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NOVEMBER 24-30, 2016
Mountain View Wesleyan Church Makes mats for the homeless
(Above) The ladies of Mountain View Wesleyan Church present their handmade mats out of recycled plastic bags for homeless veterans. Top row from left to right: Caroline Schaller, Amanda Weadock, Gloria Koch, Maryann Deutsch, Roseanne Gabriel, Sally Rosynek. Bottom row left to right: Linda Troxell, Shirley Shook, Arlene Wright, Alma Miller, Holly Rader. (Below) Gloria Koch, right, and Sally Rosynek, left, present Gloria’s handmade recycled mat to Franklin Homme, middle, Commander of Disabled Veterans Lehigh Valley Chapter Seven.
Submitted by GLORIA KOCH Earlier this year, several women from their crochet club discussed making mats out of plastic bags for the homeless. Little did they know that it would lead into a ministry of its own. Today they
have a group that gets together at the church every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to prepare the plastic bags to be crocheted by yet another group that meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.
The process started with collecting bags, as each mat takes approximately 600 bags to complete. Next, they started to prepare the bags - flatten, trim, cut, open, tie and roll into balls. Continued on page 3
East Allen Twp. discusses Sewer and Water issues
By KERI LINDENMUTH East Allen Township supervisors listened to a joint presentation on draft agreements for public sewer service with the City of Bethlehem and Hanover Township at their monthly Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday, November 17. The public sewer service would be for a new Toll Brothers private development in the township. Currently, East Allen Township does not have its own sewer service or water authority. The Borough of Bath takes care of the township’s sewer, while the City of Bethlehem takes care of water. In this proposed public sewer service within the private development, the City of Bethlehem would carry out the sewage treatment system, while Hanover Township would maintain the pipes that transport the sewage. A pumping station would be located within East Allen Township. Such a partnership between the city and two townships is the most cost- effective way to provide public sewer service to the Toll Brothers development. East Allen Township would not be involved in the billing process. Instead, the City of Bethlehem would handle the billing of the customers and then bill the township for services. However, the city would also send a check to the township of revenue earned. This check would cover all expenses for the township, which means township residents would not incur any costs. The possible costs to residents seemed to be the biggest concern for supervisors, especially since the service is being performed for, what Supervisor Mark Schwartz called, “a private, for-profit develContinued on page 5
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They soon realized the project was really in preparing the plarn (plastic yarn) and decided they could involve others from the church in the project. So in July, they began meeting at the church every Tuesday morning to make the plarn. The ladies really enjoyed the time of fellowship and have now prepared enough plarn to complete ten mats (over 6,000 bags). During the process the ladies made contact with a few organizations that work with homeless people where the mats could be donated to. They quickly realized the need and for now, have no plans to stop making them. It is with great honor that the first ten mats will be going to Franklin Homme, Commander of Disabled Veterans Lehigh Valley Chapter Seven. Homme works for the Department of Veteran Affairs, helping vets get back on their feet. This project has gotten so many
people involved, both inside and outside the church. They have several places that collect the bags for them. Lattemann’s Corner Store and Deli has a collection box as well with one of the mats on display. The Hair Hut in Walnutport has a young lady collecting bags for them as her service project. Several local stores allow them to collect from the recycled bag collection boxes as well. Making the plarn has several steps and takes long to make, so recently another church, Bender’s Mennonite in Pen Argyl, has gotten a group together to help make the plarn and plan to meet every other Monday from 12 until 3 p.m. at their church.
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This project has branched out and has become a blessing to so many and they haven’t even reached their intended destination yet. Perhaps the only thing better is they haven’t incurred any cost for this project. However, if the group continues to grow they may need to find a couple heavyduty paper cutters. As long as there is a need for them and the help is provided, the mats will continue to be made.. If anyone would like to help by collecting bags, prepping or crocheting a mat, call MVW Church at 610-759-7553 and leave a message for Gloria Koch.
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Northampton Area High School Honor Roll list Submitted by CARRIE GRUBE Grade 9 Distinguished Honors Carmen Azar, Katlin Beenders, Matthew Bickel, Madison Biechy, Kennedy Bigelow, Lauryn Bodish, Isabella Bordonaro, Cassandra Borzillo, Nicholas Caiazzo, Collin Christein, B Abigail Czarnecki, Zandra Dayoub, Aaron Denker, Daniel Ehritz, Destiny Fenstermaker, Dylan Fodor, Madison Fraley, Pauline Francisco, Justin Fry, Jordan Geroulo, Tyler Gora, Zachary Gula, Macy Hafner, Mikayla Hartley, Miranda Heffelfinger, Raymond Hicks, Angelina Hock, Henry Hoffman, Dylan Holland, Isabella Huertas, Austin Knoll, Gavin Kocher, Payce Korpics, Lois Krieger, Lena Kugelman, Broderick Lane, Jennifer Le, Claire Lewis, Zachary Maiella, Leah McCann, Jordan McCarthy, Madison McCloskey, Caitlin McCullough, Alexis McDonald, Courtney Milisits, Bailey Miller, Madison Miranda, Jonathan O'Rourke, Sarrah Ramos, Joshua Rehrig, John Sankari, Angi Sayid, Benjamin Schaffer, Lauren Schaller, Rose Sharga, Cecelia Sommers, Jacob Steger, Anna Svolos, Miriam Tarkochev, Alex Tews, Morgan Thomas, Marissa Tracy, Leah Trimmer, Isaiah Tyler, Dario Walnock, Danielle Weaver, Emily Wegrzyn, Adeline Weitknecht, Stephanie Weller, Colin Werkheiser, Hannah Werkheiser, Suhas Yalamarti, Angel Yelles
High Honors Kaleah Andrews-Dewitt, Tyler Antonis, Lanai Barker, Michael Bartlett, Laura Bealer, Jessica Begliomini, Melissa Bernatovich, Kayla Best, Joseph Booth, Alexis Chordas, Jacob Christman, Jake Clause, Skyler Coffin, Marques Cofre, Spencer Cole, Jacqueline Collo, Cameron Cooper, Ericka Csencsits, Grant Daubert, Cydney Dauscher, Blaise Doyne, Robert Drosnock, Madison Eisenhart, Matthew Fenstermaker, Bryce Fisher, Vince Gallagher, Jacob Galle, Jordan Gebhardt, Reagan Geil, Brooke Geist, Macy Gilbert, Brandon Graver, Cheyenne Gross, Jaylin Guerrera, Alanna Hartzell, Chloe Hassler, Paige Heffner, Marissa Holzer, Haley Hower, Elizabeth Hozza, Ayden Hughes, Riley Jones, Colby Judd, Michael Kapustic, Seth Klausen, Aidan Kromer, Michael Kuzio, Gavin Lalik, Lauren Lalik, Evan Lapp, Lukas Lederer, Emily Marakovits, Erin Markulics, Jada Martinez, Caroline Marzano, Lexia Meckes, Marissa Mele, Gabriella Mercado, Charles Messina, Haley Muschlitz, Alexis Nemeth, Edward Novoa, Autumn Orlando, Evan Parker, Patrick Perrin, Jordan Reuber, Nathaniel Rex, Olivia Rigo, Michael Rimbey, Brady Rimple, Evan Ringer, Brooke Rockovits, Traisach Roland, Sebastian Rosario, Autumn Row, Drue Russell Rubi, Georgous Sankari, Sean Schaper, Jacob Schwartz, Michael Seidick, Amal Shokr, Michael Sintes, Ol-
