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.
Susan Sentz loves libraries. So for her, becoming a director of a library is a dream come true.
That dream came true about a month ago when she became Northampton Area Public Library's new director. As a recent graduate of Rutgers University, graduating in 2014 with a master's degree in library and information science, she was previously a librarian clerk at the Lower Macungie Township Library.
In her spare time, Sentz, of Bethlehem, likes to be active outdoors.
"I like to hike, camp, read obviously, spend time with my family and go to concerts," she said.
St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive, Walnutport, recently hosted a series of art classes for both children and adults.
Led by art teacher Nancy Steinmetz, of Cherryville, the classes started April 15 and ended May 20.
Steinmetz said her fifth- through eighth-grade class had five students. In her adult class, she had one senior in high school and six adults.
Steinmetz has always been interested in art, and one of her inspirations is God.
Salem United Church of Christ of Moorestown held an installation service recently for Pastor Donald Brown, of Whitehall.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Alan Miller, conference executive of the Penn Northeast Conference of United Church of Christ.
Hearing the word "cancer" from one's doctor is often a terrifying experience.
Kim Davis, a health and sports medicine teacher at Northampton Area High School, had such an experience the summer before last.
Davis was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in August of 2014.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in the lymphoid nodes and other lymphoid tissues.
Around two weeks after Davis was diagnosed, he started chemotherapy. Davis has one more chemotherapy session remaining. Currently, his doctors are unable to locate any cancer.
The Heart Care Group, located at 1202 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, recently held one of its biggest canned food drives to date.
From October to Dec. 12, a total of 4,502 cans of food were collected to be given to Second Harvest Food Bank, which is located at 2045 Harvest Way in Allentown.
According to Second Harvest, "Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food to the hungry though its more than 200 member agencies in Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne counties."