70th Year, Issue No. 39 USPS 248-700
September 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 A General Circulation Newspaper Serving The Community Since 1942
SERVING BATH, CHAPMAN, NORTHAMPTON, NAZARETH BOROS; ALLEN, E. ALLEN, MOORE, LEHIGH, BUSHKILL, LOWER NAZARETH & UPPER NAZARETH TWPS.
School board shown NASD PSSA scores much improved
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Model Rotation Grazing Project 726 Orchard Rd., Mt. Bethel, PA 18343 The Bangor Area School & Martins-Jacoby Watershed Association have created a 68 acre rotational grazing project with the help of local farmer, Richard DiFebo of Harvest Home Meats LLC. The project fences grazing sites and manages pastures and animals in a manner that is a positive benefit for the farmer, animals and the environment.
The Open Gate Farm Tour is an educational program of
RODNEY JARINKO of Moore Township received Penn State Extension two state citations honoring him for his 30 years as a supervisor. State Northampton County Rep. Marcia Hahn presented one of them. Jarinko is now seeking For more information(See aboutstory on We willaoffer walking and tours of beef return to hayride the board ascattle an independent candidate. grazing on pastures, walking tours of woodland and other Extension educational photo 7.)discuss benefits of the watershed. – Contributed wetlandpage areas and programs:
From Easton area take Rt. 611 North for 17 miles, after passing thru village of Stone Church make a left on Orchard Rd., approximately ½ mile on left (prev. Ott Tree Farm site).
Bath Community Day This Saturday http://extension.psu.edu http://extension.psu.edu/ northampton
With a series of slides, Dr. Kathleen Ott of the administration showed the School Board on Monday that all of the schools in the Northampton Area School District have made Adequate Yearly Progress, a benchmark on the P.S.S.A. tests that the district has reached for the first time. The scores rated the district and the individual schools – elementary, middle, and high schools. In all cases, the percentage of improvement was made in attendance / graduation, participation in the 2011 Open Gate P.S.S.A. , and performance on the state tests that brought Farm Tour higher scores in math, reading, writing, science. Saturday and and Sunday Although October 8th and significant 9th Noon -evident 4pm growth was in all of the schools, including
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The sixth annual Bath Community Day will be held this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11am to The nearest highway isat 33. If comingCowling from 22 or 78 take 33 5:00pm Ciff Field, North to the Belfast exit. When you come to a 4 way stop St, offRd.Route turn leftAllen and go about 1/2 Bath mile. Turn(just right Fulmer 512). Sponsored by The Bath From 80 take 33 South to 512 exit. Take left onto 512 to Business & 2Community light and take a right. Proceed miles and turn left on PartFulmernership, Rd. Community Day been put together for the R.C. has Sons Garden Center & Greenhouses young folks, as well as the 5880 Front St. Easton., PA 18040 (outside Martins Creek) ‘young at heart!’ Children’s Relax with scenic country view music, of our family owned events, live foodand and operated garden center and greenhouses. Offering thousands fun ornamental are scheduled for the of fall mums, cabbage, snow pansies, uniqueday. perennials,There’s shrubs, trees and aquatic plants and fish. and a an art show Tour our mumparade field and garden center. The children pet scheduled forwillthe love the fish and lily ponds. day, with plenty of crafters and business vendors scheduled Rt. 33—Take Stockertown exit (Rt. 191). Go to traffic light toSt. be on hand. For lovers, on Main in Stockertown, turn right. Go food to next light (Uhler there Rd) and make a left.be Through next lightto and stop will plenty choose sign. Go down hill and to top of next hill. Center on the left. from - barbecue and hot dogs, peach cobbler and more. For those who would rather just kick back and relax, bring a chair (don’t forget a blanket) and stay a while to enjoy the live bands and entertainment, SWIM, Christian rock, Sing for America, and the rock band Band From The Ranch will all be performing on the main stage. There will also be karate demonstrations and Zumba on the field. The pet parade registration begins at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in different categories for the best dressed up Family run Dairy Farm with field crops. Produce stand family run. Brian and Eva Fulmer with their children, nieces and nephew. Open April to November 10 am to 6pm Mon thru Sat. 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Phone 610-217-7203 for info.
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Trophy drive continues For young cancer patients
The ongoing drive to collect unwanted trophies for children at the Outpatient Children’s Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital continues this Friday at the Bath Farmers Market and this Saturday at Bath Community Day. You can drop off your used and unwanted trophies at either event. The Bath Farmers Market is this Friday from 3-7 p.m. Continued on page 4
• Closing arguments will be made by the district’s attorneys at a final meeting of the East Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board on October 18 regarding the zoning of land where the district wants to build a new middle school. • A hearing would be held on Tuesday (Sept. 27) in Northampton County Court on the Lehigh Elementary solar array that was proposed. A similar hearing will be held on Oct. 25 in county court about the Moore Elementary solar panels. Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, Center Valley, were approved by a 6-3 vote to represent the school district in any and all matters related to hearings, proceedings or appeals before the East Allen Township ZHB Continued on page 9
17 locations to visit Oct. 8-9 on Extension open gate farm tour
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pet. This weekdays year’s art tent has an audience choice top prize of $100 cash. Arrive early to enter your piece into the show by 9:30 a.m. Besides crafters and vendors, local businesses, charities and non-profit organizations are also taking part. An ongoing trophy drive is being held, unwanted trophies can be dropped off at the event. Be sure to stop by the BBCP tent for more information on volunteering in your community as well as the opportunity to pick from the lucky ducky pond to win prizes. For more information please visit www. bathborough.org.
Northampton Borough Elementary, Moore Elementary, George Wolf Elementary, and Lehigh Elementary, and the Middle School and High School, Dr. Ott said, they are “working hard” to do even better. “We definitely made progress and it shows in the percentages that were higher in 2010, and we will work hard to continue the progress that has been made,” she said. Modified P.S.S.A. tests are also given to special education students in math and reading. Overall, the administration takes initiative to raise scores, there is after school testing, and reading apprenticeship. Other Matters Schools Superintendent Joseph Kovalchuk gave this report to the school directors:
For families who would like [Enjoy an afternoon visiting to get out in the open and see local farms, talking with and what’s behind the scenes farmers and learning how on the fields of Northampton your food is produced on our County, thefarms. Penn State Extension open gate farm tour onPresented Saturday by: and Sunday, Oct. Extension 8-9Penn is State made just for them. Northampton County They can spend a full afternoon on both days visiting local farms and learning how the food for their families’ nutritional needs are produced. The tour goes from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday next weekend. This is what’s on the docket –– 17 locations in all: •Amore Farms 6821 Steuben Road, Nazareth program of the College of Agricultural Sciences
Hayrides, pick your own pumpkins and gourds, corn maze, puzzle woods, fresh fruits and vegetables, thousands of mums, wine tasting, self guided vineyard
Activities include pumpkin painting and colonial crafts for children, demonstrations of colonial cooking in the summer kitchen and self guided tours of the house and barn.
2 miles north of Route 22 on Route 512. •Burnside Plantation— Sunday only! 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem Burnside Plantation is a 6 ½ acre farm museum interpreting farm life from the mid 18th to the mid 19th centuries. It includes a farm house, gardens and heritage apple orchard. The Bethlehem Police horses are housed on site.
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Educational Activity: Stadium Style Straw Bale Food Pyramid, historical corn maze, brain teaser puzzle woods. Learn about wine tasting.
Take the Eighth Avenue North exit off of Route 378. At the intersection of 8th Avenue and Eaton Avenue, turn right onto Eaton Avenue. After one
Hearing on November 16 to Change zone use for university By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors on Thursday set a date for a hearing to change part of a zoning district that would allow a proposed university to locate here. Solicitor Joseph Leeson is drafting a zoning ordinance amendment that would add a University Planned Development as a right to be included
in the present Agricultural/ Rural Residential zone. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Representatives of the proposed university attended the meeting on Thursday and were in agreement with the date. They left after it was set, offering no comment. Also in Leeson’s report, correspondence with the Upper Nazareth Township solicitor Continued on page 13
Jess Wong of Dreamville Bake shop in Bath shares her love for finely baked goodies with Donna Braden of Jacks Glass at a joint Chamber Mixer last week. The Mixer hosted by LeBeam and Bethlehem Chambers was held in Bethlehem and helped kick off last weekend’s Celtic Fest.
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In a recent much anticipated speech, in Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in effect, laid the responsibility, and blame, on the federal government for current doubt and pessimism about the U.S. economy. The key warning in his speech was contained in this sentence: “The quality of economic policy making in the United States will heavily influence the nation’s long-term prospects.” Policy making is the responsibility of the federal government. The FED chairman cannot make new policy. Bernanke was clear: “the country would be well served by a better process of making fiscal decisions.” That is also a reminder to the White House and Congress they are responsible for economic action that builds confidence in the nation’s economic future. One hopes both branches act on Bernanke’s advice.
Open Gate Farm Tour Continued from page 1
block, Eaton Avenue becomes Schoenersville Road. The entrance to Burnside Plantation is at the bottom of the hill. •Buzas Greenhouse 2937 Newburg Road, Easton We have 17 greenhouses open year round growing for holidays, spring bedding & vegetable plants. Fresh vegetables, sweet corn and also fruit are grown and sold at our own vegetable stand on the property. Learn how integrated pest management keeps plants healthy.
Route 33 to Hecktown Road exit. Turn right onto Hecktown Road. Turn right at stop light onto Country Club Road. Turn left before the stop sign. Sign for Buzas. •Clear Spring Farm 206 Garr Rd, Easton Family owned and operated
vegetable farm with high tunnel greenhouses for extended growing season. Community supported Ag Program (CSA). Pick your own pumpkin and corn maze. Farm stand open. Follow Uhler Rd towards Martins Creek, past Forks Equipment. Take the next left onto Ayers Road (sign) bear 2 hard rights. Farm is on left. •Graver Farmstead 820 S Delps Road, Bath A Pennsylvania Bicentennial farm raising natural and grass-fed beef, pork, poultry and eggs. During Open Gate tours on the hour: Learn what it means to purchase beef and pork from the farmer, about herd management practices, balage for winter feed, and fun facts for kids.
Route 946 and Point Phil-
lips Rd. Turn onto Point Phillips Rd and make the first left onto South Delps Rd. Farm is on the right hand side. Hickory Grove Greenhouses 1096 Milton Street, North Catasauqua Hickory Grove is a year round retail/wholesale greenhouse established in 1917. Three greenhouses are open to the public. Eight others are used for production. We offer all types of indoor and outdoor seasonal plants and related items. Tour our brand new, eco-friendly production greenhouses. See the watering booms and potting machine in action. Learn about plant propagation. Everyone gets to propagate a plant to take home.
