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Bath robbery suspect captured After escaping custody By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
The man arrested for robbing Wunderler’s Market in Bath on October 18 escaped Monday following a hearing and was subsequently captured on Tuesday morning according to Nazareth Police. Daniel J. Preziosi, 24, got away from two constables following his preliminary hearing on Monday in Nazareth. As he was led out of the office of District Judge John Capobianco by the constables, Preziosi, in handcuffs, ran off and escaped in a vehicle wait-
Even the young realize the importance of peace. A boy, shown holding a sign, was part of Saturday’s Peace Pilgrimmage in Bethlehem. It had nearly 75 people braving the cold for the walk. (Story on page 25).
Lower Nazareth in quandary Over hike in CRPD budget
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Lower Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors chairman Eric Nagle recently voted “no” to the Colonial Regional Police Department budget for 2014. This past Wednesday, he asked the board if they would ratify his vote as the township faces a significant increase in the fee that is charged to them. Although the vote was split, they did just that. In 2013, Lower Nazareth’s share of the CRPD budget
was $1,114,519, and now for 2014 it will be $1,222,451, a 4% increase. Nagle said he figured that the cost per Lower Nazareth resident will come out to $210.49. His estimate per resident for Bath and Hanover Township, who are also a part of CRPD, is $160.00. Bath’s share of the $3,397,882 police budget is $404,198.19, while Hanover’s is $1,642,732.94. Both Bath and Hanover TownContinued on page 10
Taxes same for 2014 in Lehigh Twsp.
At their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors adopted the general fund budget for the year 2014. It calls for a real estate tax rate of 5.2 mills, which is the same as in 2013, despite a slight increase in total spending – going from $3,606,000 to $3,624,000. Township Manager Alice Rehrig said the extra funds
were needed for office supplies and equipment, but no major capital expenditures for police cars or fire trucks are planned. This past year, the board approved purchase of two new police cars and also upgraded the township building’s telephone system. One thing they may do is buy a pug mill for mixing materials to fill potholes in roads. As Continued on page 15
ing in a nearby parking lot. The handcuffs he had been wearing were later found in the locked position and had apparently been slipped off using petroleum jelly smuggled out of the prison. Change of Clothing He had been wearing a prison jumpsuit, but took it off and reportedly changed into a thermal shirt and pants. The vehicle Preziosi escaped in was a 1993 Toyota Camry with front-end damage. Colonial Regional Police charged Preziosi with robbery, assault, possession of
instruments of crime and theft, after he allegedly robbed Joyce and Donald Wunderler in their market on Main and Broad streets in Bath. DJ Capobianco had ordered Preziosi to be tried in Northampton County Court. As of press time Nazareth Police Chief Thomas Trachta did not say how or when the escapee was found Tuesday morning. Preziosi will be charged with escape and was arraigned before DJ Capobianco on the new charge Tuesday morning.
Middle school construction On schedule despite snow
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
At Monday night’s meeting of the Northampton Area School Board it was noted that construction of the new middle school is on schedule. The recent snowstorms have had minor effect as the project moves right along, board president David Gogel said. Much of the meeting was devoted to personnel actions. • The resignation of Norman Kern, custrodian of Franklin Elementary School, was accepted. • Added to the athletic event staff for 2013-14 were the following: Mary Donnelly, usher/collector; Angela
Munjone and Michelle Newton, ticket sellers/collectors; and Andrew Snyder, security/usher. • Named to the NASD volunteer master list for the school year were the following: Kelly Barry and Jessica Kirkpatrick, Northampton Borough schools; Daniela Caiazzo, Victoria McEntire, Fawn Mollenkof, Daniela Saraka and Jennifer Schreiner, all George Wolf School; Jennifer Cole and Florangely Gonzalez, Lehigh; and Robert Marlatt, athletic. • Also, Mrs. Carol Cunningham, acting principal of Lehigh Elementary from Feb.
26 through April 25, 2014; voluntary transfer of Christopher Glovas to Monday through Friday custodian at Lehigh Elementary, effective Jan. 10, 2014, and voluntary transfer of Anthony Messina from middle school custodian to day shift custodian at Franklin Elementary, effective Dec. 17, 2013; voluntary transfer of Susan Hall from cafeteria monitor to security officer at the high school, effective Dec. 17. • Donna Teklits will attend the Attendance/Child Accounting Professional Association annual conference on March 19-21 in Hershey.
Christmas on Chestnut Street
Submitted by Carol Bear-Heckman
Christmas on Chestnut Street will be celebrated the weekend before Christmas on December 20 through the 22 on North and South Chestnut Streets in Bath. The public will enjoy shopping on one block with unique stores
and restaurants, Christmas specials, extended hours, greens, music, food, free gift wrap, crackling fires, messages, a book signing, and more. The stores participating include Steckel House Antiques (108 N. Chestnut St.), The Friendship
Tree (107 N. Chestnut St., Suite 8), S Seem Antiques & Artisans (100 S. Chestnut St.), Mountain Laurel Gift Baskets & Gourmet Foods (108 S. Chestnut St.), Christ Church UCC (109 S. Chestnut St.,), Red Wolf Bar & Grill (201 W. Continued on page 3
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Jenny, who’s a director for the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs in Northampton County, took some kidding from his friends for a camel kissing him in Sunday’s annual live Christmas Pageant down in Bethlehem. . . . Ever since Bing Crosby sang the were gonna have around here song, people have been wishto see all the nice Christmas ing for a White Christmas. lights. I saw one guy putting Well, they sure got it! It’s still up some lights on a tree on pretty cold, so the snow won’t Sunday. Rather him than me. melt all that much in the six . . . The skiers are probably in days that are left. It did snow their glory. The slopes were again on Tuesday, only not as making snow when it was 28 much. Hopefully, there won’t degrees, but now with this be any big storms this weeksnowfall it’s the natural stuff. end, so folks can get to church . . . The Eagles played an awful for special cantata programs game in the Minnesota Metro- and Christmas Eve services. dome on Sunday, giving up 48 Have a Merry Christmas, evpoints to their 30. With Foles at erybody, and enjoy the time quarterback they hadn’t given with your families! up more than 21 points until then. They’re lucky the Dallas Cowboys were beaten by the Green Bay Packers, so the Eagles are still in first place. But they better get back on track Continued from page 1 fast! . . . . Hats off to the Colonial Regional police for their Main St./Corner of Chestnut), and Shop with a Cop program the future home of Pippi & Pea(106 S. Chestnut St.). that had the boys and girls nuts Businesses will be helping at the Northampton Cross- guests celebrate the Christmas ings mall picking out toys and other gifts for their families. . . . I hope there’s enough food at the food banks, because there are plenty of families that may be skipping meals because they’re out of a job, and they need the food to feed their families. More and more people have been going to Loaves and Fishes for a free meal at the UCC church in town and two other churches over Nazareth way. . . . Don
Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Winter really hit home this week, the third snowstorm in a row, and this was the biggest. I didn’t hear the latest measurement for our area, but it had to be six or eight inches at least, snow and freezing rain to make icy conditions. It happened on Saturday afternoon and into Sunday morning, so nearly all the churches cancelled their Sunday school and worship services. I didn’t hear if Petersville Rod & Gun Club had their shooting match on Sunday or not. Bath and some other towns and townships called a snow emergency Saturday night, and there were warnings about getting vehicles off the roads. So it looks like Old Man Winter jumped the gun. It’s still fall, believe it or not, and winter isn’t until this coming Saturday, the 21st. It looks like we’re in for a rough three months, making up for the last couple years, when it was pretty much snow-free. Some people might have called that global warming, but this looks like another ice age. Give me spring, summer or early fall anytime. I’m definitely not a winter lover! . . . .Nazareth stores were hoping for a lotta shopping all day Saturday. The snow also cancelled the little excursion we
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Grow UR Biz in 2013 – It’s the Holiday Season
By CAROL RITTER
Did you know that an unknown by the name of Tito Beveridge (real name) is the owner and founder of Tito’s Handmade Vodka? He DREAMED of creating his own distillery and making several different kinds of whiskey. One day he went to the liquor store and asked the salesmen, “What is the most popular liquor?” He replied, “Vodka, and if you can make a vodka that is smooth enough to drink straight you will have a gold mine. Don’t make whiskey.” So, he began to make handmade, flavored vodka for his friends and family for the Holiday Season. He finally found the perfect taste but in came the naysayers. You will never be allowed to be the first distillery in Texas, you will never get permits, and you will never get a distributorship. Tito, like any entrepreneur, didn’t listen to the naysayers. He continued his mission to make the World’s Best Vodka. Here’s his Secret Sauce... Today, it’s the oldest legal distillery in Texas. It’s gluten free- made 100% out of corn.
It won double gold medals at the World Spirits Competition. Texas Magazine says it’s ‘luxuriously smooth’. Wall Street Journal says it’s ‘America’s first craft sipping vodka’ . It’s distilled six times. Tito built a word of mouth business all over the United States. He’s charitable and has a dog rescue in Austin. Tito is the sole proprietor of the company and has no
plans to go public. and it’s MADE IN THE USA. And his motto is, ‘If you like Tito’s tell 20 of your friends and when you go into a restaurant and they don’t have it, ask the manager to get it.’ He literally tells his customers what to do if they can’t buy it. What a marketing strategy! Do you have a DREAM? Well, it’s the HOLIDAY SEASON and you are about to say good-bye to 2013. Maybe it’s time to ignore the naysayers and make it the best Holiday Season ever, take your entrepreneurial spirit and start that business you have always dreamed of starting. Have a Wonderful Holiday!
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Comment On Sports By Pete Fritchie
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An unusual play in college football was strikingly demonstrated late in this season in the muchwatched Alabama-Auburn game. With the score tied and only a minute left to play, Alabama sought to keep its perfect record by kicking a field goal with the score tied.
The 57-yard kick was short and ended up in the end zone where an Auburn player caught it and ran the distance of the field and scored a touchdown. That gave Auburn an upset win and ended Alabama’s no-loss season. The disturbing thing about this is that most of Alabama’s players were not even thinking about a possible caught kick and runback. This seldom happens. Many Alabama players weren’t considering this possibility, which led to an unusual and exciting ending!
