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Fireplace and spindle at the Kortz home. – Home News photo

33rd annual Christmas House Tour covered large local area By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

From Bath to East Allen Township to Moore Township and westward to the village of Friedens in the area of the Borough of Slatington, the 33rd annual Governor Wolf Historical Society Christmas House Tour was held this past weekend. It began on a rainy Friday night candlelight tour of the homes, followed by a reception for patrons, homeowners, sponsors, and florists at the historic Wolf Academy. The floral winners were announced by Trish Mowan at that reception. While most traveled the miles in their own cars, a bus was used for 16 persons, driven by a society volunteer who happens to work for First Student bus company at Beersville. The full public tour was held Saturday morning and afternoon on a partly sunny day. While hundreds of visitors were traveling the countryside, displays and sales of unique crafts and gifts went on in the three complex buildings in East Allen Township. Seventeen vendors, including the society, participated with homemade and hand-crafted items, scarves, Santas, folk art, silk arrangements, stocking stuffers, decorated lighted wine bottles, wreaths and swags of fresh greens, and numerous other items for the Christmas holiday – either for

decoration or for gift giving. Ten homes were on the tour, including three that the society owns in the Wolf Academy/Ralston McKeen/ Monocacy School complex at Jacksonville and the Siegfried log cabin in Bath. The other homes are owned by Steve and Bobby Jo Powell on Penn-Dixie Rd., Nazareth; John and Linda Kortz at Copella Rd., Bath; John and Marti Horn on Hill Rd., Slatington; David and Jane Schappell along Christmas Lane, Slatington; Allen and Karen Smith, Snyder’s Church Rd., Northampton; and Chris and Tammy Cruz, Airport Rd., Bath. They date from as far back as 1739 and have all been restored and decorated with the homes’ long history on the minds of the owners. Before the Friday night candlelight tour, as visitors awaited the start, Christmas music was played by Rev. Fran Merkel on her flute. At the reception that followed, society president Robert Swan thanked all who had a part in making this annual house tour a success. Ann Power was chairman of the tour. House selection was worked out by Ms. Power, Carol BearHeckman, Jan Semmel, Kathy Wilhelm, and Glen Gunther. Ms. Mowen had charge of ribbons and floral judging arrangements.

Other Matters • Three ordinances were adGood news for Moore opted: (1) An amendment to Township property owners. the burning law, so that fires There will be no tax increase can’t be closer than 25 ft. from in 2014. The rate will remain a structure nor less than 15 ft. at 3 mills, on a budget of from a property line or road$3,508,570. Final passage of way; (2) Adopting the Municithe budget will come at 3:30 pal Retirement Law; and (3) p.m. on Monday, December the forestry ordinance. 30 when the Board of Super• Two resolutions noted the visors has its year-end meet- deeds of dedication for Laura ing. Appert at Egg Road and KesThe supervisors will have trel Circle. Another resolution their re-organization meet- approved was for ag security ing on Monday, January 6 at for Rudolph Klein – lands of 7 p.m., when Dan Piorkows- 16 and 35 acres. ki will be sworn in as a new • After a title company got member of the board. involved a Alekna-Rinker lot He replaces Louis Cacciola, line adjustment was needed who, at the meeting last Tues- for Umstead. day was thanked for his six • Kim Silfies was named to years of service as a supervi- the Moore Township Historisor. cal Commission. Her ancestor Engineer Al Kortze thanked was Anthony Kleckner in the the board for hiring him again 1700’s. Unfortunately, one new as Township Engineer and member, Mary Schmoyer, was wished Cacciola well, saying removed because she is now he will miss him. an auditor in the township.

The commission had its first meeting on December 11. • It was also announced that the 250th anniversary committee will be planning a celebration for the township on August 29 and 30, 2015, and already the Boy Scouts and Lions are getting involved. As part of the celebration, the former Edelman School will be restored. It was one of Moore Township’s original one-room schools and is located along Longley Road. Documents have been received from David Jaindl turning the building over to the township. • First Regional Compost Authority is on winter hours Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Chairman David Tashner of the supervisors said there has been a growing number of material handled. • The Moore Township Lions Club awarded certifiContinued on page 7

Kids Shop with Cops for Christmas gifts with the shopping cart. Dillon wanted socks for his sister. That’s the way it was. The children wanted to get a gift for their siblings before they


Nine families will have a happier Christmas, thanks to officers of the Colonial Regional Police Department. For the eighth year in a row, the police had their Shop With A Cop program on Saturday morning. First the boys and girls enjoyed breakfast together with the police at Chic-fil-A in Lower Nazareth Township. Then, with their sirens blaring, the nine cruiser cars came into the Walmart parking lot, and pulled up in front of the store for the shopping spree, where the youngsters and police officers could go through the aisles of the department store and select items from their shopping list. We came upon Officer Justin Schippang and Dillon as they stopped in one aisle

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BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. – MOORE TWSP. – CHAPMAN BORO Allen Township Supervisors BBCP active in farmers Debate how to number homes Market and coming duck race

Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors have had requests from the local fire company and ambulance unit to have houses in the township numbered so they can find the location during emergencies. The fire chief said he’s not concerned with the color of the signs, but in a high density area home owners need to have some kind of reflective sign, as large as they wish, so long as the numbers are easily seen from the roadway. While the Uniform Construction Code calls for numbers four inches high, they should either be three or four inches. As the debate went on Thursday night, it was noted that on Howertown Rd.

Alexa H. of Lehigh Township LITTLE MISS COMMUNITY DAYS Emily D. (Story on Page 9.) was crowned by last year’s winner, – Home News photo

Lehigh Twsp. board discusses road worker Need for full time Zamadics for the entire year.


The board did not vote then, expected to at Opinions were split when but they are meeting with Chairthe Lehigh Township Board of the next Snover is present. Supervisors at their meeting man Darryl decide to hire on Tuesday, July 9 discussed Should they it will be advertised. hiring a full-time employee someone, Presently, there are eight to assist road foreman Frank full-time workers, while at 12 to 14. 72nd Year, Issue No. 29 one time there were Supervisor Keith Hantz said they want to get back to where they were two years ago, re-

a green and white reflechomes are on the left and tive sign with numbers four numbers on mailboxes on inches high, saying they cost the right side. If on mail- about $60. boxes, they should be at the will The Bath Business and committee A volunteer residents’ driveways, it was get together their Community Partnership has a and make noted. lot going for it. Suto the Dale Hassler said the num- recommendations Farmers Market is in of Mrs. consists It Bath pervisors. full swingNick withLalik, 12 select, probers should be easily seen as Eckhart, Fire Chief along moving is ducer-only truck re fi the Behler, July 19 Garymembers. Dale Hassler, is “Sweet Corn Festival”, Aug pretty fast in an emergency. and Michael 2 isChordas. “Peach Party”, Aug 9 is Supervisor William Holmes Valley Lehigh Envision “Tomato Fest” Every Friday, said there should be unifordirector of Holly Edinger, 3-7pm, Keystone Park, live mity in the signs. There is Sustainable Development music too! The for 4th annual many so with concern a also Valley Duck RaceEconomic will be held July the Lehigh apartments and the mailbox- Development to Creek 26 at Corp., 5pm in came Monocacy es bunched together. about Park. prize is $250 cash spoke andFirst meeting To insure that homeowners the plus 12 called other prizes. “Envi-Get your a new program place the signs, it was point- sion Lehigh $5 Valley.” duck ticket a col-at Daily It istoday ed out that there should be laborationGrind. of several public a fine imposed if no sign is sector organizations to develposted. a sustainable community Township Manager Ilene op for the valley, which has plan Eckhart said she picked up grown by 109,000 people the othfrom ordinances sample er municipalities that have Continued on page 9 house numbers. She showed


