APRIL 17-23, 2014 Your Local News
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Bath Egg Hunt
Scarlett Jandrisevitz, 5, won three prizes in the Easter egg hunt held at Ahart’s Market in Bath on Saturday morning, including a brand new bike. She’s shown with two Ahart employees. – Home News photo
48 language students at Northampton school board meeting
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News Three presentations were a part of the Northampton Area School Board meeting on Monday. The first was a visit by 48 students in the German American Partnership Program led by Ms. April Krempasky. Those who spoke said the program is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the cultures of both countries, and they expressed their thanks. This year was the tenth exchange in the program, all of which have been a success. Two students from Northampton will spend three weeks in Germany after schools end the year here, but are still in classes in Germany. All of the boys and girls shook hands with the school board before leaving the meeting. Advanced Courses The second presentation was about the Advanced Placement Program, in which pre-college students select courses they believe will be helpful. To date, 481 requests were made to take the
Lehigh Township’s Board of Supervisors will have a workshop with personnel of the Lehigh Twsp.Volunteer Fire Co. as they work together in an effort to resolve their financial needs. It would be a follow-up to their recent public meeting when the residents offered their own ideas. Supervisor Keith Hantz said at the township meeting this past Tuesday that he would like the board to have a list of things which they should know. Among them are an audit of the fire company’s receipts and expenses
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the past three to five years; use of their equipment, and what kinds of calls they get. The banquet hall above the fire station is used for public functions as well as their internal needs, Fire Chief Rich Hildebrand said. No date has been set as yet when the workshop will be held. Other Matters • The township has been getting quotes and information for a maintenance building over the past few months. The latest which Township Manager Alice Rehrig has received would be a 100x200-ft. building, with a 20x200-ft. office, with interior work done by the public works crew. No decision has been made to this point. • Approval was given to a Lehigh Township Lions Club project in which they would refurbish the Bryfogel sign at the park. • Police Chief Scott Fogel Continued on page 14
tal science, European, Germany, government, macro economics, micro economics, physics, Spanish, statistics, and U.S. history. The presentation was given by Steven Seier and Mrs. Lydia Hanner. Kovalchik said AP teachers are very highly qualified. Continued on page 3
Relay runners for One Run come into Bath By THE HOME NEWS STAFF
Twenty-six runners, part of the One Run for Boston, arrived in Bath at about midnight Thursday after coming into the borough from Walnutport on Rt. 248, a distance of 12 miles. They carried an American flag. The group was the second-to-last Pennsylvania segment of runners from Los Angeles-to-Boston, raising funds for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing
on April 15, 2013, which killed three people and injured 260, many of them left as amputees. Led by Bart Yasso of Coopersburg, they had headlamps, reflective gear and blinking lights to warn motorists of their approach. They also carried a torch, which was passed on to the next segment of the relay team. Support vehicles were also in front and at the Continued on page 16
Lehigh Valley medium Comes to Bath
Lehigh Supervisors plan Workshop with fire company By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
14 courses . There is a minimum of 15 students for each course. Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik said that next year they want to reduce the courses to 10. Courses that were offered, in which the low number attending was 11 and the highest 74, included: biology, calculus, chemistry, English, environmen-
Marianne Michaels By DANIELLE S. TEPPER Special to The Home News One weekend a month, the banquet room at Gaetano’s in Bath (at Southmoore Golf Club) is full of expectant souls hoping to connect with a deceased loved one and receive messages from “the other side” through Marianne Michaels. “Death is the end of a life, but not a relationship.” This is the mantra Marianne Michaels has lived by all her life. She is a selfproclaimed spiritual medium who puts her unique talents to
use by helping those struggling with grief, partly because she says that’s how she got started. “It was part of my upbringing,” she explained. “My mother was very open to seeing the spirit world. You see too much of when people die, they call someone’s name. I believe that the loved ones in Heaven can still communicate with us and they come for us when we die.” Marianne said that after her brother died when she was only five, “it was very hard living in a house full of people who were grieving. I didn’t really want anything to do with the spirit world.” So she moved to Manhattan and studied fashion buying and merchandising at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It wasn’t until her thenhusband took a job at a local newspaper that she moved back to this area. She now resides in Bethlehem. In 1997, she helped start a spirituality department at Northampton Community College, where she taught until 2002. She then taught at Lehigh
Carbon Community College for two years. “I taught meditation and intuitive development and living in the moment,” she said. “I try to focus most of my work on people who are grieving and teaching them that you have to be in the moment, because if you think about the past, then the future’s too painful. If you stay in that present moment, it’s a lot easier.” So what does she do, exactly? Michaels claims that she can reach deceased loved ones and bring messages, much like Theresa Caputo claims to do on her TLC reality show, Long Island Medium. “I take you through meditation, just 30 seconds of quiet mind. In those 30 seconds, you can feel them touching you; you can feel them hugging you. You start to realize you can get the same communication,” explained Michaels. “I was lucky as a child. Kids see things and it either freaks the mother out or it doesn’t. My mother would say, ‘what did he look like,’ and Continued on page 12
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OpinionHH No Offense to the Easter Bunny, But It Iws About More Than Easter Eggs By Dr. Arthur Garrison
Easter is a time for being with family and enjoying the love of others. It is also a time of celebration that the relationship between God and man no longer needs to be defined by the law of “thou shalt” and “thou shalt not.” This is what Easter is about. To make a long story short, God needed a perfect and complete sacrifice to answer for the evil of mankind. God is just and His holy justice demands satisfaction. But His mercy and grace demands that He and His creation be together in all things. Thus the former must be satisfied so the latter can occur. This is why Jesus was born, lived but most importantly died and rose on the third day. On the Day of Atonement, the priest of Israel would enter the holy sanctuary and place an offering and sacrifice before God for the entire nation of Israel. If the priest came out alive, the nation as whole would be blessed and the sins of the entire nation would be forgiven by God. If he did not come out alive, the whole nation would enter a year of suffering for their sins. This was a
picture of what Jesus would do for all mankind. Jesus was not simply a good man with a nice message of peace and good will towards man. He was the Son of God, the priest and the sacrifice for the sins of mankind once and for all. When He came out of the grave on Easter morning that was the proof that God’s judgment was satisfied and His grace and mercy would now govern His relationship with mankind henceforth. As Isaiah 53 says, “He has borne our griefs . . . He was wounded for our transgressions . . . the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Because Jesus has done this, God says in Isaiah 54, “with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you . . . For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.” Reading Isaiah 61, Jesus said of Himself, “He has sent me . . . to proclaim liberty . . . to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” and upon concluding the reading, he proclaimed, “today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Easter is first about knowing who Jesus is (cognitive awareness). Secondly, it is about believing who He said He was (mental recognition). Most significantly, it is about accepting (mental submission) what He did.
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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip It’s Holy Week, and folks will be going to lots of church services. Maundy Thursday will be followed by Good Friday, and then Easter Sunday. I hope all the churches will be filled with worshippers. . . . We had rain on Tuesday, but otherwise the weather has been pretty nice, even warm, so that we’re now seeing daffodils blooming and tulips and other flowers popping out of the ground to bloom. That will be great after the long, hard winter we’ve had this year. . . . The Ahart’s Market parking lot was jam packed with cars and hundreds of people milling about in the lot and on the nearby field for the Easter egg hunt on Saturday. The weather was terrific and the kids loved to see that big Easter bunny. Everybody had a wonderful time. Thanks, George and gang! . . . . Phillies fans are suffering this year, not because the team is all that bad. But because unless you have Service Electric or MLB you can’t hardly see any games on TV! The big cable companies have made us suffer. The games aren’t on RCN except for a couple here and there. On Saturday afternoon the game was on Channel 10 and Monday night on ESPN. No regular CSN like last year. I protest!!! The game on ESPN was exciting, even though we lost. Five home runs by the Braves and two by the Phillies. We had hopes of winning with a fiverun rally in the 8th, but then Jake Diekman started walking people and bang! a grand slam home run did us in. . . . I wonder why all the people were crowded in front of the fire hall on Saturday? Probably was a unon meeting. . . . Nice to see that a Boy Scout is gonna do some fixing up down at Ciff Cowling Park as his Eagle Scout project. . . . Congrats to “Junior” Connelly for the award he got at the Cement Belt breakfast. He’s put a lotta good years in with the Scouts. . . . My sympathies to Waterways Conservation Officer Lee Creyer on the passing of his mother. . . .From what I read in last week’s paper April 26th is gonna be a busy day – Cleaning up the parks and other parts of Bath, collection of
outdated pills at the Bath Drug and Southmoore Pharmacy, and a sportsmen’s raffle up at Lehigh Township Fire Co. . . . I hope you took care of your income taxes for Uncle Sam. Tuesday at midnight was the deadline. . . .See you in church. Have a Happy Easter, everybody!!
