Northampton Press

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Catasauqua: Watch for social isolation in community

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

During the month of February, Suburban North Family YMCA will be delivering care packages to adults in need in the community every Tuesday afternoon. The care packages will consist of miscellaneous items, such as toiletries, hats and gloves.

It is understood the long cold months make it difficult to get out and about, and social isolation can lead to many things.

Additionally, many of the area churches offer free monthly community lunches. Stay tuned for the dates of these lunches. The next one will be Feb. 3.

Coplay: Garden club to meet Jan. 30 at St. John’s

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

At 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Coplay Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

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Reminder: Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., will hold a storytime 11 a.m. Jan. 30 for children.

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Swimming in the winter is available for borough residents at the Whitehall High School pool.

Swim nights are Mondays and Wednesdays. Families swim 7-8 p.m., and adults swim 8-9 p.m.

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Borough police are reminding motorists the grace period for the new stop signs on the Coplay-Northampton Bridge is ending.

Bath: Register for Nixle emergency alerts

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

If you are not registered with the Nixle alert system, do so as soon as possible. Emergency alerts and information pertaining to the borough are sent through the Nixle system.

Registration is free.

To receive information by text, send the word BATH to 888-777. You will receive a confirmation notification within minutes.

To register your landline phone, call the borough office at 610-837-6525 for assistance.

Share this information with neighbors and friends residing in Bath Borough.

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Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 6

In the 300 block of Howertown Road, police assisted UGI with a parking issue.

Officers assisted with a public service situation in the 500 block of Third Street.

A bicycle was stolen in the 600 block of Third Street.

On Second Street, a vehicle was ticketed.

JAN. 7

A disturbance at Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., was reported.

Police assisted Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force with an arrest on Second Street.

A citation was issued on Second Street.

Theresa M. Emerick

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church member

Theresa M. Emerick, 91, of Coplay, died Jan. 26, 2020, at Above and Beyond, Mountain View. She was the wife of the late Aloysius Emerick.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Katie (Spaits) Nemeth.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

She is survived by a son, James S.; two grandsons, Ryan and Matthew; a sister, Catherine Schafer; a brother, Charlie Nemeth; two sisters-in-law, Cecilia Emerick and Millie Emerick; nieces; and nephews.

Patricia Ann Roth

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Patricia Ann Roth, 79, of North Catasauqua, died Jan. 25, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George and Minnie (Eberhart) Roth.

She was a secretary for the former General Acceptance Corporation and the former Allentown State Hospital until she retired.

She is survived by two nieces, Barbara Mahoney and her husband Jack and Loretta Hricak and her husband Robert; and two nephews, Jeffrey Best and his wife Dawn and Michael Schwenk.

Elaine Hewko

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church member

Elaine Hewko, 93, of Northampton, died Jan. 20, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Wasyl Hewko.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Mikletz) Gereg.

She was a supervisor at Western Electric for many years. She was a model at Hess’s Department Store.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Northampton.

She was a member of the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group and of the Young At Heart group.