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Attention all businesses in Bath – fill out your BBCP contact info sheet today and drop it off at boro office. (Don’t have one? Get one at boro office – stay in touch with what’s going on!) The annual Bath Community Day will be held on October 5th at Keystone Park. It’s official ! “Final Thursday” will be Bath’s special night each month. The BBCP will be putting together a group ad in the Home News each month to advertise what local businesses have to offer and draw people into town.


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Officer Justin Schipping and Dillon picking out pairs of socks for Dillon’s sister. – Home News photo

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Details will be forthcoming (this is why we need your contact info!) and we plan to start in August. The role of the BBCP is to promote our existing businesses, foster an improved image to attract new investment and enhance the quality of life in the Borough. The BBCP is comprised of volunteers from borough businesses, residents, local officials and civic organizations. The BBCP meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 5 pm in Bath Borough Hall, 215 E. Main Street. All are welcome to attend and bring your ideas to share. Next meeting, August 12. More information is available at revitalization.html or by calling the borough office at 610837-6525. Bath Borough and the BBCP are participants in the Borough Business Revitalization Program (BBRP). The BBRP is a nationally accredited Main Street Program which receives funding and support from the PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Northampton County and the Borough of Bath.

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structurally deficient masonry arch bridge with a new concrete arch bridge. Walnut Drive was closed since Dec. 26, 2012 and detoured between Beech and Dogwood drives. The posted detour routed traffic on PA 248, Blue Mountain Drive and Elm Road. Grace Industries, Inc. of Bath was the general contractor on the $633,207 project. The Walnut Drive Bridge was originally constructed in 1834. The bridge was 32 feet long and 21 feet wide. The new bridge is 36 feet long and

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Northampton. All three will get to ride in the Exchange’s 65th annual Jack Frost Parade in October. The other semifinalists were Shelby Wandler of Moore Elementary, Lyla Schneck of Northampton, and Nadia Soto of George Wolf Elementary in Bath. Linda McKenzie asked questions of all 19 contestants, and they were judged also on their poise and personality. The final question that was asked before the five judges made their decision on the winners was “What thing could you do to make

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past ten years. It is expected to grow to another 145,000 by the year 2030. Input from the public will be used to develop five key plans and to develop policy recommendations. The plans include: 1. Lehigh Valley Regional Affordable Housing Plan 2. Regional Sustainable Economic Development Plan 3. Jobs/Housing Balance Study 4. Climate and Energy Conservation Plan 5. Fresh Food Access Plan The five plans will be summarized by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission for the comprehensive plan and include the new input from public participation. One comment from persons in the audience was, “Keep the rural community as it has been.” Other Matters • The board okayed a security reduction request on three lots of Willow Ridge by

theran Church received approval for its minor subdivision. • An additional sewage enforcement officer will be named by Engineer Brien Kocher. • Approval was given to Assumption B.V.M. Church to put up a sign for their annual picnic. The June fire report of Allen Township Vol. Fiore Co. #1 showed: 76.2 alarm hours; 132 training hours; 16 alarms (1 airport alert, 1 assist ambulance, 5 auto accidents, 1 brush fire, 4 dwelling fires, 1 elevator rescue, 1 move up assignment, and 1 odor investigation). The dwelling fires were along Frank Drive, Northampton; Almond Drive in Lehigh Twsp., Newport Ave. in Northampton, and Gap View Mobile Home Court in Lehigh Twsp.

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Supervisor Cindy Miller questioned with the amount of hours, does it justify the extra position. She believes a part-time worker is more advisable unless there is a road improvement project or other great need. Hantz said some of the work that should be done isn’t because there aren’t enough workers. Supervisor Dell Grove said Zamadics oversees work that is being done, and if he thinks

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that. Supervisor Sandy Hopkins tended to agree with Ms.THE HOME NEWS Miller and that a crew leader is only a temporary position July 18-24, 2013 when Zamadics is not on the job. What Zamadics wants is not in the contract. She said the board needs to look at the contract for a crew leader (this was discussed on June 25). Grove and Hantz said that the positions are not connected. Hantz said the board should work separately on the full-time worker and the The Moravian Historical Socrew leader positions. ciety is pleased to announce Ms. Miller said she’s lookthe first annual “Free Summer ing at the numbers, includSundays” program to be held ing costs for a maintenance every Sunday from June 30 building. She wondered why thru August 25. the board always looks at fulltime rather than part-time. Families and individuals will enjoy free admission Grove doesn’t see a probto the 1740-1743 Whitefield lem with working on both House museum in beautiful, positions, and he doesn’t see downtown Nazareth from 1 a red budgetary flag for 2014. pm - 4 pm each select Sunday. The public works position Experience the story of the will be on the agenda for the Moravians (the town foundJuly 23 meeting. ers of Nazareth and BethleOther Matters Guests will come face• The board approved hem). an to-face with one of the oldest ordinance which will make and most exquisite collections Continued on page 11 of local objects including the oldest known American made violin in the country, eight important John Valentine Haidt



Moravian Historical Society Announces “Free Summer Sundays” program oil paintings, several examples of early furniture and other household objects all the while enjoying the oldest Moravian buildings in North America. Children (and those young at heart) will enjoy playing typical colonial games such as Jacob’s Ladder, Graces, Ball and Cups outside on the property. Crafts will include coloring frakturs, a regional folk art form. Megan van Ravenswaay, Whitefield House Site Director said “We are so thankful to our sponsors for allowing us to offer free museum admission to the entire community this summer. We know families will enjoy the tour of the

museum and especially enjoy playing games on our beautiful property.” The program is sponsored by the Perusse, Gaspar, Gerricke, and Crook families. One of the oldest historical societies in PA, the Moravian Historical Society is a not-forprofit organization that shares over 500 years of fascinating Moravian contributions to worldwide culture through educational programs for students, guided tours, museum exhibits, and public activities. For more information: www., 610-759-5070, They are located at 214 East Center Street, Nazareth.

