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PennDot Recommends Changes to Wal-Mart Development In Lehigh Township
By JUSTIN SWEITZER The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is asking Lehigh Township to consider two main requests pertaining to the development of a Wal-Mart within the township, including a roundabout at the supercenter's main entrance. The Lehigh Township Planning Commission addressed PennDot’s recommendations at their Dec. 28 meeting, showing little favor for the idea of a roundabout at the intersection of Washington Street and Route 145 as an alternative to a traffic light. In a letter sent to the WalMart Real Estate Business Trust, PennDot requested a roundabout at the location, calling it an “ideal location” with “no valid disadvantages” associated with its implementation. Members of the planning commission, however, were not favorable to the idea. Vice Chairwoman Cynthia Miller was critical of the roundabout idea, as well as the diagram put forth by Wal-Mart’s engineers. “My concern is how wide is this going to be to accommodate trucks?” Miller said. “Quite honestly, I want a better schematic than this. I’m not making a decision on this, I’m not going to Continued on page 3
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Bath Borough Municipal Authority adopts 2017 budget By KERI LINDENMUTH The Bath Borough Municipal Authority, which provides water and sewer to the Borough of Bath, East Allen Township, and Upper Nazareth Township, adopted its 2017 budget on December 13, 2016. No rate increase was included in the budget for the new year, although a different billing structure was introduced. Under the new billing structure, the minimum bill was adjusted to include 5,000 gallons of water and sewer per quarter, compared to 2016’s 6,000 gallon minimum. However, residents will see no rate increase from 2016. For the Borough of Bath, the minimum bill will remain at $80.07 for 5,000 gallons of water and sewer usage. As George
Gasper, chairman of the Bath Borough Authority Water & Sewer Department explains, this decrease takes into consideration the borough’s smaller households who may not use as much water. Households in Bath that use more than the 5,000 gallons of water and sewer will also not see a rate increase in their quarterly bill. After 5,000 gallons per quarter, the water rate will remain at $2.12 per thousand gallons, while sewer will remain at $5.40 per thousand gallons. The new billing structure for 2017 also includes a $10 per customer surcharge for maintenance costs of the pump stations in Redcliffe (Upper Nazareth Township) and Jacksonville (East Allen Township). Only those who use the pump stations will be
charged. “Pump stations are hard to maintain,” says Gasper, explaining the new surcharge. “They cost money to operate and maintain.” As the new year begins, the Municipal Authority is also looking forward to moving ahead with plans for a new sewer treatment plant. A five-year loan was granted to the authority in 2013 by the United States Department of Agriculture. Planning and construction of the plant will proceed under new engineering consultant Benesch Engineering from Pottsville. Gasper and David Stack, the authority’s business manager, hope that the plant can be built and in-operation by 2018. The authority’s 2017 budget can be viewed on page 14.
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Focused on Folks 60+
Top tips to live a healthier, more active Lifestyle well into your later years (NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2030, one in every five Americans will be over the age of 65. Whatever your age now, it’s wise to prepare yourself mentally and physically for growing older. Adults today, the CDC adds, are looking not only to extend their lives, but to enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle well into their later years.
Here are a few simple tips to incorporate into your daily routine to ensure healthy aging:
1. Tailor your diet to include lots of organic fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy fats such as omega-3s, and limiting your intake of processed foods and added sugar. 2. Exercise three to four times a week, including a mix of moderate-intensity activity like brisk walking or water aerobics, along with vigorous-intensity activities
day pay off later. In what is the peak career decade for many, 40-somethings want to stay sharp to make the most of each day, but have developed an appreciation for simplicity. For them, supplementation often includes fish oil and plant-based proteins.
such as playing tennis or hiking. Adding strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups is important to consider as well.
3. Work with your health care provider to introduce a foundational supplement regimen into your daily routine. Nutritional supplements contribute to adequate intake of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds such as antioxidants, resveratrol and other phytonutrients to keep your cells healthy. In addition to multivitamins, other top supplements that are considered beneficial for healthy aging include:
The 50s: Today’s 50s are not slowing down. They’re all about vibrancy and continued growth. However, as the natural effects of aging begin to take their course, hormone levels often diminish, so it’s important to regulate levels of sex, thyroid and adrenal hormones to feel and function your best. Also, supporting musculoskeletal system health can help enhance mobility and joint function.
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GETTING OUT! 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 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.
Paw Park Meeting- January 10 at 7 p.m. Bath Borough Municipal Building Organizational Basket Raffle Meeting. Moore Township Community Day Celebration-
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recommend any kind of letter with this drawing.” “They need to give us more information,” she said. Township Engineer Phil Malitsch suggested the planning commission should seek more information from the applicant’s engineer, including truck turning templates for the roundabout. Planning Commission Chairman David Shulman echoed many of Miller’s concerns and provided some of his own. “My concern, beside the fact that I don’t think a roundabout is appropriate, is that traffic will slow down tremendously, back up, and you will not be able to make a left-hand turn going south from Birch [Drive] onto [Route] 145 because there will be no way to break it,” Shulman said. In addition to the roundabout, PennDot also is seeking written feedback from the township on a request that calls for a realign-
ment of Birch Drive through the site to run perpendicular to Washington Street. Township planners weren’t very supportive of that measure either, with Miller holding firm to her position that she will not make any decision that could allow for truck traffic on Birch Drive. Ultimately, the Lehigh Township Planning Commission de-
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clined to move forward with any written comments or feedback to PennDot before they receive more information regarding the two suggestions. “Let’s get the additional information requested and we’ll discuss it further,” said Shulman.
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NORTHAMPTON POLICE REPORT DECEMBER 23
• Assault, Turkey Hill in the 1000 block of Main Street. Report of a male assaulting another male.
• Disturbance, Miller’s Diner in the 1200 block of Main Street. Report of a male and a female causing a disturbance. • Disturbance in the 400 block of E. 9th Street. Report of a male causing a disturbance.
• K-9 used/assist in the 2000 block of Yost Road, Bath. Request for Officer Buchanan and K-9 Officer Vito to assist Moore Township Police Department
Police Blotter Shoplifting at Kohl’s
On December 28, Kohl’s loss prevention observed Timothy Ladlee, 42 of Easton, in the store concealing electronics merchandise in his jacket when he proceeded to leave the store without paying. He was apprehended outside the store. Ladlee was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to Northampton County Central Booking for arraignment.
search for a male. • Theft, other, in the 1700 block of Main Street. Report of unauthorized use of credit cards. • Non-reportable accident in the 1800 block of Main Street involving two vehicles.
