MAY 22-28, 2014 Your Local News
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Depression, then war effort Led to newspaper’s beginning
Lower Nazareth to have Open discussion on CRPD issue in June
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Lower Nazareth Township Supervisors Vice Chairman James Pennington announced at their meeting on Wednesday, May 14 that they will have a public discussion concerning the Colonial Regional Police Department. It will take place on Wednesday, June11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Nazareth municipal building. At that time public input will be welcomed. At the supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday in the Lower Nazareth Elementary School, the announcement drew questions from two people,
a resident, Martin McEnrue, and CRPD Police Chief Roy Seiple. McEnrue, evidently angered at the possibility that Lower Nazareth may drop CRPD, asked Pennington, “Seventy-five percent of the people don’t want to give up the services of Colonial Regional. Why don’t we have a vote in getting rid of the police department?” He further suggested the figure could be 90% of the residents who want to retain CRPD, and asked Pennington if they could get rid of the superviContinued on page 12
School board favors 2.47% tax increase William J. Halbfoerster, Jr (far right) in the Northampton High School print shop. By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
he Great Depression of 1929 and into the early 1930s found the family of William and Edna Halbfoerster at a loss. While Bill Sr. had a job with the Elizabeth Daily Journal in New Jersey, the hard times took their toll and the family lost their home in Roselle, New Jersey to foreclosure—something that is all too familiar now in the early 2000s. Bill Sr.’s brother Ferd, a former piano player in Vaudeville, had established an egg business at his farm in the Jamesville area just west of Bath, Pennsylvania. Here was an opportunity to start over again; Bill Sr. and his wife and two young children moved to Pennsylvania.
With his printing background, Bill Sr. started the Main Street Press in Bath in 1936 and Edna had a stationery store at the front of their home at 91 W. Main St. In a building to the rear of Schaeffer’s Candy Store next door was a newspaper business called The Bath News, run by Alfred “Yockey” Green. After World War II started in 1941, there was a gigantic push to build planes, tanks, and artillery. The war effort drew Green to Bethlehem Steel and he abandoned the newspaper, which, at the time, was a full-sized sheet of very few pages and contained much boilerplate advertising along with news of happenings in Bath. It was a good weekly newspaper.
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With its demise, Bill Sr. saw an opportunity to get into the newspaper business and he started a tabloid called The Home News in December of 1942. It was only four pages with local ads and most news written by another next-door neighbor, the late John Sencenbach, who had a shoe store and typed news for a city newspaper, writing his notes on used envelopes.Your editor often visited him as a youngster and got some words of wisdom from John. I had just turned 12 years old. Continued on page 6
By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
on the Democratic side over gets on the Polled at Monday night’s what Gov. Corbett side. meeting, the Northampton Republican Director Judy Odenwelder Area School Board favored an commented, as the board disincrease of 2.47% in the 2014- cussed the increase: we 15 budget. At that, the millage were sworn in and “One, pledged rate will go up by 1.18. students would reBoard President David Go- that the a good education, and gel had suggested 2.34% “in ceive we have a responsibility the spirit of compromise” two, our constituents. We are as higher figures were pro- to to the lowest in school posed, as high as 2.68%, but next taxes (to Pen Argyl) and we the 2.47% prevailed. a building project. None Director Dr. Michael Baird have the others do. We haven’t had some questions, one of of to cut any programs and them the cost of cyber edu- had shows a tremendous team cation. Schools Supt. Joseph it Kovalchik said that it is ex- effort.” Continued on page 16 ceedingly high and the taxpayers are paying a great deal for it. Kovalchik noted, “We’re 73rd Year, Issue No. 21 not against competition. I www.homenewspa.com have a problem with how it’s funded.” Dr. Baird was also concerned with what message might come out of this Tuesday’s primary election if Tom USPS 248-700 Wolf gets a landslide vote
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Bill Halbfoerster promoted to Editor Emeritus Congratulations Bill! You deserve some time off. I'm sure it will be difficult to slow down as you seem to have been in two places at the same time for so many years. Maybe you can finally get to a baseball game instead of only reporting on them. Best Wishes! Phil & Barbara Kulp Dear Mr. Halbfoerster, We extend to you our warmest thanks for your many, many years of service and outstanding contributions to The Home News; My Place Pizza Restaurant; and, to the Borough of Bath as well. We truly appreciate your dedication and special attention to our specific advertising needs since our opening in 1988. No doubt, your ideas and input were a factor in the success of our business. Your achievements over the years are a source of inspiration and pride to many in the news industry. Most importantly, we will always cherish the friendship we forged long ago! Wishing you continued good health and happiness! Sincerely, Sincerely, Manny Mirabito Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito Owner – My Place Pizza Restaurant Mayor – Borough of Bath Congratulations Bill Halbfoerster on your semi-retirement! You will be remembered for the great things you did for the Home News. Thank you for your years of hard work and dedication to the community and Ahart’s Market. We hope you enjoy every minute of your retirement! Best Wishes, Ahart’s Market Dear Bill, THANK YOU for a lifetime of service to our community. My family and I wish you continued joy and a well-deserved rest as you transition into editor emeritus! In addition, Please know how personally grateful I am for the opportunity you have given me to become a columnist for the Home News more than thirteen years ago this month. I appreciate the chance you took on a very green, young doctor. To your health! Dr. Glenn A. Clearie Bill, Congratulations on your much-deserved retirement. From all of your brothers at Manoquesy Lodge No. 413. Dear Bill, The Staff of Simply Taxes would like to thank you for your many years of service and dedication to our community! Bill: Congratulations on so many years at the Home News. I’ll always remember your constant photographing of events, particularly involving our Lions Club, as well as rushing to or from our Lions Clubs meetings so you could report on local events, government meetings, etc. Daniel G. Spengler, Esquire
The Home News Legacy
By JOE KORBA The Home News Associate Publisher
I first met Bill Halbfoerster when I began working for our sister paper, the Town & Country Gazette, in 2011. Since then, as occasional contributor to this paper and eventual associate publisher, I’ve had the opportunity to witness Bill’s passion for the written word and print journalism firsthand. Bill represents the integrity and dedication to local news that is so often lost since the proliferation of the Internet and the rise of new forms of media. From the late nights he toiled setting type by hand while breathing in the fumes from the manual printing press to the countless hours he spent sitting in borough council meetings, Bill is an old school newspaperman through and through. “I report on borough meetings because they impact residents in our area. We need the people to be able to judge the actions of the people they elected,” Bill said when I asked him why he has been so dedicated to municipal news for over six decades. That’s a noble answer if I’ve ever heard one. I, along with the rest of staff, would like to congratulate Bill on his promotion to Editor Emeritus of The Home News. He will still be providing coverage of Bath news and events and will forever have a place in our masthead. I hope that we do him proud and continue the legacy of The Home News for many years to come. “Treat people right and cover the news as you see it. Get the facts and you’ll get it right,” was his response to what he’s learned over the years. The Home News will always live by Bill’s deeply held principles and high standards when it comes to reporting Your Local News. I hope all of you enjoy this milestone edition of The Home News as we continue to evolve and grow.
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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Well, primary election day is over, but we haven’t heard the last of all the claims that will be made as the candidates get ready for the November general election for Pennsylvania Governor. It sure was a hot one among the Democrats, so we shall see what we shall see come that time. . . . I didn’t get over to the park, but I’m pretty sure the farmers market got rained out last Friday. It came down in torrents every once in a while, a real soaker. Let’s hope it’s better this week! . . . . South Chestnut Street was down to one way on Monday with traffic cones set up. They were working on a deep hole, and it looked like some of the many potholes were cleaned out. I thought sure they were getting ready to at least patch them, and maybe they will. I sure hope so. They’re real jarring to all the cars that go through there all the time, and it must shake up the neighbors, too. . . . Just heard that Carl Becker passed away. He was always big on farming with potatoes and tending to his beehives. My sympathies to his family. . . .Phillies finally woke up and had some good hitting over the weekend. Let’s hope it continues down in Miami as they take on the hot Marlins. Then they have a long home stand. It’s frustrating the way they’ve been playing lately. . . . I hear the U.C.C. folks are gonna take in the IronPigs game come June 16th. Maybe I can convince Elmira to go see ‘em. . . .Congrats to all the athletes who won awards at Wednesday night’s athletic banquet over at Northampton High School. They had some real good players this year. Hats
off to all of them!! . . . .Best of luck to the Bushkill Township boys in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, Marco Andretti in the 6th row, and Sage Karam, the Nazareth High School senior, in the 31st row. Marco ran over 230 miles an hour the other day and Sage just hit over 226 MPH. Whew!!! . . . .I hear there isn’t gonna be a program by the memorial plot over Northampton way on Monday ‘cause the organizer isn’t available or something or other. Too bad. They always had a nice ceremony. I didn’t hear, but I reckon there will be a celebration over in Nazareth. Nothing special in Bath that I heard of, except maybe some rifle salutes by the Legion. No parade like in the old days. Come Saturday, June 14th the Legion’s gonna have their ceremony when they burn old, discarded American flags. You don’t wanta miss that. . . . Ye Olde Editor adds his congrats and a salute to his grandson, Marine Pvt. Dillon Newport, graduating this week from basic training down at Parris Island, South Carolina. . . .Lastly, remember what Memorial Day is all about, and how all the men and women serving in the armed forces have helped keep our country safe. A big salute to all veterans!!!!
