Northampton Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Northampton: AARP tax help to begin Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

AARP tax return assistance and preparation will again take place at Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Those interested are asked to visit the recreation center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 to set up a future appointment.

Volunteers will be at the rec center Mondays, Feb. 3-April 13, to assist with tax returns.

There is no guarantee that walk-ins can be assisted.

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Reminder: Northampton Area Food Bank will be holding a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 26

A domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue was reported.

In the parking lot of CVS, West 21 Street, a hit-and-run accident occurred. A legally parked vehicle was struck by a silver Jeep Renegade.

Police conducted a welfare check in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.

Terroristic threats — a male making threats to a group of juveniles — in the 100 block of Held Drive were reported.

DEC. 27

An overdose in the 1300 block of Stewart Street was reported.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 2

The department performed a security check in the 1400 block of Main Street.

Assistance was provided to Catasauqua police in the 400 block of Crane Street.

JAN. 3

A DUI involving drugs at Fourth and Grove streets brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a DUI involving alcohol at Howertown Road and Palomino Drive.

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

JAN. 4

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Images ....

Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.

Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.

Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.

I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., has scheduled its next breakfast for 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19.

This is an all-you-can-eat breakfast with made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-1771.

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The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its first meeting of the new year 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

The group will be planning activities and service projects for the next six months.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.

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Vincenzo DiSante

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Vincenzo “Vincent” DiSante, 83, of Whitehall, died Jan. 4, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Dolores (Moore) DiSante for 57 years.

Born in Abruzzi, Italy, he was a son of the late Giuseppe and Fenesia (Balante) DiSante.

He was a tailor for the London Shop, Easton, for many years. He was later a quality control manager for Cross Country Clothes for 30 years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles; and of its Holy Name Society.

He was a 25-year member of the Men of Malvern.

Adolf Sodke

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Adolf Sodke, 88, of Whitehall, died Jan. 3, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth Sodke for 64 years.

Born in Wolfswinkle, Germany, he was a son of the late Edward and Marta Sodke.

He worked in construction. He was a longtime member of the Plumbers Union Local 690, Philadelphia, and retired in 1995.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Richard, Heidi and Steven; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Joshua.

He was predeceased by four brothers.

Ernest L. John

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Fuller Company senior project engineer

Ernest L. John, 88, of Allentown, died Jan. 6, 2020, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Ann T. (Klucsarits) John.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Leonard F. and Anna E. (Schlosser) John.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War.

He was a senior project engineer for more than 21 years at the Fuller Company, Catasauqua, from which he retired in 1995.

He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.