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lenge procedure. The businessman said he Bath Borough Council at its will not change his sign, no meeting Monday night heard matter what Council says. protests to portions of the He has been in litigation amended zoning ordinance with Upper Nazareth Townon signs. Letters had been ship for two years over their sent out putting businesses closing down his driveon notice of the revisions as through diner. And he threatCouncil now is determined to ened to go against Council on enforce the new regulations. this issue, too. Stephen Nikles on receipt Councilwoman Kathryn of the letter, saying he can’t Roberts said Council reprehave an illuminated “Open” sents the people of Bath, and sign according to the new observed that Nikles and his law, protested that he has wife didn’t attend Council had it for 10 years. He cited a meetings when the sign ordiU.S. Supreme Court decision nance was debated. that he said means the borBorough Manager Tom Peough can’t enforce it on pri- trucci said the letter was sent vate property. Solicitor Blake out as a notice that their sign Marles responded that they “Open” is classified as a wall can under the Municipali- sign, and noted that earlier ties Planning Code, but if he provisions of the ordinance wishes he can litigate it. were even more restrictive. Nikles also cited the Right Zoning Officer Dennis to Know Act, to which Mar- Huth said when a window les said there is another chal- sign exceeds 30% it is a wall By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Youngster enjoys a ride at Seiple Farms. – Danielle Tepper photo

sign, noting that in the past people kept putting up signs. An “open” sign is okay, but not one that is neon illuminated. The owner of International TV showed a printed “Open” sign that Council welcomed. Mrs. Roberts said a year ago Council decided to enforce existing ordinances and beautify the borough. Councilman John Kearns said under the old ordinance of 1978 they wouldn’t have been allowed a sign, and there are now signs hanging “every which way.” He said Council debated a lot before they came up with the new amendments to the ordinance. “I don’t think you’d like not having an ordinance and letting people do anything they want to do,” Kearns said. Continued on page 7

Historic Bath farm celebrates the fall season By Danielle Tepper The Home News

Each autumn, families flock to local pumpkin patches to indulge in some quality time with each other in the timeless tradition that is picking out the biggest, smoothest, roundest (and cleanest!) jacko’-lanterns to-be. The folks at Seiple Farms in Bath understand that this family time is precious as they themselves are a family business, right down to the very roots of their family tree. The farm was established in 1889 and is currently run by Daniel Seiple and his daughter, Andrea Delong. They’ve

been hard at work since they opened for pumpkin picking just over a week ago, September 28. Seiple Farms moved to Bath when Stone Quarry bought their property in Whitehall in 1889. “The family was forced out,” said Seiple. Seiple is fourth generation and Delong is fifth. Seiple himself is actually unsure of who specifically started it all those years ago. “It’s too far back,” he said. “I would like to go back sometime and map it out. I have the original deed somewhere.” The relocation turned out to be a blessing in disguise

for the famliy as the business was able to grow and flourish at its new home in Bath. The main farm consists of over 200 acres. “Back then, we had chickens for harvesting eggs and around 65 acres of potatoes,” said Seiple. “The last year we had them was 1987.” They grew sweet corn in the fields, along with a cornuco-

pia of other crops. “You name it, we grew it,” said Seiple. “Cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, lima beans, string beans.” Seiple’s brother David was the one who came up with the idea for a pick-your-own operation. They started doing strawberries in 1981, which used to take up 10 acres and

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BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. – MOORE TWSP. – CHAPMAN BORO Allen Township Supervisors BBCP active in farmers Debate how to number homes Market and coming duck race

Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors have had requests from the local fire company and ambulance unit to have houses in the township numbered so they can find the location during emergencies. The fire chief said he’s not concerned with the color of the signs, but in a high density area home owners need to have some kind of reflective sign, as large as they wish, so long as the numbers are easily seen from the roadway. While the Uniform Construction Code calls for numbers four inches high, they should either be three or four inches. As the debate went on Thursday night, it was noted that on Howertown Rd.

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Lehigh Twsp. board discusses road worker Need for full time Zamadics for the entire year.


Opinions were split when the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday, July 9 discussed hiring a full-time employee to assist road foreman Frank

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The board did not vote then, but they are expected to at the next meeting with Chairman Darryl Snover is present. Should they decide to hire someone, it will be advertised. Presently, there are eight full-time workers, while at one time there were 12 to 14. Supervisor Keith Hantz said they want to get back to where

a green and white reflechomes are on the left and tive sign with numbers four numbers on mailboxes on inches high, saying they cost the right side. If on mail- about $60. boxes, they should be at the will The Bath Business and committee A volunteer residents’ driveways, it was get together their Community Partnership has a and make noted. lot going for it. Suto the Dale Hassler said the num- recommendations Farmers Market is in of Mrs. consists It Bath pervisors. full swingNick withLalik, 12 select, probers should be easily seen as Eckhart, Fire Chief ducer-only the fire truck is moving along Dale Hassler, Behler, July 19 Garymembers. is “Sweet Corn Festival”, Aug pretty fast in an emergency. and Michael 2 isChordas. “Peach Party”, Aug 9 is Supervisor William Holmes Valley Lehigh Envision “Tomato Fest” Every Friday, said there should be unifordirector of Holly Edinger, 3-7pm, Keystone Park, live mity in the signs. There is Sustainable Development music too! The for 4th annual also a concern with so many the Lehigh Valley Duck RaceEconomic will be held July apartments and the mailbox- Development to Creek 26 at Corp., 5pm in came Monocacy es bunched together. about Park. prize is $250 cash spoke andFirst meeting To insure that homeowners the plus 12 called other prizes. “Envi-Get your a new program place the signs, it was point- sion Lehigh $5 Valley.” duck ticket a col-at Daily It istoday ed out that there should be laborationGrind. of several public a fine imposed if no sign is sector organizations to develposted. a sustainable community Township Manager Ilene op for the valley, which has plan up picked she said Eckhart grown by 109,000 people the sample ordinances from other municipalities that have Continued on page 9 house numbers. She showed


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Attention all businesses in Bath – fill out your BBCP contact info sheet today and drop it off at boro office. (Don’t have one? Get one at boro office – stay in touch with what’s going on!) The annual Bath Community Day will be held on October 5th at Keystone Park. It’s official ! “Final Thursday” will be Bath’s special night each month. The BBCP will be putting together a group ad in the Home News each month to advertise what local businesses have to offer and draw people into town.


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has dropped off to only two or three now. “Pumpkins took over,” said Seiple. “That’s why we don’t have potatoes anymore, we couldn’t do both at the same time.” Pumpkins began in 1982. The pumpkin patch started as a quarter of an acre and has

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Details will be forthcoming (this is why we need your contact info!) and we plan to start in August. The role of the BBCP is to promote our existing businesses, foster an improved image to attract new investment and enhance the quality of life in the Borough. The BBCP is comprised of volunteers from borough businesses, residents, local officials and civic organizations. The BBCP meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 5 pm in Bath Borough Hall, 215 E. Main Street. All are welcome to attend and bring your ideas to share. Next meeting, August 12. More information is available at revitalization.html or by calling the borough office at 610837-6525. Bath Borough and the BBCP are participants in the Borough Business Revitalization Program (BBRP). The BBRP is a nationally accredited Main Street Program which receives funding and support from the PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Northampton County and the Borough of Bath.

Museum open

The Bath Museum will be open on Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The museum is located in the Bath Borough Building at Penn and Washington Streets. It is handicapped accessible and admission is free. Volunteers are welcome.

structurally deficient masonry arch bridge with a new concrete arch bridge. Walnut Drive was closed since Dec. 26, 2012 and detoured between Beech and Dogwood drives. The posted detour routed traffic on PA 248, Blue Mountain Drive and Elm Road. Grace Industries, Inc. of Bath was the general contractor on the $633,207 project. The Walnut Drive Bridge was originally constructed in 1834. The bridge was 32 feet long and 21 feet wide. The new bridge is 36 feet long and



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24 feet wide. Walnut Drive has an average daily traffic volume of 632 vehicles.

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Nineteen girls compete for Little Miss Community Days Come See The Band: The largest amount of contestants ever were entered in the Little Miss Community Days contest in Northampton this past Wednesday evening. Nineteen girls ranging from 5 to 10 years old competed before a huge crowd of parents and siblings at the 33rd annual Northampton Exchange Club Community Days Fair. Alexa Henderson, a student at Lehigh Elementary School, captured the title of queen. Runners-up were Lauren Daniel and Alyssa Russell, both students at Siegfried Elementary th School in

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Northampton. All three will get to ride in the Exchange’s 65th annual Jack Frost Parade in October. The other semifinalists were Shelby Wandler of Moore Elementary, Lyla Schneck of Northampton, and Nadia Soto of George Wolf Elementary in Bath. Linda McKenzie asked questions of all 19 contestants, and they were judged also on their poise and personality. The final question that was asked before the five judges made their decision on the winners was “What thing could you do to make

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past ten years. It is expected to grow to another 145,000 by the year 2030. Input from the public will be used to develop five key plans and to develop policy recommendations. The plans include: 1. Lehigh Valley Regional Affordable Housing Plan 2. Regional Sustainable Economic Development Plan 3. Jobs/Housing Balance Study 4. Climate and Energy Conservation Plan 5. Fresh Food Access Plan The five plans will be summarized by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission for the comprehensive plan and include the new input from public participation. One comment from persons in the audience was, “Keep the rural community as it has been.” Other Matters • The board okayed a security reduction request on

theran Church received approval for its minor subdivision. • An additional sewage enforcement officer will be named by Engineer Brien Kocher. • Approval was given to Assumption B.V.M. Church to put up a sign for their annual picnic. The June fire report of Allen Township Vol. Fiore Co. #1 showed: 76.2 alarm hours; 132 training hours; 16 alarms (1 airport alert, 1 assist ambulance, 5 auto accidents, 1 brush fire, 4 dwelling fires, 1 elevator rescue, 1 move up assignment, and 1 odor investigation). The dwelling fires were along Frank Drive, Northampton; Almond Drive in Lehigh Twsp., Newport Ave. in Northampton, and Gap View Mobile Home Court in Lehigh Twsp.

