday night: (1) A decision to buy back the former Northampton Campus of the Bethlehem Area Vocational – Technical School, and (2) To stay with the Stabler Arena for the 2012 graduation ceremony. Neither vote came before there was much discussion. On point one, the vote to buy back the vo-tech building was unanimous. On point two, the vote was split, 4-3, in favor of remaining at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena, despite some drawbacks. NASD Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik said total appraised value of the 3.4acre property is $350,000. Northampton would pay $610,000, which was the cost of the school that was built by the Vo-Tech. However, with Saucon Valley and Bethlehem also part of the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Northampton would get 24.3% back from the sale, or $147,000. In actuality, it would end up costing Northampton $463,417. “That’s still a lot of money,” he said, and there are seven acres of land in all. For 35 years, 95% of Northampton students attended classes in that building, receiving a significant amount of services. Students no longer occupy the building. Vice President Jean Rundle said, “The district is landlocked, so when there is an opportunity like this we need to grab it.” She sees the property in Northampton as land
the district should have back. It was originally sold for $1 to the BAVTS. A final court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 18 on property at Rt. 329 & Seemsville Rd., East Allen Township, that the district owns, in which a new middle school has been proposed. Although
“The district is landlocked, so when there is an opportunity like this we need to grab it.” Vice President Jean Rundle the township voted to allow the school on agricultural land as a conditional use, five residents have voiced their opposition. One of them, Madelyn “Maggie” Kemp, had a statement following the decision
on the vo-tech Monday night: “I am delighted that you decided to look for another site – it’s just a shame that it happened now instead of one year ago.” She said the district is continuing to spend taxpayer money, $327,082 as of August 31, and with money spent before, the total is $3,372,700 for the site and hearings. Mrs. Kemp continued: “I have fought not to build a school on that [East Allen] property since it was purchased. It was unsafe back then and nothing has changed – student safety must come first.” She also contended that there are 300 less students in the district (5,545 compared to 5,842 in 2007) and 100 less in the middle school (with 843 in a building that accommoContinued on page 13
Man dies at recycling Plant when bale falls
A 40-year-old worker from Allentown died on Sunday, Oct. 2 from injuries he suffered on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Greenbriar-Heller recycling plant along Smith Lane in Northampton. Luis De La Cruz Castellanos was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office said the death was from blunt force chest injuries the man sustained when a bale of recycled materials fell on him around 9:25 a.m. that Friday. Greenstar Recycling, headquartered in Houston, Texas,
is working with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in the investigation. A company spokeswoman said the entire Greenstar family mourned the loss of their colleague, and did convey their deepest sympathy to the victim’s family. Sarah Conte said, “At Greenstar Recycling we take health and safety matters very seriously and our employees are our first priority.” The recycling plant was first started at its Northampton site in 1984 by Todd Heller.
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The USSBA National Champion Nazareth Blue Eagle Marching Band played at Soundfest, in Nazareth on Saturday, October 8th. (Another photo on Page 10.) – Contributed photo
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Largest percentages favor Public school over private For the third time in a year, the public has been surveyed on its desire to spend tax dollars to send children to private or parochial schools and for the third time, the response has been overwhelmingly “no.” In a recent public opinion poll, Pennsylvanians were asked “Would you favor or oppose giving state tax dollars to parents so they can send their children to a private school of their own choosing instead of to their local public school?” Sixty five (65%) percent said they strongly oppose (43%) or somewhat oppose (22%) this use of tax dollars. The poll presents the findings of a survey of 801 Pennsylvania adults designed by Terry Madonna Opinion Research and conducted September 2011. The sample error for the total sample is plus or minus 3.5%. Percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding. Terry Madonna Opinion Research asked this question in fall 2010 (67% opposed);
spring 2011 (61% opposed); and now this most recent poll. These results mirror those of a recent Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll which surveyed about 1,000 Americans 18 years and older. In this survey, “vouchers received the lowest approval rating in the past 10 years – only one in three Americans favor allowing students and parents to choose a private school to attend with public dollars.” “The results remain consistent with the public saying it doesn’t want vouchers,” said PSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel. “There are many more pressing issues facing the state, including adequate school funding, current pension crisis, unfunded state mandates, Marcellus Shale drilling impact fees and charter school funding. The governor and General Assembly should focus their attention on these issues before pushing through a widely unpopular, unproven, unaccountable,unaffordable
and unconstitutional voucher plan.” In the same survey, respondents were asked to rate their satisfaction with their community schools. Two-thirds or 67% said they were either very satisfied (16%) or somewhat satisfied (51%) with their local schools. Only 9% said they were very dissatisfied. The satisfaction rate (69%) was even higher among households with children under 18 living at home, and cut across party lines with 73% of Republicans and 69% of Democrats being satisfied. “Overall, Pennsylvanians are pleased with the performance of their local school districts,” Gentzel said. “This satisfaction is another reason Pennsylvania should not be pulling millions of tax dollars out of public education and diverting it to religious or parochial institutions or into the hands of private entrepreneurs who may only see education as a money making opportunity.” For more detailed results of the poll findings, one-pagers are available at www.psba. org/issues-advocacy/issuesresearch/vouchers/index.asp. PSBA is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards, pledged to the highest ideals of local lay leadership for the public schools of the commonwealth. Founded in 1895, PSBA was the first school boards association established in the United States.
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What an amazing and welcome sight it was this past weekend to see sunshine, and have it nice and warm again!! It sure made everybody feel a lot better after all that heavy rain that gave us flooding a couple weeks ago. It was terrific weather for the annual farm tour. It’s supposed to rain again this Wednesday and Thursday, but let’s hope it’s not much more than a drizzle. We need some MORE sun to recover. . . . Took notice folks that live where the Longenbach’s and Lawrence’s used to live down along Main Street lost plenty in their basement. It’s all stacked along the sidewalk. Ye Ed says his son and grandson saw things like that out at Bloomsburg, where folks had all their lost possessions stacked along the highway waiting for front end loaders to haul it away. . . .Jean Rundle, back from a vacation in Vermont, saw really bad destruction there from Hurricane Irene, like covered bridges broken up and in the water, homes destroyed or left hanging, and roads torn apart. The violence of Nature! . . . .Leaves are starting to turn colors, ‘cause we had a touch of frost the other day, and soon we’ll be raking and raking and raking some more. Oh well, we have the four seasons, so we just hafta take the good with the bad, and enjoy the good more. . . .Columbus Day was celebrated on Monday. Don’t know if the post office was closed or
not. The banks were open. . . . By the way, I see that workers were busy planting grass next to the new sidewalks at PNC Bank on Monday. If I recollect rightly, the sidewalks are supposed to go up along the stone wall by the condominiums, too. It’s supposed to make a safe walkway for folks living in the condos. . . . .I see Representatives Marcia Hahn and Julie Harhart scheduled a program down Hanover Township way this week about property taxes and what the state can do when they also want to cut taxes. It is a big problem, and we don’t need any more taxes the way this economy has been going, people losing jobs and homes, and stretching what pay they have. . . . I was shocked to see that Pete Hoch’s daughter Melody died. Of course, I was shocked when he passed away, too, a couple years ago. It’s sad when we lose people who volunteer and work so hard. My sympathies to the Hoch family. . .. . . I hear there’s talk about turning the former vo-tech building in Northampton into the middle school. Might be a good idea, after all that’s been spent trying to get the East Allen Township location worked out. . . . “Spundy” Rehrig is wearing a neck brace after taking a spill a week or so ago. I sure hope he’s feeling better. . . . Bath Firefighters have envelopes in Bath area issues of the paper, I see. They’d sure like to have donations for the Oct. 25th
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Big “N” Band plays in area Competitions; host Oct. 22 The Northampton High School Big “N” Band performed this past Saturday at a Bandfest in Nazareth, and at Lehigh Valley Band Day on Sunday at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown. Their big event of the season will be on Saturday, Oct. 22 when Northampton High School hosts the 2011 Festival of Bands at 4 p.m. in Al Erdosy Stadium. Both the senior and middle school bands will also be in the Bath Halloween parade on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Festival of Bands At the Oct. 22 USSBA event in Northampton, eight high school marching bands will take the field in competition. The Big “N” Band is honored to have the Emmaus Sentinels Alumni Corps start the evening with their presentation of the National Anthem. Spectators
will also be presented with the debut performance of the Northampton Middle School Little “N” Band’s 2011 field show, “Rock On.” The Big “N” Band will close out the night, dazzling the crowd with its field show, “The Rise and Fall of Rome.” “Please join us for an evening of competition, music, pageantry, great food, and good times as we celebrate these talented young people from area marching bands. The excitement of playing to a crowd, who is there specifically to see marching band performances is an experience all high school bands should have,” Debbie Capozzi said. Tickets are available at the gate: Adults $7, Students and 55+ $5, children under 5 free. Northampton staff and students, bring your I.D. for free admission. Parking is free.
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ANDREW JEFFREY GOSTONY Andrew Jeffrey Gostony was born September 2, 2011. Andrew weighed in at 8 lbs. Parents are Jeffrey and Jessica Gostony, Jr. of Gainesville, GA. Paternal grandparents are Jeffrey and Phyllis Gostony, Sr. of Bath. Maternal grandparents are Bud and Barb Nash of Northampton.
Andrew is also welcomed by puppy Bella, Uncle Ben Gostony, Aunt Stephanie and Uncle Jesse Shellhammer, and cousins Jacob, Kody, and Isaac Shellhammer, and many great-grandparents. Jeffrey and Jessica are graduates of Northampton High School.
