Northampton Press

Saturday, February 24, 2018

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

Officers responded to a firework complaint in the 500 block of Penn Street.

A fire alarm in the 1100 block of Sixth Street brought police to the scene.

FEB. 5

A traffic stop resulting in a DUI at Third and Eugene streets was handled by officers.

FEB. 6

A reckless driver at Grove Street and Howertown Road was investigated.

Police assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Front Street.

FEB. 7

College corner

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in

Stewart earns dean’s list

Coastal Carolina University

Megan Stewart, of Whitehall, majoring in marketing, was among 2,419 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the fall semester 2017 dean’s list.

To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 GPA, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA. All students must be enrolled full time.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

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

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Coplay: ’80s dance sold out

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Sports ’80s-themed dance fundraiser Feb. 24 at American Club of Coplay is sold out.

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There will be a Coplay Community Days meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in council chambers.

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Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in council chambers.

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Coplay Borough Parks and Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in council chambers.

The parks and recreation board currently has three open seats.

For more information, call the borough office at 610-262-6088.

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Moore Township: Blood drive today

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown, is holding a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

For more information, call 610-759-7363 or visit giveapint.org to sign up.

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Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a block shoot and meat raffle 7-10 p.m. Feb. 23.

The club is also hosting live entertainment featuring Jesse Wade 8-11 p.m. March 3. There is a cost.

For more information, call 610-837-0310 or email pointphillips@gmail.com.

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Hunger insecurity doesn’t take a holiday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Did you know: Food insecurity exists in every county in America? Fifty million Americans struggle to put food on the table? More than one in five children are at risk of hunger (for African-American and Latino children, the number is one in three)? And more than 52 percent of Whitehall-Coplay School District students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch?

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cakes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-7186.

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Reminder: Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host karaoke with Crazy K 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 23.

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Kevin H. McGivney

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Kevin H. McGivney, 73, of Whitehall and formerly of Long Island, N.Y., died Feb. 12, 2018. He was the husband of Ginny McGivney for 50 years.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a Bronze Star recipient.

He was a businessman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Kevin and Suzanne and her husband John Heym Jr.; and five grandchildren, John III, Jack, Marlie, Ryan and Tyler.

Arrangements were made by McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home Inc., Farmingdale, N.Y.

Gene E. Deiter

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Petersville Rod & Gun Club life member

Gene E. Deiter, 75, of Northampton, died Feb. 16, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Zellers) Deiter for 56 years.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Elwood R.H. Deiter and Maggie R. (Koch) Deiter.

He was a mechanic and worked maintenance at Georgia Pacific, Easton, for nine years until he retired in 2009. He worked in the same capacity for Tarkett Manufacturing, Whitehall, for 33 years.

He was a life member of both the Ontelaunee, New Tripoli, and Petersville, Bath, rod and gun clubs and was a member of the National Rifle Association.