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Darrell Crook, Claudia Shulman, Bill Conner, Eliamar J. Vazquez Torres, 12th grade student, Kimberly Jones, 11th grade student, Lindsey Nemeth, 8th grade student, Kristin Weller and Tim Tepes. Story on Page 10. –Contributed photo

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Chapman Slate Company (Originally published in 2002) This week we look back at the history of Chapman’s Borough, one of the most interesting communities in our commonwealth. I visited there and interviewed a number of borough residents. Reverend Kenneth Klingborg and the Chapmans Quarries Historical Society have granted me permission to use some of their research to tell their proud story. William Chapman came to the United States in 1842. He brought with him a treasure of slate quarry experience. After extensive research he purchased an area containing some prime

slate deposits. Thus was born the Chapman Slate Company. This quarry began operations in 1850. Mr. Chapman resided in Bethlehem and was a member of the Episcopalian Church. He died in 1902. His half-brother Richard came to America in 1862 and four years later became superintendent of the Chapman Slate Company. The beautiful Chapman house with its Victorian gingerbread woodwork can be seen on Main Street. It is presently owned by Franklin Silfies. The community founded by

the Chapman’s was incorporated as a borough on October 25, 1865. An unpleasant task confronted the new borough in 1866, assessment. I know our readers just love the term. The first assessment was compiled by John Jones. In looking over the list, there is a preponderance of English and Welsh names along with a number with Pennsylvania German. The most common names were Jones and Williams as Richard Jones, John Jones, Abraham Jones, Roland Jones, Hugh Jones and David Jones. Williams names listed were William Williams, Richard Williams, Matthew Williams, William J. Williams, William R. Williams and Michael Williams. A number of first names were interesting. Do you know anyone named Lodinous or Edwintes? In 1910 the population peaked at 700. As in the coal regions, Chapman’s was a company town with company homes, company store, post office, hotel and railroad station. There was an early German Brethren church and a United Methodist church. The

Methodist church dates back to 1868. Although the Chapmans were Episcopalians, they realized most of the slaters had roots in England and the Methodist Church, so they decided it was imperative to have a Methodist church in Chapmans. They supported the church by providing land and building materials. The church was constructed next to the present borough hall and the cemetery. In the late 1800s the Chapmans contacted the church and told them they needed the land for quarry expansion, but they had a solution to the problem; which I am sure was very upsetting to the congregation. Remember most of the residents of Chapman’s were church members? The Chapmans donated the plot of land where the present edifice graces Main Street. The original church was dismantled board-by-board, slate-by-slate. Everything, bell, molding was moved down Main Street. Pastor Klingborg said, “Some of the slate Continued on page 3

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Bath Borough Council discusses Future of Bath Museum

Mayor Mirabito presents the Guest Royalty Award to the owners of the borough’s Dunkin’ Donuts. – Contributed photo

By KERI LINDENMUTH The Borough of Bath Council had a very busy evening on Monday, February 6. Council held its second regular meeting of 2017 and the agenda, like the council chambers for most of the threehour meeting, was full. Mayor Fiorella Mirabito opened the meeting by presenting owners of the borough’s Dunkin Donuts with the Guest Royalty Award, which celebrates the establishment’s excellence in customer service, cleanliness, and quality of food. Mayor Mirabito also honored the police and community members who played a role in thwarting a borough bank robbery on January 6. The robber made it only a mile before being arrested by police thanks to a tip from an observant civilian. That witness, Natasha, and Sergeant Chu-

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chran, an officer involved, were also awarded for their service by Taylor Munoz, on behalf of both Representative Marcia Hahn and Senator Mario Scavello. The award ceremony was followed by a brief presentation by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, which last month started a parking study on the borough in order to educate both council and the public on parking and traffic in the downtown area. Before council considered whether to qualify downtown Bath as a “mixed use” zone, “we needed to get some extra help for problems and solutions,” said Council President Mark Saginario. Residents in attendance eagerly voiced their opinions on parking, traffic, and pedestrian issues in the borough. Among some of the concerns raised during the presentation were downtown parking availability, speed limit violations, slow traffic signals and the ever-present truck traffic. Continued on page 7


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GETTING OUT!

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EVENTS AROUND TOWN 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 610-923-0382. We also offer low cost classifieds for those events that do not qualify.

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 Meeting7 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.

Bath Area Fish Committee’s Kid’s Fishing ContestApril 22 and 23 in Bath. Stay tuned for more information.

4th Annual Nazareth Jazz Festival- April 29 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Nazareth Borough Park.

Nazareth Farmers Market Opening Day- Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Center Square. Whitefield After Dark: Live on the Lawn- Friday, May

26 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Moravian Historical Society, 214 E. Center St., Nazareth.

2nd Annual Nazareth Food Truck Festival- Saturday, June 3 from 12 to 6 p.m. on Belvidere Street in Nazareth. Food trucks, live entertainment, rain or shine. 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival- Saturday, June 3

from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Moravian Historical Society, 214 E. Center Street, Nazareth.

Paw Prints on the Canal- June 4 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., rain or shine, Canal Street, Northampton. Bath Community Days- July 20-22 at Firefighters Park. Moore Township Community Day Celebration- August 26, 2017 at the Moore Township Recreation Center.

Spuds & Suds Festival- August 26, 2017 in Bath. Stay

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of the present church is from the old church. It proves what the

slate workers always said, ‘Chapman’s slate is the best you can buy at any price.’ ” We’ll be visiting the church in a future article. Next time: Memories with Mr. Clyde Roberts.

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We’re sad to see the passing of a friend and former mayor of Chapman’s Quarries, Mr. Harold “Sonny” Kocher.

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I am enjoying my life. This does not mean that I haven’t had any heartbreaking issues, calamities or concerns, because I have. We all have in one way or another. To be honest, I would rather not have any more problems. I would like to simply coast and go to heaven on a feather bed one day. However, this may not be the case. If you press me I would say I truly miss my childhood years when life seemed so simple and I was protected within a loving, ordinary family environment. However, those wonderful days are over. Now I am the one charged with protecting and guiding my own flock, knowing a few wolves are lurking around. It is a responsibility I do not take lightly and neither should you. While I am accepting of my duties, I ask you if it is also necessary to have endless worry about all of these responsibilities and obligations. Logically, you would say no, but what does logic have to do with worry? The answer is not much. Please allow me the liberty to say that I think the vast majority of people worry. Stated a different way, many individuals create false scenarios in their brain and keep replaying them over and over even though these thoughts

