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The Home News Robbery suspect Nabbed in Nazareth store

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Twenty-four-year-old Daniel J. Preziosi, who escaped last Monday from two state constables after a Nazareth hearing on charges he robbed a Bath store, sought refuge under a porch and in a supermarket bathroom before he was caught the next day. The Bath man crossed a parking lot and jumped fences after escaping following the hearing before District Judge John Capobianco. He hid all Monday night under a porch five blocks away, discarded the red prison jumpsuit he was wearing, made gloves out of his socks, and put on a hoodie of sorts.

Then Prezioni continued on to the Giant store about a halfmile away and hid shivering in the men’s rest room. He was recognized by store employees from a photo in Tuesday’s newspapers, and they called 911, and Colonial Regional Police captured him. Before his escape, Capobianco had ruled that he should stand trial for the robbery of Wunderler’s Market in Bath on Oct. 18. After his capture, a charge of escape was added, and Prezioni was sent back to Northampton County Prison on $175,000 bail – this time under heavy guard to prevent another escape

ARMY GENERAL Martin Dempsey stands with Bob Sipple, adjutant of the Bath Legion post, at Lincoln Financial Field after the recent Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. – Contributed Photo

Northampton Council Bath Legion officer enjoys Recognizes Service

Meeting four-star general While the huge Army contingent of West Point cadets standing in the cold of the packed stadium was again disappointed after losing their 12th consecutive game to the Navy midshipmen, Bob was one of many who had an unexpected pleasure after the game. He met Army General Martin E. Dempsey of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Military Advisor to the President and


Bob Sipple, adjutant for Eckley E. Patch Post #470 in Bath, made his first trip to the Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia recently. He was accompanied by some of his buddies who had served in the armed forces, like “Chick” Liberto, Jr. and Paul Haldaman, and also one who is a West Point graduate.

Plaques were presented by Northampton Council President John Yurish (second from right) to Bruce and Ruth Miller and Brian Saylor for their service with the fire police and ambulance. (See Story on Page 9.) – Home News photo


Secretary of Defense, and had a brief chat with him. One of Bob’s fellow Legionnaires, Haldaman, took the picture shown here as they gathered next to the Linc. General Dempsey noticed that Paul had an “N” on his hat, since he had served in the U.S. Navy and was rooting for his branch of the service. He told Paul jokingly,”You have the wrong hat on.” Continued on page 7

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


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

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

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


Opinions were split when the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday, July 9 discussed hiring a full-time employee to assist road foreman Frank

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The board did not vote then, but they are expected to at the next meeting with Chairman Darryl Snover is present. Should they decide to hire someone, it will be advertised. Presently, there are eight full-time workers, while at one time there were 12 to 14. Supervisor Keith Hantz said they want to get back to where ears ago, re-

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


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


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

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

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Nineteen girls compete for Little Miss Community Days Come See The Band: The largest amount of contestants ever were entered in the Little Miss Community Days contest in Northampton this past Wednesday evening. Nineteen girls ranging from 5 to 10 years old competed before a huge crowd of parents and siblings at the 33rd annual Northampton Exchange Club Community Days Fair. Alexa Henderson, a student at Lehigh Elementary School, captured the title of queen. Runners-up were Lauren Daniel and Alyssa Russell, both students at Siegfried Elementary th School in

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Oh, what a relief it was – to have some warmth for a couple days after being in the deep freeze for so long. I hope you enjoyed it, but winter will be coming back. With the rain and fog we had on Sunday, we may not have a white Christmas after all. But there could be another snowfall. Who knows? It sure was foggy south of town. Couldn’t see anything ahead. . . . I thought the borough might clear some of the plowed snow away from the downtown curbs, but I guess it wasn’t all that much, and they probably decided to wait until we really get into winter. Haven’t heard yet either about the Chestnut Street sidewalks on the east side. They were gonna get started in the middle of December. Then we got the snow and the deep freeze. I reckon good things take time and we’ll hafta wait, maybe till spring. . . .As I’m writing this, the Christmas shopping days are about wound down, even for the procrastinators like me. . . . I thought those Redskins would beat the Cowboys on Sunday, but Tony Romo is a wiley quarterback and got a couple passes in when they counted. I thought the Eagles would have a tough time beating the Chicage Bears, but they battered

them. Now let’s hope they can overcome Romo when they travel to Dallas against the Cowboys this Sunday. . . . Don Jenny says that camel wasn’t kissing him. He just wanted to get at his beard. . . . Sterling Heckman is recuperating after a nasty fall he took on ice. It sure can be treacherous. Boots, rubbers or whatever makes walking easier are necessary. You can’t use spikes like what athletes wear. . . . People using the new Keystone Park pavilion next spring and summer will find plenty of picnic tables to use. Seems like twice as many as before . . . .One of the Latino TV channels had the movie “Pearl Harbor” on the other night. Although I don’t know the language, the pictures told it all, how devastating December 7th was. Like FDR said, “A day that will live in infamy.” That was a terrible time, but Americans united, got behind the war effort, and we survived. . . .We need peace, like the folks were walking for the other day down in Bethlehem. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families, and know what the true meaning is, not just presents around the tree, but realizing that God makes all things possible, and He brought the Baby Jesus to earth. Merry Christmas!!!!

Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law Is in full effect Submitted by Ronald Marsico

Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law is not affected by the recent state Supreme Court decision in Commonwealth v. Neiman, Reps. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin County) and Tom Caltagirone (D-Berks County), the majority and minority

chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee, said this week. Joining them was David Freed, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) president.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a prior version of Megan’s Law was

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

unconstitutional because its enactment violated the single subject rule. In order to comply with new federal requirements, the Legislature worked with PDAA, Pennsylvania State Police and Juvenile Court Judges Commission in 2011 to modernize Megan’s Law.  Indeed, that 2011 legislation replaced the law that was before the court.   “In reality, virtually nothing has changed with regard to the registration requirements for those who commit sex offenses in Pennsylvania,” Freed said. “Because of the proactive work of the legislature, executive branch and law enforcement stakeholders, Megan’s Law is alive and well in Pennsylvania.”  “Last session, the House Judiciary Committee worked hand-in-hand with our colleagues across the aisle not only to craft an updated Megan’s Law, but to preemptively address the issues raised in this court case,” said Marsico.  “Protecting the public, and especially our children, was always our first priority.”

Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014 3 “We were fully aware of this pending case when updating Megan’s law last session,” added Caltagirone. Law challenged by Appel“Working together, we made lant — Megan’s Law III. The certain to draft Pennsylva- legislature has subsequently nia’s new Megan’s law in a repealed and reenacted variway to make sure that the ous portions of that law which public’s safety was always took effect on December 20, 2012.” ensured, no matter what.” Pennsylvania will continue Freed also cited an important footnote in the Supreme to have one of the strongest Court’s decision, which Megan’s Laws in the country, read “[o]ur decision affects and prosecutors will continue only the version of Megan’s to uphold the law.

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Glass artist shares craft in home classes By Danielle Tepper Special to the Home News

To the untrained ear, the sound of breaking glass means trouble. To Erica Biery of Northampton, however, it sounds like art waiting to be created. Biery’s basement workshop is a colorful playground of glittering sheets of glass: Uncut pieces sit stacked on shelves, tables are laden with dishes emblazoned with snowmen and flowers, and bright chunks of it wait by the bowlful. Biery graduated from Penn State University in 2002 with a degree in psychology. While she had enjoyed her high school art classes, she didn’t believe she could make a career out of her creativity. “When you’re 18 or 19, how do you know what you want to do?” she said. She, like many, was still a little lost after graduating college. “I was like, ‘well, what am I going to do with my life?’” A local staffing agency placed her at Warner Stained Glass in Allentown. She started staying nights and weekends to play around. “For some people, it was just a job, but I thought, ‘this is pretty neat, I think I could do this,’” she said. Within her first year of working there, Warner started sending her around the country to take (and teach) classes about glass. “When I started doing shows, I realized the potential in it. So I learned everything I could.” She broke off and started her own business a couple years later: “Glass by Erica” is soon entering its eighth year. She does annual displays like Christkindlmarkt and Musikfest locally, as well as a few select shows in other states. What she does is known as ‘warm glass,’ which she said is a fairly new medium. “You have cold glass, which is stained glass and glass-blowing, which is hot glass. But this is kind of a mix between the two,” she explained. The process is simple, but long. The glass starts cold. It

