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The Home News Northampton County Open Gate Farm Tour On October 6th and 7th

The Northampton County 2012 open gate farm tour has been announced by the Penn State Cooperative Extension. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7 from noon to 4 p.. It’s an opportunity for everyone to enjoy an afternoon visiting local farms, talking with farmers, and learning how your food is produced on our farms. As the Extension representatives say, “It’s time to get to know your farmer!” These are the 18 locations that will be open for visitors: FARM TOUR Amore Farms 7054 Beth Bath Pike, Bath Home grown fruits and vegetables, greenhouse plants, hardy mums, pumpkins, hayrides wine tours and tasting. Learn historical and farm facts in the puzzle woods maze, solve brain teasers in the corn maze, enjoy pumpkin picking, and wine making demonstrations. 2 miles north of Route 22 on Route 512. Bangor SD Grassland Initiative 726 Orchard Rd, Mt. Bethel Environmental learning center and partnership between the Martins Jacoby Watershed Association and the Bangor Area SD. See cattle grazing this 68-acre site where we produce 100% grass fed beef using holistic grazing. We will offer walking and


hayride tours of pasture woodland and wetland. Benefits of the watershed discussed. From the Easton area take Rt. 611 North 17 miles. After passing through the village of Stone Church turn left on Orchard Rd. Approx. ½ mile on left is the site.

Burnside Plantation— Saturday only! 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem 6 - acre farm museum interpreting farm life from the mid 18th to the mid 19th centuries. Colonial crafts for children, demonstrations of colonial cooking in the summer kitchen. Self guided tours of the house and barn. Take the Eighth Avenue North exit off of Route 378. At the intersection of 8th Avenue and Eaton Avenue, turn right onto Eaton Avenue. Eaton Avenue becomes Schoenersville Road. The entrance is at the bottom of the hill. Buzas Greenhouse 2937 Newburg Road, Easton Variety of plants & vegetables. Corn maze with a hay wagon ride to and from. There is a minimal charge. Route 33 to Hecktown Road exit. Turn right off exit ramp on Hecktown Road. Turn right at stop light onto Country Club Road. We are at the corner of Country Club and Newburg. Continued on page 18

Farm Aid Celebrates Sustainable Family Farming

By JOE KORBA The Home News

The legendary country singer, his gray hair in twin braids and his obligatory cowboy hat perched upon his head, wishes he didn’t have to be in rural Pennsylvnia putting on a show for over 30,000 fans. “I’m sorry to have to be here, this problem should have been solved years ago,” Willie Nelson said at a press conference prior to the 27th annual Farm Aid benefit concert held at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday. The problem Mr. Nelson speaks of is the ongoing and seemingly worsening plight of family farmers throughout the United States. Plagued by the summer drought this year, as well as the encroach-

ing threat of industrial farming, smaller family farms are facing existential dangers, both natural and economic. ------------------------------

“I’m sorry to have to be here, this problem should have been solved years ago,” Willie Nelson

----------------------------Since its inception in 1985, Farm Aid and its board of directors, musicians Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, have raised awareness of the issues that affect farmers throughout the country as well as promoted the virtues of sustainable local farming. Continued on page 17

Farm Aid Founder Willie Nelson

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Carbon Monoxide Fumes Sicken 18 at Trader Joe’s

A problem with five forklift batteries that were being charged is believed to have been the cause of carbon monoxide fumes, which led to 18 of the 197 employees at the local Trader Joe’s warehouse feeling ill early Sunday morning. Those 18 were transported to local hospitals for evaluation and treatment. High levels of the deadly gas were detected from the forklift batteries in some parts of the 800,000 square foot building in East Allen Township. Firemen discovered the

leak when they used meters. All of the employees were evacuated not long after the problem began shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday. Once the huge building was ventilated, all were allowed to return inside shortly before 11:45 a.m. East Allen Township Vol. Fire Co., East Allen Township Ambulance Corps, and several other units responded to the incident. The firefighters responded when an automatic fire alarm sounded at the warehouse along 6885 Stone Post Rd., Bath. Along with East Allen, led by Asst. Fire



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Chief Ray Anthony, were the Bath Firefighters, Hanover Twsp. Fire Dept., and emergency management agencies from Northampton and Lehigh counties. Sunday afternoon, personnel from the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration came to the scene for an investigation of how the leak occurred. OSHA will complete its investigation and release their findings within the next six months. Trader Joe’s has had the local warehouse since 2009 for its packaging operations.

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OpinionHH Curbing Underage Drinking

By State Representative Marcia Hahn 138th Legislative District

The House Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing to examine two pieces of legislation I am hopeful we will have the opportunity to vote this fall. They both deal with underage drinking and public drunkenness on college and university campuses, two problems we need to confront more seriously. Senate Bill 941 would increase the possible fine for


public drunkenness from a maximum of $300 to a maximum of $1,000. It would also raise the fine for second and subsequent violations of purchasing, consuming, possessing or transporting liquor or malt or brewed beverages by someone under the age of 21 from up to $500 to up to $1,000. Senate Bill 943 would establish an alcohol offense prevention fee which would be allocated to eligible municipalities for operation of an alcohol offense prevention unit by law enforcement officers. In other words, if alcohol-related offenses such as underage drinking, public drunkenness or furnishing alcohol to minors are committed in a municipality in which a college or university is also located, those individuals who are convicted of such offenses would be assessed an extra $100 fee per offense for payment to the municipality for its local law enforcement officers to operate



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Hahn to Host Veterans Outreach Specialist

State Rep. Marcia Hahn (RNorthampton) announced that her legislative office will again be partnering with the Pennsylvania American Legion to make services available to local veterans on a monthly basis. The latest in her series of outreach meetings will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hahn’s district office, located at 354 West Moorestown Road, Nazareth. Area veterans may seek assistance and information pertaining to specific benefits and programs at that time. Frederick Smith, a service officer with the American Legion, will be in attendance that day to address any concerns veterans may have. Hahn is asking anyone interested in making an appointment to contact her office. To schedule an appointment or to discuss any other legislative issue, please call Hahn’s district office at (610) 746-2100.

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50th Anniversary

MR. & MRS. CARL E. JAMES Carl E. and Patricia A. James Crest College. She retired of Lehigh Township recently as a counselor/educator for celebrated their 50th Anni- Planned Parenthood in Allenversary. They were married town. on August 4, 1962 in the Silver They are the parents of Carl Chapel of Ft. McClellan Army Jr., Melody (Blake) and TerBase in Anniston, Alabama. rance and have seven grandCarl was born in Allen- children. town and attended the public To celebrate the occasion, schools there. He is a retiree Carl and Pat took a West of the U.S. Postal Service as Coast vacation in April and an electronic technician for had a family picnic at their 38-plus years. home in Walnutport (Lehigh Patricia was born in Bethel, Township. They are 45 year Maine and graduated from members of St. Paul’s UCC Gould Academy and Cedar Indianland.

As many of you have already heard, the Northampton Area School District recently made changes to the allowable foods that are typically delivered to classrooms for parties and snacks. The District provided a thorough list of items that are permissible to be delivered to the school by parents/relatives, or sent with the students. The district hopes that it is understood that the purpose behind these changes are due to an increase in students with severe food allergies attending our schools, alignment with recent changes in the healthy foods initiatives...and is not meant to be "restrictive" towards individual children. Please note two important factors regarding these recent changes. 1. This procedure applies to classroom snacks and parties, and NOT to packed student lunches. 2. This procedure takes effect immediately, however if you need to discuss specific issues...please contact the principal. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and we hope that these changes can be completed seamlessly. Remember, this change is not meant to restrict is to ensure the survival of children!

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Homes wanted for Historical Society tour The Governor Wolf Historical Society in East Allen Township is house hunting. For more than 30 years, the society has been holding a Christmas house tour the first Saturday in December. One of the most challenging aspects of planning this event has been finding houses to be featured on the tour. This year, the challenge has been overwhelming, and we only have about half the number of houses we need. If you live in the general area of Northampton/Bath/ East Allen Township/Nazareth/Allen Township, etc., have a home at least 80 years old which hasn’t been on our

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tour in at least five years and which you think would make an interesting addition to our tour, we’re asking for your help. Your home would be decorated for the holidays by a local florist, you would be invited to a Friday night dinner and candlelight tour of the other homes on the tour, and most of all, you would be making a valuable contribution to the educational and preservation work of the Governor Wolf Historical Society. If this proposition interests you and you would like more information, please contact the society at or by calling 610-837-9049. every elementary student. Mrs. Arcury also participates in the district’s Health Fair and Career Day to get the word out about the importance of dental health. Thank you Mrs. Arcury for keeping the K-Kids smiles healthy and bright!!!