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WOMEN/SOCIAL Anniversary Breakfast Saturday in Bath
The Bath 275th Anniversary Committee is working hard to make next year’s anniversary celebration one that will be remembered for years to come. There will be a community breakfast this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. at Keystone Rod & Gun Club. Tickets are available in advance and at the door. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 5 are invited to eat for free. The committee is also holding a Christmas cash raffle. Tickets are on sale now until they are sold out. There are only 1000 tickets being sold with cash prizes. The drawing will be held on December 13 at the municipal building. Everyone is invited to come take a look at the limited quantity of 275th souvenir items available at the anniversary store. The store is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. now through November 3, when they will also be open on Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. Items are going quickly and when they are gone no further orders will be placed. Anyone wishing to join the anniversary committee in planning festivities is invited to join them on the second wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Bath Borough Municipal Building for their monthly meeting. They will also be participating in the Bath Halloween Parade, so be sure to wave hello!
Museums open The Bath Museum, located at Penn and Washington Streets in the Bath Borough Building will be open on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There is no admission charge and it is handicapped accessible. Volunteers are welcome. Contact Marjorie Rehrig at 610-837-0624. The Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum will be open on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The GWHS Campus is located in East Allen Township on Jacksonville Road.
Ole! Mrs. Karen Braun's third grade class at Sacred Heart School in Bath recently wrapped up their study of Mexico with a fiesta. Third grader Valentina Hernandez celebrated in a dress from Mexico. Valentina's mother prepared authentic Mexican food, played Mexican music, made Mexican flags, played Spanish Bingo, and read a picture book in Spanish. Other moms helped, too, with making ponchos and Mexican flowers. Valentina's grandparents also stopped in for a look at the Mexican village and maps made by the children. They were visiting from Mexico City. – Contributed photo
Trick or treat time For challenged kids Lehigh Valley Business Connections is sponsoring its fifth annual Pumpkin Path, a time that children with physical or mental challenges can participate in trick or treat at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel at Rts. 512 & 22, Hanover Township. It will be on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Having it at the hotel provides a safe environment for the children, who, otherwise would not be able to trick or treat in a neighborhood setting. Hosts/sponsors are encouraged to decorate the out-
Township officials award $1,000 To Miracle League ball field project At the annual convention of Northampton County Association of Township Officials, Timm Tenges presented the Community Award of $1,000 to the Miracle League. It is part of $756,000 the league will need to complete Miracle Field, a baseball field that will be built at the Chrin Recreation Center in Palmer Township, a special playing
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Gov. Wolf Historical Society 31st Christmas House Tour
The 31st anniversary of the GWHS Annual Christmas House Tour will be held on December 2 and 3. Six private homes and six historic sites will be open and waiting to embrace you with history, ambience and entertainment. Homes range in age from 1790 to the early 1900’s. Historic sites include the Society’s three buildings ~ the 1785 Wolf Academy, the 1795 Ralston-McKeen home and the late 1800’s Monocacy Schoolhouse, all located on Jacksonville Road, just outside of Bath. These three buildings offer a craft show, a fresh wreath and swag sale, hearth cooking demonstrations and light refreshments. A commemorative tile will be offered for sale in all three buildings at the GWHS park, made by Mark Amey Pottery. The Siegfried Log Cabin in Bath will be open and will have a fire in the walk-in fireplace to warm you. This year, the 1st floor of
the Joseph Steckel House in Bath will be open and has been lovingly restored by Darrin and Carol Heckman, well-known for their dedication and restoration efforts of properties in Bath. St. Peter’s United Church of Christ on Valley View Road is a brick structure, built in 1874. We are excited to have these sites as an important addition to this year’s Saturday tour. This year’s homes and sites are located in Bath, East Allen, Lehigh and Moore Townships, all decorated by the homeowner and a florist or designer. A brief description is: ~ A large, early 1790 stone home awaits your visit. This is a working farm set in bucolic setting with a long driveway and many outbuildings. ~ A Victorian charmer with many original features is waiting for you in Klecknersville. This brick home boasts a large, welcoming porch. ~ The next home, known as The Kleckner House, was built in 1823, evidenced by an original date stone, and sits overlooking a winding stream. ~ A real treat for the tour this year is a restored slatesided home with beautiful, decorative exterior wood trim located in a small, country village. ~ An interesting country house will open its doors for you to show you its history and beautiful addition. ~ And, lastly, another beautiful stone home will surely delight you. The attached summer kitchen is this homeowner’s favorite room complete with the original,
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the hope that all the municipalities will spend at least $2,000 next year for the project. Palmer Township is putting $20,000 toward it. Individual and organization donations are welcome as well, and can be sent to The Miracle League of Northampton County, P.O. Box 3424, Palmer, PA 18043-3424. walk-in fireplace. You may also view the smokehouse. So, join us for a lovely day visiting these homes and sites. Stroll with us and these gracious homeowners through their homes and be warmed by the history, holiday decorations and fun this day will surely bring you! Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 12, $17.00 per person, at Bath Drug, Country Capers, Curt’s Cyclery, Miller Ace Hardware and Steckel House Antiques until Friday, December 2, (closing time of each location). Tickets will also be available on the day of the tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., December 3, at The Wolf Academy (GWHS park, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath), $20.00 per person. All proceeds benefit the Society’s restoration of its buildings.
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at their church in 2004, members donated 35 shoe box gifts. Linda Friedrich heads up the project in her church, and year-round, she collects donations and buys items to pack in shoe box gifts. Friedrich attributes the ability of the small church to collect so many boxes to someone else. “It is the Lord moving. He’s provided,” says Friedrich. The shoe box gifts always contain a letter and picture of the church members who pack the boxes with such
care. Last year, Friedrich received an email from an Operation Christmas Child staff member. The message contained a photo of a little girl in Haiti receiving a shoe box gift packed by this Pennsylvania church. “With all the hurt in the world we can actually do something to help,” said Friedrich. “It makes me feel better that I am helping.” Since 1993, Operation Continued on page 10
Unwanted trophies collection Response overwhelming
The Trophy Collection drive that was announced last month has been a huge success. In the three days following the publishing, over 250 trophies were dropped off by the giving residents of our community in memory or loved ones, including four large containers from the Lehigh Twsp. Fire Company. Organizer Tracy BergerCarmen of Bath (Moore Twp.) was brought to tears by the generosity and support of our community. For now, the group has collected enough trophies to start cleaning, repairing and distributing them to the youth in area hospitals. Tracy is still accepting trophies that are related to little girls, including dance, cheering, pageant, animals and related trophies. With the project moving along, they are now looking for the following items: large
boxes and/or plastic totes to store the trophies, white or colored crêpe paper and gift bags to wrap and deliver the trophies in, and volunteers willing to help clean, repair and pack the trophies. Volunteers looking to help are asked to call 610-504-9387 for the cleaning date and location. The trophies will then be given to the Outpatient Children’s Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg to the children as they reach milestones in their treatment and recovery. If you are looking for more information on the drive and how you can help, log into Facebook and search "Trophy Drive" for updates or call 610504-9387. The Home News office, located at 4685 Lehigh Drive in Walnutport will serve as a drop off location for any donations for this project. PA003267
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St. Paul’s sweeps, others Close in Suburban dartball Defending champion St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton pulled off a sweep of visiting Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem, and closed in on a tough St. Stephen’s Lutheran team this week in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. St. Paul’s won 6-3, 7-2 and 7-1 with Zach Kern hitting 6 for 12 with a home run and the cycle; Paul Slimmon, 6 for 11; Kevin Gross, 4 for 11 and Bob Knecht, a homer. Salem: Scott Hoffert, 6 for 13; Steve Mohn, 3 for 9; Tim Eichman, 3 for 10, and Bill Hoke III, a home run. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship of Bethlehem fell victim to St. Stephen’s in Bethlehem, 1-0 and 4-0, before winning 8-7 in 10 innings. The winners had Gary Buczynski, 6 for 12; Josh Buczynski, 5 for 12; Travis Beahm, 4 for 12, and Ed Wychuk had the dubious “honor” of hitting into both a double play and a triple play in the first game. Ebenezer: Ray Moretz, 4 for 11; Roy Wilcox, 4 for 13 with a homer, and Jim Voortman, a homer. Two three-run rallies in the 9th inning won games one and two for Bath Lutheran, 3-2 and 6-5, before Messiah Lutheran held on to win 4-3. Bath: Don E. Miller, 7 for 14; Dellie Iasiello and “Doc” Cavallo, both 4 for 11, and Lee and Matt Creyer, both 4 for 13. Messiah: Mike Daly, 7 for 13 with a homer; Jeff Hasonich, 5 for 11; Rick Hasonich, 4 for 12; Steve Harper, 4 for 12 with a homer, and Dick Miller, two homers. Christ UCC , Bath, won 5-2,
lost 4-3, and won 8-12 at Salem UCC, Moorestown, led by the DalCin’s – Dave, 6 for 13, Dan 5 for 11, and Darius, 5 for 13. Susie Gasper homered. Salem: Phil Roth, 7 for 11; Bob Krause, 4 for 9, and Bill Rinker, 4 for 12. Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown lost 5-3 at Trinity Lutheran in Bangor, but bounced back to win 3-2 and 2-1 behind Rich Durn, 5 for 12; Al Gilbert, 4 for 9; Jim Goldman, 4 for 10 with a home run; Bruce Vollman, 4 for 12, and Larry Golick, 4 for 13. Trinity: Fred Boettinger, 5 for 9; Larry Fehnel, 4 for 12 with a homer; Joe Smith, also 4 for 12, and Jeff Hoffert and Harold Wambold, both with round trippers. After 36 scoreless innings, Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, won 4-2 in hosting Farmersville, but lost 4-3 in 13 innings, and won again, 2-1. Emmanuel: Jim Hill, 6 for 12; Jeff Fritz, 5 for 10; and homers by Emerson Moser and D. Mike. Farmersville: Kyle Campbell and Wade Chilmonik, both 5 for 10, and Sue Grim, a homer. STANDINGS
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East Bath still Holding lead in Suburban Trap
East Bath’s team registered top shooting scores to hold their first place position on Sunday at Blue Ridge in the Suburban Trap League. Ranger Lake kept pace with them for second. EAST BATH, 125 – Marty Csencsits, Dan Fritchman, Ray Hoch, Bill Kunsman, John Manning, Ray Ott, and Wayne Remaly, all 25’s. RANGER LAKE, 125 – Rich Green, Frank Hanzl, Roy Knipe, Glenn Suter, John Meyers, Pete Labish, Chris Mills, Ray Garrison, all 25’s. COPEECHAN, 124 – Bob Bortz, Rich Geyer, Freeman Kline, Tom Lonczyaski, all 25’s; Bill Arner, Dale Arner, Robert Borascius, Brad DeLong, Bill Eibach, John Gorda, Kelly Huber, Harvey Thomas, Ron Wechsler, Gary Wieand, Diane Metzakos, all 24’s. BLUE RIDGE, 121 – Bob Deiter, 25; Dave Brader, Dennis Evert, Eric Flexer, Art Koran, Sr., Steve Kralik, Mike Kresge, John Palansky, Lorne Palansky, Craig Peischler, Jerry Trumbauer, all 24’s. The next shoot will be on Sunday, Oct. 30, hosted by Copeechan at Blue Ridge in Walnutport.