Finished piece: A decorative snowman plate. is cut and placed to take the shape of a design. It is set by firing in a kiln. After the first firing, the newly fused piece is set on top of a ceramic mold and ‘slumped’ in a second firing to take the form of dishes of all shapes and sizes. “Glass bends at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and fuses at 14-1,500,” Biery explained. “The whole process takes about 16 hours. A lot of people tell me they’ve tried it themselves and it doesn’t work. That’s because you really have to have the specialized kiln. If glass heats or cools too quickly, it’ll crack.” With the remodeling and utilization of her basement workshop, Biery was able to start teaching classes for both adults and children right out of her home. She is always amused when adults are intimidated by it. “I think they think it’s harder than it really is to cut. And I always tell them, if kids can do it, anybody can,” she laughed. Cutting a piece of glass is almost as simple as cutting paper with scissors. Using a carbide wheel glass cutter, simply push and roll across the glass to create a light score. Then

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-----------------------------That same technique is applied when creating oneof-a-kind mementoes: Wedding invitations and photos have been placed on the back of wine bottles with special meaning to couples, such as the bottle they shared at their wedding or first date. The bottles are fired and fixed


Erica Biery demonstrates how easily glass snaps along a curved line. with little rubber feet, making a unique cheese board keepsake. “It doesn’t get any more customized than that,” said Biery. While the cheese boards may be her most popular item, they are not her favorite. Her favorites are actually hidden all around her home. “I love my backsplash,” she said, proudly showing off her bathroom. Her glass sink (five layers deep) was painstakingly designed and her soap dish took six months to make. “I’m starting to get into more architectural things. You can never have too much glass in your house, at least for me,” she said. Biery also creates sparking jewelry and Christmas ornaments, which makes the holiday season a particularly busy time for her. “People can come in for a class and make their gifts themselves or they can order something and I’ll make it for them,” she explained. So far, she has never gotten so busy that she’s considered expanding. “When it’s just you, you’re only as big as what you can


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clamp with a pair of running pliers and the glass snaps cleanly down the score. “You should never have to force it. Also, glass wants to break in a straight line, but you can do it on a slight curve,” Biery explained, demonstrating on a red poinsettia leaf. The third most commonly used in her small array of tools is the mosaic pliers, which Biery demonstrates by deftly breaking a small sheet into chunks. All this breaking glass and one would think Biery would be nervous about accidents happening under her roof, but she says she’s been lucky so far. “Getting cut by a tiny piece of glass actually hurts less than a paper cut,” she said.“Half the time when I cut myself, I don’t even notice.” Biery’s most popular item is her bottle cheese boards. “They’re like my bread and butter,” she said. “They’re so popular that they allow me to do other things.” Biery has quite the collection of bottles hanging out in her kiln room. “People come here and sometimes think I have a drinking problem,” Biery (who is currently six months pregnant) laughed. “I used to contribute; now I have to have other people pick up my slack.” Painted bottles work the best because they keep their ‘artwork,’ so to speak. “I used to joke that I only drank out of painted bottles to help the business,” said Biery. Those with labels have the labels removed and fastened to the back after firing. ------------------------------

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It is incredible. No complications. Just instant results. Having the procedure performed on my abdominal area, I had a total of over 5 inches removed within two thirty minute sessions. Ladies and gentleman, the future is now! You will be seeing and hearing more of my Ultra Slim Laser Lipo ™and my Ultra Slim Down™ Advanced Weight Loss Programs throughout the coming year. The results are mindboggling. No surgery, no pills, no side effects. Imagine two to three inches off your muffin top with a half an hour. Does that interest you? I fly all over the country looking for the greatest healing techniques and technologies that can help people live healthier lives. I have found it. I am the only doctor in Pennsylvania to be using this technology. While a few others have the idea I can assure you, nobody has seen anything like this. If I am correct, lipo suction, gastric bypass, and other invasive and potentially devastating procedures will go away….much like leeching, it is barbaric. I know this interests you. For more information you can call my practice to discuss. I haven’t told anybody else. I am bringing this to my dedicated Natural Perspectives™ readers exclusively. May you never be the same! Happy New Year.

thing these days so too will be techniques that make invasive procedures absolute. First and foremost I can see a time when we no longer puncture the skin to assess blood chemistry. Wouldn’t that be wonderful! In the case of diabetics, the ability to sidestep having to repeatedly prick the finger to assess your daily blood sugar is clearly welcomed. Consider obesity. The future looks bleak as we are becoming heavier than we ever have been. The surgical gastric bypass procedures are ever growing. While the techniques have been better than they have they are still altering the function and physiology. What I can see is in the not too distant future this procedure and procedures like it going away for good. But what will replace it? Photoelectronics and next generation cold laser applications………..let me explain Beginning now in 2014, the future has arrived early in my office. I have acquired the most effective treatment for battling fat and slimming “Natural Perspectives” is a down the waistline, hips and health commentary only and does thighs without diet or ex- not claim to diagnose and/or make ercise. This may sound far- treatment recommendations. Alseek the advice of your health fetched yet within just a few ways care professional. minutes, the technology that I have searched for years to find and acquire, can effortlessly Northampton open up fat cells under the skin and allow for the fat to Public Library looks drain out through the lymph Forward to 2014 system, processed by the liver Submitted by Melissa Hawk and removed through feces. Do you have questions about the new healthcare laws? Join the Northampton Area Public Library to learn about the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania on Saturday January 18 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. My Lien Nguyen, who has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare management in both private and public sectors, non-profit and

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The monthly meetings in 2014 will be held on the second Monday of each month. The next two meetings will be held on January 13 and February 10 at 7 p.m. at the LT Historical Centre in Pennsville.  The public is invited to participate in the meetings and activities of the historical society. Family and group tours are available at the historical centre and St. Paul's Schoolhouse by appointments during the winter months.  You can schedule a group tour for your friends or organizations by calling 610-767-5989.  There is no charge to visit and there is ample parking.  We also offer unique items from and about Lehigh Township in our shop area all year long if you need a special gift for someone. There are many tasks to be accomplished during the year at the historical society.  Continued on page 9

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begin a month earlier than April. Currently, exhibition games in March are of interest but that still leaves January and February with little to watch. One reason for this is climate. In northern states, the weather often would be a problem. But schedules could be made to allow more winter games in southern locations. And games could be played in completely covered stadiums in northern cities. Whatever the answer, sports fans miss baseball and football in the winter. And in this modern age of technology, some say a solution should be found to provide fans games in January and February.

Blue Ridge still Leads Suburban Trap League East Bath Rod & Gun Club’s team is now tied for second place, but Blue Ridge still has a comfortable lead in the Suburban Trap League after the shooting match at their home range on Sunday, Dec. 15. East Bath, 124: 25’s, Ken Kern, Tim Manning, Roger Muschlitz, Bob Ruth; 24’s, Guy Fox, Jim Gontar, Rich Hildenbrandt, Brian James, Rich Longley, Wayne Remaly, Jack Thomas, Don Yelsits. Blue Ridge, 123: 25’s, Jeff Blose, Dave Brader, Pete Ducharme; 24’s, Steve Kralik, Kurt Kutzer, Tom Mahalick, Gavin Oplinger, Dave Schwartz, Jeremy Smith, Rich Trumbauer, Glenn Zulick. Copeechan, 122: 25’s, Brian Shyda, Gary Wieand; 24’s, Rich Geyer, Kelley Huber, Doug Jones, Chris Koerbler. Ranger Lake, 122: 25’s, Deb Hunter, John Karpyn; 24’s, Dennis Cacciola, Brian Fetherolf, Allan Hunter, Chet Karpyn, Greg Klucharich, Sr., Chad Kulp, Chris Mills. Grouse Hall, 117: 24’s, Bob Foose, Connie Kern, Jus-

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666, along with Marc Kappauf, 192-224–537; Scott McGee, 525; Frankie Dest, 431. Howell: Lyle Howell, 204-233– 600; Art Hamn, 423; Dakota Raab, 422. Fioranelli also trimmed Csencsits, 3 to 1, with Earl Grube, 191-197–567; Armie Fioranelli, 216–550; Bill Kunsman, 193–498; Tam Hawk, 189–472. Csencsits: Marty Csencsits, 188–525; Tom Zeitner, 191–503; Eric Spooner, 441. STANDINGS Beal Rex Fioranelli Howell Csencsits Zmyewski

