Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Richard A. Ackerknecht

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allen Township

Richard A. Acker- knecht, 65, of Allen Township, died May 23, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Annette S. (Coyle) Ackerknecht for 33 years.

Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Betty Jane (Bernhard) Ackerknecht.

He was a 1972 graduate of Freedom High School.

He was a truck driver for 42 years, before retiring in 2014 from Nazareth Pallet Company, where he worked for 20 years. Earlier, he worked for the former Triangle Lumber Company.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 20

Officers were on the scene of an overdose in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road.

Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 3000 block of North Fourth Street.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

A report of fraud in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was addressed.

A reckless driver on MacArthur Road brought police to the scene.

The department investigated suspicious activity in the 1400 block of Lehnert Road.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Lehigh Township: Register now for Hope’s VBS

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has announced that registration for Vacation Bible School is now open.

VBS runs July 9-13 and is offered to children age 3 and potty trained to children completing sixth grade in June. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon, with a closing program 7 p.m. July 13.

The theme this year is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”

Reservations can be made online at or by completing a registration form obtained from the church office.

A T-shirt is provided for each student registered by June 17.


Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-1652

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 7: Orange juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, Dutch apple pie.

Friday, June 8: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 11: Apricot nectar, ale house beef sandwich on a bun, cucumber onion salad, dark sweet red cherries.

Tuesday, June 12: Chicken fried cod w/ tartar sauce, scalloped O’Brien potatoes, grilled Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 30: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, fresh pear, oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, May 31: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 1: Peach glazed chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 4: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, June 5: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, June 6: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.


Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kathy and Rick Bonsell of Greenawalds, South Whitehall Township, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Jake Alderoty, son of Lisa and Neil Alderoty of Clarksburg, Md.

Kelsey and Jake are 2013 graduates of The Pennsylvania State University. Kelsey, who graduated with a communications degree, majoring in advertising, is a partner manager with Google, Chicago, Ill.

Jake graduated with an engineering degree, majoring in chemical engineering.

He is a consulting engineer for PinnacleART.

The couple is planning a September 2018 wedding in Hershey.

Parkland High School tops 2018 Freddys with nine awards

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” led the 2018 Freddy Awards with nine Freddy Awards. Other musicals receiving multiple Freddy Awards were Emmaus High School’s production of “West Side Story,” with three Freddy Awards, Southern Lehigh High School’s production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” with three Freddy Awards, and Saucon Valley High School’s production of “The Music Man,” with two Freddy Awards.