Tight race at top of Suburban dart league Three teams at the top of the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League had a tough time on Monday, but are making a race of it as they’re at the mid-point of the 2013-14 season. Bath Lutheran played at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship in Bethlehem and lost 2-1 and 5-4 in 12 innings before winning 8-1. Hitting best for the Bathites were Don Miller, 5 for 15; Dellie Iasiello, 4 for 9, and Todd and Bob Flyte, both 4 for 15. Ebenezer won with Leroy Wilcox, 6 for 12 with two home runs and the cycle; Vic Pacchioni, 6 for 14 with a 2-run homer in the 12th of game two to win it, and Jim
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Voortman, 5 for 13. Messiah Lutheran of Bethlehem won 3-2 and 5-4, but Christ UCC, Bath, rallied to win 8-7 in 11 innings. Hitting for Messiah were Amy Mickelson and Dan Halteman, both 6 for 14; Harry Schoenenberger and Steve Harper, both 5 for 13, with Harper having a 2-run homer; Norman Schoenenberger and Terry Knauss, both 5 for 14. Bath: Mark Fujita, 8 for 13; Ron Wagner and Garry Hunsicker, both 6 for 13; and Dan DalCin, 6 for 15. St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton was swept by DrylandTrinity in Hecktown, 6-5, 4-2 and 7-2. Hitting for Hecktown were Larry Golick, 7 for 13; Bernie Yurko, 8 for 12 and the cycle; and Lou Bernacius, 5 for 10. Northampton: Kevin Gross, 5 for 11; Mae Clark, 4 for 10; Paul Slimmon and Rich Kern, both 4 for 12. Salem UCC, Moorestown, won two games at St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Bethlehem, but scores were not available. Salem Lutheran, Bethlehem ripped visiting Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, 7-2, 3-2 and 1-0. Salem had Bill Hoke, Jr., 5 for 10, and Bryan Frankenfield, 5 for 11. Emmanuel: Bruce Danyluk, 4 for 11. St. John’s Union, Farmersville, won 7-6 in 10 innings and 9-1, but lost the nightcap at Trinity Lutheran in Bangor, 2-1. Farmersville: Gene Grim and Don Kerbaugh, both 6 for 13; Jonathan Campbell, 5 for 13, and Wade Chilmonik, a homer. Trinity: Phil Roth, Judy Hoffert and Sandy Wambold, all 6 for 13. STANDINGS
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Blue Ridge At top of Suburban Trap League
Although scores were down some on Dec. 8, Blue Ridge Rod & Gun shooters held first place in the Suburban Trap League. Copeechan, 122: 25’s, Doug Jones, Freeman Kline; 24’s, Jerry Bottazzi, Rosemary Eibach, Kyle Hartzell, Christian Koerbler. East Bath, 121: 25, Ken Braren; 24’s, Bill Domitrovitsch, Guy Fox, Dan Fritchman, Bob Godiska, Jim Gontar, John Manning, Wayne Remaly. Blue Ridge, 121: 25, Dave Brader; 24’s, Steve Kralik, Tom Mahalick, Rich Trumbauer, Glenn Zulick. Ranger Lake, 121: 25’s, Allan Hungter, Roy Knipe; 24’s, Chad Kulp, Ralph Weakland; 23’s, Steve Buenzli, Brian Fetherolf, Frank Hanzl, Chet Karpyn, John Karpyn, Greg Klucharich, Jr., Greg Klucharich, Sr., Mark Ryan. Grouse Hall, 115: 25, Travis Foose; 23’s, Justin Kern, Bill Mills, Jr.; 22’s, Jason Bok, Jan Kern. Standings
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By Andy Weaver Special to The Home News
As we roll into Christmas next week the winter sports are heating up at Nazareth. On December 13 the boy’s basketball team at Nazareth played host to Parkland where Parkland won 62-50 but the boys played well in that game! Also on December 13 the girl’s basketball team played at Parkland and came up short 40-26. Due to the winter weather that hit our area, all of the events on December 14 were postponed. On Friday December 20 the boys basketball team will be at Northampton at 7 p.m. and the girl’s basketball team will host Northampton at 7 p.m. On Saturday December 21 the girl’s basketball team will host Pocono Mountain West at 2 p.m. and the boy’s basketball team will play at Pocono Mountain West at 2 p.m. On Monday December 23 the girl’s basketball will play a pre-Christmas Eve game, as they will host Pleasant Valley at 7 p.m. For up to the minute news visit www.nazarethsports.net. I would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas from the Home News staff
Bath Bowling Rex Win Over Beal Too Late; Beal Takes Half with Sportsmen The Rex team beat the first place Beal team, 3 to 1, in week 15 of the East Bath Sportsmen Bowling League, but it was too late. The Beal team won the first half. To their satisfaction, Scott McGee rolled 201–507 and Marc Kappauf, 218–567 for Rex. Josh Rex had a 447 for Beal. Fioranelli won 3 to 1 over Howell, as Armie Fioranelli had a 226-235–628 series, followed by Tom Hawk, 233–536, and Earl Grube, 192–522. Howell: Lyle Howell, 190-191200–581, and Art Hamm, 448. Csencsits also won 3 to 1 over Zmyweski, led by Marty Csencsits’ big scores of 215225-279–719; Eric Spooner, 201-202–571; Tom Zeitner, 484.
STANDINGS W L Beal 42 18 Rex 38.5 21.5 Fioranelli 31 29 Howell 26 34 Csencsits 22.5 37.5 Zmyewski 20 40
Team 8 Even Closer To Team 1 in Bath Die Hards League Team 8 gained more ground again on Team 1 on Dec. 11 in the Bath Die Hards League. With Mike Cawley’s 456, Team 8 won 3 to 1, while Team 1 lost 1 to 3 with Joe Bachman, 491; Brenda Deily, 486, and Bob R. Kosman, 472. Team 5 is third on Rick Deily’s 586 and Jim Stevens’ 509.
Team 2 split 2 to 2 with Team 6 and is in fourth place. They had Ken Grube, 587; Terry Bartholomew, 544, and Kathy Grube, 504. Team 6 had Randy Kessler, 445; Bobby Lou Snyder, 411, and Polly Kosman, 410, and they’re in a tie for fifth place with Team 3, which lost 1 to 3 as Art Bruch rolled 472 and Michelle Tirrell, 413. There’s also a tie for sixth place between Team 7, which won 4 to 0 over Team 4. Team 7 had high scores by Gerald Bartholomew, 631, and Mike Swope, 612, along with Amanda Leindecker’s 454 to down Team 4’s Bob C. Kosman, 439, and Charles Kosman, 412.
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Bath Supply #1 Now With 13-game Lead In Bath Commercial Bath Supply #1 knocked off STANDINGS W L Maxx Amusements 4 to 0 in Team 1 37 23 week 15 of the Bath CommerTeam 8 34.5 25.5 cial Bowling League to gain Team 5 32 28 an even bigger lead over their Team 2 30.5 29.5 runners-up. The power was Team 3 30 30 generated by Jeff Kerbacher, Team 6 30 30 200-277–666; Brent Connolly, Team 4 23 37 203-202-254–659; Frank YeakTeam 7 23 37 el, 225-227–644; Harvey Riss miller, 202-229–630, and Steve Kerbacher and Arndt Kerbacher, 235–567. Maxx had Both Score Wins in Andy Edelman, 236-246–648; Phil Frey, 2115–589; George Monday Nite Mixed The Kerbacher team and Hyde, 201–579; and Bill Bachrunner-up Arndt team both man, 220–513. Carfara’s Paint & Wall Covscored 3 to 1 wins in week 14 of the Monday Nite Mixed ering fell backward by losing 1 to 3 to TNT Fireworks. League. Kerbacher beat Armie, led The latter had Ryan Flick, by John Kerbacher, 244–549; 269-223–687; Adam Anthony, Andy Rice, 192–516, and Dee 246–635; Anton Boronski, 207Allogio, 431. Armie: Armie 206–601; and Tony Holva, 501 Fioranelli, 206–541, and Steve for the win. Carfara: Terry Bartholomew, 222-236-252– Rinker, 187–454. Arndt knocked off the Hahn 710; Dino Carfara, 204-215team with Patti Arndt, 442, 204–623; Gerald Bartholomew, and Tom Zeitner, 413. Hahn: 202–570; Ed Musselman, 530; Bert Davidson, 441, and Linda and Ken Grube, 500. Daku Auto Body also scored Hahn, 414. Jacoby won 3 to 1 over a 4 to 1 trump over Crossroads Mayer with Mike Knable, 461; Landscaping, led by Al DavidScott McGee, 460, and Dave son, 215-235º626; Bob Daku, Jacoby, 438. Mayer: Donny 237-208–611; Beichy, 206–558; Arndt, 178–500; Melinda Bob Faustner, 512. CrossMayer, 177–466; Dawn Mayer, roads: Scott Weinberg, 233259–681, and Damien Medley, 200-209–560. Bath Supply #2 won 3 to 1 over the Rice Family as Gerry Eckhart had 201-202–577; Rich Trucksess, 572, and John Kerbacher, 517. Rice: Dale Fye, 203–536, and Andy Rice, 204–526.
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G & L Sign Factory Still Leads in the Bath Industrial G & L Sign Factory won only one game of four vs. Flurer’s Machine Tool, but runner-up new runner-up Hear PA split with Harhart’s in week 14 of the Bath Industrial League. Flurer’s Tool won with Stan Fogel, 504, and Gary Reaser, 438. G & L had Evan Rehrig, 203-222–596; Paul Duda, 239≠587; Jason Eberts, 207– 557, and Mike Reese, 203–545. Hear PA and Harhart’s played to a 2 to 2 tie, with Hear PA having Mike Derwinski, 202-205–574; Mike Janiol, 188-190-194–572; Les Salazalo, 211–520, and Mike Forte, 502. Harhart’s: Marty Csencsits, 215–552; George Hyde, 190–544; Sipple, 180189–526; Tony Holva, 196–496. Hecktown Fire Co. pushed Taylor Honey lower by winning 3 to 1 over them, led by Matt Paulus, 212-227-234–673; Stan Zurowski, 204-225–598; B.J. Doncsesz, 208–543; and Andy Schwartz, 516. Taylor: Ed Taylor, 208–529; Jack Troxell, 194–507, and Scott Frieboln, 189–502. Planet Fitness also had a 2 to 2 split with Arndt Construction. Fitness: Scott Fenstermaker, 222–543; John Schwartz, 205–535; Warren Nelson, 193–479; Joe Schwartz, 468. Arndt: Ed Musselman, 189-206-221–616; Jason Benner, 202-232–583; Bob Adams,
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Bath Legion Takes First Half Title in Friday Niters League Bath Legion scored a 3 to 1 win over runner-up Herman’s Hermits in week 15 of the Bath Legion Friday Niters League and took the first half championship. They did it with Bob Adams, 205-234265–704; Ryan Flick, 195-210213–618; Cory Brown, 204– 546; John Kline, 223–536, and Dave Shaver, 507. Hermits: Joe Cortright, 236–598; Chris Cortright, 478, and Dan Cortright, 464. DNA Repair climbed all over the Wee-Little Pigs, replacing them in third place with their 4 to 0 win, led by Terry Bartholomew, 206209-223–638; Ed Musselman, 228-246–624; Ty Pagotto, 201204-214–624; and “Pappy” Bartholomew, 191-225–581. Pigs: John Zmyweski, 222-244–627; Chris Hoysan, 236–575; Dave Jacoby, 477; and Mike Knable, 455. The Young Bucks buried Bensing’s, 4 to 0, behind Allen Smith, 244–574; Christian Continued on page 8
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Vazquez, 205-219–568; Gio Vazquez, 219–567; and Brandon Jacoby, 205–533. Bensing’s: Art Flegler, 194-203–569, and Billy Kocher, 193–522. Team YTTIHS exhibited their style with a 4 to 0 win over G & L as Brent Bartholomew rolled 204-234-258–696; Harry Emery, 214-214-220–648;Rich Giering, 189-191–537; Randy Williams, 211–524. G & L: Eddy Jo Marshall, 197–517, and Rich Trucksess, 221-224242–687. STANDINGS Bath Legion Herman’s Hermits DNA Repair Young Bucks Wee-Little Pigs Bensing’s G&L Team YTTIHS
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Outdoors Game Commission Urges Participation In Christmas Bird Count
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count, which will take place Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running citizen-science survey in the world, and the data collected through the count allows researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the longterm health and status of bird populations across North America.