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Team 1 First Half Winner; Down in Second of Die Hards After winning the first half, Team 1 had a bad start of the second half in the Bath Die Hards League on Dec. 18. Teams 4 and 7 both shut out their opponents. Team 4 had Bob C. Kosman, 553; Charles Kosman, 507, and Diane Davies, 473. Team 7 won with Mike Swope, 626; Gerald Bartholomew, 581; Amanda Leindecker, 457, and Charmaine Bartholomew, 418. On the 0 to 4 losing ends were Teams 3 and 8. Team 3: Art Bruch, 459, and Michelle Tirrell, 400. Team 8 had only Michel Cawley, 459. Bill Falstich, Jr. pictured with a 10 point buck he shot in SusqueThere were two 3 to 1 win- hanna County on December 7. ners and two 1 to 3 losers. On the winning side were this column afterward. Team 2 with Terry BarOne of the issues that may tholomew hitting 713; Kathy be brought up is changGrube, 535, and Ken Grube, ing Monocacy Creek, Little 461. Team 6 won with Bobby By HOBBY Lehigh and the Pohopoco Lou Snyder, 462; Polly Kosstreams in the state to Class man, 460, and Randy Kessler, “A”. That would prohibit fish454. ing contests and fishing that On the losing side were youngsters usually do, and Team 1 with Brenda Deily, allow only fly-fishing. It is a 496; Joe Bachman, 478; and PFBC commissioners deciBob R. Kosman, 446. The other sion, and 8 out of the 10 on the 1 to 3 loser was Team 5 with The Southeast Division of board are members of Trout Rick Deily, 569; Joe Taves, 463; Jim Stevens, 446, and Sherry the Pennsylvania Federation Unlimited. The local Federaof Sportsmen’s Clubs will tion opposes it. Rep. Marcia Longley, 403. have its semi-annual meeting Hahn, we need you. STANDINGS W L on Sunday, January 12. It will Team 4 4 0 take place in the East Bath Team 7 4 0 Rod & Gun Club, starting at Team 2 3 1 9 a.m. Team 6 3 1 Area sportsmen and womTeam 1 1 3 en are invited to hear reports Team 5 1 3 from representatives of the Team 3 0 4 The committee planning Pa. Game Commission, Pa. Team 8 0 4 the 11th annual Whitetail Fish & Boat Commission, Kerbacher Team and delegates from Lehigh, Deer Class fund-raising banWins First Half in Northampton, Berks, Bucks, quet met this past Thursday Monday Nite Mixed Montgomery, Philadelphia in the Stockerown Rod & Gun Club. They sorted out a large The Kerbacher team sealed and Schuylkill counties. their victory in the first half Joe Kleiner from Montgom- amount of prizes that will be with a 3 to 1 win over Arndt ery County will preside. We’ll awarded on Saturday, Februbring you the highlights for ary 8th. In addition, there will Continued on page 7 be rifles, shotguns, crossbows and compound bows, and cash, and two ATV’s raffled off the night of the banquet in the Northampton Memorial Community Center. Heating & Air Conditioning Very few of the $100.00 tickets are left to be sold from the 525 that were allocated. No $35 tickets this year. Tickets GAS & OIL • WATER HEATERS • PLUMBING REPAIRS include admission, country ELECTRIC REPAIRS • ELECTRIC HEAT • HEAT PUMPS style dinner, beverages, and all the prizes shown on the Service the Public ticket in the drawing every for 30 years five minutes, starting 3:05 p.m. As you may know, the whitetail deer classic raises funds for Youth Field Day, the Northampton County Junior Conservation School, and


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BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. –  MOORE TWSP. –  CHAPMAN BORO Boy Scout troop activities Reviewed for Bath Lions At their dinner meeting this past Wednesday, members of the Bath Lions Club heard a review of activities by Boy Scout Troop 33, a unit that was formed in a merger of Troop 33 in Bath with Troop 35 at Little Moore. Lion William Falstich, a liaison for the troop, said the boys and their leaders took part in a first aid meet, participated in Scouting for Food, went backpacking overnight on the Appalachian Trail, and had a camping trip to Camp Minsi. Upcoming, they will have winter camp in January; Scout Sunday, when the troop will attend morning worship on Feb. 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bath; and a court of honor on Feb. 19 at the Klecknersville Rangers Fire Co. Troop 33 in Bath was originally chartered by the Bath Lions in 1928, and several

years ago was co-sponsored by St. John’s Church. Dan Spengler received a pin from Lions International called “Year End Growth,” for sponsoring Kyle Grube and Melissa Brown Grube as new members. The club voted to again sponsor a scholarship at Northampton Area Senior High School graduation next June. It is a memorial to the late Lion Willard Haidle. Tentatively, the Lions will have a two-day food drive at Ahart’s Market in January. Further details will be announced as they participate in the year-long drive to aid the Bath Area Food Bank. The Lions are also scheduling a flapjack fund-raiser at Applebees along Rt. 248, possibly in May. Because of New Year’s Day, the next dinner meetings have been changed to Jan. 8 and 22.

UCC pastor retiring; Open house Farewell Saturday afternoon The Rev. Frances Merkel is retiring as a pastor in the UCC, and as pastor for the past nine years of Christ United Church of Christ in Bath. As a measure of bidding her a fond farewell, there will be a community open house in the fellowship hall of the

church this Saturday, December 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, December 29, Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 10:15 a.m. worship service. Because of the emotional time with Pastor Merkel’s last day as ministerial leader of the congregation, she has asked The Rev.

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Bob’s hat had an “A” on it, for he had served three years in the U.S. Army, 1968 to 1971, one year in the States, one in Germany and one in Vietnam, coming out with the rank of E-5. Since then, Bob (more commonly known as “Sip”) has been an adjutant at the post on Race Street for 40 years, and says, “Nobody else wants the job.” He also spends plenty of time behind the bar, serving drinks to his fellow Legionnaires, and handing them their membership cards. So these days “Sip” also enjoys showing the picture of him standing next to a fourstar general.

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in the Monday Nite Mixed League in week 15. They did it with John Kerbacher, 211-212– 595; Andy Rice, 456. and Dee Allogio, 450. Arndt: Tom Zeitner, 478, and Patti Arndt, 384. Jacoby won 3 games to 1 over Armie, led by Scott McGee, 209-211–608; Mike Knable, 477; Dave Jcoby, 466. Armie: Armie Fioranelli, 205224–575; Sandy Becker, 469; Steve Rinker, 423. Dutt won over Kemmerer, 3 to 1, on Eric Spooner, 190–535; Les Dutt, 210–532; and Ellie Dutt, 462. Kemmerer: Mary Beth Eby, 195-211–590; Ernest Bonser, 418; Kaacey Bonser, 406. Mayer won 3 to 1 over Hahn as both held the cellar together. Mayer: Marty Beal, 209– 584; Melinda Mayer, 177–506; Dawn Mayer, 184–493. Hahn: Bert Davidson, 446; Linda Hahn, 434; Elmer Effting, 407. STANDINGS Kerbacher Arndt Jacoby Armie Dutt Kemmerer Hahn Mayer

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Les Salzarulo, 205-224–597; Mike Jamiol, 189–507; Todd Everhart, 503. Hecktown Fire Co. prevailed 3 to 1 over Harhart’s with Matt Paulus, 201-215226–642; Stan Zurowski, 200-229–597; BJ Doncsesz, 193-213–573; Ken Hoelle, 197–550; Andy Schwartz, 500. Harhart’s: Marty Csencsits, 194-197–580; “Butch” Holland, 256–536; George Hyde, 494; Tony Holva, 472; Bob Sipple, 460.


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place. Remember the last time you put your foot in your mouth? CANCER--June 21 to July 22--Your mood suddenly changes this week from gloom to cheer. Good fortune may be expected at this time. LEO--July 23 to Aug. 22--Neighbors may seem unfriendly without meaning to. Don’t let this throw you. VIRGO--Aug. 23 to Sep. 22--Someone you consider undeserving may receive the promotion or reward you have had your eye on. Accept the situation, even though it hurts. LIBRA--Sept. 23 to Oct. 22--Don’t interfere in the lives of younger people close to you. It is better to live and let live. SCORPIO--Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--Don’t let your ambition override your conscience. Take time to listen to those who are lonely. Giving is more pleasurable than taking. SAGITTARIUS--Nov 23 to Dec. 21--Curb a tendency to talk too much else you spoil the effect of your dynamic personality.

