Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Education preview event is planned

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave., Northampton, will host an early childhood education preview for parents and children entering preschool, pre-K and kindergarten 10-11 a.m. April 28.

Come see how your child’s heart and mind can bloom at the school. Learn about Good Shepherd’s early education programs and meet its accredited faculty.

Children will enjoy hearing a story and will make a craft to take home.

Call 610-262-9171 or email mrsfrystackgscs@gmail.com to reserve a place.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Be a donor — don’t take your organs to Heaven

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

— Maya Angelou

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Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant. Nearly 115,000 names are on that list. Those names might be faces that are familiar to you or be complete strangers.

But as an organ donor, you have the ability to save eight of them. Just you. Eight lives.

Mae L. Harakal

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Mae L. Harakal, 88, of Catasauqua, died April 13, 2018, at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late John Harakal.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Royal and Aquilla Santee.

Before retiring, she was a garment worker for International Webbing.

She was a member of the Lehigh Valley Doll Club for many years.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 15

A fire in the 4500 block of Cairo Drive brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a theft in the 2500 block of Eberhart Road.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road, Fifth Street and Spruce Street were reported.

Police investigated suspicious activity in the 1700 block of Juniper Drive.

In the 4700 block of Main Street, a suspicious person was investigated.

A hazardous condition on MacArthur Road was reported.

APRIL 16

Shirley Mae Reinert

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fullerton

Shirley Mae Reinert, 84, of Fullerton, died April 9, 2018, at Bethlehem Manor from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of Robert E. Reinert for 64 years.

She was a daughter of the late Harold and Blanche (Erney) Berger.

She was a 1951 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was an administrative assistant at the Sears Service Center for many years until she retired. She earlier worked for Royal Manufacturing.

Coplay police

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 9

Police were on the scene of a vehicle repossession at Center and Strawberry streets.

The department addressed a noise complaint in the unit block of South Second Street.

APRIL 10

A fight in progress involving 50 people brought police to the 100 block of Cherry Street.

An abandoned vehicle in the 1200 block of Poplar Street was reported.

APRIL 11

A hit-and-run accident in the unit block of South Third Street was investigated.

Georgiana M. Snyder

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress, Cross Country Clothes

Georgiana M. Snyder, 78, of Lehigh Township and formerly of Moore Township, died April 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Miles and Eva (Resh) Hollenbach.

She spent a major portion of her life on the family farm in Lowhill Township, New Tripoli.

She was a seamstress at the former Cross Country Clothes, Northampton.

Eleanor R. Tempest

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sheckler Elementary School custodian

Eleanor R. Tempest, 96, of Catasauqua, died April 20, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Tempest.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Belford) Klaugh.

She was a custodian at Sheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua, for many years before she retired. Before that, she was a machine operator at Lehigh Valley Dairy.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.

Bath: Fishing contest is April 28-29

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Join the Bath Area Fish Committee for its 64th annual fishing contest, to be held April 28 and 29 at Monocacy Creek. Entry is free to all children ages 15 and under.

An opening ceremony will be held 8 a.m. April 28 to kick off the annual contest, which will end 3 p.m. April 29.

A bicycle will be raffled off noon April 29. The winner will receive a bike of his or her choice.

The fish stocking will take place 4 p.m. April 27.

Hobart E. McGonigle

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Hobart E. McGonigle, 81, of Whitehall, died April 20, 2018, at Fellowship Manor.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James and Margaret (Lentz) McGonigle.

He was a 1955 graduate of Allentown High School.

He served with the U.S. Army in Germany.

He worked at Bonney Forge and Tool Works for 40 years.

He was a member of the former Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ. He is a member of St. John’s UCC, Fullerton.