Northampton Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 22

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 26

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 27

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Allen/East Allen townships: Zion Stone plans festival, car show

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a peach festival and car show noon-8 p.m. July 15. The rain date is July 16.

The festival will feature food, games, a basket social, cake walk and raffle. Live entertainment includes Nick of Time, noon-3 p.m., and Midnight Special, 5-8 p.m.

The car show will feature antique tractors and engines. Show time is 1-5 p.m.

For registration information, call 610-826-7853.

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Catasauqua: Historic association to host walking tour

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will hold a historic walking tour of industrial Front Street 4-6 p.m. June 24. The group will meet at Tony’s Top Cat, 607 Front St.

After the tour, there will be a taco meal at Tony’s. The cost includes your meal.

Cash or a check, made payable to HCPA, or credit payment via Square will be available.

Call Deb at 610-231-0603 for cost, reservations and other information.

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Theresa R. Kuncio

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary office administrator

Theresa R. Kuncio, 87, formerly of Fullerton, died June 13, 2017. She was the wife of Stephen Kuncio for 50 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Yandrasits) Klucsarits.

She was a longtime office administrator of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton, until she took retirement.

She was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a member of the choir.

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 12

Police conducted a welfare check in the 200 block of South Fourth Street.

Credit card fraud in the 1000 block of Bernice Drive was reported.

Officers conducted a security check in the 100 block of South Eighth Street.

The department received a report of bridge construction signs knocked over along the Ironton Rail Trail.

Officers responded to a parking complaint in the 200 block of South Front Street.

Police assisted an outside agency in the 1100 block of Hokendauqua Street.

Lehigh Township: Bethany to hold VBS

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church will have Vacation Bible School July 24-28 for ages 3 through grade 6.

For more information, call 610-767-1239 or visit bethanywes.org.

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Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at kristinaheschgrover@rcn.com, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

Kelsy Lynn Thomson

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Kelsy Lynn (Pierson) Thomson, 35, of Whitehall, died June 7, 2017. She was a daughter of David Pierson (with Lisa Tillman) and Nancy (Milander) Pierson (with George Gezzer).

She was a 1999 graduate of Parkland High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in business.

She worked with the human resources team at Amazon.

Bath: Bath Lions Club officers installed

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Bath Lions Club officers, who will serve in the 2017-18 Lions year, were installed recently by Past District Governor Linwood Gehris, of Alburtis. They are as follows: Jack Metcalf, president; Kyle Grube, first vice president; Rev. Jay R. Wetzel, second vice president; Jim Spengler, third vice president; Daniel G. Spengler, secretary; William B. Falstich, treasurer and LCIF coordinator; James Spengler, tail twister; and Charles Billings, lion tamer.

Congrats, gentlemen!

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Bessie L. Kresge

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Bessie L. Kresge, 88, of Bethlehem and formerly of Northampton, died June 14, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Helen (Laudenschleger) Seyfried.

She is survived by a son, Kennard K. Kresge Jr. and his wife Barbara of Walnutport; two sisters, Emma and Nancy and her husband Donald; a sister-in-law, Gail; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by two sons, Harry F. and Norman P. Kresge.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 6

An unwanted male in the 2200 block of Siegfried Avenue was reported to police.

At Turkey Hill Minit Market, 1060 Main St., a cellphone, left on the counter by a customer, was taken.

JUNE 8

A fire alarm sounded in the 2700 block of Cherryville Road. Officers assisted the fire department with a residential fire.

JUNE 9

A domestic dispute between a male and female in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue occurred, the department said.

JUNE 10