BATH BOWLING Team 5 Has Slim Lead in Die Hards Team 1 was in first place for a while, but now is tied with two others for second place, as Team 5 has taken over first place by a half game in the Bath Die Hards League following action on Oct. 5. Team 5 won 3 to 1 with Michael Tirrell hitting 460 and Charles Kosman, 459. Team 6 climbed to second with a 4 to 0 victory over Team 3, led by Tery Bartholomew’s big 771. Team 3 had Rick Deily, 549; Jim Stevens, 421, and Dick Deily, 409. Team 4 also won 3 to 1 with Polly Kosman, 461, and BobbyLou Snyder, 452. Team 1 fell into second by losing 1 to 3, but had Bob Kosman, 553; Joe Bachman, 464; Marie Harring, 428, and Shirley Arnold, 412. Team 2 also lost 1 to 3 with Art Bruch rolling 508; Sam Strouse, 414, and Michelle Tirrell, 405.
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Nazareth rolls On vs. Becahi; K-Kids lose
Nazareth extended its season record to 6-0 and 5-0 in the Lehigh Valley Conference on Saturday in beating Bethlehem Catholic, 56-28. They’ll face a team with the same record when they host Freedom on Friday night at Andrew Leh Stadium. Northampton lost to Freedom, 38-0, last Friday. The Blue Eagles scored in every quarter: Jordan Gray on a 4-yard run; Dan Shepherd on a 30-yard pass from quarterback Dan Harding; Gray, another 11-yard run; Parrish Simmons, a 5-yard run; Adam Bridgeforth, a 22-yard pass from Harding; another
Maxx Amusements First in Commercial Maxx Amusements won 4 to 0 over Moore Pizza to hold a one-game lead in the Bath Commercial League as of week five. Andy Edelman led them with a huge 228-241258–727, followed by George Hyde, 212–561; Randy Frey, 221–559, and Russ Hank, 209– 522. The pizza team had only Rollie Meixsell with a 516 series.
6-yard run by Simmons; Alex Tonnies, a 12-yard pass from Harding; and a 1-yard run by Harding. An announcement out of Catasauqua this week was that there will be the annual Powder Puff football game, Northampton at Catasauqua – Varsity “C” Club on Sunday, Nov. 6. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m.
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The Rice Family held second place with a 3 to 1 win against Old Dairy, as Dale Fye had 200-201–591; Mark Rice, 202-231–582, and Jack Rice, 504. Old Dairy: Bill Neidig, 213-265–664; Rich Trucksess, 204-258–654; Kurt Morgan, 204–563; John Kerbacher, 521. Next in line was Daku Auto Body, splitting 2 to 2 with No Name. Daku: Al Davidson, 216-202-203–621; Scott Bortz, 553; Bob Daku, 200–549; Rich Mutarelli, 546; Bob Faustner, 203–526. No Name: Craig Madtes, 236–619; Glen Croll, Sr., 550; Gerald Bartholomew, 200–549; Scott Ackerman, 520. Bath Supply is fourth, winning 3 to 1 over Sunnieside Landscaping with Steve Kerbacher, 208-235–650; Lester Steigerwalt, 243-202–627; Harvey Rissmiller, 217-200– 596; Brent Connolly, 224–560, and Jeff Kerbacher, 203–536. Sunnieside: Ryan Flick, 225235-213–673; Rodney Knighton, 222–543; and Tony Holva, 504.
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P C Beverage Tops in Bath Friday Nighters P C Beverage has a onegame lead after winning three games vs. Bath Legion on Oct. 7 in the Bath Friday Nighters League. P C: Craig Madtes, 596; Ed Musselman, 595; Dave Jacoby, 513; Jim Schoenberger, 489; Mike Knable, 450. Legion: Dave Shaver, 590; Scott Ackerman, 589; Bob Meixsell, 564; Marty Beal, 519; Donald Arndt, 471. G & L took three from Team YTTIHS. G & L: Ed Reynolds, 248–682; Scott Bower, 490; Ty Pagotto, 483; Mike Bower, 473; Terry Koch, 406. Team YTTIHS had Kyle Reaser, 236–648; Brent Bartholomew, 510; Ryan Flick, 502; Matt Opdyke, 479; Jeff Hertzog, 382. Palmer Snowflakes split 2-2 with Herman’s Hermits. Snowflakes: Gerald Bartholomew, 558; Terry Bartholomew, 555; Jim Chillot, 535; Jerry Fogel, 504. Hermits: Dan Cortright, 533; Dave Thompson, 499; Herm Petersen, 489; Joe Cortright, 473; Pete Curto, 457. Bensing’s won all four games over the Young Bucks. Bensing’s: Ryan Buss, 248–602; Bill Kocher, 556; Jared Kocher, 505. Bucks: Kyle Kryonis, 531; Alan Smith, 519; Ryan Cameron, 456; Brandon Jacoby, 366; Christian Vazquez, 307. (Note to Statistician: Please list winners vs. losers SEPARATE from standings, and do NOT put high totals in unreadable light color.)
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BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. – MOORE TWSP. – CHAPMAN BORO stated the vintage car is all steel and has a 502 cubic inch Chevrolet big block motor. It certainly was a fantastic example of 1940 automobile beauty. Winners of the money raffle were announced by Chairman David Gogel after which he thanked everyone who helped make this one of the clubs’ best ‘Car Show and Flea Market fund raisers.
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Moore Twsp. Lions Secretary Brent Filchner, winner Richard Leath and Chairman of the Car Show and Flea Market, Moore Twsp. Lion David Gogel. – Contributed photo
Moore Twsp. Lions and Lionesses Have successful fund raiser The Moore Township Lions and Lioness Clubs held their 15th annual “Car Show and Flea Market” fundraiser at the Moore Township Recreation Center in Klecknersville on Sunday, Sept. 18, a gorgeous fall day. It couldn’t have been a better day for inspecting the 262 vintage cars, fire station vehicles and farm equipment as well as scrutinizing the flea market stands. The cars were all freshly washed and polished to a beautiful shine and many, many folks spent time looking them over and speaking with their owners. The Moore Township Lionesses, directed by Lioness Sharon Dlugos, prepared the food for the day and did a great job as usual. A DJ was present during the day for everyone’s listening pleasure.
Many folks took advantage of the seats provided and spent their time enjoying the music. This year’s judges for the “Best Of Show Car” were the car owners themselves. They each had the responsibility of choosing the best auto in every class. Each class was divided by years, 1930’s, 1940’s etc. Each winner in every category received a trophy. From these winners, the top car was selected. Richard and Diane Leath, from East Stroudsburg, won in the 1940’s class with a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe and subsequently were chosen the ‘Best Of Show Car’. It was painted ‘Red Rock Crystal Pearl’, a beautiful luminous maroon color. In addition to the super paint job, Richard
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• Four resolutions were okayed: One on solar energy for flashing red light signals at Moore Elementary School for a reduced speed zone; and three for dedication of roadways in Southmoore Crossings. • Another resolution appointed Richard Gable as liaison between the township and county for the Act 32 earned income tax collections, which will begin on January 1, 2012. • Trick or Treat Night was set for Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. • The board said that numerous applications have been received for a person on the road crew, paying $18.44 an hour. They will pick from the final four. There was a report of storm water run-off at Bauer & Morrison Rds. Blacktop will be purchased with permission of PennDOT. Keller reported a sign that was knocked down at a bridge and this was seen as a possibility from PennDOT doing road work. In final remarks, Secretary/ Treasurer Gable declared that there will be no tax increase in 2012 for township property owners. “More money is available. We are fine,” he said. The next regular monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Legion officers Two officers who were absent due to work were among those installed recently in Post 470’s Sons of the American Legion. They are Nate Meixsell, first vice commander and Denny Meixsell, historian and sergeantat-arms.
Attention Members of NHS class of 1966. If you have not been contacted for the 45th reunion to be held November 26, 2011. Please call Ruth Miller at 610-440-0980.
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Bath Vol. Fire Fighters Halloween Parade Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – 7 p.m.
Rain Date: Oct. 26, 2011 – 7 p.m. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION – OCT. 20, 2011 Name of Organization________________________________________________ Number of Marchers ________________________________________________ Number of Vehicles _________________________________________________ Approx. Length of Vehicles ____________________________________________ Contact Person ____________________________________________________ Contact Number____________________________________________________ Please also accompany the form with 50 words or less describing your organization and activities for TV coverage. Please return this form no later than October 19 to: PARADE COMMITTEE Bath Vol. Fire Fighters 121 Center St. Suite B, Bath, PA 18014 Parade route will start at Broad and East Main Sts. For staging of parade all vehicles will enter from Northampton and Broad Sts. Marchers should be dropped off in front of George Wolf Elementary School.