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have no true basis in reality. But why should that stop any of us from the worst case ‘what if ’ scenario? Let’s go right ahead and spend hour after hour giving up our peace and all our energy obsessing about something that may never truly happen. Trapped in mental quicksand. Time and time again almost always proves that what we worry about, what we fear, doesn’t come to fruition. Yes, it can and sometimes does, but is it worth spending the endless hours, day after day, tearing yourself down…for nothing? Only to repeat the process again and again? I say enough already. It is as if we do not worry about something, we think something is wrong with us. If we don’t feel awfully anxious and worried about something, then we just don’t feel right. Years ago a mentor of mine told me that, “I can help you with real problems, but I can’t help you with your imaginary ones.” That has really stuck

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with me all these years. Part of the battle we face every day is managing our way through daily life. It’s not easy. Stuff comes flying from all directions. For sure the real world is hard enough to manage and the negative thought can be even more so, because there seems no boundaries to what can be dreamt up inside one’s own mind. With that said, I believe it is within our thought life that some of the greatest battles are truly fought. I, for one, am determined to not allow my mind to run away with me. I do my best to capture negative thoughts and stop my mind from wandering down the wrong road before I get too far along. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes not. But I am getting better every day. One exercise that has helped me is whenever my mind begins to play tricks on me and I catch it, I say “imagine good” out loud. It reminds me that if I am capable of imagining bad things then I am also capable of imagining good things and I like good things a whole lot better. Know that you are worthy of having all the good things life has to offer. Peace, contentment, joy, happiness and more. It’s fine to enjoy life instead of waiting for something bad to happen. It’s your life, it’s your mind, so why not imagine good.

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GAB OVER by Pete THE FENCE G. Ossip It’s good to be back home again! Vacations are nice for a while and then things get a little boring – not seeing anybody we know and the same old activities. So now Elmira and I are back to the routine. Seeing and meeting with friends over some pinochle and a beer or two, and gossiping about our neighbors. We enjoyed all the summer festivals and picnics, and that was fine, but then Elmira said we need a rest, and we decided to go on that vacation. . . .The weather’s been great again like last year around here, from what we hear. A mild winter with only a few snowfalls that didn’t last a day and they were gone. Don’t tell the groundhog that, though, ‘cause I hear he predicted another six weeks of winter. If we don’t get a blizzard or anything like that in February and March we’ll forgive Punxatawney Phil and with tongue in cheek say a word of thanks. . . .We got back just in time for the Super Bowl football game between Atlanta and those New England Patriots on Sunday night. What a game it was! Atlanta scored big in the first half and it looked like an upset blow out, but them Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick, and the other coaches from New England figured Atlanta out and stopped ‘em cold while they rolled right along to tie the game at 28-28 and put the game in overtime. When the coin toss was won by New England, I thought “that’s it, they’re gonna win.” And sure enough, the game was over in a few minutes and Tom Brady had set new records. I didn’t know he was a University of Michigan college graduate, so his frat brothers of old must have roared one again. . . .So now football is over and by the 14th pitchers and catchers will be back to spring training, and we can begin to think of baseball. . . .Looking over last week’s paper, I see that Moore Township Commission has folks who are interested in history like the folks who are in the Governor Wolf Historical Society, saving things from the past that had a meaning. The Edelman School up in Moore Township was one of about 12 one-room schools in this area, I believe, and the kids

who attended got a good education in one room. It’s a far cry from all the technology of today, but historical, and we should hold on to some of those old days. Margie Rehrig is doing a great job, too, with the Bath Museum, taking in things that folks had stored in their attic so that everybody can see it. Carol Heckman has been a leader with the historical society for many years, and she and hubby Darryl have been a BIG influence in getting people interested in local history, and running events that involve so many people in the community. A Big Hats Off to all of these folks!!!. . . .The people of Pennsylvania should be thankful that there’s a Bathite looking out for them. Wow!! Marcia Hahn has been a great lawmaker out in Harrisburg and is climbing the ladder as a major legislator. I see she’ been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for the new year and the members on it from both parties put the state budget together. That’s one of the most important committees in the General Assembly! And Marcia is on other committees – Agricultural and Rural Affairs, Children and Youth, and Tourism and Recreation. As if that’s not enough our gal from Bath is majority deputy whip and deputy chairman on the House Republican Policy Committee. Wow again! Keep those other legislators in line, Marcia. . . .That’s about all I can write about. I’m glad to be back home, and life is still exciting. I’ll borrow from one organization in town – “Roar, Bath! Roar, Bath!”

DARTBALL Suburban InterChurch Dart Baseball League

Submitted by DAVE CASE This week in the “Dart League”, Christ UCC remains in 1st place with 5-1 & 5-4 (10 innings) wins, losing 8-0 to St. Stephen’s. In Game 2, Christ UCC was trailing 4-0, score 4 runs to tie it up & won it with a run in the 10th inning. For Christ UCC, Garry Hunsicker was 5 for 12, Joe Hunsicker 5 for 12 (2 run HR), Dave Shaver 4 for 12, & Ron Wagner 4 for 13. Alan Antry was 5 for 11, Jim Blaukovitch 5 for 12, John Hoysan 4 for 12 (HR), 7 Travis Beahm 4 for 14 for St. Stephen’s,

There was (3) “Sweeps” Monday night with Salem Lutheran beating Emmanuel 6-0, 5-2, & 4-1 for the 1st one. Leading the way for Salem Lutheran was Kyle Taylor 7 for 12 with Bill Hoke Jr. & Scott Hoffert going 5 for 13 apiece. For Emmanuel, they had 5 hitters with 3 “hits” each. It was Dryland “sweeping” Messiah 5-4 (12 innings), 3-2, & 4-0. Top hitters include Rich Durn 6 for 14, Bernie Yurko 6 for 14, Butch Silfies 5 for 13, Larry Golick 5 for 14. Also, Tommy Weaver (that’s right, Tommy Weaver) was at ‘dart’s’ last night 7 went 2 for 4(including a Balk the brought in a run) for Dryland. Norm Schoenberger was 6 for 12, with Steve Harper & Dave Casey going 3 for 8 apiece, with HRs from Terry Knauss & Andy Mickelson for Messiah. The final “sweep” finds St. Paul’s winning 4-3, 5-2, & 6-3 over Ebenezer. Rich Kern was 7 for 13, Abby Kern 7 for 15 (hitting the cycle for the night with 2 He’s), & Kevin Gross 4 for 14 (HR) for St. Paul’s, while Steve Gouts was 5 for 12, Jason Schneider 4 for 12 (HR), & Jim Portman 4 for 12 for Ebenezer.The final match of the night saw Farmersville beating Bath Lutheran 6-5 & 1-0, losing the “nightcap” 2-1 in 10 innings. Leading hitters for Farmersville was Ben Kerbaugh 3 for 9 (HR), & Kyle Campbell (HR). For Bath Lutheran, Marisa Griffith was 6 for 11, Bob Merisel 6 for 14, Butch Kemp 4 for 13, & Doug Moser with a (HR). Salem UCC had the BYE this week. STANDINGS W L Christ UCC 41 19 Salem Lutheran 36 21 Dryland 32 22 St. Paul’s 27 24 Ebenezer 29 28 Emmanuel 26 28 St. Stephen’s 27 30 Bath Lutheran 26 31 Messiah 23 34 Farmersville 21 36 Salem UCC 18 33