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By CAROL RITTER OMG, you will not believe this one. So there I am, looking forward to a leisurely weekend with my family, the weather was sunny and crisp, just right for my favorite white cotton v-neck sweater with the navy trim. Cracked out the sunglasses, the beach chair and the sneaks to head down to my grandson’s soccer games. No time to make breakfast so I decided to stop along the way. My friend said, “Let’s sit at the counter, it will be faster.” So we sat down next to Scott who was enjoying his dippy eggs and bacon. “Do you eat here often?” “Unfortunately,” he replied. I gasped. A waitress, Sharon, was fixing the coffee urn and complaining to the other waitresses that she couldn’t do anything until it was fixed. So we waited and waited and waited and no one even said hello and no less than 6 staff passed us filling coffee cups, juice and grabbing the cereal. Ten minutes had passed so I asked Scott if he knew who would be our waitress, he said Sharon. Mad as hell, Sharon. Oh no, it was obvious to me no one in the place was going to help Sharon with her customers. So, I went to the hostess who was windexing the pie counter, and politely asked who our waitress was, explaining that we had been here for 10 minutes and no one has said hello or taken our order. She hustled to the counter and got us beverages. Then we noticed that Sharon was waiting on a long line of booths next to the counter. The buzz began, those counter customers are not happy that they have been ignored. So, mad as hell Sharon arrives, would you like coffee, we said we already ordered drinks but we would like to order breakfast. So, again, we waited and waited for our omelets as Sharon began running in and out of the kitchen. Now we are up to 35 minutes and no breakfast. We were stuck, we finally got our drinks and patiently waited. Scott began to laugh, “I told

you the service here stinks.” And then it happened, as the staff was running behind the counter they bumped into each other and we saw it coming like a slow motion movie, the coffee pot hit the juice machine and coffee flew up into the air and the coffee drops landed all over my white sweater. This is Sharon’s opportunity and she took it, “SHE SPILLED COFFEE ON MY CUSTOMERS!” The hostess ran over and said, “Of course, your breakfast is free, what can I do for you?” Sharon threw her co-worker under the bus plus it was getting close to TIP TIME, so she had to move. I’m very familiar with the, “I’ll be nice to you when it’s tip time” scam. Too bad, Scott just left and missed the highlight of the breakfast. Here’s the problem; 1. Leadership, Leadership, Leadership, they are responsible, they allow this behavior. Maybe they need, “Restaurant Impossible on the Food Network, Robert Irvine would say your customer service stinks Solution # 1: training, training, training,

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BASEBALL✷ ✷ ✷ One of the surprises in the American League is the repeated failure of the league’s highest paid players to come through in the clutch--that is, to get hits which drive in runs. Two players for the Detroit Tigers, the highest paid twosome in the league, who have high batting averages, nev-

ertheless have been failing to earn their huge salaries in key situations. That’s why the Tigers have not been leading their division all year, except for a few days. In a July game, the Tigers were trailing 1-0 with a man on third base. A fly out or grounder by the next hitter would have tied the game. Who was the batter? Miguel Cabrera. Who was the next batter? Prince Fielder. The runner was left on third. This has happened often. Hitting home runs is exciting and both these Tigers have hit many. But too often, they and other Tigers have been failing to get key hits.

Northampton beats Becahi; Nazareth loses to Whitehall The tables were turned in Lehigh Valley Conference football on Friday night, as Northampton’s Konkrete Kids whipped Becahi at Green Pond and Nazareth’s Blue Eagles lost a close one to visiting Whitehall. Northampton scored in the first three quarters as they easily defeated Becahi, 35-6. In the first quarter, Kyle George took a pass from quarterback Nick Cook and ran 23 yards for the touchdown. Cook ran it in from one yard out for a second quarter TD, and Ramos took a nine-yard pass from Cook for another score in that quarter. Becahi got its only TD in the second quarter when Michael McDaniel ran the ball in from four yards out, but failed on an extra point try. Northampton scored another pair of touchdowns in the third quarter – one on an 88-yard pass play from Cook and another by DeAngelis on

a four-yard run. All of Kern’s extra point kicks were good for the Konkrete Kids. Whitehall was tied with Easton after Friday’s game when they held off a surging fourth quarter flurry of touchdowns by Nazareth to prevail, 28-21. Until that final quarter, it was all Whitehall, led by quarterback Nick Shafnisky, who was playing with an injured ankle. The first score for Whitehall, however, happened when Jake Wygant intercepted a Parish Simmons pass and scored from 27 yards out. Whitehall made it 14-0 in the second on a Jim Wah oneyard plunge, and added their third touchdown in the third quarter on a Ryan Bonshak 11-yard run. Then came the fourth quarter and Nazareth was desperate to get on the score board. Gray went to town with an 8-yard pass from quarterback

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Defending champion St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton proved again on Monday that they’re looking for a repeat. They scored their second three-game sweep in three weeks of play in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League, this time defeating a former champion, Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem, 9-6, 6-3, and 8-5. The winners had Jennifer Erkinger, 7 for 12 with a home run; Jason Gross, 7 for 12; Kevin Gross, 6 for 12, and David Stubits, 5 for 10. Salem: Scott Hoffert and Walt Hoffert, both 6 for 14, and Bill Hoke, Jr., 5 for 13. On the local scene, both Bath teams lost two and won one game. Bath Lutheran lost 3-2, won 15-7, and lost 11-9 at DrylandTrinity in Hecktown. Bath: Matt Creyer, 7 for 15; Doug Moser, 6 for 10; Dellie Iasiello, 5 for 8; Don Miller, 5 for 15 and a homer; Lee Creyer, 4 for 9 and a home run. ”Doc” Cavallo and Candy Miller also homered. Hecktown: Al Gilbert, 7 for 14; Bernie Yurko, 6 for 14; Shawn Sigley, 5 for 13; Larry Golick, 4 for 11; and Earl Sigley, a round tripper. Christ UCC won 5-4, then lost 5-3 and 4-3 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Bethlehem. Bath: Garry Hunsicker, Simmons and an extra point by kicker Ben Wieczorek. Seconds later, Simmons ran it in from five yards and another good extra point by Wieczorek. Whitehall scored what proved to be the winning TD when Shafniusky had a 62-yard run after he had completed an 11-yard pass to Seth Summer. Shafnisky got away from a tackle by Jim Wah to get the score. Nazareth got closer to Whitehall when Simmons faked to tailback Gray and took off on a 34-yard scoring run, but Shafnisky ran out the clock and the game was sealed in Whitehall’s favor. Friday night at 7 p.m., Northampton will have its homecoming game as they host Allentown Central Catholic on Al Erdosy Field, while Nazareth will welcome Freedom at Andy Leh Stadium.

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5 for 12; Darius DalCin and Susie Gasper, both 4 for 12; Dan DalCin, 4 for 13; and Ron Wagner, 4 for 14. St. Stephen’s: Ryn Hoysan, 5 for 11; Josh Buzynski and Alan Beahmn, both 5 for 12; Cory Oswale, 4 for 10 with a homer; and Gary Buczynski, 4 for 13. Messiah Lutheran, Bethlehem, lost 5-3 and 6-2 before winning 6-1` at Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem. Mesiah: Norman Schoenberger, 5 for 12 with a homer; Rick Hasonich, 5 for 13; Jeff Hasonich, 4 for 12; Mike Daly, a 2-run homer. Emmanuel: Jorge Rivera, 5 for 13; Jovi Rivera, 5 foir 9; Ken Kobler, 4 for 12; Jeff Fritz, a grand slam in game one, and Jim Hill, a solo homer. Salem UCC, Moorestown, lost 5-2, then won 2-1 and 5-4 in 14 innings at Farmersville. Salem: Jack Troxell, 5 for 14; and home runs by Sherry Bush, Bill Rinker and Rachel Krause. Farmersville: Dave Campbell, 8 for 14 with a homer; Keith Campbell, 7 for 16; Gene Grim, 5 for 12; and homers by Kyle Campbell and Wade Chilmonick. Ebenezer at Trinity was cancelled due to scheduling problems. STANDINGS

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Bath Bowling Team 6 Leading Bath Die Hards In Third Week Team 6 scored a 4 to 0 victory over Team 2 in the third week of the Bath Die Hards League season and holds first place alone. Jim Stevens was their leading bowler on Sept. 19 with a 517 series. Team 2 had Art Bruch, 438; Michelle Tirrell, 428, and Sam Strouse, 403. Team 3 is right behind them, winning 3 to 1, and had a 466 from Bobby Lou Snyder. Teams 4 and 7 are tied for third place. Team 4 had a 2-2 split in playing Team 5, but had Terry Bartholomew hitting 512; Ken Grube, 499, and Kathy Grube, 446. Team 5 was led by Bob C. Kosman, 438. Team 7 lost 1 to 3, even with Charles Kosman rolling 525 and Amanda Kosman, 424. Team 1 won 3 to 1, with Joe Bachman, 487, and Bob Kosman, 484. Team 8 remains in the cellar, although they hadgood scores like Gerald Bartholomew, 531; Mike Swope, 529; Charmaine Bartholomew, 484, and Amanda Leindecker, 446. STANDINGS Team 6 Team 3 Team 4 Team 7 Team 5 Team 1 Team 2 Team 8

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Valley Inspection Takes Over Lead In Bath Commercial Valley Inspection won 3 to 1, while Bath Supply was losing by the same score, so they switched places in the Bath Commercial Bowling League in week four. Hitting the pins for Valley Inspection were Terry Bartholomew, 228–595; Gerald Bartholomew, 545, and Glen Croll, Sr., 502. They beat Daku Auto Body, who had Bob Daku, 220–592; Al Davidson, 225–548; and Bob Faustner, 544. Sunnieside Landscaping is Continued on page 7

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Sportsmen Get the Full Story on Marcellus Shale and Natural Gas By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

At their request, a geologist from Groundwater Environmental Services in Exeter, Pa., who is also a member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, spoke to members and del-

egates of the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs on Monday night at a meeting in the East Bath Rod & Gun Club. Joseph Casey noted in the beginning that drilling for oil began in Pennsylvania with