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Volk, Jurnee Wenz, Kevin White, Daniel Yellen, Myranda Yost, Kasey Zelienka Honors Rachel Apsley, Brittany Assenmacher, Maximus Bauer, Hannah Boggs, Owen Buschi, Derek Carl, Cameron Chuss, Matthew Curmaci, Avitamarie DeMieri, Adam Dentith, Leah Dietrich, McKenna Doyle, Faith Farnack, Jadyn Fehnel, Justin Ferguson, Chloe Fischl, Austin Fleury, Ashleigh Fogel, John Fox, Lauren Groller, Jarret Guth, Andrew Hozza, Victoria Keenan, Kristopher Knauss, Brooke Knouse, Olyvia Koch, Leah Kovach, Isabella Mangos, Kyle Marshall, Brooke Masonheimer, Tinuade McClish, Patrick McShane, Jaime Mello, Hunter Miller, Brooke Mishko, Jayden Nischan, Hollie Nolan, Leandro Pares, Samantha Reiss, Misty Ridinger, Gillian Rogerson, Caitlyn Roller, Lauren Rota, Cole Rufe, Amber Sabo, Myles Schoenberger, Julia Seiling, Jacob Shumanis, Sakyra Smith, Brianna Soltis, Paige Sommers, Amy Swierczek, Mason Taschler, Maxine Tassie, Isaac Tucker, Matthew Urban, Brianna Viera, Joseph Vrabel, Isaac Walton, Natalie Wenrich, Mason Wolfe Grade 11 Distinguished Honors Samuel Arnold, Erica Belovich, Jennah Best, Chandler Biechy, Mason Bunce, Alyssa Chomitzky, Chase Clapp, Brandi Davidson, Jenna Diefenderfer, Capri DiSaverio, Drew Filchner, Natalie Filchner, Hannah Flaven, Faith Fritz, Karissa Fritz, Erik Fulks, Victoria Gardineer, Spencer Gerhard, Donovan Gill, Mackenzie Harry, Eric Hinkle, Alexandra Horvath, Billie Kantner, Carissa Kern, Nicholas Kern, Julia Kester, Kevin Laudano, Olivia Lucas, Lane Markulics, Kolton Mast, Meghan McGraw, Kyle McLaughlin, Janessa Meixner, Gregory Milnes, Ketlen Nikritin, Makenzie Reinhard, Shannon Reinhard, Laura Rex, Naomi Rubi, Hope Scott, Carlie Small, Nicole Somers, Hailey Souders, Julia Spengler, Kelsey Stevens, Christian Stezelberger, Lacey Ursu, Emily Ziegenfuss High Honors Zackery Acevedo, Beth Albright, Heather Alich, Elizabeth Azar, Angela Barhoum, Jadon Barnett, Emily Bartholomew, Continued on page 6
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Nine ideas for Small Business Saturday Did you know that Small Business Saturday was created by American Express and launched on November 27, 2010? The idea was to encourage shoppers to visit their local small businesses. In 2011, the United States Senate passed a resolution to make Small Business Saturday official. By 2014, it is estimated that $14.3 billion was spent that day shopping at small businesses. By 2015, 95 million people went out to shop at small businesses on Small Business Saturday. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, there are between 25 million and 27 million small businesses in the U.S. that account for 60 to 80 percent of all U.S. jobs.
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opment.” “How do we secure it,” asked Joseph Piperato, township solicitor, “to a degree that…there are no circumstances” that would bring “costs” upon residents. Before the supervisors can make a decision, Roger Unangst, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, asked that those proposing the public sewer service gather all of the data and numbers they can on the project. “What data? What numbers? What are we going to be responsible for?” he asked. He requested they have the data compiled by the next Board of Supervisors meeting in December or, if they are not comfortable with such an early date, by January’s meeting. Supervisors also discussed other matters facing the township, including a Valley View/ UGI settlement agreement letter of credit, and a resolution for the change of indirect control of the franchisee under RCN, which all townships utilizing RCN’s services must pass. During the meeting, Township Manager Deborah Seiple
also mentioned that the township’s fall/winter newsletter has been mailed to residents. Extra copies are available in the municipal office. Finally, monthly reports were given. During its report, the East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department announced that it will be holding a “dine and donate” fundraiser at the P.J. Whelihan’s Pub and Restaurant on High Point Boulevard in Bethlehem on Wednesday, December 28. From 11 a.m. to midnight, if diners mention they are there to support the fire department, the volunteer fire department will receive 15% of the proceeds. The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15.
Free screening of The Polar Express at Roxy Theatre by HOME NEWS STAFF The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce invites you and a guest to attend a free screening of the classic holiday movie, “The Polar Express” starring Tom Hanks on Wednesday, December 7 at the Roxy Theatre in Northampton. As your admission, please bring a nonperishable item, canned good or cash donation to help stock the Northampton Area Food Bank. As seating to this event is limited, it is a first come first serve basis. There will be two showings of “The Polar Express,” with the afternoon showing beginning at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. The evening showing begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a holiday mixer with networking, green room tours, Colony Meadery tastings, festive treats and Chik Fil-A platters from 6 until 7 p.m. at the theatre. To preregister for the networking event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Roxy Theatre is located at 2004 Main Street in Northampton.
Coplay Saengerbund 100th Anniversary Submitted by JUDY SNYDER The Coplay Saengerbund located at 205 S. 5th Street in Coplay will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2017. This club is the only Austrian-German club existing with an active choral
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Northampton Borough Council to advertise Proposed 2017 Budget By JUSTIN SWEITZER Northampton Borough Council announced at their most recent meeting that the tentative 2017 budget for the borough has been completed and will be advertised to the public before their next meeting. The budget, which was reviewed by each member of council before the meeting, was Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst's first budget as manager. Brobst received input from Councilman Robert McHale in the formation of the budget, as Brobst said he was hoping to pick the brain of former Borough Manager Gene Zarayko who died on Oct. 25, just five months after retiring from the position. “The budget proposed for 2017 will be, for the general fund, $6,570,107.00. This is an increase of 1.04 percent from last year. It will provide a closing balance of $610,600,” Brobst said, “This is the first time since 2006 that we have managed to project a closing balance of the state-recommended 10 percent.” “We are hoping to have a very comfortable year in 2017.” Brobst said. Councilman Ed Pany made a motion to advertise the budget 10 days in advance of their next meeting, to allow for public comment. Councilwoman Julia Kutzler seconded the motion. The council also approved a fundraiser request from the Dakota Galusha Memorial Fund Board of Directors to host the Ninth Annual Dakota Galusha Memorial Fund Basketball Tournament at the Northampton
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Recreation Center. The tournament will be held from March 10 through March 12, 2017. The fund’s board of directors will be paying a rental fee for use of the basketball courts equaling $1,600. Jason Kremus, director of the recreation center, submitted a report estimating that the cheerleading competition sponsored by the recreation center on Nov. 6 raised a profit of over $10,000. The council also discussed upcoming holiday events with the borough. Councilman Tony Pristash announced the borough’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be appearances from Santa and Mrs. Claus at around 6 p.m. as well as a choir of students from Good Shepherd Catholic School who will perform Christmas carols as entertainment for those in attendance. Santa will also be helping deliver gifts for the Northampton Fire Department’s “Gift Drop Off Program” on Saturday, Dec. 17. Members of Northampton Borough Council wished all residents a “Happy Thanksgiving” before concluding the meeting. The next borough council meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Top bowling scores at Bath American Legion Post 470 for Week of 11/13/16 Submitted by EDWARD MUSSELMAN
Marc Beichey bowled a "300 game.” Men: Marc Beichey "300 game" 759, Anthony Gable 753, Terry Bartholomew 719-661, Patrick Effting 717, Eric Spooner 712, Chad Didra 693, Al Davidson 686, Doug Head 685, Harry Emery IV 684-643, Butch Holland Sr. 684-660, Harvey Rissmiller 683, Frank Yeakel 681, Bryan Rice 679, Emre Labar 674, Bob Meixell 673, Jason Carfara 671, Wyatt Davidson 662, George Hyde 659, Scott Weinberg 641, Jason Eberts 636. Women: Donna Kemmerer 594, Tammy Emery 544, Marian Shup 513.