BATH BOWLING Team 6 ties team 3 for Lead in second half of Bath Die Hards League

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Two teams pull into First place in the Bath Commercial League

In week 19, it looked like almost any team, from top to bottom, could take the second half in the Bath Commercial League, separated by only three games Things changed, however, and now two teams are tied for first place in week 21. These were the scores for week 19: Bath Supply #1 took advantage of Vince Bauer Fiberglass Repair, winning 3 to 1 with Frank Yeak-

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el, 257-202–642; Lester Steigerwalt, 258–619; Brent Connolly, 234–609; Harvey Rissmiller, 230–600; Steve Kerbacher, 212202–574. Bauer – Doug Head, 246-234–671; Wyatt Davidson, 213–589; Vince Bauer, 204–566. Carfara’s Paint & Wall Covering had an easy time, winning 3 to 0 over the vacant team. Carfara: Brent Bartholomew, 214204-227–683; Jason Carfara, 226-218–636; Dino Carfara, 259–635; Terry Bartholomew, 214-298–590; Gerald Bartholomew, 225–552. Daku Auto Body ripped the Rice Family, 3 to 1, led by Al Davidson, 25-257–660; Scott Bortz, 257–609; Rich Mutarelli, 201203–581; Bob Daku, 205–580; and Bob Faustner, 223–549. Rice – Dale Fye, 540, and Jack Rice, 532. In what looks like a friendly match, Bath Supply #2 and Team #1 played to a 2 to 2 tie. Supply #2 – Wally Myers, 205223-245–683; John Kerbacher, 200-220–602; Terry Hostler, 215–554; Gerry Eckhart, 202– 526. #2 – Anthony Gable, 247211-237–695; Andy Edelman, 221-227-236≠–684; Scott Ackerman, 279-203–669; Bill Bachman, 212–582. Week 21s scores were as follows: Carfara shut out Team #1, 4 to 0, behind Brent Bartholomew, 225-226-234–685; Terry Bartholomew, 216-219–629; Dino Carfara, 201-210-205–616; and Gerald Bartholomew, 222–590. Team #1 – Andy Edelman, 290204-256–750; Anthony Gable, 222-230-217–669; George Hyde, 535; Randy Frey; Bill Bachman, 506. Also scoring a shut-out, but over the vacant team, was Bath Supply #2, with Wally Meyers, 237-235–652; John Kerbacher, 585; Gerry Eckhart, 208-203– 574; Taylor Hostler, 543; and Avery Weber, 519. Bath Supply #1 won 3 to 1 over Daku – Jeff Kerbacher, 236-232–661; Lester Steigerwalt, 224-216–627; Harvey Rissmiller, 213–589; Steve Kerbacher, 200–579; Frank Yeakel, 235– 567. Daku – Rich Mutarelli, 209–587; Marc Beichey, 200223–583; Bob Daku, 225–568; Al Davidson, 543; Bob Faustner, 213–529. The Rice Family beat Vince Bauer 3 to 1 behind Fred Rice, Jr., 219–537; Dale Fye, 208–533; Mark Rice, 204–520. Bauer – Doug Head, 222-217-226–665; Harry Emery, 223-200–619; Wyatt Davidson, 256-206–614; Vince Bauer, 208–569; Wayne Fogel, 200–528. STANDINGS Carfara’s Paint Bath Supply #2 Bath Supply #1 Daku Auto Body Team #1 Rice Family Bauer Fiberglass

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BATH AREA

From left to right: Sgt. Cuchran, Natasha, Taylor Munoz and Mayor Mirabito. (Right) Mayor Mirabito presents award to Sgt. Cuchran.

Bath Council

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“There are 53-foot trailers everywhere,” said Councilwoman Carol Bear-Heckman. “They drive on the sidewalks. They take our porches…poles…trees.” A survey in which residents could add their say was distributed at the meeting. A link to the survey will also be available on the borough’s website. Mayor Mirabito also issued a proclamation during the meeting, naming April 2017 as “Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month.” As the proclamation states, workers are injured, utility lines damaged and pollution caused when residents dig and excavate without knowing where their utility lines are located. The

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mittee worked together to come up with a solution. The plans presented at the council meeting were the result of eleven or twelve drafts. Showcasing the plans, the committee explained how the building’s current car park will be enclosed, freeing up room in the front of the building for the museum. While the space would be sufficiently smaller than before, the committee broached the idea of displaying the wealth of historic artifacts throughout the municipal building—in display cases along the walls and hanging from the ceiling, in addition to a set of glass doors that will allow visitors to peer into the museum even when it is closed. In a way, the history of Bath will be surrounding all who enter the new building. “It was not an easy decision for us,” Saginario, who is also on the design and construction committee, said when museum representatives and members voiced concerns that the revised plan still would not provide them with enough room for their expansive collection. “Everyone in the borough is going to have less room…[However] this is not… the finished product,” he continued. “You have to start somewhere.” Ed Pany, founder and curator of Northampton’s Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, was in attendance and voiced his support for the museum, calling it a “treasure that is the envy of some communities.” It was an opinion that council agreed with and repeated throughout the night. “I have always commended the museum for the work they have done,” said Mayor Mirabito. “Please do not think this council is not doing all they can.” The borough can bring the museum to the new municipal building, but it cannot build an addition to the new building in order to store the artifacts, what some museum members hoped the borough could do. Doing so, council explained, would mean raising taxes.

“I have got 3,000 residents we have to keep happy,” Saginario said. Perhaps the best course the museum can take as of now, council believed, is to become a 501(c)(3), which would enable the organization to pursue the grants and funding it needs to sustain and perhaps even expand itself. Council ultimately approved the conditional plans for

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the new building, making room for minor changes by the committee. However, it does not appear that discussion surrounding the museum will be waning any time soon. Yet council, and especially Mayor Mirabito, want the museum and its members to know that they are on the same side. “No one here wants to get rid of the museum,” she stressed.

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History of Valentine’s Day By KATHLEEN UNGER

Love is an attitude, love is a prayer For a soul in sorrow, A heart in despair, Love is good wishes for the gain of another, Love suffers long with the fault of a brother. Love giveth water to a cup that’s run dry, Love reaches low, it can reach high. Seeks not her own at expense of another, Love reaches God when it reaches our brother.