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SENIOR CITIZENS Visit and Participate in Senior Center Activities Visit a senior center and check out all the fun things going on there. Local centers include: MidCounty Senior Center, 234 S. Walnut St., Bath; Nazareth Senior Center, 15 S. Wood St.; Northampton Senior Center, in Grace UCC Church, 9th St & Lincoln Ave., and Cherryville Senior Center at Hope Lutheran Church, Rt. 248, Lehigh Township. MID COUNTY SENIOR CENTER For meal reservations call: 610-837-1931 Thurs. 10/13: 9:00 Pool/ Cards/Games & Puzzles; 10:15 Sing-a-Long; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo Fri. 10/14: 9:00 Pool/Games
& Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15 Pinochle Mon. 10/17: 9:00 Pool/ Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch Tues. 10/18: 9:00 Stained Glass; 9:45 Exercise; 11:30 Lunch; 2:30 Bingo Wed. 10/19: 9:00 Sewing for Gracedale; 11:30 Lunch; 2:30 Crafts/Ceramics CHERRYVILLE For meal reservations call: 610-767-2977 Thurs. 10/13: 9:00 Puzzles/ Crafts/Cards/Quilts; 12:30 Flu Shots; 1:30 Shopping Fri. 10/14: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles; 11:15 Exercise Mon. 10/17: 9:00 Crafts; 10:00 Puzzles/Cards; 11:15 Exercise Tues. 10/18: 9:00 Crafts; 10:00 Puzzles/Quilts; 10:30 Cards
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Sadie 100 years young
September birthdays, were extra special at the Northampton Senior Center that month since one of the ladies is now 100 years young! Sadie Chabak was presented with a special certificate by John Mehler, Administrator with Northampton County
Area Agency on Aging. All seniors 60+ are welcome to join us for social, activities, programs and meals. The Northampton Center is located at 902 Lincoln Ave. Contact Krista Ambrosino, Center Director, for information at 610262-4977, Mon.-Fri. 8:30-1:30.
Programs at Moravian Hall Square ‘Scams – from the Internet to the Pharmacy’ is the topic 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 18 in Kortz Hall of Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St., Nazareth. Paul Muschick, the Morning Call’s ‘Consumer Watchdog’ is the speaker. Muschick will offer numerous tips on how to protect yourself from fraud. The program is part of the Senior Pathways and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 610.746.1000 or online at www.moravian .com. Lyra Ensemble will present a concert 7 p.m., Friday, October 21 in Kortz Hall of Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St., Nazareth. The trio is composed of Michael Toth, pianist and John Schwartz, clarinetist, both of the Allentown Symphony, and Deborah Davis, cellist with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra. The concert is part of the Arts & Artists series and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 610.746.1000 or online at www.moravian.com. ‘Osteoporosis’ is the topic 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 25 in Kortz Hall of Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St.,
Nazareth. Dr. Simrat Kaur of the staff is the presenter. Hartzell’s Pharmacy will provide free heel scans for the first 20 registrants. The program is part of the Wellness & Vitality series and is free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling 610.746.1000 or online at www.moravian. com.
The Fibromyalgia Support Group of the Lehigh Valley is hosting Dr. Kell Morton of Allentown. He will be speaking on natural pain management and reorganization healing on October 18 at 7 p.m .at Grace UCC Social Hall in Allentown. For more info, please call Beverely 484-695-2387.
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Two young men saw two pretty girls meet and embrace. Said one: “That’s what is wrong with this country.” “What do you mean?” asked his friend. “Women doing men’s work.
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NORTHAMPTON AREA NORTHAMPTON BORO – ALLEN TWSP. – LEHIGH TWSP. Rodite encourages council Of three local governments
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Victor Rodite, who serves as grant consultant for the Borough of Northampton, suggested on Thursday that they participate in an inter-governmental agreement with North Catasauqua and Allen Township as a form of council of governments, similar to the Nazareth Area COG. He spoke of the grants program for home rehabilitation between Northampton and the other two municipalies and figured that it might work in other directions. Council president John Yurish asked that Rodite put his proposal together so that Council can discuss it more in depth at their Oct. 19 meet-
ing. He said, “We need to crawl before we can walk.” Council has approved entering into an agreement with Allen Township on quarterly sewer service, but this doesn’t stop the litigation between the two municipalities. Posh Extension Atty. James Preston, the developer and his engineer for Posh Properties appeared before Council to request an extension of one year to get everything finalized for construction of a 40-unit townhouse development in the former Cross Country site. Conditional approval was given in 2007, but the land development plan never reached final action. Borough Manager Gene
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Zarayko recommended that Council require Posh to pay $6,393 in legal costs in 20 days after they receive a letter, plus an additional $10,000 for future legal and engineering fees. Hanover Engineering was the borough’s engineer, now it is Lehigh Engineering. Council said it would grant the extension, subject to an agreement between the developer and borough Council that is acceptable to the officials. If not there would be no extension. Included are public improvements and recreation and sewer tapping fees. The $10,000 fee was lowered to $5,000. Other Matters • Council okayed an open house the fire department scheduled for this Wednesday as part of Fire Prevention Week. It included a rescue demonstration, fire safety house, blood drive, and display of their fire equipment on Lerchenmiller Drive. • A handicapped parking zone was approved at 331 E. 9th Street, where there is only one other. • Councilman Robert Coleman, for the administration and finance committee, reported: $26,295 for 90% of the surplus distribution from the borough’s health insurance co-op was received, and another 10% will be distributed at year’s end. Also received was a pension state aid check for $254,190, whereas $135,000 had been budgeted. The additional $119,190 will be split between the police and non-uniformed pension
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Empower children to Handle bullies Empower your child! Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center (inside Affordable Pet Center) 2022 Main St., Northampton will have a presentation “bully awareness training” by a Northampton D.A.R.E. police officer on Saturday, October 15, from 10:00am12:30pm . 10:00am to 11:00am - youth (ages 5 to 10) 11:00am to 12:00pm teens (ages 11 to 17) Call to
register at at 610 392 0408 or 610 440 0443. Sometimes children have difficulty recognizing verbal and/or physical abuse. They are unsure how to handle bullying. Children become confused and intimidated on what to do! Shihan Ralph Orobono will educate through awareness and roleplaying There is no charge to attend!
Tenth anniversary dinner LT Historical Society
Join the Lehigh Township Historical Society to celebrate its tenth anniversary. An "Olde Fashioned Turkey Dinner" will be served at the Lehigh Township Vol. Fire Co. in Cherryville on Sunday, November 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Platters will be served - you may come any time between 4 and 6 p.m. The dinner con-
sists of turkey, mashed potatoes or filling, gravy, carrots or green beans, lettuce with bacon dressing, rolls and butter, beverage, and anniversary cake. In addition to a delicious meal, there will be displays and an ongoing picture preContinued on page 14
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FALL CRAFT FAIR Sunday, October 16th
9 to 3
Northampton Community Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Free Admission! Raffles, Food and Fun for the Entire Family Featuring Handmade Crafts in the Main Hall and Commercial Vendors in the Atlas Room
Christmas Presents! Decorating Ideas!
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THAT’S A WRAP!
Can you believe it’s time to “wrap up” the summer and start raking leaves? If arthritic hands or too many blisters are a problem for you while holding a rake, then cut a strip of bubble wrap and wrap it around the handle, and secure it in place with some packaging tape to create a more convenient grip. After raking up those leaves, don’t forget to winterize your lawn for a beautiful green lawn in the spring!
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EvEnts Friday October 14 Zachary Grim 6-9pm a classic guitarist, who plays classic rock, will joins us for the first time. We welcome the new entertainment. Enjoy dinner and a few songs. Bring your requests. saturday October 15 at Faith Church in Trexlertown Help Us support Truth For Women. There will be a fashion show, silent auction and many restaurants, bakeries and caterers with samples. Jessica will be there with her big smile sharing scones and pumpkin bisque from 11am to 1:30pm saturday October 15 Ashley and
Mike Acoustic Duo 6-9pm Ashley and Mike return with their style of Jazz, Blues and Rock. They have been with us several times and always draw a crowd.
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First annual Night of Lights in Nazareth The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Moravian and Jacobsburg Historical Societies is pleased to announce the first annual night of lights in Nazareth. The event will take place on Halloween evening, October 31, from 6-9p.m. The program is being supported by the Nazareth Area Middle School, teacher Jim Pilla and the middle school student council. Students will be assisting with the project by making posters advertising the event and selling the kits through the school district. Each kit sells for $12.00 each with partial proceeds benefitting all three organizations involved in the project. The kits contain everything needed for residents and business owners to “light up” their homes and businesses, including the orange pumpkin bags, sand, candles and cups. It is our hope that the community will support the proj-
ect and create a sense of unity among the greater Nazareth area. This project will again be done during the month of December for the holiday season on the night of the Moravian Historical Society’s annual walking tour. For additional information, please contact the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce at: 610-759-9188. www.nazarethchamber.com The Jacobsburg Historical Society (JHS) is a membersupported nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the art and industry of making early American firearms, and the character of the individuals and community that created and sustained that enterprise. The JHS makes its home at the Boulton Historic Site, part of the Jacobsburg National Historic District, and manages both the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum and the John Joseph Henry House.
