Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Agnes Elizabeth Robertson

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School teacher

Agnes Elizabeth Robertson, 88, of Whitehall, died Jan. 14, 2020, at home. She was the wife of Alistair Robertson for 62 years.

Born in Kearny, N.J., she was a daughter of William and Mayme Boog.

She was a 1949 graduate of North Arlington High School, New Jersey, where she was associate editor of her class year book and class secretary. She was a 1953 graduate of Montclair State Teachers College.

Allen/East Allen townships: Purse bingo event planned for Jan. 26

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Dakota Galusha Memorial Fund will hold a designer purse bingo Jan. 26 at Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road.

Doors open 12:30 p.m., and games start 1:30 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase. A Chinese auction and bake sale will be held.

Tickets for the purse bingo are available at Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, Northampton, or by calling Jerry at 610-217-1729.


Northampton police

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 1

A noise complaint in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue was reported.

In the 1400 block of Newport Avenue and in the 500 block of East 20th Street, police investigated disturbances.

Officers conducted a welfare check on two males in the 1300 and 1600 blocks of Newport Avenue.

Police assisted Colonial Regional Police Department in contacting a female in the 300 block of East 12th Street.

A male shoplifting at Turkey Hill Minit Market, 1060 Main St., was reported.

JAN. 2


Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 20

• Half-price sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 25 during regular business hours.

• Open mic and jam event, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 21

Picking Oscar nominees a successful challenge

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Focus

I don’t run cross country (as I did as a teen on the team at Southern Lehigh High School; badly, but I finished the races).

I don’t skateboard (as I did with my buddies down Main Street, Coopersburg, in a Halloween Parade back in the 1960s).

I don’t compete in demolition derbies (as I did twice at the Allentown Fair, first for an article for the Bethlehem Globe-Times and then for The Morning Call; in the second derby, I won Judge’s Choice).

What do you do at age 69 on the cusp of 70 (May 17) to challenge oneself?

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

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

Wednesday, January 15: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, January 16: Baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes, green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.

Friday, January 17: Navy bean soup, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, oatmeal cranberry cookie.

Monday, January 20: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Readers Pick The Oscar Winners

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.


- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,


- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”


- Cynthia Erivo,


- Scarlett Johansson,

“Marriage Story”

- Saoirse Ronan,

“Little Women”

- Charlize Theron,

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 15: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.

Thursday, January 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.

Friday, January 17: Chicken Francaise, broccoli, parslied potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, rice pudding.

Monday, January 20 - Closed - Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, January 21: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.