From Airport Rd go west on Race St. Go to 2nd stoplight, turn right on 14th St. Go to 2nd stop sign, turn left on Walnut St. At the 2nd stop sign turn right on Howertown Rd. Next stop sign, turn right onto Grove St. Entrance is on Grove St. •Juniperdale Farms 1015 Browntown Rd., Nazareth Family-run dairy farm with field crops. Produce stand family run, Brian and Eva Fulmer with their children, nieces and nephew. Open April to November 10 am to 6 pm Mon. - Sat. 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Phone 610-217-7203 for info. The nearest highway is 33. If coming from 22 or I-78 take 33 North to the Belfast exit. When you come to a 4-way stop turn left and go about 1/2 mile. Turn right on Fulmer Rd. From I-80 take 33 South to the 512 exit. Take left onto 512 to light and take a right. Proceed 2 miles and turn left on Fulmer Rd. •Keepsake Farm & Dairy 3286 Pheasant Drive, Northampton We are a grass based dairy farm that specializes in raw milk, artisan cheeses, yogurts, & ice cream. We also have beef, pork, chicken, & eggs. We will be offering tours of the dairy and creamery. Come see the cows.
2.5 miles west of Airport Road on Rt. 248. •Klein Farms 410 Klein Rd. Easton Klein Farms is a working dairy where we have an onsite store, selling our own raw milk, cheeses and yogurt. Enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, and a free corn maze. Blue Grass music Sunday afternoon. Tours of the Dairy Barn will be available throughout both days, as will tours of the Creamery. Animal nutrition will be featured in the barn and 4-H members will demonstrate showing Dairy Cows.
From Braden’s Airport in
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Forks Township, go east on Uhler Rd. Go 1/2 mile to traffic light, turn north on Kesslersville Rd. Go 1/2 mile. First right to Klein Rd. •Model Rotation Grazing Project 726 Orchard Rd., Mt. Bethel, The Bangor Area School & Martins-Jacoby Watershed Association have created a 68 acre rotational grazing project with the help of local farmer, Richard DiFebo of Harvest Home Meats LLC. The project fences grazing sites and manages pastures and animals in a manner that is a positive benefit for the farmer, animals and the environment. We will offer walking and hayride tours of beef cattle grazing on pastures, walking tours of woodland and wetland areas and discuss benefits of the watershed.
From Easton area take Rt. 611 North for 17 miles. After passing thru village of Stone Church make a left on Orchard Rd., approximately ½ mile on left (prev. Ott Tree Farm site). •Northampton County 4-H Center Sunday Only! 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth The 4-H center is the focal point for 4-H youth activities in our county — horse shows,
clinics, club activities, and our annual county 4-H Fair.
Join us (Sunday ONLY) for a horse show starting at 10am; animal exhibits (goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, ponies) from noon to 4pm, and our famous chicken barbecue beginning at noon.
From Nazareth: Follow Broad St north 3.5 miles from 248. Road becomes Bushkill Center Rd. 4-H center on left. From Wind Gap: Rt. 512 to traffic light at Bushkill Center. Turn South. Follow 2.2 miles. Center on right. •Point Phillip Perennials 2764 W Scenic Drive, Danielsville Point Phillip Perennials has 2 acres of gardens composed of many unusual plants and perennials, trees and shrubs. Guided garden walks will be given throughout the day. Emphasized will be late season care of plants. Many very rare and unusual plants will be discussed.
From Klecknersville, turn on Point Phillip Rd and make an immediate left on Delps Rd. Go to stop sign at bottom of hill and turn left on West Scenic Drive. Pass two houses and turn into parking lot with large garden flag. •Purple Haze Alpacas
798 Slate Belt Blvd, Bangor For twelve years Purple Haze Alpacas has strived for the finContinued on page 8
Borough of Nazareth October Workshop September 29, 7 p.m. - Council Chambers Northampton County E-Cycling Event - October 1, 9 - 2 p.m. - Nazareth Intermediate School Parking Lot Borough of Nazareth Council Meeting - October 3, 7 p.m. - Council Chambers Moore Township Board of Supervisors - October 4, 7 p.m. - Municipal Building Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board Hearing - October 5, 7 p.m. - Municipal Building Northampton County Ecomonic Development Committee - October 6, 5 p.m. - County Council Meeting Room County Courthouse
Northampton County Council Meeting October 6, 6:30 p.m. - County Council Chambers
the Fence GabGab OverOver the Fence by Pete G. Ossip by Pete G. Ossip
It was rainy for the second to last Friday of the Bath farmers’ market. If this is the last week, let’s hope it’s clear as it closes down for the season. The folks who organize it and all the vendors who take part in it with their tents and produce, whatever they’re selling, all deserve a great big pat on the back. So see you all on Friday, and looking forward to another great season in 2012 – with less rain! . . . .Coming up next weekend is another big farming event, when Northampton County has its annual tour. Ye Ed says he has a big list of places to visit on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, so get the family car ready for some touring. Graver Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, which was run in Moore Township the past five years won’t be open this season. But Christime says they enjoyed sharing their farm with folks during the fall season over those years. . . .Took notice all the corn fields are turning tan now, so that means the fall harvest of field corn should be going into full swing right soon. Seiple Farms will be having their open house, too, no doubt, and that usually means a lot of pumpkin picking. Let’s hope all that rain we’ve had this summer didn’t hurt the punkins with fungus among us. . . . Bath Community Day is this Saturday down at Ciff Cowling Field. There’s always lots of good vendors with things to look at and buy, great food stands, and from what I read in the paper, there will be extra things to do and see this year. . . . Phillies fans have been biting their nails down to the bone here of late as their favorites lost eight games in a row, and now they’re in Atlanta facing the
Braves. Reckon they’re between a rock and a hard place, wanting to win, but afraid of those Cardinals doing ‘em in like they did a few years back. All we can do is hope for the best. . . .As for those Eagles, I’m afraid they’re gonna have a long, losing season, and not be all they hoped for. Seems to me one of the city papers around here favors the New York teams more than those in our own state, the way they play ‘em up all the time. . . . Former Star Grange hall is taking shape as a real nice apartment building from the looks of it outside. . . . I like the siding jobs down on South Walnut and over on Chestnut Street, too. . . . But while the borough is fixing up Main Street with trees, lanterns and brick work, South Chestnut Street shoulda been one of their first projects to work on. . . . Have a great weekend, and put on your walking shoes for Community Day. It should be a good time for all.
The club has also sponsored Boy Scout Troop 33 in Bath for most of those 80-plus years. On Tuesday night, two members of the club delivered a check for $500 to the Center for Vision Loss “needs night” held at the Northampton Community Center. Tonight, the club will have several members at a District 14-K rally in Northampton. Mauser Speaking On Wednesday, Oct. 5, John Mauser, a former Northampton Middle School teacher, and now project manager for the Martins-Jacoby Watershed Association in Lower Mt. Bethel Township, will have a power point slide program on stream restoration work. He is a native of Allen Township. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Guests who would like to see the program are asked to call Lion Marvin Werkheiser at 610-837-9751 or program chairman Bill Halbfoerster at 610-837-1264. The meal that evening will be pizza and a salad. Werkheiser reported that, despite the summer’s rains, the bingo events at
Bath Lions to Have stand at Community Day
It was announced at the Bath Lions Club’s dinner meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21 that the club will have a display at Bath Community Day this Saturday, Oct. 1. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ciff Cowling Park, along Allen St. in Bath. “We want the public to know that we’ve been around since 1928 and do things in the community, as well as for the blind and visually impaired, and persons with diabetic needs who lack insurance,” a club spokesman said.
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With the third season of the Bath Farmers Market coming to an end this Friday, residents are invited to come out and get the freshest fall produce. The market is held from 3-7 p.m. at Keystone Park next to the American Legion. There are many local vendors who bring their produce and farm fresh items including; seasonal pumpkins, gourds, beef, chicken, broccoli, herbs, tomatoes, soaps and fresh baked goods. Handmade home décor items including painted gourds, Indian corn
and fresh flowers are also available. The market committee would like to thank everyone who has participated throughout the year to help make the third season a success!
College Corner Theresa McIlhaney, of Bath,
a freshman has been named a member of the Lycoming College Choir. She sings soprano. The Lycoming College Choir is the largest of the three choral groups at Lycoming. It is the college's "full choir" and numbers over 120 students of all academic fields. The Choir performs seven times annually on campus. In addition, The Choir gives frequent performances during Sunday services at local churches. Monday is a terrible way to spend one-seventh of your life.
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Northampton Community Days and the Muhlenberg Hospital festival were successful in raising funds for community needs. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Lions will do their last Adopt-AHighway litter pick-up along Rt. 512 in and north of Bath. The club has done this for more than 10 years.
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Nation’s pharmacists ready to Administer seasonal flu vaccines The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging consumers to get immunized against influenza and to speak with their pharmacist about the options available at their local pharmacy. Pharmacists are authorized to give flu vaccinations in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and more than 150,000 U.S. pharmacists have been trained in the practice of immunization administration. The CDC estimates that approximately 20% of the seasonal flu vaccinations given to adults during the 20102011 season were administered by pharmacists. “APhA encourages consumers to be proactive and talk to their pharmacist about their vaccination needs and the immunization process at the pharmacy,” said APhA CEO and Executive Vice President Thomas Menighan. “A pharmacist goes through six years or more of school, depending on his/her area of specialization. In addition to their specialized training as medication experts, pharmacists can go through a formal training program to gain the skill set and knowledge to administer immunizations. This formal training helps ensure reliable and consistent immunization care for patients. “ According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 5 to 20 percent of the US population is infected with influenza every year, and over the
past 31 years, annual influenza related deaths have ranged from 3,000 to 49,000. Consistent with the recommendations by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), APhA recommends that all persons six months of age and older be vaccinated each year. “The local pharmacy is a convenient and easily accessible place to get your flu shot,” stated Vincent Hartzell, Owner and Director of Patient Care Services, Hartzell's Pharmacy. “Your pharmacist is readily available to discuss vaccines and how they can help keep your family healthy. Many pharmacies have yearround walk-in hours and immunization clinics during the peak season. In most cases, a patient can get vaccinated in the time it takes to wait for their prescriptions.” The flu vaccine administered in the local pharmacy is supplied by the same major manufacturers who supply the vaccines to doctors and other healthcare providers. The 2011-2012 vaccine is now available and health care providers should begin vaccinating patients as soon as they receive their supply. Consumers are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated early in the season, but immunizations can be received as long as vaccine supply is available. There are several methods of flu vaccination available, depending upon the patient’s age and health conditions.