School Board Continued from page 1 Later in the meeting three of those AP students had remarks about the courses, and how they prepare them for college. Ben Longacre said it is vital to have smaller classes, for it allows a more focused atmosphere. Two other students expressed the benefits, but if a course was dropped, a student seeking it missed out. A junior in the AP program said she needs to experience math before she enters college. 2014-15 Budget Kovalchik and business manager Terry Leh went over figures in the coming year’s budget, and the strides made in reducing it. As a result, to date the millage increase started at 3.5% and is now at 1.18 mills or 2.47%. One factor in the reduction is replacing six retirees with people at a lower salary rate. Unfunded mandates like the Keystone exams and lower federal funding are problems, because of revenue needs. The school district must pass the budget by June 30 and at this point they don’t know where all the funding will come from. There could be 50 new kindergarten students, requiring two teachers, and if that happens the $200,000 contingency fund would be needed. There is a $1-million unassigned fund balance. Special education funding has remained the same for six years, and if there are students who require special needs and have to be transported long distances, the district is responsible for that cost. It is an unknown. Kovalchik said the school board has three figures to vote on in May: making the increase lower than 2.47%, leaving it at that, or going to 2.68%. Achievements Patrice Turner announced a number of achievements. Patio to Pen was marked on Saturday at Tobyhanna with the theme,
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“What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”Three district winners were Jack Kennedy, Rachel Hartzell, and Mikayla Davidson. Mr. Steigerwalt won the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone Award as a Keystone Technology Innovator with graduate credits and a week of learning and exploring. In the 2013-14 STEM Challenge competition by I.U. 20, the third place finish was won by Shannon Reinhard, Amber Shuman, Jade Zamadics, and Sara Schmidt. Fifty students will go to Northampton Community College on April 17 for an Entrepreneurship Challenge day of learning. It is sponsored by Economics Pennsylvania. They will listen to experts, develop a business plan, and present it to their peers. Other Matters • Kovalchik announced that because of the snow days, schools will be open this Thursday and next Monday. They will be closed on Friday, however. • Ben Longacre announced that Student Council now has a Twitter page so students get information earlier. • Four resignations were ac-
cepted: Michele Orsoluk, itinerant ESL teacher at the high school and middle school; Veronica Bocian, as fall play advisor; Lindsay Fly as dance team advisor; and Glenn Kane, custodian, for super-annuated retirement effective Aug. 22, 2014. • Felicity Hahn-Panovec will be a 12-month school psychologist, effective July 1. • Bids for paper and janitorial supplies, and also for fuel oil were approved as awarded by the Northampton / Monroe / Pike County Joint Purchasing Board. • A three-year service agree-
April 17-23, 2014 3 ment was approved with Solo Pest Control of Walnutport for an annual cost of $4,320 with no increase from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2017. • Also okayed, a total base audit fee of $28,375 with Gorman & Associates of Northampton to provide auditing service for the general fund and public library this year. • The district accepted, with appreciation, the donation of 10 Kindles by the George Wolf PTA for George Wolf Elementary School in Bath, valued at $890.00.
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Bill Harvest, Russ Hoysan, Dennis Ryan, Mark Heimbac Those who remember the words to the Bobby Darin classic “Dream Lover”, the Temptations’ “My Girl”, or possibly “Tonight (Could be the Night)” by the Velvets enjoyed an Oldies Dinner Dance sponsored by the Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation on April 5 at the Northampton Community Center. Over 330 people attended the fundraiser, and they clearly were there to have a “blast” to the music performed by Desire. Although bobby socks, poodle skirts, and letter sweat-
ers were not visible on the dance floor, the “hip” dancers were still able to show off their American Bandstandlike moves all evening as the party came to life to such oldies as “16 Candles”, “Happy Birthday, Baby”, and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” People danced and sang away the evening – all for a good cause. All monies raised help fund Northampton Area School District programs that enhance the quality of education and provide the school community with extended learning opportunities and co-curricular experiences
Third Quarter Honor Roll at Sacred Heart School, Bath Submitted By Karen Gabryluk First Honors Grade 5: Corrine Anderko, Hailey Kroschwitz, Ashley LaCava, Cailey Spanitz, Michael Trilli Grade 6: Teofolo Filingo, Alyssa Landolfi, Mary Kate O’Reilly Grade 7: Morgan Altemose, Stephen Botek, Christopher Omick, Alex Wachholz Grade 8: Kira Bond, Richard
Turnbach Second Honors Grade 5: Kathryn Surbey Grade 6: Nicholas Casso, Hailey Quier, Alexander Santostefano, Alyssa Tonetti, John Turnbach Grade 7: Arianna Basile, Julia Maruschak, Brian Panasik, Lauren Surbey, Steven Santostefano Grade 8: Christian Anani, Caisey Kroschwitz, Dominic LaCava
Submitted by Wanda Kern The Lehigh Township Lioness Club will be holding their annual basket social on Sunday, April 27 at the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, 4188 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Doors open at 2 p.m. and
you may browse until 4 p.m. The drawing will be held at 4:15 p.m. Besides many baskets, items, and gift certificates to choose from, there will be a special drawing of prizes valued at $50 and above. Tickets are $5 for a sheet of
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Submitted by MELISSA HAWK Join us to celebrate Children’s Book Week! It is the national celebration of books and reading for youth. The Northampton Area Public Library is celebrating the love of books by having a special storytime with Phyllis Palamaro, author of Farmer Bonnie and Sally the Sad Cow on Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Call 610-262-7537 to register. Save the date! Family Fun Day 2014 is Saturday June 7 this year. Stop in for activities and to register for our summer programs. During the summer we offer programs for babies, children and teens, from 10 months old to 18 years old. Programs include Wonderful Ones, Toddler Storytime, Creative Preschoolers, Kindergarten Countdown, Storycraft, Reader’s Theater, Art and Books, and Family Storytime. Children age two through fifth grade can join the Summer Reading Club to read for fun and win prizes each week. The Teen Summer Literacy Challenge is for those completing 6 to 11 grade this year. Teens and tweens attend programs and book discussions each week. They can also enter to win prizes. Registration begins on Family Fun Day and continues until the groups are full. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while the library is closed. We will close for remodeling Thursday April 17 at 5 p.m. and reopen Monday May 12 at 9 a.m. Nothing is due while we are closed. Loan periods will automatically be extended and no fines will be charged during this time. We will not be able to check in items while we are closed so please do not use the book drop or media drop until we reopen. The changes will make the library more comfortable and efficient. It is a big job and we need volunteers to help us pack and move the books...all the books! Call the library if you’d like to volunteer. There’s "Always something new" at the Northampton Area Public Library! Visit www.northamptonapl.org, check us out on Facebook, or stop in! The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library are holding a community yard sale on the grounds of the library, 1615 Laubach Ave. in Northampton. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17th, 2014, rain or shine. 10' spaces are available for $10, bring your
Jack Jones of JJ's Woodcrafts in Nazareth Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT At the April meeting of the Indianland Garden Club, Jack Jones of JJ's Woodcrafts in Nazareth talked about specialized birdhouses and feeders, mostly made of wood from old barns and perches made of odds and ends found in the old barns. He displayed a most interesting collection of historic relics and unique birdhouses. The next meeting will be the annual Plant Auction, which will be held on Tuesday, May 13, at Hope Lutheran Church. The auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Tim Wotring of Schnecksville will own table or tarp. There will be a limited amount of tables available for an additional $5 fee. The Friends group will be selling hot dogs and baked goods. The group is also soliciting donations of items to sell at the Friends' table to benefit the library. For more information, please call the library at 610262-7537.
be the auctioneer. Beside the auction, there will be a special sales table where plants can be purchased. Light refreshments will be served. Members are reminded to bring their plants to the church on Monday, May 12, between 4 and 7 p.m. The auction is open to the public. Please bring boxes for your purchases. There are still a few seats available for the trip to Longwood Gardens on May 10. If interested, call 610-767-8420 for details. For more information concerning the plant auction or the club, please call 610-6579864.
Elmira College - Rachel Searles of Nazareth has been named to the Elmira College dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall 2013 term. She is currently studying psychology at the college.
