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Jimmy Pasquariello (right) of the Bath Social Hall presents Fire Chief Emilio DeNisis (left) with a check for $1,000. –Home News photo
By KERI LINDENMUTH During the monthly Borough of Bath Council meeting on Monday, February 5, the Bath Social Hall presented the Bath Volunteer Fire Department with a check for $1,000. Jimmy Pasquariello of the Bath Social Hall gave the donation to Fire Chief Emilio DeNisi. During a previous council meeting, council and Pasquariello discussed donating funds to the fire department in order to help the volunteer department meet its budget. Following the meeting, Pasquariello met with
the social hall’s board and membership. The generous donation came from extra money in the social hall’s entertainment fund. Events and memberships are how the social hall acquires a majority of its funds. Over the years, the social hall has become known for its many events for children, such as the annual Dream Come True bike run. “You would be amazed [at] what we do,” said Pasquariello. The funds are much appreciated by DeNisi and the entire Continued on page 3
I found this description of Moore Township in the 1920 edition of History of Northampton County. There have been a few changes since 1920. It became a township in 1765 and it was proposed to name it “Penn” but the present name was given in honor of John Moore, a representative in the Provincial Assembly in 1761-62. The face of the country is hilly and rolling, the soil being either gravel or slate, but the culture of cereals has yielded fair returns of rye and buckwheat. The first white settlements were made between 1740 and 1750. Among these early inhabitants were Christian Miller, Henry Diehl, Henry Shopp, Nicholas Heil, Nicholas Shall, Peter Diehl and John Bauman. A series of Indian attacks killed many of the early settlers in 1756. The population, however, had a steady growth and by 1770 it numbered 500. There were also three gristmills and two sawmills in operation in the township. There are numerous small villages located in the township. Near the eastern line is Moorestown, one of the prettiest villages in Northampton County, having a population of 200, a school, hotel and two stores. West of the village stands Salem or Big Moore Church. This well-known union church, Lu-
theran and Reformed, is located on a hill the commands a view of the surrounding country. The first church built of logs was erected in 1772 and served its purpose until 1829 when it was replaced by a stone structure. The log church was removed about six miles west from its former site and was used for religious worship. It was named “Little Moore” and both churches have since been known by these names. In 1872, “Big Moore” was remodeled. The seating capacity increased to 800 with a new 105-foot high steeple. One of the pastors, Rev. Frederick W. Mendsen, had a career that was exceptional. He started to minister to the faithful in 1810 serving the spiritual needs of ten churches in Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe and Carbon counties. He preached three or four times on a Sunday, often traveling thirty to forty miles to meet his engagements. In over 40 years in the ministry, he performed 24,564 baptisms, 9,412 confirmations, 4,148 marriages, 7,218 funerals and administered the Lord’s Supper on 76,482 occasions. The good Reverend died at Klecknersville on August 5, 1871. These are amazing statistics and can be confirmed on page 487, Volume II History of Northampton County 1920.
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was enlarged and received major renovations including electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems at the cost of under $5 million. We needed the recent building of the new middle school. The district has incurred debt of multiple millions of dollars to be paid probably over the next 20 years. Can we as taxpayers afford to go into debt another $34 million at this time? School board members come and go. Whether they make good or bad decisions, it doesn’t affect them personally. They can afford to be generous. It is the taxpayers left holding the bag. Is the present administration on a building binge? I ask you, is it fair to the taxpayers of Northampton Area School District and do we really need or want a new, smaller school building? If you agree with anything in this article, I suggest that you contact your school board member and share your opinion. Steven J. Hilberg
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I was recently made aware that the Northampton School District is going to build a new Lehigh Elementary School. At a cost of $34 million, the school district hired KCBA and D’Huy Engineers to do the survey for the new elementary school. These were the same firms who built the middle school (junior high) at a cost of $70 million. Both the architect and the engineering firms are going to benefit financially from the outcome. Isn’t that a conflict of interest on the outcome of the report? The report stated it would cost $32 million to renovate the existing building and $34 million for a new, but smaller building. The school board accepted the report at face value and to my knowledge the board never got a second opinion or bid. It all sounds pretty cozy to me. What was not mentioned previously is that the current school was built in 1955 and remodeled in the late 1980s. The school at that time
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The GETTING OUT section of The Home News is open to events that are FREE for the community to attend and participate in. If you have an event and are not sure if it qualifies for this section, call us at 610923-0382. We also offer low cost classifieds for those events that do not qualify. Moore Township Democrat’s Monthly Meeting- 6:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Pizzaville, 572 Nazareth Drive, Bath. Moore Township Historical Commission- Monthly meeting at 7 p.m., last Wednesday of the month at Moore Twp. Municipal Building, public is welcome. Governor Wolf Historical Society Monthly Meeting- 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month except August on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath. Public welcome. For information, govwolf.org. Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath: Open to the public 1-3 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, with tours of the society’s campus offered. For information, govwolf.org. Bath Museum-Open every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Located in Bath Borough building at Penn and Washington Streets. United States Submarine Veterans Lehigh Valley Base Monthly Meeting- Held every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 510 Union Street, Allentown. Mayor Fi’s February Fun- After the first snowstorm in February, Poplar Street in Bath from Penn to Pine will be closed for sledding. For Borough of Bath residents only. Sled at your own risk. Shredding Event- Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northampton Community Center. Sponsored by State Rep. Zach Mako, co-hosted by Borough of Northampton. Spring Festival- Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 4945 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Hosted by Greater Bath Area Chamber of Commerce and EATVAC. FMI call 484-5484090. 40th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival- Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moravian Historical Society. Third Annual Heroin & Opiate Awareness Day- Saturday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company, 155 Firehouse Dr., Nazareth. Hosted by Partners for a New Beginning. Third Annual Nazareth Food Truck Festival- Saturday, June 2 from noon to 6 p.m. on Belvidere Street in Nazareth. Food trucks, beer tent, music stage.
Grow UR Biz Believe it or not I was just going about the day when there was a minor traffic jam in the driveway where I work. I was coming in and two other cars were coming out of a one-lane driveway. I thought to myself, “I better back out of the driveway and let them out first.” At the end of the driveway, (which I could not see in my rear view mirror) was a garbage can filled to the brim with recycling. I slowing began to back up and crash, bang, boom, I hit the recycling. Beyond embarrassed, I got out of the car and thought that I better clean it up. A young college student was walking by and she started to pick up the cans, broken glass and everything else you can imagine. The stuff was ooey and gooey so I didn’t want to touch it and I decided to get some rubber gloves. Before I could go inside to get the gloves, I heard a truck stop across the street and two young guys got out of the truck with a big shovel. I had no idea they were coming to help me. They hustled over to the disaster and joined the college student to
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clean it up. It was a big can of recycling, more than 100 items. Believe it or not, this actually happened. Random people stopped their day to help. I thanked them and all three of them just picked up and left. I stood there surprised and thought, “Wow, random acts of kindness do still exist.” The next day I met a client at a local Perkins. I asked for a big table in the back so we could work and set up our laptops. The manager was simply amazing. He could not have accommodated us more. Then the waitress arrived, she was as outgoing and helpful has he was. We did our work, she delivered our soup and drinks - this place was brimming with kindness. I couldn’t help but look around to see if the niceties were pervasive. The answer was yes; everyone was smiling, happy and going over and above to help the patrons. And, by the time I left the place was packed and no employee missed a beat.
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We headed to the cash register to pay and two assistant managers asked us how our meal was. We said, “Great, as a matter of fact, I think we will come here weekly for our meeting.” He said, “Well, we certainly look forward to seeing you every week, would you like to take a pie or muffin home?” I declined the sweets, and looked at my colleagues and said, “This place is oozing with kindness.” Everyone followed the leader with what seemed to be over the top training. Finally, I found the perfect marriage, extreme customer service married to delicious food. Kudos to the team. Sometimes, management and staff have no idea that someone is watching their performance and it really was a performance at Perkins. Keep these four tips in mind when you go to work today: Someone is always watching. As the leader, you have all the power to make or break your business. Training works…. if the ac-
countability is enforced. Even a staff member with good intentions needs a good example to follow.