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Indianland Garden Club Has judging
The Indianland Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m., in Hope Lutheran Church fellowship hall, Cherryville. Members may bring the following specimens for judging: Chrysanthemum, spider mum, sedum, cosmos, evergreen, dahlia, aster, herb, pyracantha, barberry, holly, and six different leaves labeled. Houseplants include: fern, ivy, begonia, geranium, succulent, and dish garden. The artistic design is as follows: Boo - modern design, your own interpretation, arrangement representing Halloween; Echoes from the Past - your own interpretation, arrangement using something old or antique as container or accessory; and Bats in the Belfry - a symmetrical triangle arrangement using orange flowers in a black container. You are welcome to join the Garden Club. You will learn many gardening tips and have a chance to share some hints and tips with others. There are many other activities throughout the year. For more information, call 610767-5685.
Healthy Eating All-bran cereals at any time of day are an easy way to get the fiber the digestive system needs. A cup of many brands gives two thirds of the daily recommendation. Fiber is helpful for digestion and said to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Lehigh Township Historical Society open house Have you been to the Lehigh Township Historical Centre in Pennsville? Are you interested in history? Would you like to reminisce of years ago? If you haven't visited the historical centre, you are missing an enjoyable time to learn about life in Lehigh Township and days gone by. Sunday, October 9, is the last open house for the season. Time to visit is 1 to 4 p.m. Come and browse. The exhibits are unusual and a "must see." Group tours, by appointment, are always welcome. Members will have a display and literature at the Walnutport Canal Festival on October 24. Please stop by and lend your support. Plans are moving along for the tenth anniversary dinner to be held at the Lehigh Township Fire Company in Cherryville on November 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. An "Olde fashioned turkey dinner" will be served
DivorceCare Support group
A new session of DivorceCare, a support group for those going through separation or divorce, will begin meeting on Sunday, October 9, 2011. The sessions will be held on Sundays from 3:00-5:00 PM at Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg for thirteen weeks. Registration is $10, with scholarships available. For more information and directions, please contact the church office at (570) 9927050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions to the church and more information about DivorceCare may also be found at www.mounteatonchurch.org.
by the Country Garden to celebrate ten years of the historical society's service to the community. A platter of turkey, potato or filling, vegetable, salad, roll, beverage, and dessert will be served. The society members have gathered many pictures and will have displays which will reflect the history of Lehigh Township. The society has been actively working in the community and the picture presentation during the evening will provide insight as to who we are and the important work we have done over the past ten years to preserve the heritage of Lehigh Township. The dinner will highlight the anniversary of our tenth year since being organized. Mark your calendar for this special event and call 610-767-5906 or 610-767-6829 for dinner tickets. Special cost for children; under 5 years, free. It is our hope that we will have the support of society members and friends and that you will help us celebrate our accomplishments over the past ten years. For more information, call 610-767-5989 or 610-767-3634.
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and Community Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Trophy Drive is being planned as an ongoing project and Tracy Berger- Carmen hopes that it expands to more hospitals such as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or St. Jude. For more information on Trophy Drive or if your business would like to have a Trophy Drive drop-off, log into Facebook under "Trophy Drive" for updates on In Fashion Pocket books are sucker bait dropoff locations and to also for women. In a recent major see how close they are to fashion publication they domi082411LittleStarStudio_Layout 1 8/29/11 2:41 PM meeting Page 1 the goal of 300 tronated the ads. Prices? $2500 to phies. $3,000
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Why Chiropractic? Why Now?
Invariably, I find that many of our patients suffer for quite some time before they seek care. The range is a few weeks, to months, and yes, even years. This astounds me as you would think that the majority of people we help would be for sudden or acute conditions. I do see however, that there is a distinct difference between females and males and generally, the ladies seek care sooner yet that isn’t always the case. Over the past year or so I have been taking the time to inquire why. I will generally ask them something like, “Why are you here in my office today of all days if you have been hurting for the past three months?” I might even press them further and ask, “Why did you choose our office over prescription medicine or physical therapy? Why chiropractic and why now?” The vast majority typically respond that their wife, mother, friend, co-worker referred them to our office because we take care of them, but that’s not the point of the question. I really desire to understand why they waited
to seek help. Why didn’t they seek care sooner, if they are hurting and cannot, let’s say, lift their children, drive to church, had to give up their favorite hobby, or need to sleep on the recliner? Understand that no two answers are identical as of course all situations are different. However, perhaps the most common theme is patients perceive that the condition that afflicted them would go away on its own. Taken at face value, some do, I believe we can agree on that. Or at least they “go dormant”, if I can use that terminology, perhaps only to rise up at a later time, maybe months or years, with greater severity and associate degenerative changes, and perhaps a permanency that goes beyond what chiropractic can help. It may be the case that you can identify yourself with one who waits until a situation gets dramatically advanced or debilitating before you take action. Maybe you travel extensively and cannot afford the time. Please know that the real issue isn’t the time, insurance coverage, or anything else, the real issue
Business revitalization Nationally accredited
Lehigh Valley’s Borough Business Revitalization Program (BBRP) has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for the second year in a row - for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Once a year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street FourPoint Approach methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings. "We congratulate this year's nationally accredited Main
Street program for meeting our established performance standards," says Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. "Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable." The organization's performance is evaluated annually by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, which works in partnership with the National Trust Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehen-
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at hand is whether you value your health now AND in the years to come. I ascribe to the feeling well now and for as long as I am able category! This past week I saw an interview with an eighty-two year old triathlon competitor. I find it amazing that this individual has spent twenty consecutive years competing in grueling races that includes swimming, biking over one hundred miles and running over twenty six miles to the finish line. This man stated that the reason he can do such amazing feats of endurance at eighty-two is because he took care of himself in his forties. This truly struck home for me as I currently find myself in my fourth decade of life. Here is my take away from all discussed to this point: Take care of yourself. Yes, I love chiropractic and the amazing benefits it affords for your body. Chiropractic helps get you well, keep you well and living the life you were meant to have. Yet simply put, I would rather have you do something rather than nothing. Seek an opinion of a healthcare professional early on. Why would you sit idle, with pain and dysfunction and watch a small problem turn into a monster of a health concern? “Natural Perspectives” is a health commentary only and does not claim to diagnose and/ or make treatment recommendations. Always seek the advice of your health care professional.
sive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress, and preserving historic buildings. For more information on the national program accreditation program, visit http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/aboutmain-street/the-programs/ national-programs.html. The BBRP is a regional Main Street program that represents a partnership between the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Foundation, the Dept. of Community and Economic Development, Lehigh and Northampton Counties, and participating communities: Alburtis, Bangor, Bath, Catasauqua, Coopersburg, Hellertown and Pen Argyl. The BBRP has been a Pennsylvania state-certified Main Street Program since 2005. The local coordinator for the Bath BBCP (Bath Business & Community Partnership) is Sharon Davis. Ms. Davis, an employee of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, has been coordinating the Bath BBRP for 3-1/2 years. She can be reached at 610973-4404 or via email at sharond@lehighvalleychamber. org.
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Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2011
Suicide Prevention Walk in Allentown
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its annual Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Lehigh Parkway in Allentown. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. A special program will be held at noon, including entertainment by the Dream Kids, followed by the 3.1-mile walk around the Lehigh Parkway. Following the walk, lunch will be provided courtesy of Royal Catering. This year, Miss Pennsylvania 2011, Juliann Sheldon, will be attending the walk in Lehigh Parkway. Her personal platform is mental health awareness. AFSP organizes the Out of the Darkness Walks throughout the country. Participants in the Lehigh Valley walk will be joining thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s research and education programs to prevent suicide, increase national awareness
about depression and suicide, and assist survivors of suicide loss. In 2010, about 450 walkers participated in the Lehigh Parkway in memory of friends and loved ones, and raised about $30,000 for research and awareness. Many of the Out of the Darkness Walk participants walk in memory of a loved one lost to suicide. The walk is an opportunity for survivors of suicide loss to connect with each other and get involved in a wide variety of educational and fundraising programs. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 100 deaths per day. For more information and to register for the 2011 walk in Allentown, go to outofthedarkness.org. For more information about the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of AFSP, go to afsplv.org.
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Pair of teams sweep into first In Suburban church dartball
Three-game sweeps by St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton and St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem propelled them into a first place tie this week in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League season. Salem UCC of Moorestown was the victim of St. Paul’s , 8-6, 4-3, and 7-1. The winners had Kevin Gross hitting 8 for 12; Andy Mainhart, 5 for 11, and Rich Kern, 4 for 12. Salem: Jack Troxerll, 6 for 13; Bruce Roth, 5 for 9, and Fred Toncik, 4 for 10. St. Stephen’s triumphed over visiting Messiah Lutheran of Bethlehem 10-1, 5-3, and 9-0, in a team effort by Travis Beahm, 9 for 14; Gary Buczynski, 8 for 14; Ryan Hoysan, 5 for 8 with a home run; Allen Beahm, 5 for 12; Josh Buczynski, 4 for 11; Ed Wychuk, 4 for 14, and Don Smith, a 2-run homer. Messiah: Mike Daly, 6 for 12; Jeff Hasonich, 5 for 12; Dick Miller, a homer. One of Bath’s teams also scored a sweep, as St. John’s Lutheran ripped visiting Emmanuel EC of Bethlehem, 5-1, 8-0, and 4-1, led by Bob Meixsell, 8 for 12; Matt Creyer, 5 for 12; and Bob Flyte, 4 for 11. Emmanuel: Dick Wesner, 6 for 12; Jon Rice, 4 for 12; and Joey Hoffert, a home run. Christ UCC, Bath, lost 7-6 in the 12th inning when pinch hitter Jerry Butz hit a home run for Dryland-Trinity, and 3-0, before the Bathites bounced back to win 8-6. Other Hecktown hitters: Bernie Yurko, 7 for 15; Bruce Vollman, 6 for 11; Shawn Sigley, 6 for 14, and “Butch” Silfies, 5 for 13. Christ UCC: Ron Wagner, 8 for 15, and Dan DalCin, 6 for 12.