• Reportable accident in the 300 block of Station Alley involving one vehicle. • Property found, on the walking trail near Hollow Lane. A white LG phone with a gray and red case found.
• Hit and run accident in the 1700 block of Main Street. Report of the driver side mirror of a home. Bender assaulted a male victim by striking him in the face several times and stabbing him in the hand with a syringe. The female victim was also assaulted by Bender. As Bender left the home, he yelled at the victims that he was going to come back and kill them. A warrant for Bender’s arrest was obtained and is still active. Bender is known to frequent Bath borough, Northampton borough and Walnutport. Anyone who sees Daniel D. Bender should contact their local law enforcement agency.
Domestic disturbance Northampton resident Charged with sexual In Bath borough The Colonial Regional Police Abuse of children Department responded to a home in the 200 block of South Walnut Street in the Bath borough for a domestic disturbance between a male and a female on December 25. When police arrived, the male that started the disturbance had run out the back door. The male was identified as Daniel D. Bender. According to the victim, Bender had gotten angry when they tried to tell him to leave the
Bryan Dannecker, 38 of Northampton, was charged with the following felony criminal offenses: Sexual abuse of children, indecent assault, endangering welfare of children and corruption of minors. These criminal charges were the result of an investigation conducted by PSPBethlehem involving a report of Dannecker sexually touching and photographing an eight year
legally parked vehicle struck.
• Criminal mischief in the 1700 block of Main Street. Report of the window of the rear door of a residence broken, no entry was made. • Hit and run accident in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue. Report of the driver side mirror of a legally parked vehicle struck.
• Harassment, Smith Lane and Lerchenmiller Drive. Report of a road rage incident involving a male harassing a female. • Fraud in the 3000 block of Eisenhower Drive. Report of Paypal fraud. old female. At the time of this release, Dannecker was at the Northampton County Central Booking Center awaiting arraignment. Assisting with this investigation were Northampton County Office of Children, Youth & Families, the Lehigh Township Police and the Digital Crime Task Force/Petzold Digital Forensics Lab.
DUI on Jacksonville And Schoenersville Roads
On November 26, CRPD was dispatched to a reckless driver on Jacksonville Road and Schoenersville Road where the vehicle was found in the parking lot of the Taylor Family Shell Station. Upon police arrival, Christopher Bedoya, 25 of Bethlehem, was found sitting in his running car, parked about 20 feet from the pump. Upon further investigation it was learned that Bedoya was under the influence of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. Bedoya was arrested and taken to Bethlehem DUI Center where he refused to give blood. Bedoya was charged via summons with DUI.
on Schoenersville Road. Rodriguez was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Lebron-Rivera. They were taken to Central Booking and arraigned before District Judge Capobianco. Both were placed in Northampton County Prison after they could not post bail which was set at $30,000.
Stolen wallet At Wal-Mart
CRPD responded to the WalMart in lower Nazareth to take a report for a theft of a wallet. Upon arrival, police were advised by the victim that her wallet was left under a register and it was no longer there. Police observed the actor on camera leave the store toward the bus stop before police arrived. There was a bus waiting at the stop near the store where the wallet bandit was discovered. Kenneth Long, 20 of Bangor, was taken into custody. He was in possession of drug paraphernalia at the time of the arrest and the victim’s belongings were recovered.
Results of DUI Checkpoint
The Pennsylvania State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31 along Race Street, Hanover Township and Lehigh County. The checkpoint resulted in 298 motorists, seven DUI arrests, 12 summary traffic citations and one warning.
Man found Sleeping in car on Sterners Way
Foot pursuit At Wal-Mart
CRPD responded to Wal-Mart on Dec. 31 for a retail theft in progress. Police were advised that Michael Desenzo, 41 of Slatington, was using a knife to open boxes to remove merchandise. As Loss Prevention watched Desenzo, he selected numerous items and concealed them on his person and in a backpack that he selected from the shelves. He proceeded to exit the store with the pack full of merchandise without rendering payment. As Loss Prevention attempted to stop Desenzo, he discarded the backpack and fled on foot. CRPD officers engaged Desenzo in a short foot pursuit before he was taken into custody.
Perfume stolen From Target
On Dec. 30 at the Target located in Lower Nazareth Township, CRPD was dispatched to investigate a retail theft. Store security stopped Jiminez-Melendez of Allentown for concealing four bottles of designer fragrances in his coat. Jiminez-Melendez then attempted to exit the store when he was stopped by store security. The total value of the theft was $234.98. He was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of bail.
Underage drinkers Charged
Officers were dispatched for a fight in progress involving multiple people and a possible weapon in the 4500 block of Cheryl On Jan. 1, CRPD responded Drive in Hanover Township. to a report of a man passed out in Upon arriving, they observed a his car in the parking lot of Tur- Toyota Corolla with its hazard key Hill at 6020 Sterners Way. lights activated, with multiple Upon arrival they located Keith people in and around the vehicle. Reinecker sleeping in his car and Once emergency lights on the when contact was made with patrol car were activated, several Reinecker, the officers observed a people in the vicinity quickly small baggie of suspected cocaine vacated the area. Officers spoke on the center console. It was also with the occupants and two rediscovered that he had four ac- maining females outside the vetive bench warrants out for his hicle, and observed all but the arrest from York and Lancaster driver of the vehicle to be under Counties. During a search of the the influence of alcohol. Two Heroin seized at car, officers also found suspected occupants of the vehicle, Jage Wawa marijuana and drug parapherna- Strohl and Cassandra Lombardi, On December 20, a Confiden- lia. He was taken into custody both age 18, admitted to drinktial Informant arranged for the and arraigned at Northampton ing alcoholic beverages and tested purchase of heroin from Hector County Central Booking. He positive on a PBT. Both were Rodriguez, 26 of Bethlehem, was charged with possession of a charged with Consumption of and Julio Lebron-Rivera, 47 of controlled substance, possession Alcohol by a Minor. Another ocAllentown. The CI purchased a of a small amount of marijuana cupant, a 16-year-old male, was “brick,” 50 packets of heroin for and possession of drug parapher- drifting in and out of consciousness. He also registered a positive $250 from Rodriguez at Wawa nalia. reading on a PBT. He was transported to Muhlenburg Hospital and charged with Consuption of Alcohol by a Minor. A fourth person, a 16-year-old female who was outside of the vehicle, was also charged. Other officers on 8142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton scene located a male involved in 610-837-7426 St. Peter’ s U.C.C. the original fight who was iden8142 Valley View Rd. Seemsville, Northampton tified as Keith Tabb. Tabb was 9:00 a.m. Sunday School610-837-7426 transported to Muhlenburg Hos10:15 a.m. Worship pital for injuries sustained during the fight. He refused to cooperate in the assault investigation and “There Are No Strangers Here, St. Peter’ s U.C.C. the other party was not located 8142 Valley View Rd. Only Friends We Haven’t Met!” Seemsville, Northampton on scene.