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Gina Bartlett, Aubrey Bealer, Megan Beers, Tyler Bell, Brianna Cattano, Kayla Christopher, Kyle Clark, Olivia Daniels, Deanna Davis, Madelyn Deloglos, Camryn Devitt, Jordan Druckenmiller, Harry Faber, Nicholas Franko, Evan Frantz, Austin Frey, Anthony Fronti, Eileen Gallagher, Jarin Gaumer, Megan Giangiulio, Rita Giangiulio, Matthew Gulla, Nicholas Hanna, Katherine Hartzell, Nicholas Herman, Ashley Hildebrand, Sydney Hillborn, Austin Hoffman, Carson Keefe, Lauren Kemmerer, Sammy Khalouf, Cole Kleppinger, Madison Koehler, Julia Kohler, Daniel Krieger, Molly Laury, Kaitlyn Leh, Jesse Leibenguth, Tyler Manarino, Gabrielle Mazzola, Daniel Mele, Elizabeth Moore, Courtney Muick, Alexander Murphy, Christian Nemeh, Logan Ninos, Madison Passaro, Alexis Praetorius, Anthony Primeau, Emmalee Raines, Ian Riccelli, Jade Rindock, Mason Ruff, Vito Russo, Olivia Saylor, Sydney Schmall, Sarah Schmidt, Andrea Sharga, Madison Sheldon, Lila Shokr, Sarah Shook, Mikayla Siegfried, Victoria Sousa, Gretchen Stein, Ian Stout, McKayla Strohl, Lindsay Stuhldreher, Joseph Stumer, Lauren Thomas, Devin Thomma, Jacob Treichler, Daniel Tyler, Autumn VanHorn, Cheyanne Vazquez, Zachary Vilkauskas, Hunter Wacik, Matthew Weber, Emily Weindel, Cory Weisenberger, Kyle Whiteman
Honors Ruth Acevedo, Liliana Altomare, Skye Bachman-Haftl, Hannah Barber, Alexis Barrall, Rachael Bauer, Mitchell Bozik, Alizae Bruch, Jenna Buskirk, Brandon Caffrey, Kara Campbell, Samuel Costenbader, Tyler Csanadi, Claudia Cuchran, Logan Curran, Logan Davidson, Lee Dech, Brynn Delvecchio, Lauren Dorney, Chloe Ellis, Aidan Ellwood, Tanner Ervin, Alexandra Farkas, Elizabeth Fehnel, Caila Feist, Hunter Fenstermaker, Zachary Fodor, Robyn Franke, Makenzie Fritz, Brianna Glose, Vanessa Gonzalez, Chelsea Greber, Matthew Harrop, Karissa Hartzell, Krystal Heffelfinger, Brianna Hein, Tyler Hernandez, Jake Herschman, Ty Hooven, Nathaniel Jones, Marisela Kempf, Keelea Kromer, Seth Laky, Zechariah Lambert, Antonio Landi, Zachery Liggitt, Lily Lindner, Xander Marakovits, John Markle, Logan Marsh, Elisa Moya, Morgan Mullen, Rylee O'Donnell, Amanda Oliveira, Leonardo Ortiz, Bailey Patterson, Skyler Piechota, Jenna Pramik, Rachel Price, Shawna Reese, Victoria Roe, Cierra Romano, Trey Rubino, Derian Ruch, Douglas Sacco, Jillian Schreiber, Dmitri Schwartz, Emily Schweitzer, Jared Sebesta, Amber Shuman, Claire Smith, Brianna SnyderJones, Kendra Sommers, Nicole Spohn, Trevor Sturdik, Payton Sussick, Brandon Todd, Tori Unangst, Jenele Vadelund, Noah Vehafric Grade 12 Distinguished Honors Selena Abdouche, Alyssa Asdourian, Dylan Baird, Dakota Bilder, Sophie Bischof, Francesca Boschi, Tierra Brandon, Lee Bryant, Anthony Caiazzo, Brielle
Bath Area Community Chorus Christmas Program
Sunday, Nov. 27, 4:00 PM Christ Church Bath UCC, 109 S Chestnut St. Free will offering benefits Bath Area Food Bank.
Caleca, Alexis Christein, Lexi Cosenza, Maya Costanzo, Sarah Covert, Christopher Croll, Patricia Dalton, Alexandra DaRoja, Connor Day, Sara Demczyszyn, Tyler Diaz, Amanda Dietz, Emilie Ernst, Larry Eyre, Jessica Fantasia, Morgan Fehnel, Anna Filchner, Samantha Fink, Zachary Fisher, Deja Frazier, Lyndsey Gallagher, Ariana Gambler, Carson Gantz, Vincent Gehret, Alexandra Granitz, John Grather, Austin Graver, Sarah Grube, Gabrielle Guerrera, Eric Hammer, Ethan Hartley, Keith Hartman, Courtney Hartzell, Morgan Heffelfinger, Jessica Hendricks, Bryanne Horn, Elizabeth Horn, Dominic Jackson, Conlan Keefe, Ty Kokolus, Ashley Kunsman, Cecelia LeBus, Sara Lechner, Nicholas Longenbach, Abraham Marte, Carly Masonheimer, Kelly Maxwell, Alexis Meixsell, Lauren Mickley, Nickolas Miller, Morgan Mondschein, Richard Moore, Daniel Moran, Brandy Moser, Cassandra Motyka, Hallie Muffley, Jillian Muthard, Kristin Nasatka, Alexis Peploe, Nicole Peploe, Ryan Reed, Brielle Rigo, Ryan Rimple, Kenley Rogers, Zachary Rooks, Sarah Schaffer, Alexander Scheel, Cori Schiffert, Sarah Schisler, Colin Schucker, Kyle Serman, Ruth Sharga, Dawson Silfies, Alexander Skrapits, Teague Smith, Ciarra Snyder, Matthew Snyder, Danielle Straub, Ayden SylvesterHarms, Daniel Thomas, Dana Tiderman, Alyssa Tomsic, Nolan Wedde, Ryan Weisenberger, Caleb Wuchter High Honors Jared Angerman, Emma Angle, Alexis Anthony, Kelsey Anthony, Gabriella Asencio, Tyrus Bahrman, Brianna Baker, Brooke Baker, Amy Bauer, Caleb Bealer, Anthony Belsky, Anthony Bickel, Patrick Bodnar, Kathryn Boehm, Myranda Burkit, Logan Buskaritz, Calista Cavanaugh, Sara Cesanek, Jovan Chatih, Logan Christman, Kyle Collina, Breaunna Colonna-Dotter, Jovani Datis-Cordero, Carl DeMarco, Jakob Duch, Kevin Fenstermacher, Benjamin Fickinger, Lucas Foulk, Gavyn Frankenfield, Alexis Frey, Karissa Frey-Woroniak, Jared Fries, Gabrielle Gallo, Ryan Galusha, Lynette Garcia, Emily Glass, Kayla Gogle, Vincent Gonsalves, Mia Guadagnino, Lauren Haggerty, Daniel Heckman, Madison Heffelfinger, Taylor Heffner, Kassidy Hengst, Emily Henry, Brianna Herstine, Madison Higgins, Jared Iasiello, Brooke Ingram, Tara James, Francine Justice, Taylor Keeney, Anna Keffer, Dante Kintz, Haylie Klausen, Kailey Krapf, Jonathan Kunkle, Skyla Kunkle, Katelyn
