Northampton Press

Sunday, October 22, 2017

‘The Witch of Ridley Park’ trial to be re-enacted at LV Museum

Friday, October 6, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania’s Infamous Witch Trial, known as “The Witch of Ridley Creek,” will be presented in a re-creation, 1 p.m. Oct. 14, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Saturday, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Witchcraft accusations are infamous history, mass hysteria, and the crucible of darkness,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the museum.

The trial of Pennsylvania’s Margaret Matson, called “The Witch of Ridley Creek,” took place eight years prior to the Salem Witch Trials. The trial was presided over by Pennsylvania Proprietor William Penn.

SoccerFest back at SteelStacks

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks will return in 2018 to showcase all the action from World Cup Russia on the giant outdoor screens at SteelStacks.

And, to help the region get pumped for next year’s World Cup action, the community is invited to gather at SteelStacks later this week to cheer the U.S. Men’s National Team on to victory as it fights to earn a spot in soccer’s premier tourney.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Darts

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Salem Luth 10 2 .833

Christ UCC 8 4 .667

Salem UCC 6 3 .667

Messiah 5 4 .556

St. Paul’s 6 6 .500

Farmersville 6 6 .500

Dryland 4 5 .444

Emmanuel 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 5 7 .417

St. Stephens 2 7 .222

Bath Lutheran 1 8 .111

Christ UCC (8-1, 5-4, 5-3 10in) at Dryland

C - Ed Yost 7-13, Ron Wagner 6-14, Garry Hunsicker 6-14, Dave Shaver 5-14, Eric Yocum HR.

D - Bernie Yurko 6-13, Al Gilbert 5-14, Paul Jacoby 3-8.

Salem Luth (5-4, 4-3) at

Northampton Area Public Library: Library has Teen Read Week coming up

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Teen Read Week at Northampton Area Public Library will be held Oct. 8-14. Get caught reading in the library and receive a prize!

Kids can also take part in our bookmark contest.

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The library’s autumn basket social will be Oct. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 6 p.m., and tickets will stop being sold 7:45 p.m. Numbers will be called 8 p.m. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Patricia A. Becker

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Patricia A. Becker, 74, of Camp Hill and formerly of Catasauqua, died Sept. 20, 2017, at Elmcroft of Dillsburg. She was the wife of Larry Becker for 56 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late James and Emma (Wenner) Williams.

She was a dispatcher for Kistler O’Brien for many years before she retired.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

Catasauqua: Basket social planned

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be having a basket social, featuring many different baskets, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 7.

There will also be a bake sale, flea market tables and food. The food available for purchase Friday will be hot dogs, barbecue, potato salad, pierogies, potato chips, pickles and hot and cold beverages. Saturday morning breakfast will consist of eggs, pancakes, meat, home fries, doughnuts and hot and cold beverages.

For more information, contact Ann at 610-821-0568 or hoelib@aol.com.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 18

Police responded to a report of harassment on Mechanicsville Road.

The department received a parking complaint on Grape Street.

On Birch Street, officers investigated a report of harassment.

A theft occurred on MacArthur Road.

Police said a fire occurred on Lehigh Street.

SEPT. 19

An alarm sounded on MacArthur Road.

On Georgia Drive, officers investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle.

A fire occurred on Seventh Street.

Yvonne J. Retzler

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Yvonne J. Retzler, 80, of North Catasauqua, died Sept. 28, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late John N. Retzler.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late C. Harold and Thelma (Walker) Stengel.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kutztown University.

She was an elementary teacher in both the Catasauqua and Southern Lehigh school districts for many years until she retired.

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

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

A suspicious vehicle in the 1400 block of Main Street was reported to the department.

A fire alarm sounded in the 1100 block of Fourth Street.

In the 400 block of Buttonwood Street, officers responded to a report of a disturbance.

An alarm sounded in the 700 block of Palomino Drive.

Harassment in the 1400 block of Main Street was reported.

At Fourth and Main streets, a traffic stop was conducted.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Front and Arch streets.