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Supervisor Cindy Miller questioned with the amount of hours, does it justify the extra position. She believes a part-time worker is more advisable unless there is a road improvement project or other great need. Hantz said some of the work that should be done isn’t because there aren’t enough workers. Supervisor Dell Grove said Zamadics oversees work that

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that. Supervisor Sandy Hopkins tended to agree with Ms.THE HOME NEWS Miller and that a crew leader is only a temporary position July 18-24, 2013 when Zamadics is not on the job. What Zamadics wants is not in the contract. She said the board needs to look at the contract for a crew leader (this was discussed on June 25). Grove and Hantz said that the positions are not connected. Hantz said the board should work separately on the full-time worker and the The Moravian Historical Socrew leader positions. ciety is pleased to announce Ms. Miller said she’s lookthe first annual “Free Summer ing at the numbers, includSundays” program to be held ing costs for a maintenance every Sunday from June 30 building. She wondered why thru August 25. the board always looks at fulltime rather than part-time. Families and individuals will enjoy free admission Grove doesn’t see a probto the 1740-1743 Whitefield lem with working on both House museum in beautiful, positions, and he doesn’t see downtown Nazareth from 1 a red budgetary flag for 2014. pm - 4 pm each select Sunday. The public works position Experience the story of the will be on the agenda for the Moravians (the town foundJuly 23 meeting. ers of Nazareth and BethleOther Matters Guests will come face• The board approved hem). an to-face with one of the oldest ordinance which will make and most exquisite collections Continued on page 11 of local objects including the oldest known American made violin in the country, eight important John Valentine Haidt



Moravian Historical Society Announces “Free Summer Sundays” program oil paintings, several examples of early furniture and other household objects all the while enjoying the oldest Moravian buildings in North America. Children (and those young at heart) will enjoy playing typical colonial games such as Jacob’s Ladder, Graces, Ball and Cups outside on the property. Crafts will include coloring frakturs, a regional folk art form. Megan van Ravenswaay, Whitefield House Site Director said “We are so thankful to our sponsors for allowing us to offer free museum admission to the entire community this summer. We know families will enjoy the tour of the

museum and especially enjoy playing games on our beautiful property.” The program is sponsored by the Perusse, Gaspar, Gerricke, and Crook families. One of the oldest historical societies in PA, the Moravian Historical Society is a not-forprofit organization that shares over 500 years of fascinating Moravian contributions to worldwide culture through educational programs for students, guided tours, museum exhibits, and public activities. For more information: www., 610-759-5070, They are located at 214 East Center Street, Nazareth.

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cake walk will commence at 6 PM in which anyone may participate. This is followed by an evening of games for the whole family. Sunday will see the horse show starting at 8:00 AM. The Chicken B-B-Q will start at noon until the chicken is gone. The silent auction will close at 2 PM and items may be picked up from 2:30-4:30 PM.. During all of these events the display building will be open with exhibits of completed 4-H projects, club booth displays depicting our theme for the year, and the silent auction. At all times, good food is offered by our kitchen staff. The whole event is open to the general public and is free of charge. Come, visit as 4-H is Paving The Way to the Future! For more information concerning the 4-H Fair, please visit the website at: programs/4-h or call 610746-1970, weekdays, 8 AM to 4 PM. General information about the 4-H program, which serves youth ages 8-18, may be obtained by calling the 4-H offices at 610-746-1970. Adult volunteers are always needed to mentor the 4-H members, any adult interested in help-

the majority of House colleagues in moving House Bill 1437, the general appropriations portion of the 2013-14 state budget. The legislation contains no new taxes and spends $28.376 billion, a modest 2.3 percent increase over last year, which is within the rate of inflation. For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania’s spending plan for the fiscal year ahead has been delivered on time using no new taxes. This budget forces state government to live within its means, just as you do with your own personal budget, while spending only what it has and not taking on new debt. The pending loss of $220 million due to federal government cuts to education, health and welfare programs makes avoiding the need to raise taxes especially important. With existing revenues, we supported essential services in the Commonwealth without placing an additional burden on the backs of the Pennsylvania taxpayer. A record $10 billion total state dollars is being invested in K-12 education as we continue to support our students. This is especially noteworthy, as we recover from the cuts to state funding imposed by the

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Bath Is Great To the Editor:

Well, Bath Community Day has come and gone. It really was great this year with all the vendors and things to do for the whole family. Good music and good food, too. Hats off to all the organizers and volunteers who made it so successful!! . . . . Luckily, that tropical storm didn’t come around here until Monday afternoon and by then it wasn’t that bad. Quite a bit of rain and some wind, but that’s all. We needed the rain anyhow, so it helped. . . . Baseball playoffs are going at it hot and heavy. From where I’m sitting I think it’s gonna be the Dodgers and Red Sox in the World Series after all the playoffs are done. I rooted for the Pirates and Braves in the National and the Rays in the American, but it hasn’t been decided as I’m penning this. The Rays did survive in game three with a walk-off home run, but still have to get games four and five since they lost one and two. The Braves tied the Dodgers, then went ahead, but a two-run homer by the Dodgers did the Braves in. . . .Philly’s Eagles knocked off the winless New York Giants in NFL football, and that was a surprise. Foles took over after Vick hurt his hammy. I hope they can keep it up. . . . There’s a load of hazardous wastes that will be taken in by the county at the community college this

Saturday. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include latex paints, and my garage has plenty of cans with leftover paint of that kind. Oh well, there’s lots more to choose from on the list that I can take down there. If I do that, though, Elmira and Pete will hafta wait till Sunday to take in the open house farm tour. Just hafta work out a schedule, I reckon. Let’s hope for more great weather. . . . Keep a sharp eye on the road, folks. I hear there’s a nice big herd of deer grazing in fields north and south of Bath and they move around a lot. You don’t wanta hit one of them. . . . Looks like the Hanover Eatery has opened up after a remodeling job. It’s all lit up at night. . . . Not many kind words for the President and Congress these days with the government shut down. . . . I hear Council was ready for some hot words on Monday night at their meeting. They had a police officer standing at the door, the lawyer was early, and even the zoning officer was present. . . . My Royal typewriter is on its last legs, but I don’t wanta invest in a computer. Just can’t get the hang of them. That’s the way it is with us old cronies. . . Anyhow, have a great week, gang!

For over two centuries the majority of Bath residents were related to other residents. The only “outsiders” were those who married into the families. Having lived in Bath all my life, I have seen many changes over the past 25 years and most of them for the betterment of our community. Perhaps it’s time to bring an awareness to new friends in our borough and remind our older citizens just what progress Bath has made. In the near future I will be attempting to enlighten us all of what a wonderful community we share –– our churches, our schools, our businesses and our volunteers, all caring for our future. So when you see a headline B I G (Bath Is Great), please take a few moments to read what we sometimes take for granted. You don’t need a big city to have it all.

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in need of care away. It breaks my heart as these same people could have possibly been living healthier and happier lives if they would have just walked through a chiropractor’s door. Over the weekend, my wife hurt her back. This led to her waking me at exactly 3:42 a.m. in agony. She couldn’t lay, sit, stand or even take a deep breath. I knew what I had to do, which was to evaluate her for a misalignment of her spine, which could be applying pressure to sensitive nerve structures and surrounding tissue. I escorted her down to the chiropractic table we have at our home. I carefully worked on her and adjusted her middle back, lower back and pelvis. (No, I wasn’t wearing a tie, Mrs. Molnar.) As soon as I adjusted her and sat her up, she looked me in the eye and said, chiropractic is amazing. She is right! I myself have been getSubmitted by Beth Arcury as the Dental Hygienist and Students from the George Alyssa F. as the sparkling ting adjusted since I was in Wolf Elementary School in “Tooth Fairy.� “Happy Tooth� fifth grade. I am so grateful Bath are happy to celebrate in the middle is Alyssa P. my parents recognized the the “100 Year Anniversary� Kneeling is Vanessa G. with incredible and widespread of the Profession of Dental the “100 years sign� and Mya impact chiropractic can have Hygiene with Mrs. Arcury, C. holds the giant teeth and on the human body. Even with all these new age, high the school dental hygienist toothbrush. tech “stuff� that keeps coming for the Northampton Area Congratulations to all the out, chiropractic never gets School District. Dental Hygienists who conPreston W. as “Tuuuba tinue to help everyone keep old. Human hands touching Toothpaste�, “Celebrate� with their teeth and gums healthy! another body with the intent to restore health never gets Russell K., Mrs. Beth Arcury old. And the love a caregiver has for a person in need never gets old! Chiropractic truly is amazing. Candidly, it is anyone’s guess as to how the new healthcare laws will affect our health system moving forDR. GLENN CLEARIE DC ward. I cannot venture to say if it will be better or worse or Chiropractic is Amazing just more of the same nonI often have patients who spouse, co-worker, etc. said sense. I can tell you that the come into our office after they they shouldn’t. Others tell application of my hands to have tried everything else or them about negative experi- my patients’ injured bodies have suffered for years and ences they heard about chi- in hopes of restoring life endecades. I routinely inquire ropractors. Some relate that hancing nerve flow will alas to why they were never to their health care profession- ways be my primary goal. Yes, a chiropractor before and the al wanted them to try other chiropractic is and always has answers they give are baf- things first. After some six- been absolutely amazing. No fling. teen years, I have heard a lot of amount of naysayers or legisSome said their friends, reasons that have kept people lation will ever prove otherwise. My best to you.

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Then, there’s Lew. He’s friendly, he will do anything to help you and, more than that, he’s the guy who drives folks to and from the beach every day, seven days a week. Last weekend I went to the beach to find our house for the summer of 2014. After a day of househunting, I thought two hours on the beach would just be enough to relax and not think about the upcoming winter.  I grabbed the towel, the chair and a bottle of water  As I left the hotel, Lew was out front, blasting his favorite music, Diana by Paul Anka.  He says, “I’m Lew, at your service, I’m your personal chauffeur for the day, anything you need, you let me know.  Hop on board my golf cart and enjoy the music. I’ll have you there in a few.”  HOLY #@#$%, is he for real?  Of course, I’m smiling all the way to the beach and started singing along with Lew.  He dropped me off, gave me his cell number and said, “Don’t forget, I’m here to serve you.” When was the last time that happened to you?  Do your employees treat people like this?  I recently did a speech for a local non-profit in the area.  I asked the employees, “Why are you here, what’s your secret weapon and who loves you to death?”  The answers were astounding, but the one I was most moved by was, “I would do anything for

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“There’s a big difference between the kings of old times and the kings now.” “How’s that?” “In former times the kings used to keep fools; now the fools keep them.”