Lahr, Rachel Lange, Grace Lewis, Andrew Marx, Adrian Mast, Melissa Mayer, Dana Miller, Dana Morykan, Jessica Moussa, Hanna Novobilski, Caitlin Partridge, Matthew Peluszak, Brandon Peters, Rebecca Reese, Brooke Rickert, Naomi Rieth, Meredith Roe, Joshua Rumble, Devon Saul, Caleigh Savage, Emily Schieferstein, Sadie Schlichting, Wyatt Shoop, Laura Shubert, Hunter Smith, Hannah Snoke, Mackenzie Strunk, Michael Sutton, Julia Taby, Conor Timmerman, Austin Trunzo, Chloe Vandergrift, Eliamar Vazquez Torres, Paighton Wagner, Ashley Walling, Genna Wetzel, Michael Winberg, Adrieanna Young, Kylee Ziegler, McKayla Zimmerman Honors Alexis Aguila, Mary Angle, Chad Azar, Ashley Barrasso, Sophia Benes, Tyler Bennett, Aja Blount, Anthony Burns, Arianna Colarusso, Devon DeHaven, Michael Duffield, Nah'Azia Field, Ryan Foster, Trevor Frana, Kaitlyn Gardineer, CarolAnn Gillish, Kamryn Grube, Trevor Hanuschak, Ciana Heckman, Curtis Heckman, Adriana Huaman, Anthony Huffsmith, Kennedy Jamicky, Kelly Kern, Christopher Kohaut, Cecilyn Lehman, Jacob Lewis, Emili Lippincott, Tatiana Lopez, Brendon Martinez, Joshua Millan, Michelle Neetz, Kevin Nguyen, Melvin Nguyen, Isaac Njenga, Cameron Peploe, Thomas Pierce, Payton Reiss, Alessandra Russo, Destinee Schulz, Miranda Shattah, Hailey Silfies, Jayda Smith, Chelsey Stover, Brandon Strait, Owen Thoma, Hailey Traupman, Makenna Tretter, Steven Yost
Family Day on Gov. Wolf Campus on December 3 Submitted by
BARBARA WIEMANN The three historic buildings on the Governor Wolf campus will be filled with free displays, demonstrations, activities, crafters selling unique gifts and the Monocacy School café on Dec. 3 for Family Day. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toys of Christmas Past Both the Wolf Academy and the Monocacy School Museum will feature a large antique toy display of cast iron banks, dolls, trains, and early animals. Antique toy collectors will be available to answer your questions. The theme was chosen to hon-
or educator and antique collector Mr. John K. Meixell who died last year. The Society was fortunate to be the recipient of his bequest of antique furnishings and toys from his collection. Some of these items will be on display in the Ralston-McKeen House. Demonstrations And Activities Craftsmen in period dress will be demonstrating a variety of skills such as antique furniture carpentry, weaving, spinning and wood carving. The hearth cooking demonstration will make your mouth water. In the Monocacy School, visit the costumed “teacher” to hear about one room schools and the education they offered. Listen to the strolling carolers for a dose of holiday cheer. Children will enjoy the “make-n-take” crafts. While in the Ralston-McKeen House, take a peek at the restoration work in progress in the kitchen wing. Society members can explain the historical sleuthing involved in restoring a 220 year old home. Craft Show and Lunch Crafters and artists will be offering unique handmade crafts and gifts, such as baskets, necklaces, cards, soaps, cookie cutters, ornaments, jewelry boxes, folk art, and fishing lures in the Wolf Academy and the Monocacy School. The Society will be selling hand crafted wreaths and swags to benefit the RalstonMcKeen Restoration Fund. The Daily Grind will be selling beverages and delicious food items in the Monocacy School. You can eat in, or purchase a gourmet lunch to enjoy as you travel between the houses.
Black Friday Penny Party at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Submitted by
BARBARA WIEMANN After a hectic holiday, come to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kreidersville on November 25 for an evening of fun and relaxation. Doors open at 4 p.m. to purchase homemade comfort foods and desserts for your evening meal, purchase tickets, peruse the Penny Party items, and examine the themed baskets that will be raffled off. The Penny Party begins at 5 p.m. Over 350 items will be passed during the Penny Party, with items that will appeal to young and old alike. In addition to grocery products, participants will see cleaning supplies, decorative items, toys and craft materials on the Penny Party trays. Over a dozen trays will be designated for children only ages 12 and under. At the conclusion of the Penny Party, the winners of the more Continued on page 12
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4. Now that you have worked up an appetite, Stehly’s Bakery & Eatery is offering lunch specials, and don’t forget to order your kiffle platter for your holiday party. 5. Historic Chestnut Street in Bath will be alive with holiday cheer, after 5 p.m. stop in for a Small Business Saturday after Party Extravaganza at Galleria 126, Blend, Nouvelle Vie, Steckle
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RENEE KEIDERLING The small business owners on S. Chestnut Street, Bath are going to have an After Party Shopping Extravaganza on November 26, Small Business Saturday. The shops will be selling tickets for $5, which will grant you admission to an exciting experience on historic Chestnut Street. The evening will begin at the Steckel House and travel through Nouvelle Vie, Blend, and Galleria 126 to enjoy adult refreshments, history, live music, arts and crafts and huge savings on one of kind gifts. Red Wolf Bar & Grille and Villa Grande will be offering discounts on food and drinks. This special event will take place from 5 until 10 p.m. on South Chestnut Street in Bath.
• Steckle House - Tickets and will call, complimentary roasted chestnuts and a smoking bishop to get your night started. • Nouvelle Vie - Midnight in Paris with complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres with live music. • Blend Wine Bottle Decorating! All supplies provided Five different bands: 5 p.m. Less Fuchsia 6 p.m. Evan Milokessy 7 p.m. Pentley Holmes 8 p.m. Tennessee Brain 9 p.m. Tanning Booth Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. • Galleria 126 - Blues, Brews, and Bad Santa. • Discounts on food and drinks available to ticket holders at Villa Grande.