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Grow UR Biz in 2014 – I’ll Do It By CAROL RITTER
Did you ever meet someone who raised their hand the minute something needed to be done? On the contrary, did you ever meet someone who put their head down, doesn’t make eye contact and starts to cringe at the thought of helping out? It’s called volunteerism. Progressive companies and non-profits use them to assist in the enhancement of something; sometimes going to the extent of raising funds and building a presence in the community. All sounds noble -- but -- there can be problems. My experience tells me that it isn’t always as it looks. I recall working with volunteers who were willing to do anything and everything as long as they could do it themselves. I recall one particular incident where an entire board in Lancaster was ready to leave because the “I’ll Do It” volunteer did it all and the rest of the team didn’t feel wanted or valued. I recall volunteers telling me that no one else can do it right or as good as they could. This is a recipe for disaster and it never works. Sometimes these volunteers are also seeking all the glory because it’s the only way they know to feel good about themselves. Here are some reasons why people volunteer. They are connected to the cause, someone asked them, they have a family history, they want to be involved outside the home, it’s the only place they can be “in charge”, to socialize, to belong, they enjoy working on projects, they see a need, they want to make
Rev. Dr. Dean Frey to Speak at PA German Friends’ Fersammling
Submitted by LARRY GRADWOHL The Rev. Dr. Dean Frey, pastor of Hope UCC Church in Wind Gap and an accomplished puppeteer, will give a presentation in the dialect
at the Pa. German Friends’ Fersammling, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown. The cost is $20.00 per person; for info and tickets, please call 610-264-2979 before Monday, April 28.
our society better, to develop skills, it’s fun to feel good and sometimes to run from problems. When working with volunteers: •treat them like they are the most important person in the world •thank them for their service, •always provide opportunities to socialize •celebrate success •appreciate their talents and use them •and contribute to build the relationship So, if you volunteer somewhere and you see the “I’ll Do It” personality that makes everyone else miserable, the volunteer that insists on doing everything themselves or the volunteer who is running from personal problems... identify them, give them a chance to work cooperatively, and then, if that’s not possible, do it yourself!
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St. Paul’s knocks Christ UCC out of trophy spot In a make-up series, St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton swept Christ UCC of Bath and potentially knocked them out of a chance for a trophy in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. The Northampton team whipped Bath 6-3, 7-4 and 3-2. St. Paul’s: Jason Gross, 6 for 12; Rich Kern, 5 for 11; Debbie Hughes, two home runs and Emily Kern, a solo homer. Christ UCC: Garry Hunsicker, 5 for 12; Ron Wagner and Dan DalCin, both 4 for 14. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship won two to reach fourth place, 5-0 and 3-2 before losing 4-2 to visiting Farmersville. Ebenezer: David Zettel, 4 for 8; Jim Voortman, 4 for 12; Carol Vortman, also 4 for 12 with a homer. Farmersville: Dave Campbell, 6 for 12; Gene Grim, 5 for 12; Ron Baron, 4 for 11; Jonathan Campbell, 4 for 12; Sue Grim, a homer. Farmersville is tied with Christ Church. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, won 5-2 and 6-0, sandwiched
around a 2-1 loss at St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Bethlehem. Emmanuel: Jim Hill, 6 for 15 with a homer; D. Mike Davis, 5 for 14; Jorge Rivera and Jovi Rivera, both 5 for 15. St. Stephen’s: Gary Buczynski, 5 for 13, and Jim Blankovitch, a home run. The first five teams will win trophies at the annual on May 14. STANDINGS
Salem Luth., Beth’m St. Paul’s, North’n Dryland, Hecktown Ebenezer, Bethlehem Bath Lutheran Christ UCC, Bath Farmersville St. Stephen’s, Beth’m Salem UCC, Moores. Emmanuel, Bethlehem Trinity, Bangor Messiah, Bethlehem
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SCHEDULE: Make-up games will find Salem Lutheran, Dryland-Trinity, Bath Lutheran, Salem UCC, Trinity Lutheran and Messiah Lutheran playing to complete their 81-game schedule.
Bath Bowling Beal Team Still Leads in East Bath Sportsmen League
The Beal team continues to lead big in the East Bath Sportsmen League. They’re six games ahead as of week 29 as the season is winding down. They played to a 2 to 2 tie with the runner-up Howell team. Beal: Dick Raab, 392, and Josh Rex, 177–443. Howell: Lyle Howell, 180-222–622; Dave Guest, 184220–566; Herb Guest, 436; Art Hamm, 163–422. Zmyweski held strong with a 3.5 win over Fioranelli, .5. Zmyweski: John Zmyweski, Jr., 235-223-267–725; Shaun Klump, 236-211-191–638; John Zmyweski, Sr., 164–426; Wes Loch, 348. Fioranelli: Armie Fioranelli,
201-193–562; Earl Grube, 180172–512; Bill Kunsman, 166-166164–494; Tom Hawk, 185–471. Csencsits downed Rex 3 to 1, led by Eric Spooner, 255-214– 629; Marty Csencsits, 198-176212–586; Tom Zeitner, 176–487. Rex: Marc Kappauf, 208-204201–613; Scott McGee, 171–457; Frankie Dest, 162–405. STANDINGS Beal Howell Zmyweski Fioranelli Rex Csencsits
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St. Luke’s Hospice Hosts Charity Bike Ride
Submitted by DENISE RADER St. Luke’s Hospice is hosting its 4th annual Charity Bike Ride as a way to raise funds and awareness of hospice care and to encourage exercise as part of the Get Your Tail on the Trail program. The ride will be held on Saturday, May 3 beginning at 10 a.m. “St. Luke’s Hospice relies on community support to ensure continued, high-quality, compassionate care for families and patients,” said Linda Moller, Director of Hospice, St. Luke’s University Health Network.“Funds raised by the STANDINGS W L event’s registration fees will Maxx Amusements 35 21 support patients and families Carfara’s Paint 30 26 currently receiving hospice Daku Auto Body 30 26 care and will provide hope TNT Fireworks 30 26 and peace to them during a Rice Family 27 29 time of great uncertainty.” Bath Supply #2 27 29 Bike enthusiasts at all levels Bath Supply #1 26 30 of ability will be able to parCrossroads Landscape 19 37 ticipate in either the 18 mile or 36 mile trail ride, which Team YTTIHS Takes begins on the D&L National Season Championship Heritage Trail, Lehighton With Friday Niters Trailhead, 200 North Main Team YTTIHS won the sec- Lane, Lehighton. ond half and beat the first half The 18 mile option is a winner Bath Legion in a roll-off one-way ride that begins in for the overall championship in Lehighton, heads south and week 30 of the Bath Legion Fri- ends with a shuttle ride, proday Niters League. The champs vided by Pocono Biking, back won 3 to 1 over DNA Repair and were led by Brent Bartholomew, to your starting point. The 36 223-246-244–702; Anton Boron- mile ride is a round trip beski, 245-209-219–673; Harry Em- ginning and ending at the Leery, 181-234–591; Rich Giering, highton Trailhead. Both rides 202-197–558, and Matt Astfak, begin south of Jim Thorpe 195-195–555. DNA: Ed Mus- and traverse by riverbeds, selman, 208-235-238–681; Ty the canal towpath and some Pagotto, 189-284–609; Terry Bar- paved sections. Museums, the tholomew, 216-198–592; “Pappy” Appalachian Trail crossing, Bartholomew, 200-207–564; environmental center and Mike Swope, 503. beautiful views of the Blue Herman’s Hermits defeated Mountains, Appalachian Trail Bath Legion, 3.5 to .5, as Dan and Lehigh Gap will be seen. Cortright had 224-194–575; The cost of the ride is $40, Herm Peterson, 179-189–533; which includes a participaDave Thompson, 179-182–510; tion kit, shirt, bike loan from Pete Curto, 449. Legion: Ryan Pocono Biking (if needed) and Flick, 223-259-183–665; Bob Ad- shuttle service (for the 18 mile ams, 207-239–591; John Kline, riders and bikes). All pro208-178–535; Cory Brown, 190– ceeds benefit the St. Luke’s 532. Wee-Little Pigs downed Hospice program. RegistraBensing’s, 3 to 1, with John tion for the ride is required at Zmyweski, 237-236-177–650; www.active.com – search: “St. Chris Hoysan, 182-202–541; Luke’s Hospice.” Online regMike Knable, 180-202–538; Dave istration closes at 10 pm on Jacoby, 481; Jimmy Schoenberg- Wednesday, April 30. Event er, 454. Bensing’s: Billy Kocher, registration is also available 237–557; Art Flegler, 490; Ernie the morning of the event from Keller, 435; Jimmy Keller, 405. 8:30 until 9:45 a.m. at the LeG & L prevailed over the highton Trail head. Young Bucks, 3 to 1, led by EdSt. Luke’s University Health dyJo Marshall, 170-196-188–554; Network and Delaware and Scott Ackerman, 188-185-174– Lehigh National Corridor 547; Bill Kunsman, 224–544; encourage you to get active Rich Trucksess, 214–484; Bud – sign up at www.tailonthetBower, 430. Bucks: Eric Trinkle, rail.org. The Get Your Tail on 180-233–569; Brandon Jacoby, the Trail program is free and 191-211–550; Allen Smith, 170when you log the miles you 193-186–549; Christian Vazquez, walk, run or bike, you’ll earn 488; Randy Williams, 487. prizes. The 4th Annual Charity Bike Ride miles count toSTANDINGS W L Team YTTIHS 42.5 17.5 ward your miles for the Get DNA Repair 39.5 20.5 Your Tail on the Trail program. Bath Legion 34.5 25.5 Join today and help us build Herman’s Hermits 32.5 37.5 a healthy community… one mile at a time. Bensing’s 28 32 For more information about Wee-Little Pigs 24.5 35.5 Pocono biking, please see Young Bucks 21 39 www.poconobiking.com. G&L 18 42
By Andy Weaver