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this place.” Isn’t that what it’s all about? Think about every employee in your business, would they be able to say that?  Some of the other answers were, “I love my patients, I believe my patients love me to death, and I really enjoy what I do.”  Customer service, a priority at this company, the culture has been created but the insight to continue to remind staff, (through training) to be aware of what they say, how they deliver a message and to read the signals of their customers is of utmost importance.   I found out later from the hotel manager that Lew is so popular on Trip Advisor that some of the other employees are so (in jest) jealous, they are thinking of changing their names to “LEW”  How would your business look on Trip Advisor?  And then there’s Lew.   What lessons can we learn from Lew? 1. When he has a bad day he doesn’t let his customers know! 2. He brightens our day by adding the little things! (music, extraordinary service etc)  3. He loves his job! Check out

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During the month of October, the Crayola Experience is hosting Monster Mania with trick-or-treating throughout the facility, a spooktacular scavenger hunt with a limited edition crayon upon completion, and monster crafts. Guests can also receive a free Crayola® Model Magic® gift with the purchase of $30 or more at the

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If you have not visited the Lehigh Township Historical Centre in Pennsville this season, take this opportunity to visit during the last Open House of 2013 on Sunday, October 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. The many unique items on display tell the stories of the culture of Lehigh Township and the history made here. There is plenty of parking around the building and it is handicapped accessible. Volunteers at the historical centre will welcome you when you sign in and register.  Family groups and or-

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ganizations are encouraged to visit. You may call to make an appointment for group tours. Call Ken at 610767-5989 to make an appointment or for more information.

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Comment On Sports By Pete Fritchie


The major tennis tournaments in 2013 are over but there is a word on professional tennis that is of current interest. That is the excessive length of men’s singles matches. They now last five sets and this year we have had to watch play, in several major tournaments, go into a fifth hour. Both those who pay to at-

tend the final and those at home watching the final (Rafael Nadal having won the recent U.S. Open singles final) often don’t have five hours to dedicate to watching one match, even the final. One suggestion is to limit the men’s final to three sets like women’s tennis. That would usually reduce time of the match to three hours. A second reason to limit men’s matches to three sets is the faster, harder pace of professional tennis played today. Both players are running desperately for as much as five hours in today’s finals, also hitting the ball harder than ever. This is an excessive physical demand when a match lasts five sets.

Salem Lutheran continues With wins in dart baseball

Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem continued in first place with a two-game win on Monday in the Suburban InterChurch Dart Baseball League. Bath Lutheran is one of three runners-up. Salem won 6-2 and 10-2 before losing 8-3 at Messiah Lutheran in Bethlehem. They had plenty of hitters to do it – Scott Hoffert, 7 for 12; Kyle Taylor, 5 for 13; Bill Hoke III, 4 for 10; Bill Hoke, Sr., 4 for 11 with a home run; Walt Hoffert, 4 for 13, and Jacob Hoffert, 3 for 5 including a 3-run homer. Messiah had Rich Hasonich, 4 for 9; Heather Jones, two homers; Chris Knauss, Harry Schoenenberger and Cathy Jones, all 2-run homers. Bath Lutheran won 8-6, then lost 18-5 and 6-1 at St. Paul’s UCC in Northampton. Hitters for Bath were Matt Creyer and Bob Flyte, both 6 for 13; Mike Thorpe, 5 for 11; and Dave Rader, Wendy Yacone and Dellie Iasiello, all with a solo homer. St. Paul’s: Jennifer Erkinger, 8 for 16; Dave Clark, 7 for 14; Jason Gross, 7 for 15; Andy Minehart, 7 for 16. St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem won 7-6 at Dryland-Trinity in Hecktown, before the latter rallied to win 4-3 and 2-1. St. Stephen’s: Gary Buczynski, 9 for 14 with a homer; Travis Beahm, 7 for 14; John Hoysan, 5 for 12. Hecktown: Larry Golick, 7 for 12; Shaun Sigley, 6 for 12; “Butch” Silfies, 5 for 11. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, is also tied for second as they beat visiting Farmersville

Union, 4-2 and 4-1 before losing 4-2. Emmanuel: Jorge Rivera, 5 for 12, and Bruce Danyluk, 4 for 12 with a homer. Farmersville: Jonathan Campbell and Tom George, both 4 for 12; and Nick George and Gene Grim, each with a home run. Christ UCC, Bath, lost 9-2 and 6-3 to visiting Trinity Lutheran of Bangor before winning 5-1. Bath: Greg Pokorny, 6 for 11; Ron Wagner, 5 for 13; Dan DalCin, Joe Hunsicker, and Joanne Pokorny, all with four hits. Bangor: Judy Hoffert, 5 for 11 with a homer; Joe Smith, 6 for 12 and the cycle; Harold Wambold and Larry Fehnel, both 5 for 14; Josh Hoffert, two homers; Sandy Wambold, a home run. Salem UCC of Moorestown won two 6-2 games before losing 5-3 at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship. Salem: Bill Rinker, 6 for 10; Bob Krause, 5 for 9; Jack Troxell, 5 for 13; Larry Bush, a home run. Ebenezer: Jim Voortman, 6 for 12; Vic Pacchioni, 6 for 14 and the cycle; Carol Voortman, 5 for 12, and Leroy Wilcox, 5 for 13. STANDINGS

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By HOBBY In high school football over the past weekend, NazaMarcellus Shale, Oil reth’s Blue Eagles lost to visAnd Gas Were Topics iting Parkland, 47-6, on FriAt PFSC Convention day night. And on Saturday, In addition to the normal Northampton’s Konkrete committee meetings for game, Kids lost to Emmaus, 49-28. fish and boat, firearms, and conservation, the recent fall convention of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs featured two special events. Shoot results for CopIn the Saturday morning eechan’s shoot at Blue Ridge session there was a seminar this past Sunday, Oct. 6, were focusing on oil and gas leases, as follows: financial planning, and rights Copeechan 125: 25’s Bob of way. And in the afternoon, Bortz, Kelly Huber, Larry there was a Marcellus Shale Huber, Freeman Kline, Tom Forum. Not so much around Lonczyaski, Bruce Rex, Kyle here, but they are big topics Hartzell. north and west in our KeyRanger Lake 125: 25’s Ray stone State. Garrison, Allan Hunter, Chet Some things learned: There Karpyn, Evan Karpyn, Roy are 86,000 miles of flowing waKnipe. ter in Pa. . . .It takes 6 to 20 acres Blue Ridge 125: 25’s Dave for drilling pads. . . .There are Brader, Jeff DeLong, Pete issues with access roads, waDucharme, Kurt Kutzer, Steve ter withdrawals, pipeline conKralik, Mike Kresge, Brooke struction, wetland and stream Mahalick, Glen Zullick, Jeff encroachment, and the imBlose pact on aquatic resources. East Bath 125: 25’s Boll The number of wells drilled Domitrovitsch, Brendan has been lessening each year Doorley, Criona Doorley, Ken as prices drop, and some Kern, Bob Ruth, Jack Thomas, drillers have even moved to Brandon Hriniak other states. As production of Grouse Hall 123: 25’s Ja- natural gas is up, prices have son Bok, Bob Koefer, Travis declined. It also is taking less Foose, 24’s Bill Mills Jr., Con- time now to finish drilling a nie Kern, Bill Mills, Stu Printz. well. There are winners and losers in the gas industry. One benefit of the pipeline corridors is that there is better bird hunting. Marcellus Shale has certainly improved the local economy where it is located, and as noted, the Pa. Game Commission has benefited Beal Team Wins; greatly ($14-million) from the Overcomes ‘300’ in fees. East Bath Sportsmen Water quality is a concern The Beal team won 3 to 1 among the Marcellus Shale in week six of the East Bath people and they are doing Sportsmen League and con- their utmost to protect it. They tinues to hold first place. are also compromising to suit They beat the Csencsits team, sportsmen. although the latter team had Other Topics a perfect score. Led by Marty In the fish committee, it was Beal, 200–574; Dick Raab, 195– noted that we may see more 520; and Tom Lambrecht, 194– rainbow trout stocked in pre551. Csencsits: Eric Spooner, season for the spring open226–566 and Marty Csencsits, 202-278-300–780 series! ily, 464. Fioranelli knocked off the Team 1 scored the only 4 to Rex team, also 3 to 1, as Tom 0 shut-out, doing it over Team Hawk hit 234–547; Earl Gru- 7, as Bob R. Kosman had 592; be, 235–550, and Armie Fio- Brenda Deily, 4589, and Joe ranelli, 544. Rex: Marc Ka- Bachman, 436. Team 7: Gerpauff, 203–553; Pete Rex, 553; ald Bartholomew, 565; Mike Scott McGee, 545. Swope, 543; Charmaine BarHowell and Zmyweski split tholomew, 435. 2 to 2. Howell: Lyle HowTeam 3 won 3 to 1 with Miell, 226-235–612. Zmyweski: chelle Tirrell’s 487. Shaun Klump, 212-213–603, Team 6 lost 1 to 3 with Nanand John Zmyweski, 213-221- cy Sacckette, 457; Bobby Lou 255–689. Snyder, 436; Randy Kessler, STANDINGS W L 432, and Polly Kosman, 427. Beal 20 4 Team 4 won 3 to 1 behind

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Team 2 Gains More But Splits Four in Die Hards League Team 2 split 2 to 2, but still gained a notch in the Bath Die Hards League on Oct. 2. Team 2: Terry Bartholomew, 632; Kathy Grube, 513; Ken Grube, 477. Team 5: Jim Stevens, 506; Sherry Longley, 487; Rick De-

ing days. 50% of fall trout will now go to pre-season when there are more anglers along streams. . . .Mentored youth fishing will be on a Saturday a week before the season opens. . . .When wild trout are found, the stream gets a higher classification as far as two miles upstream. . .The Fish & Boat Commission is improving the musky program in lakes for warm water fishing. In the game committee, where Exec. Dir. Carl Roe made his report, there were these notes not listed in our earlier report: 68% of people who go through HunterTrapper Education testing don’t buy hunting licenses. . . .Young wildlife conservation officers weren’t putting on deputies. Now WCO’s are getting a list of possible deputies. . . .When a WCO gets a call out, even if it only takes him or her 10 minutes, they get three hours pay. Roe said it is a challenge to get deputies to work with WCO’s. Tasers and body cams are now used against people who bump or otherwise abuse WCO’s. It is now a felony for those people. Lyme disease is a serious issue in the southeast part of our state. . . . .Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was found last year in farm-raised deer in Adams County, but since then also in wild deer in Blair and Bedord counties.. . . .There are no check stations for deer or bear this year. As for membership in clubs, or info to them about the PFSC, one suggestion was that community colleges have video clubs that could be used to produce a video, which would tell the story of PFSC, and how rod and gun club members benefit from the state organization. Delegates voted against any merger of the PGC and PFBC, especially because of increased costs for radios and uniforms. Sportsmen clubs are urged to make calls or send e-mails opposing any merger by the Legislature. If you want to contact the state Federation, the e-mail website is Bob C. Kosman, 539; Charles Kosman, 490, and Diane Davies, 427. Team 8 lost 1 to 3 with Michael Cawley, 458, and Charlene Fassl, 426.