Local counts will occur on one day between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Volunteers can pick the most convenient circle, or participate in more than one count. There is a specific methodology to the CBC, but everyone can participate. The count takes place within “Count Circles,” which focus on specific geographical areas. Each circle is led by a “Count Compiler,” who is an experienced birdwatcher, enabling beginning birders to learn while they assist. Those who live within the boundaries of a Count Circle can even stay at home and report the birds that visit their backyard feeders. In either case, the first step is to locate a Count Circle that’s seeking participants and contact the local Count Compiler on Audubon’s website, www. audubon.org, to find out how you can volunteer. There is no longer a fee to participate in the Christmas Bird Count. Dan Brauning, who heads up the Game Commission’s wildlife diversity division, said the Christmas Bird Count makes an indispensible contribution to conservation because it monitors bird species that spend winters in Pennsylvania. “Some of these species are much easier to count or monitor in winter because their breeding ground is so far north in areas where there are few people or roads to give access to habitat,” Brauning said. The rusty blackbird, for instance, migrates from the boreal taiga forests of Canada and Alaska to the southeastern United States in winter, Brauning said. Pennsylvania is on the northern edge of its winter range, and it sometimes turns up in the Christmas Bird Count, he said. Hawks also are more easily counted in winter, Brauning said. Brauning said the Christmas Bird Count is a good
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Memorable Elk Season In The Books
Nearly 85 percent of the hunters participating Pennsylvania’s 2013 elk hunt have taken home a trophy. The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced 72 elk were taken by hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended Nov. 9. And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also known as bulls, the success rate was a perfect 100 percent. In calling the season a success, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe offered congratulations to the hunters lucky enough to participate in this year’s hunt. “Our annual elk hunt has become quite a tradition here in
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weighing 610 pounds harvested Nov. 4 by William K. Gifford, of Catawissa, Pa.; a 6-by-7 bull weighing 604 pounds harvested Nov. 4 by Edward Thomas, of Marianna, Pa.; a 6-by-6 bull weighing 603 pounds harvested Nov. 4 by Mark W. Kopar, of Mars, Pa.; a 7-by-7 bull weighing 596 pounds harvested Nov. 4 by Randolph L. Caldwell, of Export, Pa.; and a 6-by-6 bull weighing 596 pounds harvested Nov. 6 by Ronald G. Wildfire, of Kersey, Pa. The largest antlerless elk, weighing an estimated 478 pounds, was harvested Nov. 4 by Timothy J. Mazol, of Danville, Pa. In total, nine of the antlerless elk harvested in this year’s hunt weighed an estimated 400 pounds or more. Thirty-three of the 72 elk harvested were taken on the opening day of the elk season Nov. 4. Twenty-five of the 72 elk harvested were bulls. The Pennsylvania Game Commission typically doesn’t release information about license holders, but those who are drawn to participate in the annual elk hunt often give their consent to release their names or other information. Information on successful hunters who do not sign and submit a consent form prior to the hunt is not released. To participate in the elk hunt, hunters must submit an application, then must be selected through a random drawing and purchase a license. The drawing typically is held in September and annually attracts more than 20,000 applicants.
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Pennsylvania’s 98th Farm Show offers New attractions, time-honored favorites Submitted by Nichole Bucher
Agriculture Secretary George Greig invites Pennsylvanians to celebrate agriculture during the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. The eight-day show, themed “Pennsylvania Farms: Growing for You,” features 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. “Pennsylvania’s more than 62,000 farm families and thousands of agribusinesses provide an affordable food supply, keep money in local communities and create jobs,” said Greig. “The Farm Show is a celebration of their contributions, from the competitive exhibits and demonstrations to the famous Food Court.” The unveiling of the 1,000-pound butter sculpture is Thursday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m. The 2014 Farm Show will feature many new attractions, including: Free Concert – Country artist and Pennsylvania native Ben Gallaher will play a free concert on Friday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The young singer/songwriter recently finished his first album, which he describes as straight up country with an edge. Sponsored by PennLive. Rabbit Hopping Competition – Celebrity guides will lead trained rabbits in a competition of speed and agility as the animals hop obstacles, similar to equine jumping, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, in the Small Arena. Vote for the winning rabbit and you will be entered to win a prize. Celebrity Chef – Nadia G. is the "Julia Child of the Net Generation,” and the creator/ host of two Cooking Channel series featuring accessible haute cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. See her on the PA Preferred™ Culinary
Connection stage Saturday, Jan. 4, at noon and 2 p.m. New Food Court Items – New menu items include maple mustard, lemonade, salad dressing, barbecue sauce and hard candy, berry funnel cake, hot beef sausage, beef and cheddar sandwich and a steak and egg breakfast burrito. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Farm Show milkshake. Christmas in January – Pennsylvania is home to nearly 1,600 Christmas tree farms, and this year a new display of the state’s best live trees will have visitors pining for a real tree next holiday season. See it in the Main Hall. Dairy Oxen Demonstration – Learn how settlers used dairy steers to build the nation during a dairy oxen demonstration on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8-10 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Returning show highlights include: 1. Cow Patty Bingo – Beautiful bovines place their bets on a giant bingo card at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, in the Large Arena. Purchase $25 squares for the chance to win $100 or PA Preferred prize packages. Proceeds support the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation. Call 717-787-5373 for tickets. 2. Celebrity Cow Milking Contest – Always a crowdpleaser, the contest on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. features Secretary Greig competing with local media personalities and state legislators. 3. Great Grape Stomp – Two barefoot celebrity teams compete for top vintner honors in relay style to stomp the largest amount of juice from 30 pounds of grapes Thursday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. Audience members can vote for their favorite team and enter to win
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Traditions of Hanover “Holiday Extravaganza” Open House Submitted by Kristy Muenz
We’ve decked the halls and are warming up our “fa-lala’s” for an afternoon of decadent eats and musical treats! Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is pleased to invite the public for a festive afternoon at our Holiday Extravaganza Open House on Sunday, December 29 from 2–4 p.m. We have something special on every floor, so please feel free to mingle your way to each location! You can follow your noses to the delicious culinary delights prepared by our amazing chefs! Live entertainment will be provided by Glenn Miller, musical entertainer; Alison Simpson,
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Hearing held for proposed Warehouse in L. Nazareth By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
The Lower Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors held a conditional use hearing on Thursday for a warehouse/distribution facility that is proposed by Industrial Development International. It drew a large group of residents to Lower Nazareth Elementary School, where the hearing was moved because of the interest generated last month. Residents of both Lower Nazareth and Palmer townships are protesting the warehouse on a number of grounds, specifically trucks operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the amount of noise from their engines. They also question the lighting around the warehouse. The property location is between Hecktown and Newburg Rds. and is zoned Light Industrial Campus. After five hours of testimony, the hearing was continued to Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, also at the school, beginning at 4 p.m. One attorney represented Bill and Lorraine Mineo, whose property is nearby. Another attorney, Nicholas Noel, represented George Cortelyou and Margaret and Ian Schofield. Representing IDI was Atty. Blake Marles, who called on Frank Petkunas, vice president of IDI, for extensive testimony. He said variances were granted by Lower Nazareth’s zoning hearing board to the 822,000 sq. ft. building. It is near the Rt. 33 north ramp. Trucks that come in and out of the IDI property will have no access to Newburg Rd. The Municipal
Planning Code says that only the Mineo’s, whose property touches both Palmer and Lower Nazareth townships, and the Millham Automotive Group have substantial and direct interest and could have adverse impact. Petkunas testified that IDI has had no complaints about other warehouse facilities from North Carolina to Maine, and this one would be for light assembly of consumer products by large companies, not for any manufacturing. He said this is a speculative development for multiple tenants such as Walmart or Target. The building would have 170 truck bays for 554 truck trips a day, 902 car trips – all reduced from the original application six years ago of three warehouses using 1.2 million sq. ft. of space north of Newburg Rd. to Northwoods. But still it would be for 24 hours a day. A new state law limits truck idling time to five minutes an hour, Marles said. Under further questioning by Marles, Petkunas said truck drivers are aware of laws and they adhere to them. “This is their life.” He continued, “No township calls us and says ‘You guys are giving us a problem.’ We don’t get any complaints.” He said there is no need for additional police patrols. The property on which the warehouse is proposed was owned by the Brown family. Petkunas said when checking on properties, they do an aerial view, look at ordinances, and go where there is a major highway interchange. He said that a warehouse is different from a truck terminal, which is narrow, but because there are more than 100
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truck trips, Lower Nazareth classifies it as such. North of the warehouse/distribution building is the Brown tract, east is the Mineo’s, west is the Millham car dealership, and south of Hecktown Rd. are existing warehouse facilities. The IDI building is farther away from residences and developments than any other warehouse in the Lehigh Valley, Petkunas said. Truck parking will be on the east and west sides of the building, not the north side. There will be a 14 ft. berm and trees to hide the building and downward pointing lights so that they won’t bother neighbors. In effect, he said, there is no threat to the health and welfare of the residents. Atty. Noel questioned project engineer Brian Evans about noises from the facility, and he said he is not a sound engineer and couldn’t answer any truck sound questions. “It’s a matter of opinion what bothers people,” Evans said. He also said he’s not an air quality specialist and couldn’t say much about socalled particulates from diesel fumes. When asked if it could be an issue, Evans said, “If I stand on top of a smoke stack and sniff it, yes.” Noel said prevailing winds blow fumes west to east toward the homes, and that more than 100 trips a day designate IDI must follow truck terminal regulations. With more residential questioning, the hearing went on and on. Next segment will be in February.
has been looking at hiring a 25th officer. Nagle said, “It has nothing to do with the quality of their service. It’s top notch.” Solicitor Gary Asteak noted that Nagle’s no vote and of his fellow supervisors could effectively mean a withdrawal of membership. If they did it in January, it would require a unanimous vote to reverse the decision. Nagle said the township is growing, and this is no reflection on the quality of the police service. Pennington said the share of the budget is based on population, real estate value, and number of incidents. An off duty CRPD officer attended the meeting and said that Lower Nazareth does have a great deal of incidents. The board, in another vote, authorized Township Manager Timm Tenges to make an analysis, and to determine if there is an alternative to CRPD. Twsp. Budget After other business was discussed and action taken, the Supervisors voted on the 2014 township budget. Tenges reported that the property tax will be 4.15 mills, and the board approved the general fund budget amounting to $3,608,400, which is up by 1.01%. The township had a better year than anticipated, and there are unencumbered funds. It was decided to put them into a capital account and a fixed stability (rainy day) fund.