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he origins of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to Pagan times. In ancient Rome, February 14 was a day honoring Juno, the goddess of women and marriage and queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. On February 15 began the Feast of Lupercalia, a festival of love honoring Juno. Names of girls were written on slips of paper and placed in jars. Young men would draw a girl’s name from the jar, making these two partners for the duration of the festival. These early Romans were in fact the first Valentines. St. Valentine or Valentinus, who had been martyred on February 14, 269 A.D., was a symbol around which to fashion this new celebration of romance. Legend has it he defied Emperor Claudius II by secretly marrying countless couples, a practice the emperor had banned believing that marriage weakened his army. Claudius caught on and St. Valentine was condemned and beaten to death. Another legend reports that Valentinus had befriended his jailer’s daughter during his imprisonment. Manufactured Valentine cards didn’t appear until the end of the eighteenth century. The Victorians made elaborate cards, trim-

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In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card. Based on retail statistics, about three percent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second

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largest seasonal card sending time of the year Many believe the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity. Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future spouse. Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love. Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day. 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. 15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day. The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. 189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day. Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets. 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year. Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.

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by CLAUDIA SHULMAN Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation Board members presented Mrs. Kristin Weller, 8th grade English/ Language Arts teacher, with a check for $1200 at a presentation ceremony held in the Northampton Area Middle School on Friday, February 3. The grant will provide funding for the scheduled May 19 Holocaust Awareness Program organized by Mrs. Weller for all 8th graders in the Middle School. This Holocaust Program is a culminating activity for the 8th grade students’ study of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in their English classes. The daylong Program will include a 45-minute dramatization of the play version of “The Diary” by a theater group from the Philadelphia Holocaust Awareness and Education Center. After the performance the

students will be engaged in small group discussions led by their teachers and focused on the performance and text. Following this session, invited Holocaust survivor speakers will be escorted to classrooms where they will spend approximately 75 minutes sharing their personal stories, facilitating a question/answer period, and interacting with the students. Teacher-led breakout sessions in the afternoon will focus on more in-depth discussions, as well as writing and art activities that will provide students with opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned through this enrichment experience that reinforces their classroom study. This is the second year that Mrs. Weller has organized this 8th grade educational activity, which was so successful last year. It is also the second year that the

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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 P.O .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 610-262-2882 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., Sunday School 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. CHRIST CHURCH OF BATH, U.C.C., S. Chestnut St. Bath. 610-837-0345 Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C., Schoenersville. 610-264-9325 Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. 610-8376051 Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. 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., Wed. – Worship 7 p.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 and 10:45 a.m. and Contemporary 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Wed- Contemporary Worship 7 p.m. FAITH REFORMED, Walnutport, 610-767-3505 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, Northampton. 610262-4412 Sun. – Worship at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wed.- 7 p.m. BS GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, Northampton, 610-262-9517 Sun – Worship 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:15-11 a.m. GOSPEL CHAPEL WESLEYAN CHURCH, Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m., Sat- 5 p.m. 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. GRACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Northampton 610262-7186 (HA) Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl. 610-863-4811 Sun. – Worship 8:30/10 a.m. HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610-759-7363 Sun. – Worship 8/9:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m., HC 1st & 3rd Sunday HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Nazareth. 610-759-0870 Sun. – Mass 7/9/11 a.m., M-F – Mass 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 5 p.m. HOLY TRINITY

LUTHERAN CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun. – Worship 8:30 a.m. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 7677203 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. NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-7593163 Sun. – Worship 8:15/10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton 610-262-5645 Sun – Worship 10:45 a.m./6 p.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wed. – Worship 7:30 p.m. QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610262-2227 Sun. – Mass 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri. – Mass 8 a.m. Sat. – Mass 4 p.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. SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610-759-1652 Sun. – 8/10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. 610-767-8003 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610-746-3910 Sun. – Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun. - Worship 8/10:15 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-7593090. Sun. - Worship 8/10:45 a.m., Sat. – Worship with HC 5:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Howertown. 610-262-8666 Sun. - Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun. – Worship at 8/10:45 a.m., Wed.- 11 a.m. ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610767-3107 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 610-7674572

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 610-7678939 Sat. – Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. ZION’S STONE U.C.C.,

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He First Loved Us

A Christian was seriously ill and became troubled about the little love he felt in his heart for God. He mentioned this to a friend and his friend answered, “When I go home from here, I expect to take my baby on my knee, look into her sweet eyes, listen to her charming prattle, and tired as I am, her presence will rest me; for I love that child with unutterable tenderness. But she loves me little. If my heart were breaking it would not disturb her sleep. If my body were racked with pain, it would not interrupt her play. If I were dead, she would forget me in a few days. Besides this, she had never brought me a penny, but was a constant expense to me. I am not rich, but there is not money enough in the world to buy my baby. How is it? Does she love me, or do I love her? Do I withhold my love until I know she loves me? Am I waiting for her to do something worthy of my love before extending it?” This practical illustration of the love of God for His children caused the tears to roll down the sick man’s face. “Oh, I see,” he exclaimed, “it is not my love to God but God’s love for me, that I should be thinking of. And I do love Him now as I never loved Him before.” --Gospel Herald “The Bible teaches that God loves us and proved it by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8), “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world” (I John 4:9), “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (I John 4:10). Will you respond to God’s love now asking Him to forgive you of your sins? Then you can say, “We love him, because he first loved us” (I John 4:19).


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Obituaries Jean M. Transue

APRIL 27, 1937 – FEB. 3, 2017 Jean M. Transue, 79, of Stroudsburg, formerly of Nazareth, died on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Anderson Campus of St. Luke's University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of George E. Transue, they were married 42 years. Born in Salisbury Township, on April 27, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Esther (Burritt) Brong. Jean was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and she enjoyed spending time with her fur grandpuppy, Gigi. In addition to her loving husband, George, she is survived by two sons, George H. Transue and his wife, Suzanne of Saylorsburg and Richard J. Transue and his wife, Judy of Stroudsburg; two grandchildren, Grace and Shae; two brothers, Harold "Sonny" Brong of Bethlehem Township and Terry Brong of Bath; a sister, Shirley Ann Warner and her husband, Gene of Easton; and five nephews. Jean was predeceased by a brother, Richard Brong. A Memorial Service in celebration of Jean's life will be held on Friday, February 10 at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown – Bath. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made in memory of Jean, to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1525 Valley Center Parkway, suite 180, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Joan M. Shook

AUG. 23, 1948 – FEB. 1, 2017 Joan M. Shook, 68, of Moore Township, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Richard J. Shook, Jr. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 14. Born in Palmerton, on August 23, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Sr. and Nellie (Knittle) Engle.