Salem Lutheran, Bethlehem, won 5-1 and 2-0 at Trinity Lutheran, Bangor, then lost 1-0 in the third game as Larry Fehnel homered. Harold Wambold had 3 for 11. Salem Lutheran had Bryan Frankenfield, 6 for 12; Steve Mohn, 5 for 11 with a homer, and Walt Hoffert, 5 for 12. St. John’s Union, Farmersville, lost 5-2, but then won 2-1 and 9-4 at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship. Farmersville: Kyle Campbell, 7 for 13; Ray Chilmonik, 4 for 11 with a homer; Ben Kerbaugh, 4 for 12, and Angel Rodriguez, a home run. Ebenezer: Carol Voortman, 4 for 11; Seth Miller, 4 for 12 with a homer; Eric Miller, 3 for 9, and Leroy Wilcox, a home run. STANDINGS W St.. Paul’s, Northampton 8 St. Stephen’s, Bethlehem 8 Salem Luth., Bethlehem 5 Bath Lutheran 7 Messiah, Bethlehem 4 Farmersville 4 Dryland/Trin., Heckt’n 4 Trinity Luth., Bangor 3 Christ UCC, Bath 2 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 2 Salem UCC, Moorest’n 2 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 2
L Pct. 1 .889 1 .889 1 .833 2 .778 5 .444 5 .444 5 .444 6 .333 4 .333 7 .222 7 .222 7 .222
SCHEDULE: Oct. 3 – Paul’s at Dryland, Trinity Luth. at Christ UCC, Salem UCC at Salem Luth., Bath Luth. at Ebenezer, St. Stephen’s at Farmersville, Emmanuel at Messiah.
Nazareth smothers Allen; Northampton KO’d by Central
Nazareth’s Blue Eagles continued their winning season on Friday as they easily trounced Allen, 53-13. Meanwhile, Northampton’s
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Konkrete Kids were blanked by Central Catholic of Allentown, 32-0 . Nazareth scored in every quarter – 14-0 after one on two rushing touchdowns by Jordan Gray; 28-13 in the second quarter after an Adam Bridgeforth run and a pass from Alex Tonnies to Dan Shepherd; 22-13 in the third quarter on a pass from Dan Harding to Tonnies, a Harding run, and a Gray run; and the final score on another Bridgeforth run, with the extra points on kicks and a pass. Central did almost the same thing, scoring in three of the four quarters against Northampton, as the Kids could manage only 18 yards for the game. So the records for this season look like this: Nazareth – 4-0, 3-0, and Northampton – 0-4, 0-3.
Two teams open Suburban Trap With solid wins
East Bath and Blue Ridge of Walnutport opened the Suburban Trap League season with the top shooting scores to have a tie for first place in action on Sept. 18 at Ranger Lake. BLUE RIDGE, 124 – Jim Angst, Dave Brader, Bob Deiter, John Polansky, all 25’s; Tim Krysiuk, Craig Pelschler, Stanley Royer, and Glenn Zulick, all 24’s. EAST BATH, 124 – Guy Fox, Brian James, Tim Manning, Glenn Wescoe, all 25’s; Sam Abraham, Tom Dilazaro, Dan Fritchman, Earl Grube, Bob Godiska, Bill Kunsman, John Manning, Lee Marsh, Jay Martyn, Don Nelson, Wayne Remaly, Bill Vetter, all 24’s. Continued on page 15
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BATH BOWLING Team 1 Builds Lead In Bath Die Hards Team 1 is building a bigger lead in the Bath Die Hards League, although splitting 2-2 with Team 3 in the third week of play on Sept. 21. They had Bob Kosman, 540; Joe Bachman, 432, and Shirley Arnold, 417, while Team 3 had Rick Deily, 611; Jim Stevens, 514, and Dick Deily, 489. There’s a three way-tie for second place among Teams 3, 5 and 6. Team 6 won 4 to 0 with Terry Bartholomew, 696; Kathy Grube, 523; Ken Grube, 492, and Judy Edwards, 482. Although in last place, Team 2 also won 4 to 0 with Michelle Tirrell, 466; Art Bruch, 420, and Sam Strouse, 403. Team 5 is one of the second place teams, but lost 0 to 4, even as Bob C. Kosman had 519 and Charles Kosman, 471. The other 0 to 4 loser was Team 4 with BobbyLou Snyder, 418, and Louise Stevens, 405. STANDINGS Team 1 Team 5 Team 6 Team 3 Team 4 Team 2
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Maxx Amusements Tops in Commercial A 3 to 1 win by Maxx Amusements over the Rice Family put them in first place alone in week three of the Bath Commercial Bowling League. They did it with Joe Thomas, 216-237-213–666; Bill Bachman, 201-224–607;
Anthony Gable, 217-210–601; and Paul Druckenmiller, 221– 517. Rice: Mark Rice, 208–555; Steve Betz, 511; Dale Fye, 504; and Andy Rice, 200–502. Bath Supply is in second place with three other teams, winning 3 to 1 over Southmoore, as Brent Connolly hit 247-203–648; Harvey Rissmiller, 203-208-233–644; Frank Yeakel, 213-217-210–640; Steve Kerbacher, 205-234–605; and Lester Steigerwalt, 506. Southmoore: Glen Croll, Jr., 232–593; Scott Ackerman, 223–546; Pappy Bartholomew, 227–548; Craig Madtes, 523; Lane Rundle, 507. A&A Auto Stores also won 3 to 1 over Sunnieside Landscaping with Al Davidson, 221-216–627; Bob Faustner, 233–605; Bob Daku, 256–564; Dino Carfara, 204–534; and Scott Bortz, 505. Sunnieside: Anton Boronski, 234–601; Chris Hoysan, 215–559; Ryan Flick, 209–536; Tony Holva, 505; Rodney Knighton, 500. Old Dairy reached that second place level also by sweeping Moore Pizza, 4 to 0, behind Kurt Morgan, 238222-245–705; Rich Trucksess, 233–598; Bill Neidig, 202-204– 598. Moore: Rollie Meixsell, 257–597, and Gerry Eckhart, 211–550. STANDINGS Maxx Amusements Bath Supply A&A Auto Stores Old Dairy Rice Family Southmoore Moore Pizza Sunnieside Land.
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L 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 10
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BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. – MOORE TWSP. – CHAPMAN BORO Jarinko seeking independent Seat as Moore Tp. Supervisor
Moore Township resident Rodney Jarinko, who was honored for his 30 years of service as a township Supervisor by both the Pa. State Senate and House of Representatives, has come out of his 2010 retirement and will be on the ballot in November for another term as Supervisor as an independent candidate. His reasoning: Jarinko believes the present board is ”Spending more money than they take in” and “Somebody’s got to pay for it.” He feels with the township’s present financial picture that a sizeable real estate tax is on the near horizon. The citations he received from the state bodies acknowledge both his years
on the supervisors board as well as six prior years on the township planning commission. On the supervisors he was both a chairman and secretary-treasurer over three decades. The citation, in part, said that Jarinko “demonstrated remarkable knowledge, ability and integrity in carrying out his many responsibilities, thus earning the respect and gratitude of all whose who received the benefit of his tireless devotion to duty.” Normally, as a township supervisor, the members also are paid as part of the road crew. Jarinko says that, if elected, he will serve with no pay and no benefits. “I have the passion, and am really concerned with the township finances,” he said recently.
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He said in today’s economy, revenue is not as good as expected, but the present board, in his opinion,“Doesn’t worry how they will pay for it,” adding that the township may have to borrow money, for the reserve that they had has been eaten up. He also cited a project on Cigar Road that came in at less than expected, but the board had taken out a mortgage for a larger amount and realized a savings, but spent what was left. “I don’t care if it’s me, you, or anybody else, you can’t spend what you don’t take in,” Jarinko said, “adding, “I’m concerned that they don’t have a larger real estate tax. Money is a real area of stress.” He said the township can live on its revenues, “but they need to look at things and do it more wisely.” Jarinko said that in his opinion, both of his opponents (who made the ballot in the spring primary) are running for jobs as working supervisors. If the [U.S.] census had shown a population of 10,000 or more it could have gone to a first class township with a commission form of government, he said, but since it is lower there are supervisors who double as roadmasters. “He concluded, “I’ve volunteered my services. I have the time, and at no pay or benefits.” He thinks the township’s finances are salvageable, but “it’s running tight. . .without being on the payroll would cut one supervisor,” he said. ”I stressed to the board that they should be working for the people.” Jarinko believes he has name recognition, but admits that he doesn’t know how the vote will be split with three candidates for one seat. “I wanted to be independent for 18 years,” he said, and has now done it rather than running as a Democrat as before. “I think people vote more for the person than the party.”.
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NAZARETH For meal reservations call: 610-759-8255 Thurs. 9/29: 9:00 Exercise Group; 10:30 Bean Bags/Golf Fri. 9/30: 9:30 Miscellaneous Games; 10:15 Penny Bingo Mon. 10/3: 9:00 Exercise Group; 10:00 Brain Teaser Tues. 10/4: 10:00 Exercise with Marion; 10:00 Bonus Bingo Wed. 10/5: 10:00 Pinochle; 11:00 Sing with Anita NORTHAMPTON For meal reservations call: 610-262-4977 Thurs. 9/29: 9:00 Cads/Puzzles; Fall Craft @ 10:00, Sign up w/Krista; Noon-Lunch Fri. 9/30: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; Bingo after Lunch Mon. 10/3: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles Tues. 10/4: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles; Bankers Life Casualty; 10:45 Medicare/Medicade; Noon-Lunch Wed. 10/5: 9:00 Cards/Puzzles; Noon Lunch LUNCHES: Thurs. 9/29: Baked Ziti; Green Beans; Salad w/French Dressing; Bread; Banana Fri. 9/30: Country Fried Steak w/Mushroom Gravy; Mashed Potatoes; Vegetable Blend; Bread; Rice Pudding Mon. 10/3: Liver/Onion Gravy; Mashed Potatoes; Brussels Sprouts; Bread w/ Marg; Tapioca Pudding Tues. 10/4: Sweet ’N’ Sour Pork; Rice; Asian Vegetable Blend; Bread w/Marg; Fruit Cup Wed. 10/5: Chicken Kiev; Noodles; Scandinavian Blend Veg; Bread w/Marg; Tropical Fruit Dilemma
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top of the next hill. The Garden Center is on the left.
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5761 Nor-Bath Blvd, Bath We are a 5th generation farm celebrating over 120 years. We have pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, farm animals and a haunted house. We also have concession stands, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and a corn maze all for family fun. From Route 22 take Airport Road (North exit) to about 5 miles to Route 329 (west) aka Nor-Bath Blvd. We are ¼ mile on the right hand side.
est quality alpacas and the best bloodlines in the North East with the Blue ribbons and Championships to prove it. Best 100% fiber & yarn, sweaters, hats, socks, shawls, etc. Spinning demonstration both days. Arlene & Marcel will answer questions about the benefits of starting with good quality alpacas. Take pics and see babies.
