Mary Ann Brong, of Northampton, does a balancing act, holding a plate full of funnel cakes as Dave Roth fills another plate with halupkies. Brong was among those who attended the American Club of Coplay family picnic recently.
Lehigh Township Historical Society members Shirley Eckhart, Todd Miller, David Miller, Barbara Reimer and Nancy Miller sell books and talk with members of the community about the history of the area during the recent Walnutport Canal Festival.
Thomas B. Reitz, 57, of Allentown, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the fiance of Gidget Keck.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Donald and Frances (Meckel) Reitz.
He was a brick mason with William Proud Masonry Restoration Inc., Philadelphia. He previously worked for Connolly Construction, Philadelphia, and on the assembly line at Mack Trucks, Allentown.
He attended Egypt Community Church, Whitehall.
He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers locals 54, 1 and 15.
Cub Pack 99 and Boy Scout Troop 99, of Queenship of Mary, Northampton, took part in the Boy Scouts of America's annual Scouting for Food campaign Saturday. From left are Cub Pack 99 members Eddie Miller, 9, staff volunteer Stephanie Miller, Jonathan Cassel, 9, and Joey Kiss, 8. The local project, run by the Minsi Trails Council, benefits the Northampton Area Food Bank.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a trampoline that broke loose from an unknown location, striking and damaging the hood of an engine and right fender of a vehicle due to hurricane winds brought officers to the parking lot of the Northampton Regional Ambulance Corps, 1525 Canal St.
· Police responded to a report of a woman hit in the face by a man in the 1400 block of Railroad Street.
· A report of a suspicious looking man brought officers to the 2200 block of Ridge Alley.
Along with homemade soup and food, the main attraction at the recent Queenship of Mary Church bazaar were the many prizes in the Chinese auction. Rita Seaman puts a ticket in for a chance to win a straw hat her son Nicholas has taken a liking to while 9-year-old Olivia holds it. The family is from Northampton.
Coplay Police on Monday reported an investigation has begun into an alleged assault of a woman.
A Bethlehem resident told police she was at the Gin Mill, Northampton, with other persons following a wedding. She and others then car pooled to an address in the unit block of South Second Street, police said.
On arriving at the address, the woman said, one of the women in the vehicle began pulling her hair, police said.
The woman told police she does not know the name of her assailant.
Theresa "Palfey" M. Greitzer, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 7, 2012, at L.V. Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Nicholas A. Greitzer Jr.
Born in Ashley, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Baker) Palfey.
She was a weaver for the former Hess and Goldsmith Silk Mill.
She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia of North Catasauqua; two nieces, Madeline Mooney of Washington, N.J., and Mary Ann Canning of Allentown; a great-niece, Carol Kemp; nieces; and nephews.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a civil matter in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.
· A vehicle fire brought police to the 400 block of Arch Street.
· A report of a careless driver brought officers to the 200 block of Eugene Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Front Street.
· Police responded to a report of a missing person in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.
When desserts were being delivered to nearby tables during a recent banquet my husband and I attended, we saw waitresses carrying steaming bowls of cinnamon buns oozing with gooey sauce.
As these tempting goodies reached our table and our tablemates, however, we had to smile when we were handed glass dessert goblets filled with a pretty variety of luscious berries instead of the sweet buns.
We soon figured out why. Apparently we were given the "vegetarian" dessert.