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Five Killer Marketing Ideas
What is the status of your business in 2017? Do you have a plan, are you implementing new ideas, are you taking a “jump off the cliff” risk, and what tactics do you plan to use to boost your business? I recently met someone whose business is not doing well. She asked for advice. I needed to know more about her business in order to give advice, so I began to learn what was going on.
1. She did not put the customer first. 2. She was missing from the business all the time. 3. She blamed everyone imaginable for her lack of success.
I’m glad I met her because after all of these years working in this marketing business, there is still so much to learn. However, number one on the list is, as a business owner, you must always show up.
FIVE KILLER MARKETING IDEAS FOR 2017: 1. Showing up is much more
than your personal presence. It’s about keeping your staff accountable to you. Your staff needs to know that your success depends on their success.
2. Get more social with social media. Increase activity, educate your audience, provide valuable content and create engagement.
3. Solidify relationships choose 10 of your colleagues and meet with them for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Ask them for advice, educate them about your business and, if appropriate, ask them to refer you. 4. Shoot a video - in general, those who are very social on social media know that videos are the best way to engage people. A short and sweet video could be the tipping point for your business.
5. Investment marketing invest a small amount of dollars into taking your marketing to a whole new level - boost posts on Facebook, host a complimentary thank you open house at your business, or maybe purchase ads in a local newspaper like The Home News. Before Christmas I walked into a store to purchase a gift. A woman came right up to me and said, “Are you Carol?” I replied, “Yes.” “You’re Carol Ritter?” Now I was really curious. She said she follows me on Facebook and asked me to tell her more about my client, the Bethlehem Food Co-op. The answer to “what’s up with your business” is a lot when you use social media. My advice to
you in the new year is to improve, increase, inspire and “grow your biz!” Carol is a Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, Fundraising Strategist, Social Media Quarterback and Small Business Advisor. She is Lehigh Valley's sought after consultant who assists organizations with results driven growth. Her strategies can be easily adapted to a for profit or non-profit environment. Carol specializes in high impact leadership, million dollar fundraising, smash the box marketing, and creating word of mouth epidemics for her clients. Visit Carol’s website at www.caroltalks.com and “LIKE” Carol at Caroltalks on Facebook. Carol S. Ritter, Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia and past board chair for St. Luke’s University Hospital Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice.
Bath Borough Municipal Authority has Rich history and Continues to Grow By KERI LINDENMUTH While the Bath Borough Municipal Authority looks forward to the new year with a recently adopted budget and plans for a new treatment plant, the authority has a long and rich history dating back decades. Over a century ago in 1913, Bath was already chlorinating and treating its creek water. The Hatch Havel Creek and two local springs were utilized as emergency sources of water. In 1927, those means of water were abandoned in favor of wells. Although Bath had discovered ways to treat and distribute its water, there was no official authority to manage this until decades later. It was not until June
of 1953 that the Bath Borough Council formed the Water Authority. Several years later, the Borough Council and authority made plans to construct a sewerage system, which was financed with $730,000 worth of bonds. Construction was completed in 1965. Now, Bath is one of the local municipalities that can perform both water and sewer services with its several water storage tanks and sewerage treatment plant, crossing borough lines and not only serving Bath, but also Upper Nazareth and East Allen Townships. The authority has grown from a series of springs and small wells to a system of more than 14.5 miles of sewer lines; 13.5 miles of water mains; three sewerage-pumping stations; 225 manholes; 91 fire hydrants; and two water storage tanks. The authority’s newest sewerage treatment plant was constructed in 1990. However, with the new year, George Gasper, chairman of the authority, and David Stack, business manager, hope that will change. In 2013, the authority was awarded a loan by the United States Department of Agriculture for the construction of a new treatment plant. However, the loan will expire after five years, which means the plant must be constructed and in-operation by 2018. The authority was previously working with an engineering firm in Trexlertown. However, that partnership terminated when the firm did not complete the plans in time for the engineering agreement with the authority. The authority found a new partner in Pottsville’s Benesch Engineering. Both Gasper and Stack are optimistic about the new treatment plant and the future of the water authority, which has seen over six decades of change and progress in the Borough of Bath.
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Scavello appointed Chairman of Senate Community, Economic And Recreational Development Committee
Submitted by CHRISTINE ZUBECK Senator Mario Scavello (R40) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee for the 2017-18 legislative session by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25). The committee oversees state initiatives designed to boost community development and spur job creation, as well as regulations governing the gaming industry within Pennsylvania. “I am grateful to be appointed Chairman of the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational
Development Committee and look forward to exploring ideas to promote economic development, tourism, job creation and most importantly, to increase economic growth and the health of our communities,” said Scavello. “In addition, gaming is providing funds to the state and local communities, and the committee will work to ensure that it continues to do so in a responsible manner.” Coming from an area that has a robust tourism industry, Senator Scavello indicated his desire to boost tourism across the Commonwealth and market the many attractions and natural beauty that Pennsylvania has to offer.
