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Bath Council approves Ordinance on permit For flood plain building By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Bath Borough Council on Monday approved an ordinance that requires a permit for all persons, partnerships, businesses or corporations if they would attempt to build or develop within an identified flood plain area in the borough. They also approved a resolution which schedules fees for obtaining a flood plain permit. The rates vary, Borough Manager Tom Petrucci said. Another resolution establishes a sign assessment and management policy on uniform traffic control devices. A third resolution approved authorizes Petrucci to submit a 2014 automated red light enforcement grant application to PennDOT in an amount of $75,000 for school crossing signs with flashing lights. An amendment of the recycling ordinance will be required to provide for prevention of air pollution so that a recycling grant can be pursued under Act 902. Councilwoman Carol Bear-Heckman said, “This is an example of how this administration is going after every possible dollar to save taxpayers money.” Early in the meeting, Barry Fenstermaker discussed putting garbage out earlier on the day before scheduled pick-up. Later, a draft ordinance on municipal sanitary waste will be prepared to change that time to 3 p.m. instead of the current 5 p.m. Fenstermaker also said the
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garbage truck should pick up at the rear of homes because when cans are placed along curbs at busy streets, the truck is a traffic hazard. Council said that may be good, but in the case of some alleys or rear streets the surface is not strong enough for a heavy truck. In a final comment, Fenstermaker said he finds garbage laying on the street when cans are tossed into the garbage truck. Other persons were welcomed to offer comments. Shawn Vogrin noted a closed business that still has a sign up. Council President Robert Fields said that Council may enact an amendment to the sign ordinance. Jeff Buffington of Old Forge Drive voiced approval of rental property inspections, citing a case in his area where it would help. Fields said a committee of Council is working on that. Larry Whiteside asked about repairing or resurfacing of S. Chestnut Street. Fields said that is scheduled for July from the Northampton & Chestnut St. traffic light down to the Red Wolf hotel. Also noting W. Northampton St., Fields said that will only come after Rt. 248 alignment. James Pasquariello, president of the Bath Fire Social Hall, presented a $500 check to Fire Chief Ed Demchak. He also announced a motorcycle benefit will take place at the fire hall to benefit Dream Continued on page 2
Brian Frack, Doris Frack, George Frack, Sr., Jason Frack and George Frack, Jr. receive a citation from State Rep. Julie Harhart recognizing their milestone 30th anniversary.
Nazareth Pallet Celebrates 30th Anniversary
By Alice Wanamaker The Home News
Nazareth Pallet Company is celebrating 30 years in business. In May 1984, Doris and George Frack, Sr. of Nazareth founded the company. From their humble beginnings with 27 employees, the company has since outgrown the smaller facility. Nazareth Pallet is now located in the borough of Northampton and has 135 employees. The focus of operations at Nazareth Pallet is on recycling and remanufacturing pallets for use as new pallets and mulch. They are members of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association as well as the National Federation of Independent Business and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. An anniversary recognition picnic and luncheon was held last Friday at the facility for the entire staff to enjoy. Owners George Jr., Brian and Jason Frack were joined by
their parents, local dignitaries, company executives and staff to celebrate the momentous occasion. George Jr. recognized the employees’ hard work and dedication as one of the contributing factors to the success of the company. “Work hard, pay bills, earn a living and supporting our families is what its all about.” He said as he looked on to a crowd of over 100. He also noted that the employees have a “strong company spirit” that helps them continue to prosper and grow. Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock kicked off the celebration by presenting a citation and declaring Saturday May 30, 2014 “Nazareth Pallet Day.” He recognized the company’s longevity, their importance to the economic vitality of the borough and the many ways in which they practice good environmental stewardship through their business practices. Nazareth pallet not only recycles used
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pallets by making new ones and by making mulch, they also use the old pallets for flooring and most recently, supplying electricity. State Representative Julie Harhart also presented a citation to Nazareth Pallet Company, recognizing them as a vital part of Pennsylvania’s economy, “You [small businesses] are the main business throughout PA, you are our backbone.” Nazareth Pallet is located at 800 Held Drive in Northampton and sits on 18 acres. The company offers tours of the plant by appointment by calling 610-262-9799.You can also visit them online at www. nazpallet.com.
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Come True on July 19. He said it is heartwarming to see the youngsters who are helped by Dream Come True, and cited one boy who got his first motorcycle ride that way. The cost is $20 a person for the event. In his fire and EMS report, Demchak listed 490 manhours: 75-1/2 for seven Bath fire calls; 8 man-hours for EMS calls; 112, drills; 180, administration; 25, equipment repair; 45-1/2, meetings; 30, work detail; 14, fire police. He also noted that the firemen put up a banner on Walnut Street for the Bath Farmers Market.
Other Business • The Greenways, Trails & Recreation Program is due by July 21 for the proposed disk golf course at Firefighters Park. • Petrucci said 253 ft. of main and lateral lines would be needed for a boiler replacement at the public works/fire department building on Center St. at $100 a foot. • Main Street Lehigh Valley grants for a borough website revision are proposed, with $2,000 from Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and $3,000 from the Bath Business & Community Partnership. • Application has been made for a $10,000 Northampton County Hotel Tax grant to aid the farmers market. • A proposed sign ordinance zoning amendment
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will be advertised. • It was noted that the proposed Dunkin’ Donuts land development at 107 E. Main St. is ready to go now that they have borough and PennDOT approvals. • Petrucci reported that FEMA has notified Bath that they owe more than $27,000 for the Keystone Park pavilion project, because of some items (stones and sidewalk) that were not eligible for reimbursement. The borough was given $250,000 for the pavilion that was built following a storm that destroyed it. Petrucci will appeal to FEMA for a lesser amount, but in the meantime $27,000 will be transferred to the parks fund. • An ordinance will be prepared establishing fees and giving Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd. the task of collecting delinquent sanitation payments. Previously, liens were placed on properties, and the borough does not want to require sheriff sales on properties because of delinquencies. • Fields reported that CRPD is still waiting for a decision from Lower Nazareth Township on their earlier move to drop from membership because of elevated costs in the 2014 budget for a 25th police officer. Lower Nazareth will take public input at a meeting on June 11. Also under CRPD, Fields said it’s illegal for crossing guards to stop traffic on Rt. 512 when George Wolf School lets out. Mayor Fiorella Mirabito suggested it could be possible at Spruce & E. Main St. for buses and cars to go in and out. • Councilwoman Heckman asked solicitor Blake Marles about having an agreement set up that would protect the artifacts in the Bath Museum and continue them in borough ownership for a period of up to 50 years. •Council discussed a turkey vulture effigy being placed on the hill at the Park Ridge development. The birds are protected under a federal act and have been roosting there. Petrucci said he will meet with representatives of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to find a solution. An effigy of a stuffed turkey vulture would cost $619. • A CDBG project includes Century Drive and a segment of Creek Rd., at a cost of $200,000. Buffington thought Old Forge Dr. was going to be re-surfaced. For now that is not so, for it would cost $500,000, Petrucci said. • Another CDBG application for $138,000 would pay for storm sewer improvements at three streets. • Tax Collector Debra Mills reported $64,000 still to be collected.