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cake walk will commence at 6 PM in which anyone may participate. This is followed by an evening of games for the whole family. Sunday will see the horse show starting at 8:00 AM. The Chicken B-B-Q will start at noon until the chicken is gone. The silent auction will close at 2 PM and items may be picked up from 2:30-4:30 PM.. During all of these events the display building will be open with exhibits of completed 4-H projects, club booth displays depicting our theme for the year, and the silent auction. At all times, good food is offered by our kitchen staff. The whole event is open to the general public and is free of charge. Come, visit as 4-H is Paving The Way to the Future! For more information concerning the 4-H Fair, please visit the website at: programs/4-h or call 610746-1970, weekdays, 8 AM to 4 PM. General information about the 4-H program, which serves youth ages 8-18, may be obtained by calling the 4-H offices at 610-746-1970. Adult volunteers are always needed to mentor the 4-H members, any adult interested in helping with a club may also call

the majority of House colleagues in moving House Bill 1437, the general appropriations portion of the 2013-14 state budget. The legislation contains no new taxes and spends $28.376 billion, a modest 2.3 percent increase over last year, which is within the rate of inflation. For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania’s spending plan for the fiscal year ahead has been delivered on time using no new taxes. This budget forces state government to live within its means, just as you do with your own personal budget, while spending only what it has and not taking on new debt. The pending loss of $220 million due to federal government cuts to education, health and welfare programs makes avoiding the need to raise taxes especially important. With existing revenues, we supported essential services in the Commonwealth without placing an additional burden on the backs of the Pennsylvania taxpayer. A record $10 billion total state dollars is being invested in K-12 education as we continue to support our students. This is especially noteworthy, as we recover from the cuts to state funding imposed by the Rendell administration dur-

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Saturday night. . . .Their Lionesses were at Ahart’s market selling homemade cookies and nut roll Sunday morning, and I see the Klecknersville Rangers are having a big cookie sale. Always love those cookies!! What’s your favorscary driving. Now the weath- ite?. . . .Some nice coloring the er folks are calling for another kids did on Santa Claus down snowstorm by Monday into at Ahart’s. Now they can see Tuesday. If this is how it’s him on the 21st right in the starting out, looks like we’re in store. . . .All the fresh tree for a rough winter. . . . By the sales places are doing great, way, the Eagles gained a game ‘cause folks realize they’re a when the Cowboys lost Mon- lot better than artificial trees. day night to Chicago’s Bears. . . . Took notice Barbara Abel . . . The Governor Wolf histori- and a couple of her friends cal society had rain on Friday are gonna put on a sing-along night, but it was okay on Sat- with Christmas tunes over at urday during daylight hours Moravian Hall Square come for their house tour. . . .Moore the morning of December Township Lions had clear 17th. She used to be the orweather for their tree lighting, ganist at the U.C.C. church even though it was biting cold here in town before Sharon Bittenbender Schrantz. . . . I hear Valleri’s Pizza Restaurant has closed up in town. Somebody said they were going to Walnutport. . . . I don’t like winter at all, and would rather take the warmer climates. Florida is okay, but they have more humidity. Arizona and Nevada get awful hot. If you

Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Winter hit us on Sunday afternoon and night with a light snow of about an inch and a half, plus freezing rain, but nothing like they had down in Philadelphia and in Delaware areas. They got pounded with up to 8 to 12 inches of snow in a blizzard. That was some football game the Eagles and Lions played at Lincoln Financial Field! It’s staying real cold, too, down about 28 degrees, so it’s not melting very much. Elmira and me called off our trip around the area to see all the lights. It was too

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Holiday Open House At Jacobsburg

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A Holiday Open House will be held at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center this weekend. Guests are invited to enjoy crafts, games, music and refreshments! The event is being held this Saturday, December 14, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the new visitor center at 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth During your visit, take a guided walking tour of the natural and cultural history of Henrys Woods. The walk starts at 1:00 p.m. and ends at the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum, where the Jacobsburg Historical Society will be hosting their holiday open house. For more information, contact (610) 746-2801.

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Annual Peace Pilgrimage Saturday December 14 from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Buses begin leaving 520 East Broad St., Bethlehem at 10:45 a.m. for Nazareth Moravian Church on Center Square where the walk begins at Noon. Please see the website for more detailed information http://www.

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Nazareth store provides “Missing Piece” to shoppers By Danielle Tepper Special to the Home News

There’s a sign outside the door of 462 Bushkill Center Rd. in Nazareth that reads, “Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends.” This is the business philosophy that Karen Sampson has employed during her seven years as owner of the quaint Missing Piece gift shop. “I always knew when I was a little girl, one day I’m going to have a store and it’s going to be called Missing Piece,” said Sampson. “I always wanted to call it Missing Piece because we women are always missing something.” The building that now features lines of boutique-style merchandise downstairs and country charm upstairs was built in 1934. It began as Beers’ Grocery Store before becoming Country Interiors, owned by Sally and George Pagan, from year to year. “This place has a lot of history and a lot of love,” said Sampson. Sampson, of Emmaus, has a background in retail gift shops, first working for Crayola for 16 years, then Lehigh

Valley Hospital. The first time she visited Country Interiors, she felt like she had been there before. “The store I wanted to have someday was going to have wooden floors with two bow windows and wood beams in the ceilings,” she explained. “So when I walked into this place, I knew I had just walked in to where I was going to be—and here I am!” Three years after that first visit, Sampson returned with her husband, Rick, and found that the place was for sale. “We bought the store on a handshake, which is unheard of,” said Sampson. “The four of us just connected. Sally’s and my life seem to go parallel. I’d never met her before coming here, now she’s one of my best friends. She just has a heart of gold.” Sampson started out following Paybins’ footsteps, but began branching out when she acquired Vera Bradley. Now she carries Chamilia, Kameleon, Story, Wind & Fire, and Alex and Ani (soon to be discontinued). Sampson is also proud to announce her latest line, Brighton.


shops are what made this country,” she continued. “It’s a struggle every day. Sometimes we have people come in and say they drive by every day and have just never noticed us, but we also have a lot of faithful, loyal customers.” Sampson’s daughter, sonin-law, and granddaughter occasionally help out at the store.“My 11-year-old granddaughter works the register and answers the phone,” she said. “She tells me she wants to own it one day and I hope

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she does. It would be cool to pass it through the generations.” For now, Sampson is continuing to enjoy her hard work and dedication to the little shop. “I still get excited about products. When you lose that, then you know you’re done with retail,” she said. “I’m still the same. I’m still excited. I am very, very fortunate. Very grateful. I believe positivity brings positivity back.”

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“I can’t even think of everything that we do; it’s just fun. I think we draw people in by being different,” explained Sampson. “Missing Piece does not follow anyone; we want to lead. I strive to get different items. I don’t want what someone else has.” Christmas is her busiest time of year, which is typical of many retail outlets. However, Missing Piece stands in sharp contrast with local malls; exploring the upstairs rooms is like wandering through Santa’s workshop. “I’m the only one who decorates,” said Sampson. “Not all in one shot, but it takes about a month to get it ready.” The shop is full of Christmas trees laden with ornaments and lights twinkle from every corner. Year after year, there is an upside-down Christmas tree just inside the door with a train making its way around the top. “It’s a pain, but it’s my favorite,” Sampson said. “I’m always up there changing batteries or fixing it. One year we had an electric one and it went too fast and flew off the track!” Sampson said she and her husband primarily focus on giving back to the community in whatever way they can. Something they’ve done since the beginning is offer little cups of Teddy Grahams to kids who get dragged in by their parents. “The kids don’t mind coming back again and it gives them something to do with their hands,” Sampson explained. “It’s all about getting to know people. My customers mean more to me than companies,” said Sampson. “You don’t see this everywhere. The mall isn’t personal; half those people don’t even want to be there and that’s not what we’re about. We want that good old-fashioned feel. We do say ‘Merry Christmas,’ that’s just the way it is.” The community has shown its support of the shop through The Morning Call’s Readers’ Choice Awards— Missing Piece was voted 2013’s Best Gift Shop of the Lehigh Valley. “I didn’t even try for it and I have that now until the day I close these doors,” said Sampson, smiling. “We had a big party.” “You know, Ma and Pa

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett greeted visitors at a holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Governor’s Residence, 2035 North Front Street, Harrisburg. Musical entertainment was provided by local musicians. Visitors had an opportunity to drop off new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program and sign cards for our troops through the American Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes” initiative.