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NORTHAMPTON AREA NORTHAMPTON BORO –  ALLEN TWSP. – LEHIGH TWSP. Council passess 2014 budget; Will reorganize on Jan. 6th By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Northampton Borough Council on Thursday gave final approval of the 2014 budget. They also set the property tax rate at 8.50 mills. State law requires that municipalities reorganize on the first Monday of January after council persons have been elected. So Council will meet on January 6 at 7 p.m., when the newly elected councilmen will be sworn into office. Council will also elect a president and vice president that night. There will be no meeting on January 2. Over the Christmas – New Year’s holidays, the borough office hours are changed. It is closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25 and on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. It was reported on Thursday that the Anthracite Railroads Histori-

cal Society visited the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum recently and donated $100. The museum trust’s annual report will be published as soon as it is available. Under Building, Land & Recreation, it was reported that the recreation center will have a dance for 7th and 8th graders on Jan. 11; tickets are available for the Feb. 26 bus trip to the Mohegan Sun casino at $27 each, entitling the purchaser to $25 in free play and a $10 food voucher; and Northampton County has sent $99,454.50 to Northampton for new equipment at three playgrounds. A crew of the public works building will construct a new pole storage building next to one located now at the public works garage. It will be large enough to store the portable band trailer often used at major programs.

ed checks to both Northampton Fire Dept. Chief Robert Solderich and Police Chief Ronald Morey totaling $1,600, they were for $400 each to D.A.R.E., Northampton Library, Food Bank and the Fire Truck fund. More than 150 persons attended the 11th annual Christmas dinner. Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said it was the borough’s way of thanking the employees and volunteers who help to make Northampton a fine community in which to live. Zarayko also introduced several persons associated with the borough over the years, including former solicitor and now county Judge Emil Giordano, State Representative Julie Harhart, solicitor William McCarthy, and members of Council.

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Joe Ifkovitz of the Alliance Fire Co. presented checks to Fire Chief Robert Solderich and Police Chief Ron Mohrey at the borough’s holiday dinner meeting. – Home News photo

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Four persons received “Cement Bag” plaques for their service in the Borough of Northampton at a Christmas dinner meeting Friday night at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. Borough Council President John Yurish presented the plaques to Bruce and Ruth Miller and Brian Saylor. For Bruce it was for his eight years as a fire policeman and on the ambulance crew; for his wife,

Ruth, the plaque honored her seven years with the fire police. And for Saylor, he has had 28 years with the fire police and 15 of ambulance duty. Also honored was Veronica Kostenbader. Yurish presented a watch for her 26 years as borough treasurer, and then in a surprise unveiled the office chair she’s been using for many years. In addition, Joe Ifkovitz of the Alliance Fire Co. present-

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member. In spring, there will be grand opening of the new addition to the historical centre.  Watch for more information in the months ahead. Veronica Kostenbader sits in her office chair after it and a watch Remember you can al- were presented to her for 26 years as borough treasurer. Council ways learn more about the president Yurish made the presentations. – Home News photo society at “Home Building is our Profession and

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The Indianland Garden Club held their annual North Hills of Allen Christmas party on DecemNew Section ber 10 at the Prime Restaurant. Following the meal, Now Open garden club members shared Attached their luscious desserts.  Ranchers Members played a ChristAvailable mas trivia game, exchanged Christmas gifts and enjoyed Louis Tepes, Jr. • Ph: 610-262-4773 • Fax: 610-262-8551 the festivities. There were 42 3185 Center Road, Northampton, Pa. 18067 members and guests in dance.  Point prizes were awarded to the following:  Cindi Christman, 692 points; Connie Nagy, 567 points; and Sandy Knupp, 508 points.  Also recognized for points were Kathy Heist, Veronica Redline, Doris Meehan, Ruth Wuchter, Judy Christman, A. Y. Hughes, and Ken Wuchter.  Cindi ChristContinued on page 15

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Easton man dies In Rt. 22 accident By Home News staff

An Easton man died in a one-vehicle accident on Rt. 22, when the driver lost control and the passenger was ejected. State Police of the Bethlehem Barracks said Stephen Christopher Sales, 23, of Nazareth was traveling east on Rt. 22 at about 3:20 a.m.,

when he lost control between Rts. 512 and 191 in Bethlehem Township, and impacted the concrete longitudinal barrier separating the east from the westbound lanes of travel. His car then hit an embankment on the southern shoulder of the highway. The vehicle came to rest on the south side shoulder of Rt. 22, sus-

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taining major disabling front and rear end damage. Brett Christian Kline, 21, of Easton was ejected and sustained major injuries, from which he died. No injuries were reported by Sales. The accident report did not say if either man was wearing a seat belt, nor did it say if the driver was impaired or distracted. Kline was taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, where he died at 4:17 a.m. He was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. The accident is under investigation by Trooper Rummerfield. Because of the investigation, eastbound Rt. 22 was closed down in both lanes and traffic had to be detoured at the Rt. 512 interchange for nine hours.

Taxes same in Upper Nazareth By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

The Upper Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors has okayed their 2014 budget. It amounts to $2.6 million, $300,000 more than in 2013. However, property taxes will remain the same, 5.95 mills. The tax increase that took effect for this year was 58%. The increase in spending in the new budget was necessary with workers’ compen-

sation insurance and health care costs. Income from new housing and keeping increases to a minimum by the police and highway departments were cited as factors for keeping the tax rate the same.

Nazareth native set To participate in UD's Study abroad program Submitted by Kelley Bregenzer

This winter, Olivia Curzi from Nazareth, will study abroad in Vietnam and Laos through the University of Delaware. UD's nationally recognized study abroad program offers students from every academic discipline an opportunity to engage in discovery learning, experience different cultures and develop relationships with fellow Blue Hens. During this Winter Session, more than 1,000 University of Delaware students will travel to 24 different countries as part of 50 different programs spanning 39 academic subjects. They will pursue up to seven academic credits during five weeks of study. UD is a national leader in study abroad programs. Approximately 35 percent of undergraduate students study outside of the U.S. on an annual basis. Winter Session is the most popular time for UD students to do so, with about 80 per-

cent of all study abroad activity taking place during this period. The 90th anniversary of the University's study abroad program, considered the first in America when eight students set sail to France in 1923, was marked this year. Since the initial program, UD has continued to expand study abroad opportunities and has sent programs to every continent.

Helping Our Veterans By State Rep. Joe Emrick

137th Legislative District I am again reaching out to veterans in the 137th Legislative District by offering them an opportunity to have their individual questions and concerns answered. We are continuing this service for the more than 20,000 veterans that live in Northampton County. This is a chance for them to learn about programs and benefits for which they may be eligible, or discuss on an individual basis any questions they may have. On Monday, Jan. 6, Kerry Schimelfenig, department service officer with the American Legion, will visit my Nazareth district office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is located in the Nazareth Borough Office Building, 134 South Main St., Nazareth. Anyone interested in speaking with Kerry should call either the Nazareth office at 610 - 746-5090 or the Mt. Bethel office at 570 - 897-0401 to schedule an appointment. All meetings with Kerry, however, will be held in the Nazareth office. Some of the services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care, as well as any issues pertaining to veterans benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. The 137th District consists of the townships of Forks, Lower Mount Bethel, Palmer. Upper Mount Bethel, Upper Nazareth, and Washington; and the boroughs of Bangor, East Bangor, Nazareth, Portland, Roseto, Stockertown and Tatamy. Questions about this event or any legislative issue should be directed to my Mt. Bethel office at 570 - 897-0401 or my Nazareth office at 610 - 7465090.

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CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. Sun - 9am W, 10:30am SS

ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 868-0477, Bethlehem. Sun - W 9:30am

DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sat – 6pm W Sun – 8/10:15am W, 9am SS, Wed. – 7pm Worship

ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610262-2559. Sun – W 7:30/10/11:30am; Mon. – Fri., 8:15 am; Sat – 5pm 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. 9:30am – W CHRIST U.C.C., Schoenersville. Sun. - 10:15am W