Joan was a graduate of Northampton High School, class of 1966. She later attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Hospital Paramedic Program and Regents School of Nursing. Joan was employed by Lehigh Valley Hospital where she worked as a registered nurse before retiring in 2014. However, she was passionate about her calling to serve as a paramedic, and did so from 1974 to 2005, where she last served at Medic 75 in North Whitehall Township. For many years, she was an active Girl Scout leader in East Allen Township. In addition to her loving husband, Richard, she is survived by her children, John R. Shook and his wife, Susan of Womelsdorf and Cynthia A. Geist and her husband, Michael of Moore Township; five grandchildren, Shaun Bensinger, Curtis Shook and his wife, Denali, Joseph, Zachary and Isabella Geist; a brother, Ralph Engle, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Schuylkill County; nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by an infant daughter, Jennifer, and two brothers, Gerald and Thomas Engle. A Memorial Service in celebration of Joan's life was held on Monday, February 6, in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown – Bath. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joan to Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Co., 155 Firehouse Drive, Nazareth, PA 18064.

Harold L. "Sonny" Kocher

NOV. 6, 1936 – JAN. 30, 2017 Harold L. "Sonny" Kocher, 80, of Chapman Quarries, died at home on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was the husband of Gizella H. (Wetzel) Kocher. They observed their 40th wedding anniversary on December 26. Born in Moore Township, on November 6, 1936, he was a son of the late Harold W. and Mabel (Lutz) Kocher. Sonny was a graduate of Nazareth High School, class of 1954. He continued his education and graduated from Churchman

Business School in Easton, before serving in the United States Army Signal Corps. Following his military service, Sonny joined his father's local roofing business, Harold W. Kocher Roofing, where he worked prior to owning and successfully operating Harold L. Kocher Roofing. His business acumen coupled with his desire to give back to the community, allowed Sonny to serve the borough of Chapman Quarries for 42 years, in various elected capacities, including tax collector for four years, borough councilman for 10 years, and mayor for 27 years before resigning on January 9. He was a member of Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church and played on its softball team, as well as a member of Manoquesy Lodge No. 413 F. & A.M., Bath. Sonny also coached little league baseball, was active as a Cub Scout leader, and was an avid big game hunter and golfer. In addition to his wife, Gizella, he is survived by a daughter, Gail Kocher of Bethlehem; a stepson, Richard Peters and his wife, Allison of Wind Gap; two stepdaughters, Evelyn Kovalovsky and her husband, Daniel of Bath and Pamela Myirski and her husband, Michael of Fallston, Maryland; three grandchildren, Eric Peters of Slatington, Rachel Herr and her husband, David of Pittsburgh and Sara Myirski of Harrisburg; two great-grandchildren, Kylie and Cove Peters; two sisters, Elizabeth Oakes and her husband, James and Dorothy Scheffler, both of Bath; many nieces and nephews. Sonny was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia (Hartzell) Kocher and a son, Gary A. Kocher. Services were held on Saturday, February 4, in the George G, Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Moorestown. Friends and relatives called on Friday evening with a Masonic Funeral Service at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoon from noon to 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Contributions may be made in memory of Sonny to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103 and/or Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Robert C. Remaly

JULY 28, 1941 – JAN. 29, 2017 Robert C. Remaly, 75 of East Allen Township, died Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital -Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. Born July 28, 1941 in East Allen Twsp., he was the son of the late Mark C. and Hilda R. (Barthol) Remaly. He was the husband of Emma Jean (Benjamin) Remaly with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Robert was a self-employed farmer caring for the family farm

in E. Allen Twsp. for the past 55 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Seemsville, where he was a former choir and Consistory member. He was a life member of both the East Bath Rod and Gun Club and the Raccoon Club. In addition to wife, Emma, daughters; Brenda wife of Bruce Somers of Northampton, Peggy wife of Kevin Fuehrer of Bethlehem, and Rebecca Remaly and fiancé Brian Sommers of Northampton, brother, Wayne Remaly and wife Linda, sisters; Linda wife of Bernard Flory, and Joyce wife of Scott Edelman, sister-in-law; Ruth Remaly all of Northampton, and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Samuel Remaly. Services were held on Wednesday, February 1 at Schisler Funeral Home 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, and on Thursday, February 2, in the St. Peter's United Church of Christ Church, 8142 Valley View Road, Northampton. Interment followed in St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the church Memorial Fund care of the funeral home.

Elvira Piperato

SEPT. 30, 1929 – FEB. 1, 2017 Elvira Piperato, 87 formerly of Bethlehem Twp., Pa. died on February 1, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. Bethlehem. Born on September 30, 1929 in Roseto, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose DePalo Altieri. Her husband, Joseph passed away in 2012. Elvira was a self-employed hair stylist. She was an active volunteer and faithful member of Faith Community Assembly of God in Palmer Twp. She is survived by her children, Gail Schoenberger and her husband Tom of Moore Twp., Karen Leland and her husband Rich of Sicklersville, N.J., Joseph III and his companion Christine of Bethlehem, and David and his wife Heather of Bushkill Twp. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by five brothers and four sisters. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Faith Community Assembly of God, 3000 Freemansburg Ave., Easton. Interment was at the Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

Ellen J. Weiss

FEB. 16, 1960 – JAN. 30, 2017 Ellen J. Weiss, 56, of Nazareth, died on January 30, 2017, while traveling on vacation in Savannah, Georgia. She was the wife of John G. Weiss, they were married seven years. Born February 16, 1960, in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late William L. and Gloria J. (Feldman) Redline. She worked as an LPN at Gracedale Nursing Home, from

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where she retired after 35 years of service. While working, she served as president of Local 1435, vice-president of the Lehigh Valley Labor Council, secretary for AFSCME Chapter 8808, and treasurer for PFIW. Also, she served as a First Ward Democratic Council Woman and was a member of the Vigilance Hose Co., where she was formerly active with Ambulance Squad, the BVFHA, and the North End Wanderers Athletic Assoc. She served on the TeenWorks Board of the United Way, and volunteered her time at bingo at the Dewey Fire Co. in Hellertown. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Nazareth. In addition to her husband, Ellen is survived by two step-sons, Matthew Weiss and his wife Jodi of Fountain Hill, and Stephen Weiss and his partner Matt Frost of NY. Also surviving are two brothers, William J. Redline, his wife Nancy, and sons Matthew and Ryan, of Bethlehem Twp.; and Mitchell W. Redline, his wife Carol and children, Teagan and Lauren, of Nazareth; a stepgranddaughter, Layla; an aunt, Carol Feldman of West Palm Beach, FL; and many step-nieces and step-nephews. Services were held Tuesday, February 7, in the Schmidt Funeral Home, 407 Belvidere Street, Nazareth with Rev. Jeffrey A. Brinks officiating. Burial followed at Forks Cemetery, Stockertown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ellen's memory may be offered to TeenWorks, C/O Michael Wallery, 2779 Hill Drive, Bath, PA 18014.

