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Friday, October 19, 2018

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Friday, October 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Trap League


Star of Beth. 16 2 .889

St. Paul’s 8 4 .667

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 8 7 .533

Farmersville 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 8 10 .444

Ebenezer 8 10 .444

Salem UCC 6 9 .400

Emmanuel 6 9 .400

Dryland 7 11 .389

Light of Christ 5 10 .333

Salem UCC (2-1)

at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)

SS — Gary Buczynski 4-10 HR, Dave Blaukovitch 4-10.

S — Bob Krause 4-10.

Ebenezer (9-6, 5-4)

at Light of Christ (3-1)


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Last week’s story on the Oct. 4 Northampton Borough Council meeting contained errors about a fire department presentation that was held Sept. 24 during a meeting of the fire committee.

Incorrect information was provided to the council members, meeting attendees and the media, according to Councilwoman Judy Kutzler.

Kutzler attended the Sept. 24 meeting, during which time borough Fire Chief Keith Knoblach showed a PowerPoint presentation on a 20-year capital improvement plan for the fire department. Kutzler said Knoblach’s presentation was “thorough and professional.”

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s preparing for Oct. 20 Oktoberfest celebration

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be having its second annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 20.

Joe Weber Band will again take the stage in the parish hall.

German-themed foods, such as homemade spaetzle, bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, German potato salad, kraut and more, will be available for purchase.

New this year is the addition of a biergarten in the parking lot. Oktoberfest brews will be featured in this area, only for adults age 21 and older.

Inside, there will be a basket raffle. Be sure to enter the door prize drawing as well.

NAHS graduate earns Eagle rank

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Project benefited U.S. troops

Christian G. Stezelberger, son of Jayne and Gerard Stezelberger of Washington Township, will receive his Eagle Scout badge, the highest award attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, at a special Eagle Court of Honor Oct. 21 at Hope Lutheran Church, Tatamy.

Stezelberger began Scouting in the second grade as a Wolf Cub with Pack 242, sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church, Lehigh Township. He earned the Cub Scout ranks, including the highest award available, the Arrow of Light. While in fifth grade, he bridged over to Troop 242 as a Boy Scout.

Coplay: CFC hosts purse bingo Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a Longaberger purse bingo 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

There will also be an all-you-can breakfast starting 8 a.m. Oct. 21.


St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20. The event will be held in the church hall and is open to the public.


There will be a meeting of the Coplay American Legion baseball committee 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. American Legion Post 426, 134 S. Second St.


Allen/East Allen townships: Breakfast will be served Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 21.

It is open to the public.

There is a cost.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will be holding a trunk or treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21.

All kids and families are invited.

Members of Good Shepherd will be decorating their cars and passing out candy and other treats to kids.

For more information, email Brian Dungan at


Grant awarded for Lehigh Twp. park

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, announced recently a $180,000 state grant has been awarded to Lehigh Township for improvements to Indian Trail Park.

Mako advocated for the funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenway, Trails and Recreation Program, which funds projects for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open spaces and parks.

Moore Township: Mountain View Wesleyan Church will host fall festival Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mountain View Wesleyan Church, 1001 Deemer Road, is having its annual fall festival 3-5 p.m. Oct. 20.

There will be food, games, tractor rides, chili and pie contests. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, contact the church at 610-759-7553.


The Northampton field hockey booster club is holding a gift card bingo fundraising event Oct. 21 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive.

Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo begins noon. Advance tickets are discounted.

Anthony C. Sodl

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

past president of West Coplay Maennerchor

Anthony “Tony” C. Sodl, 96, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 8, 2018, at Whitehall Manor.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Wunderler) Sodl.

He was in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

He was an electrician. He managed Jordan Lanes, Whitehall, from 1958 to 1967. He was, for several years, a representative for Brunswick Corporation in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He moved to Florida where he was the proprietor of the T&J Lounge until he took retirement.