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LeatherCrafters 4-H Club of Northampton County is reforming for the 2011-2012 year, with the meetings running through April. The first meeting of the year will be held on Friday, October 21. A representative from Tandy Leather Co. will be present to show the members new techniques and help with the choosing of projects for the 4-H year. Starting in January, the club will meet on the first and third Fridays of each month through April. The club is looking for some new members to join us! Youth ages 8-18 are encouraged to
join us to learn this art form. LeatherCrafters 4-H members learn how to tool and craft leather, making projects which will be exhibited at the 4-H Fair in August and then used by the members. Representatives from Tandy Leather Company will be available at some of the meetings to help the membership. 4-H leaders will guide the members through basic tooling and crafting. Projects range from very simple items for the younger or less experienced members through more intricate and detailed items for the older or more experienced
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Nazareth Blue Eagle Marching Band at the Nazareth Soundfest. members; each project being selected by the 4-Her. Members are expected to purchase his/her own project materials. The club has basic tools, stains, and lacing for use by the membership; there are small projects available for purchase form the club. There are various fees for 4-H membership payable to Penn State and the county. In addition there is a modest fee for the club. Adults who accompany youth and wish to participate may do so for a modest fee. The meetings are held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moorestown, from 7:30 PM - 9 PM. Membership is limited due to the nature of the projects and the help required, please reserve your space early. For more information or to join LeatherCrafters, please call Janice Martin, 610-8377294, Cindy Rifenburg, 610760-9337, or Janet Kline, 610837-6244. There are over 150 hands on projects offered by 4-H, with an emphasis on leadership, life skills and the community. For further information concerning the 4-H program, in general, please call the Northampton County Extension Offices asking for Brad Kunsman, 610-746-1970, x 8. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
County Council Candidates Forum The League of Women Voters of Northampton County is presenting a forum featuring candidates for Northampton County Council. It will be held at 7 p.m. till about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Northampton County Courthouse council chambers, 7th and Washington streets, Easton. All candidates on the ballot have been invited. They include District 1, Ken Kraft and Seth Vaughn; District 2, J.
Michael Dowd (Incumbent) and Robert Werner; District 3, Lamont McClure (Incumbent) and Matt Connolly; District 4, Ron Angle (Incumbent) and Scott Parsons. The forum will begin with a welcome by Joan Dean, League president, then Beverly Hernandez, League vice president will introduce the moderator, Dr. John Kincaid, Director of the Meyner Center for the study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College. Candidates will have 1 ½ minutes to respond to questions from the League and the audience, and will then give closing statements of two minutes each.
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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 8680477 Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem. Sun 8:30am Worship; 9:30am Sun School; 10:45am Worship ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, 2174 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. 610-2622559. Sun 8/10:30am Mass; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm Worship; Sat – 4:00 pm BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor. 610-588-6929 Sun 9:30am SS for all ages; 10:40am Worship; Children’s Church Tues. 6 p.m. Young ladies bible study, 7 p.m. young men’s bible study BETHANY WESLEYAN, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. 610-7671239. Sun - 9/10:30am Worship BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Church Rd., Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun 9:15 a.m. worship w/communion, 10:30 a.m. SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4609 Newburg Rd, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun 10am Worship CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, 1433 Main St., Chapman, Bath.610-837-0935 10am SS, 11am Worship
CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St., Bath. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Mission Church, Sun. Worship 10:15 am w/nursery. SS 9 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C., 5050 Airport Rd., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville. Sun 9am Worship Stewardship Sunday, 10:30 SS CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH 3285 Pheasant Dr. (Pool Rd.) Northampton Sun 9am Worship, 10:30am SS & Bible Class COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, 2715 Mt. View Dr., Bath. 610-8377517. HA Sun. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, 9:15 a.m. SS,. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group DRYLAND U.C.C., Newburg Rd., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sun – 8/10:15 am Worship, 9 am SS EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4129 S Church St. Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – Worship - 10:30 a.m. SS 9:00 a.m., HCA EMMANUEL’S LUTH Valley View Drive, Bath. Sun – 9:30am Cont. Worship – FH, –
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9:30am Trad. Worship FAITH REFORMED, 4394 Mountain View Drive, Rt. 946, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - Worship 10 am. GOD’S MISSIONARY CHURCH, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Sun – 9:30am SS (children & adults); 10:30am & 7pm Service; Sunday Evening Youth 6:30pm. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, 1335 Old Carriage Rd., Northampton Sun – 8:30/10 a.m. SS 9:20 a.m. GOSPEL CHAPEL, 2022 Main Street, Northampton Worship 10 a.m. GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 100 E. Beil Ave., Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun. 9:30 a.m. Worship, SS 10:30, Evening Worship 6 p.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 404 E. Mountain Rd, Pen Argyl Sun –Service, 8:30am & 9:45am HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, 696 Johnson Rd., Nazareth. Worship w/communion 8/9:30/10:30 am, SS 9:15 a.m.. Tues. 6:30 Bible Study HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Forest Drive and W. Center St, Nazareth Sun – 7am/9am/11am Mass, Tues. 6:30 bible study HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1235 Main St., Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. – 10:30 a.m. Worship. Communion 1st Sun. of the Month. SS 9:15 a.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, 1370 Washington Ave., Northampton Sun Worship - 9am; SS, 9am HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 4131 Lehigh dr., Cherryville Sun– 8:00/9:30 am, W, MOUNT EATON CHURCH Saylorsburg, PA 570-992-7050 Sat. 6:30 pm Worship, Sun. 8/10:30 a.m Worship. 9:30 SS, Wed. 7 p.m. Bible Study, NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, P.O. Box 315 Nazareth PA 610-759-3163 Sun- 8:15/10:45 a.m. Worship. 9:30 SS, NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 3449 Cherryville Road Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm Worship; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm Worship QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m. Service. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9 a.m.; Vigil 7 p.m. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Washington St., Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm Mass, Sun Masses: 6:45/8/9:30/11am; child care during 9:30am Mass; Mon– Thurs 8am Mass; Fri – 8:30am Mass Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8:00am. SALEM U.C.C., 2218 Community Dr., Bath. SS 9 a.m., Worship 8/10:15 a.m SALEM UNITED METHODIST, 1067 Blue Mt. Dr., Danielsville. Sun – Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL 310 Madison Ave. Nazareth Sun – Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2 06 E. Main St., Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun 8am/10:15 a.m. Worship – Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN CHURCH, 200 S. Broad St., Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. –9 a.m. Sat. 5:30 p.m. No SS in Summer ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton. Sun –8/10:15am Worship, 9 am SS ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun –- 8/10:45 am Worship, 9:15am Christian Ed ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Route 946 and Oak Rd, (Berlinsville) Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun Masses at 8/9:30/11am and Sat evening at 4:30pm Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15 am Worship, Communion. 1st Sun. of Month. SS 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville. Sun - Adult & youth SS, 9am; Worship, 10:15am ST. PETER’S U.C.C., 8142 Valley View Rd, Northampton (Seemsville). PA Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, 2870 Pheasant Dr., Northampton (Rt. 248). Sun - Bible study, 9:30am; Morning
THE HOME NEWS
October, 13-19 2011
Be Content with Your Blessings You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” -Exodus 20: 17 During the five years I have lived in Bath, I have been planting different varieties of flowers in my yard, along with a wonderful bed of fresh mint tea. Well, in addition to these new flowers that I have planted, I also set up three bird feeders and a birdbath. In my mind’s eye, I could see wonderful birds flocking to my backyard to eat at my birdfeeders and drink from the new birdbath. After I set up the birdfeeders, I was surprised how quickly the birdseed was going down. “My, these are very hungry birds,” I thought. But then, one afternoon when I walked into the back of the yard, what I saw explained to me why I was using up so much birdseed so quickly. There, hanging from my birdfeeder, was a squirrel! Well, I chased him away very quickly, but within a short amount of time the squirrel was back, and it was ready to climb up the pole to hang on the feeder again and eat the birdseed. So, now what? I had to think of some way that these squirrels could not get to the birdseed. So I watched them again, and I saw two of them climb right up the poles with their little feet. Squirrels are very athletic. So I thought and thought…and I finally came up with a plan. I went into the house and looked in my refrigerator and found my Crisco shortening. I scooped a large spoonful of Crisco into a plate and went outside. Then I took that Crisco shortening and I wiped it all up and down those poles that held the birdfeeders. Those poles were surely very slippery. Then, I sat back in the yard and I watched. In a little while, one of the many squirrels in my back yard came to the birdfeeder and looked up at the feeder hanging high above him. He wanted to have the seeds inside that feeder and he figured he was just going to climb up that pole to get them. But…what a surprise! He jumped up to the feeder as he had done before….but instead of clinging to the pole, his little paws slid right down that pole, and he landed on his behind on the ground…with a bump! My plan worked. The squirrels were not able to climb the pole, but were still able to eat seeds that fell from the feeder onto the ground. And there was plenty of food for everyone. When I think about the squirrels and how they weren’t content with the nuts on the trees in my backyard, but wanted to have everything that was provided for others, it sometimes reminds me of how we act as people. When the Lord gave us the Ten Commandments, He said, “You shall not covet anything. But often…just like those squirrels, we see something that someone else has and we want to have it. That certainly is very easy to do in today’s society when we see so many advertisements on television telling us that we deserve to have the best. And sometimes those glitzy ads are effective, and we begin to think that maybe we really should have whatever it is they are trying to sell. But when the Lord tells us not to covet, He is also saying, “Look at the blessings you have and take delight in them. Be happy with what I, your God, have provided and do not let yourself look with envy on what your neighbor has.” My squirrels were not satisfied with what God had provided on the nut trees in my yard, and when they tried to get what didn’t belong to them, they created hardships for the birds. Maybe we should use the example of the squirrels to examine our own behaviors to see if they are in line with what God calls them to be; and if not, determine what we need to do to make a change. And then, let’s give thanks for what God has given us…the flowers, the birds, and even the squirrels. worship, 10:45am WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, 227 Willow Rd. (and Route 145) Sat – 9:30am Worship, - 10:45am Sabbath School ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN CHURCH, 1904 Main St., Northamp-
ton 610-261-1812 ZION’S STONE U.C.C., 51 Church Rd., Kreidersville. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship ZION WESLEYAN, 2459 E. Scenic Dr., Pt. Phillip. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship
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Obituaries Cemetery, Bath. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017 and/or Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church, 1433 Main St., Bath, PA 18014.