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Still, Nikles persisted that he will not change the signs at his Northampton & Walnut Sts. location. Kearns reiterated, “There has to be a set of rules that we’re going to have to live by.” Council President Robert Fields said the business people can come to the Borough office and they’d be told what type of signs they can or cannot have. Other Business • After giving his September Bath Firefighters report, Fire Chief Ed Demchak reminded residents that October is Fire Prevention Month, and they should have smoke detectors in their homes, and have an escape plan for any

fire that may occur. Asked about ambulance service, he said borough residents are covered 24/7 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily with paid staff in Bath, along with mutual aid agreements with Moore Township, Nazareth, and other ambulance services. His report showed 16 fire calls (14 in Bath, 1 in Moore Twsp., 1 in East Allen), using 39 man-hours. Other manhours: EMS calls, 6; drills, 115; administration, 160; equipment repairs, 40; meetings, 43; work details, 180; fire police, 22, for a total of 605. • Council decided to put up a flagpole at Monocacy Creek Park by the clock. There is a Main Street Lehigh Valley grant that is paying for it. • Word from PennDOT is awaited on cut-outs before

work can proceed on installing new sidewalks on S. Chestnut Street. • Councilwoman Roberts told the audience that there is healthy debate when the budget is discussed by Council. A work session on the budget was scheduled for Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., and residents can attend. • Fields gave a brief report on Colonial Regional Police, noting that they will now be getting a monthly arrest and incident report. Councilman Mark Saginario added that CRPD is considering a 25th police officer. • With state money available, Council is planning a walking path that starts at Fireman’s Field, past the Republican Club, over to Keystone Park and the Legion,



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Ciff Cowling Field, west and north to Carl Rehrig Park, and back down to Firemen’s Park. Total cost of the project is about $105,000. • Hot patching was done on several streets on Sept. 17, and roller was lent to Bath by Hanover Twsp. for the project. Petrucci manned it. • There will be an automated red light LED traffic light upgrade, making them brighter. • Mayor Donald Wunderler said that Community Day was really good. Other comments were made by Council: Carol-Bear Heckman expressed thanks for the help given at Bath Community Day; Petrucci noted the volunteers from the Borough who recently painted the public works garage,


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using paint provided in the Keep Pa. Beautiful Fresh Paint Day program; Councilwoman Jennifer George attended a Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce business meeting; Mrs. Heckman voiced her appreciation to Petrucci for his getting more than $500,000 in grants for the borough.

Student tells Lions About Conservation

A student the Bath Lions Club sponsored at this past July’s Northampton County Junior Conservation School told about her experiences at a club dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Ericka Veizlemlein said she never realized before about the impact there is on the environment, and that conservation of natural resources is important. She said she learned a lot in the week, along with more than 20 other students, as they had the hands-on experiences of going on hikes, canoeing down river, and studying wildlife and other parts of nature. The school is held annually for 14 to 17 year old boys and girls, sponsored by the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. This past Saturday, several members of the Lions assisted with parking during Bath Community Day at Keystone Park. Two upcoming meetings were announced by club president Jack Metcalf. On Oct. 16, District 14-K Governor Dennis Butz will make his official visit to the club and on Nov. 6 leaders of the newly merged Boy Scout Troops 33 and 35 will meet with the Lions.

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1. Who is QB of the Dallas Cowboys? 2. What NFL teams played in London, Sept. 29th? 3. In what sport are the N.Y. Rangers? Answers:

1. Tony Romo. 2. Minnesota Vikings & Pittsburgh Steelers. 3. Rangers in National Hockey League.

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By Joe Zemba Nominations for the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Induction will be taken at until Dec. 30, 2013 or please mail resumes to L.V. Sports Hall of Fame, 311 Mulberry St. Catasauqua, PA, 18032. Athletes, coaches, directors from the Greater LV are eligible including Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Lower Monroe, Upper Bucks, Western Berks counties of Pa. and Warren County, NJ. The 5th Annual LVSHOF induction dinner will be held at the Northampton Memorial Community Center 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. LVSHOF is also seeking businesses to have fundraisers for youth and young adults music and sports programs and assistance with donations. Program and website advertising is being sought.


Parking is a problem everywhere. And while it may have been solved with “No Parking” signs along Lilac Court between Washington Ave. and Lincoln Ave., there still was a petition filed by neighbors in the area of the Liederkranz Club regarding parking lines. It was presented to Northampton Borough Council on Thursday night. The lines were removed since then. A businesswoman, Donna Barker, who is a hair designer along Main St., complained about parking violations since meters were removed from outside of her salon. There are two-hour parking signs now, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ms. Barker said they are being abused. She wants parking meters restored. There are five hairdressers in that area. Council President John Yurish said she would have an answer later, after Council discusses the matter. Lines will be painted that police can enforce. A resident who previously had surgery said he needs handicapped parking, although he has a garage, and an ordinance doesn’t usually grant handicapped spaces when there is a garage. The resident also complained of noisy neighbors, who he alleged harass him because

he has a video surveillance system. There is a noise ordinance. Yurish said he will check it out. A neighbor of the hair stylist also complained of trash at a back property, where there is a scheduled sheriff’s sale. Business Agenda • The Northampton Fire Dept. was given permission to have their annual coin toss on Oct. 19 at 21st & Main Sts., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The fire station’s groundbreaking ceremony for a new addition to their Lerchenmiller Dr. facility will be held this Saturday, Oct. 12 starting at 1 p.m. Bids for the addition will be opened on Oct. 17. • Permission was also given the Northampton Area Band Parents to use two park pavilions on a Saturday in May 2014 if a local resident doesn’t reserve at the same time. Reservations are taken in March and April. • Council grudgingly voted to write off $6,693.63 in uncollectible money owed the borough. UGI is one of those who didn’t pay $1,235.98 when they had a sub-contractor do street repairs and there was damage to a traffic light at 21st & Main. Councilman Ed Pany voiced his objection. • It was noted that Yurish was invited by RCN to give a Christmas greeting. It will be aired in December.

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• Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Jr. reported that equipment for the 26th St. Playground has been installed. . .Public Works has started installing equipment at Canal St. park. . .Two events were noted for Nov. 3 – the annual cheerleading competition sponsored by the NAA and the Recreation Center in the high school gym and the annual Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Trail Commission marathon. • Councilman Robert McHale reported that Mayor Reenock, Police Chief Ron Morey and some police officers took part in a suicide prevention program held in memory of an officer who took his own life on Oct. 12, 2003. . . .In September, the police department made 27 citations, 22 traffic citations, 77 parking tickets, 7 arrests, and responded to 147 other incidents. • The borough received and turned over $64,528 in firemen’s relief funds to the association. • Councilman Piescienski reported activities of public works: Helping Allen Twsp. unblock a clogged sewer line; repainted center lines on streets; Steve Gerney arranged with UGI installation of gas service at two pump stations; and unclogged men’s restroom facilities at Canal St. Park in which vandals filled them with dirt. • It was announced that Northampton County will have a collection of hazardous wastes this Saturday, Oct. 12. • Congratulations was offered by members of Council to Ms. Veronica Kostenbader, who will retire on Dec. 31 as the borough’s bookkeeper and treasurer, a position she has held for 26 years. In other Council comments, Victor Rodite was thanked for his help with the farmers market that was held until Oct. 1; objections were noted for the throwing of daily newspapers in gutters; people are responsible for their dogs; application made for a grant for the new Uptown Park; don’t block the intersection on Held Dr. & Cherryville Rd.; and comments about the federal government shutdown.

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Groundbreaking for fire Station addition Saturday A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. for an addition that will be constructed on the Northampton Fire Department fire station along Lerchenmiller Drive. Remarks will be offered by Mayor Thomas Reenock and State Representative Julie Harhar.t Fire Chief Robert Solderich will introduce the department officers to the public in attendance. Once operating as three separate fire companies, the First Ward Fire Co., the Central Fire Co. and the Alliance Fire Co., the units merged on Jan. 1, 1996 and then settled at the present location, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive. The number of volunteers has continued to grow, equipment and vehicle inventory has expanded to provide many more services, and more space was needed. Fire police also occupy the station.

A 2013 bond issue has offered Northampton Borough Council the opportunity to expand the facility and house personnel, equipment and vehicles. The groundbreaking on Saturday will get the project underway, and construction bids for the addition will be opened by Council on Oct. 17. Refreshments will be provided. The Rev. Francis Straka will offer the invocation and pronounce the benediction. The public is invited to attend this joyous occasion in the Borough of Nothampton.

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ath Community Days 2013 went off without a hitch on October 5th, an unseasonably warm fall day. There was plenty of food, kid’s entertainment and live music for everyone to enjoy. The winners of the car show were:






1. Mayor's Award Winner - Ron Smith and his 1915 3. T-Bird Choice Award Winner - Ed Ashey and his Ford Model T 2009 Mustang GT 2. Chief of Police Award Winner - Richard Stanlick 4. Bath Council President Award Winner - Charles and his 1969 Camero & Janet Daniels and their 1959 Corvette 5. Borough Manager Award - Lisa Orr and her 1957 Thunderbird 6. BBCP Award - Chris Semache and his 1972 Chevy Nova 7. State Rep. Marcia Hahn Award - Willis Siegunfus and his 1945 Chevy Truck 8. John’s Award - Don Rice and his 1969 GTO -Photos by Joe Korba


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Tuesday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. Senior Pathways program - The Supreme Court – It’s Impact on the Country and Political Scene Bruce Allen Murphy, Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights at Lafayette College. Moravian Hall Square, 175 West North Street, Nazareth PA 18064. Reserve your seat at 610-746-1000 or online at www. Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Arts & Artists program - The Magic of the Lionel Train Neill Hartley is Joshua Lionel

in this magical one-man show about the founding and history one of the greatest toy companies ever created. Moravian Hall Square, 175 West North Street, Nazareth PA 18064. Reserve your seat at 610-746-1000 or online at www. Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. Wellness for Life program - Warming up to Healing Teas 2 Vanessa Sabatine of Herbs To Your Success presents the power of healing teas. Moravian Hall Square, 175 West North Street, Nazareth PA 18064. Reserve your seat at 610-746-1000 or online at www.