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We frequent a restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. It’s a Mexican restaurant that features lobster and has a wonderful array of margaritas. ’m a lobster lover but not a fan of margaritas, that is, not until they created the customized, hand-made from fresh pumpkin, on the premises, only available from Halloween to Thanksgiving PUMPKIN MARGARITA! I think it could be their secret weapon! People come from miles to sip on the delectable PUMPKIN MARGARITA, served in a beautiful glass, topped with creme fraiche and sprinkled with nutmeg.  Actually, they have three secret weapons.  The Pumpkin Margarita, the Lobster Nachos along with several other lobster dishes and Hot Stone Grilled dinners.  Their secret weapon was so on target it made heads turn and attracted a whole new line of visitors to this amazing

restaurant. Ok, it’s your turn.   If you don’t have a secret weapon, described by Carol talks as your “WOW,” your “MOJO,” the thing that makes people sit up and take notice, you need to get one. It has to be something new and exciting and something that makes customers, not walk, but run through the doors. Here’s how you do it!  Start by forming a Mastermind Group, a group of trusted like-minded people for a brainstorming session.   7. Within one minute, tell them what you do, followed by your service or product. 8. Ask the question, what can I do to “WOW” my customers 9. Begin to weave the ideas into your future business plan 10. Try it, if it doesn’t“WOW” anyone, try something else, take risks and throw caution to the wind.  11. Keep going until you get it - did you know that the self-made billionaires have one thing in common: “They took enormous risks. There is no careful, cautious path

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Army Cadet Claire M. Crown has enrolled in the Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program (ECP). It is a two-year accelerated program for those students that meet the criteria to receive associate degrees and be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard. The daughter of Leslie R. Crown of Belvidere Street, Nazareth she graduated in 2013 from Nazareth Area High School, and is a student at Marion Military Institute, Marion, Ala.

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Bath Lutheran holds first In darts, UCC falls to third

St. John’s Lutheran of Bath is all alone in first place in the Suburban Inter- Church Dart Baseball League after sweeping visiting Salem UCC of Moorestown on Monday night. The locals won 5–3, 6-3, and 4-3 in 12 innings. Top hitters for Bath were Don Miller, 7 for 14; Matt Creyer, 5 for 13,and Bob Flyte, a home run. Moorestown: Sherry Bush, 6 for 13; Vic Krause, 4 for 11; Kim Bush, a homer. St. Paul’s UCC, Northampton, fell to second place, although winning 4-3 and 3-2, losing game two at St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Bethlehem, 6-5. Northampton: Brian Gross, 6 for 11; Amber Gross, and Emily Kern, both 4 for 12. Bethlehem: Cassandra Matey, 6 for 12; Allen Beahm, 4 for 12; Travis Beahm, 4 for 13; Cori Oswald, a homer. Christ UCC, Bath, had good hitting, but not enough runs. They lost at Emmanuel EC in Bethlehem, 4-1, won 4-0, and lost 4-2. Hitting for Bath were Dan DalCin, 8 for 13; Garry Hunsicker, 6 for 12, and Ron Wagner, 6 for 13. Emmanuel

had only Jovi Rivera, 3 for 12. Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown lost 2-1 and 5-3 before winning 9-4 at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship in Bethlehem. Hecktown: Earl Sigley, 6 for 13 with a homer; Larry Golick and Bernie Yurko, both 5 for 11; Al Gilbert, 5 for 15 with a homer; Shawn Sigley, 4 for 11. Ebenezer: Vic Pacchioni, 5 for 12 with a homer; Carol Voortman, 4 for 11; Leroy Wilcox, two homers. Salem Lutheran, Bethlehem, won 8-0, then lost 9-3 and 5-0 at St. John’s Union, Farmersville. Salem: Bryan Frankenfield, 5 for 13; Tyler Frankenfield, 6 for 12 with a homer; Kyle Taylor, 6 for 12; Austin Hoffman, a homer. Farmersville: Gene Grim, 5 for 11; Tom George, 4 for 10; Dennis Koehler, 4 for 11 with a homer; and a home run each by Luke George, Keith Campbell, and Wade Chilmonik. (NOTE: Walt Hoffert of Salem hit his 3,000th RBI two weeks ago.) Messiah Lutheran, Bethlehem, won 2-0, lost 1-0 on a Tommy Weaver home run PA003267

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Arndt rolled to a 4 to 1 win over Mayer with Tom Zeitner, 449 and Patti Arndt, 420. Mayer: Sue Brandt, 459. Jacoby won 3 to 1 over Hahn, led by Scott McGee, 233–573; Dave Jacoby, 473; Mike Knable, 444. Hahn: Bert Davidson, 437; Austy Strohl, 416; Linda Hahn, 414. Armie also won 3 to 1 over Kemmerer with Steve Rinker, 509, and Armie Fioranelli, 485. Kemmerer: Ernest Bonser, 479. STANDINGS Kerbacher Arndt Jacoby Armie Dutt Kemmerer Hahn Mayer

