Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

‘Raising the Paw’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Because of concerns about the Coronavirus, the LCCC Foundation’s sixth annual “Raising the Paw Bingo” has been rescheduled from March 21 to 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College main campus, Schnecksville.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Prizes include designer purses by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other popular brands.

Food service will be provided by CulinArt.

A bake sale will be held by Veterinary Technician students.

Trying to make sense of it all

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

After the dust settled last Friday I couldn’t help but notice what a beautiful day it was.

I sat outside with a beverage while my kids played soccer in the backyard and we waited for mommy to get home. It was the kind of day I’ve been looking forward to since the holidays ended - sunny with temperatures in the upper-60s. For the first time, I really noticed the buds on the trees and thought to myself the area will be in full bloom in just days.

At the same time, I couldn’t help but reflect back on my last few hours:

PIAA releases statement on shutdown

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The following is a release from the PIAA:

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Gov. Wolf issued a directive to close all schools in the Commonwealth for 10 business days starting March 16, 2020.

This means all school activities including sports practices, plays, musicals, mock trial, field trips, etc. The intent of this is to limit people gathering together to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus.

Pigs, Phantoms Royals release statements

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Local minor league teams all put out notices recently concerning the affect of COVID-19.


We support Minor League and Major League Baseball’s decision to prudently and cautiously delay the start of the season. The first IronPigs home game is not scheduled until Friday, April 17, which is five weeks away. Since our team will begin the season with an eight-game road trip, we are hopeful and optimistic that our home game schedule will not be interrupted.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


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


Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


Lehigh Township Planning Commission meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Paul C. Kneller

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of former St. Lawrence Church

Paul C. Kneller, 55, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 20, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Barbara J. (Harte) and the late Charles P. Kneller.

He was a graduate of Salisbury High School.

He was a member of Unity House in Bethlehem and a dedicated caregiver to his parents.

He was a parishioner at the former St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, and St. Anne Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Moore Township: Salem, Christ UCC churches postpone upcoming events

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is postponing its basket raffle and cash bingo events.

Keep an eye on this column and the church’s website and Facebook page for future new dates.


Due to the current concerns surrounding COVID-19, Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, 913 S. Mink Road, Danielsville, will be canceling all church activities effective immediately through March 21. The church will revisit resuming events on this date.

Additionally, Christ UCC is canceling the March 28 bazaar and the April 4 dinner.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’

There’s a saying, We plan, and God laughs.

News of COVID-19, the new strain of the coronavirus, creeping ever closer to our neighborhoods has brought much anxiety to our lives. Add to that the cancellations of community activities, some of which we rely on to bring happiness and a sense of calm.

Daily we find ourselves looking for ways to keep our loved ones safe.

This requires some planning. But for so many, this planning can be overwhelming — even seemingly impossible.

Patricia M. Clark

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Patricia M. Clark, 83, of Macungie, died March 8, 2020. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Clark.

Born in Great Neck, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Henry J. Newton Sr. and Julia (Kristoff) Zlamal.

She was a graduate of Great Neck High School and a 1958 graduate of the Brooklyn School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and worked at Liberty Nursing Center and Cedarbrook Nursing Home for many years before retiring.