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Dear Nazareth, Thank you to my readers who have sent in questions and concerns about the absence of the column. My next door neighbor passed away and she was my first friend here in Nazareth. I miss her terribly, she was always there Continued from page 1 for me to listen to my worries ship had approved the bud- about living so far from famget. ily. She and her husband have Supervisors Vice Presi- been such encouragers for dent James Pennington said me, I felt they embraced me they’ve already had to cut as a daughter. their own services to meet the The funeral was planned at police budget. It is a ques- Schmidt Funeral Home (407 tion of whether they should Belvidere St.). Jane Follweicontinue to be a part of the ller assisted my neighbor in regional police department planning the funeral. She ofor not, but he commented, fered a variety of ideas and “It is what it is, and we stay,” options that made his decirealizing that the department sions less confusing during needs more police for the cov- this emotional time. Jane took erage that is required. CRPD care of all the details from the
www.HomeNewsPA.com viewing at the Nazareth location (also Wind Gap) to the transportation to the church and cemetery. It was a great comfort not to have to be concerned about such details. The service was simple and beautiful at Schoeneck Moravian Church (316 N. Broad St. Ext.). Pastor Terry Folk was so welcoming and his memorial service was very inspiring. Now I understand how my neighbor experienced such peace in the last moments of her life. Her faith was strong because she kept her eyes looking up to her new home, and chose not to dwell on the pain her body was experiencing. It has helped me put my worries in perspective and see what is really important in my life, especially during the Christmas season. I helped my neighbor’s husband with the writing of thank you notes to all who have sent wonderful gifts. Beautiful flowers, baked goods, even a whole ham that we kept cutting up and serving to family and friends! My favorite item that was delivered was a gift basket from Mountain Laurel Gift Baskets & Gourmet Foods (108 S. Chestnut St., Bath, PA) Suzanne Hinkel designs these baskets with such a personal touch. My neighbor loves his wines, especially wines from Franklin Hills Vineyards (www.franklinhillvineyards. com)! And there nestled in the basket with cheeses, hard salami, crackers & breadsticks, nuts & chocolate, were two bottles of Catawba wine. The basket included wine glasses too! It was good to see a smile on my neighbor’s face. Before opening the card he already knew who it was from, such a perfect, personal way to cheer someone! Now weeks have gone past since the funeral and the other neighbors and I keep in contact with our grieving friend. Isn’t that the way it goes? All of a sudden our personal planned schedule is interrupted and you go into a mode of “dropping the list” to attend to someone in need, helping wherever you are able. Then all the busyness is over and somehow getting back to the old routine seems a bit dull. I bought myself a birdfeeder because my neighbor loved the chickadees. I never noticed how sweet these birds are and friendly. Have you noticed the geese flying over Continued on page 11
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the neighborhoods? So many flocks make this passage over the Lehigh Valley during this time of year. Yesterday I had to stop and watch flocks of Snow Geese. Beautiful! (I know what you are thinking and I hoped I wouldn’t be a target if a bird decided to relieve itself!) Tonight was “Tree Lighting” held in Nazareth’s Center Square every first Thursday of December by The Nazareth/Bath Chamber of Commerce (www.nazarethchamber.com). This is one of the reasons I decided to live in this quaint, historical town. I love the traditions! In the Center Square there is a beautiful near-life size Nativity scene, a lovely Christmas tree that is lit up as we are singing, and a special seat waiting for Santa’s arrival! My neighbors and I would always go together. For this special evening Santa gave out little stuffed Martin guitars to the children, donated by C. F. Martin Co. (www. martinguitar.com). Fun! Enjoy every moment with your family and friends as if it’s your last chance Hug the stuffing out of them! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Third Crash Proves Fatal to Man
A third vehicle crash in one day by a South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County man cost him his life on Thursday, Dec. 12. It happened on Rt. 248 & ProLogis Parkway in Lower Nazareth Township. Colonial Regional Police said that Matthew R. Pope, driving a Saturn, rear-ended a Toyota Highlander SUV at about 9:20 a.m. He died three hours later in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Pope’s vehicle first was involved in a hit and run crash
at Sheldon Circle & Brodhead Rd. in Hanover Township, Northampton County. Then he hit two more vehicles at Rt. 191 & Newburg Rd. in Lower Nazareth Township. Without stopping, Pope continued to the final crash site, sustaining multiple blunt force injuries that proved fatal. He was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s by Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. One other person who was in the Toyota SUV was treated for undisclosed injuries.
Retail Theft Lands Man in Prison
On Dec. 8 at 4:55 p.m., CRPD responded to the Walmart store at 3722 EastonNazareth Hwy., Lower Nazareth Township for a man in custody for retail theft. On arrival, Walmart Loss Prevention personnel related that they saw Tyrone Batts, 59, of 619 Northampton St., Easton select three DVD movies and proceed to another section of the store, where he ripped open the packaging and concealed items in his pants. Batts then exited the store, passing all points of sale, and was stopped by Loss Prevention outside. While on the scene, police searched Batts incident to arrest and found women’s underwear and a woman’s bathrobe concealed in his pants. Total value of the merchandise was $73.98. Police discovered that Batts had three prior retail theft convictions. Batts was arraigned on a charge of retail theft as a felony and was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of bail.
Woman in Theft
Colonial Regional Police charged 53-year-old Maria Cummerford of 131 E. Center St., Nazareth with retail theft after she was seen by Walmart Loss Prevention selecting and concealing merchandise in her purse and failing to pay for the items before attempting to leave the store on Dec. 12 at 12:54 p.m. She was arraigned by District Judge James Narlesky and released on $2,000 unsecured bail.
Sen. Browne’s Carbon Monoxide detector Measure goes to Gov.
Submitted by Matt Moyer
The Senate has concurred on House amendments to Senate Bill 607, Senator Pat Browne’s bill that would establish the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act. SB 607 now goes to the Governor for his signature and enactment into law. The Pennsylvania Building
Code requires all newly constructed homes and certain existing homes that have fossil fuel-burning heaters or appliances and/or an attached garage to install a carbon monoxide detector. SB 607 adds the following standards: For residential buildings, seller must disclose information regarding the installation of carbon monoxide detectors on the property disclosure statement. For multi-family dwellings, each apartment in a dwelling with a fossil fuel-burning heater/appliance, fireplace or an attached garage must have an operational, centrally located and approved carbon monoxide alarm. For rental properties, the owner of dwellings with a fossil fuel-burning heater or appliance, fireplace or an attached garage must ensure that working carbon monoxide alarms are located in the vicinity of the bedrooms and the heater or fireplace. “According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania leads the nation in fatalities as a result of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning,” Senator Browne said. “Senate Bill 607 is intended to protect our citizens from the dangers of this odorless, colorless, tasteless and very deadly gas. The best way to address this danger is prevention through the installation of carbon monoxide detectors.”
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programs available that provide lessons to help students and adults become more familiar with the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The programs also teach students to become critical consumers of the media. The PSA contest is a natural outgrowth of these courses of study; however, participation in the contest is not exclusive to the students who currently participate in one of these programs. Guidelines and registration forms are available at http://medialiteracypa.org/ psa-contest/. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Drug Free PA at 717-232-0300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.
Christmas Bird Count Submitted by Travis Lau
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count, which will take place Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running citizen-science survey in the world, and the data collected through the count allows researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested
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individuals to study the longterm health and status of bird populations across North America. Local counts will occur on one day between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Volunteers can pick the most convenient circle, or participate in more than one count. There is a specific methodology to the CBC, but everyone can participate. The count takes place within “Count Circles,” which focus on specific geographical areas. Each circle is led by a “Count Compiler,” who is an experienced birdwatcher, enabling beginning birders to learn while they assist. Those who live within the boundaries of a Count Circle can even stay at home and report the birds that visit their backyard feeders. In either case, the first step is to locate a Count Circle that’s seeking participants and contact the local Count Compiler on Audubon’s website, www.audubon.org, to find out how you can volunteer. There is no longer a fee to participate in the Christmas Bird Count. Dan Brauning, who heads up the Game Commission’s wildlife diversity division, said the Christmas Bird Count makes an indispensible contribution to conservation because it monitors bird Continued on page 14
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The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Drug Free Pennsylvania are launching, for the 7th year, a statewide contest for middle and high school students. The contest, entitled “Sound Off! A Drug Prevention Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest,” will provide an opportunity for youth to send a positive message to their peers and communities that drugs and alcohol do not have to be part of their activities. The theme of this year’s contest is: “Why Say No? Join the Conversation Against Substance Abuse”. With smartphones and tablets, notebooks and personal computers, kids today have a world some bad, and from this information choices are made; some good, some bad. Many of today’s young people are faced with the dilemma of sorting it out on their own, so it’s up to us as counselors, educators, and parents to help them make smart choices, informed choices, the right choices The contest is open to all public, private, and home-educated Pennsylvania students in grades 6-12. The winning PSA will be aired on television stations throughout the state as well as on YouTube and the Drug Free PA Facebook page. An award will be presented to the winning schools during a school assembly. Drug Free Pennsylvania has
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RESIDENTS OF EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP As most of you know by now, this is my last year as East Allen Township’s Tax Collector; this was a hard decision to make after holding this position for 16 years. Over the years I have met and have had the chance to get to know some great people. Thank you again to those who voted for me and had the confidence in me to do the job. Just a reminder the East Allen Township taxes are due no later than December 31, 2013 noontime. SPECIAL HOURS: Monday, December 30, 2013 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. *All other times call and setup an appointment (610-262-7099) Have a safe and happy holiday season. Remember to support our military over the holidays and always as they are fighting for our country and our Veterans who have served our country, along with those who have lost their lives; thank you for your service to our country. Donna Fenstermaker Tax Collector East Allen Township 5027 Nor-Bath Blvd. Northampton, PA 18067 610-262-7099
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Senior Citizens Northampton County Area on Aging Visit these senior centers and participate in activities daily. Call for more info and meal reservations. MENU For meal reservations, please call the center. 12/19 – Chicken Francais, mashed potatoes, green beans almandine, molded fruit salad, triple chocolate tiger cake 12/20 – Butternut squash soup, smoked turkey, salami and provolone with lettuce and tomato on a roll, marinated vegetable salad, fresh pineapple tidbits 12/23 – Beef stroganoff, extra wide noodles, Brussels sprouts, mandarin oranges 12/24 – Chicken tetrazzini, California blend vegetables, tossed green with Italian dressing, cherry turnover 12/25 – Closed, Merry Christmas Northampton Senior Center 902 Lincoln Ave. Northampton 610-262-4977 Open 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Cards/puzzles daily. 12/19: Christmas party; music with Mike Skweir; 10:30 a.m. special visitors; 11:30 a.m. group picture; 12 p.m. lunch. 12/20: Morning needlecraft; 11:30 a.m. lunch; bingo. 12/23: Coffee break; 12 p.m. lunch. 12/24 & 12/25: Center closed. Merry Christmas! 12/26: 10 a.m. morning stretch; bakery corner; 12 p.m. lunch. Mid-County Senior Center 234 Walnut Street Bath 610-837-1931 Open 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Pool/cards/games/puzzles daily at 9 a.m. 12/19: Christmas party. 12/20: 12:15 p.m. Pinochle
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Traditions of Hanover residents Benefit from exercise program Submitted by Kristy Muenz Traditions of Hanover residents Ralph and Marge Valentino have been getting out of their apartment and increasing their activity level, thanks to the Fox Better Living Strength, Mobility and Balance Exercise program. The Valentinos, along with 25-30 other residents at Traditions of Hanover meet two times a week, for one hour each session, and work hard to gain more strength and have better mobility and balance to improve their quality of life. For the past year and a half, seniors at Traditions of Hanover have had the opportunity to participate in the Fox Better Living Strength, Mobility and Balance Exercise program. The program offers a proactive approach to improving strength, mobility and balance deficits by using evidence-based, objective assessment tools. The program increases individuals’ functions
so they can remain active members within their community. It decreases the risk of falls and improves quality of life and wellbeing. “We do a lot of stretching exercises,” said Ralph Valentino. “We stretch our arms and legs, bring our hands and arms over our head and we have rubber bands to use for different stretches, too. There are also exercises where we stand on one foot and try to keep our balance. Ralph and his wife Marge have been living at Traditions of Hanover for the past three years and they have been participating in the program since it first began in May 2012. The program has been very beneficial to them, and to many of the other residents. Each resident receives a strength, mobility and balance assessment as soon as they move into the community, quarterly, upon observed functional de-
cline, and/or after a fall. After the assessment, the health care team may recommend a variety of options for the resident, including referral to a physician or therapist, medication review, or participation in the Fox Better Living Strength, Mobility and Balance Exercise Program. “When we use the terms ‘age in place’ and ‘continuity of care’ in independent living, some may wonder how that is possible. By having Fox Rehab services in our community, residents have not only the ability to receive physical, occupational and speech therapy, but at no additional fees to them they may participate in the Strength, Mobility and Balance program in order to improve and maintain their independence as long as possible,” said Jennifer Murphy, marketing director. Eric Sartor, Fox Rehabilitation trained exercise physiologist, leads the program each week. The program is a progressive and challenging exercise program, proven to increase strength, mobility and balance in order to improve the ability to maintain independence and individual wellness. “When our staff members see a resident experiencing a new challenge with balance, getting up from a chair or increased falls, having Fox Rehab on site is key in helping to overcome a setback in their independence,” said Murphy. “I can’t speak for everyone in the class, but I know the program has helped me and my wife,” said Valentino. “It gets us out of our apartment and moving instead of just sitting down all the time. The exercises are really good for us and I hope they continue the program. I recommend it to anybody who is willing and able to participate.” Located at 5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem, behind Wegman’s off of Route 512, Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is a unique retirement community for more information, please call Jennifer Murphy at 610-882-0400 or log onto www.traditionsofhanover.com.
