Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lehigh Township: Lioness Club plans April 29 basket party

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Lioness Club will be holding a basket party April 29 at the Roosevelt Democratic Club, 3980 Mountain View Drive, Danielsville.

Doors are open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Winners will be drawn 3:15 p.m., and you do not need to be present to win.

There will be refreshments and a bake sale.

For more information, call Wanda at 610-597-3298.


Reminder: Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, is holding a soup sampler 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 21.

In addition to a sampling of soups, there will be salad, dessert and beverages.

Larry N. Merkle, M.D.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Larry N. Merkle, M.D., 78, of Nazareth, died April 6, 2018, at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the husband of Brenda (Reinert) Merkle for 38 years.

Raised in Slatington, he was a son of the late Claude and Lillian (Rauch) Merkle.

He was a University of Pennsylvania graduate. He earned a medical degree from the Heidelberg University, Germany.

Northampton: Breakfast is served Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.

The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.

There will also be a mini basket raffle and a bake sale.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


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.


Peter P. Micolochick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Peter P. Micolochick, 74, of Walnutport, died April 8, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Carol A. (Buchert) Micolochick for 26 years.

Born in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late Peter and Helen (Lander) Micolochick.

He attended Wilson High School.

He worked, since age 14, at the former Schafer Bologna Company, Wilson Borough, for 47 years. He retired as a plant manger in 2004 when the company was sold to Alderfer Meats.

Rose H. Williams

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall Manor

Rose H. Williams, 96, of Whitehall Manor, and formerly of Catasauqua, died April 6, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late David C. Williams.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecila (Fiedler) Hutter.

She worked for many years for Western Electric before taking retirement.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband Paul Maderic; a son, David J. and his wife Diane; six grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Weaver; nieces; and nephews.

Moore Township: Lions Club hosts meat shoot, raffle

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Lions Club is having a meat shoot and raffle 1-5 p.m. April 22 at Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road.

There is a 12-gauge, 30-inch barrel limit with shells furnished. There will also be door prizes and free refreshments with ticket.

For more information, call 610-837-0946.


Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, invites the community to a lasagna dinner and oldies night April 28.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A DUI arrest brought police to Third and Eugene streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a fight at 11th and Race streets.

An open car door in the 800 block of Willow Drive was investigated.

The department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

A sewer backup at Second and Eugene streets was reported.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

College Corner

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in

Casey named to ensemble cast

SUNY Potsdam

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is set to present the timeless Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” April 20 and 21. Both performances are 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The cast and crew includes Kimberly Casey, of Whitehall, who is a dance captain and member of the chorus.

Coplay: Borough anniversary committee to meet April 19

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s 150th anniversary committee and celebration participants will be meeting 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers to begin putting final plans and events together.

We are less than one year away from the gala kickoff. Do not miss the deadline to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Contact Steve Burker at for more information.


Brindle Buddies and Friends’ basket social will be held 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

For more information, contact Brittany at 610-533-4141.