Northampton Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Helen M. Bushspies

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

CWV Post 454 ladies auxiliary member

Helen M. Bushspies, 92, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Harold Bushspies.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Alois and Agnes (Potzman) Busits.

She was a 1945 graduate of Central Catholic High School.

She was a supervisor for Cross Country Clothes for 20 years.

She was a member of Catholic War Veterans Post 454 ladies auxiliary and was its president for 30 years.

Joseph H. Wetzel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Station 36 volunteer firefighter

Joseph H. Wetzel, 82, died Sept. 26, 2018, at his daughter’s Whitehall home. He was the husband of Dawn M. (Bortz) Wetzel.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harvey J. and Anna E. (Palmer) Wetzel.

He worked in the building maintenance department of the Whitehall-Coplay School District. After retiring, he delivered parts for ABS Auto Parts. He worked previously in construction with Roth and Ellis Inc.

Bryan D. Buss

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Bryan D. Buss, 58, of Whitehall, died Oct. 7, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of Fern (Wieder) and the late Larry Buss.

He attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School and was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

He was a data processor for Ossur.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jill S. Buss.

Lehigh Township: Basket social is planned for Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

There will be baskets galore at the 24th annual fall basket social set for Oct. 12 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

The walk-in social will start 4 p.m., and the drawing will begin 7:30 p.m. Winners will be notified via phone that same evening.

Delicious homemade foods, baked goods and other refreshments will also be available.

The proceeds will benefit the church’s maintenance fund.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203.


Coplay: Library hosts book, bake sale Oct. 12, 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.


Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.

According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.


Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

’Tis the season for flu prevention

It’s October and that means, for me at least, it is time for a flu shot.

On the record, I don’t like getting flu shots, although the anticipation really is the worst part. The shot itself is over in moments. The paperwork takes longer than the physical needle stick.

However, the flu shot is better than being sick, homemade chicken noodle soup notwithstanding.

And this year, the shot may be more important than ever.

Catasauqua: YMCA to host memorial race

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.

Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.

As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.

Sponsorship levels are available.

The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who fought, or continue to fight, a brave battle against breast cancer.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

In the 500 block of Wood Street, a dispute between a husband and wife occurred.

Police assisted adult probation at Pyramid Healthcare, 124 Bridge St.

At Apartments for the Elderly, 118 Bridge St., officers sought information regarding a case.

A suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Third Street was reported to the department. A stolen plate was recovered and the vehicle towed.

In the 200 block of Wood Street, a subject was detained on a warrant and taken to central booking.