Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Amelia Kokolus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Amelia “Millie” Kokolus, 89, of Coplay, died March 14, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Stanley Kokolus.

Born in Ormrod, she was the daughter of the late Alois R. and Marie (Sommers) Bauer.

She was a lifetime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Donna K. Steckel and her husband Robert of Coplay; three grandchildren, Robert Jr., Adam and Brittany; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 11 siblings.

Catasauqua: Lenten dinner canceled, take-out sale continues

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church has canceled its Lenten dinner planned for March 20.

The church is still having its Lenten take-out sale of cabbage and noodles, egg salad, egg salad with green olives or tuna salad with hard-boiled egg.

Pick-up is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. April 2.

For prices or other information, call the parish office at 610-264-0332.

If anyone prepaid for a fish dinner, contact the parish office regarding your refund or email kim.stmarys122@gmail.com.

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Northampton: Dog Tags program will not be held

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hampton Lanes has canceled the March 21 third annual veterans benefit.

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., is still holding its Lenten crabcake dinner 5-7 p.m. March 20, but it will be only take-out meals. No inside seating will be available.

The dinner includes a baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage. Chicken fingers will be available for adults and children.

As of press time, another dinner is planned for March 27.

For more information and cost, call 610-262-7186.

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Rose Sinatore

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Sinatore Market

Rose Sinatore, 92, of Allen Township, died March 9, 2020. She was the wife of late Pasquale “Patsy” Sinatore.

Born in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Rose (Rossi) Tassie.

She and her late husband co-owned Sinatore Market, Northampton.

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

She is survived by a daughter, Antonia “Toni”; two sons, Perry and his wife Kathy and Dino and his wife Patty; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Patrick; and seven siblings.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 7

Charges were filed against a 13-year-old male, of Catasauqua, for possessing a weapon at Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

A dispute between an employer and a former employee took place in the 100 block of Pine Street.

At Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, officers investigated a dispute.

FEB. 8

Parking tickets were issued in the 700 block of Third Street.

A driver was cited and the vehicle towed in the 700 block of Front Street.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 24

A domestic offense against family in the 1300 block of North 14th Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to a mental health call in the 4200 block of North Church Street.

Suspicious activity on Halleck Drive, Main Street and Peachtree Circle was reported.

The department investigated disturbances on Seventh and Fuller streets.

Police responded to a report of fraud in the 2400 block of MacArthur Road.

A road rage incident on MacArthur Road was handled by police.

Marilyn K. Newhard

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Grace United Church of Christ member

Marilyn K. Newhard, 69, of Northampton, died March 4, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown. She was the wife of the Timothy “Nubey” S. Newhart for 22 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Virginia M. (Temple) Humphrey.

She was a 1968 graduate of Northampton Area High School. She was an Allentown Business School graduate.

She worked in the scheduling department of Lehigh Valley Cardiology, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem, for more than 20 years until she retired in 2012.

Guest View

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Their secrets are not safe with us

Most of us prefer sunshine. It’s rare to hear someone say, “That was a nice, cloudy day.”

We’re invigorated by a glorious sunrise and spend hours outdoors on brilliantly sunny days.

As John Denver so succinctly sang, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.”

In journalism, the reference to sunshine takes on an equally important meaning. Each year in March, news media organizations across the country celebrate Sunshine Week.

Allen/East Allen townships: Designer purse bingo is canceled

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The designer purse bingo, scheduled for March 29 at East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department, has been canceled.

If you purchased tickets already, you may request a refund, exchange your ticket for a variety bingo ticket planned for Nov. 8 or make a donation to the fire department.

Contact Lauren at 610-767-7140 with any questions.

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Irene S. Pammer

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Irene S. Pammer, 93, of Whitehall, died March 14, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Pammer for 33 years.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Gussie) Solderitch.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall, where she was a pierogie maker.