Northampton Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lehigh Township: Charity event planned

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Sunday Pool League, a not-for-profit organization currently consisting of more than 150 local members throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, hosts a charity pool tournament to benefit a local cause or organization each year. This year, proceeds will be donated to Paul’s House sponsored by VALOR Clinic Foundation.

VALOR is an organization for veterans to help other veterans to navigate through the process of recovering and rebuilding.

Sally J. Reiss

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Sally J. Reiss, 71, of Catasauqua, died June 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late James W. Reiss.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen Sivonda.

She was a clerical and office worker for the state board of parole and of the unemployment office until she retired from the Bethlehem office.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

She was active with Catasauqua Area School Board.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Daddy’s little girl

I am fortunate. My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.

I still call him “Daddy.”

I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden, and bathe and groom our dog.

We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.

State hospital farm workers were good country neighbors

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

In this continuing series, I am looking back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. As a youngster (that’s a couple years ago) my father and I helped Willie Smith on his Weaversville farm, so I had a firsthand view of the neighboring farm.

The buildings on the 800-acre farm were all painted white and beautifully maintained.

The superintendent of the Allentown State Hospital would make unannounced stops to check on the treatment of the patients who worked there and the condition of the farms.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

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In the 600 block of Limestone Street, a dispute between a mother and daughter brought out police.

Police investigated a protection-from-abuse case in the 200 block of Front Street.

Four no parking signs were issued in the 400 block of Prospect Street, the department said.

Sixteen parking tickets were filed at the department, 118 Bridge St.

Officers assisted Whitehall police with a report of a hit and run in the 500 block of Front Street.

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers responded to a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.

Police conducted a warrant service in the 2400 block of Main Street. The male was served with an outstanding warrant and transported to district court.


Criminal mischief — graffiti in the men’s room and on a pavilion — at 26th Street Playground was reported to the department.


Members of the department assisted a female in the 200 block of East 19th Street.

Northampton: Science program planned at library

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Registration is underway for the Northampton Area Public Library’s summer learning programs and summer reading challenge. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”

A “Design It, Build It” science session will be held 10 a.m. June 21. Children ages 4-10 and their caregivers are invited to attend. No registration is required.

A program titled “Eyes of the Wild” is planned for 6 p.m. June 22. Families can meet rescued animals and hear about the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. No registration is required.