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Masons elect officers
Lodge’s officers for 2014. They are from left, Kyle H. Grube, Senior Warden; George M. Makoul, Worshipful Master and Patrick B. Ridenour, Junior Warden. -Photo By Pete Gigliotti
Manoquesy Lodge #413, Free & Accepted Masons, in Bath elected officers at their meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12. Worshipful Master George M. Makoul was re-elected to the same position for 2014. Other elected officers include: Kyle H. Grube, Senior Warden; Patrick B. Ridenour, Junior Warden; W. Jay Mills, Treasurer; Matthew L. Silfies, P.M., Secretary; Carl J. Becker, P.M., Richard A. Silvius, P.M., and Bruce B. Shafer, P.M., Trustees; Daniel H. Miller, P.M., Representative to the Grand Lodge, and Peter A. Gigliotti, P.M., Substitute Representative. Appointed officers include: Christopher U. Hill, Senior Deacon; Glenn Zulick, Junior Deacon; Robert J. Holdorss, Senior Master of Ceremonies; Corey T. Rosynik, Junior Master of Ceremonies; Christopher T. Clauser, Pursuivant; and Larry L. Silfies, P.M., Chaplain. They will officially take their seats on December 27. Founded in 1868, the lodge has 212 members and meets on the second Thursday of the month at their hall on Penn St., Bath. The lodge is part of the 50th Masonic District.
Potbelly stove shown at the Dave and Jane Schappell home along Christmas Lane in Slatington. There were numerous outstanding Christmas decorations in that area. – Home News photo
33rd Christmas House Tour Enjoyed by hundreds in area
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Lehigh Township Historical Society Submitted by Beverly Putt
Thanks to everyone for your support in 2013 of the Lehigh Township Historical Society. Following the holiday open house on December 15, the historical centre will be closed to visitors until the spring of 2014 except by appointments. A Christmas basket is being chanced off at Blue Mountain Family and Drive-In Restaurant in Danielsville on December 22, at 2 p.m. If you are in the restaurant, take
a chance on the Christmas basket with all proceeds to benefit the historical society's addition to the centre in Pennsville. Work has progressed on the addition and the society is planning to have a grand opening in spring. Membership dues are due by the end of the year. New members are welcome. All meetings of the historical society are open to the public and you are invited to participate in monthly meetings or activities.
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species that spend winters in Pennsylvania. “Some of these species are much easier to count or monitor in winter because their breeding ground is so far north in areas where there are few people or roads to give access to habitat,” Brauning said. The rusty blackbird, for instance, migrates from the boreal taiga forests of Canada and Alaska to the southeastern United States in winter, Brauning said. Pennsylvania is on the northern edge of its winter range, and it sometimes turns up in the Christmas Bird Count, he said. Hawks also are more easily counted in winter, Brauning said. Brauning said the Christmas Bird Count is a good way to introduce beginners to bird identification. It is much easier in winter to find birds through your binoculars, he said. “Birds are easier to spot because the trees lack the leaves that hide birds from your eyes in spring and summer,” Brauning said. “And there are fewer bird species around in winter than at other times of year, so it is easier to learn bird species identification. In fact, many birders got started in this hobby in winter in a car with more experienced birders on a Christmas count.”
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Santa Shop hosted By Quota Club Submitted by Nikol Tews
Quota International of Northampton hosted a very successful Santa Shop at the Northampton Fire company on Saturday Dec. 7. More than 100 children who are registered at the Northampton Area Food Bank picked out presents for everyone in their family and had them wrapped. They also received coloring books and crayons and had their picture with Santa Claus at no cost to them.
Quota would like to thank the volunteers who came out that day to help with the event including members of the Lehigh Township Lioness club and the friends of Quota who generously gave of their time. We also would like to thank all of the generous folks who donated items and money and the Northampton Fire Department who enabled us to host this event. It was both a great time and a heart-warming experience.
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$80,000 in educational costs. The chairman of the Northampton County AAA, Tom Stitt, said their facility was the first along Rt. 33, and has 40 employees serving 60,000 members. Their concern is of the customers on behalf of the developers. who need to get out of the Township Engineer Al KorAAA parking lot on to Countze said the ordinance calls try Club Rd, as well as how for a planned residential dethe developer will deal with velopment, and this one is storm water runoff. to include two phases. Still Robert Hoyer of Buzas needed are a detailed traffic Greenhouses was also conanalysis and the size of the cerned with traffic and how office buildings. Preston said it could impact his customthey have no objection to the ers. A woman who lives near requirements. Country Club Rd. said she Solicitor Gary Asteak said hasn’t heard of anyone who whether or not to proceed wants apartments there of the with the next step in the promagnitude that is proposed. cess there has to be a land deOther Matters velopment plan. • The supervisors approved Supervisors Gerald Green a zoning map amendment, and Martin Boucher had consubdivision and land develcerns about the traffic that opment waiver request, and would be generated as well the final subdivision for Saraas the amount of students toga Farms that had been that could put a strain on the requested by Atty. Joseph school district. Piperato and Lehigh engineer A Bethlehem attorney, DonDarrin Heckman. They also ald Miles, representing Coungot okays from the board for try Club Rd. residents who are the Keith Kleintop waiver reopposed to the project near quests and preliminary/final Rt. 33 and Louise Moore Park, subdivision of farm land, but first questioned the authenno development. However, it ticity of K & S Development, is subject to cleaning up zonand who the principals are of ing violations within 60 days, weather permitting. • The board also okayed the Keystone Real Estate ManTech Tykes Early Learning agement SALDO requests, Ce final subdivision and final Peace of Mind Makes a Great Gift for the Holidays! Spaces Available land development requested HELP at the Push of A Button Contact Frank DeRosa at: 484-515-4683 (Mobile) by civil engineer Brian Evans Toll Free: 866-794-9003 of Evans Engineering of HarEmail: Frank@MaintainYourIndependence.com risburg for Millham Kia. It is a www.MedAlertServices.com ** www.gomyi.com** new auto dealership with an Keystone Star 4 facility auto repair shop. Developmentally appropriate • In curriculum Township Manager SpeciLicensed Tenges’ report, a mainalizingbyinPA Dept.Timm of Public Welfare tenance period was extended DiabeSecured tic Footc are (finger facility system) for print Gremar Road; 18 months DPM, FaCFaS & Wound Care, was given for maintenance Hot lunches and snacks provided 198 S. Green St., Nazareth and security releases granted Heel Pain Accepting ages 2—5 for Everson Testa of $2,500 610-759-4555 and Panera Bread for $1,561. Board Certified, Foot Surgery; Competitive rates/flexible scheduling Letters of credit reductions Board Certified, Foot Orthopedics approved for Hidden Open 7:15 AM—5:00 were PM ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC Oaks Phase 5 (from $118,960 Career to Institute $90,443) of andTechnology Traditions ULTRASOUND TESTS of America (from $39,617 •In-Office X-Rays •Hammertoes, 5335 Kesslersville Road, Easton, PA to18040 Bunions, Heel Spurs, General Foot Care $3,445). (Forks Township) •Ulcers, Flat Feet, Ankle or Foot Pain, • Dryland Way & Wegmans Sprains •Ingrown Nails Road were approved for ded610-258-2857 ext. 3650 ication ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS The next regular meeting Free Off-Street Parking on Monday, Jan. 6 will be to Handicap Accessible reorganize. Supervisor RobMost Insurance Accepted ert Kucsan was re-elected.
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College Corner Millersville University Shawn Moyer, of Nazareth, graduated with 497 other Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the undergraduate commencement ceremony held on Sunday, December 15 in Millersville's Pucillo Gymnasium. Moyer graduated earning a bachelor's degree in biology.
Representatives Joe Emrick and Marcia Hahn, who offered remarks and greetings of the season. Rep. Hahn asked especially that the Lord “look over our neighbors and the men and women in the armed forces.” Mayor Carl Strye, Jr. wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and noted that he usually drives the fire trucks that come to the ceremony, but now he is Mayor of the community. Cindy McAllister from Martin Guitar announced that the company had provid-
ed toys for the children. There was one slight change. While the lights are normally lit by a local child, this year that honor went to Nazareth’s No. 1 fan, Andy Weaver. Although Weaver, 28, suffers from cerebral palsy, he is rarely seen without a smile on his face. He tears tickets at Nazareth sporting events and writes for local news outlets (including The Home News) about the district teams. “He’s my buddy,” said Smith. “I thought, what a cool way to honor Andy. He’s older, but everyone loves him.”
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Smith got in touch with the school district—it just so happens that this year’s Santa is also the new athletic director. They worked together to get a poster board made that read, “Nazareth Loves the Weave,” which everyone signed, along with a team jacket that read the same. “So we had some fun extra tokens to present,” said Smith, smiling. After Weaver flipped the Continued on page 31
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Santa’s making his rounds! Ol’ St. Nick stopped by Nazareth Thursday, Dec. 5 for the annual tree lighting. The dreary mist and chilly weather didn’t keep the town residents from gathering in the circle to enjoy hot chocolate courtesy of Moravian Church and Christmas carols courtesy of the Lehigh Valley Idols. A brass ensemble played a number of Christmas classics while they waited. The tree lighting has been a tradition for as far back as Tina Smith, President of the Nazareth Chamber, can remember. “It’s well before my time,” she said. “It’s into multi-generations now. Parents that came as kids are now bringing their children.”
The event has been occurring easily 30 years or longer, in her estimation. As the bells of nearby Nazareth Moravian Church rang out, Faith of Lehigh Idol sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and the program was underway. The Rev. Frances Merkel, pastor of Christ UCC Church in Bath, gave the invocation and blessing of the tree. A coordinator of the Northampton & Bath Chamber of Commerce introduced an aide from Congressman Charlie Dent’s office, State
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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.HomeNewsPA.com ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 868-0477, Bethlehem. Sun - W 9:30am ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610-262-2559. Sun – W 7:30/10/11:30am; Mon. – Fri., 8:15 am; Sat – 5pm
St. Peter’s UCC
8142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton
St. Peter’s U.C.C.
8142 Valley View Rd. Seemsville, Northampton Sunday, December 22--9:00 Sunday School
St. Peter’s U.C.C.
610-837-7426 10:15 Worship—Sunday School Skit 11:15 Youth Group Tuesday, December 24--7 PM Candlelight Communion Service
BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Bangor. 610-588-6929 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 610-262-8500. Sun - 9am W, 10:30am SS & BS. COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610837-7517. 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 610-262-9517 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.
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In this holy season of the year the Parishioners of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church pray that you and your loved ones know the peace of the coming of the Christ Child and the hope His birth brings to the whole world.
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 610-262-2668 Sun. – 10:30am W Communion 1st Sun. of the Month. 9:15am SS HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun. – 9am W & SS HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 767-7203 Sun– 8:00/10:30am W, 9:15am SS
SACRED HEART OF JESUS CATHOLIC CHURCH 117 Washington Street Bath, Pennsylvania HOLY MASS—CHRISTMAS EVE Tuesday 24th December 2013 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 12 Midnight HOLY MASS—CHRISTMAS DAY Wednesday 25th December 2013 9:30 am, 11:00 am
MOUNT EATON CHURCH Saylorsburg 570992-7050 Sat. - 6:30pm W, Sun. 8/10:30am W, 9:30am SS MOUNTAIN VIEW WESLEYAN CHURCH Bath 610-759-7553 Sun – 10:30am W NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3163
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NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm W; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm W
SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610-759-1652 Sun – 8/10:15 Worship, 9am SS
QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30am S. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9am; Vigil 7pm RADIANT CHURCH, Easton/Nazareth. 484-5971440 Sun. – 9:30am W, SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm M, Sun - 6:30/8/9:30/11am M; CC during 9:30am M; Mon– Thurs 8am M; Fri – 8:30am
SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. Sun – 9:30am W SLATE BELT BAPTIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl. 610863-9274 Sun – 10am W, 9am SS ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610746-3910 Sun –Eucharist 9am ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun 8am/10:15am W –
Nazareth Moravian Church
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Christmas Blessings! May Christ bring light and joy into your life this Christmastime and always.