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Superbugs and food safety? Submitted by Kelly M Bond With recent news reporting on Superbugs, and the ongoing outbreak of Salmonella from chicken parts on the west coast, this short primer provides some research based information for clarity on the topic. The term “Superbug”, a label coined by our mass media, refers to those bacteria that cause serious disease in humans. Infections from these pathogens are difficult to treat in that those organisms have resistance to a number of commonly used antibiotics (multi-antibiotic resistance). When the discussion of superbugs comes up, some people immediately identify food as a major issue. Primarily they identify meat and poultry as a source
in the development and dissemination of superbugs. While there are antibiotic resistant bacteria associated with meat and poultry, the following facts should bring light to some of the myths associated with multi-drug resistant pathogens. • According to the Center for Disease Control, the most significant source of antibiotic resistant organisms is in hospitals. Along with this, is the general over prescribing of antibiotics to people. • The use of antibiotics in animals is regulated - the administration of those drugs if limited to prevention and control of illness in the herd or flock, and that administration provides sufficient time so that there are no residues in the meat at the time of slaughter.
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• The use of antibiotics for animal growth is not permitted. • The classes of antibiotics used in animals are generally different than those used in people. • Having antibiotic resistance does not necessarily mean an organism is a superbug - many organisms can have resistance to antibiotics and not cause illness, or in other cases, pathogens can have resistance to antibiotics that are not normally used to treat human illness. • Many bacteria have naturally occurring antibiotic resistance, so to have raw meat or poultry with zero antibiotic resistance microorganisms is impossible. • If people properly handle, prepare, and cook their meat and poultry, they will eliminate all potential pathogens that may be present. Antibiotic resistance does not give organisms the ability to survive proper cooking or cleaning. Now this is not to say that Continued on page 4
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Police Blotter Motorcyclist killed in East Allen accident
On Monday, at 3:50 p.m., a motorcycle being operated by Nicholas Aronis, 30, of Northampton, struck the front end of a semi truck. The accident occurred on Silvercrest Road as the truck, driven by Coy Tutt, 68, of Dike, Texas, turned in front of the motorcycle. Aronis was fatally injured. The crash is under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to contact Trooper Maner of the Pennsylvania State Police at 610-861-2026. Assistance was provided by Troop M Collison Analysis Reconstruction Specialist Unit, Troop M Forensic Services Unit, Troop M Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Northampton Regional EMS, Upper Macungie Township Police Department, Allen Township Fire Department, East Allen Township Fire Department and the Moore Township Fire Department.
Northampton man charged with DUI
Trooper Robert R. Griffin, of the PSP, while on routine patrol, observed Thomas Robert Ferretti driving erratically in the area of Airport Rd. and Lloyd St. at 2:47 a.m. on May 13. Ferretti, 37, of Northamp-
ton, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Charges were filed in District Court 31-1-05.
Wooden dog stolen
A wooden lawn decoration of a dog silhouette was stolen from owner’s yard along the 30 block of Phyllese Drive in Allen Township between the hours of 3 p.m. on May 18 and 10 a.m. on May 19. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Bethlehem at 610-861-2026 and reference incident number M01-1529063.
Two girls charged with retail theft
Two Nazareth teenagers were arrested for retail theft at 2:34 p.m. on May 26. Colonial Regional Police were dispatched to Target in Lower Nazareth after a loss prevention officer reported seeing two juvenile females select clothing and cosmetics and conceal items in their purses. The girls were stopped by loss prevention after passing the last point of sale without paying. The total value of stolen items is $503.67. They will be charged with retail theft and conspiracy to commit retail theft. The girls were released to their parents.
Bath man cited for open container
Joshua Gianoulos, 33, of Bath, was observed by police holding an open container of beer on the 200 block of West Main Street in Bath on May 28 at 2:27 a.m. After police made contact and found him under the influence, a family member transported him home. Gianopulos will receive a non-traffic citation for possession of an alcoholic beverage in an open container in a public area.
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people can’t get ill from multiantibiotic resistant pathogens. There has been the ongoing case of chicken from a single source in California that had been a source of severe illness. Some product was recalled – that was product that was cooked at a store and then most likely mishandled leading to cross contamination. The producer of the chicken has what appears to be an on going issue with consumers getting ill from the raw chicken parts that are purchased by consumers through their stores. While USDA has worked with the facility to put in an action plan, it did not force the company to issue a recall. Much of the debate is whether Salmonella should be considered an adulterant. To this point in time, it is not considered an adulterant provided the company has safe handling instructions labeled on the product, and the company is following standard accepted practices. But will consumers properly handle and cook poultry? There is a push to make those multi-antibiotic resistant strains of Salmonella an adulterant, but this is a slippery slope. Not all multi-antibiotic strains are responsible for making people ill. In fact, the Salmonella strain in the recent California case has antibiotic resistance to antibiotics that are rarely used to treat people for salmonellosis. So what can the science support? What is practical, considering that Salmonella has been associated with birds much longer than modern man has been around? More information and references visit: http://pennstatef o o d s a f e t y. b l o g s p o t . com/2014/05/superbugsanitbiotic-resistance-and. html
Remind the Men in Your Life to Take Care of Their Health
Submitted by KRISTA DAVIS June is Men’s Health Month. It’s the perfect time to remind the men you love to take care of their biggest asset – their health. Designated by Congress, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. In addition to this national observance, we also celebrate Men’s Health Week, June 9-15. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Men’s Health Week is a time for individuals, families, and communities to work to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems, promote healthy living, and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. “Medicare covers so many preventive services,”says Quality Insights of Pennsylvania Medical Director Amy Aronsky, DO.“We should encourage men to take advantage of the tests and screenings that could save their lives.” Aronsky urges men to talk to their doctors to make sure all of their medical screenings are current. “Men aged 50 and older should have a colorectal cancer screening each year,” says Aronsky. “Also, everyone with Medicare should have a lifetime pneumonia vaccine and a yearly flu shot.” To learn more about all of Medicare’s covered preventive services, visit www.medicare. gov.
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ALFONSO TODD The 1st Annual Nazareth Jazz Festival will take place September 13, 2014 at the Nazareth Boro Park in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The NAZ JAZZ Festival celebrates the tradition of jazz and expands the boundaries and opportunities to experience its legacy through the creative production of performances. This event is free to the public It is being produced by the collaboration of The Nazareth - Bath Chamber of Commerce and The EPICENTER, which are proud to provide this entertaining yet educational showcase event. They are pleased to present some of the nation's best jazz entertainment available! You do not want to miss what is sure to be a fabulous day of jazz with one stellar lineup: 12:00 BD Lenz, solo guitar 1:00 Hot Bijoux 2:00 Patrick McGee Qt. 3:00 June Thomas IndoJazz Group 4:00 Funk Xpress 5:00 Co-Op Bop. NAZ JAZZ promises not only to be an awesome experience but the organizers are dedicated to making this affair into an endeavor that will encourage area residents, merchants, and proprietors to get directly involved in quality, Continued on page 5
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Reaching Out to Our Veterans
By State Rep. Marcia Hahn, 138th Legislative District Servicemen and servicewomen from throughout Northampton County are encouraged to attend my veterans’ expo. There is no admission charge for the event, which will take place Friday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company, 155 Firehouse Lane, Nazareth. My staff and I put this together in part to say thank you to the men and women who have served our country. It’s also a chance for them to check out programs and services that are available to them. The list of vendors includes the Allentown office of Pennsylvania Career Link, which can assist with job training and search and local and state offices of veterans’ affairs. The veterans’ expo will be held in addition to the monthly outreach to veterans I am continuing. Jeff Saunders, a service officer with the American Legion, visits my Nazareth district office the second Wednesday of each month. This is a great opportunity for veterans to discuss individual problems they may have or obtain information about programs that are available to them. Anyone interested in meeting with him should make an appointment in advance. The next opportunity to speak with Saunders is Wednesday, June 11. Questions about these items or any legislative issue should be directed to my district office, located at 354 West Moorestown Road, Nazareth, by calling 610-746-2100.