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Edwin Drake in 1859, but now the natural gas industry has 3,000 wells in which drilling takes place thousands of feet below the surface through shale deposits to reach natural gas. His power point slides showed not only the history, but also the natural gas revolution across the U.S. and that the footprint of Marcellus Shale starts with deposits of shale left from streams and rivers over millions of years. Casey said natural gas is a clean, abundant and versatile resource that goes into heating and cooling, provides light and heavy duty transportation, generates electricity, and feeds industry. There is dry gas and wet gas, and it is the dry gas that has been produced in northeastern Pennsylvania in such mass amounts that it exceeded supply and demand, thus making its price very low. As a result, some driller have moved west for more profit. Casey said that drillers must first get landowner rights and educate them, and when there is good order there is less impact. The shale deposits are usually at a maximum of 250 ft. thick, and are 8,000 to 12,000 ft. down. Seismic exploration tells where it is best to drill. Chapter 78 regulations are closely followed in Pennsylvania, and samples in a radius of 2,500 to 4,000 ft. must be reported to Pa. DEP. The wells go vertically down about 7,000 ft. and then laterally about 9,000 ft. Casings protect the fresh water aquafer which is down to 1,000 ft. The shale is down 8,000 ft., where any water that is there is not potable. After the drilling is done, and no longer used the 2,500 ft. of land around it is reclaimed. Casey pointed out that the Marcellus Shale Coalition of 300 members focuses on Continued on page 8

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the team that trimmed Bath Supply, doing it with Adam Anthony, 212-246-203–661; Ryan Flick, 221-225-212–658; and Anton Boronski, 211–554. Supply: Lester Steigerwalt, 234-201–623; Brent Connolly, 220–600; Steve Kerbacher, 225–564; Frank Yeakel, 212– 525; Harvey Rissmiller, 502. The Rice Family surprised Maxx Amusements, winning 4 to 0 behind Dale Fye, 214206–600 and Jack Rice, 204– 562. Maxx: Andy Edelman, 208-257–617; George Hyde, 537; Bill Bachman, 240–533. Team Smith also swept Old Dairy, 4 to 0, with Scott Weinberg, 212-232-213–657; Vernon Fehnel, 533, and Al Weinberg, 501. Old Dairy: Barry McIlhaney, 211-203–560; Bill Neidig, 214–547; Ed Bernatovich, 204–515; John Kerbacher, 506. STANDINGS Valley Inspection Svc. Bath Supply S’side Landscaping Team Smith Daku Auto Body Maxx Amusements Rice Family Old Dairy

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Hermits and Wee Little Pigs Big Winners in Friday Niters League Wee Little Pigs took all four games against Palmer Snowflakes and Herman’s Hermits did the same thing to G & L Screen Printing in Bath Legion Friday Nighters League action on Sept. 21. Wee Little Pigs had Craig Madtes, 562; Dave Jacoby, 510; John Zmyweski, 515; Mike Knable, 473, and Jim Schoenberger, 432. Snowflakes: Terry Bartholomew, 595; Gerald Bartholomew, 525; Ty Pagotto, 480; Jerry Fogel, 470; Jim Chillot, 436. Herman’s Hermits were led by Dan Cortright, 235– 647, along with Joe Cortright, 553; Dave Thompson, 512; Herman Petersen, 469; Pete

Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2012 7 Curto, 407. G & L: Rich Trucksess, 589; Ed Musselman, 521; Bud Bower, 457; and Terry Koch, 407. Bensing’s topped the Young Bucks, 3 to 1, with Jared Kocher, 230–628; Arthur Flegler, 436; Jim Keller, 371; Ernie Keller, 340. Bucks: Kyle Krywonis, 225–625; Christian Vazquez, 560; Brandon Jacoby, 529; Allen Smith, 527 Bath Legion and Team YTTIHS split 2 to 2. Legion: Ryan Flick, 237–640; Dave Shaver, 521; John Kline, 505; Cory Brown, 503; Marty Beal, 498. Team YTTIHS: Brent Bartholomew, 2378–614; Harry Emery, 501; Matty Astfalk, 500; Scott Ackerman, 489; Anthony Giering III, 461.

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Exchange hears about library; Plans Christmas home contest At a recent dinner meeting of the Northampton Exchange Club, the head librarian of the Northampton Area Public Library spoke to the members and detailed the functions of the facilities and how its patrons are using them. The Exchange board approved a donation to the library for the purchase of a book in memory of Robert Mushrush, a former member of the club and a Golden Deeds Award recipient, who died recently. The club had an out-of-town meeting this past Wednesday

at the Amore Vineyards & Winery, 7054 Beth-Bath Pike, Bath. They enjoyed a salad and pizza along with the wine tasting, and then had a guided tour of the vineyards and winery. Another action the board recently took was to have a Christmas home decorating contest in Northampton this year. Frank Marakovits will serve as chairman of the committee, which also includes Rodger Berg, John McKenzie, Linda McKenzie and Harold Schisler. They will meet soon to work out the details.

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to approved landfills, and is not toxic. They are located in McKean, Lycoming and four other counties. There are at least three locations near Williamsport that treat frack water, only 20% of which is returned from wells. Natural gas is methane, he noted. Topping said he was interested in knowing what is done to correct problems, when or if they occur. Casey said the Right to Know Act in Pa., requires that people’s questions get answered. Asked how long it takes to get a permit, Casey said about 90 days. Erosion Sediment Control permits are required under Chapter 102. Asked by a person in the audience about all the roads that have been used to transport water to the well sites, Casey said that by law, they must be maintained

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long-term development in the safest manner and they are responsible members of the community. He noted that Title 26 has many portions of regulations that assure environmental protection with both water and air. To check on that, go to , he said. Q & A Portion Several questions were asked by the audience, mostly by Federation president Mike Topping, since the Federation has been concerned about what impact drilling has had on water supplies. Asked what happens to waste, Casey said it is taken

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Cubs Sign-ups

Cub Scout Pack 35 of Danielsville will have a sign-up event on Sunday September 30th at 4:00pm at Christ Church U.C.C. Little Moore located at 913 S Mink Rd, Danielsville. Contact Kirk Decker 610-739-7784 or email for more information. In addition to sign-ups they will also be launching water rockets made from 2-liter bottles powered by water and compressed air.

Car Show and Benefit

The 25th annual Lehigh Township benefit festival & car show to benefit Dream Come True of the Blue Ridge chapter will be held on Sunday October 7, with a rain date of Sunday, October 14. There will be a flea mkt, crafts, entertainment--"Twitty Fever", food, plus much more to be announced.

ACS Relay For Life in Whitehall Oct. 2

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Life of Whitehall’s success! This is the official start to our 2013 Relay. All team captains, committee members, survivors, caregivers, sponsors, and the general public are invited to join us for a fantastic year! This is an opportunity for our Communities to come together to learn about the event and how to get involved. Everyone is welcome! KICK-OFF is Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. It will be at Fellowship Community – Lower Level Auditorium, 300 Fellowship Dr, Whitehall 610-799-3000 Areas served are in the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, & Catasauqua School Districts and anyone in other locations that want to be part of our team! For more info, please contact: Shari Noctor - Event Chair at 610.266.5241 or shari@ Lauren Seneca - Staff Partner at 610.921.2329 or lauren.

Last chance to visit Historical Centre

Sunday, October 14, will be the last chance to visit the LT Historical Centre, Indian Trail Park, Route 248, Pennsville, for the regular monthly open house in 2012. The centre will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. for self-guided tours. The exhibits showcase the society's unique collection of memorabilia which includes items from the slate industry, Dieter's Foundry, farm tools, and much more. Anyone interested in visiting the historical centre may still call during the year for an appointment, 610-767-5989. Take a trip to the museum and enjoy the memorabilia displayed there. Bring your family and friends! You will learn about the ways of life in the community years ago which contributed to the customs and traditions of today. St. Paul's Schoolhouse is also open by appointment. If a family group or organization wishes a tour at either site, please call Ken at the above number.

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It’s 120 questions long and can take up to two and a half hours to complete. For the first time, the IRS is requiring paid income tax return preparers to pass a basic competency test. Recently, two H&R Block tax professionals at the Nazareth office passed the test to become IRS Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRPs). Included among the topics these professionals were quizzed on were the requirements for claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, sources of income, the taxability of various income sources and general ethical requirements. “H&R Block, which requires new and returning tax professionals to complete inhouse testing, has supported requiring all tax preparers

to pass a basic competency test,” said Amy McAnarney, president of H&R Block’s U.S. retail tax unit. “Taxpayers deserve to know that their tax professionals are up-to-date on the current tax code and are trained in helping them claim every credit and deduction for which they qualify.” In 2010, the IRS announced reforms requiring all paid tax return preparers to register with the IRS and get a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Most paid preparers will be required to complete the one-time RTRP competency test by Dec. 31, 2013 to become registered tax return preparers. In addition to passing the test, 15 hours of continuing education must Continued on page 17

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Big 'N' Band Presenting 2012 “Festival Of Bands” The Northampton Area High School Big 'N' Band will present the 2012 “Festival of Bands” on Saturday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. in Al Erdosy Stadium, located just behind Northampton High School. It's a wonderful night of music and artistry that showcases the talents of students from across our region. Eight area high school bands will take the field in competition at this US Bands sponsored event. Spectators will be presented with the debut performance of the Northampton Middle School Little 'N' Band's 2012 field show “Dragons Journey!”. The Northampton Big 'N' Band will close out the night, dazzling the crowd with its 2012 field show “Chronometry”. Please join us for an evening of competition, music, pageantry, great food, and good times as we celebrate these talented young people from across our region. The excitement of playing to a crowd, who are only there to see great band performances, is an experience all high school bands should have. Tickets are available at the gate: Adults $7, Students & 55+ $5, Children under 5 are Free. Parking is Free. Travel directions are available on the US Bands website at www.yea. org , click USBands, then click Schedules. Rain or Shine.