Mary Ellen Rex

APRIL 11, 1938 – JAN. 31, 2017 Mary Ellen Rex, 78, of Northampton died January 31. Born April 11, 1938, in Summit Hill, she was the daughter of the late George and Meeda (Dreibelbies) Foulk. She worked at the Bon-Ton before retiring and enjoyed playing cards at the Northampton Senior Center. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton. Surviving are her children, Robert (Sandy) of Schnecksville, Continued on page 13

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Sharon (Michael) Borgman of Coplay, Ronald (Stephanie) of Pottstown, James (Jay) of South Pasadena, Florida, and Thomas (Debbie) of Naples, Florida; four grandchildren, Timothy, Christopher, and Matthew Rex and Noah (Mike) Borgman; sister Mildred Zeiser of Jim Thorpe; nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Friday, February 10 from noon to 1 p.m. with a service at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's U.C.C., 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Diabetes Assoc. of Lehigh Valley, c/o Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, PA 18037.

Joseph J. Sentiwany

JAN. 13, 1930 – FEB. 1, 2017 Joseph J. Sentiwany, Sr., 87, of Northampton died Thursday, February 2, 2017. He was the husband of the late Catherine A. (Maurek) Sentiwany who died November 11, 2009. Born January 13, 1930 in Northampton, he was the son of the late John and Pauline (Gaston) Sentiwany. Joseph worked at General Electric and Black & Decker for many years. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, Northampton, the Young At Heart Senior Group, the Tri-Boro Sportsman Association and the American Legion Post # 739 in Hokendauqua. Surviving are a son, Joseph Jr.; brother, James and his wife, Kathy; sister, Margaret Bocich; and many nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by a sister, Mary Szep and a brother, John. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, February 6 in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton. Burial with military honors followed in the BVM Cemetery. The Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton had charge of arrangements. Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home.

William M. Galgon

NOV. 30, 1941 – JAN. 29, 2017 William M. Galgon, Jr., 75, of Northampton died on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Christina (Young) Galgon was Bill's spouse for 37 years. Born November 30, 1941 in Northampton, he was the son of the late William M. and Mary (Molesky) Galgon, Sr. William worked at Twin County Cable Company for 28 years. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. William loved his yorkies. He was a member of the Tri-Boro Sportman Association and a life member of the Alliance Fire Co. He served in the United States Army.

In addition to his wife, Christina; he is survived by a son, Artie Galgon and wife Sonya; daughter, Michele, wife of Jim Stoffey; three grandchildren; sisters, Jeanie McComb and Dorthea Calieva; brother, Thomas Galgon. William was predeceased by his brother, Edward Galgon. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, February 4 in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Burial with military honors followed in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Memorials may be presented to the church c/o Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.

Albert Gossler

JUNE 30, 1942 – JAN. 20, 2017 Albert "Al" Gossler, 74, formerly of Nazareth, died January 20, 2017 in West Melbourne, Florida, where he has lived since 2007. Albert was the husband of the late Sherry Lee (Brown) Gossler who passed away in 2004. He was born on June 30, 1942 in Nazareth. He was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (Hofer) Gossler. Al was a supervisor in the HVAC industry, in the Lehigh Valley. He also worked for the former Taylor-Wharton, of Easton and Ingersoll Rand, of Phillipsburg. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He is survived by daughter, Jamie Lee Gossler, of Wilmington, DE, brother, Joseph Gossler and wife Irene, of Easton and sister, Janet. Services were held Saturday, February 4, in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Inc., 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA, 18064. Burial followed in Upper Holy Family Cemetery, Nazareth. Donations may be made to St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 1408 Easton Rd., Hellertown, PA 18055.

Dr B. Michael Kraynick

JUNE 27, 1927 – JAN. 29, 2017 Dr. B. Michael Kraynick, born on June 6, 1927 in Northampton, Pa. Michael came into this world on the birthday of his mother. His father and his mother owned and ran Kraynick’s Hotel a local bar and restaurant in Northampton. Michael, called “Benny” in his youth, excelled at most everything he did. His first language was Ukrainian and he quickly learned English in school. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1948 and went on to his first year of medical school at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, learning German fluently the summer before matriculating there, and then attended Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Upon his graduation in 1953 he married the love of his life Judith Letwin on June 20, 1953, with whom he would live the rest of his life. He attended a year of residency at Sacred Heart in

Allentown and afterward commenced his internship with Dick White, M.D. in Allentown. This was interrupted by a stint in the Navy as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery in Beaufort, S.C. He finished his orthopaedic residency with Dick White in 1961 and shortly after opened a private practice limited to orthopaedics. Michael loved flying, one of his few hobbies along with golf, obtaining his private pilot’s license in 1969 and later his instrument rating and owned and flew small planes most of the rest of his life. Michael retired in about 1976, but he went back to work for St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Surgical Group at the age of 80, retiring a second time when he was 84 years old. He died on January 29, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospice after a short illness. Michael had a passion for life surpassed by few and an unfailing devotion to those he held dear. He is survived by his wife Judy, his daughter Lisa Hoch and her husband Scott Hoch, his grandson Adonas Hoch, all of the Lehigh Valley, and his son Michael J. Kraynick, Michael’s wife Nancy Linscott and his 10-year-old granddaughter Inez Kraynick, of Hailey, Idaho. There will be no services.

Jeanette M. Barrall

JUNE 27, 1933 – JAN. 27, 2017 Jeannette M. Barrall, 83, of Moore Township died at home on Friday, January 27, 2017. She was the wife of Robert L. Barrall., they were married 65 years. Born in Danielsville, June 27, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Myrtle (Kleintop) Vogel. Jeanette was employed by the former DeVille Blouse Co. in Danielsville, where she worked for 38 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church. In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by a son, Darryl D. Barrall and his wife, Rhonda of Moore Township; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Barrall and his wife, Melissa of Moore Township and Jena Diefenderfer and her husband, Sam of East Allen Township; two greatgranddaughters, Isabella and Julianna; two brothers, Ray Vogel of Moore Township and Arnold Vogel of Walnutport; and a sister, Dorothy Meckes of Moore Township. She was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Vogel. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions may be made in memory of Jeannette to Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Dr., Bath, PA 18014.