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volunteer fire department, which is currently applying for grants to meet other needs in its budget. Led by Captain Chris Keenhold and Harrell Geter, the fire department applied for and was awarded a nearly $13,000 grant for new rescue tools. This grant enables all trucks to have identical equipment. The fire department has also recently applied for a $150,000 FEMA grant for new Scott packs. The recipients of the grant will be named sometime after April. “We are going to keep plugging away,” DeNisi says of his department’s grant applications. Other news in Bath: Council is establishing two special committees and is seeking the help of residents. The first committee is the borough’s Rental Inspection Com-
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mittee. The committee will not be implemented until 2020. “[We are] looking to get it right the first time,” said Council President Mark Saginario. Borough Manager Brad Flynn; council members Carol BearHeckman, Phyllis Andrews, and Tony Kovalovsky; and CodeMaster will participate in the committee. Council is also seeking three borough residents to serve. In addition, council is putting together a Legislative Law Committee, the purpose of which will be to look at and update old borough laws. Council is seeking three residents and three business owners to serve. Finally, council motioned to move Bikes on Broad off Broad Street due to concerns over noise and traffic. The May 19 event will instead take place on Allen Street, from Horner Street to George Wolf Elementary. Vendor tents will be set up in Ciff Cowling Field while food trucks and bike displays will line the street. The name of the event will change to “Bikes in Bath.”
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Church Dir. The Home News Church Directory is an alphabetical listing of community churches and synagogues. If you would like to submit a press release or calendar item for your church, please email it to: editorial@homenewspa. com or mail it to us at The Home News PO BOX A, Walnutport, PA 18088. The Church Directory is always available on our website at www.HomeNewsPA.com ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610262-2559 Sun. – Mass 8/10:30 a.m., Mon. – Mass 8 a.m., Tues. – Mass 8 a.m., Wed. – Mass 8 a.m., Thurs. – Mass 8 a.m., Fri. – Mass 8 a.m., Sat. – Mass 4 p.m. ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, Northampton 610262-2882 Sat. - Vesper services 5 p.m. Sun. - Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cherryville. 610-767-1239 Sun. – Worship 9/10:45 a.m., Sat. – Worship 5 p.m. BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Bushkill Twp. 610-759-7132 Sun. – Worship 9:15 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m. CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Nazareth. 484-285-0040 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m.
CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 Sun. – Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
NAZARETH MORAVIAN GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, Northampton. 610- CHURCH, Nazareth 610-7593163 262-4412 Sun. – Worship 8:15/10:45 Sun. – Worship at 10 a.m. and a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m., Wed.- 7 p.m. BS
CHRIST CHURCH OF BATH, U.C.C., S. Chestnut St. Bath. 610-837-0345 Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.
NORTHAMPTON GOOD SHEPHERD ASSEMBLY OF GOD, LUTHERAN, Northampton, Northampton 610-262-5645 610-262-9517 Sun – Worship 10:45 a.m./6 Sun – Worship 9 a.m., Sunday p.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., School 10:15-11 a.m. Wed. – Worship 7:30 p.m. GOSPEL CHAPEL QUEENSHIP OF MARY WESLEYAN CHURCH, CHURCH, Northampton 610Northampton, 610-262-8101 262-2227 (N) Sun. – Mass 7:30/9:30/11:30 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m., Sat- 5 a.m., Mon. - Fri. – Mass 8 a.m. Sat. – Mass 4 p.m. p.m.
CHRIST U.C.C., Schoenersville. 610-264-9325 Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. 610837-6051 Sun. – 9 a.m. Worship/CE/SS. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Northampton. 610262-8500 Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. with HC, Sunday School 10:30 a.m. COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-8377517 Sun. – Worship 8/10:30 a.m. HA, Sunday School 9:15 a.m. DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sun. – Worship 8/10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m. EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. EMMANUEL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1741 Sun – Traditional 8/10:45 a.m. and Contemporary 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. FAITH REFORMED, Walnutport, 610-767-3505 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m.
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Max I. Reich saw a sign in the window of a repair shop which read: “We mend everything except broken hearts.” When Mr. Reich entered the repair shop, a young Jewess came forward to serve him and he said: “I saw your sign, and want to ask what you do with people who have broken hearts.” “Oh!” she said: “We send them to the hospital.” “You are a Jewess, are you not?” responded Mr. Reich, “Did you ever read Isaiah 57:15? ‘For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’ And,” continued Mr. Reich, “there was also He who read Isaiah 61:1, in his hometown synagogue at Nazareth. The verse contains the words ‘He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted.’ And,” said Mr. Reich, “the Messiah added, ‘This day is this scripture fulfilled.’” Yes, Jesus Christ is the healer of broken hearts! Perhaps you have experienced the pain and hurt of a broken heart and it seems the future holds nothing for you. Maybe you have even considered suicide during some dark and hopeless moment. I have good news for you—the Lord is actually closer to you because of your broken heart! The Bible says, “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18). It also says, “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). We are assured that “a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Psalm 51:17). I urge you to let Jesus heal your broken heart! In Matthew 11:28 He promises, “Come unto me, all ye that…are heavy laden, and I will give you rest!” Just go to Him in sincere prayer, humbly ask Him to forgive your sins, and He will mend your broken heart!
GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-7036 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-9080 Sun.- Worship 9 a.m. Sunday Morning Adventures 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum 10:30 a.m.
RADIANT CHURCH, Easton/Nazareth. 484-597-1440. Sun. – Worship/meeting 10 a.m. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. 610-8377874 Sun. – Mass 6:30/8/9:30/11 a.m., Mon.-Thurs. – Mass 8 a.m., Fri – Mas 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 4:30/6 p.m., Holy Days – Mass 7/8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
GRACE UNITED SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown CHURCH OF CHRIST, 610-759-1652 Northampton 610-262-7186 Sun. – 8/10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. (HA) Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen 610-767-8003 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m., SS Argyl. 610-863-4811 11 a.m. Sun. – Worship 8:30/10 a.m. SCHOENECK HOLY CROSS MORAVIAN CHURCH, EVANGELICAL Nazareth. 610-759-0376 LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610Sun.- Worship 8/10:30 a.m. 759-7363 Sun. – Worship 8/9:30 a.m., ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL SS 9:30 a.m., HC 1st and 3rd Nazareth 610-746-3910 Sunday Sun. – Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN Nazareth. 610-759-0870 Sun. – Mass 7/9/11 a.m., M-F CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun. - Worship 8/10:15 a.m., – Mass 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 5 SS 9 a.m. p.m.
ST. JOHN’S EV. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. - Worship 8/10:45 a.m., Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sat. – Worship with HC 5:30 Sunday School 9 a.m. p.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton 610-262-3365 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 767-7203 Sun. – Worship 8/10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. MOUNTAIN VIEW WESLEYAN CHURCH Bath 610-759-7553 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m.
ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Howertown. 610-262-8666 Sun. - Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun. – Worship at 8/10:45 a.m., Wed.- 11 a.m. ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-767-3107 Sun. – Mass 8/9:30/11 a.m., Holy Day – Mass 8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Sat. – Mass 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.- 8:30 a.m. ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m. (with child care), Sunday School 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville 610-767-4572 Sun. – 9 a.m. Christian Hour Education, Worship at 10:30 a.m. ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton 610-837-7426 Sun. – 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton 610-837-5894 Sun. – Worship 10:45 a.m./6 p.m. BS 9:30 a.m., Wed.- BS and Prayer 7 p.m. WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 610-767-8939 Sat. – Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m ZION’S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville 610-262-1133 Sun. – SS 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. ZION E.L. CHURCH, Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) Sun. – Worship 10 a.m., SS 8:45 a.m. 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
Police Blotter Domestic Arrest on Wolf Street, Bath
On January 31, CRPD was called to a domestic on Wolf Street, where the offender, Michael Tatum, 35 of Northampton, had fled the scene. Upon the officers’ arrival, they spoke to the victim. She related that Tatum, who she knows, approached her in the apartment parking lot and began an argument. During the course of the argument, Tatum punctured the tired on her vehicle with a knife. When the victim went to open his car door and confront him, he drove away dragging her through the parking lot for a short distance. The vic-
tim was treated and released from Muhlenberg Hospital. The offender was picked up and arrested in the parking lot at his residence. He was charged with Simple Assault, Reckless Endangering, Harassment and Criminal Mischief. He was taken to Northampton County Central Booking where he was arraigned. He was put in under $15,000 cash bail.
