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Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Klobosits earns dean's list recognition

Caitlin Klobosits of Coplay has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Mansfield University.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must be attending the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.



residents named to dean's list

Danielle K. Fatzinger of North Catasauqua and Stephen M. Wetherhold of Catasauqua were recently named to the McDaniel College dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

New items to be on display Siegfried Station to open next weekend

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Siegfried Station, home to the Northampton Area Historical Society, continues to add to its collection of borough memorabilia and history.

The items on display at the station offer a treasure trove from the town's past.

The museum's latest acquisitions includes rare and quaint, one-of-a-kind items.

Mixed reviews

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

NASD still grappling with dress code

If the draft policy for student dress and grooming in Northampton Area School District was being paraded on a fashion runway, the reviews so far would be mixed to decidedly negative.

The detailed eight-page draft, available to download on the NASD website, proposes new rules for students in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2013-14 school year.

For example, for boys, shirts must have a turn-down collar and must be in solid colors of navy, tan, black, orange or white.

Skirts for girls, for example, must reach the top of the kneecap.

Elvis has entered the building

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Abby McCloskey of Northampton receives special treatment from Elvis impersonator Andy Svrcek of Orefield, as he places a scarf around her neck during one of his many forays into the audience. He entertained Feb. 16 at a dinner show held at the American Club of Coplay. Svrcek, heralded as one of the best Elvis impersonators in the nation, has performed in Las Vegas, Florida, Memphis and Graceland.

Roxy Theatre gets new American flags

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A touch of Broadway can be felt at the Roxy Theatre on Northampton's Main Street, with its brilliant marquee.

With the exception of two American flags that stand on either side of the stage, the theatre has undergone a complete makeover in the past two to three years. New seats and carpeting were installed along with other upgrades.

The flags have hung on poles several feet above the orchestra pit and patron seating for 76 years.

The American Legion Post in Northampton donated the American flags to the Roxy Aug. 31, 1937.

The circus is coming to town

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton has a circus coming to town this summer, borough council was told at is most recent meeting.

It's not the three-ring Ringling Bros. or Barnum & Bailey circus under the big top, but rather a smaller version which still should delight kids and adults alike.

A representative from the Gospel Church, housed in the renovated former Newberry Store on Main Street, made the pitch for the circus before borough lawmakers Feb. 21. After listening to the presentation and asking questions, council approved the request.

A courageous fighter

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Tournament raises money for Lisa Smothers

More than 40 teams in the L&N Pool League spent a recent afternoon at the Northampton American Legion Post 353 waiting to see who would be declared the winner.

At the event Feb. 23, 44-year-old Lisa Smothers of Schnecksville, who is fighting cancer, was in many ways crowned a winner.

The event, dubbed "Fight for Lisa," took place at the American Legion at 15th Street and Dewey Avenue in Northampton.

It included a number of pool contestants, many of whom either served in the military or had fathers, mothers or grandparents who served.

Battling 'bigfoot'

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Hozza discusses issues with area road construction

Bigfoot has invaded Whitehall. And there's not just one, but rather hundreds.

In this case, a "bigfoot" is a rubber base that holds an orange and white striped road construction marker. These objects line MacArthur Road in the area of the municipal building and the intersection of Route 22 and MacArthur.

"During the holidays, we thought it was traffic lights that were holding up southbound traffic," said Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., addressing the members of the Whitehall Township Crime Watch Feb. 25. He gave an updated version of his state of the township address.