Sons of Civil War Vets Memorial weekend services
This Sunday, May 25, “M” Co., Sons of Union Veterans Reserve of the Civil War, Donald Schwartz Commanding Officer, accompanied by the Tri-Community Marching Band, will take part in six Memorial Day services. There will be a Memorial Day service on Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville Road, Northampton at 8:15 a.m. At 9:00 a.m. the Sons Union Veterans of the Civil War will attend services at St. Peter’s (Snyder’s Church) United Church of Christ Church, Seemsville. Sons Memorial Day Service on the cemetery will follow church services. If inclement weather, Sons program will be held in church. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will join the Sunday School and congregation of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville on the cemetery at 10:40 a.m. Inclement weather Sons program held in church. A Memorial Day service at Christ United Church of Christ,
Little Moore will take place at 11:00 a.m. Inclement weather Sons program held in church. Church service at Zion (Stone Church) United Church of Christ, Kreidersville sponsored by the Worship & Arts at 2:00 p.m. Speaker to be announced. Memorial Day service by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on the cemetery will follow church service. Inclement weather program held in the church. At 3:30 p.m. a Memorial Day service by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held on Horner’s Cemetery on the Northampton-Bath Highway.
May 26 Programs
On observed Memorial Day, Monday May 26, the Sons of Union Veterans will take part in four observed Memorial Day services. The first service will be held at the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Plot at Lincoln & Dewey Avenues, Northamp-
ton at 8:15 a.m. Mr. Bob Walakovits will be in charge of the services on Allen Union Cemetery, 4th & Main Street, Northampton at 8:45 a.m. The speaker will be Edward Pany, Grace Reformed Congregation, 9th & Lincoln St. Northampton. Inclement weather Sons program held in church. Observed Memorial Day services and church services will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown at 9:45 a.m. Guest speaker to be announced. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial Service on the cemetery following Church Service. Inclement weather program held in the church. Observed Memorial Day service will be held by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on the Siegfried Memorial Plot, West 21st Street, Northampton at 11:00 a.m. Contact James E. McRell for information concerning sons of veterans of the civil war at 610767-2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mayor Fiorella Mirabito said this week that effective June 5 through October you may pickup your Turn Bath Pink shirt orders at Bath Borough Hall on the first Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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impressive but in the end increases the frustration you already have. I won’t. I dare not. I will however share with you the time tested, foolproof way to improve overall health, lose those unwanted pounds, increase energy and have an all-around better mood. The secret….wait for it….is vegetables…. You are already aware that eating garbage food will hurt you in the long run and that eating good food will help. You do not need a fancy newsletter to tell you this. What you may need to do is put down that can of soda and pick up celery. That isn’t too difficult is it? If you want to fix the frustration wrapped around all these diet plans then simply eat A LOT more vegetables, (the good food) and do not eat sugar (the bad). Do this for a week or two and let me know how you feel. For many, eating vegetables is a major event in their lives. Attempting to find another way ends up leading to the frustration you are feeling. Stop trying to skip the very first step and just do it! The very first step to improving
Have you ever become so frustrated with all the nonsense about health that you threw your hands up in the air and said “I give up!” I know many individuals that have. There is so much garbage advice about health these days that if I wasn’t continually reading, learning and, of course, in the trenches helping others I would perhaps feel frustrated also. Is cholesterol good or bad? Should I take supplements or is it just a waste of time? Where can I get a book that will reveal the ‘secrets of health’? Which piece of exercise equipment do I need? I hear questions like these every day. Through all of the strange and bizarre diet plans, health books, equipment, devices, supplements, exercise videos, etc., I can tell you with certainty that by keeping things simple you can make incredible changes AND see the results in as little as 21 days. How does that sound? You may think that I am going to fall into the trap of recommending another sophisticated diet plan that sounds
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During the Lenten season to demonstrate ways students can accomplish one of the pillars of Lent works of love - at all times, Ms. Kelsey Knight challenged the 5-8th grade students at Sacred Heart School to a competition on a website called freerice.com. For six weeks the students were given time in class (and allowed to work at home) to answer questions on a wide variety of subjects, earning ten grains of rice per correct response. This non-profit website is run by the United Nations World Food Program and donates the rice to people in need across the globe. After a close race, the 7th grade emerged the victors earning 121,840 grains of rice and celebrated with a doughnut and juice breakfast. All together Sacred Heart students donated 397,540 grains of rice. -Submitted by Karen Gabryluk life, the most basic approach, the absolute best health improvement “device” you can get is…..broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, spinach and the like. I know many are looking for me to discuss the alkaline water system that I recommend, or the all-natural male and female vitality enhancement creams. Others who are reading know about the red light lipolysis treatments I offer in my practice. Still many more have been through my 21-day body cleansing and weight loss programs. These are all fantastic or else I wouldn’t be offering them for the last seventeen years. With all that being said, if you miss the fact that eating tons of vegetables consistently is paramount to any and all life enhancement programs then I have let you down. So let me state again that consuming vegetables every day is absolutely essential to ending frustration and repairing your body. My best to you.
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Start Exercising Sun Safety Submitted by Tom Joseph The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. That means long, hot days in the sun, and Pennsylvanians are on notice that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. A dermatology expert says early detection and prevention are critical to reducing a person's risk. Dr. Lawrence Mark, who works at Indiana University's Simon Cancer Center, says people with fair skin and lighter-colored hair and eyes
are typically more prone to skin cancer, but that doesn't preclude it in those with darker complexions. He says there are several factors to consider when sizing up your overall risk. "'I used a tanning bed multiple times, I got multiple blistering, peeling sunburns, I have a family history of firstdegree relatives with melanoma,'" he relates. "You compound those all together, and you get higher and higher levels of risk." Mark says you can reduce skin cancer risk by limiting
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Grow UR Biz in 2014 – Think and Act By CAROL RITTER
Seth Godin, a genius, and author of one of my favorite books, “The Purple Cow,” states in a recent blog, “Don’t do what I said, Do what I meant.” Seth states: “That’s what most leaders, owners, bosses and customers want, isn’t it? We want employees to know the why, not just the details of the how. We want customer service people, partners and vendors who understand.” It’s in that moment, when we demand a refund, or fire someone, or insist on rules being followed to the letter— that’s when it all falls apart and stops being a RELATIONSHIP based on understanding and turns into one that’s built on compliance to the rules. When I start a speech I always ask my audience to think and act. I invite them to take three ideas from my speech to improve, increase and enhance their performance at work. Again from Seth, “If you want the people you work with to act with understanding, then you must trust them to use their best judgment, even when that means you didn’t get exactly what you said you wanted. The failure is yours, because you didn’t help people understand the reasoning. When you accept responsibility for that failure, when you educate instead of demand, you can gain the benefits of working with people who understand, instead of merely comply.” I chose to share his blog because it brings back memories of bosses who don’t get this. A thinking employee who is trusted with a true perspective of what the employer wants can truly change your company culture. Doesn’t every success and every failure fall in the arms of the leadership? Isn’t it amazing to work
with a boss who truly hands you the freedom to make decisions, even when you get it wrong once in a while. All of this leads to the power of a relationship, so valued, yet sometimes overlooked. Strong relationships lead to everlasting loyalty, everlasting loyalty leads to an increase in productivity increase in productivity leads to increase in sales and revenue If you are a boss, take this seriously. If you are an employee, a boss who gets this will be the best boss you ever had. One more thing, you may want to read the Purple Cow because “You’re either a Purple Cow or you’re not. You’re either remarkable or invisible.” YOU MAKE THE CHOICE! Carol S. Ritter, Motivational Speaker www.caroltalks.com 610-442-4545
Relay For Life Paints The Town Purple
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You can hang banners, use streamers, make signs, and decorate your yard and/ or trees/bushes, front door, windows, mailbox, your car, your office, your classroom, your library, your township buildings, your mayor’s office, your departments, your businesses and stores (however big or small), and your places of worship – anything and everywhere. This shows your Support of Cancer Survivors, Honors those who lost their battle with Cancer, and Raises Awareness for “YOUR” Community Relay and all the good things the American Cancer Society has to offer. The 24-hour Relay will be held at the Whitehall-Coplay football stadium starting at noon on June 20 to noon on June 21. This Relay covers all the areas mentioned above. This is not a run, though the public may walk the track if they choose to. There are kid’s activities, musical entertainment, ceremonies, food for sale, bingo, raffle auctions and cash drawings, team events, vendors, and just plain fun at our Event. The Relay took a year to plan. Kindly decorate your property and PLEASE come and “check out”YOUR Relay. You won’t be disappointed. This is a Free event for you, your family, and friends to at-
tend. Please contact me with any questions, Shari Noctor, event chair, 610-266-5241, or email@example.com .
