Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Borough woman turning 100

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Catherine Marie (Bender) Troxell has made her mark at Sacred Heart Assisted Living by the Creek, Northampton. She turns 100 tomorrow, April 27.

Staff and those around her say her smile is infectious.

Kitty, as she is known to family and friends, hasn’t spent any time over the decades thinking about if she would reach the century mark. She has been too busy raising a family, sewing, knitting, taking photos and collecting stamps and coins.

“I never thought I would reach 100,” Kitty said in a soft voice.

Council delays vote on rental ordinance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Proposed legislation wording still being finalized; hearing is set for May 2

The expected vote on the proposed legislation governing residential rental units in Northampton did not occur during the April 19 meeting of council. The hearing and vote will now be on the agenda for the May 2 meeting.

The May 2 date strays from the traditional Thursday meeting. A hearing will begin 6:30 p.m. The regular meeting remains 7:30 p.m.

Redner’s gets council backing for beer, wine sales

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

State board to review request to transfer license from Easton business

At its April 19 meeting, Northampton Borough Council approved a resolution granting the request of Redner’s Warehouse Markets, 101 Held Drive, to sell beer and wine.

The resolution will now go to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for review and action.

Jason Hoff, vice president and general counsel for Redner’s Warehouse Markets Inc., informed council there will be a major upgrade of the market to house the cafe in the area where the produce is currently located.

Making progress

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Coplay-Northampton Bridge project is back on track after early work delay

With May approaching, the construction of the new state-of-the-art Coplay-Northampton Bridge will enter its second year.

A bumpy start in 2017 had the project, anticipated to begin last April, delayed for several weeks. Rick Molchany, director of general services and Lehigh County’s point man for major projects such as the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, was optimistic that the project is back on track and moving forward.

Exchange Club honors NAHS Students of the Month

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Area High School seniors Alyssa Chomitzky, Samuel Arnold and Noah Vehafric were honored as Students of the Month by Northampton Exchange Club March 7 at the Service to Youth program held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

The award recipients each received a framed certificate, pen and Lamp of Knowledge plaque for their outstanding academic achievements and out-of-school activities.

Golden Cement Bag

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Harhart recognized for service to borough

John “Jack” E. Harhart was accorded the Borough of Northampton’s coveted Golden Cement Bag award in recognition of his decades of service as a volunteer in community programs.

Harhart, 72, was the recipient of the prestigious honor at an annual dinner meeting/banquet, held last month at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

The program, which recognizes persons for their unselfish service to the community, was initiated in 2001 by Northampton Borough Council and has since added the names of individuals to the honor roll annually.

Historical society hosts event

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Borough history featured in photo exhibit

The large crowd that packed Northampton Borough Municipal Building council chambers March 10 was treated to a journey down memory lane, as Northampton Area Historical Society (NAHS) held a photo perspective on the town’s early business community.

Larry Oberly, presenter and NAHS vice president, showed the pictures on a large screen and had the audience provide its own commentary to each of the 60 photographs displayed for the first time.

“To me, history has always been a chronicle of change,” Oberly, a retired educator, said in his opening remarks.

Golden Deeds awards go to fire department, fire police

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Fire Department and Northampton Fire Police personnel were inducted into the prestigious Hall of Golden Deeds during the Northampton Exchange Club’s annual event, held Oct. 4 at the Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

Golden Deeds awards have been bestowed on individuals and organizations since 1977.

Keith Knoblach, borough fire chief, and Kenneth Hall, fire police captain, accepted the plaques from Wayne Mery, Exchange Club president-elect and master of ceremonies. Knoblach and Hall penned their names and the organizations in the club’s Book of Golden Deeds.

Main Street manager to generate borough business

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton’s uptown business district was given a major boost when the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce decided to have a Main Street manager come aboard to generate new business in its commercial corridor, while also paying attention to those presently in business.

Tony Pristash, president of the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and a borough councilman, delivered the bold initiative to council, mentioning the person selected for the role will report to both the chamber board and Pristash.