Covenant United Methodist Church of Moore Township 2715 Mountain View Drive Klecknersville, PA 18014 610-837-7517 Christmas Eve Worship 7pm
ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. –9am W Sat. 5:30pm W ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Northampton. 610-262-8666 Sun – 9:30am W, 9:30am SS ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun – 8am/10am W ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-767-3107 Sun 8/9:30/11am M, Sat 4:30pm M Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15am W, Communion. 1st Sun. of month, 9am SS
Kreidersville. Sun- 9am SS, 10:15am W ZION WESLEYAN, Pt. Phillips. Sun- 9:00am SS, 10:15 W Zion EL Church, Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS 9 am, W 10:30 am
Christmas Eve Worship 7:30 PM Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service Chapman Quarries UMC 1433 Main St., Chapmans Phone 610-837-0935 J. Timothy Fisher, Pastor
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Obituaries Myrtle Bauer
Nov. 12, 1924 – Dec. 12, 2013 Myrtle “Mitzie” Bauer, 89, a native of Northampton, died on Thursday, Dec. 12 in Liberty Nursing & Rehab Center, Allentown, after a long illness. She was the wife of two late husbands, Aloys Sommers and James Balliet, and a former husband, Richard Bauer. She was one of the first employees of Food Lane in Coplay and later worked in other Food Lane stores throughout the area. Born Nov. 12, 1924 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Verna Kromer. Surviving are a daughter, Diana Superka, of Erie, Colo.; two sons, Greg Sommers of Northampton and John Sommers of Pottstown; six grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Gardner, Betty Green and Shirley Unangst; a brother, Luther Kromer; exhusband, Richard Bauer, and numerous step-children and step-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Earl and Roland Kromer, and a sister, Viola. Funeral services were held today (Thursday, Jan. 19) in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in the Slatedale Cemetery.
June 4, 1925 – Dec. 12, 2013 Pauline Dest, 88, of Bath, died on Thursday, Dec. 12 at home. She was the wife of the late Phillip P. Dest, who died in 1997. She worked as a seamstress for various garment factories in the Bath and Nazareth area until retiring. She was a member of UNITE, the garment workers’ union. Born June 4, 1925 in Bath, she was the daughter of the late John and Ksenia (Haluko) Michalgyk. Pauline was a member of St.
John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bath. Surviving are a son, Leonard R. Dest, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Michael and John Michalgyk, and four sisters. Annie and Mary Michalgyk, Catherine Haftel and Roe Gill. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 20 in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 243 S. Walnut St., Bath, with The Rev. Jay R. Wetzel officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Green Mount Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Pauline may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Building Fund, 206 E. Main St., Bath, PA 18014 or to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
John L. Filchner, Jr.
July 12, 1938 – Dec. 10, 2013 John L. Filchner, Jr., 75, of Klecknersville, Moore Township, died suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Sarah E. (Graver) Filchner for 54 years. For 55 years he was employed in the sales department at the former Trumbower Co., now Eastern Industries, Nazareth. He retired on September 25, 2013. John was of great help to his son and his farm and greenhouse business, Filchner’s Plants & Produce, in Moore Township. John served during peacetime conditions in the U.S. Army. Born on July 12, 1938 in East Allen Township, he was a son of the late John L., Sr. and Lillian (Wenner) Filchner.
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John was a member of Holy Cross Evan. Lutheran Church, Moorestown-Nazareth. He was a member of Grundsow Lodge #10, Stroudsburg, and served on the Wheel. He was an original member and the first Assistant Captain of the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Ambulance Corps. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan J. of Moore Township, and Donna L. of Danielsville; two sons, Leonard J. of Moore Township and Michael J. of Moorestown; two granddaughters; and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a brother, Glenn, and a sister, Lorraine Smith. Funeral services were held on Monday at noon in Holy Cross Evan. Lutheran Church, followed by interment with military honors in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial gifts may be made in John’s memory to his church at 696 Johnson Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064.
William M. Gregg, Jr.
William M. Gregg, Jr., 54, of Northampton died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at home. He worked as a project supervisor in construction throughout the Lehigh Valley for several years. He had attended Sacred Heart School in Lancaster, was a 1977 graduate of Whitehall High School, and attended Stroudsburg University. Born in Lancaster, he was a son of the late William M. Gregg and Mrs. Gerry L. (Kirchner) Gregg of Hokendauqua. Of the Catholic faith, he was a member and former
coach of the U.S. Junior National Field Hockey team Surviving are two sisters, Jackie Gregg of Coopersburg and Gerri-Lynn Gregg-Forster of Allentown; three brothers, Mike of Millville, N.J., R. Scott of Monument, Colo., and John of Hokendauqua; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. Services were held on Monday afternoon in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment will be private in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Coplay. Contributions may be made to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036.
Howard J. Josephs
June 16, 1960 – Dec. 13, 2013 Howard J. Josephs, 53, of Upper Nazareth Township died Friday, Dec. 13 at home. He was the husband of Sherry (Edinger) Josephs for 28 years. A graduate of R.I.T., he was employed by Tursack Printing for the past eight years. Prior to that he owned Pocono Press in Cresco, Pa. Born June 16, 1960 in Lower Merion Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Jay Josephs and Fern (Cooper) Josephs Goldberg. Howard was president of the Palmer Kiwanis Club and past president of the Tannersville Lions Club, named Lion of the Year in 2004. H served on the Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and was on the board of the Nazareth-Bath Chamber of Commerce. He had also served on the board of Graphic Arts Council and was a member of the Palmer Fire Co. Social Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Scott, of Nazareth; a son, Jeffrey, at home; two broth-
www.HomeNewsPA.com ers, Steven of State College, Pa., and Jonathan, of Chappaqua, N.Y.; a sister, Lisa Audet, of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; step-sister, Sallie Glickman, of Philadelphia; two granddaughters; step-mother, Shirley Possinger, of Stroudsburg; a niece and nephews. Preceding him in death was a brother, Scott. Funeral services were on Wednesday afternoon in Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton. The Ashton Funeral Home in Easton had arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Kiwanis Foundation of Palmer township, P.O. Box 3165, Palmer, PA 18043, or the Nazareth Area Food Bank, 529 S. Main St., Nazareth, PA 18064.
Jean L. Lutz
July 30, 1929 – Dec 15, 2013 Jean L. Lutz, 84, formerly of Greenbriar Village and Nazareth, died on Sunday, December 15 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. Born July 30, 1929 in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Lester Renner and Evelyn (Fritchman) Renner Stofflet and step-daughter of the late Arthur Stofflet. Jean graduated in 1947 from Nazareth High School. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nazareth. Surviving are her companion of six years, Walter Kooker of Virginia; sons, Donald A. Keller and Scott P. Keller, both of Upper Nazareth Township; daughters, Gail L. Reaser of Lower Nazareth Township Continued on page 21
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and Lynn A. Nagle of East Allen Township; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Sharon L. Fox of Etters, Pa; and two nephews, John and Brian Fox. A memorial service in celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Friday, December 20, at 11 a.m. in the George S. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown – Bath. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Contributions may be made in memory of Jean to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 S. Broad Street, Nazareth, Pa 18064.
Edward J. Marth
June 22, 1929 – Dec. 9, 2013 Edward J. Marth, 84, of Northampton died on Monday, Decembr 9 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He and his wife Jean were married for 61 years. After retiring as a supervisor for Bethlehem Steel, he served as Commander of For God & Country Catholic War Veterans Post #454 for 13 years, where he had been a life member. Having served with the U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry Division, he was a member of the National Honor Guard.
He was born on June 22, 1929 in Northampton, a son of the late Louis and Rose (Pelzman) Marth. Edward was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Bishop Welsh Assembly #931. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Catasauqua. Preceding him in death were two brothers, and two sisters, Rose Leitgeb and Anna Marth. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kathy Wills, of Grand Prairie, Texas; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Donations may be made to the church or Catholic War Veterans Post #454.
Joan Mast Joan Mast, 70, of Walnutport, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Stroudsburg. She was the wife of Harold Mast for 55 years. Joan was last employed at Bonton in Whitehall as a jewelry inventory person for 15 years before retiring in 2002. Born in Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late Nor-
man and Blanche (Fry) Shive. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Kevin Mast of Stroudsburg and Bar-
ry D. Mast of Bath; two brothers, David Landes of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and David Shive, Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Kenneth W. Mast,
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Hope Lutheran Church and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067, where contributions may be sent for the family.
Thelma T. Petrucelli
Dec. 7, 1927 – Dec. 14, 2013 Thelma T. Petrucelli, 86, of Bethlehem, formerly of Bath, died on Saturday, Dec. 14 at home. She was the wife of the late Dr. Nicholas D. Petrucelli, who died in 2009. She worked as a registered nurse along with her husband at their home office on S. Walnut St. in Bath until retiring. Born Dec. 7, 1927 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Quintes and Mary
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(Knute) Taglioli. Thelma was an active member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bath, where she formerly served as a Eucharist Minister, taught Sunday school, and was a member of the Women’s Guild. She was also a member of the Northampton Area Public Library for many years. Surviving are a daughter, MaryAnn Pany, of Northampton; a son, Edward J. Petrucelli, of Lehigh Township; a brother, Emery Taglioli; seven grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; an nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a sister, Lenora Donnelly. Services were this (Thursday) morning, Dec. 19 in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church. Interment was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bath. Contributions may be made in memory of Thelma to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 210 E. Northampton St., Bath, PA 18014, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Mary D. Ruch
April 13, 1924 – Dec. 9, 2013 Mary D. Ruch, 89, of Moore Township, formerly of Catasauqua and East Brunswick, N.J., died on Monday, Dec. 9 at Whitehall Manor, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Dr. Carl R. Ruch for 51 years before he died in 2002. She was passionate about gardening and also possessed a talent for painting as demonstrated by her artistic works of art in watercolor and oil. Born April 13, 1924 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Paul T. and Naomi (Ebbert) Desch. She was a member and past president of the East Brunswick Garden Club; a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem; and an active volunteer at The Miller’s House Garden located in the Colonial Industrial Quarter of Historic Bethlehem. Surviving are two sons, Lee A. Ruch of Moore Township
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www.HomeNewsPA.com and Larry P. Ruch of South River, N.J.; a daughter, Beth R. Hedin, of Mount Lebanon, Pa.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. Preceding her in death were a brother, Robert Desch, and a daughter, Sara H. Baldanza. A memorial service in celebration of Mary’s life was held on Tuesday afternoon in First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. There were no calling hours. Interment was private. Contributions may be made in memory of Mary to The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
John J. Sipos
John J. Sipos, Jr., 70, of Northampton died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John, Sr. and Emma (Yandrasitz) Sipos. A graduate of Northampton High School, he attended Kutztown University. As a college student, John had his poetry published. He enjoyed theater, music, reading, parks and botanical gardens, and baking Austrian and Hungarian recipes. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1972, stationed in Germany with the Special Intelligence Unit. He was a member of the former Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church in Northampton. Surviving are two sisters, Kathleen Deichmeister and Eileen Sipos, both of Northampton; a niece, Kathy Shipwash, of Northampton; and a nephew, Edward J. Deichmeister, of Northampton. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067, where contributions to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare of Northampton County may be sent.