Melody A. Hoch
Evelyn M. Miller
April 28, 1939 – Oct. 4, 2011 Evelyn M. Miller, 72, of Moore Township died Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township after a fiveyear battle with cancer. She was the wife of Wallace S. Miller. A 1957 graduate of Northampton High School, she later attended Bethlehem Business School. She worked many years for Mary Fashions and later the Cutting Company, both in Bath. After retiring, she worked parttime at the Cherryville Storage Center. Born April 28, 1939 in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the Myrtle (Lakey) Silfies of Bethlehem and the late Claude Silfies. A lifelong member of Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Friendly Fifties in Northampton. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Eric Miller, at home; two daughters, Pamela Buss of Slatington and Melissa Gattuso of Walnutport; a brother, Alan Silfies, of Lansdale; a sister, Margaret Seip, of Bethlehem; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held on Monday morning in the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Green Mount
June 17, 1961 – Oct. 6, 2011 Melody A. Hoch, 50, of Coplay, formerly of Moore Township, died on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. A 1979 graduate of Northampton High School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Moravian College. Since 1997, she served as a caseworker for Crisis Intervention in Allentown. Born June 17, 1961 in Allentown, she was a daughter of Betty A. (Oplinger) Hoch and the late Ernest “Pete” Hoch. She was a member of the Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co., Daughters of the American Revolution Liberty Bell Chapter, and a former member of Mary Livingston Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sisters, Brenda I. Bachman, Sheryl A. Mann, and Stacy D. Kier; a niece and three nephews; a great-niece and two great-nephews. Preceding her in death was her father, Ernest S. “Pete” Hoch, in 2008. Services were held on Monday afternoon in the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co., 2718 Mountain View Dr., Bath, PA 18014.
Margaret E. Seko
Feb. 13, 1924 – Oct. 4, 2011 Margaret E. Seko, 87, of Northampton died Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Lehigh Valley Hospi-
tal-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Stephen Seko. She was a retired employee of the former Western Electric in Allentown, where she worked for 20 years. Born Feb. 13, 1924 in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Watkin, Sr. and Mary (Owens) Roderick. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Edward, of Danielsville; five grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Ronald, four sisters and two brothers. Private services were under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton.
Ethel B. Heffelfinger
April 16, 1924 – Oct. 4, 2011 Ethel B. Heffelfinger, 87, of Moore Township died Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital at Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Harry D. Heffelfinger, who died in 2000. She was a graduate of Berlinsville School, class of 1941. With her late husband, she farmed the family homestead in Moore Township. Born April 16, 1924 in Rockville, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Sarah (Marsh) Beers. She was a member of Christ Little Moore U.C.C. Church, Danielsville. Surviving area son, Daniel H., of Moore Township; three daughters, Virginia E. Weinhofer of Moore Township, Carol A. Landis with whom she resided, and Donna M. H. Smith, of Olive Branch, Miss.; nine grandchildren, Daniel Weinhofer of Ocean Springs, Miss., Adam Weinhofer of East Allen Township, Michael Heffelfinger of Coopersburg, Stephen Heffelfinger of Norristown, Craig Landis of Moore Township, Kelly Landis of Pennsburg, Jill Grube of Sandia Park, New Mexico, and Harrison and Austin Smith pf Olive Branch, Mss.; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Beers, of Slatington; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held on Sunday afternoon in Christ Little Moore Church. Arrangements were by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions in her mem-
ory may be made to Christ Little Moore U.C.C. Church, 913 S. Mink Rd., Danielsville, PA 18038.
ciation, Northeast Pa. District, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Vito Spinozzi, Sr.
Aug. 18, 1922 – Oct. 4, 2011 Helen R. Roth, 89, of Allentown, died Tuesday, Oct. 4 in ManorCare Health Services, Salisbury Township. She was a presser for various clothing factories in the Northampton area for many years before retiring and was a former chairwoman of the ILGWU local. Born Aug. 18, 1922 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Correll and Eve (Mill) Snyder. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Bodnar and Nancy Gall, and two sons, Robert Kubin and Richard Kubin, all of Trenton, N.J.; a sister, Lillian Keiser of Howertown, N.J.; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were on Saturday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
June 15, 1932 – Oct. 3, 2011 Vito Spinozzi, Sr., 79, of Nazareth died Monday, Oct. 3 at home. He was the husband of Jennie (Todora) Spinozzi. A 1950 graduate of Easton High School, he was a selfemployed contractor working on roofing, siding, hoe improvements and home building. Born June 15, 1932 in Martins Creek, he was a son of the late Adam and Blanche (Ricci) Spinozzi. A member of Holy Family Church, Nazareth, he volunteered at the Holy Family School and Church picnic. He was a very talented artist and craftsman who enjoyed wood carving, sculpting and tile works. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Vito, Jr. and Adam, and a daughter, Sandra Andretti, all of Nazareth; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Helen Gabrielli of Easton and Rita Christman of Texas. A sister, Julia Bilotta, died earlier. Services were held last Thursday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the church and entombment in the Holy Family Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family School, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Patricia K. Marquardt Patricia K. (Kline) Marquardt, 77, of Washington Ave., Northampton, died suddenly early Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, 2011 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Richard A. Marquardt. She was a homemaker. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jill K. Farr, of Ocean City, Md.; a granddaughter, Julie A. Farr, of Centreville, Va., and a grandson, Brian R. Farr, of Fairfax, Va. Services will be at the convenience of the family, with arrangements by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Asso-
March 19, 1932 – Oct. 8, 2011 Marilyn J. Roth, 79, of Moore Township, formerly of Emmaus, died on Saturday, Oct. 8. She was the wife of the late James W. Roth, Sr., who died in 2006. Continued on page 13
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She attended Emmaus High School and was a devoted homemaker. Born March 19, 1932 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Manie (Bortz) Hensinger. Surviving are two daughters, Lisa J. Szarko of Salisbury Township and Jamielynn R. Albanese of Bushkill Township; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorrie J., and a son, James W. Roth, Jr., and four brothers, Wilbert, Kermit, Cleon and Carson Hensinger. Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Emmaus Moravian Church Cemetery.
be made to the American Alzheimers Assoc., c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Angela F. Sentkewitz
Jan. 28, 1919 – Oct. 8, 2011 Angela F. Sentkewitz, 92, of Wind Gap, formerly of Catasauqua, died Saturday, Oct. 8 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Anthony Sentkewitz, who died in 1993. She was a dedicated homemaker. Born Jan. 28, 1919 in Long Island, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Leonardo and Rosina (Dattelo) Caiafa. Surviving are a son, Vincent, of Florida; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Sentkewitz, of Wind Gap; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two sons, Philip and Gregory; a brother, Frank Caiafa, and a sister, Florence. Graveside services were held on Wednesday morning in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements were by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.
Charles H. Aschoff
Helen L. Pritko
Feb. 21, 1945 – Oct. 8, 2011 Helen L. Pritko, 66, of Nazareth died Saturday, Oct. 8 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Jerome J. Pritko. She was a registered nurse at Easton Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring in 2003. Born Feb. 21, 1945 in Easton, she was a daughter of the late George and Jeanette (Bowers) Morris. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Cassidy of Catasauqua and Julie Chad of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two sons, Mark Mattison of Whitehall and Steven Pritko of Apex, N.C.; a sister, Mary Butkus, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Schisler Home in Northampton this (Thursday) morning. Memorial contributions may
May 30, 1946 – Oct. 10, 2011 Charles H.“Chuck” Aschoff, Jr., 65, of Bushkill Township died Monday, Oct. 10 at the VNA Hospice House in Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Bonnie (Santee) Aschoff. A graduate of Belvidere (N.J.) High School and the University of Tennessee, he served in the Army as an M.P. during the Vietnam era, while stationed in Germany. Subsequently, he pursued a career in medical sales. Most recently, he enjoyed working and helping his son’s business venture, Three-Way Café, in Nazareth. Born May 30, 1946 in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of the late Charles H., Sr. and Rose (Unterkotler) Aschoff. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Adam, of Nazareth, and a sister, Joan Aschoff-Schumann, of Belvi-
dere. A service was held this (Thursday) morning in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Township. Memorial donations in his name may be offered to Melanoma Cancer Research, St. Luke’s Hospital, 801 Ostrum St., Development Office, Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Sharon L. Kitchen
July 29, 1958 – Oct. 8, 2011 Sharon L. Kitchen, 53, of Moore Township, died on Saturday, October 8, at home. She was the wife of Robert A. Kitchen, Jr. Born in Easton on July 29, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy (Waer) Pysher. Sharon was a graduate of Nazareth High School class of 1976. Prior to her disability, Sharon worked as a receptionist for the Gracedale county nursing home for many years. Surviving in addition to her husband, Robert, are a stepson, Sean R. Kitchen of Moore Township; a step-daughter, Kimberly I. Kitchen of Catasauqua; two grandchildren, Lynessa and Katelyn; a brother, Mark R. Pysher of Lehighton; and two nieces. A memorial service in celebration of Sharon’s life will be held on Friday, October 14, at 11:00 A.M. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Moorestown. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Plainfield Cemetery, Pen Argyl. Contributions may be made in memory of Sharon to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.
