Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Title I family night is April 3

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

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 has unique items

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Main Street shop brings nostalgia to the borough

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.

Local business offers clients ‘one-stop shop’ medical needs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

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.

Kunsman receives altruism award

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

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.

Impressionism in the Valley

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Painter creates landscapes of Seemsville

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.

Champions again

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Big ‘N’ Band wins Cavalcade of Bands competition for second straight year

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.

Transportation service created for independent seniors

Thursday, September 1, 2016 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

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.

District artist in residence

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Mosaics will be featured

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.