Robbery at Weis on Route 873
The Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest. This crime occurred as follows: On January 31 at approximately 4:45 p.m., troopers responded to
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Two DUI crashes on E. Main Street
On January 21 at 5:53 p.m., CRPD was dispatched to two crashes on E. Main Street [in Bath.] Through investigation, it was learned that Joshua Garcia, 27 of Allentown, made a right turn onto E. Main Street (in his Toyota Corolla), and in doing so, he crashed into a Nissan Altima that was traveling west on
E. Main Street. The driver of the Nissan sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by Bethlehem Township Medics. Garcia did not stop and fled the scene. About a quarter mile down the road he lost control of his Toyota and drove up on the sidewalk and hit the hand of a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk. Garcia then drove across three lawns and crashed into a house in the 300 block of E. Main Street. The house received cosmetic and structural damage. Garcia then exited his Toyota and ran away on foot. After 45 minutes, Garcia walked back to the scene and it was learned that Garcia was the driver of the Toyota. Police noticed signs of alcohol use on Garcia. Garcia failed field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for DUI. He was taken to the Bethlehem DUI Center and had a BAC of 0.16 percent. He was charged with DUI, Accidents involving personal injury, Accidents involving damage to attended vehicle and property, Driving under suspension and Reckless Driving.
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Garcia was arraigned on January 31 and bail was set at $2,500. He was taken to Northampton County Prison.
Correction Miller-Keystone Error In the February 1 issue of The Home News, local blood drives were listed incorrectly. None of the blood drives listed were correct. The Home News apologizes for any inconvenience this caused. There will be a B104 Love of Life Blood Drive held on February 14 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, 1465 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem. Visit www.giveapint. org or call 800-223-6667 for more information on blood drives and where you can donate blood near you.
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GAB OVER by Pete THE FENCE G. Ossip They did it!!! The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the great New England Patriots led by head coach Bill Belichick and their quarterback Tom Brady to win the Super Bowl championship on Sunday night in Minnesota!!! Backup quarterback Nick Foles threw accurate passes to the receivers and the team as a whole was determined to be better than the Patriots and they won, 4133. He was named the MVP as the E-A-G-L-E-S won their first championship since 1960 by going one more game all the way through the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl. Foles caught one of their four touchdowns in a surprise move. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson called that pass to Foles the “Philly Special” and I’d say that trick play sure was special! It was a nail biter game, down to the last second when Brady threw a Hail Mary pass that fell to the ground in the end zone. Earlier, Brady was stripped of a pass by Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett picked the ball up, which resulted in a field goal. Brady sat on the ground, he couldn’t believe what happened to him. Thousands of Eagles fans filled Broad St. in Philly when they won, and there will be thousands more when the city has a parade for them, slated for Thursday, Feb. 8, with the Lombardi trophy in hand. Congratulations, Eagles!!!! . . . . I hear we’re supposed to get 5 to 7 inches of snow this week, and the groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter because he saw his shadow on the 2nd of February. Gr-r-r-r! . . . . Good to see that the 512 bridge north of Moorestown has been replaced. That’s one more piece of the infrastructure that is planned. . . . I’ll hafta try one of those Friday night dinners over at the Legion in town. . . . The Masonic lodge up on Penn Street in Bath will be having a blood drive on March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact George Makoul at 484340-2858 if you can donate a pint of blood. . . . By the way, I hear the lodge is celebrating its
150th anniversary, and the Bath Lions Club is celebrating their 90th year next month. . . .Just six more days till Valentine’s Day, guys . . . .
Exchange Welcomes Two new Members By HOME NEWS STAFF
LeAnn Hoch and Ralston Coleman are two new members of the Northampton Exchange Club and were welcomed by club president Lisa Veiszlemlein. At the club dinner meeting last night in the Northampton Banquet and Events Ceenter, four Northampton High School seniors were honored as youths of the months of January and February. January Girl – Drew Filchner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Filchner of Nortampton; Boy – Samuel Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Arnold of Northampton. February Girl – Alyssa Chomitsky, daugher of Mr. Gegory Chomitsky and Mrs. Stephanie Jost of Bethlehem; Boy – Noah Vehafrie. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Vehafrie of Walnutport. The service to youth committee presented youth of the month certificates, club pins and lamp of knowledge plaques to all four students. Kim Beleti also presented framed certificates and Exchange pins to outstanding NASHS faculty staff members for the months of January and February.
BATH BOWLING Team 1 Now Leads Bath Die Hards; Teams 2, 3 Second
Like a yo-yo, the top two teams changed places. Team 1 is now in sole possession of first place in the Bath Die Hards League on January 31 as they won 4 to 0 with Terry Bartholomew, 659; Ty Pagotto, 654, and Betty Naylor, 414. Teams 2 and 3 are tied for second place, as Team 2 lost 0 to 4
and Team 3 won 3 to 1. Team 2: had David Guest, 464; Sandy Fox, 441; Bert Davidson, 440 and Wendy Guest, 404. Team 3: Joe Bachman, 517; Bob R. Kosman, 485; and Bob C. Kosman, 475. Team 5 won 4 to 0 with Gerald Bartholomew, 523; Amanda Leindecker, 450, and Albert Arthofer, 416.62. Team 4 lost 1 to 3 with only Melissa Lemmerman’s 457. Standings Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 5 Team 4
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Vince Bauer Holding On in Bath Commercial League But Bath Supply #2 Close
Week 21 of the Bath Commercial League found Vince Bauer Fiberglass still in first place, and now leading big over both Bath Supply #2 and Maxx Amusements. Bauer Fiberglass shut out the Rice Family, 4 to 0 with Wyatt Davidson, 223–585; Bob Davidson, 206–568; Wayne Fogel, 225–559, and Vince Bauer, 539. Rice: Woody Rice, 538. Maxx climbed to second with a 3 to 1 advantage with “Butch” Holland, 244-215-214–673; Scott Ackerman, 214-222–67; Bill Bachman, 212-204–593; George Hyde, 205–569; Randy Frey, 526. Their opponent was Carfara’s Paint & Wall Covering, who had Brent Bartholomew, 246-215-225–686; Terry Bartholomew, 202-234–618; Gerald Bartholomew, 212-205–590; Dino Carfaro, 226-204–575; Harry Emery, 216–554. Bath Supply #1 had no mercy for their brothers, Bath Supply #2, ripping them, 4 to 0. #1: Brent Connolly, 237-240202–679; Frank Yeakel, 218210-215–643; Jeff Kerbacher, 223–604; Steve Kerbacher, 219201–591; Harvey Rissmiller, 202-219–583. #2: Mike Snyder, 221-256–637, and Taylor Hostler, 200-203–547. Daku Auto Body clipped Paul’s Garage, 3 to 1, behind Marc Beichey, 224-248–641; Al Davidson, 236-229–635; Bob Daku, 226–573; Scott Bortz, 209–543; Bob Faustner, 511. Paul’s: Ed Weller, 235-235-239– 709; Jim D’Aqostino, 279-210– 680; Shawn Werley, 239–607; Tom Stephens, 205-200–563; Craig Rotheutsch, 513. STANDINGS W L Bauer Fiberglass 18 6 Bath Supply #2 13.5 10.5 Maxx Amu sements 13.5 10.5 Carfara’s Paint 13 11 Paul’s Garage 12 12 Bath Supply #1 11 13 Daku Auto Body 8 16 Rice Family 7 17