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by HOME NEWS STAFF Members of the Bath Lions Club will be helping Bath Borough and other area residents celebrate Christmas when they decorate the borough’s naturally-growing evergreen at Monocacy Creek Park. They’ll put the light bulbs and other decorations on the limbs this Friday morning, Nov. 25. The public ceremony when the lights are turned on all around town will be on Sunday evening, November 27 starting at 6 p.m. At their recent meeting, club president Melissa Grube announced that $335 had been raised at a recent jewelry show. The money raised from the Premier Jewelry purchases and the Chinese auction donations will be combined with future fund-raisers to help a local family in need of eye care, provide experiences for Boy Scout Troop 33 and, in the future, help purchase a bench for the Bath Paw Park. In her report, she remarked to the people attending the show, “We are also in need of new members. If you are interested in protecting our environment, engaging our youth, fighting hunger, volunteering for natural disaster relief and making a difference in the community, we need you!” On Wednesday, she congratulated Lion Donald Halbfoerster for receiving a 40-year membership chevron from Lions International President Chancellor Robert Corlew. In his letter, Corlew said, “ Congratulations on completing 40 years as a Lion. Lions Clubs International recognizes the anniversaries of our members because they are a re-
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Obituaries Lorraine F. Alich
APRIL 22, 1934 – NOV. 18, 2016 Lorraine F. Alich, 82, formerly of Bath, died on Friday, November 18 in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. A 1951 graduate of Nazareth High School, she started working at Bonney Forge & Tools, formerly of Allentown. She then worked as a keypunch operator for Bethlehem Steel for many years before retiring. Lorraine then worked part-time for the Wachovia Bank in Bath. Born April 2, 1934 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph C., Sr. and Julia (Mudrovanec) Alich. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bath. Surviving are a brother, Joseph C. Alich, Jr., of Bath, and nieces and nephews. Services were held on Wednesday in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, and interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Family Manor, c/o he funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Mae I. Beahn
AUG. 19, 1927 – NOV. 15, 2016 Mae I. Beahn, 89, of Nazareth, died on Tuesday, November 15 at the V.N.A. Hospice H o u s e of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. Prior to retiring t Florida, Mae owned and operated a beauty salon and notary service in Bushkill Township for many years. Born August 19, 1927 in Hanover Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Mabel E. (Bickert) Hummel. She loved playing cards with her family and friends, and she enjoyed knitting and quilting. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Stephen, of Easton; four sons, Robert Beahn of Florida, Paul Beahn, Jr. of Martins Creek, Kenneth Beahn of Mount Bethel,
and Marvin Beahn of Bushkill Township; 14 grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her former husband, Paul H. Beahn, Sr.; a son, Donald Beahn, Sr.; two grandsons, Donald Jr. and Harry Beahn; two brothers and three sisters. A graveside service was held on Saturday morning in Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery. There were no calling hours. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Bethel Church, 1270 Belvidere Corner Rd., Mount Bethel, PA 18343.
Donald J. Green
NOV. 6, 1947 – NOV. 17, 2016 Donald J. Green, 69, of Tatamy, died on Thursday, November 17. He was the husband of Barbara D. (Bruch) Green for 48 years. After graduating from Easton High School in 1968, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to retiring, Donald was employed by MCS Industries for nine years and SI Handling for 35 years, both in Forks Township, where he was a forklift operator. Born on November 6, 1947 in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late James and Dorothy (Kaniper) Green and stepson of the late Rose (Pelligrino) Green. Donald also served as a lieutenant of Tatamy Volunteer Fire Co. and later as assistant chief before retiring as a life member. He was a talented craftsman and passionate about woodworking. Donald was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Tatamy. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Kuhn of Manheim and Deborah Kravetz of Bethlehem; three grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Smith of Washington Township, Patricia Graves of Easton, and Maryann Warmkessel of Washington Township; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Brenda Guarry. Services will be on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11:00 a.m. in Hope Lutheran Church, 240 S. 8th St.,
Tatamy. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the church. Interment, with military honors will follow in Plainfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by the George G. Bensing Funeral home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.
Frank J. Klucsarits
JUNE 25, 1929 – NOV. 13, 2016 Frank J. Klucsarits, 87, of Northampton, died on Sunday, November 13 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He retired from Exide Battery in 1988 after 30 years of service, and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of For God & Country Post #454, Catholic War Veterans, American Legion Post #353, and an officer at Northampton VFW Post #4714. Born June 25, 1929 on Northampton, he was a son of the late Alois and Mary (Jandrisevits) Klucsarits. Frank was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church. Frank was also a member of the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Association and Lappawinzo Fish & Game Association. Surviving are many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated last Friday in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment with military honors in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067, where memorials to the church may be presented.
Jeffrey C. Russo
NOV. 16, 1959 – NOV. 12, 2016 Jeffrey C. Russo, 56, of East Allen Township, died on Saturday, November 12 in the V.N.A. Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Tina M. Wismer. They shared 26 years together before being married on November 7. A 1977 graduate of Phillipsburg High School, he was a professional roofer for most of his life, and was a member of Roofers Union Local #30, Philadelphia. Born on November 16 in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late Joseph D., Sr. and Ethel E. (Huff) Russo. Jeff was a member of the North End Wanderers Athletic Association in Bethlehem. He was a fanatic Dallas Cowboys fan, loved the Grateful Dead and was a Blues Band concertgoer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Danielle Tomko, of Wind Gap; four grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph D. Russo, Jr. of Easton and John Russo of Asbury, N.J.; two sisters, Regina Wilson and Cecelia Coleman, both of Garner,
N.C.; his pet, Mystic; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Fawn Hallinger, in 2007; a sister-in-law, Sue Russo, in 2012, and a nephew, Joseph Russo. Services will be private at the convenience of the family, as arranged by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.
Margaret C. Silfies
Margaret C. Silfies, 92, of Northampton, passed away on S a t u r d a y, November 19th, 2016 at the Hospice House of St. Lukes, Bethlehem, PA. Born on July 5, 1924, in Bath, PA she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Carrie (Gold) Rissmiller. Margaret was the wife of the late Carl D. Silfies, Sr., who died in 2003. She was a member of Christ Church of Bath, U.C.C. and a former member of the Bath American Legion ladies auxiliary. Survivors: son Carl “Jiggs” D. Silfies, Jr.; sister Gene Hirschel; five grandchildren Debbie, David, Donna, Kimmy, Brian; 7 great-grandchildren; and 3 greatgreat grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her loving daughter Carol Ware, 3 brothers, and 6 sisters. Services: will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in the Bartholomew Funeral Home 243 S. Walnut St. Bath, PA. Friends and relatives may call, Wednesday, from 10 - 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Bushkill Twp., PA. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margaret’s memory, may be made to Christ Church, UCC 109 S. Chestnut Street Bath, PA 18014.
Andrew S. Temmel
JAN. 24, 1951 – NOV. 11, 2016 Andrew S. Temmel, 65, of Saylorsburg, died Friday November 11 at home. He worked as a land surveyor in Nazareth for many years, and was a member of the Pa. Society of Land Surveyors. Born on January 24, 1951 in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Andrew J. Temmel and Theresa J. (Searock) Temmel of Nazareth. Surviving besides his mother are two sisters, Kathleen Williams of Bath and Stephanie Judd of Nazareth; a brother, Mark Temmel, of Baldwin, Md.; nieces and nephews. Services were held last Thursday morning in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family
Church, Nazareth, and interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Arbor Day Foundation or to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Penny Party Continued from page 6
than 25 theme baskets will be drawn. In addition to the basket raffle, there will also be a silent auction. Every attendee is entered in a free door prize drawing. Bring your pennies, family, friends and appetite to the Fellowship Hall at 1335 Old Carriage Road, Northampton (the corner of Old Carriage and Howertown Roads in Allen Township) for dinner and fun. If you don't have pennies, we will exchange your currency for penny rolls.