As we head to the Easter holiday hhe Nazareth Blue Eagles are in high gear. On Thursday April 10 the Nazareth Middle School softball got a 12-11 win over Nitschman and Freedom varsity baseball beat Nazareth 16-6. The Freedom varsity softball team beat Nazareth 9-1 and the Parkland varsity girls lacrosse got a 16-3 win over Nazareth. The Nazareth track team got a win at Whitehall. On Friday, April 11 the Nazareth Middle School softball team beat Broughal 17-0 in 3 innings. Northampton varsity baseball beat Nazareth 4-1 and Easton varsity boys lacrosse beat Nazareth 13-7. On Saturday, April 12 the Nazareth softball team participated in the Don Hunt Memorial and beat Central Catholic 10-3 and the Nazareth girls lacrosse team went to Saucon Valley and got a 18-7 win, while the Saucon valley boys lacrosse beat Nazareth 11-7. On Monday, April 14 the Nazareth baseball team beat Dieruff 21-9 and the softball team beat Dieruff 19-1. The boys lacrosse team beat Moravian Academy 15-10 while the Nazareth track team got a meet win with Freedom and Allen. On Thursday, April 17 the girls lacrosse team will be at Moravian Academy and the baseball and softball teams will both be at Pocono Mountain West and boys tennis will host Whitehall. On Saturday, April 19 the boys lacrosse team will travel to Pennsbury East while the boys tennis team will be at Pocono Mountain East. On Monday, April 21 the baseball and softball teams will be at East Stroudsburg South while the track team will be at Liberty HS And the Middle School softball team will host Wilson at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, April 22 the girls lacrosse team will be at Northampton and boys tennis will host Northampton. The baseball and softball teams will both be at Allen and the middle school softball team will host Whitehall at 4 p.m. For up to the minute Nazareth news, visit www.nazarethsports.net.
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THE HOME NEWS April 17-23, 2014
Miklas Realty receives Prestigious award from Bath-Nazareth Chamber
School Students Learn to Bowl
Submitted by DAWN MAYER St John's Bath Nursery school students had a great time learning how to bowl with their teachers and Mr Marty Beal at the Bath Legion Lanes. Each year with the help of Mr. Beal the four year old classes get the awesome opportunity to learn how to bowl. It was a great time for 32 four and five year olds to enjoy bowling together and having some laughs.
The annual dinner of the Nazareth-Bath Chamber of Commerce was held at the Barn House on April 5. Each year a special part of the program is the presentation of the Historical Preservation Award, chosen by the Board of Directors representative. Robert Fields, board representative and pesident of the Bath Borough Council, had the distinct honor of choosing and presenting the award to a most deserving recipient in Bath. He presented this Award to Miklas Realty, 222 S. Walnut Street. His recognition of their achievement was based on the improvement of their business “home” without jeopardizing the original structure. A plaque from the Cham-
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An East Allen Settlement Thrives of the fertile soil and bountiful wild life. Tradition tells us when they first arrived, they came in contact with the Lenni Lenape Indians. They asked for a drink of water. A friendly Indian squaw said, “Give me your gourd and I will fetch you some. She returned with sparkling spring water.” The spring was located along side of the old Weaversville Hotel- today’s Jessica’s Tea Room. The spring became known as Franklin’s Spring
By Ed Pany
In this second column, I am standing in the Jane Horner Cemetery, along Route 329 in East Allen Township, with fellow historian Larry Oberly and Peggy Moser; who is leading a group of residents working to restore the 1745 cemetery. The cemetery is the final resting place for our county’s first settlers many of whom served in the Revolutionary War. The settlers were ScotchIrish and settled here because
for the famous Pennsylvanian who, with his daughter Sally, stayed at the hotel when he was in charge of our postal system. The spring house is restored. The settlement soon included a grist mill, tannery, blacksmith and a Presbyterian church. There have been three churches on the old settlement site. The first was a sturdy log structure on the south side of Rt.329 dating back to 1731. A second log church was
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Allen Tp. board hears ways To curtail flooding on road
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Storm water run-off has been a problem on Howertown Road, especially from fields near a bridge, and causes dangerous flooding that has turned into ice in the winter. On Thursday, engineer Brien Kocher suggested options for the Allen Township Board of Supervisors that could stop this condition that is dangerous to motorists. Kocher pointed to scenes in slides that showed a large amount of water running down the hill. The storm water runs down along the Kopper Penny Self Storage on Howertown Rd., crosses corn and soybean fields, and comes out on the road instead of into the stream under the bridge. His plan would be to put in a grass berm and swale at the Paul Mauser property, with the swale directing it into the creek. Supervisor Al Pierce felt it was the responsibility of the township rather than a developer to take care of it. Vice Chairman Bruce Frack said,
“We’ve got to get something done there before we get someone killed,” noting that it is a priority that should be dealt with as soon as possible. Approval was given for engineer Kocher to proceed with measures to alleviate the water run-off with a pipe and swale. In another issue, Township Manager Ilene Eckhart said the Planning Commission should look at impervious surfaces in the township ordinance because of people paving their yards and other outdoor living areas so they don’t have to cut grass. The supervisors agreed. An application will be made for a Pa. DCNR $60,000 grant for the Allen Township master open space and recreation plan. $25,000 from Monroe County uncommitted funds in a municipal gaming grant was received for which $18,161 will be spent for airpacks, associated canisters and facepieces for the Allen Township Vol. Fire Co. Fire Chief Nick Lalick said additional equipment was purchased through
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Lower Nazareth hires Consultant re: CRPD By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
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Lower Nazareth Township Manager Timm Tenges reported at Thursday night’s supervisors meeting that a consultant has been hired to review his findings when comparing figures between what Colonial Regional Police is charging for their services under the 2014 budget and what an alternative police force would cost. Gary Cordner of the Kutztown University criminal justice faculty is charging $50 an hour, and Tenges said he has asked him to report back as soon as possible in a time sensitive manner. Cordner has done a similar study for Lower Macungie Township. Later in the meeting, Travis Gerould questioned the study on the township’s own police force vs. quality of CRPD, saying there are a lot of people who wonder about it. Chairman Eric Nagle said that CRPD is 25% of Lower Nazareth’s budget and that it would cost $210 per resident, while Bath Borough and Hanover Township are paying $165 per resident. As a result, they voted not to approve the 2014 budget. He said it has nothing to do with the quality of CRPD service. Nagle remarked, “How do you measure quality? A Lamborghini is a great car and a Ford is, too. I can’t afford a Lamborghini and a Ford is going to get me around.” He added, “We’ve had no control on the police side of things. It’s just ‘Send me the money.’ If we had a township force we would have more control over it.” Tenges said he prepared an analysis on Lower Nazareth’s own department and it included start-up and operating costs. Gerould said Lower Nazareth has a lot more businesses that could cover the cost. Nagle replied that the warehouses and other commercial establishments bring in a lot of tax money, but the township is paying more than that for police. Robert Hoyer said the township should have a public meeting to announce Cordner’s findings. Nagle said they plan to do that at the next township meeting. It will be advertised. Other Matters Tenges had several items to re-
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have for their field. Supervisors approved fields three and four at least 10 times at a $30 fee each time. Team buses will be allowed to park on the municipal lot. Tenges also reported that Upper Nazareth Twsp. has asked to join with Lower Nazarethon disposal of electronic equipment. The football/ soccer field will be developed with money from a casino grant, and Upper Nazareth wanted to go in with it, but this was rejected. • Solicitor Gary Asteak will attend a zoning haring board meeting for a special exception of Keystone Shed Marketplace to have a storage shed at the former Hecktown Dairy on April 30. • A hearing for the Stone Post curative amendment will be held on Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the township building meeting room. • A resident questioned distance for a fence from a property line at a townhouse development. It is 18 inches in Lower Nazareth and 24 inches in Lower Macungie. This will be checked out. Also questioned was if the township will make mandatory a street sweeper where dust has collected in a development’s roads. The next township meeting will be on April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
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p.m. 4/18 – Good Friday Tenebrae service 7 p.m. 4/20 – Sunrise service at Bushkill UMC 6 a.m. DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sat. – Worship 6 p.m., Sun. – Worship 8/10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Wed. – Worship 7 p.m. EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, Whitehall (Egypt) 610262-4961 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. EMMANUEL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath Sun – Worship 8/9:30/10:45 a.m. – Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wed – Worship 10:30/7 p.m. FAITH REFORMED, Walnutport, 610-767-3505 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, Northampton Sun. – Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran, Northampton, 610262-9517 Sun – Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15/11 a.m. Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church, Northampton, 610-2628101 (N) Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun. – Worship 10:50 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl Sun. – Worship 8:30 & 10 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610-7597363 Sun. – Worship 8/9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Nazareth Sun. – Mass 7/9/11 a.m., M-F – Mass 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 8:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Holydays – Mass 7/9 a.m. & 5 p.m.