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,

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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Mike and and Ana Ana Dascalescu, Dascalescu, natives natives of of Romania, Romania, miraculously miraculously escaped escaped religious religious persecution persecution under under the the Communist Communist regime regime 30 30 years years ago. ago. Last Last September they shared with our church amazing testimonies of how September they shared with our church amazing testimonies of how God God miraculously aided their escape. miraculously aidedatheir escape. Mike had gotten job on a ship and was given a passport. He prayerMike had gotten a job on a ship and was given passport. He prayerfully planned their treacherous escape. Since onlyathose with credentials fully their the treacherous escape. Since those for withAna credentials couldplanned go through gate, Mike cut a hole in only the fence and her could goLater through Mikefor cutthat a hole the fence Ana and her brother. as the theygate, headed holeinwhile Mike for was separately walking to the as gate, heard for thethat audible voiceMike of God “Take brother. Later theyheheaded hole while wassay, separately them with you.” He he went backthe andaudible told them to follow him. When he walking to the gate, heard voice of God say, “Take showed his you.” ID, the didand not told even seeto Ana andhim. her When brother. them with Hesoldiers went back them follow he Mike sent around the back theeven ship see and Ana told them to get into a showed histhem ID, the soldiers did of not and her brother. small boat and lay there as he went to the top of the ship to throw down Mike sent them around thebut shipthey anddidn’t told them to get When into a a rope. Someone walkedthe by back with aofdog, see them. small boatready and lay there as he theher topbrother of the were ship to throw about down Mike was to pull them up,went Ana to and arguing a rope. Someone with afirst. dog,She but was they pregnant. didn’t see He them. When who would jump walked into theby water said she Mike was ready pullhe them up,help Ana and her brother weretrouble. arguingItabout should jump firsttoso could her if she had any was November cold. shewater stoodfirst. thereShe refusing jump, sheHe feltsaid a push who wouldand jump intoAsthe was to pregnant. she and she fell into thehe cold water. her brother he should jump first so could helpLater, her ifshe sheasked had any trouble.why It was had pushedand her.cold. He declared he hadn’t touched and thought she November As she stood there refusing to her jump, she felt a push had own. replied, “An angel in heaven is going to and jumped she fell on intoher the coldShe water. Later, she asked her brother why he answer for that!” had pushed her. He declared he hadn’t touched her and thought she She got the rope, and her husband tried several times to pull her up the hadfeet jumped her own. She replied, “An angel in heaven is going to 30 to theon top, but dumped her back into the water. Finally, she was answer forwhen that!”they saw a search light coming in their direction. It was 15 feet up gotboat. the rope, and her husband tried several timesand to pull up the a She patrol The rope broke at that very moment, sheher plunged back into the top, water. waved hand to the the water. boat as if to say 30 feet to the butMike dumped herhis back into Finally, sheit was OK andup finally got them safely hidden aboard. 15 feet when they saw a search light coming in their direction. It was urge boat. you The to hear and Ana and Dascalescu, on a Ipatrol ropeMissionaries broke at that Mike very moment, she plunged Sunday, December 29, in the 10:45 a.m. 6:00 p.m. back into the water. Mike waved his handand to the boat as services. if to say it was OK and finally got them safely hidden aboard. I urge you to hear Missionaries Mike and Ana Dascalescu, on Sunday, December 29, in the 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services.

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HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610759-7363 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 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 610759-3163 Sun. – 8:15/10:45am W, 9:30am SS NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm W; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm W QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30am S. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9am; Vigil 7pm 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 M, Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8am. SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610-759-1652 Sun – 8/10:15 Worship, 9am SS SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville.

Christ U.C.C., Bath

A Time To Say Goodbye As Christmas has passed and the year quickly comes to an end, it is time to put to rest what has taken place during these twelve months and to anticipate what the New Year will bring. While celebrating New Year’s Eve may bring with it enjoyment and festivity; it may also be rather bitter-sweet as we leave behind in the old year things that we may not have in the New Year. I am experiencing that bitter-sweet sensation as I take my leave from Christ Church of Bath, UCC, at the end of the month, and retire to a new home in a new community. I look forward to adventures that will come in our new home, and yet I will always have a longing for the people, and for the ministry that we have done together in our community of Bath. God has blessed us in many ways during our time together. I have had the opportunity to learn patience, show kindness, identify goodness, encourage faithfulness, practice gentleness and self-control, and share the love, joy and peace that are our gifts from God. And I have received the same from my church family and our Bath Community friends and neighbors. And so, as the New Year comes, I offer the prayer that Paul wrote to the Philippians: “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I (will) always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” May it be so. Amen. Sun – 9:30am W SLATE BELT BAPTIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl. 610863-9274 Sun – 10am W, 9am SS ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610746-3910 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. and Eucharist 10:00 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-8371061 Sun 8am/10:15am W – HC 1st & 3rd Sun 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

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Sun. 10:15am W, Communion. 1st Sun. of month, 9am SS ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville. Sun - 9am SS; 10:15am W ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton Sun- 9am SS, 10:15am W VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton Sun - 10:45am W WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST Sat – 9:30am W, - 10:45am SS ZION'S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville. Sun- 9am SS, 10:15am W ZION WESLEYAN, Pt. Phillips. Sun- 9:00am SS, 10:15 W Zion EL Church, Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS 9 am, W 10:30 am KEY –W- Worship, M – Mass, S – Services, SS – Sunday School, CE – Christian Ed, BS – Bible Study, CC - Child Care, HC – Holy Communion, H/A – Handicapped Accessible, VBS – Vacation Bible School

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James V. Brong

James V. Brong, 71, of Coopersburg, formerly of Bath, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Kathryn A. (Cannon) Brong for 44 years. He was the son of Dr. George and Mildred (McKay) Brong. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Textile & Sciences, he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting, then continued his education at Wilkes University, where he earned his M.B.A. degree in accounting. James worked as a project accountant for the Fuller Co., later known as FL Smidth of Bethlehem, for 20 years before retiring in 2003. He served in the U.S. Navy as a CT3 from 1964 until 1968 on the U.S.S. Liberty, which was assaulted. He was wounded and earned a Purple Heart. James was a former member of the Northampton Liederkranz Men’s Wednesday Night Bowling League and was a former member of St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Hellertown, where he sang on the choir. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Allison R. Smith of East Greenville and Elizabeth A. Brong of Coopersburg; a sister, Constance Butz, of Nazareth. Services were held on Friday, Dec. 20 in the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment with military honors followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, c/o the funeral home at 211 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA 18064.

Larry R. Cole

Larry R. Cole, 76, of Northampton died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospice-Inpatient, Allentown. He was the husband of Dolores (Genovese) Cole for 57 years. He was a draftsman for the former Western Electric and the former Eastern Engineering. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Ralph

and Kathryn (Scoble) Cole. He was a member of the BMW Cycle Club. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Debra Rodgers, of Kunkletown: a granddaughter; and a greatgranddaughter. Preceding him in death was a sister, Linda. Services will be private at the convenience of the family in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Multiple Sclerosis Society-L.V. Branch or to the ASPCA, both c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Linda R. Hegedus

Dec. 29, 1948 – Dec. 12, 2013 Linda R. Hegedus, 64, of Moore To w n s h i p , died on Th u r s d ay, Dec. 12 in Alexandria Manor, Bath. She was the wife of Jeffrey L. Hegedus. They would have celebrated their 20th anniversary on January 29. Prior to her illness, Linda served as an assistant manager at the Sunoco convenience store in Moorestown, where she was employed since 1999. She enjoyed crafts, the outdoors, gardening, bird watching and camping with her husband Jeff. Born in Corvallis, Oregon on Dec. 29, 1948, she was a daughter of Izetta (Hansen) Bokenkrogger and her husband Charles of Fulton, Ill., and Delbert Marshall of Oregon. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Carrico, of Bethlehem; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Larry Marshall, of McCausland, Iowa; a sister, Sandy Marshall, of Alton, Okla.; and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a brother, James Marshall. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been made by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

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July 29, 1939 – Dec. 16, 2013 Joseph S. Po l a k o v i c h , 74, of Hanover To w n s h i p , died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Lahuta) Polakovich since 1967. A mechanic for Mack Trucks, Inc. for 31 years before retiring in 1997, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise. Born July 29, 1939 in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Joseph R. and Josephine M. (Hansut) Polakovich. He was a member of the Hungarian Hall, Northampton, and the TPA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Regina Lilly, Paula Polakovich, Alicia Deppe and Krista Kresh; a son, Joseph E.; a sister, Shirley Lendl; four grandchildren, and a greatgranddaughter. Services were held on Friday afternoon in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Contributions may be made to Peaceable Kingdom, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Joseph Steiner, Jr.

Oct. 10, 1925 – Dec. 16, 2013 Joseph Steiner, Jr., 88, of Moore To w n s h i p , formerly of Beersville, died Monday, Dec. 16 in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Margaret M. “Peggy” (Milkovitch) Steiner for 64 years. He attended Northampton High School and later served in the U.S. Navy, where he was a Seabee during World War II. Joe was employed by PennDOT and worked on the road crew for several years before retiring in the late 1980’s. Previously, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for more than 20 years at the former National Portland Cement Co., Nazareth. Born Oct. 10, 1925 in Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph, Sr. and Anna (Fox) Steiner. Joe was a member of the United Cement, Lime & Gypsum Workers’ Union, Local #4; Eckley E. Patch Post #470, American Legion, Bath; and Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville, where he formerly served on Church Council and was active in the bowling league. He loved the game of baseball and played in the Blue Mountain League for many years. Joe’s passion for baseball continued for many years beyond his career as a player, serving as an umpire for the PTAA high school, college and American Legion teams

in the Bethlehem Chapter. He was also an avid Yankee fan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda C. Steiner, of Moore Township; two grandsons; three sisters, Elsie Edelman of Lehigh Township, Hilda Smith of Lakeland, Fla., and Shirley Hertzog of Lake Whales, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gus J. Steiner, in 2005. Services were held on Saturday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Valley View Cemetery, Emanuelsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Dr., (Emanuelsville), Bath, PA 18014.