Dr. Robert Wasko
May 4, 1932 – Dec. 9, 2013 Dr. Robert Wasko, 81, of Northampton died Monday, Dec. 9. A 1950 graduate of Whitehall High School, he then attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1954 with an A.B. degree in Continued on page 24
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fessional organizations were the following: American Board of Urology induction 1969, American College of Surgeons induction 1968, American Medical Association, American Urological Association, Lehigh County Medical Society, Mid-Atlantic Section of American Urological Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Philadelphia Urological Association executive board. Dr. Wasko was president of the Urological Association of Pennsylvania in 1986 and a member of the executive board for eight years. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a captain in the medical division post internship. Surviving are his former wife, Deanna (Mackey) Wasko; two sons, David C. of Slatington and Peter R. of Northampton; a sister, Mary Ann Moyer, of Coopersburg; many nephews and one niece. A calling hour will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Tilghman St. & Cedar Crest Blvd. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown Rescue Mission, or a charity of one’s choice.
An Invitation from St. Nicholas Catholic Church
concerns. Yet, below these mixed feelings, there can be a sense of peace and joy that flows from knowing that God so loves us that he gave His only Son. If Christmas is to have any real and deep significance for us, Christ must be at the center of our celebration. Our parish warmly welcomes those who have been away from church, visitors to our area, and all who would like to celebrate God’s presence with us during this blessed season. To prepare spiritually for Christmas, Msgr. Thomas Derzack, pastor, encourages receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Msgr. Durzak will hear confessions in the church sacristy on Saturday afternoon, December 21 between 3:30 and 4:15 and at 5:30. Three masses will be held on Christmas Eve: 4, 6 and 11 pm. Christmas morning masses will be at 8:30 and 10:30. Msgr. Tom Derzack will be the celebrant at 4 and 11 pm on Christmas Eve and at 10:30 on Christmas morning. Fr. Ed McElduff will celebrate the 6 pm and 8 am masses. New Year’s Eve mass is scheduled for 4:00 pm, and New Year’s Day masses will be at 8:30 and 10:30 am. St. Nicholas Church is located in Berlinsville on Route
www.HomeNewsPA.com 946 at the corner of Oak Road. More information is available at StNicholasWalnutport.parishesonline.com 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.
Christmas Services at Crossings church
Submitted by Chris Zweifel
New church plant and grassroots effort, Radiant Church at Northampton Crossings, will celebrate its first Christmas Eve together as a congregation and warmly invites the public. Radiant Church was created with unchurched people in mind. Radiant’s Pastor, Rev. Rob Zweifel, wants it to be a place that unchurched people love to attend. What does he mean by “unchurched?” “Many people have given up on church, but they haven’t given up on God,” Zweifel says. “My heart’s desire is to let those people know that God hasn’t given up on them. My calling is to provide Continued on page 25
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Christmas is a beautiful season, yet it can bring mixed emotions. Along with anticipation, many feel stressed financially or are worn out by shopping, planning and preparing. It is a time when we may more deeply feel the loss of loved ones, the pain of separation from family members and worry over health
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Pastor, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Nazareth
Peace Pilgrimage goes On despite more snow
How did you SPEND Christmas? There is a two-minute video that will challenge how you celebrate Christmas! You can watch it at this site: www.forgottenchristmas.org. It’s estimated that Americans will spend $400 billion on Christmas this year. Forty percent of the toys given in December will be broken by March. Fifty percent of us will spend more than we can afford. A third of us will take six months to pay off our Christmas spending. And 20 percent will have trouble making their mortgage or rent payment in January because of Christmas spending. The commercialism of Christmas continues accelerating. Kmart aired its first Christmas ad in September. More than a dozen major retailers were open all day Thanksgiving for Christmas shopping, rendering Abraham Lincoln’s vision of “a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father” less relevant than ever. So, how do we balance the holiday of Christmas with the holy day of Christ’s birth? Paul instructed Timothy: “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” (1 Timothy 6:17) We need to keep a clear understanding of God’s intent, lest we confuse prosperity with purpose. Paul warns that riches are “uncertain”—the Greek word describes a foundation that could crumble and cause the house to collapse. Hebrews 13:5 warns us to “keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have.” 1 Timothy 6:10 adds that “…the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” Ecclesiastes 5:10 predicts, “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.” These passages are great warnings of gathering wealth for its own sake. However, God “richly,” (abundantly, extremely) gives us what we have for our “enjoyment” (pleasure, desire, advantage, joyfulness). Our Father has plans for us, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) To bring these two truths together is to understand God’s desire that we use our material possessions for eternal purposes. From Abraham and Barnabas to today, the Lord uses wealth for his glory and our good. According to the video Forgotten Christmas, one percent of what we spend on Christmas gifts would provide clean water to over a billion people in South Asia and a Bible to everyone in the world! By giving that amount to ministries, millions could hear about the first Christmas for the first time this year. How will you make Christmas less commercial and more spiritual? Ask the Lord how he wants the holidays to be holy days for you and your family. Mother Teresa was indeed right— “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.”
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(We just returned from an 11-day, 3500-mile journey in which we ministered istered to to the the family family of of cancer cancer patients, patients, Marty Marty Millikin Millikin and and his his mother, mother, in in OK. OK. We We also also visited visited our our son, son, Samuel, Samuel, Ileata, Ileata, and and our our four four precious precious grandchildren, and my brother, Timothy’s family. While attending the grandchildren, and my brother, family. Whilebyattending the Frankston Assembly of God in TXTimothy’s which is co-pastored the husband Frankston Assembly of God in TX whichitiswas co-pastored by to theopen husband and father-in-law of my niece, Tammy, interesting their and father-in-law of my niece, it was interesting to open their bulletin and read this writing byTammy, Dave Egner): bulletin thisfrom writing by Dave Egner): How and far read is it Nazareth to Bethlehem? If you’re in Pennsylvania, miles andtotakes 10 minutes car. But How far is it’s it about from 9Nazareth Bethlehem? If by you’re in if you’re in Nazareth of Galilee, along Pennsylvania, it’s about 9 milesand andyou’re takestraveling 10 minutes bywith car.your But as Joseph was, it’s about 80 traveling miles to Bethlehem. The ifpregnant you’re inwife, Nazareth of Galilee, and you’re along with your journey Joseph a week, and they didn’t pregnantprobably wife, astook Joseph was,and it’s Mary aboutabout 80 miles to Bethlehem. The stay in a nice hotel when they got there. All Joseph could find was a journey took that’s Joseph and Mary a week, they didn’t stall in aprobably stable, and where Mary about delivered “herand firstborn Son” stay a nice hotel when they got there. All Joseph could find was a (Lukein2:7). stall in the a stable, andfor that’s where Jesus Mary delivered “her firstborn Son” But journey the infant was much farther than 80 (Luke 2:7). miles. He left His place in heaven at God’s right hand, came to earth, and accepted our humanity. Eventually, stretched on80 a But the journey for the infant Jesus He waswas much fartherout than cross die, wasinburied in at a borrowed tomb. But the to journey miles.toHe leftand HisHe place heaven God’s right hand, came earth, was not over. He left theHe tomb, again and accepted ourconquered humanity. death, Eventually, waswalked stretched outamong on a men, and ascended heaven. that is not theBut journey’s end. cross to die, and He to was buried Even in a borrowed tomb. the journey Someday He will return as King ofleft kings and Lord of again lords.among was not over. He conquered death, the tomb, walked As you take a Christmas journey this month, reflect on the journey men, and ascended Even that is journey’s end. Jesus made for us. to Heheaven. came from heaven to not earththe to die for us, makSomeday Heavailable will return as King kings Lord and of lords. ing salvation through His of death on and the cross His glorious As you take a Christmas journey this Christmas month, reflect on the journey resurrection. Praise God for that first journey! Jesus made forto us.hear He came from heaven to earth to die forand us, makNOTE: Plan Missionaries to Romania, Mike Ana Dascalesescu, on Sunday, December the 10:45 a.m. 6:00 ing salvation available through His death29, on in the cross and Hisand glorious p.m. services.Praise God for that first Christmas journey! resurrection. NOTE: Plan to hear Missionaries to Romania, Mike and Ana Dascalesescu, on Sunday, December 29, in the 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services.
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an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, to teach the values, principles and truths in the Bible, and to help people apply them to their lives.” A comfortable, relaxing setting was important to Zweifel and his team that is helping to plant this church. They found this setting at Regal Cinema. “Regal Entertainment Group is a pleasure to work with. They even go as far as providing resources to help us operate a portable church,” Zweifel said. Christmas Eve will be celebrated at 7:00pm on December 24 at Regal Cinema, 3720 Easton-Nazareth Highway, Easton PA 18045. Sunday morning worship services are held at the theater at 9:30 a.m.; doors open at 8:30 a.m. Home groups are to begin in January. Zweifel explained that, “In these groups, the Bible teaching from the service will be reviewed and further applied, life experiences will be shared, and strong relationships will be built.”
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The route was changed, but the 54th annual Peace Pilgrimage went on as planned Saturday morning and afternoon. Instead of walking along busy Rt. 191 from Nazareth to Bethlehem in the third snowstorm in a week, buses were cancelled that would have taken them to a starting point at Nazareth Moravian Church and the 10-mile walk to Bethlehem.. Rather than risk the dangers of a busy highway and snowplows, the 50-plus walkers kept to the sidewalks in Bethlehem, beginning at 520 E. Broad St. Snow began to fall around 10:45 a.m. and the walkers were scheduled to start their trek at 11:00 a.m. Many carried signs that said “Peace”, “Christ Is Our Peace,” and several grasped a large banner with the words “54th Annual Christmas Peace Pilgrimage.” Dressed for the 28-degree
weather, the men, women and children started their walk a few minutes after 11:00, following instructions from Mrs. Mimi Lang. Despite the cold and snowflakes hitting their faces, the walkers showed a great deal of enthusiasm, as they were inspired in a cause for peace. A few stops along the way led them eventually to Christ United Church of Christ at Center & Market Sts. It was there they had a light supper, and then listened to Peter Lems, program director for education and advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan of the American Friends Service Committee. He spoke about his work in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, titling his talk “Rekindling Our Commitment to Humanity and Democracy: Lessons from Iraq.” The walkers put aside the shopping rush and agreed that this was one good way to celebrate Christmas, a walk that encourages peace throughout the world.
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By Rev. Roger Rinker
The key to your blessing
Rev. Rinker, along with his wife Nancy, provides charitable services and volunteer work in impoverished regions throughout the world. Rev. Rinker is also an author, his book ‘On the Road to…” is available on Amazon. He and Nancy currently reside in Blandon, Pa and have Lehigh Township roots. His article on his ministry and volunteer work illustrates some of the true values and spirit of the Christmas season. – Joe Korba, Associate Publisher. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another: John 13: 34 - 35 Do you know how to obtain your blessing? The important key to any blessing is to bless someone who needs it more
than you. We all think we face hard times, and many of us have seen all sorts of trouble in 2013. However, believe me when I say that there are always people more desperate, and in need of more help, than you. For those in the Philippines after the horrific typhoon struck last month, how much worse could it possibly get? Many lost everything. This story is not really about the Philippines. It is about another devastated country, Haiti. We all know about the earthquake three years ago. Some of you may have even made a trip there to aid in the ongoing recovery effort. There are homeless children and hungry families with no work, and seemingly, no hope. Did you know that 300,000 children are enslaved in Haiti? Parents who can no longer afford to feed and house their children are
forced to send them into servitude. I have spent many weeks over the past three years helping the Haitian people through a ministry called Love A Child. With the help of other organizations, we built 500 homes for those rescued from horrible postearthquake conditions. The people who are housed in the homes we built are planting gardens and growing crops in their yards. They are learning how to raise tilapia fish and how to raise chickens to sell for needed money and food. As the proverbial saying goes, “give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” At present, a huge market place is being built that will have twelve 50’ x 100’ buildings for the people to sell their products- another step on the road to self-reliance.