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progressive, and positive events. It will highlight local businesses, regional/national organizations, community groups, and more... We are currently seeking organizations, groups, and vendors to participate in this grand experience! In addition, small/large businesses and community organizations are encouraged to come out, network, and meet the public. Donations, volunteers, and contributors are always welcome and needed in order to make this event a success. If you would like to participate, become a sponsor, or obtain more information visit www. nazjazz.com or contact Tina Smith at 610-759-9188.
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Submitted by Hometown News Service Air Force Airman Cory A. Bracy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bracy is the son of Deborah Newhart of Catasauqua, Pa., and Mark Bracy of Greeneville, Tenn. He is a 2010 graduate of Catasauqua High School, Northampton.
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A Time for Noticing Greetings in Christ, and may your hearts be full of grace and peace, among the primary fruits of reconciliation. These last few weeks have seen flowers spring forth, the blossoms of future fruit appear, birds return from their long journeys to our land: such is the beauty of “what God has wrought.” Theologians have called the “immanence” of God as God’s presence in all creation. This is not the same as saying God is creation or is so confused or commingled with creation that God is dependent upon creation. But ‘immanence’ describes that God is more than a clock-maker who has wound up creation and let it go spinning off to do its own thing. ‘Immanence’ or ‘immanent’ is a way of describing that God is near, not far off; even more, God is actively within all that is and, though distinct from creation, is its motivating and sustaining cause. This one word tells us that all of creation is imbued with a certain sacredness simply because God is himself its author and all creation yearns for completion in Christ. (Romans 8:19-23) When Jesus was born in the humble circumstances of the manger God most profoundly became immanent in the incarnation, the Son taking the flesh of humanity upon the glory of divinity. (Philippians 2:5-10) When the incarnate Son hung there for us upon the cross, the great redemptive work he accomplished there made his mighty, wondrous love immanent for all the world (John 3:16) and for you personally. And when the risen Son, preparing to ascend to the Father, breathed upon his disciples he unveiled the immanence of the Holy Spirit, sending him to all who believe. (John 20:21-22; Luke 24:50-53 – Acts 2:1-4) Trevor Hudson, writing for the devotional journal “The Upper Room,” invites us to practice an awareness of God’s immanence by focusing on what he calls “Noticing.” It’s also been called ‘mindfulness’. He writes, “Over the years I have developed three foundational convictions about the gift of God: 1) The Holy Spirit is God’s personal presence. 2) The Holy Spirit is God loving us. 3) The Holy Spirit is God’s grace active in our lives….Through the Holy Spirit, God is lovingly present and always active in our lives. But experiencing more of the Holy Spirit requires involvement. Spiritual practices make it possible for us to live more deeply in the Spirit every moment.” Hudson invites us to make a list, looking back and literally ‘noticing’ how the God the Holy Spirit “has been with you over the years….We experience the Holy Spirit all the time. The Spirit of God always reaches out to us with love and grace in moments of beauty, love, rest, joy, and newness. The Holy Spirit touches us – even in our pain, disappointment, grief, struggle, and loneliness.” (This, by the way, is so very much in line with what Wesley meant when he spoke of ‘prevenient grace’, God’s grace that comes to us before our awareness and especially before any awareness that we need God at all.) However you do it, whether by making such a list as Hudson suggests, or some other means of being mindful of the ever-active grace of God in your life, I pray you notice God with you – Emmanuel! – more and more this season and always.
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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Now that the weather is a lot better, the Bath Farmers’ Market is bustling with activity every Friday. They have plenty of things for people to buy now that we’re getting into the fruit and veggie season, and there will be lots more as the summer heat comes on. It’s a great project for Bath – hats off to all the organizers and vendors!! . . . . Don’t know if you took notice, but a photo of two officers in the Pa. Game Commission who were in the Express Times with a black bear this past week were our own Kevin Halbfoerster, who has upper Lehigh County jurisdiction, and Shawna Burkett, who has the lower part of Lehigh and Northampton counties. . . .Also on a personal note from Ye Ed: When his grandson graduated from Marine recruit training last Friday, it was 97 degrees as they marched in their uniforms on the parade grounds. (He’s gonna wear a South Carolina beach resort Tshirt to make a certain Town & Country waitress think about her home state.) And five days after the Parris Island visit, daughter Gail had surgery on three vertebrae down in Marietta, Georgia. Get well soon, Gail. . . . A couple of Northampton and Nazareth High School soccer players were in the Lions All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday over at the Whitehall High School
soccer stadium. The weather was great and the boys and girls teams really gave it their all, I hear. . . .”Chow” Silfies did his usual score-keeping thing with the hearts gang down at the Legion last week, and lined up the summer schedule. He was batching it for the past week while his wife vacationed in Normandy, France. “Chow” also helped out as the American Legion Post 470 hosted the state Legion golf tournament this past weekend up at Whitetail. . . . Word is that the U.C.C. church in town might be getting a regular pastor come Father’s Day, after a few months of supply clerics since Pastor Fran left. . . . This Friday, June 6th, marks tragedies in two events. The first was in World War II when thousands of our troops lost their lives by storming the beaches in the fight against the German army. And, for us, it was in 1986 that two Allentown men robbed an East Allen Township branch of the First National Bank of Bath, killing three people from the bank and injuring one, a customer. Either way, this date will be remembered forever. . . . The Legion will have a special flag ceremony on Flag Day, June 14th, when they burn old flags and pay tribute to the red, white and blue. I believe the program starts at 6 o’clock in front of the post home. . . . I hear there were laughs at Council
meeting the other night when there was talk of putting up a stuffed turkey vulture on the hill at Park Ridge. Seems the big birds are roosting there and flying back and forth, and they’re trying to get ‘em outta there. I haven’t seen any vultures, but there are red-tailed hawks flying over the Bath Exxon. . . . Congrats to the Northampton High School seniors who will be graduating on Saturday. For some who attend it, there’s a cheese steak at a Hellertown Hotel Grille afterward. . . .Have a nice warm weekend, folks.
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Submitted by Irene Urban The Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on Sunday, June 15, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329) in Northampton. The station houses artifacts from the Northampton area. This year the special exhibits are a display of John J. Kleppingers memorabilia; a World War I exhibit and a display of miscellaneous items including World War II ration stamps. Kleppinger was a butcher in Northampton in the early 1900’s. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted for the ongoing restoration of the station. Visitors are also invited to become members of the society. For more information call 610262-4748.
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Submitted by Rusana Kasriel President Barack Obama today signed into law S. 309, the bill awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol for its service during World War II. The legislation, approved in
May 2013 by the Senate and last week by the House, recognizes the volunteer service of more than 120,000 men, women and teenagers who joined CAP immediately before and during the war. They helped protect the nation by warding off German U-boat attacks on American oil tankers bound for Allied nations. CAP’s early members also took to the skies to patrol the nation’s borders, tow targets for military training, watch for forest fires, conduct search and rescue missions, provide disaster relief, transport people and parts and conduct orientation flights for future pilots. In Pennsylvania, CAP’s World War II ranks include Salvatore Castro of Levittown, PA. Castro served as a cadet in the New Jersey Wing in 1942. The numbers alone tell a story of heroic sacrifice: At least 59 CAP members were killed in the performance of their missions, with nearly half – 26 – dying during the coastal patrols. Those patrols alone accounted for 86,685 missions involving 244,600 flight hours and more than 24
www.HomeNewsPA.com million aerial miles. CAP was founded Dec. 1, 1941, a week before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The coastal patrols began within three months, after the Petroleum Industry War Council requested protection for oil tankers falling prey to German torpedoes. Over the next 15 months, members used their own planes to watch for U-boats, sometimes dropping bombs when they spotted one of the submarines. A German naval commander later confirmed that coastal U-boat operations were withdrawn from the United States "because of those damned little red and yellow airplanes." The Congressional Gold Medal marks the first major recognition CAP’s members have received for their World War II service. Fewer than 100 are believed to be alive today. “CAP is pound of the service our founding members provided in protecting the homeland, and we thank Congress for this recognition of their contributions to the war effort,” said Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, CAP national commander.