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direct sun exposure with simple, commonsense measures, such as wearing a hat and long sleeves, and using a sunscreen that protects against UV rays. And since the sun is at its strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., he says that's when people should avoid being outdoors. Mark adds that the sun should not be considered an enemy, as it helps the human body produce vitamin D. But it doesn't take much time outdoors to get enough. "Even if you are wearing sunscreen, you're actually not blocking 100 percent of the sun's rays when you do that," he advises. "And so, if someone is out with sunscreen on, they're still producing vitamin D nonetheless." Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Mark says while it accounts for less than five percent of all skin cancer cases, it also results in the most deaths. His advice is to check carefully for changes in your skin. "Look out for an ugly duck-
May 22-28, 2014 5 ling," he stresses. "You may have some brown freckles, some rough spots here and there, but if you've got this thing that is out of the ordinary - it's not like any of the others, I mean, there's something odd - that should be a sign to say, 'I should have somebody evaluate that.'" He says one way to know what to look for is to remember the ABCDEs when noticing changes in skin color or texture: A for asymmetry, B for a ragged border, C for color variability, D for diameter and E if the spot is evolving or changing over time.
Rails to Trails opening Picnic Area at Walnutport Canal path
Lehigh Township Rails to Trails will have a grand opening of a picnic area at Lock 25 along the Walnutport Canal towpath on Saturday, May 31. An opening ceremony will start at 10:45 a.m. and the site will be staffed until 3 p.m. During this time, hot dogs and other food items will be available. Members of Lehigh Twsp. Rails to Trails and the Walnutport Canal Assoc. will be on hand to tell about people who had lived and worked at the lock. According to LTRT president Continued on page 13
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Bath Sunoco from 1962.
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Main St. Press, Bath 1940.
1962 Historical Issue Front Page.
Bill Halbfoerster, Sr.
John H. Sencenbach, original Bath correspondent for The Home News.
The late Rev. Dr. Reginald H. Helfferich, then pastor of Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Bath, was the first editor. His and Bill Sr.’s idea was to have a newspaper that could carry local news for those serving in the armed forces, helping them to keep in touch with folks back home. Part of that was a folksy column written by Pete Foxhole, containing names of people they knew, often with a comical flavor. We had a Kluge Platen Press that used suction cups and an arm to deliver the folded sheet and print one page at a time. This was done four times for the four pages. All the type was hand-set, one letter at a time. I remember studying in school during the day and setting type at night, sometimes falling asleep in front of the California job case. It was a quiet time in Bath in the early 40s. But two major events happened: the July 9, 1945 flood when a cloudburst flooded downtown and swept Spengler’s barbershop across the street, and German prisoners of war helped in the clean-up. A little youngster was swept to his death. The other major event, of course, was the ending of World War II when we celebrated along Main Street. Some time later, we moved from that location on W. Main Street to the Ed Barrall building a couple doors away. Mom had her stationery store in the front of the residence and Dad ran the printing and newspaper business out of a converted garage on Barber Street at the rear of Main Street. We now had a cylinder press. Sheets had to be hand-fed, but we printed four pages at a time. The sheets came off the cylinder and were flung down into a box by what I called a “gate.”The editions were mostly 12 or 16 pages, but later they grew to 24, 36 and even much larger in four sections for a Bath 225th anniversary edition. Now we were covering not just Bath, but also Moore, East Allen, Allen, Lower Nazareth, and Bushkill townships, plus the boroughs of Nazareth and Northampton. The paper grew in circulation and the number of ads that made it possible. My parents moved to S. Chestnut St. and Dad had a building erected by a local contractor. Inside, another cylinder press fed the 24x36-inch sheets, printed the four pages from a “chase” that held the news and ads, all consisting of lead, with the type now completely in linotype, which I set. The sheets went across flame that dried the ink and fell into a platform with rollers. Rev. Helfferich left Bath to become Executive Director of
Church World Service in New York City and to start Heifer International, a relief program with cows in Europe after World War II. I was drafted into the U.S. Army in November of 1952, trained with the Army Engineers in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and was then shipped overseas to Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. I worked in the historical section of the Seventh Army and came out a sergeant. After I returned from serving from 1952 to 1954, I was given the task of editor, something I enjoyed since I did well in English and spelling in school and liked to get around and meet people. Married in 1954 I married the former Anna Wagner and together over the years we had five children. They were all part of the family business, and while Anna operated a beauty salon in Bethlehem, she also helped out at The Home News. When she sold the beauty shop, she worked full time at the print shop doing bookkeeping and welcoming customers up front, all the while raising our children. We enjoyed working together. Dad passed away a day after Thanksgiving in 1966 at the age of 64 and Anna and I took over full ownership. As our newspaper evolved into the offset process during the late 1970s, we had to have it printed by a Lehighton daily newspaper. The preliminary work was still done in Bath. We had two Compugraphic machines (our first computers) that used a highspeed wheel with a strip of celluloid containing letters and numerals that were typed out on a keyboard. It was then transferred to paper and pasted on a sheet of paper for each page by Anna, our son, David and myself. After all the news was pasted on the paper and placed on masonite boards, it was taken to Lehighton and printed. While the workload was lighter, it took many hours and we often worked late into the night, seeing the sun rise. Our other son, Kevin, was a natural at soliciting advertisements. Anna and the girls we employed all worked together to make the business a success. We had part-time reporters, but your editor covered most of the major stories and went to all the municipal meetings; something that has continued to this day. Covered Major News Not all the news was good news. Even in a small town, there are things that are bad … like the robbery of the First National Bank of Bath when the cashier’s wife was held hostage. A few years later, on June 6, 1986, a branch of the bank in East Allen Township was held up and three people were killed; we published
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Calendar published by The Home News in 1987 for the 250th anniversary of Bath.
The Home News paperboys circa 1962. an extra edition that week. I parked my Suburban on the bank lot, and when word came that the robbers were along Indian Trail Road in Allen Township, I and other reporters went to a field and saw them captured by state police. I covered the entire trial of Martin Appel in Northampton County Court, in which he was sentenced to death. His execution was to be at the Bellefonte Penitentiary in Centre County and I was invited to observe it. However, Appel appealed before that happened and still remains a prisoner. Major fires we covered included a plastics factory that was a former creamery, a garment factory, a string of arson fires, and a Bath hardware store. There was a murder-suicide in Crossroads and many fatal accidents. Those were some tragedies that were covered along with local news of people and happenings. One of the good things I covered was the crowning of Miss Pennsylvania, with local resident Liz Stehly, Miss Lehigh Valley, a contestant. Over the years, I’ve interviewed President Gerald Ford, four Pennsylvania Governors and met nationally famous personalities, something that would never have happened if I weren’t in the news business. I enjoyed meeting these people very much. One other story that was interesting for me was when I was invited by the Marine Corps to cover recruits coming to Parris Island, South Carolina. We flew out of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, stayed overnight in a motel, and in the early morning hours saw the new Marines get their heads shaved. Later, we fired M-1 rifles on the range and had a chance to interview the new Marines for a story. Broken Back We’ve been a family that sticks together in good times and bad. One summer during the cherry-picking season, I fell to the ground when a ladder broke, and sustained a fractured vertebra. As I lied in bed at Gnaden Heutten Hospital in Lehighton, I wrote a story about the symbols used to record products and prices at Ahart’s Market in Bath. Even during my six months of therapy that followed, the rest of the duties at The Home News carried on with my family and our employees. 2001 Tragedies Shortly after my 70th birthday, I fell down steps at home and, after a physical examination, it was discovered I had cancer of the bladder. Subsequently, cancer was also found in my prostate and I had both organs surgically removed on May 17, 2001 in Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. The family carried on as I con-
valesced for a short time. Anna, who had always been so faithful and caring for me, worried for my health. Little did she know, she had developed cancer herself. Doctors had no clue about it. On July 28, 2001, she passed away. With Anna’s passing, the backbone of our business was gone. She was the love of our lives and now the missing link. There was one complication to my earlier surgery, a blockage to my left kidney, necessitating its removal. On September 11, 2001, as I lay in a bed at Jefferson Hospital awaiting that surgery, I saw the national tragedy when terrorists flew two passenger planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and 3,000 people died. Then quickly followed similar hijacking plane tragedies in Washington, D.C. and central Pennsylvania, where additional deaths were recorded. Sold Business Our boys and I decided to sell the business, as their interest waned because of the hard work and long hours involved, and the death of Anna. First, the business was sold to Robert Carter of Connecticut and then to Innovative Designs & Publishing of Palmer Township. It remains in IDP’s ownership to this day. I carried on as editor and reporter, for I wanted to see this newspaper remain as a means of communication for the people of this area. We’ve consistently covered local news and it was our son, David, who came up with the slogan, “Your Local News.” Now, as it has been since 1942, may The Home News continue to serve the people of the Bath, Nazareth, and Northampton areas with their boroughs and townships, even as we are in the electronic age. Print media needs to remain intact. I sincerely believe that and hope that the young people will too. Final Step Now that I’ve been named to the honorary position of Editor Emeritus, my workload will be lighter, but I will continue to be interested in the people and events of our area and will report local news, my health permitting. I’ve always considered our paper as a daily printed once a week, and so I’ve accepted the challenges and did the best I could, getting the facts and putting it all together for our readers. Others will take on the reigns of leadership and the reporting of news from the same widespread area that will be of interest to our readers. Life goes on and so will The Home News. Although originally from New Jersey, I’m a Bathite and a Konkrete Kid! God bless you all.