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Continued from page 1 dates 1,250). “Middle school overcrowded, I don’t think so.” Commencement Site Commenting on the options about location for graduation, director Jane Erdo said $1,079 was spent to have it in Stabler. “Bring it back to Northampton, by ticket only,” she said, with the middle school and high school gyms available. Mrs. Rundle saw disrespect at Stabler Arena, and long walks to parking. Mrs. Erdo responded that “It’s very chaotic at Stabler,” and she doesn’t feel any local connection “with that room.” Kovalchuk said he wants the public to be aware of the process so that plans can be made (even in October) for graduation. “It’s a culminating process from K-12,” he said. “Keep in mind that if we have inclement weather you’re looking at 2-3 tickets per family.” He compared attendance to the Thanksgiving football game when 5,000 people attend. Mrs. Erdo: “Stabler’s over there. Northampton is home for the Konkrete Kids. We have pride in our school, it’s here. Re-instilling pride, this is where you’ll graduate from K-12.” Also cited were limited seating and no air conditioning. Director Judy Odenwelder said there are so many activities going on at school, but Mrs. Erdo said she doesn’t see June as being super active. Director Geraldine Skrapits: “Try it for one year and see how it works” (at Northampton). Kovalchik recalled his own graduation in bad weather outdoors. “It was a disaster,” he said. Director Robert Koch noted that when his oldest daughter graduated, with the possibility of rain there was so much confusion. Board president David Gogel said he has attended every graduation and there were between 6,000 and 7,000 people at Stabler last year, and parking is available. “Stabler is the place to be.” Mrs. Odenwelder wanted to see as many people attend who desire to be there, rather than limiting them. A Northampton reporter said he noticed a lot of rudeness at
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Stabler. A Northampton Community College representative, at the conclusion of his report, said NCC has winter and spring graduations with 1,500 students, and sympathizes with the high school problem. “It is a challenging issue to address,” he said. Public Schools Debbie Colitas of Moore Township, who moved here from New Jersey, said she sees a lack of long-term plans for the district, noting that it is needed, too, for graduation, and she had doubts about using the old votech building. Mrs. Erdo told her that there is a set of rules that must be followed, and Ms. Colitas is welcome to talk to any of the board members. Kovalchik said he’s open 24/7, and there is a strategic plan, and schools have been renovated to provide excellent education. He said he is tired of public education “taking a beating” and is proud of this school district and public schools in general. “Public education is getting to be a dartboard, but if you look at us, you’re getting a good bang for your buck. We address concerns, and we do have plans,” he said. Other Matters • Business Manager Terry Leh said that Moody’s has elevated NASD’s credit rating from A+ to AA+, and this will make it possible to have less expenses. Gogel congratulated all who have done their part to improving Northampton’s financial picture. • In his early report, Supt. Kovalchik also noted: The court has 90 days to reach a decision on the Lehigh Elementary solar panels; homecoming game will be on Oct. 14; on Thursday, Oct. 20, two Fine & Digital Arts Dept. students will be honored at the Kreidersville Covered Bridge for their video of the bridge. He also said that teachers had a very satisfactory in-service day on Monday when school was closed for Columbus Day. • Student Council representative Rachel Satow showed a T-shirt for Friday’s homecoming game with Becahi; noted an Oct. 22 diabetes walk; Halloween trick or treat on Oct. 23, and a blood drive on Oct. 31 in the gymnasium.
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Help Wanted PT CHIRO ASST NEEDED Potential for FT. Must have a caring nature and willing to help others. Hours M-Th 2-6 pm. Fill out application in person from 12-1 pm M-Th. Dr. Clearie, 5964 Nor-Bath Blvd, Bath. 10/13 Available Immediately Bath Mfg facility looking for general laborer with good organizational skills, knowledge of shop and hand tools. Able to read tape measure accurately. Fast paced facility needs fast paced worker. FT, 8 AM-4: 30 PM M-F. Call (610) 837-3812 Ext 301 (9/29-11/17) WAREHOUSE/LIGHT HANDYMAN Temp. work that has potential to become a full time submit resumes & fill out applications at: 6762 Chrisphalt Drive Bath, PA 18014 (10/13)
PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Cathryn Fedorishen Estate of CATHRYN FEDORISHEN, deceased, late of 1708 Northampton Avenue, Northampton, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to Decedent to make payments without delay to: Executor: Gerry A. Fedorishen Address: 541 Ashwood Drive Nazareth, Pennsylvania
18064 Or to his Attorney: David B. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (9/29-10/13) ESTATE NOTICE Agnes R. Vrana Estate of AGNES R. VRANA, late of the Borough of North Catasauqua, 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: JAMES F. VRANA & JOYCE K. SPANITZ 22 Bent Brook Circle Reading PA 19606 Or to their Attorney John L. Obrecht, Esquire 1731 Main Street Northampton, PA 18067-1544 (10/6-10/20) ESTATE NOTICE Earl R. Shelly The Estate of Earl R. Shelly, deceased, of the Township of Lower Saucon, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Raymond L. Shelly, Executor, on September 23, 2011. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Raymond L. Shelly, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorneyat-Law, 141 South Broad, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 180640299. (10/6-10/20) ESTATE NOTICE Lucille E. Bilheimer Estate of Lucille E. Bilheimer, late of the Township of East Allen, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons in debted 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. Sylvia J. Hann 6401 Hanover Street Bethlehem, PA 18017-9212 Executrix DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (10/6-10/20) ESTATE NOTICE Theresa F. Smith Estate of Theresa F. Smith, a/k/a Theresa Smith, late of the Borough of Chapman Quarries, 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. Lillian H. Schaffer 2518 Fifth Street Bath, PA 18014-9285 Walter W. Smith 2530 Fifth Street Bath, PA 18014-9285 Melvin F. Smith 244 N. Chestnut Street Bath, PA 18014-1110 Executors DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (10/6-10/20)
ESTATE NOTICE Frances Katherine Burda Estate of Frances Katherine Burda, a/k/a Frances K. Burda, late of the Township of East Allen, 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. Magadline Forgas 440 West Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Alan S. Battisti One Bethlehem Plaza Broad & New Streets, Suite 400 Bethlehem, PA 18018 Executors DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (10/13-10/27) ESTATE NOTICE John J. Sipos, Jr. The Estate of John J. Sipos, Jr., deceased, of the Township of Upper Nazareth, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Marilyn Ann Patch, Executrix, on September 27, 2011. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Marilyn Ann Patch, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (10/13-10/27) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE The Regular Public Meeting of Northampton Borough Council, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011, has been changed to Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 7:30 P.M., in Council Chambers. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager
East Allen Township The East Allen Township Municipal Authority has changed the time for their monthly Workshop meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 19, 2011 to be held at the East Allen Township Municipal Bldg., 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd; Northampton Pa Deborah A Seiple, Manager (10/13)
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plans. On Sept. 16, the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum hosted the Pa. AFL-CIO labor council on a tour, including its president. They were very pleased with the museum’s appearance, according to Curator Ed Pany. The borough’s 2012 unemployment compensation rate will go up 2% to 6.95%. • Councilman Bernini reminded about the Oct. 20 Jack Frost Parade; a cheerleading competition sponsored by the recreation center on Nov. 6 at the high school, and the annual
Christmas tree lighting ceremony which will be held on Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. at Main St. & Laubach Ave. • Councilman Robert McHale reported on work started to update he codification of borough ordinances. He also noted that the Civil Service Commission is finalizing its police eligibility list, led by Richard Ackerman. He also noted two complaints that Council said are really disputes that should be worked out by the neighbors. Fire police will direct traffic after the Oct. 22 band competition at Al Erdosy Field. • Councilwoman Sherry Neff-Maikits reported that Rodite has submitted a grant application of $150,000 for the fire department. . . .Fire Chief Robert Solderich reported that the Northampton Water Rescue Unit assisted East Allen Township in rescuing people at five different locations during the Sept. 28 torrential rains that caused flooding. • Councilman Piecienski reported that LeRoy Brobst has applied to PEMA for reimbursement of two pumps that burned out during the flood. Blacktopping includes 26th Street, Pike Alley, Franklin Street from the VFW north to 13th St., and Roethline Court north to 15th Street. The wastewater treatment plant experienced excessive flow from the rains, from the usual one million gallons to 4-1/2 million gallons. Residents were reminded that it is illegal to pump any water into the sanitary sewer system from sump pumps.
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sentation you will not want to miss. Pictures of people and places in Lehigh Township and the surrounding area will be shown - many you will know and it will bring back memories. Many special activities were held this year to celebrate the ten-year milestone! The dinner is the culmination of the society's tenth anniversary year... we hope you will attend to support the society and its goal to preserve the past. Tickets in advance are available by calling 610-767-5906 or 610767-6829. You may also buy tickets at the door. Advance ticket sales are preferred to provide an estimate of the number of people to prepare for. Call today for your tickets. You will enjoy the
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The firefighters in our community...
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Read our fire safety and prevention words scattered about this puzzle. STOP, DROP AND Notice the letters already placed in the puzzle. Use them to help you fit the fire words into the puzzle. fire truck
Cook in the kitchen only when an adult is helping you.
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Why do you think firefighters need to keep in good physical shape? 1 Because they: 1. climb __________ 2. carry __________ 3. fight __________ 4. use heavy __________
Do you know two or more ways out of the house? Never use elevators (stairs are much safer) if there is a fire. Smoke rises. If there is a fire, stay low: crawl under the smoke.
Have you picked a place to meet the rest of your family once you are all out of the house? Once you are out of the house, stay out of the house.
Millions of people go hiking and camping each year? How great is that!? Hikers and campers can help keep wildfires from starting by making sure that they put out any campfires they make!
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Do you have smoke detectors on every level of your home? Test them monthly. Change the batteries at least once a year.
Cut out the list and talk with your family about each idea.