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The congregation of Christ United Church of Christ, Bath, has been invited by the search committee to attend a meet and greet open house in honor of The Rev. Michael Enroth on Saturday, June 14. It will take place in the fellowship hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided as the congregation meets their possible pastor. Rev. Enroth will lead the Sunday morning worship service on June 15 at 10:15 a.m. Following worship, the congregation will vote if they wish to have Rev. Eckroth to serve as their new pastor. If elected, he will replace The Rev. Frances Merkel, who retired at the start of 2014. After the voting, the church members will have their annual Father’s Day picnic luncheon in honor of all the men the congregation, also in the
fellowship hall. It will be a covered dish luncheon. Pastor’s Background Rev. Eckroth, 49, is a native of Laury’s Station. He graduated from Parkland High School in 1982 and attended Lehigh County Community College, where he received an A.A.S. degree in electronics technology in 1984. After six years of working for Lutron Electronics in Coopersburg, he started to focus his efforts to serving in the ministry. He enrolled at Muhlenberg College as a pre-seminary student and received a B.A. degree in music in 1993. He then attended seminary, where he served as a volunteer in the Lancaster Aids Project; a student pastor at First Reformed Church, UCC, Lancaster, and a student chaplain at the Lebanon Valley Home in Annville. Rev. Eckroth completed basic clinical pastoral education
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Post 470 golfers take top Honors in state golf tourney
Eckley E. Patch Post #470, Bath, hosted the 68th annual State Legion Golf Tournament on Friday through Sunday, May 30 to June 1, at the Whitetail Golf Club in Moore Township. With 227 golfers participating from around the state, all of the top awards went to members of Post 470. They included Mike Schlump, champion and medalist; Matt Novak, runner-up; Perry Nardella, third, and Gerald Bretzick, fourth. The flight winners and runners-up included the following golfers and their post numbers: 1. Brian Discuillo, 158, and Bill Hockenberry, 606. 2. Ken Schwoyer, 217, and Jim Ross, 566. 3. Joe Foell, 926, and Kenneth Tincher, 602. 4. Jim Hanks, 594, and James Laudenslager, 40. 5. Donald Diehl, Jr., 470, and Darin Kemp, 217. 6. Alan Bogar, 594, and John Dewitsky, 413. 7. Charles Walsh, 470, and Robert Fries, 507. 8. Thomas Haines, 215, and Barry Auge, Jr., 525. 9. William Denny, 377, and E. Ray Dumas, 594. 10. Larry Cobaugh, 265, and Kevin Lewis, 413. 11. Chuck Cobaugh, 265, and Tom DiAntonio, 926. 12. Scott Ackerman, 470, and Dave Coy, 215. 13. Thomas Elliott, 566, and Rodney Knighton, 470. This was the sixth state Legion golf tournament that has been hosted by the Bath American Legion. It was initiated by Sherwood Silfies in the 1980’s.
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SteelCity Stampede has your Cure for the Off Season Blues By Alice Wanamaker The Home News
If you are like the thousands of Americans suffering from the off-season blues and are missing the gridiron, you are in luck! This Saturday SteelCity Stampede, Bath’s own indoor football league team, will be taking on the Delmarva Bayriders in a conference championship game
at Ciff Cowling field. The game, which is free to attend, is sure to be packed full of excitement as the two teams fight to move on to the league championship round. While the Major Indoor Football League generally plays indoors, the boys of Stampede call Ciff Cowling’s outdoor field their home and are excited to bring a cham-
pionship game to Bath. “We are trying to get the community behind the team,” Shawn Heckman, owner and player said. “We just like to play [football] in front of people and give them something to watch.” SteelCity Stampede originated in neighboring Bethlehem three seasons ago when the league first started. They were brought to Bath last year and have enjoyed support from the community as well as their sponsors, Bazella, Albrights, ABE Animal Hospital and the Gibbat family. The players who hail from Bath and all over the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Harrisburg give back to the local community by attending Bath Lions Club football games and will be lending a hand coaching the boys this coming season. The non-profit organization is self funded through fundraising, sponsors and the players and they maintain no admission charge to encourage the community to come out and support the teams. “Everybody plays better with
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The May 27 meeting began with the approval of last meeting’s minutes and the approval of bills with general fund checks 17536 to 17580. Planning items were then addressed, including an extension on the Leon and Sharon Liggitt minor subdivision until October 31 and an extension on the Northwoods major subdivision until December 31. The lands for the Geraldine Sell minor subdivision were conditionally approved on a motion by Supervisor Cynthia Miller and seconded by Supervisor Keith Hantz. The old business of constructing a new maintenance building was addressed; Supervisor Hantz said that they need to determine “where we are at as a board?” on the matter. The main issue seems to be the dimensions and type
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by the township," Fire Chief Richard Hildebrand Jr. said. Supervisor Miller agreed that the township needs an overall capital improvement plan that would “incorporate police, fire, and public works.” A new fire truck can cost between $500,000 to $750,000 but would be built to last longer and offer more capabilities to the over 10,000 residents and 30 square miles that Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company serves.
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by Dr. David Babb and Jim Fouts. Dr. Babb completed his 3-year commitment of service in Aschaffenburg, Germany in the Headquarters Intelligence Department. Jim Fouts served in the Navy submarine force on a special operations sub out of Northern California. Zumba - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gym. $5/person Volleyball - Sunday nights (except June 15) beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym only. Missions Auction - July 4 at 9:00 a.m. Saturday Spectacular Yard Sale - July 5, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Vacation Bible School - July 28 - August 1 Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville. Worship services are held each Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 and 10:45 a.m. in the Ministry Center. Family Worship service for children in grades 1-5 and their caregivers is held in the Children’s Center at 10:45 a.m. For more information, please call the church office at 610 767-1239, or visit us online at www.bethanywes.org.
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Nazareth council Announces meeting Date changes By DAVE SICA The Home News
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The Nazareth pool groundbreaking ceremony went off without a hitch on the sunny morning of June 2. Council President Daniel Chiavaroli welcomed gathered members of the community and media before an invocation by Reverend William M. Matz. Nazareth Mayor Carl R. Strye Jr. then made a few remarks about the pool’s 76 year history, noting that it’s like “saying goodbye to an old
friend.” Mayor Strye praised council for making the right decision regarding the pool and even bringing it in, tentatively, under budget. He said the new pool, scheduled to open in May 2015, would be a place to “make new memories for us all.” Daniel Harrigan, of Spillman Farmer, spoke briefly about the project his firm will be in charge of completing. “It’s going to include zero entry areas (beach entry), water sprayers, the “duck,” built in
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benches, a large slide, a deep end for a diving board and areas for lap swimming,” he said. Afterwards, Mayor Strye, President Chiavaroli and Public Property Chair, Frank Maureek, stood around the detonator and, after a ten count, set off a series of fireworks on the far end of the pool to mark the beginning of construction. “Sure beats a shovel,” Mr. Chiavaroli joked.
