Northampton Area High School senior Kate Gogel was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award April 12 for her dedication, humility and commitment to giving back to the community at large.
Northampton Area High School is hosting a Title I spring family night event titled “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Celebration of Reading and Math” 6-7:30 p.m. April 3 in the high school auditorium.
Title I events are federally funded programs used for improving academic proficiency in reading and math and are held on an annual basis. Dr. Kathleen E. Ott, director of data, grants and special programs for Northampton Area School District, organized this year’s spring family night and will be speaking more about Title I programs at the event.
Lulu’s Treasures, 1841 Main St., Northampton, features antiques, collectibles and sports memorabilia.
The owner, Monica Walters, rented the store in June 2016, gave it a fresh coat of paint and a whole new look and opened her doors for business in the fall of that same year.
Lulu’s Treasures has a variety of items for purchase including crystal jewelry and vintage dishes and kitchenware, all from her own personal collection. She also has football keepsakes from various teams and many NASCAR items.
Twelve years ago, physical therapist Rowena “Row” Solomon decided to pursue her dream of owning a business that would offer a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitation services, along with other medical and general daily assistance all under one roof. She hoped to create a business that would be a “one-stop shop,” allowing her patients access to numerous services tailored specifically to meet each individual’s needs.
Northampton Area High School senior Ashley Kunsman was selected to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award April 6 for her hard work and tireless dedication to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Angel 34.
The awards ceremony was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.
Nadine Rupp, a counselor at Northampton Area High School, spoke on Kunsman’s behalf, saying she was an outstanding member of her senior class and deserves recognition for all the hard work she has done throughout high school to help others.
Whitehall artist Bradley Boyer has always enjoyed painting and is especially fascinated with impressionist art. As early as age 10, he was inspired by Claude Monet, the founder of French impressionist painting, and Pennsylvania impressionists such as Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge and Lehigh Valley’s own Walter Baum, who founded Baum School of Art and Allentown Art Museum. Boyer would study their painting techniques with a magnifying glass, in order to best replicate their impressionist style while incorporating his own signature brush strokes and passion.
On Nov. 13, 2016, Northampton Area High School’s Big “N” Band became a champion for the second year in a row of the Cavalcade of Bands Association (CBA) American A Class Championships. The CBA competition is a major annual event, which presents competitive performances featuring marching bands, indoor guard, dance and percussion arrangements.
Kiffles, an eastern European pastry that is hand-rolled thin and filled with assorted fillings such as walnut, apricot and raspberry, are just one of the many kinds of treats The Kiffle Kitchen Bakery, in Bath, is whipping up this holiday season.
Lois Favier moved back to the Lehigh Valley several years ago to be on hand and closer to help her elderly parents. Favier, like many other adult children of seniors, was concerned with her parents driving on their own to appointments, errands and leisure activities. After sharing this concern with others, she learned, aside from herself providing transportation or the use of public transit, there were not a lot of options for her parents to utilize, while still feeling a sense of independence, safety and affordability.
Holly Weitknecht and Tara Gray, both art educators at Northampton Area High School, hosted the annual art exhibit at the school April 28, featuring both digital and fine arts creations collected this year from their students. This year’s exhibit was unlike all the others due to the unveiling of two large mosaics created by Weitknecht and her students through the help of professional artist Kim Hogan and the Artist in Residence program.