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G & L Sign Factory Still Leading in ndy s orner Bath Industrial G & L Sign Factory won By Andy Weaver As we head down to Christonly one game vs. Planet Fitness, but runner-up Taylor mas the Nazareth boys basHoney was swept by Har- ketball team will host ParkTeam 8 Edges Closer hart’s, so G & L is maintain- land this Friday at 7 p.m. while To Team 1 in Bath ing a big lead for first place the girls basketball team will Die Hards League in the Bath Industrial League be at Parkland at 7 p.m. with Team 8 gained some ground as of week 13. Planet Fitness: a 1-0 record and then on Saton Team 1 with a 4 to 0 shut- Scott Fenstermaker, 197≠551, urday, December 14 the girls out compared to their 3 to and John Schwartz, 191–538. basketball team will be at 1 win, but Team 2 fell off the G & L: Evan Rehrig, 203-234– Pleasant Valley at 2 p.m. Also pace by losing in the 0 to 4 614; Mike Reese, 202-206–596; on Saturday afternoon the Nazareth wrestling team will loss on Dec. 4 in the Bath Die Jason Eberts, 192–551. Hards League. Harhart’s won 4 to 0 with host Northampton at 2:00 Helping Team 1 stay ahead George Hyde, 218–567; Marty p.m. in a very important and were Bob R. Kosman with a Csencsits, 215–548; “Butch” exciting Saturday afternoon 564 series; Brenda Deily, 496, Holland, 193–522. Taylor wrestling match before they and Joe Bachman, 438. Honey: Jack Troxell, 205–526; hit the road next Wednesday Team 8 advanced to second Ed Taylor, 200–503; Marvin December 18 when they will visit Parkland for a 7:30 p.m. place with their win as Mike Meixsell, 502. Cawley hit 491 and Charlene Arndt Construction beat wrestling match which will Fassl, 443. Flurer’s Machine & Tool, 3 to air on RCN Cable and Service Now tied for third place are 1, led by Jason Benner, 234- Electric LIVE on December Teams 3 and 5, as they played 243-277–754; Ed Musselman, 18. Next Tuesday December to a 2 to 2 games. Team 3 had 231-238-245–714; Marty Beal, 17, the boys basketball team Michelle Tirrell’s 423 and 199-202–593; Bob Adams, 194- will be at Whitehall at 7 p.m. Team 5 had Joe Taves, 528; 202–592. Flurer’s: Gary Reas- while the girls basketball team will host Whitehall at 7 Rick Deily, 517, and Jim Ste- er, 498, and Stan Fogel, 452. vens, 430. Hear PA did better than the p.m. on December 17. For up to the minute scores, Team 2 fell to fourth place Hecktown Fire Co., 3 to 1, as as they lost 0 to 4 with Terry Mike Derwinski had 245–605; visit Bartholomew, 598; Kathy Grube, 491, and Ken Grube, 416. Over 30 Years Experience Team 6, although losing 1 to 3, went up to fifth place with Randy Kessler, 490; Polly Kosman, 430, ad Bobby Lou SnyHelping You Protect Your Investment der, 415. Team 4 is in sixth place with their 0 to 4 loss, as Bob C. Kosman had 58; Charles Kosman, •Vinyl Siding •Soffit •Facia •Seamless Gutters •Small Roofs 483, and Diane Davies, 438. •Specializing in HARVEY Replacement Windows Team 7 is still in the cellar despite a 4 to 0 victory, but Contact Don Muffley Fully Insured Mike Swope hit 585; Aman(610) 837-0405 PA#5988 da Leindecker, 557; Gerald Bartholomew, 538; and Charmaine Bartholomew, 470.

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Others who had responsibilities included: Karen Hahn, craft show; Jackie Ellenberger, signs; Barbara Wiemann, map; Carol Heckman, Kathy Wilhelm, Gene Allen, Linda Kortz and Kenny Phifer, sketches; Kathy Wilhelm, hearth cooking; Jackie Ellenberger, Friday night name tags; Karen Hahn, buffet arrangements; Kasey Lynn’s Catering of The Meadows, Friday catering; Heartstring Ensemble, Friday musicians. The Daily Grind had food sales in the Monocacy School on Saturday.

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Getting out and active with your dog can be easy and fun for you and the entire family. Dr. Zanghi recommends the following: 1. Start small—Begin your activity program with short walks, jogs and training sessions at 15-minute intervals. It’s important that your dog understands basic commands to make activity time more enjoyable. Remember to consult your veterinarian and medical professional before beginning any training program. 2. Track your progress—Set daily, weekly and monthly activity goals for yourself and your dog. Purina Pro Plan’s P5 smartphone app (free for iPhone and Android) can

be a great tool to track your journey. The app includes training tips that range from basic commands to advanced agility drills. 3. Make it fun—Remember, dogs are naturally playful and enjoy spending time with their owners. Vary your activities and reward your dog with praise and treats during activity sessions. 4. Get the family involved— Take turns as a family walking and training your dog. Include young children to help prepare them for a lifetime of healthy habits. 5. Provide proper nutrition and hydration—A diet high in fat and protein will increase an active dog’s metabolism and his endurance. Let him or her have access to water at all times, especially during long walks or locations away from home.

NORTHAMPTON AREA NORTHAMPTON BORO –  ALLEN TWSP. – LEHIGH TWSP. Council again views budget For final passing on Dec. 19 By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Railroad Museum as visitors. On Monday Pany had Northampton Borough a group from Giant Cement, Manager Gene Zarayko, be- owner of Keystone Cement in cause of some questions Bath. They came from South raised earlier, brought out the Carolina. Pany estimates the 2014 budget for a final review museum housed in the borthis past Thursday. Council ough’s municipal building will adopt the budget on De- welcomed 3,000 visitors this cember 19 with real estate year. taxpayers facing a rate of 8.50 As a fund-raiser, the recremills, a slight increase. ation center will be sponsorPeople who are hooked ing a bus trip to the Mohegan up with RCN cable will be Sun casino in Wilkes-Barre paying more, too, it was an- on Feb. 26, 2014 at a cost of $27 nounced on Thursday as well. per person. This entitles those The basic rate will be increas- going to $25 in free play and a ing by $3 a month. Viewers $10 food voucher. who have the Signature Cable This Saturday, Dec. 14, the plan will have their increase recreation center will have at $2 a month and High-Seed a dance for 4th, 5th and 6th Internet will increase by $2 a grade boy and girls starting month also. For the average at 6:30 p.m. On Jan. 22 there cable subscriber the increase will be a dance for 7th and 8th amounts to $84 more a year. graders. This past Saturday, Atlas Borough Engineer David Cement Memorial Museum Lear and Solicitor William Curator Ed Pany hosted a McCarthy are finalizing the group from the Anthracite plan for the Posh property.

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McCarthy has also prepared an escrow agreement for the diving academy at the Lafarge quarry. However, Zarayko said they haven’t as yet appeared before the Planning Commission. If there are any leaves yet to be picked up by the borough crew, they must be bagged and left curbside. The crew has removed the sign and flagpole at the fire station so that construction can start on the footers and foundation for the addition before the end of this month.

Six Northampton Seniors feted by Exchange club Submitted by Northampton Exchange Club

Six seniors from Northampton Area Senior High School were honored as students of the months for October, November and December by the Northampton Exchange Club at their December 4 dinner meeting. They include: October – Girl of the Month, Elizabeth Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Myers of Walnutport, and Boy of the Month, Vasil Hlinka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vasil Hlinka of Bath. November – Girl of the Month, Mallory Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Johnson of Northampton, and Boy of the Month, Benjamin Longacre, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Longacre of Danielsville. December – Girl of the Month, Kyleigh Goral, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goral of Northampton, and Boy of the Month, Ryan Hartzell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hartzell of Danielsville. They received framed certificates, pens and lamp of knowledge plaques. On December 18, the club will have its annual Christmas party at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. A social hour at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a gift exchange. The board of directors recently approved a $250 donation toward the $24,000 purchase of a medical alert dog for Matthew Globosits, 15, who has a serious form of diabetes.