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New Children’s Activity Page Blends Learning With Fun to Encourage Good Reading Habits We are pleased to share a new feature in our pages this week – Newspaper Fun – a high-energy, children’s activity page that features puzzles, cartoons, games and a cast of off-beat, humorous animal characters. But, don’t be fooled by all the fun. Underlying these entertaining elements is a strong educational framework designed to encourage reading. The page explores
a variety of themes, many of them aligned with the lessons kids are learning in school, and buried in its puzzles and challenges are lessons that sharpen essential language arts skills. “With every page I create, my first priority is to make sure you look at it and say, ‘Hey, this looks like fun,’ and then pull out a pencil and go to work,” said Ann Mills, who writes and illustrates News-
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Do you know any firefighters? Everyone likes to talk to them about their jobs. It's fun to visit the firehouse or have firefighters come and talk at school. They like to talk about preventing fires and display pieces of their equipment. Three safety messages that firefighters share with students are: • Get out of the house quickly if there is a fire. • Call the fire department from a neighbor's house. • If your clothes catch on fire remember to
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paper Fun each week in her studio in Connecticut. “My sense is that people love to learn new things, but can get turned off when they think something is designed to be educational,” Mills said. “When you put interesting facts and ideas into a framework that’s fun and entertaining, it draws people in. It makes it more of a pleasure to discover the new material.” Mills sees the influence of
the Internet as inevitable, and embraces it through her web site: NewspaperFun.com. Each week, she publishes puzzle answers on the site, using the medium’s graphic potential to animate characters and add some fun to the mix. “The idea is to create a flow between traditional and new media,” Mills said, “with the common denominator being a focus on good reading habits.”
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Firemen First in Bath Industrial League by Week 5 Hecktown Fire Co. is in first place in week five of the Bath Industrial League, although splitting 2-2 with Harhart’s. Firemen: Matt Paules, 213215–603; Stan Zurouski, 205–516; Terry Koch, 503. Harhart’s: George Hyde, 213_574; Travis Oplinger, 529; Brandon Frey, 507. Old Dairy is second, winning 3-1 over G&L Sign Factory. Old Dairy: Warren Nelson, 266–619; Scott Ackerman, 247–597; Joe Schwartz, 518. G&L: Jason Eberts, 249205-225–677; Mike Reese, 239–631; Paul Duda, 247-225– 619. Arndt Construction whipped SL Plastics, 4-0, behind Marty Beal, 207224-243–674; Bob Meixsell, 200-226–592; Bob Adams, 232–589; Ed Musselman, 200212–567. Plastics: Evan Rehrig, 225-258–626; Kyle Reaser, 237–624; Rich Trucksess, 204; Gary Reaser, 512. Taylor Honey also scored a 4-0 sweep over Scherline & Associates, with Andy Edelman, 220-211-191–622; Dennis Rissmiller, 215–597; John Kerbacher, 553; Jeff Kerbacher, 237–549. Taylor: Gary Miller, 203–524; Ed Taylor, 515; John Troxell, 513. STANDINGS W L Hecktown Fire Co. 14 6 Old Dairy 12 8 G&L Sign Factory 11.5 8.5 Taylor Honey 10 10 Arndt Construction 9.5 10.5 Scherline & Assoc. 9 11 S&L Plastics 8 12 Harhart’s Svc. 6 14
Top Scores at Bath Legion Lanes Week of Sept. 25
MEN, 600 & Higher: Andy Edelman, 600/722; Brent Bartholomew, 718; Al Davidson, 692; Mark Moyer, 678; Ryan Flick, 654/675; Brandon Frey, 674; Mike Reese, 674; Terry Bartholomew, 694/663; Craig Madtes, 656; Frank Yeakel, 653; Jeff Kerbacher, 643; Kyle Reaser, 639; Chris Hoysan, 643; Ed Bernatovich, 653; Bill Neidig, 650; Scott Ackerman, 658; Bob Daku, 639; Joe Smith, 638; Marty Csencsits, 634; Matt Paulus, 631; Allen Smith, 630. WOMEN, 500 & Higher: Kathy Grube, 540. Y.A.B.A. – Girls, 450 & Above: Crystal Hunsicker, 453, and Melinda Boys, 550 & Above: Keith Brooks, 631, and Mike Facinelli, 556.
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Underage Possession Colonial Regional Police did a traffic stop on Jacksonville Rd. in Hanover Township on Oct. 1 at 1p.m. One of the cars stopped was driven by Kyle Applegate, 18, of 236 Brandon Rd., Manchester, N.J. He had alcohol in his possession and was cited for underage possession of alcohol, a charge filed through District Judge James Narlesky’s office.
Spruce Drive toward North Granger Road in a light brown/dull gold minivan, possibly a Ford Windstar. Lehigh Township Police believe the residence was specifically targeted and not chosen at random. At this point, the police do not believe there is any danger to other residences in the area being targeted. However, there will be increased patrols in the area. If anyone has information they can contact the Lehigh Township Police at 610-3170808.
Kaitlyn M. Singley, 21, of 143 Second St., Nazareth was charged with D.U.I. after she was involved in an auto acciContinued from page 14 dent on Nazareth Pike in Lower Nazareth Township at 11:01 The L.T. Historical Society was p.m. on Sept. 18. Charges were organized in 2001. The society filed through District Judge has taken on two big projects Joseph Barner.
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working to rebuild the historical centre, the former Trading Post at Indian Trail Park, and restoring St. Paul's Schoolhouse, built in 1865. The schoolhouse restoration process is nearly complete and because of overwhelming support of donated items and the need for more space, an addition to the historical centre is in the planning stages. The addition will be built where a structure was added to the Trading Post years ago; it had been torn down at the time the original building was razed and rebuilt. For the past ten years, the society has maintained the historical centre and schoolhouse and has amassed an impressive collection of artifacts within the two buildings. The buildings are open to the public and admission is free. Open house dates are scheduled twice a month from May to October, October 9 being the last date for this season. However, visitors may call for an appointment throughout the year. To set up an appointment, please call 610-7675989. Regular meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at 7 p.m., in the rear of the L.T. Historical Centre. Your presence and participation would be welcome. If you can spare some
On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at about 2:20 p.m. the Lehigh Township Police Department responded to the area of Spruce Drive in Pennsville for the report of a home invasion and robbery. There were no injuries. However, a gun was used. The two robbers fled on
time to help with society activities, it would be appreciated. There will be two open house dates in December for visitors to browse: December 4 and December 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be many items on hand for your holiday gift giving. The society thanks you for the overwhelming support we have received from everyone for these last ten years and look forward to successful and productive years ahead.
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THE PROMISE TRAIN
Better get ready, there’s a train a comin’. You don’t need no ticket, you just get on board... FINANCES In my opinion, Moore Township is in financial trouble, which I do not think anyone can truthfully deny. Expenditures will exceed Revenues, and that includes the extra monies from re-mortgaging the garage. Hopefully, the Township will not have to borrow any more money, since, additional accounts need to be replenished from earlier loans/transfers, ie. Stormwater Infiltration Maintenance, etc. Moore really needs to secure additional funds from outside sources such as casino monies, grants, entitlements, etc.; as neighboring townships have done. We need sound fiscal responsibility and wiser spending.. We do not need to raise taxes!
TRUST I strongly feel that the Trust between our residents and the Board of Supervisors has woefully been weakening. It needs to be restored along with Truth and promises. The people own Moore Township, not the Supervisors. The Supervisors who are employed by the township are responsible to the residents to provide availability, as well as, the many essential services required. As always, I will make myself easily available to all of our residents. In my opinion, Trust is a vital part of good government ,but, it is eroded when candidates overstate their qualifications, try to scare the voters with the threat of public sewerage in Moore Township, grant special exceptions and other related relief for the installation of solar panels at Moore Elementary School…which were not even requested by the applicants (Zoning Hearing Board); any retaliation or abuse of power against the rights of residents by our elected officials. Irregular township office hours that hinder availability and services to township residents. Once again, in my opinion, these are just some of the things that erode peoples Trust in government. ROADS & STREETS The Express-Times article of September 22, 2011 noted that “Roads top issues list in Moore Township Race”. Roads and road maintenance are definitely one of the top issues that need to be addressed. It seems to me, that we are patching the same roads at the same places most of the time. The patching material erodes and does not provide a long lasting repair, so it has to be redone in a couple of months. These problemsome areas need to be properly repaired/rebuilt or resurfaced, not continually patched at a high cost to the taxpayers. Repairing/Resurfacing will last several years and the Road Department will be free to repair other roads. The Township needs a current “Road Repair & Rebuilding Plan” that is approved by the Board of Supervisors at a public meeting, advertised accordingly. I am sure that a good part of the necessary data for this plan is already in hand. Technology related to roadwork and road materials is constantly changing. Moore has to incorporate these changes in the aforementioned plan. We can request that our Municipal Services Representative assist us with the formulation of the plan. He is a road specialist who knows Moore Township and his services are free to the Township. The Township Engineer can provide some assistance as well. During the past few years, some of the Supervisors employed by the Township as Roadmaster Superintendents, had experience in other occupations that were really not road related and did not possess comparable backgrounds such as equipment operation and truck driving, education, mechanical skills, knowledge of road materials, road construction plus many others. The lack of knowledge was not a plus. Perhaps, some would say it’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Good road supervision is a must. Moore Township needs a Roadmaster Superintendent that the residents can trust in that position. Someone who knows what to do and will see that it is done properly the first time. The plan is necessary, but, that is not the final answer, it needs to be executed as well. Further information will be forthcoming. Thank You for your time.
ELECTION DAY IS COMING SOON! A SEAT HAS BEEN SAVED FOR YOU, IT’S TIME TO GET ON BOARD!!! Experience, integrity and dedication do count!
RODNEY JARINKO • American Party – Independent Candidate VOLUNTEER (Non-Paid) MOORE TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR Fully paid for by candidate.
Published on Oct 12, 2011