Northampton Press

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Continuing the legacy

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Todd Haydt follows in firefighting footsteps of father, grandfather

Many young adults are asked, “What do you want to do with your life?”

For 20-year-old Todd Haydt, of Northampton, the answer was easy.

For four years, Haydt has been a volunteer firefighter, a tradition that runs in his family. His grandfather Sterling Haydt Jr. was a longtime volunteer firefighter. His father, Jeremy Haydt, is also a volunteer.

“My father got his start with my grandfather at the Alliance Fire Company (Northampton Borough) and later with First Ward Fire Company,” Haydt said.

Riding for Robbie

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Motorcycle group gives boy a birthday bash to remember

For anybody who has a birthday around the holidays, the same old question arises: “Do you like having a birthday so close to Christmas?”

Robbie Brensinger, an 11-year-old from Northampton, knows the answer all too well.

“Every year, we try to throw Robbie a birthday party. But it’s three days after Christmas,” Jessica Brensinger, Robbie’s mother, said.

Catasauqua continues opioid discussion during open forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.

Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district to present this town hall meeting.

Latest Lehigh Township crash claims three lives

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Emergency responders are called to three fatalities in six days

Three people have died as the result of a three-vehicle crash Nov. 8 in Lehigh Township.

According to police, the crash occurred approximately 2:48 p.m. in the 400 block of Riverview Drive, Route 145, in Lehigh Township.

Police said John Fisher, 91, of Salisbury Township, was driving a silver Chevrolet Impala southbound on Route 145. His wife, Joanne M. Fisher, 86, was a passenger in the vehicle.

Library holds Oreo-tasting event

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Northampton Area Public Library held an Oreo-tasting competition Sept. 19 as an after-school activity. Rachel Robinson, the young adult coordinator at the library, put together the fun activity for students to get to know each other outside the classroom. The event was for teens in grades 6 through 12.

“We try to have one special program a month for teens,” Robinson said.

Clubs for different interests, such as anime and gaming, meet in the library after school to discuss special topics. These special programs are a great way for the clubs’ members to come together.

Mako hosts senior expo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, invited senior citizens and their families to a senior expo Sept. 14.

This free event was held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, and hosted more than 70 local, state and federal agencies and organizations directed toward the needs of senior citizens. Companies such as LANTA Bus transportation services, SeniorLIFE life insurance, Good Shepard Rehabilitation Center and more attended the expo to inform senior citizens about the services they have to offer.

National Night Out

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Lehigh Township police host community gathering

For 35 years, communities across the United States have been partnering up with their neighborhood law enforcement for a once-a-year community-building event. Known as National Night Out, this gathering works toward building strong relationships between law enforcement personnel and the residents of the areas they serve.

The Lehigh Township Police Department participated in its second National Night Out Aug. 7 at Berlinsville Park, and officers were again impressed by the community turnout.

Grab a book and a snack

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Summer library a success

George Wolf Elementary School strives to keep its students learning during the long months of summer.

First-grade teacher Jen Horn came up with the idea for an outdoor library, where students had the opportunity to donate and borrow books each week while enjoying snacks and drinks with classmates. With the help of faculty and students, the school, 300 Allen St., Bath, was able to pull off this event 10 a.m.-noon every Tuesday of the summer.