Northampton Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 29

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the 1200 block of Zorba Drive.

Officers responded to a report of public drunkenness on Eberhart Road.

The department assisted with a report of a fire in the 5200 block of Second Street.

An unwanted person in the 500 block of Jefferson Street was reported.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road and at Lehigh Valley Mall were investigated.

Police were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Presidential Drive.

Lehigh Township: Final festival is Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Your last chance to experience the Festival of Trees will be 4-9 p.m. Dec. 15 in the red barn above the north parking lot at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

Come out and see a live nativity, Christmas videos, Christmas trees, refreshments and more.

All proceeds benefit Bethany Wesleyan Church missions.

For more information, visit bethanywes.org.

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Northampton: Head to Roxy for holiday fun

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer is 6-7 p.m., followed by the film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item, to be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.

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Northampton Fire Department will hold its Santa Run Dec. 15. Gifts may be dropped off 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

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Send in your news! Email the information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.

Janet Anne Rothdeutsch Ryan

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Janet Anne Rothdeutsch Ryan, 75, of Laguna Hills, Calif., died Nov. 8, 2018, at home.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Hilda Rothdeutsch of Whitehall.

She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.

She was an elementary education teacher for Allentown Diocese.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Chanel and Jennifer; a son, Patrick; and a granddaughter, Grace Victoria, all of California; a sister, Rosemary Snyder; and a sister-in-law, Antoinette Rothdeutsch, both of Whitehall.

District News: Concerts set for Thursday, Friday

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Enjoy some holiday concerts in the Northampton Area School District.

George Wolf Elementary chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, at the school

Lehigh Elementary School band and chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, at the school

Northampton Area High School chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, in the auditorium of the school

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NAHS’ PTSA group will meet 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the high school.

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Winter break for NASD will be from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2019. Schools will reopen Jan. 3, 2019.

Have a happy, safe holiday with family and friends!

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Frank S. Kovacs

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former NHS principal

Frank S. Kovacs, 77, of Northampton, died Nov. 29, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Judith A. (Gaugler) Kovacs for 38 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Jacob) Kovacs.

He was a 1959 Central Catholic graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kutztown State College and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University.

Joseph J. Wojewodzki Sr.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Joseph J. “Waskie” Wojewodzki Sr., 88, of Whitehall, died Nov. 29, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Dolores (Staniscavage) Wojewodzki.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Wroblewski) Waskie.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years, and served during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Michael T. Williams

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Annunciation of the BVM Church member

Michael T. Williams, 64, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 22, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Susan (Jandres) Williams for 28 years.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Claire (Tobias) and the late Edward Williams of Pine Grove.

He was a scholar athlete at and a 1972 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He was a 1976 graduate of Bloomsburg University, where he was a vice president and a mentor for new candidate pledges of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He earned a master’s degree in education from East Stroudsburg University.