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NAHS teacher battles non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma with help of school

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

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.

Group donates more than 4,000 cans of food

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

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."

Moore planning 250th bash

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

On Aug. 29 and 30, Moore Township residents and others will enjoy a host of activities, concerts, contests, tours and races at the recreational center on English Road.

Moore Township is turning 250 years old this year and, with this grand age, the township's board of supervisors is planning a weekend anniversary celebration.

Moore Township was formed in 1765 and is a rural community with 38 square miles. The township has six mailing addresses, which include Bath, Nazareth, North-ampton, Danielsville, Walnutport and Wind Gap.

Thankful in November

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Families grateful for each other

It is well known that Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what one has and to reflect on what life has blessed us all with. That's exactly what two families in Northampton are doing this year.

John Yurasits, his wife Mary Yurasits, her sister Rosie Laury and John Yurasits' three sisters, Anne Stimpl, Helen "Dusty" Paul and Theresa "Teddy" Erkinger are all from Northampton and shared a few thoughts on what Thanksgivings past and present have meant to each of them.

Photos may lead to legal action

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Attorney asks for George's resignation

Bath Borough Council could face legal action.

At the Nov. 3 council meeting, Bath landlord Joe Tavianini and his attorney, John Molnar, presented their case to council for wrongful use of photos in support of enacting a rental property ordinance. The ordinance is currently being discussed and evaluated by council.

Both Tavianini and Molnar believe the ordinance is unneeded.

Local author publishes first book

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Pat Ritz of Danielsville recently doesn't really want to annoy others.

Her book, "Do You Really Think I Want to Annoy You?" was published in May by WestBow Press.

"This book is about Pat's journey and her search through most of her life for a church where she could fit in, be able to be herself spiritually and not annoy people. In the autobiographical chapters about her life and her searching, Pat hopes she will give [readers] some insight into her personality that has driven her to write 'Do You Really Think I Want to Annoy You?'" reads the back of the book.

Bath to make offer on bldg. at 224 W. Main St.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

At the Nov. 3 Bath Borough Council meeting, council members discussed what the best decision may be in regards to the half-double building located at 224 W. Main St.

Council has been trying to decide what to do with the building and property for years. The current owner of the property is willing to sell, and Tom Petrucci, borough manager, said a price was discussed.

Petrucci said he thinks the council should discuss what they want to do with the property.

Vice President Mark Saginario asked of Petrucci, "What do you think, Tom, because you're so deep into this thing?"

Bath Borough Council discusses parking issue

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

A vehicle parked near the U.S. Post Office in Bath dominated last month's council meeting.

"I've been having a lot of complaints about up at the post office when you turn onto Barrall [Street] off Chestnut," borough President Robert Fields said. "There's a cutout for handicaps that's painted blue for a handicap spot, but that was actually meant to be a 15-minute parking for people to park and go into the post office. But now there's a car parked there almost 24 hours a day because it has a handicap sticker, and that's not what that spot was meant for."