The seventh annual Bath Community Day will be held Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its new location Keystone Park in Bath. Sponsored by The Bath Business & Community Partnership, Community Day has been put together for the young folks, as well as the ‘young at heart!’ Children’s events, live music, food and fun are scheduled for the day. With the new location, Community Day 2012 will also feature the dedication of the new Keystone Park Gazebo. Besides crafters and vendors, local businesses, charities and non-profit organizations are also taking part. Also planned are moon bounces for the kids face painting and

for purchase by calling Sheri at 610-759-5018. Want a Safe and Fun Halloween night? The parking lot will be roped off once everyone is in. Participants will park and then begin to decorate their trunks. Kids can then line up and go trunk or treating around. There will be free games for kids and prizes to the best-decorated car! Participants are expected to bring candy to hand out to the children. Don’t forget to wear your costumes! There will also be a bake sale and food to purchase! Please come out and support our 6th graders of Moore Elementary and have a fun time with the family!


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Cherryville Senior Center Director: Edith Knauss For Meal Reservations please call: 610-767-2977 by 9:30 A.M. Hours 9:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M Thursday, Sept. 27: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles/Crafts/Quilts; 11:00 Exercise; “BUS TRIP” Friday, Sept. 28: 10:00 Cards/Puzzles Northampton Senior Center For Reservations Please Call: 610-262-4977 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-1:30 Thursday, Sept. 27: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles; 10:30 Entertainment with “Time With Tanya”; Noon Nazareth Senior Center For Meal Reservations please call: 610-759-8255 Thursday, Sept. 27: 9:00 Exercise Group; 9:30 Greeting Card Class Friday, Sept. 28: 9:00 Bakery Corner; 10:00 Regular Bingo

Gearing Up For Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period Local organizations urge patients and providers to take advantage of new plan options and services available beginning October 15th The Medicare Rx Access Network has re-energized its local partners to help prepare Pennsylvania seniors for the upcoming October 15th through December 7th Open Enrollment opportunity for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 2.2 million Pennsylvanians are currently covered by Medicare as of 2011. While there are still a few weeks until seniors can make changes to their benefits, Medicare Rx Access Network members are urging Pennsylvanians to prepare now. Seniors wanting to compare their plans should visit or call 1-800-MEDICARE. These resources will allow them to

Household Hazard Waste Drop-Off Event OCTOBER 6, 2012 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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AARP meeting

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet on October 10, at Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Rd, Northampton. Doors will open at 12:00 noon. Entertainment will be music. Refreshments will be served. Anyone the age of 50 and up are welcomed as members of Chapter 3915. Anyone interested in the AARP bus trips pleasse contact Sharon at 610-262-9182. Christmas party tickets are on sale.

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easily compare their current coverage to their medical and financial needs to determine the most suitable option available to them in their area. In Pennsylvania, those with questions on Medicare and Medicare Part D can also call the APPRISE Help Line 1-800-783-7067. The Medicare Rx Access Network will spend the next few weeks and months working with local health providers and community organizations to spread the word about the open enrollment opportunity. Eighty-eight percent of Part D enrollees report satisfaction with their coverage, according to the KRC Survey for Medicare Today, done in October of 2011.

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How is a stationary front formed? What causes most of them in fall and winter? A stationary front usually results from the movement of a cold air mass into a mass of warmer air. Instead of forcing a passage and breaking through, some- times the cold front’s winds blow parallel to the juncture of the two air masses. The cold air mass thus stands still as far as for- ward movement is concerned. The warm air mass sends its winds parallel to the juncture line (the stationary front), but in exactly the opposite direction of those of the cold air mass. In summary, the stationary front is set up when a warm and cold air mass meet and neither is strong enough to dissipate the other.

Weekend Forecast Northampton County The Eastern PA Weather Authority is calling for variable cloudy skies and a passing shower on Thursday with a high of 70 degrees. Friday is going to be cloudy with showers throughout the day and a cool 68 degrees. Saturday may see some showers but will be partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees. Early forecasting is looking at 68 degrees and partly Sunny on Sunday and Monday. For up to date information on local weather, visit or find them on facebook (Eastern PA Weather Authority).


Pension plans approved, but one Sparks debate at Borough Council By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News Northampton Borough Council approved two resolutions on pension plans Thursday night, but the one for non-uniformed employees drew a long debate first before finally being okayed by a 7-1 vote. Councilman Robert McHale noted that the borough doesn’t yet have a ratified contract with the non-uniformed employees. Borough Manager Gene Zarayko argued that they can’t change the medical plan for them. Councilman Ed Pany joined McHale in questions for Zarayko, some of which didn’t satisfy them. It was Pany who made the “sacrificial no.” That resolution set the borough’s contribution rate of 9.58% or $113,512 to the nonuniformed pension plan, that came as the result of passing a

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medical plan at the last meeting in August. The resolution setting the contribution rate that the police department employees make to the police pension fund for fiscal year 2013 sailed throughout without argument, although Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, a veteran of the police force for some 30 years, cited the piddling amount of social security he gets. He said the road crew is allowed social security, but the police are not and they fund their own 8% toward a pension, feeling they don’t balance out. Pristash Welcomed Anthony Pristash was welcomed by his new fellow members as he took his seat for the first time on Council. He replaced Sherry Neff-Maikits, who moved recently to Coplay

Borough. Pristash said he welcomes the opportunity to serve the borough in working with Council. He is also president of the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce. Lopsonzski quipped that there are now three Anthonys on one side of the Council desk with him, his son, and Pristash. He also noted that Mrs. Maikits while on Council had lots of energy and many good ideas. With Mrs. Maikits off Council, there was a need to elect a vice president. McHale won that position on Thursday, edging fellow Councilman Robert Coleman, who later commented, with tongue in cheek, that he was “totally heartbroken” that he lost. Farmers Market Carol Simcoe brought with her a number of papers that

showed what a good time Northampton residents had when they celebrated their centennial in 2002. It was then that she told Council of pursuing a grant for a farmers market, something that consultant Victor Rodite brought to them last month.

11 THE HOME NEWS Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2012 She suggested a market with a small band shell, and little stores adjoining it, along with benches for people to sit as they listen to music. She said volunteers could sell their wares, and having a market could attract Continued on page 19

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The 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade, presented by the Northampton Exchange Club, will take place on Thursday evening, October 18, beginning at 7 p.m. in the borough of Northampton. The route will be the same as the previous two years. The registration fee for groups is $25 and prizes will be awarded to winning floats. Any group or business looking to participate with a float in the parade should contact Linda at 610 625 8886 for entry information. The parade rain date will be Thursday, Oct. 25. Candy will be thrown, so bring your goodie bags!

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Center for the Arts receives Grant from the GLVC The Nazareth Center for the Arts was presented with a check for $2,000.00 from the Chamber Foundation on September 10, in recognition of the completion of their interior/ exterior illumination project. This reimbursement covers over half of the expense of the installation of the lighting project. The check was presented to the committee volunteers by Chamber Foundation Grant Committee Chair, John Hayes, President of AFC First Financial

Corporation, and Marlyn Kissner, Executive Vice President Regional Chambers. Also attending were Nazareth Center for the Arts members Rick Smith, Director, Lon Werner, Jane Marshall, Brenda Messinger-Voll, Diane Werkheiser, Amy Hudak, and Gina Devlin. “Thanks to this grant we can now shine our lights even brighter making it a safer and more professional environment for our exhibitors, performers, and visitors to the Arts Center

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and the community”, Rick Smith, President of the Nazareth Center for the Arts. The Nazareth Center for the Arts is the gateway to the historic downtown Nazareth district, located one block away. Housed in the old borough firehouse built in 1902 it sits on the edge of section eight housing on both sides of the block. Illuminating the interior/exterior space of the building allows for a safer more visible venue for the community as well as helping to beautify the gateway to the town’s downtown business district. NCA is a volunteer-run 501 (c) 3 community based organization that hosts receptions for monthly artist exhibitions, concerts, open mic nights, poetry readings, and documentary movie screenings. The mission is to educate, inspire, and celebrate the visual and performing arts improving the quality of life for the community. The board is committed to making the arts available to Nazareth and its surrounding communities. NCA presently offers affordable art and acting classes for all ages and is currently working on expanding its programs to offer music, voice, writing, and photography workshops. The Chamber Foundation’s MSLV Initiative aims to improve every main street in the Lehigh Valley through targeted investments in façade improvements, streetscape designs, sidewalk beautification, and other enhancements to the physical appearance of its downtowns and urban centers. Nazareth is one of 18 communities that received a portion of the Foundation’s $2 million in community revitalization projects in municipalities across the Lehigh Valley.