Holy Family in First Place Over Electric in Bath Industrial League
Holy Family lost to Fensty’s Restoration, 2 to 4 in week 21 of the Bath Industrial League. Fensty: Matt Paulus, 296-246–743;
Marty Csencsits, 213-210–608; Warren Nelson, 244–93; Mark Flamisch, 180–500; Joe Schwartz, 490. Family: Jim Bendekovitz, 236-232–693; Dave Betz, 258203–548; Del Buss 216-203– 622; John Facinelli, 217-211– 568; Kevin Searles, 188–531. Valley Electric played Harhart’s. Electric: Cade Shemanski, 245-209–639; Marty Beal, 222208–631; Bob Meixsell, 213– 575; Don Arndt, 213-183–566; Andrew White, 432. Harhart’s: George Hyde, 247-207–625 Bill Bachman, 187–547; “Butch” Holland, 190–508; Rick Faust, 454; Randy Fritz, 444. D & R precision Machining won 4 to 1 over G&L Sign Factory, led by “Butch” Post, 262-221– 676; Harry Emery, 268-202– 670; Rick Dilly, 247-208–657; Dave Roman, 207–526; Don Remaley, 341. G&L: Jason Eberts, 224-216–613; Shawn Snyder, 188–557; Jason Glendenmeyer, 195–536; Paul Duda, 234–524, and Chad Wagner, Sr., 426. Taylor Honey won 3 to 0 vs. Co-Pilot Taxi with Ed Taylor, 224-214–612; Mark Janda, 225– 594; Milt Kelly, 217–577; Jack Troxell, 198–522; Scott Friebolin, 207–514. Taxi: James Mandarino, 201–495; Robert Kulick, 395; Joe Negron, 362; Brandon Corey, 295. STANDINGS W L Holy Family 17 7 Valley Electric 14.5 9.5 Fensty’s Restoration 14 10 Taylor Honey 13 11 D&R Precision Mach. 13 11 Harhart’s 9.5 14.5 Co-Pilot Taxi 9 15 G&L Sign Factory 6 18
DARTBALL Two sweeps in Dartball; Christ UCC wins pair Two teams in the Suburban Inter-church Dart Baseball League swept their opponents on Monday night. St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton won 4-2, 4-0 and 7-1 over visiting Emmanuel EC of Bethlehem. St. Paul: Rich Kern, 8 for 12; Amber Gross, 5 for 11, Kevin Gross, 5 for 12. Emmanuel: Jim Hill, 5 for 11; Jeff Hoffert and Joel Dalrymple, both 4 for 12. Dryland of Hecktown bounced Messiah Lutheran of Bethlehem, 6-0, 3-2, and 7-0. Dryland: Shawn Sigley, 7 for 12; Al Gilbert, 4 for 9 with a home run; Bernie Yurko, 4 for 12, and Earl Sigley, a 2-run homer. Messiah: Ryan Jones, 5 for 10; Charlie Heidecker, 5 for 11; Rich Hasonich, 5 for 12, and Todd Jones,
4 for 8. Bath Lutheran lost 1-4 and 2-6, but won game three over Ebenezer Bible Fellowship, 5-2. Bath: Jordan Meixsell, 5 for 11; Bob Meixsell, 5 for 12, Dan Stillwell, 4 for 12 with two homers. Bethlehem: Charlie Costanzo, 5 for 11 with a homer; Carol Voortman, 5 for 12 and the cycle; Steve Goundis, 5 for 12, and Griffith Meckes, 4 for 11. Farmersville played at Christ UCC in Bath. The locals won 7-2 and 1-0, but lost 4-1. Christ: Dave Shaver, 6 for 12; Garry Hunsicker, 5 for 12; Ron Wagner, 5 for 13; Greg Pokorny and Gary Smith both hit a homer. Farmersville: Keith Campbell, 6 for 14; Kyle Gerber, 4 for 10; Tom George and Sue Grim, both 4 for 12; and Luke George, a homer. Salem UCC of Moorestown won 7-1, but lost 0-3 and 1-2 at St. Stephen’s. Moorestown: Fred Tomsic, 5 for 14; Ed Taylor, 4 for 11, and Kris Wentzel, a homer. Bethlehem: Travis Beahm, 5 for 12; John Hoysan and Allen Beahm both homered. Salem Lutheran had the bye. STANDINGS W Salem Luth., Beth’hem 39 Christ UCC, Bath 33 St. Paul’s UCC, North’n 31 Bath Lutheran 26 Dryland, Hccktown 27 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 23 St. Stephen’s, Beth’hem 23 Salem UCC, Moores’n 20 Messiah Luth., Beth’m 20 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 18 St. John’s, Farmersville 17
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Tavern Night Submitted by LINDA KORTZ What started as a perfect evening to enjoy great music, friends and as a fund raiser for our many projects and events on our campus, Tavern Night has become a great addition to The Governor Wolf Historical Society calendar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. and the night ends at 10 p.m. Make sure to be there early to get your table; so many are bringing fabulous groups of friends with all kinds of party food. There is also candlelight in 1700 and 1800 settings. Gather friends, co-workers, family and join our rollicking party. The BC Combo, a famous Continued on page 16
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Five ways to cope with the death of a pet Submitted by ELISABETH AZPEITIA The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members. This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You cared for your pet’s every need and, because they could not speak, you learned to communicate in other ways. Such caring builds intimacy similar to that found between a parent and their infant; love without conflict, jealousy, or any of the other complications found in most relationships. So when a pet dies, the depth of your grief reflects your loss of a special relationship. “When we lose a pet, we lose a relationship unlike any
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concentrated dose of social support. Meeting with others who also grieve and share similar emotions can boost one’s healing greatly. • Keep moving. Exercise is a healer. It boosts feelings of wellbeing and calm, improves sleep and brightens your mood. • Be creative. Whether you lean toward writing, scrapbooking, ceramics, photography or
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Northampton Borough Council Approves Willow Brook development By KERI LINDENMUTH During their meeting on Thursday, February 1, the Northampton Borough Council granted conditional final approval of the planned Willow Brook Farm Trust Development. This move follows the Planning Commission’s January 10 decision to grant conditional final approval on the proposed Howertown Road development project. There are six conditions the development must meet. Among them are that the developers must pay all relevant costs and fees, including a $3,000 fee per new building lot that will be added toward the borough’s general fund. Homeowner’s association
documents must also be drafted. In addition, developers will be responsible for all sewer-related issues. Finally, developers will also be required to provide traffic counts in order to help the borough decide whether or not improvements to intersections in the area must be made. Developers will be responsible for all traffic improvements, something that has been discussed and debated at previous meetings between the borough and Willow Brook Farm Trust. The intersection of Howertown and Bullshead Roads has been one of great concern. As congestion in the area increases, a traffic light there may be warranted.
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Robert Dwyer, consultant for the Willow Brook Farm Trust, anticipates construction beginning in June 2018. The clubhouse will be moved and the golf course will be condensed. He told council that he will come back in the future with presentations on the project’s progress. Plans for the project, which spans Allen Township, North Catasauqua, and Northampton Borough properties, will include single family homes, apartments, shops, trails, and open space. Other news in Northampton: • Borough resident David Haberacker appeared before council to complain of a fence built by Allen Township residents on Northampton Borough property. The request for the fence was denied when it was submitted, yet the Allen Township residents built the more than 6-foot fence anyway. Haberacker compared the fence to a “wall” and said he would like something to be done about it. He said the individuals who built the fence are also using the land as a dumping ground for grass clippings. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said he will reach out to Allen Township supervisors. “If that fence is on borough property, send a letter,” said Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Sr., “Move it in 30 days or tear it down.” • Residents who see potholes in the borough can report them by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD (3497623) or by visiting penndot.gov and selecting “Submit Roadway Feedback.”