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of Dryland Church. The invocation and benediction were by The Rev. Donald Brown, pastor of Salem UCC, Moorestown. The league was organized in September 1954. Buczynski said this was one of the most competitive 81-game seasons, ending with ties by six teams. Reports of the league’s games have been carried by The Home News for 1,620 weeks in the 60 years since it was organized.
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HALL OF FAME honors went to (l-r) Alan Antry, Walt Hoffert, Jr., Harold Wambold, Ron Wagner, Bob Meixsell, Kevin Gross, and Rich Durn. – Home News photos
TEAM TROPHIES are held (l-r) by Ron Wagner of Christ UCC, 6th place; Carl Fraley of Ebenezer, 4th; Bill Hoke III of Salem Lutheran, 1st; Kevin Gross of St. Paul’s, 2nd; Earl Sigley of Dryland-Trinity, 3rd; and Doug Moser of Bath Lutheran, 5th.
Trophies awarded at 60th banquet Of Suburban Dart Baseball League
The annual banquet, marking the 60th anniversary of the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League, was held this past Wednesday in Dryland UCC Church, Newburg. With Josh Buczynski presiding, team and individual trophies were awarded. The John F. Herron trophy went to first place Salem Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, accepted by manager William Hoke, Jr. St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton had finished
in a first place tie with Salem, but lost in a playoff, and so the second place trophy from The Home News was presented to manager Kevin Gross by editor Bill Halbfoerster. The third place trophy given in memory of the late Walter Hoffert, Sr., went to DrylandTrinity of Hecktown and was accepted by manager Rich Durn. The fourth place Chad Wagner Memorial trophy was won by Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church of Beth-
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lehem and was accepted by Carl Fraley. Fifth place was won by St. John’s Lutheran of Bath, and the Doggie Depot trophy was accepted by Doug Moser. The final trophy for sixth place was given by Valley Wide Electric and awarded to Christ UCC Church of Bath and accepted by manager Ron Wagner. Every five years, Hall of Fame awards are presented. This year they were won by Bob Meixsell of St. John’s Lutheran, Bath; Ron Wagner of Christ UCC, Bath; Rich Durn of Dryland-Trinity, Hecktown; Harold Wambold of Trinity Lutheran, Bangor; Walt Hoffert, Sr. of Salem Lutheran; Kevin Gross of St. Paul’s UCC, Northampton; and Alan Antry of St. Stephen’s Lutheran, Bethlehem. Matt Fullman, president of the Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball League, presented the All-Star Trophy and the Lehigh Valley Championship plaque to Bill Hoke, Jr., representing the winning Suburban League. Doug Moser presented the Don Miller Memorial plaque to MVP Scott Hoffert of Salem Lutheran. These individual trophies were presented by Buczynski: Harold Wambold, Sr., most bunts (36); Scott Hoffert, most singles (55); Rich Kern, most doubles (144), highest batting average (.441), most hits (153), and most RBI’s (78); John Hoysan, most triples (28); and Leroy Wilcox, most home runs (16). Alan Antry of St. Stephen’s Lutheran received the Elmer Barron Memorial plaque for the best sportsmanship in the league. He was one of four players nominated for the award. Harold Wambold, Sr., retiring from playing darts and never missing a game in 46 years, was honored. He told the audience, “You gotta keep it going. This is a good league.” Silent prayer was offered for four players who died this season: Barbie Ribbel Hess of Trinity Lutheran; Chet Lahr of Dryland-Trinity; Tommy George of Emmanuel EC; and Shane Uttard of St. John’s Farmersville, who died last week as the result of an auto accident. More than 150 persons attended the banquet, with the meal prepared by members
By Andy Weaver The 2013-2014 Nazareth Sports season is about over so this week at the time of this story, only softball and track are left in the season. Both the boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse teams were eliminated in the 1st Round of Districts on May 15th. Several student athletes from Nazareth have chosen colleges for next year. Twelve Nazareth Area High School student athletes recently were recognized as athletes who intend on participating in athletics at the college level. Below is a list of the athletes, the college or university they are planning to attend, and the sport. GO BLUE EAGLES! Paul Collins - Misericordia University - CC & Track & Field Alicia Dech - Widener University Girls - Lacrosse Elena Denger - Wilkes University - Soccer Brett Hallman - Moravian College - Baseball Adam Heinrich - East Stroudsburg University - Track & Field Bret Howey - Millersville University - Golf Michael Kopach - Moravian College - Track & Field Emily Meade - Widener University - Track & Field Patrick Miller II - Juniata College - Football Tyler Tarsi - Harvard University - Wrestling Katie Thompson - Keystone College - Softball Brandon Winslow - Misericordia University - Boys Lacrosse For the latest Nazareth news visit www.nazarethsports.net
It's baseball Time
Submitted by BRIAN RADCLIFFE Ahhhh…it's that wonderful time of year again when the flowers are in bloom, the leaves begin to bud, the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, schools almost out and, what’s that sound, oh that sweet wonderful sound, that sound we've missed for so long. That’s right, that sound is the crack of the ball as it hits the bat. It’s baseball season. Time to come on out and watch our Youth and Senior Legion teams take it to the field and to their opponents. We wish both teams huge success this year and bringing to Bath some great baseball. Come on out and cheer on our kids, a list of their games is below. It’s baseball time again in Bath, come on out and enjoy it. Youth Legion
May 19 – Wanderer’s @ Bath 6 p.m. May 20 – Bath @ Forks 6 p.m. May 29 – North Central @ Bath 6 p.m. June 2 – Bath @ South Parkland 6 p.m. June 5 – Bath @ Lehigh Township 6 p.m. June 10 – Southern Lehigh @ Bath 6 p.m. June 17 – Bath @ Nazareth 6 p.m. June 19 – Bath @ Lower Mac 6 p.m. June 21 – Bath @ Wanderer’s 1 p.m. June 23 – Lower Nazareth @ Bath 6 p.m. June 25 – Bath @ Hellertown 6 p.m. June 27 – Bath @ North Parkland 6 p.m. July 1 – Bath @ North Central 6 p.m. July 3 – Pleasant Valley @ Bath 6 p.m. July 6 – Freemansburg @ Bath 7 p.m. July 8 – Palmer @ Bath 6 p.m.
May 28 – Bath @ Northampton 6 p.m. May 30 – Nazareth @ Bath 5:30 p.m. June 2 – Bath @ Freemansburg 7 p.m. June 6 – Bath @ Jeffs 6 p.m. June 8 – Easton @ Bath 5:30 p.m. June 9 – Hellertown @ Bath 6 p.m. June 11 – Bath @ Wilson 7 p.m. June 13 – Roseto @ Bath 6 p.m. June 15 – Bath @ Wind Gap 5:30 p.m. June 18 – Palmer @ Bath 6 p.m. June 20 – Bath @ East Stroudsburg 6 p.m. June 25 – Bath @ Birches 6 p.m. June 26 – Bath @ Kemp 6 p.m. June 27 – Big Pocono @ Bath 6 p.m. June 30 – Wind Gap @ Bath 6 p.m. July 2 – Northampton @ Bath 6 p.m. July 4 – Bath @ Nazareth 6 p.m.
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Submitted by BRIAN RADCLIFFE This weekend begins the unofficial start of summer. But truly it is the time to honor all of those who sacrificed and gave their lives for the love of their country. This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day. As we take to our picnics and parties, be sure to take a few minutes to reflect and remember all of those brave men and women who served, sacrificed and paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy. Please join us as we honor those men and women at our annual Memorial Day Services at the American Legion, Eckley E. Patch, Post #470. As tradition, we will start at 8
a.m. and pay a small tribute to those brave men and women in the five cemeteries in Bath starting with Chapmans Quarries, West Main Street, Green Mount, Sacred Heart and then St. John’s. We will follow up with church services at St. Johns at 10:15 and will end with Memorial Services in front on the Post home at 12:30. Please join us as we honor all of those who have died either in defense of this great nation or as they were called to their next assignment. In the event of inclement weather, services will be moved inside the hall. I would like to give a special thank you to the members of Boy Scout Troop 43 and Venture Crew 470 for helping straighten up and place the flags on the grave markers. For anyone with loved ones in the above mentioned cemeteries, if you notice a marker is missing or damaged, please notify me as Post Commander through the Post Home, to have them replaced. Have a Happy Memorial Day and remember to celebrate the real meaning of the weekend.
