Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lecture to be presented

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Lincoln scholar Dr. Joseph Fornieri will present a lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass,” exploring the friendship between President Lincoln and leading African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Dr. Joseph Fornieri is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Carl Billera elected GLV Realtors president

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Carl Billera, broker for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners, Emmaus, is the new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Billera succeeds GLVR President Sean LaSalle, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Macungie.

The president of GLVR holds the position for one year. He or she is elected by a nominating committee, which consists of the past president and two directors.

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 91th Academy Awards.


- Christian Bale,


- Bradley Cooper,

“A Star Is Born”

- Willem Dafoe,

“At Eternity’s Gate”

- Rami Malek,

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

- Viggo Mortensen,

“Green Book”


- Yalitza Aparicio,


- Glenn Close,

“The Wife”

- Olivia Colman,

“The Favourite”

- Lady Gaga,

“A Star Is Born”

- Melissa McCarthy,

LVHN, Cetronia Ambulance partner on mobile stroke unit

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Cetronia Ambulance Corps have announced a jointly-operated new mobile stroke unit, said to be the first in Pennsylvania.

The mobile stroke unit will allow evaluation and treatment sooner, potentially preventing damage to the brain while the patient is transported to a stroke-certified facility like Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) - Cedar Crest’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Catasauqua parishioners head Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. has announced that Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson are the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade.

Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson will be crowned the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade at the Coronation Dinner and Celebration, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, 19th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

30 schools participating

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

state theatre:

The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced the 2019 Freddy Awards, the 17th year of the program, recognizing accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is available at:

The 2019 Freddy Awards ceremoney is televised on WFMZ and at 7 p.m. May 23 from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Chicken parm, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, Feb. 7: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 8: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, Feb. 11: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Chicken Caesar salad.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Allen/East Allen townships: Soup, salad served Feb. 28

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold an all-you-can-eat soup and salad dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 28. The meal includes rolls and dessert.

There is a cost.

For tickets, call Sheila at 610-457-6368. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Registration is open to all youth ages 5 to 17 for the Bath Allen Youth Club spring 2019 baseball season.

Online registration has begun and will continue until March 1. To register, visit