Two are better than one. That’s what Savannah and Jamie Aguilera agreed when they decided to make cotton masks for hospital employees and essential workers in the Lehigh Valley.
“My mom showed me a Facebook post from Masks for the Lehigh Valley explaining they were looking for people to make masks that would be distributed to essential workers,” said Savannah, a ninth-grade student at Northampton Area High School.
“We first brought out the sewing machine and made our first mask March 22. It took us two-and-a-half hours to make one,” Savannah said.
There is a new calling today for people who sew. The mission — to help keep medical professionals and those they look after safe.
Victoria Klaus, of Moore Township, has added her sewing skills to the many individuals in the Lehigh Valley who are making personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Klaus has been working with fabric for a long time. When she was young, she watched her mother sew and make quilts. About five years ago, she learned how to sew and began making items for family and friends.
When you attend a wedding, many times the bride and groom’s interests shine through. That is very much the case for the wedding of Barbie (Hucaluk) and Shawn Fillman, of Whitehall. The couple had a baseball- and skull-themed wedding. The colors purple and black were used throughout.
Barbie Fillman is originally from Catasauqua. Her son, Jayden, attends Catasauqua Area School District, and her mother, Barbara Hucaluk, recently retired from Northampton Area School District.
Where can you receive a handmade ceramic bowl, enjoy delicious soups and desserts, have fun playing games with family and friends and donate to Northampton Area Food Bank and Bath Area Food Bank all at the same time?
At the Empty Bowls event, of course!
Make sure you pencil in 5-7:30 p.m. March 28 on your calendar. The event takes place in the cafeteria of Northampton Area Middle School, 1617 Laubach Ave., Northampton.
Back in 2016, Kelsey Anthony’s caseworker told her and her mom, Cheryl, about the Miss Amazing competition in Pennsylvania. When Kelsey and Cheryl decided it would be a good fit for her, Kelsey competed in the event and won the Miss Amazing Pennsylvania Teen Queen competition.
Kelsey, a 20-year-old from Northampton, has a special knack for competing because not only did she win that year, she also won the 2017 and 2018 competitions in the same category. The competitions have been held at locations in Bethlehem and Easton.
Beatrice Christoff, of Northampton, has been sewing since she was 8 years old. With all of that practice comes perfection. And for Amanda Erney, who asked Christoff to turn a 1940s satin wedding gown into a baptism gown, perfection is exactly what she got.
In 1948, Catharine Dunn wore the dress for her wedding; then in 1953, her sister Ann Probst wore the same dress for her wedding. Melissa Kinder, Dunn’s daughter, wore the dress in 1979 for her wedding, and Kinder’s daughter, Erney, wore the dress in 2011 for her wedding.
For David and Jean Dlugose, the love of reading and the importance of community involvement can be very influential, so much so that they wanted to start the fifth-chartered Little Free Library in Northampton at their home, 163 W. 28th St.
David considers himself a natural-born teacher and counselor. Both he and his wife are retired Salvation Army officers of 47 years. Jean was a student librarian years ago, and David has worked with underprivileged kids in his youth and young adult life.
Northampton police are investigating a home invasion July 2 on Canal Street.
According to Northampton Borough Chief of Police Ronald Morey, 54-year-old William F. Andrews Jr., of Whitehall, invaded the home at 1337 Canal St, in the late evening.
Morey confirmed to The Press July 5 that 28-year-old Troy Imbody, a resident of the Canal Street home, had been shot with a BB gun when Andrews came through the cellar door of the dwelling. Imbody then grabbed a machete, started swinging it and cut off Andrews’ hand.
Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley Inc. (PCFLV), a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the entire family battling pediatric cancer, joined efforts with Warner Art Glass Center, an art glassblowing shop located in Whitehall, to benefit children facing cancer.
On Feb. 13 and 14, the Bethlehem foundation and the glass center sponsored hands-on fun for children and their families who use the services of and receive support from PCFLV. Area community members also participated in glassblowing festivities.
The owners of Kornfeind's Market, brothers Joe and Frank, have been keeping the family business tradition alive and are always looking for ways to continue attracting customers.
A specialized meat market, Kornfeind's has recently added a new selection to the menu: craft beers. The addition required renovations, which took place January through March.