Nancy M. McCallen

Nancy M. McCallen, 62, of Bath, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at her residence. Born on August 29, 1954, in

Perth Amboy, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Vilma (Hameier) Suliman. Nancy worked as a former waitress at the Turn-In Restaurant, Bath. She will be greatly missed and always remembered and loved by many family and friends. Survivors: son, Joseph D. Fancher and his wife Margaret; a sister, Julie Suliman; 2 grandchildren, Lily and J.J.; and her companion of many years Barry Mast. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath.

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Taylor Honey holds On, but loses to Lagerheads in Bath Industrial League

Weeks 21 and 22 are under their belt, and Taylor Honey has improved to hold first place in the Bath Industrial League. In the week 21 competition they played even with Fensty’s Restoration, 2 to 2. Taylor: Milt Kelly, 560; Ed Taylor, 215–550; Kyle Taylor, 504; John Troxell, 482; Scott Friebolin, 438. Fensty – Matt Paulus, 235–604; Marty Csencsits, 211–567; Warren Nelson, 460; Joe Schwartz, 388. Also playing a friendly 2 to 2 series were Bath Drug and G&L Sign Factory. Druggists: Don Arndt, 279–619; Bob Meixsell, 204-218–597; Cade Shemanski, 247–597; Marty Beal, Jr., 212207–584; Andrew White, 388. G&L: Jason Glendenmeyer, 203218–581; Chris Hoysan, 551; Brian Silvius, 208–562; Jason Eberts, 209–536; Paul Duda, 213–514. A third 2 to2 series was between Harhart’s and D&R Precision Machining. Harhart’s – Ed Musselman, 279-224–692; “Butch” Holland, 258–601; Bill Bachman, 245–585; Tony Holva, 492; Randy Fritz, 397. D&R – Harry Emery IV, 252-222–654; “Butch” Post, 247-232–640; Dave Roman, 228–581; Will Hughes, 235–578; Craig Kelty, 498.

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Lagerheads showed little mercy to Holy Family, trimming them, 3 to 1. Lagerheads – Mike Jamiol, 232–579; Mike Derwinski, 216– 564; John Wesolowski, 214–530; Todd Everhart, 493. Holy Family – Kevin Searles, 235–621; David Betz, 232–585; Chris Dilliard, 202–569; James Bendekovitz, 192–564; Jordan Meixsell, 193– 525. Week 22 saw the Lagerheads beating Taylor Honey, 3 to 1 as Mike Derwinski rolled 257-227– 694; Mike Jamiol, 232-214–660; John Wesolowski, 265–553; Les Salzarulo, 212–524 and Todd Everhart, 479. Taylor – Ed Taylor, 224-221–616; Milt Kelly, 223-208–603; Scott Friebolin, 219–533; Kyle Taylor, 187–529; John Troxell, 462. Fensty’s shut out Holy Family, 4 to 0, with Matt Paulus, 216215–694; Marty Csencsits, 242– 629; Joe Schwartz, 232–546; Warren Nelson, 198–534; Mark Flamisch, 485. Family – Chris Dilliard, 279-231–704; James Bendekovitz, 268–597; Jordan Meixsell, 226-214–579; Kevin Searles, 202–561; Stephen Janny, 194–551. Bath Drug Drilled D&R Precision Machining, 3 to 1 – Don Arndt, 212–587; Cade Shemanski, 222-203–586; Bob Meixsell, 205–518; Eric Spooner, 204– 518; Andrew White, 451. D&R – “Butch” Post, 215–607; Harry Emery IV, 236-217–591; Will Hughes, 205–560; Dave Roman, 505; Craig Kelty, 205–519. G&L Sign Factory clipped Harhart’s, 3 to 1, with Mike Reese, 247-202–640; Jason Eberts, 256–635; Jason Glendenmeyer, 255–537; Brian Silvius,198–535; Paul Duda, 187–500. Harhart’s – “Butch” Holland, 234-202–628; Bill Bachman, 189–545; George Hayde, 201–541; Tony Holva, 459; Randy Fritz, 409. STANDINGS W L Taylor Honey 19 9 G&L Sign Factory 18 10 Lagerheads 17 11 Bath Drug 16 12 Fensty’s Restoration 14 14 D&R Precision Mach. 10.5 17.5 Holy Family 9 19 Harhart’s 8.5 19.5

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Toll Brothers Project moves Forward in East Allen Township By KERI LINDENMUTH The East Allen Township Planning Commission met on Thursday, February 2, with representatives from Toll Brothers as the company moved forward with its plans for a private development on Beth-Bath Pike. In addition to presenting an amended map of the plan, Toll Brothers sought a recommendation from the planning commission in preparation for its February 8 conditional use hearing before the township’s Board of Supervisors. With no outstanding waivers, enough parking for all of the property’s proposed 232 units, and sufficient roads, Toll Brothers representatives stated that the plan meets the requirements for conditional use and will not “adversely impact [the] area.” “For the purposes of the underlying agreement,” they continued, “we need to keep moving things forward.” After the presentation from Toll Brothers and with no objections from Planning Commission Engineer Jill Smith, the commission

passed the recommendation to the East Allen Board of Supervisors for the approval of the conditional use petition. While Toll Brothers is able to advance with its plans, the same could not be said for Vertek’s Airport Road land development plans, which were also presented before the planning commission on February 2. The plans for a 450,000 square foot warehouse were tabled until the commission’s next meeting based on outstanding conditions posed in the engineer’s letter. Smith stated that there were still “a lot of technical issues to work out,” including a traffic impact study from PennDOT, queuing concerns, and storm water issues. However, Vertek representatives are positive. Plans for the property have been submitted three times and Vertek is taking every single recommendation made by the township and its engineers seriously in order to move the project along with Continued on page 15


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NAZARETH AREA Nazareth Reconsiders joining Multimunicipal plan By JUSTIN SWEITZER After learning that the cost of participating in a regional multimunicipal plan would be considerably lower, Nazareth Borough Council told members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission that the borough would reconsider their original plan not to participate in the Nazareth Area Council of Governments multimunicipal comprehensive plan, and that they would likely have an answer for the LVPC within about a week’s time. The decision to reconsider came following a presentation at borough council’s Feb. 2 meeting where Becky Bradley, executive director of the LVPC, revealed that the total cost to the borough would be $5,911.11. Council President Dan Chiavaroli noted that the new estimated cost per community was significantly lower than the previously estimated figure. “This is different from the $11,000 that was discussed at an earlier date,” Chiavaroli said. Bradley said the reduced cost is largely due to a sizeable amount of money set aside by the county. “The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has agreed to kick in $15,000 toward your effort, and then we’d like to apply for a Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Municipal Assistance Planning Grant for $83,000,” Bradley said. “The county has agreed to a $55,800 contribution and it is in their 2017 budget, so it’s already adopted. That would leave about $55,200 between all of the communities that would be involved to share.” Bradley said the cost of a borough to complete their own comprehensive plan would cost around $100,000. Councilman Lance Colondo asked if there was a chance the MAP grant will not come in, with Bradley remaining confident that the borough would receive the $83,000 in grant money. “We have a good chance of getting the money,” Bradley said. She added that the LVPC could ask for even more. Bradley and LVPC Director of Environmental Planning Geoffrey Reese told council and community members of the details and benefits of participating in a regional comprehensive plan. “A comprehensive plan is a process that determines the community goals and aspirations in terms of the future development of that community,” Reese said. “It defines policy goals and as-