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The Passover Lamb
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HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Northampton 610-2622668 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 767-7203 Sun. – Worship 8:00/10:30 a.m. Sunday Schol 9:15 a.m. MOUNTAIN VIEW WESLEYAN CHURCH Bath 610-759-7553 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3163 Sun. – Worship 8:15/10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wed. (Lent) – Worship 7 p.m. NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton Sun – Worship 9:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wed. – Worship 7:30 p.m. QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-2622227 Sun. – Mass 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri. – Mass 6:30/7:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. (Lent), Sat. – Mass 4 p.m. RADIANT CHURCH, Easton/ Nazareth. 484-597-1440 Sun. – Worship/meeting 9:30 a.m. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. Sun. – Mass 6:30/8/9:30/11 a.m., Mon.-Thurs. – Mass 8 a.m., Fri – Mas 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 4:30/6 p.m., Holy Days – Mass 7/8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610759-1652 Sun. – Worship 8/10:15 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. 4/17 – Maundy Thurs. informal Service w/Family Communion 7 p.m. 4/18 – Good Friday prayer and meditation open 12 – 3 p.m. 4/20 – Easter Sunday Service w/ communion 6/10:15 a.m. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610-746-3910 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun. - Worship 8/10:15 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. - Worship 9 a.m., Sat. Worship 5:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Northampton. 610-262-8666 Sun. - Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun. - Worship 8/10:45 a.m., Wed. – Lenten Worship 7 p.m. ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun. – Mass 8/9:30/11 a.m., Holy Day – Mass 8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Sat. – Mass 4:30 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. - Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton Sun. – Worship 9 a.m Sunday School 10:15 a.m. VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton Sun. – Worship 10:45 a.m./6 p.m. Walnutport Seventh Day Adventist Sat. – Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
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News Sermonette Jim Snyder
Maranatha Family Christian Fellowship 450 Jacobsburg Road, Nazareth
IN or OUT?
There were at least two crowds that week – the IN crowd and the OUT crowd. The IN crowd loved Jesus. They actually anticipated God’s earthly kingdom to be established by this lowly Nazarene carpenter-becomeprophet on that first ‘Palm Sunday’. “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Blessed is the king of Israel!” When the stirredup folks of Jerusalem asked the probing question: “Who is this?” the IN crowd answered,“This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” (Mostly right.) This is the throng who was completely astonished by the Prophet’s teaching – what he said and what he did. This same mass of people were the ones who hung on every single word Jesus said – as if every statement should be acted upon immediately. These people were the ones of whom the Pharisees exclaimed: “Look how the whole world is going after Him!”The IN crowd was convinced that this one was the Messiah. “We vote for Jesus!” At the end of the week, the OUT crowd showed up. These followed Judas into the garden late in the night to arrest the innocent teacher. This crowd stood in the pitch-dark courtroom accusing one of Jesus’ close friends of being a traitor, too. This throng of Jews stirred up a dawn’s-early-light hornets’ nest in Governor Pilate’s backyard to ask for a murderer to be released instead. Part of this crowd repeatedly struck and spat upon the mocked monarch. The OUT crowd wanted Jesus out and Barabbas in. “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”This same mass showed up on Skull Hill to rag on the pulp-beaten carpenter-king. “Pfff, he saved others, but he can’t save himself. Come down from the cross so we can see and believe.” Even some of the crucified criminals joined in the verbal firing squad. “Get rid of Jesus!” Ironically, many of the IN crowd became members of the OUT crowd. Some of the same people who cheered the challenger-king jeered the nailed ‘nuisance’. (Humans can be so fickle.) They should have known that God can’t be disposed of. You may kick him out, but you can’t get rid of him. Who would be so crazy to stop applauding only to start heckling? Remember: This is the One who came to save – not just the world, but me! He is on the cross on ‘hump day’, but he is out of the tomb for the sunrise service. “Jesus is alive and well!” What is so troubling, though, is the fickleness of my own heart. One minute God is my hero, and the next minute God is a ‘zero’. I cry on his shoulder, then I spit in his face. I ask him for mercy, and then I blame him for being uncaring. In the morning I thank him for my daily bread, and in the evening I complain about my overcooked filet and cold mashed potatoes. (Not to mention the brussel sprouts!) Is God in the penthouse, or is he in the doghouse? I cannot sit on the proverbial fence – I only get splinters on my back side. I must make the choice. IN has Jesus on the throne. OUT has Jesus in the tomb. IN has me forgiven and free. OUT has me guilty and punishable. IN has me living, laughing and loving. OUT has me fearing in misery and regret. IN has me joyful in the middle of hard times. OUT has me worried even in good times. What will it be? IN or OUT? Worship 10:45 a.m. Zion’s Stone U.C.C., Kreidersville Sun. – Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Zion Wesleyan, Pt. Phillips Sun. – Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Zion EL Church, Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) Sun. – Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m.
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Thursday, April 17--7 PM Maundy Thursday Service with Communion Friday, April 18--Youth Group Fish Dinner from 5 to 7 PM Sunday, April 20--7 AM Easter Dawn Service with Communion 9 AM Sunday School 10:15 AM Worship Service/Easter Cantata with Communion
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Two churches to Mark Good Friday
On this Maundy Thursday, members of Christ UCC Church in Bath will have a light meal in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. and then join in Holy Communion at worship. On Good Friday, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bath will be joining Christ Church at 7 p.m. for worship. “The Seven Last Words” cantata will be presented by the joint choirs. On Easter Sunday Communion will be celebrated at both the 6:00 and 10:15 a.m. services, with the cantata “Come to the Cross” sung by the choir.
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Obituaries Betty J. Creyer
Oct. 30, 1928 – April 11, 2014 Betty J. Creyer, 85, of Beersville died on Friday, April 11 in Alexandria Manor, Bath. She was the wife of the late Leon E. Creyer, Sr., who died in July 2013 after 65 years of marriage. She worked for Ka-Res Lingerie and Mary Fashion for 30 years before retiring in 1994, and was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Born Oct. 30, 1928 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Minnie (Mertz) Hummel. She was a member of Christ Little Moore U.CC. Church, Danielsville, and enjoyed playing pinochle. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda J. Eckhart, of Moore Township; two sons, Leon E. Creyer, Jr. of Whitehall Township and Matthew H. Creyer of Moore Township; two grandson, Aaron Eckhart of Lehigh Township and Jonathan Eckhart of Danville; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Hummel, of Petersville; a sister, Naomi Beil, of Petersville; and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Estella Beers and Esther Kemmerer. Services were held on Monday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in New Hope Cemetery at Little Moore, Danielsville. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Christ Little Moore U.C.C. Church, 913 S. Mink Rd., Danielsville, PA 18038.
Phyllis A. Dempsey
Phyllis A. Dempsey, 83, formerly of Hazard Rd., Pa l m e r t o n , died on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Village at Palmerton.
She was the wife of the late John W. Dempsey, Sr., who died in 1988. She worked as a machine operator for the former Barson & Bishop Garment Co. and in assembly for the former AT&T Mfg. Co. Born in Palmerton, she was
a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Wojtassek) Pfeiffer. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Palmerton and volunteered for the Red Cross. Surviving are a daughter, Jane A. Schweibinz, of Palmerton; two sons, Robert of Ft. Washington, Md. and John W., Jr. of Palmerton; four grandchildren; two sisters, Cecelia Sotak of Lansdale and Dolores Heffelfinger of Northampton; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a sister, Teresa Semmel, and a brother, Bernard Pfeiffer. Services were held on Saturday morning in the Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton, with burial in Sacred Heart New Cemetery, Palmerton. Contributions may be made to Palmerton Memorial Park Assoc., P.O. Box 33, Palmerton, PA 18071.