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GAB OVER by Pete THE FENCE G. Ossip Back to the routine. The Christmas – New Year’s holidays are over. Time to recapture our energy and take on the daily tasks. I don’t know how the holidays affected you, but I’m exhausted. Maybe it’s our old age ‘cause Elmira seems to be a mite sleepy-eyed, too. I don’t think a shot and a beer would help. We had enough drinking on New Year’s Eve. I even dozed off when the Eagles were playing the Dallas Cowboys, and I never do that. Almost missed the win, and I’d kick myself if that happened. Dallas didn’t use their best players, but the Eagles got some satisfaction by beating ‘em. . . .My sympathies to Ruth Kichline and family at the loss of their loved one, Ralph. And so, too, to the family of Phyllis Hilberg Henshue. The older we get, the more friends pass away. But that’s life. And over in Northampton, they lost a friend who was always good for a joke, Louie Kornfeind, owner of the bar and grill for over 50 years. . . . Penn State played a great game, especially Saquon Barkley from Whitehall, but like so many football games, an interception and a last second field goal did ‘em in and Southern Cal won the Rose Bowl, the grandaddy of all the bowls. Congrats for a great season, anyhow, to the guys from Happy Valley. It wasn’t the outcome dartball players from Bath and Hecktown were hoping for. They postponed their games together to this Wednesday. Maybe Hecktown wanted more practice time to catch up with Christ Church. . . .I hear Clark Smith is doing better in St. Luke’s Hospi-
tal. Here’s hoping for a successful recovery. . . . Don’t look now, but next Friday is the 13th. That’s no way to start out a new year, but Paul Csencsits will see a positive in it at breakfast in Coplay. . . .While the East Bath Rod & Gun Club gang enjoys breakfast at the T & C, Mike Topping and Norm Graver will be out in Hamburg at Cabela’s doing what they can and listening what’s up in fishing and hunting here in the southeastern part of the Keystone State. . . . Editorial cartoonists are having a field day drawing different looks for our president-elect, Donald Trump, and come to think of it, they did, too, with President Barack Obama. . . . Gas prices are going up with another state tax, but the same goes over in Jersey. So what else is new? . . . .I feel better now with a cup of hot tea under the belt. So, Happy New Year, everybody, and let’s get back to work. Have a great week!
BATH BOWLING G&L Signs undefeated In second half of Bath Industrial League
G & L Sign Factory scored a second 4 to 0 sweep in week 17 of the Bath Industrial League and is the leader of the pack in the second half. They shut out the Lagerheads behind Jason Eberts, 227-225–675; Brian Silvius, 226–614; Paul Duda, 201-201– 601, and Jason Glendenmeyer, 211-202–600. Lagerheads – Mike Derwinski, 257-220–686; Mario Forte, 205–º591; John Wesolowski, 207-201–565; Mike Jamiol, 192–544; and Todd Everhart, 441. Taylor Honey kept pace by defeating D&R Precision Ma-
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chining, 4 to 0, with Milt Kelly, 236-218–650; John Troxell, 222–579; Kyle Taylor, 204–562; and Ed Taylor, 198–557. D&R – “Butch” Post, 227–599; Will Hughes, 207-200–597; Dave Roman, 214-204–576; Harry Emery IV, 181–519; Ken Nansteel, 449. Also with a 4 to 0 shutout was Fensty’s Restoration vs. over Harhart’s, led by Matt Paulus, 226-253–680; Warren Nelson, 202–564; Marty Csencsits, 214– 552; Mark Flamisch, 194–546; Joe Schwartz, 425. Harhart’s – Butch” Holland, 223-200–593; Bill Bachman, 209-203–579; Tony Holva, 460. Holy Family beat Bath Drug, 3 to 1 with Chris Dilliard, 298244–773; James Bendekovitz, 230–623; Kevin Searles, 246– 620; David Betz, 226-203–608; Jordan Meixsell, 183–501. Druggists – Cade Shemanski, 206202–608; Bob Meixsell, 217– 574; Andrew White, 216–571; Marty Beal, Jr., 189–544; Don Arndt, 474.
STANDINGS W L. Christ UCC, Bath 30 12 Dryland, Hecktown 24 12 Salem Luth., Bethlehem 28 17 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 21 21 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 21 21 St. Stephen’s, Beth’hem 22 23 St. Paul’s, North’n 17 19 Bath Lutheran 21 24 Messiah, Bethlehem 19 23 Salem UCC, Moorest’n 14 25 Farmersville 11 31
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When I was the age of 15, in the gang of girls I traveled around with, only one girl was old enough to drive a car. Jean was a year older than the rest of us and she already passed her driver’s test. She always used her mother’s car, a 1946 Packard, whenever we went to the movies or to the beach. The car was a big boat and sported high fenders. One particular evening we decided to go to the drive-in movies. We arrived a little late and most of the parking spaces were already taken. We finally found a space near the refreshment stand and Jean began to pull into the space. Somehow she drove in on an angle and got too close to the speaker stand. The car got wedged against the speaker stand and no matter how she tried to get away from the stand, she got wedged closer. Finally, parked at an awkward angle, we decided to leave the car at the odd angle and wait until the movie was over. Hoping that all the other cars would leave the parking lot, we would then try to wiggle our way
DARTBALL Dryland delays games With Christ UCC in Suburban darts What was destined to be a clash of the two top teams on Monday didn’t materialize when the three-game series with Christ UCC of Bath at Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown was postponed until this Wednesday in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. The reason? They wanted to see Penn State vs. U.S.C. in the Rose Bowl. In the meantime, Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem made hay at last place Farmersville, winning 5-3, 7-4, and 10-2. Top hitters for Salem were Scott Hoffert, 9 for 15; Bryan Frankenfield, 9 for 16; Bill Hoke, Jr., 6 for 10, and solo homers by Tyler Frankenfield and Austin Hoffert. Farmersville: Dave Campbell, 6 for 11; Tom George, 5 for 12, and Kyle Campbell, a home run. St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem played at Bath Lutheran. Bath won 9-0 and 6-3 before Bethlehem won 3-2. Local hitters were Jordan Meixsell, 5 for 11, and Todd Flyte, 5 for 13. St. Stephen’s – Brian Connor, 4 for 11. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship of Bethlehem won 3-1, then lost 1-0 and 6-2 at Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem. Emmanuel – Jim Hill, 5 for 12 with a homer and Joey Hoffert, 4 for 11. Ebenezer – Carl Fraley, 4 for 11; Kim Deetz, 4 for 12, and Charlie Costanzo, a homer. Salem UCC, Moorestown, at St. Paul’s UCC, Northampton was cancelled. Messiah Lutheran had the bye.