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Large Crowd Turns out for Hahn Senior event Submitted by Scott Little

More than 400 people were in attendance Friday for a Senior Expo hosted by state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Nazareth) at the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company. The crowd included Mae Trexler from Bethlehem Township who recently celebrated her 95th birthday with her daughter, Linda Trexler.

Andy’s Corner

By Andy Weaver

This past Friday, the Nazareth Blue Eagles played host to the Parkland Trojans in their first real big challenge this year. It was a shirt off your back night and there was a big crowd on a warm Friday night in Nazareth. In the 1st quarter, Parkland’s Eli Redmond took a n84 pass from Devante Cross (Jacob Bissel kick) to make it 7-0 Parkland. Later in the 1st Quarter, Parkland  -- Legend Boybsen 45 interception return (kick fail) to make the score 13-0 Parkland after the 1st Quarter.  In the 2nd Quarter,  Parkland's Kareem Williams 31 run (conversion fail) to make it 20-0 Parkland, then Nazareth got on the scoreboard, Maxwell Wasilewski 22 pass from Jeff Charles (kick fail) to make the Halftime Score 20-6.  In the 3rd Quarter, Parkland's Redmond 97 kick return (Williams conversion good). To make it

28-6 Parkland, Redmond 89 yard pass from Cross (Bissel kick). to make it 35-6 Parkland, then later in the 3rd quarter, Parkland's Redmond 71 pass from Cross (Bissel kick) 41-6 Parkland at the end of the 3rd Quarter.  In the 4th Quarter, Nolan Ridgway 34 run (kick fail) to make the final score 47-6.  Parkland improves to 5-1 and Nazareth is now 3-3. Come join the Nazareth Blue Eagles football team this Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at the Bethlehem School District stadium in Bethlehem for a Saturday night showdown between 3-3 Nazareth and 4-2 Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks as Nazareth will try to get above 500. The team hopes to see you there! The 2013 Nazareth Homecoming game will be held October 17 at 7 p.m. vs. Central Catholic with a pep rally for students that day!  Check back next week for a full rundown on all Nazareth Blue Eagle sports, also available on www.nazarethsports. net. The Nazareth Marching Band is having a good year so far. Here is their upcoming schedule leading off with the 2013 Soundfest at Andrew Leh Stadium, Saturday October 12 at 6 p.m.: October 12 – Soundfest and Lehigh Valley Band Day, Nazareth High School, PA October 19 – PA State Champs and parade in town October 26 – BOA Regional Towson University November 2 – National

Preview Navel Academy, Annapolis, MD November 9 – U.S. Bands Nationals, Metlife/Giants Stadium, NJ

Nazareth student Part of awardWinning JMU band

Kate Landes of Nazareth is a member of the 2013 Marching Royal Dukes, James Madison University's 485-member marching band. Landes, a junior majoring in music industry, plays in the band's mellophone section. The Marching Royal Dukes date to 1972 when JMU established a football program. Membership in the band is open to all JMU students, regardless of their academic majors. This year, about 400 members are non-music majors. The band performs at all home football games, travels to select away games and represents JMU at local and regional high-school exhibitions and community events.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Programs Submitted by Jacobsburg Environmental Center Tuesday Trails Bi-weekly from Tuesday, October 1 through November 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hikes are about 2.5 miles over uneven terrain. Routes and meeting locations will vary each week. Register by contacting Lauren Forster at or 610746-2801 to receive information on where we’re hiking each Tuesday. SSSnakes Alive! Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join Monroe County Conservation District’s Brian Hardiman for this program on these fascinating but often maligned creatures. Designed for all ages, the presentation will focus on our local snake species and includes a slideillustrated talk, live snakes, and take-home craft activities for the children. To register, contact Rick Wiltraut at or 610-746-2801. Songbird Banding Saturday, October 19, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Join local bird bander Brad Silfies as he captures, bands, and releases songbirds at Jacobsburg. Learn about the banding process and how to identify some of our local species. Space in the program is limited. To register contact Rick Wiltraut at rwiltraut@ 610-746-2801. Scout Day Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is an annual event where Girl and Boy Scouts try to complete requirements for badges related to natural history topics. This year the topics will include bird watchContinued on page 13

Protect your winter landscape From hungry wildlife By gardening expert Melinda Myers There’s no doubt that managing critters in the landscape can be a challenge especially as food supplies start to dwindle. If you are battling with rabbits, deer, groundhogs or other wildlife, don't let down your guard as the growing season begins to wind down. Be proactive. Start before they get into the habit of dining on your landscape. It is easier to keep them away than break the dining habit. Fence them out. Fencing is the best defense against most wildlife.  A four foot tall fence around a small garden will keep out rabbits.  Secure the bottom tight to the ground or bury it several inches to prevent rabbits and voles from crawling underneath.  Or fold the bottom of the fence outward, making sure it’s tight to the ground. Animals tend not to crawl under when the bottom skirt faces away from the garden. Go deeper, at least 12 to 18 inches, if you are trying to discourage woodchucks. And make sure the gate is secure. Many hungry animals have found their way into the gar-

den through openings around and under the gate. A five foot fence around small garden areas can help safeguard your plantings against hungry deer. Some gardeners report success surrounding their garden with fishing line mounted on posts at one and three foot heights. Break out the repellents. Homemade and commercial repellents can be used.  Apply before the animals start feeding and reapply as directed. Consider using a natural product like Messina’s Animal Stopper ( It is made of herbs, safe to use and smells good. Scare ‘em away. Inflatable owls, clanging pans, rubber snakes, slivers of deodorant soap, handfuls of human hair and noise makers are scare tactics that have been used by gardeners for years. Consider your environment when selecting a tactic. Urban animals are used to the sound and smell of people. Alternate scare tactics for more effective control. The animals won't be afraid of a snake that hasn't moved in weeks. Combine tactics. Use a

Holiday Craft and Vendor Show St. John’s UCC- Howertown 22 Atlas Road, Northampton, PA 18067 DATE: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 TIME: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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mix of fencing, scare tactics and repellents. Keep monitoring for damage. If there are enough animals and they are hungry, they will eat just about anything. Don’t forget about nature.  Welcome hawks and fox into your landscape. Using less pesticides and tolerating some critters, their food source, will encourage them to visit your yard. These natural pest controllers help keep the garden-munching critters under control. And most importantly, don't give up.  A bit of persistence, variety and adaptability is the key to success.  Investing some time now will not only deter existing critters from dining in your landscape, but will also reduce the risk of animals moving in next season. Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series and the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments. Myers is also a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. Myers’ web site, www.melindamyers. com, offers gardening videos, podcasts, and garden tips.

Bible Verse

"Be strong and of good courage: be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed." 1. Who is the author? 2. To whom was he speaking? 3. Whom did he succeed? 4. Where may it be found? Answers: 1. The Lord. 2. Unto Joshua, the son of Nun.. 3. Moses. 4. Joshua 1:9.

Pastor’s Pastor’s Comments Comments Northampton Northampton Assembly Assembly of of God God

Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their tongues.

“The Door Was Shut”

Better the feet slip than the tongue.

3449 3449 Cherryville Cherryville Rd., Rd., Northampton Northampton •• Sun. Sun. 10:45 10:45 am am & & 66 pm; pm; Wed. Wed. 7:30 7:30 pm pm Daniel E. Lundmark Lundmark •• •• 610-262-5645 610-262-5645 Daniel E. Evangelist George George Whitefield Whitefield was was adept adept in in the the pulpit! pulpit! Sometimes Sometimes his his mannerism was so received the mannerism was so striking striking his his hearers hearers received the impression impression that that he he had an lady in had an almost almost supernatural supernatural knowledge. knowledge. A A respectable respectable lady in Scotland Scotland heard him preach on the words of Jesus, “And the door was shut” heard him preach on the words of Jesus, “And the door was shut” (Matthew 25:10). She was sitting near two dashing young men, but at a (Matthew 25:10). She was near two dashingtheir young men,she butoverat a considerable distance fromsitting the pulpit. Witnessing mirth, considerable from to the pulpit. mirth, overheard one saydistance in a low tone the other,Witnessing “Well, whattheir if the doorshe be shut, heard one sayopen.” in a low tone to the “Well, what the door be shut, another will Whitefield hadother, not proceeded farifwhen he said, “It is possible may be some careless, person today who “It may another there will open.” Whitefield had nottrifling proceeded farhere when he said, is ward off the force this impressive subject lightly here thinking ‘What possible there mayofbe some careless, triflingbyperson today who matmay ter if off thethe door beofshut, another will open.’ young‘What men were ward force this impressive subject by The lightlytwo thinking matparalyzed, and looked at each other. Whitefield proceeded, “Yes, anothter if the door be shut, another will open.’ The two young men were er door WILL open. And I will tell you what door it will be: it will be paralyzed, and looked at each other. Whitefield proceeded, “Yes, anoththe door of the bottomless pit...the door of hell...the door which coner door WILL I will the tell horrors you what it will be: it will be ceals from theopen. eyes And of angels ofdoor damnation!” the door of of the bottomless pit...the hell...the The door salvation is open to youdoor now of just as it wasdoor whilewhich Noahconbuilt ceals from eyes of righteousness. angels the horrors of damnation!” the ark andthe preached But then God closed the door (Genesis 7:16) and His judgment “innow thejust flood world ofbuilt the The door of salvation is open tofell you as upon it wasthe while Noah ungodly” (2 Peter 2:5). righteousness. Jesus warned inBut Matthew 24:39, “so shall also the ark and preached then God closed the door the coming of and the His Sonjudgment of man be.” See (Genesis 7:16) fell “in the flood upon the world of the Will you (2 enter the2:5). doorJesus of salvation today while it is yet open? The Bible ungodly” Peter warned in Matthew 24:39, “so shall also says, “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of the coming of the Son of man be.” See salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). You have no assurance that you will have you enter to theaccept door ofChrist salvation todaySavior while ittomorrow! is yet open? The Word Bible theWill opportunity as your God’s says, nowthyself is the of accepted time; now is not the what day of warns,“Behold, “Boast not tomorrow; forbehold, thou knowest a salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). You27:1). haveRespond no assurance that you will have day may bring forth” (Proverbs today! Come to Jesus nowopportunity before the door of salvation shut! tomorrow! God’s Word the to accept Christ is aseternally your Savior warns, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1). Respond today! Come to Jesus now before the door of salvation is eternally shut!