The Haitians I’ve worked with are extremely talented. They make jewelry, tin ware, paintings and other crafts to sell at the market. This market, part of Operation Love A Child, will be the largest in the entire country. It will create jobs, opportunities and allow the Haitians autonomy to find dignity on their own terms. I have been privileged to serve by operating heavy equipment to clear the land, put in roads, and excavate for homes, the large Miracle Church and the marketplace. Haiti’s recovery is by no means complete. It takes people like you and I to help make a difference. My wife Nancy and I have built two large churches in Matehuala, Mexico, now being led by two great Pastors. For years we had many people from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas assist
us in the building process. At Christmas we would give thousands of stockings to children in remote villages – likely the only gift that they received that year. When I entered the home of a local pastor in late December, the only decoration hanging on the wall was one of those donated red stockings. Every day we travel somewhere. You will travel many miles to work, shop, and visit friends and family. When we are on that journey we pass so many in need. We can’t help everyone, but we can help someone. And to that person we help, that one soul we lift out of despair, it will mean the world. Can you make a difference? That’s what I beseech of you this holiday season; make some small difference in one life. You will see all of the blessings it brings.
Rev. Rinker excavating land in Haiti.
Some of the homes Operation Love A Child built for earthquake victims.
Haitians carrying thatches to use for roof construction.
Construction of the market place.
Easy two-ingredient Appetizers for the holidays
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Parmesan Crisps Ingredients:
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon chopped thyme Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ingredients in small bowl. Spray foil lined cookie sheet with nonstick spray and spoon one tablespoon of mix on sheet â€“ press mix down. Continue with remaining mix, spacing each crisp about one inch apart. Bake four minutes until golden brown, let cool on cookie sheet.
JalapeĂąo Jelly Ingredients: 8 oz. cream cheese 1 jar jalapeno jelly Directions: Place the block of cheese on a serving plate, spoon jelly over top.
Sugared Kielbasa Ingredients:
1lb. kielbasa 1lb. brown sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice kielbasa to desired thickness and combine with brown sugar. Mix well. Pour into baking dish and bake 45 minutes.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews Ingredients: 4 oz. log of goat cheese 24 peppadew peppers Directions: Place cheese in a resealable plastic bag & mash until softened. Cut tip off the corner of the bag. Fill each peppadew with goat cheese. Refrigerate.
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(12/12-12/26) ESTATE NOTICE The Estate of Joseph Colantuono, deceased, of the Township of Lower Nazareth, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to John Kelson, Executor, on November 7, 2013. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to John Kelson, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (12/12-12/26) ESTATE NOTICE The Estate of Ray C. Fritz, deceased, of the Borough of Nazareth, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Gerhard R. Fritz, Executor, on November 14, 2013. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Gerhard R. Fritz, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (12/12-12/26) East Allen Township Reorganization Meetings The Board of Supervisors of East Allen Township Reorganization Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The Board of Auditors of East Allen Township Reorganization Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will be held at the East Allen Township Municipal Building at 5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Northampton, PA. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Deborah A. Seiple Township Manager
MEETING NOTICE ALLEN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS The Allen Township Board of Supervisors will hold a regular meeting on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Allen Township Municipal Building located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. The Board will discuss all other items properly brought before the Board. Ilene Marie Eckhart Manager Allen Township
ALLEN TOWNSHIP MEETING NOTICES The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allen has scheduled the Township Organizational Meeting for Monday, January 6, 2014 beginning at 5:30 P.M. The Zoning Hearing Board of Allen Township has scheduled their Organizational Meeting for Tuesday, January 21, 2014 beginning at 6:00 P.M. The Planning Commission of Allen Township has scheduled their Organizational Meeting for Monday, January 20, 2014 beginning at 7:00 P.M. Purpose of each of the above stated meetings shall be to reorganize each Board/Commission as well as the review of any other matter properly brought before the Boards/Commission. All of the above meetings will be held at the Allen Township Municipal Building, 4714
Hit your Target with the Home News Classifieds! Six Northampton Seniors feted by 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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Wreaths Across America honors Veterans who gave their lives Submitted by Rusana Kasriel
The Civil Air Patrol’s Wreaths Across America program began in 2006 as an offshoot of wreaths project that was started by Worcester Wreath Company who donated its wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery in 1992. Wreaths Across America ceremonies are conducted largely by Civil Air Patrol members in their local community with the help of veterans’ organizations; private citizens; the Maine State Society of Washington, D.C., which annually assists with the laying of wreaths at Arlington; and the Patriot Guard Riders. Each year hundreds of thousands of wreaths are placed not only at Arlington National Cemetery, where 110,662 remembrance wreaths were placed last year alone, but at the graves of fallen soldiers in local communities in all 50 states, ceremonies at sea, and 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil. Last year Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 200,000 volunteers across the country and overseas at 825 locations, placed 420,000 remembrance wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen military. This year, across Pennsylvania, CAP is remembering and honoring our vets at seven locations: Our own Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Hanover Township; Philadelphia National Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA; Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA; The Susquehanna Memorial Gardens Veterans Cemetery in Dallastown, PA; The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA near Pittsburgh; Graceland Cemetery & Chapel Mausoleum in New Castle, PA; and The Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Erie, PA. The goal of Wreaths Across America observances is to honor the sacrifice of veterans; to remember the fallen who gave up their tomorrows with family and loved ones, so that we can enjoy our todays; to honor those who serve, the men and women of the armed forces who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom; to teach our children about the freedoms we enjoy each day, and the great cost at which they were purchased. This year on December 14, Civil Air Patrol Lehigh Valley Composite Squadron 805, at the request of Gold Star Mother Carol Resh, served as a Color Guard and helped lay wreaths at Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Hanover Township, Lehigh County to honor all those who gave their lives in service to our nation and to help one mother in her mission to remember vets during this Holiday Season. Carol Resh has joined Wreaths Across America to honor her son Army Captain Mark Resh and Chief Warrant Officer
Cornell Chao who sacrificed their lives in an effort to divert fire from Iraqi insurgents who were firing at a helicopter carrying their fellow soldiers. Both men lost their lives in the effort in 2007. Participation in this ceremony is essential to the core values of the cadets of Civil Air Patrol: Integrity, Excellence, Respect, and Volunteer Services. By placing wreaths our cadets show their respect to the veterans who sacrifice their lives for our freedom, they use their integrity to do what is right, and they volunteer their services to the community to help a mother on a mission to achieve her goals in honoring her son and all the veterans in our community. Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 72 years. To learn more about Wreaths Across America and Civil Air Patrol go to www.gocivilairpatrol.com
Street bearing Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s arrival prompted an endless line of impatient kids waiting for their turn to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. Each child received a gift compliments of Martin Guitar and candy from Mrs. Claus before returning to their warm homes. “It’s fun, the community loves it,” said Smith. “We freeze, but we generally get around 800 people every year. It’s a nice thing for the town and a nice way to kick off the holiday spirit.”
Santa and Mrs. Claus welcomed the children. – Home News photo
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switch, the circle was lit with colorful trees, decorated with
a large nativity scene, and ready for December 25. It was then that the sirens of four fire trucks from Vigilance Hose Company #1 were heard as they came north on Main
for four hours every day or stick to a super restrictive fad diet is overwhelming for your body and mind,” says Crandall. “Instead, choose smaller, healthy changes you can stick to over the long term. One large goal can seem overwhelming. Instead, build a plan that works for your unique nutritional needs and lifestyle, A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you
This New Year: Make Realistic Resolutions to Lose Weight
(StatePoint) Millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and commit to healthful eating at the beginning of each year, but many resolutions are notoriously broken. Why? Many registered dietitian nutritionists say that fad diets are partly to blame. “It’s tempting to focus on losing weight fast, which can lead many to turn to dangerous fads and crash diets,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson, Jessica Crandall. “However, research shows that slow, healthy weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes.” Crandall says that forgetting fad diets and getting back to the basics of moving more and eating smarter are your best bets for success in the New Year. Be Realistic, Be Specific “Planning to hit the gym
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develop a plan that’s right for you. Here are some challenging, reachable resolutions to consider: • Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. • Make at least half of the grains you eat whole grains. • Get active! Fit in physical activity where you can in your day, whether taking a family Continued on page 33
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based at the Circa-1728 Wolf Academy in the Jacksonville area of East Allen Township. Fortunately, the participants escaped both an ice storm and snowstorm only a short time later. Hundreds of people toured the three buildings owned by the society and seven homes
opened up for the tour by their owners in the Bath, East Allen Township, Moore Township, and Slatington areas. The society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in their complex at 6600 Jacksonville Rd., Bath. Other homeowners are welcome to have their old house considered by the society for the 34th tour on December 5 and 6, 2014. Call 610-837-9015. Other events planned in the coming months by the Society include: • Sixth annual Antiques
Show, March 1 and 2. • Annual Society dinner in the Wolf Academy, May 2. • Country Garden Faire, featuring plants, herbs and garden sundries in an historic park setting, along with lectures, food, and children’s activities on May 16 and 17.
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walk after dinner or hitting the gym. • Serve regular, balanced meals and snacks with a variety of nutrient-rich foods. Also, make sure the goals you set are measurable, so that you can easily review and track your progress, as well as reward yourself. Allow time to achieve each smaller goal so you are not discouraged if you haven’t met them. Build a Support Network Enlist family and friends to try new healthy recipes with you or to be your workout buddy. Having a support network can help you overcome midnight snacking urges and hit the gym in even the coldest of months. “It’s important to be sure to track your progress towards your health goals, and give yourself encouragement and solutions along the way,” says Crandall. “To make things easier, it’s always a good idea to have a food and nutrition expert on your side!” For more tips on setting effective New Year’s Resolutions and to learn more about healthy weight loss, visit www.EatRight.org/HealthyWeight. This New Year, don’t be disappointed. With a smart plan in place, you can make fitness and nutrition resolutions that are easier to keep.
New Twists on a Classic Holiday Celebration
(StatePoint) Did you know some of today’s most celebrated holiday traditions began in the 1920s? This decade became well known as the golden era of celebration, revelry and joy. Channel the spirit of the 1920s, by adding twists to your classic holiday celebration. From food to music to wine, there are plenty of stress-free ways to bring the lighthearted fun from this bygone era back to your holiday party: • Skip the flowers, and create some drama with eyecatching centerpieces of
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feather plumes draped in long strands of faux pearls. It’s a simple way to give the room a classic look. • For a real crowd pleaser, fill the room with the smooth sounds of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Hol-
iday. Or use the room as your canvas to evoke the cozy atmosphere of a Norman Rockwell painting. • Bring your celebration to life with a vibrant wine that fits every budget for under $10. According to French law and following a century-old tradition, Beaujolais Nouveau is released every year on the third Thursday of November with celebrations around the world. The first wine of the
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Ingredients • 6 eggs • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 2 teaspoons curry powder • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt • Paprika, for garnish Directions: Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with enough cold water to cover the eggs by two inches. Bring water to a boil. Turn the heat to low, cover, Continued on page 35
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and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and still covered, let rest for 12 minutes. Gently crack the egg shells and peel under cool running water, drying on paper towels. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Reserve whites on a platter, and transfer the yolks to a bowl. Using a fork, mash yolks with all ingredients (except the garnish). Mix well, and evenly spoon mixture into whites. Sprinkle lightly with paprika and serve. Yield: One dozen deviled eggs Without fuss, you can put a fresh twist on tradition this holiday season and bring a bygone era of celebrations into your own home.
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