One block off Rt 512 between Bangor and Pen Argyl. At the light by Slate Belt Diner turn onto Bangor Junction Road. Go one block and turn right onto Slate Belt Blvd. Farm is on the left across from the Slate Belt Nursing Home.
1459 Tatamy Road, Easton The family has been farming in Palmer Township since 1928. The farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables from June through December. There are free range brown eggs year round. Corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patch in the fall. During Open Gate enjoy a hayride around the corn maze, the corn maze, pumpkin patch, and more. From Route 33, take the Stockertown Exit. Turn right onto Route 191, Industrial Boulevard. Turn right onto Main Street. Main Street becomes Sullivan Trail. Turn right onto Uhler Road. Uhler Road becomes Main Street. Turn left at the bridge that is closed. Turn right onto Bushkill Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Turn left onto 8th Street. 8th Street becomes Tatamy Road. The farm is on the left.
•R.C. Sons Garden Center & Greenhouses
5880 Front St. Easton(outside Martins Creek) Relax with a scenic country view of our family-owned and operated garden center and greenhouses. Offering thousands of fall mums, ornamental cabbage, snow pansies, unique perennials, shrubs, trees and aquatic plants and fish.
Tour our mum field and garden center. The children will love the fish and lily ponds.
Rt. 33—Take Stockertown exit (Rt. 191). Go to the traffic light on Main Street in Stockertown, turn right. Go to next light (Uhler Rd) and make a left. Through next light and stop sign. Go down hill and to
•Smith Krekk Alpacas
7525 Hahn Rd, Bangor We are a family run Alpaca farm with over 20 alpacas. We offer boarding services; alpaca fiber processing, breeding stock and pet quality alpacas for sale. Learn about alpaca herd management, fiber production and processing. On site farm store to purchase raw fiber, yarn and alpaca garments.
Demonstrations will include spinning, fiber processing and discussions on alpaca herd management. We will also discuss benefits of running a small family farm.
Route 191 to Franklin Hill Road. Follow for about 2 miles, make a right on Miller Road. Go about 100 yards and make a left on Hahn Road (dirt road). We’re a ½ mile down.
•Spring Valley Farms
750 Mt Pleasant Rd Bangor Preserved dairy farm with a new 80-cow free-stall barn and a double-six milking parlor. Farm grown corn and hay are fed to the dairy herd. Our own ice cream and sundae bar will be available for sale. We will tell the story of where milk comes from, complete with handouts for children and adults. From 191 head east on Flicksville Rd. Continue onto Mt Pleasant Rd. Farm is on the right. From 611 head west on Upper Little Creek Rd. Continue onto Mt Pleasant Rd. The farm is on the left.
•Valley View Farm
3933 Lehigh Drive, Northampton Pasture based, all natural meats, grass finished beef, lamb, goat, pastured poultry and pork. Hayride with brief descriptions of each animal type. On route 248 North of Bath.
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8 THE HOME NEWS Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2011
NORTHAMPTON AREA NORTHAMPTON BORO – ALLEN TWSP. – LEHIGH TWSP. Council okays manhole Rehabilitation project bid
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Northampton Borough Council, at its Sept. 15 meeting, approved the bids of Swerp, Inc. for the borough’s manhole rehabilitation project. The company’s price for 10 manholes, with cured in place lining, was $32,930. Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said that, in addition, there is a linear foot price of $160.20. With manholes nine feet deep, the price is $37,736. Having a county grant covering the costs, Zarayko said the total price bid gives the borough the ability to do an additional seven manholes. • Councilman Joseph Leitgeb reported that the public works department will be constructing a storm drain manhole at 1402 Laubach Ave, and after that is done they will try to schedule the reconstruction of the Canal/ Stewart St. manhole and the
Howertown Rd. manhole. • Council also approved resolutions granting permission to set the borough’s contribution to both the nonuniformed pension plan and the police pension fund. Committee Reports Under building, land and recreation, it was noted that the recreation center will have the annual 5K race this Saturday, Oct. 1, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and the race going at 9:30 a.m. The center’s director, Robert Weinhofer, said they are also getting ready for the annual cheerleading competition at the high school on Nov. 6. A crew of the public works department has installed the flagpole at the Atlas Sports Complex. The pole was constructed originally by Atlas Cement employees. Councilman Robert McHale reported that ABE Fence Co., will be opening a
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new business at the former Haines Nursery in the 2000 block of Canal Street. Councilman Leitgeb said that rainy weather has prevented reconstructing 26th Street. But one bright spot – The municipal parking lot’s new paving met the approval of Northampton County’s CDBG representative, Kim Schaffer. Halloween Effect The annual Jack Frost Parade sponsored by the Exchange Club will be on Thursday, Oct. 20. Because of that, Council has changed its second meeting of that month to Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. It was also announced that the children will have their Halloween fun on the evening of Monday, Oct. 31 when Trick or Treat is observed from 6 to 8 p.m.
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or before any township or other board or body or before any court of record in connection with East Allen Twsp. Ordinance 2010-03, enacted on Oct. 13, 2010. Approval by the board on Monday authorized Supt. Kovalchuk to take all actions necessary to carry out the intent of the school board, including but not limited to the signing of attorney representation letters and other actions that need to be taken or have taken to defend the enactment of the East Allen ordinance. Director Jean Rundle, who was not present, voted by conference call. • The Bethlehem Area VoTech branch that was located
in Northampton has been closed and all materials inside the building moved to the Bethlehem Township. NASD is negotiating for sale of the building. • Stipends for extra-curricular staff were approved for the following staff: Nancy Wilkin, school play and spring musical business manager; Pam Kellow, spring musical set design; Mary Pritchett, spring musical vocal director; Gary Pierzga, student council advisor at Siegfried School, and Erin Dalton, yearbook advisor at Moore Elementary.
Library having Oct. 14 fundraiser
The Northampton Area Public Library will present an Autumn Basket Social on Friday, October 14 at 6 p.m. in the Northampton Community Center. The Autumn Basket Social, formerly an auction to benefit the library, is an annual event now completely devoted to the basket social. Discounted tickets are available in advance at the library. Food will be available for purchase at the event as well. Donated items from businesses and individuals all over the Lehigh Valley include sports items, collectibles, Holiday pieces, gift certificates, household goods, toys, books, and much more. In addition to items, monetary donations are needed to offset expenses for the evening. All donations are tax deductible, as the NAPL is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
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Garage Sale at Siegfried Railroad The Siegfried Railroad Station in Northampton will have a garage sale this Saturday from 8 am to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in donating items may drop them off today or tomorrow between 6 and 8 p.m. at the station. For more information, 610-2624748.
Northampton Wrestling Meeting There will be a meeting of the Northampton Area wrestling club on October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the HS faculty room. For more information, please contact Carol Marano at 610442-9895.
Fifties meeting St. John's Friendly Fifties will have their monthly meeting at 1:00 on Monday, October 10, in the gymnasium at 1343 Newport Avenue in Northampton. Entertainment will be provided
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sunday October 2
Harpist Tea Featuring Grace Adele Hochella 12- 2:30 Special High Tea Menu will be offered. We have paired a menu to reflect her talent. Cost is 27.95 per person. Please call for reservations
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Cinderella Tea 2 seatings, 11am and 1pm. Cinderella will join us, strolling thru the Dining Room. Tea and Luncheon Buffet included. Wear your favorite Princess outfit and bring your camera for photo opportunities. Cost is 13.95 for children, 17.95 for adults
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Bryan Herbert 2-5pm Sunday Summer Series Our last of the Season We hope that you can join us as we close out this successful Sundays of music. We have been proud to offer a variety of different music genres and talents over the weeks. Join us one last time.
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Spare change at Shafer School Adds up to cancer research Students throughout eastern Pennsylvania put in much more than their two cents this year to raise money for Pasta for Pennies presented by Olive Garden and benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). In fact, more than 95,000 students at 175 elementary, middle and high schools in eastern Pennsylvania collectively raised $306,000 to support blood cancer research.
Thanks to their successful efforts, combined with the efforts of students nationwide, the funds raised for LLS through Pasta for Pennies over the past 17 years now total more than $61 million. Students in the Shafer Elementary School at Nazareth School District took part in the fundraising for the fourth year during February of 2011. The school, with nearly 600 stu-
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dents in kindergarten through third grades raised $6,048 during the four week fundraising time period. The top fundraising class, Ms. Janice Bajan’s first grade class, received a pasta party from their local Olive Garden restaurant for raising $691.68. Every penny, nickel, dime and quarter raised helps fund blood cancer research and provides much needed services and support to leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients and their loved ones. Shafer has participated in the program for four years. School nurse and program advisor for Shafer, Ms. Mary Horton, said the school chooses to participate in this fundraiser because they have lost both students and faculty to Leukemia, “This is a fundraiser that is close to our hearts and is a part of the Shafer community” she said during a phone interview. “This year’s Pasta for Pennies success is proof that anyone, no matter their age, can become involved and make a difference in the lives of others,” said John Caron, president of Olive Garden. “All of us at Olive Garden commend the many students, parents, teachers and administrators who came together for this program and turned pocket change into millions of dollars for cancer research.” The top fundraising schools in eastern Pennsylvania include:
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Edgewood Elementary School in Yardley with $10,970.42 collected; Twin Valley Middle School in Elverson with $6,950, and Floyd R. Shafer Elementary School in Nazareth with $6,048.34. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and
improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
CIT Foundation Art, Craft & Vendor Show Providing support for Technical Education at Career Institute of Technology and the five participating school districts: Bangor, Easton, Nazareth, Pen Argyl and Wilson.
