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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The East Allen Township Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.


Bath Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.


The Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Turn of the century

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Hungarian Hall to mark 100 years

The St. Peter and Paul R.C. Sick and Beneficial Society, known as the Hungarian Hall, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday.

The celebration will include a Mass at Queenship of Mary Church, followed by a reception and dinner at the Hungarian Hall banquet room at Canal and Stewart streets.

More than 250 people are expected to join the club for its 100th birthday.

The Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the church on Newport Avenue. Rev. Francis P. Straka, pastor at Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Church, will be the celebrant. The banquet and festivities will follow.

Students lauded for 'Homecoming'

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

"I can't say enough about our students' demeanor and behavior and the staff. And really, no issues Saturday night," said Northampton Area School District Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik, referring to the student Homecoming dance.

Ben Longacre, Northampton Area High School Student Council president, who represents council at school board meetings, said that 550 of a possible 600 attended the dance Sept. 21 at Northampton Memorial Community Center.

"It was a big success," Longacre said in his report at the Sept. 23 school board meeting.

Liederkranz Summer Festival again a success

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by MICHELLE HOCK Special to The Press in Local News

The recent cool weather didn't stop members of the Northampton Liederkranz from celebrating the summer.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Liederkranz hosted its second annual Summer Festival outside of its hall on East Ninth Street in Northampton.

Last year's inaugural festival took place to commemorate the club's 100th anniversary and, given its success, the club's officers decided to host the event again this year.

The celebration, which was open to members and guests of members, was a daylong event that included food, drinks and live entertainment.

College corner

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News



residents graduate

Northampton residents Denise Eisenhauer, Lisa Maderic, Trev Marcks, Amie Tracy and Annamarie Zeky recently received master's of science degrees in education during the Wilkes University summer commencement ceremony held Sept. 8 in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center.


Local residents begin studies

Marissa Biggs of Northampton and Macy Storm of Bath have begun their studies at Alvernia University this fall.


Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Franklin and Melissa Frey and their son, Justin, stand with Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock at the recent National Brain Tumor Society fundraiser held at the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, Northampton. Reenock presented Justin and his parents with a proclamation and borough pin in recognition of the Freys' efforts to assist with funding for research and programs relating to brain tumors. Justin, diagnosed in 2007 with a brain tumor, has had aggressive surgery.

Putting 'Lehigh Valley' on the map

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by EILEEN STRAUSS Special to The Press in Local News

LVEDC to study global marketing with site selector firm

How are companies from across the globe attracted to locate to a region that is technically not even on a map?

That is the question the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) is asking Gardner Economics, an Atlanta-based site selector.

Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and, even Catasauqua, can be found on an old-fashioned geographical map or via GPS.

But, chances are, the Lehigh Valley will not show up in print or on a digital direction finder.

New members

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Joseph Kovalchik, left, superintendent of the Northampton Area School District, and David Reiss, a supply chain manager and certified personal trainer, are new members of the Northampton Exchange Club. They were inducted at a ceremony Sept. 4 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. Club President John McKenzie and past President Kim Belletti presided.