Northampton Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Donald D. Easton

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

NOVA EMS volunteer

Donald “Pop” D. Easton, 89, of Walnutport and formerly of Coplay, died Aug. 20, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of the late Florencia (Ongais) Easton and Beatrice (Crick) Easton.

Born in Matton, Ill., he was a son of the late Don and Virgie (Eveland) Easton.

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

He was a terminal manager for Agway Petroleum Corporation, formerly Phillips Petroleum Corporation, Macungie, retiring in 1989. He earlier worked for Phillips Petroleum Pipeline in various states for 15 years.

District news: It’s time for back to school!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in School

The first day of school in Northampton Area School District will be Aug. 28. It is very important that students begin the school year on time to learn classroom orientation and routines. Parents and guardians are requested to consider this when making vacation arrangements.

Be sure to stay involved with your child’s education. Communication is one of the keys to their success!


Aug. 29 will be picture day for high school students. Smile!


Coplay police

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 14

The department received a parking complaint in the 100 block of North Seventh Street.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police in the 1000 block of Fourth Street for a possible fight in progress.

Police responded to an animal complaint of feral cats in the 100 block of North Seventh Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 800 block of Catherine Drive.

At Coplay Parkway, 2 Keefer St., police responded to a report of a disorderly group of juveniles.

AUG. 15

Allen/East Allen townships: Gov. Wolf will host new campus event

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Beginning Sept. 8, and continuing the second Friday of each month through March, Gov. Wolf Historical Society will open its campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, for an evening of music, fun and partying.

Each month will feature different musicians in each of the society’s three buildings, with genres ranging from blues to bluegrass, folk to Celtic.

These evenings will be BYOB. Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available.

There is a cost. No advance reservations are needed.

Joan L. Hammer

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Joan L. Hammer, 81, of Coplay, died Aug. 16, 2017, at her daughter’s home in New Tripoli. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Hammer Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Naomi (Mengel) Obereker.

She was an Emmaus High School graduate.

She was a cashier and shop steward for the former Laneco, Coplay.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra L. Krause and Roxanne and her husband Michael Davis; five grandchildren, Steven, Dana, Ethan, Christie and Jodee; and seven great-grandchildren.

Lewis Michael Stubits

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catholic War Veterans member

Lewis “Skubie” Michael Stubits, 93, died Aug. 17, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Mathilde Cecila (Weinhofer) Stubits for 69 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Alois and Anna (Keg- lovits) Stubits.

He was a graduate of New York School of Photography.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps, European Theater, during World War II. Based in Rackheath, England, he was in bombardment group 467 and flew 30 B24 bomber missions.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Back to school — bring on the structure

The backpack, tags still on, and shopping bag full of folders, pencils and other supplies are on the dining room table — next to the list of what’s left to buy.

My McIntosh-scented candle sits idle, yet ready to signal the start of another school year.

Happenings like these may be a part of your household, too — signs that we need not only tradition, but also structure, in our families. Children will head back to classes in the next week or so, a reminder to us parents of the importance of structure, organization and time management.

Coplay: Community Days festival has come a long way

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Much has changed since Coplay Community Days made its debut in 1980. The event has become a mega festival in the borough, while at the same time retaining its core — a town-based organization having an opportunity to raise money for its programs and providing a wide choice of food and beverages to the patrons attending.

The three-day festival, dubbed as Party in the Park, begins Friday evening. The event has evolved into a regional affair, as out-of-towners join borough residents in marking summer’s unofficial end with one big blast.

Northampton: Cement museum will be open for tours Sunday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will be open 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27. It is located next to borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The museum will be open the second and fourth Sunday through September.


Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual volunteer appreciation picnic 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road, Walnutport. Volunteers from throughout the year are invited.

Meat and beverages will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.