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Monday night’s regular council meeting in Nazareth addressed motions that were discussed in last week’s workshop meeting. One of the first motions was related to the fire department’s decision to send Fire Marshall Edward Statler to training at Penn State University at a cost of $375. The police spending was approved at a combined cost of $660. There was a $135 cost for new magazines for the department’s AR-15 rifles, $240 for .223-caliber ammunition and $240 for .40-caliber ammunition. The Blue Eagle Band Alumni Picnic and Cancer fundraiser was approved to be held in the borough park on August 23. The bounce tank and the dunk tank were not included in this motion’s passage. The motion to advertise the borough’s flood plan ordinance was passed and will
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be available for public viewing soon. Troy Keenhold was nominated as the borough’s new EMA director, although, it will be contingent on the governor’s approval. The salary for the approved position will be $2,440 monthly. There was a motion passed to hire Joy Reph, Lisa Davis and Sheila Wietecha as crossing guards. Effective January 1, 2015 the duties of Park Manager will change. The Park Manager will now be in charge of reservations and booking. Holy Family Parish was given permission to use the park parking for a shuttle bus to their annual picnic on July 19. The motion to make Convent Ave. one way traveling south on the day of the picnic was also passed. The Nazareth Economic Development Committee's request for use of two quadrants of the circle and two Traffic Control Officers on Continued on page 11
The 2014 Nazareth Senior Legion Baseball team started the 2014 season on Memorial Day when they played host to Northampton and won 3-1. On Friday, May 30, the Legion team went over to Bath and came up short with a 6-3 loss to Bath. On Sunday, June 1, the Blue Eagles played host to Jeffs and suffered a 1-0 loss. On Monday, June 2, they went to Wanders in Bethlehem where the Post 415 came up short 5-4. On Thursday, June 5, they will host Roseto at 6 p.m. and on Friday, June 6, they will play at Hellertown at 6 p.m. and then at Freemansburg at 7 p.m. Monday, June 9. As of June 3, Nazareth Legion has a 1-3 record. For up-to-the-minute Nazareth news, please visit www.nazarethsports.net.
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Nazareth Day was approved. There was an unlisted motion filed that unanimously passed to make 6:00 p.m. the closing time for the local skate park. This was well liked by some attendance with one resident saying “ That's fine. The park should be closed all day.” The 275th Nazareth Anniversary Celebration was addressed. At this time, all committees covering the event have been formed. There will be a meeting on June 25 regarding the event. The July 3 council meeting has been rescheduled to July 7 and will start at 6 p.m. The June workshop meeting, which is normally the last week of the month, has been moved to June 18. There will be a Citizen’s Advisory meeting on June 10 at 7 p.m.. Mayor Carl Strye recognized Councilperson Frank Maurek for spearheading the pool groundbreaking. Memorial Day ceremony Discussed at Nazareth Workshop Meeting The workshop meeting on May 29 began with Council President Dan Chiavaroli commenting on Nazareth’s Memorial Day ceremony He gave the community praise about all of the marching bands, firemen and dignitaries coming together without any sense of “commercialism” to honor the veterans. He estimated around a thousand people in attendance. “The council agrees that it showed what Nazareth is about,” Mr. Chiavaroli said. Councilperson Michael
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J. Kopach concurred with Mr. Chiavaroili’s sentiment, mentioning the “heartbreaking” Veterans Administration scandal and recommended that if anyone knew a veteran who was having an issue to contact his or her local congressman. (Congressman Charlie Dent is the representative for the 15th District, which includes Nazareth – ed.) The council then discussed borough insurance costs. It was mentioned in the last business meeting that the rates came down and they were going to renew their current insurance. The rate decrease is mainly because of workman’s compensation prices dropping over time, as recognized by the law firm Brown & Brown. The drop was from over $200,000 to its current rate at approximately $144,000. During police business council mentioned the possible acquisition of a new fire truck and the borough’s decision to change mechanics for police, fire and municipal vehicles. They are currently shopping around for a mechanic. The new police computers and systems are installed, but the software still needs to be implemented and IDs issued. The total cost was $160 plus $20 for the IDs. Two ordinances were briefly touched upon. The first was in relation to Spring Garden Terrace and the creek nearby. An ordinance is required to recover damages from the prior flood. It needs to be passed by July 16. The latter was in reference to a need for a landlord registration and inspection ordinance. The ordinance is to be advertised in July, passed in August, and implemented in January 2015. Preparations have already begun for the landlord ordinance. Emmaus was referenced as a potential model as it was mentioned to be “very successful” there. Landlords would need to keep a record of their unit’s location and inhabitants to be able to register the information with the borough. There were several motions mentioned at the meeting. The borough website will have changes made regarding to titles and positions. The changes will be made following Monday’s meeting. The sign at Lake Washington Park is in need of replacement due to vandalism, so a motion is being put forward to replace it at a cost of $415. Also, there was a motion to adjust and
add changes to ticketing in regards to Handicap parking and Snow Emergency Zones. The final motion was for a nomination to the Emergency Management position. In other news, paving will be done on Vice Street in June. Also, the borough is around 21,000 short in garbage fees and it was suggested that the borough be more aggressive in collecting them.
Nazareth Rotary Club Honors the “Barony of the Rose” Submitted by KATHY HELLER Nazareth Rotary Club celebrates community history with its annual rose sale on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, in the greater Nazareth area. Rotarians and members of the Nazareth Area Intermediate and High School Interact Clubs will be at locations throughout the Nazareth area selling commemorative roses in honor of the historic “payment day.” Originally, Nazareth was a tract of 5,000 acres owned by William Penn’s family. The feudal tax on this land was one red rose, payable on June 24. This tradition led to Nazareth’s Colonial name of “The Barony of the Rose.” The historic rose presentation will be re-enacted on Saturday, June 7, at the Whitefield House in Nazareth, located at 214 E. Center St., as part of the annual Arts & Crafts Festival. The long-stemmed roses sell for $3.50 each and will be available at Center Square in Nazareth and other locations around the area. Sale times are Friday, June 6 from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Nazareth community projects. Roses are being provided by Mycalyn Florals.
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National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Join in for a morning of stewardship as we take part in removing invasive plants along the center’s trails. The program will include a guided hike that will feature the unique ecological characteristics of the Sobers Run Trail. Bring comfortable walking shoes, water, and a lunch. Work gloves and tools will be
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provided. To register, contact Lauren Forster at 610-7462801 or LaForster@pa.gov Family Night will be held Friday June 13 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Bring your family along for an evening outdoor adventure followed by a craft. On the second Friday of each month we will explore a different nature topic. On June 13th we will be investigating the relationship between predators and prey. Be prepared to walk on muddy trails. This program is for families with children ages 5 and up. To register, contact Lauren Forster at 610-746-2801 or LaForster@ pa.gov
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Florence E. Brown
March 11, 1916 – May 27, 2014 Florence E. Brown, 98, of Northampton, died on Tuesday, May 27 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born March 11, 1916 in Kent, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Bertha (Beierstedt) Brown. Florence received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Temple University and her Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. She began her nursing career after graduating from Jennie Edmundson Nursing School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was the Director of Nursing at Temple Hospital and School of Nursing for 19 years, was the first Director of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, and was an active member of the National League for Nursing and American Nursing Association. She was also a founding member of the board to form the Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Florence was a member and twice served as president of the Quota Club of Northampton. In addition, she was a board member of Meals on Wheels for more than 25 years. An avid golfer, she had scored a hole in one at Shepherd Hills Golf Course. Surviving are nieces Peggy Zimmerman and Janice Boyle and nephew Steve Wilbur. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Lola and Lois Brown Wilbur, and a nephew, Larry Wilbur. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 8 at 1 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Family and friends may gather from 12:00 noon to 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be presented to a charity of one’s choice.