MOTORCYCLES lined up for the benefit ride on Sunday. – Home News photo

Motorcycle cruise in Upper Nazareth Tp. benefits two homeless shelters An inaugural Ride for Alliance & Victory motorcycle cruise to jointly benefit the homeless shelter programs at Third Street Alliance for Women and Children in Easton and Victory House of Lehigh Valley for men and veterans in Bethlehem was held on Sunday at Tuskes Community Park in Upper Nazareth Township. Following the 11 a.m. ride there was a picnic sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Easton. The event also included a special appearance by Lehigh Valley Rollergirls and the KITT car replica from Knight Rider, courtesy of Ania, Joe and Ryan from DJ music was provided by Jerry D Entertainment. The day’s activities were co-sponsored by Carrabba’s,

the Morning Call, WZZO, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Atty. Lori Mannicci. Need New Members Third Street Alliance for Women and Children, an established social service agency serving the greater Easton and surrounding areas, is seeking volunteers with business and service acumen to fill openings on its board of directors. From its beginning in 1909 as a grassroots YWCA, the agency has served the community and worked to meet the needs of a changing world. It was initially founded to help working women and the influx of immigrants. Historically, it was involved in the education of young women working in factories, Continued on page 17

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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 868-0477, Bethlehem. Sun - 8:30am W 9:30am SS; 10:45am W ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610-262-2559. Sun - 8/10:30am W; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm W; Sat – 4pm W BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Bangor. 610-588-6929 Sun - 9:30am SS for all ages; 10:40am W BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cherryville. 610-767-1239. Sun – W - 9/10:30am BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun - 9:15am W, 10:30am SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun - 10am W CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 Sun. - 11am W, 10am SS CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St. Bath. Sun. – SS – 9am, N – 10am, W – 10:15. CHRIST U.C.C., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun. - 10:15am W CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. Sun - 9am W, 10:15 SS CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Northampton Sun - 9am W, 10:30am SS & BS, 3pm COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-7517. HA Sun – 8 & 10:30am W, 9:15am SS DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-7594444 Sat – 6pm W Sun – 8/10:15am W, 9am SS EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961

Sun. – 10:30am W - 9am SS EMMANUEL'S LUTH Bath. Sun – 9:30am – W, Wed. 7pm W FAITH REFORMED, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - 10am W GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, Northampton. Sun – 9:30am SS, 10:30am & 7pm Service; 6:30pm. Evening Youth GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun – 8/10:45am W 9:30am SS Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church, Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) Sun. 10 am – SS. 10:30 am - Worship GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun. - 9:30am W, 10:30am SS, 6pm W. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl Sun –8:30 & 10am W, 10am SS HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610-759-3431 Sun – W – 8/10:30am. SS – 9:15am. HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Nazareth Sun – 7am/9am/11am. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. – 10:30am W Communion 1st Sun. of the Month. 9:15am SS HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun. – W & SS - 9am HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 767-7203 Sun– 8:00/10:30am W, 9:15am – SS. MOUNT EATON CHURCH Saylorsburg 570-992-7050 Sat. - 6:30pm W, Sun. - 8/10:30am W.

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God Is Not Far Off

You may may count count yourself yourself as as one one of of the the worst worst sinners sinners around, around, and and God God may may seem seem very very far far from from you you and and totally totally inaccessible, inaccessible, but but according according to to the the Bible, Bible, God God is is not not far far off! off! It is our sin that separates us from a holy God, but our merciful God has proIt is our sin us and fromtoa bring holy God, butfellowship our merciful has provided a way tothat dealseparates with our sin us into withGod Himself. It is vided a wayHe to deal with our sin andknown to bringtous fellowship Himself. It is no secret! has made it plainly allinto mankind. Thewith Bible says, “It is no secret! hasthee, made it plainly to all mankind. Theis Bible is not hiddenHe from neither is itknown far off…But the word very says, nigh “It unto not thee, neither it far (Deuteronomy off…But the word is veryThe nigh unto thee,hidden in thy from mouth, and in thyisheart” 30:11-14). Apostle Paul explained that this Oldthy Testament passage referred to believing the thee, in thy mouth, and in heart” (Deuteronomy 30:11-14). The Apostle Gospel message, it? The word isreferred nigh thee, even in the thy Paul explained that“But thiswhat Old saith Testament passage to believing mouth, and in thy “But heart: thatsaith is, the faith, we preach; That Gospel message, what it?word The of word is which nigh thee, even in thyif thou shalt confess thythat mouth theword Lordof Jesus, shalt thineif mouth, and in thy with heart: is, the faith,and which webelieve preach;inThat heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with thou shalt man confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, andthe shalt believe in thine the heart believeth unto righteousness; and with mouth confession heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For is made unto salvation…For whosoever shall call upon the name ofwith the the believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession Lordheart shallman be saved” (Romans 10:6-13). is Think madeofunto salvation…For whosoever call the name of the it! God is as close and accessibleshall to you as upon your heart and mouth! If in your you will acknowledge Jesus as your Savior believing that He Lord shallheart be saved” (Romans 10:6-13). died for of your sins and raised for your justification, with your mouth Think it! God is aswas close and accessible to you as and yourif heart and mouth! you will confess Him your Lord calling His name prayer, God If in your heart you willasacknowledge Jesusupon as your Saviorinbelieving that will He supernaturally save from your sins! (See “A Prayer” at died for your sins and you was raised for your justification, andSinner’s if with your mouth In her hymn “To God Be the Glory,” Fanny Crosby you will confess Him as your Lord calling upon His name in prayer, God will said it well, “The vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus supernaturally save you from your sins! (See “A Sinner’s Prayer” at a pardon receives.” In told her hymn “ToofGod Be the“That Glory,” Crosby No, God is not far off! Paul the men Athens, theyFanny should seek said it well,if “The offender thatthough momenthefrom Jesus the Lord, haplyvilest they might feel who after truly him, believes, and find him, be not far every one of us” (Acts 17:27). afrom pardon receives.”

No, God is not far off! Paul told the men of Athens, “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us” (Acts 17:27).

9:30am SS. NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3163 Sun 9/30- Lovefeast – 8:15/10:45 am W, 9:30am SS NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm W; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm W QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30am S. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9am; Vigil 7pm SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm M, Sun 6:45/8/9:30/11am M; CC during 9:30am M; Mon– Thurs 8am M; Fri – 8:30am M, Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8am. SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610-7591652 Sun. SS and Confirmation 9 am. W 8 & 10:15 am. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. Sun – 9:30am W ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610-746-3910 Sun – SS 9:45am, Eucharist 10am. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun 8am/10:15am W – HC 1st & 3rd Sun. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. –9am Sat. 5:30pm ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Northampton. 610-262-8666 Sun – SS – 9am. W- 10:15am ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610-7590893 Sun – W – 8am/10:45am Christian Ed – 9:15am ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-767-3107 Sun 8/9:30/11am M, Sat 4:30pm M Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15am W, Communion. 1st Sun. of Month. 9am SS ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville. Sun - 9am SS; 10:15am W ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton Sun- 9am SS, 10:15 W VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton Sun - 10:45am W WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST Sat – 9:30am W, - 10:45am SS ZION'S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville. Sun- 9am SS, 10:15am W ZION WESLEYAN, Pt. Phillips. Sun- 9:00am SS, 10:15 W Zion EL Church, Northampton, 610262-6636 (N) SS 9 am, W 10:30 am KEY –W- Worship, M – Mass, S – Services, SS – Sunday School, CE – Christian Ed, BS – Bible Study, CC - Child Care, HC – Holy Communion, H/A – Handicapped

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News Sermonette Pastor Volker Stoeckmann Valleyview Baptist Church, Moore Twsp.

Forgiveness Through Christ I recently read the story of a Singaporean man named Jacob Koshy whose one driving ambition was to be a success in life by gaining all the money and possessions he could. That lead him into the world of drugs and gambling, and eventually he became the lord of an international smuggling network. Though he thought he was on his way to reaching his goal, his world came crashing down around him in 1980 as he was arrested and placed in a government drug rehabilitation prison in Singapore. Sitting in his prison cell, Jacob became frustrated beyond what he could endure. All his goals, dreams and ambitions were locked up with him in a tiny prison cell, and his heart was empty with no purpose in this life. He was a heavy smoker and cigarettes weren’t allowed in the rehabilitation center. Somehow he smuggled in tobacco and rolled it in the pages of a Bible. One day he fell asleep while smoking and when he awoke the cigarette had burned out leaving only a small scrap of charred paper. He unrolled it and his eyes fell on the only words that remained on the page of the Bible: “Saul, Saul why persecutest thou me?” Curious about the statement Jacob asked for another Bible and found the story of the conversion of Saul, who later is known as the Apostle Paul. He realized that if God could help a murderer like Saul, God could help him too. There in his prison cell he knelt and prayed asking God to forgive him of his sin and to change his life. Uncontrollably the tears of relief flowed from his eyes as he thought on his wasted life. He soon began to tell of his conversion to other prisoners and upon his release became a missionary telling the good news of transformation through Jesus Christ. Dear reader, Jacob Koshy’s story can be your story too. God in His love sent His Son Jesus Christ to the cross to die for your sin. He wants to forgive you and provide for you a whole new way of life if you will simply call upon Him. The devil is a thief who robs you of the true happiness found in Jesus. Consider the words of Jesus in John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Call upon Jesus Christ in prayer to enter the abundant life He has promised.

