Northampton Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Catasauqua: Christmas burlesque show scheduled for Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mistletoe Nights: Who’s Naughty or Nice? burlesque show is set for 8-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There is a cost. Bring a food donation for Manna on Main and receive a free gift.

The troupe consists of Miss China Doll, the Guinness record holder for largest fan dance; host and performer Geo; Ms. Sassy Chassis; and Diamond D’Light. Joining the group from Crufeli Sideshow and Circus Arts is Kiki Crufeli and Scorpino. Lehigh Valley comedian Tyler Rothrock will perform as well.


Free Christmas toy giveaway set for Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

Modern Gents Barber & Lounge and 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds is presenting the first annual Santa Is Coming to Town toy giveaway noon-5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Free toys will be given to boys and girls ages 2-12 while supplies last.

The event will be held at Modern Gents Barber & Lounge, 1492 Main St., North Catasauqua.

Owners want to share their abundance with those in the community who don’t have as much this Christmas.

Contact Danny Rodriguez at 484-226-5424 with any questions or for more information.

Armell D. Mann

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Armell D. Mann, 83, of Allen Township, died Dec. 2, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of Gordon J. Mann Sr. for 65 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Edwin C. Jr. and Laura M. (Moyer) Moser.

She was a graduate of Nazareth High School.

She was co-owner and operator of Mann’s Dairy Barn and Mann Farms, Allen Township.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville, where she served on church council, was a member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and was a Sunday school teacher.

Fern I. Hawk

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ member

Fern I. (Schaffer) Hawk, 88, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 29, 2018, in At Home at Parkland, Schnecksville. She was the wife of the late Edward D. Hawk Sr. for 56 years.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Samuel H. and Eva M. (Klinesmith) Schaffer.

She was an Avon representative for more than 25 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton, where she was, for many years, a member of the ladies auxiliary and was a pie-baking volunteer.

Coplay police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 3

Police investigated a report of fraud in the unit block of South Second Street.

The department responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of South Second Street.

DEC. 4

A suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Center Street was investigated.

A female’s wallet was found in the 600 block of North 19th Street and turned into police.

DEC. 5

Officers responded to a report of a black pug dog running loose in the 200 block of South Second Street.

Robert L. Strohl

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher church member

Robert L. Strohl, 83, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 25, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Jean R. (Hutnick) Strohl for 58 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late George E. and Hannah E. (Dilliard) Strohl.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a foreman at the former Bethlehem Fabricators for many years.

He was a member of St. John Fisher Church, North Catasauqua.

He was a member of the Macungie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9264.


Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 10

• Cupcake-decorating program for children (with Blondie’s Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie), 6 p.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information and registration (required): 610-264-4151

• Christmas craft (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Holiday chorus concert, 7 p.m., in the gymnasium of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Bath

Christmastime arrives on tiptoes

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Not unlike a child on tiptoes taking a peak in wide-eyed wonderment at Santa’s toys, Christmastime performances of the beloved classic, “Nutcracker,” get ballet dancers en pointe.

If you haven’t seen the “Nutcracker” on stage, there are again several opportunities, including the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley’s 50th anniversary performance (for that preview, see the Dec. 12 and 13 Focus section).


Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Loch celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Nov. 17.

Farmers all of their life in Loch Valley, they also owned a milk-hauling business, K&R Loch Hauling, for 22 years.

They are members of St. Paul’s Church, Seiberlingsville, Albany Township, Lehigh County.

The Lochs also are members of Weisenberg, New Tripoli, Kempton and Kutztown fire companies.

They were married at the home of the late Rev. William Wolford.

They are both retired.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, Dec. 6: Smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/egg, three bean salad, fruit biscuit w/margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, Dec. 7: Navy bean soup, apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.