Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

District News: Schools closed for holiday

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District will be closed Feb. 15 for the Presidents Day holiday.

Feb. 18 will be a makeup day for the snow, if needed.

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Northampton Area High School’s PTSA group will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the high school.

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Northampton Community Task Force is holding a book drive throughout NASD. The group is collecting new and like-new books, which will be donated to local food banks.

The drive will now be held through March 1. Each school has a set goal.

Thank you for your help!

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Northampton: Valentine dance is Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. DJ Flip will entertain.

For tickets to the valentine dance and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

• St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK, 8 p.m. March 15

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Augustus C. Raabe Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Augustus C. Raabe Jr., 98, of Whitehall, died Feb. 4, 2019, at Heather Glen. He was the husband of Mary Raabe for 70 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Augustus C. Sr. and Florence (Faust) Raabe.

He studied painting at Cooper Union.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he operated radar.

He retired as a captain after 30 years of service with the New York City Fire Department. He was a Parkland School District bus driver for 10 years. He raised poultry and built cars and violins in his retirement.

Janet Shoup

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Janet (Jinks) Shoup, 97, of Easton and formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 26, 2019. She was the wife of John Shoup and of the late Dudley C. Jinks Sr.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was a daughter of Armond and Alice Pellitier.

She was a physical therapy aide at Warren Hospital for more than 24 years.

She was a blues singer and once sang with Jackie Cooper at the Globe Theatre, N.Y., where she met Frank Sinatra.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

William J. Pummer Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

William J. Pummer Jr., 75, of Quakertown and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 2, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown. He was the husband of the late MaryAnn (Haldeman) Pummer.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Sr. and June E. (Foster) Pummer.

He was a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was self employed in the electronics field until he retired in 2007. He was a manager for R.E. Electronics, Piscataway, N.J., for five years and earlier was a manager for Siemens, Cherry Hill, N.J., for 15 years.

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

Police received a report of an industrial Sawzall being advertised for sale on the website Let Go. The item had the markings of a stolen saw belonging to an electrical contractor in Allentown. A meeting with the seller was set up in Coplay, and the saw was identified as belonging to the contractor. The male who arrived with the saw was taken into custody.

Officers responded to a report of a fox in someone’s yard in the 300 block of Margaret Drive.

Another view

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Lack of candy is breaking hearts this Valentine’s Day

For those with a sweet tooth, a Valentine’s Day favorite might be tough to find this year.

Everyone is familiar with the classic Sweethearts candy featuring cute little messages like “Be Mine,” “Let’s Kiss” and “True Love.” However, due to a company buyout and health code violations, the original brand of these candies will not be ready in time for Valentine’s Day this year.

The original Sweethearts were made by New England Confectionery Company, better known as NECCO.

Northampton Area Public Library: Register now for tournament

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Registration begins Feb. 19 for Northampton Area Public Library’s teen Mario Kart tournament for anyone in grades 6-12.

Show off your Mario Kart driving skills with this head-to-head competition. Prizes will be awarded.

The tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 16.

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Calling all teens! Don’t miss the library’s do-it-yourself bath bomb event 3 p.m. Feb. 20. Anyone in grades 6-12 are welcome.

Registration is required.

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Hygge hangout is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 25.

June J. Kozero

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

June J. Kozero, 80, of Walnutport and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury. She was the wife of the late Bernard T. Kozero.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Stephen Walczuk and a niece of Mary (Walczuk) Huntzinger, who raised her.

She was a homemaker all her life.

She was a member of the former St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Northampton, until its closing.