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Bette Filipovits

Bette Filipovits, 91, formerly of Northampton, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 in her daughter’s Bradenton, Fla. Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph Filipovits. She had worked for the United Nations Relief Organization, which was part of the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. Later, upon her return to Northampton, she worked for Atty. Irwin Coleman. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Nathalia Wetherhold. Surviving are three daughters, Joanne Coplan of Bradenton, Janis Marsteller of Allentown, and Jill Derkits of Palatine, Ill.; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Donald and Harvey Wetherhold, Jr. A private service will be held by the family to celebrate and honor her life.

Hattie M. Heckman

Nov. 18, 1915 – Sept. 18, 2012 Hattie M. Heckman, 96, of Moore To w n s h i p died on Tu e s d a y , Sept. 18 in her daugh-

ter’s home at Bethlehem Township. She was the wife of the late Harold H. Heckman, who died in 1998. She was a homemaker. Born Nov. 18, 1915 in East Allen Township, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Arndt and Lottie (Creyer) Silfies. She was a member of Emmanuel’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville. Surviving are a daughter, Martha M. Wismer, of Bethlehem Township; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Silfies of Chapman Quarries and Evelyn Spangler of East Allen Township, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Valley View Cemetery, Emanuelsville. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Fu-

neral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the church at 3175 Valley View Dr., Emauelsville (Bath), PA 18014.

Robert H. Keck

Robert H. Keck, 89, of Nazareth died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 in Moravian Hall Square Retirement Community. He was the husband of the late Anita M. (Knecht) Keck. He was a sales manager for Keystone Cement Co. in Bath for more than 20 years before retiring in January 1991. In conjunction with his work, he was a member and former officer of the Ready Mix Concrete Association, Harrisburg. He earned his B.A. Degree in 1947 from Muhlenberg College and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Born in Lower Nazareth Township, he was a son of the late Harrison and Hester (Fogel) Keck. Mr. Keck was a deacon, elder and member of the men’s choir, all at St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth. He was a director and trustee of the Nazareth YMCA for 25 years and also a charter member and past president of the Nazareth Jaycees. In the last few years he was a board member of Moravian Hall Square. A Master Mason, he was a member of Whitfield Lodge #622, Tatamy; a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Lehigh Consistory, Valley of Allentown; a Rajah Shriner, and was involved for several years with the Tin Lizzies. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara A. Abel of Nazareth, Constance L. Tiefel of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Jane E. Beesecker of West Chester; a son, Robert H. Keck, Jr., of Kent, Conn.; six granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held on Tuesday in Moravian Hall Square, with The Rev. Curtis G. Kemmerer officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA 18064, where memorials may be sent for the St. John’s U.C.C. Memorial Fund or Moravian

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Pauline N. Longenbach

Mar. 22, 1920 – Sept. 18, 2012 Pauline N. Longenbach, 92, of Warrington, Pa., formerly of Danielsville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Neshaminy Manor. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Longenbach, who died in 1999. She was a homemaker. Born March 22, 1920 in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Beulah (Schlegel) Oplinger. Surviving are three sons, Allen Bohun and Peter Bohun, both of Danielsville, and Robert Longenbach of Oakford, Pa.; three daughters, Carolyn Schaller of Point Phillips, Judy Schofield of Warminster, and Shirley Grogan, with whom she resided; 16 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services were held on Monday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in New Hope Cemetery, Little Moore, Danielsville.

George C. Mularick

Sept. 8, 1935 – Sept. 20, 2012 George C. Mularick, 77, of Nazareth died Thursday, Sept. 20 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Jean (Parciak) Mularick, who died Nov. 14, 1982. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War, he was a teacher for Civil Service Army, teaching in Germany and various other European countries. Born Sept. 8, 1935 in Nazareth, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Taepas) Mularick. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Naz-

areth, and the American Legion in Fullerton. Surviving are a brother, John Mularick, of Nazareth, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Joseph and Andrew Mularick, and two sisters, Mary Taschner and Elizabeth Mularick. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the church and interment in the parish cemetery.

Samuel E. Senneca

May 31, 1931 – Sept. 20, 2012 Samuel E. Senneca. 81, of Nazareth died Thursday, Sept. 20 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of the late Anna (Way) Senneca, who died April 7, 1992. He was a mail carrier and clerk at the Nazareth Post Office for 31 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Senneca was also a deputy sheriff in Northampton County from 1989 to 2008, and served as an assistant football coach at Notre Dame High School and coach of the Holy Family Chieftains. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Born May 31, 1931 in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Dominic and Antonetta (Amicone) Senneca. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Irish Club, American Legion Post #415, VFW Post #4366, and Holy Family Club, all in Nazareth, as well as the Old Timers baseball team in Nazareth. Surviving are a son, Samuel Senneca, of Bethlehem; a daughter, Antoinette Sehar, of Whitehall; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carmela Eppolite, of Bangor. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Jean Martin, and brothers James and Ciro Senneca. Services were held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, and interment in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Family Church or “A. J. Fore Eyes”, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

Lillian M. Smith

Lillian M. Smith, 80, of Lehigh Township died Thursday, Sept. 20 in her home at Butternut Drive, Walnutport. She was the wife of the late Earl E. Smith, who died in 1974. She worked as a seamstress for Majestic Sportswear Co., Palmerton. Born in Danielsville, she was a daughter of the late Harry, Sr. and Ada (Stone) Heffelfinger. Surviving are two daughters, Sheila A. Rittoper of Bethlehem and Patty Jo Rehrig of Ashfield; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Helen Kresge of Walnutport, Catherine Tretiak of Cherryville, Anna Gehret of Nazareth, and Edith Spadt of Lehigh Township; two brothers, Harry, Jr. of Lehigh Township and Franklin of Northampton; and her companion, Leon H. Barlieb. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brooke. Funeral services were held on Monday morning in St. Matthew’s U.C.C. Church, Kunkletown, followed by burial in the church cemetery, Eldred Township. Arrangements were by the Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton. Contributions may be made to the St. Matthew’s Church memorial fund, Rt. 3, P.O. Box 35, Church Lane, Kunkletown, PA 18058.

Luther L. Snyder, Jr.

April 18, 1932 – Sept. 23, 2012 Luther L. Snyder, Jr., 80, of Moore To w n s h i p died on Sunday, Sept. 23 at home. He was the husband of Mary Continued on page 13



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L. (Smith) Snyder. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was employed at the Homer Research Center of the Bethlehem Steel Co. before retiring in 1992 as an A-1 millwright after 27 years of service. Born April 18, 1932 in Cresco, he was a son of the late Luther G. and Iva E. (Newhard) Snyder. He was a member of the Fullerton American Legion and a life member of the Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons Loren E. Snyder of Wind Gap, Kerry D. Snyder of Coopersburg, and Marvin L. Snyder of Bath; two daughters, I. Mae Morrison of Wilson Boro and Susan M. Rundle of Wind Gap; six grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Leap of East Stroudsburg and Mildred Gillingham of Allentown; nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Betty Williamson and Violet Creyer. Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment followed in the Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown.

Michael D. Stout

Michael D. Stout, 35, of Northampton died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at home. He was of the Lutheran faith. Born in Northampton, he was a son of William P. Stout of Chaymont Bay, N.Y., and Barbara Deily of Northampton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Glenn Deily, at home; a brother, William M. Stout, of Northampton; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Katie Updegrove, of Northampton; and an aunt in Northampton. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Schisler Fu-

neral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Shirley I. Wentzell

Nov. 26, 1935-Sept. 19, 2012 Shirley I. We n t z e l l , 76, of Wind Gap, died Wednesday September 19. She was the wife of Ralph H. Wentzell with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Shirley was a graduate of Nazareth High School class of 1954. Prior to her retirement, she worked in the garment industry at various blouse mills in the Wind Gap area. She later worked as a secretary at the Wind Gap Elementary School. Shirley was a member of the St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Plainfield. Born in Plainfield Twp. she was a daughter of the late Elwood J. and Clara Marsh Trach, and the stepdaughter of the late Eva Mae Anthony Trach. In addition to her husband, Ralph, she is survived by her three sons, Alan H. Wentzell of Wilson Borough, George A. Wentzell and Dean Wentzell both of Wind Gap; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Osmun of Belvidere, NJ and Barbara Kern of Nazareth; many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Tuesday in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Twp.