Jennifer L. Ebert
July 25, 1948 – April 12, 2014 Jennifer Lynn (Meleschuk) Ebert, 65, of Walnutport died on Saturday, April 12 as the result of an auto accident. She was the wife of John J. Ebert. They would have been married for 45 years on May 10. A 1966 graduate of Parkland High School, she worked in Central Scheduling at Lehigh Valley Hospital for more than 30 years. Born July 25, 1948 in New York City, she was a daughter of Helen (Grynwich) Werner of Whitehall and the late Stephen A. Meleschuk. She was planning to retire at the end of this year to spend more time boating with her family at Lake Wallenpaupack. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jeffrey J. Ebert, of Harrisburg, N.C. and Jason J. Ebert of Cherryville; a daughter, Julie Eiden, of Northampton; five grandchildren; and a brother, Stephen T. Meleschuk, of Bethlehem. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday morning in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, followed by interment in Union Cemetery, Hellertown. Arrangements were made by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA
18067, where memorials to the church may be sent.
Helen R. Frantz
Sept. 28, 1917 – April 5, 2014 Helen R. Frantz, 96, formerly of Nazareth, died on April 5 in New Eastwood Nursing Center, Easton. She worked in the billing department of Blue Mountain Water Co., Wind Gap before retiring. During World War II, she also worked at the Bethlehem Steel. Born Sept. 28, 1917 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Valentine and Daisy (Kethledge) Kolbe. She was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Nazareth. Surviving are a daughter, Vivian Principato; two granddaughters; and two greatgrandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Anna Beil, and a brother, Carl Kolbe. Graveside services were held on Friday afternoon in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth with The Rev. David B. Schaffer officiating. Arrangements were by the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Donations may be made to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.
Edward A. Gaspar
Aug. 12, 1942 – April 13, 2014 Edward A. Gaspar, 71, of Bath died on Sunday, April 13 in the home of his daughter, Annette Gaspar, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the owner and operator of N&B Coal Co. in Northampton from 1973 to the present. Previously, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel and the Dragon Cement Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Born August 12, 1942 in Parryville, he was a son of the late Frank J. and Ruth C. (Fink) Gaspar. Surviving are two daughters, Angela Gaspar of Whitehall and Annette Gaspar of Allen Township; a son, Michael Gaspar, of Bath; two brothers, Frank Gaspar of Whitehall and Stephen Gaspar of Walnutport; a sister, Christine Stroh, of Coplay; two grandchildren; a niece, several nephews, and cousins. Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial with military honors in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s or Forgotten Felines and Fidos, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
James E. Love
May 3, 1935 – April 10, 2014 James E. Love, 78, of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, died Thursday, April 10 in St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson Campus, Easton. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Schlough) Love for 53 years. He was a carpenter until retiring in 1996. James served in the U.S. Navy for six years during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Builder 3rd Class. Born May 3, 1935 in Cypress, IL, he was a son of the late Roy Love and Ruby (Smith) Hoopaw. Surviving are two sons, Kevin E. Love of Nazareth and Keith E. Love of Erie; two daughters, Elaine L. Sandt of Bushkill Township and Debra G. Love of Fort Worth, Texas; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Betty. James was a member of Promised Land Church of the Nazarene, Bethlehem, and the Wilson Auxiliary Police Department. Graveside services were held on Monday morning at Northampton Memorial Shrine in Palmer Township. Arrangements were made by the Boyko Funeral Home, Allentown. The family has requested that memorial contributions go to the Good Samaritan Fund at Moravian Hall Square, 175 W. North St., Nazareth, PA 18064.
Ann E. Paul
Oct. 30, 1940 – April 11, 2014 Ann E. Paul, 73, of Bath died on Friday, April 11 in Blough Health Care Center, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Ralph Paul, Jr. for 55 years. She enjoyed painting and gardening and was an avid bird lover. Born Oct. 30, 1940 in East Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of the late John Stanley and Laura Anna (Schmidt) Fenner. She was a member of the Pocono Painters. She is survived by her husband. A graveside service was held on Wednesday morning in Cherry Valley Methodist Cemetery, Kemmerertown Rd., (Hamilton Township) Stroudsburg. Arrangements were by the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 243 S. Walnut St., Bath.
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DIETARY AIDE Part time. Must be reliable and dependable and enjoy working with seniors. Apply: Weston Senior Living Center at Northampton, 1001 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 610262-1010. (4/17-4/24)
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Business Space available along busy Route 248 in Berlinsville. Will remodel to suit tenant. Reasonable Rent. All utilities included. 610-7673531. (TN) RENT IT FAST! With Home News Classifieds for as little as $10/week. Call 610-923-0382 or place your ad online at www.homenewspa.com. (TN) Party Tents, Tables & Chairs for rent We deliver and set up all our tents 610 776-6225 www.partytentsforrentbymarty.com. (8/28) Canopy/Tent RENTAL ABC Canopy Tables & Chairs also available. Call 610- 882-9670 (5/1) Two Slatington Apartments for Rent 1st Floor (One bedroom, W/D) and 2nd Floor (Two Bedroom). $750 per mo. each. 1st and last month’s rent + security. Heat (gas), W/S/G, Stove, Refridge, incl. No pets or smoking. 610-767-1068 (4/24)
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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CASH PAID For your unwanted guitars, fiddles and amplifiers. Buy-SellTrade Call Ron: 610-681-4613. (TN)
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PAUL S. EVANS BUILDING CONTRACTOR, LLC Additions Remodeling Chimney Repairs Ceramic Tile. PA006229. 610-2626646. (12/31) NAZARETH PLATE GLASS CO., INC. 27 Mauch Chunk Street Nazareth, Pa. HARVEY VINYL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS SOLAR ROOMS Storm Windows & Screens Repaired Insulated Glass, Plexiglass, Mirrors, Repairs made at your home. Free Estimates. Call Mike Matula 610-759-3682 Closed Saturdays. 24 hour emergency service, commercial customers. (TN) R. C. SILFIES & SON ROOFING CONTRACTORS All types of roofing. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. Randy C. Silfies Owner. PA#036835 610837-8225. (TN) HOUSE PLANS Custom Drafting and Blueprinting – I will design your new dream home or home addition to suit your property, lifestyle, budget and you. Full time, quick service since 1980. Free estimates. Call Ron Eberts, Residential Designer: 610-681-4613. (TN) TED’S ROOFING New Roofs & Repairs • ReRoofing • Roof Ventilation • Slate Repairs • Vinyl Siding • Fascia & Soffit • No Streaking Shingle. Free Estimates & Fully Insured. Where Service & Quality Counts! PA#089829. 610837-7508 (6/5)
Spring Bazaar Saturday April 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Christ Church UCC – Little Moore. 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville (corner of Rt. 946 and Mink Rd. between Klecknersville and Danielsville). White elephant table, crafts, home made baked goods, candy and more. Free goody bag to the first 25 adults and ten children. Kitchen will be open. (4/3) Las Vegas DANCE Night May 10th - Doors Open at 5 $23/person includes dinner and beverages. Blue Valley Farm Show, 707 American Bangor Rd. FMI: Ken 610-759-0602. (5/1)
PINBALL MACHINES OLDER GUM BALL & CANDY MACHINES PENNY ARCADE & ANY OLDER COIN OPERATED MACHINES CASH PAID CALL DARYL 610-767-9135. (TN)
VOLUNTEERS WANTED Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp 48, est. in 1914, needs volunteers to join their ranks so that a tradition honoring all Veterans on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday and Monday, can continue for another 100 years. In two days, Sons visit several churches and cemeteries. Our cemetery band plays “Nearer My God to Thee, clergy delivers a prayer, the Gettysburg Address is recited, two members have a dialogue, firing of three volleys, the band plays the National Anthem then we retire from the cemetery. Contact Donald Schwartz, 8456 Seemsville Rd., Northampton, PA 18067-9312 or call at 610837-1927 (5/15)
PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Fred Koran, Late of the Township of Lehigh, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Alex Koran 655 Birch Drive Walnutport, PA 18088 Executor DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 E. Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (4/3-4/17) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Stephen Seko deceased, late of 2633 Cherryville Road, Northampton, Northampton County, PA. It is requested that all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Edward Seko, Administrator, 1453 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, PA 18038. (4/10-4/24)
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------------------------Visit The Home News website at www.homenewspa.com ------------------------ESTATE NOTICE Miller, Mulgrew, dec’d., Late of Easton, Northampton County, PA. Administratrix: Tanya R. Miller c/o Dennis P. Ortwein, 5201 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045. Attorney: Dennis P. Ortwein, Esquire, 5201 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045. (4/10-4/24) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of VIRGINIA D. CHRISTMAN, deceased, late of 3997 Newburg Road, Easton, 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 make payments without delay to: Co-Executors: David R. Christman Address: 4040 Walbert Avenue Allentown, PA 18104 AND Sandra Ann Mlodossich 3997 Newburg Road Easton, PA 18045 Or to their Attorney: David B. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (4/10-4/24) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Victor Causerano, a/k/a Victor Causerano, Jr., a/d/a Victor A. Causerano, Jr., late of the Township of Allen, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to preent the in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Valerie A. Madea 22 Clifftop Road Northampton, PA 18067 Executrix DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (4/17-5/1)
