Northampton Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Teacher, mentor hosts Youngiefest

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.

Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.

Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.

Lillian Gengaro is Little Miss Strawberry

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bath Farmers Market crowned this year’s Little Miss Strawberry June 7 in the third annual contest.

This year’s winner is Lillian Gengaro, of Bath. She is the daughter of Heather and Steven Gengaro. The informal pageant encourages parents to enter their daughters dressed in their “berry” best attire.

Lillian wore a red and white dress decorated by her aunt Jennifer Bobynskyj. Lillian says she loves strawberries. She is a preschooler at Moore Elementary School who loves to dance and play soccer. This is her first time entering the contest.

‘She was influential’

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Board to name NASD pool in honor of longtime coach

Konkrete Kids and residents in Northampton Area School District will remember a legendary coach every time they swim at the Gwen L. Whildin Natatorium at Northampton Area Middle School.

The NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the June 24 meeting to approve a proclamation honoring Whildin, a Northampton Area High School swimming coach for 25 years and NAHS physical education teacher for 32 years.

PennDOT changes detours

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Nicholas Steiner, Moore Township manager, verified a number of resident complaints were generated by recent Pennsylvania Department of Transportation detours.

The bridge at Route 248 and Valley View Drive is being replaced. It was built in 1929.

The detours included one detour for truck traffic and another for car traffic.

The original detour for cars took “traffic down dirt and gravel roads. These roads are not designed for this volume of traffic,” Steiner said.

Allen planners move Jaindl warehouse project to supervisors

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the June 17 Allen Township Planning Commission meeting, members unanimously made the recommendation to Allen Township Board of Supervisors to move the warehouse plan along Seemsville Road to the next step. Supervisors will review the plan as part of the approval process.

There are technical issues that remain to be ironed out, but those would not change the fundamentals of the project.

Time for fun!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Kids at East Allen camp keep busy with activities

Rachel Frackenthall greeted a host of day campers at East Allen Township’s Bicentennial Park June 17.

“We had a couple of sign-ups today, so we are up to 130 kids at camp,” she said.

It’s a great bargain for parents. The kids are well taken care of until 1 p.m.

“We have plenty of activities to keep them busy. We have a lot of counselors who come back to the program because they enjoy it so much,” she said.

The kids had an overwhelming response to what they liked best about camp — “having fun,” they said.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 27

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

JULY

MONDAY 1

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

TUESDAY 2

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 3

VFW members confront council

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Post senior vice commander alleges issue was with developer, not sale

Northampton Borough Council was confronted at the June 20 meeting by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 members for sending its solicitor to the June 13 meeting of the borough’s zoning hearing board to oppose variance requests that would allow the post to sell the building at 1204 Main St.

Jonathan Wolfer, VFW Post 4714 senior vice commander, led a contingent of 15 officers and members to voice the VFW’s concerns regarding opposition to the sale of the structure to Abra Development, Whitehall.

Board denies Abra appeal for VFW site

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Developer fails to get enough votes for variance to modify building use

Abra Development, seeking a favorable interpretation of zoning regulations and variances as part of its plan to acquire the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 building, 1204 Main St., Northampton, failed to receive the majority vote June 13 from the Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board.

After two-and-a-half hours of testimony, the appeal vote ended in a 2-2 tie. This resulted in the appeal not being granted.