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Borough Planner Victor Rodite was given a half hour before the regular meeting of Northampton Borough Council on Thursday to iron out what his ideas and those of Council are on the uptown mini park, so that they can be on the same page. Last month, he was given a ceiling of $105,000 to spend, but with less money than expected, there are some changes. In the end, they came to this conclusion: some greenery, a gazebo, lighting, benches, signage, and infrastructure for restrooms if necessitated in the future. Rodite said there were a lot of applications ahead of his for an open space grant in Northampton County, so $32,000 was approved, half of what he wanted. There are still funds from Monroe County gambling that will be available. He showed sketches of three plans on Thursday, and Council went along with Plan B, a reduction from seven to four lights, open space in the middle of the park for various purposes, and six instead of 24 farm market spaces. Rodite admitted, “The biggest problem we have is how can we get on the same page?” The design at one corner is a gazebo with 32 to 36 seats in front, and Councilman Anthony Pristash saw this as a limited use structure. Councilman Robert McHale said his concept of the park is one of open space with seats for people to relax, but not for performances. ‘We’re all in favor of the park,” he said. “It’s a matter of what’s in it.” Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Sr. viewed use of the pagodas for children’s skits and reading of poetry, and a fountain in the center of the park. Lopszonski Sr. said that the plan was beginning to sound more like a performance center than a park. The debate came to a head over the issue of bathrooms in the park. He came up with the idea of infrastructure because he didn’t want to see the area dug up later for restrooms, when it could be done ini-
tially. Mayor Thomas Reenock still had reservations about not including bathrooms in the park plans, noting that all of the parks in the borough have bathrooms and that the comfort of park visitors should be addressed. Council President, John Yurish then polled the council ,with Lopszonski Sr. being the lone dissenter the park bathrooms were voted down. Councilman Edward Pany’s suggestion is what Council followed after he said, “We’re making this too complicated.” Pany then interjected with his simplified vision of the park. “I see a gazebo. I see lighting. I see some signage. And I see some greenery. There it is.” A representative of the Northampton Kids Hockey Club, Brian Ruff, then addressed council about possible construction of a new roller blade/street hockey
park in place of the one being torn down at Smith Lane & Lerchenmiller Drive. Ruff explained that members of the club would tear down and haul away the old park, at no cost to the borough. Some members of council expressed concern about vandalism and how the previous park fell into disrepair. Boro Manager Gene Zaraykoo was specifically concerned with keeping vandals off of the park while Lopszonski Sr. brought up the idea of using the park as part of a summer program for kids, to which Ruff seemed interested. Council will discuss the proposal. Ruff noted there are 100 members of the ice hockey club right now, and that Northampton is only 10 miles from the Phantoms’ ice hockey arena in Allentown. Zarayko said the skate park was cleaned up by the road crew and then trashed again. Ruff
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said even 40 to 50-year-olds could play street hockey. All they need is a smooth playing surface of 100x60-feet. He has been a hockey coach for 25 years. Council will discuss his proposal. • A resident complained of daily newspapers being tossed in bushes and on his driveway. . .He also said the recreation center is often not accessible because the basketball court is rented, and suggested an addition. • A Catasauqua man wanted permission for a benefit motorcycle run on June 14 and was approved. • Another complaint was heard that a neighbor has a light shining on his property, and he wants it pointed in another direction, noting that he has two daughters. The resident was advised to consult a district magistrate. • Although not on the agenda, we learned that there will be no Memorial Day program at the veterans memo-
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rial park this year. • District 14-K Charitable Enterprises was given permission to use the 26th St. Park pavilion for a scholarship awards picnic on June 29. The awards are going to players in the June 1 All-Star Soccer Classic at WhitehallCoplay soccer fields. • Gospel Chapel was permitted to use Canal St. Park for a chili fest on Oct. 4. Committee Reports • McHale, for administration and finance, noted that Ed Pany, as museum curator, spoke at the recent meeting of the Whitehall Historical Preservation Society and received $50 from the society and $100 from Patrick Yadush for the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum. The museum is now open on the second and fourth Sunday each month until Sept. 28. . . .Also received: $5,818 from Service Electric TV in a franchise fee. . . .And Lions District 14-K is Continued on page 14
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sor who doesn’t want CRPD (because of the steep increase in the CRPD budget for a 25th officer). It was first brought out by Chairman Eric Nagle months ago that Lower Nazareth’s share is too high and that a comparison of costs should be made. Lower Nazareth’s share of the $3.39 million budget is $210 per resident per year, while Bath and Hanover Township, who have approved the 2014 budget, are paying $165. Solicitor Gary Asteak said the supervisors get to decide the fate of the police department. “That’s the law,” he said, “and if you don’t like it, take it to the Constitution.” Chief Seiple asked Pennington if there would be a vote taken at the June 11 meeting. Pennington replied that he doesn’t think there would be enough time with all the input expected [from the public]. He added that there could be another meeting in June [on the 25th]. The supervisors have a July 1 deadline to make a decision whether or not they are going to stay as a sponsoring member of CRPD or go
with a department of their own. In any case, they will be covered until the end of December 2014 by Colonial Regional. Township Manager Timm Tenges had first been given the task of comparing figures between CRPD and a township department. And then the township hired Gary Cordner, a criminal justice professor at Kutztown University to do a similar study. Seiple was told on Wednesday that he will be given the courtesy of reviewing Cordner’s report ahead of the June 11th meeting. Other Business • In other business at the regular meeting on Wednesday, a letter was received from the township’s representative to Nazareth Memorial Library that there is an open position for another person on the board. No action was taken. • The revised final land development plans of BrownDaub Fiat were approved. • The emergency operations plan as updated was approved. • A floodplain ordinance is being reviewed by the Lehigh
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College Corner University of New Haven Anastaisia Frace of Bath, a University of New Haven student, will receive a $5,000 stipend funded jointed by Samuel S. Bergami Jr. '85 EMBA and his wife, Lois Bergami, and the Division of Student Affairs. The Bergami family began the program to help offset the cost of living and expenses for students with unpaid summer internships in all fields. To apply students needed to demonstrate financial need and have successfully completed 24 credit hours. Frace will participate in a summer internship at Lehigh Valley Zoo. Starting June 2 individuals can read about the recipient's experiences this summer through their weekly internship blog at www.unhcareercenter.com. Alvernia University Katlyn Roginsky from Bath studying Biochemistry at Alvernia University was named a member of Beta Kappa Chi in April 2014. Eberly School of Science - Congratulations to Gregory Gable of Bath on graduating from the Eberly School of Science at Penn State in State College, PA with a biology degree. Franklin & Marshall College - the following students
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Nazareth Pallet plans bash to Celebrate 30th anniversary Submitted by PAULA BECK
Nazareth Pallet will hold a 30th anniversary celebration on May 30 at their Northampton facility located at 800 Held Dr. The family-owned organization is proud to have done business in the Lehigh Valley and supported the community for three decades. The event is open to clients, employees, potential clients, government officials and members of the press. It will include a presentation, prize drawing and, of course, cake. Several local government officials are expected to attend. Cake and presentation will begin at 2 p.m. Nazareth Pallet opened in May 1984 as a small operation in Nazareth by George Frack Sr. The company outgrew its Nazareth facility and was moved to its current location in Northampton in 1989. At the time, there were 27 employees. Today, George Frack Jr. runs the organization along with his two brothers, Jason and Brian. The brothers grew up with the business. While in high school, the brothers worked nights and weekends as needed, learning every aspect of the business. George Sr. and his wife Doris have retired from the business, but George Sr. still stops in weekly and is active on some small projects. The company currently employs 135 people. Nazareth Pallet recycles all wooden pallets either by repairing them and sending them back to customers or creating a second life from old pallets by disassembling them and using the good pieces of wood to build custom size pallets that in the past were primarily a new wooden pallet market strictly. Any wood that can no longer be reused to construct a pallet is ground into a mulch product that is either colored for a decorative landscape mulch for homes or the mulch fiber is used as a fuel source to produce electricity. In addition to supporting the local economy by providing employment opportuni-
ties, Nazareth Pallet regularly supports organizations in the Lehigh Valley through charitable donations – both monetary and in kind. Donations of mulch for events like Musikfest and Christkindlmarkt are annual traditions. More recently, Nazareth Pallet donated mulch to the Lehigh County community gardens at Jordan Creek. The community garden program is part of the Lehigh County Farmland Preservation program. These are just a few examples of the charitable support offered by Nazareth Pallet to Lehigh Valley communities. Over the years, Nazareth Pallet has grown to become a well-respected member of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association - NWPCA and National Federation of Independent Business - NFIB. Nazareth Pallet is the preferred pallet company in its territory.
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Nancy Thatcher, for the past year, with the support of the Walnutport Canal Assoc. and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor organization, LTRT has been clearing brush, planting perennials, designing signs and preparing an area for picnic tables at the lock. At one time, a locktender’s house stood on the site, along with a mule barn. Today, the remains of the house can be seen. The foundation of the mule barn is also there and has been turned into the area for the picnic tables. Access to the Lock 25 picnic area is on foot or by bicycle. Motorized vehicles are not permitted. The lock lies south along the towpath, about 1.3 miles from the canal association pavilion. Parking is available behind the pavilion. If there is rain, the picnic area grand opening will be on Sunday, June 1.
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News Sermonette The Rev. Donald E. Brown
Salem United Church of Christ Moorestown
How Can We Be Better?
