With the constant, sweeping changes in technology, one can easily become frustrated or overwhelmed attempting to navigate through all the possible options. Senior citizens may be especially anxious about the changes.
The Northampton Area Public Library is offering an avenue to navigate through any obstacles along the way.
"Tech Talk" is a new program that began April 8 and will be held on the second Wednesday of every month, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave. No registration is required, and the program is free.
Harley Davidson can reflect on his career, and sees it reaching its fruition.
The Northampton senior, who has been a mainstay on the team at shortstop the past three seasons, is ready to take the next step. Davidson has taken on a leadership role with the Kids this spring, and he has committed to continuing his career at Louisburg Junior College in North Carolina, the first step in an anticipated larger one to playing baseball on a bigger stage.
Until then, Davidson has his sights on a deep run into the postseason.
For him, however, it is all about baseball.
With each passing week, new Northampton boys' volleyball coach Dave Faust is watching his club mature.
Faust, the former head girls' coach at NHS, replaced Doug Fehnel who guided the team to a 19-4 record and a 10-2 league mark. He is also in the process of retooling the club following the loss of conference MVP Mike Holihan, who helped lead the team to a new seasonal mark in wins.
In the early going, the Kids beat Nazareth and lost matches to Whitehall and Parkland. The Kids also had a strong showing in the Penn Manor tournament, where they lost in the semifinals.
Northampton's baseball team gained a big win Tuesday afternoon, but they still haven't solved one of their lingering problems.
The Konkrete Kids defeated Whitehall 2-1 to even their season record at 2-2 and boosted their conference mark to 2-1 in the ever-competitive East Penn Conference Skyline Division.
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With two seasons behind him, Ian Luberti wants to make his third one different.
The junior Northampton catcher has decided to adopt more of a leadership role with the Konkrete Kids this spring. It likely will loom as another positive transformation for Luberti, who continues to become more of an effective force in the program.
"I have been working to become more of a leader with this team," said Luberti. "I have been in the program all three years now, and I feel I have a better grasp on how to call games and communicate with the pitching staff.
This season, Northampton's boys' tennis team simply won't be evaluated on the amount of wins and losses.
Instead, the Konkrete Kids will hope their club can be fully ripened by the end of the season. Until then, the Kids will weather any of the elements in their way.
"We're young," offered head coach Kim Davis, who is in his 15th season. "We really don't have a lot of experience right now. Our kids are playing really hard and they are hustling.
Northampton head track coach Tim Caffrey expects to see some definitive results from his squad later in the season.
The Konkrete Kids will begin this year's campaign with a handful of returnees and several newcomers as they lost a significant amount of seniors from last year's program.
"We have a number of new athletes out this season," said Caffrey, who will begin his 10th season at the helm and 37th overall in the program. "We did lose a good amount of seniors. Our results may not be promising and it could be a difficult season.
"We're still in the building process."
Last season, Northampton's baseball team expected to endure some bumps and bruises, both mentally and physically. It was a team comprised of a handful of seniors and a crop of budding sophomores.
In the end, the Konkrete Kids had a respectable 10-10 record and had a valuable year of experience under the belts with their younger players.
Now, the K-Kids have an array of juniors as well as mixing of seniors who all should figure in helping them again be contenders in the ultra-competitive East Penn Conference.
Northampton head boys' basketball coach Coy Stampone plans to take a month away from basketball before he coaches one of the squads in the VIA Classic at the end of March.
He believes his team has earned some time away from the hardwood, but the Kids will soon begin their spring workouts that will lead them back to their summer program, one that bore much fruit during this past season.