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Nazareth bids farewell to familiar faces By JUSTIN SWEITZER Nazareth Borough Council gave recognition to multiple outgoing community leaders at their Feb. 5 meeting, honoring them for their service and dedication to the borough. Council passed resolutions to honor each community member, and each were presented a certificate by Mayor Lance Colondo. Among those honored were former Nazareth Borough Planning Commission member Glenn Boerstler, retiring borough zoning officer Dennis Huth, and former downtown manager Stephanie Varone. Jim Gordan, the former chairman of the borough’s municipal authority, and former zoning hearing board member Anthony Todora were also recognized, but neither were in attendance. Colondo said that Boerstler “dutifully” and “faithfully” served the borough during his tenure. “Glenn Boerstler has helped to provide solutions to the problems of housing and industrial growth which the planning commission faces on a routine basis,” Colondo said. “Mr. Boerstler’s input and vision for our borough has been invaluable and his sacrifices of time and effort make him wor-
thy of the borough’s highest recognition, particularly given the decades of his service.” Boerstler, who served on the borough’s planning commission for over 40 years, and Huth, who served as the borough’s zoning officer through 2017, thanked the borough for the honor and opportunities to serve. Colondo recognized Varone for her services as downtown manager that have led to a revival of the borough’s downtown businesses. Throughout her tenure as downtown manager, Varone revived Nazareth’s farmers market, connected business owners with retail space and helped bring facade grant money to the borough. Varone asked borough residents to continue to support the new businesses brought into town during her tenure to keep downtown revitalization moving forward. “Please visit them. Please think of us first when you go to get a cup of coffee or go to get a beer now,” she said. “Help us keep it alive and growing because there’s so much more coming.” In related business, council went on to vote 5-3 to reauthorize the borough’s $20,000
contribution to the salary of the downtown manager position. Council previously voted to authorize the money to Varone as downtown manager, but had to reauthorize the money since Varone is leaving the position. Councilman Carl Fischl was one of three who voted against the motion. Fischl said he didn’t think council should hurry to authorize the $20,000—money that was already budgeted for the position by the borough. He also said the Nazareth Economic Development Commission, the organization that employs the downtown manager, failed to provide council with quarterly reports relating to the position. “We were promised that we’d get a quarterly report of all the hours and everything that was done. Since the initiation of this program we never have gotten them,” he said. “I really have concerns for us putting 20 grand out there and not knowing what we’re getting. So that’s why I think everything should be established— it’s a quick review, you probably could have it all finished by the end of March.” In total, the salary for the downtown manager position is $50,000, with $20,000 coming
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Obituaries Pamela J. Holubowski
MARCH 1, 1960 – JAN. 29, 2018 Pamela J. Holubowski, 57, of Danielsville, died on Monday, Jan. 29, 2019 in St. Luke’s - Palmerton Campus. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Holubowski, who passed away in 2011. She worked for Wells Fargo Bank for 11 years as a collection specialist, retiring in 2013. Prior to that, she worked for Diefenderfer Electric and Winning Magazine, both in Allentown. Born on March 1, 1960, she was a daughter of the late Robert Westcott and M. Jane (Snyder) Westcott of Walnutport. Pamela was a member of the Democratic Club of Danielsville. In her spare time, she enjoyed selling Avon products to her family and friends. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville, where she served as an usher. Surviving, along with her mother, are a son, Aaron J. Holubowski of Danielsville; two daughters Sonya Holubowski and Monica Holubowski, both of Northampton; a brother, Jeff Housel, of Northampton;; a sister, Catherine Miller, of Slatington; and a grandson. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Housel, Jr. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be go to the Hope Lutheran Church memorial fund or MDA, both c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Clarence S. Keifer, Jr.
Clarence S. Keifer, Jr., 88, of Northampton, died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at home. He was the husband of the late Florence (Yandrositz) Keifer, who passed away on March 4, 2008. He worked for the Borough of Coplay from 1948 to 1953 before working at the Keystone Cement Co. in Bath for 39 years. Born in West Catasauqua he was a son of the late Clarence, Sr. and Emma (Nultzer) Keifer. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church in Northampton. Clarence also was a member of the Holy Family Club in Nazareth and a life member of the Northampton Liederkranz, Coplay Saengerbund, and the American Club in Coplay. Surviving are two sisters, Dorthea Miller-Rivell and Marlenes Sharkasy; a brother, Craig Keifer; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Feb. 5
in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Nazareth. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Frank H. Kovach
DEC. 24, 1933 – JAN. 29, 2018 Frank H. Kovach, 84, of Lower Nazareth Township, died on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Ella A. (Nunn) Kovach for 38 years before her death in 2010. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked as a tree surgeon for various companies, including Valley Tree Service. Frank was a member of the East Lawn Social Club, Nazareth. Surviving are his nephew, Robert Nunn, who resided with him; three daughters, Ella (Rich) Hildenbrandt, Maryann (Mick) Ennis and Dardy Rusk; three sons, George Flood, Mack Flood and Alan Flood; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Courter, Louella Ward, and Rosemary Ward; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Flood, and a brother, Jimmy Kovach. A memorial service and reception were held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Belvidere Manor, 689 Water St., Belvidere, N.J. Memorial flowers can be made to the Kovach family, c/o Boyko Funeral Home, 855 Lehigh t., Allentown, PA 18103.
Carol A. Miller
Carol A. Miller, 76, of East Allen Township, died on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2018 in the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of the late Kenneth E. Miller, with whom she was married for 50 years prior to his passing away in 2013. A 1959 graduate of Nazareth High School, she remained very involved with the class known as the 59ers. Together with her husband, they owned and operated the Maple Grove Farms Dairy, which her son farms today. Born in Fountain Hill, Carol was a daughter of the late Earl M. and Annie C. (Fogel) Reichard. Carol was a member of the Northampton County 4-H Club, and also the Nazareth and Moorestown Garden Clubs. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling. Surviving are a son, Allen Miller; a daughter, Patty Miller; a grandson and great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a brother, Franklin Miller, and three sisters, Dorothy Hahn, Rachel Hower, and Claire Werkheiser. Services were held on Friday, Feb. 2 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Memorial contributions may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170,Bethlehem, PA 18017, and/or a charity of one’s choice.
Donald W. Reed
Donald William Reed, 83, of Northampton, died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Mary Ann Reed for 57 years. He worked as a merchant marine on the Great Lakes before serving in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. His career was a truck driver for Consolidated reightways. After retiring, he worked as a courier for PNC Bank. Donald was a son of the late Elmer and Gladys Reed of Phillipsburg, PA. He attended Calvary Wesleyan Church in Bethlehem. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Don W. Reed of New Jersey; a daughter, Diane Margraf of New Mexico; for grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Lois Keller. There will be no public service. Arrangements are by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Christopher M. Rickard
JULY 6, 1979 – JAN. 27, 2018 Christopher M. Rickard, 38, of Moore To w n s h i p , died suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Sarah E. (Kier) Rickard for eight years. A 1997 graduate of Abington (PA) High School, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the pas t10 years and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #542. Born on July 6, 1979 in Abington, he was a son of Raymond W. Rickard and Jean Rickard of Ambler, PA, and Anni (Schmitt) Rickard of Philadelphia. Chris enjoyed heavy metal music, cooking, movies, astronomy, and was a Phillies and Flyers fan. He put his family first as a husband and father and cherished spending time with his children and looked forward to vacations at the family beach house where they shared many special memories. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three children, Kiera, Kaylee, and Conner; a brother, Stephen D. Rickard, of Moore Township; father-in-law,
Thomas H. Kier, of Moore Township; brothers-in-law, Timothy H. Kier of Reading and Vincent M. Kier of Klecknersville; a niece and two nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 3 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment was private. Contributions in memory of Chris may be made to an education fund for his children, with checks payable to Thomas H. Kier, 43261 Applebutter Rd., Danielsville, PA 18038.
Margaret K. Sapone
AUG. 15, 1922 – JAN. 31, 2018 Margaret K. Sapone, 95, of Belfast, died on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Lawrence “Sonny” Sapone, who passed away in 1973. She worked as a presser for the former Sparrow Blouse of Bangor. Born on August 15, 1922 in Saylorsburg, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Irene (Strohovoski) Lipyanic. Margaret was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth. She loved country and bluegrass music and enjoyed walking. Cooking and baking for her family was one of her greatest pleasures, especially around holidays. Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn Coleman of Houston, Texas and Shelly Gradwohl of Nazareth; two sons, Anthony Sapone of Chesterfield, VA and Lawrence Sapone, Jr. of Belfast; 12 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Glass and seven brothers, John, Joseph, Peter, Frank, George, Michael and Andrew Lipyanic. Services were held on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, Nazareth, and interment in the parish cemetery. The family requests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o the Funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Rev. Richard W. Spengler
MAY 9, 1936 – JAN. 23, 2018 The Rev. Richard Wagner Spengler, 81, of Estero, Florida, and Macungie, died on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at his home in Estero. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Hartzell) Spengler for 57 years. Born on May 9, 1936 in Bath, he was a son of the late Earl and Elsie Spengler. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, David of Tokyo, Japan, James of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Stephen of LaGrange, N.C.; four granddaughters, and a brother Earl. He was predeceased by two brothers, Daniel and Earl, and a sister, Eileen. Services will be held later at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Trexlertown, Pa. Arrangements have
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JUNE 29, 1936 – JAN. 29, 2018 Kathleen Todora, 81, of Pen Argyl, died on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in Gracedale. She was born on June 29, 1939 in Walnutport, a daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Edwards) Greenzweig. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed cooking, baking, doing puzzles and making crafts. Surviving are her children, Sam Todora of Bangor; Robyn Overholt of Bangor, Steve Todora of Kunkletown, and Tracy Shoemaker of Pen Argyl; five grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; three sisters, Evelyn McGavin, Shirley Wolf and Janet Tressler; and a brother John Greenzweig. She was preceded in death by sisters Marion Todora and Julia Werkheiser, and a brother, Raymond “Buddy” Greenzweig. Services were on Saturday, Feb. 3 in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Slatington.