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The Rev. Christina J. Keller, Pastor Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive, Bath

Grow Up

In Ephesians 4:1-16, Paul writes that there is “one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all …” Paul’s letters are more like sermons when one considers all the wisdom and counsel he provides for his readers. As he could not be with the church all the time, I’m sure his intent was to be like their guiding pastor, leading them to the truth in Christ. Keeping in mind that Paul is writing to a specific group of people and sometimes addressing specific situations, which we most often are not entirely aware of, he has some powerful words to share with us even today. I think my favorite nugget of wisdom from this particular section of his letter to the Ephesians comes in verse 15 where Paul writes, “By speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.” What this says to me is that when we, as followers of Christ, are mature in our faith, true in our words, and loving to others, work together as God has gifted each of us, the church will grow. And by the church I understand it to mean the universal church of God. Obviously, it’s not as easy as that, because we are human beings. I’ll be the first to admit that I am not always mature in my faith or words, or gracious, patient, and kind. I’m a work in progress. Some days I’m better at being a true follower of Christ than others. But I can still aspire to greatness! You can aspire to greatness! Every minute of every day is a new opportunity to speak, act and love in a Christ-like manner. If we each were to do our part in the church, using the gifts God has given us, the kingdom of God would be growing and love would abound. That’s Paul’s assertion. But it starts with you. Will you mature in your faith and seek to study and learn and grow more Christ-like? Get that Bible out and read of Jesus and his disciples. The lessons are there for the learning.

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ing, mammal study, and orienteering. After lunch, the scouts will be involved in a stewardship project in the park which can help com-

plete service requirements. Each scout should bring lunch and work gloves. Event is rain or shine and scouts should dress for the weather. To register, contact Lauren Forster at or 610-746-2801.

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March 30, 1922 – Sept. 27, 2013 Doris Mae Beal, 91, of Chapman Quarries, died Friday, Sept. 27 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Martin E. “Ernie” Beal, Jr. for 64 years before he died in 2006. A 1939 graduate of Northampton High School, she later graduated from the former Churchman Business School in Easton. Born March 30, 1922 in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Willard B. and Alice G. (Herd) Diehl. She was a member of Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church, where she formerly served as the choir director, organist and pianist, and taught Sunday school, as well as being involved in many other church activities. Surviving are two sons, Martin E. Beal III and Joseph E. Beal, both of Moore Township; two daughters, Doris Mae Kutz of Allentown and Alice Joy Nolf of Vista, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; her sister, Phyllis Lamson, of Allentown; a daughter-in-law, Beverly A. (Mondschein) Beal, of Chapman Quarries. Preceding her in death were four brothers, Willard, Wainwright, Roderick, and Donald Diehl. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. There were no calling hours. Arrangements are by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapman United Methodist Church, 1433 Main St., Bath, PA 18014.

Lehigh Valley. Prior to that, she worked in the cafeteria of Northampton High School for several years. Born in Kingston, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Gordon J. and Mabel J. (Montross) Steele. Dorothy was a former den mother for Cub Scout Pack 15, Pennsville. She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of Rose Croix Chapter #235, Order of the Eastern Star, Northampton. She was a long-time volunteer for the Allen Township Vol. Fire Co. She attended Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Arthur of Walnutport, George of Middletown, Pa., and Lewis of Walnutport; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Riker and Mrs. Mary Lou Clark, both of Tunkhannock, Pa.; one granddaughter; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Gordon, in 1976. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at noon in Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, with The Rev. Scott Weldon officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 am. to 12 Noon prior to the service in the church, along with O.E.S. services. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to Order of the Eastern Star Rose Croix Chapter #235 or Bethany Wesleyan Church Building Fund or L. V. Hospice, all c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Dorothy M. Benscoter

Elmer J. Brown, Jr.

Doris Mae Beal

Dorothy M. Benscoter, 80, of Lehigh Township, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at home. She was the wife of James E. Benscoter for 63 years. She was last employed by the former Sears & Roebuck Co., Whitehall, as a sales clerk for many years before retiring in 2000. Prior, she was a nurse’s aide at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, for several years. Before that, she worked in the textile industry as a machine operator and cutter at various companies in the

July 9, 1929 – Oct. 2, 2013 Elmer J. Brown, Jr., 84, of Nazareth died Wednesday, Oct. 2 at home. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Dieter) Brown. He was employed by the former Western Electric, Allentown, for more than 40 years. After retiring, he was a school bus driver for Jennings Transportation for more than 20 years. Born July 9, 1929 in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Elmer J. Brown, Sr. and the late Beatrice (Romig) George.

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Elmer played the keyboard and led worship services at Alexandria Manor and Gracedale. He was active in the Lower Nazareth Rod & Gun Club. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hecktown, where he taught Sunday school for many years. Surviving are two sons, Thomas of Loveland, Colo. and Joseph of Nazareth; a daughter, Elizabeth DeFeo, of Coatsville; a sister, Ethel Coleman, of Bethlehem; six grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday morning in Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Program of Trinity Church, c/o the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA 18064.

Charles W. Druckenmiller

Charles W. Druckenmiller, St., 92, of Northampton, died Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of the late Josephine R. (Makovsky) Druckenmiller who died in April 2004. Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Pearly C. and Carrie V. (Bartholomew) Druckenmiller. A 1939 graduate and class president of Northampton High School, he was first employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. as a bulldozer operator in the cinder plant for 24 years. He then started Druckenmiller Brothers Fencing Co. in Northampton, owning and operating it with his late brother, Harold, before turning it over to his son in 1982. A 32nd-Degree Mason, he was a member of Chapman Lodge #637 F. & A.M. Northampton, and the Lehigh Consistory, Valley of Allentown. Charles was the founding member of Northampton AARP, and served as a chapter president for many years. He was a member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kreidersville, where he served as past president of the church council. Charles was a former Northampton Borough Council member for many years. A US Navy Veteran of WWII, he served in the Pacific Theatre and received rank of RdM3/c (T). Surviving are: daughters, Sandra L. Resh of Sunrise, FL, Cynthia L. Ambrosino of Port Saint Lucie, FL; sons, Charles W., Jr. of Northampton, James D., Sr. of Sunrise, FL; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held today in the Schisler Funeral Home in Northampton. Interment with military honors, Zion Cemetery, Allen Twp. Masonic Services were held Wednesday in the funeral home. Contributions may go to St. Luke’s Hospice, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Ralph F. Kratzer

Sept. 13, 1928 – Sept. 28, 2013 Ralph F. Kratzer, 85, of Nazareth died Saturday, Sept. 28 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of the late Mary “Mitzi” (Hadl) Kratzer. He graduated from Nazareth High School in 1946 and then was employed by Nazareth National Bank &Trust Co. Over the next 36 years, he held a variety of positions with the bank, including opening and overseeing the Forks and Moorestown branches of Nazareth National Bank, retiring in 1983. Born Sept. 13, 1928, he was a son of the late Stewart and Emma (Hahn) Kratzer. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning and receiving the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat during the Korean War. He was an avid bowler and bowled on the Holy Family Club team. A member of Holy Family Catholic Church, he managed the financial affairs of the church picnic for many years and was a member of the Holy Family Sick & Relief Society. Surviving are his daughter, Mary Lou Fodera; two granddaughters; a sister, Virginia Rice; two brothers, Harold Kratzer and David Kratzer. Preceding him in death were siblings Dorothy Drumm, Stanley Kratzer, and Lester Kratzer. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning in Holy Family Church, followed by interment with military honors in the parish cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Anna C. Messenlehner

Feb. 1, 1914 – Oct. 3, 2013 Anna C. Messenlehner, 99, of Northampton died on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Louis J. Messenlehner, who died Dec. 25, 1988. She was a co-owner of Messner’s Café and Melody Mart Music Center. Born Feb. 1, 1914 in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Helena (Weisburger) Focht. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church in Northampton. Surviving are two daughters, Joan Pristash of Whitehall and Nancy Geseck of Walnutport; a son, James M. Messenlehner, of Emmaus; eight grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren. Anna was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday morning in Queenship of Mary Church. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial Mass offerings were given to Queenship of Mary Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He that repents is angry with himself; I need not be angry with him.

Martha E. Mitman

Nov. 28, 1923 – Oct. 3, 2013 Martha Evelyn Mitman, 89, of Northampton died on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Kenneth W. Mitman, who died Oct. 28, 1983. She worked at various factories in the Northampton area before retiring in 1986. Born Nov. 28, 1923 in Red Hill, Okla., she was a daughter of the late William and Sadie (Warrington) Carman. She was a member of Grace U.C.C. Church in Northampton. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Damiter, of Northampton; two grandchildren, and four nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Grace U.C.C. Church, followed by burial in Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 902 Lincoln Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Kim Stone

Kim Stone, 58, wife of Richard H. Stone, died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 after a ninemonth struggle with brain cancer. She grew up in Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Whitehall High School. She then received her Bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University. Kim was an award-winning corporate video producer and co-owner of a video production company with her husband. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of Roberta (Scheffler) Haberern of Whitehall, a native of Bath, and the late William Haberern. Kim was an active member of First Baptist Church, Beverly, Mass., where she taught Sunday school, sang on the church choir, participated on mission trips to impoverished areas and volunteered for many community activities. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Zachary Stone, of Beverly, Mass.; two brothers, Keith Haberern of Collingswood, N.J., and Kent HaberContinued on page 15



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ern of Bird-in-Hand, Pa. With arrangements made by the CampbellLee, Moody Russell Funeral Home in North Beverly, Mass., a memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date. Contributions in memory of Kim may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.