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out of the dilemma. The movie finally ended and after most of the other cars had left the lot, we tried again to unwedge the car from its place. Forward and backward Jean wiggled the car, but it only got worse. We were hung up on a post. The projectionist guy came out of his booth and tried to direct us out of our predicament, but it was no use- we were wedged in! Finally, Jean had to make a choice; to put the car in reverse and ram the car backwards, or put it in drive and step on the gas, full throttle. The choice turned out to be forward. Well, we finally got out of the parking space but not without totally creaming the right rear fender of her mother’s nice Packard. The next question was how to explain the smashed fender to her mother. We had assessed the situation and determined that it would be better to try to explain to her mother than sit at the outdoor movie theater all night hoping someone would help us out of our tight spot in the morning. Well, we giggled all the way home but Jean was not laughing. She had to face her mother in the morning and do a lot of explaining. I wonder what ever happened to that 1946 Packard.
Top bowling scores at Bath American Legion Post 470 - Dec. 25 Submitted by EDWARD MUSSELMAN Men: Ed Musselman 779-719646, Chris Dilliard 773, Chris Kline 728, Noah Durnin 722, Al Davidson 709, Joe Cortright 701, Lee Hilbert 699, Andy Edelman 697, Brent Connolly 690, Mike Derwinski 686, Matt Paulus 680, Jason Carfara 676, Bryan Rice 673, Jason Eberts 672, Harry Emery IV 668, Steve Kerbacher Jr. 653, Milt Kelly 650, Doug Head 645, Jim Bendekovitz 623, Taylor Hostler 622. Women: Donna Kemmerer 608, Charmaine Bartholomew 516-513, Dee Allogio 516.
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BATH AREA Greater Bath Chamber partners with Governor Wolf Historical Society for a Candlelit Cocktail Hour fundraising event
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Submitted by RENEE KEIDERLING Join the Greater Bath Chamber for a HALO networking fundraiser benefiting Governor Wolf Historical Society on January 18 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful chandelier candlelit room with cozy fireplaces, hors devours, wine, beer, guided tours and a short program on the restoration of the Ralston McKeen House. The history of the Governor Wolf property is significant, as it was the beginning of public education in Pennsylvania in the 1800s. All donations will go to the Governor Wolf Historical
Society for the restoration of the Ralston McKeen House, built in 1795. The two-story home is being brought back to its original form, the Society will restore the kitchen wing, one-story-loft and walk-in-fireplace configuration. Join the Greater Bath Chamber and the Governor Wolf Historical Society for a HALO networking fundraiser on January 18 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. HALO is an acronym for Helping and Leading Others. To register for this event please contact Renee Keiderling at reneek@ lehighvalleychamber.org or 484548-4090.
When: Wednesday January 18, 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Where: Governor Wolf Historical Society 6600 Jacksonville Rd. Bath, PA 18014. Event: $5 suggested donation. To register please contact Renee Keiderling at 484-548-4090 or reneek@lehighvalleychamber. org or visit our website at www. lehighvalleychamber.org.
Valley region. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises. With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000 individuals, The Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
Scavello, American Legion To offer Veterans Assistance Day January 10 at Tannersville District office Submitted by KRISTINE BUSH Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) and the American Legion will be holding a Veterans Assistance Day on January 10 at the senator’s Tannersville district office.
This service is offered on the second Tuesday of each month. The district office is located at 2989 Route 611, Suite 103 Tannersville, PA 18372. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a service officer with the American Legion Pennsylvania Department will be on site to assist veterans with issues including: compensation and pension claims, education benefits, enrollment in the VA health care system, burial and survivor benefits, state benefits, and obtaining military personnel and medical records. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. Please contact the Tannersville office to schedule an appointment at 570620-4326.
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By RENEE KEIDERLING 2016 brought us many opportunities and partnerships within the business community that we are grateful to be an integral part of. The Nazareth Business Council is proud to support local events such as Nazareth Days in the Circle, Live on the Lawn Concert, YMCA Pumpkin Pie 5k, Moravian Historical Society’s Arts & Craft Fair and Christmas in Nazareth. NBC is also thankful for the leadership and passion that our now Past President, Megan van Ravenswaay, director of the Moravian Historical Society, has brought to our mission. Under Megan's leadership and with support of the NBC we were able to achieve a lot in 2016. To name a few, we grew our presence valley wide, engaged and recruited members as well as grew our board and kicked off our successful 2nd Thursday Mixer series. Thank you, Megan! In 2017 we welcome new leadership, Susan Jarvis, CPA. Sue has been with NBC since its inception in 2012 and is also a small business owner in Nazareth. Sue serves on the Chambers Executive Board, bringing expertise from the top level of Chamber’s leadership. Please join us in welcoming Sue. As NBC continues to support our small businesses in 2017, please join us at our 2nd Thurs-
day Mixer at Stehly's Bakery & Eatery on Jan. 12 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., taste what's new on Main Street. RSVP to Renee at reneek@lehighvalleychamber. org. Please join us in welcoming our new member Keller Zoning and Inspection, located at 21 N. Broad Street, Nazareth. We invite you to stop by our Main Street office at 18 South Main Street in Nazareth to learn more about the Nazareth Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and how we are working to promote business and improved quality of life in Nazareth. You may also call 484548-4090 for more information. About the Chamber: The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to serve as the voice for business by continuously improving the economic climate and creating growth opportunities for the Greater Lehigh Valley region. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises. With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000 individuals, The Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
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Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT Look for the new road signs in Lehigh Township. Located at places approved by the township supervisors, two road signs have been placed around the township to raise awareness of the Lehigh Township Historical Centre and St. Paul's Schoolhouse. At St. Paul's Schoolhouse on
Almond Road, there is a historical marker that was installed in 2011 to the left of the historic schoolhouse. The 1865 schoolhouse was restored by the Lehigh Township Historical Society, and was opened as a museum in 2010. The historical marker, green with white lettering, describes its historical significance in the Township.
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NAZARETH AREA ANDYâ€™S CORNER By ANDY WEAVER The 2017 portion of the basketball/wrestling season is underway. The Nazareth Boys
Basketball team played in the Hempfield Christmas Tournament, where they were defeated on December 27, then lost to Central York on December 28. The boys played at Central on January 3 and will next travel to East Stroudsburg South on
January 6 before the first home game of 2017, to be played on January 10 vs. Pocono Mountain West. The Nazareth Girls Basketball team played in the Nanticoke Christmas Tournament, where they lost to Nanticoke for the
first loss of the season on December 26. However, the girls then beat Riverside in their gym on December 28 and hosted Central at 7 p.m. on January 3. Next the girls will host East Stroudsburg South on January 6. The Nazareth Wrestling team participated in the Bethlehem Holiday Classic at Liberty, where they finished in fourth place. Sammy Sasso and Brock Wilson won the championship at their weight classes. Sammy got the Outstanding Wrestler Award, Cade Wilson finished in fifth, Ian Pulli finished in sixth and Trevor Tarsi finished seventh. The Wrestling team visited East Stroudsburg South on January 4 at 7 p.m. and will host Easton at 7 p.m.
on Education Night on Thursday, January 5. That match will be live on Service Electric TV Channel 50 with Darren Danner and Doug Heater doing the call. The wrestlers will then host Pleasant Valley at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, which will be Alumni Night. For up to the minute news, check out my website at https://nazarethsports.wordpress.com/.