Charles R. Transue
Charles Robert Transue, 84, of Bath, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Yvonne (Fritzinger) Transue for 60 years. A 1953 graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Charles began his working career as a draftsman for the Bethlehem Steel Corp., retiring in 1983 as a computer systems programmer in the Fabricated Steel Construction Department after 35 years. He later worked in the computer field for various sub-contractors. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Calvin and Bernice (Spengler) Transue. Charles’ main goals in life were to provide for his family and to build a family home. After many Continued on page 12
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years of hard work, the goals were accomplished. His family has lived in the home he built ever since. He was a member of Christ Church U.C.C., Bath, and Masonic Lodge #283, Bethlehem. Charles loved camping with his family, hunting, fishing, and golf. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Ressler of Wind Gap and Susan Transue of Walnutport; a sister, Dorothy Mantz, of Bethlehem; a brother, Kenneth Transue, of Bethlehem; and two granddaughters of Nazareth and Walnutport. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem, followed by burial with military honors in Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to Christ Church U.C.C., 109 S. Chestnut St., Bath, PA 18014.
Martha A. Bottge
SEPT. 19, 1921 – FEB. 3, 2018 Martha A. Bottge, 96, of Bath, died on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Holy Family Manor in Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Bottge for 56 years before he died in 2007. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Born on Sept. 19, 1921 in Newark, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Amelia (Shaefer) Repke. Martha was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Bath. Surviving are a son, Eric Bottge, of Bath; two daughters, Linda Howell of Woodstock, Va. and Patricia DePaola of Brick, N.J.; two grandsons. She was predeceased by a brother, Walter Repke. Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Monday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.
Dawson “Mike” R. Brown, 84, of the Lehighton Senior High Rise, died on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital – Gnaden Huetten Memorial Campus, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Alice B. (Bohar) Brown, who passed away in 2009. A 1951 graduate of Lehighton High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic in the 3rd Tac Hospital in the Korean War, reaching the rank of A/1C. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late William H. and Leona (Fronheiser) Brown. Dawson was a member of Lehighton Lodge #621, F. & A.M. a past commander, gold Legion member, Korean Lastman’s Club of American Legion Post #314, Lehighton. He served as the 30th District Commander, Sergeant at Arms, and the Eastern Vice Commander, Dept, of Pa. American Legion. He was a life member of the Lehighton Vol. Fire Co. Surviving are a brother Richard of Lehighton; nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were sisters Frances and Phyliss and brothers Lamont and Blaine. Arrangements are by the Miller Funeral Home, Lehighton. Contributions to Carbon County Friends of Animals, 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.
Nicholas A. Cataldo, 86, of Jonas, Polk Twsp., died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehab Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of Paula K. (Carchiolo) Cataldo. He was employed as a corporate accountant for New American Publishers in New York City. An Army veteran of Korea, he served in the artillery, achieving rank of Sergeant. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Carol Berry of Jim Thorpe, Paulette Accardo of Brooklyn; nieces and nephews. Services at convenience of family. Arrangements by Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton. Contributions to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 42938, Wissahickon & Man-
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Paul W. Fralix
Paul W. Fralix, 76, of Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Twsp., died Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital – Palmerton Camps. He was the husband f Nancy L. (Shupp) Felix since 1987. He was self-employed as a carpenter for many years. Born in St. George, S.C., he was a son of the late Melvin and Pearl (Singletary) Fralix. Paul was a member of Phila. Church of God, Oklahoma. An Army veteran of the Vietnam era, he served in Europe as a SP4 (T). He was a member of the Aquashicola Vol. Fire Co., Towamensing Twsp. and the Oplinger-Hower American Legion Post, Lehigh Twp. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Paula L. Ritter of Lower Towamensing Twsp; a sister, Delaine Miner of Givhans, S.C.; a brother, David, of St. George, S.C.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph. Services were held yesterday in the Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton, followed by interment with military honors in Towamensing Cemetery, 3rd St. & Fireline Rd., Palmerton.
MAY 7, 1938 – JAN. 24, 2018 Norm an Koh, 79, of Catasauqua, died on Wednesday, Jan. 24 2018 in ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. He was last employed as maintenance supervisor for Keystone Mobile Park, Laury’s Station for three years before retiring in 2016. Prior to that, he worked for J. P. Mascaro & Sons Sanitation, Ironton, as an equipment operator and as a welder for Fruehoff Trucking, Allentown for 16 years. Born on May 7, 1938 in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Edgar and Helen (Gross) Koch. Surviving are four daughters, Cynthia M. Steckle of Walnutport, Katherine A Koch of Catasauqua, Carol L. Sandbrook of Catasauqua, and Karen Becker of Northampton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Lois B. Miller
DEC. 20, 1933 – JAN. 30, 2018 Lois B. Miller, 84, of Whitehall died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. She was the wife of the late Stanley L. Miller,
who passed away in April 2003. She was last employed by the State Theater in Easton for two years before retiring. Prior to that, she was an executive secretary for Ingersoll-Rand, Allentown, for 20 years and prior to that as the executive secretary to the president at the former Hess’s Department Store, Allentown, for 18 years. Born on Dec. 20, 1933 in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Lillian (Rhubright) Bitsko. Lois was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall. An avid enthusiast of singing and theatre, which was evident with her involvement and talent performing as a member of the former Percy Brown Dinner Theatre, Shepherd of the Hills Dinner Theatre, Civic Little Theatre, and the Bethlehem Playhouse, Lois traveled with “Tina’s and Troy’s Wedding” which started at the State Theatre, as well as past president of Muhlenberg Collage Opera Workshop. Surviving are sons Martin S. Miller of North Wales, Pa., and Christopher S. Miller of Emmaus; a daughter, Kimberly S. Nicholson, of Whitehall; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Boyle, of Tamaqua; 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to celebrate her life at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church – Egypt, 4331 Main St., Whitehall. The family received friends on Monday at the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, prior to the service in the church on Tuesday. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067 or a charity of your choice.
Nellie N. Campbell
OCT. 7, 1935 – JAN. 9, 2018 Nellie N. Campbell, 82, of Upper Nazareth To w n s h i p , died on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Anderson Campus. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Campbell for 62 years before he passed away in 2014. She attended Pen Argyl High School. She worked in the deli department of the Giant Market in Nazareth for 10 years before retiring in 2013. Prior to that, Nellie worked for Martin’s Power Sweeping in Upper Nazareth Township. Earlier, she worked for more than 20 years as a sewing machine operator at the former Pioneer Sportswear. Born on October 7, 2935 in Easton, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Ceban) Buskirk. Both Nellie and her husband were ardent supporters of the
founding Nazareth Clippers youth football team. She enjoyed crafts, baking, and spending quality time with her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Donna L. Thorman of Upper Nazareth Twsp., Cookie Harron of Moore Twsp., and Eddie Campbell of Hudson, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren; a sister, Peny Phyliss Carlson, of Allentown; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, David Campbell; a grandson, Travis Szerencits; and two brothers, William and Charles Buskirk. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. in Schoeneck Moravian Church, 3116 N. Broad St., Nazareth. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Rt. 946 , Moorestown, and Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church. Interment will be private. In memory of Nellie, contributions may be offered to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Lehigh Valley, 802 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Luther L. Christman
JULY 7, 1933 – JAN. 30, 2018 Luther L. Christman, 84, of Bath, formerly of Danielsville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at home. He was the husband of MaryAnn L. (Beil) Christman for 61 years. After attending Palmerton High School, he he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he worked in the blast furnace for more than 35 years before retiring. Born on July 7, 1933 in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Howard and Hilda (Kromer) Christman. Luther was an avid sportsman who enjoyed playing golf and bowling. He was an active member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville (Bath), and served on church council for many years. He was also a member of Oplinger-Hower American Legion Post #899, Walnutport. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Connie Cecala of Bethlehem Township and Lynn Reinhart of Hanover Township; two grandsons, Andrew Cecala and Tyler Reinhart; a step-granddaughter, Dennine Leschinsky; a step-grandson, Joshua Cecala, and three stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Deibert, of Walnutport; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sonin-law, Louis Cecala, and two brothers, Richard and Forrest Christman. A memorial service in celebration of Luther’s life will be held this Friday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3275 Valley View Drive, EmanuContinued on page 13
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elsville (Bath), Pa. Interment with military honors will follow in Mountainview Cemetery, Emanuelsville. Arrangements were made by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Front & Erie Sts., 100 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134.