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Christmas celebrated Throughout the borough Submitted by Northampton Exchange Club The tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 1 was an important part of launching the Christmas season in Northampton and was a big success. The tree that was donated to the borough was decorated by the public works department with lights and red bows. It stands at Main St. & Washington Ave. A huge crowd attending the ceremony also enjoyed their children meeting Santa Claus. The jolly old gent came riding in on a fire engine with the help of the Northampton Fire Department. The public works crew also placed lighted decorations on light standards for the Christmas season. Councilman Tony Pristash, who is also president of the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, announced on Thursday that the Chamber is sponsoring a mixer social at the Roxy Theatre tonight (Thursday, Dec. 12). Cookies and coffee will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. At 7:30, the Christmas classic movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart, will be shown. Admission is free, but anyone attending is asked to being a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to

the Northampton Area Food Bank. The Northampton Exchange Club is sponsoring a boroughwide Christmas home lighting contest. Applications can be sent to the Exchange Club, P.O. Box 323, Northampton, PA 18067. Residents who enter the contest must include their name, address and phone number before the deadline of Dec. 14. The Northampton Fire Department is assisting Santa Claus in distributing gifts to children on Dec. 21. Presents can be dropped off at the fire station on Lerchenmiller Drive on Dec. 18, 19 or 20 between 6-8 p.m. Each gift must have a name and address on it, and Santa will deliver them personally.

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Lwr. Nazareth Supervisors expect large crowd at meeting By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

The Lower Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors will have two meetings this week. Both will include controversial topics for area residents. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at their regular meeting, the Supervisors faced residents who live near a proposed development of 498 apartments, an office complex, clubhouse and swimming pool called Stone Post Meadows. The meeting took place in the township building at 306 Butztown Road. Thursday at 4:00 p.m., the issue this afternoon will be

the I.D.I. development of a huge warehouse. That meeting is in the Lower Nazareth Township Elementary School along Newburg Road. The location was changed because of the large audience expected. The developer, engineer, and attorney were told at a meeting last month that because there were so many present, even overflowing to the municipal building porch, that the meeting with them would be suspended. The proposed Stone Post Meadows development of K&S Land Development in Bethlehem is at Hecktown & Country Club Rds. on a 52-

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acre tract of land. The upscale apartments are proposed for monthly rental of between $1,400 and $1,500. Atty. James Preston explained the estimated number of people who would occupy them, between young and old. Residents of Country Club Rd. are particularly concerned with the amount of traffic they will generate, and have held a private meeting since last month’s municipal hearing. The land is near Louise W. Moore Park.

AS MRS. CLAUS WATCHES, Santa greets a little girl at Nazareth’s tree lighting ceremony. (Full story next week.) – Photo by Danielle S. Tepper

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Church Directory The Home News Church Directory is an alphabetical listing of community churches and synagogues. If you would like to submit a press release or calendar item for your church, please email it to: editorial@homenewspa. com or mail it to us at The Home News PO BOX 39, Bath, PA 18014. The Church Directory is always available on our website at www. ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 868-0477, Bethlehem. Sun - W 9:30am ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610-2622559. Sun – W 7:30/10/11:30am; Mon. – Fri., 8:15 am; Sat – 5pm BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Bangor. 610-5886929 Sun – SS 9:30am; 10:40am W BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cherryville. 610-767-1239. Sun – W - 9/10:45am, Sat. – W - 5pm. BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun – W - 9:15 am, SS – 10:30 am. CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun - 10am W CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 Sun. – 10am SS, 11am W CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St. Bath. Sun. 10:15am – W CHRIST U.C.C., Schoenersville. Sun. - 10:15am W CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. Sun - 9am W, 10:30am SS CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Northampton 610262-8500. Sun - 9am W, 10:30am SS &

BS. COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-8377517. HA 8/10:30am – W, 9:15am – SS, DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sat – 6pm W Sun – 8/10:15am W, 9am SS, Wed. – 7pm Worship EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – 10:30am W - 9am SS EMMANUEL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. Sun – 8:00/9:30/10:45 am – W, SS 9:30am, Wed - 10:30am & 7pm –Worship FAITH REFORMED, 4394 W Mountain View Dr, Walnutport 610-767-3505 Sun - 10am W GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, Northampton. Sun – 9:30am SS, 10:30am & 7pm Service; 6:30pm. Evening Youth GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, Northampton 610262-9517 Sun – 9am W, 10:15/11am SS Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church, Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) Sun. 10 am – SS. 10:30 am Worship GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun. - 9:30am W, 10:30am SS, 6pm W. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl Sun –8:30 & 10am W, 10am SS HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610-759-7363 Sun – 8/9:30 W, 9:30am SS. HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Nazareth Sun – 7am/9am/11am W HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Northampton 610-

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shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Instead of taking your chances—and missing it, turn now to the Savior, Jesus Christ, and make heaven your sure destiny!

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News Sermonette Rev. Bob Hampton

Faith Family Fellowship, Nazareth

He Let Go Every generation can look back at a single monumental event that captivated the whole world’s attention; a moment when each one from that generation can remember exactly where they were when they received the word. For my generation, I was sitting in my 5th grade classroom when the news hit the airwaves: our 35th President JFK was assassinated on Nov. 22nd, 1963. For the generation after mine, perhaps it was the Challenger explosion just 1:13 after liftoff on Jan. 28th, 1986. For the current generation, nobody would dispute it’s what is simply referred to not by what happened, but by when it happened, 9/11. For the generation that preceded mine, what Tom Brokaw has labeled “The Greatest Generation”, we’re likely reflecting back on the “date which will live in infamy”. On Dec. 7th, 1941, the then-President FDR announced that “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” But another event from that generation made front page news that stunned the British Isles and all her several colonies. On Dec. 11, 1936 King Edward VIII stepped down from his throne for a reason he clearly unveiled to his people: “... you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love... I have made this, the most serious decision of my life, only upon the single thought of what would in the end be best for all.” Ponder all that Kind Edward VIII voluntarily relinquished for the love of Bessie Wallis Simpson: power and influence, prestige and a legacy, and a bottomless reservoir of wealth. All for love. But Someone else gave up infinitely more! Though these weren’t His words directly, nonetheless they parallel what King Edward VIII proclaimed. The Apostle Paul wrote concerning Jesus: “Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. He gave up His Divine privileges ... and was born a human being.” The eternal 2nd Person of the Triune God penetrated our sphere incognito. He Who sculpted the entire Universe became part of it. The Infinite, Boundless, and Omnipresent One squeezed Himself down into the smallest single cell of human existence and burrowed Himself within the uterine wall of an obscure teenage girl. But why? Why did Jesus invade Space and Time? Because like King Edward VIII, He wanted nothing less than “what would in the end be best for all.” What is that? The Christmas Gift of eternal Life. CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun 8/9:30/11am M, Sat 4:30pm  M Daily Mass at 8:30am  ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15am W, Communion. 1st Sun. of month, 9am SS ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville. Sun - 9am SS; 10:15am W ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton Sun- 9am SS, 10:15am W

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Obituaries Helen L. Becker

the late Frieda (Haftl) Burley. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War on the aircraft carrier U .S..S. Ticonderoga in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded five Bronze Stars and other awards for heroism and meritorious service in a combat zone. Later, he worked 40 years as a machinist at Taylor Wharton before retiring. Born Sept. 14, 1916 in Forks Township, he was a son of the late Lewis and Esther (Stoffer) Burley. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion in Nazareth; the Easton Singles and the Big T Ship Association. Surviving are two sons, Marvin of Bethlehem and Richard of Nazareth; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters died earlier. Memorial services were held on Friday morning in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth, with The Rev. David B. Schaeffer officiating there and at interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Allentown. Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 S. Broad St., Nazareth, PA 18064.