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Count on the Home News Classifieds! ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Betty A. Hoch, 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 Brenda Bachman, Executrix of the Estate of Betty A. Hoch. 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: Brenda Bachman c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (4/17-5/1) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Alphonse L. Yost, late of the Township of Upper Nazareth, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Robert H. Yost Jayne L. Yost 3489 Daniels Road Nazareth, PA 18064 Executors DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (4/17-5/1)
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PUBLIC NOTICE – LEGAL 2013 AUDITOR’S REPORT MOORE TOWNSHIP NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA TAX RATES Real Estate 3.00 GENERAL FUND Summary of Receipts Real Estate Taxes Local Earned Income Taxes Interest Income Other Revenue Cash Balance at Beginning of Year Total Receipts and Cash Balance
777,468 1,928,789 608 580,431 2,826,921 6,114,217
Summary of Expenditures General Government Public Safety Health Highways Recreation & Conservation Other Expenditures Cash Balance at End of Year Total Expenditures and Cash Balance
266,442 1,343,679 29,861 593,566 154,066 372,628 3,353,975 6,114,217
RECREATION ENTERPRISE Summary of Receipts Developers assessments Interest Income Cash Balance at Beginning of Year Total Receipts and Cash Balance Summary of Expenditures Capital Construction Capital Purchases Cash Balance at End of Year Total Expenditures and Cash Balance
4,000 11 16,108 20,119 10,000 10,119 20,119
STATE LIQUID FUELS HIGHWAY AID, Summary of Receipts Interest Income State Liquid Fuels Tax Grant Cash Balance at Beginning of Year Total Receipts and Cash Balance
98 334,595 310,785 650,478
Summary of Expenditures Road Maintenance & Construction Cash Balance at End of Year Total Expenditures and Cash Balance
354,077 291,401 650,478
MOORE TOWNSHIP AUDITORS
David Lack – Chairman Mary Schmoyer – Vice Chairman Lois Iasiello – Secretary
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NOTICE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 3, 2014, the Petition of Baljit Singh was filed in Northampton County Court of Common Pleas at Docket No. C-0048-CV-2014-2906, seeking to change the name of Petitioner from Baljit Singh to Daljit Singh. The Court has fixed Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom #4 at the Northampton County Courthouse as the date and time for hearing of the petition. All persons interested in the proposed change of name may appear and show cause, if any they have why the prayer for the petition should not be granted. GREGORY R. REED P.O. Box 299 141 South Broad Street Nazareth, PA 18064-0299 (4/17) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, April 17, at 6:45 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss personnel matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (4/17) REQUEST FOR BIDS New Nazareth Pool and Bath House Renovations The Borough of Nazareth, Pennsylvania will receive sealed bids for the construction of the New Nazareth Pool and Renovations to the Existing Bath House located in Nazareth Borough Park at North Broad Street and Spring Brook Road, Nazareth, PA. The project will include separate contracts for General Construction, Aquatic Construction, Electrical Construction and Plumbing Construction. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted for the Project on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM. The pre-bid conference will begin at Nazareth Borough Council Chambers located at West Center Street and South Church Street, Nazareth, PA followed by a brief drive to the project site for the tour of the work area. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to: Paul Kokolus, Nazareth Borough Secretary, Nazareth Borough, West Center Street and South Church Street, Nazareth, PA 18064 no later than 3:00 PM, prevailing time Thursday, May 1, 2014, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Documents pertinent to the Work are open to public inspection at the office of the Architect, Spillman Farmer Architects, 1720 Spillman Drive, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18015-2169. Electronic Contract Documents, including drawings and the project manual, may be obtained from the Bethlehem Office of Spillman Farmer Architects, 610-865-2621, upon
The Classifieds verbal or written request to the Architect and a submission fee of $50 per set; checks should be made payable to: Spillman Farmer Architects. Bidders requesting that the documents be shipped to them must submit an additional non-refundable amount of $25.00 per set, to cover the cost of shipping and handling. Only UPS will be used to ship the documents. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the base bid. Performance Bond and a Labor Material and Payment Bond will be required from the lowest responsible bidders. This project is subject to the provisions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act. Paul Kokolus, Borough Secretary Nazareth Borough (4/17-4/24) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of John F. Rundle, also known as John Rundle, late of the Township of Bushkill, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary on the above-named estate have been granted to Frederick D. Rundle and Kevin D. Rundle, Executors of the Estate of John F. Rundle, also known as John Rundle. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against to present the same without delay to Frederick D. Rundle and Kevin D. Rundle c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorney for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (4/24-5/8) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Linda J. Gruber, late of the Borough of Stockertown, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters of Administration in the above-named estate have been granted to Howard A. Gruber, Jr., Administrator of the Estate of Linda J. Gruber. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands against to present the same without delay to
LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Nazareth intends to adopt the following Ordinance at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting to be held on May 5, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., E.D.T., at Nazareth Municipal Building, West Center and Church Streets, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 12, LIBRARIES, PART 1, PUBLIC LIBRARY, SECTION 102, BOARD OF DIRECTORS ESTABLISHED, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF NAZARETH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Borough of Nazareth, in Borough Council assembled, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the authority of the same, that Chapter 12, Libraries, Part 1, Public Library, Section 102, Board of Directors Established, of the code of Ordinances of the Borough of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is hereby amended as follows: §102. Board of Directors Established. There is hereby established a Board of Library Directors composed of nine (9) members, with six (6) of the said members being members or appointees of the supporting municipalities of the Memorial Public Library of Nazareth and Vicinity as follows: two (2) appointed by the Lower Nazareth Township Supervisors; and two (2) appointed by the Upper Nazareth Township Supervisors; and two (2) appointed by the Bushkill Township Supervisors. Three (3) of the said members shall be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Nazareth. All members shall be appointed for a term of office of three (3) years, or until their successors are appointed and qualified. All appointments shall be for such staggered terms so that the terms of at least three (3) members of said Board expire annually, at least one (1) being an appointee of the Borough Council and two (2) being appointees of the supporting municipalities. Any vacancies on such Board occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the appointing body for the unexpired term. Copies of the complete Ordinance are available at the Borough Office, 134 South Main Street, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Paul A. Kokolus, Secretary Alfred S. Pierce, Solicitor (4/17)
Howard A. Gruber, Jr. c/o Scott R. Steirer, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Scott R. Steirer, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorney for the Estate I.D. No. 306977 (4/24-5/8)
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said that March was a very busy month in traffic enforcement (see police blotter). He also announced that May is Highway Safety Month, and that there will be 10 special motorcycle events in Northampton County in upcoming weeks. He also reported that the alert system will go into effect when there is a major incident; the police department is utilizing a new software program that is time efficient in providing information on crashes; application is being made for a $12,000 JAG grant; outdated prescription dugs will be collected on April 26; and there is a Yellow Dot Program in which drivers list their medical information and put it in their car’s glove compartment to guide rescuers when there is an accident and the driver is injured. • Supervisor Sandy Hopkins wanted to know how much snow clearance cost the township, and if it went over budget. Although no figure was given, Mrs. Rehrig said it did exceed their expectations in the budget. • A member of the BMX bike group said they are getting insurance, and Supervisors Chairman Darryl Snover said as long as they are making progress, the board has no reason to go down to their facilities at Indian Trail Park. • Supervisor Cindy Miller questioned why the road crew would spend 18 hours a week on mowing grass for the ball fields when other things are not getting done by the public works department, especially the roads. • A $100,000 grant from Monroe County casino funds will be used for work on the walking trail and softball/soccer field. • A workshop is also planned with the recreation board, when they will be told of their responsibilities and the resolution that was adopted. Hantz said there should be an agenda, and Mrs. Hopkins said she will have a list put together when the recreation board meets later this month. She asked Hantz if the recreation board has some authority or no authority. Hantz also wanted to know why more infield mix was needed for the Berlinsville field as compared to the Danielsville and Pennsville ball fields. Mrs. Rehrig said they are raising up the infield level.