John Compardo, Sr.
John Compardo, Sr., 97, of Nazareth, formerly of Bethlehem, died on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Altieri) Compardo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was the Athletic Director of the Naval Submarine Base in New London, Conn. from 1948 to 1953. Born in Pen Argyl, he was a son of the late Dominic and Rena (Dally) Compardo. He was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Bethlehem. John received his Bachelors Degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts, his Masters Degree from Moravian College, and his Doctorate from Lehigh University. From 1953 through 1965 he taught physical education and was the head basketball coach at Allentown Central Catholic High School, winning a PCIAA championship, an East Penn championship, and an eight-year record of 146-65. In 1965 he joined the staff of Allentown College, now DeSales University, as the Athletic Director and Director of Physical Education, trainer and equipment manager, remaining there for 24 years until retiring in 1989. He is in the Pen Argyl High School, Moravian College, and Lehigh Valley Basketball halls of fame Surviving are his daughter, Darlene Bio, of Bethlehem and his son, Darrell, of Nazareth; five grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, John Compardo, Jr., and four sisters, Hilda, Mary, Esther, and Rena. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Feb. 5 in the Connelly Chapel on the campus of DeSales University. Arrangements were made by the O’Donnell Funeral Home in Allentown. Memorial contributions may be made to the DeSales University Compardo Athletic Complex, c/o Institutional Advancement, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034.
June D. Grube
NOV. 17, 1929 – JAN. 31, 2018 June D. Grube, 88, formerly of East Lawn, Nazareth, and Belfast, died on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of Ralph E. Grube for 68 years.
After high school, June attended Bedmar Beauty Academy in Philadelphia, where she graduated and then began a career in hairdressing. She later co-owned and successfully operated the Belfast Hotel with her husband for 25 years. Born on Nov. 17, 1929 in Sandts Eddy, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Leona (Pickell) Woolley. June was involved in scouting and served as a den mother. She was an active member and former Sunday and Bible school teacher of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Martins Creek. She was a life member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bangor VFW, as well as a member and past vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Palmer Township American Legion. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lynita Smith, of Hellertown; a son, Barry Grube, of Bath; four grandchildren, Scott, Jenifer Bozzuto, Edward Lesher, and Kyle Grube; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Woolley; a sister, Barbara Rampulla, of Tampa, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Kathryn Leona Grube; a son, James E. Grube; and a sister, Helen Transue. A memorial service in celebration of June’s life will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to St. Luke’s Hospice Department Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Barbara L. McMorrow
Barbara L. McMorrow, 72, of Danielsville, died on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospice of Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles J. McMorrow for 51 years before he passed away in 2014. She worked at the Coplay Laneco for more than 20 years before retiring, then proudly served as a caregiver. Born in 1945 in Ashland, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Pauline (Hilgenberg) Kincaid. She loved to bake and always made enough to feed her entire family. Surviving are her children, Teri Farkas of Danielsville, Charles McMorrow of Walnutport, daughter-in-law Cheryl McMorrow of Seemsville; five grandchildren; sisters, Shelby Bryson of Alabama, Della Adkins of West Virginia, Carol Strickland of Florida, and Bonnie Rech of Nebraska; brother, Kenneth Kincaid of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. McMorrow, and three sisters, Lydia Marie King, Nancy Sue Davis, and Doris Ann Strickland.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home in Nazareth. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local hospice in memory of Barbara, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
USciences Students Named to fall 2017 Dean's List
Submitted by BRIAN KIRSCHNER The following students have been named to the fall 2017 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the fall of 2017: Maria Bouda of Nazareth, a pharmaceutical chemistry student. Kayla Carraghan of Nazareth, a doctor of pharmacy student. Nicole Colussi of Nazareth, a pharmacology and toxicology student. Magdalena Kalinowska of Nazareth, a biochemistry student. Mikyla Kutish of Northampton, a doctor of physical therapy student.
Misericordia University Dean’s List
Submitted by PAUL KRZYWICKI Students at Misericordia University qualify for the dean's list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher. The following students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester: Alec Aversa, Thornhurst, PA; Jonathan Boruta, Gouldsboro, PA; Leah Brown, Nazareth, PA; Bailey Brugler, Nazareth, PA; Sydney Buskirk, Nazareth, PA; Paul Collins, Nazareth, PA; Murphy Lynch, Northampton, PA; Lauren Schuster, Nazareth, PA; Matthew Sommers, Bath, PA.
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Calling all farmers and ag Businesses Submitted by DORA BOYD SIMONS Penn State Extension has organized the Open Gate Farm Tours of Lehigh and Northampton Counties for over four decades with a primary goal of educating the public about local agriculture. We have also been fortunate to have the support of many farm community partners enhancing this event. Each year since its inception, the tour has attracted thousands of residents from the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The tour raises awareness of the importance of supporting the local agricultural community as well as helping to build good relationships with our non-farm neighbors. Would you like to be one of the stops on the 2018 Open Gate Farm Tour? As we all understand, agriculture has many forms and this once-a-year opportunity provides an opportunity for Lehigh Valley residents to explore and discover our local agriculture. Penn State Extension expects all participating farms to conduct
an educational activity at no cost to participants to strengthen our message of the importance of agriculture, inspire future famers and help raise awareness of our local food system. Hayrides with a narrative about the farm, a tour of your barn, or a lecture on how to grow pumpkins are a few examples of activities that qualify. If you have trouble thinking of an activity or face difficulty staffing it, we can help! We are able to provide educational materials and curriculums, as well as volunteer assistance from Master Gardeners local 4-H Clubs, to add the required educational component. This year’s Open Gate Farm Tours will take place on the following dates: Northampton County – September 29 and 30 Lehigh County – October 21 If you are interested in being one of the farms or ag businesses on the Open Gate Farm Tour this year please contact the Penn State Extension office in Northampton County at 610-813-6613 or NorthamptonExt@psu.edu by March 31 for more information.