It is a question I wrestle with almost every week. It is one of those questions that can tend to haunt those of us who are pastors. Not because we feel in any way that we are better than any of those we serve in our churches, in fact too often the pastor feels like the worst one in the congregation for a whole host of reasons. One of the ways I think we can be better is to listen more deeply to each other, and most importantly to the people around us of all kinds, especially those careful and faithful voices that we know have to be sent to us by a loving and forgiving God with a great sense of humor. A couple of Sundays ago the Christian gospel passage that we read at Salem UCC Moorestown told of two disciples on the Emmaus road and their encounter with a stranger as they traveled. If you know the story from the gospel according to Luke (Luke 24: 13-49), you know that it is about two followers of Jesus just after his crucifixion, and how they are dealing with the death of Jesus. Then they meet this man on the road they are travelling – the Emmaus Road to be sure. We also hear that this stranger that they did not know made the scriptures, the stories of the scripture so clear that they say in verse 32– … “Were not our hearts burning within us while Jesus was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” These stories of the resurrection appearances of Jesus we hear from the gospel stories are powerful stories of community. They are stories of believers and doubters and strugglers coming together as the community of faith, and like any community it is all about gathering and breaking apart and yes, gathering again. It is also telling of how we need to come together, coming together to tell our stories. For these followers of Jesus are telling the stories of their collective experiences, sharing their memories of Jesus; his acts, his works, his commitment, his generosity, his sacrifice; how Jesus made a difference in their lives. The same is true for all of us today, as people of faith, as people seeking faith, and as people just discovering what it might mean to discover and have faith. We are called to shine the light of scripture on the experiences that we have had, are having, and will have together as we begin to come to new understandings of that which is most important for each of us individually. But that’s not all. These two disciples in the story on the Emmaus Road walk with and talk with this alien, this foreigner, this stranger who is different that they are or so they think. They sit at table with him and break bread, you know, they have dinner together, and as they do this with this other, this stranger they come to see with their hearts what was right before them, right in front of their eyes. Jesus the risen Lord opens in their hearts a new understanding of who Jesus is and how Jesus changed their lives and how Jesus can change other peoples lives. Those other people include you and me. What it really boils down to is that all of us need to work harder at having faith and trusting that in God’s own way, and in God’s own time, God is working God’s purpose out. Not just today! Not just in reading this column, or nor just when we go to church, but every day and all the time!!! We need to tell the story of faith. We need to tell the story of our faith, and our faith in action. We need to tell the story of how we came to faith. We need to tell the story of how our faith made a difference, or how our faith came from the least likely source, or that unique thing about your faith story. We need to be on the lookout for a faith experience that might come to us when we least expect it, maybe even from a stranger. The gospel story of the Emmaus Road clearly teaches us that hospitality and openness make transformation possible, and that transformation is brought to us from the most unexpected places by the most unlikely people, perhaps even the stranger and socalled aliens, you know, anyone who looks or seems different than those whom we are most often around. If we know that we will see Jesus “in the least of these”, how can we not share our table, and all the extensions of that table, and all its abundance with all who are hungry? Whether it is physical hunger or spiritual hunger! And if you are one of those who is suffering from that physical or spiritual hunger, if you know that hunger and it knows you. Today, right now pray. What do you need to do to reach out to the Risen Lord, Jesus who can satisfy that hunger. Satisfy it in unexpected ways and through unexpected people. Who was the unexpected person who shared with you, and transformed your life? Do you remember them? Do you pray for them? Do you still pray for them? Are you there for them when they need you? Do they know how important they have been to you? Have you told them? Have you loved them as completely as they have loved you? The journey to Emmaus begins in blindness, gloom, disillusionment and despair. It ends with the warming of the disciples’ hearts, the opening of their eyes, and their return to Jerusalem. It begins with the shattering of an immature faith and ends with the disciples giving witness to a mature faith. Their story now is a new one – a story filled with life and hope. Each of us is challenged to decide where to stand on the road – among the perplexed and disillusioned who have doubting hearts and blinded eyes – or among those who listen attentively, see clearly, and respond to Jesus own story. Scripture reveals the need for a responsive heart – Jesus himself makes our hearts yearn for a deeper faith and opens our eyes. Exactly what happened on the Emmaus Road? 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Walnut Dr. part of Lehigh Twsp. road improvements By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Engineer Phillip Malitsch reported to the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday, May 13 that it will cost an estimated $50,000 for work on Walnut Drive. PennDOT will be doing overlay of the road, and it will cost about $10,000 for material such as pipes and backfill. Work is also needed to take care of water run-off from a development. The supervisors may request that PennDOT shoulder the full costs. At the April 22 meeting these was a discussion on other road improvements that will be needed from now through 2017. For this year, the focus is on repairing areas that were damaged from winter’s severe weather, including 3rd and 4th Streets in the Treichlers area. After the blacktop plants ran out of cold patch, they had to wait until May 1 for hot material to patch potholes. Road work costs this year are expected to amount to $135,000.
Other Matters • The Rt. 248 & Blue Mountain Dr. development will be discussed at a meeting at the Hanover Engineering office this Friday. • A resolution on recreation that was prepared by the Recreation Board was approved. It includes changes to the fees charged for tournaments. • A draft of an ordinance on group homes says that they are permitted wherever single-family homes are permitted, but that the zoning district will be industrial. A second draft will be prepared before it is approved. • David Sander submitted his resignation as emergency management coordinator and Scott Rehrig was appointed as his replacement, effective June 1. • Manager Alice Rehrig also announced that PennDOT would be meeting this week to provide info on rehabilitation of the Maple Rd. bridge. Police Department Chief of Police Scott Fogel submitted his April police activities report and discussed other topics.
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One was brought up by the supervisors: the possibility of hiring one new police officer and one new person on the road crew. The township is over budget on overtime, and Supervisor Cindy Miller said she is against hiring because of other major expenses that the township faces. It was said that if they hire these people, something has to go in the budget or they’ll have to raise taxes to cover an estimated $75,000 needed. Chief Fogel said that overtime is not that great a burden at this time, although there are officers putting in 12-hour shifts. Part-time officers could be hired, but due to arbitration their pay rate is higher. Pension is also a question for full-time officers, Mrs. Miller said. Supervisor Keith Hantz said the road crew provides a great service, but it may take longer because of the huge amount of road work. The township is supposed to get a “significant” amount of funding from the recently passed Transportation Bill. A third summer helper could be hired, Hantz said. Chairman Darryl Snover throught that a good idea. Dell Grove agreed and the full board okayed it. Chief Fogel said they have a $45,000 overtime grant from the state Liquor Control Board and another $24,000 from PennDOT, both for DUIrelated enforcement. But the officers have been busy doing overtime and are not able to fulfill duties of the grants. Snover said that with summer coming there be a higher demand for police enforcement. An extra officer might
be considered. Fogel said that on April 28 he and Officer McGonigle met with local tow truck operators to set conditions and fees so that it is fair to all. He reported that the detention center with its booking and cells is complete at the police station. The prescription drugs take-back run by the township was exceptional, the best in the Lehigh Valley, Chief Fogel noted. Two stray dogs were taken in, and he noted there is a program for adopting them out to a good home. The Center for Animals Health & Welfare in Glendon is a nokill shelter, and Lehigh Township has taken many animals there. Chief Fogel announced that his department is starting its accreditation process. The department’s two scales are not working, and he is hoping to get a pair at $7,000 each to weigh trucks. Lastly, he announced that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month.
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possibly starting a new Lions club in Northampton. • Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Jr. reported recreation center hours for June 1 to August 31: Mon. to Thurs., 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m. to 430 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. . . . The swimming pool will open officially on June 7. . . .Lewis & Clark Circus will be here July 22 and 23, with proceeds to the recreation center. • McHale, for code and police, noted that Good Shepherd Elementary had a D.A.R.E. graduation on April 29, led by Police Chief Ronald Morey. He has had D.A.R.E. in the borough for 10 years. . . .Spring Thaw Rendezvous
www.HomeNewsPA.com was a success on May 3. . . .Edelweis Haus had a bingo benefit for the fire department, raising $450. • Councilman Keith Piescienski, for public works, reported minor paving on Center St. parking lot, Oxford Dr. & Kingston Court intersection, and Marlin Alley . He also announced an exercise by emergency crews on July 25 and 26 called “Operation Wildcat”. It includes a bus roll-over on to a passenger car; bomb squad intervention; victim entrapment; and use of a helicopter among other exercises. The event is co-sponsored by the Northampton Fire Dept., LANTA, and Northampton Borough. More than 15 different fire and EMT organizations are involved from Northampton, Bath and Bethlehem; East Allen, Allen, and Lehigh townships, and Northampton County. • Lopsonzki, Sr. reminded everyone that they should remember what Memorial Day is about. “Your fellow service men and women have given everything that we have today.”
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Dec. 28, 1928 – May 10, 2014 Ray Bayless, 85, of Nazareth died Saturday, May 10 in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of the former Dolores Hill Serfoss. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949 and from 19561 to 1953 during the Korean War. Ray was employed by Bell & Howell, Inc. in Allentown in the bargaining unit and retired as a supervisor in the sub-assembly operations. Earlier, he worked for J & J Mfg. / East Bangor Textile and Ingersoll-Rand in the Turbo Division. Born Dec. 28, 1928 in Raw, Oklahoma he was a son of the late William and Dora (Llewellyn) Bayless. He was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Nazareth; Porter Lodge #311, F. & A.M., and the Tall Cedars. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Robin Bossert of Pen Argyl and Kelly Supple of Quakertown; one step-granddaughter; four step-greatgrandchildren; one sister, Faye Bond, of Tulsa, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two step-grandsons, six brothers and sisters. Masonic services and funeral services were held on May 14 in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Wind Gap, with The Rev. David B. Schaeffer officiating there and at interment in Wind Gap Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 S. Broad St., Nazareth, PA 18064.