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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 610-262-2882 Sat. - Vesper services 5 p.m. Sun. - Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. January 6, 2017: Great Compline Nativity service at 7 p.m. January 7, 2017: Divine Liturgy Nativity service at 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-
837-6051 Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Northampton. 610-262-8500 Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. with HC, Sunday School 10:30 a.m. COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610837-7517 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 and Contemporary at 9:30 a.m., Wed.- 7 p.m. FAITH REFORMED, Walnutport, 610-767-3505 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, Northampton. 610-262-4412 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 9:30 a.m. GRACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Northampton 610-262-7186 (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.
SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610-759-1652 Sun. – 8/10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.
HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610759-7363 Sun. – Worship 8/9:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m., HC 1st & 3rd Sunday
SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. 610-767-8003 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m.
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 610 767-7203 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. 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 610-262-2227 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. 484-5971440 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.
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. 610-8371061 Sun. - Worship 8/10:15 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. 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. 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.
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ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville 610767-4572 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 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
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Christmas is past. Some may feel let down or dejected when Christmas is over. Maybe Christmas didn’t meet their expectations, or maybe they are sad that the good feelings they experienced during the festivities didn’t last. Why is it that we can’t get lasting satisfaction from the things we possess or the things we experience? Why do we keep longing for more? Why is it that the nicest presents don’t keep us happy or satisfied? It’s not long until we are looking for something else to fulfill us. Some have expressed this as a “hole” in our lives that only God can fill. Jesus said this, “If any man thirst (that’s talking about longing), let him come unto me, and drink.” (John 7:37) Jesus went on to explain the satisfaction that would be found by those who would come to Him and believe on Him. What should we do when we feel let down, when there’s a longing that nothing satisfies? We should use those times to turn to Jesus, to look for Him. The greatest present is His presence. That gift will last. One song, written by Joel Hemphill, says it this way: “I searched for Him and knew not what I searched for. I longed for Him and knew not what I longed for. When I found Jesus, I knew that I would search no more. He filled a longing down in my soul!” This Baby—Jesus, God the Son—is not just a Gift to be celebrated at Christmas and then packed away until next Christmas. NO! He is, as the Scripture says, “Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) That’s not just for Christmas, but for always. As we enter the new year, we can seek and find the satisfaction for which we long. His Name is Jesus! God’s Word says this, “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) --Submitted by Melody Lundmark
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Obituaries Gloria B. Buzzard
JULY 16, 1922 – DEC. 17, 2016 Gloria B. Buzzard, 94, of Nazareth and formerly of the village of Johnsonville, died on Saturday, Dec. 24 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Walter W. Buzzard, who died in 1987. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her flower garden and loved her cats. Born July 16, 1922 in Johnsonville, she was a daughter of the late George R. and Hazel (Handelong) LaBarre. Gloria was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Johnsonville, and the Blue Valley Garden Club. Surviving are a son, Wayne D. Buzzard, of Bethlehem; two granddaughters, Diane Hahn of Belvidere, N.J. and Brandy Giovanni of Nazareth. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Kimberly Hahn; a sister, Cora Gold, and a brother, George W. LaBarre. Services were held on Friday morning in the Fiore Funeral Home, Bangor, with the Rev. Michael Scholtes officiating, followed by burial in East Bangor Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
JANUARY 5, 1931 – DEC. 23, 2016 Phyllis H. Henshue, 85, of Wind Gap, died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 in Slatebelt Health & Rehabilitation Center, Bangor. She was the wife of Walter Henshue for 65 years. A 1948 graduate of Northampton High School, Phyllis acquired her real estate broker license and from 1972-1995, along with her husband, owned and operated Henshue Realtors, which later became Century 21 Henshue, in Nazareth. Born January 3, 1931 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Marcus and Beatrice (Mann) Hilberg of Beersville. Phyllis and Walter also loved
to square dance, a pastime they enjoyed for more than 23 years. While living in Texas, they were members of the United Methodist Church in Rockport, where they were in charge of preparing and serving meals for more than 100 people. Shortly after moving to Wind Gap, she sustained serious injuries in a fall. She was a member of St. Luke’s U.C.C. Church in Belfast, where Phyllis was proud to serve as the first female deacon and elder of the church. She also served as a Sunday school teacher and later taught adult classes. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Thomas of Wind Gap and Walter Todd of Saylorsburg; two daughters, Terry Jane Racciato of Carlsbad, Calif., and Patricia Ann Medellin of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Harriet Meckes of Northampton and Bernice Bollman of Pittsburgh; a brother, Steven Hilberg, of Beersville; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 25 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning, Dec. 29 in St. Luke’s U.C.C. Church, Belfast, with The Rev. Frank Gassler and Pastor Paul Milligan officiating. Burial followed in Belfast Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 471 Belfast Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064.
Ralph H. Kichline
JUNE 29, 1936 – DEC. 27, 2016 Ralph H. Kichline, 80, of Moore To w n s h i p died on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Ruth Ann (Bittner) for 58 years. A 1954 graduate of Allentown High School, he also attended Muhlenberg College. He worked as a welder for various companies around the Lehigh Valley before starting his own business, Ralph H. Kichline Accounting and Tax Preparation. Ralph owned and operated his business for many years in Moore Township, and later in Bath, before retiring. Born on June 29, 1936 in
Clinton, N.J., he was a son of the late Douglas M. and Virginia (Mahlon) Kichline. Ralph held two elected positions in Moore Township, serving as a justice of the peace and auditor. He was a former member of the Bath Area Jaycees. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Janine Bowser of East Allen Township, Joette Bindics of Allentown, and Jen Peters with whom he resided; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ronald Kichline, of Macungie. A memorial service in celebration of his life was held on Monday, Jan. 2 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment will be private. Contributions in memory of Ralph may be made to a charity of one’s choice and practice random acts of kindness to help make the world a better place.
