Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

District News: Students in grades 3-8 to take PSSA tests

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

PSSA testing in English/language arts and math will be administered April 15-May 3 in grades 3-8. Parents/guardians are reminded to be sure that students get plenty of restful sleep and start each day with a light, healthy breakfast.

No vacation time during this testing window will be approved.

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Electronic report cards will be available April 17 on Sapphire for parents/guardians to view. Be sure to check your child’s grades and keep an open communication between your child and your child’s teacher.

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Lehigh Township: Free wildlife program scheduled for April 12

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Blue Mountain Fish & Game Association and the Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association will host a free wildlife program, set for 6:30 p.m. April 12 in the Blue Mountain Fish & Game Association clubhouse, 4190 Wood Drive, Walnutport.

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The 21st annual spring basket social at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will be held April 12. Doors open 4 p.m., and the ticket drawing begins 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments, including baked goods, will be sold.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a nonperishable item for the food bank.

Antoinette R. Beers

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Antoinette R. Beers, 62, died April 1, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson campus. She was the wife of David D. Beers.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Elaine (Zellers) DaMore.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Elliott P. of Walnutport; two sisters, Christine DaMore of Bethlehem and Denise Reppert of Northampton; and two nieces, Angela and Andrea.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.

Mary “Mitza” M. Filipovits

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Mary “Mitza” M. Filipovits, 92, of Northampton, died March 31, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph Filipovits.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Mulzet) Geosits.

She worked at Cross Country Clothes for 36 years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She sang on the Hungarian choir for 15 years and on the English choir for 10 years.

Coplay: Charity run, walk set for April 13

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K walk, 8K run and kids’ fun run is scheduled for April 13 along the Ironton Rail Trail. It begins at Saylor Park.

Registration starts 7 a.m., the 8K run begins 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk steps off 9 a.m. and the kids’ fun run starts 10:30 a.m. The awards and post-race refreshments begin 11 a.m.

The event benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

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Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. April 15 at the Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

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Catasauqua: Morning Glories club to meet

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. April 15.

The speaker will be Sandra Arden, director of Public Library of Catasauqua.

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Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will present the program “The Ironmen of Catasauqua,” starting 7 p.m. April 16 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.

Eugene O. Schaffer

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Eugene O. Schaffer, 83, of Schnecksville, died March 27, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Catherine H. (Nemeth) Schaffer for 58 years.

Born in Orefield, he was the son of the late Charles and Leah (Rauch) Schaffer.

He was a sheet metal technician at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 30 years before retiring in 1991. Since his formal retirement, he was employed part time in the postal room of the former Meridian Bank, Allentown, and as a custodian at Neffs National Bank for 12 years before retiring.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

College scam shows parents’ lack of faith in children’s abilities

The court system is ably handling the parents involved in Operation Varsity Blues and the man behind the scam to influence college admissions decisions at some prestigious American universities.

It’s now time to stop talking about those who’ve allegedly committed the crimes and start thinking about all those who’ve been negatively impacted by their actions.

Michael P. Cohan

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Michael P. Cohan, 46, of Whitehall, died April 3, 2019, at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, Allentown. He was the husband of Elissa (Neuman) Cohan for 19 years.

Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was the son of Patrick Cohan and Darlene (Baker) Souchak.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1991 to 1996.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Brendan and Brett; a sister, Clarissa Cohan; a stepsister, Susan; nieces; and nephews.