Carl J. Becker
Carl J. Becker, of Moore Township, died on Friday, May 16, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Evelyn L. (Brunner) Becker. They would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 27. Born in Moore Township, he was a son of the late Russell and Eva (Barthol) Becker. He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School. Farming was his passion, as he was a lifelong farmer and owner/operator of Becker Farms in Moore Township since 1959. Carl was a very active member of the Potato Growers Association, from which he received the Farmer
of the Year Award. He was also a member and past president of both the Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Associations. Carl also served as an instrctor at the Lehigh County Community College. He was a past member of the Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board, the Lehigh Valley Model A Club, and a founding member of the Moore Township Lions Club. Active in freemasonry, Carl was a 50-year member, past master and trustee of Manoquesy Lodge #413, F. & A.M., Bath. Additionally, he was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Lehigh Consistory, Valley of Allentown and the Rajah Shrine, Reading. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, John C. Becker and James R. Becker, both of Moore Township; a daughter, Rose E. Wedde, of Moore Township; and six grandchildren. A public viewing and Masonic service were held last night (Wednesday) in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. The funeral service and interment will be private.
David B. Beyerle
May 18, 1924 – May 9, 2014 David B. Beyerle, 89, formerly of Valley View, Pa., died on Friday, May 9 in St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township. He was the husband of the late Ruth I. (Snyder) Beyerle for 56 years before she died in 2011. Born in Pottsville on May 18, 1924, he was the son of the late Bertrand Lot and Mame (Bechtel) Beyerle. Dr. Bayerle was a graduate of Pottsville High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He received the Bronze Star for his valiant efforts and multiple battle stars. Following his military service, Dr. Beyerle attended Penn State University, earning his undergraduate degree. He continued his education and graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Beyerle owned and optometric service in Valley View for more than 40 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Valley
View, and was also a member of the Beaver Run Hunting & Fishing Club. Surviving are a daughter, Jane L. Kohler, of Pawleys Island, S.C.; a brother, John Zulick, of Monroe Township, N.J.; a sister, Jean S. Braswell, of Statesboro, Ga.; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Davis. Services will be private at the convenience of the family as arranged by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.
Mary C. Bishop
July 2, 1927 – May 9, 2014 Mary C. Bishop, 86, of Northampton died Friday, May 9 in Gracedale. She was the wife of James E. Bishop, Sr. for 50 years. She was a homemaker and also a public notary for 30 years in Northampton. Born July 2, 1927 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Mary (Samuels) Brobst. She was a member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville, Bath. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Warren Corcoran of Jefferson City, Tenn. and Michael J. Considine of Bath; a daughter, Mary C. Walters of Hanahan, S.C.; a daughterin-law, Heidi R. Bishop, of Northampton; nine grandchildren, and four greatgrandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, James E. Bishop, Jr., in 2011; a daughter, Linda Seacrest, in 2013, and two sisters and a brother. Services were held on Friday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment in Zion Cemetery, Allen Township. Contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church or the Lehigh Valley Diabetes Assoc., both c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Ruth M. Calhoon
March 12, 1930 – May 15, 2014 Ruth M. Calhoon, 84, of Nazareth died on Thursday, May 15 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Harry A. Calhoon. She was a homemaker. Born March 12, 1930 in Elysburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Dietrich) Stelma. She was a member of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, Lopatcong, N.J. Surviving are a son, Dennis R. Calhoon, of Bath; a daughter, Priscilla M. Salazar, of Moore Township; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two brother, Jack Stelma of Easton and Robert Stelma of San Antonio, Texas. Preceding her in death were a sister, Evelyn, and a brother, Walter. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Rupell Funeral Home, Phillipsburg, N.J., followed by burial in Northampton Me-
morial Shrine, Palmer Township.
Ruth E. Frack
Aug. 15, 1941 – May 15, 2014 Ruth E. Frack, 72, of Coopersburg, formerly of Northampton, died Thursday, May 15 at Valley Manor Nursing Center, Coopersburg. She was a clerk for John C. Pitman Photography, Northampton, for three years before retiring. Prior to that, she was a stock person for JoAnn Fabrics, Whitehall, for several years. Born Aug. 15, 1941 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Pauline (Diehl) Gessner. Surviving are two sons, David Gessner of Slatington and Thomas Frack of Boyertown; a brother, Phillip Gessner, of Whitehall; a sister, Pearl Schantz, of Allentown; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. A service was held on Monday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
William S. Ifkovits, Jr.
William S. Ifkovits, Jr., 64, of Northampton died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Louise A. (Drozda) Ifkovits for 39 years. He was a foreman for the Eaton Corp., Bethlehem. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William S. and Lorraine (Gronotsky) Ifkovits. Surviving are two sons, Robert and Stephen; six sisters, Susan Dougherty, Margaret, Kathleen Schock, Barbara, Mary Anne, and Lori; two brothers, Joseph and Michael; nieces and nephews. Services were on Tuesday morning in the Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home, Coplay. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, both c/o the funeral home at 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, PA 18037.
John J. Krantz, Sr.
March 15, 1935 – May 15, 2014 John J. Krantz, Sr., 79, of Bath died on Thursday, May 15 at home. He was the husband of the late Alice G. Krantz for 53 years before her passing in 2008. He worked as a laborer at Bethlehem Steel Corp. until retiring. Born March 15, 1935 in Nazareth, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna (Weber) Krantz. He was a member of Zion Stone U.C.C. Church, Kreidersville. Surviving are two sons, Jack Krantz and Scott Krantz, both of Northampton; a brother, Edward Krantz; a sister, Gloria Rios; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother, Charles. Services were held on Tuesday morning in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath, followed by interment in Green Mount Cemetery, Bath.
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Oct. 26, 1918 – May 15, 2014 Mary Martin, 95, of Upper Nazareth Township died on Thursday, May 15 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Charles Martin, who died in 1984. Born Oct. 26, 1918 in Smithmill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alex and Anna (Buchak) Rusnak. Surviving are a son, Kenneth C. Martin, Sr., of Bath; a daughter, Charlene Martin, of Eastchester, N.Y.; two sisters, Eve Wasiw of Smithmill and Kay Dufour, of Ginter, Pa.; two grandsons and one great-grandson. Future interment will be in Calverton (N.Y.) National Cemetery. Local arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Hospice, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Joseph E. Proden
May 21, 1941 – May 13, 2014 Joseph E. Proden, 72, of Northampton died on Tuesday, May 13. He was the husband of Barbara (Bastek) Proden for 11 years. He was a sales/technical representative for ADM along the East Coast and part of Canada for many years before retiring, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Born May 21, 1942 in Point Marion, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Delia (Colebank) Proden. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Douglas Proden, of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Christine Proden, of Orland; two step-sons, Michael Fells of Allentown and Kevin Fells of Easton; and a brother, Frank Proden, of Deep Creek, Md. Preceding him in death was a brother, Rich Proden. A memorial service will be held this Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in East Hills Moravian Church, 1830 Butztown Rd., Bethlehem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local V.F.W. post in his memory. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Continued on page 16
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Gladys M. Schaedler
Gladys M. Schaedler, 87, of East Allen Township, died Thursday, May 15, 2014 in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Walter A. Schaedler for 57 years. She worked for F. W. Woolworth in Bethlehem for many years. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret (Woodward) Stauffer. She was a member of St. Andrews’s Lutheran Church in Allentown. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Thomas Schaedler, of Center Valley; and two grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her sister, Evelyn McKewen, and four brothers, James, John, Robert and Ralph McKewen. Services were held on Monday morning in the Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Contributions may be made to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.
Frank W. Suranofsky April 15, 1936 – May 17, 2014
Frank W. “Fats” Suranofsky, 78, of Northampton died Saturday, May 17 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Phyllis J. (Betz) Suranofsky for 53 years. He worked at A&B Meats in Allentown for many years and retired from American Logistics in Fogelsville. Born April 15, 1936 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Peter and Mae (Lindenmoyer) Suranofsky. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, and also of the Ss. Peter & Paul Hungarian Society and the former St. Joseph Sick & Beneficial Society. In addition to his wife, he is
survived by a son, Frank T. Suranofsky; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth Wandler of Bath, Diane Szerencsits of Northampton, and Jacqueline Reppert of Northampton; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Jocelyn Ann Suranofsky; eight brothers, Martin, Milton, twin brother Franklin, Larry, Peter, Dennis, Jack and Donald; and two sisters, Maryann Hoffman and Rita Sedonic. A Burial Mass was celebrated on Tuesday morning in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment in Our Lady of Hungary Parish Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067, where memorials to the church may be presented.