Elizabeth Geiger Morrell
DEC. 3, 1941 – DEC. 27, 2016 Elizabeth Geiger Morrell, 75, of Nazareth, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township. She was the wife of the late Damon L. Morrell, Jr. who died in 2015, and the late Edgar Geiger, who died in 1983. A 1988 graduate of Nazareth High School through the diploma program, Elizabeth delivered newspapers for the Easton Express Times, and also drove school bus for the Easton Area School District. She worked in a warehouse for Laneco, and was the former owner and operator of Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Wind Gap and former owner of Geiger’s Ice Cream & Variety Store. Born Dec. 3, 1941 in Irwin, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William and Ann Elizabeth (Steiner) Reece. Elizabeth was a social member of Vigilance Hose Fire Co. of Nazareth. She loved to bake and spend time with her children. She will be missed by her best buddy, “Simba.” Surviving are a daughter, Annie Geiger, of Michigan; a son, Edgar Geiger, of Nazareth; stepdaughter, Sally Frindt, of Easton; seven grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Shetler of Greensburgh, Pa., Gladys Machlet of Illinois, and Lorraine Morse of Texas; a sisterin-law, Alice Reece, of Trafford, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Reece. Services were held on Tuesday morning, Jan. 3 in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial in Forks Cemetery, Stockertown. Donations may be made to Vigilance Hose Fire Co. #1, or the Nazareth Ambulance Corps c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
OCT. 21, 1923 – DEC. 27, 2016 Stella Mitch, 93, of Nazareth died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. She was the wife of the late Michael Mitch. She retired from Lucent Technologies. Born Oct. 21, 1923 in Bowmanstown, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Teofilia Srogi. Stella was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bath. Surviving are a son, Michael A., of Treichlers; four daughters, Kathleen Cole of Nazareth, Monica Mitch of Slatington, Linda Ammermann of Mount Bethel, and Yvonne Mitch-Bachman of Allentown; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Helen McKeever. Preceding her in death were two brothers, John and Paul Srogi. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 31 in the Sacred Heart Church, Bath. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be presented to the church, c/o the funeral home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Barbara A. Staples
APRIL 13, 1944 – DEC. 27, 2016 Barbara A. Staples, 72, of Bangor, formerly of Bushkill Township, was stricken at home and died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 in the Anderson Campus of St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem Township. She was the wife of the late Stanley R. Staples for 53 years before he died in 2015. She worked in the housekeeping department of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, for more than 20 years before retiring in 2012. Born on April 13, 1944 in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Robert, Sr. and Dorothy (Gehret) Silfies. Barbara was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Nazareth, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Harold V. Knecht American Legion Post #413, Nazareth. She enjoyed playing Bingo, solving word search puzzles, and she cherished spending time with her granddaughter and family. Surviving are a son, Robert J. Staples of Bangor, with whom she resided; two step-daughters, Denise Snyder and Debra Boggley; a granddaughter; two brothers, Robert Silfies, Jr. and Ray Silfies; four sisters, Jean Flyte, Catherine Werner, Patricia Hah and Valeta Inhoff; many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by five brothers, Stanley, Elwood, Ralph, William, David, Sr. and Donald, Sr.; five sisters, Lorraine Lieberman, Marie Ott, Charlotte Getz, Susan Montz, and Eleanor Kline. Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown,
followed by interment in Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 S. Broad St., Nazareth, PA 18064.
Stephen F. Steltzman
MARCH 22, 1948 – DEC. 29, 2016 Stephen F. Steltzman, 68, of Nazareth, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 in St. Luke’s HospitalAnderson Campus. He was the husband of Lorna Katherine “Kathy” (Deacon) Steltzman for 25 years. A 1966 graduate of Notre Dame High School, he was an electronics technician and owned the former “Luv TV” in Nazareth. Born on March 22, 1948 in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Ella (Lechner) Steltzman. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stephen F. Steltzman III and Scott D. Steltzman, both of Nazareth; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Ellen Hyndshaw, of Bethlehem. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family, as arranged by the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, c/o the funeral home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Gladys G. Stout
AUG. 10, 1927 – DEC. 26, 2016 Gladys G. Stout, 89, of Nazareth, and formerly of Bangor, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Albert W. Stout, who died in 1979. A 1945 graduate of Bangor High School, she had worked in various garment factories in the Slate Belt area for many years and was a member of UNITE, the garment workers union. Born on Aug. 10, 1927 in Stewartsville, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Erwin and Pearl (Weidner) Finken. Gladys was the “Fairest of the Month” in the February, 1945 issue of the Slate Belt Homefront magazine during World War II. Continued on page 13
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Surviving are a daughter, Anna Clucas, of Bangor; a son, Russell Stout, of East Bangor; a grandson; two sisters, Marion Wagner of Pen Argyl and Dorothy Johnson of Virginia; two brothers, Earl Finken of Hellertown and Walter Finken of Florida; two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Ervin, Charles, Harold, Donald, Floyd and Russell Finken. Memorial graveside services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. at the East Bangor Cemetery, with the Rev. David Felker officiating. Arrangements are by the Fiore Funeral Home, Bangor. The family requests that you make donations in memory of Gladys to a charity of one’s choice.
Janet L. Wagner
DEC. 27, 1947– DEC. 26, 2016 Janet L. Wagner, 68, of Northampton, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Richard Wagner, who died on Dec. 9, 2013. A 1965 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem, she attended Bethlehem Business School. Janet was employed by the Allentown State Hospital as a secretary for children and adult services for 33 years until retiring in 2000. Born on Dec. 27, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Richard M. and Elizabeth R. (Dietz) Bowser. Janet was a life member of the BVFHA, and was secretary and recording secretary of the ladies auxiliary. Surviving are two sons, Robert Wagner of Whitehall and Tyrone Deutch of Northampton; three grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Pulley of Bethlehem and Barbara Maza of Northampton; and a brother, Richard Bowser, of Bath. She was predeceased by a grandson, Robert B. Marich, and a sister, Joan Bowser. Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.