Franklin H. Turner

Feb. 23, 1932 ­– Dec. 16, 2013 Franklin H. Turner, 81, formerly of Upper Nazareth Township, died on Monday, December 16 at Gracedale. He was the husband of Elverna M. (Sayler) Turner for 56 years. He was employed by Essroc Cement, Nazareth, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for more than 30 years before retiring. Born Feb. 23, 1932 in Upper Milford Township, he was a son of the late David Turner and Eva (Lorish) Master. He was a member of St. Paul’s III Lutheran Church, Palmer Township, and Pen Argyl Lodge #594, F. & A.M. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Hazel Borger, of Moore Township, and two granddaughters. Preceding him in death was a sister, Dorothy. Services with a Masonic funeral service were held on Monday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment followed in the Northampton Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Palmer Township. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s III Lutheran Church, 2561 Newburg Rd., Easton, PA 18045.

Shirley H. Siegfried

Oct. 26, 1924 – Dec. 18, 2013 Shirley H. Siegfried, 89, of Nazareth died Wednesday, Dec. 18 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late John H. Siegfried, who died Feb. 15, 2009. They were married 63 years. A 1942 graduate of Nazareth High School, she worked in the Prothonotary’s office in Northampton County for many years until retiring. She was born on Oct. 26, 1924 in Nazareth, a daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Flick) Herbst. Shirley was a member of St. John’s UCC Church, Nazareth and Nazareth Chapter #252, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are a son, John Siegfried, Jr., of Sebastian, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Tice, of Locust Grove, Va.; a brother, Duane Herbst, of Bath; eight grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Kay Pearce, and brothers William and Robert Herbst and Miles Siegfried. Services were held on Saturday morning in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Donations may be made to St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth.

Laurel J. Sywensky

Laurel J. S y w e n s ky, 60, of Coplay, died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the VA Medical Center, Wil-

kes-Barre. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Elwood and Elizabeth (Harrison) Branning. She worked as an industrial sales representative for Phoenix Forge, Catasauqua; Bonney Forge, Huntington, PA; WFI Nuclear Products, Houston, TX; and Lehigh Heavy Metal Forging until retiring. Laurel attended the former Allentown Business School and was instrumental in establishing the first sorority on campus. She later went on to earn her Associates Degree, attending both Northampton County Community College and Lehigh County Community College. In 2004, she earned her Bachelors Degree in psychology from Cedar Crest College. She was a member of Queenship of Mary R.C. Church, Northampton, and a life member of the Egypt American Legion Post #7293 Ladies Auxiliary. She had served in the U.S. Army. Surviving is a son, Christopher F. Sywensky of Northampton. A Mass of Christian burial 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 27 at Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, at Continued on page 13



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home. Born in N. Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Rose (Torba) Hollick. Lucille was a 1964 graduate Continued from page 12 of Northampton Area Senior Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 High School. She worked in Washington Ave., Northamp- the accounting department of ton. Interment with military PP&L Electric Utilities, Allenhonors will follow at Our town, for 30 years. Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Lucille attended the former Northampton. Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton. Surviving are her sister, Anna M. Tomasits Mrs. Margaret S. Paxson of AlJuly 20, 1924 – Dec. 17, 2013 Anna M. Tomasits, 89, of lentown, a niece and several Bath died Tuesday, Dec. 17 in cousins. Memorial services will be at the Blough Nursing Home, Bethlehem. She was the wife 2:00 PM Friday, in the Schisler of the late Frank J. Tomasits Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton. for 71 years. She worked as a sewing Call 1:30-2:00 PM Friday in machine operator in the Bath thefuneral home. Interment will be in Our area for many years and with her husband owned an an- Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. tique shop on W. Main St. Contributions may be sent Born July 20, 1924 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of to Animals in Distress, PO the late Michael and Rosa Box 609-5075, Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18035. (Sigura) Taschler. Anna was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Bath; the Women’s Bowling League at Blue Valley Continued from page 6 Bowling Lanes, and TOPS. grants of $500 each that the Surviving are a son, An- Federation of Sportsmen’s drew Tomasits, of Bath, with Clubs feel are oriented to the whom she resided: a daugh- same mission they are in the ter, Patricia Sodl, of Bath; outdoors. In the past year, two grandsons; four great- more than a million dollars grandchildren; three broth- has been raised. ers, Frank Taschler of Pandona, Ohio, Michael Taschler of Kunkletown, and Robert A few items of interest Taschler of Walnutport; three from the Dec. 16 meeting of sisters, Elizabeth Faustner of the Northampton County Willow St., Pa., Rose Miller Federation: of East Allen Township, and Mike Topping of Bethlehem Helen Gower of Kunkletown. was re-elected president. Preceding her in death WCO Brad Kreider showed were a granddaughter, Sher- a set of deer antlers from ry Louise Sodl, and a sister, a deer that was found by a Mary Milkovits. hunter on the first day of deer A Mass of Christian Burial season in Allen Township. was celebrated Friday after- The antlers had a 24-inch noon in the Sacred Heart spread. Church. Arrangements were He noted that a survey by the Reichel Funeral Home, shows a 9% increase in huntNorthampton. ers and 11% increase in anContributions may be glers. made to Lehigh Valley Home The largest bear shot legalCare & Hospice, c/o the fu- ly this past season weighed neral home at 326 E. 21st St., 772 pounds. It was harvestNorthampton, PA 18067. ed in Lackawanna County. David A. Weist No figures yet on how many David A. Weist, 59, of Dan- bears were taken this season. ielsville died Tuesday, Dec. Another push in the Legis17, 2013 at home. He was the lature is for a bounty on coyhusband of Nancy L. (Freack) otes. We’re against it. Weist for 42 years. He was a welder for SMF Fabrication. Born in Bethlehem, he was Continued from page 7 a son of the late Clifton, Sr. and Maud (Silfies) Weist. Flurer’s Machine & Tool In addition to his wife, out-tooled Planet Fitness, 3 he is survived by a son, Mi- to 1, with Gary Reaser. 505; chael Weist, of Slatington; Craig Kelty, 457, and Stan a daughter, JenniferYob, of Fogel, 414. Fitness: Scott Walnutport; brothers, Clifton Ackerman, 220-244–634; Jim W. Weist, Jr. of Bath, William Bendkovitz, 188–517; John Weist of Bangor, Dennis Weist Schwartz, 491; Joe Schwartz, of Slatington, Richard Weist 187–502. of Bangor, and Carl Weist of Taylor Honey and Arndt Bangor; sisters, Alice Munoz, Construction split, 2 to 2. TayElaine Yob of Bethlehem, and lor: Jack Troxell, 233-233–645; Mary Dieter of Bethlehem; Scott Frieboln, 186-191-213– four grandchildren; and two 590; Ed Taylor, 192-224–583; step-grandchildren. Marvin Meixsell, 194–509. Preceding him in death was Arndt: Bob Meixsell, 226-228a brother, Warren. 235–689; Jason Benner, 212Services will be private at 215-245–673; Ed Musselman, the convenience of the family 202-223-224–649; Marty Beal, in the Schisler Funeral Home, 216-244–634; Bob Adams, Northampton. 191-259–620.



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Two Tied as Second Half Starts In Friday Niters Bath Legion started the second half in week 16, where they left off in the Friday Niters League. They won 4 to 0 and are tied for first with Team YTTIHS. Legion in beating Herman’s Hermits was led by Ryan Flick, 216-248-256-720; Dave Shaver, 192-215-226633; John Kline, 206-233-607; Cory Brown, 182-190-203-575, and Marty Beal, 509. Hermits: Dan Cortright, 188-200-204509; Joe Cortright, 191-193484; Dave Thompson, 474; Pete Curto, 471. Team YTTIHS knocked off Bensing’s 4 to 0.Tony Boronski, 209-222-272-703; Matt Astel, 200-498; Harry Emery, 201-245-249-695; Brent Bartholomew, 185-188-212-585. Bensing’s: Art Flegler, 512; Billy Kocher, 211-439; Eric Spooner, 188-224-569. Wee Little Pigs clipped the Young Bucks, 3 to 1. Mike Knable, 200-518; Chris Hoysan, 504; Jimmy Schoenberger, 454. Young Bucks: Gio Vazquez, 450; Brando Jacoby, 495; Christian Vazquez, 463; Allen Smith, 184-191-587. DNA Repair trimmed G&L, 3 to 1. “Pappy” Bartholomew, 181-224-578; Mike Swope, 187-235-245-667; Ty Pagotto, 191-193-200-584; Ed Musselman, 183-190-208-581; Terry Bartholomew, 212-212-229653. G&L: Eddy Jo Marshall, 187-195-552; Rich Trucksess, 512; Bill Kunsman, 190-516; Jerry Eckhart, 206-544. STANDINGS DNA Repair Wee-Little Pigs G&L Young Bucks Herman Hermits Bensings