Wilfred R. Wessner

Oct. 20, 1931 – Sept. 28, 2013

Wilfred R. “Willie” Wessner, 81, of Upper Nazareth Township died Saturday, Sept. 28 at home. He was the companion of Dolores Bigley for 28 years. He graduated from Nazareth High School in 1949 and in school excelled in football and baseball. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a corporal in the Korean War. He was employed by Bob Daws as a carpenter, retiring at the age of 62. He loved the game of baseball and was a coach for the youth league in Tatamy. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates farm team and also played

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for the Tatamy Indians. He also pitched quoits for Tatamy and the East Lawn Fire Co. and was a football enthusiast and a NASCAR racing fan. Born Oct. 20, 1931 in Tatamy, he was a son of the late Clark E. and Anna (Fehnel) Wessner. He was a life member of Vigilance Hose social club and the East Lawn Fire Co. social club, where he served on the board, and was a member of the Holy Family social club. Along with his companion, he is survived by one stepson, Kyle Roth; two brothers, Casey and Mickey; one sister, Susan Lattimore; Delores’ children, Lee Ann Slobodow, Tracy Bigley, and Timothy Bigley; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a brother, Clark, Jr., and a sister, Geraldine Boyce. Services were held on Thursday morning in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth, with The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lichner officiating there and at interment in Forks Cemetery, Stockertown. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, 2455 Black River Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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PUblic notice-Legal PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THE Allen Township Board of Supervisors of Northampton County is considering adoption of Ordinance 2013-02. Public input will be heard at the General Supervisors Meeting scheduled for October 22, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Allen Township Municipal Building located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Summary of the proposed Ordinance 2013-02 is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ALLEN, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, PROVIDING FOR THE NAMING OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE STREETS WITHIN ALLEN TOWNSHIP, AND ESTABLISHING A NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR OCCUPIED STRUCTURES LOCATED WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF AIDING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at the Allen Township Municipal Building, located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Ilene Marie Eckhart Manager ALLEN TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS (10/10) PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THE Allen Township Board of Supervisors of Northampton County is considering adoption of Ordinance 2013-05. Public input will be heard at

the General Supervisors Meeting scheduled for October 22, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Allen Township Municipal Building located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Summary of the proposed Ordinance 2013-05 is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ALLEN, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ALLEN BY AMENDING CHAPTER 15, PART 2, SECTION 15-213, (STOP INTERSECTIONS ESTABLISHED), TO CREATE THREEWAY STOP INTERSECTIONS AT WALKER DRIVE AND GRAY DRIVE AND MCNAIR DRIVE AND GRAY DRIVE; AND TO CREATE TWO-WAY STOP INTERSECTIONS AT WALKER DRIVE AND WILLOWBROOK ROAD AND AT MCNAIR DRIVE AND WILLOWBROOK ROAD Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at the Allen Township Municipal Building, located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Ilene Marie Eckhart Manager ALLEN TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS (10/10) MEETING NOTICE ALLEN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS The Allen Township Supervisors budget workshop session regarding the 2014 fund budgets on October 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Allen Township Municipal Building located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. The Board will discuss and cal-

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ESTATE NOTICE Estate of John R. Herb, late of the Borough of Nazareth, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters 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. Robert F. Herb 522 Carol Lane Bath, PA 18014-8885 Executor Daniel G. Spengler, Esquire 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (9/26-10/10) PUBLIC NOTICE ZHB 2013-003 Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board of East Allen Township will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton, PA 18067. The Applicant, Elizabeth Meixsell, is applying for a Special Exception under Section 250-16. C. (10) to establish a day-care center. The property is located at 6970 Silver Crest Road, Nazareth, PA 18064, Tax Parcel #K6-22-1F, in the Agri-


cultural/Rural Residential (A/ RR) Zoning District. Any party interested in the above matter has a right to appear in person, by counsel or by representative and be heard at the time and place indicated above. East Allen Township Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer Ken Nicholson (10/3-10/10) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Evelyn M. Engler, late of the Township of Plainfield, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters of Administration in the abovenamed estate have been granted to Louise C. Rapp, Administratrix of the Estate of Evelyn M. Engler. 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: Louise C. Rapp c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorney for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (10/3-10/17) Proclamation A Proclamation Designating Saturday, October 5, 2013 as “Hungarian Club Day” commemorating their 100th Anniversary in the Borough of Northampton. Whereas, to care for the increasing number of Austrian, Hungarian and Croatian young men and women who immigrated to America from Hungary in the early 1900s and Whereas, Our Lady of Hungary parish was founded in 1907, today the Queenship of Mary Church, for organizing those who immigrated and settled here to start their new lives and Whereas, The St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Sick and Beneficial Society was formed, October 6, 1913, by a group of approximately 120 far-sighted immigrants from Hungary, and today is known as the Hungarian Club, at Canal and Stewart Streets, and Whereas, These men and their families, many of them alone in their adopted country, saw the need for mutual help in illness and death. Today, 100 years later, they still provide these benefits to their active members, and Whereas, On Saturday, October 5, 2013, the Hungarian Club will be celebrating their 100th anniversary with a Mass at 1:30 P.M. at Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Avenue, Northampton, led by Reverend Francis P. Straka, Pastor of Assumption B.V.M. Roman Catholic Church, Northampton and Whereas, A group of young musicians from Hungary, the band “Koprive”, who are traveling to be present for this special occasion will play during Mass, and at the reception following the service, at the Hungarian Club, and Whereas, There will be time to share in our Society’s festivities over cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a country-style dinner being served by the Club. NOW, Therefore, I, Thomas D. Reenock, Mayor of the Borough of Northampton, Pennsylvania, due hereby proclaim Saturday, October 5, 2013, as “The Hungarian Club 100th Anniversary Day” in the Borough and I look forward to taking part in and spending time together as we share the customs and traditions during the Society’s festivities at the Hungarian Hall. Thomas D. Reenock Mayor

(10/10) STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT & CIRCULATION (Act of Oct. 23, 1962; Sec. 4369, Title 39, U.S. Code) of THE HOME NEWS, Publication No. 248-700, filing date: October 1, 2013. Published weekly, 52 issues annually, annual subscription rate $23.00. Mailing address: 4685 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, PA 18088-9574, PO BOX 39 Bath, PA 18014-0039, County of Northampton, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Innovative Designs & Publishing Inc. The name of the Publisher is Paul Prass – Innovative Designs & Publishing Inc., 3245 Freemansburg Ave., Palmer, PA 18045-7119. The name of the Editor is William J. Halbfoerster, Jr., PO BOX 39 Bath, PA 180141408. The owner is Paul Prass – Innovative Designs & Publishing Inc., 3245 Freemansburg Ave., Palmer, PA 18045-7119. Name and address of major shareholder is: Paul Prass and Lisa Prass, 3245 Freemansburg Ave., Palmer, PA 18045-7119. That the known bondholders, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities are: None. Extent and Nature of Circulation: Number of copies of single issue published nearest to filing date; (a) Total number of copies (net press run) 2,484; (b) Paid and/or Requested Circulation: [1] Paid/Requested Outside-County mail Subscriptions, 197; [2] Paid InCounty Subscriptions, 1,176; [3] Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Non-USPS Paid Distribution, 352; [4] Sales Through Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS, 0; (c) Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation, 1,725 (d)Free Distribution by Mail, [1] Outside-County, 4, [2] In-County, 14; [3] Free Distribution Through Other Classes of USPS, 0; [4] Free Distribution Outside the Mail, 0 (e) Total Free Distribution, 18; (f) Total Distribution, 1,743; (g) Copies Not Distributed, 741, (h) Total, 2,484; (i) Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation, 98.96%. Average Number of copies each issue during the proceeding 12 months; (a) Total number of copies (net press run) 2,582; (b) Paid and/or Requested Circulation: [1] Paid/Requested Outside-County mail Subscriptions, 211; [2] Paid In-County Subscriptions, 1,409; [3] Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Non-USPS Paid Distribution, 361; [4] Sales Through Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS, 1; (c) Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation, 1,982 (d) Free Distribution by Mail, [1] Outside-County, 6, [2] In-County, 15; [3] Free Distribution Through Other Classes of USPS, 1; [4] Free Distribution Outside the Mail, 8 (e) Total Free Distribution, 30; (f) Total Distribution, 2,012; (g) Copies Not Distributed, 570, (h) Total, 2,582; (i) Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation, 98.5%. I certify that all the information furnished above is true and complete. Joseph Korba – Associate Publisher. October 1, 2013

Police Blotter Colonial Regional Retail Theft On October 4, Colonial Regional Police arrived at the Wegmans store on Easton Highway for a reported retail theft. It amounted to $18.61. Eric Wolak of 891 Lahr Rd., Nazareth was cited for retail theft and charges were filed through District Justice Joseph Barner’s office.

Northampton Northampton Police Department responded to these incidents between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5: SEPTEMBER 29 Male, 26 yoa, punched a male neighbor, 51 yoa, in the face after reportedly being pushed in the chest. A verbal exchange had occurred over manner in which the younger male had driven through an alley in the 1500 block of Main Street. Citation to be issued for harass-

ment. Vehicle was struck while legally parked in the 1600 block of Poplar Street. A significant amount of damage was done to the driver’s side front fender, the front bumper and the driver’s side outside mirror. Red transfer paint was observed on the front fender. OCTOBER 1 Unknown vehicle struck a chain link fence and snapped off a support post in the 100 block of W. 14th Street. A broken back up light was recovered from the scene. Officer and K-9 assisted Whitehall Township PD after an armed robbery had occurred in their jurisdiction. Items were stolen from a vehicle while parked in the 100 block of Jeffrey Lane. Taken were a Sirius Radio, a gas card and valet key. The radio and gas card were located in a yard down the street. Continued on page 20

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Hunters crucial to Deer-forest study Submitted by PA Game Commission You can take a deer out of the forest, but you can’t take the forest out of deer management – the two are too closely linked. Forests provide food and cover for deer and other wildlife. And deer, as primary consumers of forest plants, can impact forest health and, thus, their own habitat and habitat for other wildlife. The deer-forest connection couldn’t be much stronger. And that’s why the Pennsylvania Game Commission for decades has studied the relationship between deer and the forests in which they live, and has used those and other findings in its deer-management decisions. As the years progressed, the methods used to measure forest health became more sophisticated. A higher level of detail on factors affecting tree regeneration became available as a result. Today, the data the Game Commission uses in determining forest health represents the best that has ever been available. However, no monitoring system is perfect. And, as a result, the Game Commission and its research partners have begun a study to answer a simple question: Can we do better? The Game Commission, in partnership with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania State University, and the U.S. Geological

Survey’s Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, recently launched a new study into the impacts deer have on forest regeneration, and the current methods used to evaluate those impacts. The Deer-Forest Study also will assess hunter activities and experiences. In the field, forest regeneration data, deer impacts, deer populations and forestmanagement practices will be monitored. In addition, hunters will be surveyed to gather information on their activities while hunting the study areas. “A primary concern and consideration for the Game Commission is that the data we use accurately reflect the effects of deer on forests,” said Christopher Rosenberry, who supervises the Game Commission’s deer and elk section.“Deer are not the only factor affecting forest regeneration, but our assessment of deer impacts on forests is the most important habitat measure used in deer-management recommendations.” Rosenberry said evaluating the role of deer in forest regeneration, as measured by the deer-impact assessment, and making responsible adjustments, will benefit hunters in a number of ways. The study will provide new insight into the effect of deer on forest regeneration. Given their browsing in the forest understory, deer often are an easy target when it comes to

lagging forest regeneration. But they’re not the only factor. And Rosenberry said the study will help to ensure that misplaced blame doesn’t fall on deer in cases where deer aren’t the cause of slowed regeneration. A better understanding of deer impacts in real-world conditions in Pennsylvania also will help ensure that any recommendations to reduce deer populations due to forest impacts are truly necessary. “Recommendations to reduce deer populations are not taken lightly,” Rosenberry said. “And this study is designed to strengthen the data upon which future recommendations are based.” In the last decade, the Game Commission has evaluated key components of its deer research program. Harvest estimates, fawn-to-doe ratios, population monitoring and methods of gathering citizen input have been evaluated and published in scientific journals. The findings from the commission’s research also are incorporated into the deer program, and have improved the commission’s management and understanding of whitetails and deer conflicts. The Deer-Forest Study represents the next step in improving the deer program, Rosenberry said.