Jack T. Williams
JUNE 30, 1934 – DEC. 26, 2016 Jack T. Williams, 82, of Plainfield Township, died on Monday, Dec. 26 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Bernice J. (LaBar) Williams for 20 years. He attended Bangor High School. Jack was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. where he worked in the cindering plant for more than 30 years prior to its closing. He later served as a custodian for the Pen Argyl School District before retiring in 1996. Born on June 30, 1934 in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Owen, Sr. and Dorothy
(Smith) Williams. Jack was a member of Hope U.C.C. Church, Wind Gap, and he enjoyed music and playing guitar. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Cynthia Rudolph of Mechanicsburg, Debra Bell of Belton, Texas, Wendy Achenbach and Stephanie Henshue, both of Wind Gap; two sons, Kim Vosper of Nazareth and Keith Vosper of Sciota; 15 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; a brother, Wayne Williams, of Easton; four sisters, Virginia Turoczi of Bath, Dolores Navarre of Allentown; Joyce Albert of Bethlehem, Elizabeth Everett of Bath; and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife of 37 years, LaRue (Clewell) Williams, and two brothers, Owen “Sonny” Jr. and Dale Williams. Funeral services were held on Friday morning, Dec. 30 in Hope U.C.C. Church, Wind Gap, followed by interment in Wind Gap Cemetery, Pen Argyl. Arrangements were made by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope United Church of Christ, 701 Cherry St., Wind Gap, PA 18091.
Frances R. Bickert
JULY 29, 1935 – DEC. 31, 2016 Frances R. Bickert, 81, of Bushkill Township, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 in the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of the late Clayton H. Bickert for 47 years before he died in 2001. A 1953 graduate of Nazareth High School, Frances was employed by the Sabatino Insurance Agency in Pen Argyl, where she worked for several years before retiring. Previously, she worked at the former Cami Sportswear in Bushkill Township. Born on July 29, 1935 in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Helen (Hawk) Breuer. Frances was a former member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Farmersville, as well as a member of the Red Hat Flappers of Nazareth, St. Paul’s 3rd Ambassadors Club in Palmer Township, and the Fifty-Niners Fellowship Unity U.C.C. of Easton. She loved to bake and enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and traveling. Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia A. Seiple of Bushkill Township and Gail A. Stewart of Palmer Township; two sons, Mark R. Bickert and Thomas E. Bickert, both of Bushkill Township; nine grandchildren; a brother, Frederick Breuer, of Easton; a sister, Mary Ellen Stout, of Hamburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held this (Thursday) morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice, c/o Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Denice R. Budihas FEB. 3, 1965 – DEC. 29, 2016 Denice R. (Creyer) Budihas, 51, of Lehigh Township, died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. She was the wife of James T. Budihas. She graduated from Northampton Community College with a degree in medical technology and worked at Palmerton Hospital for 21 years, leaving her job as the department head of chemistry for a position at Orasure Technologies in Bethlehem, where she worked for the past 10 years. Born on Feb. 3, 1965 in Altus, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Larry and Kathleen (Rockel) Creyer of Lehigh Township. Denice will be remembered for having the most contagious laugh and smile. She was known to brighten up any room she entered. Denice was a talented cook and everyone looked forward to devouring her baked goods. She was an active and dedicated member of Hope Evan. Lutheran Church, Cherryville, where she served on the Altar Guild for many years. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her children, Jessica Medina of Dickson City, Pa., Tyler Medina of Boardman, Ohio, 1/c Brad S. Budihas, U.S. Navy, Bahrain of Virginia Beach, Va., Eric Budihas of Northampton; aunts and uncles, and several cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 in Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Dr., Cherryville. Call, 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday in church. Private interment. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. In lieu of flowers, Denice’s wishes were for donations to be made to the Church Memorial Fund, 4131 Lehigh Dr., Cherryville, PA 18035; American Cancer Society, LV Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Louis F. Kornfeind, Jr.
SEPT. 2, 1923 – DEC. 27, 2016 Louis F. Kornfeind, Jr., 93, of Northampton died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. He was the husband of the late Olga (Palanica) Kornfeind. He was the owner of Kornfeind’s Bar & Grill in Northampton for 53 years. He also worked at Newhart Foods for 10 years. Louis served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Born Sept. 2, 1923 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Louis F. and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind. He was a member of the Taverns Association for many years. He was also active in the Tri-Boro
Sportsman Association. Louis was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and attended the Men of Malvern Retreat for 32 consecutive years. Even at 93, Louis never slowed down or let his age stop him from meeting people, making friends, and peppering conversations with a well-timed joke or a genuine interest in everyone he met. Whether known as Louis, Butch, Louie, Dad, or Pop-Pop, he cared deeply for many and left a truly memorable mark on the lives of his friends and family. Surviving are three sons, Glenn, Louis and Murry; three daughters, Marcia Rich with whom he resided, Marybeth Ralston, and Nanette; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Paluda and Mary Kelchner; three brothers, John, Joseph and Edward. He was predeceased by a sister, Hermina Stoisits; brothers, Steve and Frank Kornfeind; and a daughter-in-law, Margret Kornfeind. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Friends and family may call tonight (Thursday) from 6-8 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Memorials may be presented to the church, c/o the funeral home or to Life Path, c/o Louis Kornfeind.
Joseph E. Snyder
MAY 26, 1958 – DEC. 24, 2016 Joseph E. Snyder, 58, of North Catasauqua, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Anne L. (Lundy) Snyder who died in July 2010. He was a scheduler for Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection of Bethlehem for more than 15 years before retiring in 2015. Born May 26, 1958 in Allentown, he was a son of the late Eugene R. Snyder and Gloria J. (Fiedler) Snyder of Schnecksville. Joseph was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Northampton, where he served as a former Consistory member for several years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Bob L. Snyder, of Schnecksville; a sister, Judy A. Wallace of Encinitas, Calif., and a nephew and niece. A memorial service was held
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in St. Paul’s U.C.C. on Thursday, Dec. 29, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, c/o the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Sandra L. Winter
OCT. 1, 1944 – DEC. 25, 2016 Sandra L. Winter, 72, of Moore Township, formerly of Woodbridge, Va., died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 in the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of the late Larry T. Winter for 45 years before he died in 2010. A 1962 graduate of Phillipsburg High School, Sandra was a legal secretary for various law firms in the Lehigh Valley before retiring in 2010 from the law firm of Karess, Reich & Furst in Allentown. Sandra was born in Phillipsburg, N.J. on October 1, 1944. She was a member of Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, and she enjoyed gambling and reading. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle M. Winter, of Kunkletown; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph R. Winter. Services will be private, at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions may be made in memory of Sandra to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
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