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Maxx Amusement starts Big with Shutout in Commercial Maxx Amusements scored a 4 to 0 victory in week 16 as they defeated Daku Auto Body to start the second half in the Bath Commercial League. Tops for Maxx were Andy Edelmann, 244-225-232668; Scott Ackerman, 203-235625; Russell Hank, 200-219590; and George Hyde, 506. Daku: Lee Hilbert, 563; Bob Faustner, 204-555. Crossroads Landscaping beat Bath Supply #2, 3 to 1. Crossroads: Damien Midley, 672-216-224-232; Scott Weinberg, 562-202; Joe Smith, 556220; Vernon Fehnel, 528. Bath Supply 21: Rich Trucksess, 600-234; John Kerbacher, 518. Rice Family blew off TNT Fireworks, 3 to 1. Rice: Andy Rice, 631-217-213-201; Mark Rice: 567-228; Jack Rice, 540; Dale Frye, 505. TNT: Ryan Flick, 719-245-206-268; Anton Boronski, 682-223-227-232; Adam Anthony, 626-201-227. Carfara’s Paint & Wall Covering split with the first half winners, Bath Supply #1, 2 to 2. Carfara’s: Gerald Bartholomew, 630-232; Terry Bartholomew, 617-200-227;

Steve Longley, 562-219; Dino Carfara, 549-200; Ken Grube, 533. Bath Supply #1: Steve Kerbacher, 678-236-254; Brent Connolly, 655-205-278; Frank Yeakel, 594-235; Harvey Rissmiller, 537-211; Jeff Kerbacher, 501. STANDINGS W L Maxx Amusements 4 0 Crossroads Landsca. 3 1 Rice Family 3 1 Bath Supply 2 2 Carfara’s 2 2 TNT Fireworks 1 3 Bath Supply #2 1 3 Daku Auto Body 0 4

Andy’s Corner

Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014 13 December 27 and Saturday December 28 the Boys Basketball team will be in the Honesdale HS Tournament while the Girls Basketball team will be in the Bangor HS Tournament! The Boys will play at 6:30pm Friday against Wallenpaupauck and the Girls Basketball team will play Warren Hills in the 1st round of the Bangor Tournament!! The Nazareth Blue Eagles Wrestling Team will wrestle in the Bethlehem Christmas Tournament Saturday December 28 and Sunday December 29 at Liberty High School! For the latest news and changes to games, visit

By Andy Weaver

As we head to the New Year’s holiday, here is a brief update on Nazareth Sports. Last Wednesday the 18th the Nazareth Girls Basketball team played host to Whitehall and got a 37-14 win and the Boys Basketball team went over to Whitehall where Whitehall won 66-45. Also, on Wednesday night the Wrestling Team went to Parkland and got a 42-21 win over Parkland, On Thursday December 19th the Nazareth Middle School Girls Basketball team beat Raub 35-7. On Friday December 20th the Girls Basketball team welcomed Northampton where Our Girls beat Northampton 70-47 while the Boys Basketball team went over to Northampton and got a 56-36 win!! On Saturday December 21 Our Girls Basketball team played host to Pocono Mountain West and got a 40-33 win while the Boys Basketball team made the trip to Pocono Mountain West where they fell short 80-72.  On Saturday and Sunday the Varsity Wrestling Team were in Delaware for the Beast of the East Tournament and the Blue Eagles finished in 5th place ahead of any public Schools!!!! On Monday December 23 the Nazareth Lady Eagles played host to Pleasant Valley, at press time, we had no score of that game.  On Friday

Jacobsburg Community Programs Submitted by Lauren Forster First Day Hike Wednesday January 1, 10 a.m. Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2014! Join center educator Lauren Forster for a 2.5 mile interpretive hike at Jacobsburg. Participants will explore the old growth forest of Henrys Woods and the fields of the Homestead Trail. The hike will leave at 10 a.m. from the parking lot at 400 Belfast Road. Bring comfortable hiking shoes, a water bottle, and wear layers. To register, contact Lauren Forster at 610-746-2801 ext.102 or Tracks & Traces Walk Saturday, January 4th, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Kids and parents are invited to join center educator Lauren Forster on a search for animal tracks and traces at Jacobsburg. The walk will help to discover what animals need to survive and what they might leave behind as well as helps to track the animals. This program is appropriate for ages 5 and up. Dress for the weather, the program is held outdoors. To register, contact Lauren Forster at 610-746-2801 ext.102 or

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Order Selectors/ Picking Multiple openings on 1st shift for busy warehouse in Nazareth.  Must have experience w/ sitdown forklift!  $11/hr + mandatory OT. Apply online htss-inc. com. (12/26) Freelance Writer We are looking for writers to cover municipal meetings and other community news. Please send your resume and a writing sample to jkorba@idpcreative. com. (TN) Order Selectors HTSS is hiring for Behr Paint.  FT positions avail.  1st, 2nd or 3rd shift in Fogelsville area $12.75hr. to start with seasonal bonus. Operating pallet jack and picking orders.  Apply online:  Call HTSS:  610-432-4161 ext. 33. (12/26)   Cleaning Service needs PT help in Bath. Sat/ Sun approx 2 hrs. Must pass criminal background check/ Drug screening. Friday’s available at later date. 610-3814734. (12/26)   Machine Operator/ Quality Assurance FT, 2nd & 3rd shift. Bethlehem. $11-$11.75/hr.  Temp to perm!  Company will train!  Apply online at HTSS: (12/26)


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VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS WANTED Cherryville-Meals On WheelsNorthampton Co. Is in NEED of Volunteers! Are you searching for a way to make a valuable contribution in your community? Then MEALS ON WHEELS of Northampton County NEEDS YOU! Join our volunteer team delivering meals to homebound clients in Cherryville, Walnutport, and Danielsville. Deliver mornings, as little as once a month or as much as everyday, according to YOUR availability. For further info or to apply, call Janet Soos at 610-691-1030 (12/31)

PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Paul H. Haydt, deceased, late of Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Letters Testamentary on the above estate having been granted to the person named below, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Barry L. Haydt 3479 Mango Drive Danielsville, PA 18038 Executor, or his attorney, Lee A. Conrad, Esquire Thomas, Conrad and Conrad 2550 Broadhead Road Bethlehem, PA 18020 (12/12-12/26) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Rose S. Leitgeb a/k/a Rose Leitgeb, late of the Borough of Northampton, County of Northampton, PA. Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Bernadette Klucsarits, c/o of her attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, Esquire, Affiliated with Steckel & Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 18067-1211. (12/12-12/26) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Carrie A. Jacoby, late of the Township of Moore, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Donald D. Jacoby 628 S. Summit Road Bath, PA 18014-8861 Executor Daniel G. Spengler, Esquire 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (12/12-12/26) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of SHIRLEY A. STEIGERWALT a/k/a SHIRLEY L. STEIGERWALT, deceased, late of 4018 Kreidersville Road, Northampton, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Executor: Keith E. Steigerwalt Address: 150 Red Oak Drive Palmerton, PA 10871 Or to his Attorney: David B. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (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  180640299. (12/12-12/26) PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Section 917.b(2) of the Second Class Township Code, the Allen Township Board of Supervisors hereby advertises its intent to appoint a Certified Public Accountant to replace and assume the responsibility of the elected auditors with regard to performing an audit of all accounts and preparing the required financial statements of Allen Township.  Any questions may be directed to the Township Manager.   Ilene Eckhart Manager ALLEN TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS (12/26) PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township Board of Auditors will hold their Reorganization  Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 on Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm. All interested persons are invited to attend.   Moore Township Board of Auditors (12/26) PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board will conduct their annual Re-Organization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014  on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board (12/26) PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township Land Preservation Board will conduct their annual Re-Organization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm. All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Supervisors Richard Gable, Secretary/ Treasurer   (12/26)