game on February 8 at 7 p.m. vs. Central Catholic, which will be Senior Night. The Nazareth Girls Basketball team went to Parkland on January 31 where they got a win and then played Northampton at home on February 3 but fell short 58-42 for a loss on their Senior Night. The girls played at home for the last home game vs. Emmaus at 7 p.m. on February 6 and then went to Central Catholic at 7 p.m. on February 8. The Nazareth Boys and Girls Swimming teams went to Liberty on February 2 and the boys won, however the girls lost and will host Moravian Academy at 4 p.m. on February 7 and then will be at Allen at 4 p.m. on February 9. For up to the minute news check out my website at https://nazarethsports.wordpress. com/.

pirations across a wide variety of subject areas including transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, agriculture, education, housing and even more topics than that.” According to Bradley, the plan could promote “shared preservation of the most cherished aspects of the community.” Bradley said another benefit of joining the regional comprehensive plan would be the encouragement of regular communication with other member municipalities. “You have opportunities to plan for all the uses that are required within the law across the entire group of municipalities instead of having to try and accommodate every single thing by CAROL RITTER in your municipality,” she said. “It not only encourages cooperation, but it encourages sharing of uses.” Bradley said a multimunicipal plan allows member communities to share resources without adopting shared zoning ordinances. The 10 communities in the Nazareth Area COG are Bath Borough, Bushkill Township, Chapman Borough, East Allen Township, Lower Nazareth Township, Moore Township, Nazareth Borough, Stockertown Borough, Tatamy Borough and Upper Nazareth Township. East Allen Township, however, opted not to participate in the regional comprehensive plan. I love to read. I love to ride a The Nazareth COG would like to have a “firm commitment” bike. I love to cook. I love to be from participating municipalities with my grandkids. I love Brussels sprouts. I love my clients. I within the next month. love Survivor. I love my chiropractor. I love my nutritionist. I love to laugh, I love the Apollo Grill. I love my friends and colBy ANDY WEAVER The Nazareth Wrestling team leagues. I love my faith. I love started Districts on February 2 at lemons. I love pink lady apples. Liberty High School vs. Easton and I love summer. Love is in the air. As Valwon, then went to the semifinals at entine’s Day approaches I was Freedom High School on February thinking about what many entre4 vs. Northampton and won again. The wrestling team then went to preneurs give up in order to be the finals vs. Bethlehem Catholic successful and love their work. Love will be in the air if you and upset the hawks 33-24 to win give up something in order to be the District XI Championship, getting the number one seed in the successful; here are 13 things to PIAA State Tournament at Hershey give up this Valentine’s Day: at the Giant Center which will start 1. The unhealthy lifestyle on Thursday, February 9 on Mat 3 start eating more veggies and vs. the winner of Archbishop Wood fruit. and Owen J Roberts. The Nazareth Boys Basketball 2. A short-term mind set team played host to Parkland on think big. January 31 and lost, then went to 3. Playing small - take bigNorthampton on February 3 and won. Kevin Wagner scored 41 ger risks in order to grow. points in that game and will be at 4. Your excuses - excuses Emmaus at 7 p.m. on February 6, don’t take you anywhere. and then will play their last home

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Miss Houser Makes Dean’s List

Submitted by BARBARA HOUSER Samantha Houser has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Pittsburg, Johnstown, Pa. for the fall 2016 semester. She is a senior majoring in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Accounting. Samantha is a 2013 graduate of Nazareth Area High School. Miss Houser is the daughter of Cathy and Rick Hauser of Nazareth.

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as little conflict as possible. “We are working diligently through the process to get plans for approval,” representatives said. “We are…taking concerns into account.” New plans include landscaping around the property and repurposing old materials to construct a brick wall highlighting the township’s name in order to beautify the site around the warehouse. “We are putting up a warehouse, but making it palatable to the environment,” Vertek said. “We want to be a partner in this, not an enemy.” Finally, a sketch plan for the proposed Kings Acres apartment complex along the Beth-Bath Pike was also presented before the commission. The plan included ten apartment buildings housing 24 units each, as well as two commercial pads for shopping and a restaurant. However, it was this density and the limited access to these buildings that had the planning commission concerned. Smith believes that only 80 apartments will be allowed by zoning, compared to the 240 currently being proposed. In addition, high levels of arsenic in the soil may also pose problems. Developers said that aeration and capping will be used, but Planning Commission Chairman Don Heiney would “like to see more of a plan for remediation [of the arsenic].” If township residents would like to learn more about development in their area, the next planning commission meeting will be held on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the township’s municipal building.

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knows that chocolate causes abnormally high heart rhythms in dogs, among other problems. But not everyone is aware that baking chocolate is especially toxic. While an M&M or two may not do any harm, a dog or cat that snatches a large chunk of baking chocolate from the counter may end up in the ER. It is essential to keep all chocolates out of your

pet's reach. Yes, even that last raspberry-filled nugget from the assorted box of chocolates no one ever seems to want to eat. Skip the candygram. Sugar-free candies and gums often contain large amounts of xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to pets, especially dogs. If ingested, it may cause vomiting, loss of coordination, seizures, and in severe cases, liver failure. Restart the heart. If your dog or cat should ingest large amounts of chocolate, gum, or candy, it may go into cardiac arrest. Be prepared by learning the proper methods for artificial respiration and cardiopulmonary respiration (CPR), both of which can be found in our emergency section.

A rose is just a rose. But then again, it can also be a something that hurts your pets. The aroma from your floral arrangement may be too enticing for your dog or cat, and it only takes a nibble to cause a severe reaction. Even small amounts may lead to cases of upset stomachs or vomiting, particularly if the plant or flower is toxic. Be extremely careful if your arrangement contains lilies, as these lovely flowers are fatally poisonous to cats. To give or not to give. Are you planning to gift a loved one a new puppy or kitten for Valentine's Day? You may want to reconsider. Mull it over and do your homework -- animals are not disposable, nor can they easily be repackaged, regifted, or returned if the recipient is not pleased.

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