Dale E. Werkheiser

Dale E Werkheiser, 70, of Danielsville died at home on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. He was a warehouse laborer for the NCR Corp. in Bethlehem for 30 years before retiring in 2003. Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Laura L. Marsh. He attended Trinity Evangelical Congregational PA003267

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Northampton School District Makes AYP 2012, tests show By ALICE WANAMAKER The Home News

The Northampton School Board heard a presentation from Dr. Kathleen Ott at Monday night’s meeting on the AYP results for 2012. Northampton was one of 9 schools in the area that met the Adequate Yearly Progress standards of 78% proficient in Math and 81% proficient in reading. While overall, the district was able to meet the standards, three schools, including the High School, Middle School and George Wolf Elementary failed to meet standards this year. While the bar continues to rise each year, the data presented Monday night showed that the students and faculty at Northampton are up for the challenge. The AYP looks at attendance, graduation rates, performance and participation percentages, Northampton has a 91.9% graduation in 2012. The district also boasts a 96.8% attendance percentage. Following a detailed analysis of the scores, Dr. Ott, Dr. Kovalchick and Dr. Baird all sounded off about the results noting that the results are based on percentages that can be skewed by real numbers. They made a point to say that some of the schools which did not reach the standards this year are still very good public schools and that whole story needs to be told when looking at the percentages. While the district passed this year, administrators concur that each year is going to be a challenge. “We have some work to do, we always have some work to do” Dr. Ott said. She also noted that the district will use this year’s results and data to help guide the curriculum and decisions for the future. Supt. Kovalchick made his opinion clear to the audience that he disagrees with the PSSA testing in school, specifically how they do not allow for students with special needs to seek out acChurch in Berlinsville and was a member of the Lehigh Township Vol. Fire Co. Surviving are an aunt, Irene Marsh, of Georgia; an uncle, Ralph Marsh, of Mesquite, Texas; and cousins Marlene Anderson of Laury’s Station, Emily Filchner of Bath, and Darlene Waldrop, also of Bath. Services were held on Friday afternoon in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with Rev. Dr. Kenneth M. Shira officiating there and at interment in Danielsville Union Cemetery, Lehigh Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

commodations for the tests. Judy Odenwelder added that she has seen students break down and cry over the stress and frustrations that the tests can cause. Dr. Baird posed a question to Dr. Ott regarding followup. He wondered if the state or federal government have taken any measures to follow up with the students who first were mandated to take AYP test and to check on their “success” in life versus those students who were not mandated the tests. Dr. Ott was not aware of any measures and agreed that the results would be interesting. Middle School Project The school board voted unanimously to pass PlanCon Parts D and C on Mon-

day night moving the middle school project forward. The two parts send “Project Accounting Based on Estimates” and “Design Development” to the PA Dept. of Education for approval. The project is inching closer to PlanCon Part G, which will award bids for the project in the coming months. Student Council Report Ben Longacre told the Board that Student Council is having their annual homecoming dance this Saturday and that there are two types of t-shirts available for purchase at the schools for $10. He also noted that the students are now viewing the Morning Mix, a school news channel that provides students the opportunity to work with intricate audio-visual equipment.

The annual St. John’s Sacred Voices Concert under the direction of Susan L. Frickert, will celebrate its tenth year on Sunday, September 30, in 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 183 S. Broad Street, Nazareth. “Sacred Song – Made in America” will feature music solely by American composers, and will include representative pieces from the influences that have created America’s unique musical style . The program incorporates anthems by colonial composer William Billings, Moravian composers, the shape-note tradition, spirituals, the gospel music tradition, and jazz . Instrumentalists for the concert include string quintet, percussion, accordion and piano. A reception will immedi-

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PUblic notice-Legal Estate Notice Lester Norman Frantz The Estate of Lester Norman Frantz, deceased, of the Township of Bushkill, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Marilyn L. Nolf, Executrix on August 30, 2012. 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 L, Nolf, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-atLaw, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (9/13-9/27) Estate Notice June M. Bruch Estate of June M. Bruch, late of the Borough of Nazareth, County of Northampton, and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Bonnie Welty, Carl Bruch, Rodney Bruch and Timothy Bruch, also known as Timmy Bruch, Executors of the Estate of June M. Bruch. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to Bonnie Welty, Carl Bruch, Rodney Bruch and Timothy Bruch, aka Timmy Bruch, c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLP 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (9/20-10/4) ESTATE NOTICE Myrtle M. Schwartz Estate of Myrtle M. Schwartz, 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. Madelyn M. Kemp 8416 Seemsville Road Northampton, PA 18067 Executor Donald D. Schwartz 8456 Seemsville Road Northampton, PA 18067 Executor Daniel G. Spengler, Esquire 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (9/20-10/4) ESTATE NOTICE COOK, JOHN W., DECEASED COOK, JOHN W., dec’d, Late of Easton, Northampton County, PA Executor: Charles R. Young a/k/a Richard Young c/o Dennis P. Ortwein, 5201 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045. Attorney: Dennis P. Ortwein, Esquire, 201 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045. (9/27-10/11) Public Notice Upper Nazareth Township Upper Nazareth Township is currently considering purchasing a Model 990XP (12” Drum Style) Brush Bandit. The equipment will be used to chip brush, branches, and trees into mulch. Upper Nazareth Township is applying for DEP Act 101, Section 902 recycling grant to fund the equipment. Interested parties on the purchase of said equipment may submit comments to the municipality within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Please submit all comments in writing to Upper Nazareth, Recycling Coordinator, 100 Newport Avenue, Nazareth, PA 18064. (10/4)

Invitation to Bid Borough of Bath, Northampton County, will receive sealed bids for the Keystone Park Parking Lot/Pavilion Reconstruction. The project will consist of reconstructing the existing parking lot and pavilion. Sealed bids will be received until 1:00PM (prevailing time) on Fri., October 12, 2012 at the Borough Municipal Building, 215 E. Main St., Suite 1, Bath, PA 18014, and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. All bids shall be sealed, marked, and addressed as follows: Keystone Park Parking Lot/ Pavilion Reconstruction Borough of Bath 215 E. Main Street, Suite 1 Bath, PA 18014 Attn: Thomas Petrucci KEYSTONE PARK PARKING LOT/PAVILION RECONSTRUCTION Copies of the contract documents, drawings, specifications and bid forms may be examined and obtained at the office of Keystone Consulting Engineers, Inc. at 2870 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18020, upon request and non-refundable payment of fifty ($50.00) dollars per set, checks payable to Keystone Consulting Engineers, Inc. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tues., October 2, 2012 at 10:00AM, at the site. The project for which Bids are being solicited is subject to the applicable provisions of the Prevailing Wage Act. Each Bid must be accompanied by a bid security made payable to the Borough of Bath in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the of the bid price and in the form of a Certified Check, Bank Check or a Bid Bond issued by a surety meeting the requirements of Article 5 of the General Conditions. The successful bidder must furnish Performance and Payment bonds each in an equal amount to the contract price meeting the requirements of Article 5 of the General Conditions. The Borough of Bath, Northampton County, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids and to accept any Bid which in its best judgment is for the best interest of the Borough. Please note that this project needs to be completed during the Fall, 2012 construction season. Thomas R. Petrucci Borough Manager (9/27-10/4) MOORE TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE Hearing/Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath, PA 18014. Specific items on the agenda include: 12-ZHB-640 The applicant(s), Robert and Sally Rissmiller, applicant(s) of the property located at 400 Nazareth Dr., Nazareth, Moore Twp. Pa 18064 request the following relief: applicants are proposing to construct an Accessory Building which will not meet the setback requirements and will exceed the required impervious cover on the nonconforming lot. The section (s) of the ordinance cited for this on application are as follows: 20017(F) and (G) Rural Agricultural Zoning District, Lot area, width, building coverage (impervious cover..), minimum yard requirements (setbacks) as well as any other section in which relief may be needed upon review by the Board. The property, County PIN#H6-26-7E contains approximately .35 acres and is zoned, Rural Agricultural (RA). Jason L. Harhart Zoning Officer Moore Township (9/20-9/27)

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NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE OCTOBER 11, 2012 The Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold its public meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2012, in council Chambers, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, at 7:00 P.M. to review the following appeals: 1. Joseph J. Hones, 7005 Mosserville Road, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, for the property located at 2427 Dewey Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania. This property is located on Tax Map No. L4SW1B-3-8 and is located in an R-3 Residential District. Mr. Jones would like to subdivide this property. The existing end row home would remain on Lot 8. He would like to build a new 2-story, semi-detached dwelling on Lots 8A and 8B. He is seeking variances to minimum lot area, minimum lot width and minimum side yard requirements. Northampton Borough Zoning Ordinance pages 27-27, 27-122 and 27-123, Part 4 District Regulations, Section 401 Schedules of Regulations, Schedule II – Bulk and Coverage Controls, R-3 District. All interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant must attend. Juliann Edelman Zoning Officer (9/27-10/4)


LIBRA--Sept. 23 to Oct. 22--Self-discipline is needed now. Plan a sensible program of action to get necessary chores out of the way early. Strive to achieve. SCORPIO--Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--You are wise to not let friends take advantage of you. You would do well to stand up for your rights even if it means losing someone’s friendship. SAGITTARIUS--Nov 23 to Dec. 21--Give credit where credit is due. If someone close to you has done a good job let him know of your pride in him. CAPRICORN--Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--Travel and romance favored during this period. Improve wardrobe and appearance. AQUARIUS--Jan. 20 to Feb. 18--A much needed rest brings you bouncing back with renewed vigor. Rapid and progressive developments are afoot for your business interests. PISCES--Feb. 19 to March 20--Live your life the way you want to live it. Don’t let someone else make your decisions for you. ARIES--March 21 to April 20--You may find yourself reaping from the harvest you have planted. The results depend upon the kind of seeds you scatter. TAURUS--April 21 to May 20--Follow the rules. Find an interest to pursue that could turn into a profitable venture. GEMINI--May 21 to June 20--Courage is needed to tell someone the truths they want to hear. The task will not be as difficult as you imagine if you go ahead and tell them. CANCER--June 21 to July 22--Someone close to you needs gentle prod- ding to pursue a sensible diet. Encourage and help her. LEO--July 23 to Aug. 22--Clean out your wardrobe. Give good, un- wanted items to someone who can put them to use. Update your wardrobe. VIRGO--Aug. 23 to Sep. 22-To be under- stood, you must learn to understand those around you. Lay your cards on the table. Let others know what you want and expect.