Like THE HOME NEWS on Facebook! PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township EAC will conduct their annual ReOrganization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath Pa. 18014 on Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm. All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Supervisors Richard Gable, Secretary/ Treasurer   (12/26)   PUBLIC NOTICE  The Moore Township Recreation Board will conduct their annual Re-Organization Meeting at the Moore Township Municipal Building 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa 18014 on Thursday January 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm All interested persons are invited to attend. Moore Township Board of Supervisors Richard Gable, Secretary/ Treasurer   (12/26)  ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Jean K. Haupt, late of the Borough of Nazareth, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters of Administration in the above-named estate have been granted to Richard K. Haupt and Kathleen M. Bretz, Administrators c.t.a. of the Estate of Jean K. Haupt. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to: Richard K. Haupt and Kathleen M. Bretz c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (12/26-1/9)   LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Certificate of Organization for a Domestic Limited Liability Company was filed with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 7, 2013, with an effective date of January 1, 2014, for the purposes of creating a Limited Liability Company under the Limited Liability Company Law of 1994, P.L. 703, No. 106. The name of the Limited Liability Company is Judith J. Dech LLC. Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire PIERCE & DALLY, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 (12/26)  NOTICE OF SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON The following meeting dates have been established for the Borough Council and the Board of Health of the year 2014. Borough Council regular public workshop meeting at 7:30 P.M. the first Thursday of each month. Borough Council regular public meeting at 7:30 P.M. the third Thursday of each month. The Board of Health meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. The location of all the above meetings, unless there is written notice to the contrary, will be at the Municipal Building, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (12/26)

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Doris Meehan, president for 2014 and (right) Connie Nagy, past president. – Contributed photo

Indianland Continued from page 9

man spoke about the 2013 entries and informed everyone of the statistics concerning the entries. There were a total of 550 specimens at the 2013 meetings and 43% won first place.  There were six members with perfect attendance and there were seventeen new members this year. Outgoing president Connie Nagy presented the gavel to Doris Meehan, president for 2014.  The following will serve as officers in the coming year:  Doris Meehan, president; A.Y. Hughes and Linda Fulwiler, Co-Vice presidents; Kathy Heist, Secretary and Anita Brosky, Treasurer. President Connie Nagy thanked everyone for their cooperation and help during the two years she served as president. This meeting was the last meeting of the year.  Regular monthly meetings will resume in March of 2014 at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville.  Watch for more information to follow.  New members are always welcome. 

Events Grant Workshop - Rep-

resentatives from nonprofit agencies who want to learn more about locating grant sources are invited to Northampton Community College’s Mack Library on Wednesday, January 8 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a special workshop. The workshop will highlight the services provided by Foundation Directory Online, and provide an overview of its database of

Sacred Heart School 8th graders depicted the Nativity scene at their Christmas program. -Submitted by Karen Gabryluk over 100,000 grant makers. Free workship, reservations required by January 6, please call 610-861-5358.

College Corner Misericordia University -

St. John's Friendly Fifties Christopher J. Schatz of Bath - will meet on Monday, Janu- graduated from Misericordia ary 13 at 1 p.m. in the church's University with a B.S. degree social hall at 1343 Newport in health care management Avenue in Northampton. on Dec. 14. Time with Tim will be the entertainment. If Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for January 20th.

Microwave Tips

Thick or chunky roasts are best defrosted in a covered dish. Cover the roast with wax paper. Defrost 1/4th time. Feel for warm spots. Cover with foil. Let stand 15 minutes. Defrost another 1/4th time. Turn over. Defrost last 1/4th time. Let stand 30 minutes.

PUblic notice-Legal Continued from page 14 NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING JANUARY 9, 2014 The Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold its public meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2014, in Council Chambers, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, at 7:00 P.M. to review the following appeals: Mr. and Mrs. David Larson and Ms. Donna Sheptock, 467 East 11th Street, Northampton, Pennsylvania, for the property located at 467 East 11th Street, Northampton, Pennsylvania. This property is located on Tax Map No. M4NE1A-2-4 and is located in an R-1 Residential District. Mr. and Mrs. Larson and Ms. Sheptock have erected a six-foot high solid vinyl fence six feet three inches from the curb line on Northampton Avenue. They are seeking a variance to: Page 250:31, Article V – Supplementary Regulations, §25018 – Accessory structures and uses, Subsection H – Fence and wall accessory uses, (1) (b) [1] – Setback requirements. All interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant must attend. Juliann Edelman Zoning Officer


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Police Blotter Colonial Regional

Seven Men Arrested In Prostitution Sting

On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:45 p.m., the Colonial Regional Police, assisted by Bethlehem Township Police and the Northampton County Sheriff’s Dept., conducted a SPARC (Suppress Prostitution and Related Crime) operation. The sting was conducted at a cooperating Hanover Township, Northampton County hotel. It targeted both prostitutes and patrons. A fictitious ad had been placed on an Internet website, which drew the following persons, who then were charged: Promoting Prostitution: Jason Ortiz, 38, of 1215 Lehigh Parkway South, Apt. 11, Allentown. Summons sent. Of-

fered to provide transportation and act as a bodyguard. Tyrone J. Musso, 32, of 119 S. 12th St., Apt. 4s, Allentown. Arraigned and committed to Northampton County Prison, $3,000 bail. Made appointment, transported prostitute and was to receive all cash proceeds. Patronizing a Prostitute: Emmanuel Alvarado, 28, of 27 Grant Ave., Long Branch, NJ. Agreed to $200 for sexual intercourse. Committed to NCP as a fugitive from justice outstanding warrant from Passaic County, N.J. Ronald Silfies, 59, of 2919 W. Beersville Rd., Bath. Agreed to $100 for sexual intercourse. Summons to be sent. Larry Morrison, 38, of 273 16th Ave., 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ. Offered $200 for sexual intercourse. Summons to be sent. Michael Tuno, 52, of 910 Sonnylane, Richlandtown, Pa. Agreed to $100 for sexual intercourse. Summons to be sent. Jeffrey Buck, 41, of 500 Marshall St., Apt. 201, Phillipsburg, NJ. Agreed to $100 for sexual intercourse. Summons to be sent.

Retail Theft By Woman

Colonial Regional Police responded to the Target store in Lower Nazareth Township on Dec. 13 at 2:31 p.m., for a female being detained on retail theft. Asset Protection personnel told police that they saw Rebekah O’Donnell, 28, of Cherokee St., Bethlehem come into the store with her young child and another woman. While she was inside the store, Ms. O’Donnell selected merchandise for sale and then attempted to return the items at Customer Service. When the return was not honored, she attempted to leave the store with the unpaid merchandise, totaling $84.97. She was arraigned by District Judge Romig-Passaro and was released on unsecured bail.

DUI Driver Resists Police

On Nov. 24 at 12:25 a.m., a Colonial Regional Police Officer was behind a blue Toyota Celica at Walnut St. and East Main St. in Bath at a red traffic signal. The vehicle made a wide turn onto E. Main St.

and then stopped abruptly in front of The Fox. The operator threw a glass bottle out of the passenger window and then sped off. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with John P. Robb, 36, of 2858 Christine St. in Bethlehem, who was belligerent and under the influence of alcohol. Robb struggled with officers while being taken into custody and blood analysis indicated he had a blood alcohol level of 0.12%. Robb had several prior offenses and has been charged via summons for DUI, disorderly conduct, and summary traffic offenses.

Two Charged with Theft from Vehicle

On Dec. 22 at 1:55 a.m., Colonial Regional Police were dispatched to a house on Bonnie Ave., Hanover Township, for a theft from a vehicle. It was related that two males in hooded sweatshirts entered a vehicle and took items and fled on foot. Police located one of the males on Jacksonville Road wearing all black and took him into custody. He was

For us the magic of Christmas is the joy of brightening other’s lives, bearing other’s burdens, easing other’s loads while replacing empty hearts with hope. . identified as Braden J. Funk, 20, of Lehigh County Prison. On his person was a stolen credit card and money from the victim. Another officer found a second person hiding in the other actor’s pickup truck on Gaspar Ave. The juvenile was taken into custody and later released; as it was determined that he had no involvement. Police found the third suspect, identified as Zachary J. Sedler, 18, 451 Brighton St., Bethlehem, walking on Gaspar Ave., near Stark Rd. towards his truck a short time later. Sedler and Funk both admitted to the theft and indicated the juvenile was not involved, and no other thefts were reported. Funk and Sedler have been charged via summons with theft from a motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, and loitering and prowling at night.

Bill Elliott (above) who with his wife Muriel started the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers in memory of their son, U.S. Navy Ensign John R. Elliott, who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver in July 2000.

Be A HERO Campaign Kicks off

Submitted by Sean Brown, Safety Press Officer PENNDOT

Susan and I would like to Wish Everyone a Blessed and Merry Christmas

The Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT and the Liquor Control Board this week announced a new, statewide campaign to promote designated driving in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road. The State Police Commissioner, PLCB Chairman and PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary joined with representatives of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers to kick off the program aimed at promoting safe and sober driving in the commonwealth. The event was held at Red Robin, a corporate sponsor of the campaign in Pennsylvania. As part of the campaign, the owner of the restaurant, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, agreed to offer free soft drinks to designated drivers at all 20 of its franchise locations.

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