Elizabeth A. Bruch
Dec. 18, 1925 – May 29, 2014 Elizabeth A. “Betty” Bruch, 88, of Tatamy died on Thursday, May 29 at home. She was the wife of the late Russell M. Bruch for 51 years before he died in 1997. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she loved to sew and cook. Born on Dec. 18, 1925 in Tatamy, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Myrtie
(Brodt) Buzzard. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church Tatamy, and the Lutheran Church Women. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara D. Green, with whom she resided; two granddaughters, Karen Kuhn of Manheim and Deborah Kravetz of Upper Saucon Township; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Brodt, of Bethlehem Township; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Vernon and Warren Buzzard; two sisters, Erma Serfasss and Mary Louise Stracko. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Hope Lutheran Church, followed by interment in Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Township. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 363 S. Route 100, Allentown, PA 18106 and/or Hope Lutheran Church, 240 S. 8th St., Tatamy, PA 18085.
Joseph L. Campanaro
March 18, 1938 – May 28, 2014 Joseph L Campanaro, 76, of Northampton, formerly of Bangor, died on May 28. He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Catholic faith. Born March 18, 1938 in Easton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Miriam (Hopper) Campanaro. Surviving are two sisters, Judy Sukanick of Allentown and Lucille Deibert of Catasauqua; two brothers, Samuel of Bangor and Thomas of Saylorsburg; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Whitehall, where arrangement had been made.
Marjorie M. Daumer
July 17, 1922 – May 27, 2014 Marjorie M. Daumer, 91, of Northampton died Tuesday, May 27 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Edward D. Daumer, who died on July 1, 2005. She had worked at the former Tama Mfg. for many years. She enjoyed reading and board games, and going to Notre Dame football games with her husband, and
trips to Disney World with her granddaughter. Born July 17, 1922 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Esther (Reppert) Miller. Surviving are a son, Edward D. Daumer, Jr., of Nazareth; a daughter, Michele Trumbauer, of Northampton; granddaughters Lisa M. Silkit of Northampton, Kathleen Cusick of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.; great-grandchildren Olivia Wampler, Dante Silkit, and Wyatt Silkit. Preceding her in death were a granddaughter, Eileen Daumer, and two brothers, Richard and Gerald Miller. Services were held on Friday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sanctuary at Haatsville, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Heidi A. Furry
March 20, 1969 – May 31, 2014 Heidi A. Furry, 45, of Kidder Township, Pa., died on Saturday, May 31 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Forrest L. Furry, Jr. for five years. A 1987 graduate of Wilson Borough High School, she later attended Northampton Community College. Born March 20, 1969 in Wilson Borough, she was a daughter of Ronald and Eileen (Dech) Williams of Palmer Township. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Shane R. and Seth R. Fischer, both at home; her brother, Ryan Williams, of Moore Township; father and mother-in-law, Forrest L. Sr. and Joann Furry, of Danielsville; aunts, uncles and cousins. 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.
Leonard G. Hornberger
June 1, 1920 – June 1, 2014 Leonard G. Hornberger, 94, of Moore To w n s h i p died on Sunday, June 1 at Old Orchard Health Care Center, Bethlehem Township. He was the husband of the late Ada E. (Fenstermaker) Hornberger for 62 years before she died in 2010. Born June 1, 1920 in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late C. Lester and Marian (Frantz) Hornberger. He attended Liberty High School and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European Theater. During his military career, he received the European Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, and Victory Medal. Prior to his military service, he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps and served in New Mexico for 1-1/2 years. Leonard was a floor hand in
No. 8 Machine Shop of Bethlehem Steel for 40 years before retirt9ing in 1980. After retiring, he worked part-time for a local car dealership and shuttled cars to and from the auction. He was a member of Mountain View Wesleyan Church, Bath, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and sports. Surviving are a son, Kevin L. Hornberger, of Burleson, Texas; two daughters, Karen L. Hornberger of Lakewood, N.J., and Kanda M. Lesperance, with whom he resided; four grandchildren; a greatgrandson; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two great-granddaughters, Emily and Kaitlyn, and brothers Lester Hornberger in 2004 and Wayne O. Hornberger. Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning in Mountain View Wesleyan Church, followed by interment in Covenant United Methodist Cemetery, Point Phillips. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain View Wesleyan Church building fund, 1001 Deemers Rd., Bath, PA 18014.
Wilbur J. Kline
Wilbur J. “Bill” Kline, 90, of Walnutport, Lehigh To w n s h i p , died Wednesday, May 30, 2014 at home. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth B. (Stever) Kline for 70 years before she died in August 2013. For more than 25 years he was general manager with his wife, assisting their sonin-law, David Howell, at Northampton Coin & Jewelry, Northampton, until 2007, when he was 83 years old. Prior to that, he was a supervisor for 10 years for Champion Spark Plugs, Bethlehem. Before that, he worked at Bonney Forge, Allentown, and H & R Industries, Nazareth. His working years first started as a navigator on the Lehigh River for the former Lehigh Coal & Navigation of Jim Thorpe. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harvey J. and Josephine K (Weiser) Kline. He was a member of Emmanuel’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville, Bath; a former member and past president of the Northampton High School Big “N” Band Booster Club for more than 20 years; a charter and life member of Walnutport VFW Post #7215, and life member of the National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C. He served his country as a radio operator in the Army Air Corps during World War II with the 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, and was involved in every airborne invasion. During their last run, S/Sgt. Kline’s plane was shot down over enemy territory, and he became a prisoner of war, narrowly escaping being executed by a firing squad. Bill
www.HomeNewsPA.com was honored with his military story being recognized and recorded as a part of the Veteran History Project, which is on file at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Surviving are two daughters, Linda McKenzie of Walnutport and Sandy L. Howell of Northampton; a brother, Henry C. Kline, of Walnutport; five grandchildren, John, Jim, Meagan, Seth and Sarah; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Emmanuel Evan. Lutheran Church with The Revs. Barry and Elizabeth Mitchell officiating, followed by interment with military honors in Mountain View Cemetery, Emanuelsville. Contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, c/o the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067
Darell M. Koehler
March 26, 1959 – May 25, 2014 Darell M. “Cowboy” Koehler, 55, of Point Phillips died on Sunday, May 25 at home. A 1977 graduate of Nazareth High School, he was employed by Kraemer Textiles, Nazareth. Previously, he worked at Martin Sprocket & Gear, Danielsville. Born March 26, 1959 in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Walter C. and Shirley A. (Kale) Koehler. “Cowboy” was a member and formerly served as a vice president and board member of the Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, where he volunteered as a cook in the kitchen. He loved horses and was a former Northeast Champion Professional Bull Rider. Surviving are his fiancée, Robin A. (Mudri) Frederick; a son, Jesse W. Koehler of Bangor, and a daughter, Rene Koehler of Point Phillips. Preceding him in death was a brother, Faron “Butch” Koehler. Services were held on Friday at noon in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home Moorestown, followed by burial in Altonah Cemetery, Bethlehem. Continued on page 14
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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Daniel D. Diehl, late of the Borough of Northampton, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters of Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Wayne D. Diehl 18 N. 6th Street Coplay, PA 18037-1511 Executor DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (5/22-6/5) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Leanore C. Donschietz, also known as Leanore Donschietz, also known as Leanore C. Seiple, late of the Township of Palmer, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Roy D. Seiple, Executor of the Estate of Leanore C. Donschietz, also known as Leanore Donschietz, also known as Leanore C. Seiple. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to Roy D. Seiple c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064