Helen L. Becker, 89, of Apple Rd., Northampton (Lehigh Township) died Saturday evening, Dec. 7, 2013 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Becker, Sr., who died in 1988. She and her late husband were general farmers for many years. She was a 1941 graduate of the former South Whitehall High School. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Marguerite (Meagher) Messner. Helen was a member of Emmanuel’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville, Bath (Moore Twsp.). She volunteered at Gracedale County Home and for the women’s group at church. She was a life member of Harmony Grange #1692, Pennsville. Surviving are two sons, Richard E., Jr. and John E., both of Northampton; four grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Biery, of Northampton; nieces and nephews. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, followed by interment in Zion Cemetery, Kreidersville. Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund. c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Shirley I. Grube

April 11, 1936 – Dec. 4, 2013 Shirley I. Grube, 77, formerly of Moore Township, died on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Grube, Sr. for 49 years before he died in 1998. She worked in the garment industry as a presser for many

Allen B. Burley

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July 14, 1931 – Dec. 1, 2013 Theodore H. Nagle, Jr., 82, of Nazareth died Sunday, Dec. 1 at home. He was the husband of Joan (Kline) Nagle for 62 years. A graduate of Nazareth High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was then employed as a Nazareth police officer. Later he worked for the Nazareth Post Office, retiring after 30 years of service, fondly known as the “whistling mailman.” Born July 14, 1931 in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Theodore, Sr. and Dorothy (Marsh) Nagle. He was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran


and three brothers, Purie, Jr., Wesley, and Charles Green. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville, followed by interment in New Hope Cemetery at Little Moore, Danielsville. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Dr., Cherryville, PA 18035.

Anna M. Paukovits

Anna M. (Trinkl) Paukovits, 88, of Nazareth died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was the wife of the late William J. Paukovits, who died Nov. 26, 2003. Anna was born July 29, 1925 in Northampton. She was the daughter of the late Anton and Angela (Marakovits) Trinki. She worked in the office of Nazareth Waist Mill, retiring in 1968. She also worked at Ben-Art Industries and for Dr. Ruben Brazina, D.D.S, all in Nazareth. Anna was a 1943 graduate of Nazareth High School. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and sang on the Paradise Choir. Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth, and entombment in the Holy Family Mausoleum Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

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May 11, 1918 – Dec. 5, 2013 Irene C. Oplinger, 95, formerly of Coplay, died on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Albert P. Oplinger for 39 years before he died in 1993. She was a member of Hole Lutheran Church, Cherryville. Born May 11, 1918 in Kunkletown, she was a daughter of the late Purie, Sr. and Millie (Greenzweig) Green. Surviving are two sons, Edward Longenbach of Danielsville and Richard Longenbach of Coplay; three daughters, Shirley Green of Danielsville, Delores Bohusz and Debra Kalbach, both of Coplay; six grandchildren and one greatgrandson. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Quilles Longenbach, in 1992; a son, Albert P. Longenbach, in 1990,




Church, Nazareth and a social member of Vigilance Hose Co. #1, where he was part of the crew that built the social hall. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Richard T., and one daughter, Deborah Parenti, both of Nazareth; five grandchildren; one greatgrandson; and a sister, Charmaine Ashenfalder. Services were held on Thursday in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth, with The Rev. David Schaeffer officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Memorial donations may be made to S. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 S. Broad St., Nazareth, PA 18064 or to the Nazareth Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 178, Nazareth, PA 18064.


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years before retiring from the former Jodi’s Fashion in Newburg. She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Born April 11, 1936 in Wind Gap, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Rose (Harris) Werner. She was a member of Mountain View Wesleyan Church. Surviving are a son, Robert F. Grube, Jr., of Moore Township; three daughters, Jacqueline I. Kostenbader, Sandra A. Eberly, and Cindy L. Grube, all of Moore Township; nine grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were 13 siblings. Services were held on Monday afternoon in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by burial in Covenant United Methodist Cemetery, Point Phillips.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF ORDINANCE The Council of the Borough of Northampton will be considering the approval of the following Ordinance at a Regular Public Meeting to be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013. ORDINANCE NO. 1191 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE TAX RATE FOR THE BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON FOR THE YEAR 2014. BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Council of the Borough of Northampton, County of Northampton, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Section 1: That a tax be and the same is hereby levied on all property and occupations within the said municipality subject to taxation for the fiscal year, 2014, as follows: Tax rate for general Borough purposes, the sum of 8.50 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation. Section 2: That for the estimated expenses for the fiscal year of 2014, the amounts appropriated from the revenues available for the fiscal year of 2014 for specific purposes are set forth in the attached budget, ordained and enacted by Borough Council on December 19, 2013, and on file with the Northampton Borough Secretary, which amounts are fully itemized in the approved 2014 budget. Section 3: All taxes previously enacted and/or re-enacted under the provisions of Acts 481 and 511 by previous Borough Ordinances and/or Resolutions, as amended and supplemented; namely the Earned Income Tax, the Local Services Tax, the Real Estate Transfer Tax, etc., are hereby re-enacted for the year 2014. Section 4: That any Ordinance, or part of Ordinance, conflicting with this Ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed insofar as the same affects this Ordinance. ADOPTED this 19th day of December, 2013, at a Regular Public Meeting. ____________________________________ John Yurish President Council ATTEST: ______________________________ Gene Zarayko Borough Manager-Secretary _____________________________ Thomas D. Reenock Mayor

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munity swimming pool Nazareth has now, and which has been unfit to repair. They include: Option #1 – $2.2 million, but half the size. Option #2 – $2.7 million, 37% smaller. Option #3 – $2.5 million, 38% smaller. The discussion among Council also differs on how much of the pool should be for recreation use by toddlers and adults, and how much for competitive swimming and diving. Former Councilman Chris Audenreid, who headed a committee checking out other community pools, had sought completion of the pool by summer 2015.