October 1, 2011 9 AM—3 PM Free Admission and Parking Refreshments Available for Purchase Over 75 Crafters/Vendors Under One Roof Ticket Drop for Door Prizes *Student Organization Car Wash* 10 AM—2 PM (weather permitting)
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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 8680477 Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem. Sun 8:30am Worship; 9:30am Sun School; 10:45am Worship ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, 2174 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. 610-2622559. Sun 8/10:30am Mass; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm Worship; Sat – 4:00 pm BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor. 610-588-6929 Sun 9:30am SS for all ages; 10:40am Worship; Children’s Church Tues. 6 p.m. Young ladies bible study, 7 p.m. young men’s bible study BETHANY WESLEYAN, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. 610-7671239. Sun - 9/10:30am Worship BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Church Rd., Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun 9:15 a.m. worship w/communion, 10:30 a.m. SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4609 Newburg Rd, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun 10am Worship CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, 1433 Main St., Chapman, Bath.610-837-0935 10am SS, 11am Worship CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St., Bath. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Mission Church, Sun. Worship 10:15 am w/nursery. 4 p.m. SS 9 a.m. Mission Church. Wed. Mission Church 7:30 p.m. CHRIST U.C.C., 5050 Airport Rd., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville. Sun 9am Worship, 10:30 SS CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH 3285 Pheasant Dr. (Pool Rd.) Northampton Sun 9am Worship, 10:30am SS & Bible Class COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, 2715 Mt. View Dr., Bath. 610837-7517. HA Sun. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, 9:15 a.m. SS,. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group DRYLAND U.C.C., Newburg Rd., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sun – 8/10:15 am Worship w/communion, 9 am SS,
EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4129 S Church St. Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – Worship - 10:30 a.m. SS 9:00 a.m., HCA EMMANUEL’S LUTH Valley View Drive, Bath. Sun – 9:30am Cont. Worship – FH, – 9:30am Trad. Worship FAITH REFORMED, 4394 Mountain View Drive, Rt. 946, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - Worship 10 am. GOD’S MISSIONARY CHURCH, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Sun – 9:30am SS (children & adults); 10:30am & 7pm Service; Sunday Evening Youth 6:30pm. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, 1335 Old Carriage Rd., Northampton Sun – 8:30/10 a.m. SS 9:20 a.m. GOSPEL CHAPEL, 2022 Main Street, Northampton Worship 10 a.m. GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 100 E. Beil Ave., Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun. 9:30 a.m. Worship, SS 10:30, Evening Worship 6 p.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 404 E. Mountain Rd, Pen Argyl Sun –Service, 8:30am & 9:45am HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, 696 Johnson Rd., Nazareth. Worship 8/9:30/10:30 am, SS 9:15 a.m.. Tues. 6:30 Bible Study HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Forest Drive and W. Center St, Nazareth Sun – 7am/9am/11am Mass, Tues. 6:30 bible study HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1235 Main St., Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. – 10:30 a.m. Worship. Communion 1st Sun. of the Month. SS 9:15 a.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, 1370 Washington Ave., Northampton Sun Worship - 9am; SS, 9am HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 4131 Lehigh dr., Cherryville Sun– 8:00/9:30 am, Communion, MOUNT EATON CHURCH Saylorsburg, PA 570-992-7050 Sat. 6:30 pm Worship W/Com., Sun. 8/10:30 a.m Worship. 9:30 SS, Wed. 7
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p.m. Bible Study, NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, P.O. Box 315 Nazareth PA 610-7593163 Sun- Lovefesat 8:15/10:45 a.m. Worship. 9:30 SS, NEW CHRISTIAN HARVEST AME ZION CHURCH 1500 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall 610-297-2950 Sun. Worship 11 a.m. NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 3449 Cherryville Road Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm Worship; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm Worship QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m. Service. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9 a.m.; Vigil 7 p.m. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Washington St., Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm Mass, Sun Masses: 6:45/8/9:30/11am; child care during 9:30am Mass; Mon– Thurs 8am Mass; Fri – 8:30am Mass Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8:00am. SALEM U.C.C., 2218 Community Dr., Bath. SS 9 a.m., Worship 8/10:15 a.m SALEM UNITED METHODIST, 1067 Blue Mt. Dr., Danielsville. Sun – Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL 310 Madison Ave. Nazareth Sun – Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. Blessing of the Pets 12:30 ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2 06 E. Main St., Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun 8am/10:15 a.m. Worship – Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN CHURCH, 200 S. Broad St., Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. –9 a.m. Sat. 5:30 p.m. No SS in Summer ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton. Sun –10:15am Worship, 9 am SS ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun –- 8:00/10:45 am Worship, 9:15 ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Route 946 and Oak Rd, (Berlinsville) Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun Masses at 8/9:30/11am and Sat evening at 4:30pm Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15 am Worship, Communion. 1st Sun. of Month. SS 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville. Sun - Adult & youth SS, 9am; Worship, 10:15am ST. PETER’S U.C.C., 8142 Valley View Rd, Northampton (Seemsville). PA Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, 2870 Pheasant Dr., Northampton (Rt. 248). Sun - Bible study, 9:30am; Morning worship, 10:45am WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, 227 Willow Rd. (and Route 145) Sat – 9:30am Worship, - 10:45am Sabbath School ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN CHURCH, 1904 Main St., Northampton 610-261-1812 ZION’S STONE U.C.C., 51 Church Rd., Kreidersville. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship ZION WESLEYAN, 2459 E. Scenic Dr., Pt. Phillip. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship
* Please send Church Schedules and activities to editorial@HomeNewsPA.com. Or mail bulletins to PO BOX 39, BATH PA 18014. Church Directory is a free listing of area Churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions or more information. *SS – Sunday School, H/A – Handicapped Accessible.
We are currently schedul8142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton St. Peter’s U.C.C. ing Pastors to contribute 610-837-7426 8142 Valley View Rd. a short Sermonette for our Seemsville, Northampton 2012 issues. If you would 610-837-7426 9 a.m. Sunday School like to participate, please call 10:15 a.m. Worship 610-923-0382 or email info@ homenewspa.com with your “There Are No Strangers Here, Name, Church, Address, St. Peter’s U.C.C. Phone & Email. 8142 ValleyOnly View Rd. Friends We Haven’t Met!” Seemsville, Northampton 610-837-7426
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Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2011
News Sermonette The Rev. Jay R. Wetzel
Pastor, S t. John’s Lutheran Church
A Cornucopia of Plastic Fruit
One day, seated at a restaurant – awaiting some friends – I became conscious of the decorations hung around the room. One in particular caught my attention – a cornucopia overflowing with fruits of the harvest. It was appropriate, being we were in the early days of November. As I looked at the wall hanging I was suddenly struck by the whole thing being made of plastic. Sure, it was realistic in appearance – the cornucopia looking woven; the fruit fresh and enticing. But it was all an illusion. This memory came to the surface as I contemplated writing this piece and looked (googled) the date. Today, the 29th, on the Jewish calendar is Rosh Hashanah – the first day of the Jewish year 5772. This day marks a period of ten days leading up to Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement. During this time Jews are to look back at the previous year and their mistakes and failings – laying them before God; so they can be refreshed for the new year. I know I’m probably not doing just to the whole meaning of Rosh Hashanah…but let me get to my point. When do we, as Christians, take time to look, with all honesty, at our mistakes and failings – so as to learn from them, be forgiven and renewed? Sure, some make regular confession of sins – but, is it just a ritual to go through? Or are we more likely to look at our past and point out where we were deceived by others, led astray by shady people other than ourselves – or “the devil made me do it,” to quote Flip Wilson. Are our confessions as edifying as a cornucopia of plastic fruit is for some one who is starving? Many people around the world and right here at home, are starving – physically, mentally, and spiritually. There are many who would address those needs by offering “plastic fruit” – deceptively “easy”“quick fixes” that never call into question an individual’s own accountability. “Self-help” is truly no help. We need to seek the “food that satisfies” – the Word of God which calls us to not deny our humanness – but rather to embrace it as Christ embraced his humanity. Only in our full humanity – with all its flaws and failings – can we know our need of God’s divine forgiveness, grace, and mercy. Only then can we turn and be a source of true sustenance to our hungry and needy neighbors. Be wary of “cornucopias of plastic fruit” that look good and even inviting, but are only good for seasonal decoration and not for life that is life. Amen.
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followed by burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, where donations may be sent for the church.
Philip L. Hurst
Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment with military honors in the Mount Easton Church Cemetery, Saylorsburg. Memorial donations may be made to his family, c/o the funeral home at 2165 Community Dr., Bath, PA 18014.
Anna S. Csencsitz
George R. Bartek
July 22, 1926 – Sept. 24, 2011 George R. Bartek, 85, of Saylorsburg, formerly of Belfast and Miller Heights, died Saturday, Sept. 24 at home. He was the husband of the late Esther (Frey) Bartek, who died in 1989. A graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem, he served in the Marine Corps with the 2nd Marine Division in World War II. Prior to retiring in the 1990’s, he worked in the maintenance department of Sure Fit for more than 40 years. He also worked parttime as a patrolman in Bethlehem Township. Born July 22, 1926 in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Andrew and Jennie (Lorince) Bartek. He was a member of the Bethlehem Township Vol. Fire Co. and the Miller Heights Independent Citizens Club. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed trips with his grandson for salmon fishing at Pulaski, N.Y. Surviving are a son, Robert, with whom he resided; a daughter, Georgene Lerch, of Pen Argyl; a grandson, Joseph Lerch, of Wind Gap; a greatgrandson, Lucas; a brother, Joseph, of Bethlehem Township, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him death were four brothers, Bernard, Charles, and twins Andrew and Robert; and three sisters, Catherine Bartek, Bernadine Blum, and Marie Oehler. Services were on Wednesday in the Geo. G. Bensing
May 3, 1920 – Sept. 19, 2011 Anna S. Csencsitz, 91, of Northampton died Monday, Sept. 19 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Louis F. Csencsitz, who died in 1987. She was a hairdresser for the former Alfred and Joseph’s Beauty Salon in Allentown and the owner and operator of her own beauty shop in Northampton. She had also worked at the former D&D Shirt Factory, and was a waitress for the Northampton Liederkranz and the former St. Joseph Sick & Beneficial Society for many years. Born May 3, 1920 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Serensits) Hammel. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and Our Lady’s Women’s Guild. She began playing the organ at the former Our Lady of Hungary Church at age 11 and started the first English choir in the parish. In 1999 she was honored for sharing her musical talents. Anna was the Sunday organist, choir director and funeral organist until retiring at age 85. Surviving are a son, James, of Northampton; two daughters, Donna Richie of Whitehall and Ann Louise McCambridge of Northampton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Hammel, of Northampton. Preceding her in death were brothers and sisters, Edward and Idda Hammel and infants Edward and Pauline. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday morning in Queenship of Mary Church,
Sept. 7, 1947 – Sept. 16, 2011 Philip L. Hurst, 64, of Bath died Thursday, Sept. 16. He was the husband of the late Carole Mary (Siftar) Hurst. He was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for the past 27 years, and was a veteran of the Air Force. Born Sept. 7, 1947 in Lock Haven, Pa., he was a son of the late Louis and Reita (Hennesey) Hurst. He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Northampton. Surviving are a son, Scott P., of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Christopher Hurst of Sweden, and Terrance Hurst of Lock Haven; two sisters, Judy Hurst, of New York City, and Mary Jo Cook of Ohio; and cousins. A viewing was held on Friday in the Connell Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Other services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Skills of Central Pa., 341 Science Park Rd., Suite 6, State College, PA 16803.