June 5-11, 2014 13 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (5/22-6/5) ESTATE NOTICE Estate John J. Sipos Jr., late of the Borough of Northampton, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters of Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to Edward Deichmeister, Executor. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to: Edward Deichmeister 700 Sipos Drive Northampton, PA 18067 Executor (6/5-5/19)
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PUBLIC NOTICE THE BOROUGH OF BATH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ANNUAL AUDIT AND FINANCIAL REPORT DECEMBER 31, 2013 FUND EQUITY, JANUARY 1, 2013
REVENUES General Fund Special Revenue Funds Fiduciary Trust Funds Total Revenues
2,045,140 47,619 21,043 $2,113,802
EXPENDITURES General Fund Special Revenue Funds Fiduciary Trust Funds Total Expenditures
1,667,467 38,039 2,379 1,707,885
FUND EQUITY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
STATEMENT OF RESOURCES, LIABILITIES AND FUND EQUITY ASSETS Cash and Investments Due From Other Funds General Fixed Assets Other Debits LIABILITIES AND FUND Due From Other Funds General Obligation Note Other Liabilities Fund Equity ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE BOROUGH Taxable
$1,148,391 32,210 1,727,828 41, 732 $2,950,161 $32,210 41,732 21,906 2,854,313 $2,950,161 $53,176,100
Copies of the complete audit report available for examination at the Borough Office. Thomas R. Petrucci Borough Manager, Secretary and Treasurer
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PUblic notice-Legal NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING JUNE 12, 2014 The Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold its public meeting on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Council Chambers, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, at 7:00 P.M. to review the following appeals: 1. Mr. Matthew J. Groller, 1502 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, for the property located at 1502 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania. This property is located on Tax Map No. L4SW3D-7-5 and is located in an R-1 Residential District. Mr. Groller would like to erect a six-foot high fence six feet from the curb line on Pete Schneider Drive. He is seeking a variance to: Page 250:31, Article V – Supplementary Regulations, §25018 – Accessory structures and uses, Subsection H – Fence and wall accessory uses, (1) (b)  – Setback requirements. All interested parties are invited attend. The applicant must attend. Juliann Edelman Zoning Officer (5/29 – 6/5) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 P.M. in Council Chamber. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss personnel matters. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager
BATH BOROUGH AUTHORITY JUNE MEETING CHANGE The June Meeting of the Bath Borough Authority Board will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at Bath Borough Hall, 215 East Main Street Bath. Please call the Authority Office at 610837-0652 with questions. George Gasper, Chairman (6/5-6/12) Hesch Service Station Inc. 3028 South Front Street Whitehall, PA 18052 610.264.0261 Accepting sealed bids on June 5, 2014 for the listed vehicle: 1995 Ford Tk VIN: 1FTEF14NOSNB03425 (6/5) MEETING NOTICE – CHANGE OF LOCATION ALLEN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION The Allen Township Planning Commission will hold the previously scheduled Commission meeting of Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company Building located at 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Purpose of the meetings will be to discuss any and all matters properly brought before the Commission. Ilene Marie Eckhart Manager Allen Township (6/5) MEETING NOTICE – ORDINANCE Chapman Borough Council at their regular monthly meeting on July 7, 2014 will adopt ordinance 2014-1. AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING ALL PERSONS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESSES,
AND CORPORATIONS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR ANY CONSTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH PERMITS; SETTING FORTH CERTAIN MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AREAS OF THE BOROUGH OF CHAPMAN WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING; AND ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR ANY PERSONA WHO FAIL, OR REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH, THE REQUIREMENTS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE. John J. Defassio Borough Secretary (6/5, 6/12) PUBLIC NOTICE ZHB 2014-03 The Zoning Hearing Board of East Allen Township will hold a public hearing on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. to consider the following application. The Appellant, David T. Davis, requests an interpretation and/or variance from § 25024.1B and E, permitted uses and from § 250-67 Table 7.1 Parking Requirements in order to establish an office and testing laboratory with storage facilities. The property is located between Snowdrift Rd. and Airport Rd. north of Colony Dr. East Allen Township, Bethlehem, PA 18017, Tax Parcel #L5-13A-2, in the Office Commercial (OC) Zoning District. Any interested party is welcome to attend and will have an opportunity to be heard. Ken Nicholson East Allen Township Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer (5/29, 6/5)
Letters from our Readers To the Editor: I was at the Memorial Celebration that the American Legion Post #470 has every year on the Sunday before Memorial Day and was very disgusted; between the residents of Bath and the members of the Legion, there were a handful of people and that doesn’t count the color guard that was there. You would think more people would have shown up. No Press, it was disgusting. As Commander Radcliffe said, most people consider it the beginning of summer but the real reason we are here is because of those heroes that we may or may not have known, that we are here and that we have the great Legion we have. I for one Thank Every Vet that I see on Memorial Day or any Holiday because without them we would not be here or have the Freedoms we have today. Commander Radcliffe did a wonderful job as usual. Representative Marsha Hahn and our wonderful Mayor, Mayor Fi, took time out of their busy schedules to make an appearance. I’m sure they had better places to be, so I want to thank them because of all of them we have a better community. So I for one want to thank all Vets for everything you have done for us to give us the Freedom we have today. As for the town of Bath and the Legion Members, you should be ashamed. So in closing, GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS THE VETS. Nancy Riley Bath
King’s College Spring 2014 Dean’s List
Dr. Nicholas A. Holodick, vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, recently announced the students who have qualified for the Spring 2014 dean’s list. Kyle Garon, of Bath and Courtlynn Pulcini of Bath
Iowa State University Spring Graduates
At Iowa State University's spring commencement ceremonies, 4,021 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 3,357 undergraduate degrees, 413 master's degrees, 147 veterinary medicine degrees and 104 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the students receiving bachelor's degrees was Nazareth resident, Lance Sacknoff, who earned an M.A. - Master of Arts, English.
Obituaries Continued from page 12
Irene E. McWilliams
Jan. 4, 1924 – May 29, 2014
Irene E. McWilliams, formerly of Nazareth and Pen Argyl, died Thursday, May 29 in Gracedale due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of the late John McWilliams, who died Jun 20, 2002. After graduating in 1940 from Pen Argyl High School, she received an R.N. degree from the Easton Hospital School of Nursing. Her early career training was at New York’s Polyclinic Medical School. She settled into her career as a registered nurse at Easton Hospital. She also did private duty nursing and later in life was a unit nurse at Gracedale, where she retired in 1987. Born Jan. 4, 1924 in Plainfield Township, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Pearl (Meixsell) Heimer. Irene was a member of St. Peter’s Reformed Church in Plainfield Township, which later became Hope United Church of Christ in Wind Gap. She was also a member of the Easton Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. Surviving are two sons, Thomas of Nazareth and Robert of Monroe County; a stepgranddaughter, and numerous cousins. Preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Erin. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth, with The Rev. Dr. Dean Frey officiating. Burial followed in Plainfield Cemetery, Pen Argyl.