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health concerns. Yet, below these mixed feelings, there can be a sense of peace and APPROVED this 19th Day of December, 2013. joy that flows from knowing that God so loves us A copy of this Ordinance is on file at the office of the Borough that he gave His only Son.  Manager, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, If Christmas is to have any between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Frireal and deep significance day. for us, Christ must be at Gene Zarayko the center of our celebraBorough Manager tion.  Our parish warmly welcomes those who have (12/12) been away from church, visitors to our area, and all who would like to celeEAST ALLEN brate God’s presence with TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS us during this blessed seaAll payments for 2013 Real Estate, Fire Hydrant son. & 2012 Interim Taxes are due To prepare spiritually for December 31, 2013 No later than 3 PM Christmas, Msgr. Thomas All payments received after that date will be Derzack, pastor, encouragsent to collections es receiving the Sacrament (Including those received by US Mail) of Reconciliation.  Msgr. Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season. Durzak will hear confesDonna Fenstermaker sions in the church sacristy East Allen Township Tax Collector (12/12) on Saturday afternoon, December 21 between 3:30 VOLUNTEERS and 4:15 and at 5:30. Three masses will be VOLUNTEERS WANTED held on Christmas Eve:  4, Cherryville-Meals On 6 and 11 pm.  Christmas Wheels-Northampton Co. Is in morning masses will be at NEED of Volunteers! Are you by Theresa 8:30 and 10:30.  Msgr. Tom searching for a way to make a Submitted valuable contribution in your Speicher Derzack will be the celcommunity? Then MEALS Christmas is a beauti- ebrant at 4 and 11 pm on ON WHEELS of Northampton ful season, yet it can bring Christmas Eve and at 10:30 County NEEDS YOU! Join our volunteer team delivering meals mixed emotions.  Along on Christmas morning.  Fr. to homebound clients in Cher- with anticipation, many Ed McElduff will celebrate ryville, Walnutport, and Daniels- feel stressed financially or the 6 pm and 8 am masses.  ville. Deliver mornings, as little are worn out by shopping, New Year’s Eve mass is as once a month or as much as planning and preparing.  scheduled for 4:00 pm, and everyday, according to YOUR It is a time when we may New Year’s Day masses will availability. more deeply feel the loss be at 8:30 and 10:30 am. For further info or to apply, of loved ones, the pain of St. Nicholas Church is call Janet Soos at 610-691separation from family located in Berlinsville on 1030 (12/31) members and worry over Continued on page 14

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Moore Twsp. Lions, Lionesses have 24th Christmas lighting By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

The 24th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Moore Township Lions and Lioness Clubs was held on Saturday night, Dec. 7th. About 75 men, women and children attended the special event staged on the corner of Rts. 987 & 946 in the village of Klecknersville. Lions Vice President and Past District Governor David Lack introduced The Rev. Tim Fisher, pastor of Chapman Quarries and Bushkill United Methodist Churches, who offered the opening prayer. Lioness President Lois Iasiello turned on the red, green and white lights for the 25 ft. naturally growing tree, and everyone joined in singing “O Come All Ye Faithful.” After another Christmas song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” Mrs. Iasiello told the audience of the mission of the Lions and Lionesses, dedicated service in the world’s many countries and especially in the local community. She said since 1925, “We are Knights of the Blind,” as

Helen Keller described the Lions organization. After Rev. Fisher blessed the tree, everyone sang “Silent Night.” Rev. Fisher then concluded with the Benediction and noted the special significance of communities celebrating Christmas. He also told of his visit to the Cloisters in New York City and of the worship to St. Nicholas. Moore Township Police officer and D.A.R.E. instructor at Moore Elementary School, Manny Varkanis, spoke to the children and then they joined in singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and ”Here Comes Santa Claus.” Sure enough, Santa came in on a Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co. fire truck, its sirens sounding loudly. Taking his special seat, he handed out candy to a long line of children. That being done, everyone went across the street, where Lattemann’s grocery store had prepared an urns full of hot chocolate and coffee to warm everyone up after standing outside in the cold 28-degree night air.

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Police Blotter Retail Theft

On Thursday, Nov. 28 at approximately 9:38 p.m., Colonial Regional Police were dispatched to the Kohl’s Department Store in Lower Nazareth Township for a retail theft in progress. Upon arrival, police waited for the man to be stopped by Loss Prevention as he exited the store. Police identified the man as Mouhamadou Thiam, 42, of 649 Walnut St., Apt. 3, Easton. He

was found possessing stolen merchandise with a total value of $79.54. Thiam was charged with retail theft, issued a non-traffic citation and released. Charges were filed through District Judge Joseph Barner’s office.

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Continued from page 14 Route 946 at the corner of Oak Road. More information is available at or by calling the rectory at 610-767-3107.  May the coming year bring all of us happiness and joy in our closeness to Christ and to one another.

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they rolled to a 4 to 0 victory over G & L, doing it with Marty Beal, 214-215-256–685; John Kline, 201-221-225–647; Ryan Flick, 216-246–631; and Dave Shaver, 190-205-231–626. G &

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L: Scott Ackerman, 212–540; Rich Trucksess, 194–525; Bud Bower, 500. The next two runners-up split with their opponents. Herman’s Hermits played 2 to 2 with Team YTTIHS. Hermits: Joe Cortright, 212–547; Dan Cortright, 191-198–525; Dave Thompson, 495. Team S.: Brent Bartholomew, 210245–638; Tony Boronski, 221229–625; Randy Williams, 198202–557. Wee-Little Pig also played a friendly series with Bensing’s. Pigs: John Zmyweski, 202-239269–710; Scott McGee, 212– 537; Chris Hoysan, 196–525; Mike Knable, 189–509. Bensing’s: Art Flegler, 198-202–570, and Billy Kocher, 186-187– 551. DNA Repair did better, winning 3 to 1 games over the Young Bucks. DNA: Terry Bartholomew, 223-248–656; Ed Musselman, 214-226–611; “Pappy” Bartholomew, 199223–570. Bucks: Allen Smith, 215-2655–650; Gio Vazquez, 245–591; Brandon Jacoby, 218– 542. STANDINGS W Bath Legion Herman’s Hermits Wee-Little Pigs DNA Repair Young Bucks Bensing’s G&L Team YTTIHS


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for slippers. Lee McGuigan, administrative assistant for CRPD, tagged

along with Justin and Dillon for a bit. She said, “Shop with a Cop gives kids an opportunity to connect with the officers. They see they’re human beings just like them.” In all, there were 10 police officers and 19 volunteers who helped out on Saturday to make Christmas a lot bet-



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ter for these youngsters. The Walmart employees wrapped the gifts after they had all been selected. Then, after almost two hours of filling their shopping carts, the officers and kids piled back into the police cars and headed over to Red Robin for lunch. Ms. McGuigan said other stores provide gift cards, too, so the youngsters have more for Christmas. It’s a program the officers all enjoy, too, as they had smiles on their faces just like all the boys ands girls –≠a time of giving and sharing. Merry Christmas from CRPD!!

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Pair Arrested For Retail Theft

On Dec. 3, Colonial Regional Police responded to the Kohl’s Department Store at 3766 Easton-Nazareth Highway, Lower Nazareth Township, for the report of a retail theft at 7:10 p.m. Asset Protection informed the officers that a man and woman attempted to leave the store with $155.22 worth of shoes that they concealed in a backpack. The woman, Yedaiah S. Alleyne, 23, of 267 Rock St., Easton, was cited on the scene for criminal conspiracy to commit theft and the man, 21-year-old Michael A. Lemmon, of 1000 Montage Way, Apt. 6301, Atlanta, Ga., was taken into custody and charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft. He was video arraigned by District Judge Matos-Gonzalez and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000.00 bail.

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