Sept. 13, 1941 – Sept. 18, 2011 Rosemarie T. Reenock, 70, of Northampton died Sunday, Sept. 18 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Donald J. Reenock. She worked for the former Clyde Shirt Factory for several years. Born Sept. 13, 1941 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Wagner) Gerencser. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and a life member of St. Peter & Paul Hungarian Chub, both in Northampton. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, James M. of Northampton, Daniel C. of Castellon, Spain, and Michael A. of Bethlehem; five grandchildren; a brother, Stephen Gerencser, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a cousin, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Joseph Gerencser.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated last Thursday in Queenship of Mary Church, with arrangements made by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Gertrude M. Wuesthofen
Nov. 12, 1919 – Sept. 19, 2011 Gertrude M. Wuesthofen, 91, of Bath, formerly of Easton, died Monday, Sept. 19 in Alexandria Manor, Bath. She had worked as a bookkeeper for various companies over the years, and was also a realtor and land developer. Born Nov. 12, 1919 in Ladenthin, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Friedrich and Minna (Lemke) Duchrow. Surviving are a daughter, Karen R. Williams; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, twin boys and twin girls. Memorial services were held last Thursday in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Kenneth A. Keller Kenneth A. Keller, 80, of Walnutport, formerly of Schoenersville, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 in Gracedale. He was the husband of the late Margaret R. (Wechsler) Keller, who died in May 1990. He was on the pusher gang for 30 years at the former Bethlehem Steel before retiring in 1984, and had served in the Army during the Korean War. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Edgar and Verna (Lilly) Keller. Of the Protestant faith, he was a member of the former Northampton Lions Club. Surviving are a brother, Robert E., of Danielsville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was a brother, Ray A. Keller. Services were held on Friday afternoon in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with The Rev. Randy Lentz officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Allen Township.
Dec. 9, 1917 – Sept. 20, 2011 Stanley J. Shellock, 93, of Northampton died Monday, Sept. 20 at home. He was the husband of Helen (Sinkevitch) Shellock. He retired from the former Universal Atlas Cement Co. after 33 years. Born Dec. 9, 1917 in Cementon, he was a son of the late Vincent and Sophie (Knopelski) Shellock. He was a member of the former St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Northampton; a member of the Young at Heart group at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Mr. Shellock was one of the founders of the Northampton Athletic Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roger E., of Whitehall; two daughters, Barbara Mooney of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Denise Laub of Schnecksville; a brother, Peter, of Northampton; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a sister, Anna Wunderly, and five brothers, Michael, Continued on page 13
July 5, 1919 – Sept. 20, 2011 Millicent I. “Millie” Kromer,
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92, of Nazareth died Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of the late Ernest L. Kromer, who died Nov. 19, 1999. She worked at the former Koehler’s Pharmacy for 20 years, retiring in 1988. Before that, she worked in the office of the Nazareth Waist Mill. Born July 5, 1919 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Grace (Roth) Uhler. She was a member of St. Johns U.C.C. Church, Nazareth. A sister-in-lw, Gail Kromer, survives. Preceding her in death were a son, Kim; two brothers, Donald and Walter Uhler; and three sisters, Doris and Mary Elizabeth Uhler, and Margaret Wolfe. Services will be private as arranged by the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s U.C.C., 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth, PA 18064.
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Frank, John, Paul and Andrew. A Burial Mass was celebrated Monday morning in Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, followed by interment in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian parish cemetery. Arrangements are by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067, where memorials to Queenship of Mary Church may be sent.
lic Church in Bath. In addition to her husband, she is sjurvived by three sons, Joseph Jr., Jr. of Northampton, Michaek M. of Fallston, Md., and John of Bushkill Township; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Reinhart Nemith of Bath and Joh n Nemith of Bethlehem; three sisters, Helen Deysher of Bath, Freda Yandrisevits of Nazareth, and Ann a LeVan of Bethlehem; and many niecesd and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Rudolph, Lewis and Charles Nemith, and two sisters, Hermina O’Leary and Hilda Makoul. Services will be announced by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.
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Mary A. Myirski
Jan. 10, 1929 – Sept. 22, 2011 Mary A. “Mitza” Myirski, 82, of Bath, formerly of Bethlehem, died on Thursday, Sept. 22 in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph J. Myirski. She attended Nazareth High School and worked as a sewing machine operator for more than 25 years before retiring from Mary Fashions in Bath in the early 1900’s. Born Jan. 10, 1929 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Chekits) Nemith. After retiring, she served as a school crossing guard in Bath at Main & Race Sts. for more than 10 years. She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catho-
June 19, 1920 – Sept. 18, 2011 Irene S. Kocher, 91, of Nazareth died Sunday, Sept. 18 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late George Kocher, who died April 25, 1990. She had worked at St. Regis Paper Co. and the Rainbow Diner, both in Nazareth. Born June 19, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Sarah Vogel. Surviving are three sons, Timothy of Moore Township, and Jeffrey and Bradley, both of Upper Nazareth Township; two granddaughters, four step-granddaughters, one step-great-granddaughter; and a brother, Milton Barrell. Preceding her in death was another brother, Jake Barrell. Services were this morning (Thursday) in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. It has been observed that women live longer than men. Possibly because they remain girls for so many years. PA003267
PGC offers advice On avoiding bear Conflicts
With summer days gone by, many Pennsylvanians may have forgotten about problems caused by black bears in the spring, when nuisance bear activity typically peaks. However, black bear activity also tends to increase during the fall, and Pennsylvania Game Commission officials remind homeowners that steps taken now can minimize problems with bears during the next few weeks and months. Mark Ternent, Game Commission black bear biologist, noted that, as fall progresses, bears will begin to increase their food intake to prepare for the upcoming denning season, which begins in mid- to late-November. For some bears, the search for food may lead them closer to people or homes. Ternent listed some recommendations to reduce the chances of having a close encounter with a black bear on a homeowner’s property: Play it smart. Do not feed wildlife. Food placed outside for wildlife, such as corn for squirrels or deer, may attract bears. Reconsider putting squash, pumpkins, corn stalks or other Halloween or holiday decorations outside that also may attract bears. Even bird feeders can become “bear magnets.” Tips for how to safely feed birds for those in prime bear areas include: restrict feeding season to when bears hibernate, which is primarily from late November through late March; avoid foods that are particularly attractive for bears, such as sunflower seeds, hummingbird nectar mixes or suet; bring feeders inside at night or suspend them from high crosswires; and temporarily remove feeders for two weeks if visited by a bear. Encourage your neighbors to do the same. Keep it clean. Don’t place garbage outside until pick-up day; don’t throw table scraps out back for animals to eat; don't add fruit or vegetable wastes to your compost pile; and clean your barbecue grill regularly. If you feed pets outdoors, consider placing food dishes inside overnight. Keep your distance. If a bear shows up in your backyard, stay calm. From a safe distance, shout at it like you would to chase an unwanted dog. If the bear won't leave, slowly retreat and call the nearest Game Commission regional office or local police department for assistance. Children should understand not to run, approach or hide from a bear that wanders into the yard, but, instead, to walk slowly back to the house. Eliminate temptation. Bears that visit your area are often drawn there. Neighbors need to work together to reduce an area's appeal to bears. Ask area businesses to keep dumpsters closed and bear-proofed (chained or locked shut). Check please! If your dog is barking, or cat is clawing at the door to get in, try to determine what has alarmed your pet. But do it cautiously, using outside lights to full advantage and from a safe position, such as a porch or an upstairs window. All unrecognizable outside noises and disturbances should be checked, but don't do it on foot with a flashlight. Black bears blend in too well with nighttime surroundings providing the chance for a close encounter. If bears have been sighted near your home, it is a good practice to turn on a light and check the backyard be-
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regarding an inter-municipal agreement that would have traffic enforcement on Township Line Rd. by Upper Nazareth police. • The board approved a mutual aid agreement for emergency services between East Allen and the emergency services units of Allen, Moore, Lehigh, Upper and Lower Nazareth townships, and Hanover Township in Northampton and Lehigh counties, and the Boroughs of Bath, Northampton and North Catasauqua. • Township Manager Deborah Seiple said that PennDOT demanded a meeting regarding Rt. 512 improvements, in which the highway will be widened for a stretch in the area of heavy truck traffic from new warehouses and terminals. Utility poles have already been moved. It is believed it will take 60 to 90 days for the rough paving for the road widening to be completed, township engineer Jim Birdsall said. • Revising a decision made earlier regarding collection of delinquent earned income taxes, Mrs. Seiple said the Northampton Area School District will continue collecting real estate taxes, but the Keystone firm hired by Northampton County to collect all municipal earned income taxes will also collect the delinquent money, effective January 1, 2012. Mrs. Seiple said $29,000 of township EIT money has gone to Bethlehem because of East Allen addresses that are listed as Bethlehem. • Asking for direction in regard to checks that are re-
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ceived with insufficient funds, township treasurer Rose Wedde was advised that the present policy will not change. There is a fee of $30 charged, plus the check amount in a money order. If not paid, the issue goes to the district attorney. Other Matters • A letter of credit extension for Arcadia expires Oct. 15 and the solicitor will take action if not extended. • An ordinance to adopt and ratify an agreement for intergovernmental cooperation will be advertised. • Budget letters have been sent out to all departments as the supervisors prepare to act on a budget for 2012. • Mrs. Seiple, John McDevitt of the fire department, and solicitor Leeson discussed the burning ordinance. A permit for open burning is required, and when there are violations, one warning may be given, but after that the case is brought to a magistrate, who would set a fine. However, in some cases the fine doesn’t cover expenses incurred by the township. • Chuck Frantz gave the recreation report. He noted that rains have been plaguing scheduled soccer games; a Civil War re-enactment was cancelled because of it, and may be re-set for early spring. He also noted cross-country meets held at Bicentennial Park. The park will close after November 1 for any special events. • A zoning hearing appeal brought by several local residents regarding a zone change approved by the supervisors on land that the school district wants to build a new middle school has been continued again to Oct. 18.