But the study can’t be completed without hunters’ help. Those hunting in the areas being studied will provide critical input. Study areas are located within Bald Eagle, Rothrock and Susquehannock state forests on properties enrolled in the state’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). Study areas are marked with signs in parking lots and along roads. Hunters must register when hunting these study areas. Hunters can register by visiting the white-tailed deer page at the Game Commission’s website, then clicking on the “Deer-Forest Study” link in the “Research and Surveys” category.

After deer season concludes, hunters will be mailed a survey to record their hunting success and experiences. Individual surveys will remain confidential. Only summary information will be provided as public information. “Understanding hunter effort, hunter success rates, deer harvests and hunter opinions and observations is a critical part of the study,” Rosenberry said. “We are relying on hunters to provide these important data by registering.” More information about the Deer-Forest Study is available online at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.

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Fundraiser for the Blind

Historic Bath farm Celebrates the fall season Continued from page 14

Marking the 85th anniversary of the former Northampton County Blind Association, that since has become the Center for Vision Loss when merged with the Lehigh County Association for the Blind & Visionally Impaired, a framed certificate that also honored Helen Keller was presented at a CVL needs night & dinner with the Lions and Lionesses of District 14-K on October 1.

PDG GLEN SANTES (Dan-D-Lion) of the 14-K Klowns and an Emmaus Lion dressed for the part greet District Governor Dennis Butz at the CVL dinner-fund raiser. More than $43,000 in checks and pledges were turned in that night at the Northampton Community Center.

now grown to encompass 29 acres of the property. David died in 1985, just a few years after sparking what would become the farm’s most lucrative component. “We’re living on his legacy,” joked Delong. It took some time to get the pumpkin rolling. Seiple said it really wasn’t that popular when it first began. “That’s like any business first starting out. It spread by word of mouth.” They advertised on billboards one year and in the Clipper another year. They offered school tours. They provided coupons. Attendance finally started to shoot up and it ballooned into the chaos experienced every weekend during the fall today. Seiple said the pumpkins help keep the farm afloat. “Pick-your-own has paid the bills for the last 20 years.” It takes months for them to ready the farm, especially when it comes to decorating, but it’s decked out in all its autumn splendor when they finally open for pumpkin season. People descend on the patch in droves to peruse the rows of orange, find their way out of the corn maze, and escape the haunted barn unscathed. How many people exactly? “We don’t keep track each year, there’s no way [we could],” said Seiple. He instead calculates the amount of money collected versus the pounds sold, so he knows what varieties to plant for the following year. On busy weekends, they base their approximate count on their parking lot, which holds 900 cars at a time. “We really should count one day,” said Delong. “Not me,” replied Seiple. Based on their parking lot’s capacity and the assumption that each one brings four people, Seiple estimates that the busy weekends attract approximately 6,000 people. October is the busiest month of the whole year for pickyour-own. “We are seeing an increase each year, which is nice, but it really depends on the weather because we depend on our weekends for the public to come out,” said Delong. “If it’s a rainy day, we lose that much money.” “And we never gain it back,” added Seiple. The pumpkin patch isn’t the only feature for fall weekends, however, so there’s plenty to draw people in for a fun afternoon. The corn maze is now in its sixth year. The haunted barn began in 1984, along with the concessions and carnival rides, which have been around at least 20 years at their best guess. “The pumpkin patch is as old as I am, so that’s why we can’t remember anything,”

laughed Delong. A hard-working team of approximately 25 people keeps the farm running smoothly on these busy weekends, which includes a few family members and friends, plus seasonal employees. Each separate attraction has its own workers. It’s a hive of activity, but the Seiple family loves seeing the fruits (or rather, gourds) of their labors. “We’re happy when everything’s running smoothly,” said Delong. “I like the whole family atmosphere, because it’s a family-run farm and I now have a family of my own. Just seeing their joy when they’re picking a pumpkin and trying to carry it out of the field, it’s kind of funny.” “And when the father carries the big one on his shoulder,” added Seiple. “I actually like to see people taking pictures of their kids sitting on everything. That’s the part I like.” Admission to Seiple’s is free and includes a hayride out to the patch where fresh apple cider (hot or cold) from Schantz Orchards awaits. Schantz is locally based in Orefield and their cider is pressed on location. “I think it’s the best cider I’ve ever tried,” said Delong. In addition to everything else, they also have farm animals in the barn, pony rides, and independent vendors. “I don’t know what else we could add, farm-wise,” said Delong. This year they added Fridays to their schedule to hopefully cut down some of the wait time for the hayrides. In the blink of an eye, the busy season will be over and Seiple Farms will start preparing to harvest their field corn and soy beans during November. Friday, November 29 marks the start of Christmas tree season. They began planting them in 2005 and this will be the third year selling them. And in June, it starts all over again with pick-your-own strawberries. According to the Seiple Farms website, “Seiple Farms has been a family owned farm since 1889 with hopes to keep the family farming for many generations to come.” And they invite generations of families to come enjoy themselves year after year. Visit Seiple Farms at 5761 NorBath Blvd. in Bath Fridays-Sundays (hours vary) throughout the season. For more information, go to www. or call their hotline at 610-837-6282.


Seiple Farms on Nor-Bath Blvd., Bath is part of this weekend’s Northampton County Farm Open House.

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Personnel named to Moore Historical board By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

At their October 1 meeting, the Moore Township Board of Supervisors named persons to the Moore Township Historical Commission. They are Dan Tanczos and Charmaine Bartholomew, board members; and Arthur Edelman and Thomas Brenna, associate members. This was one of the preliminary actions to the celebration of the township’s 250th anniversary in 2015. In other business: • Robert Evans was appointed a voting member of the Environmental Advisory Council. • Two extensions were granted on improvements, one for the Manors at Moore subdivision and the other for the Mountainview Wesleyan Church. • Two ordinances were approved. One is to join the

Northampton Exchange Continued from page 9

Seiple Farms

meeting. On Oct. 16 they will meet at North Star Automotive, Fritch Dr., Bethlehem, have dinner first and then decorate their float in the annual Jack Frost Parade they will sponsor on Thursday, Oct. 17 starting at 7 p.m. The parade will begin and end near the Northampton Municipal Park complex and include four divisions. Jarret and Sarah Schaffer are the parade co-chairpersons.

PHMIC for health insurance and the other to join Susquehanna Municipal Trust or workmen’s compensation. • Two resolutions were okayed for sewage modules: Eagles Point, lots 20 and 21, and Richwood Estates, lot two. • Jason Harhart submitted the Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co. report for September, as follows: The fire company responded to nine fire calls (2 fires, 3 auto accidents, 2 automatic fire alarms, and 2 trees down), needing 17 man-hours. There were 278 man-hours needed for 69 ambulance calls. Another 96 man-hours were used for training. Election Day Change Because of election day, the next meeting of the Moore Township Board of Supervisors will be on Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Exchange members will sponsor their fall craft fair beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m. in the Northampton Memorial Community Center. The public is invited.

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Police Blotter Continued from page 16

Two phone chargers, two CD’s and a GPS unit were stole from a vehicle while parked in the 100 block of Jeffrey Lane. Items from the center console were scattered inside the vehicle. A phone charger and two cords were also stolen from another vehicle at the same address. OCTOBER 3 Police were dispatched to the area of East 21st Street for a reckless driver. Another passerby reported the same


vehicle, driving in the same manner and striking a parked vehicle at 24th and Main Street. Male had speech and balance issues and had to be restrained after attempting to grab officer’s taser. Subject was transported to the hospital by EMS, and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle. Charges pending on W/M, 47 yoa of Whitehall. An American flag and wrought iron flag holder were taken from the front yard of a residence in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. A blue PT Cruiser, with several occupants, was parked between the pumps and the building at Harhart’s Service Station after hours, with the lights off. The driver and four passengers ranged in age from 17 to 27. All parties were identified and one male was found to have a warrant from Lehigh County. John


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Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Did you know that bats are indicators of a healthy watershed? Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can consume up to 7,000 mosquitoes in one night? Join Susan Gallagher of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center for this special presentation about these very beneficial, yet often misunderstood creatures of the night. This program features live bats - but don’t fear, they will not get in your hair! To register, contact Lauren Forster at laforster@ or 610-746-2801.

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Oral Surgery and The State University of New York at Albany where she majored in Biology and Minored in Chemistry. While at Albany she worked extensively with senior citizens at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in New York. While at Columbia her Dental concentration was in Oral surgery and had the pleasure of operating in several New York Hospitals. Her medical specialty was neonatology where she spent her time holding and helping premature and sick babies. Her Dental Externship was at The Veterans Administration Hospital of Peekskill, New York under the direct supervision of Dr. Solomon Nadler. Dr. Stein Graduated in 1985 and moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with her new husband Ken. Since then he has been working for M W Wood which is now Sydexo. Dr. Stein spent her first year at Muhlenberg Hospital Center as their Dental Resident. She provided all of the Dental care to Gracedale Nursing home and Northampton County Prison. She worked in the emergency room weekly where she managed all Dental trauma and other dental cases coming in the ER. Following her internship, on July 14 1986, Dr. Stein bought her current practice from Dr. James A Turner. Dr. Turner had been a dentist in Bath Pennsylvania for 35 years. She has since been here for 27 years and has loved every minute of it. During this time she had four children, Adam, Andy, Devon and Taylor. During all those child rearing years she was a Cub Scout leader, a Girl Scout leader, a Room mother for the elementary school that her children attended, Band Parent President and Band Trip Coordinator at the children’s middle school, and began the Boys Basketball booster club at her son’s high school. Currently Dr Stein is the School Dentist for the Nazareth Area School District. Following in her past employee’s footsteps; Beth Arcury, school hygienist of Northampton Area School District. Dr. Stein Practices all phases of Dentistry. She is certified in smoking cessation and is happy to lend a hand where she can. She prides herself in having a laid back homey office where families are welcome and laughter is encouraged. Not possible you say? Just ask anybody who spends time there or come see for yourself.

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