The Lehigh Valley Flower Show growing in a new direction, renamed to Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show
More flowers, more gardening, local focus coming March 9, 10 and 11
Submitted by DAVID KERPER The Lehigh Valley Flower Show, produced by the Ballantine Management Group and sponsored by Belgard, ABE Fence and Landscape Supply is taking on a new moniker and an enhanced focus. The show, scheduled for March 9, 10 and 11, which has been blooming at the Allentown Fairgrounds for more than 30 years, will now be known as the Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show. Showcasing the area’s best landscapers and their floral displays, the event will inspire
new ideas for the attendee’s own home enhancement projects. The 2018 Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show, with the theme “Fields, Farms and Backyards,” will be highlighted by stunning displays of flowery fields, brilliant backyards and farm features incorporating plants, shrubs, water features and trees of all varieties. A diversified schedule of seminars and exhibits will round out the show for attendees. Local farms and growers will be fea-
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Free Cancer Survivor Support Programs - The Cancer Support Community Announces February Programs Submitted by JENN GIBBS The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley offers the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in February. Wellness Workout Mondays, February 12, 19 and 26, 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. A safe but progressive work out. All exercises are taught to target the level you’re currently at using interval, functional and core training methods that will keep you moving and burning calories. Instructor: Regina Heiserman, NASM certified personal trainer from GYMGUY. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610861-7555 to register. Gentle Yoga Tuesdays, February 13, 20 and 27, 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Practice mild stretching accompanied with breathing techniques to quiet the mind and promote healing. The class is a combination of chair and mat work. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-8617555 to register. Reiki for Balancing Life Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, February 14 and 28, 10:45 a.m. We will discuss life challenges that tend to deplete our energy (work, family, money, politics, and responsibilities) and how Reiki can assist in clearing these emotional drains. Meditation included. Instructor: Carrie Beleno. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Mindful Compassion Practice Wednesdays, February 14 and 28, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Learn to use yoga to increase mindfulness and become more aware of what your body is telling you. Gentle movement with longer held poses will decrease stress and anxiety and restore well-being. Instructor: Maryanne Godbout DNP, PMHCNS-BC. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-8617555 to register. Kids Karate Project – Kempo
Wednesdays, February 14, 21 and 28, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Martial arts activities can help children improve balance, increase focus, boost confidence, build stamina, reduce stress and improve overall wellness. Offered in conjunction with Aikido Masters. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Kempo Karate for Adults Thursdays, February 8, 15 and 22, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Are you looking for an exciting way to build strength, reduce stress and increase energy? Try this fun new way to get your mind and body into shape! In this style of martial arts, you will learn basic selfdefense moves, katas, QiGong meditative breathing techniques, and exercises to improve overall health and wellness, giving you a complete but easy to do workout. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. T’ai Chi Thursdays, February 8, 15 and 22, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. T'ai Chi is a whole-body exercise system and can be a means of personal transformation. Gentle postures are used to help reduce stress and fatigue, develop mental relaxation and physical stamina, and regain hope and a sense of active participation in an individual's own quest for wellness. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610861-7555 to register. Wellness Workout Mondays, February 12, 19, and 26, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A safe but progressive work out. All exercises are taught to target the level you’re currently at using interval, functional and core training methods that will keep you moving and burning calories. Instructor: Regina Heiserman, NASM certified personal trainer from GYMGUYZ. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610861-7555 to register. Continued on page 15
Natural perspectives For the health-minded individual
Commercials I have written before regarding my enjoyment of westerns generally, and Bonanza reruns specifically. Access has changed a bit as my family has switched over to online TV or a “la carte TV.” Within the past few weeks I have watched “traditional” TV and I was reminded of just how many commercials there are. AARP, reverse mortgages, annuities, drugs, hair, hearing, and financial investment advising dominated the channel much more than I remember from just last year. I switched around to see what other channels had for commercials. Unsurprisingly, the commercials targeted the audience that of course would be watching. Clothing, toys, action figures, destinations et al were all front and center. They should just cut to the chase and create a Marshalls/Home Goods channel at this point and I can assure you, my wife would watch long and often…please do not tell her I said that. On a more serious note, seeing all this again has reinforced something I have been aware of for quite some time. Allow me to elaborate as I to turn the topic specifically to commercials for food. Think for a moment the commercials you have seen recently for food. What are they? Yogurt is a big one. So is prepared foods from the likes of Oscar Meyer. Not to be left out is the ever popular war for the market share in the mayo, mustard, ketchup, jelly, and peanut butter business. The national chain restaurants are also well represented. Applebee’s, Red Robin, Outback Steakhouse are just a few I see. All happy, smiling people eat there it seems. It makes our children want to go and every parent wants to take them so they too can have the incredible food and amazing family time. You never see a commercial where the father is sitting in a both with a bewildered look in his eyes as to why his wife is mad at him and the children all on their phones paying no attention to anything, but I digress once again.
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Paddle Board Yoga Sunday, February 11, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Try a new practice with the board as your mat, while enjoying the safety of an indoor pool and skilled instructor. Location: Allentown YMCA, 425 15th St., Allentown, PA 18102. Instructor: Melanie Smith. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Breast Friends Breakfast Tuesday, February 20, 8:30 a.m. Newly diagnosed with cancer and looking to connect with
by DR. GLENN CLEARIE, DC
Helping for 20 years Yes, I have just a tad bit sarcasm here. Not too much. Just a bit. I see these commercials and I say to myself, “Where are the commercials for green beans, broccoli or Brussel sprouts?” Occasionally, I will see an industry wide commercial for oranges yet where are the commercials for mangos or papayas? Which of us, or our children or grandchildren, have verbalized the need to immediately go to the supermarket to get spinach or carrots from the endlessly repeated commercials showing happy kids eating red beets? Or beg to go out to eat at the local farmers market? I feel this way; if I see commercial after commercial for something, then I just do my best to steer clear. If I see a celebrity endorsing “it” I run. Imagine the cost of commercial production these days. From the actors, union employees, studio costs, distribution, logistics, and all the rest, even before it all gets to your door and into your tummy. Most, if not all, are creations of science, not food at all, Frankenfood (I love that word) and bring on worse health in the end. Essentially, you are paying through the nose to get yourself ill and paying through the nose for medical costs. Absurd when you consider it. Hope you give this some thought. My best to you all. “Natural Perspectives” is a health commentary only and does not claim to diagnose and/or make treatment recommendations. Always seek the advice of your health care professional. other women? Current survivor preferring a more casual setting to talk with others who speak the same language? Join us for a sharing discussion over a healthy breakfast. Offered in conjunction with Breast Friends of Pennsylvania. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Healthy Cooking: Valentine’s Indulgences Wednesday, February 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Simple yet elegant Valentine meal ideas. Located at Colligas Community Kitchen, LVHN17th Street, 2nd floor, Allentown. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by
cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Spring Flower Arrangements Tuesday, February 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Located at the Phillipsburg Floral Co., 95 Baltimore Street, Phillipsburg, NJ. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Managing Knee Pain Tuesday, February 20, 11 a.m. to noon Aches and pains in your joints don’t have to rule your life. Join us for an informative, interactive session. Presenter: Travis Robbins, MSPT, CSCS, FAAOMPT, owner of Robbins Rehabilitation. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Restorative Yoga Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Using props in seated and reclined postures for several minutes at a time, your body and spirit are able to release deep stress and tension. Practice healing breath work for deep relaxation. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-8617555 to register. Living Life to the Fullest Wednesday, February 21, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Death and dying is not a conversation we easily take the time to explore. But discussions around our mortality can be some of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. This experience will amplify your potential for healing by consciously working on unfinished business. We will explore and investigate our discomfort around the conversations about death, cultivate a joyful heart, and find our essential wisdom. Instructor: Barbara Starr. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610-861-7555 to register. Power of Presence Wednesday, February 21, 1 to 3 p.m. Connect with your inner wisdom through modifying your thoughts, behaviors and relationship with your feelings. You will discover that cancer need not rule your life. Facilitator: Carole Moretz, PhD. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610861-7555 to register. What’s a Previvor? Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. What happens when a loved one participates in genetic testing and is identified as a carrier of an inherited gene mutation? This may put a person at a higher risk of developing certain cancers, such as breast and/or ovarian. What are the next steps in making treatment decisions? Join us for a sensitive discussion with representatives from FORCE, Facing Our Risk for Cancer Empowered. Spouses, adult children, siblings welcome. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call
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610-861-7555 to register. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the Cancer Support Community 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109. This program is offered free of charge to people affected by cancer. Please call 610861-7555 to register. The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is part of an
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international nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation, and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease.
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Creative Corner By KATHLEEN UNGER
Roses are red Violets are blue, If you make a wish Your dreams will come true. Valentine's Day started with the Romans. One theory is that while the Roman Emperor Claudius II was trying to bolster
his army, he forbade young men to marry, claiming that single men made better soldiers. Despite the ban on marriage, St. Valentine defied the ban and performed secret marriages. He was executed on February 14 for his disobedience. The shape of the heart symbolized the anatomical heart believed to be humans' center of memory. Then Italian and French artists began developing the idea of romantic love that the St. Valentine heart became synonymous with love. Roses and candy have become perfect gifts to be given on Valentine's Day to a loved one. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.
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Lehigh Valley band who just finished The Lehigh Valley Blues Jam this past Saturday, will play in the Wolf Academy. Steve Myers, on keyboard, will play easylistening standards and ballads in The Ralston-McKeen House where many other activities are planned. Join us for a super evening. It's a BYOB and you must be at least 21. We provide light snacks, soft drinks, cups and napkins. This is a fun way to celebrate an early Valentine's Day. Will you win the door prize? Get your wristband in The
Monocacy Building. It comes with your ticket for a free tasting in the Ralston-McKeen House. We hope to see you on February 9.
LV Flower Show
Continued from page 13 tured at the consumer-based show where many of the Shrubs and Flowers will be available for purchase. Also new for 2018 is Fun for Families, including activities for kids. With a scavenger hunt, paint your own frog, the Butterfly lady and much more, the entire family can enjoy their time at the show.
For the latest information on the Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show, March 9-10-11, and to order group or discounted tickets visit the event on Facebook or www.LehighValleyFlowerandGardenShow.com.
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