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Scott R. Steirer, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (9/15-9/29) ESTATE NOTICE Althea N. Reddinger Estate of Althea N. Reddinger, late of the Township of Moore, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to William A. Reddinger and Carl J. Miller, Executors of the Estate of Althea N. Reddinger. 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 William A. Reddinger and Carol J. Miller C/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (9/15-9/29) ESTATE NOTICE Cathryn Fedorishen Estate of CATHRYN FEDORISHEN, deceased, late of 1708 Northampton Avenue, Northampton, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to Decedent to make payments without delay to: Executor: Gerry A. Fedorishen Address: 541 Ashwood Drive Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF CHAPMAN, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, RE-ENACTING, RESTATING AND AMENDING ITS EARNED INCOME TAX ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH CONFORMITY WITH THE LOCAL TAX ENABLING ACT AS AMENDED BY ACT 32 OF JULY 2, 2008; LEVYING A TAX ON EARNED INCOME AND NET PROFITS; REQUIRING TAX RETURNS; REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO WITHHOLD AND REMIT TAX; PROVIDING FOR INTEREST, PENALTIES, COSTS AND FINES FOR VIOLATIONS AND NON-PAYMENT OF TAX; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PURPOSE/REPEAL, CONSTRUCTION AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND RELATED PROVISIONS. The proposed Ordinance is being enacted and notice is being given pursuant to the Local Tax Enabling Act, 53 P.S. §6924.101, et seq. The Ordinance restates and amends in its entirely the Borough’s currently existing Earned Income Tax Ordinance in order to conform to the provisions of the Local Tax Enabling Act, 53 P.S. §6924.101, et seq., as amended and restated by Act 32 of 2008, and to do so within the time frame required by Act 32. The proposed Ordinance imposes a tax at the rate of one percent (1.0%) on the earned income and net profits of residents of the Borough, and a tax of one percent (1.0%) on the earned income and net profits of nonresidents derived from work or other activity in the borough. The tax is imposed for general revenue purposes, including general operating revenue for the Borough. The Ordinance will be effective January 1, 2012, and will continue the tax previously imposed, and at the same rate. The nature of the tax is substantially the same as the earned income tax currently levied, subject to the changes
ESTATE NOTICE Eleanor A. Ackerman Estate of Eleanor A. Ackerman, late of the Township of East Allen, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters of 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. James Gianopulos 240 Fountain Street Bath, PA 18014-1607 Executor DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014-1506 Attorney for the Estate (9/22-10/6) Chapman Borough Northampton County, Pennsylvania Notice Notice is hereby given that Borough Council of Chapman, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, will conduct Public Hearing and consider adoption of the following proposed Ordinance at its Regular Meeting on Monday, October 3, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Chapman Borough Municipal Building, 1401 Main Street, Chapman, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Borough Council invites public comment on the proposed Ordinance, the following of which is only a summary:
John J. Defassio Borough Secretary (9/15-9/29) NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 12, 2011 The Northampton Borough Planning Commission will hold its public meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, starting at 7:00 P.M. in council Chambers, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, to review the following: 1. Posh Properties, 2216 Willow Park Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for the Property located 27 West 21st Street, Northampton, Pennsylvania. This property is identified as Tax Map No. L4SW4A-1-6 and is located in the C-2 Commercial District. This plan is presented for Final Plan Review. Posh Properties is proposing the construction of a 40-unit townhome development entitled Cross Country Townhomes. All interested parties are invited to attend. A representative or the applicant must attend. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (9/29-10/6)
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Two Teams Still Lead Bath Friday Nighters Bath Legion and P C Beverage continue to hold a first place lead in week three of the Friday Nighters League, where it was a 3 and 1 week. The Legion keglers beat Herman’s Hermits with Dave Shaver, 238–677; Scott Ackerman, 234–666; Cory Brown, 278–662; Marty Beal, 558 and Jon Kenezejeski, 493. Hermits: Joe Cortright, 224–627; Lynn Grube, 599; Alan Williams, 553; Herm Petersen, 509; Pete Curcio, 441. P C tripped Bensing’s with Craig Madtes, 549; Dave Jacoby, 538; Ed Musselman, 518; Mike Knable, 493, and Jim Schoenenberger, 469. Bensing’s: Ryan Buss, 237–620; Dell Buss, 575; Jared Kocher, 543. Palmer Snowflakes won over that Team YTTIHS, led by Terry Bartholomew, 246– 696; Steve Longley, 204–606; Gerald Bartholomew, 591; Jerry Fogel, 514, and Jim Chillot, 450. The losers had Brent Bartholomew, 290–697; Kyle Reaser, 581; Matt Opdyke, 489; Richard Giering III, 450; Jeff Hertzog, 444.
G & L beat the Young Bucks with Ed Reynolds 572; Ty Pagotto, 554; Mike Bower, 490; Scott Bower, 477, and Terry Koch, 451. Bucks: Alan Smith, 580; Christian Vazquez, 566; Kyle Kryonis, 552; Ryan Cameron, 542; Brandon Jacoby, 462. (Note to Statistician: Please do not use light ink on numbers. They are nearly unreadable). STANDINGS Bath Legion P C Beverage Palmer Snowflakes G&L The Young Bucks Bensing’s Herman’s Hermits Team YTTIHS
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Top Scores at Bath Legion Lanes Week of Sept. 12
Reaser, 636. WOMEN, 500 & Higher: Polly Kosman, 512; Jackie Crouse, 504; Dee Allogio, 500/501/501. Y.A.B.A. – Girls, 450 & Above:≠ Vicky Zmyewski, 521 and Melinda Mayer, 484. Boys, 550 & Above: Mike Facinelli, 579; Keith Brooks, 594; Scott McGee, 557; John Zmyewski, 642; Anthony Heckman, 575.
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MEN, 600 & Higher : Steve Kerbacher, 300–660; Lyle Howell, 714/713; Evan Rehrig, 711; Ryan Flick, 671; Brandon Frey, 687; Bob Meixsell, 617/696; Marty Beal, 670; Terry Bartholomew, 642/662; Adam Anthony, 658; Chris Hoysan, 652; Rich Trucksess, 649; Harvey Rissmiller, 643; Scott Ackerman, 625/633; Tony Boronski, 644/621; Craig Madtes, 618; Rollie Meixsell, 614; Frank Yeakel, 622; Kyle
RANGER LAKE, 123 – Roy Knipe, John Yarsevich, Terry Magbane, all 25’s; Dennis Cacciola, Sr., Frank Hanzl, Allan Hunter, Gary Lindner, Al Onkotz, Mark Ryan, John McCauley, Don Cleaver, Tony Subjin, all 24’s. COPEECHAN, 121 – Freeman Kline, 25; Bill Arner, Dale Arner, Bob Bortz, Jerry Bottazzi, Rosemary Eibach, Rich Geyer, Damion Gehring, Kelley Huber, Tom Lonczyaski, Chad Kulp, all 24’s. The next shoot will take place at East Bath Rod & Gun Club on Sunday, Oct. 2. STANDINGS
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THE HOME NEWS by many. “Bears should not be feared, nor should they be dismissed as harmless, but they do need to be respected,”Ternent said. He also advised: Get Back. If you have surprised a bear, slowly back away while quietly talking. Face the bear, but avoid direct eye contact. Do not turn and run; rapid movement may be perceived as danger to a bear that is already feeling threatened. Avoid blocking the bear’s only escape route and try to move away from any cubs you see or hear. Do not attempt to climb a tree. A female bear can falsely interpret this as an attempt to get at her cubs, even though the cubs may be in a different tree. Pay Attention. If a bear is dis-
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playing signs of nervousness or discomfort with your presence, such as pacing, swinging its head, or popping its jaws, leave the area. Some bears may bluff charge to within a few feet. If this occurs, stand your ground, wave your arms wildly, and shout at the bear. Turning and running could elicit a chase and you cannot outrun a bear. Bears that appear to be stalking should be confronted and made aware of your willingness to defend by waving your arms and yelling while you continue to back away. Fight Back. If a bear attacks, fight back as you continue to leave the area. Bears have been driven away with rocks, sticks, binoculars, car keys, or even bare hands.
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Marijuana, False I.D., Bench Warrant
Figueroa was taken into custody for the bench warrant and during a search incident to the arrest police discovered a small amount of marijuana on his person. Northampton County Sheriffs Department transported Figueroa to Northampton County Prison on the bench warrant and CRPD will file additional charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and false identification to law enforcement authorities through District Judge John Capobianco’s office.
Colonial Regional Police responded to an address on Wolf St. in Bath to take a harassment complaint on Sept. 20 at 8:07 p.m. During the investigation, police came into contact with Norberto Figueroa, Jr., 23, of Wolf St., Bath, who gave a false name and date of birth. The offender was not the person of interest in the harassment complaint, but it was determined that he had given false information to police. Officers also discovered CRPD Arrest Leads Man To Lehigh County that he had an active bench On Whitehall Charges warrant out of the NorthampAn arrest by a Colonial Reton County Sheriff’s Departgional Police officer on theft ment.
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Theft from Store By Easton Woman
Colonial Regional Police charged Donna Moyer, 45, of 916 Northampton St., Easton,
with the theft of approximately $4,000 in cash that she allegedly took while employed by the Wal-Mart store in Lower Nazareth Township. She was arraigned by Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez and committed to Northampton County Prison under $5,000 bail.
Underage DUI Arrests in Hanover
Colonial Regional Police stopped a vehicle driven by Jarid Arnold, 19, of Buck Run Rd., Temple, Pa., at 12:05 a.m. Sept. 11 for careless driving on Jacksonville Rd. at Schoenersville Rd. in Hanover Township, Northampton County. He was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. A passenger identified as Adam Viercinski, 19, of Crane Rd., Shavertown, Pa., was charged with underage drinking and released. Arnold was taken to the Bethlehem DUI Center, where his alcohol content was .10%. Charges of underage DUI, drug paraphernalia, and careless driving will be filed through District Judge James Narlesky’s office.
Retail Theft at Kohl’s
At about 1:18 p.m. Sept. 13, CRPD responded to Kohl’s in Lower Nazareth Twsp. for a retail theft. They were informed by Loss Prevention that January Ladd, 34, of Blue Mtn. Dr., Danielsville, fled in a silver SUV. The store personnel said he saw her select
jewelry and two pairs of pants from display shelves. Ms. Ladd eventually proceeded to the men’s fitting room, where she allegedly concealed the jewelry and one pair of pants. As Ms. Ladd exited the fitting room she hung one pair of pants up and left the store. The packaging for the jewelry was recovered in the room. Ms. Ladd was cited through the mail for retail theft of merchandise valued at $83.74.
The summary of activities performed by the Lehigh Township Police Department for August is as follows: 8 reportable and 8 nonreportable accidents investigated; 53 summary violations and 3 summary non-traffic violations issued; 9 warnings of violations; 5 equipment repair orders; 1 person arrested for DUI; 1 arrested for theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property; 2 arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of a small amount of marijuana; 1 arrested for simple assault, domestic violence and harassment; 1 arrested for altered, forged or counterfeit documents or plates.
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