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Farm Aid is no longer a one-day event, but has evolved into a national organization that works to support farmers year round. “We’re not going anywhere. Someone has to stand up for small farmers. We are going to stay here and fight as long as we can stand, ” Farm Aid co-founder Neil Young said. This year’s Farm Aid concert and all day event had a “Homegrown Village” that featured, along with food vendors and Nazareth’s own Martin Guitars, activists spreading the word about family farming and environmental issues, many of which Northampton county farmers face daily. The main goal was getting people to recognize that you can get good, fresh food locally, directly from the farm to your table. Musician Grace Potter, called “the best female rock singer in the country” by USA Today, talked about how her band always tries to find farmer’s markets while on tour and the benefits of getting food from within your community. “We’re trying to raise general awareness of family farms producing food for us,” Ms. Potter said. “The farmer’s market isn’t always the most convenient option, but it’s the best option. You know what you’re getting and it just tastes better.” According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pa. has over 63,000 farm families who oversee 7.7 million acres of land. Agriculture contributes nearly $57 billion into our economy annually, making it one of the leading economic drivers in the state. Locally, the Bath and Nazareth Farmers Market, as well as the many others throughout the region, work to get farm fresh food on your dinner table. Buying produce and other items from community markets stimulates the local economy and helps to support sustainable, family farming, rather than AgroBusiness giants like Cargill who are often under fire for environmental issues, food contamination and even human rights abuses. Many of the performers at Saturday’s concert spoke of the strong farming tradition in Pennsylvania and how important the good food movement is to the physical, economic, and even spiritual health of the country. Neil Young drew thunderous applause from the audience while giving an impassioned plea for the youth to get involved in farming. “Be a rebel,” he said, “become a farmer. It’s a mission from God. We need young blood on the farm.”

be completed annually. Among paid preparers not required to take the test are certified public accountants, attorneys and enrolled agents because they already meet or exceed the new requirements. “Even before the IRS made these paid preparer reforms, the average H&R Block client worked with a tax professional who had more than eight years experience and 450 hours of training on a variety of tax issues,” said Richard Cortright, Franchisee. “H&R Block is committed to making sure our nearly 90,000 tax professionals are up-to-date on the latest tax law changes and filing requirements.” The following tax professionals earned their RTRP certificate: Richard Cortright with 13 years of tax preparation experience Joseph Cortright with 13 years of tax preparation experience These H&R Block professionals relied on industry-leading training materials, including the “Wiley Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam Review 2012” written by The Tax Institute at H&R Block. Complete with extensive examples and review questions, the publication provides a solid foundation on individual income taxes and the preparation of an accurate and complete individual income tax return. For more information about the RTRP text visit the IRS website, and for more information about H&R Block visit www.

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and provided opportunities for physical, mental, and social development, offering rental rooms for women coming to the area. In the early 1980’s, the organization realigned as a human services agency, taking on the new problems of homelessness, child care for working families, and the care of older adults. Operating in the historic Simon Mansion in downtown Easton, Third Street Alliance provides a resident shelter for homeless women with or without children who come from situations of domestic violence, poverty, pregnancy, substance abuse recovery and mental health problems. The agency also offers nationally accredited child care for ages six weeks to 13 years in a creative and educational environment, compas-

Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2012 17 sionate and stimulating adult day services for a fragile population and their caregivers, and affordable family activities Community members interested in learning more about joining the board are invited to contact Judy Matthewson, Executive Director, at (610) 258-6271, extension 232, or Email to

Trolley talk at Society meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Northampton Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, September 27), featuring Douglas Peters will speak on “Trolleys of the Valley.” The meeting will be held at the Northampton Fire Department on Lerchenmiller Drive, open to the public and is free of charge, but donations will be accepted. The Siegfried Railroad Station will be open on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8am – 2pm. During this time there will be a garage sale and a mum sale fundraiser. For more information, call 610-262-4748.

Music at Moravian Hall Square Violinist Inna Eyzerovich of the Reading Symphony and Pianist Holly Roadfelt of Lafayette College and the Music School of Delaware will perform 7:30 pm., Thursday October 11 in Kortz Hall of Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St., Nazareth. The Arts & Artists program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 610.746.1000 or online at

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Army Reserve Pvt. Caleb A. Van Why has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Van Why is the son of Debra Wilkinson of Nazareth, and Kevin Van Why of Wilkes-Barre. He is a 2009 graduate of Easton Area High School.

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Purple Haze Alpacas Medical Alert From Route 22 take Airport 790 Slate Belt Blvd Monitoring 24/7 How do you feel Best 100% fiber & yarn, Road (North exit) to about 5 about the new sweaters, hats, socks, shawls, miles to Route 329 (west) aka etc. Live music and refresh- Nor-Bath Blvd. We are ¼ mile menu changes at ments, plus local honey and on the right hand side. • Free Equipment • Nationwide Spring Valley Farms artists. Service • Free Shipping Northampton?”. 750 Mt Pleasant Rd, Bangor Spinning demonstration HELP AT THE PUSH • Easy Setup OF A BUTTON! Preserved dairy farm with a both days. Arlene & Marcel Charli Grube: Do not will answer questions about new 80-cow free-stall barn and like it at all! My kids are benefits of starting with good a double-six milking parlor. not eating everything quality alpacas. Take pics & Farm grown corn and hay are fed to the dairy herd. Our own they MUST take. 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Jeanine VillanoGeorge: I honestly believe that our government should be more focused on literacy. If the kids can’t read they certainly can’t read a label to know what they are eating!

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afternoon foot traffic to the borough. “Hopefully, something could be going on all the time,” Mrs. Simcoe said. Two Persons Speak A Newport Ave. resident cited a problem with out-oftowners congregating at the nearby park, many having alcoholic beverages. Council President John Yurish said police do patrol the area. Permits are required to use the pavilion. A Walnutport woman asked permission for a Penn State fraternity to raise funds. Council told her that it could only be done on Held Dr. at the Redner’s store. Council will allow it on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, but nowhere else. Other Matters • A handicapped parking space was okayed for Fred Nederostek at 463 E. 9th St. • Permission was given for Good Shepherd Catholic School to use the baseball/football field at Canal St. Park for a “Race for Education” fundraiser on Oct. 5. • Trick or Treat was set for Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., and residents are asked to turn on their porch lights for the Halloween youngsters. • A new three-year contract was signed with PPL Energy Plus that will include street lights. The savings will amount to $60,000 a year. The Northampton Athletic Assoc., with assistance from PPL, has installed two additional poles for lighting at the Canal St. Park

football practice field. They also replaced a deteriorated pole at the basketball field. • The $27,500 that is coming from Northampton County gaming funds will be used for an emergency generator at the community center. • It was announced that the recreation center will have their annual 5K race on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m., on Lerchenmiller Drive as a fundraiser. • Used car batteries were sold to a company for recycling, and the borough received $362.20 for its general fund. • McHale reported that the police department issued 38 traffic citations in August, 3 non-traffic, 113 parking fines, 5 arrests, and investigated 147 other incidents. • Anyone with a medical

background is welcome to make application for the vacancy on the Board of Health. McHale asked what would happen if a health officer isn’t appointed. Since the proposed Lehigh & Northampton Counties Health Board has been rejected, it may become a state responsibility. • On Sept. 13, according to Zarayko, Allen Township Manager Ilene Eckhart hand-delivered a check for $93,311.89 for sewage usage in the first two quarters of the year. There are still a few issues that remain on the sewer service agreement. • Councilman Keith Piescienski reported that Scout Ryon Heydt completed an Eagle Scout project near Hokendauqua Creek that included two park benches, a kiosk, and planting of five trees north of

the Water Authority building to control erosion. . . .A group of volunteers from Trout Unlimited cleaned up trash along the creek. . .Public Works has completed paving Franklin St. and Hudson Court, and will do 19th St. from Laubach Ave., to Hokendauqua Ave. Council Remarks Councilman Pany was congratulated by Coleman for all he has done. A recent newspaper article was written about him and his work with the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum, and the fact that a Chinese delegation that visited the

Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2012 19 museum invited Pany to come to China for a visit, all expenses paid. McHale asked for inclusion of a dog park in the 2013 budget. Piescienski asked that lights at the fire station be changed to photo cell. Zarayko reported that a hazardous waste recycling day will be on Oct. 6 at Northampton Community College. Because the Halloween parade will be on Thursday, Oct. 18, Council will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Dr. Ashley Burdett is a graduate of the University of Delaware and the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dentistry. Upon graduation from Pittsburgh she did a general practice residency at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. While in residency she gained extensive training in Root canal therapy, extractions, Implant and advanced restorative cases. She has been in General practice in the Lehigh Valley since 2010. In her quest to provide the best patient care, she has taken extensive continuing education courses in all aspects of general dentistry from some of the most prestigious educators. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Lehigh Valley Dental Society and The Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Burdett recently fell in love with Running and hopes to pursue a half-marathon in the future. She and her husband love to travel around the Lehigh Valley area and around the country. While studying language and culture abroad in France she developed an interest in foreign films and photography. She also loves learning how to cook healthy organic meals.

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