Peter A. Wetzel, Jr. May 16, 1923 – May 18, 2014
Peter A. Wetzel, Jr., 91, of Bath, died on Sunday, May 18 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the companion of the late Doris Yenser for 30 years before she died in 2007. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was employed as a truck driver by Schwerman Trucking Co. and Interstate Dress Carriers for more than 30 years before retiring in 1985. Born May 16, 1923 in Bath, he was a son of the late Peter A., Sr. and Mary (Focht) Wetzel. Peter was a life member of the Point Phillips, Keystone, and Petersville Rod & Gun Clubs as well as the Raccoon Club of Northampton. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, 2165 Community Dr., Moorestown. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Peter to the charity of one’s choice.
Henry Yeska, Sr.
Henry Yeska, Sr., 95, of Lower Nazareth Township died on Thursday, May 15 in Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Anna (Smolenyak) Yeska for 69 years before she died in 2009. He successfully owned and operated Henry Yeska & Son, Inc. from 1961 until his retirement in 1976. Initially founded by his father in 1917, Henry began his career in the family business in the late 1920’s. Born Nov. 24, 1917 in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Ferdinand and Amelia (Marx) Yeska. Nationally known for his passion and expert knowledge in automobiles, Mr. Yeska was the proud owner and restorer of several award-winning antique Packards and Cadillacs. He was a life member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and a member of The Packard Club. Surviving are his son, Henry Yeska, Jr., of Nazareth; three grandchildren, Debra Bray, Constance Kraemer, and Henry Yeska III, all of Nazareth; four great-grandchildren, Rocky Yeska of Moore Township, Henry Yeska IV, Douglas Kraemer, Jr. and Hanna Yeska, all of Nazareth; two great-great-grandchildren, Angelina Young-Yeska and Kasey Yeska; many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a brother, Adolph, and seven sisters, Evelyn, Augusta, Olga, Helen, Hilda, Martha, and Edna. Services wee held on Monday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
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Hand Shakes Two retiring teachers, one Mark Appleby and another whose name we were unable to get, were congratulated and shook hands with all of the school board and Supt. Kovalchik. Athletic Director Todd Bowser, in his second year, gave a slide presentation on the successes the student athletes enjoyed this past school year in the Lehigh Valley Conference, District XI, and the state PIAA. Northampton has 23 varsity sports, including football, soccer, field hockey, cross country, golf, volleyball, tennis, basketball, swimming, baseball, softball, wrestling, track and field, and lacrosse among them – 12 for males and 11 for females. Of 50 high schools in District XI, Northampton received the Michael J. Meilinger Sportsmanship Award for 2014. Two items of note: Eileen Carbone is in her 40th year as tennis coach, and 70 young men are trying out for the varsity football team with their new head coach. Kovalchik commented, “The quality of our student athletes throughout their careers, and the academic side, it’s phenomenal. They come in at 6:30 a.m. and go until 11:30 at night.” At the end of the meeting he also said, “There are a lot of great things going on in our school district – DECA, FBLA, the student athletes and others.” Most of the athletes who had distinguished themselves this year were present. They also shook hands, and director Jean Rundle gave them a thumbs up. It was expected that they would receive additional plaudits at last night’s annual athletic banquet. Three new teachers were welcomed and, too, shook hands with the board. They included Mega Snyder, instructional support math teacher at George Wolf Elementary; Laura Mey-
www.HomeNewsPA.com ers, elementary teacher at George Wolf, and Stefani Fink, elementary teacher at Moore Elementary. Other Matters Supt. Kovalchik announced test dates and who would undergo them, and who would have school and who would not. He announced that the commencement program will be on Saturday, June 7 at 4 p.m. in Stabler Arena for the senior graduates. Student Council president Ben Longacre said the senior prom on Saturday at the Ice Palace was enjoyed by everyone. He also announced that student council officers would be elected this Wednesday. Other teacher positions beside those noted, that were approved, include: Pamela Hayford, special education teacher at the high school; Candice Pinto, special education teacher at Lehigh Elementary; and Sara Makovsky, Andrea Wells, Amanda Roberts, and William Neal, all TPE or LTS teachers at Siegfried Elementary. Lunch prices for the coming school year for elementary and secondary schools are students, $1.90 and $2.10; student entrée only, $1.65 and $1.75; student 1/2 pint milk, 50-cents; vegetable or fruit, from 50 to 55 cents; adults, $3.50; adult entrée only, from $1.75 to $3.00. Athletic ticket prices will be $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults, and free for senior citizens 62 years and older. The Northampton Area School District business office was re-appointed NASD tax collector for Bath and Chapman boroughs, and Allen, Moore, and East Allen townships. Kovalchik suggested that the board come in an hour earlier for one of the next meetings in June and look at the new middle school under construction. He also invited the press to see all the progress that has been made. After Memorial Day he also said that traffic patterns will be set for the school.
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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Lucia G. Mingari, also known as Lucia Mingari, late of the Township of Upper Nazareth, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters of Administration in the above-named estate have been granted to Salvatore Mingari, Administrator of the Estate of Lucia G. Mingari, also known as Lucia Mingari. 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: Salvatore Mingari c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (5/8-5/22) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of John W. Topfer, a/k/a John W. Topfer, Jr., late of the Township of Moore, 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. Daniel G. Spengler 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Executor DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (5/8-5/22) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Arlene M. Outwater, late of the Township of Moore, 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. Dana F. Hein 232A North Chestnut Street Bath, PA 18014 Executrix DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (5/8-5/22) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Josephine Markovitz, late of the Township of Upper Nazareth, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Alan G. Markovitz and Joan E. Garrett, Executors of the Estate of Josephine Markovitz. 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: Alan G. Markovitz and Joan E. Garrett, Executors of the Estate of Josephine Markovitz. c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (5/15-5/29) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Theresa M. Hoffman, late of the Township of Bethlehem, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Robert L. Krause, Executor of the Estate of Theresa M. Hoffman. 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: Robert L. Krause c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (5/15-5/29) 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
www.HomeNewsPA.com 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) MOORE TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE Hearing/Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Moore Township Zoning Hearing Board will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath PA, 18014. Specific Items on the agenda include: 14-ZHB-656 The applicant(s), John and Barbara Struss, applicant(s) of the property located at 358 Nazareth Drive, Nazareth, Moore Twp. Pa 18064 request the following relief; a variance to construct a sunroom addition that will not meet required setback requirements to the side property line. The section(s) of the ordinance cited for this application are as follows: 200-17G Minimum Yard Requirements, as well as any other section in which relief may be needed upon review by the Board. The property, County PIN# H6-266C contains approximately .58 acres and is zoned, Rural Agricultural (RA). 14-ZHB-657 The applicant(s), Daniel Tanczos, applicant(s) of the property located at 941-43 Point Phillips Rd, Bath, Moore Twp. Pa 18014 request the following relief: a variance and/or special exception to expand/alter the existing parking area used for the Point Phillips Hotel. The section(s) of the ordinance cited for this application are as follows: 200-16B Limited Conservation uses permitted, 200-16F Lot area, width, building coverage, 200-29L Buffer Yards, 200-33 Nonconformities, 20033C(3) Non conforming Uses, as well as any other section in which relief may be needed upon review by the Board. The property, County PIN# G5-1412 contains approximately 1.01 acres and is zoned, Limited Conservation (LC). Jason L Harhart Zoning Officer Moore Township (5/22-5/29) 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 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) LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Nazareth intends to adopt the following Ordinance at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting to be held on June 2, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., E.D.T., at Nazareth Municipal Building, West Center and Church Streets, Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 20, SOLID WASTE, PART 1, COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF REFUSE, SECTION 102, CONTAINERS, SUBSECTION 3(G), OF THE CODE OR ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF NAZARETH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Borough of Nazareth, in Borough Council assembled, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the authority of the same, that Chapter 20, Solid Waste, Part 1, Collection and Disposal of Refuse, Section 102, Containers, Subsection 3(G), of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is hereby amended as follows: G. Time Restrictions. No refuse containers may be placed earlier than 7:00 A.M. of the morning prior to the scheduled collection date. All refuse containers shall be placed prior to the time set for collection. Copies of the complete Ordinance are available at the Borough Office, 134 South Main Street, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Paul A. Kokolus, Secretary Alfred S. Pierce, Solicitor (5/22) PUBLIC NOTICE OF ORDINANCE The Council of the Borough of Northampton will consider the following Ordinance, Ordinance No. 1193, at its regular meeting that will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 7:30 P.M., in the Municipal Building, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania. AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING ALL PERSONS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESSES,
AND CORPORATIONS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR ANY CONSTRUTION 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 NORTHAMPTON WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING; AND ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR ANY PERSONS WHO FAIL, OR REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH, THE REQUIREMENTS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE. A copy of this Ordinance is available for public inspection at the office of the Borough Manager, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Gene Zarayko Borough Manager (5/22-5/29)
May 22-28, 2014 19 MOORE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE The Moore Township Board of Supervisors are seeking quotes for the purchase of one used backhoe-loader. The quotes will be opened and awarded at the General Monthly Meeting of the Moore Township Board of Supervisors on June 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm at 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014. The quotes are due on June 3, 2014 by 3:00 pm. Specifications can be obtained at the Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014, or by calling 610-759-9449.
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