BATH BOWLING Team 3 Four Ahead in Bath Die Hards League
Team 3 moved ahead by four games in the Bath Die Hards League on November 16 when they won 3 to 1. Joe Bachman rolled 499 and Bob R. Kosman 493 for the win. Team 2 had Bert Davidson, 436; Sandy Fox, 413, and Charlene Mast, 412, for a 4 to 0 sweep over Gerald Bartholomew, 575; Amanda Leidecker and Charmaine Bartholomew, both with 437 totals. Team 5 is the runner-up, as they won 3 to 1, led by Terry Bartholomew, 661; Emre LaBar, 557, and Ken Grube, 556. Team 4 lost 1 to 3 with David Guest, 541, as did Team 6 with Polly Kosman’s 439. STANDINGS W L Team 3 27 17 Team 5 23 21 Team 4 22 22 Team 2 20.5 23.5 Team 6 20 24 Team 1 19.5 24.5
Two Teams Sweep Into Lead, One Loses Later In Bath Commercial League
With 4-game sweeps again, Team #1 and Vince Bauer’s Fiberglass Repair caught up and Continued on page 13
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passed Bath Supply #1 for a tie in first place of the Bath Commercial Bowling League in week 10. But that changed the following week and only Team #1 was in first place. Team #1 had it easy, matched up against the vacant team, but they had Andy Edelman, 255245-219–719; Bill Bachman, 279-238–685; Scott Ackerman, 247–638; George Hyde, 245– 618; and Randy Frey, 211–582. Bauer’s team walloped Daku Auto Body, 4 to 0, with Harry Emery, 239-244-279–762; Wyatt Davidson, 225-238–662; Wayne Fogel, 218-233–622; and Doug Head, 243–615. Daku – Al Davidson, 237-239–655; Scott Bortz, 227–584; Rich Mutarelli, 209–552; Bob Daku, 207–540; Bob Faustner, 201–534. Former first place Bath Supply #1 suffered a 1 to 3 defeat at the hands of the Rice Family, who had 255-227–674 and Howie Rice, 211–523. Supply #1 – Jeff Kerbacher, 201-205-225–631; Brent Connolly, 2226–604; Steve Kerbacher, 208-201–585; Harvey Rissmiller, 203-212–564; Frank Yeakel, 536. Both are tied for second. Bath Supply #2 fared much better, beating Carfara’s Paint & Wall Covering, 4 to 0, with Taylor Hostler, 201-234–634; Wally Myers, 224–600; Gerry Eckhart, 557; John Kerbacher,201–557; and Avery Weber, 214–524. Carfara – Jason Carfara, 248215–642; Brent Bartholomew, 227–603; Gerald Bartholomew, 213-200–603; Dino Carfara, 222–574. WEEK 11 saw Team #1 with another sweep, but Vince Bauer’s Fiberglass Repair dropped down with a 3 to 1 win. Team #1 downed Bath Supply #2, 4 to 0, behind Anthony Gable, 226-279-248–753; George Hyde, 211-208-240–659; Andy Edelman, 213-227–629; Bill
Bachman, 227–605. Supply – Wally Myers, 221–568, and Gerry Eckhart, 222–560. Vince Bauer’s bowlers included Doug Head, 235-225-225–685; Harry Emery, 210-266-209–685; Wyatt Davidson, 247-225–662; Wayne Fogel, 235-224–632; Vince Bauer, 200–538, as they won 3 to 1 over Bath Supply #1, with their Harvey Rissmiller, 212-226-245–683; Frank Yeakel, 206-267-208–681; Lester Steigerwalt, 222-235–621; Bob Hetrick, 212–556; Steve Kerbacher, 540. After being on the winning end in week 10, the Rice Family went through a 0 to 4 loss to Daku Auto Body with their Marc Biechey scoring a big 222-237300 – 759, followed by Al Davidson, 211-268-207–686; Scott Bortz, 230-210–607; Rich Mutarelli, 210-213, and Bob Faustner, 223–571. Rice – Andy Rice, 508, and Jack Rice, 213–502. Carfara’s Paint & Wall Covering met the vacant team with gusto, winning 4 to 0 with Terry Bartholomew, 235-247-237–719; Jason Carfara, 218-258–671; Brent Bartholomew, 213-243– 618; Dino Carfara, 577; Gerald Bartholomew, 204–526. STANDINGS W L Team #1 31 13 Bauer Fiberglass 30 14 Bath Supply #1 26 18 Rice Family 25 19 Daku Auto Body 22 22 Carfara’s Paint 22 22 Bath Supply #2 20 24
Harhart’s Team Has Nice Lead; Second at Bay In Bath Industrial League
Harhart’s are holding a strong position, while runners-up fight it out in the Bath Industrial League in weeks 10 and 11. In both weeks, Harhart’s won 3 to 1. Week 10 they beat Holy Family, led by “Butch” Holland, 226-214–617; Bill Bachman, 202–584; George Hyde, 202–538; Tony Holva, 203–511; Randy Fritz, 204–441. Family – Jim Bendekovitz, 258-237–711;
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Chris Dillard, 228-220–620; John Facinelli, 216–583; Jordan Meixsell, 214–563; David Betz, 206–534. Taylor Honey ripped Bath Drug, 4 to 0, behind Milt Kelly, 239-215–663; Scott Friebolin, 247-231662; Ted Byorick, 213–538; Kyle Taylor, 209–528; John Troxell, 188–527. Drug– Don Arndt, 28–584; Bob Meixsell, 193–531; Cade Shemanski, 177–506; Andrew White, 488; Eric Spooner, 477. Fensty’s Restoration also scored a 4 to 0 win over G&L Sign Factory, with Matt Paulus, 266-232–722; Warren Nelson, 268-223–694; Joe Schwartz, 204–531; Marty Csencsits, 489; Mark Flamisch, 470. G&L – Jason Eberts, 245-228–664; Paul Duda, 185–533; Jason Glendenmeyer, 183–529; Brian Silvius, 180–528. D&R Precision Machining tooled a 4 to 0 win over the Lagerheads with Harry Emery IV, 245-213–640; Dave Roman, 196–574; Kenny Nansteel, 202– 525; Craig Kelty, 209–519, and “Butch” Post, 181–515. Lagerheads – Mike Jamiol, 204–578; Mike Derwinski, 214–569; Mario Forte, 195–532; Les Salzarulo, 192–521. In WEEK 11, Harhart’s handed another loss to the Lagerheads, winning 3 to 1 with George Hyde, 218-216–647; “Butch” Holland, 228-224–644; Bill Bachman, 214-206–539; Tony Holva, 176–506; Randy Fritz, 462. Lagerheads – Mario Forte, 211-260–663; John Wesolowski, 243–629; Mike Jamiol, 223–563; Mike Derwinski, 196–558; Les Salzarulo, 193–546. Taylor Honey scored another sweep, winning 4 to 0 over G&L Sign Factory with Milt Kelly, 239-215–663; Scott Friebolin, 247-231–662; Ted Byorick, 213–538; Kyle Taylor, 209–528; John Troxell, 188–527. G&L – Brian Silvius, 211-205–582; Jason Eberts, 195–535; Paul Duda, 480. Bath Drug topped Fensty’s Restoration, 3 to 1, with Don Arndt, 206–577; Cade Shemanski, 213–560; Bob Meixsell, 201–551; Marty Beal, 183–516, Andrew White, 449. Fensty’s – Matt Paulus, 255-235–653; Marty Csencsits, 213–542; Warren Nelson, 189–534; Mark Flamisch, 429; Joe Schwartz, 404. Holy Family overturned D&R Precision Machining, 3 to1, behind Jim Bendekovitz, 239-224–651; Jordan Meixsell, 225-222–637; Michael Hawk, 236-222–636; John Facinelli, 220-210–628; Chris Dillard, 212–558. D&R – Harry Emery IV, 234-213–635; “Butch” Post, 215-212–627; Craig Kelty, 214–539; Dave Roman, 499; Ken Nansteel, 466. STANDINGS W L Harhart’s 31 13 Taylor Honey 25 19 Holy Family 24 20 Bath Drug 22 22 Fensty’s Restoration 20 24 Lagerheads 19 25 D&R Precision Mach. 18 26 G&L Sign Factory 16 28
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Governor Wolf Historical Society Christmas House Tour
Heckman Home Submitted by BARBARA WIEMANN Known as the Daniel Steckel House, this two and a half story, cut stone Federal home was built in 1804. Daniel Steckel, the fourth son of Peter Steckel, was born September 1, 1767, in the family homestead in Egypt, now known as the Troxell-Steckel House. Daniel built the home for his wife Rebecca, on 56 acres purchased from his father-in-law Jessie Jones. It was here they raised six children. In addition to farming, Daniel ran a tannery just west of his home and, rumor has it, a distillery. He marketed his leather products in Philadelphia and New York City, where, perhaps, he got his grand ideas for his home. In March, 1982, the Daniel Steckel House was accepted on the National Register of Historic Places and the Pennsylvania Inventory of Historic Places. The home has 12 rooms, each 16' x 16', a center hall with staircase, seven corner Federal fireplaces and a large brick walkin fireplace. The house now contains a residence, antique shop, and bed and breakfast. Highlights are corner fireplaces, canopy beds, 25 foot kitchen with a working walk-in fireplace, tavern bar, and a marble bathroom with antique pull-chain water closet. Rooms
have been restored to their original colors and decorated to the period. The main hall has been hand-painted in the style of Rufus Porter, an itinerant artist who painted primitive murals from 1825 to 1845. Tour visitors can also view signatures on the walls from the 1800s and excavated artifacts that were probably used by the Steckel family. The first floor will be open for the tour, as well as the master bedroom and dressing room on the second floor. The Governor Wolf Historical Society’s Christmas House Tour will be held Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. House tour tickets are $20 if purchased in advance, or $25 on the day of the tour. Tickets are available for purchase at the following locations:
-BATH DRUG, 310 S. WALNUT ST., BATH. -S. SEEM ANTIQUES & ARTISANS, 100 S. CHESTNUT ST., BATH. -MILLER SUPPLY ACE HARDWARE, RT. 329 AND SAVAGE RD., NORTHAMPTON. -CURT’S CYCLERY, 182 BATH PIKE, NAZARETH. -SNOW GOOSE GALLERY, 470 MAIN ST., BETHLEHEM.