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No Answer Yet Asked about the township’s request for an opinion by the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission on whether Frack can vote on the proposed Fed Ex $335 million ground hub, she said as yet they have not received an answer. Frack is a 40-year employee of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, which intends to sell the land for the FedEx distribution center. Whether Frack can vote or
www.HomeNewsPA.com not, the board can only legally vote against the FedEx development if it violates the Allen Township zoning ordinance. The land is already zoned for such a development. The company is not seeking a zoning exception. There are five members on the board of supervisors. Fire Report The monthly fire report for March by the Allen Twsp. Vol. Fire Co. showed 174.25 total alarm hours; 165 training hours; 25 alarms (2 ambulance assists, 3 auto accidents, 4 automatic fire alarms, 1 brush fire, 1 CO detector alarm, 7 dwelling fires – in Bath, Kreidersville Rd., Cherry Hill Rd. in Moore Twsp., Washington Ave. in Northampton, Rising Sun Rd. in Upper Nazareth Twsp., N. Dogwood Rd. in Lehigh Twsp., and E. Bullshead Rd. in East Allen Twsp.); 1 heat detector activation; 1 odor investigation; 1 structure fire, Smith Lane in Northampton; 1 traffic control; 1 vehicle fire; 1 water flow alarm, 1 wire/ pole fire.
Lehigh Township Historical Society News
Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT Our thanks to everyone who supported our recent fundraiser. Your support enables us to maintain our two buildings in the township, St. Paul's Schoolhouse and the Lehigh Township Historical Centre. The society will continue to offer free admission to everyone all year long. You are helping to preserve the past for the future! Be sure to spread the word about the upcoming May 4 Grand Opening of the historical centre addition at Pennsville, from 1 to 4 p.m. With the addition, there have been many changes. We have expanded the archives area, added internet and phone service, and everything has a new look! When you visit, you will see all of the work that has been done as we keep moving forward! We will be offering light refreshments, tours, door prizes and a souvenir to visitors. We welcome you and your families.
Right around the corner, the society is sponsoring a take-out chicken or pork dinner made by Lorah's Roasters on May 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be made in front of the LT Historical Centre at Pennsville. Menu consists of chicken or pork and a baked potato, cole slaw, roll plus a dessert - all for $10. Tickets will be available at the historical centre at the grand opening and May 11 or contact any society member. If you want a break from cooking, keep the take-out dinner in mind! We appreciate your support! For any questions or information, call 610-767-5989.
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Associated Fasteners, Inc. 6854 Chrisphalt Dr., Bath 610-837-9200
Bartholomew Funeral Home 243 S. Walnut St., Bath PA 18014 610-837-6451
Embassy Bank 100 Gateway Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017 www.EmbassyBank.com
172 Lappawinzo Rd. Northampton, PA 18067 1 mile north from Main St. 610-262-9442 Celebrating 45 years in Business
Meyers Gun Shop 705 Point Phillip Road Bath, PA 18014 • 610-837-6376
Salem United - Moorestown 2218 Community Dr. Bath 610-759-1652 salemuccmoorestownpa.org
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BATH FIRE CO SOCIAL HALL 278 Race Street - Bath 610-837-8336
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Celebrating ath’s 275th anniversary Lawnsbby George, Inc. Crabgrass Control • Aeration • Lime • Weed Control Granular Fertilizer • Insect Control • Grub Control
Linda M. Roth, C.P.A. 256 S. Walnut St., Bath, PA 18014 610-837-8082 www.lindarothcpa.com
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R&S Hardwood Flooring Co. 610-767-6264 www.rshardwood.com •Installation •Stain •Repair •Refinishing
Ralph’s Auto Body 859 Copella Rd. Bath, PA 18014 610-759-2642
Discount Beverage Warehouse Rt. 512 Downtown Bath 484-281-3303
Sell’s Septic Service Serving the Lehigh Valley & Surrounding Area’s 610-837-8450
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Bickert’s Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC 2805 Valley View Dr., Bath 610-837-9098 • # PA003267 www.bickertshvac.com
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SILFIES FUEL LLC 2659 Beacon Road, Bath • 610-837-1792
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional D.U.I. Arrest
Officer Brian Bird of Colonial Regional Police on March 29 at 3:18 a.m. saw a tan/gold Honda sedan stopped in the northbound turn lane for Jandy Blvd. off of Nazareth Pike with its brake lights lit and its turn signal on. He approached and identified the driver of the vehicle as Sandra Santiago, 43, of 3605 Orth St., Bethlehem. She had her vehicle running and in gear. It was learned that Ms. Santiago pulled over to text and had been drinking recently. She submitted to field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer. After the conclusion of the testing, Ms. Santiago was arrested for DUI and transported to the Bethlehem Township DUI Center where blood was drawn. The result of the blood test indicated that her BAC was 0.15%. Charges for DUI will be filed through District Judge Joseph Barner’s office.
Lehigh Twsp. Police Activities In March
Chief of Police Scott Fogel provided a list of activities
performed by police in the month of March. It includes: 8,580 miles traveled; 720 calls logged; 7 reportable and 6 non-reportable accidents investigated; 98 summary and 3 non-traffic violations issued; 18 equipment repair orders; 3 warnings of violations; 1 person arrested for D.U.I.; 3 arrested for retail theft; 1 arrested for theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy; and 1 arrested for criminal conspiracy to commit theft.
Unlawful Contact with Minor on Computer
A 48-year-old Hanover Township man was arrested on Tuesday, April 8 by State Police and charged with unlawful contact with a minor, obscene and other sexual materials and performances, and corruption of minors. Arraigned before District Judge James Narlesky, bail was set at $100,000.00. The Pa. State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Computer Crime Unit announced the arrest. Thomas Jeff Shelby of 5601 Grace Ave., Bethlehem was arrested as the result of an unlawful contact with minor investigation. The investigation was initiated by the Spotsylvania, Va. Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crime Unit. The parents of a 15-year-old girl discovered an online relationship between their daughter
www.HomeNewsPA.com and Shelby. During the electronic communications Shelby had graphic sexual communications with the girl and wanted to meet for a long weekend for a physical sexual encounter. On April 8, members of Homeland Security and the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M Bethlehem Patrol Unit & Computer Crime Task Force Unit executed a search warrant at 5601 Grace Ave., Hanover Township, Northampton County. As a result, one computer, two cell phone devices and a camera were seized from the residence. During the search, Shelby admitted to the unlawful communications. The Pa. State Police are in the pro- ONE RUN runners on their journey to Boston. – Contributed photo cess of forensically examining the seized items. ing groups going into New Shelby was arrested withContinued from page 1 Jersey and New York City, out incident by the State Porear of the group. According and finally into Boston. The lice. to a published report, by the final relay reached Bean Town Woman Fatally time they reached Bath all the on Sunday. The 2014 Boston Injured In Rt.145 Crash runners from across country Marathon will be on April 21. A 65-year-old Walnutport since March 16 had raised One of the two men who set woman was fatally injured $400,000. After leaving Bath, off the bombs last year will in a two-car crash on April the next group of 18 runners stand trial. His brother was 12 at 8:30 a.m. along Rt. 145 went to Easton, with succeed- killed by police in a stand-off. in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, between Neffs Laury’s Rd. and Clearview Rd. Jennifer Ebert was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. by the Lehigh County coroner. State Police of the Bethlehem Barracks said Courtney Quinn, 19, of Walnutport was traveling north, while Ms. EbAll New Paper Games NOW! erts was headed south. Ms. Quinn crossed the double Piggy & Washline BIGGER yellow line, causing a headNumbers PAYOUTS! on collision. Various EMS Increase Every Week! and fire/rescue personnel responded to the scene. MeAt Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co. chanical means were used to Free extricate the drivers of both Tuesday Nights 7 p.m. Coffee! cars. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. All persons in the accident were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township for their injuries. A juvenile girl Rt. 946 - 2718 Mountain View Dr., Moore Twsp. in Ms. Eberts’ car sustained serious injuries as did Ms. Quinn. The deceased and the The Home News girl were both wearing seat belts. It was not known if Ms. Quinn was. There is an ongoing investigation concerning the crash. State Police were assisted by Laury’s Station Fire Co., Find this week’s icon on three of our Lehigh Township fire/rescue, advertisers’ ads and write them below. Egypt fire, Schnecksville FD, Complete this form and mail it to: NOVA EMS, Cetronia EMS, PO BOX 39 Bath, PA 18014 Northampton EMS, MedEfor your chance to win a gift cert. vac of Cedar Crest, Troop M’s 1._________________________________ from this week’s sponsor CARS Unit and FSU, and the 2. _________________________________ This week's icon: Lehigh County District Attor3. _________________________________ ney’s office.
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