Allison L. Neff
Nov. 24, 1964 – May 26, 2014
Allison L. Neff, 49, of Coplay died on Monday, May 26 at home. She was the wife of David T. Greene for 10 years. A graduate of Northampton High School, she went on to earn a Bachelors degree in social sciences from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, in 1986. In 2002 she earned her Masters degree in social sciences from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She was last employed as a social worker for Progressions Co., Inc., Allentown, for a year before her illness made it difficult to work. Prior to that, she worked in the same capacity for Holcomb Behavioral Health, Allentown, from 2003 to 2012, and prior to that she worked for The Renewal Center, Quakertown, from 2000 to 2003. Born Nov. 24, 1964 in
Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William Neff, Jr. and Janice (Mast) Neff. In addition to her husband, she is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. A private memorial service is scheduled for the family at the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Allen Township, private and at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, Red.org., or ASPCA, all c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Barbara J. Nesfeder
May 21, 1941 – May 31, 2014
Barbara J. Nesfeder, 73, of Salisbury To w n ship, formerly of Plainfield To w n ship and Nazareth, died on Saturday, May 31 at home. She was the wife of the late Robert K. Nesfeder for 47 years before he dided in 2006. She attended Nazareth High School, then served as a nurses’ aide at Gracedale for 22 years before retiring. Born May 21, 1941 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Grover E. and Helen (Feller) Hawk. Surviving are two sons, Randy A. Nesfeder, with whom she resided, and Keith R. Nesfeder of Bethlehem; and five grandchildren. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.
Sterling W. Seip
Mar. 13, 1929 – May 25, 2014
Sterling W. Seip, 85, formerly of Lower Nazareth Township, died on Sunday, May 25 in St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township. He was the husband of Arlene L. (Schortz) Seip for 65 years. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he was employed as a printer for the Dixie Cup Co. of Easton for 45 years before retiring in 1992. Born March 13, 1929 in Lower Nazareth Township, he was a son of the late Earl and Hilda (DeLong) Seip. Sterling was a life member and served on the fire police of Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co. He was a member of
www.HomeNewsPA.com Dryland U.C.C. Church, Newburg, where he served on the Consistory. He was also a member of the Nazareth American Legion. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Brian L. Seip, of Upper Nazareth Township; a granddaughter; two brothers, Leon Seip of Upper Nazareth Township and Earl Seip of Hecktown; and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a sister, Mae Fehnel, and a brother, Ernest Seip. Services will be private at the convenience of the family, as arranged by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions in memory of Sterling may be made to Dryland United Church of Christ, 4415 Newburg Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064.
OpinionHH The Pennsylvania State Police are responsible for the primary law enforcement duties for over 85 percent of the commonwealth. That number is only increasing as more local municipalities move to eliminate their forces as they address local budget shortfalls. With the increasing workload of truck inspections, responding to increased traffic incidents and public disturbances, and receiving more calls for assistance directly related to the expansion of Marcellus shale drilling, additional resources and personnel are needed now, more than ever. As legislators return to Harrisburg in June to debate and pass a budget for 2014-15, it’s important to understand what the current proposed funding level for cadet classes will mean for Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) projects our state will still be 400 troopers below complement by the end of the next fiscal year, leaving our department with more vacancies than at any other time in recent history. Looking toward the 2015-16 fiscal year, expected retirements will overwhelm the department’s ability to keep pace with vacancies if we enter into that year more than 400 below complement. The PSTA certainly understands these are difficult economic times, but one of the core functions of government is public safety. We urge the Corbett administration and legislature to recognize this most vital function of state government and increase the funding to provide for additional cadet classes. If we allow our numbers to decrease further, it likely will result in station closures and much longer response times. Joseph R. Kovel, President Pa. State Troopers Association Harrisburg
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In the case of the onering scam, the number appears like it’s from the United States when it’s not and, therefore, is not legitimate. Scammers are able to set up systems to ensure all incoming calls are charged—most of the time consumers are unaware of the charges.
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Northampton Community Days Fair Submitted by Mary Ann Endy The 34th annual Northampton Community Days Fair sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club will be at the Northampton Community Park, Laubach Avenue & Smith Lane, Northampton, PA on July 9 thru 12. Hours
are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday 4-11 p.m. The spectacular fireworks display by LT&T Finale Kings will be on Saturday at approximately 10:15 p.m. The rain date for the fireworks is Sunday. Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday are family nights with an $18 pay-one-price ride special per person between 6 and 9:30 p.m. This is a great savings for families. There will be a nightly bike drawing at 9:30 p.m. for each pay-oneprice wristband. You must be present to win. Community Days has be-
Hosted by Moore Township
Saturday, June 7th 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm LOCATION: Moore Elementary School (Parking Lot) 2835 Mountain View Drive, Bath, PA 18014
come well known for featuring free nightly entertainment. Scheduled on Wednesday at 6 p.m. will be Opening Ceremony (in the grove), 6:30-7:30 the Iron Pigs mascot Ferrous, 7-10 p.m. “Bryant Bros. Band” (band shell), and starting at 7 p.m. enjoy the Pig Races with five 20-minute races. On Thursday at 6 p.m. a karate demonstration (in the grove), 7 p.m. dance demonstration (in the grove), 7-10 p.m. Crazy Heart Band” (band shell) and starting at 7 p.m. enjoy the Pig Races with five 20-minute races. Friday’s scheduled entertainment is 7-10 p.m. “Joe Weber Band” (in the grove) and “B Street Band” (band shell). Saturday’s entertainment is 6 p.m. Harley Newman an illusionist (in the grove), 7-10 p.m. Polka Band TBA (in the grove) and “The Large Flowerheads” (band shell). On Saturday the Northampton Police Department will have a K-9 demonstration and Child ID program (in the grove); and the Northampton Fire Department will have their fire trucks on display. On Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. will be the judging of Little Miss Community Days
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in the grove sponsored by the Exchange Club of Northampton. To register your favorite young lady, register at the Community Days Fair in the grove on Wednesday, July 9 between 6 and 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 12 at 12 noon will be the 4th annual Wiffle Ball Tournament (near band shell). Proceeds to be donated to the Brandon M. Sommer Memorial Fund and some to the Northampton Exchange Club. For additional information to participate please contact John Paukovits Jr. at 484-577-0041 or email him at JPauk159@gmail.com. Daily activities planned include festival foods, games, rides, the Exchange Club concession stand, bingo by Bath Lions Club, face painting, Crayola activity table for kids, plus so much more. The Exchange Club of Northampton sponsors Northampton Community Days Fair for the benefit of the Borough of Northampton and surrounding areas. Visit Goodtime Amusements on the web at www.jtmonline.com/goodtime.
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Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 3-9pm At Salem UCC, 2218 Community Dr. (Rt. 946), Bath, PA Music by Country Rhythm Food J Games J 50 Prize Raffle Cake Walk J Bingo
Zaremby – Siegried
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Alix Zaremby and Scott Siegfried were married on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Emmanuel's Lutheran Church in Bath, PA, by Pastors Barry and Elizabeth Mitchell. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Hotel Bethlehem. Alix is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering. Scott is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. degree also in Industrial Engineering. The couple are both employed by Southwire Corporation. Alix is an industrial engineer in the Industrial Division Manufacturing facilities, and Scott is employed as a Logistics Systems Analyst. Parents of the bride are Fred and Laurel Zaremby, of Lake Worth, FL. Parents of the groom are Bob and Kathy Siegfried, of Bath. Scott is also the grandson of Russell and Louise Siegfried, of Bath. The couple resides in Douglasville, Georgia. Photo by /www.mackeyphoto.com/