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Catalyst for Thanks
God's character is the foundation upon which our faith rests and the catalyst for giving thanks at all times. "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever" (I Chronicles 16:34); "...give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness" (Psalm 30:4); "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name (character), O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night" (Psalm 92:1-2). In Psalm 119 we see that God's just and righteous nature inspires thanks and praise to God in difficult circumstances. Five times in Psalm 119 David refers to God's "righteous judgments" and other times he mentions that His judgments are "right" and "upright." The word "judgments" means "a verdict pronounced or a determination." David is acknowledging that God never has and never will make a mistake in His verdicts or decisions! This is cause for us to thank and praise God! "I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments" (vs. 7); "At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments" (vs. 62); "Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments" (vs. 164). Knowing that God will always do right in every situation induces thanksgiving! "I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name..." (Psalm 140:12-13). Thanking and praising God in the midst of hardships affirms that we believe God is just and right in all His actions! Job is a perfect example of this. After he had heard the terrible news that all of his possessions had been destroyed or taken from him and that all of his children were killed, he "worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:20-21)!
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Hit your Target with the Home News Classifieds! HELP WANTED BREWERY ASSOCIATES Start immediately. Full time, part time and weekends available in Fogelsville in bottling/ packaging department. No exp. needed. $12/hr. Call Katie at HTSS: 610-432-4161 ext. 16 or apply online at www.htss-inc. com. (11/24) COOK NEEDED FOR PETERSVILLE ROD AND GUN CLUB Thursday and Friday nights, 4-10 p.m. and any events. Call Larry at 484-375-8107. (11/24) GENERAL HELP WANTED Part-time, full-time, after-school positions available. Packers, bakers, customerservice positions. Apply in-person, Kiffle Kitchen Bakery Route 512, Four miles north of Bath. (12/15) ON-CALL UNLOADS Day assignments in Breinigsville. 8:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m. $15/hr. unloading trucks. Call Chelsea: 610-432-4161. www.htss-inc. com. (11/24) PACKERS/EMPACADORES Fulltime jobs in Nazareth warehouse. Monday through Friday, $10/hr.-$10.50/hr. First shift. No exp. needed. Call Desiree: 610-432-4161 or text: 888-711-4877. No es necesario hablar Ingles. (11/24) PICKERS/PACKERSBATH AREA Full time and part time available in Bath. 3:30 p.m.-midnight. Call Lori: 610-432-4161 or text: 888-711-4877. www. htss-inc.com. (11/24) PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES Bethlehem bottling company is hiring for full-time, part-time, weekend and flexible scheduling. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and 7 p.m.-7 a.m. No exp. needed. $11/hr. Call Desiree: 610-432-4161 or text: 888-711-4877. No es necesario hablar Ingles. (11/24)
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PUBLIC NOTICE-LEGAL ESTATE NOTICE Estate of HARRY S. ORLOFF, a/k/a HARRY ORLOFF, deceased, of the Borough of Bangor, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testementary for the above Estate were granted to Holly Rock, Executrix, on October 27, 2016. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Holly Rock, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-at-law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (11/10-11/24) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of ROBERT DALE DEIFER a/k/a ROBERT D. DEIFER, deceased, late of 1249 Walnut Drive, Danielsville, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Executor: Gerald Deifer Address: 108 S. 3rd Street Coplay, Pennsylvania 18037 or to his Attorney: Joshua D. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (11/10-11/24) ESTATE NOTICE LOH, ELSIE a/k/a ELSIE M. LOH, dec’d. Late of Wilson Borough, Northampton County, PA Executors: John Loh and Charles Loh, c/o Barbara Rush Renkert, 2120 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042 Attorney: Barbara Rush Renkert, Esquire, 2120 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042. (11/10-11/24) MOORE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS QUOTE REQUEST USED RUBBER TIRED LOADER Sealed bids will be received by the Moore Township Board of Supervisors until 3:00 PM on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath Pa 18014. The Bids must be received in a sealed envelope and marked for their purpose. The bids will be opened at a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath Pa 18014, at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud by the Board of Supervisors. BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECS: 2013 or new Rubber Tired Loader 200 or more days of Powertrain & Hydraulic warranty Enclosed cab with climate control Outside mirrors Full lighting package including roof mounted strobe Full cover front fenders and rear platform 2FN VLVE-Joystick W F-N-R 1400 Engine Hours or Less IT 4 Engine 160hp Ride control system Tires 20.5R25 Radial- 60% or better Axle-standard rear and hydraulic front Axle-manual differential lock Axle-Cooler ZBAR Coupler 3yd bucket with aux-cutting edge In addition Moore Township will be trading in a 1996 John Deere 544G Rubber Tired Loader with approximately
8850hrs + or -. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, proposals or items of a proposal, to waive any Bid Formalities, and to accept the Bid it deems to be in the best interest of Moore Township. Moore Township Board of Supervisors Richard K. Gable Secretary/Treasurer (11/17 & 11/24) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Lois A. Bell, late of Township of Upper Nazareth, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Robert S. Bell, Executor of the Estate of Lois A. Bell. 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 S. Bell 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 (11/17-12/1) LEGAL NOTICE
www.HomeNewsPA.com NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING DECEMBER 8, 2016 The Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold its public meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016, in Council Chambers, 1401 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, at 7:00 P.M. to review the following appeals: 1. Shabern Realty LLC, 177 West 29th Street, Northampton, Pennsylvania, for the property located at 2428 Dewey Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania. This property is located on Tax Map No. L4SW1B-2-2 and is located in an R-3 Residential District. Mr. Hahn would like to erect a 12-foot by 21-foot storage shed one foot from the south side property line and three feet from the north side property line. A prior variance was granted by the Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board on November 12, 2015, for a shed that was to measure 12 feet by 16 feet by 14 feet and be six inches from the south side property line and three feet eight inches from the north side property line. This shed was never erected. He is seeking a yard setback variance to: Page 250:27, Article V – Supplementary Regulations, §25018 – Accessory structures and uses, Subsection A – Accessory structures and uses, (1) (b) – Distance from side lot line.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Township will hold a public meeting on the 13th day of December, 2016, at 7:00 PM, at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building located at 1069 Municipal Drive, Walnutport, Pa. 18088 for the purpose of enacting the following Ordinance which is summarized below. Copies of the complete text of the Ordinance are available at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building and The Home News and may be examined during regular business hours. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING SECTION 180-71(B) PROVIDING FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; REQUIRING REGISTRATION FOR USE OF THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY; ESTABLISHING EXEMPT AND NON-EXEMPT ENTITIES; ESTABLISHING CERTAIN REGULATIONS FOR USE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY; PROVIDING FOR STANDARDS OF SERVICE FOR ENTITIES USING PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY; ESTABLISHING CERTAIN RIGHTOF-WAY MANAGEMENT AND RENTAL FEES; ESTABLISHING SURETY PROVISIONS FOR USE OF PUBLIC RIGHTSOF-WAY; AND PROVIDING FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF SAID REGULATIONS..
All interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant must attend.
All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with the act shall be repealed.
by HOME NEWS STAFF Christ UCC of Bath traveled to St. Stephen’s Lutheran in Bethlehem and swept them 3-2, 3-2, and 6-3 behind Dave Shaver, 8 for 13; Garry Hunsicker, 7 for 13, and Jared Pokorny, 6 for 14. St. Stephen’s: Dave Blaukovich, 6 for 12. The Bathites regained sole possession of first place in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. Meanwhile, second place Dryland-Trinity of Hecktown lost 2-0 before winning 3-1 and 7-2 at Messiah Lutheran in Bethlehem. Hecktown: Shawn Sigley, 5 for 12; Lou Dervarics, 4 for 10; Bernie Yurko, 4 for 12; Jim Goldman, a 3-run homer. Bethlehem: Andy Mickelson, 4 for 12.
Alice A. Rehrig,Manager (11/24 & 12/1) LEGAL NOTICE The Lehigh Township, Northampton County Traffic Impact Fee Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing to review &receive public comment on the 2016 Update of the Land Use Assumptions Report to update the Lehigh Township Act 209 Traffic Impact Fee Ordinance on Monday December 12, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA 18088. Copies of the report are available for viewing at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building during normal business hours. Alice Rehrig, Manager Lehigh Township, Northampton County (11/24 & 12/1)
Juliann Edelman Zoning Officer (11/24 & 12/1) ESTATE NOTICE The Estate of WILLARD WEAVER, AKA: WILLARD E. WEAVER, deceased, of the Borough of Nazareth, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Barbara Ann Marks, Executrix, on November 17, 2016. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Barbara Ann Marks, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (11/24-12/8)
DARTBALL Christ UCC back In first place in Suburban darts
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NORTHAMPTON AREA Grant given to Scouts submitted by ALISTA BLOSE The PPL Foundation presented
a $6,000 grant to the Minsi Trails Council Boy Scouts of America
Upcoming Job Fairs On the spot interviews to be held.
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on November 16 at William Allen High School in Allentown, to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged youth through specialized programs. The first program, Scoutreach, brings the fun, character building, leadership development, and achievement benefits of Scouting to disadvantaged youth. Scoutreach helps ensure that Scouting is available to all youth regardless of economic ability and provides a safe environment for youth to participate right in their own schools. This grant will also support the building and expanding of the career education program, Exploring. Exploring is a co-ed program for youth 14-20 that matches specific career interests of students with adult mentors in a work site-based program. The Exploring program offers a variety of real life experiences. Current programs range from health
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care services, emergency response services and law enforcement to aviation and technology. The PPL Foundation’s mission is to empower economic vitality and quality of life by promoting and enabling vital, sustainable communities, empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his full potential. The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. “We want the communities we serve to be vibrant and thriving,” said Carol Obando-Derstine,
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GAB OVER by Pete THE FENCE G. Ossip What a shock that was – Summer-like temperatures just last week and the deep freeze ever since, with windy conditions knocking all the leaves down and having to put on our winter coats and jackets. There was a dusting of snow, too, on Saturday night. But that’s Mother Nature, and
we just hafta deal with it. . . . With Thanksgiving on Thursday as usual, our paper has an earlier deadline, so I hope everybody has a happy holiday, and you fill your bellies with all the turkey, stuffing and trimmings you want. No use advising you not to overdo it, because most everybody does. . . .Garry Hunsicker and his teammates from Christ U.C.C. are happy to be in first place in dart baseball, and hoping that a week off won’t hurt their winning streak.. . . . I hear the church will be on the Governor
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Wolf Historical Society’s Christmas House Tour this year. The church, like St. John’s Lutheran, dates back a long time with the Bath Kirche. . . .I see the model train engineers over Stockertown way will be busy this weekend as they open their display for the Christmas season. I remember the big cars and engine I had as a kid. Their display is worth seeing with the different size trains and the huge amount of scenes that they create. . . . Congrats to Lyle Howell, as he joins a list of Bath Legion bowlers who have hit the “300 perfect game” mark this year. . . .The Lions Club members in town will be putting all the lights and decorations on the Monocacy Creek Park tree on Friday morning, just in time for the Christmas program Sunday night at 6:00. Sharon Schrantz will be directing the choirs in a “Bells of Christmas”program of songs starting at 4:00 Sunday in the U.C.C. fellowship hall, a great way to get into the holiday mood. . . . Seattle Seahawks took all the steam outta the Philly Eagles on Sunday, so it’s back to the drawing board. They had their share of injuries, too, and that didn’t help. . . ” Elmira has the meal ready, so I gotta go help. Have a great holiday.
Continued from page 14 St. John’s Union of Farmersville lost 2-1, then won 7-3 and 7-1 at Bath Lutheran. Farmersville: Ben
Kerbaugh, 6 for 12; Tom George, 4 for 10 with two home runs; Gene Grim and Wayde Chilmonik, a solo homer each. Bath: Wendy Yacone, 4 for 12, and Marissa Griffith, 3 for 9. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship of Bethlehem won 4-3, lost 6-3, and won 6-1 at St. Paul’s UCC in Northampton. Bethlehem: Bill Arnold, 7 for 13; Carol Voortman, 6 for 15; Dean Frear, 4 for 14 with a pair of homers. Northampton: Rich Kern, 7 for 14; Paul Slimmon, 4 for 13 with a home run, and Zach Kern, two homers. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, lost 10-5 and 5-4 in 10 innings at Salem Lutheran in Bethlehem, then won 6-3. Emmanuel: Jim Hill, 6 for 11; Judy Hoffert and Troy, both with a home run. Salem: Scott Hoffert, 7 for 15; Austin Hoffert, 6
www.HomeNewsPA.com for 12; Walt Hoffert, 6 for 14. Salem UCC, Moorestown, had the bye night off.
STANDINGS Christ UCC, Bath Dryland, Hecktown Salem Luth., Bethlehem St. Paul’s, North’n Emmanuel, Bethlehem Messiah, Bethlehem Ebenezer, Bethlehem Salem UCC, Moorest’n Bath Lutheran St. Stephen’s, Beth’hem Farmersville
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SCHEDULE: Nov. 21 – Farmersville at Salem Luth., Ebenezer at St. Stephen’s, Messiah at Bath Luth., St Paul’s at Emmanuel, Salem Luth. at Dryland. Christ UCC with the bye.
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